Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 140 117
Rank change year-on-year -5 -23 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 84 118 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.60% 1.95% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.22% 11.59% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 78 108 116
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.18% -15.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £30,875 £24,775 £23,625
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,250 £70,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% -6.67%

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 822 1,018 1,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.61% 16.80% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 563 746 943
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,800
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -5.56%

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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 2019. 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
Slough +52 27 £60,000 +14.29% 6
Reading -44 15 £42,500 +21.43% 11
Bracknell +7 10 £40,000 -50.00% 2
Maidenhead +31 5 £52,500 +38.16% 1
Ascot - 1 £36,000 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 63 (75.00%) Firewall
2 55 (65.48%) Cisco
3 43 (51.19%) Network Security
4 42 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (35.71%) DNS
5 30 (35.71%) WAN
6 28 (33.33%) LAN
7 26 (30.95%) Change Management
7 26 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (29.76%) VMware
8 25 (29.76%) DHCP
9 24 (28.57%) Validation
9 24 (28.57%) Azure
9 24 (28.57%) Palo Alto
10 23 (27.38%) Windows
10 23 (27.38%) CISSP
11 22 (26.19%) Linux
11 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
12 21 (25.00%) CCNA
12 21 (25.00%) Information Security
13 20 (23.81%) SSL
13 20 (23.81%) CCNP
14 19 (22.62%) CCSP
14 19 (22.62%) Management Information System
14 19 (22.62%) Software Audit
15 15 (17.86%) WLAN
15 15 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (16.67%) CheckPoint
16 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
17 13 (15.48%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (7.14%) IIS
2 5 (5.95%) Apache
2 5 (5.95%) Confluence
2 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 24 (28.57%) Azure
2 11 (13.10%) SaaS
3 9 (10.71%) Office 365
4 3 (3.57%) AWS
4 3 (3.57%) IaaS
5 2 (2.38%) Akamai
5 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.38%) PaaS
6 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 63 (75.00%) Firewall
2 43 (51.19%) Network Security
3 30 (35.71%) DNS
3 30 (35.71%) WAN
4 28 (33.33%) LAN
5 26 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (29.76%) DHCP
7 20 (23.81%) SSL
8 15 (17.86%) WLAN
9 11 (13.10%) VLAN
9 11 (13.10%) Wireless
10 8 (9.52%) BGP
10 8 (9.52%) OSPF
11 7 (8.33%) MPLS
11 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
12 6 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (7.14%) Internet
13 4 (4.76%) HSRP
13 4 (4.76%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (2.38%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) JIRA
2 4 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (3.57%) Military
2 1 (1.19%) Advertising
2 1 (1.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Publishing
2 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (44.05%) Network Engineer
2 36 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 32 (38.10%) Network Security Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Technical Support
8 5 (5.95%) Incident Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Network Security Specialist
8 5 (5.95%) Network Specialist
8 5 (5.95%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Support Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Kafka
2 4 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (1.19%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Management Information System
2 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.95%) Clustering
4 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (5.95%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.76%) IVR
6 2 (2.38%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.19%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.19%) iPhone
7 1 (1.19%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Linux
3 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.71%) Unix
5 8 (9.52%) CentOS
6 6 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.19%) Android
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Change Management
2 24 (28.57%) Validation
3 21 (25.00%) Information Security
4 19 (22.62%) Software Audit
5 13 (15.48%) ITIL
5 13 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (11.90%) Incident Management
7 8 (9.52%) Load Balancing
8 7 (8.33%) DevOps
9 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
9 6 (7.14%) Network Management
9 6 (7.14%) Security Operations
9 6 (7.14%) SIEM
10 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.95%) Network Design
10 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (4.76%) Logistics
11 4 (4.76%) OWASP
11 4 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.33%) Python
3 6 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (2.38%) Go
4 2 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (27.38%) CISSP
3 21 (25.00%) CCNA
4 20 (23.81%) CCNP
5 19 (22.62%) CCSP
6 8 (9.52%) Degree
7 5 (5.95%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (4.76%) CEH
8 4 (4.76%) CISM
8 4 (4.76%) GSEC
8 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.76%) SANS
8 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.57%) CCDP
9 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.57%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.57%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.19%) MCSE
10 1 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.76%) NIST
1 4 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.57%) GDPR
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 8 (9.52%) VMware NSX
4 7 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.95%) vCloud
5 5 (5.95%) vSphere
6 4 (4.76%) Docker
6 4 (4.76%) iptables
7 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.38%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.19%) NLBS
9 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.19%) XenApp
9 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Grafana
2 4 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.76%) Nessus
2 4 (4.76%) Nmap
2 4 (4.76%) vCenter Server
2 4 (4.76%) vMotion
3 3 (3.57%) Graylog
3 3 (3.57%) Puppet
3 3 (3.57%) SCCM
4 2 (2.38%) Cacti
4 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.38%) Nagios
4 2 (2.38%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 55 (65.48%) Cisco
2 25 (29.76%) VMware
3 24 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
5 14 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 12 (14.29%) F5
7 7 (8.33%) Juniper
7 7 (8.33%) Oracle
8 4 (4.76%) Qualys
8 4 (4.76%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
9 3 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (3.57%) Brocade
9 3 (3.57%) HP
9 3 (3.57%) NETGEAR
9 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.57%) SonicWALL
9 3 (3.57%) Symantec
9 3 (3.57%) Veeam
10 2 (2.38%) Blue Coat