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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 156 163 185
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2251 2210 1982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 1.97% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.60% 10.79% 9.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1864 1797 1633
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%

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
17871 20473 20505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.31% 18.25% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14818 16231 16240
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 1 May 2016 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 1 May 2016. 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 +6 2175 £42,500 - 213
London -42 756 £47,500 - 73
South East +18 550 £40,000 -8.04% 50
East of England +62 227 £32,000 -4.47% 10
Yorkshire +50 185 £40,000 -6.97% 14
Berkshire +30 179 £45,000 - 15
South West +38 172 £40,500 +22.72% 17
City of London 0 163 £47,500 -5.00% 19
West Midlands +34 149 £43,750 +50.86% 29
Hertfordshire +82 131 £32,000 +20.75% 3
Surrey +8 124 £42,500 - 5
West Yorkshire +26 115 £38,500 -13.48% 6
North West 0 103 £38,000 +16.92% 7
Leeds +27 98 £41,000 -16.32% 6
Hampshire +7 93 £32,500 -31.57% 9
Reading +19 86 £41,000 -13.68% 8
Manchester +14 72 £39,000 +20.00% 3
Birmingham +5 68 £38,500 -9.41% 9
East Midlands +23 57 £36,500 +32.72% 4
Gloucestershire +20 51 £42,000 +36.58% 4
North Yorkshire +34 48 £41,500 -7.77% 5
Essex +18 44 £26,500 -40.44% 2
Hemel Hempstead +34 37 £42,500 +93.18% 1
Oxfordshire +17 36 £46,250 +15.62% 2
Kent +15 36 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Nottinghamshire +20 32 £38,250 +20.47% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 31 £36,500 -18.88% 11
Wiltshire -12 31 £46,150 +37.76%
Newbury +8 30 £50,000 +70.94% 1
Nottingham +11 29 £45,000 +20.00%

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2547 (60.07%) Firewall
2 2329 (54.93%) Cisco
3 2063 (48.66%) Windows
4 1588 (37.45%) WAN
5 1519 (35.83%) LAN
6 1463 (34.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1446 (34.10%) Active Directory
8 1373 (32.38%) Microsoft
9 1162 (27.41%) VMware
10 1081 (25.50%) DNS
11 1069 (25.21%) TCP/IP
12 1022 (24.10%) Windows Server
13 1016 (23.96%) CCNP
14 994 (23.44%) MPLS
15 942 (22.22%) ITIL
16 906 (21.37%) Linux
17 869 (20.50%) Juniper
18 858 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
19 857 (20.21%) MS Exchange
20 846 (19.95%) CCNA
21 800 (18.87%) Wireless
22 767 (18.09%) MS Office
23 764 (18.02%) BGP
24 757 (17.85%) Windows Server 2008
25 742 (17.50%) MS Excel
26 730 (17.22%) Cisco ASA
27 723 (17.05%) DHCP
28 715 (16.86%) Network Security
29 706 (16.65%) OSPF
30 698 (16.46%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 857 (20.21%) MS Exchange
2 433 (10.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 230 (5.42%) Skype for Business
4 224 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 201 (4.74%) SharePoint
6 198 (4.67%) IIS
7 188 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 170 (4.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 110 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 103 (2.43%) Apache
11 65 (1.53%) Tomcat
12 43 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
13 24 (0.57%) Confluence
14 23 (0.54%) nginx
15 21 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
16 20 (0.47%) JBoss
17 17 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (0.35%) CMS
19 14 (0.33%) OpenStack
20 13 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 767 (18.09%) MS Office
2 742 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 108 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 42 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.14%) Revit
7 3 (0.071%) MS Project
8 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (0.66%) assyst
2 26 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 25 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 6 (0.14%) SAP R/3
7 5 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.12%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.094%) FastStats
8 4 (0.094%) Line 500
8 4 (0.094%) Unica
9 3 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.024%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.024%) Magento
10 1 (0.024%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.024%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 321 (7.57%) Office 365
2 240 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 183 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 84 (1.98%) IaaS
5 74 (1.75%) SaaS
6 65 (1.53%) Mimecast
7 57 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 24 (0.57%) Google Apps
10 22 (0.52%) PaaS
11 16 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.21%) Route 53
14 8 (0.19%) Heroku
15 7 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.17%) GitHub
15 7 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.17%) SoftLayer
16 6 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2547 (60.07%) Firewall
2 1588 (37.45%) WAN
3 1519 (35.83%) LAN
4 1081 (25.50%) DNS
5 1069 (25.21%) TCP/IP
6 994 (23.44%) MPLS
7 800 (18.87%) Wireless
8 764 (18.02%) BGP
9 730 (17.22%) Cisco ASA
10 723 (17.05%) DHCP
11 715 (16.86%) Network Security
12 706 (16.65%) OSPF
13 698 (16.46%) VoIP
14 688 (16.23%) SSL
15 644 (15.19%) VLAN
16 609 (14.36%) IPsec
17 566 (13.35%) SAN
18 395 (9.32%) Internet
19 358 (8.44%) EIGRP
20 348 (8.21%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 142 (3.35%) MySQL
3 85 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 26 (0.61%) Big Data
8 26 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 26 (0.61%) Redis
9 21 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 20 (0.47%) Cognos Impromptu
11 14 (0.33%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.17%) HBase
13 7 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 72 (1.70%) Git (software)
2 64 (1.51%) Jenkins
3 63 (1.49%) JIRA
4 39 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 24 (0.57%) TeamCity
6 18 (0.42%) Subversion
7 13 (0.31%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.24%) RSpec
9 9 (0.21%) git-flow
10 7 (0.17%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.14%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.14%) JUnit
11 6 (0.14%) PHPUnit
11 6 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.14%) Toad
11 6 (0.14%) Wing IDE
12 5 (0.12%) GitLab
13 4 (0.094%) Hudson
13 4 (0.094%) Visual Studio
General
1 632 (14.91%) Finance
2 554 (13.07%) Telecoms
3 162 (3.82%) Legal
4 143 (3.37%) Law
5 132 (3.11%) Banking
6 107 (2.52%) Retail
7 101 (2.38%) Marketing
8 63 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 61 (1.44%) Advertising
10 40 (0.94%) Electronics
11 31 (0.73%) Publishing
12 25 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 24 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.47%) Games
15 19 (0.45%) Back Office
15 19 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.31%) Billing
17 12 (0.28%) German Language
17 12 (0.28%) Local Government
17 12 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1218 (28.73%) Network Engineer
2 645 (15.21%) Analyst
3 516 (12.17%) Support Engineer
4 431 (10.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 391 (9.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 332 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 320 (7.55%) Security Engineer
8 306 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
9 294 (6.93%) IT Engineer
10 282 (6.65%) IT Support
11 272 (6.42%) Support Analyst
12 255 (6.01%) Administrator
13 232 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
14 230 (5.42%) Consultant
15 210 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 197 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
17 195 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
18 179 (4.22%) Service Analyst
19 174 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
20 171 (4.03%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (2.71%) Web Services
2 111 (2.62%) 802.1X
3 70 (1.65%) LAMP
4 56 (1.32%) CSS
5 48 (1.13%) HTML
6 38 (0.90%) XML
7 33 (0.78%) JSON
7 33 (0.78%) XMPP
8 27 (0.64%) MAPI
9 26 (0.61%) .NET
10 21 (0.50%) Middleware
10 21 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (0.45%) REST
11 19 (0.45%) SOAP
12 17 (0.40%) AngularJS
12 17 (0.40%) COM
12 17 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
13 16 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
14 10 (0.24%) jQuery
14 10 (0.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 680 (16.04%) Data Centre
2 316 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 295 (6.96%) Blackberry
4 149 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 142 (3.35%) Replication
6 131 (3.09%) iPhone
7 121 (2.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 107 (2.52%) Computer Science
9 104 (2.45%) Clustering
10 95 (2.24%) iPad
11 94 (2.22%) PKI
12 89 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
13 79 (1.86%) RSA SecurID
14 76 (1.79%) Driving Licence
15 72 (1.70%) Client/Server
16 64 (1.51%) EqualLogic
17 60 (1.42%) Private Cloud
18 43 (1.01%) e-Health
19 42 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
20 38 (0.90%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2063 (48.66%) Windows
2 1022 (24.10%) Windows Server
3 906 (21.37%) Linux
4 757 (17.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 690 (16.27%) Windows 7
6 588 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 302 (7.12%) Windows 8
8 271 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 243 (5.73%) Unix
10 226 (5.33%) Windows XP
11 183 (4.32%) Windows 10
12 161 (3.80%) Android
13 83 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 78 (1.84%) Mac OS X
15 74 (1.75%) Ubuntu
16 71 (1.67%) Apple iOS
17 68 (1.60%) CentOS
18 65 (1.53%) Solaris
19 59 (1.39%) Mac OS
20 55 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 942 (22.22%) ITIL
2 382 (9.01%) Load Balancing
3 310 (7.31%) Network Design
4 261 (6.16%) Service Management
5 239 (5.64%) Service Delivery
6 233 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 231 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
8 228 (5.38%) Change Management
9 227 (5.35%) Presales
10 204 (4.81%) Migration
11 203 (4.79%) Network Management
11 203 (4.79%) Project Management
12 201 (4.74%) Information Security
13 188 (4.43%) High Availability
14 168 (3.96%) Mentoring
15 130 (3.07%) SIEM
16 126 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 118 (2.78%) Incident Management
18 115 (2.71%) Network Architecture
19 112 (2.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 337 (7.95%) SQL
2 204 (4.81%) PowerShell
3 170 (4.01%) Python
4 151 (3.56%) Bash Shell
5 108 (2.55%) Perl
6 87 (2.05%) Ruby
7 79 (1.86%) JavaScript
8 71 (1.67%) C
8 71 (1.67%) Java
9 69 (1.63%) PHP
10 57 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 36 (0.85%) VBScript
12 28 (0.66%) VB
13 24 (0.57%) C#
14 21 (0.50%) VBA
15 19 (0.45%) Tcl
16 17 (0.40%) C++
17 8 (0.19%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.17%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.14%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 1463 (34.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1016 (23.96%) CCNP
3 846 (19.95%) CCNA
4 524 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 420 (9.91%) Degree
6 325 (7.67%) MCSE
7 266 (6.27%) Security Cleared
8 240 (5.66%) CCIE
9 221 (5.21%) SC Cleared
10 192 (4.53%) MCSA
11 155 (3.66%) MCP
12 152 (3.58%) MCITP
13 143 (3.37%) CCSA
14 129 (3.04%) CCSP
15 117 (2.76%) JNCIA
16 116 (2.74%) CISSP
17 107 (2.52%) CCSE
17 107 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 99 (2.33%) JNCIP
19 94 (2.22%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (9.48%) SLA
2 159 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 40 (0.94%) COBIT
5 35 (0.83%) QA
6 15 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.31%) FISMA
8 7 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.071%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.071%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.071%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.047%) BS25999
10 2 (0.047%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.047%) GPG13
11 1 (0.024%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.024%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.024%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.024%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.024%) RMADS
11 1 (0.024%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1446 (34.10%) Active Directory
2 858 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 392 (9.25%) Hyper-V
4 235 (5.54%) vSphere
5 194 (4.58%) XenApp
6 106 (2.50%) Terminal Services
7 82 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 70 (1.65%) XenDesktop
9 68 (1.60%) NFS
10 63 (1.49%) Docker
11 61 (1.44%) VMware ESX
12 49 (1.16%) Xen
13 38 (0.90%) XenServer
14 35 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 31 (0.73%) KVM
16 28 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
17 25 (0.59%) Firmware
18 24 (0.57%) iptables
18 24 (0.57%) vCloud
19 20 (0.47%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 168 (3.96%) Backup Exec
2 166 (3.92%) SCCM
3 139 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 97 (2.29%) Nagios
5 96 (2.26%) Puppet
6 92 (2.17%) WSUS
7 84 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
8 76 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
9 70 (1.65%) FortiGate
10 68 (1.60%) SCOM
11 66 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
12 43 (1.01%) Ansible
13 41 (0.97%) ZABBIX
14 39 (0.92%) Cacti
14 39 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
15 34 (0.80%) Cisco UCCE
16 25 (0.59%) Graphite
17 24 (0.57%) HP NNM
18 23 (0.54%) Nessus
18 23 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2329 (54.93%) Cisco
2 1373 (32.38%) Microsoft
3 1162 (27.41%) VMware
4 869 (20.50%) Juniper
5 680 (16.04%) Citrix
6 634 (14.95%) CheckPoint
7 431 (10.17%) F5
8 400 (9.43%) HP
9 339 (8.00%) Palo Alto
10 186 (4.39%) Dell
11 177 (4.17%) SolarWinds
12 157 (3.70%) Avaya
13 155 (3.66%) Symantec
14 151 (3.56%) Apple
15 115 (2.71%) Riverbed
16 114 (2.69%) Oracle
17 112 (2.64%) Red Hat
18 108 (2.55%) NetApp
19 95 (2.24%) Veeam
20 92 (2.17%) Brocade
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Overtime
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40 - £55K dep on Exp.
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Bonus, 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 30% OTE + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago