Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 206 172
Rank change year-on-year +90 -34 -25
Permanent jobs citing VPN 82 124 207
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.22% 1.23% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.44% 9.37% 13.49%
Number of salaries quoted 83 119 206
Median annual salary £75,000 £48,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.64% -6.73% +4.00%
10th Percentile £47,500 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £78,750 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £47,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +57.89% -8.65% +4.00%

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 531 1,323 1,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.36% 13.08% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 473 1,158 1,355
Median annual salary £67,500 £59,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.41% +2.61% +4.55%
10th Percentile £39,375 £28,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +17.39% - +9.52%

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Salary histogram for VPN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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 72 (87.80%) Cisco
2 66 (80.49%) Firewall
3 55 (67.07%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (62.20%) WAN
5 47 (57.32%) CheckPoint
5 47 (57.32%) Azure
6 37 (45.12%) Microsoft
7 36 (43.90%) Finance
8 34 (41.46%) Network Security
8 34 (41.46%) Office 365
9 32 (39.02%) Meraki
10 30 (36.59%) DHCP
10 30 (36.59%) DNS
11 29 (35.37%) LAN
12 28 (34.15%) CCNA
13 25 (30.49%) CCNP
13 25 (30.49%) PBX
13 25 (30.49%) Blue Coat
14 24 (29.27%) Network Virtualisation
14 24 (29.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 22 (26.83%) Windows
15 22 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (26.83%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (25.61%) Load Balancing
16 21 (25.61%) F5
16 21 (25.61%) MPLS
17 20 (24.39%) ITIL
17 20 (24.39%) DevOps
17 20 (24.39%) VLAN
17 20 (24.39%) AWS

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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 5 (6.10%) IIS
2 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.66%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) FastStats
1 4 (4.88%) Unica
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (57.32%) Azure
2 34 (41.46%) Office 365
3 24 (29.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 20 (24.39%) AWS
5 5 (6.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.22%) G Suite
7 1 (1.22%) GCP
7 1 (1.22%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 66 (80.49%) Firewall
2 51 (62.20%) WAN
3 34 (41.46%) Network Security
4 30 (36.59%) DHCP
4 30 (36.59%) DNS
5 29 (35.37%) LAN
6 25 (30.49%) PBX
7 22 (26.83%) Cisco IOS
7 22 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (25.61%) MPLS
9 20 (24.39%) VLAN
10 19 (23.17%) OSPF
10 19 (23.17%) TCP/IP
11 17 (20.73%) Multicast
12 16 (19.51%) BGP
13 14 (17.07%) DMVPN
13 14 (17.07%) IGMP
13 14 (17.07%) NX-OS
13 14 (17.07%) Structured Cabling
14 13 (15.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) GitLab
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 36 (43.90%) Finance
2 16 (19.51%) Financial Institution
3 10 (12.20%) Banking
4 6 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.88%) Marketing
6 2 (2.44%) International Banking
6 2 (2.44%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 48 (58.54%) Network Engineer
2 38 (46.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Security Engineer
4 12 (14.63%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Senior Security Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Architect
8 6 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Information Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Security Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Security Risk Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) 802.1X
2 6 (7.32%) YAML
3 1 (1.22%) WSH
3 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.32%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 6 (7.32%) Public Cloud
3 6 (7.32%) Robotics
4 4 (4.88%) EFT
5 3 (3.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.66%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.44%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.22%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.22%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.83%) Windows
2 20 (24.39%) Windows Server
3 12 (14.63%) Linux
4 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.32%) Solaris
5 6 (7.32%) Unix
5 6 (7.32%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) Network Virtualisation
2 21 (25.61%) Load Balancing
3 20 (24.39%) DevOps
3 20 (24.39%) ITIL
4 18 (21.95%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (17.07%) ITIL V3
5 14 (17.07%) Project Delivery
6 12 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (14.63%) Vulnerability Management
7 11 (13.41%) Information Security
7 11 (13.41%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (9.76%) Change Management
8 8 (9.76%) Statistics
8 8 (9.76%) Strategic Roadmap
9 7 (8.54%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (8.54%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.54%) Proactive Monitoring
10 6 (7.32%) Project Planning
10 6 (7.32%) SIEM
10 6 (7.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.98%) Python
3 6 (7.32%) SQL
4 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.22%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (67.07%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (34.15%) CCNA
3 25 (30.49%) CCNP
4 9 (10.98%) Degree
5 8 (9.76%) CCSP
6 7 (8.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 7 (8.54%) CISM
6 7 (8.54%) CISSP
7 6 (7.32%) CREST Certified
7 6 (7.32%) GCFA
7 6 (7.32%) GCIA
7 6 (7.32%) GCIH
7 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.66%) CCDP
8 3 (3.66%) CCIE
9 2 (2.44%) AWS Certification
9 2 (2.44%) CCDA
10 1 (1.22%) CCDE
10 1 (1.22%) CISA
10 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) SLA
2 8 (9.76%) COBIT
3 6 (7.32%) NIST
4 2 (2.44%) GDPR
5 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 17 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.98%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.66%) Docker
4 3 (3.66%) vSphere
5 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) CSIRT
2 4 (4.88%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.66%) Ansible
3 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.66%) Nagios
3 3 (3.66%) Puppet
3 3 (3.66%) Terraform
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.44%) Salt
4 2 (2.44%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) WSUS
5 1 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 72 (87.80%) Cisco
2 47 (57.32%) CheckPoint
3 37 (45.12%) Microsoft
4 32 (39.02%) Meraki
5 25 (30.49%) Blue Coat
6 21 (25.61%) F5
7 19 (23.17%) Netskope
7 19 (23.17%) Palo Alto
7 19 (23.17%) Zscaler
8 17 (20.73%) VMware
9 14 (17.07%) ForeScout
9 14 (17.07%) Infoblox
10 12 (14.63%) Juniper
11 6 (7.32%) HP
12 5 (6.10%) Symantec
13 4 (4.88%) Apteco
13 4 (4.88%) Dell
13 4 (4.88%) IBM
13 4 (4.88%) Riverbed
13 4 (4.88%) Veritas