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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 78 125
Rank change year-on-year -12 +47  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 93 143 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.81% 3.18% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.77% 12.81% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 77 136 74
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63%  
10th Percentile £25,150 £25,000 £27,550
90th Percentile £66,000 £68,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 790 1116 1328
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.90% 24.85% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2177 3261 2974
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 41 £58,000 +22.10% 2
Bracknell +31 17 £42,500 -15.00%
Slough -3 17 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Wokingham +29 5 £38,000 +14.28%
Windsor -6 3 £77,500 +3.33%
Maidenhead +11 1 £65,000 +73.33% 1
Newbury -14 1 £23,500 -53.00% 2
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 152 (71.70%) Cisco
2 134 (63.21%) Firewall
3 110 (51.89%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (40.09%) Windows
5 82 (38.68%) MPLS
6 76 (35.85%) Cisco ASA
7 64 (30.19%) VMware
8 60 (28.30%) CCNP
9 58 (27.36%) Microsoft
9 58 (27.36%) TCP/IP
10 56 (26.42%) Palo Alto
11 55 (25.94%) SSL
11 55 (25.94%) Juniper
11 55 (25.94%) BGP
12 54 (25.47%) OSPF
13 53 (25.00%) Active Directory
13 53 (25.00%) Linux
14 51 (24.06%) CheckPoint
14 51 (24.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 49 (23.11%) F5
15 49 (23.11%) Data Centre
16 48 (22.64%) WAN
16 48 (22.64%) IPsec
17 46 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (21.23%) CCIE
19 44 (20.75%) DNS
19 44 (20.75%) Network Security
20 43 (20.28%) Cisco PIX
21 42 (19.81%) CCNA
22 41 (19.34%) Internet

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 (10.38%) Apache
2 20 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.13%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.72%) nginx
5 9 (4.25%) IIS
6 8 (3.77%) Apache Solr
6 8 (3.77%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (3.77%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.36%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.94%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (13.68%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (11.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (10.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (9.91%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.89%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (1.89%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 12 (5.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.19%) Office 365
4 9 (4.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.30%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (3.30%) Amazon S3
5 7 (3.30%) Google App Engine
5 7 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.36%) SaaS
7 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (63.21%) Firewall
2 82 (38.68%) MPLS
3 76 (35.85%) Cisco ASA
4 58 (27.36%) TCP/IP
5 55 (25.94%) BGP
5 55 (25.94%) SSL
6 54 (25.47%) OSPF
7 51 (24.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 48 (22.64%) IPsec
8 48 (22.64%) WAN
9 44 (20.75%) DNS
9 44 (20.75%) Network Security
10 43 (20.28%) Cisco PIX
11 41 (19.34%) Internet
12 36 (16.98%) LAN
13 35 (16.51%) DHCP
14 28 (13.21%) VLAN
15 26 (12.26%) Wireless
16 23 (10.85%) EIGRP
17 20 (9.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.85%) MySQL
3 12 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (3.30%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.42%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (1.42%) Redis
7 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.42%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (11.32%) Digital Economy
1 24 (11.32%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.91%) Finance
3 14 (6.60%) Marketing
4 13 (6.13%) Manufacturing
5 12 (5.66%) Back Office
5 12 (5.66%) Electronics
6 5 (2.36%) Legal
7 3 (1.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (36.32%) Network Engineer
2 39 (18.40%) Security Engineer
3 37 (17.45%) Support Engineer
4 35 (16.51%) Senior Network Engineer
5 31 (14.62%) Cisco Engineer
6 28 (13.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 27 (12.74%) Analyst
8 22 (10.38%) Administrator
8 22 (10.38%) Support Analyst
8 22 (10.38%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (9.91%) Juniper Engineer
10 20 (9.43%) Senior Security Engineer
11 18 (8.49%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 18 (8.49%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 17 (8.02%) IT Support
