The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 148 161 152
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2129 1850 2174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.86% 1.73% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 9.99% 9.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1803 1577 1870
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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
20589 18513 22291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.33% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 16291 15059 18257
Average salary £43,044 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 2033 £40,000 -1.23% 230
London +30 851 £45,000 +5.88% 88
South East -13 486 £37,500 -3.84% 52
City of London +23 215 £47,500 +11.76% 18
East of England +68 181 £40,500 +20.89% 17
Berkshire +18 166 £37,000 -17.31% 11
Yorkshire -33 133 £40,000 - 14
Surrey -22 122 £37,500 - 10
West Midlands +5 114 £33,426 -16.43% 14
South West -19 104 £26,500 -11.66% 23
Hampshire -15 97 £41,500 +18.57% 12
West Yorkshire -38 97 £37,500 - 7
North West -10 94 £31,250 -10.71% 16
Leeds -26 77 £40,000 - 4
Hertfordshire +36 61 £42,500 +25.92% 6
East Midlands -4 52 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Reading -14 47 £50,000 - 1
Wiltshire +4 46 £26,500 +1.92% 4
Birmingham +24 45 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Scotland -5 45 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Manchester -11 43 £33,027 +3.20% 7
Bedfordshire +15 42 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Basingstoke +20 39 £42,500 +4.93% 2
Cheshire -3 37 £24,250 -64.07% 7
Slough +23 34 £35,750 -20.11% 5
Newbury +21 34 £26,000 -25.71%
Warwickshire +7 34 £32,000 -24.70% 4
Bristol -9 33 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Essex +21 31 £33,750 -12.90% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 30 £27,000 -28.00% 3

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 2324 (58.00%) Windows
2 2317 (57.82%) Firewall
3 1951 (48.69%) Cisco
4 1429 (35.66%) WAN
5 1404 (35.04%) Active Directory
6 1398 (34.89%) Microsoft
7 1362 (33.99%) DNS
8 1329 (33.17%) LAN
9 1316 (32.84%) TCP/IP
10 1210 (30.20%) VMware
11 1161 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
12 1018 (25.41%) Linux
13 989 (24.68%) MS Exchange
14 985 (24.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 908 (22.66%) DHCP
16 859 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
17 803 (20.04%) CCNP
18 775 (19.34%) MPLS
19 763 (19.04%) ITIL
20 738 (18.42%) Juniper
21 718 (17.92%) MS Excel
22 698 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
23 683 (17.05%) Windows 7
24 676 (16.87%) MS Office
25 651 (16.25%) SAN
26 620 (15.47%) CheckPoint
27 610 (15.22%) Citrix
28 603 (15.05%) CCNA
29 601 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
30 594 (14.82%) Network Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 989 (24.68%) MS Exchange
2 483 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 284 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 264 (6.59%) IIS
5 244 (6.09%) SharePoint
6 217 (5.42%) Lync
7 182 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 178 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 176 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 165 (4.12%) Apache
11 78 (1.95%) Tomcat
12 52 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
13 40 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
14 32 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
15 26 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
15 26 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
16 25 (0.62%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.47%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.42%) nginx
19 15 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 718 (17.92%) MS Excel
2 676 (16.87%) MS Office
3 96 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.25%) MS Project
6 3 (0.075%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.100%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.075%) Advent Moxy
6 3 (0.075%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.075%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.075%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.050%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.025%) Eikon
8 1 (0.025%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.025%) Line 500
8 1 (0.025%) Sage MMS
8 1 (0.025%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 160 (3.99%) Office 365
2 67 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (1.47%) SaaS
4 58 (1.45%) IaaS
5 51 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 50 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (0.85%) PaaS
8 28 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.37%) Joyent
10 13 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (0.30%) Google Apps
12 8 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.12%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.075%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.075%) Route 53
15 2 (0.050%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.050%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2317 (57.82%) Firewall
2 1429 (35.66%) WAN
3 1362 (33.99%) DNS
4 1329 (33.17%) LAN
5 1316 (32.84%) TCP/IP
6 908 (22.66%) DHCP
7 775 (19.34%) MPLS
8 651 (16.25%) SAN
9 594 (14.82%) Network Security
10 592 (14.77%) SSL
11 591 (14.75%) VoIP
11 591 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
12 576 (14.37%) BGP
13 533 (13.30%) OSPF
14 532 (13.28%) Wireless
14 532 (13.28%) IPsec
15 503 (12.55%) VLAN
16 457 (11.41%) Internet
17 264 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
18 237 (5.91%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 242 (6.04%) MySQL
3 120 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 80 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 52 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 45 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 33 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 28 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 27 (0.67%) Big Data
11 26 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
12 18 (0.45%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (0.35%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.32%) Redis
16 11 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
18 8 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
19 7 (0.17%) Data Mining
19 7 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 28 (0.70%) JIRA
3 22 (0.55%) Subversion
3 22 (0.55%) TeamCity
4 16 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 13 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.32%) Mercurial
7 9 (0.22%) Hudson
8 8 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.15%) WebLOAD
10 5 (0.12%) Maven
11 2 (0.050%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.050%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.050%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.025%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.025%) Serena SBM
12 1 (0.025%) ProC
12 1 (0.025%) CruiseControl
General
1 593 (14.80%) Finance
2 358 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 135 (3.37%) Banking
4 125 (3.12%) Law
5 107 (2.67%) Retail
6 65 (1.62%) Marketing
7 63 (1.57%) Advertising
8 60 (1.50%) Legal
9 49 (1.22%) Back Office
10 43 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 35 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 26 (0.65%) French Language
13 23 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.55%) Games
15 21 (0.52%) German Language
16 19 (0.47%) Spanish Language
17 18 (0.45%) Italian Language
18 16 (0.40%) Billing
19 14 (0.35%) Publishing
20 13 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 900 (22.46%) Network Engineer
2 680 (16.97%) Analyst
3 519 (12.95%) Support Engineer
4 314 (7.84%) Support Analyst
5 258 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 257 (6.41%) Administrator
7 229 (5.71%) IT Support
8 228 (5.69%) Security Engineer
9 226 (5.64%) Senior Network Engineer
10 209 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
11 207 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
12 180 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
13 179 (4.47%) Consultant
14 173 (4.32%) Architect
15 167 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
16 154 (3.84%) Network Security Engineer
17 153 (3.82%) Network Analyst
17 153 (3.82%) Network Support
18 144 (3.59%) Technical Support
19 129 (3.22%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (3.34%) Web Services
2 121 (3.02%) XML
3 85 (2.12%) CSS
4 83 (2.07%) .NET
5 78 (1.95%) HTML
6 76 (1.90%) LAMP
7 68 (1.70%) JSON
8 27 (0.67%) jQuery
9 26 (0.65%) COM
10 23 (0.57%) Ajax
11 18 (0.45%) SAML
12 17 (0.42%) Middleware
13 14 (0.35%) REST
14 13 (0.32%) SOAP
14 13 (0.32%) J2EE
15 11 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (0.27%) YAML
16 10 (0.25%) OAuth
17 9 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
18 8 (0.20%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 377 (9.41%) Blackberry
2 318 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 156 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 128 (3.19%) Replication
6 103 (2.57%) iPhone
7 100 (2.50%) Clustering
8 87 (2.17%) PKI
9 85 (2.12%) SecurID
10 81 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
11 66 (1.65%) Hedge funds
11 66 (1.65%) iPad
12 54 (1.35%) Open Source
13 42 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 41 (1.02%) Firmware
15 36 (0.90%) Fat Client
15 36 (0.90%) Thin Client
16 32 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (0.77%) Statistics
18 30 (0.75%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2324 (58.00%) Windows
2 1018 (25.41%) Linux
3 985 (24.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 698 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 683 (17.05%) Windows 7
6 484 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 398 (9.93%) Windows XP
8 375 (9.36%) UNIX
9 269 (6.71%) Windows 8
10 171 (4.27%) Android
11 135 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 126 (3.14%) CentOS
13 110 (2.75%) Solaris
14 96 (2.40%) Ubuntu
15 81 (2.02%) Mac OS X
16 78 (1.95%) Windows Vista
17 75 (1.87%) Apple iOS
18 54 (1.35%) Windows Phone
19 48 (1.20%) Mac OS
20 44 (1.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (19.04%) ITIL
2 405 (10.11%) Load Balancing
3 245 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 209 (5.22%) Network Design
5 203 (5.07%) Project Management
6 194 (4.84%) Service Management
7 190 (4.74%) Change Management
8 180 (4.49%) Network Management
9 178 (4.44%) Service Delivery
10 170 (4.24%) Information Security
11 150 (3.74%) Kalman Filter
12 144 (3.59%) Network Monitoring
13 141 (3.52%) Migration
14 124 (3.09%) E-Commerce
15 114 (2.85%) Configuration Management
16 113 (2.82%) Mentoring
17 109 (2.72%) Change Control
18 101 (2.52%) Incident Management
19 97 (2.42%) PRINCE2
20 88 (2.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 463 (11.55%) SQL
2 160 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 137 (3.42%) PHP
4 132 (3.29%) Perl
5 128 (3.19%) Java
6 100 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 99 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 94 (2.35%) C
9 84 (2.10%) Python
10 68 (1.70%) JavaScript
11 64 (1.60%) C++
12 48 (1.20%) Ruby
13 40 (1.00%) C#
14 29 (0.72%) VB
15 23 (0.57%) PHP5
16 20 (0.50%) T-SQL
17 19 (0.47%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.32%) VBScript
19 10 (0.25%) VB.NET
19 10 (0.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1161 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
2 803 (20.04%) CCNP
3 603 (15.05%) CCNA
4 601 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 468 (11.68%) Degree
6 403 (10.06%) MCSE
7 238 (5.94%) MCITP
8 208 (5.19%) CCIE
9 205 (5.12%) MCSA
10 203 (5.07%) MCP
11 176 (4.39%) Security Cleared
12 174 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 134 (3.34%) CISSP
14 133 (3.32%) MCTS
15 108 (2.70%) CCSE
16 83 (2.07%) SC Cleared
17 74 (1.85%) CCSA
18 69 (1.72%) CCIP
19 66 (1.65%) CCSP
20 63 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (8.93%) SLA
2 136 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 99 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 55 (1.37%) QA
5 37 (0.92%) COBIT
6 19 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.12%) COSO
9 4 (0.100%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.050%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.050%) BS7799
12 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1404 (35.04%) Active Directory
2 859 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 351 (8.76%) Hyper-V
4 299 (7.46%) vSphere
5 183 (4.57%) XenApp
6 145 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
7 121 (3.02%) Terminal Services
8 105 (2.62%) VMware ESX
9 81 (2.02%) UAG
10 54 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 52 (1.30%) vCloud
11 52 (1.30%) XenServer
12 47 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 46 (1.15%) NFS
14 43 (1.07%) Xen
15 38 (0.95%) Terminal Server
16 35 (0.87%) KVM
17 34 (0.85%) XenDesktop
18 33 (0.82%) Postfix
19 28 (0.70%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 193 (4.82%) Backup Exec
2 128 (3.19%) SCCM
3 100 (2.50%) Puppet
4 92 (2.30%) Nagios
5 90 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 81 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (1.82%) WSUS
8 61 (1.52%) SCOM
9 60 (1.50%) Cacti
10 45 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
11 42 (1.05%) OpenView
11 42 (1.05%) NetBackup
12 40 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
13 38 (0.95%) FortiGate
14 34 (0.85%) Zenoss
15 31 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
16 28 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
17 26 (0.65%) MOM
18 22 (0.55%) HP NNM
19 19 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1951 (48.69%) Cisco
2 1398 (34.89%) Microsoft
3 1210 (30.20%) VMware
4 738 (18.42%) Juniper
5 620 (15.47%) CheckPoint
6 610 (15.22%) Citrix
7 446 (11.13%) HP
8 350 (8.73%) F5
9 243 (6.06%) Symantec
10 225 (5.62%) Dell
11 188 (4.69%) SolarWinds
12 182 (4.54%) Oracle
13 165 (4.12%) Red Hat
14 157 (3.92%) Apple
15 139 (3.47%) Avaya
16 116 (2.89%) McAfee
17 112 (2.80%) NetApp
18 95 (2.37%) Blue Coat
19 87 (2.17%) Fortinet
19 87 (2.17%) Aruba
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 16 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum - Pension, Health plan and Life Assurance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum £45,000 to £50,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Boeing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £32,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + beenfits
Posted: 2 days ago