Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 148 98 134
Rank change year-on-year -50 +36 -1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 81 38 152
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.53% 1.94% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.21% 10.22% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 50 34 121
10th Percentile £30,000 " £23,250
25th Percentile £31,563 £26,250 £27,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £41,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £48,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,685 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.22% +12.63% -

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 793 372 1,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.01% 19.01% 21.79%
Number of salaries quoted 507 294 1,178
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,818 £25,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,000 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Cambridgeshire -44 31 £47,500 +72.73% 6
Hertfordshire -54 17 £55,000 +83.33% 10
Bedfordshire -12 16 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Essex -4 13 £41,000 +10.81% 3
Suffolk - 3 £25,000 - 1
Norfolk -18 1 £25,500 +4.08% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 57 (70.37%) Firewall
2 42 (51.85%) Windows
3 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
4 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
5 29 (35.80%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (34.57%) Social Skills
7 27 (33.33%) Cisco
7 27 (33.33%) Linux
8 22 (27.16%) IPsec
8 22 (27.16%) Azure
9 21 (25.93%) Migration
9 21 (25.93%) DNS
10 20 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 19 (23.46%) MPLS
12 18 (22.22%) DHCP
12 18 (22.22%) WAN
12 18 (22.22%) Windows Server
13 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (19.75%) VMware
14 14 (17.28%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (17.28%) SQL
14 14 (17.28%) SharePoint
14 14 (17.28%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
15 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
16 12 (14.81%) AWS
17 11 (13.58%) Veeam
17 11 (13.58%) Cybersecurity
17 11 (13.58%) LAN
18 10 (12.35%) SQL Server

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 14 (17.28%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.70%) nginx
4 1 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.47%) Elite 3E
2 2 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (35.80%) Microsoft 365
2 22 (27.16%) Azure
3 12 (14.81%) AWS
4 9 (11.11%) IaaS
4 9 (11.11%) OneDrive
5 7 (8.64%) Mimecast
6 5 (6.17%) PaaS
6 5 (6.17%) SaaS
7 2 (2.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.23%) Dropbox
8 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.23%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (70.37%) Firewall
2 22 (27.16%) IPsec
3 21 (25.93%) DNS
4 19 (23.46%) MPLS
5 18 (22.22%) DHCP
5 18 (22.22%) WAN
6 14 (17.28%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
8 11 (13.58%) LAN
9 9 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (9.88%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (9.88%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (9.88%) Wireless
11 7 (8.64%) BGP
11 7 (8.64%) Internet
11 7 (8.64%) PPTP
12 6 (7.41%) Cisco Firepower
12 6 (7.41%) VLAN
13 5 (6.17%) Network Security
13 5 (6.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2019
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.47%) GIS
4 1 (1.23%) Power BI
General
1 28 (34.57%) Social Skills
2 10 (12.35%) Finance
3 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (6.17%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Digital Economy
6 2 (2.47%) Electronics
6 2 (2.47%) Games
6 2 (2.47%) Marketing
6 2 (2.47%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.23%) Advertising
7 1 (1.23%) Back Office
7 1 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (1.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (23.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (18.52%) IT Engineer
3 13 (16.05%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Administrator
4 10 (12.35%) IT Security Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Security Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (11.11%) Consultant
6 8 (9.88%) Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Support
7 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Network Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Exchange Administrator
8 6 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Windows Administrator
8 6 (7.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 5 (6.17%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (6.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) LDAP
2 4 (4.94%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.23%) LAMP
3 1 (1.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (8.64%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (7.41%) Replication
4 4 (4.94%) Clustering
4 4 (4.94%) PKI
5 3 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) BYOD
6 1 (1.23%) Life Science
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (51.85%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Linux
3 18 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (4.94%) VMS
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) Android
8 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Migration
2 20 (24.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (13.58%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (12.35%) Data Loss Prevention
4 10 (12.35%) Information Security
4 10 (12.35%) Security Operations
4 10 (12.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.41%) Deadline-Driven
7 6 (7.41%) ITIL
7 6 (7.41%) Server Patching
8 5 (6.17%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.94%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.94%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.94%) Runbook
9 4 (4.94%) Security Architecture
9 4 (4.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.28%) SQL
2 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.41%) Python
4 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (11.11%) CCNA
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.41%) CCNP
4 6 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.17%) VCP6
6 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.23%) CCIE
7 1 (1.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) GDPR
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.41%) Firmware
4 4 (4.94%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) CASB
2 6 (7.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (2.47%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.47%) Nagios
3 2 (2.47%) Puppet
3 2 (2.47%) Terraform
4 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.23%) SCCM
4 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
2 27 (33.33%) Cisco
3 16 (19.75%) VMware
4 11 (13.58%) Veeam
5 9 (11.11%) Sophos
6 8 (9.88%) Citrix
7 6 (7.41%) Barracuda Networks
7 6 (7.41%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.41%) F5
7 6 (7.41%) Meraki
7 6 (7.41%) Oracle
8 5 (6.17%) Aruba
8 5 (6.17%) HP
8 5 (6.17%) NetApp
8 5 (6.17%) Nimble Storage
8 5 (6.17%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.94%) Remedy
9 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.94%) TOWER Software
10 3 (3.70%) Apple