The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 37 57
Rank change year-on-year -13 +20  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 19 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.42% 4.11% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.18% 18.35% 13.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 7
Median salary £37,500 £42,250 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.24% +50.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £26,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £44,500 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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 Watford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 134 109 133
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 24.14% 22.38% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 103 80 67
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

VPN
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in Watford.

Salary trend for VPN in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 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 Watford region with a requirement for VPN.

1 41 (95.35%) Firewall
2 30 (69.77%) ITIL
3 27 (62.79%) Linux
3 27 (62.79%) DNS
4 25 (58.14%) Windows
4 25 (58.14%) VMware
4 25 (58.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (53.49%) WAN
5 23 (53.49%) LAN
5 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
6 22 (51.16%) Data Centre
7 21 (48.84%) Windows Server
7 21 (48.84%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (48.84%) Skype for Business
7 21 (48.84%) Office 365
7 21 (48.84%) DHCP
7 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
8 20 (46.51%) Cisco
9 19 (44.19%) VLAN
10 17 (39.53%) Terminal Services
10 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (39.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (39.53%) PaaS
10 17 (39.53%) Mentoring
10 17 (39.53%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (34.88%) Coaching
11 15 (34.88%) Retail
11 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (34.88%) MPLS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 21 (48.84%) Skype for Business
2 15 (34.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.30%) GlassFish
3 4 (9.30%) JBoss
3 4 (9.30%) MQSeries
3 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (48.84%) Office 365
2 17 (39.53%) PaaS
3 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (13.95%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (13.95%) IaaS
6 4 (9.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (9.30%) Mimecast
7 2 (4.65%) GitHub
7 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (95.35%) Firewall
2 27 (62.79%) DNS
3 23 (53.49%) LAN
3 23 (53.49%) WAN
4 21 (48.84%) DHCP
5 19 (44.19%) VLAN
6 17 (39.53%) Remote Desktop
7 15 (34.88%) ISDN
7 15 (34.88%) MPLS
7 15 (34.88%) PBX
7 15 (34.88%) VoIP
8 14 (32.56%) Skype
9 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
10 8 (18.60%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (18.60%) Cisco Wireless
10 8 (18.60%) Network Security
10 8 (18.60%) SAN
10 8 (18.60%) Wireless
11 4 (9.30%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (9.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.65%) DB2
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
1 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (34.88%) Retail
2 11 (25.58%) Games
3 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) French Language
4 2 (4.65%) German Language
4 2 (4.65%) Swedish Language
5 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Support Engineer
2 18 (41.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (37.21%) Active Directory Support
4 15 (34.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (34.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 15 (34.88%) Infrastructure Support
4 15 (34.88%) Office 365 Engineer
5 14 (32.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 14 (32.56%) Active Directory Engineer
5 14 (32.56%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 12 (27.91%) Network Engineer
7 11 (25.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (25.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (25.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (25.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (25.58%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 8 (18.60%) Architect
9 6 (13.95%) Cisco Support
9 6 (13.95%) Network Support
9 6 (13.95%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (9.30%) EJB
1 4 (9.30%) EJB 3.0
1 4 (9.30%) HornetQ
1 4 (9.30%) Java EE
1 4 (9.30%) Java SE
1 4 (9.30%) JMS
1 4 (9.30%) Middleware
1 4 (9.30%) Web Services
1 4 (9.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (51.16%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (13.95%) Public Cloud
3 4 (9.30%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (9.30%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) Handset
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Linux
2 25 (58.14%) Windows
3 21 (48.84%) Windows Server
4 17 (39.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.30%) Mac OS X
6 4 (9.30%) Unix
7 2 (4.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) ITIL
2 17 (39.53%) Mentoring
3 15 (34.88%) Coaching
3 15 (34.88%) E-Commerce
4 8 (18.60%) Change Management
5 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (13.95%) Presales
7 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity
7 4 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (9.30%) IT Strategy
7 4 (9.30%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (9.30%) Migration
7 4 (9.30%) Service Management
7 4 (9.30%) SOA
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
7 4 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (9.30%) Web Filtering
8 3 (6.98%) Mathematics
9 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) AWK
1 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
1 4 (9.30%) C
1 4 (9.30%) Java
1 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
1 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.65%) Go
2 2 (4.65%) Python
2 2 (4.65%) Ruby
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (25.58%) CCNP
3 10 (23.26%) Degree
4 9 (20.93%) CCNA
5 6 (13.95%) Master's Degree
6 4 (9.30%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (58.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 21 (48.84%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (39.53%) Terminal Services
4 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
5 6 (13.95%) vSphere
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) WSUS
2 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (9.30%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.30%) Puppet
4 2 (4.65%) Ansible
4 2 (4.65%) Terraform
4 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) VMware
2 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
3 20 (46.51%) Cisco
4 12 (27.91%) CheckPoint
5 9 (20.93%) NetApp
6 8 (18.60%) Huawei
6 8 (18.60%) Palo Alto
7 6 (13.95%) Oracle
8 4 (9.30%) Citrix
8 4 (9.30%) Dell
8 4 (9.30%) EMC
8 4 (9.30%) HP
8 4 (9.30%) SAP
8 4 (9.30%) Veeam