Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 103 107
Rank change year-on-year -20 +4 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 154 171 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.38% 2.76% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.54% 12.48% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 140 143 210
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,575 £23,800 £25,675
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,500 £71,325
South East median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.59% -5.56% -

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 1,137 1,370 2,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.60% 22.13% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 877 1,043 1,646
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £49,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.55% +3.68%
10th Percentile £27,300 £26,250 £29,875
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 +5 68 £35,000 -39.66% 7
Maidenhead -13 28 £50,000 - 1
Bracknell -48 15 £80,000 +88.24%
Slough -6 14 £48,750 +8.33% 3
Wokingham +1 9 £32,500 -14.47%
Newbury +1 8 £25,000 +6.38%
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 90 (58.44%) Windows
2 66 (42.86%) Cisco
2 66 (42.86%) Firewall
3 53 (34.42%) DNS
4 52 (33.77%) Active Directory
5 51 (33.12%) VMware
6 49 (31.82%) DHCP
7 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
8 45 (29.22%) Windows Server
9 43 (27.92%) LAN
10 42 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 42 (27.27%) CheckPoint
11 38 (24.68%) Linux
12 37 (24.03%) WAN
13 36 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
14 34 (22.08%) Office 365
14 34 (22.08%) Hyper-V
15 33 (21.43%) Data Centre
16 31 (20.13%) Network Security
17 30 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (19.48%) WLAN
18 27 (17.53%) Citrix
18 27 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 25 (16.23%) Windows 10
20 25 (16.23%) MPLS
21 23 (14.94%) ITIL
22 22 (14.29%) SQL Server
23 21 (13.64%) CCNP

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 17 (11.04%) Skype for Business
2 16 (10.39%) IIS
3 14 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.90%) Apache
4 6 (3.90%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.25%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.30%) Confluence
8 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.30%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (9.74%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (22.08%) Office 365
3 14 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.14%) PaaS
5 10 (6.49%) IaaS
6 6 (3.90%) Mimecast
6 6 (3.90%) SaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.65%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.65%) GitHub
7 1 (0.65%) Serverless
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (42.86%) Firewall
2 53 (34.42%) DNS
3 49 (31.82%) DHCP
4 43 (27.92%) LAN
5 42 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 37 (24.03%) WAN
7 31 (20.13%) Network Security
8 30 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (19.48%) WLAN
9 25 (16.23%) MPLS
10 21 (13.64%) Wireless
11 20 (12.99%) BGP
12 18 (11.69%) Internet
12 18 (11.69%) OSPF
13 17 (11.04%) Ethernet
14 15 (9.74%) SNMP
14 15 (9.74%) SSL
15 14 (9.09%) Skype
16 12 (7.79%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (7.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) MySQL
3 4 (2.60%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.30%) JIRA
1 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.25%) Retail
3 3 (1.95%) Advertising
3 3 (1.95%) Marketing
4 2 (1.30%) Finance
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (22.08%) Support Engineer
2 31 (20.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (18.18%) IT Support
3 28 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 19 (12.34%) IT Engineer
5 18 (11.69%) Architect
6 17 (11.04%) IT Support Engineer
7 14 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (8.44%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.49%) IT Support Technician
9 10 (6.49%) IT Technician
9 10 (6.49%) Security Architect
9 10 (6.49%) Security Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Security Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.49%) Support Technician
10 9 (5.84%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (5.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.55%) Technical Support
12 7 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (1.95%) Kafka
2 1 (0.65%) JSON
2 1 (0.65%) LAMP
2 1 (0.65%) LDAP
2 1 (0.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.49%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (6.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.25%) PKI
5 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.95%) Clustering
6 3 (1.95%) iPhone
7 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 90 (58.44%) Windows
2 45 (29.22%) Windows Server
3 38 (24.68%) Linux
4 25 (16.23%) Windows 10
5 14 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.90%) Android
7 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.60%) Solaris
8 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.95%) CentOS
9 3 (1.95%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.95%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.65%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.65%) Unix
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (14.94%) ITIL
3 21 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 19 (12.34%) Presales
5 18 (11.69%) Network Design
6 16 (10.39%) ITIL V3
7 15 (9.74%) DevOps
8 12 (7.79%) Asset Management
8 12 (7.79%) Incident Management
9 11 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 10 (6.49%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.49%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 10 (6.49%) SIEM
10 10 (6.49%) Software Optimisation
10 10 (6.49%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (5.84%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (5.19%) Line Management
12 8 (5.19%) Logistics
13 7 (4.55%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.84%) SQL
3 4 (2.60%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.60%) Java
4 3 (1.95%) Python
5 2 (1.30%) C#
5 2 (1.30%) VB
6 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (13.64%) CCNP
3 13 (8.44%) CISSP
4 12 (7.79%) JNCIP
5 11 (7.14%) CCDP
6 10 (6.49%) CCSE
6 10 (6.49%) IISP
6 10 (6.49%) ISSAP
7 9 (5.84%) Degree
8 8 (5.19%) CCIE
9 6 (3.90%) MCSE
9 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.25%) CCNA
10 5 (3.25%) JNCIE
11 4 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.95%) MCITP
12 3 (1.95%) MCSA
12 3 (1.95%) MCTS
12 3 (1.95%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) FISMA
3 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 34 (22.08%) Hyper-V
3 27 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.90%) Docker
5 3 (1.95%) UAG
6 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.65%) Firmware
7 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (6.49%) QRadar
2 6 (3.90%) Ansible
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (3.25%) Puppet
4 4 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.95%) Grafana
5 3 (1.95%) Graylog
5 3 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.95%) Nagios
6 2 (1.30%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.30%) SCCM
6 2 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (42.86%) Cisco
2 51 (33.12%) VMware
3 46 (29.87%) Microsoft
4 42 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 27 (17.53%) Citrix
6 20 (12.99%) Juniper
7 19 (12.34%) Palo Alto
8 13 (8.44%) IBM
9 11 (7.14%) Aruba
9 11 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 11 (7.14%) HP
9 11 (7.14%) Splunk
10 10 (6.49%) LogRhythm
10 10 (6.49%) Tufin
11 9 (5.84%) Forcepoint
12 8 (5.19%) Apple
13 6 (3.90%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (3.90%) F5
13 6 (3.90%) Oracle
13 6 (3.90%) SolarWinds