Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 91 110
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 40 53 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.99% 2.57% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.23% 13.98% 11.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35 50 44
Wales median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,700 £23,775
90th Percentile £48,750 £57,946 £71,375
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 327 379 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.24% 18.38% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 269 317 318
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,750 £22,675
90th Percentile £65,000 £54,050 £66,625
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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
South Wales -22 15 £37,250 -0.67% 8
North Wales - 13 £45,000 - 1
West Wales +5 10 £47,500 +5.56%
Mid Wales - 1 £43,500 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for VPN.

1 25 (62.50%) Firewall
2 21 (52.50%) Windows
3 19 (47.50%) SLA
4 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (42.50%) Cisco
5 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
6 13 (32.50%) WAN
6 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (30.00%) SAN
7 12 (30.00%) VMware
8 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
8 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (25.00%) Fintech
9 10 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 10 (25.00%) IIS
10 9 (22.50%) DHCP
10 9 (22.50%) LAN
10 9 (22.50%) DNS
10 9 (22.50%) Wireless
10 9 (22.50%) Information Security
10 9 (22.50%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (22.50%) Asset Management
10 9 (22.50%) Project Planning
10 9 (22.50%) Security Testing
10 9 (22.50%) SIEM
10 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (22.50%) Windows 7

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 10 (25.00%) IIS
2 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.50%) Apache Solr
4 3 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (7.50%) SAS
4 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.50%) Office 365
3 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) Firewall
2 13 (32.50%) WAN
3 12 (30.00%) SAN
4 9 (22.50%) DHCP
4 9 (22.50%) DNS
4 9 (22.50%) LAN
4 9 (22.50%) Wireless
5 8 (20.00%) MPLS
6 7 (17.50%) NAS
7 6 (15.00%) VLAN
7 6 (15.00%) Wireshark
8 5 (12.50%) IPsec
8 5 (12.50%) VoIP
9 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
11 2 (5.00%) BGP
11 2 (5.00%) Intranet
11 2 (5.00%) OSPF
11 2 (5.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) IT Security Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Security Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Deskside Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Deskside Support
5 6 (15.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (10.00%) Team Leader
8 3 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Fintech
2 7 (17.50%) Replication
3 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.00%) Linux
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.00%) CentOS
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Debian
7 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (22.50%) Asset Management
3 9 (22.50%) Information Security
3 9 (22.50%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (22.50%) Project Planning
3 9 (22.50%) Security Testing
3 9 (22.50%) SIEM
3 9 (22.50%) Technical Leadership
3 9 (22.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (20.00%) Change Management
5 7 (17.50%) Problem Management
6 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 4 (10.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) Java
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) CCNP
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) MCITP
4 3 (7.50%) MCSE
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.00%) CCIE
5 2 (5.00%) JNCIE
5 2 (5.00%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (47.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
4 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (42.50%) Cisco
3 12 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.00%) SolarWinds
4 6 (15.00%) Veeam
5 4 (10.00%) NetApp
6 3 (7.50%) Citrix
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
6 3 (7.50%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.00%) Avaya
7 2 (5.00%) Clearswift
7 2 (5.00%) F5
7 2 (5.00%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) LogRhythm
7 2 (5.00%) McAfee
7 2 (5.00%) Nortel
7 2 (5.00%) SAP
7 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow