Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 108 130
Rank change year-on-year -48 +22 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 625 850 976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.06% 2.91% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.25% 15.02% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 513 665 898
South East median annual salary £46,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.84% -2.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 5,100 5,660 7,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.82% 19.37% 21.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3,948 4,558 6,631
South East median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% -2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

VPN
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

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 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 -44 297 £45,000 +5.88% 27
Berkshire -31 178 £57,500 +15.00% 17
Surrey -13 141 £49,000 +30.67% 17
Hampshire -51 91 £40,000 - 21
Buckinghamshire -17 85 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Kent -5 45 £55,000 +29.41% 10
Oxfordshire -74 34 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Sussex +8 23 £25,000 -27.01% 5
East Sussex -60 22 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Middlesex +10 3 £65,000 +31.31%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 368 (58.88%) Cisco
2 340 (54.40%) Firewall
3 271 (43.36%) Windows
4 230 (36.80%) WAN
5 192 (30.72%) LAN
6 183 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
6 183 (29.28%) Data Centre
7 161 (25.76%) Active Directory
8 155 (24.80%) CCNP
8 155 (24.80%) ITIL
9 147 (23.52%) DNS
10 139 (22.24%) Microsoft
11 138 (22.08%) Windows Server
12 135 (21.60%) VLAN
13 134 (21.44%) VMware
14 129 (20.64%) Linux
15 127 (20.32%) TCP/IP
15 127 (20.32%) CheckPoint
16 121 (19.36%) Juniper
16 121 (19.36%) MPLS
17 118 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
18 117 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
19 109 (17.44%) DHCP
20 105 (16.80%) CCNA
21 104 (16.64%) Amazon AWS
22 94 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
22 94 (15.04%) Office 365
23 93 (14.88%) Citrix
23 93 (14.88%) Load Balancing
24 89 (14.24%) Wireless

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 45 (7.20%) IIS
2 37 (5.92%) MS Exchange
3 25 (4.00%) Apache
4 16 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (2.24%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.92%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.44%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.12%) CMS
10 6 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.64%) Confluence
11 4 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.64%) nginx
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.32%) JBoss
12 2 (0.32%) Zimbra
Applications
1 94 (15.04%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Workfront
2 2 (0.32%) assyst
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.16%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 117 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (16.64%) Amazon AWS
3 94 (15.04%) Office 365
4 20 (3.20%) SaaS
5 14 (2.24%) IaaS
6 13 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.44%) PaaS
9 8 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.12%) G Suite
11 6 (0.96%) Amazon Glacier
12 5 (0.80%) Akamai
12 5 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.64%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.32%) Datadog
16 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 340 (54.40%) Firewall
2 230 (36.80%) WAN
3 192 (30.72%) LAN
4 147 (23.52%) DNS
5 135 (21.60%) VLAN
6 127 (20.32%) TCP/IP
7 121 (19.36%) MPLS
8 118 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
9 109 (17.44%) DHCP
10 89 (14.24%) Wireless
11 80 (12.80%) SSL
12 79 (12.64%) Network Security
13 78 (12.48%) IPsec
14 76 (12.16%) WLAN
15 68 (10.88%) OSPF
16 66 (10.56%) BGP
17 65 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
18 62 (9.92%) Ethernet
19 53 (8.48%) VoIP
20 52 (8.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.80%) MySQL
3 12 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (1.12%) Cognos Impromptu
6 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.80%) JIRA
3 5 (0.80%) Maven
4 4 (0.64%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.48%) Hudson
6 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 65 (10.40%) Finance
2 46 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.84%) Retail
4 23 (3.68%) Back Office
5 18 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.92%) Law
7 5 (0.80%) Banking
7 5 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
9 1 (0.16%) Games
9 1 (0.16%) Marketing
9 1 (0.16%) Military
9 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (28.32%) Network Engineer
2 81 (12.96%) Analyst
3 59 (9.44%) Architect
3 59 (9.44%) Support Engineer
4 57 (9.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 48 (7.68%) Administrator
6 43 (6.88%) IT Support
7 39 (6.24%) Service Analyst
7 39 (6.24%) Service Desk Analyst
8 34 (5.44%) Consultant
8 34 (5.44%) IT Engineer
9 33 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (4.80%) Security Engineer
11 29 (4.64%) Cisco Engineer
11 29 (4.64%) IT Support Engineer
12 28 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
12 28 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
13 27 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
14 26 (4.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 26 (4.16%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.56%) Web Services
2 7 (1.12%) LDAP
3 6 (0.96%) .NET
3 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.80%) CSS
4 5 (0.80%) LAMP
5 4 (0.64%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.64%) SAP CAF
6 3 (0.48%) JSON
7 2 (0.32%) COM
7 2 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.32%) REST
7 2 (0.32%) SOAP
7 2 (0.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 183 (29.28%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.76%) Computer Science
3 35 (5.60%) Private Cloud
4 31 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 22 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (3.52%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (3.52%) Public Cloud
7 20 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.88%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.40%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.24%) NHS
11 13 (2.08%) iPhone
12 12 (1.92%) Clustering
12 12 (1.92%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (1.28%) Replication
14 8 (1.28%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.96%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 271 (43.36%) Windows
2 138 (22.08%) Windows Server
3 129 (20.64%) Linux
4 48 (7.68%) Windows 7
5 47 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (7.36%) Windows 10
7 33 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.72%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.40%) CentOS
10 14 (2.24%) Unix
11 13 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (1.92%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.44%) Android
14 8 (1.28%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.12%) Debian
15 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.96%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.96%) Solaris
17 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (24.80%) ITIL
2 93 (14.88%) Load Balancing
3 65 (10.40%) Network Design
4 60 (9.60%) Change Management
5 48 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (6.72%) DevOps
7 42 (6.72%) Penetration Testing
8 40 (6.40%) ITIL V3
8 40 (6.40%) Kalman Filter
8 40 (6.40%) Network Monitoring
9 38 (6.08%) SIEM
10 37 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
10 37 (5.92%) Network Architecture
11 34 (5.44%) Incident Management
11 34 (5.44%) Project Management
11 34 (5.44%) Service Management
12 32 (5.12%) Presales
12 32 (5.12%) Problem Management
13 31 (4.96%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.20%) SQL
2 39 (6.24%) PowerShell
3 33 (5.28%) Python
4 22 (3.52%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.56%) C
6 14 (2.24%) Java
7 12 (1.92%) Perl
8 11 (1.76%) Ruby
9 6 (0.96%) C++
10 4 (0.64%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.64%) PHP
11 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 183 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
2 155 (24.80%) CCNP
3 105 (16.80%) CCNA
4 77 (12.32%) CCIE
5 54 (8.64%) CISSP
6 40 (6.40%) Degree
7 38 (6.08%) Security Cleared
8 35 (5.60%) CCDP
9 31 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (4.80%) CCSE
10 30 (4.80%) JNCIP
10 30 (4.80%) SC Cleared
11 22 (3.52%) IISP
11 22 (3.52%) ISSAP
12 20 (3.20%) CISA
12 20 (3.20%) CISM
13 19 (3.04%) MCSE
14 17 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.76%) CCDA
15 11 (1.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (9.28%) SLA
2 40 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (4.32%) GDPR
4 25 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (2.08%) GPG13
6 8 (1.28%) COBIT
7 7 (1.12%) QA
8 4 (0.64%) FIPS 140-2
9 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.16%) DICOM
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 161 (25.76%) Active Directory
2 80 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.88%) VMware NSX
5 15 (2.40%) Docker
6 13 (2.08%) vSphere
7 10 (1.60%) vCloud
7 10 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.60%) XenApp
8 7 (1.12%) Firmware
8 7 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.80%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.48%) pfSense
10 3 (0.48%) UAG
11 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 36 (5.76%) SCCM
2 24 (3.84%) Puppet
2 24 (3.84%) QRadar
3 23 (3.68%) FortiGate
4 19 (3.04%) Ansible
5 17 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.92%) Nagios
7 10 (1.60%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.44%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.44%) Terraform
9 8 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (1.12%) SCOM
11 6 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.96%) Packer
11 6 (0.96%) WSUS
12 5 (0.80%) Cisco CME
12 5 (0.80%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.80%) logstash
12 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 368 (58.88%) Cisco
2 139 (22.24%) Microsoft
3 134 (21.44%) VMware
4 127 (20.32%) CheckPoint
5 121 (19.36%) Juniper
6 93 (14.88%) Citrix
7 82 (13.12%) Palo Alto
8 74 (11.84%) SolarWinds
9 69 (11.04%) F5
10 50 (8.00%) HP
11 49 (7.84%) Forcepoint
12 33 (5.28%) Zscaler
13 32 (5.12%) Splunk
14 31 (4.96%) Aruba
14 31 (4.96%) Fortinet
15 30 (4.80%) Blue Coat
16 29 (4.64%) Oracle
17 26 (4.16%) Google
17 26 (4.16%) IBM
18 23 (3.68%) LogRhythm