Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 160 178
Rank change year-on-year -21 +18 -48
Permanent jobs citing VPN 169 547 560
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.46% 2.07% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 12.80% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 148 486 506
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £83,875 £72,625 £67,000
England median annual salary £50,250 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.67% -3.23% +9.41%

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 2,070 4,275 4,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.86% 16.15% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,602 3,296 3,918
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,675
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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

VPN
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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Hampshire +22 41 £37,500 -2.60% 3
Thames Valley -26 40 £45,000 - 18
Surrey +11 37 £56,500 +25.56% 4
Buckinghamshire +52 24 £45,000 -21.74% 6
West Sussex +23 21 £50,000 +5.26%
Berkshire -20 14 £37,500 -22.28% 5
Kent +22 7 £33,000 +13.79% 5
East Sussex +39 6 £67,500 +98.53% 1
Oxfordshire +12 2 £34,250 +2.24% 7
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 109 (64.50%) Firewall
2 80 (47.34%) Cisco
3 69 (40.83%) WAN
4 66 (39.05%) Windows
5 59 (34.91%) DNS
6 57 (33.73%) LAN
7 54 (31.95%) Microsoft
7 54 (31.95%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (31.36%) Active Directory
9 45 (26.63%) CCNP
9 45 (26.63%) TCP/IP
9 45 (26.63%) Office 365
10 43 (25.44%) Windows Server
11 40 (23.67%) VLAN
11 40 (23.67%) DHCP
11 40 (23.67%) ITIL
12 38 (22.49%) Wireless
13 36 (21.30%) VMware
14 35 (20.71%) Azure
14 35 (20.71%) Data Centre
15 34 (20.12%) Degree
16 33 (19.53%) Network Security
17 30 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (17.16%) Hyper-V
18 29 (17.16%) MPLS
18 29 (17.16%) VoIP
19 27 (15.98%) BGP
19 27 (15.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 26 (15.38%) OSPF
20 26 (15.38%) SSL

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 13 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.92%) Apache
3 7 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (2.37%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.37%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.18%) Confluence
6 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.18%) IIS
6 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.59%) JBoss
7 1 (0.59%) nginx
7 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.59%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.78%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 45 (26.63%) Office 365
2 35 (20.71%) Azure
3 24 (14.20%) SaaS
4 23 (13.61%) AWS
5 13 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (4.14%) IaaS
6 7 (4.14%) PaaS
6 7 (4.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.96%) OneDrive
8 4 (2.37%) Datadog
8 4 (2.37%) GCP
9 3 (1.78%) Route 53
10 1 (0.59%) Akamai
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.59%) AWS Step Functions
10 1 (0.59%) Heroku
10 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 109 (64.50%) Firewall
2 69 (40.83%) WAN
3 59 (34.91%) DNS
4 57 (33.73%) LAN
5 45 (26.63%) TCP/IP
6 40 (23.67%) DHCP
6 40 (23.67%) VLAN
7 38 (22.49%) Wireless
8 33 (19.53%) Network Security
9 29 (17.16%) MPLS
9 29 (17.16%) VoIP
10 27 (15.98%) BGP
11 26 (15.38%) OSPF
11 26 (15.38%) SSL
12 25 (14.79%) IPsec
13 17 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (9.47%) SAN
15 11 (6.51%) Ethernet
15 11 (6.51%) VPLS
16 10 (5.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.59%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.59%) Redis
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.18%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.59%) Mocha
4 1 (0.59%) Selenium
4 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (11.24%) Finance
2 12 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.96%) Banking
4 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.37%) Military
5 3 (1.78%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 37 (21.89%) Network Engineer
2 23 (13.61%) Architect
2 23 (13.61%) Consultant
3 17 (10.06%) Technical Consultant
4 16 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (8.88%) Analyst
5 15 (8.88%) Remedy Consultant
5 15 (8.88%) Senior Consultant
5 15 (8.88%) Senior Remedy Consultant
5 15 (8.88%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 13 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (7.10%) IT Support
7 12 (7.10%) Network Architect
8 11 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (5.33%) Cisco Architect
9 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (5.33%) ITSM Consultant
9 9 (5.33%) Juniper Architect
9 9 (5.33%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Senior ITSM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.24%) LDAP
2 17 (10.06%) Web Services
3 15 (8.88%) Ajax
3 15 (8.88%) CSS
3 15 (8.88%) HTML
3 15 (8.88%) SOAP
3 15 (8.88%) XML
4 12 (7.10%) 802.1X
5 6 (3.55%) Middleware
6 4 (2.37%) .NET
6 4 (2.37%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.78%) jQuery
7 3 (1.78%) RESTful
8 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (0.59%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.59%) LAMP
9 1 (0.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.71%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.88%) CMDB
3 13 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.37%) BYOD
8 4 (2.37%) Clustering
8 4 (2.37%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.78%) CESG
10 2 (1.18%) CCTV
10 2 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.18%) PKI
10 2 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.59%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (39.05%) Windows
2 43 (25.44%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.43%) Windows 10
4 19 (11.24%) Linux
5 17 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (2.96%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.37%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.37%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.59%) Android
11 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) CentOS
11 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.59%) SUSE
11 1 (0.59%) Unix
11 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.67%) ITIL
2 27 (15.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (14.79%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (13.02%) Information Security
5 20 (11.83%) ITSM
6 19 (11.24%) Customer Requirements
7 18 (10.65%) Customer Engagement
7 18 (10.65%) DevOps
7 18 (10.65%) Presales
7 18 (10.65%) Service Management
8 17 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (8.88%) High Availability
10 15 (8.88%) IT Asset Management
10 15 (8.88%) ITIL V2
10 15 (8.88%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (8.88%) Thought Leadership
11 14 (8.28%) Network Management
12 13 (7.69%) Change Management
12 13 (7.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.61%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.69%) Python
4 11 (6.51%) SQL
5 8 (4.73%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.96%) C++
6 5 (2.96%) Perl
7 4 (2.37%) PHP
8 3 (1.78%) VBScript
9 2 (1.18%) C
9 2 (1.18%) Java
9 2 (1.18%) Ruby
9 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.59%) Ada
10 1 (0.59%) C#
10 1 (0.59%) Go
10 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (31.95%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (26.63%) CCNP
3 34 (20.12%) Degree
4 24 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (12.43%) CCNA
5 21 (12.43%) MCSE
6 14 (8.28%) Security Cleared
7 11 (6.51%) MCITP
8 10 (5.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (5.92%) JNCIS
9 9 (5.33%) CISSP
10 7 (4.14%) CCIE
10 7 (4.14%) DV Cleared
10 7 (4.14%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.55%) CEH
11 6 (3.55%) JNCIA
11 6 (3.55%) RHCSA
12 5 (2.96%) CCDP
12 5 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.96%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.51%) SLA
2 6 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.55%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.96%) NCSC
4 4 (2.37%) GDPR
4 4 (2.37%) NIST
5 2 (1.18%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 53 (31.36%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (17.16%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.88%) Docker
5 8 (4.73%) Firmware
6 7 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.96%) VMware NSX
8 4 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.18%) XenApp
10 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.59%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (8.88%) HP UCMDB
2 14 (8.28%) Ansible
3 13 (7.69%) Kubernetes
4 10 (5.92%) SCCM
5 9 (5.33%) Terraform
6 7 (4.14%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (3.55%) Puppet
8 5 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (2.37%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (2.37%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (2.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (2.37%) logstash
9 4 (2.37%) Mesos
9 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (2.37%) Prometheus
9 4 (2.37%) WSUS
10 3 (1.78%) Amdocs OSS
10 3 (1.78%) Icinga
10 3 (1.78%) Observium
Vendors
1 80 (47.34%) Cisco
2 54 (31.95%) Microsoft
3 36 (21.30%) VMware
4 24 (14.20%) HP
5 22 (13.02%) Palo Alto
5 22 (13.02%) ServiceNow
6 21 (12.43%) CheckPoint
7 20 (11.83%) Citrix
8 19 (11.24%) F5
9 18 (10.65%) Juniper
9 18 (10.65%) Remedy
10 15 (8.88%) BMC
11 8 (4.73%) Brocade
11 8 (4.73%) Meraki
11 8 (4.73%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.55%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.55%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.55%) McAfee
13 5 (2.96%) NetApp
14 4 (2.37%) Apple