Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 184 172
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12 +26
Permanent jobs citing VPN 82 176 230
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 1.62% 1.52% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.67% 11.25% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86 170 220
Median annual salary £72,500 £57,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.09% +10.58% +15.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £83,875 £77,625
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -

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 559 1,565 1,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.06% 13.50% 12.62%
Number of salaries quoted 497 1,390 1,464
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,450 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,000 £87,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Central London

VPN
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in Central London.

Salary trend for VPN in Central London

VPN
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in Central London over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021. 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 +43 70 £72,500 +20.83% 11
West End of London +13 6 £30,000 -24.53%
Southwark +20 1 £60,000 +30.43%
City of Westminster +6 1 £50,870 +61.49%
VPN
London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 58 (70.73%) Firewall
2 52 (63.41%) Cisco
3 50 (60.98%) Azure
4 47 (57.32%) Office 365
5 43 (52.44%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (45.12%) Windows
6 37 (45.12%) WAN
7 32 (39.02%) LAN
7 32 (39.02%) Network Security
8 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
9 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
9 30 (36.59%) CheckPoint
10 28 (34.15%) CCNA
11 26 (31.71%) Meraki
12 24 (29.27%) DevOps
12 24 (29.27%) Windows Server
12 24 (29.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 23 (28.05%) VMware
13 23 (28.05%) AWS
13 23 (28.05%) Network Virtualisation
14 22 (26.83%) Finance
15 21 (25.61%) PBX
15 21 (25.61%) Blue Coat
16 20 (24.39%) DNS
17 19 (23.17%) ITIL
18 17 (20.73%) DHCP
19 16 (19.51%) Netskope
19 16 (19.51%) Zscaler
20 15 (18.29%) Network Monitoring
20 15 (18.29%) CCNP

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 12 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.88%) IIS
2 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.66%) Confluence
4 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Eikon
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.22%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 50 (60.98%) Azure
2 47 (57.32%) Office 365
3 24 (29.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 23 (28.05%) AWS
5 8 (9.76%) SaaS
6 7 (8.54%) GCP
7 5 (6.10%) Stackdriver
8 4 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (4.88%) Mimecast
8 4 (4.88%) PaaS
9 3 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (3.66%) IaaS
9 3 (3.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
11 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (70.73%) Firewall
2 37 (45.12%) WAN
3 32 (39.02%) LAN
3 32 (39.02%) Network Security
4 21 (25.61%) PBX
5 20 (24.39%) DNS
6 17 (20.73%) DHCP
7 11 (13.41%) Wireless
8 10 (12.20%) TCP/IP
9 9 (10.98%) BGP
9 9 (10.98%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (10.98%) MPLS
10 8 (9.76%) Multicast
10 8 (9.76%) OSPF
11 7 (8.54%) Wireshark
12 6 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (7.32%) NX-OS
13 5 (6.10%) DMVPN
13 5 (6.10%) SSL
13 5 (6.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) MySQL
2 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.22%) Redis
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) JIRA
2 5 (6.10%) Bitbucket
3 3 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.44%) GitLab
4 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (26.83%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Financial Institution
3 5 (6.10%) Investment Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.66%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) International Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 24 (29.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (19.51%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) Cloud Engineer
5 12 (14.63%) Analyst
5 12 (14.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (14.63%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Security Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) WAN Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Information Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Risk Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) YAML
2 4 (4.88%) Web Services
3 3 (3.66%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.22%) JSON
5 1 (1.22%) LAMP
5 1 (1.22%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.22%) LDAP
5 1 (1.22%) Node.js
5 1 (1.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.22%) WSH
5 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Data Centre
1 9 (10.98%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.32%) Robotics
3 5 (6.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 5 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.10%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.88%) Clustering
5 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.66%) Replication
6 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.44%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Windows
2 24 (29.27%) Windows Server
3 13 (15.85%) Windows 10
4 11 (13.41%) Linux
5 6 (7.32%) Unix
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.10%) Android
6 5 (6.10%) Mac OS
6 5 (6.10%) Solaris
6 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.22%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) DevOps
2 23 (28.05%) Network Virtualisation
3 19 (23.17%) ITIL
4 15 (18.29%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (14.63%) Strategic Roadmap
6 11 (13.41%) Statistics
7 10 (12.20%) Proactive Monitoring
8 9 (10.98%) Change Management
8 9 (10.98%) Load Balancing
9 8 (9.76%) High Availability
9 8 (9.76%) Incident Management
9 8 (9.76%) Migration
10 7 (8.54%) Information Security
10 7 (8.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (7.32%) Fintech
11 6 (7.32%) Microservices
11 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
11 6 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (6.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 5 (6.10%) OSINT
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.98%) Python
3 4 (4.88%) PHP
4 3 (3.66%) R
4 3 (3.66%) SQL
5 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.22%) C
5 1 (1.22%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.22%) Ruby
5 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (52.44%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (34.15%) CCNA
3 15 (18.29%) CCNP
4 12 (14.63%) Degree
5 8 (9.76%) CISM
5 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (8.54%) CISSP
7 6 (7.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (7.32%) CCSP
8 5 (6.10%) CCIE
8 5 (6.10%) CREST Certified
8 5 (6.10%) GCFA
8 5 (6.10%) GCIA
8 5 (6.10%) GCIH
8 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.44%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.22%) CCMSE
10 1 (1.22%) CRISC
10 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.85%) SLA
2 6 (7.32%) COBIT
3 5 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (6.10%) NIST
4 3 (3.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (3.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (3.66%) GDPR
5 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.88%) Docker
5 3 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.44%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.22%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.22%) Firmware
7 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Terraform
2 8 (9.76%) Ansible
2 8 (9.76%) Kubernetes
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (8.54%) SCCM
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (6.10%) CSIRT
4 5 (6.10%) Grafana
4 5 (6.10%) Istio
5 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Puppet
5 4 (4.88%) SCDPM
6 3 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (3.66%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (3.66%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (2.44%) Salt
7 2 (2.44%) WSUS
8 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (63.41%) Cisco
2 30 (36.59%) CheckPoint
2 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 26 (31.71%) Meraki
4 23 (28.05%) VMware
5 21 (25.61%) Blue Coat
6 16 (19.51%) Netskope
6 16 (19.51%) Zscaler
7 11 (13.41%) Palo Alto
8 8 (9.76%) F5
9 7 (8.54%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.88%) Apple
10 4 (4.88%) Aruba
10 4 (4.88%) Infoblox
11 3 (3.66%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (3.66%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.66%) ExtraHop
11 3 (3.66%) Polycom
11 3 (3.66%) Radianz
11 3 (3.66%) Reuters