Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 182 155
Rank change year-on-year +17 -27 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 250 289 558
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.91% 1.61% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.00% 9.32% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 177 246 450
10th Percentile £28,700 £26,250 £25,600
25th Percentile £34,500 £31,750 £32,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £46,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -8.16%
75th Percentile £58,750 £65,938 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £68,875
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 1,923 3,101 4,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.73% 17.23% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,477 2,461 3,389
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £62,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +13 69 £52,500 +27.27% 23
Hampshire +19 53 £40,000 +6.67% 10
Kent +30 52 £38,000 +38.18% 6
Surrey +6 50 £46,250 -15.14% 6
Berkshire +14 43 £57,500 +6.98% 11
Buckinghamshire +21 15 £53,500 +12.63% 9
Oxfordshire +13 14 £36,000 -10.00% 3
West Sussex -3 8 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East Sussex +7 3 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 188 (75.20%) Firewall
2 110 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 107 (42.80%) Cisco
4 102 (40.80%) Windows
5 101 (40.40%) WAN
6 100 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 92 (36.80%) LAN
8 87 (34.80%) Social Skills
9 78 (31.20%) VMware
10 75 (30.00%) VLAN
11 70 (28.00%) DNS
12 68 (27.20%) TCP/IP
12 68 (27.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (26.80%) Windows Server
14 66 (26.40%) Cisco Certification
15 63 (25.20%) DHCP
16 62 (24.80%) Microsoft 365
17 53 (21.20%) MS Exchange
17 53 (21.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 51 (20.40%) Network Security
18 51 (20.40%) Azure
19 49 (19.60%) PowerShell
19 49 (19.60%) Palo Alto
20 47 (18.80%) Data Centre
20 47 (18.80%) Linux
21 46 (18.40%) BGP
22 45 (18.00%) CCNA
23 42 (16.80%) CCNP
23 42 (16.80%) ITIL
23 42 (16.80%) WLAN

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 53 (21.20%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.20%) IIS
7 2 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Confluence
8 1 (0.40%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.40%) SAS
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (10.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 62 (24.80%) Microsoft 365
2 51 (20.40%) Azure
3 30 (12.00%) AWS
4 18 (7.20%) SaaS
5 15 (6.00%) IaaS
6 13 (5.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (5.20%) PaaS
7 11 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.40%) AWS Direct Connect
8 6 (2.40%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.60%) Cloudflare
9 4 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 3 (1.20%) Google Workspace
11 2 (0.80%) Azure App Service
11 2 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.80%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.80%) Azure Storage
11 2 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 188 (75.20%) Firewall
2 101 (40.40%) WAN
3 92 (36.80%) LAN
4 75 (30.00%) VLAN
5 70 (28.00%) DNS
6 68 (27.20%) TCP/IP
7 63 (25.20%) DHCP
8 51 (20.40%) Network Security
9 46 (18.40%) BGP
10 42 (16.80%) WLAN
11 39 (15.60%) SAN
12 37 (14.80%) IPsec
12 37 (14.80%) Wireless
13 35 (14.00%) Internet
13 35 (14.00%) OSPF
14 32 (12.80%) MPLS
15 31 (12.40%) iSCSI
15 31 (12.40%) NAS
16 28 (11.20%) Fibre Channel
17 26 (10.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.80%) Big Data
6 2 (0.80%) MySQL
6 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.40%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.60%) JIRA
2 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.80%) GDB
3 2 (0.80%) MSI
3 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 87 (34.80%) Social Skills
2 28 (11.20%) Organisational Skills
3 20 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 18 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.40%) Public Sector
6 15 (6.00%) Finance
7 8 (3.20%) Legal
8 6 (2.40%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (2.00%) Banking
10 4 (1.60%) Billing
10 4 (1.60%) Law
11 3 (1.20%) Automotive
11 3 (1.20%) Local Government
11 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.20%) Military
12 2 (0.80%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.40%) Marketing
13 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (30.40%) Network Engineer
2 47 (18.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (16.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 36 (14.40%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (9.60%) Support Engineer
6 16 (6.40%) Administrator
6 16 (6.40%) Consultant
6 16 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (5.20%) Analyst
7 13 (5.20%) Security Engineer
7 13 (5.20%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (4.80%) Technical Engineer
9 11 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (4.40%) Technical Support
10 10 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 9 (3.60%) IT Engineer
11 9 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
11 9 (3.60%) Technical Support Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.80%) Web Services
3 6 (2.40%) Java EE
3 6 (2.40%) Middleware
3 6 (2.40%) SOAP
4 4 (1.60%) Ajax
4 4 (1.60%) CSS
4 4 (1.60%) HTML
4 4 (1.60%) LDAP
4 4 (1.60%) XML
5 3 (1.20%) XMPP
6 2 (0.80%) .NET
6 2 (0.80%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.80%) CGI
6 2 (0.80%) POSIX
6 2 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.80%) RESTful
7 1 (0.40%) LAMP
7 1 (0.40%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.80%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.20%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.60%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (5.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (4.40%) Fat Client
5 11 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.40%) Public Cloud
5 11 (4.40%) Thin Client
6 9 (3.60%) Life Science
7 6 (2.40%) Clustering
7 6 (2.40%) User Experience
8 5 (2.00%) Replication
8 5 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.60%) CMDB
9 4 (1.60%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.60%) NHS
9 4 (1.60%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) PKI
10 3 (1.20%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 102 (40.80%) Windows
2 67 (26.80%) Windows Server
3 47 (18.80%) Linux
4 26 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (8.80%) Windows 10
7 20 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (4.00%) Unix
9 10 (4.00%) Windows 7
10 9 (3.60%) Ubuntu
11 7 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.40%) CentOS
12 6 (2.40%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (2.00%) Android
13 5 (2.00%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.60%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.20%) VMS
16 2 (0.80%) AIX
16 2 (0.80%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (16.80%) ITIL
3 39 (15.60%) Project Management
4 35 (14.00%) Mentoring
5 26 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (10.40%) Network Management
6 23 (9.20%) Network Virtualisation
7 21 (8.40%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (7.20%) Service Delivery
10 17 (6.80%) Load Balancing
11 16 (6.40%) Network Design
12 15 (6.00%) DevOps
13 14 (5.60%) Computer Science
13 14 (5.60%) Security Patching
14 13 (5.20%) Information Security
14 13 (5.20%) Service Management
15 12 (4.80%) Configuration Management
15 12 (4.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.60%) PowerShell
2 14 (5.60%) SQL
3 10 (4.00%) Python
4 8 (3.20%) Java
5 6 (2.40%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.60%) C
6 4 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (0.80%) C-shell
8 2 (0.80%) Delphi
8 2 (0.80%) Korn
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) Tcl
9 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (26.40%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (18.00%) CCNA
3 42 (16.80%) CCNP
4 34 (13.60%) Security Cleared
5 23 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (8.40%) SC Cleared
7 20 (8.00%) Degree
8 10 (4.00%) CCIE
8 10 (4.00%) MCITP
9 8 (3.20%) CISSP
10 6 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (2.00%) CEH
11 5 (2.00%) MCSE
12 4 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.60%) MCP
12 4 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.20%) CITP
13 3 (1.20%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.20%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.60%) SLA
2 7 (2.80%) QA
3 4 (1.60%) GDPR
4 3 (1.20%) COBIT
4 3 (1.20%) GRC
4 3 (1.20%) NCSC
5 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.80%) NIST
5 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 68 (27.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (13.60%) Hyper-V
4 27 (10.80%) Terminal Server
5 16 (6.40%) Firmware
6 15 (6.00%) VMware NSX
7 13 (5.20%) XenApp
8 10 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (3.60%) vSphere
10 8 (3.20%) DFS Replication
11 5 (2.00%) Docker
11 5 (2.00%) iptables
12 3 (1.20%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.40%) NFS
14 1 (0.40%) pfSense
14 1 (0.40%) Samba
14 1 (0.40%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (5.60%) Ansible
2 13 (5.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.40%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.00%) SCCM
5 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (3.60%) Puppet
6 8 (3.20%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (2.40%) FortiGate
7 6 (2.40%) Nagios
7 6 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.40%) SCOM
7 6 (2.40%) ZABBIX
8 5 (2.00%) Grafana
8 5 (2.00%) Icinga
9 4 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.60%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.20%) Terraform
11 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.80%) Nessus
Vendors
1 110 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 107 (42.80%) Cisco
3 78 (31.20%) VMware
4 49 (19.60%) Palo Alto
5 36 (14.40%) CheckPoint
6 34 (13.60%) Citrix
7 29 (11.60%) F5
8 20 (8.00%) HP
8 20 (8.00%) McAfee
9 18 (7.20%) Juniper
10 17 (6.80%) ServiceNow
11 15 (6.00%) Meraki
11 15 (6.00%) Oracle
11 15 (6.00%) SolarWinds
12 13 (5.20%) Blue Coat
13 10 (4.00%) NetApp
13 10 (4.00%) Veeam
14 9 (3.60%) Intel
14 9 (3.60%) Sophos
15 8 (3.20%) Symantec