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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 169 169 162
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1838 2094 2130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.96% 1.92% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.55% 11.62% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1778 1800
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%

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
15911 18017 20880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.93% 16.56% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13030 14970 16458
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -9 1732 £42,500 +1.19% 204
London -3 706 £47,500 +5.55% 71
South East -4 378 £43,000 +1.17% 57
East of England +55 153 £45,000 +20.00% 8
West Midlands +24 144 £40,000 - 17
South West +19 140 £33,000 -12.00% 16
North West -2 116 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Hampshire +16 93 £40,000 -15.78% 24
City of London +13 91 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Berkshire -9 91 £58,750 +30.55% 5
Hertfordshire +50 84 £45,000 +50.00% 5
Yorkshire -21 83 £35,000 -9.09% 14
Surrey -15 81 £44,000 +10.00% 7
Manchester +11 73 £43,000 +7.50% 6
Birmingham +4 71 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Bristol +39 67 £35,936 -10.16% 5
Reading +24 64 £60,000 +20.00% 2
West Yorkshire -21 62 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Kent +36 50 £38,000 +38.18% 3
Leeds -19 44 £37,500 -12.79% 7
Wales +14 29 £40,000 +6.66% 4
East Midlands -29 29 £37,500 +8.69% 8
Watford +14 28 £42,500 +25.92% 2
Essex +18 27 £62,500 +31.57%
South Wales +13 26 £37,500 - 4
Merseyside 0 25 £32,500 -27.77%
Liverpool +2 24 £32,500 -
Cardiff +22 23 £46,250 +23.33% 1
Southampton +11 23 £32,500 -48.00% 4
Staffordshire +8 23 £35,000 +22.59%

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2186 (55.33%) Firewall
2 2176 (55.07%) Cisco
3 1867 (47.25%) Windows
4 1367 (34.60%) WAN
5 1329 (33.64%) Active Directory
6 1324 (33.51%) LAN
7 1323 (33.49%) Cisco Certification
8 1259 (31.87%) Microsoft
9 1101 (27.87%) VMware
10 1074 (27.18%) DNS
11 1001 (25.34%) ITIL
12 946 (23.94%) Windows Server
13 934 (23.64%) CCNP
14 912 (23.08%) TCP/IP
15 869 (21.99%) MPLS
16 855 (21.64%) Linux
17 836 (21.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 747 (18.91%) DHCP
19 734 (18.58%) CCNA
20 724 (18.32%) Wireless
21 713 (18.05%) Data Centre
22 701 (17.74%) Network Security
23 686 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
24 649 (16.43%) MS Exchange
25 641 (16.22%) CheckPoint
26 636 (16.10%) BGP
27 610 (15.44%) MS Excel
28 598 (15.14%) VoIP
29 587 (14.86%) OSPF
30 579 (14.65%) Juniper

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
1 649 (16.43%) MS Exchange
2 256 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 212 (5.37%) IIS
4 188 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 160 (4.05%) Skype for Business
6 149 (3.77%) SharePoint
7 143 (3.62%) Apache
8 111 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 90 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 85 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 72 (1.82%) Tomcat
12 40 (1.01%) JBoss
13 37 (0.94%) nginx
14 33 (0.84%) IBM Notes
15 26 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (0.46%) IBM Domino
17 15 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
17 15 (0.38%) Confluence
18 13 (0.33%) CMS
18 13 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 610 (15.44%) MS Excel
2 534 (13.52%) MS Office
3 96 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 38 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (0.33%) MS Project
6 4 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.051%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (0.73%) assyst
2 20 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.13%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.10%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.10%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.076%) FastStats
6 3 (0.076%) Unica
7 2 (0.051%) Line 500
7 2 (0.051%) Magento
7 2 (0.051%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.025%) Eikon
8 1 (0.025%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.025%) Line 50
8 1 (0.025%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.025%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.025%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 348 (8.81%) Office 365
2 253 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 242 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 109 (2.76%) Mimecast
5 89 (2.25%) IaaS
6 81 (2.05%) SaaS
7 69 (1.75%) PaaS
8 42 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.56%) G Suite
9 22 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (0.46%) iTunes
11 17 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
13 14 (0.35%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.35%) SoftLayer
13 14 (0.35%) Sumo Logic
14 12 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.25%) Route 53
16 8 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2186 (55.33%) Firewall
