Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 206 146
Rank change year-on-year +31 -60 -6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 179 140 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.75% 1.35% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.40% 8.23% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 134 116 233
South West median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72% +2.86%
10th Percentile £18,500 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,250 £56,200
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 1,905 1,701 2,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.59% 16.41% 18.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,512 1,381 1,897
South West median annual salary £42,500 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.58% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,700 £58,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Bristol -5 68 £34,250 -4.86% 12
Wiltshire +5 35 £37,750 -7.93% 2
Gloucestershire +50 30 £41,000 +26.15% 5
Dorset -17 17 £36,500 +32.73% 2
Devon +24 16 £18,250 -34.23% 6
Somerset -8 10 £24,000 +6.67% 3
Cornwall -25 3 £32,000 +72.97% 3
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 111 (62.01%) Windows
2 109 (60.89%) Firewall
3 77 (43.02%) Microsoft
4 60 (33.52%) Active Directory
5 57 (31.84%) VMware
6 56 (31.28%) TCP/IP
7 54 (30.17%) Cisco
8 53 (29.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (28.49%) MPLS
10 47 (26.26%) WAN
11 45 (25.14%) Linux
12 44 (24.58%) VLAN
13 42 (23.46%) DNS
14 36 (20.11%) Degree
14 36 (20.11%) IPsec
15 33 (18.44%) LAN
15 33 (18.44%) Office 365
16 32 (17.88%) DHCP
16 32 (17.88%) Wireless
17 31 (17.32%) Hyper-V
18 30 (16.76%) Windows Server
18 30 (16.76%) ITIL
19 29 (16.20%) MS Exchange
20 28 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
21 27 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
22 25 (13.97%) Unix
23 24 (13.41%) Juniper
23 24 (13.41%) OSPF
24 23 (12.85%) CheckPoint

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 29 (16.20%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.91%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.79%) Confluence
5 4 (2.23%) CMS
5 4 (2.23%) IIS
6 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.56%) Apache
8 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.44%) Office 365
2 27 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (6.70%) SaaS
5 9 (5.03%) Amazon S3
6 8 (4.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 8 (4.47%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (4.47%) Route 53
6 8 (4.47%) Serverless
7 6 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (2.23%) G Suite
9 4 (2.23%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.12%) IaaS
10 2 (1.12%) PaaS
11 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 109 (60.89%) Firewall
2 56 (31.28%) TCP/IP
3 51 (28.49%) MPLS
4 47 (26.26%) WAN
5 44 (24.58%) VLAN
6 42 (23.46%) DNS
7 36 (20.11%) IPsec
8 33 (18.44%) LAN
9 32 (17.88%) DHCP
9 32 (17.88%) Wireless
10 24 (13.41%) OSPF
11 23 (12.85%) SSL
12 20 (11.17%) VoIP
13 19 (10.61%) BGP
14 17 (9.50%) Internet
15 16 (8.94%) Remote Desktop
16 15 (8.38%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (7.26%) IP Telephony
17 13 (7.26%) SAN
18 11 (6.15%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.38%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.15%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.59%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (5.59%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (3.91%) MySQL
6 7 (3.91%) Neo4j
7 5 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (5.03%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.35%) JIRA
4 4 (2.23%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.23%) PostCSS
4 4 (2.23%) SonarQube
4 4 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.23%) Travis CI
4 4 (2.23%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.56%) Hudson
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (7.26%) Finance
2 5 (2.79%) Games
2 5 (2.79%) Marketing
2 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.68%) Advertising
4 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 29 (16.20%) IT Support
3 25 (13.97%) Consultant
3 25 (13.97%) Network Engineer
4 21 (11.73%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 20 (11.17%) Support Engineer
6 19 (10.61%) Senior Network Engineer
7 18 (10.06%) Analyst
8 14 (7.82%) IT Engineer
9 13 (7.26%) Technical Support
10 12 (6.70%) IT Technician
11 11 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (6.15%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (6.15%) Support Analyst
12 10 (5.59%) IT Support Specialist
12 10 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (5.59%) Support Specialist
12 10 (5.59%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.38%) Web Services
2 7 (3.91%) AngularJS
2 7 (3.91%) React
3 5 (2.79%) REST
4 4 (2.23%) CSS
4 4 (2.23%) CSS3
4 4 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.23%) HTML
4 4 (2.23%) HTML5
4 4 (2.23%) Node.js
4 4 (2.23%) Sass
4 4 (2.23%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) .NET
5 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) LAMP
5 1 (0.56%) Middleware
5 1 (0.56%) SAML
5 1 (0.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.38%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.59%) User Experience
4 5 (2.79%) Clustering
4 5 (2.79%) Life Science
4 5 (2.79%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (2.23%) CCTV
5 4 (2.23%) CESG
5 4 (2.23%) iPad
5 4 (2.23%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.12%) iPhone
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 111 (62.01%) Windows
2 45 (25.14%) Linux
3 30 (16.76%) Windows Server
4 25 (13.97%) Unix
5 20 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (10.06%) Windows 7
7 14 (7.82%) Windows 10
8 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (4.47%) Android
11 6 (3.35%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.35%) CentOS
11 6 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.35%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (2.23%) CoreOS
13 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.76%) ITIL
2 23 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.06%) Service Management
4 17 (9.50%) Configuration Management
5 15 (8.38%) DevOps
6 14 (7.82%) CRM
6 14 (7.82%) Supplier Management
7 13 (7.26%) Change Management
7 13 (7.26%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.70%) Migration
9 11 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (6.15%) Proactive Management
9 11 (6.15%) Security Monitoring
10 10 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.59%) Microservices
10 10 (5.59%) Network Management
11 9 (5.03%) Business Continuity
11 9 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (5.03%) Scrum
12 8 (4.47%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.38%) SQL
2 14 (7.82%) Python
3 13 (7.26%) Bash Shell
4 12 (6.70%) Ruby
5 10 (5.59%) C
5 10 (5.59%) Java
6 8 (4.47%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.91%) Perl
8 4 (2.23%) ES6
8 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (20.11%) Degree
2 27 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (8.94%) CCNA
4 14 (7.82%) CCNP
5 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.03%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.47%) CCIE
8 7 (3.91%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.91%) MCSA
9 5 (2.79%) DBS Check
10 4 (2.23%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (1.12%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (1.12%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 2 (1.12%) MCITP
11 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.56%) CEH
12 1 (0.56%) CISSP
12 1 (0.56%) MCDST
12 1 (0.56%) MCP
12 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.15%) SLA
2 10 (5.59%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.23%) PMO
5 2 (1.12%) GDPR
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (33.52%) Active Directory
2 53 (29.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (17.32%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.70%) Terminal Services
5 6 (3.35%) Docker
6 5 (2.79%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.79%) vSphere
6 5 (2.79%) XenApp
7 4 (2.23%) GlusterFS
7 4 (2.23%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.12%) Snort
9 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.12%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.12%) XenServer
10 1 (0.56%) pfSense
10 1 (0.56%) Samba
10 1 (0.56%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 11 (6.15%) Ansible
1 11 (6.15%) Cisco Prime
1 11 (6.15%) Terraform
2 10 (5.59%) Puppet
3 7 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.35%) Nagios
4 6 (3.35%) OSSEC
4 6 (3.35%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (2.79%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.23%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.68%) SCCM
7 3 (1.68%) WSUS
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.56%) Control-M
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) OpenView
8 1 (0.56%) Packer
8 1 (0.56%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 77 (43.02%) Microsoft
2 57 (31.84%) VMware
3 54 (30.17%) Cisco
4 24 (13.41%) Juniper
5 23 (12.85%) CheckPoint
6 15 (8.38%) Citrix
6 15 (8.38%) Google
6 15 (8.38%) SolarWinds
7 11 (6.15%) HP
8 10 (5.59%) Dell
9 9 (5.03%) Capita
9 9 (5.03%) F5
10 8 (4.47%) Blue Coat
10 8 (4.47%) Oracle
11 7 (3.91%) IBM
12 6 (3.35%) IronPort
12 6 (3.35%) SonicWALL
13 5 (2.79%) Aruba
13 5 (2.79%) New Relic
14 4 (2.23%) Meraki