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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 169 182 161
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1994 1902 1997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.61% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.36% 9.41% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1663 1587 1694
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £34,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.84%

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
19242 20223 20894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.11% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15424 16194 16861
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +23 1901 £42,500 +13.33% 220
London +17 779 £47,500 +1.06% 69
South East +30 508 £45,000 +38.46% 68
City of London +40 163 £50,000 - 24
Surrey +43 136 £44,500 +44.71% 18
East of England +2 136 £33,000 -5.71% 16
North West +31 128 £32,500 -0.76% 20
Berkshire +1 126 £45,000 +23.28% 14
Yorkshire +30 117 £44,000 +29.75% 8
South West +14 117 £33,000 -13.15% 22
Hampshire +7 98 £47,500 +66.66% 17
West Yorkshire +36 94 £44,000 +44.26% 7
West Midlands +1 86 £29,000 -3.33% 9
Leeds +51 76 £49,000 +26.45% 5
Reading +11 73 £50,000 +52.67% 6
Manchester +32 71 £30,486 -20.81% 9
Buckinghamshire +28 47 £45,000 +38.46% 11
Birmingham -7 47 £35,500 +22.41% 3
Guildford +45 46 £55,000 +80.32% 1
Wiltshire +31 43 £37,000 +32.14% 7
Hertfordshire +7 42 £27,500 -45.00% 5
West Sussex +16 40 £42,500 +70.00% 5
Scotland +15 38 £42,500 +41.66% 5
Cheshire +1 35 £33,000 +22.22% 7
Cambridgeshire +29 30 £35,250 -6.00% 6
East Midlands +2 30 £35,000 -12.50% 4
East Sussex +22 28 £47,500 +7.95% 1
Gloucestershire -5 28 £31,500 -21.25% 4
Cambridge +27 27 £33,000 -15.92% 5
Milton Keynes -7 25 £45,000 +2.27% 2

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2343 (56.61%) Firewall
2 2240 (54.12%) Windows
3 2090 (50.50%) Cisco
4 1540 (37.21%) Microsoft
5 1530 (36.97%) WAN
6 1433 (34.62%) LAN
7 1368 (33.05%) VMware
8 1366 (33.00%) Active Directory
9 1280 (30.93%) DNS
10 1267 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
11 1120 (27.06%) TCP/IP
12 1066 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1038 (25.08%) MS Exchange
14 981 (23.70%) Linux
15 881 (21.29%) MPLS
16 836 (20.20%) MS Excel
17 822 (19.86%) ITIL
18 809 (19.55%) Data Centre
19 801 (19.35%) DHCP
20 784 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
21 768 (18.56%) Citrix
22 766 (18.51%) CCNP
23 761 (18.39%) CCNA
24 696 (16.82%) Wireless
25 686 (16.57%) MS Office
26 685 (16.55%) VoIP
27 681 (16.45%) Cisco ASA
28 680 (16.43%) BGP
29 667 (16.12%) SAN
30 654 (15.80%) Juniper

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1038 (25.08%) MS Exchange
2 519 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 253 (6.11%) IIS
4 221 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 204 (4.93%) Apache
6 198 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 192 (4.64%) Lync
8 177 (4.28%) SharePoint
9 145 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 137 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 77 (1.86%) nginx
12 76 (1.84%) Tomcat
13 52 (1.26%) IBM Notes
14 28 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
15 24 (0.58%) Confluence
16 21 (0.51%) Drupal
16 21 (0.51%) MediaWiki
17 20 (0.48%) CMS
18 19 (0.46%) OpenStack
18 19 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 836 (20.20%) MS Excel
2 686 (16.57%) MS Office
3 87 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.27%) MS Project
6 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.097%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.072%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.048%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.048%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.048%) InDesign
9 2 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 17 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
5 8 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.17%) assyst
7 4 (0.097%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.097%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.048%) MFGPRO
8 2 (0.048%) Line 50
9 1 (0.024%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.024%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.024%) Cognos Controller
9 1 (0.024%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.024%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.024%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 196 (4.74%) Office 365
2 166 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
3 119 (2.88%) IaaS
4 84 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 82 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 71 (1.72%) SaaS
7 50 (1.21%) PaaS
8 34 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (0.41%) Route 53
10 16 (0.39%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.19%) Datadog
15 7 (0.17%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.14%) CloudFront
16 6 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2343 (56.61%) Firewall
2 1530 (36.97%) WAN
3 1433 (34.62%) LAN
4 1280 (30.93%) DNS
5 1120 (27.06%) TCP/IP
6 881 (21.29%) MPLS
7 801 (19.35%) DHCP
8 696 (16.82%) Wireless
9 685 (16.55%) VoIP
10 681 (16.45%) Cisco ASA
11 680 (16.43%) BGP
12 667 (16.12%) SAN
13 634 (15.32%) VLAN
14 589 (14.23%) Network Security
14 589 (14.23%) OSPF
15 571 (13.80%) SSL
16 514 (12.42%) IPsec
17 414 (10.00%) EIGRP
18 363 (8.77%) Internet
19 343 (8.29%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 486 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 261 (6.31%) MySQL
3 136 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 64 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 54 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 52 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 43 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 30 (0.72%) MariaDB
11 25 (0.60%) DB2
12 18 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.29%) Redis
13 12 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (0.22%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.19%) Big Data
15 8 (0.19%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.19%) MS Access
16 6 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 48 (1.16%) Jenkins
3 47 (1.14%) Subversion
4 38 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 32 (0.77%) JIRA
6 27 (0.65%) Hudson
7 9 (0.22%) Selenium
7 9 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.19%) Maven
9 7 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.12%) NUnit
11 4 (0.097%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.072%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.072%) Juju
13 2 (0.048%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.048%) Xcode
13 2 (0.048%) Ant
13 2 (0.048%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.024%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.024%) LabVIEW
General
1 580 (14.01%) Finance
2 550 (13.29%) Telecoms
3 115 (2.78%) Banking
4 100 (2.42%) Retail
5 97 (2.34%) Law
5 97 (2.34%) Marketing
6 61 (1.47%) Legal
6 61 (1.47%) Advertising
7 57 (1.38%) Back Office
8 49 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 45 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 25 (0.60%) Electronics
11 20 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 14 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.34%) French Language
13 11 (0.27%) Games
14 9 (0.22%) Billing
14 9 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.19%) Publishing
15 8 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 924 (22.32%) Network Engineer
2 561 (13.55%) Analyst
3 537 (12.97%) Support Engineer
4 353 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 287 (6.93%) Senior Network Engineer
6 281 (6.79%) Support Analyst
7 268 (6.47%) Administrator
8 238 (5.75%) Consultant
9 235 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 231 (5.58%) IT Support
11 227 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
12 220 (5.32%) Technical Support
13 182 (4.40%) Security Engineer
14 161 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support
15 157 (3.79%) Technical Engineer
16 149 (3.60%) Architect
17 141 (3.41%) Desktop Support
18 135 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
19 122 (2.95%) Service Analyst
20 120 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (3.53%) Web Services
2 92 (2.22%) CSS
3 87 (2.10%) HTML
4 56 (1.35%) .NET
5 51 (1.23%) XML
6 43 (1.04%) LAMP
7 29 (0.70%) Ajax
7 29 (0.70%) COM
7 29 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
8 28 (0.68%) MAPI
9 25 (0.60%) SOAP
10 22 (0.53%) REST
11 21 (0.51%) Software Packaging
12 20 (0.48%) XMPP
13 17 (0.41%) JSON
14 13 (0.31%) .NET Framework
15 12 (0.29%) TAPI
15 12 (0.29%) JTAPI
16 11 (0.27%) WAP
17 10 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 809 (19.55%) Data Centre
2 308 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 274 (6.62%) Blackberry
4 165 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 139 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
6 117 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 116 (2.80%) Clustering
8 108 (2.61%) iPhone
9 96 (2.32%) Client/Server
10 92 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 91 (2.20%) Replication
12 75 (1.81%) iPad
13 58 (1.40%) PKI
14 55 (1.33%) Hedge funds
15 43 (1.04%) BYOD
16 40 (0.97%) CMDB
17 33 (0.80%) PDA
18 32 (0.77%) Statistics
19 30 (0.72%) CESG
20 29 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2240 (54.12%) Windows
2 981 (23.70%) Linux
3 784 (18.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 595 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 566 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 545 (13.17%) Windows 7
7 374 (9.04%) Windows XP
8 337 (8.14%) Windows 8
9 246 (5.94%) UNIX
10 188 (4.54%) CentOS
11 143 (3.45%) Android
12 120 (2.90%) Ubuntu
13 115 (2.78%) Apple iOS
14 114 (2.75%) Mac OS X
15 109 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 85 (2.05%) Windows Vista
17 81 (1.96%) Debian
17 81 (1.96%) Solaris
18 40 (0.97%) Mac OS
19 30 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (19.86%) ITIL
2 398 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 283 (6.84%) Service Delivery
4 277 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 260 (6.28%) Project Management
6 245 (5.92%) Network Design
7 201 (4.86%) Migration
8 193 (4.66%) Network Monitoring
9 187 (4.52%) Service Management
10 174 (4.20%) Incident Management
11 166 (4.01%) Change Management
12 156 (3.77%) Information Security
13 148 (3.58%) Network Management
14 140 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
15 135 (3.26%) Mentoring
16 133 (3.21%) Kalman Filter
17 126 (3.04%) Business Continuity
18 122 (2.95%) Configuration Management
19 120 (2.90%) Time Management
20 116 (2.80%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 508 (12.27%) SQL
2 199 (4.81%) PowerShell
3 193 (4.66%) Bash Shell
4 187 (4.52%) Perl
5 154 (3.72%) Python
6 141 (3.41%) PHP
7 124 (3.00%) Java
8 85 (2.05%) JavaScript
9 82 (1.98%) Ruby
10 75 (1.81%) C
11 58 (1.40%) Shell Script
12 40 (0.97%) VBScript
13 38 (0.92%) C++
14 28 (0.68%) C#
15 27 (0.65%) VB
16 15 (0.36%) Tcl
17 10 (0.24%) VBA
18 9 (0.22%) AWK
19 6 (0.14%) PHP5
19 6 (0.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 1267 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
2 766 (18.51%) CCNP
3 761 (18.39%) CCNA
4 538 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 449 (10.85%) Degree
6 367 (8.87%) MCSE
7 188 (4.54%) MCP
8 187 (4.52%) CCIE
9 170 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 168 (4.06%) MCSA
11 138 (3.33%) MCITP
12 127 (3.07%) Security Cleared
13 92 (2.22%) CISSP
14 87 (2.10%) JNCIA
15 84 (2.03%) SC Cleared
16 79 (1.91%) MCTS
17 74 (1.79%) CCSA
18 56 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
19 53 (1.28%) CCDP
20 52 (1.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (9.83%) SLA
2 131 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 38 (0.92%) QA
5 22 (0.53%) COBIT
6 17 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.097%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.048%) FISMA
11 1 (0.024%) HL7
System Software
1 1366 (33.00%) Active Directory
2 1066 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 413 (9.98%) Hyper-V
4 277 (6.69%) XenApp
5 257 (6.21%) vSphere
6 117 (2.83%) Terminal Services
7 108 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
8 99 (2.39%) XenServer
9 93 (2.25%) VMware ESX
10 76 (1.84%) Terminal Server
11 75 (1.81%) XenDesktop
12 60 (1.45%) KVM
13 58 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 49 (1.18%) vCloud
15 44 (1.06%) Postfix
16 40 (0.97%) Xen
16 40 (0.97%) NFS
17 38 (0.92%) iptables
18 35 (0.85%) Samba
19 30 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 173 (4.18%) SCCM
2 153 (3.70%) Nagios
3 136 (3.29%) Backup Exec
4 106 (2.56%) Puppet
5 70 (1.69%) SCOM
6 69 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 64 (1.55%) WSUS
8 64 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
9 61 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
10 55 (1.33%) FortiGate
11 53 (1.28%) Cacti
12 45 (1.09%) Opsview
13 42 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
14 38 (0.92%) Icinga
15 36 (0.87%) Cisco LMS
16 35 (0.85%) SELinux
17 34 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
18 32 (0.77%) SCVMM
19 29 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2090 (50.50%) Cisco
2 1540 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 1368 (33.05%) VMware
4 768 (18.56%) Citrix
5 654 (15.80%) Juniper
6 558 (13.48%) CheckPoint
7 485 (11.72%) HP
8 380 (9.18%) F5
9 221 (5.34%) SolarWinds
10 215 (5.19%) Red Hat
11 205 (4.95%) Apple
12 202 (4.88%) Symantec
13 188 (4.54%) Avaya
14 135 (3.26%) Dell
15 134 (3.24%) NetApp
16 118 (2.85%) SonicWALL
17 113 (2.73%) Oracle
18 112 (2.71%) Riverbed
19 111 (2.68%) Fortinet
20 91 (2.20%) McAfee
Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £40k + discretionary bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Orbit
Salary: From £21,970 to £24,411 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35k+
Posted: 9 hours ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + on call + certifications
Posted: 10 hours ago