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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Wales
Rank 86 80 96
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 14 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.27% 1.66% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.78% 9.27% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 7
Median salary £42,500 £36,250 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.24% +5.07%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.10%  

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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 180 248 318
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 16.29% 17.85% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 152 216 246
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

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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

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Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Wales

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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 3 months to 25 March 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
South Wales +3 14 £42,500 +13.33% 3
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 22 (70.97%) LAN
2 22 (70.97%) WAN
3 17 (54.84%) CheckPoint
3 17 (54.84%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (51.61%) F5
5 15 (48.39%) Firewall
5 15 (48.39%) BGP
6 14 (45.16%) Internet
6 14 (45.16%) MPLS
6 14 (45.16%) OSPF
6 14 (45.16%) DNS
7 13 (41.94%) CCNP
7 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (41.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (38.71%) ITIL
8 12 (38.71%) Windows
9 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
9 10 (32.26%) IPsec
10 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
10 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
10 9 (29.03%) Juniper
10 9 (29.03%) DHCP
10 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
11 8 (25.81%) Office 365
11 8 (25.81%) SSL
11 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
12 7 (22.58%) Avaya
12 7 (22.58%) Finance

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Top Related 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 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) JBoss
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Office 365
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Bluemix
4 1 (3.23%) IaaS
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) LAN
1 22 (70.97%) WAN
2 17 (54.84%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (48.39%) BGP
3 15 (48.39%) Firewall
4 14 (45.16%) DNS
4 14 (45.16%) Internet
4 14 (45.16%) MPLS
4 14 (45.16%) OSPF
5 13 (41.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (32.26%) IPsec
6 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
7 9 (29.03%) DHCP
8 8 (25.81%) SSL
9 7 (22.58%) BIG-IP
9 7 (22.58%) Unified Communications
10 5 (16.13%) FTP
10 5 (16.13%) IPv4
10 5 (16.13%) IPv6
10 5 (16.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Banking
4 5 (16.13%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Network Architect
3 6 (19.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Network Architect
3 6 (19.35%) IT Manager
4 5 (16.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Help Desk Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) CGI
2 1 (3.23%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) BBC
4 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.23%) IVR
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.13%) DDoS Mitigation
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Statistics
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.23%) High Availability
7 1 (3.23%) Multichannel Retail
7 1 (3.23%) Open Source
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.23%) Release Management
7 1 (3.23%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) CCNP
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) Degree
3 5 (16.13%) MCSA
3 5 (16.13%) MCSE
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.90%) CCNA
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CCDP
5 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) BladeLogic
1 2 (6.45%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 17 (54.84%) CheckPoint
3 16 (51.61%) F5
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) Juniper
6 7 (22.58%) Avaya
6 7 (22.58%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.68%) Aruba
8 3 (9.68%) Citrix
9 2 (6.45%) BMC
9 2 (6.45%) EqualLogic
9 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.45%) HP
9 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
9 2 (6.45%) Nortel
9 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
9 2 (6.45%) Remedy
10 1 (3.23%) Splunk
10 1 (3.23%) Vyatta
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Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago