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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 114 110
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 26 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.42% 1.23% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.32% 8.10% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 19
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £54,500 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.37% +6.66%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 252 284 321
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 13.75% 15.24% 16.55%
Number of salaries quoted 191 241 288
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

VPN
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Bristol over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) WAN
3 29 (54.72%) Firewall
4 24 (45.28%) LAN
5 21 (39.62%) Cisco
6 20 (37.74%) Windows Server
7 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
7 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
8 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
9 16 (30.19%) ITIL
9 16 (30.19%) MPLS
10 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
10 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (26.42%) VMware
12 13 (24.53%) DNS
12 13 (24.53%) Change Control
12 13 (24.53%) Network Security
13 12 (22.64%) SSH
13 12 (22.64%) CCNA
14 11 (20.75%) HTTPS
14 11 (20.75%) DHCP
14 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (18.87%) ISMS
15 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (18.87%) SSL
15 10 (18.87%) Citrix
16 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
16 9 (16.98%) IPsec
16 9 (16.98%) Linux
16 9 (16.98%) Windows 7

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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 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.55%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (58.49%) WAN
2 29 (54.72%) Firewall
3 24 (45.28%) LAN
4 16 (30.19%) MPLS
5 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
6 13 (24.53%) DNS
6 13 (24.53%) Network Security
7 12 (22.64%) SSH
8 11 (20.75%) DHCP
8 11 (20.75%) HTTPS
9 10 (18.87%) SSL
10 9 (16.98%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (16.98%) IP Telephony
10 9 (16.98%) IPsec
11 8 (15.09%) HTTP
11 8 (15.09%) SMTP
12 7 (13.21%) NAS
12 7 (13.21%) SAN
12 7 (13.21%) Telnet
13 5 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Server Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Incident Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) IT Support
6 3 (5.66%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Middleware
1 1 (1.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.21%) Clustering
3 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.43%) Driving Licence
4 5 (9.43%) PKI
5 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.55%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (5.66%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Windows Server
3 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.98%) Linux
5 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.89%) Debian
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.89%) Unix
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) ITIL
2 13 (24.53%) Change Control
3 10 (18.87%) ISMS
4 8 (15.09%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (15.09%) Network Architecture
5 7 (13.21%) Patch Management
5 7 (13.21%) Service Management
6 6 (11.32%) Process Improvement
7 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.43%) Information Security
7 5 (9.43%) Information Security Management
7 5 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (9.43%) Protective Monitoring
7 5 (9.43%) Security Management
7 5 (9.43%) SIEM
8 4 (7.55%) Coaching
8 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.55%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 4 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Perl
1 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
1 5 (9.43%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.64%) CCNA
3 6 (11.32%) CCNP
3 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.55%) MCSE
6 3 (5.66%) CCENT
6 3 (5.66%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (5.66%) LPIC
6 3 (5.66%) MCP
6 3 (5.66%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (5.66%) Server+ Certification
7 2 (3.77%) APMP
7 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.89%) CNA
8 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.89%) Novell Certification
8 1 (1.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.55%) SLA
3 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Firmware
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.32%) Terminal Services
3 5 (9.43%) Snort
3 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.55%) NFS
5 2 (3.77%) KVM
5 2 (3.77%) vSphere
6 1 (1.89%) Samba
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 5 (9.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (7.55%) SCCM
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.77%) OpenNebula
4 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.89%) Nagios
5 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Cisco
2 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (26.42%) VMware
4 10 (18.87%) Citrix
5 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
6 8 (15.09%) HP
7 7 (13.21%) Juniper
8 5 (9.43%) CommVault
9 4 (7.55%) F5
9 4 (7.55%) WatchGuard
10 3 (5.66%) Brocade
10 3 (5.66%) IBM
10 3 (5.66%) Intel Security
10 3 (5.66%) IronPort
10 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
10 3 (5.66%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.77%) Arista
11 2 (3.77%) CA
11 2 (3.77%) Dell
11 2 (3.77%) Nokia
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