The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East / Kent
Rank 54 63 89
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +26
Permanent jobs citing VPN 33 39 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.00% 3.45% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.78% 16.39% 7.79%
Number of salaries quoted 31 37 19
Median salary £42,500 £28,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+49.12% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,550 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
128 238 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 15.52% 21.08% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 87 209 220
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

VPN Salary Histogram in Kent

VPN
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
Sittingbourne +6 5 £32,500 +44.44%
Maidstone -16 2 £54,000 +176.92%
Tunbridge Wells +14 1 £50,000 +102.02%
West Malling -4 1 £65,000 +15.55%
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Kent region with a requirement for VPN.

1 75 (87.21%) Firewall
2 50 (58.14%) Windows
3 44 (51.16%) Cisco
4 42 (48.84%) Windows Server
5 38 (44.19%) Active Directory
6 37 (43.02%) VLAN
7 35 (40.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (39.53%) VMware
9 33 (38.37%) SAN
10 32 (37.21%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (36.05%) VoIP
12 30 (34.88%) CCNA
12 30 (34.88%) CheckPoint
12 30 (34.88%) Hyper-V
13 28 (32.56%) DHCP
13 28 (32.56%) DNS
14 27 (31.40%) CCNP
14 27 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (29.07%) ITIL
17 24 (27.91%) WAN
18 23 (26.74%) Fibre Channel
19 22 (25.58%) WLAN
19 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (24.42%) SSL
20 21 (24.42%) MS Exchange
21 19 (22.09%) F5
22 18 (20.93%) Linux
23 17 (19.77%) IP Telephony
23 17 (19.77%) High Availability

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 (24.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.16%) Site Server
5 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.16%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 75 (87.21%) Firewall
2 37 (43.02%) VLAN
3 33 (38.37%) SAN
4 31 (36.05%) VoIP
5 28 (32.56%) DHCP
5 28 (32.56%) DNS
6 24 (27.91%) WAN
7 23 (26.74%) Fibre Channel
8 22 (25.58%) WLAN
9 21 (24.42%) SSL
10 17 (19.77%) IP Telephony
11 16 (18.60%) IPsec
11 16 (18.60%) OSPF
12 15 (17.44%) LAN
13 14 (16.28%) BGP
13 14 (16.28%) EIGRP
13 14 (16.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 14 (16.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
13 14 (16.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Back Office
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (32.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (20.93%) Network Support
3 16 (18.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (16.28%) Server Engineer
5 13 (15.12%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 13 (15.12%) Network Engineer
6 10 (11.63%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Consultant
8 7 (8.14%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 6 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Exchange Support
9 6 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Windows Server Support
9 6 (6.98%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) Grails
1 1 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (1.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Blackberry
2 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.14%) iPad
4 5 (5.81%) iPhone
5 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.14%) Windows
2 42 (48.84%) Windows Server
3 35 (40.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (20.93%) Linux
7 10 (11.63%) Mac OS
8 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.81%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.65%) Android
9 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.65%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) ITIL
2 17 (19.77%) High Availability
3 14 (16.28%) GAP Analysis
3 14 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (16.28%) Project Management
4 10 (11.63%) Change Control
5 8 (9.30%) Coaching
6 7 (8.14%) B2B
6 7 (8.14%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.98%) Migration
7 6 (6.98%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.98%) Server Building
8 4 (4.65%) Presales
9 2 (2.33%) Data Security
9 2 (2.33%) DevOps
9 2 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.33%) Information Security
9 2 (2.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.49%) SQL
3 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.16%) Perl
3 1 (1.16%) Python
3 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (37.21%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (34.88%) CCNA
3 27 (31.40%) CCNP
4 14 (16.28%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (9.30%) CCSE
6 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.98%) MCSE
8 5 (5.81%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.33%) CCDA
9 2 (2.33%) CCDP
9 2 (2.33%) CCIE
9 2 (2.33%) CCSA
9 2 (2.33%) CCSP
10 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.16%) Degree
10 1 (1.16%) MCITP
10 1 (1.16%) MCSA
10 1 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.98%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 30 (34.88%) Hyper-V
3 27 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (11.63%) Firmware
5 9 (10.47%) Terminal Server
6 6 (6.98%) vSphere
7 2 (2.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Backup Exec
2 6 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.16%) Nagios
3 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.16%) Puppet
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (51.16%) Cisco
2 34 (39.53%) VMware
3 30 (34.88%) CheckPoint
4 19 (22.09%) F5
5 14 (16.28%) Brocade
6 10 (11.63%) Extreme Networks
7 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.30%) Apple
8 8 (9.30%) Citrix
9 7 (8.14%) Symantec
10 6 (6.98%) Intel Security
10 6 (6.98%) Kaspersky
10 6 (6.98%) Palo Alto
10 6 (6.98%) Veeam
10 6 (6.98%) WatchGuard
11 5 (5.81%) Avaya
11 5 (5.81%) HP
12 4 (4.65%) Blue Coat
12 4 (4.65%) Fortinet
13 1 (1.16%) SonicWALL