The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 66 61 71
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.79% 3.03% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 13.48% 11.73%
Number of salaries quoted 0 24 17
Median salary - £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.10%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 62 178 162
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 9.78% 22.50% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 51 168 138
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Bedfordshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for VPN in Bedfordshire

VPN
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Luton +9 5 - -
Bedford +13 4 - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 25 (96.15%) CCNP
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (92.31%) VoIP
2 24 (92.31%) TCP/IP
2 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 24 (92.31%) Wireless
2 24 (92.31%) Network Management
2 24 (92.31%) Cisco Nexus
3 21 (80.77%) ITIL
4 19 (73.08%) CCIE
5 18 (69.23%) LAN
5 18 (69.23%) WAN
5 18 (69.23%) DHCP
5 18 (69.23%) IPv4
5 18 (69.23%) FTP
5 18 (69.23%) DNS
5 18 (69.23%) VLAN
5 18 (69.23%) SolarWinds
6 17 (65.38%) Problem Management
7 10 (38.46%) Firewall
8 9 (34.62%) F5
9 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (23.08%) HP NNM
10 6 (23.08%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (23.08%) SSL
10 6 (23.08%) RIP
10 6 (23.08%) HP
10 6 (23.08%) Juniper
10 6 (23.08%) DWDM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco Nexus
1 24 (92.31%) TCP/IP
1 24 (92.31%) VoIP
1 24 (92.31%) Wireless
2 18 (69.23%) DHCP
2 18 (69.23%) DNS
2 18 (69.23%) FTP
2 18 (69.23%) IPv4
2 18 (69.23%) LAN
2 18 (69.23%) VLAN
2 18 (69.23%) WAN
3 10 (38.46%) Firewall
4 6 (23.08%) BGP
4 6 (23.08%) DWDM
4 6 (23.08%) EIGRP
4 6 (23.08%) MPLS
4 6 (23.08%) OSPF
4 6 (23.08%) RIP
4 6 (23.08%) SSL
4 6 (23.08%) VRRP
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
1 7 (26.92%) Network Analyst
1 7 (26.92%) Technical Leader
2 6 (23.08%) Network Specialist
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Network Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Network Operations Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Operations Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Network Support
4 4 (15.38%) Network Support Specialist
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Support Specialist
4 4 (15.38%) Telephony Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Network Management
2 21 (80.77%) ITIL
3 17 (65.38%) Problem Management
4 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (23.08%) High Availability
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 25 (96.15%) CCNP
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (73.08%) CCIE
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) HP NNM
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 18 (69.23%) SolarWinds
3 9 (34.62%) F5
4 6 (23.08%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) Juniper
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.54%) Mitel
5 3 (11.54%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat