Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 108 115
Rank change year-on-year -31 +7 -22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 25 156 177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.86% 2.66% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 15.52% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 22 148 136
Median annual salary £38,750 £48,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.69% -3.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,275 £32,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% +2.41%

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 540 1,005 1,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.62% 17.11% 20.13%
Number of salaries quoted 367 767 999
Median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,800 £26,250 £26,950
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £72,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Berkshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in Berkshire.

Salary trend for VPN in Berkshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 -17 9 £30,250 -25.77% 1
Slough +22 6 £53,750 +19.44%
Bracknell +20 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Wokingham - 3 £42,500 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 16 (64.00%) Firewall
3 12 (48.00%) Windows
4 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (40.00%) WAN
5 10 (40.00%) Palo Alto
6 9 (36.00%) Network Security
7 8 (32.00%) Change Management
7 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (28.00%) LAN
8 7 (28.00%) Linux
8 7 (28.00%) DNS
9 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (24.00%) CCNP
9 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (24.00%) Azure
9 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (24.00%) Validation
9 6 (24.00%) VMware
10 5 (20.00%) Wireless
10 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (20.00%) MPLS
10 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (20.00%) F5
11 4 (16.00%) Software Audit
11 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (16.00%) Juniper
11 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint

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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Apache
3 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Azure
2 3 (12.00%) AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) SaaS
3 2 (8.00%) Route 53
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) WAN
3 9 (36.00%) Network Security
4 7 (28.00%) DNS
4 7 (28.00%) LAN
5 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.00%) MPLS
6 5 (20.00%) Wireless
7 4 (16.00%) DHCP
7 4 (16.00%) IPv4
7 4 (16.00%) SSL
8 3 (12.00%) BGP
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (12.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) IPsec
8 3 (12.00%) OSPF
8 3 (12.00%) VoIP
8 3 (12.00%) WLAN
9 2 (8.00%) tcpdump
9 2 (8.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Network Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) LAN Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) WAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) LAMP
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) BYOD
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.00%) CentOS
6 2 (8.00%) Debian
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Solaris
6 2 (8.00%) Unix
7 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Change Management
2 6 (24.00%) Validation
3 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security
4 4 (16.00%) Software Audit
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.00%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) High Availability
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Network Management
7 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
7 1 (4.00%) Server Management
7 1 (4.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) CCNA
3 4 (16.00%) CCSP
3 4 (16.00%) CISSP
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.00%) CCIE
6 1 (4.00%) MCP
6 1 (4.00%) MCSA
6 1 (4.00%) MCSE
6 1 (4.00%) VCP5
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (4.00%) NFS
4 1 (4.00%) Postfix
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 5 (20.00%) F5
5 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) Juniper
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) Veeam
7 1 (4.00%) Brocade
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat