Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 114 114
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -30
Permanent jobs citing VPN 154 215 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.42% 2.47% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.60% 9.81% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 118 169 210
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +29.87%
10th Percentile £24,075 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,750 £70,000
South East median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +16.00%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1328 2192 2687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.87% 25.23% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 1578 2012
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,925 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Berkshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for VPN in Berkshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Berkshire

VPN
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -23 55 £60,000 +4.35%
Bracknell +35 33 £42,500 -15.00%
Slough +5 25 £45,000 -5.26%
Maidenhead +28 9 £50,000 +72.41%
Newbury -18 9 £23,500 -41.25%
Wokingham - 4 £42,500 -
Windsor +1 3 £77,500 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 92 (59.74%) Firewall
2 90 (58.44%) Cisco
3 71 (46.10%) Cisco ASA
4 70 (45.45%) SSL
5 65 (42.21%) IPsec
6 60 (38.96%) Linux
7 56 (36.36%) TCP/IP
8 55 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
9 53 (34.42%) Windows
9 53 (34.42%) VMware
10 49 (31.82%) MPLS
11 48 (31.17%) Data Centre
12 43 (27.92%) Degree
13 39 (25.32%) Active Directory
14 38 (24.68%) ITIL
15 37 (24.03%) CCNP
15 37 (24.03%) DevOps
15 37 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (23.38%) Presales
16 36 (23.38%) BGP
17 34 (22.08%) Network Security
17 34 (22.08%) F5
18 33 (21.43%) WAN
19 32 (20.78%) OSPF
19 32 (20.78%) VLAN
19 32 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
19 32 (20.78%) Windows Server
20 31 (20.13%) Network Design
20 31 (20.13%) MySQL
20 31 (20.13%) SQL Server

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 25 (16.23%) Apache
2 21 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (8.44%) OpenStack
4 9 (5.84%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.19%) IIS
6 4 (2.60%) Confluence
6 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.95%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.65%) Drupal
8 1 (0.65%) JBoss
8 1 (0.65%) Moodle
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.78%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.04%) Amazon S3
3 15 (9.74%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (9.74%) Route 53
4 13 (8.44%) Amazon ELB
5 9 (5.84%) SaaS
6 8 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.90%) Office 365
8 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.65%) IaaS
10 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.65%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 92 (59.74%) Firewall
2 71 (46.10%) Cisco ASA
3 70 (45.45%) SSL
4 65 (42.21%) IPsec
5 56 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 49 (31.82%) MPLS
7 36 (23.38%) BGP
8 34 (22.08%) Network Security
9 33 (21.43%) WAN
10 32 (20.78%) OSPF
10 32 (20.78%) VLAN
11 30 (19.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (18.83%) DNS
13 27 (17.53%) LAN
13 27 (17.53%) SNMP
14 24 (15.58%) Ethernet
15 23 (14.94%) Cisco PIX
16 22 (14.29%) Internet
17 21 (13.64%) Wireless
18 18 (11.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.13%) MySQL
1 31 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (8.44%) DB2
4 9 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.60%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.44%) Ant
2 13 (8.44%) Maven
2 13 (8.44%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (8.44%) Toad
3 4 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.60%) JIRA
4 3 (1.95%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.95%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 26 (16.88%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.99%) Finance
3 15 (9.74%) Billing
4 12 (7.79%) Marketing
5 10 (6.49%) Legal
6 8 (5.19%) Back Office
6 8 (5.19%) Digital Economy
6 8 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (4.55%) Electronics
7 7 (4.55%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.30%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
9 1 (0.65%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (17.53%) Network Engineer
1 27 (17.53%) Support Engineer
2 21 (13.64%) Linux Support
3 17 (11.04%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (10.39%) Administrator
4 16 (10.39%) Cloud Engineer
4 16 (10.39%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (9.74%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (8.44%) Linux Support Engineer
7 13 (8.44%) Platform Engineer
7 13 (8.44%) Platform Support Engineer
7 13 (8.44%) Security Engineer
8 12 (7.79%) Analyst
8 12 (7.79%) Operations Engineer
8 12 (7.79%) Support Analyst
9 11 (7.14%) Consultant
10 9 (5.84%) Architect
10 9 (5.84%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.44%) CSS
1 13 (8.44%) HTML
1 13 (8.44%) LAMP
2 9 (5.84%) Web Services
3 5 (3.25%) HTML5
4 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.65%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 48 (31.17%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.09%) FlexPod
3 13 (8.44%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.60%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Frameworx
8 1 (0.65%) PDA
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 60 (38.96%) Linux
2 53 (34.42%) Windows
3 32 (20.78%) Windows Server
4 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 13 (8.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.19%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.55%) CentOS
10 6 (3.90%) Windows 8
11 5 (3.25%) Unix
11 5 (3.25%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.95%) Debian
12 3 (1.95%) Kali Linux
13 2 (1.30%) Android
14 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.65%) Solaris
14 1 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.68%) ITIL
2 37 (24.03%) DevOps
3 36 (23.38%) Presales
4 31 (20.13%) Network Design
5 24 (15.58%) Migration
6 23 (14.94%) Load Balancing
6 23 (14.94%) Mentoring
7 22 (14.29%) Project Management
7 22 (14.29%) SIEM
8 20 (12.99%) Security Management
9 18 (11.69%) Time Management
10 15 (9.74%) Service Delivery
11 14 (9.09%) Application Performance Management
11 14 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
11 14 (9.09%) ITIL V3
11 14 (9.09%) Line Management
11 14 (9.09%) Performance Management
12 13 (8.44%) API Integration
12 13 (8.44%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.53%) PowerShell
2 20 (12.99%) SQL
3 17 (11.04%) Python
4 14 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 14 (9.09%) PHP
5 13 (8.44%) Java
5 13 (8.44%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.44%) Ruby
6 5 (3.25%) Perl
7 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (27.92%) Degree
3 37 (24.03%) CCNP
4 23 (14.94%) CCNA
5 17 (11.04%) CCIE
6 9 (5.84%) CISM
6 9 (5.84%) CISSP
6 9 (5.84%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.55%) CCDP
7 7 (4.55%) JNCIS
8 6 (3.90%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.25%) CCDA
10 4 (2.60%) CCSP
10 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.95%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.95%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.30%) MCITP
12 2 (1.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.09%) QA
3 9 (5.84%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.55%) SLA
5 4 (2.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (25.32%) Active Directory
2 37 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (15.58%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.44%) Docker
5 8 (5.19%) KVM
5 8 (5.19%) Terminal Services
5 8 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.19%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (5.19%) XenApp
5 8 (5.19%) XenServer
6 2 (1.30%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (11.69%) FortiGate
2 17 (11.04%) Puppet
3 16 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (9.74%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (8.44%) Kubernetes
6 11 (7.14%) Nessus
6 11 (7.14%) Nmap
7 8 (5.19%) Ansible
7 8 (5.19%) WSUS
7 8 (5.19%) ZABBIX
8 5 (3.25%) Backup Exec
9 4 (2.60%) Nagios
10 3 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.95%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.95%) SCCM
10 3 (1.95%) SCOM
11 2 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.65%) Packer
12 1 (0.65%) SAP Afaria
12 1 (0.65%) vMotion
Vendors
1 90 (58.44%) Cisco
2 53 (34.42%) VMware
3 34 (22.08%) F5
4 30 (19.48%) Microsoft
5 28 (18.18%) Juniper
5 28 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 23 (14.94%) HP
7 21 (13.64%) CheckPoint
8 20 (12.99%) Oracle
9 19 (12.34%) SolarWinds
10 18 (11.69%) Citrix
11 17 (11.04%) Aruba
11 17 (11.04%) Brocade
12 16 (10.39%) Fortinet
12 16 (10.39%) Meraki
13 14 (9.09%) Sourcefire
14 11 (7.14%) McAfee
14 11 (7.14%) Qualys
14 11 (7.14%) Splunk
15 8 (5.19%) NetWitness