Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 141 138
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 681 839 1008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.21% 2.40% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.54% 11.22% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 504 788 873
South East median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +16.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,350 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,150
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 5430 7475 8587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.60% 21.38% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4315 5991 6993
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,150 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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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

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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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +14 309 £45,000 -14.29% 10
Berkshire +4 156 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Hampshire -38 134 £40,000 -8.57% 4
Surrey -3 129 £37,500 -12.28% 6
Buckinghamshire +34 92 £32,750 -40.45% 6
Oxfordshire +14 61 £47,000 +17.50% 2
Kent -7 54 £47,500 +18.75%
East Sussex +4 25 £30,000 -11.76% 2
West Sussex -21 15 £39,000 -32.17% 2
Middlesex +11 13 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 381 (55.95%) Firewall
2 345 (50.66%) Cisco
3 300 (44.05%) Windows
4 264 (38.77%) WAN
5 227 (33.33%) VMware
6 211 (30.98%) Active Directory
7 208 (30.54%) Microsoft
8 202 (29.66%) TCP/IP
9 193 (28.34%) Linux
10 192 (28.19%) Cisco Certification
11 178 (26.14%) DNS
11 178 (26.14%) Windows Server
12 170 (24.96%) LAN
13 164 (24.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 163 (23.94%) ITIL
15 162 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
16 147 (21.59%) VLAN
17 142 (20.85%) IPsec
18 138 (20.26%) Juniper
19 134 (19.68%) Data Centre
20 133 (19.53%) CCNP
21 127 (18.65%) MPLS
22 120 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
23 117 (17.18%) SSL
23 117 (17.18%) Amazon AWS
24 114 (16.74%) VoIP
24 114 (16.74%) DHCP
25 107 (15.71%) BGP
25 107 (15.71%) Network Security
26 105 (15.42%) MS Exchange

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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
1 105 (15.42%) MS Exchange
2 63 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (7.20%) Apache
4 43 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (4.11%) IIS
6 24 (3.52%) OpenStack
7 23 (3.38%) Skype for Business
8 19 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (2.35%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
10 13 (1.91%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.03%) nginx
12 7 (1.03%) Zimbra
13 5 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.73%) Confluence
14 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.15%) Drupal
15 1 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 99 (14.54%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.88%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 117 (17.18%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (11.75%) Office 365
4 26 (3.82%) SaaS
5 23 (3.38%) IaaS
6 19 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.50%) Amazon S3
8 16 (2.35%) PaaS
9 15 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.20%) Route 53
9 15 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.15%) G Suite
14 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 381 (55.95%) Firewall
2 264 (38.77%) WAN
3 202 (29.66%) TCP/IP
4 178 (26.14%) DNS
5 170 (24.96%) LAN
6 162 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
7 147 (21.59%) VLAN
8 142 (20.85%) IPsec
9 127 (18.65%) MPLS
10 117 (17.18%) SSL
11 114 (16.74%) DHCP
11 114 (16.74%) VoIP
12 107 (15.71%) BGP
12 107 (15.71%) Network Security
13 99 (14.54%) Ethernet
14 82 (12.04%) OSPF
15 74 (10.87%) Wireless
16 60 (8.81%) Cisco Nexus
17 58 (8.52%) Cisco PIX
18 48 (7.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (8.81%) MySQL
1 60 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (2.20%) DB2
4 14 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.03%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.59%) Cognos Impromptu
10 3 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.29%) Infinispan
11 2 (0.29%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (3.82%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.06%) Ant
3 13 (1.91%) Maven
3 13 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (1.91%) Toad
4 11 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (1.62%) Hudson
5 9 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.88%) JIRA
7 5 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.59%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 100 (14.68%) Finance
2 78 (11.45%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.99%) Back Office
4 22 (3.23%) Legal
5 18 (2.64%) Marketing
6 16 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.20%) Billing
8 13 (1.91%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.47%) Retail
10 8 (1.17%) Digital Economy
10 8 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.03%) Electronics
12 5 (0.73%) Law
13 4 (0.59%) Advertising
14 3 (0.44%) Banking
14 3 (0.44%) Games
15 2 (0.29%) Brand Awareness
16 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.15%) French Language
16 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 152 (22.32%) Network Engineer
2 99 (14.54%) Support Engineer
3 85 (12.48%) Analyst
4 74 (10.87%) Administrator
5 56 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 53 (7.78%) Consultant
7 48 (7.05%) IT Support
8 46 (6.75%) Security Engineer
