Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 187 146 192
Rank change year-on-year -41 +46 -23
Permanent jobs citing VPN 63 70 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 1.64% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 14.68% 10.78%
Number of salaries quoted 56 65 115
10th Percentile £24,250 £41,650 £25,500
25th Percentile £29,938 £52,500 £31,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £72,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -37.93% +26.09% +10.58%
75th Percentile £64,688 £90,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £89,125 £97,500 £81,500
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £72,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year -31.03% +39.42% -

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 609 477 1,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.80% 11.17% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 493 424 1,042
10th Percentile £31,250 £40,625 £30,050
25th Percentile £45,000 £50,780 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £67,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +17.39% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £91,125
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 19 January 2022.

Salary histogram for VPN in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 39 (61.90%) Windows
2 33 (52.38%) Microsoft 365
3 31 (49.21%) Firewall
4 30 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 28 (44.44%) Windows 10
6 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 21 (33.33%) Wireless
6 21 (33.33%) Azure
7 20 (31.75%) Windows Server
7 20 (31.75%) Social Skills
8 17 (26.98%) Migration
8 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (25.40%) Citrix
9 16 (25.40%) DNS
10 15 (23.81%) Finance
11 14 (22.22%) ITIL
11 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2016
12 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Office
12 13 (20.63%) ITSM
13 11 (17.46%) WAN
13 11 (17.46%) Cisco
14 10 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (14.29%) MPLS
15 9 (14.29%) Law
15 9 (14.29%) VMware
15 9 (14.29%) ServiceNow
16 8 (12.70%) IaaS
16 8 (12.70%) SolarWinds

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 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) nginx
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.59%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (1.59%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 33 (52.38%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (33.33%) Azure
3 9 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (12.70%) IaaS
5 5 (7.94%) PaaS
5 5 (7.94%) SaaS
6 4 (6.35%) AWS
7 3 (4.76%) OneDrive
8 2 (3.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (3.17%) Azure Storage
8 2 (3.17%) Mimecast
8 2 (3.17%) Slack
9 1 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.59%) Azure App Service
9 1 (1.59%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (1.59%) Azure Monitor
9 1 (1.59%) GCP
9 1 (1.59%) Miro
9 1 (1.59%) Power Automate
9 1 (1.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (49.21%) Firewall
2 21 (33.33%) Wireless
3 16 (25.40%) DNS
4 11 (17.46%) WAN
5 9 (14.29%) MPLS
6 8 (12.70%) LAN
6 8 (12.70%) Network Security
7 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 6 (9.52%) SD-WAN
9 4 (6.35%) BGP
9 4 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (6.35%) Multicast
9 4 (6.35%) OSPF
9 4 (6.35%) VoIP
9 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.76%) Internet
10 3 (4.76%) IPsec
10 3 (4.76%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.76%) SAN
10 3 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.59%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.59%) Metadata
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) GitLab
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 20 (31.75%) Social Skills
2 15 (23.81%) Finance
3 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (14.29%) Law
4 8 (12.70%) Legal
5 5 (7.94%) Financial Institution
6 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.17%) Banking
7 2 (3.17%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.59%) Environmental Health
8 1 (1.59%) Front Office
8 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Analyst
2 15 (23.81%) IT Support
3 9 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Network Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (9.52%) Help Desk Support Technician
6 6 (9.52%) Help Desk Technician
6 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) IT Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) IT Support Technician
6 6 (9.52%) IT Technician
6 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Support Technician
7 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Kafka
1 2 (3.17%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Mindset
1 5 (7.94%) Hedge funds
2 3 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) BYOD
3 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.17%) iPhone
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) Eurex
4 1 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (61.90%) Windows
2 28 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 20 (31.75%) Windows Server
4 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (9.52%) Linux
7 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.35%) Android
9 3 (4.76%) Mac OS
9 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.17%) Unix
11 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Migration
2 14 (22.22%) ITIL
3 13 (20.63%) ITSM
4 10 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 7 (11.11%) DevOps
5 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.94%) Document Management
7 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.35%) Change Management
8 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.35%) Service Management
9 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.76%) Change Control
9 3 (4.76%) Network Design
9 3 (4.76%) Network Management
9 3 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) Python
3 3 (4.76%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Bash
5 1 (1.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.11%) CCNP
3 4 (6.35%) CCIE
3 4 (6.35%) CCNA
4 3 (4.76%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) CISSP
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.17%) MCSA
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.17%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.59%) CCA
6 1 (1.59%) CISM
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.59%) MCP
6 1 (1.59%) MCSE
6 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) SLA
2 5 (7.94%) GDPR
3 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.59%) NIST
4 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 5 (7.94%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.94%) XenApp
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (1.59%) Docker
5 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) UAG
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Terraform
2 5 (7.94%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) Ansible
4 1 (1.59%) CASB
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.59%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.59%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.59%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.40%) Citrix
3 11 (17.46%) Cisco
4 9 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 9 (14.29%) VMware
5 8 (12.70%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.76%) iManage
6 3 (4.76%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (3.17%) Aruba
7 2 (3.17%) F5
7 2 (3.17%) Google
7 2 (3.17%) Intapp
7 2 (3.17%) Meraki
7 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.17%) Polycom
7 2 (3.17%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.17%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.59%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.59%) Patsystems