Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 114 109
Rank change year-on-year -41 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 100 157 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.77% 2.42% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.02% 12.04% 9.99%
Number of salaries quoted 94 117 140
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% - +15.00%
10th Percentile £24,475 £23,850 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £78,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -

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 998 1,304 1,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.64% 20.14% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 718 954 1,374
Berkshire median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,850 £26,000 £28,650
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £76,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +1.12%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Reading +9 54 £36,250 -36.96% 9
Bracknell -25 10 £80,000 +88.24% 3
Maidenhead -33 7 £39,000 -32.17% 2
Newbury +4 5 £55,000 +92.98%
Slough -30 5 £52,500 +128.26% 1
Wokingham +14 4 £32,500 -10.34%
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 55 (55.00%) Windows
2 52 (52.00%) Active Directory
3 51 (51.00%) DNS
4 42 (42.00%) DHCP
5 39 (39.00%) TCP/IP
5 39 (39.00%) Firewall
6 37 (37.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 35 (35.00%) Office 365
8 34 (34.00%) Hyper-V
8 34 (34.00%) VMware
9 31 (31.00%) Linux
10 29 (29.00%) Cisco
11 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
12 24 (24.00%) Windows Server
13 21 (21.00%) Network Security
14 20 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (19.00%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 17 (17.00%) Windows 10
17 17 (17.00%) Palo Alto
17 17 (17.00%) Windows 7
17 17 (17.00%) Degree
18 16 (16.00%) PowerShell
18 16 (16.00%) DevOps
19 15 (15.00%) Information Security
19 15 (15.00%) WAN
20 14 (14.00%) LAN
20 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
20 14 (14.00%) Citrix

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 11 (11.00%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (10.00%) IIS
3 7 (7.00%) nginx
4 6 (6.00%) Apache
4 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (37.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (35.00%) Office 365
3 20 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (13.00%) Mimecast
5 8 (8.00%) IaaS
5 8 (8.00%) PaaS
5 8 (8.00%) SaaS
6 7 (7.00%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (7.00%) GitHub
6 7 (7.00%) Serverless
7 5 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (4.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (4.00%) Amazon S3
8 4 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (4.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (4.00%) CloudFront
8 4 (4.00%) Route 53
9 3 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (51.00%) DNS
2 42 (42.00%) DHCP
3 39 (39.00%) Firewall
3 39 (39.00%) TCP/IP
4 21 (21.00%) Network Security
5 15 (15.00%) WAN
6 14 (14.00%) LAN
7 13 (13.00%) BGP
7 13 (13.00%) SNMP
7 13 (13.00%) SSL
8 12 (12.00%) Internet
8 12 (12.00%) OSPF
9 10 (10.00%) MPLS
10 9 (9.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (8.00%) IPsec
12 7 (7.00%) Wireless
13 6 (6.00%) Cisco Firepower
13 6 (6.00%) Ethernet
13 6 (6.00%) VLAN
13 6 (6.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.00%) Big Data
3 7 (7.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (5.00%) HBase
5 4 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.00%) Subversion
2 4 (4.00%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (16.00%) Administrator
2 16 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 14 (14.00%) Security Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Support Engineer
5 10 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) Analyst
6 9 (9.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (8.00%) IT Engineer
7 8 (8.00%) IT Support
8 7 (7.00%) IT Administrator
8 7 (7.00%) Office 365 Administrator
9 6 (6.00%) Azure Administrator
9 6 (6.00%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.00%) Architect
10 5 (5.00%) IT Analyst
10 5 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) .NET
1 4 (4.00%) J2EE
1 4 (4.00%) Node.js
1 4 (4.00%) OAuth
1 4 (4.00%) SAML
2 3 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.00%) Kafka
2 3 (3.00%) LDAP
3 2 (2.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.00%) JSON
4 1 (1.00%) OpenID
4 1 (1.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (9.00%) PKI
3 9 (9.00%) Private Cloud
4 8 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (4.00%) Clustering
7 4 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 55 (55.00%) Windows
2 31 (31.00%) Linux
3 24 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (17.00%) Windows 10
4 17 (17.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (10.00%) CentOS
6 5 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.00%) Solaris
8 3 (3.00%) VMS
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (16.00%) DevOps
3 15 (15.00%) Information Security
4 13 (13.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (13.00%) Load Balancing
5 11 (11.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.00%) ITIL
5 11 (11.00%) Line Management
6 10 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.00%) Computer Science
7 9 (9.00%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.00%) Change Management
8 8 (8.00%) Software Audit
8 8 (8.00%) Validation
9 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.00%) Network Design
9 7 (7.00%) Presales
9 7 (7.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (6.00%) Incident Management
10 6 (6.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.00%) SQL
3 9 (9.00%) Bash Shell
3 9 (9.00%) Python
4 7 (7.00%) Ruby
5 5 (5.00%) Java
6 4 (4.00%) C#
6 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.00%) Go
8 2 (2.00%) VB
9 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (19.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.00%) Degree
3 14 (14.00%) CISSP
4 10 (10.00%) CCNP
5 8 (8.00%) CCSP
5 8 (8.00%) JNCIP
6 5 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.00%) JNCIA
6 5 (5.00%) JNCIS
7 4 (4.00%) CCDP
7 4 (4.00%) CCSE
7 4 (4.00%) CWNA
7 4 (4.00%) IISP
7 4 (4.00%) ISSAP
8 3 (3.00%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (2.00%) CCIE
9 2 (2.00%) CCNA
9 2 (2.00%) CISA
9 2 (2.00%) CISM
9 2 (2.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) FISMA
2 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.00%) GDPR
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (34.00%) Hyper-V
3 20 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.00%) Docker
5 5 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.00%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.00%) iptables
7 3 (3.00%) VirtualBox
7 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.00%) Xen
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 12 (12.00%) Puppet
2 8 (8.00%) Nagios
3 7 (7.00%) Ansible
4 4 (4.00%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (4.00%) Graphite
4 4 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.00%) Mesos
4 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.00%) QRadar
4 4 (4.00%) Rancher
4 4 (4.00%) Salt
4 4 (4.00%) Terraform
5 3 (3.00%) Grafana
5 3 (3.00%) Graylog
5 3 (3.00%) Kibana
5 3 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.00%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 34 (34.00%) VMware
2 29 (29.00%) Cisco
3 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (17.00%) Palo Alto
5 14 (14.00%) Citrix
6 13 (13.00%) Red Hat
7 11 (11.00%) CheckPoint
8 9 (9.00%) F5
9 7 (7.00%) HP
9 7 (7.00%) Oracle
10 6 (6.00%) IBM
11 4 (4.00%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.00%) LogRhythm
11 4 (4.00%) McAfee
11 4 (4.00%) Sophos
11 4 (4.00%) Splunk
11 4 (4.00%) Trend Micro
11 4 (4.00%) Tufin
12 3 (3.00%) Centreon
12 3 (3.00%) Qualys