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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 23 29 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.18% 4.96% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.03% 13.68% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 8
Average salary £28,000 £50,000 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.00% +94.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £42,500 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
153 212 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 27.82% 36.24% 24.92%
Number of salaries quoted 78 134 49
Average salary £45,000 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £36,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 28 (87.50%) VMware
2 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (84.38%) Data Centre
3 26 (81.25%) DNS
3 26 (81.25%) DHCP
4 25 (78.13%) ITIL
4 25 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (75.00%) MS Exchange
5 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (71.88%) Terminal Services
6 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
6 23 (71.88%) Mentoring
6 23 (71.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (68.75%) Linux
8 20 (62.50%) TCP/IP
9 19 (59.38%) MS Office
9 19 (59.38%) vSphere
10 18 (56.25%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (56.25%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (56.25%) Information Security
10 18 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (56.25%) Handset
11 17 (53.13%) MS Excel
11 17 (53.13%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (53.13%) Office 365
12 13 (40.63%) Mathematics
12 13 (40.63%) C

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 24 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (15.63%) Lync
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (59.38%) MS Office
2 17 (53.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (53.13%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (53.13%) Office 365
3 5 (15.63%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (81.25%) DHCP
1 26 (81.25%) DNS
2 20 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 9 (28.13%) Firewall
3 9 (28.13%) MPLS
3 9 (28.13%) WAN
4 8 (25.00%) VoIP
4 8 (25.00%) LAN
4 8 (25.00%) VLAN
5 5 (15.63%) PBX
5 5 (15.63%) ISDN
6 4 (12.50%) OSPF
6 4 (12.50%) BGP
7 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
7 3 (9.38%) VRRP
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (9.38%) Multicast
7 3 (9.38%) IPsec
8 2 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (6.25%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (18.75%) Retail
2 5 (15.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Analyst
2 19 (59.38%) Support Analyst
3 12 (37.50%) Support Engineer
4 11 (34.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (34.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (18.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
9 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) IT Support
9 2 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
10 1 (3.13%) Network Support
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 1 (3.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 1 (3.13%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 27 (84.38%) Data Centre
2 18 (56.25%) Handset
3 13 (40.63%) Mathematics
4 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) iPhone
5 1 (3.13%) iPad
5 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (71.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (68.75%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) ITIL
2 23 (71.88%) Mentoring
3 18 (56.25%) Information Security
4 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
4 5 (15.63%) Coaching
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Time Management
5 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.13%) ITSM
6 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.13%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) ACSP
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) CCIE
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (71.88%) Terminal Services
3 19 (59.38%) vSphere
4 18 (56.25%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (56.25%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) VMware
2 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) NetApp
5 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.13%) F5