Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 90 50
Rank change year-on-year -3 -40 +103
Permanent jobs citing VPN 126 139 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.93% 3.36% 4.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.52% 18.99% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 108 112 198
Hertfordshire median annual salary £36,250 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.38% +23.08% +14.04%
10th Percentile £27,529 £25,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £48,750
East of England median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +28.79%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 812 732 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.87% 17.69% 19.21%
Number of salaries quoted 616 596 689
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £61,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Hertfordshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for VPN in Hertfordshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for VPN in Hertfordshire

VPN
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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
Watford +9 44 £32,000 -26.01% 3
Stevenage +1 13 £28,504 - 3
Hemel Hempstead +13 11 £42,000 -35.38% 1
Welwyn Garden City -47 9 - - 1
St Albans - 7 £35,000 -
Hitchin +7 1 £31,000 +58.97%
Borehamwood +4 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Hatfield -13 1 £55,000 -4.35%
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 67 (53.17%) Firewall
2 57 (45.24%) Windows
3 54 (42.86%) Cisco
4 48 (38.10%) VMware
5 47 (37.30%) Data Centre
6 45 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 45 (35.71%) Citrix
7 41 (32.54%) LAN
8 40 (31.75%) WAN
9 38 (30.16%) DNS
10 36 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (27.78%) Microsoft
11 35 (27.78%) CheckPoint
12 34 (26.98%) Windows Server
13 31 (24.60%) E-Commerce
14 30 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
15 28 (22.22%) F5
16 27 (21.43%) OSPF
16 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (20.63%) HTML
18 25 (19.84%) Linux
18 25 (19.84%) Network Security
18 25 (19.84%) PowerShell
18 25 (19.84%) Palo Alto
19 24 (19.05%) Arista
19 24 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
20 23 (18.25%) DHCP
20 23 (18.25%) BGP
20 23 (18.25%) NetScaler
21 22 (17.46%) XML

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (6.35%) Confluence
4 7 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.97%) Apache
5 5 (3.97%) GlassFish
5 5 (3.97%) JBoss
5 5 (3.97%) MQSeries
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.97%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.38%) IIS
6 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (15.08%) Office 365
3 14 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (6.35%) IaaS
6 7 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (5.56%) PaaS
7 6 (4.76%) SaaS
8 5 (3.97%) Akamai
8 5 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (2.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 67 (53.17%) Firewall
2 41 (32.54%) LAN
3 40 (31.75%) WAN
4 38 (30.16%) DNS
5 36 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (21.43%) OSPF
7 25 (19.84%) Network Security
8 24 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
9 23 (18.25%) BGP
9 23 (18.25%) DHCP
9 23 (18.25%) NetScaler
10 22 (17.46%) IPsec
11 21 (16.67%) HTTP
11 21 (16.67%) MPLS
12 20 (15.87%) Internet
13 19 (15.08%) EIGRP
13 19 (15.08%) GLBP
13 19 (15.08%) IGRP
13 19 (15.08%) TCP/IP
14 16 (12.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) Cognos Impromptu
1 2 (1.59%) MySQL
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (7.14%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Marketing
3 5 (3.97%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) French Language
4 4 (3.17%) German Language
4 4 (3.17%) Swedish Language
5 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (25.40%) Support Engineer
2 31 (24.60%) Network Engineer
3 17 (13.49%) Security Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (10.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 12 (9.52%) Desktop Support
6 12 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 10 (7.94%) Network Manager
9 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (7.14%) Analyst
9 9 (7.14%) Architect
9 9 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.63%) HTML
2 22 (17.46%) XML
3 10 (7.94%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.35%) .NET
4 8 (6.35%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.35%) CSS
4 8 (6.35%) EDI
4 8 (6.35%) JavaBeans
4 8 (6.35%) Web Services
5 5 (3.97%) 802.1X
5 5 (3.97%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (3.97%) EJB
5 5 (3.97%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (3.97%) HornetQ
5 5 (3.97%) Java EE
5 5 (3.97%) Java SE
5 5 (3.97%) JMS
5 5 (3.97%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (2.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (37.30%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 9 (7.14%) Replication
5 8 (6.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (6.35%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (3.97%) NHS
6 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.17%) iPad
7 4 (3.17%) Smartcard
8 3 (2.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (2.38%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.38%) iPhone
8 3 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.59%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 57 (45.24%) Windows
2 34 (26.98%) Windows Server
3 25 (19.84%) Linux
4 20 (15.87%) Windows 7
5 17 (13.49%) Windows 10
6 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (11.11%) Unix
8 9 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (3.97%) Android
10 5 (3.97%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.38%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.79%) CentOS
13 1 (0.79%) Debian
13 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.60%) E-Commerce
2 18 (14.29%) ITIL
3 17 (13.49%) Mentoring
4 11 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (8.73%) Open Source
5 10 (7.94%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (7.14%) Supplier Management
7 8 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.35%) CRM
7 8 (6.35%) DevOps
7 8 (6.35%) ERP
7 8 (6.35%) Information Security
7 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (6.35%) Scrum
7 8 (6.35%) SOA
7 8 (6.35%) TDD
8 7 (5.56%) Presales
8 7 (5.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.84%) PowerShell
2 19 (15.08%) Java
3 11 (8.73%) PHP
4 9 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.14%) C#
4 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.35%) SQL
5 8 (6.35%) VB.NET
5 8 (6.35%) VBA
6 7 (5.56%) R
7 5 (3.97%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.17%) Python
9 3 (2.38%) AWK
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (12.70%) CCNA
3 10 (7.94%) Degree
4 5 (3.97%) AWS Certification
4 5 (3.97%) CCNP
5 4 (3.17%) CCENT
5 4 (3.17%) Master's Degree
5 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.38%) CEH
6 3 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (2.38%) GCIA
6 3 (2.38%) GCIH
6 3 (2.38%) GSEC
6 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.38%) OSCP
6 3 (2.38%) SSCP
7 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.56%) DFS Replication
4 7 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.17%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.38%) Docker
6 3 (2.38%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.59%) vSphere
8 1 (0.79%) Postfix
8 1 (0.79%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 8 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.35%) Puppet
3 3 (2.38%) QRadar
4 2 (1.59%) Terraform
4 2 (1.59%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.79%) Observium
5 1 (0.79%) RANCID
5 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (42.86%) Cisco
2 48 (38.10%) VMware
3 45 (35.71%) Citrix
4 35 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 35 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 28 (22.22%) F5
6 25 (19.84%) Palo Alto
7 24 (19.05%) Arista
8 18 (14.29%) Fortinet
9 13 (10.32%) Remedy
9 13 (10.32%) Veeam
10 11 (8.73%) Juniper
11 8 (6.35%) Adobe
11 8 (6.35%) Blue Coat
12 6 (4.76%) Dell
12 6 (4.76%) HP
12 6 (4.76%) ServiceNow
13 5 (3.97%) Oracle
13 5 (3.97%) Riverbed
14 4 (3.17%) NetApp