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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 150 173 153
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2222 2047 2113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 1.70% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 10.00% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1804 1695 1805
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
20204 20462 22582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 16.94% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 16204 18194
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 2015. 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 +30 2139 £42,500 +10.38% 218
London +74 1011 £47,500 +5.55% 75
South East +5 493 £42,500 +30.76% 49
City of London +82 251 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Berkshire +23 163 £43,500 +33.84% 8
East of England -25 137 £35,000 -9.09% 13
Yorkshire +9 128 £42,500 +22.62% 15
North West +4 121 £30,486 -12.89% 25
South West +17 112 £33,000 -12.00% 20
Hampshire -8 101 £46,500 +63.15% 7
West Yorkshire +18 98 £43,500 +24.28% 6
Surrey +10 93 £40,000 +23.07% 16
West Midlands +6 91 £30,500 +1.66% 14
Reading +19 85 £50,000 +52.67% 4
Leeds +17 70 £49,000 +28.94% 3
Manchester +24 65 £30,486 -12.89% 16
Buckinghamshire +29 52 £45,000 +36.36% 5
Birmingham +13 50 £45,000 +55.17% 7
East Midlands +8 47 £26,000 -35.00% 5
Cheshire -2 43 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Wiltshire +27 37 £33,500 +28.84% 6
Essex +5 36 £44,500 -6.31%
Scotland +7 34 £29,000 -3.33% 6
Gloucestershire +3 34 £31,500 -21.25% 2
Cambridge +22 33 £44,500 -19.09% 5
Cambridgeshire +10 33 £44,500 +9.87% 6
Hertfordshire -4 33 £27,000 -36.47% 2
East Sussex +17 31 £40,000 +86.04% 5
Fareham +20 27 £62,500 +257.14% 5
Milton Keynes +6 25 £45,000 -10.00% 1

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2514 (57.90%) Firewall
2 2339 (53.87%) Windows
3 2212 (50.94%) Cisco
4 1614 (37.17%) Microsoft
5 1610 (37.08%) WAN
6 1483 (34.15%) LAN
7 1440 (33.16%) Active Directory
8 1364 (31.41%) VMware
9 1363 (31.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1273 (29.32%) DNS
11 1180 (27.18%) TCP/IP
12 1060 (24.41%) MS Exchange
13 1020 (23.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 986 (22.71%) MPLS
15 980 (22.57%) Linux
16 895 (20.61%) MS Excel
17 881 (20.29%) CCNP
18 866 (19.94%) ITIL
19 853 (19.65%) Windows Server 2008
20 819 (18.86%) DHCP
21 782 (18.01%) CCNA
22 779 (17.94%) Citrix
23 762 (17.55%) BGP
24 752 (17.32%) MS Office
25 740 (17.04%) Wireless
26 713 (16.42%) Juniper
27 696 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
28 664 (15.29%) VoIP
29 662 (15.25%) SAN
30 653 (15.04%) Network Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1060 (24.41%) MS Exchange
2 514 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 239 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 223 (5.14%) IIS
5 211 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 197 (4.54%) Apache
7 194 (4.47%) Lync
8 192 (4.42%) SharePoint
9 136 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 134 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 76 (1.75%) Tomcat
12 75 (1.73%) nginx
13 49 (1.13%) IBM Notes
14 26 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
15 25 (0.58%) Confluence
16 22 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (0.44%) MediaWiki
17 19 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (0.39%) OpenStack
19 16 (0.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 895 (20.61%) MS Excel
2 752 (17.32%) MS Office
3 93 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 48 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.23%) MS Project
6 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.069%) SmartSuite
8 3 (0.069%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.069%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.069%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.046%) InDesign
10 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 29 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.16%) assyst
6 4 (0.092%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.046%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.046%) BPCS
7 2 (0.046%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.046%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.023%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.023%) Primavera
8 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.023%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.023%) Line 50
8 1 (0.023%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.023%) Magento
8 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.023%) Advent Moxy
Cloud Services
1 180 (4.15%) Office 365
2 152 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (2.65%) IaaS
4 85 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 77 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 73 (1.68%) SaaS
7 48 (1.11%) PaaS
8 36 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 14 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.30%) Route 53
12 12 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.21%) Datadog
14 8 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 7 (0.16%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.14%) CloudFront
16 6 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2514 (57.90%) Firewall
2 1610 (37.08%) WAN
3 1483 (34.15%) LAN
4 1273 (29.32%) DNS
5 1180 (27.18%) TCP/IP
6 986 (22.71%) MPLS
7 819 (18.86%) DHCP
8 762 (17.55%) BGP
9 740 (17.04%) Wireless
10 696 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
11 664 (15.29%) VoIP
12 662 (15.25%) SAN
13 653 (15.04%) Network Security
14 650 (14.97%) OSPF
15 644 (14.83%) VLAN
16 594 (13.68%) SSL
17 536 (12.34%) IPsec
18 468 (10.78%) EIGRP
19 373 (8.59%) Internet
20 355 (8.18%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 257 (5.92%) MySQL
3 130 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 92 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 61 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 58 (1.34%) MongoDB
7 48 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 36 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 35 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (0.69%) MariaDB
11 28 (0.64%) DB2
12 20 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.32%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.28%) Big Data
14 12 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.21%) Redis
17 7 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 54 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 43 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 42 (0.97%) Subversion
4 35 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 26 (0.60%) Hudson
6 25 (0.58%) JIRA
7 14 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.14%) Maven
10 5 (0.12%) NUnit
11 3 (0.069%) Selenium
11 3 (0.069%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.046%) Xcode
12 2 (0.046%) Ant
12 2 (0.046%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.046%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.046%) Moq
13 1 (0.023%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.023%) Artifactory
General
1 626 (14.42%) Finance
2 573 (13.20%) Telecoms
3 130 (2.99%) Banking
4 110 (2.53%) Law
5 109 (2.51%) Retail
6 94 (2.16%) Marketing
7 83 (1.91%) Advertising
8 67 (1.54%) Legal
9 56 (1.29%) Back Office
10 48 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 47 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 34 (0.78%) Electronics
13 23 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.51%) Aerospace
15 20 (0.46%) Multimedia
16 14 (0.32%) Games
17 11 (0.25%) Military
17 11 (0.25%) French Language
18 10 (0.23%) Billing
19 8 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1016 (23.40%) Network Engineer
2 591 (13.61%) Analyst
3 570 (13.13%) Support Engineer
4 330 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 301 (6.93%) Senior Network Engineer
6 296 (6.82%) Support Analyst
7 268 (6.17%) Consultant
8 262 (6.03%) IT Support
9 254 (5.85%) Administrator
10 253 (5.83%) Technical Support
11 248 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
12 217 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
13 196 (4.51%) Security Engineer
14 171 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
15 162 (3.73%) Technical Engineer
16 151 (3.48%) Desktop Support
17 138 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
18 123 (2.83%) Architect
19 122 (2.81%) Network Security Engineer
20 120 (2.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (3.22%) Web Services
2 93 (2.14%) CSS
3 89 (2.05%) HTML
4 60 (1.38%) XML
5 56 (1.29%) .NET
6 42 (0.97%) LAMP
7 30 (0.69%) Ajax
8 28 (0.64%) SOAP
8 28 (0.64%) MAPI
8 28 (0.64%) COM
9 25 (0.58%) Software Packaging
9 25 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
10 23 (0.53%) JSON
11 19 (0.44%) XMPP
12 13 (0.30%) .NET Framework
12 13 (0.30%) REST
13 12 (0.28%) jQuery
13 12 (0.28%) WAP
14 10 (0.23%) Application Packaging
15 7 (0.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 319 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (6.33%) Blackberry
3 172 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 147 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 144 (3.32%) Video Conferencing
6 113 (2.60%) Clustering
7 104 (2.40%) iPhone
8 97 (2.23%) Client/Server
9 77 (1.77%) Replication
10 75 (1.73%) Hedge funds
11 63 (1.45%) iPad
12 50 (1.15%) PKI
13 45 (1.04%) CMDB
14 44 (1.01%) Open Source
15 38 (0.88%) BYOD
16 34 (0.78%) Statistics
17 33 (0.76%) Private Cloud
18 31 (0.71%) PDA
19 30 (0.69%) CESG
20 27 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2339 (53.87%) Windows
2 980 (22.57%) Linux
3 853 (19.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 595 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 589 (13.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 584 (13.45%) Windows 7
7 399 (9.19%) Windows XP
8 384 (8.84%) Windows 8
9 287 (6.61%) UNIX
10 187 (4.31%) CentOS
11 143 (3.29%) Android
12 113 (2.60%) Mac OS X
13 109 (2.51%) Apple iOS
13 109 (2.51%) Windows Vista
14 108 (2.49%) Ubuntu
15 96 (2.21%) Solaris
16 92 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 77 (1.77%) Debian
18 41 (0.94%) Mac OS
19 25 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (19.94%) ITIL
2 401 (9.24%) Load Balancing
3 316 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 306 (7.05%) Service Delivery
5 267 (6.15%) Network Design
6 264 (6.08%) Project Management
7 218 (5.02%) Service Management
8 206 (4.74%) Network Monitoring
9 203 (4.68%) Migration
10 167 (3.85%) Network Management
11 162 (3.73%) Change Management
12 150 (3.45%) Incident Management
13 148 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
14 141 (3.25%) Information Security
15 136 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
16 125 (2.88%) Mentoring
17 119 (2.74%) Business Continuity
17 119 (2.74%) Time Management
18 117 (2.69%) Root Cause Analysis
19 114 (2.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 554 (12.76%) SQL
2 205 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 191 (4.40%) Perl
4 181 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 165 (3.80%) Python
6 129 (2.97%) PHP
7 128 (2.95%) Java
8 84 (1.93%) Ruby
9 82 (1.89%) JavaScript
10 70 (1.61%) C
11 69 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 40 (0.92%) C#
13 38 (0.88%) VBScript
14 33 (0.76%) C++
15 28 (0.64%) VB
16 13 (0.30%) Tcl
17 9 (0.21%) AWK
17 9 (0.21%) PHP5
18 7 (0.16%) VBA
19 6 (0.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 1363 (31.39%) Cisco Certification
2 881 (20.29%) CCNP
3 782 (18.01%) CCNA
4 547 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 521 (12.00%) Degree
6 374 (8.61%) MCSE
7 216 (4.97%) MCP
8 207 (4.77%) CCIE
9 188 (4.33%) MCSA
10 158 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 157 (3.62%) Security Cleared
12 141 (3.25%) MCITP
13 118 (2.72%) SC Cleared
14 108 (2.49%) CISSP
15 104 (2.40%) JNCIA
16 95 (2.19%) MCTS
17 80 (1.84%) CCSA
18 70 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
19 63 (1.45%) CCDP
19 63 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 412 (9.49%) SLA
2 135 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 32 (0.74%) QA
5 27 (0.62%) COBIT
6 20 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.023%) HL7
9 1 (0.023%) FISMA
System Software
1 1440 (33.16%) Active Directory
2 1020 (23.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 427 (9.83%) Hyper-V
4 285 (6.56%) XenApp
5 237 (5.46%) vSphere
6 119 (2.74%) Terminal Services
7 97 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 96 (2.21%) XenServer
9 71 (1.64%) Terminal Server
10 64 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 62 (1.43%) VMware ESX
12 56 (1.29%) XenDesktop
13 51 (1.17%) KVM
14 39 (0.90%) vCloud
14 39 (0.90%) Samba
15 37 (0.85%) Xen
15 37 (0.85%) Postfix
15 37 (0.85%) iptables
16 34 (0.78%) NFS
17 31 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 166 (3.82%) SCCM
2 153 (3.52%) Nagios
3 136 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 94 (2.16%) Puppet
5 86 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
6 74 (1.70%) SCOM
7 73 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
8 66 (1.52%) CiscoWorks
9 59 (1.36%) Cacti
10 57 (1.31%) WSUS
11 53 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
12 48 (1.11%) Opsview
13 44 (1.01%) FortiGate
14 39 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
14 39 (0.90%) SELinux
15 37 (0.85%) Icinga
15 37 (0.85%) Cisco LMS
15 37 (0.85%) SCVMM
15 37 (0.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2212 (50.94%) Cisco
2 1614 (37.17%) Microsoft
3 1364 (31.41%) VMware
4 779 (17.94%) Citrix
5 713 (16.42%) Juniper
6 575 (13.24%) CheckPoint
7 513 (11.81%) HP
8 370 (8.52%) F5
9 250 (5.76%) SolarWinds
10 220 (5.07%) Symantec
11 218 (5.02%) Red Hat
12 213 (4.91%) Apple
13 187 (4.31%) Avaya
14 145 (3.34%) Dell
15 134 (3.09%) Oracle
16 131 (3.02%) NetApp
17 112 (2.58%) Riverbed
17 112 (2.58%) SonicWALL
18 101 (2.33%) McAfee
19 92 (2.12%) Fortinet
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