Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 101 122
Rank change year-on-year +17 +21 -31
Permanent jobs citing VPN 57 52 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.78% 2.00% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.88% 11.66% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53 47 31
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £27,100 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,606 £70,250 £51,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 383 446 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.66% 17.19% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 328 337 415
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +5.48%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £64,750 £55,850
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Wales

VPN
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in Wales.

Salary trend for VPN in Wales

VPN
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Wales

VPN
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 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
South Wales +25 41 £37,500 -
West Wales -6 16 £45,000 +12.50% 1
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 47 (82.46%) Cisco
2 45 (78.95%) Firewall
3 33 (57.89%) Windows
4 31 (54.39%) Linux
5 29 (50.88%) VMware
6 26 (45.61%) ITIL
7 25 (43.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (36.84%) Windows Server
9 20 (35.09%) WAN
9 20 (35.09%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (33.33%) VoIP
10 19 (33.33%) LAN
11 17 (29.82%) Avaya
11 17 (29.82%) CCNP
12 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
13 15 (26.32%) SAN
14 14 (24.56%) VLAN
15 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
15 13 (22.81%) Network Security
15 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
16 12 (21.05%) DHCP
16 12 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (19.30%) DNS
17 11 (19.30%) F5
18 10 (17.54%) vSphere
18 10 (17.54%) Load Balancing
18 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
18 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 6 (10.53%) IIS
2 3 (5.26%) CMS
2 3 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.51%) Office 365
3 2 (3.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (78.95%) Firewall
2 20 (35.09%) WAN
3 19 (33.33%) LAN
3 19 (33.33%) VoIP
4 15 (26.32%) SAN
5 14 (24.56%) VLAN
6 13 (22.81%) Network Security
7 12 (21.05%) DHCP
7 12 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (19.30%) DNS
9 10 (17.54%) BGP
9 10 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (17.54%) OSPF
10 9 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (15.79%) iSCSI
10 9 (15.79%) NetScaler
11 7 (12.28%) H.323
12 6 (10.53%) Internet
12 6 (10.53%) IPv6
12 6 (10.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Telephony Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 5 (8.77%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Network Security Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Network Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Security Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.26%) Xbox
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) CMDB
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 33 (57.89%) Windows
2 31 (54.39%) Linux
3 21 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (15.79%) Unix
7 7 (12.28%) Windows 8
8 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
9 4 (7.02%) CentOS
9 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
10 3 (5.26%) Debian
10 3 (5.26%) Solaris
10 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
10 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
11 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (3.51%) VMS
12 1 (1.75%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) Load Balancing
3 9 (15.79%) Performance Management
4 8 (14.04%) Change Management
4 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (14.04%) Problem Management
4 8 (14.04%) Service Management
5 6 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.02%) Business Transformation
6 4 (7.02%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.26%) CAD
7 3 (5.26%) Coaching
7 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Stress Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Task Automation
8 2 (3.51%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) C#
1 2 (3.51%) Java
1 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) AWK
2 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (29.82%) CCNP
3 7 (12.28%) CCNA
4 4 (7.02%) CCDP
4 4 (7.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (7.02%) JNCIP
4 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (5.26%) Degree
5 3 (5.26%) MCITP
5 3 (5.26%) MCSE
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (43.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 10 (17.54%) vSphere
4 5 (8.77%) Snort
5 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.75%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (82.46%) Cisco
2 29 (50.88%) VMware
3 17 (29.82%) Avaya
4 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
5 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
6 11 (19.30%) F5
7 8 (14.04%) Citrix
7 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
8 7 (12.28%) Juniper
8 7 (12.28%) McAfee
9 5 (8.77%) HP
9 5 (8.77%) Palo Alto
10 4 (7.02%) Clearswift
10 4 (7.02%) EMC
10 4 (7.02%) LogRhythm
10 4 (7.02%) Nortel
10 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
11 3 (5.26%) LANDesk
11 3 (5.26%) Lotus