Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 46 117
Rank change year-on-year -7 +71 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 54 92 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.08% 5.36% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.93% 22.38% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50 86 28
Kent median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +48.15% -28.00%
10th Percentile £32,375 £30,375 £19,500
90th Percentile £49,500 £45,500 £51,625
South East median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +16.00%

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 258 411 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.52% 23.95% 18.17%
Number of salaries quoted 208 360 370
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,009
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.14% -15.27%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Kent

VPN
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for VPN in Kent

VPN
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Kent over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Kent

VPN
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Kent region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
West Malling +12 25 £49,000 +24.05%
Maidstone +41 19 £40,000 +100.00%
Sittingbourne +2 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Chatham +2 2 £21,000 -
Tunbridge Wells -7 1 - -
Dartford -8 1 £32,500 -23.53%
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for VPN.

1 46 (85.19%) Firewall
2 41 (75.93%) WAN
3 33 (61.11%) VLAN
4 31 (57.41%) Cisco
5 29 (53.70%) CCNA
5 29 (53.70%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (50.00%) CCNP
7 26 (48.15%) ITIL
7 26 (48.15%) Network Monitoring
8 25 (46.30%) Windows
8 25 (46.30%) CheckPoint
9 23 (42.59%) MPLS
9 23 (42.59%) Change Management
9 23 (42.59%) CCIE
9 23 (42.59%) Load Balancing
9 23 (42.59%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (42.59%) SolarWinds
9 23 (42.59%) F5
9 23 (42.59%) Windows Server
10 20 (37.04%) Cisco PIX
11 18 (33.33%) LAN
12 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
13 13 (24.07%) VMware
14 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
14 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (20.37%) SQL
15 11 (20.37%) Hyper-V
16 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (16.67%) Palo Alto

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.41%) IaaS
3 3 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (85.19%) Firewall
2 41 (75.93%) WAN
3 33 (61.11%) VLAN
4 23 (42.59%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (42.59%) MPLS
5 20 (37.04%) Cisco PIX
6 18 (33.33%) LAN
7 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.96%) Network Security
9 5 (9.26%) DHCP
9 5 (9.26%) DNS
9 5 (9.26%) Internet
9 5 (9.26%) SAN
10 4 (7.41%) ADSL
10 4 (7.41%) IPsec
10 4 (7.41%) Junos
10 4 (7.41%) OSPF
10 4 (7.41%) VoIP
10 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (7.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
General
1 2 (3.70%) Games
2 1 (1.85%) Advertising
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (57.41%) Network Engineer
2 21 (38.89%) Deployment Engineer
2 21 (38.89%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 16 (29.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (29.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (29.63%) WAN Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) Network Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) IT Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support
8 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) Windows Server
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.41%) Linux
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) ITIL
1 26 (48.15%) Network Monitoring
2 23 (42.59%) Change Management
2 23 (42.59%) Load Balancing
3 7 (12.96%) Network Architecture
4 6 (11.11%) High Availability
5 5 (9.26%) Project Management
6 4 (7.41%) Data Security
6 4 (7.41%) Network Design
6 4 (7.41%) Network Management
6 4 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.56%) Time Management
8 2 (3.70%) Migration
9 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.85%) Process Management
9 1 (1.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.26%) Python
4 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (53.70%) CCNA
1 29 (53.70%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (50.00%) CCNP
3 23 (42.59%) CCIE
4 5 (9.26%) MCP
4 5 (9.26%) MCSA
4 5 (9.26%) MCSE
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.41%) MCSD
6 3 (5.56%) CCDA
6 3 (5.56%) CCSA
6 3 (5.56%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.70%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.70%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) CCSE
8 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.85%) MCITP
8 1 (1.85%) MCTS
8 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.37%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Cisco
2 25 (46.30%) CheckPoint
3 23 (42.59%) F5
3 23 (42.59%) SolarWinds
4 13 (24.07%) VMware
5 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 7 (12.96%) Juniper
8 4 (7.41%) Citrix
9 2 (3.70%) Avaya
10 1 (1.85%) Apple
10 1 (1.85%) Capita