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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 63 88 79
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 87 53 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.58% 2.26% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.87% 7.70% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 40 37 50
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £26,100 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £57,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
733 688 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.13% 29.39% 38.92%
Number of salaries quoted 395 485 613
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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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 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 131 (69.31%) Firewall
2 93 (49.21%) Telecoms
3 87 (46.03%) Cisco
4 76 (40.21%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (33.86%) Network Security
6 57 (30.16%) Degree
7 50 (26.46%) DNS
8 49 (25.93%) CCNA
8 49 (25.93%) Juniper
8 49 (25.93%) MPLS
9 47 (24.87%) MS Excel
10 46 (24.34%) Microsoft
11 42 (22.22%) CCNP
12 41 (21.69%) Linux
13 37 (19.58%) WAN
14 35 (18.52%) Windows
15 34 (17.99%) TCP/IP
15 34 (17.99%) BGP
16 33 (17.46%) SSL
16 33 (17.46%) IPsec
17 32 (16.93%) SLA
18 31 (16.40%) OSPF
19 30 (15.87%) Marketing
20 29 (15.34%) F5
21 28 (14.81%) VMware
22 27 (14.29%) Wireless
22 27 (14.29%) EIGRP
22 27 (14.29%) HP
22 27 (14.29%) LAN
23 25 (13.23%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.59%) Lync
2 3 (1.59%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 47 (24.87%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.52%) MS Office
3 11 (5.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.82%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.65%) SaaS
2 5 (2.65%) Office 365
3 4 (2.12%) PaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (69.31%) Firewall
2 64 (33.86%) Network Security
3 50 (26.46%) DNS
4 49 (25.93%) MPLS
5 37 (19.58%) WAN
6 34 (17.99%) TCP/IP
6 34 (17.99%) BGP
7 33 (17.46%) IPsec
7 33 (17.46%) SSL
8 31 (16.40%) OSPF
9 27 (14.29%) LAN
9 27 (14.29%) Wireless
9 27 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 25 (13.23%) DHCP
11 22 (11.64%) VLAN
12 19 (10.05%) Ethernet
13 17 (8.99%) ATM
14 16 (8.47%) VoIP
15 15 (7.94%) PPP
15 15 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.53%) Big Data
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 93 (49.21%) Telecoms
2 30 (15.87%) Marketing
3 12 (6.35%) Finance
4 11 (5.82%) Banking
5 3 (1.59%) Legal
6 2 (1.06%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Military
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (28.04%) Network Engineer
2 45 (23.81%) Security Engineer
3 29 (15.34%) IP Engineer
4 25 (13.23%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (8.47%) Senior Manager
5 16 (8.47%) Marketing Manager
6 15 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) IT Security Engineer
7 10 (5.29%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.76%) Consultant
8 9 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (4.23%) Team Leader
9 8 (4.23%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.17%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Network Support
10 6 (3.17%) IP Network Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Information Security Engineer
11 5 (2.65%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (2.65%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.12%) CSS
2 3 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) MAPI
3 1 (0.53%) CGI
3 1 (0.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.88%) Open Source
3 7 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.65%) Statistics
5 3 (1.59%) PDA
5 3 (1.59%) Clustering
6 2 (1.06%) CESG
6 2 (1.06%) PKI
6 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) EPoS
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.69%) Linux
2 35 (18.52%) Windows
3 20 (10.58%) UNIX
4 15 (7.94%) Solaris
5 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.17%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.12%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.59%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.06%) Android
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.17%) Network Design
2 20 (10.58%) Problem Management
3 19 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.41%) Project Management
4 14 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 14 (7.41%) Cyber Security
5 13 (6.88%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.88%) Change Management
6 11 (5.82%) ITIL
6 11 (5.82%) Information Security
7 10 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (5.29%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (3.70%) SIEM
9 6 (3.17%) Service Management
9 6 (3.17%) Line Management
9 6 (3.17%) Database Security
10 5 (2.65%) Security Management
11 4 (2.12%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (2.12%) Mobile Commerce
11 4 (2.12%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.47%) SQL
2 4 (2.12%) C
2 4 (2.12%) Java
3 3 (1.59%) Perl
3 3 (1.59%) Python
3 3 (1.59%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (40.21%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (30.16%) Degree
3 49 (25.93%) CCNA
4 42 (22.22%) CCNP
5 11 (5.82%) Sun Certification
5 11 (5.82%) SCSA
6 9 (4.76%) CISSP
7 8 (4.23%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.70%) CCSP
9 6 (3.17%) CCIE
9 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.17%) CEH
9 6 (3.17%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (3.17%) GIAC
10 5 (2.65%) MCP
10 5 (2.65%) CCIP
11 4 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.12%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.59%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.59%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.93%) SLA
2 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.47%) KVM
3 12 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.59%) NetBackup
1 3 (1.59%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.06%) Netcool
3 1 (0.53%) Nagios
3 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.53%) WSUS
3 1 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 87 (46.03%) Cisco
2 49 (25.93%) Juniper
3 46 (24.34%) Microsoft
4 29 (15.34%) F5
5 28 (14.81%) VMware
6 27 (14.29%) HP
7 16 (8.47%) CheckPoint
8 12 (6.35%) Veritas
8 12 (6.35%) Oracle
8 12 (6.35%) Citrix
9 11 (5.82%) Sun
9 11 (5.82%) Huawei
10 9 (4.76%) Avaya
11 7 (3.70%) Google
12 6 (3.17%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.17%) Dell
13 5 (2.65%) Nortel
13 5 (2.65%) NetScout
14 4 (2.12%) Fortinet
14 4 (2.12%) Symantec
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