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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 118 145
Rank change year-on-year +24 +27  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 460 536 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.07% 2.74% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.59% 12.27% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 350 471 327
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% -3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2950 4367 4548
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.66% 22.31% 21.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2396 3689 3474
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +4 119 £46,250 +2.77% 8
Surrey -2 74 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Hampshire +9 63 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Buckinghamshire +45 60 £47,500 +14.45% 11
East Sussex +43 56 £40,750 +16.42%
Oxfordshire +8 44 £40,000 -9.09% 1
Kent +8 34 £42,500 +41.66%
Middlesex +5 5 £41,000 -18.00%
West Sussex -5 5 £33,250 -26.11%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 594 (65.27%) Cisco
2 560 (61.54%) Firewall
3 399 (43.85%) Windows
4 397 (43.63%) Cisco Certification
5 285 (31.32%) CCNP
6 266 (29.23%) Cisco ASA
7 254 (27.91%) WAN
8 247 (27.14%) LAN
9 242 (26.59%) Active Directory
10 231 (25.38%) Wireless
11 229 (25.16%) CCNA
12 228 (25.05%) VMware
13 220 (24.18%) Microsoft
14 211 (23.19%) Juniper
15 208 (22.86%) DNS
16 204 (22.42%) Linux
17 197 (21.65%) MPLS
18 194 (21.32%) Windows Server
19 180 (19.78%) CheckPoint
20 175 (19.23%) TCP/IP
21 157 (17.25%) Palo Alto
22 156 (17.14%) VoIP
22 156 (17.14%) VLAN
23 153 (16.81%) ITIL
24 152 (16.70%) MS Office
25 148 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
26 147 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
27 144 (15.82%) Network Security
28 143 (15.71%) BGP
29 141 (15.49%) OSPF

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 66 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 45 (4.95%) Skype for Business
3 24 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.98%) IIS
6 15 (1.65%) IBM Notes
6 15 (1.65%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.54%) Apache
8 13 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.32%) nginx
9 12 (1.32%) SAS
10 9 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.77%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.55%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.44%) Drupal
15 2 (0.22%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.11%) Site Server
Applications
1 152 (16.70%) MS Office
2 118 (12.97%) MS Excel
3 43 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.55%) MS Project
7 4 (0.44%) Final Cut Pro
7 4 (0.44%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.44%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.02%) Office 365
2 46 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.65%) SaaS
5 9 (0.99%) IaaS
6 8 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.66%) Google App Engine
7 6 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.66%) PaaS
8 4 (0.44%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.33%) Dropbox
9 3 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.22%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.11%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 560 (61.54%) Firewall
2 266 (29.23%) Cisco ASA
3 254 (27.91%) WAN
4 247 (27.14%) LAN
5 231 (25.38%) Wireless
6 208 (22.86%) DNS
7 197 (21.65%) MPLS
8 175 (19.23%) TCP/IP
9 156 (17.14%) VLAN
9 156 (17.14%) VoIP
10 144 (15.82%) Network Security
11 143 (15.71%) BGP
12 141 (15.49%) OSPF
13 140 (15.38%) DHCP
14 111 (12.20%) SSL
15 106 (11.65%) IPsec
16 101 (11.10%) Cisco Nexus
17 94 (10.33%) Internet
18 75 (8.24%) SAN
19 58 (6.37%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.64%) MySQL
3 8 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (0.77%) Redis
4 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.44%) Cognos Impromptu
6 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.33%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.22%) Big Data
8 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.11%) GIS
9 1 (0.11%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.55%) Subversion
5 4 (0.44%) Trac
6 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.22%) Grunt
7 2 (0.22%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.22%) JIRA
7 2 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.22%) Maven
7 2 (0.22%) webpack
8 1 (0.11%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (8.02%) Finance
2 69 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.97%) Back Office
4 25 (2.75%) Marketing
5 18 (1.98%) Legal
6 17 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.21%) Electronics
8 10 (1.10%) Banking
9 7 (0.77%) Front Office
10 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.66%) Retail
11 2 (0.22%) Games
11 2 (0.22%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Law
12 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 302 (33.19%) Network Engineer
2 136 (14.95%) Security Engineer
3 135 (14.84%) Analyst
4 132 (14.51%) Support Engineer
5 128 (14.07%) Cisco Engineer
6 122 (13.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 87 (9.56%) Network Security Engineer
8 72 (7.91%) Network Support
9 69 (7.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 66 (7.25%) Juniper Engineer
11 65 (7.14%) Administrator
12 59 (6.48%) Network Analyst
13 57 (6.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 57 (6.26%) Network Support Engineer
14 54 (5.93%) Senior Network Engineer
15 48 (5.27%) Systems Administrator
16 47 (5.16%) Cisco Support
17 46 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 44 (4.84%) Cisco Analyst
19 43 (4.73%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.76%) HTML
2 11 (1.21%) CSS
3 10 (1.10%) Web Services
4 8 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (0.66%) 802.1X
6 6 (0.66%) Kafka
6 6 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (0.55%) .NET
7 5 (0.55%) OAuth2
7 5 (0.55%) OpenID
7 5 (0.55%) REST
7 5 (0.55%) SAML
8 4 (0.44%) COM
8 4 (0.44%) jQuery
8 4 (0.44%) Memcached
9 3 (0.33%) EDI
10 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.22%) J2EE
10 2 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 138 (15.16%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 38 (4.18%) Driving Licence
5 31 (3.41%) Blackberry
6 29 (3.19%) Computer Science
7 25 (2.75%) PKI
8 23 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
9 22 (2.42%) iPad
10 15 (1.65%) iPhone
11 12 (1.32%) User Experience
12 9 (0.99%) Biotechnology
13 8 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.77%) Blog
14 7 (0.77%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.77%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 399 (43.85%) Windows
2 204 (22.42%) Linux
3 194 (21.32%) Windows Server
4 148 (16.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 133 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (10.99%) Windows 7
7 65 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 53 (5.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (5.27%) Unix
10 25 (2.75%) Windows 8
11 22 (2.42%) Windows XP
12 21 (2.31%) Mac OS
12 21 (2.31%) Mac OS X
13 19 (2.09%) CentOS
13 19 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (1.54%) Android
15 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.77%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.77%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (16.81%) ITIL
2 75 (8.24%) Network Design
3 63 (6.92%) Kalman Filter
4 58 (6.37%) Presales
5 57 (6.26%) High Availability
6 55 (6.04%) Information Security
7 49 (5.38%) Network Management
8 48 (5.27%) Network Monitoring
9 43 (4.73%) Service Management
10 42 (4.62%) Load Balancing
11 40 (4.40%) DevOps
12 37 (4.07%) Change Management
12 37 (4.07%) Security Management
13 36 (3.96%) Migration
14 33 (3.63%) Project Management
15 30 (3.30%) Problem Management
16 29 (3.19%) Patch Management
17 28 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
17 28 (3.08%) Security Architecture
18 27 (2.97%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 51 (5.60%) Python
2 34 (3.74%) SQL
3 29 (3.19%) Bash Shell
3 29 (3.19%) Ruby
4 24 (2.64%) C
5 23 (2.53%) PowerShell
6 19 (2.09%) Perl
7 15 (1.65%) Java
8 14 (1.54%) C++
9 13 (1.43%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.66%) PHP
10 6 (0.66%) R
10 6 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.55%) C#
11 5 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.44%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.44%) VBScript
13 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 397 (43.63%) Cisco Certification
2 285 (31.32%) CCNP
3 229 (25.16%) CCNA
4 93 (10.22%) CCIE
5 66 (7.25%) Degree
6 44 (4.84%) Security Cleared
7 41 (4.51%) CCSP
8 40 (4.40%) SC Cleared
9 36 (3.96%) JNCIS
10 35 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (3.30%) CCSE
12 26 (2.86%) MCSE
13 23 (2.53%) CCDP
13 23 (2.53%) MCP
14 13 (1.43%) CCIP
14 13 (1.43%) CCVP
14 13 (1.43%) MCSA
15 11 (1.21%) CCSA
15 11 (1.21%) JNCIP
16 10 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (12.20%) SLA
2 16 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (1.21%) QA
5 5 (0.55%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.33%) FISMA
6 3 (0.33%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) COSO
7 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 242 (26.59%) Active Directory
2 147 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (10.55%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.86%) ProxySG
4 26 (2.86%) vSphere
5 25 (2.75%) VMware ESX
6 19 (2.09%) Forefront TMG
7 16 (1.76%) Docker
8 14 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.43%) Terminal Server
10 11 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.99%) Varnish
11 9 (0.99%) XenApp
12 8 (0.88%) vCloud
13 7 (0.77%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 7 (0.77%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.77%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.77%) XenServer
14 5 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (5.49%) Nagios
2 42 (4.62%) SCCM
3 39 (4.29%) Puppet
4 33 (3.63%) FortiGate
5 31 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 19 (2.09%) Opsview
8 18 (1.98%) Backup Exec
8 18 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
9 17 (1.87%) SCOM
10 14 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (1.32%) HAProxy
12 10 (1.10%) WSUS
13 9 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
14 8 (0.88%) Kubernetes
14 8 (0.88%) logstash
15 7 (0.77%) ZABBIX
16 6 (0.66%) Kibana
16 6 (0.66%) QRadar
16 6 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 594 (65.27%) Cisco
2 228 (25.05%) VMware
3 220 (24.18%) Microsoft
4 211 (23.19%) Juniper
5 180 (19.78%) CheckPoint
6 157 (17.25%) Palo Alto
7 126 (13.85%) F5
8 65 (7.14%) HP
9 63 (6.92%) Citrix
10 57 (6.26%) SolarWinds
11 56 (6.15%) Fortinet
12 50 (5.49%) Blue Coat
13 45 (4.95%) Avaya
14 44 (4.84%) Imperva
15 42 (4.62%) Riverbed
16 36 (3.96%) Intel Security
17 33 (3.63%) Apple
18 28 (3.08%) Meraki
18 28 (3.08%) NetApp
19 23 (2.53%) Veeam
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