Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 176 155
Rank change year-on-year -49 -21 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 99 179 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 1.75% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.48% 9.74% 11.92%
Number of salaries quoted 76 142 210
South West median annual salary £39,750 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.90% +12.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £55,750
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 1,527 1,838 1,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.22% 17.92% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,180 1,485 1,613
South West median annual salary £43,750 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.71% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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
Wiltshire -11 25 £54,500 +49.32% 19
Bristol -42 25 £30,000 -20.00% 12
Gloucestershire +1 18 £40,000 +5.96% 2
Dorset 0 18 £40,000 +9.59% 7
Devon +9 5 £24,000 +31.51% 3
Somerset +21 4 £27,500 +22.22% 3
Cornwall +9 4 £43,500 +123.08%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 63 (63.64%) Firewall
2 44 (44.44%) Windows
2 44 (44.44%) Cisco
3 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
4 33 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 30 (30.30%) WAN
5 30 (30.30%) LAN
6 27 (27.27%) MPLS
7 26 (26.26%) DNS
7 26 (26.26%) Data Centre
8 24 (24.24%) Active Directory
9 23 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (23.23%) Security Cleared
10 22 (22.22%) CheckPoint
11 21 (21.21%) Wireless
11 21 (21.21%) Office 365
12 20 (20.20%) OSPF
12 20 (20.20%) DHCP
13 19 (19.19%) IPsec
13 19 (19.19%) VMware
14 18 (18.18%) CCNP
14 18 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (17.17%) VoIP
15 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (16.16%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (16.16%) BGP
16 16 (16.16%) SolarWinds
17 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
17 15 (15.15%) Network Management
17 15 (15.15%) ITIL

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 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
1 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.05%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.04%) Apache
3 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.02%) Site Server
5 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) Moodle
5 1 (1.01%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.21%) Office 365
2 18 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.03%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.03%) SaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 63 (63.64%) Firewall
2 33 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 30 (30.30%) LAN
3 30 (30.30%) WAN
4 27 (27.27%) MPLS
5 26 (26.26%) DNS
6 21 (21.21%) Wireless
7 20 (20.20%) DHCP
7 20 (20.20%) OSPF
8 19 (19.19%) IPsec
9 17 (17.17%) VoIP
10 16 (16.16%) BGP
10 16 (16.16%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (14.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (12.12%) Ethernet
13 9 (9.09%) FCoE
13 9 (9.09%) iSCSI
13 9 (9.09%) WLAN
14 8 (8.08%) EIGRP
14 8 (8.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MSI
1 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (8.08%) Finance
1 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.04%) Military
3 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Advertising
4 2 (2.02%) Automotive
4 2 (2.02%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Local Government
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.16%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.12%) IT Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) Security Manager
6 7 (7.07%) Consultant
6 7 (7.07%) IT Support
6 7 (7.07%) Network Support
6 7 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Network Consultant
8 5 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Operational Security Manager
8 5 (5.05%) Operations Manager
8 5 (5.05%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.01%) CGI
1 1 (1.01%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.04%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.03%) iPad
3 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.03%) Replication
3 3 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.02%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.02%) PKI
5 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) BYOD
5 1 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.01%) Fintech
5 1 (1.01%) iPhone
5 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (44.44%) Windows
2 14 (14.14%) Linux
3 13 (13.13%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.09%) Unix
6 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.07%) Windows 10
7 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.03%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.02%) Android
10 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.01%) CentOS
11 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.15%) ITIL
1 15 (15.15%) Network Management
2 12 (12.12%) Customer Requirements
3 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (10.10%) Information Security
4 10 (10.10%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (8.08%) Migration
6 8 (8.08%) Systems Engineering
7 7 (7.07%) Project Management
7 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (6.06%) Network Design
8 6 (6.06%) Network Virtualisation
8 6 (6.06%) Presales
8 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.05%) Business Development
9 5 (5.05%) Capacity Management
9 5 (5.05%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.14%) C
2 12 (12.12%) SQL
3 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.01%) C++
4 1 (1.01%) Java
4 1 (1.01%) Perl
4 1 (1.01%) Python
4 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (23.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.18%) CCNP
3 11 (11.11%) CCNA
3 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) Degree
5 5 (5.05%) MCP
5 5 (5.05%) MCSE
6 4 (4.04%) MCT
7 2 (2.02%) CCA
7 2 (2.02%) CCAA
7 2 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.02%) MCSA
7 2 (2.02%) MCTS
8 1 (1.01%) CISM
8 1 (1.01%) CISMP
8 1 (1.01%) CISSP
8 1 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) SLA
2 7 (7.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.06%) Terminal Services
5 5 (5.05%) Snort
6 4 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.04%) NFS
7 3 (3.03%) pfSense
8 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.02%) vSphere
8 2 (2.02%) Xen
8 2 (2.02%) XenApp
8 2 (2.02%) XenServer
9 1 (1.01%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (1.01%) Firmware
9 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (12.12%) SCCM
2 8 (8.08%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (6.06%) FortiGate
5 5 (5.05%) OSSEC
6 2 (2.02%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.02%) SCOM
6 2 (2.02%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.02%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.02%) WSUS
7 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.01%) Nessus
7 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 44 (44.44%) Cisco
2 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
3 22 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 19 (19.19%) VMware
5 16 (16.16%) SolarWinds
6 13 (13.13%) Juniper
7 9 (9.09%) HP
7 9 (9.09%) McAfee
8 8 (8.08%) Citrix
9 7 (7.07%) BT
9 7 (7.07%) Dell
10 6 (6.06%) Fortinet
10 6 (6.06%) Meraki
11 5 (5.05%) F5
11 5 (5.05%) Forcepoint
11 5 (5.05%) LogRhythm
11 5 (5.05%) Sophos
11 5 (5.05%) Veeam
12 4 (4.04%) Brocade
12 4 (4.04%) WatchGuard