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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 56 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 21 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.65% 4.17% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.19% 13.25% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 2
Average salary £29,000 £45,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.55% +24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £25,300 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,700 £57,500 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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
148 166 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.69% 31.50% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86 104 54
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,300 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Watford

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 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 29 (85.29%) DHCP
1 29 (85.29%) DNS
2 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 28 (82.35%) Data Centre
3 27 (79.41%) VMware
4 25 (73.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (70.59%) ITIL
5 24 (70.59%) MS Exchange
5 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
5 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (67.65%) Mentoring
6 23 (67.65%) Terminal Services
6 23 (67.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (64.71%) Linux
8 19 (55.88%) MS Office
8 19 (55.88%) TCP/IP
8 19 (55.88%) vSphere
9 18 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (52.94%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (52.94%) Handset
9 18 (52.94%) VMware Workstation
9 18 (52.94%) Information Security
9 18 (52.94%) MS Excel
10 17 (50.00%) Office 365
10 17 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (38.24%) Mathematics
11 13 (38.24%) C

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (70.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Lync
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (55.88%) MS Office
2 18 (52.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (50.00%) Office 365
3 5 (14.71%) PaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) DHCP
1 29 (85.29%) DNS
2 19 (55.88%) TCP/IP
3 10 (29.41%) LAN
3 10 (29.41%) Firewall
3 10 (29.41%) VLAN
4 9 (26.47%) MPLS
5 7 (20.59%) WAN
6 6 (17.65%) VoIP
7 5 (14.71%) ISDN
7 5 (14.71%) PBX
7 5 (14.71%) Wireless
8 4 (11.76%) VRRP
8 4 (11.76%) HSRP
8 4 (11.76%) Multicast
9 3 (8.82%) GLBP
9 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (8.82%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (26.47%) Retail
2 8 (23.53%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Analyst
2 20 (58.82%) Support Analyst
3 12 (35.29%) Support Engineer
4 11 (32.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (32.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (20.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (20.59%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (17.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
9 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
10 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 2 (5.88%) IT Support
10 2 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
10 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
11 1 (2.94%) Network Support
11 1 (2.94%) Desktop Analyst
11 1 (2.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 1 (2.94%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 28 (82.35%) Data Centre
2 18 (52.94%) Handset
3 13 (38.24%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) iPhone
5 1 (2.94%) iPad
5 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (67.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (64.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) ITIL
2 23 (67.65%) Mentoring
3 18 (52.94%) Information Security
4 5 (14.71%) Coaching
4 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.82%) Network Design
6 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.94%) Time Management
7 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.94%) ITSM
7 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 2 (5.88%) ACSP
3 2 (5.88%) MCP
3 2 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 25 (73.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 23 (67.65%) Terminal Services
4 19 (55.88%) vSphere
5 18 (52.94%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (52.94%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Cacti
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 27 (79.41%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco
4 3 (8.82%) Crossbeam
4 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
4 3 (8.82%) F5
4 3 (8.82%) Juniper
4 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) Adobe
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) LANDesk