Period
to 2 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 2 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 80 91
Rank change year-on-year +27 +11 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 14 7 6
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Essex 2.68% 0.82% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.87% 6.42% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 5
Median annual salary £31,500 £22,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.18% +7.32% -53.14%
10th Percentile £25,300 £19,000 £18,550
90th Percentile £41,200 £25,800 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £37,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.94% - +10.39%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 83 109 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.90% 12.81% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 57 87 113
Median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £24,700 £21,726 £21,550
90th Percentile £58,000 £58,750 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,735 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Essex

VPN
Salary Trend in Essex

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in Essex.

Salary trend for VPN in Essex

VPN
Salary Histogram in Essex

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in Essex over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Salary histogram for VPN in Essex

VPN
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Essex region over the 6 months to 2 December 2020. 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
Colchester +23 5 £37,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £25,750 -
Loughton - 2 £26,000 -
Billericay - 2 £31,500 - 2
Brentwood - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £65,000 -
Harlow - 1 - -
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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 Essex region with a requirement for VPN.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) DNS
4 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
5 7 (50.00%) VLAN
5 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (50.00%) Firewall
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
6 6 (42.86%) DHCP
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 5 (35.71%) SLA
7 5 (35.71%) SonicWALL
8 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 4 (28.57%) Azure
8 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (28.57%) Office 365
8 4 (28.57%) Python
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
9 3 (21.43%) Linux
9 3 (21.43%) WLAN
9 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (21.43%) Juniper

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (14.29%) Confluence
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Azure
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) OneDrive
2 2 (14.29%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) VLAN
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (21.43%) WLAN
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) BGP
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (7.14%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (7.14%) IPsec
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (7.14%) NX-OS
6 1 (7.14%) OSPF
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) SSL
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) Redis
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) IT Support
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) EPoS
3 1 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (7.14%) Eurex
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
4 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Android
6 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (14.29%) Application Performance Management
1 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
1 2 (14.29%) DevOps
1 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Automation
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Kanban
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
1 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (14.29%) Server Management
1 2 (14.29%) SIEM
1 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
2 1 (7.14%) Situational Awareness
2 1 (7.14%) Strategic Roadmap
2 1 (7.14%) Supplier Relationship Management
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) C
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCDA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) CEH
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Docker
4 2 (14.29%) iptables
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 2 (14.29%) Terraform
2 1 (7.14%) Nexpose
2 1 (7.14%) QRadar
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) SonicWALL
5 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
5 3 (21.43%) Juniper
6 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) New Relic
6 2 (14.29%) SaltStack
6 2 (14.29%) Sophos
6 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (7.14%) CQG
7 1 (7.14%) Dot Hill
7 1 (7.14%) Forcepoint
7 1 (7.14%) NETGEAR
7 1 (7.14%) Polycom
7 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.14%) Trayport