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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 80 92
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 13 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.49% 1.63% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.92% 8.62% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 4
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £27,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +37.61%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  

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 131 232 322
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 15.04% 18.88% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 127 205 248
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £59,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in South Wales over the 3 months to 30 March 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 30 March 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 +3 11 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Torfaen +19 1 £27,500 -33.73% 1
Caerphilly - 1 £40,000 - 1
VPN
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 19 (70.37%) LAN
1 19 (70.37%) WAN
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 14 (51.85%) BGP
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (51.85%) F5
4 13 (48.15%) Internet
4 13 (48.15%) MPLS
4 13 (48.15%) OSPF
4 13 (48.15%) DNS
5 12 (44.44%) ITIL
5 12 (44.44%) Windows
5 12 (44.44%) Firewall
5 12 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (37.04%) IPsec
6 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
6 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
6 10 (37.04%) CCNP
7 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 8 (29.63%) Juniper
8 8 (29.63%) SSL
8 8 (29.63%) DHCP
8 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
8 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
8 8 (29.63%) Office 365
9 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing

VPN
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 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) LAN
1 19 (70.37%) WAN
2 14 (51.85%) BGP
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (48.15%) DNS
3 13 (48.15%) Internet
3 13 (48.15%) MPLS
3 13 (48.15%) OSPF
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (44.44%) Firewall
5 10 (37.04%) IPsec
5 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
6 8 (29.63%) DHCP
6 8 (29.63%) SSL
7 6 (22.22%) BIG-IP
7 6 (22.22%) Unified Communications
8 5 (18.52%) FTP
8 5 (18.52%) IPv4
8 5 (18.52%) IPv6
9 4 (14.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Network Architect
3 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco Network Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Help Desk Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) CGI
2 1 (3.70%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 6 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.70%) BBC
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) IVR
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) Network Management
5 2 (7.41%) Statistics
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) High Availability
6 1 (3.70%) Multichannel Retail
6 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CCNP
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) MCSA
2 5 (18.52%) MCSE
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) BladeLogic
1 2 (7.41%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 14 (51.85%) F5
4 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) Juniper
6 6 (22.22%) Avaya
6 6 (22.22%) VMware
7 3 (11.11%) Aruba
8 2 (7.41%) BMC
8 2 (7.41%) Citrix
8 2 (7.41%) EqualLogic
8 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
8 2 (7.41%) HP
8 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
8 2 (7.41%) Nortel
8 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
8 2 (7.41%) Remedy
8 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard
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