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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 151 162 159
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2113 1890 2116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.76% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.43% 10.25% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1788 1600 1830
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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
20259 18439 22340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.18% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16033 14973 18252
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +16 2011 £40,000 -3.61% 234
London +23 855 £45,000 +5.88% 89
South East -15 472 £37,000 -5.03% 56
City of London +24 211 £47,500 +11.76% 27
East of England +49 174 £40,500 +24.61% 19
Berkshire +11 165 £38,000 -15.08% 16
Yorkshire -34 126 £40,000 -5.88% 17
West Midlands 0 124 £32,500 -13.33% 17
Surrey -26 111 £37,500 -11.76% 7
South West -6 102 £27,500 -8.33% 14
Hampshire -21 98 £39,000 +20.00% 14
West Yorkshire -28 92 £38,000 +1.33% 11
North West -14 88 £32,500 -11.56% 17
Leeds -23 71 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Hertfordshire +25 61 £42,500 +33.85% 7
East Midlands -6 52 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Birmingham +16 48 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Reading -15 44 £50,000 - 2
Scotland +4 42 £40,000 +33.33% 8
Manchester -21 42 £33,027 +1.62% 8
Wiltshire -3 41 £30,000 +15.38% 6
Slough +26 40 £36,500 -27.00% 6
Basingstoke +27 39 £42,000 +3.70% 3
Bristol +5 36 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Bedfordshire +5 36 £38,000 +16.92% 3
Warwickshire +10 35 £32,000 -24.70% 3
Cheshire -4 33 £23,500 -30.88% 7
Essex +21 32 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 31 £27,500 -26.66% 3
Newbury +12 29 £45,000 +29.49%

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2346 (58.43%) Firewall
2 2313 (57.61%) Windows
3 1968 (49.02%) Cisco
4 1439 (35.84%) WAN
5 1391 (34.65%) Microsoft
6 1378 (34.32%) Active Directory
7 1357 (33.80%) DNS
8 1339 (33.35%) LAN
9 1315 (32.75%) TCP/IP
10 1197 (29.81%) VMware
11 1182 (29.44%) Cisco Certification
12 1002 (24.96%) Linux
13 983 (24.48%) MS Exchange
14 977 (24.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 896 (22.32%) DHCP
16 860 (21.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 831 (20.70%) CCNP
18 804 (20.02%) MPLS
19 768 (19.13%) ITIL
20 758 (18.88%) Juniper
21 713 (17.76%) MS Excel
22 685 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
23 675 (16.81%) Windows 7
24 668 (16.64%) MS Office
25 651 (16.21%) SAN
26 625 (15.57%) CheckPoint
27 619 (15.42%) Citrix
27 619 (15.42%) Network Security
28 610 (15.19%) Finance
29 607 (15.12%) BGP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 983 (24.48%) MS Exchange
2 475 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 277 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 257 (6.40%) IIS
5 248 (6.18%) SharePoint
6 227 (5.65%) Lync
7 172 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 172 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 169 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 156 (3.89%) Apache
10 76 (1.89%) Tomcat
11 49 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
12 36 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
13 34 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
14 29 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
15 27 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 25 (0.62%) IBM Notes
17 18 (0.45%) WebLogic
18 15 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
18 15 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 713 (17.76%) MS Excel
2 668 (16.64%) MS Office
3 100 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.25%) MS Project
6 9 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.075%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.100%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.075%) Sage 50
5 3 (0.075%) Advent Moxy
5 3 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.050%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.050%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.050%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.025%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.025%) Line 500
7 1 (0.025%) Sage MMS
7 1 (0.025%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.025%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 155 (3.86%) Office 365
2 59 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (1.44%) IaaS
4 55 (1.37%) SaaS
5 52 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 49 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (0.87%) PaaS
8 23 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.30%) Joyent
10 10 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.100%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.050%) Route 53
13 2 (0.050%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.050%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.025%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.025%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2346 (58.43%) Firewall
2 1439 (35.84%) WAN
3 1357 (33.80%) DNS
4 1339 (33.35%) LAN
5 1315 (32.75%) TCP/IP
6 896 (22.32%) DHCP
7 804 (20.02%) MPLS
8 651 (16.21%) SAN
9 619 (15.42%) Network Security
10 607 (15.12%) BGP
10 607 (15.12%) Cisco ASA
11 605 (15.07%) VoIP
12 594 (14.79%) SSL
13 559 (13.92%) OSPF
14 544 (13.55%) IPsec
15 543 (13.52%) Wireless
16 506 (12.60%) VLAN
17 462 (11.51%) Internet
18 267 (6.65%) Wi-Fi
19 246 (6.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 520 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 225 (5.60%) MySQL
3 117 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 79 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 33 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 27 (0.67%) Big Data
10 26 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
11 23 (0.57%) MongoDB
12 19 (0.47%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.37%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (0.32%) Redis
16 10 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 7 (0.17%) Data Mining
17 7 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
18 6 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 30 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 29 (0.72%) JIRA
3 21 (0.52%) TeamCity
4 19 (0.47%) Subversion
5 17 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.37%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.32%) Mercurial
8 8 (0.20%) Hudson
8 8 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.15%) WebLOAD
10 5 (0.12%) Maven
11 3 (0.075%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.050%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.050%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.025%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.025%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.025%) ProC
13 1 (0.025%) Serena SBM
General
1 610 (15.19%) Finance
2 369 (9.19%) Telecoms
3 136 (3.39%) Banking
4 118 (2.94%) Law
5 109 (2.71%) Retail
6 63 (1.57%) Advertising
6 63 (1.57%) Marketing
7 61 (1.52%) Legal
8 49 (1.22%) Back Office
9 41 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 34 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 26 (0.65%) French Language
12 24 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 23 (0.57%) German Language
14 21 (0.52%) Games
15 19 (0.47%) Spanish Language
15 19 (0.47%) Italian Language
16 15 (0.37%) Electronics
17 14 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 14 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 929 (23.14%) Network Engineer
2 669 (16.66%) Analyst
3 532 (13.25%) Support Engineer
4 311 (7.75%) Support Analyst
5 254 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 243 (6.05%) Administrator
7 238 (5.93%) Senior Network Engineer
8 237 (5.90%) Security Engineer
9 235 (5.85%) IT Support
10 206 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
11 194 (4.83%) Systems Administrator
12 177 (4.41%) Consultant
13 174 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
14 173 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
15 172 (4.28%) Architect
16 162 (4.03%) Network Security Engineer
17 146 (3.64%) Network Analyst
18 144 (3.59%) Technical Support
19 135 (3.36%) Network Support
20 122 (3.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (3.19%) Web Services
2 119 (2.96%) XML
3 85 (2.12%) CSS
4 75 (1.87%) .NET
5 74 (1.84%) HTML
6 72 (1.79%) LAMP
7 66 (1.64%) JSON
8 26 (0.65%) jQuery
9 25 (0.62%) COM
10 22 (0.55%) Ajax
11 18 (0.45%) SAML
12 17 (0.42%) Middleware
13 13 (0.32%) J2EE
14 12 (0.30%) YAML
15 11 (0.27%) REST
15 11 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (0.25%) SOAP
16 10 (0.25%) OAuth
16 10 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
17 8 (0.20%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 356 (8.87%) Blackberry
2 321 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 170 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 153 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 132 (3.29%) Replication
6 99 (2.47%) Clustering
7 92 (2.29%) iPhone
8 88 (2.19%) PKI
9 87 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
10 83 (2.07%) SecurID
11 69 (1.72%) Hedge funds
12 62 (1.54%) iPad
13 54 (1.34%) Open Source
14 38 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 31 (0.77%) EqualLogic
15 31 (0.77%) Fat Client
15 31 (0.77%) Thin Client
16 30 (0.75%) Statistics
16 30 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
17 26 (0.65%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2313 (57.61%) Windows
2 1002 (24.96%) Linux
3 977 (24.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 685 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 675 (16.81%) Windows 7
6 490 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 389 (9.69%) Windows XP
8 377 (9.39%) UNIX
9 271 (6.75%) Windows 8
10 168 (4.18%) Android
11 134 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 121 (3.01%) CentOS
13 107 (2.67%) Solaris
14 89 (2.22%) Ubuntu
15 82 (2.04%) Mac OS X
16 78 (1.94%) Windows Vista
17 74 (1.84%) Apple iOS
18 51 (1.27%) Windows Phone
19 43 (1.07%) VMS
20 42 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (19.13%) ITIL
2 412 (10.26%) Load Balancing
3 231 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 214 (5.33%) Network Design
5 200 (4.98%) Service Management
6 198 (4.93%) Change Management
6 198 (4.93%) Project Management
7 183 (4.56%) Network Management
8 174 (4.33%) Service Delivery
9 167 (4.16%) Information Security
10 154 (3.84%) Network Monitoring
11 145 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
12 141 (3.51%) Migration
13 116 (2.89%) E-Commerce
14 114 (2.84%) Change Control
15 111 (2.76%) Mentoring
16 110 (2.74%) Configuration Management
17 102 (2.54%) PRINCE2
18 94 (2.34%) Incident Management
19 88 (2.19%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 469 (11.68%) SQL
2 154 (3.84%) PowerShell
3 136 (3.39%) PHP
4 128 (3.19%) Perl
5 119 (2.96%) Java
6 96 (2.39%) C
7 94 (2.34%) Bash Shell
8 92 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 77 (1.92%) Python
10 65 (1.62%) C++
11 64 (1.59%) JavaScript
12 47 (1.17%) Ruby
13 37 (0.92%) C#
14 27 (0.67%) VB
15 22 (0.55%) PHP5
16 21 (0.52%) T-SQL
17 18 (0.45%) Objective-C
18 14 (0.35%) VBScript
19 10 (0.25%) VB.NET
19 10 (0.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1182 (29.44%) Cisco Certification
2 831 (20.70%) CCNP
3 600 (14.94%) CCNA
4 576 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 477 (11.88%) Degree
6 381 (9.49%) MCSE
7 232 (5.78%) MCITP
8 221 (5.50%) CCIE
9 202 (5.03%) MCP
10 194 (4.83%) MCSA
11 184 (4.58%) Security Cleared
12 169 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 137 (3.41%) CISSP
14 129 (3.21%) MCTS
15 105 (2.62%) CCSE
16 87 (2.17%) SC Cleared
17 75 (1.87%) CCSA
18 68 (1.69%) CCSP
19 66 (1.64%) CCIP
19 66 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (9.24%) SLA
2 137 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 105 (2.62%) PCI DSS
4 54 (1.34%) QA
5 39 (0.97%) COBIT
6 21 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.12%) COSO
9 4 (0.100%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.050%) BS7799
10 2 (0.050%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1378 (34.32%) Active Directory
2 860 (21.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 337 (8.39%) Hyper-V
4 309 (7.70%) vSphere
5 181 (4.51%) XenApp
6 144 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
7 109 (2.71%) Terminal Services
8 100 (2.49%) VMware ESX
9 76 (1.89%) UAG
10 55 (1.37%) vCloud
11 52 (1.30%) XenServer
12 49 (1.22%) NFS
12 49 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 45 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 43 (1.07%) Xen
15 39 (0.97%) Firmware
15 39 (0.97%) Terminal Server
16 36 (0.90%) XenDesktop
17 34 (0.85%) Postfix
18 30 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 185 (4.61%) Backup Exec
2 134 (3.34%) SCCM
3 95 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 92 (2.29%) Puppet
5 86 (2.14%) Nagios
6 75 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
7 69 (1.72%) SCOM
8 66 (1.64%) WSUS
9 57 (1.42%) Cacti
10 45 (1.12%) OpenView
11 42 (1.05%) CiscoWorks
11 42 (1.05%) NetBackup
12 41 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
13 38 (0.95%) FortiGate
14 33 (0.82%) Zenoss
14 33 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
14 33 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
15 22 (0.55%) MOM
15 22 (0.55%) HP NNM
16 19 (0.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1968 (49.02%) Cisco
2 1391 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 1197 (29.81%) VMware
4 758 (18.88%) Juniper
5 625 (15.57%) CheckPoint
6 619 (15.42%) Citrix
7 430 (10.71%) HP
8 364 (9.07%) F5
9 243 (6.05%) Symantec
10 227 (5.65%) Dell
11 195 (4.86%) SolarWinds
12 174 (4.33%) Oracle
13 158 (3.94%) Red Hat
14 155 (3.86%) Apple
15 139 (3.46%) Avaya
16 116 (2.89%) NetApp
17 110 (2.74%) McAfee
18 98 (2.44%) Blue Coat
19 90 (2.24%) Fortinet
20 87 (2.17%) Aruba
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 31 minutes ago
Richmond, Surrey
Graze.com
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits, Equity and Graze boxes!
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wareham, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + attractive benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Exceptional benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago