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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 156 186 190
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2076 1967 1895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.12% 1.78% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 10.51% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1756 1685 1612
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +8.21%

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
16614 18712 20557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 16.97% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13827 15342 16424
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +29 1963 £45,000 +12.50% 186
London +31 748 £50,000 +11.11% 62
South East -17 431 £45,500 +1.11% 43
East of England +58 206 £45,000 +45.16% 15
South West +58 175 £33,500 +2.29% 17
West Midlands +40 154 £40,000 +6.66% 13
City of London +75 151 £50,000 - 11
Berkshire +19 125 £52,500 +2.43% 5
North West +12 115 £42,500 +21.42% 15
Hertfordshire +49 112 £44,500 +57.52% 4
Hampshire +2 105 £41,522 -12.58% 13
Yorkshire +19 98 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Surrey -43 84 £45,000 +7.14% 9
Birmingham +12 73 £40,500 +1.25% 4
West Yorkshire -6 64 £35,000 - 12
Reading +20 61 £60,000 +14.28% 3
Bristol +53 60 £23,622 -39.04% 10
Manchester -9 59 £44,000 +30.37% 10
Leeds +5 43 £37,500 -6.25% 6
East Midlands +15 41 £40,000 - 5
Essex +23 39 £48,750 +9.55% 5
Hemel Hempstead +45 38 £42,500 +88.88%
Gloucestershire +13 34 £42,500 +38.21% 3
Buckinghamshire +27 33 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Dorset +26 31 £37,500 +66.66% 1
Wales +23 31 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Suffolk +21 31 £47,500 +75.92% 3
Merseyside +18 31 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Kent +41 28 £37,500 +44.23% 7
South Wales +24 28 £34,393 +14.64% 2

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 2489 (57.32%) Firewall
2 2382 (54.86%) Cisco
3 2042 (47.03%) Windows
4 1589 (36.60%) WAN
5 1486 (34.22%) LAN
6 1481 (34.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1430 (32.93%) Active Directory
8 1412 (32.52%) Microsoft
9 1172 (26.99%) VMware
10 1116 (25.70%) DNS
11 1045 (24.07%) CCNP
12 1038 (23.91%) TCP/IP
13 1024 (23.58%) Windows Server
14 986 (22.71%) ITIL
15 958 (22.06%) MPLS
16 940 (21.65%) Linux
17 876 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 857 (19.74%) CCNA
19 814 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
20 812 (18.70%) Juniper
21 796 (18.33%) Wireless
22 793 (18.26%) Network Security
23 760 (17.50%) MS Exchange
24 751 (17.30%) DHCP
25 731 (16.84%) VoIP
25 731 (16.84%) CheckPoint
26 719 (16.56%) Data Centre
27 714 (16.44%) BGP
28 690 (15.89%) MS Excel
29 674 (15.52%) MS Office

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
1 760 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 354 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 236 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 216 (4.97%) IIS
5 179 (4.12%) Skype for Business
6 177 (4.08%) SharePoint
7 159 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 156 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 119 (2.74%) Apache
10 115 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 72 (1.66%) Tomcat
12 41 (0.94%) nginx
13 40 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
14 33 (0.76%) JBoss
15 25 (0.58%) IBM Notes
16 24 (0.55%) Confluence
17 20 (0.46%) CMS
18 14 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
18 14 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
18 14 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 690 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 674 (15.52%) MS Office
3 124 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.14%) Revit
8 5 (0.12%) MS Project
9 4 (0.092%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (0.74%) assyst
2 28 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 26 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.12%) Infor M3
4 5 (0.12%) Sage 50
4 5 (0.12%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.12%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.092%) FastStats
5 4 (0.092%) Unica
6 3 (0.069%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 3 (0.069%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.046%) Line 500
7 2 (0.046%) Magento
7 2 (0.046%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 352 (8.11%) Office 365
2 277 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 233 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 93 (2.14%) IaaS
5 82 (1.89%) Mimecast
6 75 (1.73%) SaaS
7 52 (1.20%) PaaS
8 37 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (0.55%) Google Apps
9 24 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (0.32%) SoftLayer
10 14 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
11 13 (0.30%) iTunes
12 12 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.21%) GitHub
15 9 (0.21%) Route 53
16 7 (0.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2489 (57.32%) Firewall
2 1589 (36.60%) WAN
3 1486 (34.22%) LAN
4 1116 (25.70%) DNS
5 1038 (23.91%) TCP/IP
6 958 (22.06%) MPLS
7 814 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
8 796 (18.33%) Wireless
9 793 (18.26%) Network Security
10 751 (17.30%) DHCP
11 731 (16.84%) VoIP
12 714 (16.44%) BGP
13 669 (15.41%) OSPF
14 585 (13.47%) SSL
15 581 (13.38%) VLAN
16 541 (12.46%) SAN
17 527 (12.14%) IPsec
18 356 (8.20%) EIGRP
19 346 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
20 329 (7.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 123 (2.83%) MySQL
3 61 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 51 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (0.81%) NoSQL
8 32 (0.74%) Cognos Impromptu
9 25 (0.58%) Big Data
9 25 (0.58%) Hadoop
10 23 (0.53%) Redis
11 19 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.39%) MongoDB
13 13 (0.30%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.23%) HBase
16 9 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
17 8 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 72 (1.66%) Jenkins
3 59 (1.36%) JIRA
4 29 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 27 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 25 (0.58%) Subversion
7 18 (0.41%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.21%) RSpec
9 8 (0.18%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.16%) git-flow
10 7 (0.16%) Grunt
10 7 (0.16%) Jasmine
10 7 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (0.16%) NUnit
10 7 (0.16%) Toad
10 7 (0.16%) webpack
11 6 (0.14%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.12%) GitLab
General
1 599 (13.80%) Finance
2 557 (12.83%) Telecoms
3 181 (4.17%) Legal
4 177 (4.08%) Law
5 141 (3.25%) Banking
6 131 (3.02%) Retail
7 81 (1.87%) Marketing
8 67 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 49 (1.13%) Publishing
10 37 (0.85%) Advertising
10 37 (0.85%) Electronics
11 36 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (0.69%) Back Office
12 30 (0.69%) Games
13 17 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.37%) German Language
14 16 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 13 (0.30%) Local Government
16 10 (0.23%) French Language
16 10 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1276 (29.39%) Network Engineer
2 654 (15.06%) Analyst
3 577 (13.29%) Support Engineer
4 415 (9.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 380 (8.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 352 (8.11%) Security Engineer
7 296 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
8 294 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 278 (6.40%) Network Security Engineer
10 277 (6.38%) IT Engineer
11 271 (6.24%) IT Support
12 229 (5.27%) Support Analyst
13 219 (5.04%) Consultant
14 218 (5.02%) Network Support
15 213 (4.91%) Architect
16 202 (4.65%) Service Analyst
17 196 (4.51%) Administrator
18 189 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 189 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
19 178 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (3.09%) 802.1X
2 122 (2.81%) Web Services
3 56 (1.29%) HTML
4 55 (1.27%) CSS
5 48 (1.11%) LAMP
6 41 (0.94%) XML
7 32 (0.74%) Middleware
8 31 (0.71%) JSON
9 30 (0.69%) .NET
10 29 (0.67%) MAPI
11 28 (0.64%) jQuery
12 23 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
13 21 (0.48%) LEMP Stack
14 20 (0.46%) AngularJS
14 20 (0.46%) Spring
14 20 (0.46%) XMPP
15 18 (0.41%) REST
15 18 (0.41%) SOAP
16 16 (0.37%) Ajax
17 15 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 719 (16.56%) Data Centre
2 296 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (5.25%) Blackberry
4 180 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 150 (3.45%) Replication
6 130 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 115 (2.65%) iPhone
8 108 (2.49%) Clustering
9 101 (2.33%) Driving Licence
10 100 (2.30%) RSA SecurID
11 97 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 95 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
13 92 (2.12%) PKI
14 88 (2.03%) iPad
15 67 (1.54%) Smartphone
16 54 (1.24%) Virtual Team
17 44 (1.01%) Private Cloud
18 42 (0.97%) Client/Server
18 42 (0.97%) e-Health
18 42 (0.97%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2042 (47.03%) Windows
2 1024 (23.58%) Windows Server
3 940 (21.65%) Linux
4 608 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 588 (13.54%) Windows 7
6 537 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 280 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 279 (6.43%) Windows 8
9 271 (6.24%) Unix
10 224 (5.16%) Windows XP
11 218 (5.02%) Windows 10
12 136 (3.13%) Android
13 112 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 83 (1.91%) Mac OS X
15 81 (1.87%) Ubuntu
16 70 (1.61%) Solaris
17 65 (1.50%) CentOS
18 60 (1.38%) Windows Vista
19 57 (1.31%) Apple iOS
20 53 (1.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (22.71%) ITIL
2 387 (8.91%) Load Balancing
3 293 (6.75%) Service Delivery
4 285 (6.56%) Network Design
5 264 (6.08%) Change Management
6 251 (5.78%) Service Management
7 243 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 234 (5.39%) Network Monitoring
9 218 (5.02%) Information Security
10 202 (4.65%) Network Management
11 201 (4.63%) Project Management
12 200 (4.61%) High Availability
13 189 (4.35%) Presales
14 161 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
15 155 (3.57%) Mentoring
16 143 (3.29%) Migration
17 138 (3.18%) SIEM
18 137 (3.16%) Network Architecture
19 131 (3.02%) Configuration Management
20 125 (2.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 347 (7.99%) SQL
2 210 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 207 (4.77%) Python
4 139 (3.20%) Bash Shell
4 139 (3.20%) Perl
5 93 (2.14%) Java
6 88 (2.03%) Ruby
7 83 (1.91%) Shell Script
8 78 (1.80%) C
9 76 (1.75%) JavaScript
10 74 (1.70%) PHP
11 36 (0.83%) VBScript
12 27 (0.62%) C++
13 22 (0.51%) C#
14 17 (0.39%) VB
14 17 (0.39%) VBA
15 10 (0.23%) Tcl
16 7 (0.16%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.12%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.069%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1481 (34.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1045 (24.07%) CCNP
3 857 (19.74%) CCNA
4 442 (10.18%) Degree
4 442 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 317 (7.30%) Security Cleared
6 265 (6.10%) MCSE
7 264 (6.08%) SC Cleared
8 233 (5.37%) CCIE
9 167 (3.85%) CCSP
10 157 (3.62%) CCSA
11 152 (3.50%) MCSA
12 146 (3.36%) CCSE
13 142 (3.27%) CISSP
14 113 (2.60%) JNCIA
15 111 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 109 (2.51%) MCITP
17 108 (2.49%) JNCIP
17 108 (2.49%) MCP
18 103 (2.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 415 (9.56%) SLA
2 195 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 52 (1.20%) QA
5 27 (0.62%) COBIT
6 17 (0.39%) FISMA
7 10 (0.23%) SAS 70
8 7 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.092%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.092%) ISO27002
12 3 (0.069%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.046%) GPG13
13 2 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.046%) RMADS
14 1 (0.023%) HL7
14 1 (0.023%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.023%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.023%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1430 (32.93%) Active Directory
2 876 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 441 (10.16%) Hyper-V
4 241 (5.55%) vSphere
5 149 (3.43%) XenApp
6 110 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 96 (2.21%) Terminal Services
8 71 (1.64%) NFS
9 69 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
10 61 (1.40%) XenDesktop
11 55 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
12 52 (1.20%) VMware ESX
13 41 (0.94%) Docker
14 40 (0.92%) Xen
15 39 (0.90%) Firmware
15 39 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 34 (0.78%) XenServer
17 27 (0.62%) KVM
17 27 (0.62%) vCloud
18 26 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 191 (4.40%) SCCM
2 143 (3.29%) Backup Exec
3 137 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 113 (2.60%) Nagios
5 102 (2.35%) Puppet
6 99 (2.28%) WSUS
7 77 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 77 (1.77%) SCOM
8 76 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
9 72 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
10 68 (1.57%) FortiGate
11 54 (1.24%) Ansible
12 50 (1.15%) Cacti
13 36 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
14 35 (0.81%) AirWatch
15 31 (0.71%) ZABBIX
16 27 (0.62%) Nessus
17 26 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
18 23 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
19 21 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2382 (54.86%) Cisco
2 1412 (32.52%) Microsoft
3 1172 (26.99%) VMware
4 812 (18.70%) Juniper
5 731 (16.84%) CheckPoint
6 587 (13.52%) Citrix
7 456 (10.50%) F5
8 371 (8.54%) Palo Alto
9 330 (7.60%) HP
10 191 (4.40%) Apple
11 173 (3.98%) Avaya
12 170 (3.92%) SolarWinds
13 163 (3.75%) Symantec
14 157 (3.62%) Dell
15 146 (3.36%) Veeam
16 135 (3.11%) Oracle
17 110 (2.53%) NetApp
18 109 (2.51%) EMC
18 109 (2.51%) Red Hat
19 105 (2.42%) Riverbed
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