Period
to 31 March 2020

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 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 174 160
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14 -55
Permanent jobs citing VPN 386 509 672
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.80% 1.92% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.52% 11.77% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 335 448 532
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.16% +15.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,575 £72,375
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 3,669 4,325 5,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.08% 16.29% 17.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,858 3,394 4,198
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.58%
10th Percentile £26,175 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £74,250 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the South East

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Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for VPN in the South East

VPN
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the South East over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 2020. 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 -11 137 £50,000 - 19
Hampshire +26 102 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Berkshire -24 75 £53,750 +13.16% 12
Surrey +5 67 £48,750 +14.71% 13
West Sussex +11 36 £47,500 - 2
Oxfordshire +17 32 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 30 £70,000 +16.67% 5
Kent +8 20 £27,500 +12.24% 12
East Sussex +2 18 £67,500 +107.69%
Middlesex - 2 £60,000 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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.

1 262 (67.88%) Firewall
2 198 (51.30%) Windows
3 175 (45.34%) Cisco
4 174 (45.08%) Microsoft
5 163 (42.23%) Active Directory
6 152 (39.38%) WAN
7 145 (37.56%) DNS
8 126 (32.64%) LAN
9 117 (30.31%) Windows Server
10 115 (29.79%) DHCP
10 115 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
11 114 (29.53%) TCP/IP
12 112 (29.02%) VMware
13 100 (25.91%) Office 365
14 94 (24.35%) VLAN
15 91 (23.58%) Azure
16 89 (23.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 80 (20.73%) CCNP
18 77 (19.95%) Problem-Solving
19 72 (18.65%) Network Security
20 71 (18.39%) Linux
21 69 (17.88%) PowerShell
22 66 (17.10%) Data Centre
23 63 (16.32%) Hyper-V
24 61 (15.80%) Windows 10
25 60 (15.54%) ITIL
26 59 (15.28%) Wireless
27 54 (13.99%) IPsec
27 54 (13.99%) Microsoft Office
27 54 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 46 (11.92%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.03%) SharePoint
3 30 (7.77%) IIS
4 20 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (3.63%) Apache
6 11 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.07%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.81%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.30%) Confluence
10 4 (1.04%) nginx
11 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) Site Server
12 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 54 (13.99%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (2.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.04%) assyst
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (25.91%) Office 365
2 91 (23.58%) Azure
3 33 (8.55%) AWS
4 32 (8.29%) SaaS
5 26 (6.74%) IaaS
6 15 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (3.89%) PaaS
7 11 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (2.59%) OneDrive
9 6 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.04%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.04%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.78%) Route 53
12 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.26%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.26%) BlazeMeter
13 1 (0.26%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 262 (67.88%) Firewall
2 152 (39.38%) WAN
3 145 (37.56%) DNS
4 126 (32.64%) LAN
5 115 (29.79%) DHCP
6 114 (29.53%) TCP/IP
7 94 (24.35%) VLAN
8 72 (18.65%) Network Security
9 59 (15.28%) Wireless
10 54 (13.99%) IPsec
11 52 (13.47%) BGP
12 51 (13.21%) SSL
12 51 (13.21%) VoIP
13 46 (11.92%) Cisco ASA
14 45 (11.66%) OSPF
15 44 (11.40%) MPLS
16 34 (8.81%) WLAN
17 28 (7.25%) Internet
17 28 (7.25%) SAN
18 25 (6.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.04%) MySQL
5 2 (0.52%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) Ingres
6 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.26%) Redis
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.81%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.55%) JIRA
3 5 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.30%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) Mocha
4 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 30 (7.77%) Finance
2 14 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.85%) Legal
3 11 (2.85%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.55%) Marketing
4 6 (1.55%) Military
5 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.30%) Retail
6 4 (1.04%) Advertising
6 4 (1.04%) Banking
6 4 (1.04%) Electronics
7 3 (0.78%) Law
8 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Police
Job Titles
1 103 (26.68%) Network Engineer
2 41 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (10.62%) Support Engineer
3 38 (9.84%) Architect
4 35 (9.07%) Analyst
5 29 (7.51%) IT Support
6 27 (6.99%) Security Engineer
7 22 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (5.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 21 (5.44%) Network Security Engineer
9 20 (5.18%) Cloud Engineer
10 19 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (4.92%) Network Architect
10 19 (4.92%) Support Analyst
11 17 (4.40%) Senior Network Engineer
12 16 (4.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 16 (4.15%) Administrator
12 16 (4.15%) Cisco Architect
12 16 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.89%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.11%) LDAP
2 9 (2.33%) .NET
2 9 (2.33%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.81%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.55%) Web Services
5 5 (1.30%) Middleware
6 4 (1.04%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (1.04%) COM
6 4 (1.04%) CSS
6 4 (1.04%) jQuery
6 4 (1.04%) RESTful
7 3 (0.78%) LAMP
7 3 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.52%) Ajax
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (0.52%) HTML
8 2 (0.52%) SOAP
8 2 (0.52%) XML
9 1 (0.26%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 66 (17.10%) Data Centre
2 41 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 19 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (3.11%) Clustering
8 9 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.55%) BYOD
11 5 (1.30%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.52%) CCTV
13 2 (0.52%) CMDB
13 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.52%) iPhone
13 2 (0.52%) NHS
13 2 (0.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 198 (51.30%) Windows
2 117 (30.31%) Windows Server
3 71 (18.39%) Linux
4 61 (15.80%) Windows 10
5 46 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (8.55%) Windows 7
7 32 (8.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.15%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.89%) Mac OS
11 13 (3.37%) Unix
12 11 (2.85%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (2.59%) Ubuntu
14 9 (2.33%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.04%) Android
15 4 (1.04%) CentOS
16 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.78%) Solaris
17 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.95%) Problem-Solving
2 60 (15.54%) ITIL
3 54 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 46 (11.92%) Change Management
5 43 (11.14%) Information Security
6 42 (10.88%) Load Balancing
7 30 (7.77%) Computer Science
8 29 (7.51%) Network Management
9 28 (7.25%) DevOps
10 27 (6.99%) Validation
11 26 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
11 26 (6.74%) Mentoring
12 23 (5.96%) Incident Management
13 22 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (5.70%) Migration
14 20 (5.18%) Capacity Planning
15 19 (4.92%) Change Control
15 19 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
16 17 (4.40%) Configuration Management
17 15 (3.89%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.88%) PowerShell
2 26 (6.74%) Python
2 26 (6.74%) SQL
3 15 (3.89%) Shell Script
4 12 (3.11%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.33%) Perl
6 8 (2.07%) PHP
7 6 (1.55%) Java
7 6 (1.55%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.55%) Ruby
8 5 (1.30%) C++
8 5 (1.30%) VB
9 3 (0.78%) VBScript
10 1 (0.26%) Ada
10 1 (0.26%) C
10 1 (0.26%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (20.73%) CCNP
3 50 (12.95%) Degree
4 48 (12.44%) CCNA
5 39 (10.10%) Security Cleared
6 35 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (7.77%) CISSP
8 22 (5.70%) MCSE
9 21 (5.44%) MCP
10 20 (5.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (4.92%) SC Cleared
12 14 (3.63%) CCSP
12 14 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (3.63%) MCITP
13 13 (3.37%) CISM
14 12 (3.11%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (2.85%) CEH
15 11 (2.85%) DV Cleared
16 9 (2.33%) JNCIA
17 8 (2.07%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.81%) SLA
2 15 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.85%) NIST
4 10 (2.59%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.55%) NIST 800
6 5 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.04%) GDPR
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) NCSC
8 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 163 (42.23%) Active Directory
2 89 (23.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (16.32%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.18%) Docker
5 19 (4.92%) vSphere
6 16 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.63%) VMware NSX
8 13 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (2.59%) Firmware
10 8 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.07%) XenApp
10 8 (2.07%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.04%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.78%) NFS
13 3 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.52%) NLBS
14 2 (0.52%) vCloud
15 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 23 (5.96%) SCCM
2 22 (5.70%) Ansible
3 19 (4.92%) Kubernetes
4 16 (4.15%) WSUS
5 14 (3.63%) Terraform
6 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.81%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (1.81%) Nagios
8 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.30%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.30%) Nessus
9 5 (1.30%) Nmap
9 5 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.04%) Amdocs OSS
10 4 (1.04%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (1.04%) Icinga
10 4 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 175 (45.34%) Cisco
2 174 (45.08%) Microsoft
3 112 (29.02%) VMware
4 50 (12.95%) CheckPoint
5 48 (12.44%) Citrix
6 45 (11.66%) Juniper
7 42 (10.88%) Palo Alto
8 37 (9.59%) F5
9 25 (6.48%) SolarWinds
10 24 (6.22%) HP
11 20 (5.18%) Meraki
12 14 (3.63%) Apple
12 14 (3.63%) Dell
13 13 (3.37%) Oracle
14 12 (3.11%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.11%) NetApp
15 10 (2.59%) Arista
15 10 (2.59%) ServiceNow
16 9 (2.33%) Brocade
16 9 (2.33%) Veeam