The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 117 135 109
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Permanent jobs citing VPN 532 472 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 2.52% 2.12% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.14% 9.37% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 442 384 437
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
VPN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
4384 5038 4753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.80% 22.61% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3519 3731 3679
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VPN
Salary Trend in the South East

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

VPN Salary Trend in the South East

VPN
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in the South East

VPN
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Surrey +28 170 £39,000 +4.00% 11
Berkshire -4 142 £47,500 +31.94% 10
Hampshire +22 87 £47,500 +11.76% 3
West Sussex +12 45 £45,000 +63.63% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 34 £60,000 +122.22% 3
Oxfordshire +6 22 £40,000 -2.43% 1
Middlesex +19 20 £40,000 -33.33%
Kent -4 12 £32,000 -17.41% 6
East Sussex -6 3 £50,000 +78.57%
Thames Valley +6 2 £80,000 +33.33%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 703 (68.25%) Firewall
2 592 (57.48%) Cisco
3 476 (46.21%) WAN
3 476 (46.21%) Windows
4 475 (46.12%) LAN
5 389 (37.77%) Cisco Certification
6 368 (35.73%) VMware
7 360 (34.95%) DNS
8 296 (28.74%) Microsoft
9 263 (25.53%) TCP/IP
10 251 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 250 (24.27%) CCNP
12 242 (23.50%) Active Directory
13 240 (23.30%) MPLS
14 232 (22.52%) CCNA
14 232 (22.52%) Linux
15 223 (21.65%) Data Centre
16 218 (21.17%) ITIL
17 216 (20.97%) IPsec
18 211 (20.49%) BGP
18 211 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
19 206 (20.00%) VoIP
20 191 (18.54%) Juniper
21 182 (17.67%) SSL
22 181 (17.57%) OSPF
23 175 (16.99%) MS Exchange
23 175 (16.99%) Wireless
24 173 (16.80%) VLAN
25 169 (16.41%) CheckPoint
26 164 (15.92%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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
1 175 (16.99%) MS Exchange
2 107 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (10.29%) IIS
4 47 (4.56%) SharePoint
5 45 (4.37%) Lync
6 36 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 36 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 31 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (2.72%) Apache
9 26 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 24 (2.33%) IBM Notes
11 23 (2.23%) Lotus Domino
12 13 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (1.17%) SAS
14 9 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.87%) WordPress
15 8 (0.78%) CMS
15 8 (0.78%) Drupal
15 8 (0.78%) Alfresco
16 6 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 140 (13.59%) MS Excel
2 123 (11.94%) MS Office
3 25 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.097%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.29%) MFGPRO
2 3 (0.29%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.44%) Office 365
2 44 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (3.20%) IaaS
4 23 (2.23%) SaaS
5 16 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.87%) PaaS
7 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (0.29%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.19%) Heroku
11 1 (0.097%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 703 (68.25%) Firewall
2 476 (46.21%) WAN
3 475 (46.12%) LAN
4 360 (34.95%) DNS
5 263 (25.53%) TCP/IP
6 240 (23.30%) MPLS
7 216 (20.97%) IPsec
8 211 (20.49%) BGP
8 211 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
9 206 (20.00%) VoIP
10 182 (17.67%) SSL
11 181 (17.57%) OSPF
12 175 (16.99%) Wireless
13 173 (16.80%) VLAN
14 158 (15.34%) SAN
15 156 (15.15%) DHCP
16 140 (13.59%) Network Security
17 134 (13.01%) Internet
18 103 (10.00%) EIGRP
19 95 (9.22%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (4.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (2.14%) MySQL
6 14 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.87%) DB2
9 5 (0.49%) Cognos Impromptu
9 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.29%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.19%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.19%) Big Data
12 1 (0.097%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.097%) Redis
12 1 (0.097%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.097%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.097%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.097%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (0.87%) Subversion
4 7 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.58%) Maven
5 6 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.39%) JIRA
7 2 (0.19%) Selenium
7 2 (0.19%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.097%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.097%) JUnit
8 1 (0.097%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.097%) RSpec
8 1 (0.097%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.097%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.097%) GCC
8 1 (0.097%) SoapUI
General
1 164 (15.92%) Finance
2 159 (15.44%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 28 (2.72%) Marketing
5 20 (1.94%) Retail
6 14 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.26%) Back Office
8 10 (0.97%) Banking
9 9 (0.87%) Electronics
10 8 (0.78%) Advertising
10 8 (0.78%) Games
10 8 (0.78%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.39%) Legal
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
12 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.097%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.097%) Law
Job Titles
1 269 (26.12%) Network Engineer
2 160 (15.53%) Support Engineer
3 92 (8.93%) Administrator
4 87 (8.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 78 (7.57%) Analyst
6 75 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 68 (6.60%) Architect
8 66 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
9 55 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
10 54 (5.24%) Security Engineer
11 48 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 46 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
13 39 (3.79%) Support Analyst
13 39 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 38 (3.69%) Network Architect
15 35 (3.40%) Network Administrator
16 31 (3.01%) Network Support
17 29 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
17 29 (2.82%) Consultant
18 28 (2.72%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.85%) 802.1X
2 37 (3.59%) CSS
3 29 (2.82%) Web Services
4 24 (2.33%) HTML
5 19 (1.84%) .NET
6 18 (1.75%) JTAPI
6 18 (1.75%) TAPI
7 14 (1.36%) Ajax
8 13 (1.26%) CCXML
8 13 (1.26%) VXML
9 10 (0.97%) MAPI
10 9 (0.87%) LAMP
11 7 (0.68%) XML
12 5 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (0.39%) FreeSWITCH
13 4 (0.39%) ODBC
13 4 (0.39%) SOAP
14 3 (0.29%) SAP Basis
14 3 (0.29%) EDI
14 3 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 223 (21.65%) Data Centre
2 95 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (4.85%) Blackberry
4 45 (4.37%) Replication
5 40 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 37 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 35 (3.40%) Clustering
8 34 (3.30%) IVR
9 30 (2.91%) PKI
10 23 (2.23%) iPhone
11 22 (2.14%) Computer Science
12 18 (1.75%) EqualLogic
12 18 (1.75%) iPad
13 17 (1.65%) iSeries
13 17 (1.65%) BYOD
14 15 (1.46%) PDA
15 13 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (1.17%) Statistics
16 12 (1.17%) EMC VNX
17 7 (0.68%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 476 (46.21%) Windows
2 232 (22.52%) Linux
3 161 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 156 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (9.42%) Windows 7
6 94 (9.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (5.92%) UNIX
8 52 (5.05%) Windows 8
9 42 (4.08%) Windows XP
10 28 (2.72%) CentOS
11 25 (2.43%) Android
12 24 (2.33%) Ubuntu
13 19 (1.84%) Windows 2000
14 17 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.87%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.87%) Solaris
15 9 (0.87%) VMS
15 9 (0.87%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.87%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (21.17%) ITIL
2 149 (14.47%) Load Balancing
3 70 (6.80%) Information Security
4 68 (6.60%) Project Management
5 67 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 67 (6.50%) Incident Management
6 66 (6.41%) Network Design
7 63 (6.12%) Migration
8 59 (5.73%) Change Management
8 59 (5.73%) Network Monitoring
9 56 (5.44%) Service Delivery
10 55 (5.34%) Configuration Management
11 50 (4.85%) Risk Management
11 50 (4.85%) Network Management
12 45 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
13 40 (3.88%) Penetration Testing
14 38 (3.69%) Kalman Filter
15 34 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
17 32 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 107 (10.39%) SQL
2 65 (6.31%) Perl
3 47 (4.56%) Python
4 40 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 31 (3.01%) Java
6 28 (2.72%) C
7 26 (2.52%) Ruby
8 25 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 23 (2.23%) JavaScript
10 22 (2.14%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.36%) PHP
12 8 (0.78%) C++
13 7 (0.68%) Tcl
14 6 (0.58%) VB
15 3 (0.29%) Go
15 3 (0.29%) VBScript
16 2 (0.19%) C#
17 1 (0.097%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.097%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.097%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 389 (37.77%) Cisco Certification
2 250 (24.27%) CCNP
3 232 (22.52%) CCNA
4 120 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (10.97%) Degree
6 84 (8.16%) MCSE
7 60 (5.83%) CCIE
8 54 (5.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 47 (4.56%) Security Cleared
10 37 (3.59%) MCITP
11 34 (3.30%) MCSA
12 32 (3.11%) MCP
13 22 (2.14%) Check Point Certification
14 21 (2.04%) CISSP
15 19 (1.84%) SC Cleared
16 17 (1.65%) DV Cleared
16 17 (1.65%) JNCIP
16 17 (1.65%) CCDP
17 16 (1.55%) JNCIA
18 14 (1.36%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (8.74%) SLA
2 46 (4.47%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.26%) QA
4 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.68%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.097%) FISMA
System Software
1 251 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 242 (23.50%) Active Directory
3 120 (11.65%) Hyper-V
4 77 (7.48%) vSphere
5 75 (7.28%) XenApp
6 68 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (3.20%) Firmware
7 33 (3.20%) Terminal Services
8 30 (2.91%) vCloud
9 27 (2.62%) VMware ESX
10 18 (1.75%) KVM
11 14 (1.36%) Terminal Server
12 12 (1.17%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 7 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.68%) Xen
14 6 (0.58%) XenServer
15 5 (0.49%) FreeRADIUS
15 5 (0.49%) iptables
16 4 (0.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 63 (6.12%) SCCM
2 62 (6.02%) Backup Exec
3 44 (4.27%) FortiGate
4 36 (3.50%) Nagios
5 32 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 32 (3.11%) Cisco UCCX
6 29 (2.82%) WSUS
7 23 (2.23%) SCOM
8 22 (2.14%) Puppet
9 17 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.65%) Opsview
10 11 (1.07%) CiscoWorks
11 10 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (0.97%) Cisco LMS
12 9 (0.87%) Icinga
12 9 (0.87%) SELinux
13 8 (0.78%) cPanel
13 8 (0.78%) Check_MK
13 8 (0.78%) Plesk
14 5 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 592 (57.48%) Cisco
2 368 (35.73%) VMware
3 296 (28.74%) Microsoft
4 191 (18.54%) Juniper
5 169 (16.41%) CheckPoint
6 150 (14.56%) Citrix
7 127 (12.33%) F5
8 106 (10.29%) Avaya
9 74 (7.18%) HP
10 50 (4.85%) Dell
11 43 (4.17%) Symantec
12 39 (3.79%) Fortinet
13 36 (3.50%) SolarWinds
14 31 (3.01%) Blue Coat
15 27 (2.62%) EMC
16 25 (2.43%) Meraki
17 24 (2.33%) Lotus
17 24 (2.33%) Apple
18 22 (2.14%) Websense
19 21 (2.04%) Aerohive Networks
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £52,000 per annum £50,000 to £52,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum £35,000 to £38,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum £45-55k+
Posted: 5 days ago
West Malling
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £30,000 + Company Car + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Between 20000 and 28000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 28k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
West Malling
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £23500 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Insta Research Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus after 6 months
Posted: 12 days ago