Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 201 108
Rank change year-on-year -6 -93 +45
Permanent jobs citing VPN 146 131 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.36% 1.27% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.80% 8.22% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 122 109 300
South West median annual salary £40,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +11.94%
10th Percentile £20,663 £17,700 £20,475
90th Percentile £62,500 £51,350 £54,290
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 1,872 1,594 2,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.49% 15.48% 19.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,480 1,258 1,838
South West median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,425 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +10 45 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Bristol -23 36 £34,250 -9.87% 9
Dorset -25 22 £34,500 +6.15% 6
Gloucestershire +45 21 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Devon +16 17 £19,000 -32.14% 2
Somerset +21 5 £45,000 +50.00% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 105 (71.92%) Firewall
2 81 (55.48%) Windows
3 63 (43.15%) Microsoft
4 59 (40.41%) Cisco
5 42 (28.77%) ITIL
5 42 (28.77%) Wireless
6 40 (27.40%) VMware
7 39 (26.71%) IPsec
7 39 (26.71%) MPLS
7 39 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (25.34%) DNS
9 36 (24.66%) TCP/IP
9 36 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (23.97%) Active Directory
11 32 (21.92%) OSPF
12 31 (21.23%) DHCP
13 30 (20.55%) Intrusion Detection
14 29 (19.86%) CCNP
15 28 (19.18%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (18.49%) Linux
16 27 (18.49%) Unix
17 26 (17.81%) VLAN
18 24 (16.44%) WAN
18 24 (16.44%) SolarWinds
19 23 (15.75%) Cisco Prime
20 22 (15.07%) VoIP
20 22 (15.07%) Service Management
20 22 (15.07%) Network Design
20 22 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012

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 16 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.27%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.42%) IIS
4 4 (2.74%) Confluence
5 3 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (11.64%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.70%) Office 365
2 14 (9.59%) SaaS
3 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.74%) G Suite
5 4 (2.74%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.68%) IaaS
7 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.68%) PaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Route 53
7 1 (0.68%) Serverless
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (71.92%) Firewall
2 42 (28.77%) Wireless
3 39 (26.71%) IPsec
3 39 (26.71%) MPLS
4 37 (25.34%) DNS
5 36 (24.66%) TCP/IP
6 32 (21.92%) OSPF
7 31 (21.23%) DHCP
8 30 (20.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 28 (19.18%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (17.81%) VLAN
11 24 (16.44%) WAN
12 22 (15.07%) VoIP
13 21 (14.38%) Network Security
14 20 (13.70%) Wireshark
15 17 (11.64%) Cisco Firepower
15 17 (11.64%) Internet
16 16 (10.96%) Spanning Tree
17 15 (10.27%) LAN
17 15 (10.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.79%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.05%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Power View
4 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.05%) Power BI
4 3 (2.05%) PowerPivot
5 2 (1.37%) MySQL
5 2 (1.37%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (10.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.74%) JIRA
3 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.37%) git-flow
5 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (12.33%) Manufacturing
2 11 (7.53%) Finance
3 5 (3.42%) Games
4 4 (2.74%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (19.86%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (14.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (14.38%) Security Engineer
4 20 (13.70%) Consultant
4 20 (13.70%) IT Support
4 20 (13.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (11.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 16 (10.96%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 16 (10.96%) Senior Security Engineer
6 16 (10.96%) Support Engineer
7 12 (8.22%) Technical Support
8 10 (6.85%) Analyst
8 10 (6.85%) Applications Support
8 10 (6.85%) IT Support Specialist
8 10 (6.85%) Support Consultant
8 10 (6.85%) Support Specialist
9 9 (6.16%) Applications Consultant
9 9 (6.16%) Applications Support Consultant
9 9 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) .NET
1 3 (2.05%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.68%) React
3 1 (0.68%) SAML
3 1 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
3 15 (10.27%) Cyberattack
3 15 (10.27%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (8.22%) User Experience
5 7 (4.79%) Clustering
5 7 (4.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.74%) CCTV
6 4 (2.74%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.37%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.37%) iPhone
8 2 (1.37%) Life Science
8 2 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.37%) PKI
8 2 (1.37%) Replication
8 2 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (55.48%) Windows
2 27 (18.49%) Linux
2 27 (18.49%) Unix
3 22 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (14.38%) Windows Server
5 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.22%) Windows 7
6 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.48%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.74%) Android
9 3 (2.05%) CentOS
9 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.68%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.77%) ITIL
2 22 (15.07%) Network Design
2 22 (15.07%) Service Management
3 18 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (12.33%) Migration
4 17 (11.64%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (10.96%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
7 13 (8.90%) CRM
8 11 (7.53%) Project Management
9 10 (6.85%) Security Monitoring
10 9 (6.16%) Change Management
10 9 (6.16%) Information Security
10 9 (6.16%) Network Management
10 9 (6.16%) Proactive Management
10 9 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (5.48%) Change Control
11 8 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (5.48%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.33%) SQL
2 10 (6.85%) C
3 8 (5.48%) Python
4 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.05%) C#
5 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.05%) Ruby
5 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.37%) Java
7 1 (0.68%) Perl
7 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (19.86%) CCNP
3 21 (14.38%) CCNA
4 17 (11.64%) Degree
5 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (6.85%) Security Cleared
7 9 (6.16%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.79%) CCIE
8 7 (4.79%) MCSA
9 6 (4.11%) DBS Check
10 4 (2.74%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.74%) MCSE
11 3 (2.05%) MCDST
12 1 (0.68%) CCDP
12 1 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.68%) MCITP
12 1 (0.68%) MCP
12 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) SLA
2 6 (4.11%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.11%) PMO
3 2 (1.37%) GCP
3 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 36 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (23.97%) Active Directory
3 18 (12.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.53%) Terminal Services
5 6 (4.11%) Snort
5 6 (4.11%) XenApp
6 4 (2.74%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.05%) Docker
7 3 (2.05%) pfSense
8 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.37%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.37%) XenServer
9 1 (0.68%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (15.75%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (10.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (4.79%) OSSEC
4 6 (4.11%) FortiGate
4 6 (4.11%) SCCM
5 3 (2.05%) Ansible
5 3 (2.05%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.05%) Terraform
6 2 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.37%) Mesos
6 2 (1.37%) Nagios
6 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.37%) Puppet
6 2 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.68%) Nessus
7 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 63 (43.15%) Microsoft
2 59 (40.41%) Cisco
3 40 (27.40%) VMware
4 24 (16.44%) SolarWinds
5 21 (14.38%) Juniper
6 16 (10.96%) Google
7 15 (10.27%) CheckPoint
7 15 (10.27%) Clearswift
8 12 (8.22%) Capita
9 8 (5.48%) Citrix
10 6 (4.11%) Dell
10 6 (4.11%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.11%) HP
10 6 (4.11%) LogRhythm
11 4 (2.74%) New Relic
11 4 (2.74%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.05%) F5
12 3 (2.05%) Oracle
12 3 (2.05%) Symantec
12 3 (2.05%) Veeam