The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 112 87 93
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 18 37 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.95% 1.87% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.57% 12.09% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 14 32 14
Average salary £35,000 £39,150 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.60% -7.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £25,900 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £34,000 £36,375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.52%
VPN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
323 306 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 17.14% 15.44% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 287 199 154
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VPN
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

VPN Salary Trend in Bristol

VPN
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Bristol

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Firewall
3 17 (43.59%) VMware
4 15 (38.46%) Linux
5 14 (35.90%) Cisco
5 14 (35.90%) IPsec
5 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (28.21%) CCNP
7 11 (28.21%) Perl
7 11 (28.21%) Bash Shell
7 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
8 10 (25.64%) CentOS
8 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
9 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 9 (23.08%) DNS
9 9 (23.08%) PHP
9 9 (23.08%) SQL
9 9 (23.08%) Apache
9 9 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (23.08%) Samba
9 9 (23.08%) Debian
9 9 (23.08%) Ubuntu
9 9 (23.08%) Network Security
9 9 (23.08%) nginx
9 9 (23.08%) Puppet
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL
10 8 (20.51%) LAN
10 8 (20.51%) WAN
10 8 (20.51%) SSL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 9 (23.08%) Apache
1 9 (23.08%) nginx
2 7 (17.95%) MediaWiki
2 7 (17.95%) Confluence
3 4 (10.26%) IIS
3 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.13%) JBoss
5 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.56%) SAS
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) OpenShift
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (64.10%) Firewall
2 14 (35.90%) IPsec
3 9 (23.08%) DNS
3 9 (23.08%) Network Security
4 8 (20.51%) LAN
4 8 (20.51%) WAN
4 8 (20.51%) SSL
5 7 (17.95%) OSPF
5 7 (17.95%) EIGRP
5 7 (17.95%) BGP
5 7 (17.95%) IPv6
5 7 (17.95%) LDAP
5 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (15.38%) Junos
6 6 (15.38%) VLAN
6 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 6 (15.38%) TACACS
7 4 (10.26%) DHCP
7 4 (10.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
1 7 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) JIRA
1 7 (17.95%) Subversion
1 7 (17.95%) Hudson
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
1 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Network Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) LAMP
2 2 (5.13%) libvirt
2 2 (5.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.95%) Wiki
3 6 (15.38%) PKI
4 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
6 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.13%) Clustering
7 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Linux
3 10 (25.64%) CentOS
4 9 (23.08%) Debian
4 9 (23.08%) Ubuntu
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (5.13%) UNIX
8 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
3 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (17.95%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (17.95%) DevOps
3 7 (17.95%) Database Theory
3 7 (17.95%) Relational Database Theory
4 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (15.38%) Security Hardening
4 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 5 (12.82%) Network Design
5 5 (12.82%) Build Automation
6 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.69%) Service Management
7 3 (7.69%) Time Management
8 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
8 2 (5.13%) Coaching
8 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
8 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Perl
1 11 (28.21%) Bash Shell
2 9 (23.08%) PHP
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.13%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (28.21%) CCNP
3 5 (12.82%) CCNA
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) MCP
5 2 (5.13%) MCSE
5 2 (5.13%) MCSA
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.56%) CCSE
6 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
3 9 (23.08%) Samba
4 7 (17.95%) XenServer
4 7 (17.95%) Postfix
4 7 (17.95%) iptables
5 2 (5.13%) Gluster
5 2 (5.13%) oVirt
5 2 (5.13%) GFS2
5 2 (5.13%) KVM
5 2 (5.13%) Docker
5 2 (5.13%) RHEV
5 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 2 (5.13%) Squid
5 2 (5.13%) NFS
5 2 (5.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Puppet
2 7 (17.95%) ZABBIX
2 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.82%) Salt
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Intune
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (5.13%) Cobbler
4 2 (5.13%) Pacemaker
4 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
4 2 (5.13%) SELinux
4 2 (5.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) VMware
2 14 (35.90%) Cisco
3 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
5 7 (17.95%) Juniper
5 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
6 6 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle
8 1 (2.56%) Symantec
8 1 (2.56%) McAfee
8 1 (2.56%) Apple
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.56%) F5
8 1 (2.56%) Meraki
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