Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 68 87
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 +26
Permanent jobs citing VPN 33 9 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 2.64% 1.30% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.64% 11.54% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 33 9 8
10th Percentile £19,950 £36,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £24,500 £37,500 £38,436
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £50,000 £49,596
Median % change year-on-year -13.00% +0.82% +106.65%
75th Percentile £47,500 £57,500 £61,664
90th Percentile £50,300 " £72,499
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -

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 the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 177 78 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.15% 11.26% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 143 69 113
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,600 £22,000
25th Percentile £26,063 £30,699 £29,558
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £39,087
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.34% +11.68%
75th Percentile £50,500 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £59,069
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the North East

VPN
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in the North East.

Salary trend for VPN in the North East

VPN
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the North East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for VPN in the North East

VPN
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North East region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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
Tyne and Wear -17 18 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Durham -3 12 £24,500 -34.67% 2
Northumberland - 3 £34,000 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 30 (90.91%) Firewall
2 16 (48.48%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) VoIP
4 14 (42.42%) OSPF
4 14 (42.42%) BGP
5 13 (39.39%) Internet
5 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
6 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 12 (36.36%) Cisco
6 12 (36.36%) VMware
6 12 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
7 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (33.33%) AWS
7 11 (33.33%) Fortinet
7 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (33.33%) CCNP
7 11 (33.33%) MPLS
8 10 (30.30%) IPsec
8 10 (30.30%) Firmware
8 10 (30.30%) EIGRP
8 10 (30.30%) CCNA
8 10 (30.30%) Juniper
8 10 (30.30%) RIP
8 10 (30.30%) Network Design
8 10 (30.30%) JNCIA
8 10 (30.30%) Hyper-V
8 10 (30.30%) Meraki
8 10 (30.30%) Palo Alto
9 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
9 9 (27.27%) WAN

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (33.33%) AWS
3 5 (15.15%) Azure
4 3 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (9.09%) IaaS
4 3 (9.09%) SaaS
5 1 (3.03%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) VoIP
3 14 (42.42%) BGP
3 14 (42.42%) OSPF
4 13 (39.39%) Internet
5 11 (33.33%) MPLS
6 10 (30.30%) EIGRP
6 10 (30.30%) IPsec
6 10 (30.30%) RIP
7 9 (27.27%) LAN
7 9 (27.27%) WAN
8 5 (15.15%) DHCP
8 5 (15.15%) DNS
8 5 (15.15%) IPv4
8 5 (15.15%) IPv6
8 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (12.12%) VLAN
9 4 (12.12%) Wireless
10 3 (9.09%) NAS
10 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Social Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) IP Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) IP Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Juniper Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) IT Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) IT Support
4 6 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) IT Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
6 3 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Support
6 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) HP Storage
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
1 3 (9.09%) Replication
2 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Linux
4 5 (15.15%) Debian
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.09%) CentOS
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Network Design
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
2 5 (15.15%) ITSM
3 3 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 3 (9.09%) Change Control
3 3 (9.09%) CRM
3 3 (9.09%) Data Extraction
3 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps
3 3 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (9.09%) Presales
3 3 (9.09%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) Scrum
3 3 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (9.09%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) CCNP
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (30.30%) CCNA
2 10 (30.30%) JNCIA
3 3 (9.09%) MCITP
3 3 (9.09%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (30.30%) Firmware
3 10 (30.30%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
2 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) Nagios
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.09%) Proxmox
2 3 (9.09%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Terraform
2 3 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) Cisco
2 12 (36.36%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 10 (30.30%) Juniper
4 10 (30.30%) Meraki
4 10 (30.30%) Palo Alto
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) SaltStack
5 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 3 (9.09%) Veeam