The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 164 174 169
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2041 1992 1863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.90% 1.71% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.42% 9.47% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1746 1690 1599
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%

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
17877 21044 19193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 18.09% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 14817 16659 15506
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VPN
Salary Trend

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

VPN Salary Trend in the UK

VPN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 within the UK.

VPN Salary Histogram in the UK

VPN
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(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 +14 1958 £40,000 - 217
London +13 803 £45,000 - 65
South East +14 517 £45,000 +20.00% 46
Surrey +33 166 £39,500 +5.33% 12
Yorkshire +19 138 £38,500 -3.75% 23
Berkshire -3 136 £46,250 +28.47% 12
City of London -13 133 £52,500 +9.37% 11
North West +25 126 £35,000 +27.27% 17
East of England -16 115 £32,500 -18.75% 14
South West +19 109 £37,500 +47.05% 23
West Yorkshire +16 100 £40,000 - 9
West Midlands -10 94 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Hampshire +22 89 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Leeds +12 75 £42,000 -2.32% 7
Manchester +35 72 £37,500 +18.99% 10
Reading +19 67 £45,000 - 7
East Midlands +4 55 £39,000 +21.87% 11
Hertfordshire 0 53 £29,250 -31.17% 7
West Sussex +13 42 £45,000 +63.63% 3
Birmingham +17 40 £41,250 +17.85% 5
Cheshire +5 40 £35,000 +48.93% 4
Wiltshire -1 36 £42,500 +70.00% 6
Scotland 0 35 £33,750 -15.62% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 32 £60,000 +122.22% 3
Derbyshire +8 26 £39,000 +35.65% 3
Farnborough +9 25 £47,500 +39.70%
Guildford +12 24 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Redhill +11 24 £40,000 -5.88%
Cambridgeshire +23 23 £40,000 - 3
Basingstoke +11 23 £45,000 +12.50%

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing VPN 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 VPN.

1 2371 (58.43%) Firewall
2 2126 (52.39%) Cisco
3 2125 (52.37%) Windows
4 1513 (37.28%) WAN
5 1482 (36.52%) LAN
6 1395 (34.38%) Microsoft
7 1366 (33.66%) DNS
8 1341 (33.05%) VMware
9 1331 (32.80%) Active Directory
10 1283 (31.62%) Cisco Certification
11 1207 (29.74%) TCP/IP
12 1009 (24.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 984 (24.25%) Linux
14 933 (22.99%) MS Exchange
15 848 (20.90%) Data Centre
16 845 (20.82%) MPLS
17 800 (19.71%) CCNA
18 783 (19.30%) DHCP
19 773 (19.05%) ITIL
20 744 (18.33%) CCNP
21 737 (18.16%) VoIP
22 728 (17.94%) BGP
23 722 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
24 718 (17.69%) MS Excel
25 686 (16.90%) Cisco ASA
26 672 (16.56%) OSPF
27 671 (16.54%) Citrix
28 670 (16.51%) MS Office
29 663 (16.34%) Wireless
30 662 (16.31%) Juniper

