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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenVPN
Rank 891 907 883
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -24
Permanent jobs citing OpenVPN 24 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.021% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.12% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 6
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £28,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £60,000 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £28,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -15.15%

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
18442 20682 19913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.83% 17.66% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15180 16529 16012
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +34 24 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Manchester +22 11 £37,500 +25.00% 1
North West +8 11 £37,500 +25.00% 1
London +29 6 £45,000 -25.00% 1
South East +1 5 £45,000 +60.71%
Hampshire - 3 - -
Beaconsfield +24 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -13 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Salisbury - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £28,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £28,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £40,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £28,000 -
City of London - 1 £47,500 -

OpenVPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 57 (87.69%) VPN
2 53 (81.54%) Linux
3 49 (75.38%) IPsec
4 40 (61.54%) MySQL
5 33 (50.77%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (49.23%) CentOS
7 31 (47.69%) Bash Shell
7 31 (47.69%) PPTP
8 30 (46.15%) Python
9 28 (43.08%) PHP
9 28 (43.08%) Firewall
9 28 (43.08%) L2TP
10 24 (36.92%) Ubuntu
11 23 (35.38%) Telecoms
11 23 (35.38%) Route 53
12 22 (33.85%) Cisco
13 21 (32.31%) VMware
14 20 (30.77%) DNS
14 20 (30.77%) Data Centre
15 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (29.23%) SSL
15 19 (29.23%) Apache
16 18 (27.69%) Debian
17 17 (26.15%) Red Hat
17 17 (26.15%) nginx
18 16 (24.62%) Amazon EC2
18 16 (24.62%) Puppet
18 16 (24.62%) MariaDB
18 16 (24.62%) KVM
18 16 (24.62%) Shell Script

OpenVPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 19 (29.23%) Apache
2 17 (26.15%) nginx
3 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.54%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.54%) Jetty
4 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (50.77%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (35.38%) Route 53
3 16 (24.62%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (23.08%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (4.62%) Google Compute Engine
6 3 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (4.62%) Google Apps
7 2 (3.08%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.54%) SaaS
8 1 (1.54%) PaaS
8 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (87.69%) VPN
2 49 (75.38%) IPsec
3 31 (47.69%) PPTP
4 28 (43.08%) Firewall
4 28 (43.08%) L2TP
5 20 (30.77%) DNS
6 19 (29.23%) SSL
7 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
8 13 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (18.46%) Internet
10 6 (9.23%) MPLS
10 6 (9.23%) OSPF
10 6 (9.23%) BGP
11 5 (7.69%) 3G
11 5 (7.69%) 4G
11 5 (7.69%) Network Security
12 4 (6.15%) SAN
12 4 (6.15%) SNMP
12 4 (6.15%) DHCP
12 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (61.54%) MySQL
2 16 (24.62%) MariaDB
3 6 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.62%) CouchDB
5 2 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.08%) Redis
6 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.54%) SQLite
6 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Maven
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
3 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (35.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.54%) Law
2 1 (1.54%) Legal
2 1 (1.54%) Games
2 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Systems Administrator
2 21 (32.31%) Administrator
3 11 (16.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Design Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Network Design Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.23%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) IT Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 1 (1.54%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.54%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) Web Services
2 12 (18.46%) LAMP
3 3 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (4.62%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.54%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.54%) Java EE
4 1 (1.54%) JSON
4 1 (1.54%) WCF
4 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 15 (23.08%) PKI
3 12 (18.46%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
6 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.54%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.54%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 53 (81.54%) Linux
2 32 (49.23%) CentOS
3 24 (36.92%) Ubuntu
4 18 (27.69%) Debian
5 16 (24.62%) Windows
6 12 (18.46%) Amazon Linux
7 4 (6.15%) OpenBSD
8 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.62%) UNIX
9 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.54%) FreeNAS
10 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.54%) Solaris
10 1 (1.54%) FreeBSD
10 1 (1.54%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (23.08%) Analytics
2 13 (20.00%) DevOps
2 13 (20.00%) Migration
3 12 (18.46%) Scrum
3 12 (18.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (16.92%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (16.92%) Data Protection
4 11 (16.92%) TDD
5 7 (10.77%) Network Design
5 7 (10.77%) Network Architecture
6 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.15%) CRM
7 4 (6.15%) Information Security
7 4 (6.15%) SIEM
8 3 (4.62%) Time Management
8 3 (4.62%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (3.08%) Server Hardening
9 2 (3.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) Bash Shell
2 30 (46.15%) Python
3 28 (43.08%) PHP
4 16 (24.62%) Shell Script
5 15 (23.08%) Perl
6 12 (18.46%) C++
7 4 (6.15%) Ruby
8 3 (4.62%) Java
8 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.62%) Go
9 2 (3.08%) C
10 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
1 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) CCIE
2 2 (3.08%) CCNP
2 2 (3.08%) CCNA
2 2 (3.08%) CCDP
2 2 (3.08%) CISSP
3 1 (1.54%) CISM
3 1 (1.54%) GIAC
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.54%) CCSP
3 1 (1.54%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (24.62%) KVM
3 14 (21.54%) Xen
4 12 (18.46%) Docker
5 6 (9.23%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (6.15%) Snort
7 3 (4.62%) Postfix
7 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
7 3 (4.62%) vCloud
7 3 (4.62%) pfSense
8 2 (3.08%) XenApp
8 2 (3.08%) XenServer
8 2 (3.08%) NFS
8 2 (3.08%) iptables
8 2 (3.08%) Openswan
9 1 (1.54%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (1.54%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (1.54%) Ceph
9 1 (1.54%) LXC
9 1 (1.54%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) Puppet
2 15 (23.08%) Nagios
3 14 (21.54%) Vagrant
4 6 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.62%) logstash
5 3 (4.62%) CFEngine
5 3 (4.62%) Nessus
5 3 (4.62%) OSSEC
6 2 (3.08%) Cacti
6 2 (3.08%) Munin
6 2 (3.08%) Pacemaker
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.54%) Rsyslog
7 1 (1.54%) Bacula
7 1 (1.54%) yum
7 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Cisco
2 21 (32.31%) VMware
3 17 (26.15%) Red Hat
4 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.15%) HP
5 4 (6.15%) Juniper
5 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.62%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.62%) Google
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle
7 2 (3.08%) Citrix
7 2 (3.08%) NetApp
7 2 (3.08%) Symantec
7 2 (3.08%) McAfee
7 2 (3.08%) Splunk
7 2 (3.08%) Percona
7 2 (3.08%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.54%) Assembla
8 1 (1.54%) New Relic
8 1 (1.54%) LogRhythm
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