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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 138 158 169
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2320 2012 1951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 1.84% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.64% 10.70% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1949 1678 1715
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%

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
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +20 2217 £40,000 - 191
London +39 993 £42,500 -4.49% 81
South East +1 543 £40,000 - 38
City of London +62 256 £45,000 - 32
Berkshire +10 223 £38,500 -21.42% 7
East of England +5 170 £40,000 +15.94% 14
South West +54 146 £35,000 -12.50% 16
West Midlands +12 128 £32,000 +6.66% 8
Hampshire -16 104 £36,000 +30.90% 9
North West +16 101 £32,250 -6.52% 15
Reading -1 99 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Yorkshire -48 92 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Surrey -30 90 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Hertfordshire +11 60 £38,750 +38.39% 10
West Yorkshire -37 57 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Manchester +2 53 £35,000 -9.09% 9
Gloucestershire +20 49 £33,000 -21.42% 4
Birmingham +1 46 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Basingstoke +26 42 £38,500 -1.28% 3
Leeds -22 40 £46,000 +31.42% 6
Cheshire +20 39 £27,500 +2.80% 5
East Sussex +17 37 £47,500 +137.50%
Essex -8 37 £35,000 - 2
East Midlands +5 35 £27,750 -41.57% 5
South Wales +22 33 £35,000 +11.11% 4
Wales +19 33 £35,000 +11.11% 4
Bristol +16 33 £37,500 +1.35% 4
Wiltshire +8 33 £35,000 +25.00% 5
Slough -17 31 £42,000 -12.95% 2
Wimbledon +4 30 £36,000 -8.86% 2

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2703 (60.86%) Firewall
2 2499 (56.27%) Windows
3 2290 (51.56%) Cisco
4 1660 (37.38%) WAN
5 1542 (34.72%) Microsoft
6 1521 (34.25%) LAN
7 1502 (33.82%) Active Directory
8 1468 (33.06%) Cisco Certification
9 1400 (31.52%) TCP/IP
10 1356 (30.53%) DNS
11 1332 (29.99%) VMware
12 1046 (23.55%) Linux
13 1041 (23.44%) CCNP
14 1025 (23.08%) MPLS
15 1002 (22.56%) MS Exchange
16 967 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 946 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
18 905 (20.38%) ITIL
19 856 (19.27%) DHCP
20 847 (19.07%) Juniper
21 795 (17.90%) BGP
22 792 (17.83%) MS Excel
23 769 (17.32%) CCNA
24 735 (16.55%) Cisco ASA
24 735 (16.55%) MS Office
25 734 (16.53%) Network Security
26 723 (16.28%) Citrix
27 701 (15.78%) OSPF
28 700 (15.76%) VoIP
29 697 (15.69%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1002 (22.56%) MS Exchange
2 450 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 279 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 250 (5.63%) IIS
5 244 (5.49%) SharePoint
6 191 (4.30%) Lync
7 183 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 172 (3.87%) Apache
9 161 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 135 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 91 (2.05%) Tomcat
12 34 (0.77%) IBM Notes
13 30 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
14 29 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
15 26 (0.59%) nginx
16 22 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
16 22 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.41%) Confluence
18 17 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
18 17 (0.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 792 (17.83%) MS Excel
2 735 (16.55%) MS Office
3 115 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 57 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.25%) MS Project
6 4 (0.090%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.090%) SmartSuite
6 4 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.068%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.045%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.023%) InDesign
9 1 (0.023%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.023%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.023%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 49 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.11%) Sage 50
4 4 (0.090%) Advent Moxy
5 3 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.068%) SalesLogix
6 2 (0.045%) BPCS
7 1 (0.023%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.023%) Line 500
7 1 (0.023%) Sage MMS
7 1 (0.023%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.023%) Magento
7 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.023%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 153 (3.45%) Office 365
2 86 (1.94%) IaaS
3 74 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (1.60%) SaaS
5 62 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 57 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 55 (1.24%) PaaS
8 23 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.090%) Joyent
12 3 (0.068%) Route 53
