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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
Rank 185 157 155
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1481 2164 2168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 2.11% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.07% 12.32% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1821 1783
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
13376 17559 19429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.12% 17.14% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 10924 14578 15672
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -36 1400 £42,500 - 171
London -6 559 £52,500 +10.52% 56
South East +45 464 £40,000 -5.88% 45
Berkshire +28 113 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East of England -55 99 £32,500 - 8
City of London -3 87 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Surrey +9 80 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Hampshire +25 75 £40,000 +17.64% 16
North West -43 75 £29,000 -10.76% 16
Yorkshire -42 70 £37,500 -11.76% 16
South West -56 62 £35,047 -4.63% 10
West Midlands -33 54 £35,000 -17.64% 12
Manchester -46 54 £29,000 -27.83% 9
East Sussex +51 51 £41,500 +18.57% 4
Oxfordshire +23 49 £37,500 -14.77% 5
West Yorkshire -38 49 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Brighton +50 48 £41,500 +18.57% 2
Reading +18 48 £55,000 +35.80% 2
Buckinghamshire +37 47 £47,500 +14.45% 9
Leeds -41 46 £37,500 -12.79% 10
Hertfordshire -52 40 £36,250 +11.53% 4
Milton Keynes +30 35 £47,500 +14.45% 5
Kent +11 31 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Scotland +22 28 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Oxford +12 23 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Bristol 0 23 £37,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire -8 23 £35,000 - 2
Watford +12 22 £45,000 -21.73% 2
East Midlands -12 22 £52,500 +66.66% 5
Basingstoke +20 21 £46,250 +10.11% 1

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1884 (57.90%) Firewall
2 1877 (57.68%) Cisco
3 1492 (45.85%) Windows
4 1233 (37.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1134 (34.85%) WAN
6 1059 (32.54%) LAN
7 1016 (31.22%) Active Directory
8 941 (28.92%) VMware
9 915 (28.12%) CCNP
10 907 (27.87%) Microsoft
11 887 (27.26%) DNS
12 770 (23.66%) Wireless
12 770 (23.66%) Windows Server
13 768 (23.60%) MPLS
14 729 (22.40%) TCP/IP
15 694 (21.33%) ITIL
16 671 (20.62%) Cisco ASA
17 666 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 658 (20.22%) Data Centre
19 653 (20.07%) Linux
20 625 (19.21%) CCNA
21 621 (19.08%) BGP
22 604 (18.56%) Network Security
23 595 (18.29%) OSPF
24 593 (18.22%) DHCP
25 577 (17.73%) Juniper
26 547 (16.81%) VLAN
27 521 (16.01%) CheckPoint
28 501 (15.40%) Finance
28 501 (15.40%) 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
1 433 (13.31%) MS Exchange
2 198 (6.08%) Skype for Business
3 187 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 151 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 148 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 114 (3.50%) IIS
7 106 (3.26%) Apache
8 87 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 46 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 46 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 44 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 26 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 26 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 24 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
14 18 (0.55%) JBoss
15 12 (0.37%) Confluence
15 12 (0.37%) nginx
16 11 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 500 (15.37%) MS Office
2 486 (14.94%) MS Excel
3 68 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 60 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.71%) MS Project
6 10 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
7 4 (0.12%) QuarkXPress
8 2 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.031%) SmartSuite
9 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.40%) assyst
3 12 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.12%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.061%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.061%) Magento
6 2 (0.061%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.031%) Eikon
7 1 (0.031%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.031%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.031%) Summit
7 1 (0.031%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 351 (10.79%) Office 365
2 256 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 215 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (2.52%) Mimecast
5 59 (1.81%) SaaS
6 52 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (1.48%) IaaS
8 47 (1.44%) PaaS
9 29 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 24 (0.74%) G Suite
11 19 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.46%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.28%) Route 53
16 8 (0.25%) iTunes
17 7 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1884 (57.90%) Firewall
2 1134 (34.85%) WAN
3 1059 (32.54%) LAN
4 887 (27.26%) DNS
5 770 (23.66%) Wireless
6 768 (23.60%) MPLS
7 729 (22.40%) TCP/IP
8 671 (20.62%) Cisco ASA
9 621 (19.08%) BGP
10 604 (18.56%) Network Security
11 595 (18.29%) OSPF
12 593 (18.22%) DHCP
13 547 (16.81%) VLAN
14 501 (15.40%) VoIP
15 383 (11.77%) IPsec
16 358 (11.00%) SSL
17 314 (9.65%) Cisco Nexus
18 305 (9.37%) SAN
19 292 (8.97%) Internet
20 204 (6.27%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 90 (2.77%) MySQL
3 87 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 17 (0.52%) Redis
10 16 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (0.43%) Cognos Impromptu
12 12 (0.37%) Relational Database
13 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.18%) Big Data
16 5 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
16 5 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.15%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.15%) Informix
17 4 (0.12%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 46 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 29 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.80%) Subversion
4 22 (0.68%) JIRA
5 15 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (0.28%) Grunt
7 7 (0.22%) Jasmine
7 7 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (0.22%) webpack
8 6 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.15%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.15%) Trac
10 4 (0.12%) Android Studio
10 4 (0.12%) Selenium
10 4 (0.12%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.092%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.092%) JMeter
11 3 (0.092%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.061%) Buildbot
12 2 (0.061%) Gerrit
General
1 501 (15.40%) Finance
2 336 (10.33%) Telecoms
3 138 (4.24%) Legal
4 110 (3.38%) Law
5 109 (3.35%) Banking
6 77 (2.37%) Retail
7 65 (2.00%) Marketing
8 40 (1.23%) Back Office
9 39 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 24 (0.74%) Electronics
12 22 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.65%) Games
13 21 (0.65%) Publishing
14 13 (0.40%) German Language
14 13 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.31%) Billing
16 8 (0.25%) Advertising
17 7 (0.22%) Front Office
17 7 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 941 (28.92%) Network Engineer
2 508 (15.61%) Analyst
3 367 (11.28%) Support Engineer
4 295 (9.07%) Security Engineer
5 289 (8.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 247 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 216 (6.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 203 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 201 (6.18%) Network Security Engineer
10 186 (5.72%) Architect
11 185 (5.69%) IT Support
12 176 (5.41%) Service Analyst
13 175 (5.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 170 (5.22%) Administrator
15 167 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
16 145 (4.46%) Network Analyst
17 139 (4.27%) Network Support
18 135 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
19 132 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
20 130 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (2.61%) 802.1X
2 52 (1.60%) Web Services
3 27 (0.83%) HTML
4 26 (0.80%) CSS
4 26 (0.80%) LAMP
5 22 (0.68%) Middleware
6 17 (0.52%) SAML
7 14 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
8 11 (0.34%) J2EE
8 11 (0.34%) XML
9 10 (0.31%) .NET
9 10 (0.31%) jQuery
10 9 (0.28%) Memcached
10 9 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.28%) WAP
11 8 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (0.25%) OAuth2
11 8 (0.25%) OpenID
12 7 (0.22%) MAPI
12 7 (0.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 658 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 213 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 135 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 122 (3.75%) Driving Licence
6 96 (2.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 95 (2.92%) Blackberry
8 84 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
9 81 (2.49%) Clustering
10 71 (2.18%) iPad
11 62 (1.91%) PKI
12 57 (1.75%) Replication
13 50 (1.54%) Public Cloud
14 47 (1.44%) iPhone
15 38 (1.17%) Virtual Team
16 35 (1.08%) BYOD
17 30 (0.92%) Client/Server
18 28 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
19 26 (0.80%) User Experience
20 25 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1492 (45.85%) Windows
2 770 (23.66%) Windows Server
3 653 (20.07%) Linux
4 488 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 481 (14.78%) Windows 7
6 476 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (6.33%) Windows 10
8 202 (6.21%) Unix
9 181 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 156 (4.79%) Windows 8
11 104 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 90 (2.77%) Windows XP
13 89 (2.74%) CentOS
14 73 (2.24%) Android
15 69 (2.12%) Mac OS X
16 64 (1.97%) Ubuntu
17 56 (1.72%) Solaris
