The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 78 107 92
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 159 126 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.72% 2.25% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.08% 8.22% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 111 96 147
Average salary £36,000 £44,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.55% +11.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £27,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
VPN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1751 1532 1480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.90% 27.37% 26.14%
Number of salaries quoted 979 1106 1139
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Berkshire region.

VPN Salary Trend in Berkshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Berkshire

VPN
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 45 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Newbury +17 40 £27,500 -21.42%
Slough +22 27 £35,500 -20.89% 1
Bracknell +3 11 £40,500 +36.13%
Windsor - 7 £27,500 -
Wokingham - 6 £35,000 - 1
Maidenhead -7 4 £39,000 -20.00%
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 186 (66.67%) Firewall
2 135 (48.39%) Cisco
3 116 (41.58%) Windows
4 115 (41.22%) DNS
5 113 (40.50%) Microsoft
6 111 (39.78%) TCP/IP
7 87 (31.18%) Cisco Certification
8 76 (27.24%) Network Security
9 72 (25.81%) IPsec
10 71 (25.45%) WAN
11 70 (25.09%) MPLS
11 70 (25.09%) OSPF
12 69 (24.73%) Linux
13 68 (24.37%) SSL
13 68 (24.37%) VMware
14 60 (21.51%) Juniper
14 60 (21.51%) DHCP
14 60 (21.51%) F5
15 59 (21.15%) LAN
15 59 (21.15%) BGP
16 58 (20.79%) MS Office
17 52 (18.64%) Active Directory
17 52 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 51 (18.28%) Degree
18 51 (18.28%) CCNA
19 46 (16.49%) CCNP
20 45 (16.13%) Load Balancing
21 44 (15.77%) CheckPoint
22 43 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 35 (12.54%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (7.89%) Lync
4 18 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (5.02%) SharePoint
6 13 (4.66%) IIS
7 9 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (2.87%) Drupal
8 8 (2.87%) Alfresco
8 8 (2.87%) WordPress
9 7 (2.51%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.15%) Apache
10 6 (2.15%) CMS
10 6 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.43%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (1.43%) GroupWise
13 3 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 58 (20.79%) MS Office
2 37 (13.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.43%) Sage 200
3 3 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.08%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 186 (66.67%) Firewall
2 115 (41.22%) DNS
3 111 (39.78%) TCP/IP
4 76 (27.24%) Network Security
5 72 (25.81%) IPsec
6 71 (25.45%) WAN
7 70 (25.09%) MPLS
7 70 (25.09%) OSPF
8 68 (24.37%) SSL
9 60 (21.51%) DHCP
10 59 (21.15%) LAN
10 59 (21.15%) BGP
11 40 (14.34%) VoIP
11 40 (14.34%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (13.26%) SNMP
13 33 (11.83%) Internet
14 32 (11.47%) Cisco Nexus
15 31 (11.11%) SMTP
15 31 (11.11%) PPP
16 29 (10.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.08%) MySQL
6 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 18 (6.45%) Finance
3 11 (3.94%) Billing
3 11 (3.94%) Marketing
4 8 (2.87%) Retail
5 7 (2.51%) Italian Language
5 7 (2.51%) French Language
6 6 (2.15%) German Language
7 3 (1.08%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.08%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.08%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (21.15%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.70%) Consultant
3 32 (11.47%) Analyst
3 32 (11.47%) Security Consultant
4 30 (10.75%) Support Engineer
5 26 (9.32%) Security Engineer
6 24 (8.60%) Support Analyst
7 23 (8.24%) Network Consultant
8 21 (7.53%) IT Support
9 20 (7.17%) Network Security Engineer
10 19 (6.81%) Support Technician
10 19 (6.81%) Network Security Consultant
11 18 (6.45%) Design Engineer
12 17 (6.09%) Help Desk Support
13 16 (5.73%) Team Leader
14 14 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
14 14 (5.02%) IT Support Analyst
14 14 (5.02%) Senior Design Engineer
15 13 (4.66%) Help Desk Support Technician
15 13 (4.66%) Help Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.79%) MSMQ
