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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / South West
Rank 172 111 150
Rank change year-on-year -61 +39  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 66 153 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.30% 2.60% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.35% 13.21% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 56 140 82
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £23,000 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,290 £52,250
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.10%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 790 1158 989
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.53% 19.70% 16.55%
Number of salaries quoted 600 972 847
Median salary £36,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.86% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £54,203
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +7 25 £38,250 +2.00% 6
Wiltshire -8 17 £40,000 -12.23% 1
Devon +12 12 £30,000 +15.38%
Cornwall +1 6 £17,750 +4.41% 1
Dorset +8 4 £28,750 -20.13%
Somerset -20 1 £20,000 -37.00% 1
Gloucestershire -32 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 86 (60.99%) Windows
2 78 (55.32%) Firewall
3 75 (53.19%) Cisco
4 70 (49.65%) Active Directory
5 62 (43.97%) WAN
6 61 (43.26%) Windows Server
7 55 (39.01%) VMware
8 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
9 47 (33.33%) ITIL
10 45 (31.91%) LAN
10 45 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (29.79%) TCP/IP
12 40 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (26.24%) DNS
13 37 (26.24%) MPLS
14 34 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
14 34 (24.11%) DHCP
15 33 (23.40%) Data Centre
16 32 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (20.57%) Linux
18 27 (19.15%) CCNA
19 26 (18.44%) MS Exchange
20 24 (17.02%) Driving Licence
21 23 (16.31%) Network Security
21 23 (16.31%) Office 365
21 23 (16.31%) MS Excel
21 23 (16.31%) Dell
21 23 (16.31%) SAN
22 22 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
22 22 (15.60%) SMTP

VPN
Top Related 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 (18.44%) MS Exchange
2 19 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (8.51%) Apache
5 11 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (7.80%) IIS
5 11 (7.80%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (4.26%) JBoss
7 5 (3.55%) IBM Domino
8 4 (2.84%) Skype for Business
9 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.71%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (16.31%) MS Excel
2 19 (13.48%) MS Office
3 5 (3.55%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.31%) Office 365
2 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.93%) SaaS
4 10 (7.09%) IaaS
5 9 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (4.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (55.32%) Firewall
2 62 (43.97%) WAN
3 45 (31.91%) LAN
4 42 (29.79%) TCP/IP
5 37 (26.24%) DNS
5 37 (26.24%) MPLS
6 34 (24.11%) DHCP
7 23 (16.31%) Network Security
7 23 (16.31%) SAN
8 22 (15.60%) SMTP
8 22 (15.60%) SSL
8 22 (15.60%) VLAN
9 21 (14.89%) SSH
10 19 (13.48%) HTTPS
11 18 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (12.77%) VoIP
12 16 (11.35%) IP Telephony
12 16 (11.35%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (10.64%) HTTP
13 15 (10.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.84%) MySQL
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (14.89%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.67%) Banking
4 5 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Military
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (19.15%) Network Engineer
2 17 (12.06%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.35%) Analyst
4 14 (9.93%) Windows Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) IT Support
6 10 (7.09%) Active Directory Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Architect
7 9 (6.38%) Consultant
7 9 (6.38%) IT Consultant
7 9 (6.38%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (5.67%) Field Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) IT Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) IT Manager
8 8 (5.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Exchange Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.96%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Network Specialist
10 6 (4.26%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) MAPI
2 7 (4.96%) Middleware
3 3 (2.13%) CAdES
3 3 (2.13%) PAdES
3 3 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.13%) XAdES
4 1 (0.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.40%) Data Centre
2 24 (17.02%) Driving Licence
3 10 (7.09%) Clustering
3 10 (7.09%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.38%) PKI
5 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.67%) EPoS
5 8 (5.67%) iPad
6 7 (4.96%) Client/Server
7 6 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (4.26%) Public Cloud
7 6 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (3.55%) AS400
9 4 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (2.84%) Replication
10 3 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.42%) e-Health
11 2 (1.42%) FMCG
11 2 (1.42%) iPhone
12 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 86 (60.99%) Windows
2 61 (43.26%) Windows Server
3 45 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (20.57%) Linux
6 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (9.22%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.55%) Unix
10 4 (2.84%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.84%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.13%) CentOS
11 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.42%) Android
12 2 (1.42%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.71%) Debian
13 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.33%) ITIL
2 14 (9.93%) Mentoring
2 14 (9.93%) Network Architecture
3 13 (9.22%) Change Control
4 12 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 10 (7.09%) ISMS
5 10 (7.09%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.38%) DevOps
6 9 (6.38%) Network Design
6 9 (6.38%) Service Management
7 8 (5.67%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (5.67%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (4.96%) High Availability
8 7 (4.96%) Information Security
8 7 (4.96%) IT Strategy
8 7 (4.96%) ITIL V3
8 7 (4.96%) Migration
8 7 (4.96%) Network Management
8 7 (4.96%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.18%) SQL
2 11 (7.80%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.38%) Python
4 5 (3.55%) Perl
5 4 (2.84%) C
5 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.84%) PHP
6 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.42%) VB
7 2 (1.42%) VBA
7 2 (1.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (19.15%) CCNA
3 22 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (12.06%) MCSE
5 15 (10.64%) Security Cleared
6 13 (9.22%) CCNP
7 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
8 9 (6.38%) MCP
9 8 (5.67%) Degree
10 6 (4.26%) EMC Certification
11 5 (3.55%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.84%) CCIE
12 4 (2.84%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.84%) MCITP
12 4 (2.84%) MCSA
12 4 (2.84%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (2.13%) CCENT
13 3 (2.13%) JNCIS
13 3 (2.13%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) SLA
2 6 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (49.65%) Active Directory
2 32 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.18%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.38%) Terminal Services
5 6 (4.26%) Firmware
5 6 (4.26%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.55%) Samba
6 5 (3.55%) Snort
7 4 (2.84%) KVM
7 4 (2.84%) NFS
8 3 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.42%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.42%) UAG
9 2 (1.42%) XenApp
9 2 (1.42%) XenServer
10 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.67%) SCCM
2 7 (4.96%) AirWatch
3 6 (4.26%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.26%) WSUS
4 5 (3.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (3.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 3 (2.13%) Puppet
5 3 (2.13%) Rundeck
5 3 (2.13%) SCOM
5 3 (2.13%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.42%) Malwarebytes
6 2 (1.42%) Nagios
6 2 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.71%) MobiControl
7 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.71%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 75 (53.19%) Cisco
2 55 (39.01%) VMware
3 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
4 23 (16.31%) Dell
5 20 (14.18%) Citrix
6 19 (13.48%) HP
7 17 (12.06%) Juniper
8 16 (11.35%) SonicWALL
9 13 (9.22%) WatchGuard
10 12 (8.51%) CheckPoint
11 10 (7.09%) IBM
12 9 (6.38%) Avaya
12 9 (6.38%) Veeam
13 8 (5.67%) F5
13 8 (5.67%) NetApp
14 7 (4.96%) Infor
14 7 (4.96%) Oracle
14 7 (4.96%) SolarWinds
15 6 (4.26%) Draytek
15 6 (4.26%) Riverbed
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