Period
to 19 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 180 137
Rank change year-on-year +22 -43 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 527 534 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.02% 1.81% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.51% 11.12% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 456 463 537
South East median annual salary £42,708 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.77% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -3.41%

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,212 4,804 5,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.17% 16.24% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3,236 3,771 4,347
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,800 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.58% +5.56% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the South East

VPN
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for VPN in the South East

VPN
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the South East over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Salary histogram for VPN in the South East

VPN
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Thames Valley -4 197 £45,000 +18.42% 48
Berkshire -4 128 £50,000 - 28
Surrey +48 125 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Hampshire +4 114 £40,000 +14.29% 30
West Sussex +3 42 £47,500 +11.76% 14
Buckinghamshire -7 39 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Kent -9 32 £34,500 -8.00% 13
Oxfordshire +37 29 £32,250 -5.15% 11
East Sussex +23 16 £45,000 +5.88% 9
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 South East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 327 (62.05%) Firewall
2 269 (51.04%) Cisco
3 228 (43.26%) Windows
4 211 (40.04%) Microsoft
5 206 (39.09%) Active Directory
6 161 (30.55%) Cisco Certification
7 158 (29.98%) VMware
8 157 (29.79%) DNS
9 150 (28.46%) DHCP
10 147 (27.89%) Windows Server
11 138 (26.19%) WAN
12 135 (25.62%) Microsoft Azure
13 125 (23.72%) TCP/IP
14 124 (23.53%) Linux
15 120 (22.77%) Hyper-V
16 119 (22.58%) LAN
17 111 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 110 (20.87%) Office 365
19 108 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
20 106 (20.11%) Wireless
21 99 (18.79%) CCNP
22 91 (17.27%) BGP
22 91 (17.27%) Data Centre
23 86 (16.32%) Network Security
24 84 (15.94%) CCNA
25 82 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
26 81 (15.37%) VLAN
27 76 (14.42%) Degree
27 76 (14.42%) MS Exchange
28 75 (14.23%) Microsoft Office

