The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 171 162 155
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1937 1883 2098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.73% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.46% 9.53% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1641 1598 1804
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20476 19756 21075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.49% 18.16% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16437 15890 17389
Average salary £44,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.48% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -11 1826 £40,000 - 214
London -10 780 £45,000 - 86
South East -21 459 £37,500 - 42
City of London +17 204 £50,000 +5.26% 24
East of England +15 148 £38,000 +1.33% 18
Berkshire +23 141 £37,500 +3.44% 9
Surrey -25 139 £35,000 -6.66% 11
North West +14 98 £28,500 -18.57% 12
South West -15 94 £26,500 -20.89% 15
Yorkshire -33 92 £42,500 +25.00% 19
West Midlands -5 87 £31,500 -10.00% 12
Hampshire +2 77 £42,250 +24.26% 12
West Yorkshire -39 72 £44,000 +25.71% 11
Hertfordshire +12 54 £50,000 +44.92% 6
Leeds -37 54 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Scotland +15 52 £38,500 -9.41% 8
Manchester -9 51 £33,027 -1.41% 5
East Midlands -12 50 £43,750 +2.94% 9
Reading -10 48 £43,750 +16.66% 3
Cheshire +10 43 £23,500 -62.40% 6
Bedfordshire +15 40 £33,500 -10.66% 7
Birmingham +20 37 £30,500 -39.00% 4
Wiltshire +7 35 £25,000 -7.40% 4
Newbury +23 34 £27,500 -3.50%
Basingstoke +15 32 £37,500 +25.00% 4
South Wales -23 29 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Wales -29 29 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Watford -3 27 £50,000 +94.17% 3
Bedford - 27 £29,000 - 3
Warrington +1 26 £23,500 -

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2312 (58.77%) Windows
2 2248 (57.14%) Firewall
3 1894 (48.14%) Cisco
4 1446 (36.76%) Active Directory
5 1417 (36.02%) DNS
6 1414 (35.94%) Microsoft
7 1398 (35.54%) WAN
8 1330 (33.81%) LAN
9 1326 (33.71%) TCP/IP
10 1198 (30.45%) VMware
11 1067 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
12 1039 (26.41%) MS Exchange
13 1008 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 1003 (25.50%) Linux
15 939 (23.87%) DHCP
16 831 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 767 (19.50%) Windows Server 2003
18 765 (19.45%) MS Excel
19 709 (18.02%) CCNP
20 700 (17.79%) SAN
20 700 (17.79%) MPLS
21 686 (17.44%) Windows 7
22 685 (17.41%) ITIL
23 653 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
24 649 (16.50%) MS Office
25 648 (16.47%) Juniper
26 627 (15.94%) Citrix
27 611 (15.53%) CCNA
28 588 (14.95%) CheckPoint
29 575 (14.62%) SSL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1039 (26.41%) MS Exchange
2 517 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 302 (7.68%) IIS
4 296 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 266 (6.76%) SharePoint
6 225 (5.72%) Lync
7 201 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 192 (4.88%) Apache
9 186 (4.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 163 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 94 (2.39%) Tomcat
12 58 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
13 51 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
14 35 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
16 28 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
17 25 (0.64%) Confluence
17 25 (0.64%) IBM Notes
18 23 (0.58%) WebLogic
19 17 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 765 (19.45%) MS Excel
2 649 (16.50%) MS Office
3 59 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 57 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.051%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.13%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.10%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.10%) SunGard AvantGard
5 4 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.076%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.076%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.076%) Line 500
6 3 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.051%) SalesLogix
7 2 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.025%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.025%) Sage MMS
8 1 (0.025%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 139 (3.53%) Office 365
2 86 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (2.14%) SaaS
4 56 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 51 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 47 (1.19%) IaaS
7 32 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (0.64%) Joyent
9 22 (0.56%) PaaS
10 15 (0.38%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.28%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.15%) Route 53
14 4 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.025%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.025%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.025%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2248 (57.14%) Firewall
2 1417 (36.02%) DNS
3 1398 (35.54%) WAN
4 1330 (33.81%) LAN
5 1326 (33.71%) TCP/IP
6 939 (23.87%) DHCP
7 700 (17.79%) SAN
7 700 (17.79%) MPLS
8 575 (14.62%) SSL
9 538 (13.68%) Network Security
10 537 (13.65%) VoIP
11 523 (13.29%) Cisco ASA
12 520 (13.22%) IPsec
13 518 (13.17%) BGP
14 509 (12.94%) Internet
15 497 (12.63%) Wireless
16 491 (12.48%) VLAN
17 474 (12.05%) OSPF
18 221 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
19 209 (5.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 553 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 250 (6.35%) MySQL
3 139 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 79 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 54 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 48 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 34 (0.86%) NoSQL
9 22 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (0.51%) MongoDB
11 19 (0.48%) Redis
12 17 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
13 15 (0.38%) Big Data
14 14 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.28%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (0.97%) Subversion
1 38 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 36 (0.92%) JIRA
3 17 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 15 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (0.31%) Hudson
6 10 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.23%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.15%) FishEye
10 4 (0.10%) Maven
11 3 (0.076%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.076%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.076%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.076%) Ant
12 2 (0.051%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.051%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.051%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.025%) Juju
13 1 (0.025%) FogBugz
General
1 491 (12.48%) Finance
2 354 (9.00%) Telecoms
3 102 (2.59%) Law
4 100 (2.54%) Banking
4 100 (2.54%) Retail
5 72 (1.83%) Marketing
6 70 (1.78%) Advertising
7 52 (1.32%) Legal
8 48 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 42 (1.07%) Back Office
10 36 (0.92%) Games
11 35 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 33 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (0.61%) Billing
14 23 (0.58%) Publishing
15 20 (0.51%) French Language
15 20 (0.51%) German Language
16 16 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.36%) Italian Language
18 10 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 799 (20.31%) Network Engineer
2 624 (15.86%) Analyst
3 535 (13.60%) Support Engineer
4 302 (7.68%) Administrator
5 297 (7.55%) Support Analyst
6 241 (6.13%) Security Engineer
6 241 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 238 (6.05%) Systems Administrator
8 226 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
9 215 (5.47%) Consultant
10 214 (5.44%) IT Support
11 204 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
12 201 (5.11%) Senior Network Engineer
13 170 (4.32%) Architect
14 168 (4.27%) Technical Support
15 166 (4.22%) Network Security Engineer
16 163 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
17 161 (4.09%) Network Support
18 145 (3.69%) Network Analyst
19 133 (3.38%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (3.38%) Web Services
2 123 (3.13%) XML
3 111 (2.82%) .NET
4 84 (2.14%) CSS
5 80 (2.03%) HTML
6 76 (1.93%) LAMP
7 65 (1.65%) JSON
8 40 (1.02%) COM
9 33 (0.84%) Ajax
10 29 (0.74%) jQuery
11 18 (0.46%) Middleware
12 17 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (0.41%) SOAP
14 14 (0.36%) ASP.NET
14 14 (0.36%) J2EE
15 13 (0.33%) MSMQ
16 11 (0.28%) SAML
16 11 (0.28%) .NET Framework
17 9 (0.23%) YAML
18 7 (0.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 395 (10.04%) Blackberry
2 168 (4.27%) Replication
3 151 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 145 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 120 (3.05%) Clustering
6 105 (2.67%) SecurID
7 91 (2.31%) iPhone
8 70 (1.78%) Open Source
9 67 (1.70%) PKI
10 58 (1.47%) iPad
11 57 (1.45%) Thin Client
11 57 (1.45%) Fat Client
12 55 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
13 51 (1.30%) Firmware
14 46 (1.17%) Hedge funds
15 41 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 40 (1.02%) Statistics
17 34 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
18 32 (0.81%) Digital Media
19 29 (0.74%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2312 (58.77%) Windows
2 1008 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 1003 (25.50%) Linux
4 767 (19.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 686 (17.44%) Windows 7
6 431 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 421 (10.70%) Windows XP
8 381 (9.68%) UNIX
9 260 (6.61%) Windows 8
10 155 (3.94%) Android
11 131 (3.33%) CentOS
12 122 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 115 (2.92%) Windows Vista
14 114 (2.90%) Ubuntu
15 91 (2.31%) Solaris
16 86 (2.19%) Mac OS X
17 71 (1.80%) Apple iOS
18 65 (1.65%) Debian
18 65 (1.65%) Windows Phone
19 51 (1.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (17.41%) ITIL
2 394 (10.02%) Load Balancing
3 220 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 195 (4.96%) Network Design
5 193 (4.91%) Project Management
6 187 (4.75%) Service Delivery
7 175 (4.45%) Change Management
8 171 (4.35%) Network Management
9 153 (3.89%) Service Management
10 140 (3.56%) E-Commerce
11 137 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
12 132 (3.36%) Migration
12 132 (3.36%) Information Security
13 130 (3.30%) Configuration Management
14 96 (2.44%) Incident Management
15 84 (2.14%) Time Management
16 82 (2.08%) Problem Management
17 81 (2.06%) Security Management
18 80 (2.03%) Penetration Testing
19 79 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 481 (12.23%) SQL
2 196 (4.98%) PowerShell
3 162 (4.12%) Java
4 138 (3.51%) Perl
5 135 (3.43%) PHP
6 129 (3.28%) Shell Script
7 105 (2.67%) C
8 102 (2.59%) Bash Shell
9 101 (2.57%) Python
10 83 (2.11%) JavaScript
11 59 (1.50%) C++
12 36 (0.92%) T-SQL
13 34 (0.86%) C#
13 34 (0.86%) Ruby
14 27 (0.69%) VB
15 25 (0.64%) PHP5
16 23 (0.58%) Objective-C
17 18 (0.46%) VBScript
18 16 (0.41%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.20%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1067 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
2 709 (18.02%) CCNP
3 653 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 611 (15.53%) CCNA
5 459 (11.67%) Degree
6 438 (11.13%) MCSE
7 242 (6.15%) MCITP
8 196 (4.98%) MCP
9 195 (4.96%) MCSA
10 181 (4.60%) Security Cleared
11 162 (4.12%) CCIE
12 133 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 127 (3.23%) CISSP
14 112 (2.85%) MCTS
14 112 (2.85%) CCSE
15 84 (2.14%) CCSA
16 82 (2.08%) CCSP
17 79 (2.01%) SC Cleared
18 72 (1.83%) CCIP
19 57 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (8.26%) SLA
2 110 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 88 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 56 (1.42%) QA
5 29 (0.74%) COBIT
6 26 (0.66%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.13%) COSO
9 4 (0.10%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.051%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.025%) BS7799
11 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.025%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1446 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 831 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 372 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 282 (7.17%) vSphere
5 195 (4.96%) XenApp
6 172 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
7 154 (3.91%) Terminal Services
8 127 (3.23%) VMware ESX
9 88 (2.24%) UAG
10 76 (1.93%) KVM
11 65 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 53 (1.35%) NFS
13 49 (1.25%) XenServer
14 46 (1.17%) XenDesktop
15 43 (1.09%) Terminal Server
16 40 (1.02%) Xen
17 37 (0.94%) ISA Server
18 34 (0.86%) Postfix
19 30 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
20 27 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 204 (5.19%) Backup Exec
2 134 (3.41%) Puppet
3 130 (3.30%) SCCM
4 111 (2.82%) Nagios
5 104 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
6 88 (2.24%) WSUS
7 87 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 64 (1.63%) Cacti
9 62 (1.58%) SCOM
10 56 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
11 48 (1.22%) FortiGate
12 47 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
13 46 (1.17%) NetBackup
13 46 (1.17%) OpenView
14 27 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
15 26 (0.66%) MOM
16 24 (0.61%) Zenoss
17 20 (0.51%) Nessus
18 18 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
19 17 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1894 (48.14%) Cisco
2 1414 (35.94%) Microsoft
3 1198 (30.45%) VMware
4 648 (16.47%) Juniper
5 627 (15.94%) Citrix
6 588 (14.95%) CheckPoint
7 448 (11.39%) HP
8 311 (7.91%) F5
9 240 (6.10%) Symantec
10 200 (5.08%) Red Hat
11 188 (4.78%) Dell
12 179 (4.55%) Oracle
13 163 (4.14%) SolarWinds
14 138 (3.51%) Apple
14 138 (3.51%) McAfee
15 126 (3.20%) NetApp
16 119 (3.02%) Blue Coat
17 102 (2.59%) Avaya
18 94 (2.39%) Fortinet
19 82 (2.08%) Sophos
Leicester, Leicestershire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Talent Spa
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
SJB Corporate Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Pension, 25 days holidays
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Circa £35,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bagshot, Surrey
Cyber Team
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Car + Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: 17.5k + 2.5k Shift Allowance (DOE)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: 19 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hessle, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday