Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 159 104
Rank change year-on-year +31 -55 +54
Permanent jobs citing VPN 92 76 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.92% 1.44% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.37% 10.22% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 74 71 185
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,750 £50,000 £55,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,750
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.28% +6.88%

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 Leeds with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 562 744 1,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.75% 14.08% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 482 626 875
Leeds median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £21,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,125 £59,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Leeds

VPN
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for VPN in Leeds

VPN
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Leeds over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for VPN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for VPN.

1 68 (73.91%) Firewall
2 52 (56.52%) LAN
3 48 (52.17%) WAN
4 47 (51.09%) Cisco
5 36 (39.13%) ITIL
6 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
7 31 (33.70%) TCP/IP
8 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
9 27 (29.35%) VLAN
10 26 (28.26%) CCNA
10 26 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (28.26%) Windows
10 26 (28.26%) Wireless
11 25 (27.17%) DNS
11 25 (27.17%) MPLS
11 25 (27.17%) PCI DSS
12 24 (26.09%) VoIP
12 24 (26.09%) VMware
13 22 (23.91%) IPsec
13 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (23.91%) Network Security
14 21 (22.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 21 (22.83%) Juniper
14 21 (22.83%) Windows Server
15 19 (20.65%) CheckPoint
15 19 (20.65%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (18.48%) BGP
16 17 (18.48%) Security Operations
16 17 (18.48%) Patch Management
17 16 (17.39%) Information Security

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 10 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.61%) IBM Domino
3 7 (7.61%) IBM Notes
4 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.30%) Office 365
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (10.87%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (8.70%) IaaS
5 6 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (5.43%) PaaS
7 4 (4.35%) SaaS
8 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.17%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (73.91%) Firewall
2 52 (56.52%) LAN
3 48 (52.17%) WAN
4 31 (33.70%) TCP/IP
5 27 (29.35%) VLAN
6 26 (28.26%) Wireless
7 25 (27.17%) DNS
7 25 (27.17%) MPLS
8 24 (26.09%) VoIP
9 22 (23.91%) IPsec
9 22 (23.91%) Network Security
10 17 (18.48%) BGP
11 16 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (15.22%) HTTP
13 13 (14.13%) OSPF
14 12 (13.04%) VPLS
15 10 (10.87%) DWDM
15 10 (10.87%) HTTPS
15 10 (10.87%) Wireless Security
16 9 (9.78%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.17%) Hudson
1 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.26%) Law
3 3 (3.26%) Marketing
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (33.70%) Analyst
2 20 (21.74%) IT Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) Network Analyst
4 18 (19.57%) Security Analyst
5 13 (14.13%) Network Specialist
6 12 (13.04%) Consultant
7 11 (11.96%) Security Specialist
7 11 (11.96%) Team Leader
8 10 (10.87%) Architect
8 10 (10.87%) Network Security Specialist
8 10 (10.87%) Network Team Leader
9 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (9.78%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (9.78%) Network Security Analyst
9 9 (9.78%) SOC Analyst
9 9 (9.78%) SOC Specialist
10 8 (8.70%) Network Consultant
11 5 (5.43%) IT Engineer
11 5 (5.43%) Network Engineer
11 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.52%) PKI
3 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.26%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.26%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.26%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Windows
2 21 (22.83%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.70%) Linux
6 5 (5.43%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.26%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.13%) ITIL
2 19 (20.65%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (18.48%) Patch Management
3 17 (18.48%) Security Operations
4 16 (17.39%) Information Security
5 15 (16.30%) High Availability
5 15 (16.30%) Vulnerability Management
6 14 (15.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 12 (13.04%) Data Protection
7 12 (13.04%) Network Design
8 10 (10.87%) Risk Management
8 10 (10.87%) Security Testing
8 10 (10.87%) Social Engineering
8 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 10 (10.87%) Threat Intelligence
9 9 (9.78%) DDoS Mitigation
9 9 (9.78%) Issue Tracking
9 9 (9.78%) IT Audit
9 9 (9.78%) Mentoring
9 9 (9.78%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.26%) Python
1 3 (3.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) Java
2 2 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) CCNA
1 26 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (13.04%) MCSE
2 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.87%) CCNP
4 9 (9.78%) CISM
4 9 (9.78%) CISSP
5 6 (6.52%) CISA
5 6 (6.52%) MCSA
5 6 (6.52%) SANS
6 5 (5.43%) CEH
7 4 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (4.35%) GIAC
7 4 (4.35%) MCP
7 4 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.17%) CCIE
8 2 (2.17%) CISMP
8 2 (2.17%) MCITP
8 2 (2.17%) SSCP
9 1 (1.09%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.17%) PCI DSS
2 21 (22.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (9.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (6.52%) ISO 31000
5 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (3.26%) SLA
6 2 (2.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.43%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.17%) Docker
6 1 (1.09%) Firmware
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.09%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) Nessus
2 7 (7.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.26%) Ansible
3 3 (3.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.17%) Packer
4 2 (2.17%) Puppet
4 2 (2.17%) SCCM
4 2 (2.17%) Terraform
4 2 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (51.09%) Cisco
2 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
3 24 (26.09%) VMware
4 21 (22.83%) Juniper
5 19 (20.65%) CheckPoint
6 12 (13.04%) HP
7 10 (10.87%) Qualys
7 10 (10.87%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (10.87%) Symantec
8 9 (9.78%) Citrix
9 7 (7.61%) F5
9 7 (7.61%) Lotus
10 4 (4.35%) Aruba
10 4 (4.35%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.26%) Brocade
11 3 (3.26%) NETGEAR
11 3 (3.26%) Veeam
11 3 (3.26%) WatchGuard
12 2 (2.17%) Avaya
12 2 (2.17%) ProCurve