Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 183 208
Rank change year-on-year -24 +25 -12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,413 2,537 2,728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.90% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.24% 12.09% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,182 2,002 2,348
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,569 20,983 24,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.00% 15.75% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9,930 15,972 19,543
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in England

VPN
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in England.

Salary trend for VPN in England

VPN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Salary histogram for VPN in England

VPN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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 -2 586 £60,000 +14.29% 13
South East -41 248 £47,500 +5.56% 11
North of England -56 222 £41,500 +3.75% 20
Midlands +60 134 £32,500 -23.53% 18
South West +71 121 £37,500 +2.74% 15
West Midlands +56 113 £32,500 -35.00% 14
North West +33 99 £42,500 +26.87% 8
Yorkshire -73 97 £41,250 -2.94% 9
East of England +49 95 £44,500 +18.67% 6
North East +36 26 £39,000 -9.12% 3
East Midlands +35 21 £40,000 -5.88% 4
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 873 (61.78%) Firewall
2 668 (47.28%) Windows
3 598 (42.32%) Cisco
4 552 (39.07%) Microsoft
5 551 (39.00%) WAN
6 476 (33.69%) Office 365
7 475 (33.62%) Active Directory
8 474 (33.55%) LAN
9 440 (31.14%) DNS
10 422 (29.87%) Azure
11 390 (27.60%) TCP/IP
12 389 (27.53%) VMware
13 376 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
14 370 (26.19%) Windows Server
15 343 (24.27%) DHCP
16 285 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 281 (19.89%) Network Security
18 252 (17.83%) CCNP
18 252 (17.83%) MPLS
19 251 (17.76%) VLAN
20 243 (17.20%) AWS
21 242 (17.13%) Linux
22 236 (16.70%) BGP
23 230 (16.28%) PowerShell
24 224 (15.85%) Wireless
25 223 (15.78%) Citrix
25 223 (15.78%) Data Centre
26 217 (15.36%) ITIL
26 217 (15.36%) OSPF
27 209 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineering

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 182 (12.88%) MS Exchange
2 99 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 94 (6.65%) SharePoint
4 70 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (3.61%) IIS
6 33 (2.34%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.99%) Apache
9 13 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.85%) Confluence
11 8 (0.57%) nginx
12 7 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.14%) Apache Spark
16 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
17 1 (0.071%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.071%) WebSphere
Applications
1 173 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.42%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.14%) Gephi
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.28%) assyst
2 4 (0.28%) FastStats
2 4 (0.28%) Unica
3 3 (0.21%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.14%) Relativity
5 1 (0.071%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 476 (33.69%) Office 365
2 422 (29.87%) Azure
3 243 (17.20%) AWS
4 77 (5.45%) IaaS
5 74 (5.24%) SaaS
6 60 (4.25%) PaaS
7 59 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 49 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 45 (3.18%) GCP
10 42 (2.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 31 (2.19%) Mimecast
12 30 (2.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 29 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (1.56%) Amazon ECS
15 20 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 19 (1.34%) OpenShift
17 18 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
18 17 (1.20%) G Suite
19 16 (1.13%) OneDrive
20 15 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 873 (61.78%) Firewall
2 551 (39.00%) WAN
3 474 (33.55%) LAN
4 440 (31.14%) DNS
5 390 (27.60%) TCP/IP
6 343 (24.27%) DHCP
7 281 (19.89%) Network Security
8 252 (17.83%) MPLS
9 251 (17.76%) VLAN
10 236 (16.70%) BGP
11 224 (15.85%) Wireless
12 217 (15.36%) OSPF
13 191 (13.52%) IPsec
14 186 (13.16%) VoIP
15 185 (13.09%) Cisco ASA
16 152 (10.76%) SSL
17 114 (8.07%) Internet
18 109 (7.71%) SAN
18 109 (7.71%) WLAN
19 96 (6.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.63%) MySQL
3 22 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
4 21 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.42%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.35%) MS Access
12 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2017
14 3 (0.21%) Big Data
14 3 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (2.55%) JIRA
2 29 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 18 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.99%) Metasploit
6 10 (0.71%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.50%) Burp Suite
8 7 (0.50%) Hudson
8 7 (0.50%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.14%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (0.14%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.14%) git-flow
11 2 (0.14%) Gradle
11 2 (0.14%) JMeter
11 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.071%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 149 (10.54%) Finance
2 64 (4.53%) Telecoms
3 53 (3.75%) Retail
4 42 (2.97%) Legal
5 34 (2.41%) Banking
6 33 (2.34%) Law
7 28 (1.98%) Public Sector
8 22 (1.56%) Marketing
9 19 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.85%) Automotive
10 12 (0.85%) Japanese Language
10 12 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.71%) Local Government
12 8 (0.57%) Advertising
13 7 (0.50%) Electronics
14 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.28%) Billing
16 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 362 (25.62%) Network Engineer
2 167 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 163 (11.54%) Analyst
4 148 (10.47%) Support Engineer
5 98 (6.94%) Architect
6 93 (6.58%) IT Support
7 91 (6.44%) Senior Network Engineer
8 90 (6.37%) IT Engineer
9 87 (6.16%) Consultant
9 87 (6.16%) Support Analyst
10 63 (4.46%) Security Engineer
11 62 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 56 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
13 54 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
14 51 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
15 49 (3.47%) IT Support Engineer
16 48 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
17 47 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
18 46 (3.26%) Network Security Engineer
19 44 (3.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.46%) LDAP
2 55 (3.89%) 802.1X
3 48 (3.40%) XML
4 38 (2.69%) HTML
5 33 (2.34%) CSS
6 32 (2.26%) Ajax
7 26 (1.84%) Web Services
8 14 (0.99%) .NET
9 13 (0.92%) SOAP
10 12 (0.85%) SAML
11 11 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (0.78%) JSON
11 11 (0.78%) REST
12 9 (0.64%) RESTful
13 8 (0.57%) Middleware
14 6 (0.42%) Jinja
14 6 (0.42%) LAMP
15 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.35%) COM
15 5 (0.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 223 (15.78%) Data Centre
2 94 (6.65%) Management Information System
3 86 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 60 (4.25%) Public Cloud
6 53 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 42 (2.97%) Driving Licence
9 37 (2.62%) Enterprise Storage
10 33 (2.34%) PKI
11 28 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
12 26 (1.84%) Clustering
13 21 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (1.13%) User Experience
15 15 (1.06%) Smartphone
16 14 (0.99%) CMDB
16 14 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
17 12 (0.85%) iPhone
17 12 (0.85%) Replication
18 11 (0.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 668 (47.28%) Windows
2 370 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 242 (17.13%) Linux
4 180 (12.74%) Windows 10
5 157 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (8.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 118 (8.35%) Windows 7
8 90 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (3.96%) Windows Server 2019
10 45 (3.18%) Unix
11 33 (2.34%) Windows 8
12 29 (2.05%) Mac OS
13 28 (1.98%) Android
14 26 (1.84%) CentOS
15 22 (1.56%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.56%) Ubuntu
16 18 (1.27%) Debian
17 17 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (1.20%) Windows XP
18 16 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (15.36%) ITIL
2 209 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 195 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
4 135 (9.55%) DevOps
5 128 (9.06%) Information Security
6 116 (8.21%) Change Management
7 112 (7.93%) Load Balancing
8 104 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
9 93 (6.58%) Migration
10 79 (5.59%) Network Monitoring
10 79 (5.59%) Project Delivery
11 75 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (5.24%) Computer Science
12 74 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 68 (4.81%) Project Management
14 66 (4.67%) Security Operations
15 63 (4.46%) Network Design
16 62 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
17 61 (4.32%) Service Delivery
18 60 (4.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 134 (9.48%) Python
3 113 (8.00%) SQL
4 52 (3.68%) Bash Shell
5 43 (3.04%) JavaScript
6 41 (2.90%) C
7 37 (2.62%) C#
8 28 (1.98%) VBScript
9 27 (1.91%) Java
9 27 (1.91%) Ruby
10 25 (1.77%) Perl
11 20 (1.42%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.27%) PHP
13 15 (1.06%) C++
13 15 (1.06%) Go
13 15 (1.06%) VB
14 10 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.50%) Lua
16 2 (0.14%) Scala
16 2 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 376 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
2 252 (17.83%) CCNP
3 194 (13.73%) CCNA
4 167 (11.82%) Degree
5 105 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 84 (5.94%) MCSE
7 77 (5.45%) Security Cleared
8 66 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 42 (2.97%) MCP
10 35 (2.48%) SC Cleared
11 34 (2.41%) CISSP
11 34 (2.41%) MCSA
12 32 (2.26%) CCIE
13 30 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (1.63%) DV Cleared
14 23 (1.63%) JNCIP
15 22 (1.56%) CCSA
15 22 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (1.27%) MCITP
17 17 (1.20%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (7.64%) SLA
2 103 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.84%) GDPR
5 23 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (1.49%) BS25999
6 21 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 12 (0.85%) QA
8 10 (0.71%) NIST
9 8 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.50%) NCSC
11 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.28%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.071%) COBIT
13 1 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.071%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.071%) ITGC
System Software
1 475 (33.62%) Active Directory
2 285 (20.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (14.65%) Hyper-V
4 86 (6.09%) XenApp
5 79 (5.59%) XenDesktop
6 78 (5.52%) Docker
7 42 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (2.62%) vSphere
9 30 (2.12%) BitLocker
10 25 (1.77%) NFS
11 23 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.63%) VMware NSX
12 18 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.78%) Firmware
13 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.71%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.71%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.28%) vCloud
15 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 111 (7.86%) SCCM
2 92 (6.51%) Ansible
3 81 (5.73%) Terraform
4 64 (4.53%) Kubernetes
5 63 (4.46%) Single Sign-On
6 54 (3.82%) Puppet
7 53 (3.75%) Backup Exec
8 46 (3.26%) FortiGate
9 41 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 32 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (1.70%) WSUS
12 20 (1.42%) Nagios
13 19 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
14 15 (1.06%) Nessus
14 15 (1.06%) SCOM
15 13 (0.92%) HP UCMDB
15 13 (0.92%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.92%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.85%) Opsgenie
16 12 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 598 (42.32%) Cisco
2 552 (39.07%) Microsoft
3 389 (27.53%) VMware
4 223 (15.78%) Citrix
5 169 (11.96%) CheckPoint
6 167 (11.82%) Palo Alto
7 141 (9.98%) HP
7 141 (9.98%) Juniper
8 102 (7.22%) F5
9 85 (6.02%) Veeam
10 76 (5.38%) SolarWinds
11 71 (5.02%) Meraki
12 67 (4.74%) Fortinet
13 63 (4.46%) ServiceNow
14 56 (3.96%) Sophos
15 48 (3.40%) Google
16 37 (2.62%) Apple
16 37 (2.62%) Aruba
17 36 (2.55%) Dell
18 35 (2.48%) Symantec