The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 93 80 100
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 48 55 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.92% 2.47% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 8.16% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 29
Average salary £48,750 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £31,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,250 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
730 674 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.27% 30.22% 26.48%
Number of salaries quoted 419 498 399
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Salary Trend in Reading

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

VPN Salary Trend in Reading

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Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 72 (73.47%) Firewall
2 61 (62.24%) Cisco
3 41 (41.84%) OSPF
3 41 (41.84%) F5
4 38 (38.78%) Network Security
5 34 (34.69%) IPsec
5 34 (34.69%) MPLS
5 34 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (32.65%) BGP
6 32 (32.65%) TCP/IP
6 32 (32.65%) DNS
7 30 (30.61%) WAN
7 30 (30.61%) CheckPoint
8 28 (28.57%) VoIP
9 27 (27.55%) Juniper
10 26 (26.53%) Windows
10 26 (26.53%) SSL
10 26 (26.53%) Microsoft
11 25 (25.51%) SNMP
12 24 (24.49%) LAN
12 24 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (23.47%) CCNP
14 21 (21.43%) Linux
14 21 (21.43%) Telecoms
15 20 (20.41%) PPP
15 20 (20.41%) Internet
16 19 (19.39%) VLAN
17 18 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (18.37%) DHCP
18 17 (17.35%) SMTP

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (5.10%) Lync
1 5 (5.10%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.08%) Apache
2 4 (4.08%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (4.08%) GroupWise
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.14%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Sage 200
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (73.47%) Firewall
2 41 (41.84%) OSPF
3 38 (38.78%) Network Security
4 34 (34.69%) IPsec
4 34 (34.69%) MPLS
5 32 (32.65%) BGP
5 32 (32.65%) TCP/IP
5 32 (32.65%) DNS
6 30 (30.61%) WAN
7 28 (28.57%) VoIP
8 26 (26.53%) SSL
9 25 (25.51%) SNMP
10 24 (24.49%) LAN
10 24 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (20.41%) PPP
11 20 (20.41%) Internet
12 19 (19.39%) VLAN
13 18 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (18.37%) DHCP
14 17 (17.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.20%) Billing
3 8 (8.16%) Finance
4 7 (7.14%) Retail
5 4 (4.08%) Italian Language
5 4 (4.08%) French Language
6 3 (3.06%) German Language
6 3 (3.06%) Spanish Language
6 3 (3.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (38.78%) Network Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) Security Engineer
3 16 (16.33%) Design Engineer
4 14 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
5 13 (13.27%) Consultant
5 13 (13.27%) Network Consultant
6 12 (12.24%) Senior Security Engineer
7 10 (10.20%) Network Security Consultant
7 10 (10.20%) Security Consultant
8 9 (9.18%) Network Design Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Network Design Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) IP Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) Lead Network Engineer
11 5 (5.10%) Senior IP Engineer
11 5 (5.10%) Network Support
12 4 (4.08%) NOC Engineer
12 4 (4.08%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) ODBC
2 2 (2.04%) JSON
2 2 (2.04%) Qt
3 1 (1.02%) OLE
3 1 (1.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 6 (6.12%) Blackberry
5 5 (5.10%) Statistics
6 4 (4.08%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.08%) iPhone
6 4 (4.08%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.04%) Streaming Video
7 2 (2.04%) SecurID
8 1 (1.02%) CMDB
8 1 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.53%) Windows
2 21 (21.43%) Linux
3 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.22%) UNIX
5 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.12%) Android
9 5 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.08%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.08%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.06%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.31%) Network Design
1 15 (15.31%) Load Balancing
2 14 (14.29%) Network Management
3 12 (12.24%) ITIL
4 11 (11.22%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (10.20%) Service Management
6 8 (8.16%) Change Management
7 7 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 7 (7.14%) Change Control
7 7 (7.14%) Validation
8 6 (6.12%) Information Security
9 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.08%) Project Management
10 4 (4.08%) Software Distribution
11 3 (3.06%) Line Management
11 3 (3.06%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.06%) CRM
11 3 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.06%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.24%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) Shell Script
2 5 (5.10%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.06%) Perl
3 3 (3.06%) Python
4 1 (1.02%) R
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (23.47%) CCNP
3 15 (15.31%) Degree
4 14 (14.29%) CCIE
5 12 (12.24%) CCNA
6 6 (6.12%) MCITP
6 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.10%) CCSP
7 5 (5.10%) MCSE
7 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.06%) CCIP
8 3 (3.06%) MCP
8 3 (3.06%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) CCDP
9 2 (2.04%) CISSP
9 2 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.02%) MCSA
10 1 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.31%) PCI DSS
2 13 (13.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (6.12%) COBIT
4 5 (5.10%) SLA
4 5 (5.10%) QA
5 4 (4.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.02%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Netcool
1 5 (5.10%) WSUS
2 4 (4.08%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.06%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.04%) Cacti
4 2 (2.04%) Nagios
4 2 (2.04%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 61 (62.24%) Cisco
2 41 (41.84%) F5
3 30 (30.61%) CheckPoint
4 27 (27.55%) Juniper
5 26 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.18%) Fortinet
7 6 (6.12%) Huawei
7 6 (6.12%) HP
7 6 (6.12%) McAfee
8 5 (5.10%) NetScout
9 4 (4.08%) VMware
9 4 (4.08%) AppSense
9 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.08%) Lumension
9 4 (4.08%) MobileIron
9 4 (4.08%) SOTI
10 3 (3.06%) Aruba
10 3 (3.06%) Sage
10 3 (3.06%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds
Reading, Berkshire
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