Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 97 83
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14 +19
Permanent jobs citing VPN 16 34 43
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 1.68% 1.82% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.90% 12.19% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 34
Median annual salary £33,000 £38,500 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.99% +10.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £36,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £50,050 £43,750 £50,875
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - -

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 124 279 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.03% 14.94% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 100 222 245
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £64,800
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 +26 16 £33,000 -14.29% 2
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) LAN
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
4 8 (50.00%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 8 (50.00%) Azure
5 7 (43.75%) DHCP
5 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
5 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 6 (37.50%) SLA
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 6 (37.50%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) Wireless
6 6 (37.50%) SCVMM
6 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
6 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
6 6 (37.50%) Skype
6 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (37.50%) Proactive Monitoring
6 6 (37.50%) Creative Thinking
6 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) Telecoms

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 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) Monitis
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) LAN
1 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) DHCP
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) Skype
4 6 (37.50%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
5 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (18.75%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) NAS
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (12.50%) SSL
7 2 (12.50%) VLAN
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Audio Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
5 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Creative Thinking
2 6 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 6 (37.50%) Proactive Monitoring
2 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) ITSM
3 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Project Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCVMM
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) Dialogic
4 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
4 2 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Aruba
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Dynatrace
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds