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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 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 216 151 189
Rank change year-on-year -65 +38 -31
Permanent jobs citing VPN 298 279 252
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 2.05% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.41% 14.21% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 263 194 217
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £33,625 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £62,500 £59,313 £67,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year - -3.06% +8.89%

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 3,168 1,964 2,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.62% 14.45% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 1,494 2,248
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,563 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,475 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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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

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Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the South East over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Salary histogram for VPN in the South East

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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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -35 100 £50,000 -4.76% 17
Kent -39 65 £32,000 -15.79% 9
Hampshire -45 61 £47,500 +20.25% 10
Surrey -64 50 £57,500 +35.29% 4
Oxfordshire -4 38 £75,000 +108.33% 7
Berkshire -29 35 £55,000 -4.35% 8
Buckinghamshire -34 33 £40,000 -23.81% 2
East Sussex -4 9 £40,000 - 3
West Sussex -7 6 £27,000 -48.57% 5
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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.

1 185 (62.08%) Firewall
2 142 (47.65%) Microsoft
3 132 (44.30%) Active Directory
4 126 (42.28%) Windows
5 118 (39.60%) Microsoft 365
6 111 (37.25%) Azure
7 110 (36.91%) Cisco
8 103 (34.56%) DNS
9 99 (33.22%) LAN
10 90 (30.20%) WAN
11 88 (29.53%) VMware
12 84 (28.19%) DHCP
13 80 (26.85%) Social Skills
14 71 (23.83%) Windows Server
15 63 (21.14%) ITIL
16 53 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 51 (17.11%) Service Delivery
18 50 (16.78%) TCP/IP
19 49 (16.44%) AWS
20 47 (15.77%) VLAN
20 47 (15.77%) BGP
21 46 (15.44%) OSPF
21 46 (15.44%) Linux
21 46 (15.44%) Wireless
21 46 (15.44%) Cybersecurity
22 45 (15.10%) Wi-Fi
23 44 (14.77%) IPsec
24 39 (13.09%) Cisco Certification
24 39 (13.09%) Data Centre
24 39 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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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 25 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.05%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.35%) IIS
4 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.01%) Confluence
7 2 (0.67%) Apache
7 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) Blender
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (1.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 118 (39.60%) Microsoft 365
2 111 (37.25%) Azure
3 49 (16.44%) AWS
4 15 (5.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (4.70%) SaaS
6 13 (4.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (3.36%) IaaS
8 9 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (2.01%) Nutanix
9 6 (2.01%) OneDrive
10 5 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.68%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.68%) PaaS
11 4 (1.34%) Azure Sentinel
11 4 (1.34%) Datadog
12 3 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (1.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 185 (62.08%) Firewall
2 103 (34.56%) DNS
3 99 (33.22%) LAN
4 90 (30.20%) WAN
5 84 (28.19%) DHCP
6 50 (16.78%) TCP/IP
7 47 (15.77%) BGP
7 47 (15.77%) VLAN
8 46 (15.44%) OSPF
8 46 (15.44%) Wireless
9 45 (15.10%) Wi-Fi
10 44 (14.77%) IPsec
11 37 (12.42%) MPLS
12 36 (12.08%) Internet
13 35 (11.74%) WLAN
14 33 (11.07%) SAN
15 31 (10.40%) Network Security
16 30 (10.07%) VoIP
17 29 (9.73%) SD-WAN
18 28 (9.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.68%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.35%) MySQL
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.34%) Big Data
6 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.34%) DB2
6 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.35%) JIRA
3 3 (1.01%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.01%) GitLab
4 1 (0.34%) fastlane
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Terragrunt
General
1 80 (26.85%) Social Skills
2 27 (9.06%) Public Sector
3 22 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 21 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (6.38%) Retail
6 14 (4.70%) Organisational Skills
7 12 (4.03%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (2.68%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.35%) Finance
10 6 (2.01%) Marketing
11 5 (1.68%) German Language
12 4 (1.34%) Banking
12 4 (1.34%) French Language
12 4 (1.34%) Multimedia
12 4 (1.34%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.67%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.67%) Games
14 1 (0.34%) Aviation
14 1 (0.34%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (23.49%) Network Engineer
2 56 (18.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (16.44%) Support Engineer
4 46 (15.44%) IT Engineer
5 40 (13.42%) Analyst
6 32 (10.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 31 (10.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 30 (10.07%) IT Support
9 28 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 27 (9.06%) Senior Network Engineer
11 23 (7.72%) IT Analyst
12 22 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 22 (7.38%) Field Engineer
12 22 (7.38%) Security Engineer
13 21 (7.05%) IT Support Engineer
14 20 (6.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 20 (6.71%) Network Security Engineer
15 17 (5.70%) IT Manager
16 15 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (5.03%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.68%) X-Windows
2 7 (2.35%) Web Services
3 6 (2.01%) HTML
3 6 (2.01%) SOAP
3 6 (2.01%) XML
4 4 (1.34%) Ajax
4 4 (1.34%) CSS
4 4 (1.34%) LDAP
4 4 (1.34%) XMPP
5 2 (0.67%) LAMP
5 2 (0.67%) MEAN Stack
5 2 (0.67%) NumPy
5 2 (0.67%) Pandas
5 2 (0.67%) SciPy
5 2 (0.67%) SQLAlchemy
6 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.34%) ARM Templates
6 1 (0.34%) Loki
6 1 (0.34%) Middleware
6 1 (0.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.09%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.36%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.02%) Fat Client
3 9 (3.02%) PKI
3 9 (3.02%) Thin Client
4 8 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.68%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.01%) Clustering
5 6 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.01%) User Experience
6 5 (1.68%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.34%) CMDB
7 4 (1.34%) SCADA
7 4 (1.34%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.34%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 126 (42.28%) Windows
2 71 (23.83%) Windows Server
3 46 (15.44%) Linux
4 22 (7.38%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.36%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.02%) Android
8 8 (2.68%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (2.35%) Mac OS X
9 7 (2.35%) Unix
9 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (2.01%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.34%) SUSE
12 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.34%) CentOS
14 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.14%) ITIL
2 53 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (17.11%) Service Delivery
4 46 (15.44%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (11.07%) Change Management
7 31 (10.40%) Mentoring
8 30 (10.07%) Network Management
9 25 (8.39%) Business Continuity
10 23 (7.72%) Kalman Filter
11 22 (7.38%) Infrastructure as Code
12 20 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (5.70%) Agile
13 17 (5.70%) Load Balancing
13 17 (5.70%) Web Filtering
14 16 (5.37%) ITSM
14 16 (5.37%) Project Management
15 15 (5.03%) Problem Management
15 15 (5.03%) Time Management
15 15 (5.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.38%) PowerShell
2 14 (4.70%) Python
3 9 (3.02%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.02%) SQL
4 5 (1.68%) Java
5 4 (1.34%) C#
6 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.67%) Bash
7 2 (0.67%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) Ruby
8 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (13.09%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (10.07%) Degree
3 25 (8.39%) CCNA
4 21 (7.05%) Security Cleared
5 20 (6.71%) CCNP
6 14 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (4.70%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.68%) CISSP
8 8 (2.68%) GCIH
8 8 (2.68%) JNCIA
8 8 (2.68%) MCITP
9 7 (2.35%) CEH
9 7 (2.35%) CISM
9 7 (2.35%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (2.35%) GCIA
9 7 (2.35%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.68%) MCSE
11 4 (1.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.70%) SLA
2 16 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (5.03%) GDPR
4 7 (2.35%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) NCSC
6 1 (0.34%) NIST
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 132 (44.30%) Active Directory
2 39 (13.09%) Hyper-V
2 39 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.03%) Docker
3 12 (4.03%) vSphere
4 9 (3.02%) Terminal Server
5 7 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.35%) XenApp
6 4 (1.34%) Firmware
7 3 (1.01%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.01%) Openswan
8 2 (0.67%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.67%) pfSense
8 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.34%) NFS
9 1 (0.34%) Postfix
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (6.38%) SCCM
2 17 (5.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (4.03%) Terraform
4 11 (3.69%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.36%) Ansible
5 10 (3.36%) WSUS
6 7 (2.35%) CASB
7 4 (1.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (1.34%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.34%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (1.34%) Nagios
7 4 (1.34%) Pingdom
7 4 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.01%) Grafana
8 3 (1.01%) SCOM
8 3 (1.01%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.67%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.67%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 142 (47.65%) Microsoft
2 110 (36.91%) Cisco
3 88 (29.53%) VMware
4 32 (10.74%) Palo Alto
5 29 (9.73%) HP
6 26 (8.72%) Citrix
7 25 (8.39%) CheckPoint
7 25 (8.39%) SolarWinds
8 22 (7.38%) Juniper
9 21 (7.05%) F5
10 20 (6.71%) Fortinet
11 19 (6.38%) Sophos
12 18 (6.04%) Dell
13 15 (5.03%) New Relic
14 14 (4.70%) Zscaler
15 13 (4.36%) Remedy
16 11 (3.69%) Aruba
16 11 (3.69%) Meraki
17 10 (3.36%) Veeam
18 9 (3.02%) Infoblox