2 1367 (34.60%) WAN
3 1324 (33.51%) LAN
4 1074 (27.18%) DNS
5 912 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 869 (21.99%) MPLS
7 747 (18.91%) DHCP
8 724 (18.32%) Wireless
9 701 (17.74%) Network Security
10 686 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
11 636 (16.10%) BGP
12 598 (15.14%) VoIP
13 587 (14.86%) OSPF
14 552 (13.97%) VLAN
15 480 (12.15%) SAN
16 427 (10.81%) IPsec
17 418 (10.58%) SSL
18 319 (8.07%) EIGRP
19 312 (7.90%) Cisco Nexus
20 276 (6.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 117 (2.96%) MySQL
3 75 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 50 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 49 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 25 (0.63%) Cognos Impromptu
8 25 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 20 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 19 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (0.38%) Redis
13 13 (0.33%) MongoDB
14 12 (0.30%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.25%) Big Data
16 9 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.20%) HBase
17 8 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 84 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 54 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 35 (0.89%) JIRA
4 26 (0.66%) Vagrant
5 19 (0.48%) Grunt
5 19 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 17 (0.43%) Jasmine
6 17 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
6 17 (0.43%) Subversion
6 17 (0.43%) webpack
7 8 (0.20%) RSpec
8 7 (0.18%) Android Studio
8 7 (0.18%) NUnit
8 7 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.15%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.15%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.076%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.076%) Xdebug
General
1 570 (14.43%) Finance
2 547 (13.84%) Telecoms
3 186 (4.71%) Legal
4 175 (4.43%) Law
5 147 (3.72%) Banking
6 119 (3.01%) Retail
7 83 (2.10%) Marketing
8 57 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.01%) Publishing
10 39 (0.99%) Back Office
11 35 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 32 (0.81%) Investment Banking
13 28 (0.71%) Electronics
14 26 (0.66%) Advertising
15 24 (0.61%) Games
16 13 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.30%) Front Office
18 11 (0.28%) Spanish Language
19 10 (0.25%) Automotive
19 10 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1103 (27.92%) Network Engineer
2 584 (14.78%) Analyst
3 542 (13.72%) Support Engineer
4 332 (8.40%) Cisco Engineer
5 308 (7.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 305 (7.72%) Security Engineer
7 266 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 251 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
9 230 (5.82%) Network Security Engineer
10 217 (5.49%) IT Support
11 216 (5.47%) Network Support
12 206 (5.21%) IT Engineer
13 200 (5.06%) Architect
14 191 (4.83%) Service Analyst
15 187 (4.73%) Support Analyst
16 185 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 180 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
18 174 (4.40%) Administrator
19 172 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
20 156 (3.95%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (3.21%) 802.1X
2 87 (2.20%) Web Services
3 56 (1.42%) HTML
4 55 (1.39%) CSS
5 42 (1.06%) LAMP
6 36 (0.91%) jQuery
7 33 (0.84%) Middleware
8 29 (0.73%) XML
9 27 (0.68%) AngularJS
10 23 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
11 22 (0.56%) .NET
11 22 (0.56%) Spring
12 21 (0.53%) JSON
13 19 (0.48%) React
14 15 (0.38%) Ajax
14 15 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
14 15 (0.38%) REST
14 15 (0.38%) WAP
15 14 (0.35%) Grails
16 12 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 713 (18.05%) Data Centre
2 238 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 148 (3.75%) Blackberry
5 139 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 115 (2.91%) Clustering
7 112 (2.83%) Driving Licence
8 108 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
9 102 (2.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 98 (2.48%) Replication
11 90 (2.28%) PKI
12 82 (2.08%) RSA SecurID
13 73 (1.85%) iPhone
14 69 (1.75%) Smartphone
15 66 (1.67%) iPad
16 57 (1.44%) Public Cloud
17 54 (1.37%) Virtual Team
18 50 (1.27%) Statistics
19 32 (0.81%) e-Health
19 32 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1867 (47.25%) Windows
2 946 (23.94%) Windows Server
3 855 (21.64%) Linux
4 506 (12.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 505 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 477 (12.07%) Windows 7
7 253 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 226 (5.72%) Unix
9 214 (5.42%) Windows 8
10 195 (4.94%) Windows 10
11 147 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 141 (3.57%) Windows XP
13 95 (2.40%) Android
13 95 (2.40%) Mac OS X
14 81 (2.05%) CentOS
15 74 (1.87%) Ubuntu
16 61 (1.54%) Solaris
17 47 (1.19%) Apple iOS
18 43 (1.09%) Debian
19 36 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1001 (25.34%) ITIL