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 76 (14.42%) MS Exchange
2 34 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 32 (6.07%) IIS
4 29 (5.50%) SharePoint
5 27 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (2.66%) Apache
6 14 (2.66%) nginx
7 12 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.33%) Confluence
10 2 (0.38%) CMS
11 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (14.23%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.09%) Carpe Diem
1 11 (2.09%) Elite 3E
2 9 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (1.52%) Sage X3
4 4 (0.76%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 4 (0.76%) ContrOCC
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 135 (25.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (20.87%) Office 365
3 57 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (3.80%) SaaS
5 13 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.47%) IaaS
6 12 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (2.09%) PaaS
8 10 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (1.14%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.95%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.57%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.38%) Akamai
13 1 (0.19%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.19%) GitHub
13 1 (0.19%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.19%) Stackdriver
13 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 327 (62.05%) Firewall
2 157 (29.79%) DNS
3 150 (28.46%) DHCP
4 138 (26.19%) WAN
5 125 (23.72%) TCP/IP
6 119 (22.58%) LAN
7 108 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
8 106 (20.11%) Wireless
9 91 (17.27%) BGP
10 86 (16.32%) Network Security
11 81 (15.37%) VLAN
12 74 (14.04%) OSPF
13 67 (12.71%) MPLS
13 67 (12.71%) VoIP
14 53 (10.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 43 (8.16%) HSRP
16 41 (7.78%) SSL
17 39 (7.40%) Internet
18 35 (6.64%) IPsec
19 34 (6.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.17%) MySQL
3 16 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.38%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.19%) Big Data
9 1 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.19%) Redis
9 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (2.85%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.66%) JIRA
3 6 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.38%) GitLab
6 2 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.19%) GoCD
7 1 (0.19%) Gradle
7 1 (0.19%) Hudson
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (7.59%) Finance
2 33 (6.26%) Law
3 26 (4.93%) Public Sector
4 24 (4.55%) Legal
5 13 (2.47%) Banking
6 9 (1.71%) Aerospace
6 9 (1.71%) Marketing
7 8 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.95%) Local Government
10 4 (0.76%) Retail
11 3 (0.57%) Advertising
11 3 (0.57%) Publishing
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.38%) Military
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 150 (28.46%) Network Engineer
2 57 (10.82%) Analyst
2 57 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (9.68%) Administrator
4 48 (9.11%) Support Engineer
4 48 (9.11%) Systems Administrator
5 42 (7.97%) Systems Engineer
6 41 (7.78%) Cisco Engineer
6 41 (7.78%) Security Engineer
7 39 (7.40%) IT Engineer
8 36 (6.83%) Network Security Engineer
9 33 (6.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 32 (6.07%) Support Analyst
11 31 (5.88%) IT Support
12 30 (5.69%) NOC Engineer
13 29 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 29 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 23 (4.36%) Architect
14 23 (4.36%) Senior Network Engineer
15 21 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.85%) HTML
2 14 (2.66%) XML
3 13 (2.47%) Web Services
4 10 (1.90%) LDAP
5 7 (1.33%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.76%) Apache Flex
8 4 (0.76%) COM
8 4 (0.76%) JSON
9 3 (0.57%) .NET
9 3 (0.57%) Kafka
10 2 (0.38%) CSS
11 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.19%) WCF
11 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (17.27%) Data Centre
2 45 (8.54%) Management Information System
3 44 (8.35%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
6 16 (3.04%) Clustering
6 16 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (2.85%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.47%) BBC
8 13 (2.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 11 (2.09%) PlayStation
10 10 (1.90%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.76%) IVR
13 4 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 228 (43.26%) Windows
2 147 (27.89%) Windows Server
3 124 (23.53%) Linux
4 82 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 49 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (8.73%) Windows 7
8 32 (6.07%) Ubuntu
9 28 (5.31%) CentOS
10 20 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.47%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.52%) VMS
13 6 (1.14%) Android
14 5 (0.95%) Debian
14 5 (0.95%) Unix
15 4 (0.76%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (13.85%) ITIL
2 63 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
3 61 (11.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 56 (10.63%) Load Balancing
5 53 (10.06%) Information Security
6 43 (8.16%) Project Delivery
7 41 (7.78%) Service Delivery
8 40 (7.59%) Mentoring
9 38 (7.21%) Network Design
10 35 (6.64%) Change Management
11 34 (6.45%) Incident Management
12 32 (6.07%) Computer Science
13 31 (5.88%) DevOps
13 31 (5.88%) ITSM
14 30 (5.69%) Cybersecurity
15 29 (5.50%) Coaching
15 29 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
16 26 (4.93%) Validation
17 25 (4.74%) Migration
18 23 (4.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.47%) PowerShell
2 55 (10.44%) SQL
3 39 (7.40%) Python
4 20 (3.80%) Java
4 20 (3.80%) Ruby
5 19 (3.61%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.09%) Go
7 10 (1.90%) C++
8 7 (1.33%) C
8 7 (1.33%) C#
9 6 (1.14%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.76%) PHP
11 3 (0.57%) VBA
12 2 (0.38%) Fortran
12 2 (0.38%) Perl
12 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.38%) VB
13 1 (0.19%) Java 8
13 1 (0.19%) Scala
13 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 161 (30.55%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (18.79%) CCNP
3 84 (15.94%) CCNA
4 76 (14.42%) Degree
5 64 (12.14%) Security Cleared
6 46 (8.73%) SC Cleared
7 33 (6.26%) CCDP
8 32 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (5.69%) CISSP
10 25 (4.74%) CCIE
11 24 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (3.98%) CCSP
13 20 (3.80%) MCSA
14 18 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (3.42%) JNCIS
15 15 (2.85%) CCENT
16 12 (2.28%) MCP
17 11 (2.09%) MCSE
18 8 (1.52%) DBS Check
18 8 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (11.01%) SLA
2 15 (2.85%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.38%) NIST
5 2 (0.38%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.19%) BS7799
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 206 (39.09%) Active Directory
2 120 (22.77%) Hyper-V
3 111 (21.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (5.31%) vSphere
5 27 (5.12%) Docker
6 25 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (3.23%) iptables
9 15 (2.85%) vCloud
10 14 (2.66%) VMware NSX
11 13 (2.47%) Xen
12 9 (1.71%) Firmware
13 8 (1.52%) VirtualBox
14 6 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.95%) KVM
16 4 (0.76%) ProxySG
17 3 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
18 2 (0.38%) Postfix
18 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (6.45%) Nagios
2 24 (4.55%) SCCM
3 23 (4.36%) Ansible
3 23 (4.36%) Puppet
4 18 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (3.23%) WSUS
6 14 (2.66%) ZABBIX
7 13 (2.47%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (2.28%) Terraform
9 11 (2.09%) DameWare
10 10 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (1.90%) Kibana
11 9 (1.71%) Graphite
12 8 (1.52%) Perfmon
13 7 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
13 7 (1.33%) vCenter Server
14 6 (1.14%) Backup Exec
14 6 (1.14%) HAProxy
14 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 269 (51.04%) Cisco
2 211 (40.04%) Microsoft
3 158 (29.98%) VMware
4 71 (13.47%) Palo Alto
5 68 (12.90%) CheckPoint
6 67 (12.71%) Juniper
7 50 (9.49%) Citrix
8 37 (7.02%) Dell
9 35 (6.64%) SolarWinds
10 34 (6.45%) F5
11 28 (5.31%) Meraki
12 25 (4.74%) Avaya
13 22 (4.17%) Aruba
14 18 (3.42%) HP
15 17 (3.23%) Google
15 17 (3.23%) NetApp
16 15 (2.85%) Huawei
17 14 (2.66%) Rackspace
17 14 (2.66%) Ruckus Wireless
18 13 (2.47%) Virgin Media