Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 176 128
Rank change year-on-year -40 -48 +44
Permanent jobs citing VPN 123 171 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.19% 1.68% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.67% 9.88% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 99 141 270
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £24,450 £19,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £55,075
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +7.23%

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 1,604 1,731 2,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.55% 17.06% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,289 1,432 1,670
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,249 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,625
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 October 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 23 October 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 -36 31 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Wiltshire -8 28 £52,500 +50.00% 14
Dorset -8 27 £40,000 -10.11% 5
Gloucestershire -2 22 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Devon +18 6 £31,625 +62.18% 7
Somerset +26 5 £18,000 -33.33% 4
Cornwall -4 4 £43,500 +135.14%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 81 (65.85%) Firewall
2 58 (47.15%) Windows
3 56 (45.53%) Cisco
4 49 (39.84%) Microsoft
5 42 (34.15%) TCP/IP
5 42 (34.15%) DNS
6 33 (26.83%) Data Centre
7 31 (25.20%) DHCP
8 29 (23.58%) WAN
8 29 (23.58%) LAN
9 27 (21.95%) Active Directory
9 27 (21.95%) MPLS
10 26 (21.14%) Office 365
11 25 (20.33%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (20.33%) Wireless
12 24 (19.51%) IPsec
12 24 (19.51%) VMware
13 23 (18.70%) Security Cleared
14 22 (17.89%) OSPF
14 22 (17.89%) CheckPoint
14 22 (17.89%) VoIP
14 22 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (17.07%) Linux
15 21 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (16.26%) SQL
16 20 (16.26%) ITIL
16 20 (16.26%) CCNP
16 20 (16.26%) SolarWinds
17 18 (14.63%) Windows Server

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 (10.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.50%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.25%) Apache
3 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.63%) IIS
5 2 (1.63%) Site Server
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.81%) Moodle
6 1 (0.81%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (21.14%) Office 365
2 22 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (13.82%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.88%) OneDrive
5 5 (4.07%) SaaS
6 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 81 (65.85%) Firewall
2 42 (34.15%) DNS
2 42 (34.15%) TCP/IP
3 31 (25.20%) DHCP
4 29 (23.58%) LAN
4 29 (23.58%) WAN
5 27 (21.95%) MPLS
6 25 (20.33%) Wireless
7 24 (19.51%) IPsec
8 22 (17.89%) OSPF
8 22 (17.89%) VoIP
9 21 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
10 16 (13.01%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (13.01%) Ethernet
11 15 (12.20%) BGP
12 12 (9.76%) Network Security
12 12 (9.76%) Wireshark
13 11 (8.94%) iSCSI
14 10 (8.13%) FCoE
14 10 (8.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Power View
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.63%) Power BI
2 2 (1.63%) PowerPivot
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.63%) MSI
3 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (10.57%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Automotive
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
4 2 (1.63%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (21.14%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.76%) IT Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Security Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) IT Support
6 9 (7.32%) Security Manager
6 9 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Consultant
7 7 (5.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.69%) Network Support
8 6 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Designer
9 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Designer
9 5 (4.07%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) .NET
1 2 (1.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.81%) CGI
2 1 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.69%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (5.69%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.88%) Cyberattack
3 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.07%) iPad
4 5 (4.07%) PKI
5 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.25%) Replication
6 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.63%) Life Science
7 2 (1.63%) User Experience
8 1 (0.81%) BYOD
8 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.81%) iPhone
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (47.15%) Windows
2 21 (17.07%) Linux
3 18 (14.63%) Windows Server
4 12 (9.76%) Unix
5 9 (7.32%) Windows 10
5 9 (7.32%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.07%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.07%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.44%) Android
9 3 (2.44%) CentOS
9 3 (2.44%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.63%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.81%) Debian
11 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.26%) ITIL
2 15 (12.20%) Network Management
2 15 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (11.38%) Customer Requirements
3 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (9.76%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (9.76%) Migration
5 12 (9.76%) Network Design
6 10 (8.13%) Information Security
7 8 (6.50%) IT Strategy
7 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.69%) Data Analysis
8 7 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.69%) Project Management
8 7 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.88%) Business Development
9 6 (4.88%) Capacity Management
9 6 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.26%) SQL
2 17 (13.82%) C
3 5 (4.07%) Python
4 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.63%) C#
5 2 (1.63%) Perl
5 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.81%) C++
6 1 (0.81%) Java
6 1 (0.81%) Ruby
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (20.33%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (18.70%) Security Cleared
3 20 (16.26%) CCNP
4 17 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (11.38%) CCNA
5 14 (11.38%) DV Cleared
6 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.69%) MCSE
8 5 (4.07%) Degree
8 5 (4.07%) MCT
9 4 (3.25%) MCP
10 3 (2.44%) MCSA
11 2 (1.63%) CCA
11 2 (1.63%) CCAA
11 2 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.63%) MCTS
12 1 (0.81%) CISM
12 1 (0.81%) CISMP
12 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.81%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) SLA
2 7 (5.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 27 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.82%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.88%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.07%) NFS
5 5 (4.07%) Snort
6 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.25%) pfSense
6 4 (3.25%) vSphere
7 2 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.63%) Xen
7 2 (1.63%) XenApp
7 2 (1.63%) XenServer
8 1 (0.81%) BlackBerry Internet Service
8 1 (0.81%) Docker
8 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (12.20%) SCCM
2 12 (9.76%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (4.88%) FortiGate
5 5 (4.07%) OSSEC
6 2 (1.63%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.63%) Nessus
6 2 (1.63%) SCOM
6 2 (1.63%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.63%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.63%) WSUS
7 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.81%) Mesos
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 56 (45.53%) Cisco
2 49 (39.84%) Microsoft
3 24 (19.51%) VMware
4 22 (17.89%) CheckPoint
5 20 (16.26%) SolarWinds
6 17 (13.82%) Juniper
7 9 (7.32%) HP
7 9 (7.32%) McAfee
8 8 (6.50%) BT
8 8 (6.50%) Citrix
8 8 (6.50%) Dell
9 7 (5.69%) Meraki
9 7 (5.69%) Sophos
10 6 (4.88%) Clearswift
10 6 (4.88%) Forcepoint
10 6 (4.88%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.07%) Brocade
11 5 (4.07%) LogRhythm
11 5 (4.07%) Siemens
11 5 (4.07%) WatchGuard