The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 26 10 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.47% 3.17% 8.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.15% 13.33% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 28
Average salary £50,000 £25,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+94.17% -35.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,150 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
214 75 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.77% 23.81% 33.91%
Number of salaries quoted 140 46 60
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,800 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 22 July 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Watford

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 33 (76.74%) Firewall
2 26 (60.47%) Cisco
3 25 (58.14%) LAN
4 22 (51.16%) HP
5 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
5 21 (48.84%) WAN
6 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
6 19 (44.19%) Network Security
7 18 (41.86%) Windows
8 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
8 17 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (37.21%) VMware
9 16 (37.21%) MCITP
10 14 (32.56%) Dell
11 13 (30.23%) CCNP
11 13 (30.23%) VoIP
12 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
12 12 (27.91%) DNS
12 12 (27.91%) SAN
12 12 (27.91%) Time Management
12 12 (27.91%) iSCSI
12 12 (27.91%) XenApp
12 12 (27.91%) XenDesktop
12 12 (27.91%) Lync
13 11 (25.58%) Citrix
14 10 (23.26%) Juniper
14 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
14 10 (23.26%) Fortinet
14 10 (23.26%) Mitel

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
2 12 (27.91%) Lync
3 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (11.63%) SAS
5 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.65%) IIS
7 2 (4.65%) Apache
7 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (76.74%) Firewall
2 25 (58.14%) LAN
3 21 (48.84%) WAN
4 19 (44.19%) Network Security
5 13 (30.23%) VoIP
6 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
6 12 (27.91%) DNS
6 12 (27.91%) SAN
6 12 (27.91%) iSCSI
7 9 (20.93%) MPLS
7 9 (20.93%) VLAN
8 8 (18.60%) DHCP
8 8 (18.60%) IP Telephony
8 8 (18.60%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (16.28%) IPsec
9 7 (16.28%) BGP
9 7 (16.28%) EIGRP
9 7 (16.28%) OSPF
10 6 (13.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (13.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
1 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
1 4 (9.30%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Network Engineer
2 12 (27.91%) Consultant
2 12 (27.91%) Technical Consultant
2 12 (27.91%) Project Engineer
2 12 (27.91%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Server Support
6 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) COM
2 1 (2.33%) Qt
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Handset
2 3 (6.98%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.65%) Online Games
4 1 (2.33%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) UNIX
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Time Management
2 9 (20.93%) Network Design
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL
3 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.95%) Migration
5 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
5 5 (11.63%) BCP
5 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (9.30%) ITSM
6 4 (9.30%) Data Security
7 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.98%) Network Management
8 2 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.33%) Service Management
9 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C
2 2 (4.65%) Java
2 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (37.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (37.21%) MCITP
3 13 (30.23%) CCNP
4 9 (20.93%) Degree
5 8 (18.60%) CCIE
6 6 (13.95%) NCDA
6 6 (13.95%) CCNA
6 6 (13.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (11.63%) MCSE
7 5 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (11.63%) VCAP
7 5 (11.63%) NCIE
8 4 (9.30%) A+ Certification
8 4 (9.30%) MCP
9 1 (2.33%) CCA
9 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) XenApp
1 12 (27.91%) XenDesktop
2 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
3 9 (20.93%) vSphere
3 9 (20.93%) Hyper-V
3 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (16.28%) XenServer
5 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) SCOM
3 5 (11.63%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (6.98%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (4.65%) Cacti
5 2 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Cisco
2 22 (51.16%) HP
3 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
4 16 (37.21%) VMware
5 14 (32.56%) Dell
6 11 (25.58%) Citrix
7 10 (23.26%) Juniper
7 10 (23.26%) Fortinet
7 10 (23.26%) Mitel
8 9 (20.93%) Aruba
9 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
9 8 (18.60%) Meru Networks
9 8 (18.60%) NetApp
9 8 (18.60%) IBM
10 7 (16.28%) CheckPoint
11 6 (13.95%) F5
12 5 (11.63%) EMC
12 5 (11.63%) WatchGuard
13 4 (9.30%) Riverbed
14 2 (4.65%) Crossbeam