Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 199 155
Rank change year-on-year +33 -44 -12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 461 470 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.90% 1.67% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.24% 10.56% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 379 415 516
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £70,000
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 4,100 4,451 5,409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.92% 15.85% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3,156 3,482 4,254
South East median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,375 £24,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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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

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Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the South East over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 +9 145 £60,000 +41.18% 44
Hampshire +37 143 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Surrey +21 89 £40,000 -15.79% 16
Berkshire +8 86 £60,000 +42.86% 29
West Sussex +14 43 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 33 £61,750 +45.29% 7
Oxfordshire +13 26 £30,500 -19.74% 8
East Sussex +15 20 £53,750 +34.38% 3
Kent -2 19 £36,500 +8.96% 19
Middlesex - 2 £60,000 -
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England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 317 (68.76%) Firewall
2 235 (50.98%) Cisco
3 198 (42.95%) Microsoft
4 196 (42.52%) Windows
5 163 (35.36%) DNS
6 156 (33.84%) Cisco Certification
7 149 (32.32%) WAN
8 147 (31.89%) Active Directory
9 139 (30.15%) VMware
10 138 (29.93%) DHCP
11 127 (27.55%) LAN
11 127 (27.55%) Linux
12 117 (25.38%) Azure
12 117 (25.38%) Windows Server
13 106 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
13 106 (22.99%) CCNP
14 103 (22.34%) TCP/IP
15 88 (19.09%) Problem-Solving
16 86 (18.66%) Network Security
17 85 (18.44%) Wireless
18 82 (17.79%) CCNA
19 81 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
19 81 (17.57%) Office 365
20 80 (17.35%) BGP
21 79 (17.14%) Data Centre
22 76 (16.49%) CheckPoint
23 75 (16.27%) PowerShell
24 70 (15.18%) VLAN
25 65 (14.10%) Juniper
25 65 (14.10%) Analytical Skills

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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 64 (13.88%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.46%) IIS
3 35 (7.59%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.90%) Apache
6 10 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (2.17%) nginx
7 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.74%) Confluence
9 7 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) Site Server
11 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 117 (25.38%) Azure
2 81 (17.57%) Office 365
3 44 (9.54%) AWS
4 40 (8.68%) SaaS
5 28 (6.07%) IaaS
6 14 (3.04%) OneDrive
7 13 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (2.82%) PaaS
8 11 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.30%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.30%) PowerApps
10 5 (1.08%) GCP
11 3 (0.65%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.43%) Akamai
13 1 (0.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 317 (68.76%) Firewall
2 163 (35.36%) DNS
3 149 (32.32%) WAN
4 138 (29.93%) DHCP
5 127 (27.55%) LAN
6 103 (22.34%) TCP/IP
7 86 (18.66%) Network Security
8 85 (18.44%) Wireless
9 81 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
10 80 (17.35%) BGP
11 70 (15.18%) VLAN
12 64 (13.88%) OSPF
13 60 (13.02%) VoIP
14 55 (11.93%) SSL
15 51 (11.06%) Internet
16 47 (10.20%) MPLS
17 41 (8.89%) IPsec
18 34 (7.38%) Intrusion Detection
19 31 (6.72%) Cisco Nexus
20 29 (6.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.82%) MySQL
3 11 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.08%) Geospatial Data
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) Big Data
8 1 (0.22%) Ingres
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.17%) JIRA
2 9 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.08%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Hudson
7 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (7.16%) Finance
2 22 (4.77%) Public Sector
3 18 (3.90%) Legal
4 17 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.30%) Banking
5 6 (1.30%) Marketing
5 6 (1.30%) Military
6 4 (0.87%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.87%) Back Office
6 4 (0.87%) Retail
7 2 (0.43%) Advertising
7 2 (0.43%) Electronics
7 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (32.32%) Network Engineer
2 49 (10.63%) Support Engineer
3 43 (9.33%) Security Engineer
4 38 (8.24%) Analyst
5 36 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (7.81%) Network Security Engineer
6 35 (7.59%) Architect
7 28 (6.07%) Administrator
7 28 (6.07%) IT Support
8 27 (5.86%) Systems Administrator
9 25 (5.42%) Cloud Engineer
10 24 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
11 22 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 22 (4.77%) Cisco Engineer
12 20 (4.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 20 (4.34%) NOC Engineer
12 20 (4.34%) Support Analyst
13 19 (4.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 18 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
1 10 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (1.52%) LDAP
3 6 (1.30%) Kafka
4 5 (1.08%) .NET
4 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.87%) Web Services
6 2 (0.43%) CSS
6 2 (0.43%) SAML
7 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.22%) COM
7 1 (0.22%) JSON
7 1 (0.22%) LAMP
7 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.22%) OpenID
7 1 (0.22%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 65 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (12.36%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (8.24%) Management Information System
5 29 (6.29%) Linux Command Line
6 19 (4.12%) Clustering
7 14 (3.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 12 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (2.39%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.74%) PlayStation
11 7 (1.52%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.87%) IVR
15 3 (0.65%) Replication
15 3 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 196 (42.52%) Windows
2 127 (27.55%) Linux
3 117 (25.38%) Windows Server
4 64 (13.88%) Windows 10
5 53 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (7.81%) Windows 7
7 27 (5.86%) Ubuntu
8 24 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (4.77%) CentOS
10 14 (3.04%) Unix
10 14 (3.04%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.30%) Solaris
13 5 (1.08%) Android
13 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.08%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.87%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (19.09%) Problem-Solving
2 64 (13.88%) ITIL
3 58 (12.58%) Information Security
4 46 (9.98%) Load Balancing
5 37 (8.03%) Change Management
6 36 (7.81%) Incident Management
6 36 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 33 (7.16%) Cybersecurity
8 32 (6.94%) Mentoring
9 31 (6.72%) Computer Science
10 29 (6.29%) Migration
11 28 (6.07%) Network Management
11 28 (6.07%) Network Monitoring
11 28 (6.07%) Validation
12 22 (4.77%) DevOps
13 21 (4.56%) Change Control
14 20 (4.34%) Network Design
15 18 (3.90%) Configuration Management
15 18 (3.90%) Network Optimisation
15 18 (3.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 75 (16.27%) PowerShell
2 36 (7.81%) Python
3 26 (5.64%) SQL
4 23 (4.99%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.82%) Shell Script
6 12 (2.60%) Ruby
7 11 (2.39%) PHP
8 6 (1.30%) Java
9 5 (1.08%) C
9 5 (1.08%) Perl
10 3 (0.65%) Go
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.22%) VB
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 156 (33.84%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (22.99%) CCNP
3 82 (17.79%) CCNA
4 54 (11.71%) Degree
5 43 (9.33%) Security Cleared
6 37 (8.03%) CISSP
7 33 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (5.64%) SC Cleared
9 20 (4.34%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (4.34%) MCSE
10 18 (3.90%) CCSP
10 18 (3.90%) CISM
11 17 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (3.47%) CEH
13 14 (3.04%) JNCIS
14 13 (2.82%) CREST Certified
14 13 (2.82%) GIAC
14 13 (2.82%) MCITP
14 13 (2.82%) MCP
14 13 (2.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (10.20%) SLA
2 33 (7.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.56%) PCI DSS
4 17 (3.69%) NIST
5 12 (2.60%) NIST 800
6 5 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.65%) GDPR
9 1 (0.22%) BS7799
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) GxP
9 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 147 (31.89%) Active Directory
2 106 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (13.88%) Hyper-V
4 38 (8.24%) vSphere
5 29 (6.29%) Docker
5 29 (6.29%) VMware NSX
6 15 (3.25%) Firmware
6 15 (3.25%) vCloud
7 11 (2.39%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.95%) XenApp
9 7 (1.52%) Sendmail
10 6 (1.30%) NFS
10 6 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.87%) iptables
11 4 (0.87%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.65%) Postfix
13 2 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 29 (6.29%) Ansible
2 22 (4.77%) Nagios
3 21 (4.56%) Kubernetes
4 19 (4.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (4.12%) SCCM
5 18 (3.90%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (3.90%) Terraform
6 13 (2.82%) Puppet
7 12 (2.60%) WSUS
8 11 (2.39%) Nessus
8 11 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (2.17%) Grafana
10 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.08%) Nmap
12 4 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.87%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.87%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.87%) vMotion
Vendors
1 235 (50.98%) Cisco
2 198 (42.95%) Microsoft
3 139 (30.15%) VMware
4 76 (16.49%) CheckPoint
5 65 (14.10%) Juniper
6 58 (12.58%) Citrix
6 58 (12.58%) Palo Alto
7 42 (9.11%) Meraki
7 42 (9.11%) SolarWinds
8 40 (8.68%) F5
9 29 (6.29%) Dell
10 22 (4.77%) NetApp
11 18 (3.90%) Aruba
12 17 (3.69%) Fortinet
13 15 (3.25%) HP
13 15 (3.25%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.82%) Oracle
15 12 (2.60%) Blue Coat
15 12 (2.60%) McAfee
16 11 (2.39%) SonicWALL