Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 188 156
Rank change year-on-year +37 -32 -43
Permanent jobs citing VPN 450 471 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.97% 1.75% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.45% 10.94% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 364 398 538
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.05% +11.18%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,125 £70,225 £71,250
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 3,931 4,305 5,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.23% 16.04% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,041 3,333 4,263
South East median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 +31 166 £50,000 -9.09% 35
Hampshire +30 118 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Berkshire +16 92 £56,250 +12.50% 23
Surrey +22 79 £47,500 +5.56% 22
West Sussex +6 46 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Oxfordshire +22 37 £40,000 -33.33% 6
Buckinghamshire +12 37 £70,000 +16.67% 6
East Sussex +12 24 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Kent -9 15 £27,500 +12.24% 9
Middlesex - 2 £60,000 -
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England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 301 (66.89%) Firewall
2 208 (46.22%) Windows
2 208 (46.22%) Cisco
3 194 (43.11%) Microsoft
4 176 (39.11%) WAN
5 164 (36.44%) DNS
6 158 (35.11%) Active Directory
7 151 (33.56%) LAN
8 140 (31.11%) VMware
9 139 (30.89%) Cisco Certification
10 137 (30.44%) DHCP
11 125 (27.78%) TCP/IP
12 116 (25.78%) Windows Server
13 107 (23.78%) Azure
14 106 (23.56%) Linux
15 104 (23.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 96 (21.33%) CCNP
17 95 (21.11%) Office 365
18 93 (20.67%) Problem-Solving
19 86 (19.11%) Data Centre
20 81 (18.00%) VLAN
21 79 (17.56%) Network Security
22 73 (16.22%) Wireless
23 70 (15.56%) CheckPoint
23 70 (15.56%) ITIL
23 70 (15.56%) PowerShell
24 68 (15.11%) BGP
25 65 (14.44%) Windows 10
26 63 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
27 62 (13.78%) 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 51 (11.33%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.67%) IIS
3 38 (8.44%) SharePoint
4 20 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (3.56%) Apache
6 10 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.78%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.56%) Confluence
8 7 (1.56%) nginx
9 5 (1.11%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) JBoss
12 1 (0.22%) Site Server
12 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 53 (11.78%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) assyst
1 4 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 107 (23.78%) Azure
2 95 (21.11%) Office 365
3 43 (9.56%) AWS
4 39 (8.67%) SaaS
5 29 (6.44%) IaaS
6 16 (3.56%) PaaS
7 15 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (3.11%) OneDrive
9 9 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.78%) Power Platform
10 8 (1.78%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.89%) GCP
12 3 (0.67%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.67%) Route 53
12 3 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.44%) Akamai
14 1 (0.22%) Amazon ECS
14 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.22%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 301 (66.89%) Firewall
2 176 (39.11%) WAN
3 164 (36.44%) DNS
4 151 (33.56%) LAN
5 137 (30.44%) DHCP
6 125 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 81 (18.00%) VLAN
8 79 (17.56%) Network Security
9 73 (16.22%) Wireless
10 68 (15.11%) BGP
11 63 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
12 60 (13.33%) VoIP
13 58 (12.89%) OSPF
14 57 (12.67%) IPsec
15 55 (12.22%) SSL
16 50 (11.11%) Internet
17 47 (10.44%) MPLS
18 36 (8.00%) WLAN
19 30 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
19 30 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (0.67%) MySQL
7 2 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.22%) Ingres
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.22%) Redis
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (1.78%) Git (software)
1 8 (1.78%) JIRA
2 6 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.11%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.22%) Mocha
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 33 (7.33%) Finance
2 19 (4.22%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.56%) Legal
4 14 (3.11%) Public Sector
5 8 (1.78%) Banking
6 6 (1.33%) Marketing
6 6 (1.33%) Retail
7 5 (1.11%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.11%) Military
8 4 (0.89%) Advertising
9 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 2 (0.44%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 134 (29.78%) Network Engineer
2 49 (10.89%) Support Engineer
3 44 (9.78%) Architect
3 44 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (7.78%) Analyst
5 34 (7.56%) Security Engineer
6 31 (6.89%) IT Support
7 28 (6.22%) Network Security Engineer
8 24 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 24 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 22 (4.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 22 (4.89%) Support Analyst
10 20 (4.44%) Network Architect
11 19 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (4.00%) Administrator
12 18 (4.00%) Security Architect
12 18 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (3.78%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.44%) LDAP
2 7 (1.56%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
3 6 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.11%) .NET
4 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.89%) COM
5 4 (0.89%) jQuery
5 4 (0.89%) Kafka
5 4 (0.89%) RESTful
5 4 (0.89%) Web Services
6 3 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.67%) Middleware
7 2 (0.44%) CSS
7 2 (0.44%) LAMP
7 2 (0.44%) SAML
8 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.22%) Memcached
8 1 (0.22%) OpenID
8 1 (0.22%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 86 (19.11%) Data Centre
2 62 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (7.33%) Management Information System
5 23 (5.11%) Linux Command Line
6 20 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (3.11%) Clustering
8 11 (2.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (2.00%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.78%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.33%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.89%) BYOD
14 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.44%) iPad
15 2 (0.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 208 (46.22%) Windows
2 116 (25.78%) Windows Server
3 106 (23.56%) Linux
4 65 (14.44%) Windows 10
5 50 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 25 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 14 (3.11%) Mac OS
10 13 (2.89%) Unix
11 11 (2.44%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.56%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.33%) Solaris
14 5 (1.11%) Android
14 5 (1.11%) CentOS
15 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.44%) Debian
16 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (20.67%) Problem-Solving
2 70 (15.56%) ITIL
3 54 (12.00%) Information Security
4 53 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 50 (11.11%) Change Management
6 46 (10.22%) Load Balancing
7 39 (8.67%) Incident Management
8 36 (8.00%) Network Management
9 34 (7.56%) Mentoring
10 30 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
11 28 (6.22%) Validation
12 27 (6.00%) Computer Science
12 27 (6.00%) DevOps
13 26 (5.78%) Migration
14 25 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
15 21 (4.67%) Change Control
16 20 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (4.22%) Project Delivery
17 19 (4.22%) Vulnerability Management
18 18 (4.00%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.56%) PowerShell
2 32 (7.11%) Python
3 23 (5.11%) SQL
4 17 (3.78%) Shell Script
5 14 (3.11%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.67%) PHP
7 10 (2.22%) Perl
8 9 (2.00%) Ruby
9 7 (1.56%) Java
10 6 (1.33%) C++
11 5 (1.11%) VB
12 4 (0.89%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.67%) VBScript
14 2 (0.44%) C
15 1 (0.22%) Ada
15 1 (0.22%) C#
15 1 (0.22%) Go
15 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (30.89%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (21.33%) CCNP
3 62 (13.78%) CCNA
4 53 (11.78%) Degree
5 41 (9.11%) Security Cleared
6 38 (8.44%) CISSP
7 34 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (5.11%) SC Cleared
9 19 (4.22%) CISM
10 18 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (4.00%) MCP
10 18 (4.00%) MCSE
11 17 (3.78%) CCSP
11 17 (3.78%) Numerate Degree
12 16 (3.56%) CEH
13 13 (2.89%) GIAC
14 12 (2.67%) CREST Certified
14 12 (2.67%) MCITP
14 12 (2.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.22%) SLA
2 28 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (4.00%) NIST
4 16 (3.56%) PCI DSS
5 12 (2.67%) NIST 800
6 5 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.67%) GDPR
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) PMO
9 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 158 (35.11%) Active Directory
2 104 (23.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 36 (8.00%) vSphere
5 26 (5.78%) VMware NSX
6 22 (4.89%) Docker
7 16 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (3.33%) Firmware
9 11 (2.44%) vCloud
10 10 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (1.78%) XenApp
11 8 (1.78%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (1.33%) NFS
14 5 (1.11%) Sendmail
15 4 (0.89%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.44%) Postfix
17 2 (0.44%) Snort
17 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (6.00%) Ansible
2 20 (4.44%) SCCM
3 19 (4.22%) Kubernetes
4 15 (3.33%) Terraform
5 13 (2.89%) Nagios
5 13 (2.89%) WSUS
6 12 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (2.67%) Nessus
7 10 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (1.33%) Nmap
10 5 (1.11%) Grafana
10 5 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.89%) Amdocs OSS
11 4 (0.89%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.89%) Icinga
11 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.89%) Observium
Vendors
1 208 (46.22%) Cisco
2 194 (43.11%) Microsoft
3 140 (31.11%) VMware
4 70 (15.56%) CheckPoint
5 55 (12.22%) Juniper
5 55 (12.22%) Palo Alto
6 50 (11.11%) Citrix
7 42 (9.33%) F5
8 33 (7.33%) Meraki
8 33 (7.33%) SolarWinds
9 18 (4.00%) NetApp
10 17 (3.78%) HP
11 15 (3.33%) Fortinet
11 15 (3.33%) Oracle
12 14 (3.11%) Apple
12 14 (3.11%) Dell
12 14 (3.11%) ServiceNow
13 13 (2.89%) Aruba
13 13 (2.89%) McAfee
14 10 (2.22%) Blue Coat