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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 136 163 168
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2367 2004 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 1.81% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.71% 10.49% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2018 1666 1681
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%

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
20215 19108 21977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.27% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16167 15275 18065
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +26 2265 £40,000 - 241
London +43 1018 £42,500 -5.55% 89
South East -12 525 £38,500 -1.18% 51
City of London +73 261 £45,000 +1.12% 27
Berkshire +14 212 £39,250 -17.36% 8
East of England +19 181 £40,250 +25.78% 23
South West +39 151 £35,000 +1.44% 17
West Midlands +36 137 £32,000 -1.53% 16
Yorkshire -49 104 £40,000 - 23
Surrey -12 103 £42,500 +13.33% 7
Hampshire -32 97 £35,000 +20.68% 16
North West -13 94 £33,000 -14.28% 8
Reading -7 86 £35,500 -29.00% 3
West Yorkshire -29 71 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Hertfordshire +14 64 £40,000 +37.93% 10
Bristol +41 54 £35,500 +9.23% 3
Leeds -18 52 £46,000 +22.66% 8
Birmingham +5 51 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Manchester -18 45 £35,000 -4.76% 6
Essex +13 43 £35,000 -6.66% 4
East Midlands -3 39 £28,000 -37.77% 8
Wiltshire +11 38 £33,250 +27.88% 5
Cheshire +15 36 £23,500 -11.32% 2
Wales +15 35 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Basingstoke +15 35 £39,500 +1.28% 4
South Wales +22 34 £35,000 +1.44% 1
Slough -5 34 £42,000 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +5 31 £28,000 -26.31% 6
Gloucestershire +2 31 £40,500 +1.25% 5
Kent +17 30 £35,000 -17.64% 5

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2618 (60.14%) Firewall
2 2454 (56.37%) Windows
3 2224 (51.09%) Cisco
4 1597 (36.69%) WAN
5 1507 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 1484 (34.09%) Active Directory
7 1447 (33.24%) LAN
8 1426 (32.76%) TCP/IP
9 1368 (31.43%) DNS
10 1364 (31.33%) Cisco Certification
11 1279 (29.38%) VMware
12 1011 (23.23%) MS Exchange
13 1009 (23.18%) Linux
14 993 (22.81%) MPLS
15 984 (22.61%) CCNP
16 981 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
17 893 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 871 (20.01%) DHCP
19 854 (19.62%) ITIL
20 835 (19.18%) Juniper
21 765 (17.57%) BGP
22 760 (17.46%) MS Excel
23 737 (16.93%) MS Office
24 718 (16.49%) Cisco ASA
25 709 (16.29%) Network Security
26 699 (16.06%) CCNA
27 689 (15.83%) OSPF
28 687 (15.78%) Citrix
29 686 (15.76%) CheckPoint
30 677 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1011 (23.23%) MS Exchange
2 482 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 298 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 258 (5.93%) IIS
5 247 (5.67%) SharePoint
6 216 (4.96%) Lync
7 184 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 162 (3.72%) Apache
9 158 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 139 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 85 (1.95%) Tomcat
12 32 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 29 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
14 28 (0.64%) IBM Notes
15 27 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
16 25 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
17 24 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
18 19 (0.44%) nginx
19 18 (0.41%) JBoss
19 18 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 760 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 737 (16.93%) MS Office
3 111 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 54 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.21%) MS Project
6 4 (0.092%) SmartSuite
6 4 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.069%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.069%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.046%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.023%) InDesign
9 1 (0.023%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.023%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 54 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.11%) Sage 50
5 4 (0.092%) Advent Moxy
6 3 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.069%) SalesLogix
7 2 (0.046%) BPCS
7 2 (0.046%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.023%) Eikon
8 1 (0.023%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.023%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.023%) Magento
8 1 (0.023%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.023%) Line 500
8 1 (0.023%) Sage MMS
Cloud Services
1 151 (3.47%) Office 365
2 71 (1.63%) IaaS
3 64 (1.47%) SaaS
4 62 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
5 60 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 48 (1.10%) PaaS