9 45 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
10 43 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
11 41 (6.02%) Architect
11 41 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 39 (5.73%) Cisco Engineer
12 39 (5.73%) Service Analyst
13 37 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
14 36 (5.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 36 (5.29%) Service Desk Analyst
15 33 (4.85%) Support Analyst
16 31 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
17 29 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.49%) Web Services
2 16 (2.35%) HTML
3 14 (2.06%) JSON
3 14 (2.06%) LAMP
4 13 (1.91%) CSS
5 12 (1.76%) Middleware
6 7 (1.03%) HTML5
7 6 (0.88%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.29%) J2EE
8 2 (0.29%) Java EE
8 2 (0.29%) Play Framework
8 2 (0.29%) RESTful
8 2 (0.29%) Spring
9 1 (0.15%) iBATIS
9 1 (0.15%) MAPI
9 1 (0.15%) mod_perl
9 1 (0.15%) Mojolicious
9 1 (0.15%) SOAP
9 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 134 (19.68%) Data Centre
2 60 (8.81%) Computer Science
3 30 (4.41%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.26%) Clustering
5 27 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.23%) Private Cloud
7 18 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 16 (2.35%) Hedge funds
9 14 (2.06%) FlexPod
9 14 (2.06%) Replication
10 12 (1.76%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.47%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.47%) Enterprise Cloud
12 9 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.32%) iPhone
13 7 (1.03%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.88%) Fintech
14 6 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 300 (44.05%) Windows
2 193 (28.34%) Linux
3 178 (26.14%) Windows Server
4 120 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (13.95%) Windows 7
7 84 (12.33%) Windows 10
8 56 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (4.11%) CentOS
11 22 (3.23%) Windows 8
12 20 (2.94%) Ubuntu
12 20 (2.94%) Unix
13 10 (1.47%) Android
14 9 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.17%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.59%) Debian
17 3 (0.44%) Kali Linux
17 3 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (23.94%) ITIL
2 101 (14.83%) Load Balancing
3 82 (12.04%) Presales
4 78 (11.45%) Network Monitoring
5 67 (9.84%) Network Design
6 63 (9.25%) Migration
7 61 (8.96%) DevOps
8 58 (8.52%) Change Management
9 57 (8.37%) Project Management
10 52 (7.64%) Mentoring
11 51 (7.49%) Service Delivery
12 44 (6.46%) Problem Management
13 42 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
14 41 (6.02%) Network Management
15 40 (5.87%) High Availability
16 38 (5.58%) Time Management
17 37 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
18 35 (5.14%) Ticket Management
19 34 (4.99%) Web Filtering
20 33 (4.85%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 102 (14.98%) PowerShell
2 80 (11.75%) Python
3 56 (8.22%) SQL
4 55 (8.08%) Perl
5 49 (7.20%) Bash Shell
6 43 (6.31%) Ruby
7 41 (6.02%) Java
8 34 (4.99%) C
9 33 (4.85%) C++
10 20 (2.94%) JavaScript
11 17 (2.50%) PHP
12 13 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.29%) C#
14 1 (0.15%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.15%) Korn
14 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 192 (28.19%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (19.53%) CCNP
3 98 (14.39%) Degree
4 97 (14.24%) CCNA
5 68 (9.99%) CCIE
6 55 (8.08%) Security Cleared
7 53 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (6.46%) SC Cleared
9 39 (5.73%) MCSE
10 33 (4.85%) MCP
11 24 (3.52%) MCSA
12 22 (3.23%) CCDP
13 21 (3.08%) JNCIP
13 21 (3.08%) MCITP
14 18 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (2.35%) JNCIS
15 16 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (2.20%) CISSP
17 14 (2.06%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
18 13 (1.91%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.20%) SLA
2 24 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (3.52%) QA
3 14 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.76%) PMO
5 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.44%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 211 (30.98%) Active Directory
2 164 (24.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (10.72%) Hyper-V
4 39 (5.73%) Terminal Services
5 35 (5.14%) vSphere
6 31 (4.55%) Docker
7 24 (3.52%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (3.08%) XenApp
9 17 (2.50%) KVM
9 17 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (2.35%) vCloud
11 13 (1.91%) VMware NSX
12 12 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (1.62%) XenServer
14 9 (1.32%) XenDesktop
15 8 (1.17%) pfSense
16 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.88%) NFS
16 6 (0.88%) oVirt
16 6 (0.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 46 (6.75%) SCCM
2 38 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (5.58%) Puppet
3 31 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 30 (4.41%) Backup Exec
5 29 (4.26%) Ansible
6 26 (3.82%) SCOM
6 26 (3.82%) WSUS
7 23 (3.38%) Nagios
8 21 (3.08%) vCenter Server
9 20 (2.94%) FortiGate
10 15 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
11 12 (1.76%) Terraform
12 11 (1.62%) Mesos
12 11 (1.62%) Nessus
12 11 (1.62%) Nmap
12 11 (1.62%) rkt
13 8 (1.17%) ZABBIX
14 7 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 345 (50.66%) Cisco
2 227 (33.33%) VMware
3 208 (30.54%) Microsoft
4 138 (20.26%) Juniper
5 97 (14.24%) Palo Alto
6 82 (12.04%) SolarWinds
7 81 (11.89%) Citrix
8 76 (11.16%) F5
9 75 (11.01%) HP
10 74 (10.87%) CheckPoint
11 52 (7.64%) Dell
12 43 (6.31%) Oracle
13 39 (5.73%) Veeam
14 30 (4.41%) Aruba
15 28 (4.11%) Brocade
16 25 (3.67%) Symantec
17 24 (3.52%) Red Hat
18 23 (3.38%) Meraki
19 22 (3.23%) Avaya
20 20 (2.94%) Fortinet