Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 185 165
Rank change year-on-year +51 -20 +23
Permanent jobs citing VPN 406 167 543
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.47% 1.43% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 8.01% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 276 138 461
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £32,688 £33,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £51,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £72,188 £56,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,875 £72,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -2.17%

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 2,320 2,084 4,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.13% 17.80% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,686 1,708 3,363
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,250 £35,525 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +40 145 £47,500 +11.76% 31
Surrey +9 83 £42,500 -26.72% 11
Hampshire -33 80 £41,500 +10.67% 27
Berkshire +12 73 £52,500 +50.00% 18
Kent +16 58 £36,750 +11.36% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 52 £41,500 -7.78% 4
Oxfordshire +7 21 £38,024 +11.02% 9
East Sussex -17 11 - - 1
West Sussex -15 6 £52,500 +5.00% 5
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 291 (71.67%) Firewall
2 186 (45.81%) Windows
3 165 (40.64%) Active Directory
4 164 (40.39%) Cisco
5 160 (39.41%) Microsoft
6 144 (35.47%) DNS
7 142 (34.98%) Social Skills
8 120 (29.56%) WAN
9 119 (29.31%) Azure
10 118 (29.06%) LAN
11 113 (27.83%) Linux
11 113 (27.83%) Windows Server
12 111 (27.34%) VMware
13 104 (25.62%) Microsoft 365
14 96 (23.65%) TCP/IP
15 91 (22.41%) DHCP
16 84 (20.69%) PowerShell
17 83 (20.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 78 (19.21%) MS Exchange
18 78 (19.21%) Cisco Certification
19 76 (18.72%) VLAN
20 73 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 67 (16.50%) Mentoring
22 62 (15.27%) SAN
23 59 (14.53%) CCNA
24 58 (14.29%) ITIL
24 58 (14.29%) Security Cleared
25 57 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
26 55 (13.55%) Internet
27 54 (13.30%) AWS

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 78 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 34 (8.37%) SharePoint
3 31 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (4.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.72%) IIS
6 6 (1.48%) Apache
6 6 (1.48%) CMS
6 6 (1.48%) Confluence
6 6 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.48%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.48%) WordPress
7 5 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.99%) nginx
8 4 (0.99%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.25%) SAS
11 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.48%) MicroStation
4 6 (1.48%) Revit
5 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.48%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.74%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (29.31%) Azure
2 104 (25.62%) Microsoft 365
3 54 (13.30%) AWS
4 45 (11.08%) SaaS
5 44 (10.84%) IaaS
6 39 (9.61%) PaaS
7 36 (8.87%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (5.17%) Azure Service Bus
9 20 (4.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 19 (4.68%) Azure App Service
10 19 (4.68%) Azure Storage
10 19 (4.68%) GitHub
11 15 (3.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (2.96%) Mimecast
13 10 (2.46%) OneDrive
14 9 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (2.22%) Google Workspace
14 9 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (1.72%) AWS Direct Connect
16 6 (1.48%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 291 (71.67%) Firewall
2 144 (35.47%) DNS
3 120 (29.56%) WAN
4 118 (29.06%) LAN
5 96 (23.65%) TCP/IP
6 91 (22.41%) DHCP
7 76 (18.72%) VLAN
8 62 (15.27%) SAN
9 55 (13.55%) Internet
10 52 (12.81%) WLAN
11 49 (12.07%) BGP
11 49 (12.07%) Wireless
12 48 (11.82%) Network Security
13 47 (11.58%) IPsec
14 44 (10.84%) MPLS
15 42 (10.34%) OSPF
16 40 (9.85%) VoIP
17 35 (8.62%) NAS
18 32 (7.88%) Fibre Channel
18 32 (7.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.68%) Big Data
3 11 (2.71%) MySQL
4 9 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.74%) Redis
9 2 (0.49%) GIS
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 33 (8.13%) JIRA
2 20 (4.93%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.48%) Android Studio
4 6 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.48%) WinDbg
4 6 (1.48%) Xcode
5 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.49%) GDB
6 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.49%) GitLab
6 2 (0.49%) MSI
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 142 (34.98%) Social Skills
2 48 (11.82%) Organisational Skills
3 43 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (10.10%) Telecoms
5 34 (8.37%) Public Sector
6 30 (7.39%) Finance
7 28 (6.90%) Legal
8 19 (4.68%) Presentation Skills
9 14 (3.45%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.71%) Banking
11 9 (2.22%) Marketing
12 8 (1.97%) Electronics
13 7 (1.72%) Billing
14 6 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (1.48%) Games
14 6 (1.48%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (1.48%) Law
14 6 (1.48%) Local Government
14 6 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (1.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (27.09%) Network Engineer
2 64 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (10.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 36 (8.87%) Administrator
5 35 (8.62%) Support Engineer
6 32 (7.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 32 (7.88%) Systems Administrator
7 29 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 28 (6.90%) Consultant
9 21 (5.17%) Developer
10 19 (4.68%) Analyst
10 19 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (4.68%) Lead Developer
10 19 (4.68%) Security Engineer
11 16 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
11 16 (3.94%) Technical Consultant
12 14 (3.45%) IT Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.39%) Web Services
2 26 (6.40%) SOAP
3 25 (6.16%) .NET
4 19 (4.68%) .NET Core
4 19 (4.68%) ActiveMQ
4 19 (4.68%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (4.68%) RESTful
5 15 (3.69%) HTML
6 9 (2.22%) LDAP
7 7 (1.72%) 802.1X
7 7 (1.72%) Ajax
7 7 (1.72%) CSS
7 7 (1.72%) Java EE
7 7 (1.72%) XML
8 6 (1.48%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.48%) iOS SDK
8 6 (1.48%) Middleware
9 4 (0.99%) LAMP
9 4 (0.99%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (0.99%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.05%) Data Centre
1 53 (13.05%) Self-Motivation
2 36 (8.87%) Linux Command Line
3 26 (6.40%) User Experience
4 19 (4.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (3.20%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (2.71%) Life Science
7 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.46%) PKI
8 8 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.72%) CMDB
10 6 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.48%) SCADA
10 6 (1.48%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.23%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (45.81%) Windows
2 113 (27.83%) Linux
2 113 (27.83%) Windows Server
3 57 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (11.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 41 (10.10%) Windows Server 2019
6 39 (9.61%) Windows 10
7 27 (6.65%) Ubuntu
7 27 (6.65%) VMS
8 18 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (4.19%) Android
10 15 (3.69%) Apple iOS
11 13 (3.20%) Windows 7
12 11 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.46%) Unix
14 8 (1.97%) CentOS
15 7 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (1.48%) Windows 8
17 5 (1.23%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 67 (16.50%) Mentoring
3 58 (14.29%) ITIL
4 53 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
4 53 (13.05%) Project Management
5 46 (11.33%) Computer Science
6 43 (10.59%) DevOps
7 34 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (8.13%) Presales
9 31 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
10 29 (7.14%) Load Balancing
11 27 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (6.65%) Network Design
11 27 (6.65%) Network Management
11 27 (6.65%) Service Delivery
12 26 (6.40%) Analytics
13 25 (6.16%) Requirements Gathering
14 24 (5.91%) Full Stack Development
15 23 (5.67%) Data Analytics
15 23 (5.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 39 (9.61%) SQL
3 21 (5.17%) Python
4 17 (4.19%) Java
5 15 (3.69%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.96%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.46%) C
8 8 (1.97%) C#
8 8 (1.97%) Perl
9 6 (1.48%) Apple Swift
9 6 (1.48%) C++
9 6 (1.48%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.49%) C-shell
10 2 (0.49%) Delphi
10 2 (0.49%) Korn
10 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.25%) Go
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (19.21%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (14.53%) CCNA
3 58 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 50 (12.32%) CCNP
5 39 (9.61%) Degree
6 28 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (5.91%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.46%) MCITP
11 9 (2.22%) CCIE
12 8 (1.97%) CISSP
13 7 (1.72%) MCSE
14 6 (1.48%) CGEIT
14 6 (1.48%) CISA
14 6 (1.48%) CRISC
14 6 (1.48%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.48%) MCP
14 6 (1.48%) SANS
15 4 (0.99%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.14%) SLA
2 21 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.97%) COBIT
3 8 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (1.23%) GDPR
6 4 (0.99%) NIST
7 3 (0.74%) QA
8 2 (0.49%) GRC
8 2 (0.49%) NCSC
8 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 165 (40.64%) Active Directory
2 83 (20.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (13.30%) Hyper-V
4 32 (7.88%) Terminal Server
5 26 (6.40%) Docker
6 14 (3.45%) VMware NSX
6 14 (3.45%) XenApp
7 11 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.22%) Firmware
8 9 (2.22%) vSphere
9 5 (1.23%) iptables
10 4 (0.99%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.74%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.49%) pfSense
12 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.25%) KVM
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (8.37%) Kubernetes
2 21 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (4.68%) Ansible
4 18 (4.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (3.45%) SCCM
6 11 (2.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (2.46%) FortiGate
7 10 (2.46%) Puppet
8 9 (2.22%) Terraform
9 7 (1.72%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.48%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.23%) Grafana
11 5 (1.23%) Icinga
12 4 (0.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 4 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
13 3 (0.74%) Nagios
13 3 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 164 (40.39%) Cisco
2 160 (39.41%) Microsoft
3 111 (27.34%) VMware
4 52 (12.81%) Palo Alto
5 45 (11.08%) CheckPoint
6 44 (10.84%) Citrix
7 42 (10.34%) Meraki
8 36 (8.87%) Juniper
9 22 (5.42%) HP
9 22 (5.42%) Oracle
10 21 (5.17%) F5
11 19 (4.68%) SolarWinds
12 17 (4.19%) Sophos
13 16 (3.94%) Fortinet
13 16 (3.94%) Google
13 16 (3.94%) Remedy
13 16 (3.94%) ServiceNow
14 14 (3.45%) McAfee
15 11 (2.71%) Intel
15 11 (2.71%) NetApp