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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 87 133
Rank change year-on-year -79 +46  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 67 174 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.28% 3.31% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 16.56% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 55 156 91
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,500 £23,825
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,750 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.84% +4.48%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 765 1051 1235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.64% 20.01% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 634 865 1042
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -32 31 £39,500 +67.21% 2
Cornwall -2 10 £18,500 -9.75%
Wiltshire +8 9 £36,250 -14.70% 4
Somerset -13 9 £39,500 +24.40%
Gloucestershire -48 5 £40,000 -4.76% 3
Devon -6 2 £19,750 -42.75%
Dorset -22 1 £35,000 -26.31% 3
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 81 (60.90%) Firewall
2 70 (52.63%) Cisco
3 64 (48.12%) WAN
3 64 (48.12%) Windows
4 54 (40.60%) Microsoft
5 51 (38.35%) Active Directory
5 51 (38.35%) VMware
6 48 (36.09%) TCP/IP
7 47 (35.34%) LAN
8 37 (27.82%) DNS
8 37 (27.82%) Windows Server
9 35 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (24.81%) DHCP
11 32 (24.06%) MPLS
12 31 (23.31%) Office 365
13 30 (22.56%) Network Security
14 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (21.80%) HTTPS
15 27 (20.30%) CCNA
16 26 (19.55%) VoIP
16 26 (19.55%) ITIL
17 25 (18.80%) CCNP
17 25 (18.80%) Driving Licence
18 24 (18.05%) Data Centre
18 24 (18.05%) Dell
18 24 (18.05%) HTTP
18 24 (18.05%) Finance
18 24 (18.05%) VLAN
19 23 (17.29%) SMTP

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 14 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.27%) Apache
3 10 (7.52%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.76%) IBM Domino
6 5 (3.76%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.50%) IIS
9 1 (0.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.76%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.50%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.31%) Office 365
2 21 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.26%) SaaS
4 4 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.26%) IaaS
6 2 (1.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (60.90%) Firewall
2 64 (48.12%) WAN
3 48 (36.09%) TCP/IP
4 47 (35.34%) LAN
5 37 (27.82%) DNS
6 33 (24.81%) DHCP
7 32 (24.06%) MPLS
8 30 (22.56%) Network Security
9 29 (21.80%) HTTPS
10 26 (19.55%) VoIP
11 24 (18.05%) HTTP
11 24 (18.05%) VLAN
12 23 (17.29%) SMTP
13 22 (16.54%) SSH
14 21 (15.79%) SSL
15 18 (13.53%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (13.53%) PBX
15 18 (13.53%) Wireless
16 17 (12.78%) Telnet
17 16 (12.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) MySQL
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.75%) JIRA
1 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (18.05%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Banking
4 3 (2.26%) Military
5 2 (1.50%) Advertising
5 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (27.82%) Network Engineer
2 32 (24.06%) Analyst
3 18 (13.53%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (8.27%) IT Support
6 10 (7.52%) Security Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) 1st Line Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) IT Manager
9 7 (5.26%) Network Specialist
10 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.51%) Consultant
10 6 (4.51%) Network Support
10 6 (4.51%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.26%) LAMP
1 3 (2.26%) MAPI
2 1 (0.75%) .NET
2 1 (0.75%) jQuery
2 1 (0.75%) JSON
2 1 (0.75%) Middleware
2 1 (0.75%) SAML
2 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.80%) Driving Licence
2 24 (18.05%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.26%) PKI
5 5 (3.76%) AS400
6 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.01%) iPad
7 3 (2.26%) Clustering
7 3 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.26%) EPoS
7 3 (2.26%) Replication
7 3 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.50%) e-Health
8 2 (1.50%) FMCG
9 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 64 (48.12%) Windows
2 37 (27.82%) Windows Server
3 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.28%) Linux
6 15 (11.28%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.51%) Unix
7 6 (4.51%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.01%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.26%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.50%) Android
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.75%) CentOS
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.75%) VMS
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.55%) ITIL
2 17 (12.78%) Network Architecture
3 11 (8.27%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (6.77%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (6.77%) Test Management
5 8 (6.02%) Coaching
5 8 (6.02%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (6.02%) Network Management
6 7 (5.26%) Change Control
6 7 (5.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (5.26%) IT Strategy
6 7 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 7 (5.26%) Migration
6 7 (5.26%) Network Packet Analysis
6 7 (5.26%) Process Improvement
6 7 (5.26%) Security Monitoring
6 7 (5.26%) Security Patching
6 7 (5.26%) Security Testing
6 7 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.53%) SQL
2 11 (8.27%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.26%) Python
4 5 (3.76%) Perl
5 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.26%) AWK
6 3 (2.26%) sed
6 3 (2.26%) VBA
7 2 (1.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.50%) VB
7 2 (1.50%) VBScript
8 1 (0.75%) Java
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (20.30%) CCNA
3 25 (18.80%) CCNP
4 19 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
5 12 (9.02%) A+ Certification
5 12 (9.02%) MCP
6 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
7 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (6.02%) CISSP
8 8 (6.02%) SSCP
9 6 (4.51%) CISM
9 6 (4.51%) CNA
9 6 (4.51%) Novell Certification
9 6 (4.51%) SANS
9 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.76%) CCIE
10 5 (3.76%) MCITP
10 5 (3.76%) MCTS
11 4 (3.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.52%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 51 (38.35%) Active Directory
2 35 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.03%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (6.77%) vSphere
5 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.76%) NFS
6 5 (3.76%) Snort
6 5 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.26%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.26%) XenApp
8 2 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.50%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.50%) XenServer
9 1 (0.75%) Docker
9 1 (0.75%) KVM
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.75%) Postfix
9 1 (0.75%) Samba
9 1 (0.75%) Squid
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) WSUS
2 5 (3.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (3.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (3.01%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.01%) SCCM
3 4 (3.01%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.26%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.26%) Nessus
4 3 (2.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.26%) vMotion
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.50%) Malwarebytes
6 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.75%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.75%) OpenNebula
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 70 (52.63%) Cisco
2 54 (40.60%) Microsoft
3 51 (38.35%) VMware
4 24 (18.05%) Dell
5 20 (15.04%) Juniper
6 19 (14.29%) WatchGuard
7 17 (12.78%) SonicWALL
8 16 (12.03%) CheckPoint
9 12 (9.02%) HP
10 11 (8.27%) Riverbed
11 10 (7.52%) Aruba
12 9 (6.77%) F5
13 8 (6.02%) SolarWinds
14 7 (5.26%) Avaya
14 7 (5.26%) Citrix
14 7 (5.26%) Infor
14 7 (5.26%) NetApp
15 5 (3.76%) Apple
15 5 (3.76%) Lotus
15 5 (3.76%) Sophos
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £26000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas (Uk) Ltd
Salary: c. £43,000 plus flexible benefit options
Posted: Yesterday
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Alertsystems.co.uk
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Westbury-On-Severn, Gloucestershire
Aceo Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago