The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 106 100 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 96 142 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.26% 2.69% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.08% 11.35% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 64 99 113
Median salary £58,750 £45,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.55% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
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
1057 1251 1790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.89% 23.73% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 769 922 973
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Berkshire

VPN
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 66 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Newbury +3 7 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Windsor +2 6 £75,000 +130.76%
Bracknell -6 4 £42,500 -19.81% 1
Maidenhead -2 3 £29,000 -49.56%
Slough +3 2 £55,000 +139.13%
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South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 141 (58.02%) Firewall
2 138 (56.79%) Cisco
3 107 (44.03%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (41.98%) Windows
5 87 (35.80%) MPLS
6 86 (35.39%) CCNP
7 70 (28.81%) VMware
8 69 (28.40%) WAN
9 68 (27.98%) LAN
9 68 (27.98%) Data Centre
10 67 (27.57%) BGP
11 66 (27.16%) Juniper
12 63 (25.93%) TCP/IP
12 63 (25.93%) Linux
13 60 (24.69%) DNS
13 60 (24.69%) Microsoft
13 60 (24.69%) Active Directory
13 60 (24.69%) Telecoms
14 56 (23.05%) Network Security
15 55 (22.63%) OSPF
16 54 (22.22%) ITIL
16 54 (22.22%) MS Excel
17 53 (21.81%) Network Design
18 51 (20.99%) CheckPoint
19 50 (20.58%) Windows Server
20 47 (19.34%) Wireless
21 45 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
21 45 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
22 44 (18.11%) CCNA
23 43 (17.70%) Presales

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (7.00%) MS Exchange
1 17 (7.00%) Skype for Business
2 10 (4.12%) Apache
3 8 (3.29%) JBoss
3 8 (3.29%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.06%) IIS
6 3 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.23%) nginx
6 3 (1.23%) SAS
6 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.82%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.05%) MS Office
3 10 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (2.06%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.05%) Office 365
2 19 (7.82%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (4.12%) SaaS
4 9 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (3.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 141 (58.02%) Firewall
2 87 (35.80%) MPLS
3 69 (28.40%) WAN
4 68 (27.98%) LAN
5 67 (27.57%) BGP
6 63 (25.93%) TCP/IP
7 60 (24.69%) DNS
8 56 (23.05%) Network Security
9 55 (22.63%) OSPF
10 47 (19.34%) Wireless
11 45 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (16.46%) SAN
13 35 (14.40%) IPv6
14 30 (12.35%) VoIP
15 29 (11.93%) EIGRP
16 26 (10.70%) SSL
17 25 (10.29%) DHCP
18 24 (9.88%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (9.05%) BIG-IP
19 22 (9.05%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.00%) Oracle Database
2 17 (7.00%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.53%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Ant
2 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.82%) JIRA
2 2 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.41%) RSpec
General
1 60 (24.69%) Telecoms
2 32 (13.17%) Finance
3 25 (10.29%) Marketing
4 6 (2.47%) Banking
4 6 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.06%) Electronics
6 3 (1.23%) Advertising
6 3 (1.23%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 94 (38.68%) Network Engineer
2 49 (20.16%) Support Engineer
3 31 (12.76%) Security Engineer
4 28 (11.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 24 (9.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 24 (9.88%) Network Support
6 23 (9.47%) Network Support Engineer
7 22 (9.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 19 (7.82%) IT Engineer
9 17 (7.00%) Analyst
9 17 (7.00%) Cloud Engineer
9 17 (7.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 17 (7.00%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (6.17%) Consultant
11 13 (5.35%) IP Engineer
11 13 (5.35%) IT Support
12 12 (4.94%) Architect
13 11 (4.53%) Data Centre Technician
13 11 (4.53%) IT Support Engineer