18 36 (1.11%) Debian
18 36 (1.11%) Mac OS
19 29 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (21.33%) ITIL
2 284 (8.73%) Network Design
3 247 (7.59%) Service Management
4 236 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 200 (6.15%) Information Security
6 196 (6.02%) Load Balancing
7 189 (5.81%) Kalman Filter
8 186 (5.72%) Presales
9 181 (5.56%) Network Management
10 170 (5.22%) High Availability
11 165 (5.07%) Project Management
12 152 (4.67%) Network Monitoring
13 149 (4.58%) Change Management
13 149 (4.58%) Service Delivery
14 141 (4.33%) Problem Management
15 134 (4.12%) Mentoring
16 127 (3.90%) Migration
17 125 (3.84%) Business Continuity
17 125 (3.84%) Network Architecture
18 106 (3.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 276 (8.48%) SQL
2 146 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 128 (3.93%) Python
4 82 (2.52%) C
5 72 (2.21%) Bash Shell
6 58 (1.78%) Perl
7 55 (1.69%) Ruby
8 41 (1.26%) Java
9 39 (1.20%) PHP
10 37 (1.14%) JavaScript
11 32 (0.98%) VB
12 31 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 27 (0.83%) C++
14 25 (0.77%) VBScript
15 11 (0.34%) Go
16 9 (0.28%) C#
16 9 (0.28%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.15%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.15%) R
18 4 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1233 (37.89%) Cisco Certification
2 915 (28.12%) CCNP
3 625 (19.21%) CCNA
4 421 (12.94%) Degree
5 317 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 244 (7.50%) CCIE
7 210 (6.45%) MCSE
8 122 (3.75%) MCP
8 122 (3.75%) Security Cleared
9 107 (3.29%) MCSA
10 84 (2.58%) SC Cleared
11 77 (2.37%) CCDP
11 77 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 74 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
13 72 (2.21%) JNCIS
14 64 (1.97%) MCITP
15 60 (1.84%) JNCIP
16 58 (1.78%) CISSP
17 55 (1.69%) JNCIA
18 49 (1.51%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 361 (11.09%) SLA
2 86 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (2.49%) PCI DSS
4 39 (1.20%) QA
5 23 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.28%) GCP
6 9 (0.28%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.22%) COBIT
7 7 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.18%) FISMA
8 6 (0.18%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.15%) PMO
10 3 (0.092%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.061%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.031%) COSO
12 1 (0.031%) HL7
12 1 (0.031%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.031%) SDET
System Software
1 1016 (31.22%) Active Directory
2 666 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 374 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 115 (3.53%) vSphere
5 74 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 74 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 70 (2.15%) XenApp
7 69 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
8 65 (2.00%) Terminal Services
9 39 (1.20%) Firmware
10 38 (1.17%) XenServer
11 33 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (0.86%) NFS
13 27 (0.83%) ProxySG
14 25 (0.77%) KVM
15 24 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
16 23 (0.71%) vCloud
17 22 (0.68%) XenDesktop
18 20 (0.61%) pfSense
19 19 (0.58%) iptables
Systems Management
1 159 (4.89%) SCCM
2 109 (3.35%) Nagios
3 94 (2.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 84 (2.58%) Backup Exec
5 76 (2.34%) FortiGate
5 76 (2.34%) Puppet
6 67 (2.06%) AirWatch
7 57 (1.75%) SCOM
8 53 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
8 53 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
9 49 (1.51%) Ansible
10 48 (1.48%) WSUS
11 46 (1.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 46 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 27 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
13 23 (0.71%) HAProxy
14 22 (0.68%) Cacti
15 18 (0.55%) Opsview
16 15 (0.46%) DameWare
16 15 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1877 (57.68%) Cisco
2 941 (28.92%) VMware
3 907 (27.87%) Microsoft
4 577 (17.73%) Juniper
5 521 (16.01%) CheckPoint
6 478 (14.69%) Citrix
7 437 (13.43%) Palo Alto
8 347 (10.66%) F5
9 340 (10.45%) HP
10 170 (5.22%) SolarWinds
11 159 (4.89%) Avaya
12 154 (4.73%) Fortinet
13 129 (3.96%) NetApp
14 117 (3.60%) Apple
15 115 (3.53%) Meraki
16 112 (3.44%) Riverbed
17 111 (3.41%) Dell
18 100 (3.07%) Red Hat
19 94 (2.89%) Intel Security
20 88 (2.70%) SonicWALL
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £33,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HFG
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + on call.
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£50,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Package of up to £55k plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus shift allowance and overtime an
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + on-call
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
GM Financial
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago