Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 102 112
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 -30
Permanent jobs citing VPN 168 206 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.52% 2.72% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.42% 11.09% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 118 155 253
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £68,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +4.94%

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 1,353 1,857 2,693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.26% 24.52% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 975 1,337 2,177
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -21 60 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Bracknell +24 30 £58,500 +46.25% 4
Maidenhead +3 22 £66,250 +97.03% 2
Slough +10 21 £25,000 -41.18% 1
Wokingham -11 4 £22,000 -41.89%
Newbury -26 4 £29,000 -27.50% 3
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 92 (54.76%) Cisco
2 91 (54.17%) Firewall
3 71 (42.26%) Data Centre
4 59 (35.12%) CheckPoint
5 55 (32.74%) SSL
6 54 (32.14%) WAN
7 51 (30.36%) DNS
8 50 (29.76%) Linux
9 49 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
10 48 (28.57%) Windows
10 48 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 45 (26.79%) LAN
12 44 (26.19%) ITIL
12 44 (26.19%) MPLS
13 43 (25.60%) Cisco Certification
13 43 (25.60%) VMware
14 42 (25.00%) DHCP
15 39 (23.21%) Network Security
15 39 (23.21%) Palo Alto
16 38 (22.62%) Juniper
17 37 (22.02%) CCNP
17 37 (22.02%) Cisco Nexus
18 36 (21.43%) Windows Server
18 36 (21.43%) Internet
18 36 (21.43%) Network Design
19 34 (20.24%) IPsec
19 34 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
20 32 (19.05%) OSPF
20 32 (19.05%) SNMP
20 32 (19.05%) DevOps

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 22 (13.10%) IIS
2 15 (8.93%) Apache
3 13 (7.74%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (7.74%) OpenStack
4 9 (5.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.38%) Confluence
5 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.38%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) JBoss
7 1 (0.60%) Moodle
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 18 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (7.74%) Route 53
5 11 (6.55%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (4.17%) Amazon Glacier
8 7 (4.17%) Office 365
9 4 (2.38%) Akamai
9 4 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.79%) SaaS
11 2 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.19%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.19%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.60%) IaaS
12 1 (0.60%) PaaS
12 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 91 (54.17%) Firewall
2 55 (32.74%) SSL
3 54 (32.14%) WAN
4 51 (30.36%) DNS
5 49 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
6 48 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 45 (26.79%) LAN
8 44 (26.19%) MPLS
9 42 (25.00%) DHCP
10 39 (23.21%) Network Security
11 37 (22.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 36 (21.43%) Internet
13 34 (20.24%) IPsec
14 32 (19.05%) OSPF
14 32 (19.05%) SNMP
15 31 (18.45%) BGP
16 29 (17.26%) Ethernet
17 26 (15.48%) VLAN
18 20 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
19 19 (11.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (8.93%) MySQL
2 15 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.55%) DB2
4 7 (4.17%) Cognos Impromptu
4 7 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.19%) Power BI
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.55%) Ant
2 11 (6.55%) Maven
2 11 (6.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (6.55%) Toad
3 10 (5.95%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.38%) JIRA
5 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.79%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 16 (9.52%) Retail
2 15 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (4.17%) Billing
5 6 (3.57%) Legal
6 5 (2.98%) Finance
7 3 (1.79%) Digital Economy
8 2 (1.19%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (1.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (22.02%) Network Engineer
2 33 (19.64%) Architect
3 28 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 18 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 17 (10.12%) Security Architect
6 16 (9.52%) Lead Network Engineer
6 16 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (7.74%) Operations Engineer
7 13 (7.74%) Security Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) AWS Architect
10 8 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Data Centre Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Data Centre Technician
11 7 (4.17%) Data Technician
11 7 (4.17%) IP Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) IT Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Linux Support Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.93%) CSS
2 11 (6.55%) HTML
2 11 (6.55%) LAMP
3 8 (4.76%) Web Services
4 3 (1.79%) HTML5
5 1 (0.60%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 71 (42.26%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.74%) Cyberthreat
2 13 (7.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 13 (7.74%) Private Cloud
3 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.57%) Blog
4 6 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.57%) FlexPod
5 4 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.19%) iPhone
6 2 (1.19%) Replication
6 2 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.60%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.60%) PDA
7 1 (0.60%) TM Forum
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.60%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.76%) Linux
2 48 (28.57%) Windows
3 36 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 19 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (6.55%) Windows 10
6 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.76%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.17%) CentOS
9 7 (4.17%) Solaris
9 7 (4.17%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.17%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.98%) Unix
10 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.38%) Android
12 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.79%) Debian
12 3 (1.79%) Kali Linux
12 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.19%) ITIL
2 36 (21.43%) Network Design
3 32 (19.05%) DevOps
4 31 (18.45%) Presales
5 30 (17.86%) Load Balancing
6 23 (13.69%) SIEM
7 19 (11.31%) ITIL V3
8 18 (10.71%) Incident Management
9 16 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (8.33%) Security Management
11 13 (7.74%) API Integration
11 13 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (7.74%) E-Commerce
11 13 (7.74%) Identity Management
11 13 (7.74%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 13 (7.74%) Software Optimisation
11 13 (7.74%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (7.14%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.14%) Migration
12 12 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.93%) SQL
3 14 (8.33%) Python
4 11 (6.55%) Bash Shell
4 11 (6.55%) Java
4 11 (6.55%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.55%) PHP
4 11 (6.55%) Ruby
5 3 (1.79%) Perl
6 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (25.60%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (22.02%) CCNP
3 27 (16.07%) Degree
4 22 (13.10%) CISSP
5 17 (10.12%) CCDP
5 17 (10.12%) CCIE
5 17 (10.12%) JNCIP
6 14 (8.33%) CCSE
7 13 (7.74%) IISP
7 13 (7.74%) ISSAP
8 9 (5.36%) CCNA
9 7 (4.17%) CISM
10 6 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared
10 6 (3.57%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.38%) CCDA
11 4 (2.38%) JNCIE
12 3 (1.79%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.76%) SLA
3 6 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.57%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.17%) Docker
5 4 (2.38%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.79%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (12.50%) Puppet
2 14 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (7.74%) QRadar
4 12 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (5.95%) FortiGate
6 7 (4.17%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.57%) Ansible
7 6 (3.57%) Nessus
7 6 (3.57%) Nmap
8 5 (2.98%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.98%) Nagios
9 4 (2.38%) Cisco CME
9 4 (2.38%) SCCM
10 3 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.79%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.79%) SCOM
10 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (1.19%) Consul
11 2 (1.19%) Packer
11 2 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 92 (54.76%) Cisco
2 59 (35.12%) CheckPoint
3 43 (25.60%) VMware
4 39 (23.21%) Palo Alto
5 38 (22.62%) Juniper
6 26 (15.48%) F5
7 23 (13.69%) Fortinet
7 23 (13.69%) Microsoft
8 22 (13.10%) Citrix
8 22 (13.10%) HP
9 20 (11.90%) Oracle
10 19 (11.31%) Splunk
11 17 (10.12%) SolarWinds
12 16 (9.52%) Aruba
12 16 (9.52%) Forcepoint
13 14 (8.33%) IBM
14 13 (7.74%) LogRhythm
14 13 (7.74%) Tufin
15 10 (5.95%) Meraki
16 9 (5.36%) Brocade