Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 191 219
Rank change year-on-year +58 +28 -37
Permanent jobs citing VPN 64 142 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 1.89% 1.48% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.53% 8.28% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 54 131 95
Median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,350
90th Percentile £75,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 555 1,716 1,590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.35% 17.84% 15.61%
Number of salaries quoted 462 1,374 1,264
Median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,550 £25,575 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 +39 25 £40,447 +7.86% 5
Bristol +50 14 £27,500 -38.89% 4
Dorset +52 8 £66,250 +76.67%
Gloucestershire +42 7 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Devon +27 6 £27,750 -17.16%
Somerset +10 2 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 35 (54.69%) Firewall
2 27 (42.19%) Windows
3 23 (35.94%) Cisco
3 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
4 21 (32.81%) WAN
4 21 (32.81%) Azure
5 20 (31.25%) Office 365
5 20 (31.25%) Wireless
5 20 (31.25%) VMware
6 19 (29.69%) LAN
6 19 (29.69%) Linux
7 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
7 17 (26.56%) Windows Server
8 16 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 15 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (20.31%) SharePoint
10 13 (20.31%) ITIL
10 13 (20.31%) Network Management
11 12 (18.75%) AWS
11 12 (18.75%) Bash Shell
11 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (18.75%) DevOps
11 12 (18.75%) SQL
11 12 (18.75%) Python
11 12 (18.75%) DNS
11 12 (18.75%) OSPF
11 12 (18.75%) Wi-Fi

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 13 (20.31%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.38%) Confluence
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (32.81%) Azure
2 20 (31.25%) Office 365
3 12 (18.75%) AWS
4 11 (17.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (14.06%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (14.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 9 (14.06%) Amazon S3
5 9 (14.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 9 (14.06%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (14.06%) Route 53
5 9 (14.06%) Serverless
6 6 (9.38%) AWS Fargate
6 6 (9.38%) OpenShift
7 3 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.69%) Power Platform
8 2 (3.13%) SaaS
9 1 (1.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 35 (54.69%) Firewall
2 21 (32.81%) WAN
3 20 (31.25%) Wireless
4 19 (29.69%) LAN
5 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 12 (18.75%) DNS
6 12 (18.75%) OSPF
6 12 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (15.63%) BGP
7 10 (15.63%) Network Security
7 10 (15.63%) VLAN
8 8 (12.50%) DHCP
8 8 (12.50%) IPsec
8 8 (12.50%) MPLS
9 6 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (7.81%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (7.81%) SAN
11 4 (6.25%) SSL
12 3 (4.69%) Cisco Firepower
12 3 (4.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.06%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (10.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (10.94%) MongoDB
3 7 (10.94%) NoSQL
4 6 (9.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (9.38%) MySQL
4 6 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.69%) Power BI
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Artifactory
1 6 (9.38%) Bitbucket Server
1 6 (9.38%) JIRA
1 6 (9.38%) SonarQube
1 6 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (9.38%) Vagrant
2 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.69%) Finance
4 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Network Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Cisco Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) IT Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
9 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.81%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.25%) PKI
4 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.69%) Reinsurance
6 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) Windows
2 19 (29.69%) Linux
3 17 (26.56%) Windows Server
4 11 (17.19%) CentOS
4 11 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (9.38%) CoreOS
7 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
9 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (4.69%) Android
10 3 (4.69%) HPUX
10 3 (4.69%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (4.69%) Solaris
10 3 (4.69%) Unix
10 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.13%) Kali Linux
12 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 13 (20.31%) ITIL
2 13 (20.31%) Network Management
3 12 (18.75%) DevOps
4 11 (17.19%) Load Balancing
5 10 (15.63%) Infrastructure as Code
5 10 (15.63%) Migration
6 9 (14.06%) Auto-Scaling
6 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (12.50%) Project Management
8 7 (10.94%) Change Management
8 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.94%) Open Source
8 7 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.94%) Project Delivery
9 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (7.81%) Presales
11 4 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 12 (18.75%) Python
1 12 (18.75%) SQL
2 10 (15.63%) Ruby
3 9 (14.06%) Java
4 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 6 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 11 (17.19%) CCNA
4 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
5 8 (12.50%) CCNP
6 4 (6.25%) MCSA
6 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.69%) A+ Certification
7 3 (4.69%) MCSE
7 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.13%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.56%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.56%) Degree
9 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) GDPR
1 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.19%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.94%) Docker
5 6 (9.38%) GlusterFS
5 6 (9.38%) VirtualBox
5 6 (9.38%) XenApp
6 3 (4.69%) BitLocker
6 3 (4.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (4.69%) vSphere
6 3 (4.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Ansible
1 10 (15.63%) Terraform
2 8 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (10.94%) Kubernetes
4 6 (9.38%) Nagios
5 5 (7.81%) SCCM
6 4 (6.25%) AirWatch
7 3 (4.69%) Backup Exec
7 3 (4.69%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
8 2 (3.13%) Nessus
9 1 (1.56%) Grafana
9 1 (1.56%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.56%) Rancher
9 1 (1.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Cisco
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.25%) VMware
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 7 (10.94%) Citrix
4 7 (10.94%) Dell
4 7 (10.94%) Fortinet
5 6 (9.38%) AppDynamics
5 6 (9.38%) McAfee
5 6 (9.38%) New Relic
5 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
5 6 (9.38%) Splunk
6 5 (7.81%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.81%) Veeam
7 4 (6.25%) Juniper
7 4 (6.25%) SonicWALL
8 3 (4.69%) Adobe
8 3 (4.69%) Apple
8 3 (4.69%) HP
8 3 (4.69%) Symantec