13 2 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.045%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.045%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.045%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.023%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.023%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 2703 (60.86%) Firewall
2 1660 (37.38%) WAN
3 1521 (34.25%) LAN
4 1400 (31.52%) TCP/IP
5 1356 (30.53%) DNS
6 1025 (23.08%) MPLS
7 856 (19.27%) DHCP
8 795 (17.90%) BGP
9 735 (16.55%) Cisco ASA
10 734 (16.53%) Network Security
11 701 (15.78%) OSPF
12 700 (15.76%) VoIP
13 695 (15.65%) Wireless
14 685 (15.42%) SAN
15 641 (14.43%) VLAN
16 635 (14.30%) SSL
17 593 (13.35%) IPsec
18 422 (9.50%) Internet
19 403 (9.07%) EIGRP
20 291 (6.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 244 (5.49%) MySQL
3 122 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 112 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 58 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 43 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 36 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 34 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 28 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 27 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
11 25 (0.56%) Big Data
12 15 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.34%) DB2
13 14 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.20%) Data Mining
16 9 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (0.54%) JIRA
2 22 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 21 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.41%) Subversion
5 17 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.29%) Mercurial
9 12 (0.27%) Hudson
10 10 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.14%) WebLOAD
13 5 (0.11%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.11%) Maven
14 3 (0.068%) Rhino Mocks
14 3 (0.068%) Moq
15 2 (0.045%) Selenium
15 2 (0.045%) PHPUnit
16 1 (0.023%) Oracle APEX
General
1 697 (15.69%) Finance
2 486 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 151 (3.40%) Banking
4 112 (2.52%) Law
5 97 (2.18%) Retail
6 78 (1.76%) Legal
7 70 (1.58%) Marketing
8 62 (1.40%) Advertising
9 57 (1.28%) Back Office
10 40 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 39 (0.88%) Aerospace
12 36 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.72%) Electronics
14 26 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.54%) Investment Banking
16 21 (0.47%) German Language
17 19 (0.43%) French Language
18 15 (0.34%) Italian Language
19 14 (0.32%) Spanish Language
19 14 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 1126 (25.35%) Network Engineer
2 697 (15.69%) Analyst
3 602 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 297 (6.69%) Support Analyst
5 284 (6.39%) Senior Network Engineer
6 275 (6.19%) IT Support
7 262 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 245 (5.52%) Administrator
9 223 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 219 (4.93%) Security Engineer
11 211 (4.75%) Consultant
12 191 (4.30%) Technical Support
13 190 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
14 189 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
15 161 (3.63%) Architect
16 159 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
17 152 (3.42%) Network Security Engineer
18 125 (2.81%) Desktop Support
18 125 (2.81%) Network Analyst
19 123 (2.77%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (3.06%) Web Services
2 96 (2.16%) CSS
3 89 (2.00%) XML
4 66 (1.49%) LAMP
5 61 (1.37%) HTML
6 60 (1.35%) JSON
7 56 (1.26%) .NET
8 31 (0.70%) Ajax
9 22 (0.50%) COM
10 21 (0.47%) jQuery
11 19 (0.43%) SOAP
11 19 (0.43%) MAPI
12 16 (0.36%) Middleware
13 15 (0.34%) SAML
14 12 (0.27%) Software Packaging
15 11 (0.25%) Application Packaging
16 10 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (0.23%) OAuth
17 9 (0.20%) REST
17 9 (0.20%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 323 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 285 (6.42%) Blackberry
3 173 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 167 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 120 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
6 114 (2.57%) Replication
7 111 (2.50%) Clustering
8 95 (2.14%) iPhone
9 85 (1.91%) Hedge funds
10 83 (1.87%) PKI
11 59 (1.33%) iPad
12 57 (1.28%) Open Source
13 45 (1.01%) Client/Server
14 40 (0.90%) Statistics
15 37 (0.83%) SecurID
16 35 (0.79%) Mathematics
17 30 (0.68%) EqualLogic
17 30 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
18 28 (0.63%) Smartphone
18 28 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2499 (56.27%) Windows
2 1046 (23.55%) Linux
3 967 (21.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 665 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 632 (14.23%) Windows 7
6 556 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 418 (9.41%) Windows XP
8 385 (8.67%) UNIX
9 345 (7.77%) Windows 8
10 152 (3.42%) Android
11 151 (3.40%) CentOS
12 136 (3.06%) Solaris
13 123 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 97 (2.18%) Ubuntu
15 94 (2.12%) Mac OS X
16 91 (2.05%) Windows Vista
17 82 (1.85%) Apple iOS
18 43 (0.97%) Debian
19 38 (0.86%) Mac OS
20 32 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (20.38%) ITIL
2 415 (9.34%) Load Balancing
3 277 (6.24%) Service Management
4 272 (6.12%) Network Design
5 270 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 251 (5.65%) Service Delivery
7 233 (5.25%) Project Management
8 220 (4.95%) Network Management
9 219 (4.93%) Change Management
10 194 (4.37%) Migration
10 194 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
11 171 (3.85%) Information Security
12 165 (3.72%) Kalman Filter
13 160 (3.60%) Change Control
14 142 (3.20%) PRINCE2
15 115 (2.59%) Configuration Management
15 115 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
16 114 (2.57%) Mentoring
17 105 (2.36%) Problem Management
18 104 (2.34%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 535 (12.05%) SQL
2 175 (3.94%) PowerShell
3 162 (3.65%) Perl
4 138 (3.11%) PHP
5 123 (2.77%) Java
5 123 (2.77%) Bash Shell
6 99 (2.23%) Python
7 87 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 78 (1.76%) C
9 65 (1.46%) JavaScript
10 61 (1.37%) C#
11 59 (1.33%) Ruby
12 57 (1.28%) C++
13 27 (0.61%) VB
14 21 (0.47%) PHP5
15 19 (0.43%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.38%) VBScript
17 10 (0.23%) Tcl
18 8 (0.18%) AWK
18 8 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1468 (33.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1041 (23.44%) CCNP
3 769 (17.32%) CCNA
4 563 (12.68%) Degree
5 511 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 327 (7.36%) MCSE
7 272 (6.12%) CCIE
8 228 (5.13%) MCP
9 209 (4.71%) Security Cleared
10 182 (4.10%) MCITP
11 172 (3.87%) MCSA
12 163 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 135 (3.04%) CISSP
14 128 (2.88%) MCTS
14 128 (2.88%) SC Cleared
15 89 (2.00%) CCSA
16 85 (1.91%) CCSE
16 85 (1.91%) CCSP
17 84 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
18 83 (1.87%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 428 (9.64%) SLA
2 163 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 107 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 44 (0.99%) COBIT
5 38 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 36 (0.81%) QA
7 19 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.11%) COSO
10 2 (0.045%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.045%) BS7799
10 2 (0.045%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.023%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1502 (33.82%) Active Directory
2 946 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 366 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 312 (7.03%) vSphere
5 210 (4.73%) XenApp
6 159 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
7 103 (2.32%) Terminal Services
8 78 (1.76%) VMware ESX
9 69 (1.55%) XenServer
10 61 (1.37%) vCloud
11 59 (1.33%) Firmware
12 49 (1.10%) Terminal Server
13 46 (1.04%) NFS
14 41 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 41 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 36 (0.81%) XenDesktop
15 36 (0.81%) Postfix
16 34 (0.77%) Xen
17 33 (0.74%) UAG
18 28 (0.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 165 (3.72%) SCCM
2 164 (3.69%) Backup Exec
3 116 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 101 (2.27%) Nagios
4 101 (2.27%) SCOM
5 86 (1.94%) Puppet
6 75 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 68 (1.53%) WSUS
7 68 (1.53%) CiscoWorks
8 66 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
9 54 (1.22%) Cacti
10 49 (1.10%) OpenView
11 43 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
12 33 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
13 32 (0.72%) NetBackup
14 30 (0.68%) HP NNM
15 29 (0.65%) FortiGate
16 21 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
16 21 (0.47%) SCVMM
17 20 (0.45%) MOM
Vendors
1 2290 (51.56%) Cisco
2 1542 (34.72%) Microsoft
3 1332 (29.99%) VMware
4 847 (19.07%) Juniper
5 723 (16.28%) Citrix
6 683 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 492 (11.08%) HP
8 420 (9.46%) F5
9 255 (5.74%) Symantec
10 239 (5.38%) SolarWinds
11 227 (5.11%) Dell
12 186 (4.19%) Red Hat
13 184 (4.14%) Avaya
14 172 (3.87%) Apple
15 163 (3.67%) Oracle
16 127 (2.86%) NetApp
17 95 (2.14%) McAfee
18 87 (1.96%) Blue Coat
19 82 (1.85%) Polycom
20 81 (1.82%) Brocade
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Peopleworks
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 to £40,000 Negotiable + 10%
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Secure Virtual
Salary: Package (Depending on Experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Secure Virtual
Salary: Package (Depending on Experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Shepperton, Middlesex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car + MS certs funded!
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Betting Appointments
Salary: Negotiable Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum PENSION HEALTH CARE GYM MEMBERSHIP L
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago