Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
London > Central London
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 184 136
Rank change year-on-year -1 -48 +43
Permanent jobs citing VPN 230 237 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.73% 1.65% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.40% 11.25% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 208 203 247
Central London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,925 £28,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,250 £72,500
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +7.53%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,716 2,107 2,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.87% 14.67% 15.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,523 1,872 1,906
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.11% +8.42%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% - +8.00%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Central London

VPN
Salary Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in Central London.

Salary trend for VPN in Central London

VPN
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Central London over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for VPN in Central London

VPN
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Central London region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 188 £52,000 +4.00% 38
City of Westminster -4 7 £65,000 +30.00%
West End of London -14 6 £48,750 +14.71%
Camden - 3 £53,000 -
Southwark +91 2 £40,000 -36.00%
VPN
London

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 135 (58.70%) Firewall
2 132 (57.39%) Windows
3 101 (43.91%) Active Directory
4 92 (40.00%) Cisco
5 86 (37.39%) WAN
6 84 (36.52%) Microsoft
7 76 (33.04%) LAN
8 66 (28.70%) Finance
9 63 (27.39%) VMware
10 60 (26.09%) SQL
11 58 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 58 (25.22%) Office 365
11 58 (25.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 58 (25.22%) Windows Server
12 57 (24.78%) DNS
13 56 (24.35%) VLAN
14 54 (23.48%) Windows 7
15 53 (23.04%) TCP/IP
16 52 (22.61%) Cisco Certification
17 50 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (21.30%) Citrix
18 49 (21.30%) MPLS
19 48 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
20 47 (20.43%) CheckPoint
21 46 (20.00%) DHCP
21 46 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
22 45 (19.57%) ITIL
22 45 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
22 45 (19.57%) Windows 10
23 44 (19.13%) Network Security

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 37 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.78%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.35%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.61%) IIS
7 6 (2.61%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.74%) Apache
9 3 (1.30%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.30%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) nginx
10 2 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 46 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.43%) Avid Media Composer
3 1 (0.43%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.74%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 58 (25.22%) Office 365
2 48 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (7.83%) G Suite
5 15 (6.52%) IaaS
6 14 (6.09%) Mimecast
7 10 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (3.48%) PaaS
9 5 (2.17%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.87%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.87%) SaaS
11 2 (0.87%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.43%) GitHub
12 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (58.70%) Firewall
2 86 (37.39%) WAN
3 76 (33.04%) LAN
4 57 (24.78%) DNS
5 56 (24.35%) VLAN
6 53 (23.04%) TCP/IP
7 49 (21.30%) MPLS
8 46 (20.00%) DHCP
9 44 (19.13%) Network Security
10 40 (17.39%) BGP
10 40 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 35 (15.22%) OSPF
12 33 (14.35%) NetScaler
13 32 (13.91%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (13.48%) SAN
15 29 (12.61%) Cisco IOS
16 28 (12.17%) IPsec
17 27 (11.74%) Internet
17 27 (11.74%) Wireless
18 25 (10.87%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.78%) MySQL
3 9 (3.91%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (3.48%) Big Data
5 7 (3.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.30%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.30%) HBase
7 3 (1.30%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.30%) Scylla
8 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.43%) DB2
9 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Hudson
1 3 (1.30%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.43%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.43%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.43%) GoCD
3 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (28.70%) Finance
2 21 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.96%) Law
4 15 (6.52%) Banking
4 15 (6.52%) Legal
5 12 (5.22%) Advertising
6 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.87%) Retail
7 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.43%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (24.35%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.78%) Analyst
3 26 (11.30%) Network Security Engineer
3 26 (11.30%) Security Engineer
4 23 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 20 (8.70%) Architect
5 20 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (6.96%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (6.09%) Administrator
8 13 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (5.22%) Network Specialist
10 11 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 11 (4.78%) IT Support
10 11 (4.78%) Network Security Specialist
10 11 (4.78%) Security Specialist
10 11 (4.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.78%) Service Analyst
11 10 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.35%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.22%) Node.js
2 11 (4.78%) LDAP
2 11 (4.78%) REST
3 9 (3.91%) J2EE
3 9 (3.91%) JSON
3 9 (3.91%) WebSockets
4 8 (3.48%) .NET
5 6 (2.61%) Middleware
6 4 (1.74%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.74%) Web Services
7 3 (1.30%) Kafka
7 3 (1.30%) LAMP
7 3 (1.30%) XML
8 2 (0.87%) HTML
8 2 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.43%) Electron Framework
9 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 33 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.96%) Fintech
4 15 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.22%) Clustering
6 9 (3.91%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.04%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.61%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.61%) Cyberattack
9 6 (2.61%) Cybercrime
9 6 (2.61%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (1.74%) BYOD
11 4 (1.74%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.74%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (1.30%) IVR
13 2 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
13 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 132 (57.39%) Windows
2 58 (25.22%) Windows Server
2 58 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 58 (25.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 54 (23.48%) Windows 7
4 45 (19.57%) Windows 10
5 33 (14.35%) Linux
6 18 (7.83%) Mac OS X
7 10 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.91%) Android
9 8 (3.48%) Apple iOS
9 8 (3.48%) Mac OS
10 7 (3.04%) CentOS
11 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.17%) Unix
13 4 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.43%) HPUX
15 1 (0.43%) Solaris
15 1 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.57%) ITIL
2 43 (18.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (16.96%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (12.61%) DevOps
5 25 (10.87%) Information Security
5 25 (10.87%) Load Balancing
6 23 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (8.70%) Computer Science
7 20 (8.70%) Service Management
8 18 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (7.83%) Network Architecture
9 17 (7.39%) API Integration
9 17 (7.39%) Migration
9 17 (7.39%) Service Delivery
10 14 (6.09%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (6.09%) Security Architecture
11 12 (5.22%) Patch Management
11 12 (5.22%) Project Planning
11 12 (5.22%) Server Virtualisation
12 11 (4.78%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 60 (26.09%) SQL
2 42 (18.26%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.83%) Python
4 11 (4.78%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.35%) Java
6 9 (3.91%) PHP
7 7 (3.04%) Perl
8 6 (2.61%) C#
9 5 (2.17%) C++
10 3 (1.30%) Ruby
11 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (22.61%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (19.13%) CCNP
3 36 (15.65%) Degree
4 20 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (7.83%) CCIE
6 15 (6.52%) MCSE
7 12 (5.22%) CCNA
8 10 (4.35%) MCSA
9 9 (3.91%) CCIE Security
10 7 (3.04%) AWS Certification
10 7 (3.04%) CISM
10 7 (3.04%) CISSP
11 6 (2.61%) CEH
12 5 (2.17%) CCSP
12 5 (2.17%) MCP
13 2 (0.87%) CCVP
14 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.43%) CCSA
14 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.83%) SLA
2 5 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.30%) GDPR
3 3 (1.30%) PMO
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 101 (43.91%) Active Directory
2 50 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (15.22%) Hyper-V
4 21 (9.13%) Docker
5 13 (5.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.48%) DFS Replication
8 6 (2.61%) XenApp
9 5 (2.17%) vSphere
9 5 (2.17%) XenServer
10 4 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.30%) Firmware
11 3 (1.30%) HDFS
11 3 (1.30%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.87%) RHEV
12 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (8.26%) Ansible
2 18 (7.83%) SCCM
3 16 (6.96%) Backup Exec
4 15 (6.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (4.78%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.48%) Puppet
7 7 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.04%) SCOM
7 7 (3.04%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (3.04%) WSUS
8 6 (2.61%) FortiGate
8 6 (2.61%) Nagios
9 5 (2.17%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.74%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.74%) Salt
11 3 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.30%) Oozie
11 3 (1.30%) Stealthwatch
12 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 92 (40.00%) Cisco
2 84 (36.52%) Microsoft
3 63 (27.39%) VMware
4 49 (21.30%) Citrix
5 47 (20.43%) CheckPoint
6 36 (15.65%) F5
7 32 (13.91%) Juniper
8 25 (10.87%) Palo Alto
9 17 (7.39%) Google
10 15 (6.52%) HP
10 15 (6.52%) Symantec
11 13 (5.65%) Apple
11 13 (5.65%) Meraki
12 11 (4.78%) Avaya
13 9 (3.91%) Nimble Storage
14 8 (3.48%) NetApp
14 8 (3.48%) Oracle
14 8 (3.48%) Veritas
15 7 (3.04%) Veeam
16 6 (2.61%) Riverbed