Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 91 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 +16 -19
Permanent jobs citing VPN 41 47 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.88% 2.14% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.09% 13.13% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 37 42 34
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £23,400 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £72,125 £51,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 291 358 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 20.42% 16.32% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 270 314 377
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £38,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.65% -0.65% +6.94%
10th Percentile £23,963 £22,750 £21,150
90th Percentile £52,625 £67,500 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +5.48%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +28 33 £37,500 -6.25%
Newport -3 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Torfaen - 3 £23,000 -
Caerphilly +1 2 £38,500 -3.75%
VPN
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 33 (80.49%) Cisco
2 29 (70.73%) Firewall
3 26 (63.41%) ITIL
4 23 (56.10%) Windows
5 21 (51.22%) Linux
6 19 (46.34%) VMware
7 17 (41.46%) LAN
8 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
8 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
9 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (34.15%) WAN
10 13 (31.71%) Avaya
10 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
10 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
11 12 (29.27%) DHCP
11 12 (29.27%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (26.83%) DNS
12 11 (26.83%) SAN
12 11 (26.83%) CCNP
13 10 (24.39%) VoIP
13 10 (24.39%) vSphere
14 9 (21.95%) NetScaler
14 9 (21.95%) Unix
14 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
14 9 (21.95%) Performance Management
15 8 (19.51%) Problem Management
15 8 (19.51%) Service Management

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 6 (14.63%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Chatbot
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.88%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (70.73%) Firewall
2 17 (41.46%) LAN
3 14 (34.15%) WAN
4 12 (29.27%) DHCP
4 12 (29.27%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (26.83%) DNS
5 11 (26.83%) SAN
6 10 (24.39%) VoIP
7 9 (21.95%) NetScaler
8 8 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (17.07%) H.323
9 7 (17.07%) Network Security
10 6 (14.63%) BGP
10 6 (14.63%) Internet
10 6 (14.63%) OSPF
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (12.20%) Unified Communications
11 5 (12.20%) VLAN
12 4 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Telephony Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 5 (12.20%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Security Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.32%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Avaya Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Xbox
4 2 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) CMDB
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 21 (51.22%) Linux
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (21.95%) Unix
6 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (9.76%) CentOS
7 4 (9.76%) Ubuntu
8 3 (7.32%) Debian
8 3 (7.32%) Solaris
8 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
8 3 (7.32%) Windows 8
8 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.88%) VMS
10 1 (2.44%) CatOS
10 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) Performance Management
3 8 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (19.51%) Problem Management
3 8 (19.51%) Service Management
4 6 (14.63%) Change Management
4 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
4 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.32%) CAD
6 3 (7.32%) Coaching
6 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Stress Analysis
6 3 (7.32%) Task Automation
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C#
1 2 (4.88%) Java
1 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) AWK
2 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.83%) CCNP
3 7 (17.07%) CCNA
4 4 (9.76%) CCDP
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (7.32%) MCITP
5 3 (7.32%) MCSE
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
1 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (24.39%) vSphere
3 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.88%) Puppet
3 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Cisco
2 19 (46.34%) VMware
3 13 (31.71%) Avaya
3 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
4 12 (29.27%) Red Hat
5 8 (19.51%) Citrix
5 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.07%) F5
7 5 (12.20%) Palo Alto
8 4 (9.76%) EMC
9 3 (7.32%) Juniper
9 3 (7.32%) LANDesk
9 3 (7.32%) Lotus
9 3 (7.32%) McAfee
10 2 (4.88%) Dell
10 2 (4.88%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.44%) Splunk