The table below looks at the statistics for OpenVPN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OpenVPN over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenVPN
Rank 867 851 875
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Permanent jobs citing OpenVPN 29 30 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.028% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27 28 24
Average salary £28,000 £50,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.00% +108.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £33,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +57.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20333 18564 22220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.39% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16090 15077 18216
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OpenVPN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OpenVPN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OpenVPN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenVPN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OpenVPN within the UK.

OpenVPN Salary Trend in the UK

OpenVPN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OpenVPN over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 within the UK.

OpenVPN Salary Histogram in the UK

OpenVPN
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVPN within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 28 £28,000 -44.00%
South East - 12 £28,000 -
London -18 11 £40,000 -20.00%
Brighton - 11 £28,000 -
East Sussex - 11 £28,000 -
City of London +13 4 £25,000 -41.17%
Hertfordshire - 3 £40,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £40,000 -
East of England - 3 £40,000 -
Manchester - 2 £30,000 -
North West - 2 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £27,500 -
Beaconsfield - 1 £40,000 -

OpenVPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OpenVPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OpenVPN.

1 40 (97.56%) Linux
2 30 (73.17%) Windows
3 28 (68.29%) VPN
4 27 (65.85%) DNS
5 25 (60.98%) TCP/IP
6 24 (58.54%) Cisco
7 23 (56.10%) MySQL
7 23 (56.10%) SSH
8 22 (53.66%) DHCP
9 21 (51.22%) PHP
10 20 (48.78%) Postfix
11 18 (43.90%) Bash Shell
12 15 (36.59%) FTP
12 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
12 15 (36.59%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (36.59%) VMware
12 15 (36.59%) VLAN
13 14 (34.15%) IPsec
13 14 (34.15%) LAMP
13 14 (34.15%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (34.15%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
14 13 (31.71%) Ubuntu
14 13 (31.71%) Degree
14 13 (31.71%) Kalman Filter
15 12 (29.27%) Solaris
15 12 (29.27%) VoIP
16 11 (26.83%) IIS
16 11 (26.83%) Citrix
16 11 (26.83%) DSL

OpenVPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OpenVPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OpenVPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
2 11 (26.83%) IIS
3 10 (24.39%) Apache
4 6 (14.63%) nginx
5 4 (9.76%) Zope
5 4 (9.76%) Plone
6 2 (4.88%) Confluence
7 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (2.44%) Drupal
7 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Route 53
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (68.29%) VPN
2 27 (65.85%) DNS
3 25 (60.98%) TCP/IP
4 23 (56.10%) SSH
5 22 (53.66%) DHCP
6 15 (36.59%) FTP
6 15 (36.59%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (36.59%) VLAN
7 14 (34.15%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (34.15%) IPsec
8 12 (29.27%) VoIP
9 11 (26.83%) DSL
9 11 (26.83%) Wireshark
10 10 (24.39%) Network Security
11 9 (21.95%) IMAP
11 9 (21.95%) OSPF
11 9 (21.95%) Internet
11 9 (21.95%) SMTP
12 8 (19.51%) BGP
12 8 (19.51%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (56.10%) MySQL
2 14 (34.15%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (9.76%) MariaDB
4 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.32%) SQLite
4 3 (7.32%) Big Data
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Emacs
2 2 (4.88%) PHPUnit
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Hudson
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.76%) Games
2 3 (7.32%) Multimedia
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Administrator
2 13 (31.71%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (29.27%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (29.27%) Support Engineer
4 11 (26.83%) Systems Support Engineer
4 11 (26.83%) Systems Support Analyst
4 11 (26.83%) Systems Analyst
4 11 (26.83%) Analyst
4 11 (26.83%) Systems Support
4 11 (26.83%) Support Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (17.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (12.20%) Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Project Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Network Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.44%) Senior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) LAMP
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (97.56%) Linux
2 30 (73.17%) Windows
3 13 (31.71%) Ubuntu
4 12 (29.27%) Solaris
5 10 (24.39%) CentOS
6 9 (21.95%) OpenBSD
7 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X
7 6 (14.63%) Debian
8 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
9 4 (9.76%) UNIX
9 4 (9.76%) FreeBSD
10 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
11 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
11 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (17.07%) Web Development
3 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.76%) Project Management
4 4 (9.76%) Web Design
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.32%) Identity Management
5 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.32%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (7.32%) OO
5 3 (7.32%) SIEM
6 2 (4.88%) Analytics
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.88%) ITIL
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.44%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (51.22%) PHP
2 18 (43.90%) Bash Shell
3 6 (14.63%) Python
4 5 (12.20%) C++
4 5 (12.20%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) Perl
5 4 (9.76%) SQL
5 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.32%) C
7 2 (4.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) CCNP
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Postfix
2 10 (24.39%) Samba
3 9 (21.95%) NFS
4 8 (19.51%) OpenSSH
5 5 (12.20%) Varnish
6 4 (9.76%) SpamAssassin
6 4 (9.76%) Squid
6 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (7.32%) ISA Server
8 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
9 1 (2.44%) vSphere
9 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.44%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
9 1 (2.44%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Nagios
2 5 (12.20%) Puppet
3 4 (9.76%) HAProxy
3 4 (9.76%) Ansible
4 3 (7.32%) OpenView
4 3 (7.32%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.44%) Capistrano
5 1 (2.44%) WSUS
5 1 (2.44%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.44%) Munin
5 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Cisco
2 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) VMware
3 11 (26.83%) Polycom
3 11 (26.83%) Citrix
4 10 (24.39%) HP
5 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.32%) Aruba
6 3 (7.32%) ArcSight
6 3 (7.32%) Sun
6 3 (7.32%) Compuware
7 2 (4.88%) Perforce
7 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.44%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle
8 1 (2.44%) Juniper
8 1 (2.44%) NetApp