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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 154 190 205
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2155 1946 1879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.19% 1.78% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.81% 10.27% 8.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1803 1654 1596
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,150 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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
16818 18956 21000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.08% 17.33% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14000 15441 16776
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +33 2049 £45,000 +5.88% 194
London +28 760 £50,000 +5.26% 56
South East +4 471 £45,000 - 41
East of England +60 206 £44,500 +36.92% 11
City of London +89 185 £50,000 - 13
South West +52 180 £35,000 +6.06% 17
West Midlands +35 158 £38,875 +11.07% 21
Berkshire +39 150 £48,750 -2.50% 9
Yorkshire +61 132 £38,500 +8.45% 15
Hampshire +12 109 £40,000 -15.78% 12
Hertfordshire +57 108 £36,250 +28.31% 5
North West +3 105 £40,500 +22.72% 19
Surrey -45 83 £45,000 +5.88% 7
West Yorkshire +13 79 £33,000 -5.71% 10
Reading +25 71 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Birmingham -3 67 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Manchester -7 57 £42,500 +30.76% 7
Leeds +11 56 £36,000 -13.25% 4
Gloucestershire +31 54 £42,000 +33.33% 3
Bristol +35 48 £23,744 -26.94% 3
East Midlands +33 43 £38,750 -3.12% 10
Buckinghamshire +24 41 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Essex +23 39 £47,500 +6.74% 3
Hemel Hempstead +42 37 £42,500 +93.18% 2
North Yorkshire +39 35 £47,750 +6.11% 4
Suffolk +19 32 £40,000 +46.78% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 32 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Cheltenham +3 30 £42,500 +28.78% 1
Dorset +33 28 £47,500 +111.11% 4
Slough +24 28 £32,500 -48.00% 2

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 2558 (58.91%) Firewall
2 2338 (53.85%) Cisco
3 2058 (47.40%) Windows
4 1587 (36.55%) WAN
5 1488 (34.27%) LAN
6 1464 (33.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1449 (33.37%) Active Directory
8 1435 (33.05%) Microsoft
9 1159 (26.69%) VMware
10 1104 (25.43%) DNS
11 1036 (23.86%) TCP/IP
12 1023 (23.56%) Windows Server
13 1021 (23.51%) CCNP
14 968 (22.29%) ITIL
15 939 (21.63%) Linux
16 932 (21.46%) MPLS
17 863 (19.88%) Juniper
18 858 (19.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 855 (19.69%) CCNA
20 808 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
21 806 (18.56%) Wireless
22 800 (18.42%) MS Exchange
23 778 (17.92%) Network Security
24 733 (16.88%) DHCP
25 727 (16.74%) Data Centre
26 716 (16.49%) VoIP
27 713 (16.42%) CheckPoint
28 711 (16.37%) MS Excel
29 706 (16.26%) BGP
30 697 (16.05%) 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
1 800 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 386 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 237 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 195 (4.49%) Skype for Business
5 191 (4.40%) SharePoint
6 189 (4.35%) IIS
7 164 (3.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 156 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 122 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 109 (2.51%) Apache
11 67 (1.54%) Tomcat
12 47 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
13 38 (0.88%) nginx
14 30 (0.69%) JBoss
15 26 (0.60%) Confluence
16 20 (0.46%) CMS
17 19 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
18 18 (0.41%) IBM Notes
18 18 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
19 14 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 711 (16.37%) MS Excel
2 697 (16.05%) MS Office
3 133 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.14%) Revit
8 3 (0.069%) MS Project
9 2 (0.046%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (0.76%) assyst
2 27 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 25 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.14%) Infor M3
5 6 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 5 (0.12%) SAP R/3
6 5 (0.12%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.12%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.092%) FastStats
7 4 (0.092%) Unica
8 3 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.046%) Line 500
9 2 (0.046%) Magento
9 2 (0.046%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.046%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.023%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 362 (8.34%) Office 365
2 282 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
3 226 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (1.91%) IaaS
5 75 (1.73%) Mimecast
6 73 (1.68%) SaaS
7 42 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (0.94%) PaaS
9 25 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (0.44%) Google Apps
11 14 (0.32%) SoftLayer
11 14 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
12 13 (0.30%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.28%) GitHub
14 11 (0.25%) iTunes
15 10 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (0.16%) CloudFront
17 7 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2558 (58.91%) Firewall
2 1587 (36.55%) WAN
3 1488 (34.27%) LAN
4 1104 (25.43%) DNS
5 1036 (23.86%) TCP/IP
6 932 (21.46%) MPLS
7 808 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
8 806 (18.56%) Wireless
9 778 (17.92%) Network Security
10 733 (16.88%) DHCP
11 716 (16.49%) VoIP
12 706 (16.26%) BGP
13 664 (15.29%) OSPF
14 625 (14.39%) SSL
15 583 (13.43%) VLAN
16 540 (12.44%) IPsec
17 537 (12.37%) SAN
18 365 (8.41%) Internet
19 340 (7.83%) EIGRP
20 339 (7.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 141 (3.25%) MySQL
3 67 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 34 (0.78%) Cognos Impromptu
9 25 (0.58%) Big Data
10 24 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 23 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 23 (0.53%) Redis
12 14 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.23%) HBase
15 9 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.16%) MS Access
16 7 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 86 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 73 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 66 (1.52%) JIRA
4 33 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 27 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 25 (0.58%) Subversion
7 19 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.21%) git-flow
8 9 (0.21%) RSpec
9 8 (0.18%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.16%) Toad
11 6 (0.14%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.14%) JUnit
11 6 (0.14%) NUnit
11 6 (0.14%) PHPUnit
11 6 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.12%) GitLab
13 4 (0.092%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.069%) Selenium
General
1 590 (13.59%) Finance
2 542 (12.48%) Telecoms
3 171 (3.94%) Legal
4 162 (3.73%) Law
5 125 (2.88%) Banking
6 119 (2.74%) Retail
7 79 (1.82%) Marketing
8 69 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 49 (1.13%) Publishing
10 46 (1.06%) Advertising
11 36 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 35 (0.81%) Electronics
13 27 (0.62%) Back Office
14 26 (0.60%) Games
15 16 (0.37%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 15 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.32%) German Language
17 14 (0.32%) Local Government
18 13 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1255 (28.90%) Network Engineer
2 649 (14.95%) Analyst
3 550 (12.67%) Support Engineer
4 418 (9.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 382 (8.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 358 (8.25%) Security Engineer
7 338 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 291 (6.70%) IT Engineer
9 281 (6.47%) Network Security Engineer
10 274 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
11 273 (6.29%) IT Support
12 253 (5.83%) Support Analyst
13 220 (5.07%) Consultant
14 217 (5.00%) Administrator
15 204 (4.70%) Network Support
16 194 (4.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 194 (4.47%) Architect
17 185 (4.26%) Service Analyst
18 181 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
19 178 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (3.06%) Web Services
2 131 (3.02%) 802.1X
3 63 (1.45%) CSS
4 62 (1.43%) HTML
5 57 (1.31%) LAMP
6 42 (0.97%) XML
7 30 (0.69%) JSON
8 29 (0.67%) MAPI
9 27 (0.62%) .NET
10 24 (0.55%) Middleware
11 23 (0.53%) LEMP Stack
11 23 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
12 20 (0.46%) jQuery
12 20 (0.46%) SOAP
12 20 (0.46%) Spring
12 20 (0.46%) XMPP
13 19 (0.44%) REST
14 18 (0.41%) AngularJS
14 18 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (0.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 727 (16.74%) Data Centre
2 292 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 257 (5.92%) Blackberry
4 175 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 148 (3.41%) Replication
6 131 (3.02%) Computer Science
7 123 (2.83%) iPhone
8 110 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 110 (2.53%) PKI
9 105 (2.42%) Clustering
10 100 (2.30%) RSA SecurID
11 95 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
12 89 (2.05%) Driving Licence
13 88 (2.03%) iPad
14 65 (1.50%) Smartphone
15 60 (1.38%) Client/Server
16 53 (1.22%) e-Health
16 53 (1.22%) Private Cloud
16 53 (1.22%) Virtual Team
17 41 (0.94%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2058 (47.40%) Windows
2 1023 (23.56%) Windows Server
3 939 (21.63%) Linux
4 643 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 629 (14.49%) Windows 7
6 558 (12.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 284 (6.54%) Windows 8
8 269 (6.20%) Unix
9 266 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 217 (5.00%) Windows XP
11 214 (4.93%) Windows 10
12 148 (3.41%) Android
13 93 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 79 (1.82%) Ubuntu
