Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 157 143
Rank change year-on-year -30 -14 -2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 478 694 831
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.70% 2.23% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 12.83% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 421 517 792
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £69,875
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 4,462 5,411 7,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.90% 17.37% 21.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,481 4,265 5,887
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £25,375 £24,000 £26,150
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -37 189 £42,500 -9.57% 33
Berkshire -33 119 £42,000 -16.00% 17
Hampshire -9 117 £40,000 - 13
Surrey -1 103 £47,750 +27.33% 18
West Sussex +21 41 £42,500 +8.97% 2
Oxfordshire -1 37 £38,000 -19.15% 8
Buckinghamshire -31 33 £42,500 +28.79% 8
Kent -5 19 £32,500 -27.78% 3
East Sussex -11 16 £40,000 +33.33%
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 290 (60.67%) Firewall
2 276 (57.74%) Windows
3 213 (44.56%) Cisco
4 206 (43.10%) Active Directory
5 176 (36.82%) LAN
6 170 (35.56%) WAN
7 159 (33.26%) VMware
8 156 (32.64%) DNS
9 155 (32.43%) Microsoft
10 150 (31.38%) Windows Server
11 130 (27.20%) Linux
12 126 (26.36%) TCP/IP
13 115 (24.06%) DHCP
14 109 (22.80%) Office 365
15 108 (22.59%) ITIL
16 100 (20.92%) Hyper-V
17 99 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 98 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
19 97 (20.29%) VoIP
20 95 (19.87%) Data Centre
21 94 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
22 89 (18.62%) VLAN
23 81 (16.95%) Wireless
24 79 (16.53%) Windows 10
25 76 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
26 75 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
27 73 (15.27%) Juniper
28 72 (15.06%) SQL Server
28 72 (15.06%) IPsec
29 71 (14.85%) Problem-Solving

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 68 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 46 (9.62%) IIS
3 39 (8.16%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.65%) Skype for Business
5 16 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.46%) Apache
8 7 (1.46%) nginx
9 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.84%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.21%) Confluence
12 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) SAS
12 1 (0.21%) Site Server
Applications
1 68 (14.23%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.05%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.21%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 9 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.21%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 109 (22.80%) Office 365
2 94 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (5.02%) Mimecast
5 17 (3.56%) SaaS
6 11 (2.30%) IaaS
6 11 (2.30%) PaaS
7 8 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.67%) GitHub
7 8 (1.67%) Serverless
8 7 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (1.26%) iTunes
10 4 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.84%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.84%) G Suite
10 4 (0.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 290 (60.67%) Firewall
2 176 (36.82%) LAN
3 170 (35.56%) WAN
4 156 (32.64%) DNS
5 126 (26.36%) TCP/IP
6 115 (24.06%) DHCP
7 97 (20.29%) VoIP
8 89 (18.62%) VLAN
9 81 (16.95%) Wireless
10 75 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
11 72 (15.06%) IPsec
12 60 (12.55%) Network Security
13 59 (12.34%) BGP
13 59 (12.34%) MPLS
14 58 (12.13%) OSPF
15 45 (9.41%) Internet
15 45 (9.41%) Wi-Fi
16 36 (7.53%) SAN
17 34 (7.11%) Cisco Nexus
17 34 (7.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.88%) MySQL
6 8 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (1.67%) Big Data
7 7 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.84%) MS Access
10 4 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.42%) DB2
13 1 (0.21%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.05%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.84%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.84%) Subversion
4 4 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.42%) JIRA
5 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
General
1 42 (8.79%) Telecoms
2 24 (5.02%) Finance
3 10 (2.09%) Marketing
4 9 (1.88%) Advertising
5 7 (1.46%) Back Office
5 7 (1.46%) Retail
6 6 (1.26%) Banking
6 6 (1.26%) Electronics
6 6 (1.26%) Legal
7 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.63%) French Language
7 3 (0.63%) Law
7 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.42%) German Language
8 2 (0.42%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (22.59%) Network Engineer
2 67 (14.02%) Support Engineer
3 61 (12.76%) IT Support
4 59 (12.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (10.25%) IT Engineer
6 42 (8.79%) Administrator
7 34 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
8 33 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
9 31 (6.49%) Analyst
10 29 (6.07%) Security Engineer
11 27 (5.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 27 (5.65%) Cisco Engineer
12 26 (5.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 25 (5.23%) Network Manager
14 24 (5.02%) Support Technician
15 21 (4.39%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (4.39%) Support Analyst
16 20 (4.18%) IT Administrator
17 19 (3.97%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.14%) LDAP
2 7 (1.46%) .NET
3 5 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.05%) MAPI
3 5 (1.05%) Middleware
3 5 (1.05%) SAML
4 4 (0.84%) J2EE
4 4 (0.84%) Kafka
4 4 (0.84%) Node.js
4 4 (0.84%) OAuth
5 3 (0.63%) Web Services
6 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.21%) JSON
7 1 (0.21%) LAMP
7 1 (0.21%) OpenID
7 1 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 95 (19.87%) Data Centre
2 50 (10.46%) Video Conferencing
3 45 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (8.37%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (6.49%) Management Information System
6 22 (4.60%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (4.39%) PKI
8 13 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (2.72%) Replication
9 12 (2.51%) Clustering
9 12 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (2.09%) iPhone
11 8 (1.67%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.26%) BBC
12 6 (1.26%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.26%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 5 (1.05%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 276 (57.74%) Windows
2 150 (31.38%) Windows Server
3 130 (27.20%) Linux
4 79 (16.53%) Windows 10
5 76 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (11.51%) Windows 7
7 53 (11.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (4.39%) Unix
9 18 (3.77%) Windows 8
10 15 (3.14%) CentOS
11 13 (2.72%) Ubuntu
12 12 (2.51%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.30%) Solaris
14 9 (1.88%) VMS
15 8 (1.67%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.67%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.26%) Android
17 5 (1.05%) AIX
17 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (22.59%) ITIL
2 71 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
3 67 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 61 (12.76%) Network Design
5 47 (9.83%) Information Security
6 44 (9.21%) Load Balancing
7 42 (8.79%) Change Management
8 36 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
9 34 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (6.28%) Service Management
11 29 (6.07%) Incident Management
12 28 (5.86%) Line Management
13 27 (5.65%) ITIL V3
13 27 (5.65%) Network Architecture
14 26 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (5.44%) Service Delivery
15 24 (5.02%) Computer Science
15 24 (5.02%) Problem Management
15 24 (5.02%) Project Management
16 22 (4.60%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.62%) SQL
2 42 (8.79%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.60%) Python
4 10 (2.09%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.09%) Java
5 8 (1.67%) C
6 7 (1.46%) Ruby
7 6 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.05%) Perl
9 4 (0.84%) C#
9 4 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.84%) VB
9 4 (0.84%) VBScript
10 3 (0.63%) Go
Qualifications
1 98 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (13.18%) CCNP
3 57 (11.92%) CCNA
4 52 (10.88%) Degree
5 41 (8.58%) Security Cleared
6 35 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (6.69%) SC Cleared
8 25 (5.23%) MCSE
9 23 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (4.60%) CISSP
11 21 (4.39%) CCIE
12 13 (2.72%) MCSA
13 12 (2.51%) CCDP
14 11 (2.30%) JNCIS
15 10 (2.09%) JNCIP
16 9 (1.88%) JNCIE
17 8 (1.67%) CISM
17 8 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
18 7 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (1.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.51%) SLA
2 30 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.30%) FISMA
5 10 (2.09%) GDPR
6 5 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.84%) QA
8 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.21%) GPG13
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 206 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 100 (20.92%) Hyper-V
3 99 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.14%) Docker
5 15 (3.14%) vSphere
6 13 (2.72%) VMware NSX
6 13 (2.72%) XenApp
7 11 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.05%) KVM
8 5 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.84%) vCloud
9 4 (0.84%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.63%) Firmware
10 3 (0.63%) iptables
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.63%) pfSense
10 3 (0.63%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.63%) Xen
10 3 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (4.81%) Nagios
2 22 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (2.93%) WSUS
5 11 (2.30%) Puppet
6 10 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.88%) Ansible
8 8 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (1.46%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.46%) SCCM
9 7 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.26%) QRadar
10 6 (1.26%) SCOM
10 6 (1.26%) Terraform
11 5 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (1.05%) Grafana
11 5 (1.05%) Graphite
11 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.05%) Salt
Vendors
1 213 (44.56%) Cisco
2 159 (33.26%) VMware
3 155 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 73 (15.27%) Juniper
5 63 (13.18%) Citrix
6 55 (11.51%) CheckPoint
7 46 (9.62%) Palo Alto
8 37 (7.74%) SolarWinds
9 31 (6.49%) F5
9 31 (6.49%) HP
10 23 (4.81%) McAfee
11 18 (3.77%) Dell
12 17 (3.56%) Apple
13 16 (3.35%) Aruba
13 16 (3.35%) Avaya
13 16 (3.35%) Oracle
14 15 (3.14%) Sophos
15 12 (2.51%) IBM
15 12 (2.51%) NetApp
16 11 (2.30%) Red Hat