Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 194 101
Rank change year-on-year -9 -93 +68
Permanent jobs citing VPN 127 157 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.22% 1.51% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.31% 9.41% 15.82%
Number of salaries quoted 113 134 326
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £26,700 £18,438 £20,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,875 £53,750
England median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% -3.41% +4.76%

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 1,737 1,669 2,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.69% 16.07% 19.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,388 1,357 1,771
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,090 £57,500 £58,750
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 0 38 £47,500 +20.25% 5
Dorset -15 30 £39,000 +11.43% 3
Gloucestershire +22 24 £45,000 +21.62% 7
Bristol -34 24 £38,500 -3.75% 6
Somerset +27 6 £18,000 -55.00% 5
Devon +14 4 £38,469 +39.89% 2
Cornwall -19 1 £47,500 +156.76% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 90 (70.87%) Firewall
2 59 (46.46%) Windows
2 59 (46.46%) Cisco
3 51 (40.16%) Microsoft
4 49 (38.58%) DNS
5 40 (31.50%) TCP/IP
6 38 (29.92%) Intrusion Detection
7 36 (28.35%) DHCP
8 33 (25.98%) Wireless
9 32 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (22.83%) OSPF
11 28 (22.05%) IPsec
12 26 (20.47%) CCNP
12 26 (20.47%) ITIL
13 25 (19.69%) SQL
13 25 (19.69%) Wireshark
14 24 (18.90%) Network Design
14 24 (18.90%) Linux
15 23 (18.11%) Network Security
15 23 (18.11%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (18.11%) SolarWinds
16 22 (17.32%) Office 365
16 22 (17.32%) Network Monitoring
16 22 (17.32%) MPLS
17 21 (16.54%) Kalman Filter
18 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
18 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
18 20 (15.75%) Active Directory
19 19 (14.96%) Cisco Prime

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 18 (14.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.51%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.36%) Apache
3 3 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.36%) IIS
3 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.57%) Confluence
4 2 (1.57%) Site Server
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) Moodle
Applications
1 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (13.39%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.32%) Office 365
2 20 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (7.87%) SaaS
5 7 (5.51%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 90 (70.87%) Firewall
2 49 (38.58%) DNS
3 40 (31.50%) TCP/IP
4 38 (29.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 36 (28.35%) DHCP
6 33 (25.98%) Wireless
7 29 (22.83%) OSPF
8 28 (22.05%) IPsec
9 25 (19.69%) Wireshark
10 23 (18.11%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (18.11%) Network Security
11 22 (17.32%) MPLS
12 18 (14.17%) Cisco Firepower
12 18 (14.17%) Spanning Tree
13 16 (12.60%) LAN
13 16 (12.60%) WAN
14 15 (11.81%) Ethernet
14 15 (11.81%) VoIP
15 13 (10.24%) VLAN
16 9 (7.09%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Power View
2 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.36%) Neo4j
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.36%) Power BI
2 3 (2.36%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (13.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.57%) git-flow
2 2 (1.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (14.17%) Manufacturing
2 12 (9.45%) Finance
3 3 (2.36%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.57%) Automotive
4 2 (1.57%) Legal
4 2 (1.57%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (23.62%) Network Engineer
2 25 (19.69%) Security Engineer
3 24 (18.90%) Network Security Engineer
4 21 (16.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (13.39%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 17 (13.39%) Senior Security Engineer
6 16 (12.60%) Support Engineer
7 11 (8.66%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.09%) IT Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) Consultant
10 8 (6.30%) IT Support
10 8 (6.30%) Security Manager
11 7 (5.51%) Applications Support
11 7 (5.51%) Operational Security Manager
11 7 (5.51%) Operations Manager
11 7 (5.51%) Security Operations Manager
12 6 (4.72%) Applications Consultant
12 6 (4.72%) Designer
12 6 (4.72%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) CGI
3 1 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.39%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (12.60%) Cyberattack
4 7 (5.51%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.94%) iPad
6 5 (3.94%) Replication
7 3 (2.36%) PKI
7 3 (2.36%) User Experience
8 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.57%) Clustering
8 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.57%) Life Science
8 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.79%) iPhone
9 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (46.46%) Windows
2 24 (18.90%) Linux
3 18 (14.17%) Windows Server
4 16 (12.60%) Unix
5 8 (6.30%) Windows 10
5 8 (6.30%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.94%) Android
7 5 (3.94%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.36%) CentOS
9 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.57%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.79%) Debian
11 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.47%) ITIL
2 24 (18.90%) Network Design
3 22 (17.32%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (16.54%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (14.96%) Migration
6 12 (9.45%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (8.66%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (8.66%) Information Security
8 10 (7.87%) IT Strategy
9 9 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.09%) Network Management
10 8 (6.30%) Change Control
10 8 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.51%) Security Architecture
11 7 (5.51%) Security Operations
11 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.72%) Identity Management
12 6 (4.72%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.69%) SQL
2 18 (14.17%) C
3 8 (6.30%) Python
4 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.36%) C#
5 3 (2.36%) Ruby
5 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.57%) Perl
6 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) C++
7 1 (0.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.47%) CCNP
3 18 (14.17%) CCNA
3 18 (14.17%) Security Cleared
4 16 (12.60%) DV Cleared
4 16 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.30%) MCSE
6 4 (3.15%) JNCIS
6 4 (3.15%) MCT
7 3 (2.36%) Degree
7 3 (2.36%) MCDST
8 2 (1.57%) CCA
8 2 (1.57%) CCAA
8 2 (1.57%) CCDP
8 2 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.57%) MCSA
8 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.79%) CISSP
9 1 (0.79%) MCITP
9 1 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) SLA
2 7 (5.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.57%) GCP
3 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.57%) PMO
3 2 (1.57%) QA
System Software
1 20 (15.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.02%) Hyper-V
3 13 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.51%) Snort
5 5 (3.94%) pfSense
6 4 (3.15%) NFS
6 4 (3.15%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.36%) Docker
8 2 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.57%) vSphere
8 2 (1.57%) Xen
8 2 (1.57%) XenApp
8 2 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.57%) XenServer
9 1 (0.79%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (14.96%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (12.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (10.24%) SCCM
4 8 (6.30%) FortiGate
5 7 (5.51%) OSSEC
6 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.36%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.36%) Mesos
8 2 (1.57%) Ansible
8 2 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.57%) Nessus
8 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.57%) Puppet
8 2 (1.57%) Terraform
9 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (46.46%) Cisco
2 51 (40.16%) Microsoft
3 23 (18.11%) SolarWinds
4 19 (14.96%) Juniper
5 18 (14.17%) CheckPoint
6 17 (13.39%) VMware
7 16 (12.60%) Clearswift
8 7 (5.51%) Capita
8 7 (5.51%) Citrix
8 7 (5.51%) Dell
8 7 (5.51%) LogRhythm
9 6 (4.72%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.72%) Sophos
10 5 (3.94%) Forcepoint
10 5 (3.94%) HP
10 5 (3.94%) McAfee
10 5 (3.94%) Meraki
10 5 (3.94%) Splunk
11 4 (3.15%) Brocade
11 4 (3.15%) Palo Alto