Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 161 199
Rank change year-on-year -8 +38 -43
Permanent jobs citing VPN 123 509 491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.53% 2.01% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.83% 12.10% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 108 430 447
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £27,525 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 1,571 4,208 4,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.59% 16.62% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,229 3,259 3,543
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.70% -1.05% +5.56%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020. 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 +34 35 £43,750 -2.78% 7
Hampshire +15 32 £48,750 +30.00% 14
Buckinghamshire +70 25 £45,000 -25.00% 3
Surrey +15 16 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Kent +39 12 £42,500 +7.59% 6
West Sussex +17 10 £52,500 +10.53% 3
Berkshire +24 6 £51,250 +7.89% 4
Oxfordshire +40 4 £28,250 -8.87%
East Sussex +32 1 £29,500 -34.44%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 73 (59.35%) Firewall
2 44 (35.77%) Cisco
3 43 (34.96%) Active Directory
3 43 (34.96%) Windows
4 42 (34.15%) Office 365
5 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
6 37 (30.08%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (29.27%) WAN
8 34 (27.64%) VMware
9 33 (26.83%) Azure
10 32 (26.02%) ITIL
11 31 (25.20%) LAN
11 31 (25.20%) Network Security
12 29 (23.58%) Wireless
13 28 (22.76%) CCNP
13 28 (22.76%) CCNA
14 27 (21.95%) DNS
14 27 (21.95%) SSL
14 27 (21.95%) Windows Server
15 25 (20.33%) VoIP
15 25 (20.33%) Service Management
15 25 (20.33%) VLAN
16 24 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (18.70%) OSPF
18 21 (17.07%) BGP
18 21 (17.07%) TCP/IP
18 21 (17.07%) Degree
19 20 (16.26%) IPsec
20 19 (15.45%) Disaster Recovery

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 12 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.88%) Apache
3 5 (4.07%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (3.25%) IIS
4 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (12.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (4.07%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 42 (34.15%) Office 365
2 33 (26.83%) Azure
3 19 (15.45%) AWS
4 16 (13.01%) SaaS
5 12 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (7.32%) OneDrive
7 6 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (4.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (4.07%) GCP
9 4 (3.25%) Datadog
9 4 (3.25%) IaaS
9 4 (3.25%) PaaS
10 3 (2.44%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.81%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.81%) GitHub
12 1 (0.81%) Serverless
12 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (59.35%) Firewall
2 36 (29.27%) WAN
3 31 (25.20%) LAN
3 31 (25.20%) Network Security
4 29 (23.58%) Wireless
5 27 (21.95%) DNS
5 27 (21.95%) SSL
6 25 (20.33%) VLAN
6 25 (20.33%) VoIP
7 23 (18.70%) OSPF
8 21 (17.07%) BGP
8 21 (17.07%) TCP/IP
9 20 (16.26%) IPsec
10 16 (13.01%) DHCP
11 15 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (10.57%) MPLS
13 9 (7.32%) Wireless Security
14 8 (6.50%) NAS
15 7 (5.69%) BIG-IP
15 7 (5.69%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.63%) Big Data
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (7.32%) Finance
1 9 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.88%) Legal
3 3 (2.44%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Law
3 3 (2.44%) Military
4 2 (1.63%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.63%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (18.70%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.26%) Analyst
2 20 (16.26%) Consultant
3 16 (13.01%) Technical Consultant
4 15 (12.20%) Senior Consultant
4 15 (12.20%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 14 (11.38%) ITSM Consultant
5 14 (11.38%) Senior ITSM Consultant
6 13 (10.57%) IT Analyst
7 11 (8.94%) Architect
7 11 (8.94%) Remedy Consultant
7 11 (8.94%) Senior Remedy Consultant
8 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (5.69%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) IT Support
9 7 (5.69%) Network Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Security Analyst
9 7 (5.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) Ajax
1 15 (12.20%) CSS
1 15 (12.20%) HTML
1 15 (12.20%) LDAP
1 15 (12.20%) SOAP
1 15 (12.20%) Web Services
1 15 (12.20%) XML
2 6 (4.88%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.25%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.63%) JSON
4 2 (1.63%) Middleware
5 1 (0.81%) Kafka
5 1 (0.81%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.20%) CMDB
3 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.44%) CESG
5 3 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) PKI
6 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.63%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.63%) Replication
6 2 (1.63%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 43 (34.96%) Windows
2 27 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 17 (13.82%) Linux
4 8 (6.50%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (3.25%) Unix
6 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) CentOS
9 1 (0.81%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.02%) ITIL
2 25 (20.33%) Service Management
3 19 (15.45%) DevOps
3 19 (15.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (14.63%) Presales
5 17 (13.82%) ITSM
6 16 (13.01%) Customer Engagement
7 15 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (12.20%) IT Asset Management
7 15 (12.20%) ITIL V2
7 15 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
7 15 (12.20%) Thought Leadership
8 14 (11.38%) Network Design
8 14 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (10.57%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (10.57%) Project Management
10 12 (9.76%) Network Management
11 11 (8.94%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (8.94%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.01%) JavaScript
2 8 (6.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.88%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.07%) Python
4 5 (4.07%) SQL
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (30.08%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (22.76%) CCNA
2 28 (22.76%) CCNP
3 21 (17.07%) Degree
4 16 (13.01%) Security Cleared
5 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (11.38%) MCSE
7 13 (10.57%) JNCIS
8 12 (9.76%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.88%) MCSA
10 5 (4.07%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (3.25%) CCDP
11 4 (3.25%) CCIE
11 4 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (2.44%) CEH
12 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.44%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.44%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.63%) CISSP
13 2 (1.63%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.45%) GDPR
2 16 (13.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (11.38%) SLA
4 10 (8.13%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.44%) NCSC
6 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.63%) NIST
System Software
1 43 (34.96%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.94%) VMware NSX
4 7 (5.69%) Docker
4 7 (5.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.07%) Firmware
6 2 (1.63%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (12.20%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (5.69%) Ansible
3 5 (4.07%) Terraform
4 4 (3.25%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (3.25%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.25%) logstash
4 4 (3.25%) Mesos
4 4 (3.25%) Prometheus
4 4 (3.25%) Puppet
5 3 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.63%) SCCM
6 2 (1.63%) WMI
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.81%) Packer
7 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (35.77%) Cisco
2 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 34 (27.64%) VMware
4 17 (13.82%) HP
5 16 (13.01%) Palo Alto
5 16 (13.01%) ServiceNow
6 15 (12.20%) BMC
6 15 (12.20%) Remedy
7 13 (10.57%) F5
8 12 (9.76%) Forcepoint
9 10 (8.13%) Juniper
10 8 (6.50%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.69%) Brocade
11 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.69%) Citrix
12 5 (4.07%) EMC
12 5 (4.07%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.07%) iManage
13 4 (3.25%) Dell
13 4 (3.25%) Ruckus Wireless