Period
to 15 December 2019

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 15 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 71 55
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 19 17 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.10% 1.86% 4.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.34% 13.28% 22.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 56
Kent median annual salary £36,500 £33,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.96% -25.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,550 £21,650 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,250 £50,900 £49,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%

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 154 128 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 17.02% 13.97% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 140 104 207
Kent median annual salary £35,750 £34,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.62% -13.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,400 £22,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,250 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 15 December 2019.

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 15 December 2019. 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
Maidstone +1 9 £36,500 +10.61% 6
Sittingbourne - 6 £30,250 - 4
Sevenoaks - 2 £36,250 -
West Malling 0 1 £62,500 +38.89%
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, 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 Kent region with a requirement for VPN.

1 18 (94.74%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
4 9 (47.37%) DNS
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) Windows
4 9 (47.37%) VLAN
4 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (42.11%) Junos
5 8 (42.11%) DHCP
6 6 (31.58%) Internet
6 6 (31.58%) Ethernet
6 6 (31.58%) VoIP
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) CCNA
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Juniper
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
7 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (26.32%) IOS XR
7 5 (26.32%) Palo Alto
7 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
7 5 (26.32%) JNCIS
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) CCNP
7 5 (26.32%) B2B
7 5 (26.32%) WLAN
7 5 (26.32%) LAN

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 2 (10.53%) IIS
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) Site Server
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 9 (47.37%) DNS
3 9 (47.37%) VLAN
4 8 (42.11%) DHCP
4 8 (42.11%) Junos
5 6 (31.58%) Ethernet
5 6 (31.58%) Internet
5 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 6 (31.58%) VoIP
6 5 (26.32%) BGP
6 5 (26.32%) BGP-4
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (26.32%) IOS XR
6 5 (26.32%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) MPLS
6 5 (26.32%) WLAN
7 3 (15.79%) ADSL
7 3 (15.79%) IP Telephony
8 2 (10.53%) SSL
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
3 3 (15.79%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) IP Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (26.32%) B2B
3 4 (21.05%) Availability Management
3 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
3 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.79%) Email Filtering
4 3 (15.79%) Network Design
4 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (15.79%) Web Filtering
5 2 (10.53%) Contract Negotiation
5 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
5 2 (10.53%) Server Building
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Project Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.26%) Task-Oriented
6 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CCNA
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNP
2 5 (26.32%) JNCIS
3 3 (15.79%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) Juniper
4 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
4 5 (26.32%) Palo Alto
4 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Mitel
5 2 (10.53%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow