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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 56 44 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 16 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.06% 3.69% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.35% 12.61% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 8
Average salary £37,500 £29,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.05% -40.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
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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
141 119 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 26.96% 29.24% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 107 74 89
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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

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 30 January 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (70.27%) Cisco
1 26 (70.27%) Firewall
2 24 (64.86%) WAN
3 23 (62.16%) Windows
4 21 (56.76%) LAN
5 17 (45.95%) CheckPoint
6 15 (40.54%) VoIP
7 14 (37.84%) MPLS
8 12 (32.43%) VMware
9 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
10 10 (27.03%) SQL
10 10 (27.03%) UNIX
10 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
11 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
11 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
11 9 (24.32%) Apache
11 9 (24.32%) Tomcat
12 8 (21.62%) Java
12 8 (21.62%) Juniper
12 8 (21.62%) Network Security
12 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (21.62%) SolarWinds
13 7 (18.92%) Citrix
13 7 (18.92%) OSPF
13 7 (18.92%) BGP
13 7 (18.92%) DNS
13 7 (18.92%) DHCP
13 7 (18.92%) Wireless
14 6 (16.22%) Samba

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
1 9 (24.32%) Apache
1 9 (24.32%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) WorkSite
4 2 (5.41%) Lync
4 2 (5.41%) JBoss
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) Firewall
2 24 (64.86%) WAN
3 21 (56.76%) LAN
4 15 (40.54%) VoIP
5 14 (37.84%) MPLS
6 8 (21.62%) Network Security
7 7 (18.92%) OSPF
7 7 (18.92%) BGP
7 7 (18.92%) DNS
7 7 (18.92%) DHCP
7 7 (18.92%) Wireless
8 6 (16.22%) FTP
8 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.51%) VLAN
9 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (10.81%) Multicast
10 4 (10.81%) IPsec
10 4 (10.81%) EIGRP
10 4 (10.81%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) Big Data
General
1 6 (16.22%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Applications Support
4 6 (16.22%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Lead Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 2 (5.41%) Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Designer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Handset
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.41%) FMCG
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) UNIX
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.81%) Linux
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
1 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
2 4 (10.81%) ERP
3 3 (8.11%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) Service Management
3 3 (8.11%) Process Management
3 3 (8.11%) Network Management
3 3 (8.11%) Data Analytics
3 3 (8.11%) Analytics
3 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.41%) Coaching
4 2 (5.41%) Software Licensing
4 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Change Control
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 2 (5.41%) WFM
4 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.41%) Release Management
4 2 (5.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) C
3 2 (5.41%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (16.22%) CCIE
2 6 (16.22%) CCNP
3 5 (13.51%) CCNA
4 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) JNCIS
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.22%) Samba
3 6 (16.22%) Terminal Server
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) XenServer
4 3 (8.11%) vSphere
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Cacti
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 17 (45.95%) CheckPoint
3 12 (32.43%) VMware
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.62%) Juniper
5 8 (21.62%) SolarWinds
6 7 (18.92%) Citrix
7 5 (13.51%) HP
7 5 (13.51%) Mitel
7 5 (13.51%) Aruba
7 5 (13.51%) Meru Networks
8 4 (10.81%) Sourcefire
8 4 (10.81%) McAfee
9 3 (8.11%) SAP
9 3 (8.11%) IBM
9 3 (8.11%) Crossbeam
9 3 (8.11%) F5
10 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
10 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
10 2 (5.41%) JD Edwards