Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 230 205
Rank change year-on-year +86 -25 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 163 109 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 2.09% 1.09% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.77% 6.96% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 138 93 136
Median annual salary £37,250 £37,500 £37,985
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.67% -1.28% +16.88%
10th Percentile £26,350 £26,250 £18,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £53,750 £63,125
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% -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 1,385 1,565 1,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.73% 15.63% 18.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,095 1,169 1,500
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £24,625 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in the South West.

Salary trend for VPN in the South West

VPN
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the South West over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 +33 56 £42,500 +4.94% 5
Gloucestershire +18 39 £38,750 -3.13% 1
Bristol +43 30 £28,000 -6.67% 4
Dorset +45 17 £30,000 -14.29% 7
Somerset +14 13 £42,500 +16.44% 3
Devon - 4 £42,500 - 6
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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.

1 116 (71.17%) Firewall
2 75 (46.01%) Windows
3 73 (44.79%) Cisco
4 57 (34.97%) Microsoft
5 54 (33.13%) Active Directory
6 52 (31.90%) Linux
7 50 (30.67%) TCP/IP
7 50 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (26.99%) LAN
9 42 (25.77%) Windows Server
10 40 (24.54%) Wireless
11 38 (23.31%) DNS
12 36 (22.09%) WAN
12 36 (22.09%) CCNA
12 36 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (22.09%) Data Centre
13 35 (21.47%) IPsec
13 35 (21.47%) MPLS
14 34 (20.86%) VLAN
14 34 (20.86%) Office 365
15 32 (19.63%) DHCP
16 29 (17.79%) Azure
17 28 (17.18%) CCNP
18 26 (15.95%) Windows Server 2016
19 25 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (15.34%) SQL
19 25 (15.34%) OSPF
19 25 (15.34%) BGP
19 25 (15.34%) PowerShell
20 24 (14.72%) Security Cleared

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 17 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.98%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.91%) IIS
5 6 (3.68%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.45%) Confluence
6 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.52%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.61%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.86%) Office 365
2 29 (17.79%) Azure
3 14 (8.59%) AWS
3 14 (8.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 11 (6.75%) IaaS
5 9 (5.52%) GCP
5 9 (5.52%) SaaS
6 5 (3.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (3.07%) Amazon ECS
6 5 (3.07%) Amazon EKS
6 5 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.07%) AWS Fargate
6 5 (3.07%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (2.45%) PaaS
8 3 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 116 (71.17%) Firewall
2 50 (30.67%) TCP/IP
3 44 (26.99%) LAN
4 40 (24.54%) Wireless
5 38 (23.31%) DNS
6 36 (22.09%) WAN
7 35 (21.47%) IPsec
7 35 (21.47%) MPLS
8 34 (20.86%) VLAN
9 32 (19.63%) DHCP
10 25 (15.34%) BGP
10 25 (15.34%) OSPF
11 23 (14.11%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (12.88%) SAN
13 19 (11.66%) SSL
14 16 (9.82%) VoIP
15 15 (9.20%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (9.20%) Ethernet
16 13 (7.98%) EIGRP
16 13 (7.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.52%) MySQL
3 8 (4.91%) RDBMS
3 8 (4.91%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (3.07%) Ingres
6 3 (1.84%) FileMaker
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.23%) Big Data
7 2 (1.23%) Impala
8 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (9.20%) JIRA
2 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.45%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (1.23%) git-flow
General
1 23 (14.11%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Legal
2 10 (6.13%) Retail
3 9 (5.52%) Automotive
4 7 (4.29%) Law
5 4 (2.45%) Advertising
5 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 41 (25.15%) Support Engineer
2 32 (19.63%) Network Engineer
3 23 (14.11%) Analyst
4 18 (11.04%) IT Support
5 16 (9.82%) IT Engineer
6 15 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.98%) IT Support Engineer
7 13 (7.98%) Technical Support
8 12 (7.36%) Consultant
8 12 (7.36%) Technical Engineer
8 12 (7.36%) Technical Support Engineer
9 11 (6.75%) Network Consultant
10 10 (6.13%) Architect
10 10 (6.13%) IT Manager
10 10 (6.13%) IT Services Manager
10 10 (6.13%) IT Technical Manager
10 10 (6.13%) Service Manager
10 10 (6.13%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (6.13%) Technical Manager
10 10 (6.13%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) 802.1X
1 4 (2.45%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.84%) LAMP
2 3 (1.84%) OpenJDK
3 2 (1.23%) Kafka
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.09%) Data Centre
2 22 (13.50%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (8.59%) Public Cloud
4 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.36%) PKI
6 10 (6.13%) Cybercrime
6 10 (6.13%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (5.52%) Driving Licence
8 5 (3.07%) IPTV
9 4 (2.45%) iPad
9 4 (2.45%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.84%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.84%) Replication
11 2 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 1 (0.61%) CCTV
12 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.61%) iPhone
12 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (46.01%) Windows
2 52 (31.90%) Linux
3 42 (25.77%) Windows Server
4 26 (15.95%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (12.27%) Windows 10
6 20 (12.27%) Windows 7
7 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (6.13%) CentOS
8 10 (6.13%) Debian
8 10 (6.13%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.29%) Unix
10 5 (3.07%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.84%) HPUX
11 3 (1.84%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.84%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.84%) Solaris
12 2 (1.23%) Android
13 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.09%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (11.04%) ITIL
3 15 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (9.20%) Information Security
3 15 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (8.59%) Change Management
5 13 (7.98%) Migration
5 13 (7.98%) Project Delivery
6 12 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (7.36%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.36%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (6.75%) Kanban
7 11 (6.75%) Microservices
7 11 (6.75%) Network Design
7 11 (6.75%) Scrum
8 10 (6.13%) DevOps
8 10 (6.13%) Presales
8 10 (6.13%) Server Management
9 9 (5.52%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.34%) PowerShell
1 25 (15.34%) SQL
2 18 (11.04%) C
2 18 (11.04%) Python
3 10 (6.13%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.07%) Ruby
5 3 (1.84%) C#
5 3 (1.84%) Perl
6 2 (1.23%) R
7 1 (0.61%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 50 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (22.09%) CCNA
3 28 (17.18%) CCNP
4 24 (14.72%) Security Cleared
5 18 (11.04%) Degree
6 12 (7.36%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (6.13%) MCSE
8 10 (6.13%) RHCE
9 9 (5.52%) DV Cleared
10 8 (4.91%) HND
11 6 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (3.07%) DBS Check
12 5 (3.07%) MCSA
13 3 (1.84%) CCDP
13 3 (1.84%) CCSP
14 2 (1.23%) CISSP
14 2 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (1.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) SLA
2 10 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 54 (33.13%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.82%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.13%) Docker
4 10 (6.13%) vSphere
5 7 (4.29%) XenApp
6 5 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.45%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.45%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Flume
9 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.61%) Btrfs
10 1 (0.61%) Corosync
10 1 (0.61%) DRBD
10 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.59%) WSUS
2 13 (7.98%) Puppet
3 12 (7.36%) Kubernetes
4 10 (6.13%) Ansible
4 10 (6.13%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (5.52%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (5.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 9 (5.52%) yum
6 3 (1.84%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.84%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.84%) SCCM
7 2 (1.23%) Oozie
7 2 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.61%) Icinga
8 1 (0.61%) Kibana
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (44.79%) Cisco
2 57 (34.97%) Microsoft
3 23 (14.11%) VMware
4 19 (11.66%) Juniper
5 18 (11.04%) Citrix
5 18 (11.04%) HP
6 16 (9.82%) CheckPoint
7 12 (7.36%) Veeam
8 10 (6.13%) SolarWinds
8 10 (6.13%) SonicWALL
9 9 (5.52%) Dell
9 9 (5.52%) Google
9 9 (5.52%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.91%) Splunk
11 6 (3.68%) Oracle
11 6 (3.68%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.68%) Sage
12 5 (3.07%) EMC
13 4 (2.45%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.84%) IFS