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing VPN 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 VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 933 (22.99%) MS Exchange
2 453 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 247 (6.09%) IIS
4 219 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 198 (4.88%) Apache
6 192 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 190 (4.68%) SharePoint
8 175 (4.31%) Lync
9 140 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 115 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 92 (2.27%) nginx
12 82 (2.02%) Tomcat
13 50 (1.23%) IBM Notes
14 34 (0.84%) CMS
15 31 (0.76%) Confluence
16 28 (0.69%) Drupal
17 24 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
18 23 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
18 23 (0.57%) MediaWiki
18 23 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 718 (17.69%) MS Excel
2 670 (16.51%) MS Office
3 134 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.074%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.074%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.049%) InDesign
8 1 (0.025%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.025%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 18 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 8 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 8 (0.20%) SAP R/3
5 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.074%) MFGPRO
7 3 (0.074%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.049%) Cognos Controller
8 2 (0.049%) Line 50
8 2 (0.049%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.025%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 248 (6.11%) Office 365
2 203 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 68 (1.68%) IaaS
6 62 (1.53%) SaaS
7 38 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (0.89%) PaaS
9 27 (0.67%) Route 53
10 24 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
11 20 (0.49%) Google Apps
12 19 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.22%) Mimecast
16 8 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
17 7 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 7 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
18 6 (0.15%) SoftLayer
18 6 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2371 (58.43%) Firewall
2 1513 (37.28%) WAN
3 1482 (36.52%) LAN
4 1366 (33.66%) DNS
5 1207 (29.74%) TCP/IP
6 845 (20.82%) MPLS
7 783 (19.30%) DHCP
8 737 (18.16%) VoIP
9 728 (17.94%) BGP
10 686 (16.90%) Cisco ASA
11 672 (16.56%) OSPF
12 663 (16.34%) Wireless
13 640 (15.77%) VLAN
14 632 (15.57%) IPsec
15 593 (14.61%) SAN
16 558 (13.75%) SSL
17 556 (13.70%) Network Security
18 414 (10.20%) Internet
19 367 (9.04%) EIGRP
20 338 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 281 (6.92%) MySQL
3 119 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 88 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 62 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 56 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 31 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 26 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 20 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (0.39%) MariaDB
12 16 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
13 14 (0.34%) DB2
13 14 (0.34%) Riak
14 11 (0.27%) Redis
15 10 (0.25%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.22%) MS Access
17 8 (0.20%) Big Data
18 7 (0.17%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 76 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 63 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 58 (1.43%) Subversion
4 49 (1.21%) JIRA
5 34 (0.84%) Hudson
6 26 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 14 (0.34%) Selenium
8 11 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.25%) Metasploit
10 8 (0.20%) Maven
10 8 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.12%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.099%) Juju
13 3 (0.074%) NUnit
13 3 (0.074%) Fiddler
14 2 (0.049%) Firebug
14 2 (0.049%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.049%) MSI
14 2 (0.049%) LabVIEW
14 2 (0.049%) AnthillPro
General
1 608 (14.98%) Finance
2 534 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 115 (2.83%) Banking
4 112 (2.76%) Marketing
5 109 (2.69%) Retail
6 60 (1.48%) Legal
7 57 (1.40%) Advertising
7 57 (1.40%) Law
8 52 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 47 (1.16%) Back Office
10 46 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 39 (0.96%) Multimedia
12 30 (0.74%) Electronics
12 30 (0.74%) Games
13 20 (0.49%) French Language
14 17 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 15 (0.37%) Japanese Language
16 12 (0.30%) Publishing
17 11 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
18 8 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 959 (23.63%) Network Engineer
2 535 (13.18%) Analyst
3 514 (12.67%) Support Engineer
4 324 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 297 (7.32%) Administrator
6 280 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
7 250 (6.16%) Support Analyst
8 237 (5.84%) Systems Administrator
9 231 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 214 (5.27%) IT Support
11 184 (4.53%) Architect
12 172 (4.24%) Security Engineer
13 156 (3.84%) Technical Support
14 147 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
15 142 (3.50%) Consultant
16 138 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
17 134 (3.30%) Network Analyst
18 109 (2.69%) Desktop Support
18 109 (2.69%) Network Security Engineer
19 103 (2.54%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (3.47%) Web Services
2 135 (3.33%) 802.1X
3 71 (1.75%) LAMP
4 70 (1.72%) CSS
5 48 (1.18%) HTML
6 44 (1.08%) .NET
7 36 (0.89%) XML
8 29 (0.71%) REST
9 26 (0.64%) Ajax
10 20 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (0.44%) TAPI
11 18 (0.44%) JTAPI
12 17 (0.42%) XMPP
12 17 (0.42%) COM
13 13 (0.32%) VXML
13 13 (0.32%) CCXML
14 12 (0.30%) Software Packaging
