The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 116 102
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 70 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.20% 1.24% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.62% 6.89% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 70 23 14
Median salary £33,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.32% +8.21%
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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
263 334 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 15.80% 18.02% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 222 304 218
Median salary £37,000 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.98% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,724 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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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

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Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Bristol

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 Bristol region with a requirement for VPN.

1 79 (73.15%) Cisco
2 76 (70.37%) Firewall
3 61 (56.48%) DNS
3 61 (56.48%) Windows
4 53 (49.07%) TCP/IP
5 52 (48.15%) Linux
6 51 (47.22%) WAN
7 46 (42.59%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (40.74%) VoIP
8 44 (40.74%) Active Directory
9 43 (39.81%) LAN
9 43 (39.81%) VMware
10 41 (37.96%) Microsoft
10 41 (37.96%) Data Centre
11 39 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (35.19%) MPLS
13 37 (34.26%) SMTP
14 36 (33.33%) CheckPoint
15 34 (31.48%) Broadband
16 29 (26.85%) ITIL
17 28 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (25.00%) SQL
19 25 (23.15%) NetScreen
20 21 (19.44%) Telecoms
20 21 (19.44%) SLA
21 20 (18.52%) Degree
22 19 (17.59%) SSL
22 19 (17.59%) DHCP
23 17 (15.74%) Wireless
24 16 (14.81%) ADSL

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.85%) Apache
3 2 (1.85%) IIS
3 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.93%) Drupal
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 8 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 76 (70.37%) Firewall
2 61 (56.48%) DNS
3 53 (49.07%) TCP/IP
4 51 (47.22%) WAN
5 46 (42.59%) Cisco ASA
6 44 (40.74%) VoIP
7 43 (39.81%) LAN
8 38 (35.19%) MPLS
9 37 (34.26%) SMTP
10 34 (31.48%) Broadband
11 25 (23.15%) NetScreen
12 19 (17.59%) DHCP
12 19 (17.59%) SSL
13 17 (15.74%) Wireless
14 16 (14.81%) ADSL
15 12 (11.11%) 3G
15 12 (11.11%) VLAN
16 11 (10.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (9.26%) SSH
17 10 (9.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.78%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) ActiveReports
5 1 (0.93%) GIS
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) GitLab
1 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 21 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.85%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Billing
3 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (50.93%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.44%) Cisco Engineer
2 21 (19.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 15 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Junior
5 9 (8.33%) Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Junior Network Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Network Manager
8 6 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Junior Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Network Support
8 6 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Network Team Leader
8 6 (5.56%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 6 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 41 (37.96%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.41%) Clustering
6 7 (6.48%) Driving Licence
7 6 (5.56%) PKI
7 6 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.93%) iPad
9 1 (0.93%) iPhone
9 1 (0.93%) IPTV
9 1 (0.93%) Replication
9 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.93%) User Experience
9 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 61 (56.48%) Windows
2 52 (48.15%) Linux
3 15 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.26%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.48%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.63%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Debian
10 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.85%) ITIL
2 16 (14.81%) ITIL V3
3 12 (11.11%) Change Management
3 12 (11.11%) Service Management
4 9 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.41%) Information Security
5 8 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
5 8 (7.41%) Security Management
6 7 (6.48%) Patch Management
6 7 (6.48%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.56%) Change Control
7 6 (5.56%) Information Security Management
7 6 (5.56%) ISMS
7 6 (5.56%) ITSM
7 6 (5.56%) Network Management
7 6 (5.56%) Project Management
8 5 (4.63%) Validation
9 4 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.78%) Python
4 2 (1.85%) Perl
4 2 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (0.93%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (18.52%) Degree
3 15 (13.89%) CCNA
4 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (9.26%) CCNP
6 9 (8.33%) MCSE
7 6 (5.56%) CCDP
7 6 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.70%) CCSP
8 4 (3.70%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.78%) CCDA
9 3 (2.78%) MCSA
10 2 (1.85%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.85%) LPIC
10 2 (1.85%) MCITP
10 2 (1.85%) MCP
10 2 (1.85%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (1.85%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.44%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 39 (36.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.41%) Terminal Services
5 7 (6.48%) Firmware
6 3 (2.78%) vSphere
6 3 (2.78%) XenApp
7 2 (1.85%) NFS
7 2 (1.85%) XenServer
8 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.78%) WSUS
2 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.93%) MOM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (73.15%) Cisco
2 43 (39.81%) VMware
3 41 (37.96%) Microsoft
4 36 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 15 (13.89%) Juniper
6 13 (12.04%) Palo Alto
7 12 (11.11%) Citrix
8 10 (9.26%) HP
9 7 (6.48%) Avaya
9 7 (6.48%) F5
10 6 (5.56%) CommVault
10 6 (5.56%) Meraki
10 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.70%) IronPort
12 2 (1.85%) Dell
12 2 (1.85%) Google
12 2 (1.85%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.85%) Sourcefire
13 1 (0.93%) IBM
13 1 (0.93%) Sophos
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