Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 146 189 165
Rank change year-on-year +43 -24 +24
Permanent jobs citing VPN 71 127 189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.65% 1.39% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.61% 10.80% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 73 124 180
Median annual salary £72,500 £60,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.83% +15.38% +10.64%
10th Percentile £40,950 £25,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £82,500 £78,875
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £57,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +26.09% +10.58% +15.56%

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 486 1,176 1,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.27% 12.87% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 427 1,047 1,139
Median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £40,625 £30,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%

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 20 January 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 20 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
London Bridge +15 1 £60,000 +30.43%
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 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 City of London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 54 (76.06%) Firewall
2 48 (67.61%) Cisco
3 46 (64.79%) Azure
4 43 (60.56%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (56.34%) Office 365
6 34 (47.89%) WAN
7 31 (43.66%) LAN
7 31 (43.66%) Network Security
8 30 (42.25%) Windows
9 28 (39.44%) CheckPoint
9 28 (39.44%) CCNA
10 26 (36.62%) Microsoft
11 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
11 24 (33.80%) Meraki
11 24 (33.80%) DevOps
12 23 (32.39%) Network Virtualisation
12 23 (32.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 22 (30.99%) Windows Server
14 21 (29.58%) Blue Coat
14 21 (29.58%) PBX
15 20 (28.17%) VMware
15 20 (28.17%) AWS
16 19 (26.76%) Finance
17 17 (23.94%) DNS
18 16 (22.54%) DHCP
18 16 (22.54%) Netskope
18 16 (22.54%) Zscaler
19 15 (21.13%) Network Monitoring
19 15 (21.13%) CCNP
20 14 (19.72%) PowerShell

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 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) IIS
3 3 (4.23%) Confluence
3 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Eikon
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.41%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 46 (64.79%) Azure
2 40 (56.34%) Office 365
3 23 (32.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 20 (28.17%) AWS
5 6 (8.45%) SaaS
6 5 (7.04%) GCP
6 5 (7.04%) Stackdriver
7 4 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (5.63%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (4.23%) Mimecast
9 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.82%) IaaS
9 2 (2.82%) PaaS
9 2 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 54 (76.06%) Firewall
2 34 (47.89%) WAN
3 31 (43.66%) LAN
3 31 (43.66%) Network Security
4 21 (29.58%) PBX
5 17 (23.94%) DNS
6 16 (22.54%) DHCP
7 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
8 9 (12.68%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (12.68%) MPLS
8 9 (12.68%) Wireless
9 8 (11.27%) BGP
10 7 (9.86%) Multicast
10 7 (9.86%) OSPF
10 7 (9.86%) Wireshark
11 6 (8.45%) NX-OS
12 5 (7.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (7.04%) DMVPN
12 5 (7.04%) SSL
13 4 (5.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.41%) Redis
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) JIRA
2 5 (7.04%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.82%) GitLab
3 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Financial Institution
3 5 (7.04%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) International Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Network Engineer
2 24 (33.80%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Cloud Engineer
5 12 (16.90%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 11 (15.49%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (12.68%) Analyst
7 9 (12.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (12.68%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Security Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) WAN Engineer
10 5 (7.04%) Cloud Specialist
10 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
10 5 (7.04%) Security Analyst
10 5 (7.04%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) YAML
2 4 (5.63%) Web Services
3 3 (4.23%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.82%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.41%) JSON
5 1 (1.41%) LAMP
5 1 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.41%) LDAP
5 1 (1.41%) Node.js
5 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.41%) WSH
5 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Data Centre
1 9 (12.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 5 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.04%) Robotics
3 4 (5.63%) Clustering
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.23%) Replication
5 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.49%) Linux
4 8 (11.27%) Windows 10
5 6 (8.45%) Unix
6 5 (7.04%) Solaris
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.63%) Android
7 4 (5.63%) Mac OS
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.23%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.41%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) DevOps
2 23 (32.39%) Network Virtualisation
3 15 (21.13%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (16.90%) ITIL
5 11 (15.49%) Statistics
5 11 (15.49%) Strategic Roadmap
6 10 (14.08%) Proactive Monitoring
7 9 (12.68%) Change Management
7 9 (12.68%) Load Balancing
8 8 (11.27%) High Availability
8 8 (11.27%) Incident Management
9 7 (9.86%) Information Security
9 7 (9.86%) Migration
9 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (8.45%) Microservices
10 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (7.04%) OSINT
11 5 (7.04%) SIEM
11 5 (7.04%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.27%) Python
3 4 (5.63%) PHP
3 4 (5.63%) SQL
4 3 (4.23%) R
5 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.41%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) Ruby
5 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (60.56%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (39.44%) CCNA
3 15 (21.13%) CCNP
4 12 (16.90%) Degree
5 8 (11.27%) CISM
5 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (9.86%) CISSP
7 6 (8.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (8.45%) CCSP
8 5 (7.04%) CCIE
8 5 (7.04%) CREST Certified
8 5 (7.04%) GCFA
8 5 (7.04%) GCIA
8 5 (7.04%) GCIH
8 5 (7.04%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.82%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.41%) CCMSE
10 1 (1.41%) CISA
10 1 (1.41%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) SLA
2 6 (8.45%) COBIT
3 5 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.04%) NIST
4 3 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (4.23%) GDPR
5 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 24 (33.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.27%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.63%) Docker
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.82%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.41%) Firmware
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) Terraform
2 7 (9.86%) Ansible
2 7 (9.86%) Kubernetes
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (7.04%) CSIRT
3 5 (7.04%) Grafana
3 5 (7.04%) Istio
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.04%) SCCM
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (5.63%) Puppet
4 4 (5.63%) SCDPM
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (4.23%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (4.23%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (2.82%) Salt
6 2 (2.82%) WSUS
7 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.41%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (67.61%) Cisco
2 28 (39.44%) CheckPoint
3 26 (36.62%) Microsoft
4 24 (33.80%) Meraki
5 21 (29.58%) Blue Coat
6 20 (28.17%) VMware
7 16 (22.54%) Netskope
7 16 (22.54%) Zscaler
8 10 (14.08%) Palo Alto
9 6 (8.45%) F5
9 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.63%) Apple
10 4 (5.63%) Aruba
10 4 (5.63%) Infoblox
11 3 (4.23%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (4.23%) ExtraHop
11 3 (4.23%) ForeScout
11 3 (4.23%) HP
11 3 (4.23%) Polycom
11 3 (4.23%) Synology