15 11 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
15 11 (0.27%) MAPI
15 11 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 848 (20.90%) Data Centre
2 312 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 262 (6.46%) Blackberry
4 150 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 132 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
6 110 (2.71%) Computer Science
7 99 (2.44%) Replication
8 96 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 92 (2.27%) Clustering
10 84 (2.07%) PKI
11 71 (1.75%) iPhone
12 59 (1.45%) iPad
13 54 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 47 (1.16%) EqualLogic
15 39 (0.96%) IVR
15 39 (0.96%) BYOD
16 38 (0.94%) Mathematics
17 36 (0.89%) Statistics
17 36 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
18 32 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2125 (52.37%) Windows
2 984 (24.25%) Linux
3 722 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 618 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 530 (13.06%) Windows 7
6 513 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 313 (7.71%) Windows 8
8 291 (7.17%) Windows XP
9 202 (4.98%) UNIX
10 174 (4.29%) CentOS
11 146 (3.60%) Mac OS X
12 143 (3.52%) Android
13 111 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 102 (2.51%) Apple iOS
14 102 (2.51%) Ubuntu
15 90 (2.22%) Debian
16 77 (1.90%) Solaris
17 43 (1.06%) Mac OS
18 42 (1.03%) Windows Vista
19 34 (0.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (19.05%) ITIL
2 423 (10.42%) Load Balancing
3 264 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 252 (6.21%) Network Design
5 250 (6.16%) Project Management
6 236 (5.82%) Information Security
7 223 (5.50%) Change Management
8 208 (5.13%) Service Delivery
9 203 (5.00%) Migration
10 196 (4.83%) Incident Management
11 190 (4.68%) Mentoring
12 179 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
13 155 (3.82%) Network Management
13 155 (3.82%) Capacity Planning
14 153 (3.77%) Service Management
15 141 (3.47%) Configuration Management
16 132 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
17 126 (3.10%) DevOps
17 126 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
18 122 (3.01%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 401 (9.88%) SQL
2 225 (5.54%) Perl
3 214 (5.27%) PowerShell
4 208 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 198 (4.88%) Python
6 146 (3.60%) PHP
7 126 (3.10%) Java
8 97 (2.39%) Ruby
9 88 (2.17%) C
10 62 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 60 (1.48%) JavaScript
12 44 (1.08%) C++
13 31 (0.76%) VB
14 29 (0.71%) VBScript
15 16 (0.39%) Tcl
16 14 (0.34%) VBA
17 9 (0.22%) C#
18 6 (0.15%) AWK
19 5 (0.12%) R
20 4 (0.099%) sed
Qualifications
1 1283 (31.62%) Cisco Certification
2 800 (19.71%) CCNA
3 744 (18.33%) CCNP
4 439 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 384 (9.46%) Degree
6 292 (7.20%) MCSE
7 194 (4.78%) CCIE
8 159 (3.92%) MCP
9 156 (3.84%) MCSA
10 143 (3.52%) MCITP
11 125 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 107 (2.64%) Security Cleared
13 89 (2.19%) MCTS
14 71 (1.75%) CCSA
15 67 (1.65%) CISSP
16 62 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
17 55 (1.36%) CCDP
18 52 (1.28%) JNCIA
19 46 (1.13%) CCIP
20 45 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (9.49%) SLA
2 114 (2.81%) PCI DSS
3 108 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (1.31%) QA
5 15 (0.37%) FISMA
6 14 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.27%) COBIT
9 7 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.17%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1331 (32.80%) Active Directory
2 1009 (24.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 369 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 267 (6.58%) vSphere
5 239 (5.89%) XenApp
6 124 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
6 124 (3.06%) VMware ESX
7 111 (2.74%) Terminal Services
8 83 (2.05%) XenServer
9 58 (1.43%) Terminal Server
10 53 (1.31%) XenDesktop
11 51 (1.26%) KVM
12 50 (1.23%) vCloud
12 50 (1.23%) NFS
13 49 (1.21%) Postfix
14 46 (1.13%) Xen
15 41 (1.01%) Firmware
15 41 (1.01%) iptables
16 37 (0.91%) Docker
17 35 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 165 (4.07%) SCCM
2 152 (3.75%) Backup Exec
3 148 (3.65%) Puppet
4 128 (3.15%) Nagios
5 104 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (2.32%) FortiGate
7 78 (1.92%) WSUS
8 75 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
9 70 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
10 59 (1.45%) SCOM
11 57 (1.40%) ZABBIX
12 48 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
13 38 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
14 37 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
15 36 (0.89%) Cacti
15 36 (0.89%) Salt
16 33 (0.81%) Vagrant
17 31 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
18 28 (0.69%) SELinux
18 28 (0.69%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2126 (52.39%) Cisco
2 1395 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 1341 (33.05%) VMware
4 671 (16.54%) Citrix
5 662 (16.31%) Juniper
6 623 (15.35%) CheckPoint
7 404 (9.96%) HP
8 393 (9.68%) F5
9 206 (5.08%) Avaya
10 193 (4.76%) Red Hat
11 178 (4.39%) Dell
12 171 (4.21%) Apple
13 160 (3.94%) SolarWinds
14 157 (3.87%) Symantec
15 131 (3.23%) Fortinet
16 116 (2.86%) NetApp
17 112 (2.76%) SonicWALL
18 96 (2.37%) Oracle
19 93 (2.29%) Blue Coat
20 86 (2.12%) EMC
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Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
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Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
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Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
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Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
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Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
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