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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 64 62 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Permanent jobs citing VPN 81 91 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.42% 3.84% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.98% 12.30% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 39 69 33
Average salary £44,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £26,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £82,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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
738 740 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.17% 31.24% 32.60%
Number of salaries quoted 408 529 512
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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

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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 23 January 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 114 (76.00%) Firewall
2 83 (55.33%) Cisco
3 69 (46.00%) Network Security
4 62 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (37.33%) Juniper
6 54 (36.00%) Telecoms
7 50 (33.33%) DNS
8 43 (28.67%) SSL
8 43 (28.67%) Linux
9 39 (26.00%) Degree
9 39 (26.00%) TCP/IP
10 37 (24.67%) CCNA
10 37 (24.67%) BGP
11 36 (24.00%) CCNP
11 36 (24.00%) Microsoft
11 36 (24.00%) MS Excel
11 36 (24.00%) F5
12 35 (23.33%) OSPF
12 35 (23.33%) IPsec
13 34 (22.67%) EIGRP
14 33 (22.00%) WAN
15 32 (21.33%) MPLS
16 29 (19.33%) Windows
17 26 (17.33%) HP
17 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (16.67%) VLAN
19 24 (16.00%) SLA
20 23 (15.33%) Problem Management
21 22 (14.67%) Network Design
21 22 (14.67%) DHCP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (2.00%) IIS
1 3 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.33%) Lync
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.67%) MS Office
3 11 (7.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) SaaS
1 3 (2.00%) PaaS
1 3 (2.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 114 (76.00%) Firewall
2 69 (46.00%) Network Security
3 50 (33.33%) DNS
4 43 (28.67%) SSL
5 39 (26.00%) TCP/IP
6 37 (24.67%) BGP
7 35 (23.33%) OSPF
7 35 (23.33%) IPsec
8 34 (22.67%) EIGRP
9 33 (22.00%) WAN
10 32 (21.33%) MPLS
11 25 (16.67%) VLAN
12 22 (14.67%) DHCP
12 22 (14.67%) LAN
13 21 (14.00%) VoIP
14 19 (12.67%) PPP
14 19 (12.67%) BIG-IP
15 18 (12.00%) Ethernet
16 16 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 54 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.67%) Marketing
3 4 (2.67%) Finance
3 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 3 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Military
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 40 (26.67%) Security Engineer
3 28 (18.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (12.00%) IP Engineer
5 13 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.33%) Consultant
7 9 (6.00%) IT Security Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.00%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.00%) Lead Network Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Network Support
10 5 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.67%) Support Technician
11 4 (2.67%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.67%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (0.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.00%) Open Source
3 3 (2.00%) CESG
4 1 (0.67%) PKI
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.67%) EPoS
4 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.67%) Linux
2 29 (19.33%) Windows
3 19 (12.67%) UNIX
4 14 (9.33%) Solaris
5 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.67%) Android
7 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.33%) Problem Management
2 22 (14.67%) Network Design
3 14 (9.33%) Service Delivery
4 13 (8.67%) Information Security
4 13 (8.67%) Service Management
4 13 (8.67%) Cyber Security
5 12 (8.00%) Change Management
5 12 (8.00%) Project Management
6 11 (7.33%) ITIL
6 11 (7.33%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (6.00%) Line Management
8 7 (4.67%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.67%) SIEM
8 7 (4.67%) Change Control
9 4 (2.67%) Security Management
9 4 (2.67%) Mobile Commerce
9 4 (2.67%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.67%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (2.67%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.33%) SQL
2 4 (2.67%) C
2 4 (2.67%) Java
3 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.00%) Perl
3 3 (2.00%) Python
4 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (26.00%) Degree
3 37 (24.67%) CCNA
4 36 (24.00%) CCNP
5 11 (7.33%) Sun Certification
5 11 (7.33%) SCSA
6 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.67%) CCIE
8 6 (4.00%) CISSP
9 5 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (3.33%) MCP
10 4 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.67%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.00%) CEH
11 3 (2.00%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.00%) GIAC
11 3 (2.00%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (2.00%) CCSP
11 3 (2.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.00%) SLA
2 14 (9.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (8.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (4.00%) COBIT
5 4 (2.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) NetBackup
1 5 (3.33%) Netcool
2 3 (2.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (55.33%) Cisco
2 56 (37.33%) Juniper
3 36 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 36 (24.00%) F5
4 26 (17.33%) HP
5 22 (14.67%) CheckPoint
6 11 (7.33%) Oracle
6 11 (7.33%) Sun
6 11 (7.33%) Veritas
6 11 (7.33%) Huawei
7 10 (6.67%) NetScout
8 9 (6.00%) Avaya
8 9 (6.00%) Citrix
9 7 (4.67%) Nortel
10 5 (3.33%) VMware
10 5 (3.33%) Sourcefire
10 5 (3.33%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.33%) McAfee
11 4 (2.67%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.00%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago