The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 48 68 69
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 64 78 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.14% 4.01% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.08% 13.68% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 41 63 38
Median salary £31,000 £41,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.39% -18.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.10%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 354 570 722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 28.43% 29.31% 30.36%
Number of salaries quoted 234 465 382
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for VPN in Reading

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Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Reading over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region with a requirement for VPN.

1 87 (75.65%) Cisco
2 73 (63.48%) Firewall
3 60 (52.17%) Windows
4 52 (45.22%) CheckPoint
5 48 (41.74%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 41 (35.65%) CCIE
8 39 (33.91%) MS Excel
8 39 (33.91%) Palo Alto
9 36 (31.30%) VMware
10 34 (29.57%) MS Office
11 33 (28.70%) Linux
12 31 (26.96%) MS PowerPoint
13 30 (26.09%) Imperva
13 30 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
13 30 (26.09%) CCSP
13 30 (26.09%) Network Design
14 29 (25.22%) HP
15 28 (24.35%) Juniper
15 28 (24.35%) Information Security
15 28 (24.35%) Network Security
16 27 (23.48%) Active Directory
16 27 (23.48%) Internet
17 26 (22.61%) Windows Server
18 25 (21.74%) Hyper-V
19 24 (20.87%) Data Centre
20 23 (20.00%) Fortinet
20 23 (20.00%) SLA
21 22 (19.13%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (19.13%) F5

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (6.09%) MS Exchange
1 7 (6.09%) OpenStack
2 6 (5.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (4.35%) Apache
3 5 (4.35%) Apache Solr
3 5 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.35%) IIS
3 5 (4.35%) nginx
3 5 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (33.91%) MS Excel
2 34 (29.57%) MS Office
3 31 (26.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (18.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.91%) Office 365
2 11 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.35%) Google App Engine
4 5 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (63.48%) Firewall
2 28 (24.35%) Network Security
3 27 (23.48%) Internet
4 20 (17.39%) MPLS
4 20 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 19 (16.52%) BGP
5 19 (16.52%) OSPF
5 19 (16.52%) SSL
6 17 (14.78%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (14.78%) LAN
6 17 (14.78%) SAN
7 15 (13.04%) WAN
8 14 (12.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (12.17%) Cisco PIX
9 11 (9.57%) DNS
9 11 (9.57%) IPv6
9 11 (9.57%) Multicast
9 11 (9.57%) VLAN
9 11 (9.57%) Wireless
10 9 (7.83%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.35%) MySQL
2 5 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 12 (10.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.57%) Marketing
3 9 (7.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (29.57%) Support Engineer
2 30 (26.09%) Network Engineer
3 27 (23.48%) Security Engineer
4 21 (18.26%) Juniper Engineer
4 21 (18.26%) Senior Security Engineer
5 19 (16.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (16.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 16 (13.91%) Network Support
6 16 (13.91%) Network Support Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (9.57%) IP Engineer
9 10 (8.70%) Architect
9 10 (8.70%) IT Support
10 9 (7.83%) Analyst
10 9 (7.83%) Cisco Support
10 9 (7.83%) Monitoring Engineer
10 9 (7.83%) Network Monitoring Engineer
10 9 (7.83%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (4.35%) Kafka
1 5 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.87%) Data Centre
2 21 (18.26%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (7.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (6.96%) Driving Licence
4 8 (6.96%) PKI
5 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.09%) Private Cloud
6 6 (5.22%) Blog
7 5 (4.35%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 60 (52.17%) Windows
2 33 (28.70%) Linux
3 26 (22.61%) Windows Server
4 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.65%) Unix
6 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.83%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.09%) CentOS
9 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.87%) Debian
12 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
1 30 (26.09%) Network Design
2 28 (24.35%) Information Security
3 21 (18.26%) Content Management
3 21 (18.26%) Risk Management
3 21 (18.26%) Security Management
3 21 (18.26%) Security Operations
4 14 (12.17%) Presales
5 12 (10.43%) ITIL
6 11 (9.57%) Migration
7 10 (8.70%) Patch Management
8 9 (7.83%) Network Architecture
8 9 (7.83%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (7.83%) Network Planning
8 9 (7.83%) Security Architecture
8 9 (7.83%) Security Patching
9 7 (6.09%) Change Management
10 6 (5.22%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (5.22%) DevOps
10 6 (5.22%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.87%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (41.74%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (35.65%) CCIE
3 30 (26.09%) CCSP
4 21 (18.26%) CCNP
4 21 (18.26%) CCSE
4 21 (18.26%) JNCIS
5 16 (13.91%) CCNA
6 12 (10.43%) CCIP
7 9 (7.83%) CCSA
8 6 (5.22%) Degree
8 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.48%) MCP
9 4 (3.48%) MCSE
10 3 (2.61%) MCSA
10 3 (2.61%) MCTS
11 2 (1.74%) MCITP
12 1 (0.87%) VCP5
12 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (23.48%) Active Directory
2 25 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 22 (19.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (18.26%) ProxySG
5 11 (9.57%) Docker
6 9 (7.83%) VMware ESX
7 5 (4.35%) Varnish
8 2 (1.74%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.87%) vSphere
9 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 8 (6.96%) FortiGate
3 6 (5.22%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.35%) HAProxy
4 5 (4.35%) Kibana
4 5 (4.35%) logstash
4 5 (4.35%) Puppet
4 5 (4.35%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.74%) SCCM
6 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.87%) Nagios
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.87%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (75.65%) Cisco
2 52 (45.22%) CheckPoint
3 45 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 39 (33.91%) Palo Alto
5 36 (31.30%) VMware
6 30 (26.09%) Imperva
7 29 (25.22%) HP
8 28 (24.35%) Juniper
9 23 (20.00%) Fortinet
10 22 (19.13%) F5
11 21 (18.26%) Blue Coat
11 21 (18.26%) Intel Security
11 21 (18.26%) Proofpoint
11 21 (18.26%) Sourcefire
11 21 (18.26%) TippingPoint
12 12 (10.43%) Huawei
13 11 (9.57%) Citrix
14 9 (7.83%) LogLogic
15 7 (6.09%) Dell
16 5 (4.35%) New Relic
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