The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / South West
Rank 162 139 126
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 64 109 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.28% 1.99% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.83% 10.98% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 48 101 115
Median salary £33,000 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
817 993 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.38% 18.14% 16.55%
Number of salaries quoted 653 869 844
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,862 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VPN
Salary Trend in the South West

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

VPN Salary Trend in the South West

VPN
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

VPN Salary Histogram in the South West

VPN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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
Bristol +16 23 £38,000 +16.92% 4
Wiltshire +10 14 £41,750 +7.74% 1
Somerset +2 11 £20,000 -24.52% 1
Gloucestershire -38 7 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Devon - 5 £27,500 -
Dorset -1 4 £27,500 -3.50% 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 117 (63.24%) Windows
2 110 (59.46%) Cisco
3 105 (56.76%) Active Directory
4 104 (56.22%) Firewall
5 84 (45.41%) Microsoft
6 79 (42.70%) WAN
7 78 (42.16%) Windows Server
8 69 (37.30%) VMware
9 67 (36.22%) TCP/IP
10 65 (35.14%) ITIL
11 63 (34.05%) Linux
11 63 (34.05%) LAN
12 60 (32.43%) DNS
12 60 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 59 (31.89%) Data Centre
13 59 (31.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 56 (30.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 55 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
16 47 (25.41%) MPLS
16 47 (25.41%) MS Exchange
16 47 (25.41%) DHCP
17 46 (24.86%) Microsoft Certification
18 45 (24.32%) SAN
19 44 (23.78%) Cisco ASA
20 43 (23.24%) HP
20 43 (23.24%) SQL Server
21 42 (22.70%) CCNA
22 41 (22.16%) MCSE
23 35 (18.92%) Citrix
23 35 (18.92%) VLAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 47 (25.41%) MS Exchange
2 32 (17.30%) IIS
3 30 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (12.97%) Apache
5 20 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (7.57%) Tomcat
8 12 (6.49%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (6.49%) JBoss
9 6 (3.24%) SharePoint
10 4 (2.16%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (17.84%) MS Excel
2 23 (12.43%) MS Office
3 14 (7.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.62%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.65%) SaaS
3 15 (8.11%) IaaS
4 14 (7.57%) Office 365
5 12 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (6.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 104 (56.22%) Firewall
2 79 (42.70%) WAN
3 67 (36.22%) TCP/IP
4 63 (34.05%) LAN
5 60 (32.43%) DNS
6 47 (25.41%) DHCP
6 47 (25.41%) MPLS
7 45 (24.32%) SAN
8 44 (23.78%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (18.92%) VLAN
10 33 (17.84%) Network Security
11 32 (17.30%) VoIP
12 28 (15.14%) Wireless
13 26 (14.05%) SMTP
14 24 (12.97%) Ethernet
14 24 (12.97%) SSL
15 19 (10.27%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (9.19%) NAS
17 17 (9.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (9.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (7.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (3.78%) MySQL
6 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.54%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (9.73%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.65%) Finance
3 12 (6.49%) Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Advertising
4 2 (1.08%) Legal
4 2 (1.08%) Military
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Front Office
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (22.70%) Network Engineer
2 27 (14.59%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.81%) Windows Engineer
4 18 (9.73%) Architect
5 16 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.65%) IT Support
6 15 (8.11%) Active Directory Engineer
6 15 (8.11%) Analyst
7 14 (7.57%) Server Engineer
8 13 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (7.03%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (7.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (7.03%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (7.03%) Windows Server Engineer
9 12 (6.49%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (6.49%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (5.95%) Consultant
10 11 (5.95%) IT Engineer
10 11 (5.95%) Security Engineer
10 11 (5.95%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.49%) Middleware
2 5 (2.70%) MAPI
3 3 (1.62%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.62%) CAdES
3 3 (1.62%) PAdES
3 3 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.62%) XAdES
4 1 (0.54%) HTML
4 1 (0.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (31.89%) Data Centre
2 26 (14.05%) Management Information System
3 25 (13.51%) Clustering
4 24 (12.97%) Driving Licence
5 15 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (6.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (6.49%) Public Cloud
7 11 (5.95%) Replication
8 7 (3.78%) iPad
9 6 (3.24%) Statistics
10 5 (2.70%) EPoS
10 5 (2.70%) PKI
11 4 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (2.16%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (1.08%) iPhone
13 2 (1.08%) IPTV
13 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 117 (63.24%) Windows
2 78 (42.16%) Windows Server
3 63 (34.05%) Linux
4 60 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (31.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (9.73%) Windows 7
8 12 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.95%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.86%) Windows 10
11 8 (4.32%) Unix
12 6 (3.24%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.70%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.62%) CentOS
15 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.54%) Android
16 1 (0.54%) Debian
16 1 (0.54%) Solaris
16 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (35.14%) ITIL
2 26 (14.05%) Load Balancing
3 24 (12.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (11.35%) Service Delivery
5 20 (10.81%) ITIL V3
5 20 (10.81%) PRINCE2
6 17 (9.19%) DevOps
6 17 (9.19%) High Availability
6 17 (9.19%) Mentoring
6 17 (9.19%) Migration
7 16 (8.65%) Change Control
8 15 (8.11%) Information Security
8 15 (8.11%) ISMS
8 15 (8.11%) Patch Management
9 14 (7.57%) Line Management
9 14 (7.57%) Network Management
9 14 (7.57%) Service Management
10 13 (7.03%) Information Security Management
10 13 (7.03%) Security Management
10 13 (7.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.05%) SQL
2 15 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.24%) C
3 6 (3.24%) PHP
3 6 (3.24%) Python
4 4 (2.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.08%) C++
6 2 (1.08%) Java
6 2 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (24.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (22.70%) CCNA
4 41 (22.16%) MCSE
5 20 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 19 (10.27%) CCNP
7 17 (9.19%) Degree
8 14 (7.57%) MCP
8 14 (7.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (6.49%) EMC Certification
9 12 (6.49%) SC Cleared
10 11 (5.95%) CCIE
10 11 (5.95%) MCITP
11 10 (5.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (4.32%) MCSA
13 7 (3.78%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.78%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.70%) CCDP
15 4 (2.16%) CCSP
15 4 (2.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) DICOM
3 1 (0.54%) HL7
System Software
1 105 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 56 (30.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (17.84%) Hyper-V
4 26 (14.05%) Terminal Services
5 14 (7.57%) Firmware
6 6 (3.24%) vSphere
7 5 (2.70%) Samba
8 4 (2.16%) KVM
9 3 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.08%) NFS
10 2 (1.08%) Snort
10 2 (1.08%) UAG
10 2 (1.08%) XenApp
10 2 (1.08%) XenServer
11 1 (0.54%) Postfix
11 1 (0.54%) Squid
11 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (8.11%) Backup Exec
2 12 (6.49%) AirWatch
3 9 (4.86%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (4.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (4.32%) Tivoli
5 7 (3.78%) SCOM
6 6 (3.24%) Nagios
6 6 (3.24%) WSUS
7 5 (2.70%) SCCM
8 3 (1.62%) Puppet
8 3 (1.62%) Rundeck
8 3 (1.62%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.08%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 2 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.54%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 110 (59.46%) Cisco
2 84 (45.41%) Microsoft
3 69 (37.30%) VMware
4 43 (23.24%) HP
5 35 (18.92%) Citrix
6 31 (16.76%) CheckPoint
7 30 (16.22%) IBM
8 23 (12.43%) Dell
8 23 (12.43%) Juniper
9 21 (11.35%) EMC
10 19 (10.27%) F5
10 19 (10.27%) Veeam
11 18 (9.73%) Symantec
12 14 (7.57%) SonicWALL
13 13 (7.03%) CommVault
13 13 (7.03%) Draytek
13 13 (7.03%) IronPort
13 13 (7.03%) Oracle
13 13 (7.03%) SolarWinds
14 12 (6.49%) Software AG
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