The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 158 182 192
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2092 2017 1928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 1.84% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.43% 10.28% 9.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 1685 1610
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,675 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £58,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%

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
16834 19627 20614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 17.89% 17.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13972 15753 16485
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 2012 £42,500 - 206
London +3 723 £50,000 +5.26% 69
South East +9 495 £42,500 -5.55% 39
East of England +62 193 £32,500 -1.51% 17
City of London +56 179 £47,500 -5.00% 20
South West +48 174 £40,000 +21.21% 19
Berkshire +43 165 £47,500 +5.55% 10
Yorkshire +43 155 £40,000 -9.09% 19
West Midlands +28 139 £40,000 +37.93% 20
Hertfordshire +74 108 £32,000 +16.36% 7
Hampshire +10 100 £35,000 -26.31% 8
Surrey -34 91 £45,000 +1.12% 6
West Yorkshire +1 89 £36,000 -18.18% 12
North West -18 89 £40,000 +23.07% 20
Reading +28 82 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Leeds +12 70 £37,500 -23.46% 10
Birmingham +3 62 £38,750 +7.63% 6
East Midlands +38 55 £36,500 +4.28% 2
Manchester -17 55 £39,000 +27.92% 12
Gloucestershire +28 51 £42,000 +33.33% 8
North Yorkshire +37 47 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Bristol +28 37 £28,750 -17.85% 8
Buckinghamshire +14 35 £36,500 -18.88% 7
Dorset +43 34 £47,500 +46.15%
Essex +28 34 £26,500 -40.44% 2
Cheltenham +6 32 £42,500 +28.78% 5
Hemel Hempstead +42 31 £42,500 +93.18% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 30 £40,000 +13.47% 3
Nottinghamshire +25 29 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Oxfordshire +7 29 £44,000 -2.22% 3

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VPN.

1 2546 (59.92%) Firewall
2 2330 (54.84%) Cisco
3 2027 (47.71%) Windows
4 1566 (36.86%) WAN
5 1470 (34.60%) LAN
6 1452 (34.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1438 (33.84%) Active Directory
8 1403 (33.02%) Microsoft
9 1158 (27.25%) VMware
10 1091 (25.68%) DNS
11 1064 (25.04%) TCP/IP
12 1021 (24.03%) CCNP
13 1015 (23.89%) Windows Server
14 949 (22.33%) ITIL
15 941 (22.15%) MPLS
16 933 (21.96%) Linux
17 878 (20.66%) Juniper
18 854 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
19 846 (19.91%) CCNA
20 816 (19.20%) MS Exchange
21 797 (18.76%) Wireless
22 779 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
23 757 (17.82%) MS Excel
24 747 (17.58%) MS Office
25 737 (17.35%) BGP
26 729 (17.16%) DHCP
26 729 (17.16%) Network Security
27 703 (16.55%) VoIP
28 686 (16.14%) Windows Server 2008
29 677 (15.93%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 816 (19.20%) MS Exchange
2 417 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 235 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 205 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 194 (4.57%) IIS
6 193 (4.54%) SharePoint
7 175 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 170 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 117 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 112 (2.64%) Apache
11 68 (1.60%) Tomcat
12 50 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
13 37 (0.87%) nginx
14 24 (0.56%) Confluence
15 23 (0.54%) JBoss
16 20 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (0.40%) CMS
18 17 (0.40%) IBM Notes
19 12 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 757 (17.82%) MS Excel
2 747 (17.58%) MS Office
3 124 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.14%) Revit
8 3 (0.071%) MS Project
9 2 (0.047%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (0.68%) assyst
2 27 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 6 (0.14%) Infor M3
6 6 (0.14%) SAP R/3
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%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.047%) Magento
10 2 (0.047%) Sage 1000
11 1 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.024%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.024%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 359 (8.45%) Office 365
2 258 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
3 204 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (1.79%) IaaS
5 70 (1.65%) SaaS
6 67 (1.58%) Mimecast
7 54 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.59%) PaaS
8 25 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (0.47%) Google Apps
10 13 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.24%) GitHub
11 10 (0.24%) SoftLayer
11 10 (0.24%) Sumo Logic
12 9 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.16%) Route 53
14 6 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.14%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 2546 (59.92%) Firewall
2 1566 (36.86%) WAN
3 1470 (34.60%) LAN
4 1091 (25.68%) DNS
5 1064 (25.04%) TCP/IP
6 941 (22.15%) MPLS
7 797 (18.76%) Wireless
8 779 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
9 737 (17.35%) BGP
10 729 (17.16%) DHCP
10 729 (17.16%) Network Security
11 703 (16.55%) VoIP
12 677 (15.93%) OSPF
13 665 (15.65%) SSL
14 625 (14.71%) VLAN
15 576 (13.56%) IPsec
16 574 (13.51%) SAN
17 375 (8.83%) Internet
18 352 (8.28%) EIGRP
19 344 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 145 (3.41%) MySQL
3 75 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 28 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 26 (0.61%) Big Data
9 26 (0.61%) Redis
10 24 (0.56%) Cognos Impromptu
10 24 (0.56%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.31%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.21%) HBase
14 8 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.16%) MS Access
15 7 (0.16%) Relational Database
16 6 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 74 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 73 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 66 (1.55%) JIRA
4 43 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 22 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 21 (0.49%) Subversion
7 20 (0.47%) Vagrant
8 9 (0.21%) git-flow
8 9 (0.21%) RSpec
9 7 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.16%) Toad
10 6 (0.14%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.14%) JUnit
10 6 (0.14%) NUnit
10 6 (0.14%) PHPUnit
10 6 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.14%) Wing IDE
11 5 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.12%) GitLab
12 4 (0.094%) Selenium
General
1 608 (14.31%) Finance
2 534 (12.57%) Telecoms
3 161 (3.79%) Legal
4 145 (3.41%) Law
5 129 (3.04%) Banking
6 100 (2.35%) Retail
7 89 (2.09%) Marketing
8 68 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 54 (1.27%) Advertising
10 40 (0.94%) Electronics
11 39 (0.92%) Publishing
12 28 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 22 (0.52%) Back Office
14 20 (0.47%) Games
15 17 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.33%) German Language
16 14 (0.33%) Local Government
16 14 (0.33%) Multimedia
17 13 (0.31%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1243 (29.25%) Network Engineer
2 632 (14.87%) Analyst
3 533 (12.54%) Support Engineer
4 421 (9.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 385 (9.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 353 (8.31%) Security Engineer
7 325 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 298 (7.01%) Senior Network Engineer
9 296 (6.97%) IT Engineer
10 273 (6.43%) IT Support
11 269 (6.33%) Network Security Engineer
12 250 (5.88%) Support Analyst
13 238 (5.60%) Administrator
14 219 (5.15%) Consultant
15 191 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 190 (4.47%) Network Support
17 184 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
18 180 (4.24%) Service Analyst
19 179 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
20 172 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (2.85%) Web Services
2 118 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 62 (1.46%) LAMP
4 59 (1.39%) CSS
5 53 (1.25%) HTML
6 45 (1.06%) XML
7 31 (0.73%) JSON
8 29 (0.68%) MAPI
9 26 (0.61%) XMPP
10 25 (0.59%) .NET
11 22 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
12 21 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
12 21 (0.49%) REST
13 19 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
13 19 (0.45%) SOAP
14 18 (0.42%) AngularJS
14 18 (0.42%) Middleware
15 17 (0.40%) COM
16 16 (0.38%) Spring
17 13 (0.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 675 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 299 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 281 (6.61%) Blackberry
4 159 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 154 (3.62%) Replication
6 126 (2.97%) iPhone
7 111 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 105 (2.47%) Clustering
8 105 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 102 (2.40%) PKI
10 95 (2.24%) RSA SecurID
11 94 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
12 87 (2.05%) iPad
13 79 (1.86%) Driving Licence
14 69 (1.62%) Client/Server
15 59 (1.39%) Private Cloud
16 52 (1.22%) e-Health
17 50 (1.18%) Smartphone
18 49 (1.15%) EqualLogic
19 41 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2027 (47.71%) Windows
2 1015 (23.89%) Windows Server
3 933 (21.96%) Linux
4 686 (16.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 652 (15.34%) Windows 7
6 574 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 295 (6.94%) Windows 8
8 261 (6.14%) Unix
9 255 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 218 (5.13%) Windows XP
11 204 (4.80%) Windows 10
12 158 (3.72%) Android
13 81 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 75 (1.77%) Mac OS X
14 75 (1.77%) Ubuntu
