Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 61 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 +74
Permanent jobs citing VPN 27 53 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.76% 4.00% 5.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.98% 20.62% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 27 49 82
Kent median annual salary £33,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.47% +18.75% +49.53%
10th Percentile £26,700 £34,700 £30,075
90th Percentile £43,000 £49,500 £45,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% +5.05%

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 159 257 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.26% 19.40% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 141 210 354
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +2.75%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £63,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.05%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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
Maidstone -10 14 £32,500 -21.21% 1
Sittingbourne +9 2 £31,000 -17.33%
Tunbridge Wells +8 2 £58,250 -
West Malling -18 2 £41,250 -15.82%
Tonbridge - 2 £20,500 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for VPN.

1 24 (88.89%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) VLAN
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco
4 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (51.85%) Network Design
4 14 (51.85%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (48.15%) CCNA
5 13 (48.15%) Windows
6 12 (44.44%) LAN
7 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
8 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (37.04%) CCNP
8 10 (37.04%) WAN
9 9 (33.33%) VMware
10 8 (29.63%) SQL
10 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (25.93%) Junos
11 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (25.93%) VoIP
11 7 (25.93%) Linux
11 7 (25.93%) ADSL
11 7 (25.93%) IP Telephony
12 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
13 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
14 4 (14.81%) DHCP
14 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
14 4 (14.81%) DNS
14 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
14 4 (14.81%) Data Security
14 4 (14.81%) Wireless

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 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) VLAN
3 12 (44.44%) LAN
4 10 (37.04%) WAN
5 7 (25.93%) ADSL
5 7 (25.93%) IP Telephony
5 7 (25.93%) Junos
5 7 (25.93%) VoIP
6 4 (14.81%) DHCP
6 4 (14.81%) DNS
6 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security
6 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (14.81%) Wireless
6 4 (14.81%) Wireless Security
7 3 (11.11%) NAS
7 3 (11.11%) WLAN
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Online Gambling
4 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Network Design
1 14 (51.85%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (14.81%) Data Security
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
2 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) ISMS
4 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.41%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) Microservices
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (48.15%) CCNA
3 10 (37.04%) CCNP
4 3 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (11.11%) MCP
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) GDPR
2 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Docker
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Consul
1 1 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (3.70%) Grafana
1 1 (3.70%) Graphite
1 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.70%) Nagios
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Opsview
1 1 (3.70%) Packer
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Salt
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
1 1 (3.70%) Terraform
1 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Veeam
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix