Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 107 150
Rank change year-on-year -36 +43 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 703 882 957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.23% 2.84% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.99% 13.37% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 539 822 856
South East median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,500 £24,875
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 5,413 6,598 8,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.20% 21.25% 19.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4,237 5,275 6,907
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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

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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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 -19 311 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Surrey +3 169 £49,000 +30.67% 13
Berkshire -17 169 £57,500 +4.55% 13
Hampshire -69 99 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Buckinghamshire +8 94 £35,000 -26.32% 9
Oxfordshire -40 48 £47,000 +17.50% 7
Kent -14 45 £49,000 +15.29% 6
East Sussex -36 35 £30,000 -26.38% 5
West Sussex -9 25 £39,000 -2.80% 1
Middlesex +14 15 £65,000 +30.00%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 392 (55.76%) Firewall
2 366 (52.06%) Cisco
3 268 (38.12%) Windows
3 268 (38.12%) WAN
4 198 (28.17%) DNS
5 190 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
6 189 (26.88%) Active Directory
7 188 (26.74%) LAN
8 182 (25.89%) Data Centre
9 177 (25.18%) TCP/IP
10 176 (25.04%) ITIL
11 169 (24.04%) CCNP
12 168 (23.90%) Linux
13 162 (23.04%) VMware
14 158 (22.48%) Windows Server
15 152 (21.62%) Microsoft
16 139 (19.77%) Juniper
17 134 (19.06%) DHCP
17 134 (19.06%) IPsec
18 133 (18.92%) VLAN
19 132 (18.78%) Cisco ASA
20 127 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
21 118 (16.79%) CheckPoint
22 115 (16.36%) MPLS
23 114 (16.22%) SSL
23 114 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
24 107 (15.22%) Load Balancing
25 106 (15.08%) Microsoft Office
26 103 (14.65%) Palo Alto
27 98 (13.94%) CCNA

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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 63 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.82%) Apache
3 37 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (4.69%) IIS
5 17 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 14 (1.99%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.28%) nginx
9 7 (1.00%) CMS
10 6 (0.85%) Confluence
10 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.71%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.57%) Zimbra
13 3 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 106 (15.08%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 127 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (13.09%) Office 365
4 28 (3.98%) SaaS
5 25 (3.56%) Amazon S3
5 25 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 15 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.99%) Route 53
10 13 (1.85%) IaaS
11 12 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (1.71%) PaaS
12 10 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (1.00%) Amazon Glacier
15 4 (0.57%) Akamai
16 3 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.43%) G Suite
16 3 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 392 (55.76%) Firewall
2 268 (38.12%) WAN
3 198 (28.17%) DNS
4 188 (26.74%) LAN
5 177 (25.18%) TCP/IP
6 134 (19.06%) DHCP
6 134 (19.06%) IPsec
7 133 (18.92%) VLAN
8 132 (18.78%) Cisco ASA
9 115 (16.36%) MPLS
10 114 (16.22%) SSL
11 97 (13.80%) Network Security
12 96 (13.66%) Ethernet
13 93 (13.23%) Wireless
14 90 (12.80%) BGP
15 87 (12.38%) Cisco Nexus
16 82 (11.66%) OSPF
16 82 (11.66%) VoIP
17 56 (7.97%) Internet
18 53 (7.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.40%) MySQL
2 40 (5.69%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (1.85%) DB2
5 8 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.00%) Cognos Impromptu
6 7 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.28%) Power BI
10 1 (0.14%) Big Data
10 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) Redis
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (5.12%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (1.99%) Hudson
3 12 (1.71%) Ant
3 12 (1.71%) Maven
3 12 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (1.71%) Toad
4 11 (1.56%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.85%) JIRA
6 5 (0.71%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.28%) Subversion
8 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 78 (11.10%) Finance
2 77 (10.95%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.70%) Back Office
4 22 (3.13%) Retail
5 21 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.28%) Legal
7 8 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.00%) Billing
8 7 (1.00%) Marketing
9 5 (0.71%) Advertising
9 5 (0.71%) Banking
9 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.57%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.57%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.28%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 181 (25.75%) Network Engineer
2 96 (13.66%) Support Engineer
3 68 (9.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 66 (9.39%) Analyst
4 66 (9.39%) Architect
5 57 (8.11%) Administrator
6 43 (6.12%) IT Support
7 36 (5.12%) IT Engineer
7 36 (5.12%) Linux Administrator
8 34 (4.84%) Consultant
9 32 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
10 31 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (4.41%) Security Engineer
10 31 (4.41%) Service Analyst
10 31 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
11 30 (4.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 30 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
12 28 (3.98%) IT Support Engineer
13 27 (3.84%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.54%) Web Services
2 17 (2.42%) LAMP
3 16 (2.28%) CSS
4 13 (1.85%) HTML
4 13 (1.85%) JSON
5 11 (1.56%) Middleware
6 5 (0.71%) HTML5
7 4 (0.57%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.57%) LDAP
7 4 (0.57%) SAP CAF
8 1 (0.14%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.14%) iBATIS
8 1 (0.14%) J2EE
8 1 (0.14%) Java EE
8 1 (0.14%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.14%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.14%) RESTful
8 1 (0.14%) Spring
8 1 (0.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 182 (25.89%) Data Centre
2 64 (9.10%) Computer Science
3 35 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.84%) Private Cloud
5 32 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 22 (3.13%) Clustering
7 21 (2.99%) Hedge funds
8 18 (2.56%) Driving Licence
9 16 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 16 (2.28%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (1.42%) NHS
13 9 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.28%) iPhone
13 9 (1.28%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (1.00%) Replication
16 6 (0.85%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 268 (38.12%) Windows
2 168 (23.90%) Linux
3 158 (22.48%) Windows Server
4 84 (11.95%) Windows 7
4 84 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (10.81%) Windows 10
6 61 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 25 (3.56%) CentOS
11 21 (2.99%) Unix
12 18 (2.56%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.56%) Android
13 11 (1.56%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.00%) Solaris
15 5 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.71%) Debian
15 5 (0.71%) SUSE
15 5 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (25.04%) ITIL
2 107 (15.22%) Load Balancing
3 69 (9.82%) DevOps
3 69 (9.82%) Network Design
4 66 (9.39%) Network Monitoring
5 61 (8.68%) Change Management
6 55 (7.82%) Project Management
7 51 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (6.97%) Presales
9 48 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 47 (6.69%) Penetration Testing
11 44 (6.26%) Migration
12 43 (6.12%) Network Management
13 41 (5.83%) Information Security
14 36 (5.12%) Kalman Filter
15 34 (4.84%) Mentoring
16 33 (4.69%) Configuration Management
16 33 (4.69%) SIEM
17 32 (4.55%) Network Virtualisation
18 31 (4.41%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 74 (10.53%) Python
2 67 (9.53%) PowerShell
3 52 (7.40%) SQL
4 48 (6.83%) Bash Shell
5 39 (5.55%) Perl
6 38 (5.41%) Ruby
7 34 (4.84%) Java
8 27 (3.84%) C
9 19 (2.70%) C++
9 19 (2.70%) PHP
10 17 (2.42%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) C#
12 1 (0.14%) Korn
12 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 190 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (24.04%) CCNP
3 98 (13.94%) CCNA
4 75 (10.67%) CCIE
5 72 (10.24%) Degree
6 44 (6.26%) CISSP
7 39 (5.55%) Security Cleared
8 36 (5.12%) CCDP
9 34 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (4.84%) SC Cleared
10 30 (4.27%) JNCIP
11 23 (3.27%) CCSE
12 20 (2.84%) CCDA
13 19 (2.70%) CISM
14 18 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (2.56%) MCSE
15 16 (2.28%) CCSA
16 13 (1.85%) JNCIS
17 12 (1.71%) IISP
17 12 (1.71%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.12%) SLA
2 28 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.27%) QA
4 14 (1.99%) GDPR
5 13 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.14%) GPG13
7 7 (1.00%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.71%) COBIT
9 4 (0.57%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.28%) PMO
11 1 (0.14%) DICOM
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 189 (26.88%) Active Directory
2 96 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.98%) Docker
5 25 (3.56%) vSphere
6 19 (2.70%) VMware NSX
7 15 (2.13%) XenApp
8 14 (1.99%) vCloud
9 10 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.14%) KVM
10 8 (1.14%) pfSense
10 8 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.85%) Firmware
11 6 (0.85%) NFS
11 6 (0.85%) oVirt
11 6 (0.85%) Samba
11 6 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.71%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.71%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.43%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 55 (7.82%) Puppet
2 51 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (6.69%) SCCM
4 39 (5.55%) Ansible
5 31 (4.41%) Kubernetes
6 24 (3.41%) FortiGate
7 20 (2.84%) Nagios
8 17 (2.42%) Terraform
9 13 (1.85%) QRadar
10 12 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
10 12 (1.71%) WSUS
11 11 (1.56%) Backup Exec
11 11 (1.56%) Mesos
11 11 (1.56%) rkt
12 8 (1.14%) Cacti
13 7 (1.00%) Nessus
13 7 (1.00%) Nmap
13 7 (1.00%) SCOM
14 6 (0.85%) Bacula
14 6 (0.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 366 (52.06%) Cisco
2 162 (23.04%) VMware
3 152 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 139 (19.77%) Juniper
5 118 (16.79%) CheckPoint
6 103 (14.65%) Palo Alto
7 93 (13.23%) F5
8 88 (12.52%) SolarWinds
9 84 (11.95%) Citrix
10 59 (8.39%) HP
11 36 (5.12%) Aruba
11 36 (5.12%) Dell
12 33 (4.69%) Oracle
13 29 (4.13%) Fortinet
14 27 (3.84%) Red Hat
15 26 (3.70%) Forcepoint
16 24 (3.41%) Avaya
16 24 (3.41%) Splunk
17 19 (2.70%) Brocade
18 18 (2.56%) Meraki