12 17 (8.02%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 14 (6.60%) Linux Administrator
13 14 (6.60%) Linux Support
13 14 (6.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 14 (6.60%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (3.30%) Kafka
1 7 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (1.89%) CSS
3 3 (1.42%) .NET
3 3 (1.42%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.42%) Memcached
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.11%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.91%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (4.72%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.77%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.30%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.83%) Blog
8 4 (1.89%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.89%) PDA
8 4 (1.89%) PKI
9 3 (1.42%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.94%) Chip and PIN
10 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.94%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) Clustering
11 1 (0.47%) e-Health
11 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 85 (40.09%) Windows
2 53 (25.00%) Linux
3 38 (17.92%) Windows Server
3 38 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (8.49%) Unix
5 18 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.72%) Windows 7
7 9 (4.25%) CentOS
8 6 (2.83%) Mac OS
8 6 (2.83%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.36%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.89%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.89%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.94%) Android
11 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.94%) NetWare
11 2 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.51%) Information Security
2 32 (15.09%) Kalman Filter
3 30 (14.15%) Network Design
4 24 (11.32%) ITIL
4 24 (11.32%) Risk Management
5 23 (10.85%) Security Management
6 21 (9.91%) Security Operations
7 19 (8.96%) Content Management
8 16 (7.55%) DevOps
8 16 (7.55%) Presales
9 15 (7.08%) Change Management
9 15 (7.08%) Load Balancing
9 15 (7.08%) Mentoring
9 15 (7.08%) Patch Management
9 15 (7.08%) Security Architecture
10 14 (6.60%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (5.66%) Programme Management
11 12 (5.66%) Security Patching
11 12 (5.66%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.66%) Python
1 12 (5.66%) SQL
2 8 (3.77%) Perl
2 8 (3.77%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.77%) Shell Script
3 4 (1.89%) C
3 4 (1.89%) C++
3 4 (1.89%) Objective-C
3 4 (1.89%) Ruby
4 1 (0.47%) Java
4 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 110 (51.89%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (28.30%) CCNP
3 45 (21.23%) CCIE
4 42 (19.81%) CCNA
5 32 (15.09%) CCSP
6 24 (11.32%) JNCIS
7 23 (10.85%) Degree
8 20 (9.43%) CCSE
9 19 (8.96%) CCIE Service Provider
10 17 (8.02%) JNCIA
11 13 (6.13%) SC Cleared
11 13 (6.13%) Security Cleared
12 6 (2.83%) CCDA
12 6 (2.83%) CISSP
13 5 (2.36%) CCVP
13 5 (2.36%) CISM
13 5 (2.36%) MCP
14 4 (1.89%) CCDP
14 4 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.79%) SLA
2 11 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.36%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.89%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 46 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (13.68%) Hyper-V
4 19 (8.96%) ProxySG
5 17 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (7.08%) Docker
7 13 (6.13%) XenApp
8 12 (5.66%) KVM
8 12 (5.66%) Terminal Services
8 12 (5.66%) VMware Workstation
8 12 (5.66%) XenServer
9 9 (4.25%) Varnish
10 3 (1.42%) vSphere
11 2 (0.94%) NDS
12 1 (0.47%) Firmware
12 1 (0.47%) iptables
12 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (8.96%) FortiGate
1 19 (8.96%) ZABBIX
2 15 (7.08%) WSUS
3 10 (4.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (3.77%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.77%) logstash
5 7 (3.30%) HAProxy
5 7 (3.30%) Kibana
5 7 (3.30%) Puppet
6 5 (2.36%) Nessus
6 5 (2.36%) Nmap
7 3 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.42%) cPanel
7 3 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.42%) Plesk
7 3 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.94%) Nagios
9 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 152 (71.70%) Cisco
2 64 (30.19%) VMware
3 58 (27.36%) Microsoft
4 56 (26.42%) Palo Alto
5 55 (25.94%) Juniper
6 51 (24.06%) CheckPoint
7 49 (23.11%) F5
8 39 (18.40%) HP
9 32 (15.09%) McAfee
10 29 (13.68%) Imperva
11 23 (10.85%) Fortinet
12 22 (10.38%) Sourcefire
13 19 (8.96%) Blue Coat
13 19 (8.96%) Proofpoint
13 19 (8.96%) TippingPoint
14 14 (6.60%) Citrix
15 12 (5.66%) SAP
16 10 (4.72%) LogLogic
17 9 (4.25%) Dell
18 8 (3.77%) Aruba
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