The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 49 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 25 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.52% 0.96% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.66% 5.19% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 9
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,750 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £45,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +8.21%
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South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
121 154 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.04% 18.42% 22.46%
Number of salaries quoted 100 144 138
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 Cardiff

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

VPN Salary Trend in Cardiff

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Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for VPN.

1 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 20 (55.56%) Windows
3 18 (50.00%) VMware
4 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 15 (41.67%) Cisco
6 13 (36.11%) LAN
6 13 (36.11%) ITIL
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
8 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.78%) WAN
9 10 (27.78%) DNS
9 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (25.00%) Finance
11 8 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (19.44%) Unix
12 7 (19.44%) Data Security
12 7 (19.44%) HTTP
12 7 (19.44%) DHCP
12 7 (19.44%) VoIP
12 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
12 7 (19.44%) Linux
12 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
12 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
12 7 (19.44%) vSphere
13 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (16.67%) IPsec

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) SAS
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) IaaS
2 3 (8.33%) PaaS
3 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 13 (36.11%) LAN
3 10 (27.78%) DNS
3 10 (27.78%) WAN
4 7 (19.44%) DHCP
4 7 (19.44%) HTTP
4 7 (19.44%) VoIP
5 6 (16.67%) IPsec
5 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (13.89%) Internet
6 5 (13.89%) SAN
6 5 (13.89%) SSL
6 5 (13.89%) VLAN
6 5 (13.89%) Wireless
7 4 (11.11%) BGP
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (11.11%) NAS
7 4 (11.11%) OSPF
7 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Financial Institution
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Head of Security
2 4 (11.11%) Head of Technology
2 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) IT Support
2 4 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Administrator
3 3 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
4 2 (5.56%) Unix Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) Cloud Native
3 3 (8.33%) Fintech
4 2 (5.56%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
5 7 (19.44%) Linux
5 7 (19.44%) Unix
6 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.78%) CatOS
8 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Solaris
8 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (19.44%) Data Security
4 5 (13.89%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (13.89%) Data Protection
4 5 (13.89%) Information Assurance
4 5 (13.89%) Information Security
4 5 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.89%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (13.89%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
4 5 (13.89%) SDLC
4 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Software Architecture
4 5 (13.89%) Threat Modelling
4 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (8.33%) Coaching
5 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.56%) Perl
1 2 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.89%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) CISSP
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) MCITP
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
3 7 (19.44%) vSphere
4 4 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
1 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) VMware
2 15 (41.67%) Cisco
3 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.89%) Avaya
5 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.33%) F5
5 3 (8.33%) Juniper
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.33%) Vyatta
6 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds