Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 157 177
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 -21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 194 438 479
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.67% 1.95% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.22% 11.30% 11.25%
Number of salaries quoted 182 368 427
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -8.16%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,850
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -4.26%

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 1,898 3,875 4,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.38% 17.27% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,506 3,071 3,340
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £74,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the South East over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 -3 61 £62,500 +25.00% 17
Kent +47 38 £40,250 +46.36% 13
Hampshire -3 37 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Surrey +23 35 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Berkshire +8 29 £75,000 +36.36% 13
Buckinghamshire +33 23 £52,500 -21.35% 2
Oxfordshire +19 12 £75,000 +87.50% 2
West Sussex -9 11 £52,500 +10.53% 2
East Sussex +20 1 - - 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 135 (69.59%) Firewall
2 80 (41.24%) Active Directory
3 76 (39.18%) Windows
4 73 (37.63%) VMware
5 72 (37.11%) Cisco
5 72 (37.11%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (34.54%) Microsoft
7 64 (32.99%) WAN
8 60 (30.93%) VLAN
9 56 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 55 (28.35%) LAN
10 55 (28.35%) CCNA
11 53 (27.32%) Microsoft 365
12 51 (26.29%) DNS
13 50 (25.77%) CCNP
14 47 (24.23%) DHCP
15 46 (23.71%) Azure
16 45 (23.20%) Network Security
17 43 (22.16%) BGP
18 42 (21.65%) TCP/IP
18 42 (21.65%) ITIL
18 42 (21.65%) Windows Server
19 38 (19.59%) OSPF
20 33 (17.01%) IPsec
21 32 (16.49%) MPLS
21 32 (16.49%) VoIP
21 32 (16.49%) Data Centre
22 31 (15.98%) Palo Alto
23 30 (15.46%) Linux
23 30 (15.46%) 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 23 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.79%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.03%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.03%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.52%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (27.32%) Microsoft 365
2 46 (23.71%) Azure
3 20 (10.31%) AWS
4 17 (8.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (7.22%) SaaS
6 8 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (4.12%) Mimecast
7 7 (3.61%) IaaS
7 7 (3.61%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.61%) PaaS
8 3 (1.55%) GitHub
9 2 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.03%) Serverless
9 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.52%) AWS Step Functions
10 1 (0.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 135 (69.59%) Firewall
2 64 (32.99%) WAN
3 60 (30.93%) VLAN
4 55 (28.35%) LAN
5 51 (26.29%) DNS
6 47 (24.23%) DHCP
7 45 (23.20%) Network Security
8 43 (22.16%) BGP
9 42 (21.65%) TCP/IP
10 38 (19.59%) OSPF
11 33 (17.01%) IPsec
12 32 (16.49%) MPLS
12 32 (16.49%) VoIP
13 30 (15.46%) Wireless
14 28 (14.43%) SSL
15 24 (12.37%) Internet
16 23 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection
16 23 (11.86%) WLAN
17 20 (10.31%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (9.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.55%) Big Data
5 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) Power BI
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.03%) GDB
3 2 (1.03%) JIRA
3 2 (1.03%) MSI
3 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (7.22%) Finance
2 12 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.12%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.58%) Military
5 4 (2.06%) Banking
5 4 (2.06%) Law
6 3 (1.55%) Billing
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (28.35%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (12.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 20 (10.31%) Analyst
4 20 (10.31%) Support Engineer
5 18 (9.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (8.25%) Consultant
7 14 (7.22%) Architect
8 13 (6.70%) IT Analyst
9 12 (6.19%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (5.67%) Technical Engineer
11 10 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (5.15%) Technical Consultant
12 9 (4.64%) Azure Engineer
12 9 (4.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 9 (4.64%) Technical Support
13 8 (4.12%) Network Analyst
13 8 (4.12%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.15%) 802.1X
2 9 (4.64%) SOAP
2 9 (4.64%) Web Services
3 7 (3.61%) Ajax
3 7 (3.61%) CSS
3 7 (3.61%) HTML
3 7 (3.61%) LDAP
3 7 (3.61%) XML
4 2 (1.03%) .NET
4 2 (1.03%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.03%) CGI
4 2 (1.03%) POSIX
4 2 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.03%) RESTful
5 1 (0.52%) Kafka
5 1 (0.52%) LAMP
5 1 (0.52%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 29 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.76%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.61%) Clustering
5 7 (3.61%) CMDB
5 7 (3.61%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.61%) Replication
5 7 (3.61%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.09%) PKI
6 6 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.58%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.58%) User Experience
8 4 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.06%) NHS
8 4 (2.06%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.55%) Life Science
9 3 (1.55%) PMI
10 2 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.18%) Windows
2 42 (21.65%) Windows Server
3 30 (15.46%) Linux
4 15 (7.73%) Windows 10
5 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.15%) Unix
7 8 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.58%) Android
8 5 (2.58%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.03%) AIX
10 2 (1.03%) CentOS
10 2 (1.03%) FreeNAS
10 2 (1.03%) HPUX
10 2 (1.03%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.65%) ITIL
2 29 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (11.34%) Network Design
3 22 (11.34%) Service Management
4 20 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (10.31%) Network Management
4 20 (10.31%) Project Management
5 19 (9.79%) Network Monitoring
6 18 (9.28%) Mentoring
6 18 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (9.28%) Service Delivery
7 16 (8.25%) Load Balancing
8 15 (7.73%) DevOps
9 14 (7.22%) Information Security
10 13 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (6.70%) Kalman Filter
10 13 (6.70%) Presales
10 13 (6.70%) Web Filtering
11 12 (6.19%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.28%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.70%) SQL
3 8 (4.12%) Python
4 7 (3.61%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.03%) C
5 2 (1.03%) C-shell
5 2 (1.03%) Delphi
5 2 (1.03%) Java
5 2 (1.03%) Korn
5 2 (1.03%) Perl
5 2 (1.03%) Tcl
5 2 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (37.11%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (28.35%) CCNA
3 50 (25.77%) CCNP
4 23 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 22 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (9.79%) Degree
7 16 (8.25%) SC Cleared
8 10 (5.15%) CCIE
8 10 (5.15%) MCITP
9 9 (4.64%) JNCIS
10 7 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (3.61%) MCSE
11 6 (3.09%) CISSP
11 6 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.58%) CEH
12 5 (2.58%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (2.06%) MCP
13 4 (2.06%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (1.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.79%) SLA
2 16 (8.25%) GDPR
3 13 (6.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (3.61%) QA
5 5 (2.58%) PCI DSS
6 4 (2.06%) COBIT
7 2 (1.03%) NCSC
7 2 (1.03%) NIST
8 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (41.24%) Active Directory
2 56 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.73%) Firmware
4 15 (7.73%) VMware NSX
5 13 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.15%) Terminal Server
7 8 (4.12%) vSphere
8 6 (3.09%) DFS Replication
8 6 (3.09%) Docker
9 4 (2.06%) XenApp
10 3 (1.55%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.03%) KVM
11 2 (1.03%) NFS
11 2 (1.03%) Samba
11 2 (1.03%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 2 (1.03%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.52%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 13 (6.70%) SCCM
2 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.61%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (3.09%) Ansible
4 6 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.06%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.06%) FortiGate
5 4 (2.06%) Nagios
5 4 (2.06%) SCOM
5 4 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.55%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.55%) Puppet
6 3 (1.55%) WSUS
7 2 (1.03%) Terraform
8 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.52%) SCSM
8 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (37.63%) VMware
2 72 (37.11%) Cisco
3 67 (34.54%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.98%) Palo Alto
5 29 (14.95%) F5
6 19 (9.79%) Citrix
6 19 (9.79%) SolarWinds
7 18 (9.28%) HP
8 17 (8.76%) CheckPoint
9 14 (7.22%) Juniper
9 14 (7.22%) ServiceNow
10 13 (6.70%) McAfee
11 10 (5.15%) Blue Coat
12 9 (4.64%) Forcepoint
13 8 (4.12%) Aruba
13 8 (4.12%) Oracle
14 7 (3.61%) BMC
14 7 (3.61%) EMC
14 7 (3.61%) Remedy
14 7 (3.61%) Ruckus Wireless