15 76 (1.75%) Mac OS X
16 65 (1.50%) Apple iOS
16 65 (1.50%) CentOS
17 63 (1.45%) Solaris
18 54 (1.24%) Debian
18 54 (1.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 968 (22.29%) ITIL
2 383 (8.82%) Load Balancing
3 285 (6.56%) Network Design
4 280 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 252 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
6 249 (5.73%) Change Management
7 244 (5.62%) Service Management
8 232 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 216 (4.97%) Information Security
10 208 (4.79%) Presales
11 198 (4.56%) Project Management
12 196 (4.51%) Network Management
13 183 (4.21%) High Availability
14 170 (3.92%) Mentoring
15 164 (3.78%) Migration
16 151 (3.48%) Kalman Filter
17 144 (3.32%) SIEM
18 138 (3.18%) Network Architecture
19 131 (3.02%) E-Commerce
20 130 (2.99%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 348 (8.01%) SQL
2 214 (4.93%) PowerShell
3 209 (4.81%) Python
4 146 (3.36%) Bash Shell
5 123 (2.83%) Perl
6 95 (2.19%) Ruby
7 93 (2.14%) Java
8 87 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 77 (1.77%) PHP
9 77 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 74 (1.70%) C
11 40 (0.92%) VBScript
12 25 (0.58%) C++
13 20 (0.46%) C#
14 19 (0.44%) VB
15 18 (0.41%) VBA
16 11 (0.25%) Tcl
17 7 (0.16%) PHP 5
17 7 (0.16%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1464 (33.72%) Cisco Certification
2 1021 (23.51%) CCNP
3 855 (19.69%) CCNA
4 473 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 452 (10.41%) Degree
6 325 (7.49%) Security Cleared
7 272 (6.26%) MCSE
8 271 (6.24%) SC Cleared
9 214 (4.93%) CCIE
10 169 (3.89%) MCSA
11 164 (3.78%) CCSP
12 157 (3.62%) CCSA
13 144 (3.32%) CISSP
14 135 (3.11%) CCSE
15 130 (2.99%) JNCIA
16 117 (2.69%) JNCIP
17 114 (2.63%) MCITP
17 114 (2.63%) MCP
18 112 (2.58%) DV Cleared
19 109 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 394 (9.07%) SLA
2 195 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 47 (1.08%) QA
5 32 (0.74%) COBIT
6 14 (0.32%) FISMA
7 13 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.14%) SAS 70
9 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.092%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.092%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.069%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.069%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.046%) BS25999
12 2 (0.046%) GPG13
12 2 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.046%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.046%) RMADS
13 1 (0.023%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.023%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1449 (33.37%) Active Directory
2 858 (19.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 428 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 236 (5.44%) vSphere
5 175 (4.03%) XenApp
6 109 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
7 99 (2.28%) Terminal Services
8 77 (1.77%) NFS
9 76 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 68 (1.57%) XenDesktop
11 66 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
12 55 (1.27%) VMware ESX
13 54 (1.24%) Docker
14 46 (1.06%) Xen
15 39 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 31 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
17 30 (0.69%) Firmware
18 29 (0.67%) KVM
19 28 (0.64%) XenServer
20 23 (0.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 193 (4.44%) SCCM
2 146 (3.36%) Backup Exec
3 132 (3.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 131 (3.02%) Nagios
5 114 (2.63%) Puppet
6 101 (2.33%) WSUS
7 90 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
8 83 (1.91%) SCOM
9 76 (1.75%) FortiGate
10 66 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
11 63 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
12 55 (1.27%) Ansible
13 48 (1.11%) Cacti
14 38 (0.88%) ZABBIX
15 34 (0.78%) AirWatch
16 31 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
17 30 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
18 27 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
19 26 (0.60%) Nessus
20 22 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2338 (53.85%) Cisco
2 1435 (33.05%) Microsoft
3 1159 (26.69%) VMware
4 863 (19.88%) Juniper
5 713 (16.42%) CheckPoint
6 636 (14.65%) Citrix
7 444 (10.23%) F5
8 365 (8.41%) Palo Alto
9 337 (7.76%) HP
10 183 (4.21%) SolarWinds
11 175 (4.03%) Apple
12 161 (3.71%) Dell
13 154 (3.55%) Symantec
14 147 (3.39%) Avaya
15 132 (3.04%) Oracle
16 120 (2.76%) Veeam
17 114 (2.63%) NetApp
18 108 (2.49%) Red Hat
19 102 (2.35%) Meraki
19 102 (2.35%) Riverbed
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus and gd benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k plus car and benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 basic + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £21000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum £20-30k
Posted: 3 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-65k base + excel
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago