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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 74 86 97
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 172 162 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.15% 2.96% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.60% 10.34% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 91 128 107
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £24,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £79,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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
1622 1566 1417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.67% 28.60% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 1124 1142
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -2 81 £44,500 -11.00% 4
Newbury +13 32 £31,500 +1.61%
Slough -11 17 £46,500 +3.33%
Bracknell -11 10 £35,000 -35.77% 1
Maidenhead - 8 £32,500 - 2
Thatcham -6 1 £23,500 -16.07% 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 248 (65.26%) Firewall
2 189 (49.74%) Cisco
3 142 (37.37%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (32.89%) Microsoft
5 123 (32.37%) Network Security
6 112 (29.47%) Juniper
7 108 (28.42%) Windows
8 104 (27.37%) DNS
9 103 (27.11%) SSL
9 103 (27.11%) CCNA
10 102 (26.84%) BGP
10 102 (26.84%) IPsec
11 100 (26.32%) OSPF
11 100 (26.32%) Linux
12 96 (25.26%) MPLS
12 96 (25.26%) TCP/IP
13 85 (22.37%) Telecoms
14 84 (22.11%) WAN
15 74 (19.47%) LAN
16 73 (19.21%) Degree
17 71 (18.68%) MS Office
18 68 (17.89%) CCNP
19 62 (16.32%) VMware
20 57 (15.00%) MS Excel
21 53 (13.95%) SLA
22 51 (13.42%) DHCP
22 51 (13.42%) Cisco ASA
23 50 (13.16%) VLAN
24 49 (12.89%) VoIP
25 47 (12.37%) Ethernet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 30 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.47%) Lync
4 16 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.58%) IIS
6 5 (1.32%) Apache
7 2 (0.53%) Drupal
7 2 (0.53%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.53%) WordPress
7 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.53%) JBoss
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 71 (18.68%) MS Office
2 57 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.79%) SaaS
2 3 (0.79%) PaaS
2 3 (0.79%) Office 365
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 248 (65.26%) Firewall
2 123 (32.37%) Network Security
3 104 (27.37%) DNS
4 103 (27.11%) SSL
5 102 (26.84%) BGP
5 102 (26.84%) IPsec
6 100 (26.32%) OSPF
7 96 (25.26%) MPLS
7 96 (25.26%) TCP/IP
8 84 (22.11%) WAN
9 74 (19.47%) LAN
10 51 (13.42%) DHCP
10 51 (13.42%) Cisco ASA
11 50 (13.16%) VLAN
12 49 (12.89%) VoIP
13 47 (12.37%) Ethernet
14 45 (11.84%) EIGRP
15 39 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (9.21%) Wireless
17 28 (7.37%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.79%) MySQL
6 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (2.89%) Oracle Forms
General
1 85 (22.37%) Telecoms
2 33 (8.68%) Finance
3 20 (5.26%) Marketing
4 7 (1.84%) Banking
5 6 (1.58%) Retail
6 5 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Military
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 109 (28.68%) Network Engineer
2 48 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 44 (11.58%) Security Engineer
4 37 (9.74%) Analyst
5 35 (9.21%) Consultant
6 31 (8.16%) IP Engineer
7 28 (7.37%) Network Security Engineer
8 25 (6.58%) Support Technician
9 24 (6.32%) Security Consultant
10 21 (5.53%) Service Analyst
10 21 (5.53%) Service Desk Analyst
11 19 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
11 19 (5.00%) Help Desk Technician
11 19 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Technician
12 17 (4.47%) Network Support
12 17 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (4.21%) Technical Support
13 16 (4.21%) Network Support Engineer
14 15 (3.95%) IT Support
15 13 (3.42%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.42%) MAPI
2 11 (2.89%) HTML
3 5 (1.32%) Web Services
4 4 (1.05%) XML
5 3 (0.79%) JSON
6 2 (0.53%) .NET
7 1 (0.26%) CGI
7 1 (0.26%) COM
7 1 (0.26%) CSS
7 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (3.16%) Open Source
4 5 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.79%) CESG
7 2 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.53%) Clustering
7 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.53%) EPoS
8 1 (0.26%) DTV
8 1 (0.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 108 (28.42%) Windows
2 100 (26.32%) Linux
3 41 (10.79%) UNIX
4 36 (9.47%) Windows 7
5 30 (7.89%) Solaris
6 24 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (6.05%) Windows XP
8 19 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 14 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.05%) CentOS
11 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.53%) Android
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.26%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
14 1 (0.26%) Debian
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.05%) ITIL
2 41 (10.79%) Network Design
3 32 (8.42%) Change Management
4 29 (7.63%) Network Management
4 29 (7.63%) Load Balancing
5 26 (6.84%) Project Management
6 25 (6.58%) Service Management
7 23 (6.05%) Problem Management
8 20 (5.26%) Change Control
9 17 (4.47%) Information Security
9 17 (4.47%) Service Delivery
10 14 (3.68%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (3.68%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (3.68%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.42%) Cyber Security
11 13 (3.42%) OpenUP
11 13 (3.42%) SIEM
12 12 (3.16%) Mentoring
13 10 (2.63%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.95%) SQL
2 9 (2.37%) C
2 9 (2.37%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.05%) Java
3 4 (1.05%) Perl
4 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.79%) Python
5 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 142 (37.37%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (27.11%) CCNA
3 73 (19.21%) Degree
4 68 (17.89%) CCNP
5 33 (8.68%) Security Cleared
6 25 (6.58%) CISSP
7 20 (5.26%) MCP
7 20 (5.26%) CCIE
8 18 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (4.47%) MCSA
10 15 (3.95%) CCSP
11 14 (3.68%) JNCIA
12 13 (3.42%) MCTS
13 12 (3.16%) PCI QSA
13 12 (3.16%) SC Cleared
13 12 (3.16%) CISA
13 12 (3.16%) CISM
13 12 (3.16%) MCSE
14 11 (2.89%) Sun Certification
14 11 (2.89%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (13.95%) SLA
2 40 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (6.05%) PCI DSS
4 20 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (4.74%) COBIT
6 4 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (8.68%) Active Directory
3 25 (6.58%) vSphere
4 19 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (3.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.79%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) Samba
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (3.16%) Zenoss
2 8 (2.11%) Netcool
3 7 (1.84%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.79%) Plesk
5 3 (0.79%) cPanel
5 3 (0.79%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.53%) SCCM
6 2 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.53%) AppManager
6 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.26%) OpenView
7 1 (0.26%) WSUS
7 1 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 189 (49.74%) Cisco
2 125 (32.89%) Microsoft
3 112 (29.47%) Juniper
4 62 (16.32%) VMware
5 42 (11.05%) F5
6 39 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 38 (10.00%) HP
8 28 (7.37%) Avaya
9 22 (5.79%) Citrix
10 19 (5.00%) Oracle
11 16 (4.21%) Polycom
12 14 (3.68%) Sun
13 13 (3.42%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.16%) Dell
15 11 (2.89%) Veritas
15 11 (2.89%) Huawei
15 11 (2.89%) ServiceNow
16 10 (2.63%) NetScout
17 9 (2.37%) Red Hat
18 8 (2.11%) BT
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Thatcham
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £21,000 - £26,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent career development
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Maidenhead
Church International
Salary: £50k to £60k
Posted: 19 days ago