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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 176 176 167
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1986 1966 1869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.68% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.77% 9.48% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1701 1673 1583
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -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
18434 20743 19898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.86% 17.73% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 15176 16547 15963
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.14%
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 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 3 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 +8 1904 £40,000 - 230
London +2 740 £45,000 - 82
South East +26 534 £45,000 +20.00% 40
Surrey +38 182 £40,000 +14.28% 11
East of England +4 135 £30,000 -23.07% 9
City of London -24 129 £52,500 +5.00% 12
North West +17 122 £35,000 +22.80% 27
Yorkshire +17 117 £37,500 -11.76% 29
South West +9 115 £35,000 +27.27% 25
Berkshire -18 115 £55,000 +46.66% 8
Hampshire +42 114 £47,500 +12.42% 4
West Midlands -2 93 £40,000 +26.98% 7
West Yorkshire +20 89 £35,000 -18.12% 15
Manchester +23 69 £37,500 +13.54% 18
Leeds +18 68 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Reading +10 62 £55,000 +33.33% 4
Hertfordshire +3 61 £28,000 -44.00% 3
East Midlands +1 47 £39,083 -2.29% 8
Birmingham -1 44 £40,000 +31.14%
West Sussex +14 41 £45,000 +80.00% 3
Scotland -3 40 £37,000 -5.73% 4
Farnborough +3 39 £47,500 +39.70% 1
Guildford +31 38 £55,000 +15.78%
Buckinghamshire +5 32 £47,500 +47.28% 3
Wiltshire -8 32 £40,000 +60.00% 10
Cheshire -5 31 £33,500 +42.55% 6
Cambridgeshire +30 29 £40,000 - 1
Bristol -15 28 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Basingstoke +14 26 £45,000 +20.00%
Watford -11 24 £28,000 -44.00% 1

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 2391 (57.85%) Firewall
2 2177 (52.67%) Windows
3 2145 (51.90%) Cisco
4 1581 (38.25%) WAN
5 1520 (36.78%) LAN
6 1432 (34.65%) Microsoft
7 1384 (33.49%) VMware
8 1346 (32.57%) DNS
9 1344 (32.52%) Active Directory
10 1293 (31.28%) Cisco Certification
11 1198 (28.99%) TCP/IP
12 1047 (25.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 989 (23.93%) Linux
14 946 (22.89%) MS Exchange
15 890 (21.53%) MPLS
16 875 (21.17%) Data Centre
17 817 (19.77%) CCNA
18 804 (19.45%) ITIL
19 786 (19.02%) DHCP
20 761 (18.41%) MS Excel
21 743 (17.98%) CCNP
22 742 (17.95%) BGP
23 726 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
24 721 (17.44%) VoIP
25 701 (16.96%) Citrix
26 693 (16.77%) Cisco ASA
27 685 (16.57%) MS Office
27 685 (16.57%) Wireless
28 669 (16.19%) VLAN
29 667 (16.14%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 946 (22.89%) MS Exchange
2 474 (11.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 268 (6.48%) IIS
4 230 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 198 (4.79%) Apache
6 195 (4.72%) Lync
7 188 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 177 (4.28%) SharePoint
9 136 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 125 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 86 (2.08%) nginx
12 76 (1.84%) Tomcat
13 56 (1.35%) IBM Notes
14 31 (0.75%) CMS
15 30 (0.73%) Confluence
16 29 (0.70%) Drupal
17 25 (0.60%) OpenStack
18 24 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
18 24 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
19 23 (0.56%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 761 (18.41%) MS Excel
2 685 (16.57%) MS Office
3 125 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.27%) MS Project
6 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.073%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.073%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.048%) InDesign
9 1 (0.024%) SmartSuite
9 1 (0.024%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.024%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 6 (0.15%) assyst
5 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.15%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.073%) MFGPRO
6 3 (0.073%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.048%) Cognos Controller
7 2 (0.048%) Line 50
7 2 (0.048%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.024%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 241 (5.83%) Office 365
2 183 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (2.08%) IaaS
4 83 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 64 (1.55%) SaaS
6 42 (1.02%) PaaS
7 35 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (0.56%) Route 53
9 22 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
10 20 (0.48%) Google Apps
11 13 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.19%) Mimecast
14 7 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
15 6 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2391 (57.85%) Firewall
2 1581 (38.25%) WAN
3 1520 (36.78%) LAN
4 1346 (32.57%) DNS
5 1198 (28.99%) TCP/IP
6 890 (21.53%) MPLS
7 786 (19.02%) DHCP
8 742 (17.95%) BGP
9 721 (17.44%) VoIP
10 693 (16.77%) Cisco ASA
11 685 (16.57%) Wireless
12 669 (16.19%) VLAN
13 667 (16.14%) OSPF
14 625 (15.12%) SAN
15 583 (14.11%) IPsec
16 556 (13.45%) Network Security
17 538 (13.02%) SSL
18 429 (10.38%) Internet
19 384 (9.29%) EIGRP
20 327 (7.91%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 266 (6.44%) MySQL
3 120 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 92 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 63 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 55 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
7 50 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 37 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 23 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 19 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 17 (0.41%) DB2
12 16 (0.39%) MariaDB
13 15 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.29%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.27%) Riak
16 10 (0.24%) Redis
17 9 (0.22%) MS Access
18 6 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
18 6 (0.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 74 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 57 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 56 (1.35%) Subversion
4 45 (1.09%) JIRA
5 32 (0.77%) Hudson
6 27 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (0.31%) Selenium
8 10 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.22%) Maven
10 8 (0.19%) Metasploit
10 8 (0.19%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.17%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.12%) NUnit
13 4 (0.097%) Juju
14 2 (0.048%) LabVIEW
14 2 (0.048%) Ant
15 1 (0.024%) JUnit
15 1 (0.024%) Oracle Forms
15 1 (0.024%) Eclipse
15 1 (0.024%) IntelliJ
General
1 591 (14.30%) Finance
2 579 (14.01%) Telecoms
3 114 (2.76%) Retail
4 113 (2.73%) Marketing
4 113 (2.73%) Banking
5 68 (1.65%) Law
6 64 (1.55%) Advertising
7 56 (1.35%) Back Office
8 54 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 52 (1.26%) Legal
10 49 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 40 (0.97%) Multimedia
12 28 (0.68%) Electronics
13 26 (0.63%) Games
14 21 (0.51%) French Language
15 17 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.34%) Japanese Language
16 14 (0.34%) Publishing
17 11 (0.27%) German Language
17 11 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 955 (23.11%) Network Engineer
2 546 (13.21%) Analyst
3 502 (12.15%) Support Engineer
4 344 (8.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 278 (6.73%) Senior Network Engineer
6 275 (6.65%) Administrator
7 268 (6.48%) Support Analyst
8 230 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 224 (5.42%) Systems Administrator
10 214 (5.18%) IT Support
11 176 (4.26%) Technical Support
12 174 (4.21%) Security Engineer
13 173 (4.19%) Architect
14 163 (3.94%) Consultant
15 150 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
16 146 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
17 123 (2.98%) Network Analyst
18 120 (2.90%) Desktop Support
19 109 (2.64%) Network Security Engineer
20 107 (2.59%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (3.36%) Web Services
2 123 (2.98%) 802.1X
3 76 (1.84%) CSS
4 64 (1.55%) LAMP
5 57 (1.38%) HTML
6 48 (1.16%) .NET
7 37 (0.90%) XML
8 33 (0.80%) REST
9 25 (0.60%) Ajax
9 25 (0.60%) XMPP
10 18 (0.44%) JTAPI
10 18 (0.44%) TAPI
10 18 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (0.41%) COM
12 15 (0.36%) MAPI
12 15 (0.36%) Software Packaging
13 13 (0.31%) CCXML
13 13 (0.31%) VXML
14 12 (0.29%) SOAP
15 11 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 875 (21.17%) Data Centre
2 315 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 264 (6.39%) Blackberry
4 156 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 144 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
6 112 (2.71%) Computer Science
7 106 (2.56%) Replication
8 102 (2.47%) Clustering
9 94 (2.27%) iPhone
10 91 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 81 (1.96%) Client/Server
12 77 (1.86%) PKI
13 73 (1.77%) iPad
14 48 (1.16%) EqualLogic
15 42 (1.02%) BYOD
16 41 (0.99%) Hedge funds
17 39 (0.94%) Mathematics
18 38 (0.92%) Statistics
19 32 (0.77%) Handset
19 32 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2177 (52.67%) Windows
2 989 (23.93%) Linux
3 726 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 618 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 528 (12.78%) Windows 7
6 526 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 310 (7.50%) Windows 8
8 301 (7.28%) Windows XP
9 209 (5.06%) UNIX
10 177 (4.28%) CentOS
11 140 (3.39%) Android
12 138 (3.34%) Mac OS X
13 124 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 116 (2.81%) Apple iOS
15 103 (2.49%) Ubuntu
16 91 (2.20%) Debian
17 75 (1.81%) Solaris
18 49 (1.19%) Windows Vista
19 38 (0.92%) Mac OS
20 35 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 804 (19.45%) ITIL
2 420 (10.16%) Load Balancing
