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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 53 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.65% 2.77% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 10.14% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 13
Average salary £57,500 £43,750 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% +43.44%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
VPN
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
140 138 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.74% 27.27% 29.22%
Number of salaries quoted 122 104 76
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (74.19%) LAN
1 23 (74.19%) Cisco
1 23 (74.19%) Firewall
2 19 (61.29%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (54.84%) WAN
4 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
4 13 (41.94%) Avaya
4 13 (41.94%) Nortel
5 12 (38.71%) DHCP
5 12 (38.71%) DNS
5 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
6 8 (25.81%) Wireless
6 8 (25.81%) MPLS
7 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (22.58%) Windows
7 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
7 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (22.58%) Retail
8 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (19.35%) VLAN
8 6 (19.35%) Multicast
8 6 (19.35%) Software Deployment
8 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
8 6 (19.35%) Lync
8 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
8 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
8 6 (19.35%) Adobe
8 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
8 6 (19.35%) Skype

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (19.35%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (74.19%) Firewall
1 23 (74.19%) LAN
2 17 (54.84%) WAN
3 12 (38.71%) DHCP
3 12 (38.71%) DNS
4 8 (25.81%) MPLS
4 8 (25.81%) Wireless
5 6 (19.35%) Multicast
5 6 (19.35%) Skype
5 6 (19.35%) VLAN
6 5 (16.13%) 3G
6 5 (16.13%) ADSL
6 5 (16.13%) BIG-IP
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (16.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (16.13%) GLBP
6 5 (16.13%) HSRP
6 5 (16.13%) VRRP
6 5 (16.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (22.58%) Retail
2 5 (16.13%) Games
3 3 (9.68%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Network Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) SAN Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Active Directory Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Mobile
2 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (19.35%) Software Deployment
3 5 (16.13%) High Availability
3 5 (16.13%) Network Design
3 5 (16.13%) Project Planning
4 4 (12.90%) Service Management
4 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Coaching
5 2 (6.45%) Customer Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Line Management
5 2 (6.45%) Resilience Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) CCNA
3 4 (12.90%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Cacti
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 13 (41.94%) Avaya
2 13 (41.94%) Nortel
3 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) Adobe
5 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.13%) Crossbeam
5 5 (16.13%) F5
5 5 (16.13%) Juniper
5 5 (16.13%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.90%) EMC
6 4 (12.90%) NetApp
6 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 3 (9.68%) SAP
8 1 (3.23%) IBM