The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 65 89 78
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 35 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.21% 1.82% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.49% 8.30% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 29
Average salary £28,500 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £54,600 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
VPN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
226 229 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 20.71% 21.98% 18.62%
Number of salaries quoted 196 208 202
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

VPN
Salary Trend in Kent

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

VPN Salary Trend in Kent

VPN
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Kent region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Kent

VPN
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +6 7 £24,750 -67.00%
Sittingbourne +5 6 £23,750 -45.08%
Maidstone - 4 £29,750 -
Chatham - 2 £40,000 -
Faversham +1 1 £35,000 -6.66% 1
West Malling -12 1 £57,500 +64.28%
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 35 (61.40%) Firewall
2 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 29 (50.88%) Active Directory
4 27 (47.37%) Windows
5 25 (43.86%) Windows Server
6 23 (40.35%) MS Exchange
7 21 (36.84%) Wireless
8 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
9 16 (28.07%) DHCP
9 16 (28.07%) SQL
9 16 (28.07%) Citrix
10 15 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (26.32%) MS Excel
10 15 (26.32%) VMware
11 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
11 14 (24.56%) DNS
11 14 (24.56%) Cisco
11 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
12 13 (22.81%) Office 365
12 13 (22.81%) CCNA
12 13 (22.81%) Service Delivery
13 12 (21.05%) Terminal Services
13 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (19.30%) LAN
14 11 (19.30%) WAN
14 11 (19.30%) ITIL
15 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (17.54%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (40.35%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.26%) IIS
6 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.81%) Office 365
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (61.40%) Firewall
2 21 (36.84%) Wireless
3 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 16 (28.07%) DHCP
5 14 (24.56%) DNS
6 11 (19.30%) LAN
6 11 (19.30%) WAN
7 7 (12.28%) IP Telephony
8 6 (10.53%) MPLS
8 6 (10.53%) SAN
8 6 (10.53%) VoIP
9 5 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (8.77%) OSPF
10 4 (7.02%) BGP
10 4 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (7.02%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (7.02%) VLAN
10 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) IT Support
2 9 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Active Directory Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Exchange Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Network Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (8.77%) Active Directory Support
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Support
5 5 (8.77%) Field Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Field Service Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) IT Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.04%) Driving Licence
3 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.02%) iPhone
5 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.51%) CAN bus
5 2 (3.51%) CCTV
5 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.75%) iPad
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) Windows Server
3 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) Linux
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.02%) Android
5 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.75%) Unix
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Service Delivery
2 11 (19.30%) ITIL
3 10 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.28%) Project Management
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.02%) Change Control
5 4 (7.02%) Coaching
5 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.02%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 3 (5.26%) Database Optimisation
6 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.51%) Information Security
7 2 (3.51%) Network Design
7 2 (3.51%) Presales
8 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.26%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (22.81%) CCNA
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (15.79%) CCNP
4 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.04%) A+ Certification
5 8 (14.04%) Degree
6 7 (12.28%) MCSE
7 6 (10.53%) CCSE
7 6 (10.53%) MCITP
7 6 (10.53%) MCP
8 4 (7.02%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (3.51%) CCDA
9 2 (3.51%) CCDP
9 2 (3.51%) CCIE
9 2 (3.51%) CCSA
9 2 (3.51%) MCSA
9 2 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.75%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (50.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
3 12 (21.05%) Terminal Services
3 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 4 (7.02%) SCCM
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.07%) Citrix
3 15 (26.32%) VMware
4 14 (24.56%) Cisco
5 7 (12.28%) CheckPoint
6 6 (10.53%) F5
7 5 (8.77%) Google
8 4 (7.02%) Dell
8 4 (7.02%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.26%) Draytek
9 3 (5.26%) SonicWALL
9 3 (5.26%) Sophos
10 2 (3.51%) Avaya
10 2 (3.51%) Juniper
10 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.75%) Apple
11 1 (1.75%) WatchGuard
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Posted: 6 days ago
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