15 70 (1.65%) Apple iOS
16 59 (1.39%) Solaris
17 58 (1.37%) CentOS
18 55 (1.29%) Windows Vista
19 49 (1.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (22.33%) ITIL
2 378 (8.90%) Load Balancing
3 281 (6.61%) Network Design
4 250 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 250 (5.88%) Service Management
5 248 (5.84%) Service Delivery
6 239 (5.62%) Change Management
7 224 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 207 (4.87%) Presales
9 203 (4.78%) Information Security
10 200 (4.71%) Project Management
11 199 (4.68%) Network Management
12 186 (4.38%) High Availability
13 174 (4.10%) Migration
14 162 (3.81%) Mentoring
15 132 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
15 132 (3.11%) SIEM
16 129 (3.04%) Network Architecture
17 117 (2.75%) E-Commerce
18 115 (2.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 348 (8.19%) SQL
2 214 (5.04%) PowerShell
3 193 (4.54%) Python
4 155 (3.65%) Bash Shell
5 110 (2.59%) Perl
6 89 (2.09%) Ruby
7 86 (2.02%) Java
8 85 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 74 (1.74%) PHP
10 71 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 70 (1.65%) C
12 39 (0.92%) VBScript
13 24 (0.56%) VB
14 23 (0.54%) C++
14 23 (0.54%) VBA
15 21 (0.49%) C#
16 17 (0.40%) Tcl
17 8 (0.19%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.16%) PHP 5
18 7 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1452 (34.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1021 (24.03%) CCNP
3 846 (19.91%) CCNA
4 497 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 428 (10.07%) Degree
6 305 (7.18%) MCSE
7 304 (7.15%) Security Cleared
8 255 (6.00%) SC Cleared
9 222 (5.22%) CCIE
10 179 (4.21%) MCSA
11 149 (3.51%) CCSA
12 146 (3.44%) CCSP
13 130 (3.06%) MCITP
13 130 (3.06%) MCP
14 124 (2.92%) JNCIA
15 123 (2.89%) CISSP
16 119 (2.80%) CCSE
17 111 (2.61%) JNCIP
18 108 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 107 (2.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (9.25%) SLA
2 175 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 43 (1.01%) QA
5 36 (0.85%) COBIT
6 14 (0.33%) FISMA
6 14 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.047%) BS25999
8 2 (0.047%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.047%) GPG13
8 2 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.047%) ISO15022
8 2 (0.047%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.047%) RMADS
9 1 (0.024%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.024%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.024%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.024%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1438 (33.84%) Active Directory
2 854 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 414 (9.74%) Hyper-V
4 232 (5.46%) vSphere
5 189 (4.45%) XenApp
6 110 (2.59%) Terminal Services
7 95 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 76 (1.79%) NFS
9 70 (1.65%) XenDesktop
10 60 (1.41%) Docker
11 54 (1.27%) VMware ESX
12 51 (1.20%) Xen
13 38 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 29 (0.68%) KVM
14 29 (0.68%) XenServer
15 28 (0.66%) Firmware
16 27 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
17 21 (0.49%) Squid
18 20 (0.47%) iptables
18 20 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 176 (4.14%) SCCM
2 154 (3.62%) Backup Exec
3 131 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 113 (2.66%) Nagios
5 104 (2.45%) Puppet
6 96 (2.26%) WSUS
7 90 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
8 75 (1.77%) SCOM
9 72 (1.69%) FortiGate
10 66 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
11 65 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
12 53 (1.25%) Ansible
13 40 (0.94%) Cacti
14 39 (0.92%) ZABBIX
15 34 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
16 32 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
17 27 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
18 25 (0.59%) AirWatch
18 25 (0.59%) Graphite
19 24 (0.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2330 (54.84%) Cisco
2 1403 (33.02%) Microsoft
3 1158 (27.25%) VMware
4 878 (20.66%) Juniper
5 665 (15.65%) Citrix
6 664 (15.63%) CheckPoint
7 444 (10.45%) F5
8 370 (8.71%) HP
9 345 (8.12%) Palo Alto
10 185 (4.35%) SolarWinds
11 176 (4.14%) Dell
12 159 (3.74%) Apple
13 150 (3.53%) Symantec
14 143 (3.37%) Avaya
15 124 (2.92%) Oracle
16 108 (2.54%) NetApp
17 105 (2.47%) Red Hat
17 105 (2.47%) Riverbed
17 105 (2.47%) Veeam
18 99 (2.33%) Meraki
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life, Discount
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent on-top benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
JGR Recruitment Group
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum This is a starting salary and will go up after
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + (Up to £27k OTE)
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £44000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago