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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East / Kent
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 64 85
Rank change year-on-year +12 +21  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 34 43 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.32% 3.78% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.10% 16.93% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 32 43 14
Median salary £42,500 £30,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.66% -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 121 254 235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.37% 22.32% 24.74%
Number of salaries quoted 94 224 207
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 £55,000 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Kent

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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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -12 3 £40,000 +105.12%
West Malling -4 2 £45,000 -37.28%
Tunbridge Wells +17 1 £50,000 +122.22%
Sittingbourne +6 1 £32,500 +18.18%
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 65 (85.53%) Firewall
2 49 (64.47%) Windows
3 42 (55.26%) Active Directory
4 41 (53.95%) Windows Server
5 40 (52.63%) VLAN
6 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (46.05%) Cisco
8 32 (42.11%) SAN
9 30 (39.47%) DNS
9 30 (39.47%) DHCP
9 30 (39.47%) VMware
10 29 (38.16%) VoIP
11 27 (35.53%) Hyper-V
12 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (28.95%) CheckPoint
15 22 (28.95%) SSL
15 22 (28.95%) WAN
16 21 (27.63%) MS Exchange
17 20 (26.32%) Fibre Channel
17 20 (26.32%) High Availability
18 19 (25.00%) F5
18 19 (25.00%) WLAN
18 19 (25.00%) Linux
19 18 (23.68%) Project Management
20 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
21 16 (21.05%) Wireless
21 16 (21.05%) CCNP
21 16 (21.05%) CCNA

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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 21 (27.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Site Server
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.32%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 65 (85.53%) Firewall
2 40 (52.63%) VLAN
3 32 (42.11%) SAN
4 30 (39.47%) DHCP
4 30 (39.47%) DNS
5 29 (38.16%) VoIP
6 22 (28.95%) SSL
6 22 (28.95%) WAN
7 20 (26.32%) Fibre Channel
8 19 (25.00%) WLAN
9 16 (21.05%) Wireless
10 14 (18.42%) LAN
10 14 (18.42%) OSPF
11 13 (17.11%) IPsec
12 12 (15.79%) EIGRP
12 12 (15.79%) Network Security
12 12 (15.79%) TCP/IP
13 11 (14.47%) BGP
13 11 (14.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (14.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (1.32%) Back Office
1 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (23.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (22.37%) Server Engineer
4 16 (21.05%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) Network Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) Network Support
6 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Active Directory Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Active Directory Support
6 9 (11.84%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Exchange Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Exchange Support
6 9 (11.84%) Server Support
6 9 (11.84%) Support Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Windows Server Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Windows Server Support
6 9 (11.84%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) Grails
1 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (1.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (14.47%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.89%) iPad
3 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.26%) iPhone
5 2 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (64.47%) Windows
2 41 (53.95%) Windows Server
3 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (25.00%) Linux
7 10 (13.16%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) High Availability
2 18 (23.68%) Project Management
3 12 (15.79%) ITIL
4 11 (14.47%) GAP Analysis
4 11 (14.47%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (13.16%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.84%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (11.84%) Migration
6 9 (11.84%) Server Building
7 8 (10.53%) Presales
8 6 (7.89%) B2B
8 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.95%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.63%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.63%) Data Security
10 2 (2.63%) DevOps
10 2 (2.63%) Network Design
10 2 (2.63%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (2.63%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.95%) Python
3 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.32%) Perl
4 1 (1.32%) Ruby
4 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) CCNA
1 16 (21.05%) CCNP
1 16 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.47%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (7.89%) MCSE
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) CCDA
4 2 (2.63%) CCDP
4 2 (2.63%) CCIE
4 2 (2.63%) CCSA
4 2 (2.63%) CCSE
4 2 (2.63%) CCSP
4 2 (2.63%) MCP
4 2 (2.63%) MCSA
4 2 (2.63%) MCSD
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) PCI DSS
2 11 (14.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 27 (35.53%) Hyper-V
3 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (11.84%) Terminal Server
4 9 (11.84%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Backup Exec
2 9 (11.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.32%) Nagios
3 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.32%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (46.05%) Cisco
2 30 (39.47%) VMware
3 22 (28.95%) CheckPoint
4 19 (25.00%) F5
5 11 (14.47%) Brocade
6 10 (13.16%) Palo Alto
6 10 (13.16%) Symantec
7 9 (11.84%) Citrix
7 9 (11.84%) Intel Security
7 9 (11.84%) Kaspersky
7 9 (11.84%) Veeam
7 9 (11.84%) WatchGuard
8 8 (10.53%) Blue Coat
8 8 (10.53%) Fortinet
8 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.26%) Apple
10 3 (3.95%) Avaya
11 2 (2.63%) HP
12 1 (1.32%) Dell
12 1 (1.32%) Juniper