Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 79 153
Rank change year-on-year -48 +74 -42
Permanent jobs citing VPN 80 110 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.09% 3.41% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.70% 22.96% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 64 105 41
Bristol median annual salary £39,500 £33,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.70% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £54,000 £75,000
South West median annual salary £37,000 £33,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +12.12% -9.59% +21.67%

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 584 479 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.25% 14.86% 18.14%
Number of salaries quoted 463 394 626
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% +5.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £68,125
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Bristol

VPN
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in Bristol.

Salary trend for VPN in Bristol

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Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Bristol region with a requirement for VPN.

1 55 (68.75%) Firewall
2 54 (67.50%) Windows
3 37 (46.25%) VMware
4 35 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 35 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (42.50%) DNS
6 33 (41.25%) Active Directory
7 29 (36.25%) Linux
8 28 (35.00%) DHCP
9 25 (31.25%) WAN
9 25 (31.25%) LAN
10 22 (27.50%) TCP/IP
11 21 (26.25%) PCI DSS
12 20 (25.00%) Cisco
12 20 (25.00%) Windows Server
13 18 (22.50%) MS Exchange
14 17 (21.25%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (20.00%) CCNP
15 16 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
15 16 (20.00%) Office 365
16 15 (18.75%) Windows 7
16 15 (18.75%) CCNA
17 14 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 14 (17.50%) Network Security
18 13 (16.25%) Degree
18 13 (16.25%) vSphere
18 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (16.25%) SSL
19 12 (15.00%) Finance
19 12 (15.00%) Information Security

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 18 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.25%) Skype for Business
3 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.00%) Apache
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (20.00%) Office 365
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.25%) IaaS
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (68.75%) Firewall
2 34 (42.50%) DNS
3 28 (35.00%) DHCP
4 25 (31.25%) LAN
4 25 (31.25%) WAN
5 22 (27.50%) TCP/IP
6 14 (17.50%) Network Security
7 13 (16.25%) SSL
8 9 (11.25%) IPsec
8 9 (11.25%) Skype
8 9 (11.25%) VLAN
9 8 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (8.75%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (7.50%) MPLS
11 6 (7.50%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (6.25%) Unified Communications
13 4 (5.00%) FabricPath
13 4 (5.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.25%) Neo4j
3 3 (3.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.25%) Hudson
2 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Advertising
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Electronics
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 13 (16.25%) IT Support
5 12 (15.00%) Information Analyst
5 12 (15.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 12 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (13.75%) IT Engineer
7 10 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
7 10 (12.50%) Network Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) Head of IT
9 7 (8.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 5 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (6.25%) Network Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) Web Services
2 4 (5.00%) LAMP
3 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.50%) React
4 1 (1.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.00%) Clustering
2 4 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 54 (67.50%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Linux
3 20 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (13.75%) Windows 10
7 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (10.00%) Android
8 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 8 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.25%) CentOS
11 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (15.00%) Information Security
2 11 (13.75%) DevOps
3 10 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 10 (12.50%) Test Management
4 9 (11.25%) Business Continuity
4 9 (11.25%) Capacity Management
4 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (11.25%) High Availability
5 8 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 8 (10.00%) Change Management
5 8 (10.00%) Coaching
5 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 7 (8.75%) IT Strategy
6 7 (8.75%) ITIL
6 7 (8.75%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (8.75%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 8 (10.00%) Python
3 6 (7.50%) Ruby
4 5 (6.25%) Perl
5 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.00%) SQL
6 3 (3.75%) AWK
6 3 (3.75%) Java
6 3 (3.75%) sed
7 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (20.00%) CCNP
3 15 (18.75%) CCNA
4 13 (16.25%) Degree
5 10 (12.50%) CISSP
5 10 (12.50%) SSCP
6 7 (8.75%) CISM
6 7 (8.75%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (8.75%) Novell Certification
6 7 (8.75%) SANS
6 7 (8.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (7.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 6 (7.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (5.00%) MCITP
9 4 (5.00%) NVQ Level 3
10 3 (3.75%) MCTS
11 2 (2.50%) CCIE
11 2 (2.50%) CCVP
11 2 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.25%) PCI DSS
2 14 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.50%) GDPR
4 5 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (41.25%) Active Directory
3 13 (16.25%) vSphere
4 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.75%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (6.25%) NFS
5 5 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (3.75%) XenApp
7 2 (2.50%) Docker
8 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.25%) Samba
8 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Puppet
2 5 (6.25%) Ansible
2 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.25%) Terraform
2 5 (6.25%) WSUS
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (5.00%) vMotion
4 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.50%) Nagios
6 1 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) VMware
2 35 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 20 (25.00%) Cisco
4 9 (11.25%) Oracle
5 8 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (8.75%) Dell
6 7 (8.75%) F5
6 7 (8.75%) IBM
6 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
6 7 (8.75%) SonicWALL
7 6 (7.50%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.50%) Juniper
8 5 (6.25%) Citrix
8 5 (6.25%) HP
9 4 (5.00%) IronPort
9 4 (5.00%) NetApp
10 3 (3.75%) Symantec
11 2 (2.50%) Aruba
11 2 (2.50%) Avaya
11 2 (2.50%) SAP