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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 10 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.94% 3.41% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.52% 12.61% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 9
Average salary £43,750 £30,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.44% -39.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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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
133 119 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.78% 27.05% 31.97%
Number of salaries quoted 95 80 95
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

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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 27 February 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (75.76%) Cisco
2 23 (69.70%) Firewall
3 21 (63.64%) WAN
4 19 (57.58%) Windows
5 18 (54.55%) LAN
6 16 (48.48%) CheckPoint
7 13 (39.39%) MPLS
8 12 (36.36%) VoIP
9 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (30.30%) SQL
11 9 (27.27%) Juniper
12 8 (24.24%) OSPF
12 8 (24.24%) BGP
12 8 (24.24%) Java
12 8 (24.24%) UNIX
12 8 (24.24%) Apache
12 8 (24.24%) Tomcat
12 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
12 8 (24.24%) VMware
12 8 (24.24%) Network Security
13 7 (21.21%) Wireless
13 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
13 7 (21.21%) FTP
14 6 (18.18%) Terminal Server
14 6 (18.18%) CCNA
14 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
14 6 (18.18%) Citrix
14 6 (18.18%) DHCP
14 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (24.24%) Apache
1 8 (24.24%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) WorkSite
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) JBoss
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) Firewall
2 21 (63.64%) WAN
3 18 (54.55%) LAN
4 13 (39.39%) MPLS
5 12 (36.36%) VoIP
6 8 (24.24%) OSPF
6 8 (24.24%) BGP
6 8 (24.24%) Network Security
7 7 (21.21%) Wireless
7 7 (21.21%) FTP
7 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
8 6 (18.18%) DNS
8 6 (18.18%) DHCP
9 5 (15.15%) VRRP
9 5 (15.15%) VLAN
9 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
9 5 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (15.15%) Multicast
10 4 (12.12%) HSRP
10 4 (12.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Big Data
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Support Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Applications Support
4 6 (18.18%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Implementation Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Designer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Handset
2 2 (6.06%) Blog
2 2 (6.06%) FMCG
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) UNIX
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
2 4 (12.12%) ERP
2 4 (12.12%) Service Management
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Network Management
3 3 (9.09%) Time Management
3 3 (9.09%) Data Analytics
3 3 (9.09%) Analytics
3 3 (9.09%) Process Management
3 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Network Design
4 2 (6.06%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.06%) WFM
4 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Release Management
4 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) Change Control
4 2 (6.06%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) VBScript
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) CCIE
2 6 (18.18%) CCNA
3 5 (15.15%) CCNP
4 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (6.06%) JNCIS
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 6 (18.18%) Terminal Server
1 6 (18.18%) Samba
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) XenServer
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Cacti
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Cisco
2 16 (48.48%) CheckPoint
3 9 (27.27%) Juniper
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 8 (24.24%) VMware
5 6 (18.18%) Citrix
5 6 (18.18%) SolarWinds
6 5 (15.15%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) McAfee
7 4 (12.12%) Sourcefire
7 4 (12.12%) F5
8 3 (9.09%) Meru Networks
8 3 (9.09%) Aruba
8 3 (9.09%) Crossbeam
8 3 (9.09%) Mitel
8 3 (9.09%) SAP
9 2 (6.06%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (6.06%) IBM
9 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.06%) Fortinet