Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 146 147
Rank change year-on-year -36 +1 -16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 507 686 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 2.37% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.88% 13.12% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 463 508 726
South East median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £23,550 £26,175 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.76%

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 4,662 5,228 7,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.76% 18.03% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3,680 4,182 5,956
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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

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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 25 September 2018.

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 September 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 -44 229 £38,000 -15.56% 20
Berkshire -22 154 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Hampshire -25 112 £35,000 -12.50% 28
Surrey -17 92 £49,000 +30.67% 13
Buckinghamshire -29 45 £36,250 +11.54% 5
Kent -3 39 £34,000 -24.44% 6
West Sussex +23 33 £37,500 -10.71% 5
Oxfordshire -42 30 £32,500 -27.78% 5
East Sussex -28 9 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 291 (57.40%) Windows
2 284 (56.02%) Firewall
3 239 (47.14%) Cisco
4 195 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 181 (35.70%) Windows Server
6 174 (34.32%) VMware
7 162 (31.95%) LAN
8 161 (31.76%) Microsoft
9 154 (30.37%) WAN
10 147 (28.99%) DNS
11 138 (27.22%) Linux
12 118 (23.27%) ITIL
13 112 (22.09%) VLAN
14 108 (21.30%) DHCP
14 108 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
15 101 (19.92%) Office 365
16 100 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
17 99 (19.53%) TCP/IP
17 99 (19.53%) Data Centre
18 87 (17.16%) Cisco ASA
19 85 (16.77%) Hyper-V
19 85 (16.77%) Microsoft Azure
20 81 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
21 80 (15.78%) Juniper
22 77 (15.19%) CCNP
23 76 (14.99%) CCNA
24 74 (14.60%) Wireless
25 73 (14.40%) MPLS
26 71 (14.00%) CheckPoint
27 70 (13.81%) Microsoft Office

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 56 (11.05%) MS Exchange
2 44 (8.68%) IIS
3 33 (6.51%) SharePoint
4 31 (6.11%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.38%) Apache
9 4 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.59%) Confluence
10 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.39%) JBoss
12 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 70 (13.81%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.99%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) assyst
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.39%) Workfront
4 1 (0.20%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 101 (19.92%) Office 365
2 85 (16.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.76%) IaaS
5 13 (2.56%) Mimecast
5 13 (2.56%) SaaS
6 12 (2.37%) PaaS
7 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.39%) G Suite
8 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.20%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.20%) Datadog
9 1 (0.20%) GitHub
9 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.20%) Serverless
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 284 (56.02%) Firewall
2 162 (31.95%) LAN
3 154 (30.37%) WAN
4 147 (28.99%) DNS
5 112 (22.09%) VLAN
6 108 (21.30%) DHCP
7 99 (19.53%) TCP/IP
8 87 (17.16%) Cisco ASA
9 74 (14.60%) Wireless
10 73 (14.40%) MPLS
11 65 (12.82%) Network Security
12 58 (11.44%) VoIP
13 56 (11.05%) IPsec
14 41 (8.09%) Wi-Fi
15 40 (7.89%) BGP
15 40 (7.89%) Ethernet
15 40 (7.89%) Internet
16 39 (7.69%) WLAN
17 37 (7.30%) OSPF
18 36 (7.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.56%) MySQL
3 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.79%) Cognos Impromptu
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.39%) Big Data
9 2 (0.39%) MS Access
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 9 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.99%) Maven
3 4 (0.79%) JIRA
4 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (8.68%) Telecoms
2 32 (6.31%) Finance
3 10 (1.97%) Back Office
3 10 (1.97%) Banking
3 10 (1.97%) Retail
4 9 (1.78%) Law
5 8 (1.58%) Marketing
6 6 (1.18%) Electronics
6 6 (1.18%) Legal
7 4 (0.79%) Advertising
7 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.79%) French Language
8 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 118 (23.27%) Network Engineer
2 85 (16.77%) Support Engineer
3 65 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 63 (12.43%) IT Support
5 51 (10.06%) Analyst
5 51 (10.06%) IT Engineer
6 41 (8.09%) IT Support Engineer
7 34 (6.71%) Cisco Engineer
8 33 (6.51%) Administrator
8 33 (6.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 32 (6.31%) Security Engineer
10 29 (5.72%) Architect
10 29 (5.72%) NOC Engineer
11 27 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
12 24 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
13 20 (3.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 20 (3.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (3.94%) Support Analyst
14 19 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 19 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.96%) LDAP
2 6 (1.18%) .NET
3 5 (0.99%) .NET Framework
3 5 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (0.99%) MAPI
4 4 (0.79%) Web Services
5 3 (0.59%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.59%) Kafka
6 2 (0.39%) LAMP
6 2 (0.39%) REST
6 2 (0.39%) SOAP
7 1 (0.20%) JSON
7 1 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.20%) Middleware
7 1 (0.20%) SAML
7 1 (0.20%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (19.53%) Data Centre
2 54 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 35 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
7 17 (3.35%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.76%) PKI
8 14 (2.76%) Replication
9 12 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (2.37%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (1.78%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 8 (1.58%) BBC
14 7 (1.38%) Clustering
14 7 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (1.18%) CESG
15 6 (1.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 291 (57.40%) Windows
2 181 (35.70%) Windows Server
3 138 (27.22%) Linux
4 67 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (12.82%) Windows 10
6 56 (11.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (8.28%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.35%) Ubuntu
9 11 (2.17%) CentOS
9 11 (2.17%) Solaris
9 11 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 10 (1.97%) Unix
11 8 (1.58%) Android
11 8 (1.58%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.38%) Debian
13 6 (1.18%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.18%) VMS
13 6 (1.18%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (23.27%) ITIL
2 81 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
3 70 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 61 (12.03%) Network Design
5 43 (8.48%) Load Balancing
6 38 (7.50%) Information Security
7 36 (7.10%) Change Management
8 34 (6.71%) Network Monitoring
9 32 (6.31%) ITIL V3
10 31 (6.11%) Service Delivery
10 31 (6.11%) Service Management
11 26 (5.13%) Problem Management
12 25 (4.93%) DevOps
13 24 (4.73%) Project Management
14 23 (4.54%) Kalman Filter
15 22 (4.34%) Incident Management
16 20 (3.94%) E-Commerce
17 19 (3.75%) Presales
17 19 (3.75%) SIEM
18 18 (3.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.07%) SQL
2 38 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.56%) Python
4 12 (2.37%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.17%) C
6 9 (1.78%) Java
7 4 (0.79%) Perl
8 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.39%) C#
9 2 (0.39%) VB
10 1 (0.20%) C++
10 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (15.19%) CCNP
3 76 (14.99%) CCNA
4 43 (8.48%) Security Cleared
5 40 (7.89%) Degree
6 32 (6.31%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (5.72%) CCIE
8 26 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (4.93%) SC Cleared
10 24 (4.73%) CISSP
11 22 (4.34%) CCDP
11 22 (4.34%) MCSE
12 13 (2.56%) JNCIP
13 12 (2.37%) HNC
14 11 (2.17%) CISM
15 10 (1.97%) CCSE
15 10 (1.97%) IISP
15 10 (1.97%) ISSAP
15 10 (1.97%) MCITP
15 10 (1.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.85%) SLA
2 34 (6.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.14%) GDPR
4 15 (2.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (2.37%) PCI DSS
6 11 (2.17%) FISMA
7 9 (1.78%) GPG13
8 4 (0.79%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.59%) COBIT
10 2 (0.39%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 195 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 100 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (16.77%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.94%) vSphere
5 19 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.96%) XenApp
7 12 (2.37%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.58%) Docker
8 8 (1.58%) vCloud
8 8 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.58%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.99%) KVM
10 4 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.79%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.59%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.59%) UAG
12 2 (0.39%) Firmware
12 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (3.94%) SCCM
2 13 (2.56%) Nagios
3 12 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (2.17%) QRadar
4 11 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.58%) Ansible
5 8 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.58%) SCOM
6 7 (1.38%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.38%) Puppet
6 7 (1.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (1.18%) Terraform
7 6 (1.18%) WSUS
8 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.79%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.79%) Grafana
9 4 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.59%) Graylog
10 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 239 (47.14%) Cisco
2 174 (34.32%) VMware
3 161 (31.76%) Microsoft
4 80 (15.78%) Juniper
5 71 (14.00%) CheckPoint
6 67 (13.21%) Citrix
7 37 (7.30%) Palo Alto
8 34 (6.71%) HP
9 33 (6.51%) SolarWinds
10 27 (5.33%) F5
11 25 (4.93%) McAfee
12 19 (3.75%) Riverbed
13 17 (3.35%) Apple
14 15 (2.96%) Avaya
14 15 (2.96%) Dell
14 15 (2.96%) Forcepoint
14 15 (2.96%) Fortinet
15 14 (2.76%) Aruba
15 14 (2.76%) IBM
15 14 (2.76%) Sophos