Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 219 177
Rank change year-on-year +35 -42 -42
Permanent jobs citing VPN 150 114 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.54% 1.12% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.85% 7.24% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 137 90 143
South West median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% +12.98%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,475 £19,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £71,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,694 1,575 1,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.42% 15.43% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,345 1,241 1,480
South West median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,125
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the South West

VPN
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for VPN in the South West

VPN
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the South West over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for VPN in the South West

VPN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West region over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. 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
Gloucestershire -3 40 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Bristol +33 39 £28,000 -6.67% 5
Wiltshire +4 39 £33,500 -38.53% 8
Somerset +14 14 £42,000 +133.33% 1
Dorset -16 8 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Devon -7 5 £33,500 +39.58% 5
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 103 (68.67%) Firewall
2 69 (46.00%) Windows
3 59 (39.33%) Active Directory
4 55 (36.67%) DNS
5 52 (34.67%) Microsoft
6 51 (34.00%) Windows Server
7 50 (33.33%) Linux
8 46 (30.67%) Cisco
9 41 (27.33%) DHCP
9 41 (27.33%) Office 365
10 39 (26.00%) Azure
11 38 (25.33%) AWS
11 38 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (24.00%) TCP/IP
12 36 (24.00%) VMware
13 33 (22.00%) VLAN
14 31 (20.67%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (19.33%) SQL
16 27 (18.00%) CCNA
16 27 (18.00%) IPsec
16 27 (18.00%) Finance
16 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (17.33%) Security Cleared
17 26 (17.33%) CCNP
17 26 (17.33%) MS Exchange
18 25 (16.67%) ITIL
18 25 (16.67%) MPLS
19 24 (16.00%) CentOS
20 23 (15.33%) SAN
21 22 (14.67%) LAN

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 26 (17.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.33%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.00%) Confluence
4 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.33%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.33%) IIS
6 4 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.67%) Gephi
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 41 (27.33%) Office 365
2 39 (26.00%) Azure
3 38 (25.33%) AWS
4 16 (10.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (8.67%) GCP
6 12 (8.00%) IaaS
7 4 (2.67%) SaaS
8 3 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (2.00%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.00%) AWS Fargate
8 3 (2.00%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.67%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.67%) G Suite
9 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (68.67%) Firewall
2 55 (36.67%) DNS
3 41 (27.33%) DHCP
4 36 (24.00%) TCP/IP
5 33 (22.00%) VLAN
6 27 (18.00%) IPsec
7 25 (16.67%) MPLS
8 23 (15.33%) SAN
9 22 (14.67%) LAN
9 22 (14.67%) Wireless
10 18 (12.00%) BGP
10 18 (12.00%) IPv4
10 18 (12.00%) OSPF
11 16 (10.67%) Ethernet
12 14 (9.33%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (8.67%) WAN
14 12 (8.00%) DMZ
14 12 (8.00%) Skype
14 12 (8.00%) SSL
14 12 (8.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.33%) Apache Hive
2 5 (3.33%) Big Data
2 5 (3.33%) Impala
2 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.00%) Ingres
3 3 (2.00%) MySQL
3 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (12.67%) JIRA
2 6 (4.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.67%) git-flow
4 1 (0.67%) Hudson
4 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (18.00%) Finance
2 15 (10.00%) Retail
3 14 (9.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (8.00%) Automotive
5 8 (5.33%) Law
6 7 (4.67%) Legal
7 6 (4.00%) Manufacturing
8 5 (3.33%) Electronics
8 5 (3.33%) Public Sector
9 4 (2.67%) Marketing
9 4 (2.67%) Publishing
10 3 (2.00%) Back Office
11 2 (1.33%) Advertising
11 2 (1.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 36 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 29 (19.33%) Network Engineer
3 26 (17.33%) IT Engineer
4 21 (14.00%) IT Support
5 20 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 19 (12.67%) Analyst
7 18 (12.00%) Technical Support
8 17 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (11.33%) Technical Engineer
9 16 (10.67%) Technical Support Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) Administrator
10 10 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
10 10 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) IT Analyst
10 10 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
11 9 (6.00%) IT Security Analyst
11 9 (6.00%) Junior
11 9 (6.00%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (3.33%) Kafka
3 3 (2.00%) LAMP
3 3 (2.00%) OpenJDK
4 2 (1.33%) JSON
4 2 (1.33%) YAML
5 1 (0.67%) CSS
5 1 (0.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.67%) Public Cloud
3 13 (8.67%) Cybercrime
3 13 (8.67%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (8.00%) Driving Licence
5 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.00%) PKI
6 7 (4.67%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.67%) Blog
8 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.67%) iPhone
9 1 (0.67%) IPTV
9 1 (0.67%) Replication
9 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
9 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (46.00%) Windows
2 51 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 50 (33.33%) Linux
4 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (16.00%) CentOS
6 22 (14.67%) Windows 10
7 19 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (12.00%) Debian
8 18 (12.00%) Ubuntu
9 16 (10.67%) Windows 7
10 11 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (7.33%) Windows 8
11 5 (3.33%) Unix
12 4 (2.67%) Android
13 3 (2.00%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.67%) Fedora
15 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.67%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (16.67%) ITIL
3 21 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (12.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 14 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (9.33%) Microservices
7 14 (9.33%) Migration
8 13 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (8.67%) DevOps
8 13 (8.67%) Kanban
8 13 (8.67%) Patch Management
8 13 (8.67%) Project Delivery
8 13 (8.67%) Scrum
9 12 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 12 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (8.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 12 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.33%) SQL
2 21 (14.00%) Python
3 13 (8.67%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.00%) C
5 7 (4.67%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.33%) R
6 5 (3.33%) Ruby
7 2 (1.33%) Perl
8 1 (0.67%) C-shell
8 1 (0.67%) Go
8 1 (0.67%) Java
8 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (18.00%) CCNA
3 26 (17.33%) CCNP
3 26 (17.33%) Security Cleared
4 22 (14.67%) Degree
5 18 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 13 (8.67%) RHCE
7 12 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (7.33%) DBS Check
9 9 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (4.67%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.00%) MCSA
11 6 (4.00%) MCSE
12 3 (2.00%) CISSP
12 3 (2.00%) GIAC
12 3 (2.00%) SANS
13 2 (1.33%) CCDP
13 2 (1.33%) CISM
13 2 (1.33%) OSCP
14 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) GDPR
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 59 (39.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.33%) Docker
2 14 (9.33%) Hyper-V
3 13 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.33%) vSphere
5 6 (4.00%) XenApp
6 5 (3.33%) Apache Flume
7 2 (1.33%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.67%) Btrfs
8 1 (0.67%) Corosync
8 1 (0.67%) DRBD
8 1 (0.67%) NFS
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (12.67%) Puppet
1 19 (12.67%) WSUS
2 17 (11.33%) Ansible
3 15 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 15 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 12 (8.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 12 (8.00%) yum
5 7 (4.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (4.00%) Nagios
7 5 (3.33%) Oozie
8 4 (2.67%) Graylog
8 4 (2.67%) Kibana
9 2 (1.33%) Salt
9 2 (1.33%) SCCM
9 2 (1.33%) Terraform
9 2 (1.33%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.67%) Consul
10 1 (0.67%) Grafana
Vendors
1 52 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 46 (30.67%) Cisco
3 36 (24.00%) VMware
4 15 (10.00%) HP
5 13 (8.67%) Dell
5 13 (8.67%) Google
5 13 (8.67%) Red Hat
6 12 (8.00%) EMC
6 12 (8.00%) Splunk
7 9 (6.00%) Juniper
8 8 (5.33%) Palo Alto
9 7 (4.67%) Citrix
10 5 (3.33%) Apple
10 5 (3.33%) Atlassian
10 5 (3.33%) BT
10 5 (3.33%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.33%) Sage
11 4 (2.67%) SAP
12 3 (2.00%) F5
12 3 (2.00%) SolarWinds