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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 77 90
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 27 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.77% 1.69% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.42% 8.63% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 13
Median salary £38,750 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.16% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,750 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.84% +4.48%  

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 139 255 313
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.26% 19.65% 21.78%
Number of salaries quoted 128 211 276
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +19 21 £35,000 +16.66% 3
West Wales - 6 £45,000 - 1
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 32 (78.05%) Firewall
2 30 (73.17%) Cisco
3 21 (51.22%) Windows
4 18 (43.90%) Linux
4 18 (43.90%) ITIL
5 17 (41.46%) CheckPoint
6 15 (36.59%) LAN
7 14 (34.15%) DNS
7 14 (34.15%) VMware
8 13 (31.71%) WAN
8 13 (31.71%) Load Balancing
8 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (31.71%) F5
9 12 (29.27%) BGP
9 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (26.83%) CCNP
10 11 (26.83%) Network Security
10 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (26.83%) Windows Server
11 10 (24.39%) IPv6
11 10 (24.39%) DHCP
11 10 (24.39%) VoIP
12 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
12 9 (21.95%) CCNA
12 9 (21.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
13 8 (19.51%) Juniper
13 8 (19.51%) Internet
13 8 (19.51%) OSPF

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 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.32%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.44%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (2.44%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 32 (78.05%) Firewall
2 15 (36.59%) LAN
3 14 (34.15%) DNS
4 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (31.71%) WAN
5 12 (29.27%) BGP
6 11 (26.83%) Network Security
7 10 (24.39%) DHCP
7 10 (24.39%) IPv6
7 10 (24.39%) VoIP
8 9 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
9 8 (19.51%) Internet
9 8 (19.51%) IPsec
9 8 (19.51%) OSPF
10 6 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (14.63%) EIGRP
10 6 (14.63%) iSCSI
10 6 (14.63%) MPLS
11 5 (12.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 3 (7.32%) Advertising
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Network Security Specialist
3 6 (14.63%) Network Specialist
3 6 (14.63%) Security Specialist
4 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Network Support
5 4 (9.76%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) CSS
1 2 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.44%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) BBC
3 2 (4.88%) Xbox
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) CMDB
4 1 (2.44%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Linux
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.20%) Unix
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.88%) VMS
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) CentOS
8 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) ITIL
2 13 (31.71%) Load Balancing
3 6 (14.63%) Change Management
4 5 (12.20%) DDoS Mitigation
5 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) High Availability
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) CAD
7 2 (4.88%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Network Design
7 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.88%) Open Source
7 2 (4.88%) Release Management
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Service Management
7 2 (4.88%) Stress Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.83%) CCNP
3 9 (21.95%) CCNA
4 3 (7.32%) CCDP
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) Snort
3 4 (9.76%) pfSense
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.44%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 30 (73.17%) Cisco
2 17 (41.46%) CheckPoint
3 14 (34.15%) VMware
4 13 (31.71%) F5
5 8 (19.51%) Juniper
6 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.20%) Citrix
7 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
8 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
9 3 (7.32%) McAfee
10 2 (4.88%) Aruba
10 2 (4.88%) Avaya
10 2 (4.88%) EqualLogic
10 2 (4.88%) HP
10 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
10 2 (4.88%) Lotus
10 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.88%) WatchGuard
11 1 (2.44%) Adobe
11 1 (2.44%) Nortel
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