8 21 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.37%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.092%) Joyent
11 4 (0.092%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.046%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.046%) Route 53
13 1 (0.023%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.023%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.023%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.023%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2618 (60.14%) Firewall
2 1597 (36.69%) WAN
3 1447 (33.24%) LAN
4 1426 (32.76%) TCP/IP
5 1368 (31.43%) DNS
6 993 (22.81%) MPLS
7 871 (20.01%) DHCP
8 765 (17.57%) BGP
9 718 (16.49%) Cisco ASA
10 709 (16.29%) Network Security
11 689 (15.83%) OSPF
12 658 (15.12%) VoIP
13 656 (15.07%) SAN
14 646 (14.84%) Wireless
15 603 (13.85%) SSL
16 586 (13.46%) IPsec
17 582 (13.37%) VLAN
18 416 (9.56%) Internet
19 338 (7.76%) EIGRP
20 269 (6.18%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 521 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 237 (5.44%) MySQL
3 123 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 109 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 55 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 32 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
8 29 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 28 (0.64%) Big Data
10 27 (0.62%) MongoDB
11 17 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.25%) Data Mining
16 10 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.21%) DB2
18 8 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
19 7 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (0.48%) JIRA
2 19 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 19 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (0.32%) TeamCity
4 14 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 14 (0.32%) Subversion
5 13 (0.30%) Mercurial
6 10 (0.23%) Hudson
7 8 (0.18%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.14%) WebLOAD
9 5 (0.11%) Maven
10 3 (0.069%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.069%) Moq
11 2 (0.046%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.046%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.023%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.023%) Selenium
General
1 665 (15.28%) Finance
2 445 (10.22%) Telecoms
3 140 (3.22%) Banking
4 114 (2.62%) Law
5 110 (2.53%) Retail
6 63 (1.45%) Legal
6 63 (1.45%) Marketing
7 62 (1.42%) Advertising
8 57 (1.31%) Back Office
9 45 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 33 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 31 (0.71%) Aerospace
12 27 (0.62%) Electronics
13 23 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 21 (0.48%) French Language
15 20 (0.46%) German Language
16 17 (0.39%) Italian Language
17 14 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 1084 (24.90%) Network Engineer
2 694 (15.94%) Analyst
3 608 (13.97%) Support Engineer
4 309 (7.10%) Support Analyst
5 279 (6.41%) IT Support
6 275 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
7 250 (5.74%) Administrator
8 246 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 216 (4.96%) Security Engineer
10 207 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 206 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
12 189 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
13 186 (4.27%) Consultant
14 170 (3.91%) Technical Support
15 166 (3.81%) Architect
16 159 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
17 157 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
18 137 (3.15%) Network Analyst
19 133 (3.06%) Network Support
20 130 (2.99%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (2.92%) Web Services
2 90 (2.07%) XML
2 90 (2.07%) CSS
3 68 (1.56%) LAMP
4 67 (1.54%) JSON
5 58 (1.33%) .NET
6 56 (1.29%) HTML
7 27 (0.62%) Ajax
8 22 (0.51%) jQuery
9 20 (0.46%) Middleware
10 19 (0.44%) COM
11 16 (0.37%) SAML
12 13 (0.30%) MAPI
13 10 (0.23%) OAuth
13 10 (0.23%) REST
14 9 (0.21%) YAML
14 9 (0.21%) SOAP
14 9 (0.21%) Application Packaging
15 8 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
16 7 (0.16%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 317 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 310 (7.12%) Blackberry
3 180 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 152 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 126 (2.89%) Replication
6 112 (2.57%) Clustering
6 112 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
7 91 (2.09%) iPhone
8 90 (2.07%) Hedge funds
9 87 (2.00%) PKI
10 61 (1.40%) Open Source
11 60 (1.38%) iPad
12 52 (1.19%) SecurID
13 38 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 36 (0.83%) Statistics
15 34 (0.78%) EqualLogic
16 33 (0.76%) Mathematics
16 33 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 32 (0.74%) EPoS
18 29 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2454 (56.37%) Windows
2 1009 (23.18%) Linux
3 981 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 677 (15.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 656 (15.07%) Windows 7
6 548 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 410 (9.42%) Windows XP
8 389 (8.94%) UNIX
9 325 (7.47%) Windows 8
10 147 (3.38%) Android
11 136 (3.12%) CentOS
12 135 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 121 (2.78%) Solaris
14 100 (2.30%) Mac OS X
15 86 (1.98%) Windows Vista
16 83 (1.91%) Apple iOS
16 83 (1.91%) Ubuntu
17 37 (0.85%) Debian
17 37 (0.85%) Mac OS
18 36 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 854 (19.62%) ITIL
2 443 (10.18%) Load Balancing
3 262 (6.02%) Service Management
4 254 (5.84%) Network Design
5 246 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 215 (4.94%) Service Delivery
7 212 (4.87%) Change Management
8 206 (4.73%) Network Management
9 202 (4.64%) Project Management
10 172 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
11 170 (3.91%) Migration
12 156 (3.58%) Information Security
13 154 (3.54%) Kalman Filter
14 151 (3.47%) Change Control
15 128 (2.94%) PRINCE2
16 117 (2.69%) Mentoring
17 112 (2.57%) Configuration Management
18 109 (2.50%) CRM
19 108 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
20 101 (2.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 514 (11.81%) SQL
2 157 (3.61%) PowerShell
3 143 (3.29%) Perl
4 138 (3.17%) PHP
5 106 (2.44%) Java
6 102 (2.34%) Bash Shell
7 95 (2.18%) Python
8 93 (2.14%) Shell Script
9 84 (1.93%) C
10 56 (1.29%) JavaScript
11 55 (1.26%) C#
11 55 (1.26%) C++
12 53 (1.22%) Ruby
13 29 (0.67%) VB
14 22 (0.51%) T-SQL
15 21 (0.48%) PHP5
16 11 (0.25%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.23%) VBScript
17 10 (0.23%) Tcl
18 8 (0.18%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1364 (31.33%) Cisco Certification
2 984 (22.61%) CCNP
3 699 (16.06%) CCNA
4 533 (12.24%) Degree
5 518 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 328 (7.54%) MCSE
7 271 (6.23%) CCIE
8 228 (5.24%) MCP
9 208 (4.78%) Security Cleared
10 199 (4.57%) MCITP
11 184 (4.23%) MCSA
12 165 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 138 (3.17%) MCTS
14 129 (2.96%) CISSP
15 120 (2.76%) SC Cleared
16 91 (2.09%) CCSE
17 87 (2.00%) CCSP
18 81 (1.86%) CCSA
19 74 (1.70%) CCDP
19 74 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (9.21%) SLA
2 151 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 106 (2.44%) PCI DSS
4 42 (0.96%) COBIT
5 40 (0.92%) QA
6 36 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.11%) COSO
9 4 (0.092%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.046%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.046%) BS7799
11 1 (0.023%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1484 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 893 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 358 (8.22%) Hyper-V
4 313 (7.19%) vSphere
5 188 (4.32%) XenApp
6 152 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
7 93 (2.14%) Terminal Services
8 80 (1.84%) VMware ESX
9 63 (1.45%) vCloud
10 57 (1.31%) XenServer
11 52 (1.19%) NFS
11 52 (1.19%) Firmware
12 50 (1.15%) UAG
13 49 (1.13%) Terminal Server
14 38 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 37 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 36 (0.83%) Postfix
17 32 (0.74%) Xen
18 29 (0.67%) XenDesktop
19 28 (0.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 168 (3.86%) Backup Exec
2 153 (3.51%) SCCM
3 112 (2.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 95 (2.18%) Nagios
5 92 (2.11%) Puppet
6 91 (2.09%) SCOM
7 79 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
8 66 (1.52%) WSUS
9 64 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
10 57 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
11 51 (1.17%) OpenView
11 51 (1.17%) Cacti
12 36 (0.83%) FortiGate
13 35 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
14 34 (0.78%) NetBackup
15 29 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
16 28 (0.64%) HP NNM
17 27 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
18 22 (0.51%) Zenoss
19 20 (0.46%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2224 (51.09%) Cisco
2 1507 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 1279 (29.38%) VMware
4 835 (19.18%) Juniper
5 687 (15.78%) Citrix
6 686 (15.76%) CheckPoint
7 461 (10.59%) HP
8 408 (9.37%) F5
9 249 (5.72%) Symantec
10 246 (5.65%) Dell
11 226 (5.19%) SolarWinds
12 178 (4.09%) Avaya
13 174 (4.00%) Oracle
14 169 (3.88%) Red Hat
15 159 (3.65%) Apple
16 123 (2.83%) NetApp
17 100 (2.30%) McAfee
18 89 (2.04%) Blue Coat
19 84 (1.93%) Brocade
20 82 (1.88%) Polycom
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens- equity, pension + more
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + ben+ training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesex
Michael Page Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Capita
Salary: Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum £45,000 to £50,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago