Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 201 212
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 -84
Permanent jobs citing VPN 119 153 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.18% 1.44% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 8.02% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 103 124 106
South West median annual salary £36,500 £38,469 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.12% +9.91% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,075 £17,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £62,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -

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 1,625 1,908 1,622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.07% 17.92% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,205 1,525 1,257
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
Wiltshire +2 42 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Bristol -1 29 £27,500 -16.67% 2
Somerset +26 25 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Gloucestershire -3 16 £40,000 -11.11%
Dorset -20 6 £35,000 -4.11% 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 70 (58.82%) Firewall
2 50 (42.02%) Cisco
3 46 (38.66%) Windows
4 44 (36.97%) MPLS
5 42 (35.29%) DNS
6 36 (30.25%) DHCP
7 35 (29.41%) TCP/IP
8 32 (26.89%) Active Directory
9 31 (26.05%) WAN
9 31 (26.05%) IPsec
10 30 (25.21%) OSPF
10 30 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (25.21%) LAN
11 29 (24.37%) Microsoft
11 29 (24.37%) CCNP
12 28 (23.53%) BGP
13 27 (22.69%) CheckPoint
13 27 (22.69%) Windows Server
14 26 (21.85%) Linux
15 25 (21.01%) VMware
16 24 (20.17%) Wireless
16 24 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (16.81%) VoIP
21 19 (15.97%) Juniper
21 19 (15.97%) EIGRP
21 19 (15.97%) Network Security
22 18 (15.13%) Cisco Wireless

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 10 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.36%) Apache
2 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.84%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (15.13%) Office 365
3 10 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (7.56%) SaaS
5 4 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.68%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (58.82%) Firewall
2 44 (36.97%) MPLS
3 42 (35.29%) DNS
4 36 (30.25%) DHCP
5 35 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 31 (26.05%) IPsec
6 31 (26.05%) WAN
7 30 (25.21%) LAN
7 30 (25.21%) OSPF
8 28 (23.53%) BGP
9 24 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (20.17%) Wireless
10 20 (16.81%) VoIP
11 19 (15.97%) EIGRP
11 19 (15.97%) Network Security
12 18 (15.13%) Cisco Wireless
13 17 (14.29%) SSL
14 14 (11.76%) VLAN
14 14 (11.76%) VPLS
15 12 (10.08%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) RDBMS
1 9 (7.56%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.72%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.84%) Aerospike
4 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.84%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.84%) Big Data
4 1 (0.84%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.84%) HBase
4 1 (0.84%) Impala
4 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.84%) Redis
4 1 (0.84%) Riak
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.84%) Buildbot
1 1 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.24%) Finance
3 5 (4.20%) Legal
4 3 (2.52%) Advertising
4 3 (2.52%) Local Government
4 3 (2.52%) Military
5 2 (1.68%) Electronics
5 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Automotive
6 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 31 (26.05%) Support Engineer
3 16 (13.45%) Analyst
3 16 (13.45%) IT Support
4 13 (10.92%) IT Engineer
5 12 (10.08%) Network Support
5 12 (10.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) IT Support Engineer
7 10 (8.40%) Consultant
7 10 (8.40%) IP Engineer
8 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) IP Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Help Desk Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (5.04%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Break Fix Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) IMAC Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Network Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.84%) Kafka
2 1 (0.84%) LAMP
2 1 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.72%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.20%) PKI
5 3 (2.52%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.68%) NHS
6 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.84%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (38.66%) Windows
2 27 (22.69%) Windows Server
3 26 (21.85%) Linux
4 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (13.45%) Windows 7
6 13 (10.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (8.40%) Unix
8 10 (8.40%) Windows 8
9 9 (7.56%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.84%) CentOS
11 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.76%) Presales
2 12 (10.08%) Network Management
3 9 (7.56%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (6.72%) ITIL
5 7 (5.88%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (4.20%) Break/Fix
7 5 (4.20%) Decision-Making
7 5 (4.20%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (4.20%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (3.36%) IT Strategy
8 4 (3.36%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (3.36%) Test Management
9 3 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (2.52%) Systems Engineering
9 3 (2.52%) Ticket Management
9 3 (2.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) SQL
2 12 (10.08%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.24%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.72%) Ruby
5 5 (4.20%) Python
6 4 (3.36%) C
7 3 (2.52%) Perl
8 1 (0.84%) C#
8 1 (0.84%) C++
8 1 (0.84%) Java
8 1 (0.84%) R
8 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (24.37%) CCNP
3 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
4 10 (8.40%) CCNA
4 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
5 9 (7.56%) Degree
6 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.20%) MCITP
7 5 (4.20%) MCTS
7 5 (4.20%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (4.20%) Novell Certification
8 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.84%) CISM
9 1 (0.84%) CISSP
9 1 (0.84%) MCP
9 1 (0.84%) SANS
9 1 (0.84%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) ISO 15765
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (26.89%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.40%) vSphere
4 6 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.84%) Docker
7 1 (0.84%) NFS
7 1 (0.84%) Samba
7 1 (0.84%) UAG
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (7.56%) Puppet
2 6 (5.04%) vCenter Server
3 5 (4.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.36%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.52%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.52%) Nessus
5 3 (2.52%) Terraform
6 2 (1.68%) Ansible
7 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.84%) Kibana
7 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.84%) Nagios
7 1 (0.84%) Oozie
7 1 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 50 (42.02%) Cisco
2 29 (24.37%) Microsoft
3 27 (22.69%) CheckPoint
4 25 (21.01%) VMware
5 19 (15.97%) Juniper
6 8 (6.72%) Citrix
6 8 (6.72%) F5
6 8 (6.72%) Fortinet
7 7 (5.88%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.20%) Meraki
9 4 (3.36%) Aruba
9 4 (3.36%) BT
9 4 (3.36%) HP
9 4 (3.36%) McAfee
9 4 (3.36%) Symantec
9 4 (3.36%) Veeam
10 3 (2.52%) Dell
10 3 (2.52%) IronPort
11 2 (1.68%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.68%) SAP