2 312 (7.90%) Load Balancing
3 267 (6.76%) Service Delivery
4 263 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 257 (6.50%) Service Management
6 254 (6.43%) Change Management
7 252 (6.38%) Network Design
8 206 (5.21%) Information Security
9 201 (5.09%) Kalman Filter
10 200 (5.06%) Network Management
11 190 (4.81%) Project Management
12 187 (4.73%) Network Monitoring
13 179 (4.53%) High Availability
13 179 (4.53%) Problem Management
14 174 (4.40%) Presales
15 171 (4.33%) Mentoring
16 130 (3.29%) Virtual Environments
17 129 (3.26%) Change Control
18 125 (3.16%) Configuration Management
18 125 (3.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 363 (9.19%) SQL
2 195 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 175 (4.43%) Python
4 129 (3.26%) Perl
5 117 (2.96%) Bash Shell
6 101 (2.56%) C
7 85 (2.15%) Java
8 74 (1.87%) Ruby
9 73 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 67 (1.70%) JavaScript
11 58 (1.47%) PHP
12 37 (0.94%) VBScript
13 34 (0.86%) C++
14 28 (0.71%) VB
15 20 (0.51%) C#
16 9 (0.23%) Lisp
16 9 (0.23%) Tcl
17 8 (0.20%) VBA
18 5 (0.13%) Go
19 3 (0.076%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1323 (33.49%) Cisco Certification
2 934 (23.64%) CCNP
3 734 (18.58%) CCNA
4 461 (11.67%) Degree
5 397 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 264 (6.68%) Security Cleared
7 255 (6.45%) MCSE
8 206 (5.21%) SC Cleared
9 200 (5.06%) CCIE
10 169 (4.28%) MCSA
11 124 (3.14%) CISSP
12 117 (2.96%) MCITP
13 110 (2.78%) CCSE
14 107 (2.71%) MCP
15 106 (2.68%) CCSP
16 103 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 94 (2.38%) CCSA
18 86 (2.18%) DV Cleared
19 80 (2.02%) CCDP
20 74 (1.87%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 425 (10.76%) SLA
2 191 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 136 (3.44%) PCI DSS
4 58 (1.47%) QA
5 21 (0.53%) COBIT
6 19 (0.48%) FISMA
7 10 (0.25%) SAS 70
8 7 (0.18%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
8 7 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.18%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.076%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.051%) HL7
12 1 (0.025%) DICOM
12 1 (0.025%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.025%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.025%) RMADS
12 1 (0.025%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1329 (33.64%) Active Directory
2 836 (21.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 424 (10.73%) Hyper-V
4 200 (5.06%) vSphere
5 103 (2.61%) XenApp
6 96 (2.43%) Terminal Services
6 96 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 75 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
8 68 (1.72%) VMware ESX
9 66 (1.67%) Firmware
10 53 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
11 46 (1.16%) NFS
11 46 (1.16%) XenDesktop
12 45 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 45 (1.14%) vCloud
13 24 (0.61%) KVM
14 21 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
15 20 (0.51%) Docker
15 20 (0.51%) XenServer
16 18 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 166 (4.20%) SCCM
2 101 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 100 (2.53%) Nagios
4 93 (2.35%) Backup Exec
4 93 (2.35%) Puppet
5 86 (2.18%) WSUS
6 78 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 71 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
7 71 (1.80%) SCOM
8 68 (1.72%) AirWatch
9 61 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
10 56 (1.42%) FortiGate
11 55 (1.39%) Ansible
12 48 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
13 45 (1.14%) Cacti
14 26 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
15 21 (0.53%) Tivoli
16 19 (0.48%) NetBackup
17 18 (0.46%) DameWare
18 17 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2176 (55.07%) Cisco
2 1259 (31.87%) Microsoft
3 1101 (27.87%) VMware
4 641 (16.22%) CheckPoint
5 579 (14.65%) Juniper
6 526 (13.31%) Citrix
7 373 (9.44%) F5
8 331 (8.38%) HP
9 295 (7.47%) Palo Alto
10 193 (4.88%) Avaya
11 178 (4.51%) Apple
12 166 (4.20%) Symantec
13 145 (3.67%) Dell
14 144 (3.64%) Veeam
15 135 (3.42%) EMC
16 125 (3.16%) SolarWinds
17 111 (2.81%) Mitel
17 111 (2.81%) Red Hat
18 109 (2.76%) Oracle
19 106 (2.68%) NetApp
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £26000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-net
Salary: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Etech Partners
Salary: To £55K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
PDP London
Posted: Yesterday
Tyneside
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Shepperton, Middlesex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Training, certifications
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £70k - 80k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newmarket, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £34000 per annum + benefits+certified training
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS, PENSION, HEALTH
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Elland, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £26k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago