The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 45 59 35
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -24
Permanent jobs citing VPN 23 2 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.25% 0.53% 7.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 2.38% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 27
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -24.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £32,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £32,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
155 84 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.65% 22.11% 36.49%
Number of salaries quoted 101 54 69
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Watford region.

VPN Salary Trend in Watford

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Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 36 (76.60%) Firewall
2 30 (63.83%) LAN
3 28 (59.57%) Cisco
4 27 (57.45%) WAN
5 24 (51.06%) VoIP
6 19 (40.43%) MS Exchange
6 19 (40.43%) Network Security
7 18 (38.30%) Windows
7 18 (38.30%) MPLS
7 18 (38.30%) VMware
8 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
8 17 (36.17%) HP
8 17 (36.17%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (31.91%) ITIL
9 15 (31.91%) Mitel
10 14 (29.79%) Aruba
11 13 (27.66%) SolarWinds
11 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (27.66%) Meru Networks
11 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
11 13 (27.66%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (27.66%) DNS
11 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
11 13 (27.66%) CCNP
12 12 (25.53%) Handset
12 12 (25.53%) VLAN
12 12 (25.53%) Fortinet
13 11 (23.40%) Degree
13 11 (23.40%) OSPF
13 11 (23.40%) BGP

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (40.43%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.40%) Lync
3 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) Apache
5 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) PaaS
2 4 (8.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (76.60%) Firewall
2 30 (63.83%) LAN
3 27 (57.45%) WAN
4 24 (51.06%) VoIP
5 19 (40.43%) Network Security
6 18 (38.30%) MPLS
7 13 (27.66%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (27.66%) DNS
8 12 (25.53%) VLAN
9 11 (23.40%) OSPF
9 11 (23.40%) BGP
9 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
10 9 (19.15%) DHCP
11 8 (17.02%) EIGRP
11 8 (17.02%) IPsec
11 8 (17.02%) IP Telephony
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (12.77%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
1 7 (14.89%) Manufacturing
1 7 (14.89%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Technical Support
4 6 (12.77%) Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Server Support
4 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support
4 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (12.77%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Project Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 4 (8.51%) IT Support
5 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Lead Network Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) COM
1 1 (2.13%) JSON
1 1 (2.13%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Handset
2 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
3 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Online Games
5 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.89%) Linux
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.64%) UNIX
7 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Android
8 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
3 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
3 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.89%) Network Design
5 6 (12.77%) Coaching
5 6 (12.77%) Time Management
6 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity Planning
6 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity
6 5 (10.64%) BCP
7 4 (8.51%) ITSM
7 4 (8.51%) Data Security
7 4 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.38%) Network Management
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) C
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (27.66%) CCNP
3 11 (23.40%) Degree
4 10 (21.28%) MCITP
4 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (19.15%) CCIE
6 5 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (8.51%) A+ Certification
7 4 (8.51%) MCP
8 2 (4.26%) CCNA
8 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.26%) NCDA
9 1 (2.13%) NCIE
9 1 (2.13%) VCAP
9 1 (2.13%) CCA
9 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.13%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) XenApp
3 6 (12.77%) Terminal Services
3 6 (12.77%) VMware ESX
3 6 (12.77%) XenDesktop
4 5 (10.64%) XenServer
5 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) vSphere
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
1 5 (10.64%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (6.38%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) Cacti
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Cisco
2 18 (38.30%) VMware
3 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.17%) HP
4 15 (31.91%) Mitel
5 14 (29.79%) Aruba
6 13 (27.66%) SolarWinds
6 13 (27.66%) Meru Networks
7 12 (25.53%) Fortinet
8 9 (19.15%) Dell
9 8 (17.02%) CheckPoint
10 6 (12.77%) F5
11 5 (10.64%) Juniper
11 5 (10.64%) IBM
12 4 (8.51%) Citrix
12 4 (8.51%) Riverbed
13 2 (4.26%) NetApp
13 2 (4.26%) Crossbeam
13 2 (4.26%) Oracle
14 1 (2.13%) EMC