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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 67 78 123
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +45
Permanent jobs citing VPN 208 187 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.49% 3.15% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 10.77% 7.17%
Number of salaries quoted 145 135 94
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,050 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,831 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -4.45%
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
1820 1736 1422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.50% 29.24% 26.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1209 1087
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -13 69 £45,000 -14.28% 6
Slough +16 45 £36,500 -26.26% 2
Newbury +12 21 £45,000 +36.36%
Bracknell -8 15 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Windsor - 7 £26,000 -
Wokingham - 5 £26,500 -
Maidenhead -11 4 £30,000 -52.00%
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 233 (66.95%) Firewall
2 170 (48.85%) Cisco
3 125 (35.92%) TCP/IP
4 120 (34.48%) DNS
5 119 (34.20%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (33.91%) Microsoft
7 114 (32.76%) Network Security
8 100 (28.74%) OSPF
8 100 (28.74%) IPsec
9 99 (28.45%) Windows
10 97 (27.87%) SSL
11 94 (27.01%) Juniper
12 93 (26.72%) BGP
13 88 (25.29%) WAN
14 86 (24.71%) MPLS
15 83 (23.85%) Linux
16 78 (22.41%) LAN
17 76 (21.84%) CCNA
18 63 (18.10%) MS Office
19 59 (16.95%) VMware
19 59 (16.95%) F5
20 57 (16.38%) CCNP
21 56 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
21 56 (16.09%) Degree
22 53 (15.23%) CheckPoint
23 51 (14.66%) DHCP
24 50 (14.37%) ITIL
25 49 (14.08%) Telecoms
26 48 (13.79%) VoIP
27 45 (12.93%) Active Directory

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (7.76%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.46%) Lync
4 11 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.30%) Apache
6 7 (2.01%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.44%) IIS
7 5 (1.44%) Drupal
7 5 (1.44%) Alfresco
7 5 (1.44%) WordPress
8 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.57%) JBoss
9 2 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.57%) CMS
9 2 (0.57%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 63 (18.10%) MS Office
2 35 (10.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.86%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 233 (66.95%) Firewall
2 125 (35.92%) TCP/IP
3 120 (34.48%) DNS
4 114 (32.76%) Network Security
5 100 (28.74%) IPsec
5 100 (28.74%) OSPF
6 97 (27.87%) SSL
7 93 (26.72%) BGP
8 88 (25.29%) WAN
9 86 (24.71%) MPLS
10 78 (22.41%) LAN
11 56 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
12 51 (14.66%) DHCP
13 48 (13.79%) VoIP
14 43 (12.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 34 (9.77%) Ethernet
15 34 (9.77%) VLAN
16 31 (8.91%) SMTP
17 30 (8.62%) BIG-IP
17 30 (8.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.15%) MySQL
6 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
General
1 49 (14.08%) Telecoms
2 30 (8.62%) Finance
3 15 (4.31%) Marketing
4 9 (2.59%) Retail
5 6 (1.72%) French Language
5 6 (1.72%) Italian Language
6 5 (1.44%) German Language
7 4 (1.15%) Billing
8 3 (0.86%) Banking
8 3 (0.86%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.86%) Back Office
9 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 100 (28.74%) Network Engineer
2 48 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 41 (11.78%) Security Engineer
4 37 (10.63%) Analyst
5 35 (10.06%) Consultant
6 34 (9.77%) Network Security Engineer
7 33 (9.48%) Security Consultant
8 24 (6.90%) Support Technician
9 23 (6.61%) IP Engineer
10 22 (6.32%) Support Analyst
11 18 (5.17%) IT Support
12 17 (4.89%) Help Desk Technician
12 17 (4.89%) Network Consultant
12 17 (4.89%) Design Engineer
12 17 (4.89%) Help Desk Support
12 17 (4.89%) Help Desk Support Technician
13 16 (4.60%) Network Security Consultant
13 16 (4.60%) NOC Engineer
14 14 (4.02%) IT Support Analyst
14 14 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.01%) MAPI
2 4 (1.15%) JSON
2 4 (1.15%) HTML
3 2 (0.57%) .NET
3 2 (0.57%) XML
3 2 (0.57%) ODBC
3 2 (0.57%) Qt
4 1 (0.29%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.29%) jQuery
4 1 (0.29%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.32%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.44%) Statistics
4 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.15%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.15%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.15%) Fat Client
6 3 (0.86%) Handset
6 3 (0.86%) Replication
6 3 (0.86%) CESG
6 3 (0.86%) SecurID
7 2 (0.57%) PKI
7 2 (0.57%) iPhone
7 2 (0.57%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.29%) EPoS
8 1 (0.29%) DTV
8 1 (0.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 99 (28.45%) Windows
2 83 (23.85%) Linux
3 31 (8.91%) Windows 7
4 30 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (8.05%) UNIX
6 23 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (4.31%) Solaris
9 14 (4.02%) Windows 8
10 13 (3.74%) Windows XP
11 10 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.44%) CentOS
12 5 (1.44%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.15%) Android
14 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.37%) ITIL
2 43 (12.36%) Network Management
3 38 (10.92%) Load Balancing
4 24 (6.90%) Change Management
5 22 (6.32%) Network Design
6 20 (5.75%) Service Management
7 18 (5.17%) PRINCE2
8 17 (4.89%) Problem Management
9 16 (4.60%) Project Management
9 16 (4.60%) Capacity Management
10 14 (4.02%) Change Control
10 14 (4.02%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (3.45%) CRM
12 11 (3.16%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.16%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (3.16%) Information Security
12 11 (3.16%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (3.16%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (2.59%) OpenUP
13 9 (2.59%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.20%) SQL
2 12 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 6 (1.72%) C
4 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.86%) Perl
5 2 (0.57%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 119 (34.20%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (21.84%) CCNA
3 57 (16.38%) CCNP
4 56 (16.09%) Degree
5 31 (8.91%) Security Cleared
6 25 (7.18%) CCIE
7 19 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (5.46%) CISSP
8 15 (4.31%) CCSP
8 15 (4.31%) MCITP
9 14 (4.02%) MCSE
9 14 (4.02%) MCSA
10 13 (3.74%) PCI QSA
10 13 (3.74%) CISA
10 13 (3.74%) CISM
10 13 (3.74%) JNCIA
11 12 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (3.45%) MCP
12 11 (3.16%) MCTS
13 9 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (12.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (10.92%) SLA
3 28 (8.05%) PCI DSS
4 20 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (5.46%) COBIT
6 5 (1.44%) QA
7 4 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 41 (11.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.90%) vSphere
4 22 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (4.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.86%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.29%) XenApp
8 1 (0.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (4.31%) Zenoss
2 8 (2.30%) Netcool
3 6 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.72%) WSUS
3 6 (1.72%) SCCM
3 6 (1.72%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.44%) Plesk
5 4 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 170 (48.85%) Cisco
2 118 (33.91%) Microsoft
3 94 (27.01%) Juniper
4 59 (16.95%) VMware
4 59 (16.95%) F5
5 53 (15.23%) CheckPoint
6 28 (8.05%) HP
7 23 (6.61%) Avaya
8 18 (5.17%) Polycom
9 14 (4.02%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.74%) Dell
11 12 (3.45%) ServiceNow
12 11 (3.16%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.87%) Fortinet
13 10 (2.87%) Oracle
14 9 (2.59%) McAfee
15 8 (2.30%) NetScout
16 7 (2.01%) Citrix
17 6 (1.72%) Sun
17 6 (1.72%) NetApp
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + £2,000 Shift Allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: 30K to 41K + Benefits + 10K OTE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
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Reading
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Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
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