Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 122 114
Rank change year-on-year +49 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 48 18 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.69% 0.93% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.11% 6.21% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 18 30
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,600 £25,207 £26,050
90th Percentile £50,750 £48,875 £49,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -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 265 290 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.85% 15.04% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 211 230 288
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,425
90th Percentile £55,250 £53,750 £50,900
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 22 April 2019.

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 6 months to 22 April 2019. 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
North Wales +25 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South Wales +5 17 £40,000 +10.34%
West Wales -3 2 £39,000 -2.50% 1
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 31 (64.58%) Firewall
2 26 (54.17%) Fintech
3 24 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 24 (50.00%) SIEM
3 24 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (50.00%) Information Security
3 24 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 24 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 24 (50.00%) Security Testing
4 23 (47.92%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (37.50%) Project Planning
6 18 (37.50%) Windows
7 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
9 13 (27.08%) DNS
9 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
10 12 (25.00%) SAN
11 11 (22.92%) VMware
12 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (20.83%) DHCP
12 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
13 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 9 (18.75%) SLA
13 9 (18.75%) Cisco
13 9 (18.75%) Wireless
14 8 (16.67%) Linux
15 7 (14.58%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
3 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (47.92%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.33%) Office 365
4 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (2.08%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (64.58%) Firewall
2 13 (27.08%) DNS
3 12 (25.00%) SAN
4 10 (20.83%) DHCP
5 9 (18.75%) Wireless
6 6 (12.50%) LAN
6 6 (12.50%) VoIP
7 5 (10.42%) NAS
7 5 (10.42%) WAN
7 5 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.25%) IP Telephony
8 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.25%) VLAN
9 2 (4.17%) FTP
9 2 (4.17%) MPLS
9 2 (4.17%) Network Security
9 2 (4.17%) SSH
9 2 (4.17%) SSL
10 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) MariaDB
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) IT Engineer
1 18 (37.50%) IT Security Engineer
1 18 (37.50%) Security Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Information Manager
2 6 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
2 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Deskside Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Deskside Support
3 5 (10.42%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) LAMP
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (54.17%) Fintech
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.17%) Replication
6 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
3 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (16.67%) Linux
5 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.25%) Unix
7 2 (4.17%) CentOS
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 24 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 24 (50.00%) Information Security
1 24 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 24 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 24 (50.00%) SIEM
1 24 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 18 (37.50%) Project Planning
3 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 5 (10.42%) Coaching
5 5 (10.42%) High Availability
5 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) PHP
2 3 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) Perl
3 2 (4.17%) Python
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) CISA
1 6 (12.50%) CISM
1 6 (12.50%) CISSP
1 6 (12.50%) CRISC
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) MCITP
2 3 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) SLA
2 7 (14.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (12.50%) GDPR
4 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) vSphere
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.17%) Postfix
5 2 (4.17%) qmail
5 2 (4.17%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.25%) Avaya
5 3 (6.25%) Veeam
6 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.08%) Dell
7 1 (2.08%) F5
7 1 (2.08%) Mitel
7 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec