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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 146 166 157
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2077 1814 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 1.74% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.16% 10.30% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1705 1504 1607
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%

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
18604 17608 21088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 16.88% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14872 13845 17157
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +34 2020 £41,000 +2.50% 231
London +75 1002 £47,500 +5.55% 66
South East -9 443 £42,000 +12.00% 57
City of London +71 283 £50,000 +5.26% 21
Berkshire +22 162 £46,500 +3.33% 12
East of England -37 120 £34,500 -13.75% 8
North West +23 114 £32,000 -22.89% 22
Yorkshire -20 110 £35,500 +1.42% 18
Hampshire -5 107 £45,500 +65.45% 13
South West +15 100 £34,000 +25.92% 34
West Midlands -9 89 £32,500 - 10
West Yorkshire -19 77 £41,250 +17.85% 14
Reading +13 73 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Surrey -15 72 £40,000 - 16
Manchester +27 63 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Leeds +2 55 £42,500 -5.55% 11
East Midlands +7 47 £26,000 -26.76% 9
Cheshire -6 41 £23,500 -44.70% 12
Basingstoke +28 40 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Birmingham -4 35 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Hertfordshire -13 33 £25,000 -35.06% 5
East Sussex +12 32 £37,500 +74.41% 3
Gloucestershire +11 32 £30,000 -24.05% 8
Essex -11 31 £33,500 -4.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 29 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Warrington +27 28 £21,250 -51.14% 1
Wiltshire +22 27 £35,000 +42.85% 4
Slough +9 25 £27,750 -28.38% 1
Nottinghamshire +22 24 £26,000 -10.34% 1
Nottingham +21 23 £26,000 -10.34% 1

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 2677 (59.90%) Firewall
2 2445 (54.71%) Windows
3 2304 (51.56%) Cisco
4 1701 (38.06%) WAN
5 1653 (36.99%) Microsoft
6 1519 (33.99%) LAN
7 1489 (33.32%) Active Directory
8 1453 (32.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1408 (31.51%) VMware
10 1296 (29.00%) DNS
11 1223 (27.37%) TCP/IP
12 1115 (24.95%) MS Exchange
13 1061 (23.74%) MPLS
14 1024 (22.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 987 (22.09%) CCNP
16 979 (21.91%) Linux
17 938 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
18 892 (19.96%) MS Excel
19 891 (19.94%) ITIL
20 823 (18.42%) BGP
21 816 (18.26%) DHCP
22 813 (18.19%) Citrix
23 803 (17.97%) CCNA
24 778 (17.41%) Juniper
25 769 (17.21%) Wireless
26 761 (17.03%) MS Office
27 725 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
28 714 (15.98%) VoIP
29 702 (15.71%) Network Security
30 693 (15.51%) SAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1115 (24.95%) MS Exchange
2 540 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 255 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 243 (5.44%) IIS
5 221 (4.95%) Lync
6 217 (4.86%) SharePoint
6 217 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 156 (3.49%) Apache
8 150 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 125 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 66 (1.48%) Tomcat
11 44 (0.98%) IBM Notes
12 40 (0.90%) nginx
13 37 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
14 25 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
15 24 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
16 23 (0.51%) Confluence
17 16 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
18 15 (0.34%) MediaWiki
18 15 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 892 (19.96%) MS Excel
2 761 (17.03%) MS Office
3 94 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.18%) MS Project
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.067%) SmartSuite
8 3 (0.067%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.067%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.067%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.022%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.022%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 49 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.16%) assyst
5 4 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.090%) Advent Moxy
6 3 (0.067%) SalesLogix
6 3 (0.067%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.045%) BPCS
8 1 (0.022%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.022%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.022%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.022%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.022%) Magento
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 175 (3.92%) Office 365
2 106 (2.37%) IaaS
3 77 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 68 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 67 (1.50%) SaaS
7 48 (1.07%) PaaS
8 28 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.11%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.11%) ElastiCache
12 5 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.090%) Route 53
14 3 (0.067%) Google Compute Engine
14 3 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.067%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.045%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.022%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2677 (59.90%) Firewall
2 1701 (38.06%) WAN
3 1519 (33.99%) LAN
4 1296 (29.00%) DNS
5 1223 (27.37%) TCP/IP
6 1061 (23.74%) MPLS
7 823 (18.42%) BGP
8 816 (18.26%) DHCP
9 769 (17.21%) Wireless
10 725 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
11 714 (15.98%) VoIP
12 702 (15.71%) Network Security
13 693 (15.51%) SAN
14 691 (15.46%) OSPF
15 673 (15.06%) VLAN
16 621 (13.90%) SSL
17 571 (12.78%) IPsec
18 475 (10.63%) EIGRP
19 411 (9.20%) Internet
20 336 (7.52%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 514 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 231 (5.17%) MySQL
3 136 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 107 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 72 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 49 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 42 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 34 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 28 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (0.49%) MariaDB
11 20 (0.45%) DB2
12 17 (0.38%) Data Mining
13 15 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.29%) Big Data
14 13 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (0.22%) Redis
17 9 (0.20%) Couchbase
17 9 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (0.74%) Git (software)
2 30 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 26 (0.58%) Subversion
3 26 (0.58%) JIRA
4 21 (0.47%) Hudson
5 15 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (0.18%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.067%) NUnit
8 3 (0.067%) Selenium
8 3 (0.067%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.067%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.067%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (0.067%) Moq
9 2 (0.045%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.045%) Maven
9 2 (0.045%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.045%) Xcode
9 2 (0.045%) Ant
General
1 664 (14.86%) Finance
2 573 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 142 (3.18%) Banking
4 112 (2.51%) Retail
5 103 (2.30%) Law
6 92 (2.06%) Advertising
7 88 (1.97%) Marketing
8 63 (1.41%) Legal
9 55 (1.23%) Back Office
10 47 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 43 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 41 (0.92%) Electronics
13 35 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 25 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 19 (0.43%) French Language
15 19 (0.43%) German Language
16 18 (0.40%) Multimedia
17 15 (0.34%) Military
18 14 (0.31%) Games
18 14 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1105 (24.73%) Network Engineer
2 628 (14.05%) Analyst
3 602 (13.47%) Support Engineer
4 316 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 304 (6.80%) Support Analyst
6 295 (6.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 278 (6.22%) IT Support
8 265 (5.93%) Consultant
9 254 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 241 (5.39%) Technical Support
11 223 (4.99%) Administrator
12 211 (4.72%) Security Engineer
13 196 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
14 178 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
15 156 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
16 154 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
17 138 (3.09%) Desktop Support
18 133 (2.98%) Network Security Engineer
19 117 (2.62%) Service Analyst
19 117 (2.62%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (2.75%) Web Services
2 104 (2.33%) CSS
3 88 (1.97%) HTML
4 69 (1.54%) XML
5 65 (1.45%) .NET
6 45 (1.01%) LAMP
7 40 (0.90%) JSON
8 31 (0.69%) Ajax
8 31 (0.69%) MAPI
9 23 (0.51%) COM
10 21 (0.47%) SOAP
10 21 (0.47%) XMPP
11 19 (0.43%) Software Packaging
12 18 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (0.36%) jQuery
14 12 (0.27%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.25%) Application Packaging
16 8 (0.18%) WAP
16 8 (0.18%) Middleware
16 8 (0.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 332 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 289 (6.47%) Blackberry
3 167 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 163 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 141 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
6 128 (2.86%) Clustering
7 118 (2.64%) iPhone
8 89 (1.99%) Replication
9 87 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 80 (1.79%) Hedge funds
11 76 (1.70%) iPad
12 54 (1.21%) PKI
13 42 (0.94%) Open Source
14 39 (0.87%) CMDB
15 37 (0.83%) CESG
16 36 (0.81%) EPoS
17 31 (0.69%) Mathematics
18 25 (0.56%) Smartphone
19 22 (0.49%) PDA
19 22 (0.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2445 (54.71%) Windows
2 979 (21.91%) Linux
3 938 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 632 (14.14%) Windows 7
5 626 (14.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 602 (13.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 413 (9.24%) Windows XP
8 385 (8.61%) Windows 8
9 326 (7.29%) UNIX
10 167 (3.74%) CentOS
11 135 (3.02%) Android
12 123 (2.75%) Windows Vista
13 111 (2.48%) Apple iOS
14 106 (2.37%) Solaris
14 106 (2.37%) Mac OS X
15 94 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 86 (1.92%) Ubuntu
17 51 (1.14%) Debian
18 35 (0.78%) Mac OS
19 22 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (19.94%) ITIL
2 414 (9.26%) Load Balancing
3 300 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 290 (6.49%) Service Delivery
4 290 (6.49%) Network Design
5 267 (5.97%) Project Management
6 241 (5.39%) Service Management
7 210 (4.70%) Network Monitoring
8 198 (4.43%) Change Management
9 192 (4.30%) Migration
10 184 (4.12%) Network Management
11 157 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
12 140 (3.13%) Information Security
13 136 (3.04%) Change Control
14 134 (3.00%) Incident Management
15 130 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
16 126 (2.82%) Problem Management
17 125 (2.80%) Configuration Management
18 121 (2.71%) Time Management
19 119 (2.66%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 564 (12.62%) SQL
2 198 (4.43%) PowerShell
3 153 (3.42%) Perl
4 139 (3.11%) Bash Shell
5 124 (2.77%) Python
6 120 (2.69%) Java
7 115 (2.57%) PHP
8 77 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 64 (1.43%) C
10 63 (1.41%) Ruby
11 57 (1.28%) Shell Script
12 54 (1.21%) C#
13 38 (0.85%) C++
14 27 (0.60%) VB
15 26 (0.58%) VBScript
16 14 (0.31%) PHP5
17 9 (0.20%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.18%) Tcl
19 6 (0.13%) VBA
20 4 (0.090%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1453 (32.51%) Cisco Certification
2 987 (22.09%) CCNP
3 803 (17.97%) CCNA
4 560 (12.53%) Degree
5 551 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 365 (8.17%) MCSE
7 246 (5.50%) CCIE
8 235 (5.26%) MCP
9 180 (4.03%) MCSA
10 177 (3.96%) Security Cleared
11 151 (3.38%) MCITP
12 146 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 126 (2.82%) SC Cleared
14 113 (2.53%) CISSP
15 112 (2.51%) VCP4
16 110 (2.46%) JNCIA
17 104 (2.33%) MCTS
18 91 (2.04%) CCSA
19 86 (1.92%) CCDP
20 73 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (9.73%) SLA
2 130 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 32 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (0.65%) COBIT
6 24 (0.54%) QA
7 18 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.022%) HL7
System Software
1 1489 (33.32%) Active Directory
2 1024 (22.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 409 (9.15%) Hyper-V
4 272 (6.09%) XenApp
4 272 (6.09%) vSphere
5 130 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 120 (2.69%) Terminal Services
7 89 (1.99%) XenServer
8 66 (1.48%) VMware ESX
9 63 (1.41%) Terminal Server
10 59 (1.32%) XenDesktop
11 53 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 49 (1.10%) vCloud
13 47 (1.05%) Firmware
14 39 (0.87%) Samba
15 35 (0.78%) NFS
16 32 (0.72%) Postfix
17 30 (0.67%) KVM
18 25 (0.56%) Xen
19 20 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 185 (4.14%) SCCM
2 141 (3.16%) Nagios
3 139 (3.11%) Backup Exec
4 102 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 98 (2.19%) SCOM
6 82 (1.83%) Puppet
7 77 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
8 76 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 71 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
10 68 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
11 67 (1.50%) Cacti
12 61 (1.36%) WSUS
13 41 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
13 41 (0.92%) OpenView
13 41 (0.92%) Opsview
14 35 (0.78%) SELinux
14 35 (0.78%) SCVMM
15 33 (0.74%) FortiGate
16 32 (0.72%) Icinga
17 29 (0.65%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 2304 (51.56%) Cisco
2 1653 (36.99%) Microsoft
3 1408 (31.51%) VMware
4 813 (18.19%) Citrix
5 778 (17.41%) Juniper
6 623 (13.94%) CheckPoint
7 513 (11.48%) HP
8 400 (8.95%) F5
9 275 (6.15%) SolarWinds
10 240 (5.37%) Symantec
11 216 (4.83%) Apple
12 205 (4.59%) Avaya
13 193 (4.32%) Red Hat
14 170 (3.80%) Dell
15 153 (3.42%) NetApp
16 140 (3.13%) Oracle
17 119 (2.66%) Riverbed
18 101 (2.26%) McAfee
19 97 (2.17%) SonicWALL
20 86 (1.92%) Sophos
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 45 minutes ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum salary is approx 45-60k base + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Northgate Public Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Northgate Public Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 + Bonus (10% of b
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: £0 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £150000 per annum + Bonus + Benifts
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £35k - 55k per year + Car Allow + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, On-Call, Overtime and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35k - £65k plus outstanding package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: Bonus, Company Car, Private Health Insurance
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staverton, Wiltshire
techfolk Limited
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + certifications + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: Yesterday