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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 56 93
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +37
Permanent jobs citing VPN 92 100 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.57% 3.87% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.41% 12.33% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 62 79 42
Average salary £35,500 £50,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.00% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £76,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
VPN
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
884 811 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.26% 31.37% 29.09%
Number of salaries quoted 450 565 474
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 102 (73.91%) Firewall
2 87 (63.04%) Cisco
3 63 (45.65%) Network Security
4 60 (43.48%) Juniper
5 52 (37.68%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 47 (34.06%) DNS
8 46 (33.33%) OSPF
9 45 (32.61%) BGP
10 44 (31.88%) F5
11 41 (29.71%) SSL
12 38 (27.54%) Telecoms
13 36 (26.09%) MPLS
14 34 (24.64%) EIGRP
14 34 (24.64%) Linux
15 33 (23.91%) CCNP
15 33 (23.91%) IPsec
16 32 (23.19%) CheckPoint
17 30 (21.74%) WAN
18 28 (20.29%) Degree
19 26 (18.84%) LAN
19 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
20 24 (17.39%) VoIP
21 22 (15.94%) Windows
21 22 (15.94%) CCNA
21 22 (15.94%) HP
21 22 (15.94%) BIG-IP
21 22 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
22 21 (15.22%) Problem Management
22 21 (15.22%) Cisco ASA

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (3.62%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.90%) Apache
3 3 (2.17%) Lync
4 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.97%) MS Office
3 7 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 102 (73.91%) Firewall
2 63 (45.65%) Network Security
3 48 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 47 (34.06%) DNS
5 46 (33.33%) OSPF
6 45 (32.61%) BGP
7 41 (29.71%) SSL
8 36 (26.09%) MPLS
9 34 (24.64%) EIGRP
10 33 (23.91%) IPsec
11 30 (21.74%) WAN
12 26 (18.84%) LAN
13 24 (17.39%) VoIP
14 22 (15.94%) BIG-IP
15 21 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (14.49%) VLAN
17 19 (13.77%) PPP
18 18 (13.04%) WLAN
19 16 (11.59%) DHCP
20 15 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (27.54%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.25%) Marketing
3 2 (1.45%) Banking
3 2 (1.45%) Finance
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
4 1 (0.72%) Military
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) French Language
4 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (35.51%) Network Engineer
2 33 (23.91%) Security Engineer
3 26 (18.84%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (10.87%) IP Engineer
5 12 (8.70%) Consultant
6 11 (7.97%) Security Consultant
7 10 (7.25%) Support Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Design Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Network Consultant
9 8 (5.80%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (5.07%) Senior Design Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Lead Network Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Network Support
11 6 (4.35%) Technical Support
11 6 (4.35%) Technical Support Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Senior Security Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.45%) JSON
1 2 (1.45%) Qt
2 1 (0.72%) jQuery
2 1 (0.72%) CGI
2 1 (0.72%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.62%) Statistics
4 4 (2.90%) Open Source
5 3 (2.17%) CESG
6 2 (1.45%) SecurID
6 2 (1.45%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.72%) EPoS
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.64%) Linux
2 22 (15.94%) Windows
3 15 (10.87%) UNIX
4 10 (7.25%) Solaris
5 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.45%) Android
8 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.22%) Problem Management
2 15 (10.87%) Network Design
2 15 (10.87%) Service Delivery
3 13 (9.42%) ITIL
3 13 (9.42%) Service Management
4 12 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 12 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (5.07%) Line Management
5 7 (5.07%) Capacity Management
5 7 (5.07%) Network Management
5 7 (5.07%) Change Management
5 7 (5.07%) Validation
5 7 (5.07%) Information Security
6 6 (4.35%) Change Control
7 4 (2.90%) Cyber Security
7 4 (2.90%) Project Management
8 3 (2.17%) CRM
8 3 (2.17%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.45%) Coaching
9 2 (1.45%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) SQL
2 6 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.45%) Python
3 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.45%) Perl
4 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (37.68%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (23.91%) CCNP
3 28 (20.29%) Degree
4 22 (15.94%) CCNA
5 12 (8.70%) CCIE
6 7 (5.07%) Sun Certification
6 7 (5.07%) SCSA
7 6 (4.35%) CISSP
8 5 (3.62%) MCP
8 5 (3.62%) CCDP
8 5 (3.62%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.90%) CCSP
10 3 (2.17%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (2.17%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.45%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.45%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.77%) PCI DSS
2 11 (7.97%) SLA
3 10 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (4.35%) COBIT
5 5 (3.62%) QA
6 4 (2.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) WSUS
1 6 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.90%) Netcool
2 4 (2.90%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 87 (63.04%) Cisco
2 60 (43.48%) Juniper
3 44 (31.88%) F5
4 32 (23.19%) CheckPoint
5 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
6 22 (15.94%) HP
7 10 (7.25%) NetScout
8 9 (6.52%) Huawei
8 9 (6.52%) Avaya
9 8 (5.80%) Oracle
9 8 (5.80%) Veritas
10 7 (5.07%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.07%) Sun
10 7 (5.07%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.35%) Nortel
12 5 (3.62%) Sourcefire
13 4 (2.90%) VMware
13 4 (2.90%) Citrix
13 4 (2.90%) McAfee
14 3 (2.17%) Mitel
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