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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 65 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 78 57 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.29% 2.58% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.02% 8.48% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 28 41 43
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £82,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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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
708 672 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.90% 30.38% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 392 474 573
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 27 February 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 118 (69.41%) Firewall
2 86 (50.59%) Cisco
3 78 (45.88%) Telecoms
4 71 (41.76%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (41.18%) Network Security
6 56 (32.94%) Juniper
7 53 (31.18%) Degree
8 51 (30.00%) DNS
9 43 (25.29%) CCNA
10 42 (24.71%) SSL
10 42 (24.71%) MS Excel
11 40 (23.53%) Linux
12 39 (22.94%) Microsoft
12 39 (22.94%) CCNP
13 37 (21.76%) MPLS
14 36 (21.18%) TCP/IP
15 34 (20.00%) BGP
16 33 (19.41%) WAN
17 31 (18.24%) OSPF
17 31 (18.24%) IPsec
17 31 (18.24%) F5
18 30 (17.65%) EIGRP
19 29 (17.06%) Windows
20 27 (15.88%) SLA
21 25 (14.71%) HP
21 25 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (13.53%) Problem Management
23 22 (12.94%) Network Design
24 21 (12.35%) DHCP
24 21 (12.35%) LAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (1.76%) IIS
1 3 (1.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.18%) Lync
3 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (24.71%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.00%) MS Office
3 11 (6.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.35%) SaaS
2 4 (2.35%) Office 365
3 3 (1.76%) PaaS
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 118 (69.41%) Firewall
2 70 (41.18%) Network Security
3 51 (30.00%) DNS
4 42 (24.71%) SSL
5 37 (21.76%) MPLS
6 36 (21.18%) TCP/IP
7 34 (20.00%) BGP
8 33 (19.41%) WAN
9 31 (18.24%) OSPF
9 31 (18.24%) IPsec
10 30 (17.65%) EIGRP
11 21 (12.35%) DHCP
11 21 (12.35%) LAN
12 20 (11.76%) VLAN
13 19 (11.18%) BIG-IP
13 19 (11.18%) Ethernet
14 17 (10.00%) VoIP
14 17 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (10.00%) Wireless
15 15 (8.82%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (6.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 78 (45.88%) Telecoms
2 19 (11.18%) Marketing
3 7 (4.12%) Finance
4 6 (3.53%) Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Military
7 1 (0.59%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (31.76%) Network Engineer
2 44 (25.88%) Security Engineer
3 29 (17.06%) Network Security Engineer
4 28 (16.47%) IP Engineer
5 13 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) Consultant
6 9 (5.29%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 9 (5.29%) IT Security Engineer
7 8 (4.71%) Marketing Manager
7 8 (4.71%) Technical Support
7 8 (4.71%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.71%) Senior Manager
8 7 (4.12%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) IP Network Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) Network Support
10 5 (2.94%) Information Security Engineer
10 5 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) Web Services
2 1 (0.59%) MAPI
2 1 (0.59%) CGI
2 1 (0.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.06%) Open Source
3 3 (1.76%) CESG
4 2 (1.18%) PKI
4 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.59%) EPoS
5 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.53%) Linux
2 29 (17.06%) Windows
3 20 (11.76%) UNIX
4 15 (8.82%) Solaris
5 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.76%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.59%) Android
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.53%) Problem Management
2 22 (12.94%) Network Design
3 14 (8.24%) Information Security
4 13 (7.65%) Project Management
4 13 (7.65%) Cyber Security
5 12 (7.06%) Change Management
6 11 (6.47%) ITIL
6 11 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (5.29%) Line Management
8 9 (5.29%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.12%) SIEM
9 7 (4.12%) Service Management
10 5 (2.94%) Security Management
10 5 (2.94%) Database Security
10 5 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (2.35%) Network Architecture
11 4 (2.35%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (2.35%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.24%) SQL
2 4 (2.35%) C
2 4 (2.35%) Java
3 3 (1.76%) Perl
3 3 (1.76%) Python
3 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (41.76%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (31.18%) Degree
3 43 (25.29%) CCNA
4 39 (22.94%) CCNP
5 11 (6.47%) Sun Certification
5 11 (6.47%) SCSA
6 10 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 9 (5.29%) CISSP
8 8 (4.71%) SC Cleared
9 7 (4.12%) CCIE
10 5 (2.94%) MCP
10 5 (2.94%) CEH
10 5 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (2.94%) GIAC
10 5 (2.94%) VCP4
10 5 (2.94%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.76%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (1.76%) CCSP
12 3 (1.76%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.88%) SLA
2 8 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.71%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.71%) KVM
3 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.35%) Netcool
1 4 (2.35%) NetBackup
1 4 (2.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.59%) WSUS
2 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 86 (50.59%) Cisco
2 56 (32.94%) Juniper
3 39 (22.94%) Microsoft
4 31 (18.24%) F5
5 25 (14.71%) HP
6 19 (11.18%) CheckPoint
7 13 (7.65%) VMware
8 11 (6.47%) Oracle
8 11 (6.47%) Sun
8 11 (6.47%) Veritas
8 11 (6.47%) Citrix
8 11 (6.47%) Huawei
9 10 (5.88%) NetScout
10 9 (5.29%) Avaya
11 7 (4.12%) Nortel
11 7 (4.12%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.53%) McAfee
13 5 (2.94%) Sourcefire
13 5 (2.94%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.76%) Google
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