Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 170 167
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +30
Permanent jobs citing VPN 397 138 476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.14% 1.58% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.49% 8.01% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 288 112 392
10th Percentile £26,338 £27,075 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +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 2,563 1,723 4,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.85% 19.71% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,739 1,408 3,346
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,525 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £63,000 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 26 November 2021.

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 26 November 2021. 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 +11 163 £43,000 -4.44% 31
Surrey -10 79 £50,000 -2.91% 8
Hampshire -66 78 £45,000 -14.29% 9
Berkshire -14 66 £48,750 -18.75% 16
Buckinghamshire -19 63 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Kent -17 50 £33,500 -20.24% 11
Oxfordshire +1 36 £49,000 +71.93% 6
East Sussex -30 9 £75,000 +154.24% 1
West Sussex -11 6 £85,000 +61.90% 4
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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.

1 278 (70.03%) Firewall
2 187 (47.10%) Windows
3 175 (44.08%) Microsoft
4 173 (43.58%) Active Directory
5 162 (40.81%) Azure
6 145 (36.52%) DNS
7 144 (36.27%) Microsoft 365
8 141 (35.52%) Cisco
9 118 (29.72%) Social Skills
10 114 (28.72%) LAN
11 108 (27.20%) WAN
12 98 (24.69%) Windows Server
13 90 (22.67%) DHCP
14 81 (20.40%) Linux
14 81 (20.40%) VMware
15 79 (19.90%) Problem-Solving
16 75 (18.89%) TCP/IP
16 75 (18.89%) Cisco Certification
17 69 (17.38%) VLAN
18 66 (16.62%) ITIL
18 66 (16.62%) Windows 10
19 63 (15.87%) CCNA
20 62 (15.62%) Data Centre
21 60 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 58 (14.61%) Finance
23 53 (13.35%) Self-Motivation
23 53 (13.35%) Palo Alto
24 51 (12.85%) AWS
25 50 (12.59%) PowerShell
25 50 (12.59%) IPsec

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 48 (12.09%) SharePoint
2 41 (10.33%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.79%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.52%) CMS
5 10 (2.52%) Confluence
5 10 (2.52%) IIS
5 10 (2.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (2.52%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.52%) WordPress
6 8 (2.02%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.51%) Apache
7 6 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.26%) MicroStation
4 5 (1.26%) Revit
5 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.52%) Sage 200
2 6 (1.51%) Sentinel
3 5 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 162 (40.81%) Azure
2 144 (36.27%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (12.85%) AWS
4 43 (10.83%) SaaS
5 42 (10.58%) IaaS
6 40 (10.08%) PaaS
7 37 (9.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (6.80%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (6.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 24 (6.05%) Mimecast
10 21 (5.29%) Azure Service Bus
11 19 (4.79%) Azure App Service
11 19 (4.79%) Azure Storage
11 19 (4.79%) GitHub
12 14 (3.53%) OneDrive
13 11 (2.77%) Google Workspace
14 8 (2.02%) Azure Sentinel
15 6 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (1.26%) Apigee
16 5 (1.26%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 278 (70.03%) Firewall
2 145 (36.52%) DNS
3 114 (28.72%) LAN
4 108 (27.20%) WAN
5 90 (22.67%) DHCP
6 75 (18.89%) TCP/IP
7 69 (17.38%) VLAN
8 50 (12.59%) IPsec
9 49 (12.34%) VoIP
10 48 (12.09%) Wireless
11 42 (10.58%) Wi-Fi
12 41 (10.33%) BGP
12 41 (10.33%) Network Security
12 41 (10.33%) SSL
12 41 (10.33%) WLAN
13 39 (9.82%) Internet
14 36 (9.07%) MPLS
15 34 (8.56%) OSPF
16 27 (6.80%) SAN
16 27 (6.80%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.79%) Big Data
3 10 (2.52%) MySQL
4 7 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.51%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.26%) Couchbase
6 5 (1.26%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.26%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.76%) MS Access
8 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.76%) Redis
9 2 (0.50%) GIS
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2019
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 35 (8.82%) JIRA
2 20 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.79%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (3.02%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.01%) Android Studio
5 4 (1.01%) WinDbg
5 4 (1.01%) Xcode
6 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.25%) GitLab
7 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 118 (29.72%) Social Skills
2 58 (14.61%) Finance
3 37 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (8.82%) Telecoms
5 32 (8.06%) Public Sector
6 24 (6.05%) Organisational Skills
7 18 (4.53%) Legal
8 15 (3.78%) Presentation Skills
9 14 (3.53%) Manufacturing
10 12 (3.02%) Documentation Skills
10 12 (3.02%) French Language
10 12 (3.02%) Law
11 10 (2.52%) German Language
11 10 (2.52%) Multimedia
11 10 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (2.27%) Banking
12 9 (2.27%) Retail
13 8 (2.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 8 (2.02%) Publishing
14 7 (1.76%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 118 (29.72%) Network Engineer
2 54 (13.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (10.58%) IT Engineer
4 40 (10.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 39 (9.82%) Security Engineer
6 30 (7.56%) Consultant
7 28 (7.05%) Analyst
8 27 (6.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 27 (6.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 25 (6.30%) Technical Consultant
10 23 (5.79%) Support Engineer
11 22 (5.54%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (5.29%) Cloud Consultant
13 20 (5.04%) Administrator
14 19 (4.79%) Developer
14 19 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
14 19 (4.79%) IT Manager
14 19 (4.79%) Lead Developer
15 17 (4.28%) Systems Administrator
16 14 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.55%) Web Services
2 24 (6.05%) SOAP
3 23 (5.79%) .NET
4 19 (4.79%) .NET Core
4 19 (4.79%) ActiveMQ
4 19 (4.79%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (4.79%) RESTful
5 11 (2.77%) HTML
6 8 (2.02%) LDAP
7 5 (1.26%) 802.1X
7 5 (1.26%) Ajax
7 5 (1.26%) ARM Templates
7 5 (1.26%) CSS
7 5 (1.26%) XML
8 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.01%) iOS SDK
8 4 (1.01%) XMPP
9 2 (0.50%) LAMP
9 2 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.62%) Data Centre
2 53 (13.35%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (7.56%) User Experience
4 22 (5.54%) Public Cloud
5 18 (4.53%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (3.78%) PKI
7 13 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.51%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.26%) CMDB
10 5 (1.26%) SCADA
10 5 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.01%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.01%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.76%) EPoS
12 3 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.76%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 187 (47.10%) Windows
2 98 (24.69%) Windows Server
3 81 (20.40%) Linux
4 66 (16.62%) Windows 10
5 45 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (8.82%) Windows Server 2019
7 24 (6.05%) VMS
8 23 (5.79%) Android
9 21 (5.29%) Apple iOS
10 20 (5.04%) Windows Server 2016
11 17 (4.28%) Ubuntu
12 11 (2.77%) Windows 7
13 9 (2.27%) Windows 8
14 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (1.51%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.26%) Mac OS
17 4 (1.01%) CentOS
17 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (1.01%) SUSE
17 4 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (19.90%) Problem-Solving
2 66 (16.62%) ITIL
3 60 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 41 (10.33%) DevOps
5 39 (9.82%) Requirements Gathering
6 38 (9.57%) Presales
7 37 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (9.32%) Mentoring
8 36 (9.07%) Computer Science
9 32 (8.06%) Service Delivery
10 29 (7.30%) Network Design
11 28 (7.05%) Full Stack Development
11 28 (7.05%) Kalman Filter
12 27 (6.80%) Analytics
13 26 (6.55%) Project Management
14 24 (6.05%) Microservices
14 24 (6.05%) Risk Management
15 23 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (5.79%) Data Analytics
15 23 (5.79%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.59%) PowerShell
2 39 (9.82%) SQL
3 14 (3.53%) Python
4 11 (2.77%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.76%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.76%) Java
6 6 (1.51%) C#
6 6 (1.51%) Perl
7 4 (1.01%) Apple Swift
7 4 (1.01%) C
7 4 (1.01%) C++
7 4 (1.01%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.25%) Go
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (18.89%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (15.87%) CCNA
3 50 (12.59%) CCNP
4 46 (11.59%) Security Cleared
5 39 (9.82%) Degree
6 24 (6.05%) SC Cleared
7 22 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (2.27%) MCP
11 8 (2.02%) CGEIT
11 8 (2.02%) CISA
11 8 (2.02%) CRISC
12 7 (1.76%) MCSA
13 6 (1.51%) MCSE
13 6 (1.51%) SANS
14 4 (1.01%) A+ Certification
14 4 (1.01%) CCIE
14 4 (1.01%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (8.31%) SLA
3 12 (3.02%) GDPR
3 12 (3.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.77%) NIST
5 9 (2.27%) SOC 2
6 8 (2.02%) COBIT
6 8 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.76%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 173 (43.58%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (11.08%) Hyper-V
4 30 (7.56%) Docker
5 12 (3.02%) vSphere
6 11 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.02%) Firmware
8 6 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.26%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.26%) XenApp
10 4 (1.01%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.01%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.25%) NLBS
12 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (11.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 35 (8.82%) SCCM
3 28 (7.05%) Kubernetes
4 12 (3.02%) CSIRT
5 11 (2.77%) Terraform
6 9 (2.27%) Ansible
7 7 (1.76%) Pingdom
7 7 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 6 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.26%) HP UCMDB
10 4 (1.01%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.01%) WSUS
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.76%) SCOM
11 3 (0.76%) SCSM
12 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 175 (44.08%) Microsoft
2 141 (35.52%) Cisco
3 81 (20.40%) VMware
4 53 (13.35%) Palo Alto
5 39 (9.82%) Citrix
6 35 (8.82%) Meraki
7 30 (7.56%) SolarWinds
8 25 (6.30%) Juniper
9 23 (5.79%) Sophos
10 22 (5.54%) CheckPoint
11 19 (4.79%) Remedy
12 18 (4.53%) HP
13 17 (4.28%) Fortinet
14 16 (4.03%) Dell
15 15 (3.78%) Google
16 14 (3.53%) F5
16 14 (3.53%) Zscaler
17 13 (3.27%) Veeam
18 12 (3.02%) Oracle
19 11 (2.77%) Barracuda Networks