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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
Rank 179 166 152
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1572 1963 2115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.86% 1.98% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.14% 11.82% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1294 1647 1788
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
14112 16614 18967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 16.80% 18.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11527 13797 15407
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 23 January 2017 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -20 1460 £44,000 +3.52% 172
London -8 630 £50,000 +6.38% 65
South East +51 462 £42,500 -1.16% 41
City of London +8 112 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Berkshire +11 109 £60,000 +20.00% 3
East of England -27 100 £40,000 +19.40% 6
Surrey +26 97 £37,500 -16.66% 5
North West -39 81 £30,000 -7.69% 23
Hampshire +29 77 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Yorkshire -34 68 £37,500 -11.76% 14
South West -38 59 £35,047 -2.64% 9
Oxfordshire +50 55 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Reading +13 54 £45,000 +9.75% 1
West Midlands -42 53 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Manchester -37 51 £35,000 -17.64% 16
Scotland +41 48 £36,500 +9.77% 7
Hertfordshire -28 38 £32,500 - 1
West Yorkshire -42 38 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Buckinghamshire +22 36 £45,000 +8.43% 10
Basingstoke +23 34 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Kent +13 34 £42,500 +57.40% 2
Leeds -38 31 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Milton Keynes +36 30 £43,750 +52.17% 3
East Sussex - 30 £40,000 - 5
Brighton - 28 £40,000 - 3
Oxford +36 26 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 24 £41,250 +10.00% 3
Southampton +23 23 £45,000 -10.00%
Edinburgh +19 23 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Suffolk +15 22 £28,250 +8.65% 1

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 1904 (57.35%) Cisco
2 1881 (56.66%) Firewall
3 1563 (47.08%) Windows
4 1236 (37.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1141 (34.37%) WAN
6 1101 (33.16%) LAN
7 1098 (33.07%) Active Directory
8 993 (29.91%) VMware
9 990 (29.82%) Microsoft
10 956 (28.80%) DNS
11 911 (27.44%) CCNP
12 798 (24.04%) TCP/IP
13 788 (23.73%) Windows Server
14 772 (23.25%) MPLS
15 768 (23.13%) ITIL
16 747 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 737 (22.20%) Wireless
18 706 (21.27%) Linux
19 652 (19.64%) DHCP
20 649 (19.55%) Data Centre
21 640 (19.28%) CCNA
22 638 (19.22%) Cisco ASA
23 624 (18.80%) BGP
24 623 (18.77%) Network Security
25 595 (17.92%) OSPF
26 579 (17.44%) VLAN
27 534 (16.08%) CheckPoint
28 519 (15.63%) Juniper
29 506 (15.24%) MS Excel
30 502 (15.12%) 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
1 498 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 201 (6.05%) Skype for Business
3 189 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 159 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 149 (4.49%) IIS
6 141 (4.25%) SharePoint
7 111 (3.34%) Apache
8 98 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 51 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 47 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 42 (1.27%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.72%) IBM Notes
13 23 (0.69%) JBoss
14 22 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
15 21 (0.63%) OpenStack
16 18 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
17 12 (0.36%) Confluence
17 12 (0.36%) nginx
18 11 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
19 6 (0.18%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 506 (15.24%) MS Excel
2 499 (15.03%) MS Office
3 61 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 55 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.60%) MS Project
6 10 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.060%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.030%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.030%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.030%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.030%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (0.63%) assyst
2 20 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.12%) Infor CRM
6 3 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.060%) Eikon
7 2 (0.060%) Summit
8 1 (0.030%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.030%) Line 50
8 1 (0.030%) Magento
8 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 339 (10.21%) Office 365
2 235 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (3.04%) Mimecast
5 60 (1.81%) SaaS
6 57 (1.72%) IaaS
7 52 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 52 (1.57%) PaaS
8 26 (0.78%) G Suite
9 25 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.27%) iTunes
15 8 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.21%) CloudFront
17 6 (0.18%) Route 53
17 6 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1881 (56.66%) Firewall
2 1141 (34.37%) WAN
3 1101 (33.16%) LAN
4 956 (28.80%) DNS
5 798 (24.04%) TCP/IP
6 772 (23.25%) MPLS
7 737 (22.20%) Wireless
8 652 (19.64%) DHCP
9 638 (19.22%) Cisco ASA
10 624 (18.80%) BGP
11 623 (18.77%) Network Security
12 595 (17.92%) OSPF
13 579 (17.44%) VLAN
14 502 (15.12%) VoIP
15 397 (11.96%) IPsec
16 360 (10.84%) SSL
17 359 (10.81%) SAN
18 294 (8.86%) Cisco Nexus
19 272 (8.19%) Internet
20 224 (6.75%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 97 (2.92%) MySQL
3 95 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 21 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 20 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (0.36%) Cognos Impromptu
11 9 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (0.24%) Redis
13 6 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.15%) Informix
15 4 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.12%) FileMaker
15 4 (0.12%) GIS
15 4 (0.12%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 20 (0.60%) Jenkins
2 20 (0.60%) JIRA
3 19 (0.57%) Subversion
4 14 (0.42%) Grunt
5 12 (0.36%) Jasmine
5 12 (0.36%) Karma Test Runner
5 12 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 12 (0.36%) webpack
6 6 (0.18%) Android Studio
7 5 (0.15%) Trac
8 4 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.12%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.090%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.060%) Ant
10 2 (0.060%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.060%) Maven
10 2 (0.060%) RSpec
10 2 (0.060%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.060%) Xdebug
General
1 488 (14.70%) Finance
2 401 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 150 (4.52%) Legal
4 126 (3.80%) Banking
5 125 (3.77%) Law
6 86 (2.59%) Retail
7 85 (2.56%) Marketing
8 41 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 35 (1.05%) Back Office
11 26 (0.78%) Publishing
12 23 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.66%) Electronics
14 21 (0.63%) Games
15 14 (0.42%) Advertising
16 13 (0.39%) Billing
16 13 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.33%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.24%) French Language
19 7 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 900 (27.11%) Network Engineer
2 518 (15.60%) Analyst
3 387 (11.66%) Support Engineer
4 274 (8.25%) Security Engineer
5 271 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
6 237 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 214 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 213 (6.42%) Senior Network Engineer
9 189 (5.69%) Network Security Engineer
10 188 (5.66%) IT Support
11 187 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 187 (5.63%) Administrator
12 185 (5.57%) Service Analyst
13 178 (5.36%) Architect
13 178 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
14 150 (4.52%) Network Analyst
15 143 (4.31%) Network Support
16 141 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
17 138 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
18 131 (3.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (2.92%) 802.1X
2 52 (1.57%) Web Services
3 30 (0.90%) HTML
4 26 (0.78%) CSS
5 19 (0.57%) Middleware
6 18 (0.54%) LAMP
7 16 (0.48%) jQuery
8 15 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
8 15 (0.45%) SAML
9 13 (0.39%) J2EE
9 13 (0.39%) XML
10 12 (0.36%) .NET
10 12 (0.36%) AngularJS
10 12 (0.36%) React
11 8 (0.24%) OAuth2
11 8 (0.24%) OpenID
11 8 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (0.21%) iBATIS
12 7 (0.21%) JSON
12 7 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 649 (19.55%) Data Centre
2 221 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 132 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 120 (3.61%) Driving Licence
6 103 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
7 94 (2.83%) Clustering
8 89 (2.68%) Blackberry
8 89 (2.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 78 (2.35%) iPad
10 69 (2.08%) PKI
11 65 (1.96%) Replication
12 54 (1.63%) iPhone
13 48 (1.45%) Public Cloud
14 41 (1.23%) RSA SecurID
14 41 (1.23%) Virtual Team
15 38 (1.14%) BYOD
16 30 (0.90%) User Experience
17 29 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
18 26 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1563 (47.08%) Windows
2 788 (23.73%) Windows Server
3 706 (21.27%) Linux
4 491 (14.79%) Windows 7
5 487 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 475 (14.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 214 (6.45%) Windows 10
8 193 (5.81%) Unix
9 190 (5.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 171 (5.15%) Windows 8
11 138 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 90 (2.71%) CentOS
13 88 (2.65%) Windows XP
14 78 (2.35%) Mac OS X
15 70 (2.11%) Android
15 70 (2.11%) Ubuntu
16 57 (1.72%) Solaris
17 43 (1.30%) Debian
18 31 (0.93%) Apple iOS
19 27 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (23.13%) ITIL
2 269 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
3 267 (8.04%) Network Design
4 255 (7.68%) Service Management
5 207 (6.23%) Load Balancing
6 206 (6.20%) Information Security
7 201 (6.05%) Network Management
8 192 (5.78%) Kalman Filter
9 181 (5.45%) Presales
10 180 (5.42%) Project Management
11 165 (4.97%) Change Management
12 164 (4.94%) Service Delivery
13 163 (4.91%) High Availability
14 156 (4.70%) Mentoring
15 149 (4.49%) Problem Management
16 142 (4.28%) Network Monitoring
17 135 (4.07%) Business Continuity
18 129 (3.89%) Migration
19 118 (3.55%) Change Control
19 118 (3.55%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 297 (8.95%) SQL
2 171 (5.15%) PowerShell
3 130 (3.92%) Python
4 96 (2.89%) C
5 81 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 65 (1.96%) Perl
7 63 (1.90%) Ruby
8 46 (1.39%) Java
9 44 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 37 (1.11%) VB
11 35 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 31 (0.93%) PHP
12 31 (0.93%) VBScript
13 29 (0.87%) C++
14 14 (0.42%) Go
15 11 (0.33%) C#
16 9 (0.27%) Lisp
16 9 (0.27%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.18%) Tcl
18 4 (0.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1236 (37.23%) Cisco Certification
2 911 (27.44%) CCNP
3 640 (19.28%) CCNA
4 422 (12.71%) Degree
5 378 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 253 (7.62%) MCSE
7 237 (7.14%) CCIE
8 142 (4.28%) MCSA
9 129 (3.89%) Security Cleared
10 125 (3.77%) MCP
11 95 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 90 (2.71%) CCDP
13 88 (2.65%) MCITP
14 87 (2.62%) SC Cleared
15 76 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
16 70 (2.11%) CISSP
17 61 (1.84%) CCSE
18 59 (1.78%) JNCIS
19 52 (1.57%) JNCIA
20 51 (1.54%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 390 (11.75%) SLA
2 105 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 99 (2.98%) PCI DSS
4 47 (1.42%) QA
5 13 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.33%) FISMA
6 11 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.30%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.24%) GCP
9 7 (0.21%) PMBOK
10 6 (0.18%) COBIT
11 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.030%) DICOM
13 1 (0.030%) HL7
13 1 (0.030%) SDET
System Software
1 1098 (33.07%) Active Directory
2 747 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 411 (12.38%) Hyper-V
4 143 (4.31%) vSphere
5 83 (2.50%) XenApp
6 80 (2.41%) Terminal Services
7 75 (2.26%) VMware ESX
7 75 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
8 65 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
9 62 (1.87%) Firmware
10 50 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
11 40 (1.20%) XenServer
12 36 (1.08%) vCloud
13 32 (0.96%) XenDesktop
14 28 (0.84%) NFS
15 26 (0.78%) ProxySG
16 25 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 24 (0.72%) KVM
18 23 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
19 21 (0.63%) iptables
Systems Management
1 181 (5.45%) SCCM
2 98 (2.95%) Nagios
3 93 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 92 (2.77%) Backup Exec
5 74 (2.23%) AirWatch
6 71 (2.14%) Puppet
7 66 (1.99%) FortiGate
8 65 (1.96%) SCOM
9 64 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 56 (1.69%) WSUS
11 55 (1.66%) Cisco Prime
12 53 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
13 45 (1.36%) Ansible
14 37 (1.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 31 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.69%) Cacti
17 18 (0.54%) HAProxy
18 17 (0.51%) Tivoli
19 16 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
19 16 (0.48%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 1904 (57.35%) Cisco
2 993 (29.91%) VMware
3 990 (29.82%) Microsoft
4 534 (16.08%) CheckPoint
5 519 (15.63%) Juniper
6 502 (15.12%) Citrix
7 384 (11.57%) Palo Alto
8 380 (11.45%) HP
9 332 (10.00%) F5
10 191 (5.75%) Avaya
11 139 (4.19%) SolarWinds
12 136 (4.10%) Apple
13 134 (4.04%) Fortinet
14 127 (3.83%) Dell
15 122 (3.67%) NetApp
16 121 (3.64%) Red Hat
17 118 (3.55%) Symantec
18 110 (3.31%) Veeam
19 109 (3.28%) Meraki
20 98 (2.95%) Riverbed
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Stott & May
Salary: £30000 - £36500 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + 25 days holidays, healthcare, etc.
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000 + Good Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£70,000 to £80,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Training, Overtime, Flexible Worki
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Stott & May
Salary: £34000 - £36500 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + great company
Posted: 3 days ago