Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 193 118 215
Rank change year-on-year -75 +97 -41
Permanent jobs citing VPN 60 83 116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 2.16% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.81% 14.85% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 52 76 105
10th Percentile £32,700 £47,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £42,188 £71,250 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £75,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% +66.67% -13.46%
75th Percentile £63,750 £85,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,500 £90,000 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £48,750 £72,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -32.76% +61.11% -13.46%

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 555 559 1,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.38% 14.57% 13.05%
Number of salaries quoted 488 495 1,174
10th Percentile £35,525 £39,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +12.50% +4.35%
75th Percentile £81,250 £83,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% +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 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for VPN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 45 (75.00%) Windows
2 37 (61.67%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (48.33%) Cisco
4 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
5 23 (38.33%) Firewall
6 20 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 20 (33.33%) ITIL
7 19 (31.67%) Finance
8 17 (28.33%) Azure
9 15 (25.00%) Legal
9 15 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 13 (21.67%) Citrix
11 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 11 (18.33%) Social Skills
12 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
12 11 (18.33%) Linux
13 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (15.00%) DevOps
14 9 (15.00%) SolarWinds
14 9 (15.00%) Data Protection
14 9 (15.00%) Python
14 9 (15.00%) DNS
14 9 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
15 8 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
15 8 (13.33%) Information Security
15 8 (13.33%) Law

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 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (5.00%) SAS
3 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Relativity
2 3 (5.00%) FastStats
2 3 (5.00%) Unica
3 1 (1.67%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (1.67%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 37 (61.67%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (28.33%) Azure
3 10 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (8.33%) AWS
4 5 (8.33%) IaaS
5 3 (5.00%) PaaS
6 2 (3.33%) Azure Storage
6 2 (3.33%) SaaS
7 1 (1.67%) Azure App Service
7 1 (1.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.67%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (1.67%) GCP
7 1 (1.67%) GitHub
7 1 (1.67%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.67%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.67%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.33%) Firewall
2 9 (15.00%) DNS
3 8 (13.33%) DHCP
3 8 (13.33%) VoIP
3 8 (13.33%) WAN
4 7 (11.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (11.67%) LAN
4 7 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (10.00%) IPsec
5 6 (10.00%) MPLS
5 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (8.33%) VLAN
7 4 (6.67%) BGP
7 4 (6.67%) Extranet
7 4 (6.67%) Network Security
7 4 (6.67%) OSPF
7 4 (6.67%) SSL
7 4 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (31.67%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Legal
3 11 (18.33%) Social Skills
4 8 (13.33%) Law
5 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.00%) Marketing
7 2 (3.33%) Banking
8 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.67%) French Language
8 1 (1.67%) Front Office
8 1 (1.67%) German Language
8 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.67%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.67%) Retail
8 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Analyst
2 20 (33.33%) IT Support
2 20 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 19 (31.67%) IT Analyst
3 19 (31.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 15 (25.00%) Support Engineer
5 14 (23.33%) IT Engineer
6 13 (21.67%) IT Manager
6 13 (21.67%) Technical Support
7 12 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 12 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (20.00%) Senior IT Engineer
7 12 (20.00%) Senior Manager
7 12 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
7 12 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
7 12 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
7 12 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
7 12 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
8 11 (18.33%) Senior Delivery Manager
8 11 (18.33%) Senior Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Software Packaging
2 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 4 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.00%) BYOD
4 3 (5.00%) EFT
5 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.33%) iPhone
5 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.67%) Handset
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.67%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.67%) Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 11 (18.33%) Linux
5 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (5.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.00%) VMS
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (3.33%) Android
8 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (15.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (15.00%) DevOps
3 8 (13.33%) Information Security
3 8 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (11.67%) Migration
4 7 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (10.00%) ITSM
6 5 (8.33%) CRM
6 5 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.67%) Change Management
7 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.67%) Document Management
7 4 (6.67%) Information Security Management
7 4 (6.67%) Line Management
7 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.67%) Security Management
7 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.00%) Python
3 8 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (5.00%) R
4 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.33%) CCNP
3 5 (8.33%) CCNA
4 4 (6.67%) CCIE
4 4 (6.67%) CISA
4 4 (6.67%) CISM
4 4 (6.67%) CISSP
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
6 2 (3.33%) CCA
6 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.33%) MCP
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.67%) LPIC
7 1 (1.67%) MCSA
7 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.33%) NIST
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) Docker
4 1 (1.67%) UAG
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Terraform
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 3 (5.00%) Ansible
3 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.67%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.67%) PaperCut
4 1 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 29 (48.33%) Cisco
2 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.67%) Citrix
4 9 (15.00%) SolarWinds
5 6 (10.00%) iManage
5 6 (10.00%) VMware
6 5 (8.33%) Polycom
7 4 (6.67%) Dell
7 4 (6.67%) Intapp
7 4 (6.67%) Mitel
7 4 (6.67%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.00%) Apteco
8 3 (5.00%) Aruba
8 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.00%) HP
8 3 (5.00%) IBM
8 3 (5.00%) Meraki
8 3 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (5.00%) Symantec
8 3 (5.00%) Veritas