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 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 92 159 158
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 178 104 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.20% 1.77% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.62% 9.22% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 163 95 68
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +44.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,200 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £39,042 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +6.96%
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England

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
1071 1128 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.25% 19.22% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 875 987 874
Median salary £36,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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

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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

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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 23 August 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in the South West

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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 23 August 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
Bristol +60 74 £33,000 -17.50% 11
Gloucestershire -2 28 £45,750 +69.44% 8
Dorset +27 27 £28,000 +24.44% 2
Wiltshire -2 20 £43,500 +2.35% 1
Somerset +6 16 £23,500 -44.70% 3
Devon +5 7 £35,000 +47.36%
Cornwall - 3 £27,500 -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 216 (62.61%) Firewall
2 210 (60.87%) Cisco
3 191 (55.36%) Windows
4 182 (52.75%) Microsoft
5 164 (47.54%) VMware
6 158 (45.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 152 (44.06%) TCP/IP
8 146 (42.32%) Active Directory
9 129 (37.39%) WAN
10 124 (35.94%) VoIP
11 122 (35.36%) DNS
12 121 (35.07%) Linux
13 106 (30.72%) MPLS
14 104 (30.14%) LAN
15 98 (28.41%) ITIL
16 97 (28.12%) Cisco Certification
17 94 (27.25%) Cisco ASA
18 84 (24.35%) Windows Server
19 79 (22.90%) MS Exchange
20 75 (21.74%) CheckPoint
21 74 (21.45%) CCNA
22 72 (20.87%) Data Centre
23 71 (20.58%) MS Excel
24 66 (19.13%) Wireless
24 66 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
25 65 (18.84%) SSL
26 62 (17.97%) Load Balancing
27 61 (17.68%) SMTP
27 61 (17.68%) Telecoms
28 59 (17.10%) Juniper

