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

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 56 48
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.29% 3.28% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 15.07% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 7
Median salary £39,500 £31,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.40% -25.29%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 70 146 116
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 10.01% 21.76% 18.74%
Number of salaries quoted 51 121 98
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £26,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

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Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for VPN in Somerset

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Salary Histogram in Somerset

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

Salary histogram for VPN in Somerset

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Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Bath -12 3 £34,500 +46.80%
Clevedon -3 2 £31,250 -11.97%
Street +12 1 £50,000 -
Bridgwater - 1 £27,000 -
VPN
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Somerset region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) VoIP
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) Aruba
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) HSRP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) Confluence
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) VoIP
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (20.00%) HSRP
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) PPP
6 1 (10.00%) Skype
6 1 (10.00%) SNMP
6 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (10.00%) Billing
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) VMS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Biometrics
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCMSE
3 1 (10.00%) CCSA
3 1 (10.00%) CCSE
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Postfix
3 1 (10.00%) Samba
3 1 (10.00%) Squid
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Aruba
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (10.00%) CA
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) New Relic
5 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) RedGate
5 1 (10.00%) Veritas