The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 173 180 147
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -33
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1733 2011 2392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.93% 1.89% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.30% 11.40% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1438 1687 2018
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
15337 17646 20459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.11% 16.62% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12446 14570 16479
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 1618 £45,000 +5.88% 164
London +4 714 £50,000 +6.38% 54
South East +38 431 £45,000 +4.23% 44
East of England -12 121 £42,500 +11.84% 8
City of London +9 110 £50,000 +11.11% 13
North West -38 94 £35,000 -12.50% 19
West Midlands -9 92 £40,000 - 14
Berkshire -6 91 £60,000 +14.28% 8
Yorkshire -4 85 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Hampshire +25 84 £45,000 +2.85% 14
Surrey -19 78 £38,000 -9.52% 12
South West -14 73 £32,500 - 10
Manchester -13 60 £37,500 -11.76% 14
Reading +14 53 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Yorkshire -16 52 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Hertfordshire -22 50 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Kent +43 48 £42,500 +57.40%
Buckinghamshire +17 46 £47,500 -20.83% 4
Oxfordshire +32 41 £40,000 -5.58% 4
Scotland +34 40 £36,500 +46.00% 4
Milton Keynes +42 34 £45,000 +181.25% 3
East Midlands +3 34 £52,500 +60.64% 3
Birmingham +2 34 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Cambridgeshire +18 32 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Leeds -23 31 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Bristol +28 30 £33,000 +1.53% 4
Cambridge +23 28 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Southampton +23 27 £45,000 -28.00% 7
Basingstoke +7 25 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Glasgow +25 21 £38,000 +25.61%

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VPN.

1 2107 (57.19%) Cisco
2 2028 (55.05%) Firewall
3 1743 (47.31%) Windows
4 1364 (37.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1287 (34.93%) WAN
6 1250 (33.93%) LAN
7 1229 (33.36%) Active Directory
8 1127 (30.59%) Microsoft
9 1061 (28.80%) VMware
10 1056 (28.66%) DNS
11 999 (27.12%) CCNP
12 887 (24.08%) Windows Server
13 881 (23.91%) TCP/IP
14 879 (23.86%) ITIL
15 845 (22.94%) MPLS
16 805 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 777 (21.09%) Linux
18 761 (20.66%) Wireless
19 731 (19.84%) DHCP
20 707 (19.19%) Data Centre
21 706 (19.16%) CCNA
22 687 (18.65%) Network Security
23 665 (18.05%) Cisco ASA
24 647 (17.56%) BGP
25 620 (16.83%) OSPF
26 613 (16.64%) CheckPoint
27 602 (16.34%) VLAN
28 581 (15.77%) MS Exchange
29 571 (15.50%) Finance
30 553 (15.01%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 581 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 222 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 199 (5.40%) IIS
4 191 (5.18%) Skype for Business
5 174 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 144 (3.91%) SharePoint
7 120 (3.26%) Apache
8 105 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 59 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 59 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 51 (1.38%) Tomcat
11 30 (0.81%) JBoss
12 26 (0.71%) IBM Notes
13 22 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.46%) nginx
16 15 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (0.24%) IBM Domino
17 9 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 549 (14.90%) MS Excel
2 515 (13.98%) MS Office
3 59 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.49%) MS Project
6 10 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.054%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.027%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.027%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.60%) assyst
3 13 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.11%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.081%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.054%) Eikon
7 2 (0.054%) Summit
8 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.027%) Line 50
8 1 (0.027%) Magento
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 340 (9.23%) Office 365
2 253 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
4 117 (3.18%) Mimecast
5 79 (2.14%) IaaS
6 76 (2.06%) SaaS
7 68 (1.85%) PaaS
8 42 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (0.76%) G Suite
10 27 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.33%) iTunes
14 9 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.22%) Route 53
16 7 (0.19%) CloudFront
17 6 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
17 6 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2028 (55.05%) Firewall
2 1287 (34.93%) WAN
3 1250 (33.93%) LAN
4 1056 (28.66%) DNS
5 881 (23.91%) TCP/IP
6 845 (22.94%) MPLS
7 761 (20.66%) Wireless
8 731 (19.84%) DHCP
9 687 (18.65%) Network Security
10 665 (18.05%) Cisco ASA
11 647 (17.56%) BGP
12 620 (16.83%) OSPF
13 602 (16.34%) VLAN
14 553 (15.01%) VoIP
15 437 (11.86%) IPsec
16 412 (11.18%) SAN
17 394 (10.69%) SSL
18 331 (8.98%) Cisco Nexus
19 284 (7.71%) Internet
20 269 (7.30%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (2.55%) MySQL
4 54 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 53 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 22 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 22 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
11 10 (0.27%) Redis
11 10 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.24%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.16%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.11%) GIS
15 4 (0.11%) Informix
Development Applications
1 67 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 25 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 21 (0.57%) JIRA
4 20 (0.54%) Grunt
5 18 (0.49%) Jasmine
5 18 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
5 18 (0.49%) webpack
6 14 (0.38%) Subversion
7 13 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (0.19%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.16%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.081%) Ant
10 3 (0.081%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.081%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.081%) Trac
10 3 (0.081%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.081%) Xdebug
11 2 (0.054%) Maven
11 2 (0.054%) RSpec
11 2 (0.054%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 571 (15.50%) Finance
2 482 (13.08%) Telecoms
3 191 (5.18%) Legal
4 167 (4.53%) Law
5 156 (4.23%) Banking
6 106 (2.88%) Retail
7 100 (2.71%) Marketing
8 42 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 35 (0.95%) Back Office
11 34 (0.92%) Publishing
12 28 (0.76%) Games
13 25 (0.68%) Electronics
14 24 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 20 (0.54%) Advertising
15 20 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.41%) Billing
17 14 (0.38%) Front Office
18 12 (0.33%) Spanish Language
19 9 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1004 (27.25%) Network Engineer
2 548 (14.88%) Analyst
3 452 (12.27%) Support Engineer
4 288 (7.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 286 (7.76%) Security Engineer
6 258 (7.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 256 (6.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 237 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 209 (5.67%) IT Support
10 208 (5.65%) Architect
11 204 (5.54%) Network Security Engineer
11 204 (5.54%) Service Analyst
12 194 (5.27%) Administrator
12 194 (5.27%) Service Desk Analyst
13 188 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 175 (4.75%) Network Support
15 168 (4.56%) Network Analyst
16 147 (3.99%) IT Engineer
17 146 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
18 144 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (3.09%) 802.1X
2 53 (1.44%) Web Services
3 40 (1.09%) CSS
3 40 (1.09%) HTML
4 31 (0.84%) Middleware
5 28 (0.76%) jQuery
6 24 (0.65%) LAMP
7 19 (0.52%) .NET
7 19 (0.52%) AngularJS
8 18 (0.49%) React
8 18 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
9 17 (0.46%) XML
10 15 (0.41%) JSON
11 12 (0.33%) J2EE
12 10 (0.27%) SAML
12 10 (0.27%) Spring
13 9 (0.24%) Ajax
14 8 (0.22%) OAuth2
14 8 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 707 (19.19%) Data Centre
2 257 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 132 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 128 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
6 117 (3.18%) Driving Licence
7 108 (2.93%) Clustering
8 98 (2.66%) Blackberry
9 95 (2.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 82 (2.23%) PKI
10 82 (2.23%) Replication
11 81 (2.20%) iPad
12 65 (1.76%) iPhone
13 57 (1.55%) Public Cloud
14 48 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
15 45 (1.22%) Smartphone
16 42 (1.14%) BYOD
16 42 (1.14%) Virtual Team
17 39 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
18 36 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1743 (47.31%) Windows
2 887 (24.08%) Windows Server
3 777 (21.09%) Linux
4 518 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 513 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 493 (13.38%) Windows 7
