Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 134 169
Rank change year-on-year -32 +35 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 179 259 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.74% 2.37% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.89% 12.87% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 146 236 194
South West median annual salary £37,250 £33,000 £35,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.88% -6.71% +17.92%
10th Percentile £19,500 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 1810 2012 2222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.58% 18.41% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1484 1652 1946
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -44 81 £39,500 +19.70% 3
Gloucestershire +21 37 £38,000 -8.43%
Wiltshire +6 30 £36,500 -14.12% 2
Dorset -19 12 £36,500 +30.36% 2
Somerset -26 10 £23,750 +1.06%
Cornwall +2 5 £19,375 -29.55% 1
Devon +11 3 £18,250 -39.17%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 111 (62.01%) Firewall
2 108 (60.34%) Windows
3 77 (43.02%) Microsoft
4 72 (40.22%) Active Directory
5 65 (36.31%) DNS
6 62 (34.64%) TCP/IP
7 60 (33.52%) Cisco
8 56 (31.28%) VMware
9 54 (30.17%) WAN
10 52 (29.05%) DHCP
11 51 (28.49%) LAN
11 51 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (25.70%) Linux
13 44 (24.58%) Windows Server
14 35 (19.55%) VLAN
15 34 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
16 30 (16.76%) Cisco Certification
16 30 (16.76%) Office 365
17 27 (15.08%) Citrix
17 27 (15.08%) IPsec
18 26 (14.53%) Hyper-V
19 24 (13.41%) CCNA
19 24 (13.41%) MPLS
20 23 (12.85%) CheckPoint
20 23 (12.85%) MS Exchange
20 23 (12.85%) Finance
20 23 (12.85%) Windows 7
20 23 (12.85%) PCI DSS
21 22 (12.29%) Degree
21 22 (12.29%) Dell

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 23 (12.85%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (6.70%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (4.47%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.79%) Apache
5 4 (2.23%) CMS
6 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.68%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.12%) Confluence
7 2 (1.12%) IIS
8 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.99%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (16.76%) Office 365
3 18 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.47%) Amazon S3
4 8 (4.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (3.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 7 (3.91%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (3.91%) Route 53
5 7 (3.91%) Serverless
6 6 (3.35%) SaaS
7 4 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (1.12%) IaaS
9 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.12%) PaaS
10 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 111 (62.01%) Firewall
2 65 (36.31%) DNS
3 62 (34.64%) TCP/IP
4 54 (30.17%) WAN
5 52 (29.05%) DHCP
6 51 (28.49%) LAN
7 35 (19.55%) VLAN
8 27 (15.08%) IPsec
9 24 (13.41%) MPLS
10 21 (11.73%) Network Security
11 20 (11.17%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (10.61%) OSPF
12 19 (10.61%) SSL
13 15 (8.38%) BGP
14 14 (7.82%) Wireless
15 13 (7.26%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (6.70%) HTTP
16 12 (6.70%) Skype
17 11 (6.15%) Internet
18 9 (5.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.03%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (4.47%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (3.35%) MySQL
5 6 (3.35%) Neo4j
6 5 (2.79%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) MS Access
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.23%) PostCSS
3 4 (2.23%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.68%) JIRA
4 3 (1.68%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.12%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.12%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.56%) Hudson
6 1 (0.56%) Subversion
6 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (12.85%) Finance
2 8 (4.47%) Advertising
3 5 (2.79%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.23%) Marketing
4 4 (2.23%) Military
4 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.68%) Banking
5 3 (1.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.12%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (18.99%) Network Engineer
2 31 (17.32%) Analyst
3 25 (13.97%) Support Engineer
4 19 (10.61%) Security Analyst
5 18 (10.06%) IT Support
6 17 (9.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (9.50%) IT Engineer
7 16 (8.94%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (8.38%) IT Support Engineer
9 14 (7.82%) Consultant
10 13 (7.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (6.70%) Information Analyst
11 12 (6.70%) Information Security Analyst
12 11 (6.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 9 (5.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (5.03%) Administrator
13 9 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (5.03%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.06%) Web Services
2 6 (3.35%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.35%) React
3 5 (2.79%) REST
4 4 (2.23%) CSS
4 4 (2.23%) CSS3
4 4 (2.23%) HTML
4 4 (2.23%) HTML5
4 4 (2.23%) LAMP
4 4 (2.23%) Node.js
4 4 (2.23%) Sass
4 4 (2.23%) XML
5 2 (1.12%) .NET
5 2 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.56%) jQuery
6 1 (0.56%) JSON
6 1 (0.56%) Middleware
6 1 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.03%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.79%) iPad
3 5 (2.79%) Life Science
3 5 (2.79%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (2.23%) Clustering
4 4 (2.23%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.23%) Replication
5 3 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (1.68%) PKI
6 2 (1.12%) CESG
6 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 108 (60.34%) Windows
2 46 (25.70%) Linux
3 44 (24.58%) Windows Server
4 23 (12.85%) Windows 7
5 16 (8.94%) Unix
6 15 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.26%) Windows 10
7 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.47%) Android
9 8 (4.47%) Apple iOS
9 8 (4.47%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (2.79%) CentOS
11 3 (1.68%) CoreOS
11 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.17%) Cybersecurity
1 20 (11.17%) Load Balancing
2 18 (10.06%) Change Management
3 15 (8.38%) DevOps
3 15 (8.38%) Supplier Management
4 13 (7.26%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.70%) Information Security
5 12 (6.70%) IT Strategy
6 11 (6.15%) Capacity Management
6 11 (6.15%) Migration
7 10 (5.59%) Business Continuity
7 10 (5.59%) Data Encryption
7 10 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.59%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (5.59%) High Availability
7 10 (5.59%) ITIL
7 10 (5.59%) Test Management
8 9 (5.03%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.03%) SIEM
8 9 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.38%) Bash Shell
1 15 (8.38%) SQL
2 13 (7.26%) Python
3 11 (6.15%) Ruby
4 9 (5.03%) C
5 8 (4.47%) Java
6 7 (3.91%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.91%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.35%) Perl
8 4 (2.23%) ES6
9 3 (1.68%) AWK
9 3 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.68%) sed
10 1 (0.56%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (16.76%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (13.41%) CCNA
3 22 (12.29%) Degree
4 19 (10.61%) CCNP
5 14 (7.82%) CISSP
6 13 (7.26%) SSCP
7 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (6.70%) Security Cleared
8 10 (5.59%) Network+ Certification
9 8 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (3.91%) CISM
10 7 (3.91%) Novell Certification
10 7 (3.91%) SANS
10 7 (3.91%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.35%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 6 (3.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 6 (3.35%) MCSE
12 4 (2.23%) MCITP
12 4 (2.23%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.85%) PCI DSS
2 15 (8.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.35%) GDPR
3 6 (3.35%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 51 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (14.53%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.94%) vSphere
5 13 (7.26%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.35%) Docker
6 6 (3.35%) XenApp
7 5 (2.79%) NFS
7 5 (2.79%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.68%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.68%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.12%) GlusterFS
10 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.56%) Samba
11 1 (0.56%) VMFS
11 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.15%) Puppet
2 8 (4.47%) Ansible
2 8 (4.47%) Terraform
3 6 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.35%) WSUS
4 5 (2.79%) vMotion
5 4 (2.23%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.23%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.23%) Nagios
5 4 (2.23%) Nessus
5 4 (2.23%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.68%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.12%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.12%) OSSEC
7 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.56%) Control-M
8 1 (0.56%) OpenView
8 1 (0.56%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 77 (43.02%) Microsoft
2 60 (33.52%) Cisco
3 56 (31.28%) VMware
4 27 (15.08%) Citrix
5 23 (12.85%) CheckPoint
6 22 (12.29%) Dell
7 20 (11.17%) Juniper
8 14 (7.82%) HP
9 13 (7.26%) Oracle
10 11 (6.15%) SonicWALL
11 10 (5.59%) F5
12 9 (5.03%) Aruba
12 9 (5.03%) SolarWinds
13 8 (4.47%) IBM
14 7 (3.91%) Avaya
15 6 (3.35%) Blue Coat
15 6 (3.35%) Xerox
16 5 (2.79%) Sophos
17 4 (2.23%) Capita
17 4 (2.23%) Veeam