Period
to 7 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > East of England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 127 120 155
Rank change year-on-year -7 +35 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 62 103 156
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.65% 2.16% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.47% 10.67% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 41 81 124
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £24,600
25th Percentile £35,428 £31,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £63,750 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 655 965 1,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.41% 20.26% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 429 752 1,208
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,525 £25,925
25th Percentile £35,428 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £64,000 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the East of England

VPN
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in the East of England.

Salary trend for VPN in the East of England

VPN
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the East of England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

Salary histogram for VPN in the East of England

VPN
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East of England region over the 6 months to 7 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +16 24 £43,750 -11.62% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 22 £55,000 +23.60%
Norfolk +7 7 £34,000 -4.63%
Hertfordshire +10 5 £65,000 +106.35% 3
Suffolk +12 4 £55,000 +7.32%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 45 (72.58%) Firewall
2 44 (70.97%) Windows
3 38 (61.29%) Active Directory
4 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
5 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
6 26 (41.94%) VMware
6 26 (41.94%) Hyper-V
7 24 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (33.87%) DNS
9 20 (32.26%) SharePoint
9 20 (32.26%) SQL
9 20 (32.26%) Migration
10 18 (29.03%) MS Exchange
10 18 (29.03%) Linux
10 18 (29.03%) VLAN
10 18 (29.03%) Azure
11 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
11 17 (27.42%) Social Skills
12 16 (25.81%) WAN
13 14 (22.58%) DHCP
13 14 (22.58%) PowerShell
14 13 (20.97%) Bash Shell
15 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (17.74%) Microsoft 365
16 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
16 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2016
16 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2019
17 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 10 (16.13%) VoIP
17 10 (16.13%) MPLS

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (32.26%) SharePoint
2 18 (29.03%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.84%) nginx
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Gephi
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) Azure
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (16.13%) IaaS
4 9 (14.52%) PaaS
4 9 (14.52%) SaaS
5 8 (12.90%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (11.29%) OneDrive
7 4 (6.45%) AWS
8 3 (4.84%) AWS CodeCommit
8 3 (4.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (3.23%) Mimecast
10 1 (1.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 45 (72.58%) Firewall
2 21 (33.87%) DNS
3 18 (29.03%) VLAN
4 16 (25.81%) WAN
5 14 (22.58%) DHCP
6 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
7 10 (16.13%) MPLS
7 10 (16.13%) VoIP
8 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (8.06%) BGP
10 5 (8.06%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (8.06%) IPsec
10 5 (8.06%) LAN
10 5 (8.06%) OSPF
10 5 (8.06%) SSL
11 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
12 2 (3.23%) HTTP
12 2 (3.23%) IPv6
12 2 (3.23%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Hive
3 2 (3.23%) Big Data
3 2 (3.23%) Impala
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.84%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (3.23%) git-flow
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 17 (27.42%) Social Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Back Office
6 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 10 (16.13%) Team Leader
2 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Help Desk Team Lead
3 6 (9.68%) Network Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Exchange Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Help Desk Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (8.06%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) IT Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.23%) Kafka
3 1 (1.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.52%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.84%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (3.23%) Life Science
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (70.97%) Windows
2 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
3 18 (29.03%) Linux
4 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.61%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.61%) Debian
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Migration
2 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (16.13%) Software Licensing
2 10 (16.13%) Time Management
3 8 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (9.68%) Information Security
5 6 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (8.06%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
6 5 (8.06%) Deadline-Driven
6 5 (8.06%) DevOps
6 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (6.45%) Project Management
7 4 (6.45%) Security Operations
7 4 (6.45%) Server Patching
8 3 (4.84%) Network Design
8 3 (4.84%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) PowerShell
3 13 (20.97%) Bash Shell
4 7 (11.29%) Python
5 3 (4.84%) Groovy
6 2 (3.23%) C
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) R
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.68%) Degree
3 5 (8.06%) CCNA
3 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.84%) MCSA
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) CEH
5 2 (3.23%) CISSP
5 2 (3.23%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) GIAC
5 2 (3.23%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (3.23%) MCSE
5 2 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (3.23%) SANS
5 2 (3.23%) SSCP
5 2 (3.23%) VCP6
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 26 (41.94%) Hyper-V
3 24 (38.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (12.90%) Xen
5 5 (8.06%) Firmware
6 2 (3.23%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.61%) Docker
7 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Ansible
2 5 (8.06%) CASB
3 3 (4.84%) Consul
3 3 (4.84%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.84%) Terraform
4 2 (3.23%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.23%) Kibana
4 2 (3.23%) Nagios
4 2 (3.23%) Oozie
4 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.23%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 26 (41.94%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) Citrix
3 8 (12.90%) Juniper
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
4 7 (11.29%) HP
4 7 (11.29%) Sophos
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle
5 5 (8.06%) WatchGuard
6 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.84%) Huawei
8 2 (3.23%) Aruba
8 2 (3.23%) BT
8 2 (3.23%) NetApp
8 2 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (3.23%) Splunk
8 2 (3.23%) Veeam
9 1 (1.61%) Polycom
9 1 (1.61%) TippingPoint