Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 73 109
Rank change year-on-year +4 +36 -6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 33 40 20
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.59% 2.29% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.08% 17.78% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 33 20 19
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £32,950 £26,165
90th Percentile £49,500 £50,500 £48,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 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 173 225 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.60% 12.89% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 127 186 221
Median annual salary £38,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,070 £25,000 £23,625
90th Percentile £56,750 £52,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +2.22%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Wales

VPN
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in Wales.

Salary trend for VPN in Wales

VPN
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in Wales over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 26 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North Wales -9 5 - -
West Wales - 2 £28,750 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 23 (69.70%) WAN
2 21 (63.64%) LAN
3 19 (57.58%) Linux
4 16 (48.48%) Cisco
4 16 (48.48%) Firewall
4 16 (48.48%) VMware
4 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (45.45%) Network Design
5 15 (45.45%) CCNA
5 15 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (42.42%) VoIP
6 14 (42.42%) CheckPoint
6 14 (42.42%) F5
6 14 (42.42%) High Availability
6 14 (42.42%) Extreme Networks
7 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 11 (33.33%) DNS
8 11 (33.33%) Windows
8 11 (33.33%) Advertising
9 10 (30.30%) DHCP
9 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
9 10 (30.30%) Selenium
10 9 (27.27%) Azure
11 8 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (21.21%) DevOps
12 7 (21.21%) Clustering
12 7 (21.21%) Avaya
12 7 (21.21%) MS Visio
12 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
13 6 (18.18%) Juniper

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 3 (9.09%) IIS
1 3 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Azure
2 6 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (15.15%) IaaS
3 5 (15.15%) PaaS
3 5 (15.15%) SaaS
4 2 (6.06%) AWS
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365
5 1 (3.03%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) WAN
2 21 (63.64%) LAN
3 16 (48.48%) Firewall
4 14 (42.42%) VoIP
5 11 (33.33%) DNS
6 10 (30.30%) DHCP
7 6 (18.18%) BGP
7 6 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (18.18%) OSPF
8 5 (15.15%) Network Security
9 4 (12.12%) Wireless
10 3 (9.09%) Skype
10 3 (9.09%) SNMP
10 3 (9.09%) VLAN
11 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
11 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
12 1 (3.03%) Internet
12 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (33.33%) Advertising
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Consultant
2 9 (27.27%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (18.18%) Senior Network Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) Cloud Specialist
5 5 (15.15%) Technical Leader
5 5 (15.15%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (12.12%) Technical Support
7 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 3 (9.09%) Network Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Support
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Support Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Support
7 3 (9.09%) Support Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Technical Support Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Cloud Native
2 5 (15.15%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (15.15%) Public Cloud
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Linux
2 11 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (18.18%) VyOS
4 5 (15.15%) CentOS
4 5 (15.15%) SUSE
4 5 (15.15%) Ubuntu
4 5 (15.15%) Unix
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Network Design
2 14 (42.42%) High Availability
3 8 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (21.21%) DevOps
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Identity Management
6 5 (15.15%) Coaching
6 5 (15.15%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (15.15%) Decision-Making
6 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 3 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
8 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 3 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 1 (3.03%) Project Delivery
10 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (3.03%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) CCNA
1 15 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) CCENT
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.03%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.03%) MBA
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 6 (18.18%) Docker
4 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (9.09%) SCVMM
4 2 (6.06%) SCCM
4 2 (6.06%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco
1 16 (48.48%) VMware
2 14 (42.42%) CheckPoint
2 14 (42.42%) Extreme Networks
2 14 (42.42%) F5
3 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) Avaya
4 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
5 6 (18.18%) Brocade
5 6 (18.18%) CA
5 6 (18.18%) Juniper
5 6 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 6 (18.18%) Vyatta
6 3 (9.09%) Aruba
6 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 3 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (6.06%) Veeam
8 1 (3.03%) Dialogic
8 1 (3.03%) Google