Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 180 193 176
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 49 107 178
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 1.26% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.58% 9.88% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 47 93 163
10th Percentile £41,250 £25,500 £29,500
25th Percentile £44,375 £37,500 £43,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -8.70% +12.75%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £83,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £49,250 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.19% - +2.94%

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 423 1,083 1,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.71% 12.72% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 373 969 1,193
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,500 £41,750 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £88,750 £93,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in the City of London.

Salary trend for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 April 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
London Bridge +11 1 £60,000 +30.43%
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 33 (67.35%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (48.98%) Cisco
4 23 (46.94%) Firewall
4 23 (46.94%) Finance
5 22 (44.90%) Windows Server
6 21 (42.86%) ITIL
7 18 (36.73%) Management Information System
7 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
8 17 (34.69%) Azure
9 15 (30.61%) VMware
9 15 (30.61%) DNS
10 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 14 (28.57%) DHCP
11 13 (26.53%) AWS
12 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
13 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (22.45%) WAN
14 10 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (20.41%) Network Security
14 10 (20.41%) High Availability
14 10 (20.41%) Windows 10
15 9 (18.37%) Citrix
15 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
15 9 (18.37%) LAN
16 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
16 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Office
16 8 (16.33%) Migration
16 8 (16.33%) SaaS
16 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) Confluence
4 2 (4.08%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) ejabberd
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.04%) nginx
5 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Eikon
1 3 (6.12%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 33 (67.35%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (34.69%) Azure
3 13 (26.53%) AWS
4 8 (16.33%) SaaS
5 6 (12.24%) GCP
6 5 (10.20%) Stackdriver
7 4 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (8.16%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (6.12%) IaaS
8 3 (6.12%) Mimecast
8 3 (6.12%) PaaS
9 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (2.04%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
10 1 (2.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (46.94%) Firewall
2 15 (30.61%) DNS
3 14 (28.57%) DHCP
4 11 (22.45%) WAN
5 10 (20.41%) Network Security
6 9 (18.37%) LAN
6 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
7 7 (14.29%) BGP
8 6 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (10.20%) iSCSI
9 5 (10.20%) MPLS
10 4 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (8.16%) Extranet
10 4 (8.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (8.16%) NAS
10 4 (8.16%) NX-OS
10 4 (8.16%) OSPF
10 4 (8.16%) Wireless
11 3 (6.12%) DMVPN
11 3 (6.12%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.04%) Ingres
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) JIRA
2 5 (10.20%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.04%) GitLab
General
1 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) French Language
5 1 (2.04%) Games
5 1 (2.04%) German Language
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Support Engineer
2 16 (32.65%) Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Senior Support Engineer
3 15 (30.61%) IT Analyst
3 15 (30.61%) IT Engineer
3 15 (30.61%) IT Manager
3 15 (30.61%) IT Support
3 15 (30.61%) IT Support Analyst
3 15 (30.61%) Senior IT Manager
3 15 (30.61%) Senior Manager
3 15 (30.61%) Support Analyst
4 14 (28.57%) Senior IT Engineer
5 13 (26.53%) IT Technical Manager
5 13 (26.53%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 13 (26.53%) Senior IT Support
5 13 (26.53%) Senior IT Support Analyst
5 13 (26.53%) Senior Support Manager
5 13 (26.53%) Senior Technical Manager
5 13 (26.53%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
5 13 (26.53%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.04%) LAMP
3 1 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.73%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Clustering
2 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.04%) Life Science
4 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 22 (44.90%) Windows Server
3 10 (20.41%) Windows 10
4 7 (14.29%) Linux
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.20%) Mac OS
7 4 (8.16%) Android
7 4 (8.16%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.04%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (2.04%) Debian
9 1 (2.04%) Unix
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) High Availability
3 8 (16.33%) Migration
4 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.24%) DevOps
5 6 (12.24%) Fintech
6 5 (10.20%) B2C
6 5 (10.20%) Microservices
6 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.12%) DNA
8 3 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.12%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.08%) Change Management
9 2 (4.08%) Information Security
9 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) PHP
3 4 (8.16%) Python
4 3 (6.12%) R
4 3 (6.12%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.29%) CCNP
3 6 (12.24%) CCNA
4 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (8.16%) CCIE
5 4 (8.16%) CISM
6 3 (6.12%) CISSP
6 3 (6.12%) Degree
7 1 (2.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (2.04%) CCSA
7 1 (2.04%) CCSE
7 1 (2.04%) CCSP
7 1 (2.04%) CISA
7 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.04%) CRISC
7 1 (2.04%) MCP
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.16%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (8.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (2.04%) GDPR
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.04%) Docker
5 1 (2.04%) Firmware
5 1 (2.04%) iptables
5 1 (2.04%) Kamailio
5 1 (2.04%) KVM
5 1 (2.04%) Postfix
5 1 (2.04%) QEMU
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Terraform
2 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (10.20%) Ansible
3 5 (10.20%) Grafana
3 5 (10.20%) Istio
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (10.20%) SCDPM
4 4 (8.16%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (6.12%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (6.12%) SCCM
6 2 (4.08%) HAProxy
6 2 (4.08%) Puppet
6 2 (4.08%) SCOM
7 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
7 1 (2.04%) CASB
7 1 (2.04%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Cisco
2 15 (30.61%) VMware
3 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.37%) Citrix
5 6 (12.24%) Aruba
5 6 (12.24%) HP
5 6 (12.24%) Palo Alto
5 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds
6 4 (8.16%) Barracuda Networks
6 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.16%) F5
6 4 (8.16%) Polycom
6 4 (8.16%) Synology
7 3 (6.12%) Apple
7 3 (6.12%) Bloomberg
7 3 (6.12%) ExtraHop
7 3 (6.12%) Radianz
7 3 (6.12%) Reuters
8 2 (4.08%) iManage
8 2 (4.08%) Mitel