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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 73 87 67
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 73 53 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.18% 2.20% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.42% 7.24% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 43 33 61
Average salary £50,000 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.51% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £33,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -8.21%
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
639 732 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.86% 30.32% 35.86%
Number of salaries quoted 367 466 635
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

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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 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 102 (67.55%) Firewall
2 67 (44.37%) Telecoms
3 63 (41.72%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (41.06%) Cisco
5 48 (31.79%) MPLS
6 47 (31.13%) DNS
7 45 (29.80%) VMware
8 44 (29.14%) CCNA
9 42 (27.81%) Degree
10 39 (25.83%) Microsoft
10 39 (25.83%) Linux
11 38 (25.17%) Windows
12 36 (23.84%) MS Excel
12 36 (23.84%) TCP/IP
13 33 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (21.19%) Data Centre
14 32 (21.19%) LAN
14 32 (21.19%) CCNP
15 30 (19.87%) Wireless
16 29 (19.21%) Network Security
16 29 (19.21%) WAN
17 28 (18.54%) SLA
17 28 (18.54%) VLAN
17 28 (18.54%) F5
18 26 (17.22%) DHCP
18 26 (17.22%) Juniper
19 23 (15.23%) CheckPoint
19 23 (15.23%) BGP
19 23 (15.23%) Marketing
20 21 (13.91%) OSPF

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (4.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.65%) IIS
2 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.99%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.32%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.66%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (0.66%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (23.84%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.95%) MS Office
3 4 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.26%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.64%) SaaS
4 5 (3.31%) Office 365
5 4 (2.65%) PaaS
5 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.66%) IaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 102 (67.55%) Firewall
2 48 (31.79%) MPLS
3 47 (31.13%) DNS
4 36 (23.84%) TCP/IP
5 32 (21.19%) LAN
6 30 (19.87%) Wireless
7 29 (19.21%) Network Security
7 29 (19.21%) WAN
8 28 (18.54%) VLAN
9 26 (17.22%) DHCP
10 23 (15.23%) BGP
11 21 (13.91%) OSPF
12 20 (13.25%) IPsec
13 18 (11.92%) SSL
14 17 (11.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (11.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 16 (10.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (9.27%) Intrusion Detection
17 13 (8.61%) SMTP
17 13 (8.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 67 (44.37%) Telecoms
2 23 (15.23%) Marketing
3 12 (7.95%) Finance
4 9 (5.96%) Banking
5 4 (2.65%) Advertising
6 2 (1.32%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (29.14%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.57%) Security Engineer
3 21 (13.91%) IP Engineer
4 16 (10.60%) Senior Manager
4 16 (10.60%) Marketing Manager
5 12 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Network Operations Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Operations Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) IT Security Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Architect
10 6 (3.97%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (3.97%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.31%) Senior Architect
11 5 (3.31%) Information Security Engineer
11 5 (3.31%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (3.31%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.93%) CSS
2 3 (1.99%) Web Services
3 1 (0.66%) HTML
3 1 (0.66%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.19%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.28%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.96%) Statistics
5 8 (5.30%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.64%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (2.65%) Clustering
8 3 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.99%) PDA
8 3 (1.99%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.32%) PKI
9 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.66%) BYOD
10 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.83%) Linux
2 38 (25.17%) Windows
3 18 (11.92%) UNIX
4 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.97%) Solaris
5 6 (3.97%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.31%) Android
6 5 (3.31%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.99%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (12.58%) Load Balancing
2 13 (8.61%) Network Design
2 13 (8.61%) Project Management
2 13 (8.61%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (7.95%) ITIL
4 10 (6.62%) Information Security
4 10 (6.62%) Cyber Security
4 10 (6.62%) Network Management
5 9 (5.96%) Open Source
5 9 (5.96%) Change Management
6 7 (4.64%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (4.64%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.97%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.31%) Product Management
8 5 (3.31%) SIEM
8 5 (3.31%) Database Security
8 5 (3.31%) Server Monitoring
8 5 (3.31%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (3.31%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.28%) SQL
2 10 (6.62%) Perl
3 6 (3.97%) Java
4 5 (3.31%) Python
5 4 (2.65%) C
6 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.32%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (41.72%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (29.14%) CCNA
3 42 (27.81%) Degree
4 32 (21.19%) CCNP
5 9 (5.96%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (3.97%) CISSP
6 6 (3.97%) CCSP
7 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.31%) CEH
7 5 (3.31%) GIAC
7 5 (3.31%) SCSA
7 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.65%) Sun Certification
8 4 (2.65%) CCIP
9 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.99%) CCIE
10 2 (1.32%) MCSE
10 2 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.32%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.54%) SLA
2 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) QA
4 1 (0.66%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (13.25%) Hyper-V
3 18 (11.92%) Active Directory
4 16 (10.60%) KVM
5 8 (5.30%) vSphere
6 5 (3.31%) vCloud
7 3 (1.99%) Firmware
8 1 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.66%) UAG
8 1 (0.66%) VMFS
8 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.65%) Nagios
2 4 (2.65%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.99%) Netcool
4 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.66%) SCCM
5 1 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (41.06%) Cisco
2 45 (29.80%) VMware
3 39 (25.83%) Microsoft
4 28 (18.54%) F5
5 26 (17.22%) Juniper
6 23 (15.23%) CheckPoint
7 15 (9.93%) HP
8 13 (8.61%) Dell
9 11 (7.28%) Citrix
10 9 (5.96%) Oracle
11 8 (5.30%) Google
12 7 (4.64%) Huawei
13 6 (3.97%) Veritas
14 5 (3.31%) Sun
14 5 (3.31%) Symantec
15 4 (2.65%) Nortel
15 4 (2.65%) Blue Coat
16 3 (1.99%) 3PAR
16 3 (1.99%) Brocade
16 3 (1.99%) EMC
Reading, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £26-30k depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + ben
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Very Competitive + Pension
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading OR Manchester
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 28 days ago