Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 96 100
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 26 36 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.91% 1.83% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.74% 12.37% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 24 29 43
South Wales median annual salary £38,750 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.42% +26.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,900 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £53,625 £72,250 £51,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +7.14%

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 242 291 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 17.78% 14.83% 18.70%
Number of salaries quoted 224 257 395
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £24,825 £23,075 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £66,500 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 +21 22 £38,750 -42.59% 2
Newport 0 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Torfaen - 1 £23,000 -
VPN
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
3 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) LAN
3 16 (61.54%) VMware
4 15 (57.69%) ITIL
5 13 (50.00%) Linux
5 13 (50.00%) Avaya
6 12 (46.15%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 12 (46.15%) WAN
6 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (38.46%) SAN
7 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
8 9 (34.62%) Performance Management
9 8 (30.77%) Finance
9 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (30.77%) Service Management
9 8 (30.77%) VoIP
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
10 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
10 7 (26.92%) H.323
10 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
10 7 (26.92%) VLAN
11 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (23.08%) vSphere
11 6 (23.08%) Data Centre

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 4 (15.38%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) CMS
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Solr
3 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 16 (61.54%) LAN
3 12 (46.15%) WAN
3 12 (46.15%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (38.46%) SAN
5 8 (30.77%) VoIP
6 7 (26.92%) H.323
6 7 (26.92%) VLAN
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (19.23%) DHCP
7 5 (19.23%) DNS
7 5 (19.23%) Internet
7 5 (19.23%) NetScaler
7 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
8 4 (15.38%) BGP
8 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (15.38%) IPsec
8 4 (15.38%) OSPF
8 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Telephony Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 5 (19.23%) Team Leader
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Avaya Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (19.23%) Unix
7 4 (15.38%) CentOS
7 4 (15.38%) Debian
8 3 (11.54%) Solaris
9 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
10 1 (3.85%) CatOS
10 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
10 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Performance Management
3 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (30.77%) Service Management
4 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (11.54%) Coaching
6 3 (11.54%) Network Management
6 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (7.69%) Change Management
7 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.69%) Health Informatics
7 2 (7.69%) Informatics
7 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 2 (7.69%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) AWK
1 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) CCNA
2 5 (19.23%) CCNP
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (11.54%) Avaya Certification
4 2 (7.69%) MCITP
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) GDPR
2 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
1 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) VMware
3 13 (50.00%) Avaya
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 4 (15.38%) EMC
7 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (7.69%) Juniper
7 2 (7.69%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.85%) F5
8 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
8 1 (3.85%) Lotus
8 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.85%) Splunk
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) Veritas