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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 80 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 27 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.34% 1.91% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 11.33% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 27 23 15
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,800 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,200 £49,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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
243 203 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.06% 16.87% 27.80%
Number of salaries quoted 220 190 168
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Stansted - 5 £22,500 -
Faversham - 4 £35,000 -
Sevenoaks +5 3 £45,000 +80.00%
Maidstone +4 3 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Tunbridge Wells +7 2 £75,000 +50.00%
Dartford -11 1 £52,500 -12.50%
West Malling - 1 £35,000 -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (85.37%) Firewall
2 31 (75.61%) Windows
3 27 (65.85%) Cisco
4 22 (53.66%) Microsoft
4 22 (53.66%) VLAN
5 19 (46.34%) MS Exchange
5 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (39.02%) WAN
7 16 (39.02%) DNS
7 16 (39.02%) Wireless
7 16 (39.02%) VMware
8 15 (36.59%) CCNA
9 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (31.71%) MS Office
10 13 (31.71%) Apple
11 12 (29.27%) Linux
11 12 (29.27%) LAN
11 12 (29.27%) DHCP
11 12 (29.27%) CCNP
11 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
12 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
12 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
12 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
12 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
12 11 (26.83%) Windows 8
13 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2013

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (46.34%) MS Exchange
2 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (12.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
6 3 (7.32%) JBoss
6 3 (7.32%) Apache
6 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
7 2 (4.88%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Office
2 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) Firewall
2 22 (53.66%) VLAN
3 16 (39.02%) Wireless
3 16 (39.02%) WAN
3 16 (39.02%) DNS
4 12 (29.27%) DHCP
4 12 (29.27%) LAN
5 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
6 8 (19.51%) SAN
6 8 (19.51%) WLAN
7 6 (14.63%) ADSL
8 5 (12.20%) SMTP
8 5 (12.20%) DMZ
8 5 (12.20%) MPLS
8 5 (12.20%) IMAP
9 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (7.32%) TACACS
10 3 (7.32%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (7.32%) Network Security
10 3 (7.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Support Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (17.07%) Systems Support
4 7 (17.07%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Systems Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Network Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Operations Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Lead Network Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior NOC Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) MAPI
2 3 (7.32%) YAML
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) iPhone
2 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.20%) PDA
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.76%) iPad
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.88%) Social Media
5 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (75.61%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (29.27%) Linux
5 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
5 11 (26.83%) Windows 8
6 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (14.63%) UNIX
8 5 (12.20%) Solaris
8 5 (12.20%) Windows Vista
8 5 (12.20%) Android
8 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
9 4 (9.76%) Mac OS X
9 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
10 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (7.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (12.20%) DevOps
2 5 (12.20%) Line Management
3 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
3 4 (9.76%) Network Management
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.32%) People Management
5 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.88%) EAI
5 2 (4.88%) SOA
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (4.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) Perl
2 3 (7.32%) PHP
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) C
2 3 (7.32%) C++
2 3 (7.32%) Python
2 3 (7.32%) Ruby
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (36.59%) CCNA
3 12 (29.27%) CCNP
4 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (14.63%) MCSE
5 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) CCSE
6 4 (9.76%) JNCIS
7 2 (4.88%) Degree
7 2 (4.88%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.88%) CCDA
7 2 (4.88%) CCDP
8 1 (2.44%) MCSA
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.44%) CCSA
8 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
2 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.32%) NFS
6 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.88%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Backup Exec
2 3 (7.32%) Puppet
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (7.32%) OpenView
2 3 (7.32%) Control-M
2 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Cisco
2 22 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 16 (39.02%) VMware
4 13 (31.71%) Apple
5 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
6 9 (21.95%) HP
7 7 (17.07%) Dell
8 6 (14.63%) Juniper
9 5 (12.20%) Symantec
9 5 (12.20%) Sun
9 5 (12.20%) Draytek
9 5 (12.20%) SolarWinds
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle
10 4 (9.76%) AirMagnet
10 4 (9.76%) Citrix
10 4 (9.76%) Avaya
11 3 (7.32%) IBM
11 3 (7.32%) Veritas
11 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
12 2 (4.88%) Brocade