The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales 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 75 97 81
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 32 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.34% 0.86% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.64% 5.19% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 32 9 20
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £39,042 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +6.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
275 231 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 20.10% 16.50% 24.71%
Number of salaries quoted 208 211 289
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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Salary Trend in Wales

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

VPN Salary Trend in Wales

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Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Wales

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Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Wales 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
South Wales +22 28 £36,989 +5.68% 2
West Wales -20 3 £40,000 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

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 Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 29 (63.04%) Firewall
2 28 (60.87%) Windows
3 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (45.65%) Cisco
5 19 (41.30%) LAN
5 19 (41.30%) VMware
5 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
6 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
7 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (32.61%) WAN
9 14 (30.43%) ITIL
10 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
10 13 (28.26%) DNS
11 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (23.91%) DHCP
12 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
13 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
13 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
14 9 (19.57%) vSphere
14 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (19.57%) HTTP
14 9 (19.57%) VoIP
14 9 (19.57%) Data Security
14 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (17.39%) Finance
15 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
15 8 (17.39%) CCNP

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Top Related IT Skills in 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 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) SAS
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (63.04%) Firewall
2 19 (41.30%) LAN
3 15 (32.61%) WAN
4 13 (28.26%) DNS
5 11 (23.91%) DHCP
6 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
7 9 (19.57%) HTTP
7 9 (19.57%) VoIP
8 8 (17.39%) VLAN
9 7 (15.22%) SSL
10 6 (13.04%) IPsec
10 6 (13.04%) SAN
10 6 (13.04%) Wireless
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (10.87%) Internet
11 5 (10.87%) NAS
12 4 (8.70%) BGP
12 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (8.70%) OSPF
12 4 (8.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) IT Support
2 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) IT Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Project Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Support Technician
5 4 (8.70%) Head of Security
5 4 (8.70%) Head of Technology
5 4 (8.70%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (8.70%) IT Technician
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.35%) IT Support Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Support Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Services Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Data Extraction
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.04%) Linux
5 6 (13.04%) Unix
6 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.17%) CatOS
9 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Data Security
2 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.87%) Data Loss Prevention
3 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
3 5 (10.87%) Information Assurance
3 5 (10.87%) Information Security
3 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.87%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (10.87%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
3 5 (10.87%) SDLC
3 5 (10.87%) Security Testing
3 5 (10.87%) Software Architecture
3 5 (10.87%) Threat Modelling
3 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) ERP
5 3 (6.52%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.35%) Perl
2 2 (4.35%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (17.39%) CCNP
3 8 (17.39%) Degree
4 5 (10.87%) CISSP
5 4 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.52%) CCNA
6 3 (6.52%) MCITP
6 3 (6.52%) MCSE
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (10.87%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 9 (19.57%) vSphere
5 5 (10.87%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Nagios
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Cisco
2 19 (41.30%) VMware
3 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) Avaya
4 4 (8.70%) Juniper
5 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.52%) F5
5 3 (6.52%) HP
6 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.35%) Sage
6 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) Mitel
7 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.17%) Veeam
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