3 276 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 267 (6.46%) Project Management
5 246 (5.95%) Network Design
6 230 (5.56%) Information Security
7 222 (5.37%) Service Delivery
8 211 (5.11%) Change Management
9 207 (5.01%) Incident Management
10 198 (4.79%) Migration
11 190 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
12 185 (4.48%) Mentoring
13 167 (4.04%) Service Management
14 151 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
15 141 (3.41%) Configuration Management
16 139 (3.36%) Network Management
17 136 (3.29%) Kalman Filter
18 133 (3.22%) Agile Software Development
19 125 (3.02%) Business Continuity
20 118 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 425 (10.28%) SQL
2 216 (5.23%) Perl
3 203 (4.91%) PowerShell
4 198 (4.79%) Bash Shell
5 195 (4.72%) Python
6 144 (3.48%) PHP
7 120 (2.90%) Java
8 100 (2.42%) Ruby
9 88 (2.13%) C
10 67 (1.62%) JavaScript
11 54 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 42 (1.02%) C++
13 33 (0.80%) VB
14 31 (0.75%) VBScript
15 19 (0.46%) Tcl
16 15 (0.36%) VBA
17 13 (0.31%) C#
18 8 (0.19%) AWK
19 6 (0.15%) sed
20 4 (0.097%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1293 (31.28%) Cisco Certification
2 817 (19.77%) CCNA
3 743 (17.98%) CCNP
4 473 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 409 (9.90%) Degree
6 323 (7.82%) MCSE
7 193 (4.67%) CCIE
8 172 (4.16%) MCP
9 165 (3.99%) MCSA
10 158 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 135 (3.27%) MCITP
12 110 (2.66%) Security Cleared
13 87 (2.11%) MCTS
14 77 (1.86%) CISSP
15 72 (1.74%) CCSA
16 60 (1.45%) JNCIA
17 54 (1.31%) CCDP
18 52 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
19 50 (1.21%) CCIP
20 49 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 403 (9.75%) SLA
2 118 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 117 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (1.11%) QA
5 17 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.39%) COBIT
7 10 (0.24%) FISMA
8 9 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.17%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.024%) HL7
System Software
1 1344 (32.52%) Active Directory
2 1047 (25.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 371 (8.98%) Hyper-V
4 272 (6.58%) vSphere
5 258 (6.24%) XenApp
6 126 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
7 120 (2.90%) VMware ESX
8 111 (2.69%) Terminal Services
9 80 (1.94%) XenServer
10 64 (1.55%) XenDesktop
11 63 (1.52%) Terminal Server
12 55 (1.33%) KVM
13 54 (1.31%) vCloud
14 50 (1.21%) Postfix
15 49 (1.19%) NFS
16 40 (0.97%) Xen
17 39 (0.94%) iptables
18 38 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 37 (0.90%) Samba
20 36 (0.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 176 (4.26%) SCCM
2 156 (3.77%) Backup Exec
3 138 (3.34%) Puppet
4 129 (3.12%) Nagios
5 104 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 89 (2.15%) FortiGate
7 73 (1.77%) WSUS
8 67 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
9 62 (1.50%) SCOM
10 61 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
11 49 (1.19%) ZABBIX
12 47 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
13 45 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
14 42 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
15 41 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
16 36 (0.87%) Cacti
16 36 (0.87%) Salt
17 30 (0.73%) Opsview
17 30 (0.73%) Vagrant
18 29 (0.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2145 (51.90%) Cisco
2 1432 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 1384 (33.49%) VMware
4 701 (16.96%) Citrix
5 647 (15.65%) Juniper
6 599 (14.49%) CheckPoint
7 441 (10.67%) HP
8 385 (9.32%) F5
9 216 (5.23%) Avaya
10 201 (4.86%) Red Hat
11 187 (4.52%) Apple
12 179 (4.33%) Dell
13 176 (4.26%) SolarWinds
14 166 (4.02%) Symantec
15 127 (3.07%) Fortinet
16 118 (2.86%) NetApp
17 116 (2.81%) SonicWALL
18 97 (2.35%) Oracle
19 92 (2.23%) EMC
20 88 (2.13%) Riverbed
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Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
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Salary: £27000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Private Medical + Pension + Othe
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Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
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Salary: 65000 - 75,000 + excellent benefits
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + overtime
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1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + overtime
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum + On call + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
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Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 29 days hols, bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
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London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
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