7 217 (5.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 202 (5.48%) Windows 10
9 193 (5.24%) Windows 8
10 185 (5.02%) Unix
11 154 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 104 (2.82%) Windows XP
13 94 (2.55%) Mac OS X
14 93 (2.52%) CentOS
15 84 (2.28%) Android
16 78 (2.12%) Ubuntu
17 70 (1.90%) Solaris
18 49 (1.33%) Debian
19 37 (1.00%) Apple iOS
20 36 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (23.86%) ITIL
2 283 (7.68%) Disaster Recovery
3 278 (7.55%) Network Design
4 270 (7.33%) Load Balancing
5 265 (7.19%) Service Management
6 225 (6.11%) Information Security
7 208 (5.65%) Network Management
8 206 (5.59%) Service Delivery
9 197 (5.35%) Change Management
10 192 (5.21%) Project Management
11 190 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
12 182 (4.94%) Problem Management
13 175 (4.75%) High Availability
14 173 (4.70%) Presales
15 171 (4.64%) Mentoring
16 140 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
17 139 (3.77%) Migration
18 137 (3.72%) Virtual Environments
19 132 (3.58%) Change Control
20 130 (3.53%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 354 (9.61%) SQL
2 180 (4.89%) PowerShell
3 153 (4.15%) Python
4 101 (2.74%) C
5 95 (2.58%) Perl
6 90 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 69 (1.87%) Ruby
8 55 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 52 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 44 (1.19%) Java
11 35 (0.95%) VBScript
12 34 (0.92%) PHP
13 33 (0.90%) VB
14 27 (0.73%) C++
15 14 (0.38%) C#
16 13 (0.35%) Go
17 9 (0.24%) Lisp
18 8 (0.22%) Tcl
18 8 (0.22%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.081%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1364 (37.02%) Cisco Certification
2 999 (27.12%) CCNP
3 706 (19.16%) CCNA
4 459 (12.46%) Degree
5 419 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 271 (7.36%) MCSE
7 250 (6.79%) CCIE
8 171 (4.64%) Security Cleared
9 163 (4.42%) MCSA
10 128 (3.47%) MCP
11 120 (3.26%) SC Cleared
12 111 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 108 (2.93%) CISSP
14 105 (2.85%) MCITP
15 103 (2.80%) CCDP
16 91 (2.47%) CCSE
17 73 (1.98%) CCSA
18 68 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
19 61 (1.66%) CCSP
20 59 (1.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 418 (11.35%) SLA
2 133 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 121 (3.28%) PCI DSS
4 55 (1.49%) QA
5 16 (0.43%) FISMA
6 15 (0.41%) HIPAA
7 11 (0.30%) COBIT
8 10 (0.27%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.24%) PMBOK
10 8 (0.22%) SAS 70
11 5 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.081%) ISO27002
14 2 (0.054%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.054%) GCP
14 2 (0.054%) HL7
15 1 (0.027%) DICOM
15 1 (0.027%) PA-DSS
15 1 (0.027%) SDET
System Software
1 1229 (33.36%) Active Directory
2 805 (21.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 433 (11.75%) Hyper-V
4 174 (4.72%) vSphere
5 96 (2.61%) XenApp
6 91 (2.47%) Terminal Services
7 86 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (1.98%) VMware ESX
9 68 (1.85%) Firmware
10 64 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
11 60 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
12 46 (1.25%) vCloud
13 40 (1.09%) XenDesktop
14 35 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 34 (0.92%) XenServer
16 27 (0.73%) NFS
17 26 (0.71%) KVM
18 25 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
19 19 (0.52%) Xen
20 17 (0.46%) iptables
Systems Management
1 184 (4.99%) SCCM
2 115 (3.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 96 (2.61%) Backup Exec
4 84 (2.28%) Nagios
5 79 (2.14%) Puppet
6 75 (2.04%) AirWatch
6 75 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
7 72 (1.95%) SCOM
8 71 (1.93%) WSUS
9 64 (1.74%) FortiGate
10 61 (1.66%) Cisco Prime
11 53 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
12 45 (1.22%) Ansible
13 38 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
14 33 (0.90%) Cacti
15 31 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
16 25 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 23 (0.62%) Tivoli
18 20 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
19 18 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2107 (57.19%) Cisco
2 1127 (30.59%) Microsoft
3 1061 (28.80%) VMware
4 613 (16.64%) CheckPoint
5 526 (14.28%) Citrix
6 506 (13.74%) Juniper
7 398 (10.80%) HP
8 352 (9.55%) Palo Alto
9 350 (9.50%) F5
10 211 (5.73%) Avaya
11 169 (4.59%) Apple
12 149 (4.04%) Symantec
13 145 (3.94%) Dell
14 135 (3.66%) Veeam
15 126 (3.42%) SolarWinds
16 124 (3.37%) EMC
16 124 (3.37%) Red Hat
17 115 (3.12%) NetApp
18 113 (3.07%) Mitel
19 103 (2.80%) Fortinet
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