The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 69 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 23 12 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.02% 0.98% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.18% 4.56% 11.85%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 25
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,550 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £32,500 £53,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.42%
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Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
226 263 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 19.81% 21.43% 18.64%
Number of salaries quoted 201 233 183
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,800 £53,650
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the South Wales region.

VPN Salary Trend in South Wales

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Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in South Wales

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Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 18 £31,893 -
Caerphilly +5 2 £33,750 +32.35%
Newport +2 1 £45,000 +73.07%
Bridgend -10 1 £30,000 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £25,000 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 31 (72.09%) Firewall
2 27 (62.79%) Windows
3 23 (53.49%) VMware
4 22 (51.16%) Cisco
5 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
6 17 (39.53%) Windows Server
7 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
7 15 (34.88%) LAN
8 14 (32.56%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
10 12 (27.91%) DNS
10 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
10 12 (27.91%) ITIL
11 11 (25.58%) WAN
11 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (25.58%) SAN
11 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
12 10 (23.26%) Juniper
12 10 (23.26%) CCNP
13 9 (20.93%) VoIP
13 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (18.60%) Degree
14 8 (18.60%) DHCP
15 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
15 7 (16.28%) Client/Server
15 7 (16.28%) Internet

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) SAS
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (72.09%) Firewall
2 15 (34.88%) LAN
3 12 (27.91%) DNS
4 11 (25.58%) SAN
4 11 (25.58%) WAN
5 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (20.93%) VoIP
6 8 (18.60%) DHCP
7 7 (16.28%) Internet
7 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
8 6 (13.95%) IPsec
8 6 (13.95%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (11.63%) BGP
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (11.63%) FTP
9 5 (11.63%) NX-OS
9 5 (11.63%) OSPF
9 5 (11.63%) VLAN
9 5 (11.63%) Wireless
10 4 (9.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Administrator
2 7 (16.28%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Project Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Manager
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support
5 4 (9.30%) Support Technician
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.98%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (6.98%) IT Technician
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Client/Server
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (6.98%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) Windows Server
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.30%) CatOS
4 4 (9.30%) Linux
5 3 (6.98%) Unix
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) CentOS
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Data Security
2 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
2 5 (11.63%) Network Management
2 5 (11.63%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.30%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (9.30%) Time Management
4 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (4.65%) Information Security
5 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.65%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.65%) SDLC
5 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Service Management
5 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNP
3 8 (18.60%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) CCNA
5 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.98%) MCITP
5 3 (6.98%) MCSE
6 2 (4.65%) CISSP
7 1 (2.33%) AWS Certification
7 1 (2.33%) CCDA
7 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (25.58%) Hyper-V
4 7 (16.28%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (13.95%) vSphere
6 4 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.33%) iptables
8 1 (2.33%) NFS
8 1 (2.33%) Squid
8 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) VMware
2 22 (51.16%) Cisco
3 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.26%) Juniper
5 5 (11.63%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.98%) Google
7 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.65%) Avaya
9 1 (2.33%) Apple
9 1 (2.33%) Dell
9 1 (2.33%) EMC
9 1 (2.33%) IBM
9 1 (2.33%) Mitel
9 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.33%) Wyse