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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 79 (22.90%) MS Exchange
2 42 (12.17%) IIS
3 29 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (7.83%) Apache
5 26 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (4.06%) SharePoint
8 11 (3.19%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (2.61%) JBoss
10 5 (1.45%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.16%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.29%) Drupal
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 71 (20.58%) MS Excel
2 52 (15.07%) MS Office
3 17 (4.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.01%) Office 365
2 30 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.61%) IaaS
4 9 (2.61%) PaaS
4 9 (2.61%) SaaS
5 5 (1.45%) Heroku
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 216 (62.61%) Firewall
2 152 (44.06%) TCP/IP
3 129 (37.39%) WAN
4 124 (35.94%) VoIP
5 122 (35.36%) DNS
6 106 (30.72%) MPLS
7 104 (30.14%) LAN
8 94 (27.25%) Cisco ASA
9 66 (19.13%) Wireless
10 65 (18.84%) SSL
11 61 (17.68%) SMTP
12 56 (16.23%) DHCP
13 49 (14.20%) Ethernet
13 49 (14.20%) Network Security
14 47 (13.62%) Broadband
15 46 (13.33%) VLAN
16 42 (12.17%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (11.59%) SAN
18 34 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
19 29 (8.41%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.61%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (2.03%) MySQL
3 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.58%) ActiveReports
6 1 (0.29%) GIS
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Cucumber
1 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.45%) RSpec
2 1 (0.29%) GitLab
2 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 61 (17.68%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.67%) Finance
3 12 (3.48%) Banking
4 6 (1.74%) Back Office
4 6 (1.74%) Front Office
4 6 (1.74%) Retail
5 4 (1.16%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.87%) Advertising
6 3 (0.87%) Law
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (27.25%) Network Engineer
2 70 (20.29%) Analyst
3 52 (15.07%) Cisco Engineer
3 52 (15.07%) Support Engineer
4 47 (13.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 29 (8.41%) Systems Engineer
6 28 (8.12%) IT Support
7 26 (7.54%) IT Engineer
8 25 (7.25%) Support Analyst
8 25 (7.25%) Systems Analyst
9 22 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
10 18 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (5.22%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 18 (5.22%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 18 (5.22%) Senior Network Engineer
10 18 (5.22%) Service Desk Engineer
11 17 (4.93%) Service Analyst
12 16 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
12 16 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.61%) Middleware
2 5 (1.45%) AngularJS
2 5 (1.45%) CSS
2 5 (1.45%) HTML
2 5 (1.45%) jQuery
2 5 (1.45%) React
2 5 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (1.16%) J2EE
4 3 (0.87%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.58%) LAMP
5 2 (0.58%) Web Services
6 1 (0.29%) COM
6 1 (0.29%) Django
6 1 (0.29%) HTML5
6 1 (0.29%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 72 (20.87%) Data Centre
2 36 (10.43%) Driving Licence
3 25 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 24 (6.96%) Embedded Systems
5 22 (6.38%) Clustering
6 21 (6.09%) Computer Science
7 20 (5.80%) Replication
8 16 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
9 15 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (4.06%) IVR
11 11 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (3.19%) PKI
12 10 (2.90%) iPad
13 9 (2.61%) Public Cloud
13 9 (2.61%) Statistics
14 7 (2.03%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (1.74%) ASIC
15 6 (1.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 191 (55.36%) Windows
2 121 (35.07%) Linux
3 84 (24.35%) Windows Server
4 66 (19.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (9.28%) Windows 7
7 30 (8.70%) Windows 10
8 23 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 23 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.19%) Windows XP
10 10 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.90%) Ubuntu
11 9 (2.61%) Unix
12 6 (1.74%) Android
13 4 (1.16%) Debian
14 3 (0.87%) AIX
15 2 (0.58%) CentOS
15 2 (0.58%) FreeNAS
15 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (28.41%) ITIL
2 62 (17.97%) Load Balancing
3 44 (12.75%) Service Delivery
4 39 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (8.12%) ITIL V3
6 27 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
6 27 (7.83%) PRINCE2
7 24 (6.96%) Systems Analysis
8 20 (5.80%) Migration
8 20 (5.80%) Service Management
9 18 (5.22%) DevOps
10 17 (4.93%) Business Continuity
10 17 (4.93%) Data Protection
10 17 (4.93%) Problem Management
10 17 (4.93%) Software Engineering
11 16 (4.64%) High Availability
12 15 (4.35%) Mentoring
12 15 (4.35%) Project Management
13 14 (4.06%) Data Security
13 14 (4.06%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.62%) SQL
2 21 (6.09%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.19%) Python
4 9 (2.61%) Perl
5 6 (1.74%) C
6 5 (1.45%) Java
6 5 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.45%) Ruby
7 2 (0.58%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 97 (28.12%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (21.45%) CCNA
3 54 (15.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (13.91%) MCSE
5 37 (10.72%) CCNP
6 36 (10.43%) Degree
7 33 (9.57%) Security Cleared
8 29 (8.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (7.54%) SC Cleared
10 23 (6.67%) MCITP
11 19 (5.51%) MCP
12 16 (4.64%) CCIE
13 14 (4.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (2.61%) CCDP
14 9 (2.61%) EMC Certification
15 7 (2.03%) CCVP
16 6 (1.74%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.74%) VCP6
17 5 (1.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (13.33%) SLA
2 5 (1.45%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 158 (45.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (42.32%) Active Directory
3 36 (10.43%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.67%) Terminal Services
5 16 (4.64%) vSphere
6 7 (2.03%) Firmware
7 4 (1.16%) Samba
7 4 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.87%) XenApp
9 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.58%) NFS
9 2 (0.58%) UAG
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.58%) XenServer
10 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (5.51%) Cisco CUCM
1 19 (5.51%) Cisco UCCE
1 19 (5.51%) Cisco UCCX
2 16 (4.64%) Backup Exec
3 12 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (3.48%) Tivoli
4 10 (2.90%) AirWatch
5 8 (2.32%) SCCM
6 7 (2.03%) WSUS
7 5 (1.45%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (1.16%) Nagios
8 4 (1.16%) SCOM
9 2 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.58%) Puppet
10 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.29%) MOM
10 1 (0.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 210 (60.87%) Cisco
2 182 (52.75%) Microsoft
3 164 (47.54%) VMware
4 75 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 59 (17.10%) Juniper
6 49 (14.20%) HP
7 32 (9.28%) Dell
8 31 (8.99%) Veeam
9 26 (7.54%) Citrix
9 26 (7.54%) Symantec
9 26 (7.54%) WatchGuard
10 25 (7.25%) IBM
11 21 (6.09%) EMC
12 16 (4.64%) SonicWALL
13 15 (4.35%) Palo Alto
13 15 (4.35%) Veritas
14 14 (4.06%) Brocade
14 14 (4.06%) Draytek
14 14 (4.06%) ProCurve
14 14 (4.06%) ZyXEL
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