The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 70 88
Rank change year-on-year +21 +18  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 21 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.88% 1.88% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.92% 10.00% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 13
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £32,500
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 South Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 111 210 283
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 15.25% 18.77% 22.73%
Number of salaries quoted 102 187 249
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -4.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

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Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for VPN in South Wales

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Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in South Wales

VPN
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cardiff +7 14 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Caerphilly +5 4 £38,750 +14.81%
Torfaen - 3 £23,000 - 1
VPN
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 26 (74.29%) Firewall
2 24 (68.57%) Cisco
3 18 (51.43%) ITIL
4 17 (48.57%) CheckPoint
5 15 (42.86%) Windows
5 15 (42.86%) LAN
6 14 (40.00%) DNS
7 13 (37.14%) WAN
7 13 (37.14%) Load Balancing
7 13 (37.14%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (37.14%) F5
8 12 (34.29%) Linux
8 12 (34.29%) BGP
8 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (31.43%) CCNP
10 10 (28.57%) DHCP
11 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
11 9 (25.71%) CCNA
11 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (25.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
12 8 (22.86%) Juniper
12 8 (22.86%) Internet
12 8 (22.86%) OSPF
12 8 (22.86%) IPsec
12 8 (22.86%) VMware
13 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
14 6 (17.14%) MPLS
14 6 (17.14%) EIGRP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
3 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.86%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (2.86%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (74.29%) Firewall
2 15 (42.86%) LAN
3 14 (40.00%) DNS
4 13 (37.14%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (37.14%) WAN
5 12 (34.29%) BGP
6 10 (28.57%) DHCP
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
8 8 (22.86%) Internet
8 8 (22.86%) IPsec
8 8 (22.86%) OSPF
9 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
9 6 (17.14%) MPLS
10 5 (14.29%) FTP
10 5 (14.29%) HSRP
10 5 (14.29%) IPv4
10 5 (14.29%) IPv6
10 5 (14.29%) Network Security
10 5 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 3 (8.57%) Advertising
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Network Engineer
2 12 (34.29%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Network Support
4 4 (11.43%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) CSS
1 2 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.86%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) BBC
3 2 (5.71%) Xbox
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) CMDB
4 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) IVR
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Linux
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Unix
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.71%) VMS
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.86%) CentOS
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) ITIL
2 13 (37.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (17.14%) Change Management
4 5 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) DevOps
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) CAD
6 2 (5.71%) Microservices
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Network Design
6 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Open Source
6 2 (5.71%) Release Management
6 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) Stress Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (31.43%) CCNP
3 9 (25.71%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) CCDP
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 17 (48.57%) CheckPoint
3 13 (37.14%) F5
4 8 (22.86%) Juniper
4 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix
6 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 4 (11.43%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.57%) McAfee
9 2 (5.71%) Aruba
9 2 (5.71%) Avaya
9 2 (5.71%) EqualLogic
9 2 (5.71%) LANDesk
9 2 (5.71%) Lotus
9 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.71%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.86%) BMC
10 1 (2.86%) HP
10 1 (2.86%) Nortel
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