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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 142 164 164
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2144 1841 1902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 1.79% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 10.48% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1804 1550 1652
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%

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
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +22 2073 £40,000 - 241
London +61 991 £45,000 +5.88% 109
South East -13 457 £42,000 -1.17% 48
City of London +77 258 £49,000 +3.15% 33
Berkshire +2 162 £43,000 -4.44% 12
East of England 0 160 £37,500 +7.14% 15
South West +36 126 £34,500 -13.75% 22
Hampshire +7 111 £41,250 +50.00% 10
Yorkshire -24 104 £35,500 +1.42% 14
West Midlands +6 101 £32,500 +8.33% 7
North West +16 93 £32,000 -3.03% 15
Reading -2 79 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Surrey -29 74 £40,000 - 13
West Yorkshire -38 60 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Manchester +17 57 £32,500 - 8
Basingstoke +35 51 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 51 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Gloucestershire +29 48 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Leeds -16 45 £40,000 +6.66% 3
East Midlands -9 39 £26,000 -35.00% 8
Birmingham -2 37 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Essex -21 35 £33,500 -4.28% 3
East Sussex +11 34 £37,500 +87.50% 1
Wiltshire +10 33 £35,000 +42.85% 3
Cheshire +9 33 £27,500 -16.66% 6
Newbury +8 30 £31,500 -
Warrington +33 28 £23,500 -65.18% 1
Bedfordshire -5 26 £46,250 +18.58% 1
South Yorkshire +8 24 £35,000 - 4
Suffolk +12 23 £30,000 -25.00%

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2676 (61.07%) Firewall
2 2431 (55.48%) Windows
3 2281 (52.05%) Cisco
4 1648 (37.61%) WAN
5 1599 (36.49%) Microsoft
6 1490 (34.00%) LAN
7 1461 (33.34%) Cisco Certification
8 1460 (33.32%) Active Directory
9 1343 (30.65%) VMware
10 1297 (29.60%) DNS
11 1285 (29.32%) TCP/IP
12 1064 (24.28%) MS Exchange
13 1023 (23.35%) CCNP
13 1023 (23.35%) MPLS
14 1005 (22.93%) Linux
15 982 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 960 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
17 899 (20.52%) ITIL
18 841 (19.19%) MS Excel
19 832 (18.99%) Juniper
20 817 (18.64%) DHCP
21 785 (17.91%) BGP
22 775 (17.69%) CCNA
23 747 (17.05%) Citrix
24 743 (16.96%) Network Security
25 739 (16.86%) Wireless
26 727 (16.59%) MS Office
27 718 (16.39%) Cisco ASA
28 712 (16.25%) VoIP
29 686 (15.65%) CheckPoint

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1064 (24.28%) MS Exchange
2 498 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 265 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 239 (5.45%) IIS
5 228 (5.20%) SharePoint
6 198 (4.52%) Lync
7 196 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 160 (3.65%) Apache
9 142 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 136 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 82 (1.87%) Tomcat
12 38 (0.87%) IBM Notes
13 36 (0.82%) nginx
14 34 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
15 27 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
16 26 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
17 22 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
18 20 (0.46%) Confluence
19 15 (0.34%) WorkSite
20 14 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 841 (19.19%) MS Excel
2 727 (16.59%) MS Office
3 104 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.18%) MS Project
6 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.11%) SmartSuite
7 4 (0.091%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.091%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.068%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.046%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.046%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.023%) InDesign
10 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 49 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.11%) Sage 50
6 4 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.091%) Advent Moxy
7 3 (0.068%) SalesLogix
8 2 (0.046%) BPCS
9 1 (0.023%) Magento
9 1 (0.023%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.023%) assyst
9 1 (0.023%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.023%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 155 (3.54%) Office 365
2 97 (2.21%) IaaS
3 77 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (1.48%) SaaS
5 63 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 59 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (1.16%) PaaS
8 28 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.25%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.068%) Route 53
13 2 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.046%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.046%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.046%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.046%) ElastiCache
13 2 (0.046%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.023%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2676 (61.07%) Firewall
2 1648 (37.61%) WAN
3 1490 (34.00%) LAN
4 1297 (29.60%) DNS
5 1285 (29.32%) TCP/IP
6 1023 (23.35%) MPLS
7 817 (18.64%) DHCP
8 785 (17.91%) BGP
9 743 (16.96%) Network Security
10 739 (16.86%) Wireless
11 718 (16.39%) Cisco ASA
12 712 (16.25%) VoIP
13 684 (15.61%) OSPF
14 675 (15.40%) SAN
15 635 (14.49%) SSL
16 621 (14.17%) VLAN
17 576 (13.14%) IPsec
18 441 (10.06%) EIGRP
19 382 (8.72%) Internet
20 312 (7.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 245 (5.59%) MySQL
3 137 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 116 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 63 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 48 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 28 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (0.62%) Relational Database
9 24 (0.55%) Big Data
10 23 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
11 20 (0.46%) MariaDB
12 17 (0.39%) DB2
13 15 (0.34%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.34%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.25%) Redis
17 9 (0.21%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 28 (0.64%) Jenkins
2 27 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 27 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 25 (0.57%) JIRA
4 21 (0.48%) Subversion
5 18 (0.41%) Hudson
6 14 (0.32%) Mercurial
7 13 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.21%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.11%) Maven
11 5 (0.11%) WebLOAD
12 4 (0.091%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.068%) Rhino Mocks
13 3 (0.068%) Moq
13 3 (0.068%) Selenium
14 2 (0.046%) Xcode
15 1 (0.023%) Artifactory
General
1 679 (15.50%) Finance
2 530 (12.09%) Telecoms
3 144 (3.29%) Banking
4 115 (2.62%) Law
5 94 (2.15%) Retail
6 79 (1.80%) Legal
7 73 (1.67%) Advertising
8 70 (1.60%) Marketing
9 46 (1.05%) Back Office
10 41 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 37 (0.84%) Electronics
11 37 (0.84%) Aerospace
12 35 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 26 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.41%) French Language
14 18 (0.41%) German Language
15 14 (0.32%) Military
15 14 (0.32%) Spanish Language
16 13 (0.30%) Italian Language
17 11 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1113 (25.40%) Network Engineer
2 645 (14.72%) Analyst
3 600 (13.69%) Support Engineer
4 292 (6.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 289 (6.60%) Support Analyst
6 275 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 272 (6.21%) IT Support
8 239 (5.45%) Administrator
9 237 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 237 (5.41%) Consultant
10 218 (4.97%) Security Engineer
11 193 (4.40%) Technical Support
12 191 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
13 190 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
14 157 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
15 148 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
16 135 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
17 133 (3.04%) Architect
18 126 (2.88%) Desktop Support
19 119 (2.72%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (3.01%) Web Services
2 101 (2.30%) CSS
3 78 (1.78%) XML
4 74 (1.69%) HTML
5 64 (1.46%) .NET
6 49 (1.12%) JSON
6 49 (1.12%) LAMP
7 31 (0.71%) Ajax
8 25 (0.57%) MAPI
9 23 (0.52%) SOAP
10 20 (0.46%) COM
11 18 (0.41%) jQuery
11 18 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
12 13 (0.30%) Software Packaging
12 13 (0.30%) Application Packaging
13 9 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (0.18%) J2EE
14 8 (0.18%) WAP
14 8 (0.18%) SAML
14 8 (0.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 325 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 281 (6.41%) Blackberry
3 167 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 161 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 131 (2.99%) Clustering
6 120 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
7 105 (2.40%) iPhone
8 88 (2.01%) Replication
9 79 (1.80%) Hedge funds
10 68 (1.55%) iPad
11 63 (1.44%) PKI
12 54 (1.23%) Client/Server
13 43 (0.98%) Open Source
14 35 (0.80%) CMDB
15 34 (0.78%) CESG
16 32 (0.73%) Mathematics
16 32 (0.73%) Smartphone
17 27 (0.62%) EqualLogic
18 26 (0.59%) Statistics
19 24 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2431 (55.48%) Windows
2 1005 (22.93%) Linux
3 960 (21.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 643 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 635 (14.49%) Windows 7
6 573 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 409 (9.33%) Windows XP
8 367 (8.38%) Windows 8
9 364 (8.31%) UNIX
10 152 (3.47%) CentOS
11 149 (3.40%) Android
12 122 (2.78%) Solaris
13 110 (2.51%) Windows Vista
14 90 (2.05%) Ubuntu
14 90 (2.05%) Mac OS X
15 88 (2.01%) Apple iOS
15 88 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 42 (0.96%) Mac OS
17 40 (0.91%) Debian
18 28 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 899 (20.52%) ITIL
2 410 (9.36%) Load Balancing
3 284 (6.48%) Network Design
4 283 (6.46%) Service Delivery
5 278 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 272 (6.21%) Service Management
7 231 (5.27%) Project Management
8 211 (4.82%) Change Management
9 207 (4.72%) Network Management
10 201 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
11 200 (4.56%) Migration
12 164 (3.74%) Change Control
13 162 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
14 157 (3.58%) Information Security
15 126 (2.88%) PRINCE2
16 123 (2.81%) Configuration Management
17 119 (2.72%) Problem Management
18 115 (2.62%) Incident Management
18 115 (2.62%) Capacity Planning
19 114 (2.60%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 545 (12.44%) SQL
2 192 (4.38%) PowerShell
3 155 (3.54%) Perl
4 132 (3.01%) Bash Shell
5 124 (2.83%) Java
6 117 (2.67%) PHP
7 112 (2.56%) Python
8 75 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 68 (1.55%) JavaScript
10 67 (1.53%) C
11 62 (1.41%) Ruby
12 56 (1.28%) C#
13 47 (1.07%) C++
14 27 (0.62%) VB
15 22 (0.50%) VBScript
16 17 (0.39%) PHP5
17 10 (0.23%) Tcl
18 9 (0.21%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.16%) VB6
19 7 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1461 (33.34%) Cisco Certification
2 1023 (23.35%) CCNP
3 775 (17.69%) CCNA
4 551 (12.57%) Degree
5 526 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 337 (7.69%) MCSE
7 265 (6.05%) CCIE
8 238 (5.43%) MCP
9 204 (4.66%) Security Cleared
10 174 (3.97%) MCITP
10 174 (3.97%) MCSA
11 146 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 133 (3.04%) SC Cleared
13 124 (2.83%) MCTS
14 121 (2.76%) CISSP
15 93 (2.12%) CCSA
16 87 (1.99%) CCDP
17 86 (1.96%) CCSE
18 81 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
18 81 (1.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 418 (9.54%) SLA
2 151 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 35 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 32 (0.73%) COBIT
6 23 (0.52%) QA
7 16 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.023%) BS7799
9 1 (0.023%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1460 (33.32%) Active Directory
2 982 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 392 (8.95%) Hyper-V
4 277 (6.32%) vSphere
5 235 (5.36%) XenApp
6 144 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
7 119 (2.72%) Terminal Services
8 87 (1.99%) XenServer
9 70 (1.60%) VMware ESX
10 56 (1.28%) Terminal Server
11 52 (1.19%) vCloud
12 51 (1.16%) Firmware
13 42 (0.96%) XenDesktop
14 41 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 39 (0.89%) Xen
16 35 (0.80%) NFS
17 31 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 28 (0.64%) Samba
19 25 (0.57%) Postfix
19 25 (0.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 177 (4.04%) SCCM
2 137 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 126 (2.88%) Nagios
4 110 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 99 (2.26%) SCOM
6 79 (1.80%) Puppet
7 77 (1.76%) CiscoWorks
8 71 (1.62%) WSUS
9 68 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 66 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
11 63 (1.44%) Cacti
12 61 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
13 46 (1.05%) OpenView
14 36 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
15 33 (0.75%) Opsview
16 31 (0.71%) SCVMM
17 30 (0.68%) SELinux
18 27 (0.62%) Icinga
19 24 (0.55%) HP NNM
19 24 (0.55%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 2281 (52.05%) Cisco
2 1599 (36.49%) Microsoft
3 1343 (30.65%) VMware
4 832 (18.99%) Juniper
5 747 (17.05%) Citrix
6 686 (15.65%) CheckPoint
7 481 (10.98%) HP
8 401 (9.15%) F5
9 256 (5.84%) SolarWinds
10 245 (5.59%) Symantec
11 199 (4.54%) Dell
12 187 (4.27%) Apple
13 186 (4.24%) Avaya
14 169 (3.86%) Red Hat
15 150 (3.42%) Oracle
16 148 (3.38%) NetApp
17 107 (2.44%) Riverbed
18 96 (2.19%) McAfee
19 94 (2.15%) Blue Coat
20 87 (1.99%) SonicWALL
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + out of hours allowance
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
PAW Associates
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Benefits + Exceptional Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great company
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + + pension, healthcare, bonus and more
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eximius Group Limited
Salary: bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: Unspecified Excellent salary plus variable plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago