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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 91 84 95
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 45 53 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.81% 2.36% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 7.85% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 37 43 33
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £69,500 £56,000
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
747 675 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.07% 30.03% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 424 499 401
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 28 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 73 (75.26%) Firewall
2 58 (59.79%) Cisco
3 41 (42.27%) OSPF
4 39 (40.21%) IPsec
5 36 (37.11%) MPLS
6 35 (36.08%) Network Security
6 35 (36.08%) F5
7 34 (35.05%) DNS
8 33 (34.02%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (32.99%) BGP
10 31 (31.96%) TCP/IP
11 30 (30.93%) WAN
12 27 (27.84%) Windows
12 27 (27.84%) VoIP
12 27 (27.84%) Telecoms
13 25 (25.77%) LAN
13 25 (25.77%) SNMP
14 24 (24.74%) CheckPoint
14 24 (24.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
16 22 (22.68%) CCNP
16 22 (22.68%) Juniper
16 22 (22.68%) Degree
17 21 (21.65%) PPP
18 20 (20.62%) SSL
18 20 (20.62%) DHCP
18 20 (20.62%) Internet
19 19 (19.59%) Linux
19 19 (19.59%) VLAN
19 19 (19.59%) Network Design

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) Lync
3 5 (5.15%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.12%) GroupWise
4 4 (4.12%) Apache
4 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.12%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.03%) WordPress
6 1 (1.03%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.03%) Drupal
6 1 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.03%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.22%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (75.26%) Firewall
2 41 (42.27%) OSPF
3 39 (40.21%) IPsec
4 36 (37.11%) MPLS
5 35 (36.08%) Network Security
6 34 (35.05%) DNS
7 32 (32.99%) BGP
8 31 (31.96%) TCP/IP
9 30 (30.93%) WAN
10 27 (27.84%) VoIP
11 25 (25.77%) LAN
11 25 (25.77%) SNMP
12 24 (24.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (21.65%) PPP
14 20 (20.62%) SSL
14 20 (20.62%) DHCP
14 20 (20.62%) Internet
15 19 (19.59%) VLAN
16 17 (17.53%) WLAN
16 17 (17.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (27.84%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.34%) Billing
3 9 (9.28%) Finance
4 7 (7.22%) Marketing
4 7 (7.22%) Retail
5 4 (4.12%) Italian Language
5 4 (4.12%) French Language
6 3 (3.09%) German Language
6 3 (3.09%) Spanish Language
7 2 (2.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (32.99%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.49%) Design Engineer
3 15 (15.46%) Security Engineer
3 15 (15.46%) Consultant
4 14 (14.43%) Network Consultant
4 14 (14.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (14.43%) Senior Design Engineer
5 12 (12.37%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (12.37%) Senior Security Engineer
6 10 (10.31%) Security Consultant
6 10 (10.31%) Network Security Consultant
7 9 (9.28%) Network Design Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) IP Engineer
9 6 (6.19%) Network Support
10 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.15%) Administrator
10 5 (5.15%) Support Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) ODBC
2 2 (2.06%) Qt
2 2 (2.06%) JSON
3 1 (1.03%) OLE
3 1 (1.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.22%) Smartphone
3 6 (6.19%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.15%) Statistics
5 4 (4.12%) iPhone
5 4 (4.12%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.12%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.09%) PKI
6 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.06%) SecurID
7 2 (2.06%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.03%) CMDB
8 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.84%) Windows
2 19 (19.59%) Linux
3 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.31%) UNIX
5 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.28%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.25%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.19%) Android
7 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.12%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.12%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.03%) Solaris
11 1 (1.03%) CentOS
11 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.59%) Network Design
2 16 (16.49%) Load Balancing
3 14 (14.43%) ITIL
3 14 (14.43%) Network Management
4 13 (13.40%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (9.28%) Change Management
6 7 (7.22%) Service Management
6 7 (7.22%) Validation
6 7 (7.22%) Capacity Management
7 6 (6.19%) Change Control
8 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.15%) Project Management
9 4 (4.12%) Software Distribution
9 4 (4.12%) Information Security
9 4 (4.12%) Security Management
9 4 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.09%) Benchmarking
10 3 (3.09%) Security Architecture
11 2 (2.06%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.37%) SQL
2 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.12%) Python
4 4 (4.12%) Perl
5 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.03%) VBScript
5 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.03%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (34.02%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (22.68%) CCNP
2 22 (22.68%) Degree
3 14 (14.43%) CCIE
4 12 (12.37%) CCNA
5 6 (6.19%) MCITP
5 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.19%) CCSP
6 5 (5.15%) MCSE
7 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.12%) JNCIA
7 4 (4.12%) MCP
7 4 (4.12%) CCIP
8 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.06%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.06%) CISSP
9 2 (2.06%) CCDP
10 1 (1.03%) MCSA
10 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) PCI DSS
2 10 (10.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (6.19%) SLA
4 5 (5.15%) QA
5 4 (4.12%) ISO 9001
6 2 (2.06%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (15.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.03%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) WSUS
2 4 (4.12%) SCCM
3 3 (3.09%) Netcool
3 3 (3.09%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.09%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.06%) SmokePing
4 2 (2.06%) Cacti
4 2 (2.06%) Nagios
5 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.03%) Plesk
Vendors
1 58 (59.79%) Cisco
2 35 (36.08%) F5
3 24 (24.74%) CheckPoint
4 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
5 22 (22.68%) Juniper
6 11 (11.34%) HP
7 9 (9.28%) Fortinet
8 7 (7.22%) Huawei
9 6 (6.19%) VMware
9 6 (6.19%) Avaya
10 5 (5.15%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.12%) MobileIron
11 4 (4.12%) SOTI
11 4 (4.12%) Aruba
11 4 (4.12%) Lumension
11 4 (4.12%) AppSense
11 4 (4.12%) McAfee
11 4 (4.12%) Sage
12 3 (3.09%) Dell
12 3 (3.09%) Riverbed
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago