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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenVPN
Rank 856 915 896
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -19
Permanent jobs citing OpenVPN 40 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.069% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 37 10 5
Average salary £47,500 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.46% +7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +88.88%

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
19933 20250 22143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.09% 16.98% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15782 16062 17938
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 2015 within the UK.

OpenVPN Salary Histogram in the UK

OpenVPN
Top 15 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 1 May 2015. 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
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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 +47 39 £48,750 +12.06% 8
London +39 23 £50,000 - 5
South East - 10 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 9 £50,000 -
City of London +25 6 £53,750 +7.50% 3
North West - 4 £36,250 - 3
Manchester - 4 £36,250 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £41,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £41,500 -
Leeds - 2 £41,500 -
Scotland +17 1 £32,500 +4.83%
Edinburgh +14 1 £32,500 +4.83%
Beaconsfield - 1 £45,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 -

OpenVPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 67 (78.82%) Linux
2 59 (69.41%) MySQL
3 57 (67.06%) VPN
4 47 (55.29%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (50.59%) Web Services
6 42 (49.41%) Firewall
7 38 (44.71%) IPsec
8 36 (42.35%) Bash Shell
9 33 (38.82%) PHP
10 32 (37.65%) Nagios
10 32 (37.65%) Ubuntu
11 31 (36.47%) SSL
12 30 (35.29%) CentOS
13 29 (34.12%) MariaDB
13 29 (34.12%) VMware
14 28 (32.94%) L2TP
14 28 (32.94%) Cisco
15 27 (31.76%) Amazon EC2
16 25 (29.41%) Windows
17 24 (28.24%) Amazon Linux
18 23 (27.06%) Python
18 23 (27.06%) PPTP
19 22 (25.88%) Telecoms
20 21 (24.71%) Apache
20 21 (24.71%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (22.35%) KVM
21 19 (22.35%) Debian
22 18 (21.18%) DNS
22 18 (21.18%) Redis
23 17 (20.00%) logstash

OpenVPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 21 (24.71%) Apache
2 17 (20.00%) nginx
3 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.71%) WordPress
4 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.18%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.18%) Jetty
6 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 47 (55.29%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (31.76%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (17.65%) Route 53
4 14 (16.47%) Amazon ELB
5 12 (14.12%) Amazon SQS
5 12 (14.12%) Amazon S3
5 12 (14.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (7.06%) Datadog
7 3 (3.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (67.06%) VPN
2 42 (49.41%) Firewall
3 38 (44.71%) IPsec
4 31 (36.47%) SSL
5 28 (32.94%) L2TP
6 23 (27.06%) PPTP
7 18 (21.18%) DNS
8 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 11 (12.94%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (12.94%) Internet
10 10 (11.76%) VoIP
11 9 (10.59%) VLAN
11 9 (10.59%) SAN
12 8 (9.41%) IPv4
13 6 (7.06%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (4.71%) BGP
14 4 (4.71%) 802.15
14 4 (4.71%) FTP
14 4 (4.71%) HTTP
14 4 (4.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (69.41%) MySQL
2 29 (34.12%) MariaDB
3 18 (21.18%) Redis
4 12 (14.12%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (11.76%) NoSQL
6 6 (7.06%) Couchbase
7 5 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (4.71%) Big Data
8 4 (4.71%) SQLite
9 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.88%) Subversion
3 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.53%) JIRA
5 1 (1.18%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 22 (25.88%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.71%) Legal
3 1 (1.18%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (43.53%) Administrator
1 37 (43.53%) Systems Administrator
2 17 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 16 (18.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 13 (15.29%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Support Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) Linux Support
5 12 (14.12%) Linux Support Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Network Engineer
7 8 (9.41%) IT Manager
8 7 (8.24%) DBA
9 6 (7.06%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (5.88%) Design Engineer
11 4 (4.71%) Network Administrator
11 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (4.71%) Software Developer
11 4 (4.71%) Developer
11 4 (4.71%) Embedded Software Developer
12 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (50.59%) Web Services
2 4 (4.71%) XML
2 4 (4.71%) CSS
2 4 (4.71%) HTML
2 4 (4.71%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) .NET Compact Framework
2 4 (4.71%) JSON
2 4 (4.71%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.71%) WCF
3 3 (3.53%) MCollective
4 2 (2.35%) LAMP
5 1 (1.18%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) PKI
2 6 (7.06%) Cryptography
2 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.53%) Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 2 (2.35%) Open Source
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (78.82%) Linux
2 32 (37.65%) Ubuntu
3 30 (35.29%) CentOS
4 25 (29.41%) Windows
5 24 (28.24%) Amazon Linux
6 19 (22.35%) Debian
7 13 (15.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (11.76%) Apple iOS
8 10 (11.76%) Android
9 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (4.71%) Windows CE
10 4 (4.71%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (3.53%) UNIX
12 2 (2.35%) OpenBSD
12 2 (2.35%) Solaris
12 2 (2.35%) FreeBSD
13 1 (1.18%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) Incident Management
2 11 (12.94%) E-Commerce
3 7 (8.24%) Network Architecture
4 6 (7.06%) Configuration Management
4 6 (7.06%) Analytics
4 6 (7.06%) DevOps
5 5 (5.88%) Network Design
5 5 (5.88%) ITIL
5 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.88%) Information Security
6 3 (3.53%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.53%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.53%) SIEM
6 3 (3.53%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.53%) CRM
6 3 (3.53%) Project Management
6 3 (3.53%) Practice Management
6 3 (3.53%) Change Management
6 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.35%) Bash Shell
2 33 (38.82%) PHP
3 23 (27.06%) Python
4 15 (17.65%) Perl
5 14 (16.47%) Shell Script
6 9 (10.59%) C
7 6 (7.06%) C++
8 4 (4.71%) C#
9 3 (3.53%) Ruby
10 2 (2.35%) SQL
11 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.35%) CCIE
3 2 (2.35%) CISSP
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.18%) VCAP
4 1 (1.18%) CCNP
4 1 (1.18%) CCNA
4 1 (1.18%) CCDP
4 1 (1.18%) CISM
4 1 (1.18%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (24.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (22.35%) KVM
3 16 (18.82%) Xen
4 15 (17.65%) Openswan
5 8 (9.41%) XenApp
6 7 (8.24%) XenServer
7 4 (4.71%) Firmware
7 4 (4.71%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (3.53%) Postfix
8 3 (3.53%) Snort
8 3 (3.53%) pfSense
8 3 (3.53%) NFS
8 3 (3.53%) iptables
9 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.35%) Docker
9 2 (2.35%) Ceph
9 2 (2.35%) Corosync
9 2 (2.35%) Dovecot
9 2 (2.35%) SpamAssassin
9 2 (2.35%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 32 (37.65%) Nagios
2 17 (20.00%) logstash
3 14 (16.47%) Cacti
4 13 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (12.94%) Ganglia
5 11 (12.94%) Puppet
6 5 (5.88%) Bacula
7 4 (4.71%) Vagrant
7 4 (4.71%) ZABBIX
8 3 (3.53%) Munin
8 3 (3.53%) Pacemaker
9 2 (2.35%) Nessus
9 2 (2.35%) Rsyslog
9 2 (2.35%) yum
9 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (2.35%) OSSEC
10 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) VMware
2 28 (32.94%) Cisco
3 17 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (15.29%) Splunk
5 12 (14.12%) Percona
6 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
7 8 (9.41%) Citrix
8 6 (7.06%) HP
9 4 (4.71%) Oracle
9 4 (4.71%) Apple
9 4 (4.71%) Assembla
10 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.53%) Juniper
11 2 (2.35%) McAfee
11 2 (2.35%) Rackspace
11 2 (2.35%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.18%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.18%) New Relic
12 1 (1.18%) LogRhythm
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