Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 97 85
Rank change year-on-year -13 -12 +22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 178 211 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.64% 3.18% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.83% 13.27% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 133 161 292
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +6.95%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,000 £70,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +8.43% -5.14% -2.78%

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 1,387 1,590 2,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.58% 23.97% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,002 1,226 1,936
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £70,125
South East median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - -

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 June 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 21 June 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 -19 64 £43,750 -23.91% 7
Bracknell -2 31 £59,250 +24.74% 4
Maidenhead -22 30 £65,000 +57.58% 2
Slough -10 15 £45,000 -
Newbury -12 8 £25,000 -44.44% 1
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 117 (65.73%) Cisco
2 96 (53.93%) Firewall
3 81 (45.51%) CheckPoint
4 68 (38.20%) Windows
4 68 (38.20%) Data Centre
5 58 (32.58%) DNS
6 57 (32.02%) WAN
7 56 (31.46%) LAN
8 53 (29.78%) DHCP
8 53 (29.78%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (26.97%) VMware
10 47 (26.40%) MPLS
10 47 (26.40%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (23.60%) ITIL
12 40 (22.47%) WLAN
12 40 (22.47%) Microsoft
13 39 (21.91%) Network Security
14 38 (21.35%) Palo Alto
15 37 (20.79%) Linux
15 37 (20.79%) Juniper
16 35 (19.66%) CCNP
17 34 (19.10%) TCP/IP
17 34 (19.10%) BGP
17 34 (19.10%) Internet
17 34 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
17 34 (19.10%) Windows Server
18 33 (18.54%) Cisco Nexus
18 33 (18.54%) Ethernet
18 33 (18.54%) Network Design
19 31 (17.42%) OSPF

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 25 (14.04%) IIS
2 7 (3.93%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.93%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.37%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.81%) Apache
5 3 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.69%) JBoss
5 3 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.12%) Confluence
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.62%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (11.24%) Office 365
3 18 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.06%) PaaS
5 8 (4.49%) SaaS
6 7 (3.93%) Amazon S3
6 7 (3.93%) IaaS
7 6 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.81%) Akamai
8 5 (2.81%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.56%) GitHub
11 1 (0.56%) Route 53
11 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (53.93%) Firewall
2 58 (32.58%) DNS
3 57 (32.02%) WAN
4 56 (31.46%) LAN
5 53 (29.78%) Cisco ASA
5 53 (29.78%) DHCP
6 47 (26.40%) MPLS
7 40 (22.47%) WLAN
8 39 (21.91%) Network Security
9 34 (19.10%) BGP
9 34 (19.10%) Internet
9 34 (19.10%) TCP/IP
10 33 (18.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (18.54%) Ethernet
11 31 (17.42%) OSPF
12 27 (15.17%) Cisco IOS
13 24 (13.48%) SNMP
14 23 (12.92%) SSL
14 23 (12.92%) VLAN
15 21 (11.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.93%) MySQL
3 6 (3.37%) Cognos Impromptu
4 5 (2.81%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.12%) JIRA
3 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.12%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (12.36%) Retail
2 13 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.69%) Finance
4 2 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (29.21%) Network Engineer
2 34 (19.10%) Architect
3 33 (18.54%) Senior Network Engineer
4 23 (12.92%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (11.24%) Support Engineer
6 19 (10.67%) Security Architect
6 19 (10.67%) Security Solutions Architect
7 18 (10.11%) IT Support
8 15 (8.43%) Lead Network Engineer
9 12 (6.74%) IT Engineer
9 12 (6.74%) IT Support Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (5.62%) LAN Engineer
12 9 (5.06%) Consultant
13 8 (4.49%) Operations Engineer
13 8 (4.49%) Support Technician
14 7 (3.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Support
14 7 (3.93%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.81%) CSS
2 3 (1.69%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.69%) JSON
3 1 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (38.20%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.67%) Cyberthreat
2 19 (10.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (3.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.69%) Blog
7 3 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) iPhone
8 2 (1.12%) Replication
8 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 68 (38.20%) Windows
2 37 (20.79%) Linux
3 34 (19.10%) Windows Server
4 17 (9.55%) Windows 10
5 9 (5.06%) Ubuntu
6 7 (3.93%) Android
7 6 (3.37%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.81%) CentOS
8 5 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.81%) Solaris
9 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.12%) Kali Linux
11 2 (1.12%) Unix
11 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.60%) ITIL
2 33 (18.54%) Network Design
3 29 (16.29%) Load Balancing
4 28 (15.73%) Presales
5 24 (13.48%) ITIL V3
6 22 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (11.24%) Incident Management
8 19 (10.67%) DevOps
8 19 (10.67%) E-Commerce
8 19 (10.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 19 (10.67%) SIEM
8 19 (10.67%) Software Optimisation
8 19 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (6.18%) Mentoring
9 11 (6.18%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (5.62%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (4.49%) Asset Management
11 8 (4.49%) Logistics
11 8 (4.49%) Migration
11 8 (4.49%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.92%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.06%) SQL
3 4 (2.25%) Java
4 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (26.40%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (19.66%) CCNP
3 23 (12.92%) CISSP
4 20 (11.24%) CCDP
4 20 (11.24%) JNCIP
5 19 (10.67%) CCIE
5 19 (10.67%) CCSE
5 19 (10.67%) IISP
5 19 (10.67%) ISSAP
6 10 (5.62%) Degree
7 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.37%) MCSE
9 5 (2.81%) MCITP
10 4 (2.25%) CCNA
10 4 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.25%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.69%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.69%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.69%) CISA
11 3 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.81%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.81%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.69%) Docker
5 3 (1.69%) UAG
6 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) Firmware
7 1 (0.56%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 19 (10.67%) QRadar
2 8 (4.49%) Puppet
3 7 (3.93%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.37%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.37%) Nagios
5 5 (2.81%) Cisco CME
5 5 (2.81%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.81%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (2.25%) Ansible
7 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.12%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.12%) Nessus
8 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.12%) Nmap
8 2 (1.12%) SCCM
8 2 (1.12%) SCOM
8 2 (1.12%) Terraform
9 1 (0.56%) Consul
Vendors
1 117 (65.73%) Cisco
2 81 (45.51%) CheckPoint
3 48 (26.97%) VMware
4 40 (22.47%) Microsoft
5 38 (21.35%) Palo Alto
6 37 (20.79%) Juniper
7 25 (14.04%) Citrix
8 22 (12.36%) Forcepoint
9 21 (11.80%) HP
9 21 (11.80%) Splunk
10 20 (11.24%) Fortinet
11 19 (10.67%) IBM
11 19 (10.67%) LogRhythm
11 19 (10.67%) Tufin
12 18 (10.11%) Aruba
13 14 (7.87%) F5
14 12 (6.74%) Oracle
14 12 (6.74%) SolarWinds
15 9 (5.06%) Zscaler
16 5 (2.81%) Prolexic