2 4 (1.43%) COM
2 4 (1.43%) ODBC
3 2 (0.72%) .NET
3 2 (0.72%) JSON
3 2 (0.72%) Qt
4 1 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.36%) jQuery
4 1 (0.36%) SAML
4 1 (0.36%) OLE
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (3.58%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.87%) iPhone
5 7 (2.51%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.79%) Statistics
7 5 (1.79%) SecurID
7 5 (1.79%) Replication
8 4 (1.43%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.43%) PKI
8 4 (1.43%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.08%) Clustering
9 3 (1.08%) Handset
10 2 (0.72%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.36%) CMDB
11 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 116 (41.58%) Windows
2 69 (24.73%) Linux
3 52 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (11.47%) Windows 7
7 23 (8.24%) Windows XP
8 16 (5.73%) Windows 8
9 14 (5.02%) UNIX
10 11 (3.94%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (3.58%) Windows Vista
11 10 (3.58%) Android
12 9 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (2.87%) CentOS
13 8 (2.87%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.43%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.43%) Solaris
14 4 (1.43%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.13%) Load Balancing
2 43 (15.41%) ITIL
3 33 (11.83%) Network Management
4 24 (8.60%) Network Design
5 17 (6.09%) Kalman Filter
6 16 (5.73%) PRINCE2
7 15 (5.38%) Service Management
8 13 (4.66%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.30%) Change Management
9 12 (4.30%) Project Management
10 11 (3.94%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (3.94%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (3.94%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (3.58%) Capacity Management
12 9 (3.23%) CRM
13 8 (2.87%) Information Security
13 8 (2.87%) Change Control
14 7 (2.51%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (2.51%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (2.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.04%) SQL
2 14 (5.02%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.51%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.79%) C
5 4 (1.43%) Perl
5 4 (1.43%) Python
6 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.72%) VBScript
7 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 87 (31.18%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (18.28%) CCNA
2 51 (18.28%) Degree
3 46 (16.49%) CCNP
4 27 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (8.60%) Security Cleared
6 22 (7.89%) MCITP
7 21 (7.53%) MCSE
8 17 (6.09%) CCIE
9 16 (5.73%) MCP
10 14 (5.02%) CISSP
10 14 (5.02%) MCSA
11 12 (4.30%) PCI QSA
11 12 (4.30%) CISA
11 12 (4.30%) CISM
11 12 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (3.23%) MCTS
12 9 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (2.87%) CCSP
14 7 (2.51%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (12.19%) SLA
3 14 (5.02%) COBIT
4 11 (3.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (3.94%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.79%) QA
6 4 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (18.64%) Active Directory
1 52 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (7.17%) vSphere
3 18 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 10 (3.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.15%) UAG
7 4 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.08%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (5.02%) Zenoss
2 8 (2.87%) Plesk
3 7 (2.51%) SCCM
4 6 (2.15%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.79%) Netcool
5 5 (1.79%) WSUS
6 4 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.43%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.72%) SmokePing
8 2 (0.72%) Nagios
8 2 (0.72%) Cacti
9 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 135 (48.39%) Cisco
2 113 (40.50%) Microsoft
3 68 (24.37%) VMware
4 60 (21.51%) Juniper
4 60 (21.51%) F5
5 44 (15.77%) CheckPoint
6 24 (8.60%) HP
7 14 (5.02%) Red Hat
8 12 (4.30%) Dell
9 11 (3.94%) Polycom
10 10 (3.58%) Avaya
10 10 (3.58%) Fortinet
11 8 (2.87%) Huawei
11 8 (2.87%) Citrix
12 7 (2.51%) IBM
12 7 (2.51%) Oracle
12 7 (2.51%) McAfee
13 6 (2.15%) ProCurve
14 5 (1.79%) Mitel
14 5 (1.79%) EMC
Wokingham, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago