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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 90 132 149
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 166 115 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.16% 1.98% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.59% 10.54% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 154 78 76
Median salary £40,000 £33,000 £38,650
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -14.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,950 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.43%
VPN
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
1065 1091 1015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.25% 18.81% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 895 918 795
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 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
Gloucestershire +16 48 £42,000 +33.33% 9
Bristol +20 35 £29,500 -18.05% 8
Dorset +38 33 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Somerset -1 21 £32,500 -10.95%
Wiltshire -21 13 £47,500 +34.75% 3
Cornwall - 11 £20,500 -
Devon 0 5 £34,500 +6.15%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 202 (64.74%) Firewall
2 170 (54.49%) Cisco
3 148 (47.44%) Microsoft
4 145 (46.47%) Windows
5 130 (41.67%) VMware
6 123 (39.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 104 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 100 (32.05%) VoIP
9 94 (30.13%) DNS
10 91 (29.17%) Active Directory
11 90 (28.85%) WAN
11 90 (28.85%) LAN
12 89 (28.53%) MPLS
13 87 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
14 81 (25.96%) Linux
15 76 (24.36%) ITIL
15 76 (24.36%) Data Centre
16 69 (22.12%) Cisco ASA
17 68 (21.79%) Wireless
18 65 (20.83%) MS Exchange
18 65 (20.83%) SSL
19 62 (19.87%) CheckPoint
20 60 (19.23%) Windows Server
21 59 (18.91%) Juniper
21 59 (18.91%) MS Office
22 54 (17.31%) CCNA
23 52 (16.67%) MS Excel
23 52 (16.67%) Load Balancing
24 51 (16.35%) VLAN
25 50 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008

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 65 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (7.37%) Apache
4 18 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (5.13%) IIS
6 14 (4.49%) Skype for Business
7 13 (4.17%) SharePoint
8 11 (3.53%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.28%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.64%) JBoss
12 1 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 59 (18.91%) MS Office
2 52 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.41%) Office 365
2 19 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.60%) Heroku
5 4 (1.28%) SaaS
6 2 (0.64%) IaaS
6 2 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 202 (64.74%) Firewall
2 104 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 100 (32.05%) VoIP
4 94 (30.13%) DNS
5 90 (28.85%) LAN
5 90 (28.85%) WAN
6 89 (28.53%) MPLS
7 69 (22.12%) Cisco ASA
8 68 (21.79%) Wireless
9 65 (20.83%) SSL
10 51 (16.35%) VLAN
11 44 (14.10%) DHCP
12 41 (13.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 39 (12.50%) Network Security
14 38 (12.18%) IPsec
15 35 (11.22%) SMTP
16 33 (10.58%) OSPF
16 33 (10.58%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (9.62%) BGP
18 28 (8.97%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.53%) MySQL
3 6 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.64%) ActiveReports
5 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Cucumber
1 5 (1.60%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.60%) RSpec
2 1 (0.32%) GitLab
2 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 43 (13.78%) Telecoms
2 38 (12.18%) Finance
3 13 (4.17%) Retail
4 12 (3.85%) Multimedia
5 6 (1.92%) Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Advertising
6 3 (0.96%) Military
7 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.64%) Billing
7 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (27.56%) Network Engineer
2 71 (22.76%) Analyst
3 50 (16.03%) Support Engineer
4 39 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 31 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (8.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 28 (8.97%) Systems Engineer
7 26 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
8 24 (7.69%) IT Engineer
9 21 (6.73%) IT Support
9 21 (6.73%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 21 (6.73%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 21 (6.73%) Senior Network Engineer
10 19 (6.09%) Service Analyst
10 19 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (6.09%) Service Desk Support
11 18 (5.77%) Service Desk Engineer
11 18 (5.77%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 18 (5.77%) Support Analyst
11 18 (5.77%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.24%) LAMP
2 5 (1.60%) AngularJS
2 5 (1.60%) CSS
2 5 (1.60%) HTML
2 5 (1.60%) jQuery
2 5 (1.60%) React
2 5 (1.60%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (1.28%) J2EE
3 4 (1.28%) Spring
3 4 (1.28%) Web Services
4 2 (0.64%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) COM
5 1 (0.32%) Django
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) MFC
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (24.36%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 22 (7.05%) Driving Licence
4 18 (5.77%) PKI
5 17 (5.45%) Computer Science
6 16 (5.13%) Management Information System
7 14 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (4.49%) IVR
8 10 (3.21%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.24%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.24%) EqualLogic
9 7 (2.24%) iPad
9 7 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.28%) iPhone
12 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 145 (46.47%) Windows
2 81 (25.96%) Linux
3 60 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 50 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (12.18%) Windows 7
7 25 (8.01%) Windows 10
8 19 (6.09%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.49%) Mac OS
10 9 (2.88%) CentOS
10 9 (2.88%) Unix
11 7 (2.24%) FreeNAS
12 6 (1.92%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.96%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.32%) Android
16 1 (0.32%) Debian
16 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.36%) ITIL
2 52 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 29 (9.29%) Service Delivery
4 28 (8.97%) Capacity Planning
5 24 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
6 19 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (6.09%) Network Design
7 18 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 18 (5.77%) Service Management
8 17 (5.45%) Software Engineering
9 16 (5.13%) PRINCE2
10 15 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (4.81%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (4.81%) Validation
11 14 (4.49%) Data Protection
11 14 (4.49%) Migration
11 14 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (4.49%) Project Management
12 13 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.29%) SQL
2 16 (5.13%) Python
3 14 (4.49%) Perl
4 10 (3.21%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.60%) Java
6 5 (1.60%) Ruby
7 3 (0.96%) C
8 1 (0.32%) C#
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
8 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (17.31%) CCNA
3 44 (14.10%) CCNP
4 36 (11.54%) Degree
5 26 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (5.45%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.45%) Security Cleared
7 14 (4.49%) MCSE
8 13 (4.17%) CCDP
9 11 (3.53%) CCNP Voice
10 8 (2.56%) CCDA
10 8 (2.56%) CCSA
10 8 (2.56%) CCVP
11 7 (2.24%) CCSE
11 7 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.24%) MCITP
11 7 (2.24%) MCP
12 6 (1.92%) A+ Certification
12 6 (1.92%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) COBIT
2 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 123 (39.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 26 (8.33%) XenApp
4 19 (6.09%) Hyper-V
5 15 (4.81%) vSphere
6 8 (2.56%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.24%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.28%) NFS
8 4 (1.28%) Samba
8 4 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.64%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.64%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.32%) iptables
10 1 (0.32%) Snort
10 1 (0.32%) Squid
10 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.32%) vCloud
10 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (8.65%) SCCM
2 25 (8.01%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (8.01%) Cisco UCCE
2 25 (8.01%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (3.21%) Cisco IPCC
3 10 (3.21%) WSUS
4 6 (1.92%) SCOM
5 4 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.64%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.64%) Nagios
6 2 (0.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.64%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.32%) MOM
7 1 (0.32%) Nessus
7 1 (0.32%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 170 (54.49%) Cisco
2 148 (47.44%) Microsoft
3 130 (41.67%) VMware
4 62 (19.87%) CheckPoint
5 59 (18.91%) Juniper
6 35 (11.22%) Citrix
7 24 (7.69%) Intel Security
8 20 (6.41%) Palo Alto
9 17 (5.45%) F5
10 16 (5.13%) HP
11 15 (4.81%) WatchGuard
12 14 (4.49%) Aruba
13 13 (4.17%) Dell
14 12 (3.85%) Nokia
15 10 (3.21%) NetApp
16 9 (2.88%) Apple
16 9 (2.88%) Intel
17 8 (2.56%) Blue Coat
18 7 (2.24%) Brocade
18 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
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