13 11 (4.53%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.58%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.29%) Web Services
3 6 (2.47%) HTML
4 2 (0.82%) CSS
5 1 (0.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.41%) jQuery
5 1 (0.41%) React
5 1 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (27.98%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.47%) IPTV
5 6 (2.47%) PMI
6 5 (2.06%) Clustering
6 5 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.23%) BYOD
9 2 (0.82%) e-Health
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.82%) iPad
9 2 (0.82%) iPhone
9 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.82%) Statistics
10 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (41.98%) Windows
2 63 (25.93%) Linux
3 50 (20.58%) Windows Server
4 24 (9.88%) Unix
5 20 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (7.00%) Windows 7
7 16 (6.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 14 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.29%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.88%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.06%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.23%) Android
13 3 (1.23%) Debian
13 3 (1.23%) Solaris
13 3 (1.23%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.22%) ITIL
2 53 (21.81%) Network Design
3 43 (17.70%) Presales
4 28 (11.52%) Network Monitoring
5 24 (9.88%) Migration
6 23 (9.47%) Change Management
7 18 (7.41%) Load Balancing
8 17 (7.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 16 (6.58%) Server Monitoring
9 16 (6.58%) Service Delivery
10 14 (5.76%) Network Planning
11 12 (4.94%) Network Architecture
11 12 (4.94%) Problem Management
12 11 (4.53%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (4.12%) Trend Analysis
14 9 (3.70%) Change Control
14 9 (3.70%) High Availability
14 9 (3.70%) Network Management
15 8 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (2.88%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.53%) Java
2 9 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 9 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 8 (3.29%) SQL
4 5 (2.06%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.06%) Perl
5 4 (1.65%) C++
5 4 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.23%) C
6 3 (1.23%) Python
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) Ruby
7 1 (0.41%) Tcl
7 1 (0.41%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (44.03%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (35.39%) CCNP
3 44 (18.11%) CCNA
4 31 (12.76%) Degree
5 28 (11.52%) CCIE
6 18 (7.41%) CCIP
7 15 (6.17%) CCSP
8 14 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (4.53%) MCP
9 11 (4.53%) MCSE
10 10 (4.12%) CCVP
10 10 (4.12%) Security Cleared
11 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared
12 8 (3.29%) CCDA
12 8 (3.29%) CCSA
13 7 (2.88%) MCSA
14 6 (2.47%) CCDP
14 6 (2.47%) JNCIA
14 6 (2.47%) PMI Certification
14 6 (2.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.52%) SLA
2 8 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.65%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.23%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 60 (24.69%) Active Directory
2 45 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (13.17%) Hyper-V
4 26 (10.70%) vSphere
5 16 (6.58%) vCloud
6 7 (2.88%) Firmware
7 6 (2.47%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.23%) Snort
9 3 (1.23%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.23%) XenApp
10 2 (0.82%) Squid
10 2 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.41%) KVM
11 1 (0.41%) UAG
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.76%) Nagios
2 9 (3.70%) Cacti
3 6 (2.47%) SmokePing
3 6 (2.47%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (2.06%) DameWare
5 3 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.23%) Puppet
5 3 (1.23%) SCCM
6 2 (0.82%) Ansible
6 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.41%) Nessus
7 1 (0.41%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 138 (56.79%) Cisco
2 70 (28.81%) VMware
3 66 (27.16%) Juniper
4 60 (24.69%) Microsoft
5 51 (20.99%) CheckPoint
6 41 (16.87%) F5
7 33 (13.58%) Palo Alto
8 24 (9.88%) Huawei
9 23 (9.47%) Oracle
10 16 (6.58%) SolarWinds
11 15 (6.17%) Citrix
12 10 (4.12%) NetScout
13 8 (3.29%) EMC
14 7 (2.88%) Aruba
14 7 (2.88%) Red Hat
14 7 (2.88%) Symantec
15 6 (2.47%) Meraki
15 6 (2.47%) Riverbed
15 6 (2.47%) SAP
15 6 (2.47%) Stonesoft
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