The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 95 109
Rank change year-on-year +27 +14  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 49 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.47% 1.94% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.19% 12.45% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 12
Median salary £40,000 £45,750 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.56% +6.39%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £51,100
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 285 241 275
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.18% 15.60% 17.93%
Number of salaries quoted 236 197 224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,034
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.24%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

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Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for VPN in Oxfordshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Oxfordshire

VPN
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +10 25 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Witney +6 9 £40,000 +60.00%
Kidlington - 5 £60,000 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 72 (73.47%) Firewall
2 62 (63.27%) Cisco
3 51 (52.04%) Windows
4 48 (48.98%) Microsoft
5 45 (45.92%) Cisco ASA
6 36 (36.73%) BGP
7 35 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (34.69%) LAN
9 33 (33.67%) WAN
10 32 (32.65%) OSPF
10 32 (32.65%) SolarWinds
11 31 (31.63%) CCNP
12 30 (30.61%) MPLS
13 27 (27.55%) Active Directory
13 27 (27.55%) Wireless
14 25 (25.51%) Juniper
14 25 (25.51%) F5
15 24 (24.49%) CheckPoint
16 22 (22.45%) Skype for Business
17 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (19.39%) Palo Alto
18 19 (19.39%) Cisco Wireless
18 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
18 19 (19.39%) VoIP
19 18 (18.37%) DHCP
20 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
20 16 (16.33%) Nagios
20 16 (16.33%) Cisco IOS
20 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
21 14 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 22 (22.45%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.02%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.10%) Office 365
4 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (73.47%) Firewall
2 45 (45.92%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (36.73%) BGP
4 34 (34.69%) LAN
5 33 (33.67%) WAN
6 32 (32.65%) OSPF
7 30 (30.61%) MPLS
8 27 (27.55%) Wireless
9 19 (19.39%) Cisco Wireless
9 19 (19.39%) VoIP
10 18 (18.37%) DHCP
11 16 (16.33%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
12 14 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (14.29%) WAAS
13 13 (13.27%) DNS
14 12 (12.24%) Ethernet
15 11 (11.22%) EIGRP
15 11 (11.22%) HSRP
16 10 (10.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
2 1 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.02%) Subversion
1 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (31.63%) Network Engineer
2 28 (28.57%) Analyst
3 24 (24.49%) Cisco Analyst
3 24 (24.49%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 24 (24.49%) Network Analyst
4 16 (16.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (14.29%) Server Analyst
5 14 (14.29%) Windows Server Analyst
6 12 (12.24%) Network Manager
7 11 (11.22%) Support Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (9.18%) Desktop Support
9 7 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Engineering Manager
10 5 (5.10%) Network Engineering Manager
10 5 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) LAMP
2 1 (1.02%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Computer Science
1 13 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.20%) Driving Licence
3 9 (9.18%) Biotechnology
4 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.02%) PKI
5 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (52.04%) Windows
2 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
4 12 (12.24%) Windows 7
5 11 (11.22%) Linux
6 9 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.18%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.02%) CentOS
9 1 (1.02%) Fedora
9 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.02%) Unix
9 1 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (13.27%) High Availability
3 10 (10.20%) Presales
4 9 (9.18%) ITIL
5 8 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 7 (7.14%) Change Control
7 5 (5.10%) Network Management
8 4 (4.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.06%) Project Management
9 3 (3.06%) Service Management
9 3 (3.06%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (2.04%) Security Operations
11 1 (1.02%) Cybersecurity
11 1 (1.02%) DevOps
11 1 (1.02%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.04%) SQL
2 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.02%) C#
2 1 (1.02%) PHP
2 1 (1.02%) Python
2 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (31.63%) CCNP
3 13 (13.27%) Degree
4 11 (11.22%) CCNA
5 10 (10.20%) CCIE
6 8 (8.16%) CCDA
7 4 (4.08%) DBS Check
7 4 (4.08%) Master's Degree
8 3 (3.06%) A+ Certification
8 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.06%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.02%) CCMSE
9 1 (1.02%) CCSA
9 1 (1.02%) CCSE
9 1 (1.02%) CISSP
9 1 (1.02%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.02%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.02%) RHCE
9 1 (1.02%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (27.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.20%) Forefront TMG
3 8 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.02%) NFS
5 1 (1.02%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 16 (16.33%) Nagios
2 14 (14.29%) SCOM
3 8 (8.16%) SCCM
4 7 (7.14%) FortiGate
5 4 (4.08%) SmoothWall
6 3 (3.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.02%) Ansible
7 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.02%) logstash
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (63.27%) Cisco
2 48 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 32 (32.65%) SolarWinds
4 25 (25.51%) F5
4 25 (25.51%) Juniper
5 24 (24.49%) CheckPoint
6 19 (19.39%) Palo Alto
7 14 (14.29%) Avaya
7 14 (14.29%) Forcepoint
8 12 (12.24%) Apple
8 12 (12.24%) Sophos
9 11 (11.22%) HP
10 10 (10.20%) Aruba
10 10 (10.20%) Meru Networks
10 10 (10.20%) ProCurve
10 10 (10.20%) Red Hat
10 10 (10.20%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (9.18%) VMware
12 7 (7.14%) Meraki
13 5 (5.10%) Polycom
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