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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 302 222 201
Rank change year-on-year -80 -21 -20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,869 1,478 1,236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.55% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.34% 12.01% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,471 1,108 990
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

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 20,004 12,306 11,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 12.87% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10,964 8,704 8,892
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,846
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -61 831 £52,500 - 84
South East -84 323 £45,000 +5.88% 54
North of England -69 236 £37,500 -21.05% 58
South West -18 174 £47,500 +46.15% 31
Midlands -67 162 £42,500 +11.84% 34
North West -49 127 £35,000 -30.00% 24
East of England -57 112 £55,000 +15.79% 12
West Midlands -55 102 £42,500 -4.49% 31
Yorkshire -79 86 £40,000 -15.79% 27
East Midlands -45 58 £41,000 +15.07% 3
North East -7 23 £37,500 -13.79% 7
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 1,072 (57.36%) Firewall
2 930 (49.76%) Windows
3 814 (43.55%) Microsoft
4 734 (39.27%) Azure
5 732 (39.17%) Active Directory
6 668 (35.74%) Microsoft 365
7 629 (33.65%) DNS
8 598 (32.00%) WAN
9 590 (31.57%) Cisco
10 550 (29.43%) LAN
11 530 (28.36%) Social Skills
12 474 (25.36%) AWS
13 467 (24.99%) VMware
14 466 (24.93%) Windows Server
15 456 (24.40%) DHCP
16 439 (23.49%) Linux
17 389 (20.81%) ITIL
18 378 (20.22%) TCP/IP
19 347 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 326 (17.44%) Cisco Certification
21 315 (16.85%) VLAN
22 296 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 286 (15.30%) Agile
24 280 (14.98%) PowerShell
25 277 (14.82%) Data Centre
25 277 (14.82%) Windows 10
26 263 (14.07%) MPLS
27 260 (13.91%) Python
28 237 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
29 235 (12.57%) Wi-Fi

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
1 167 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 155 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 63 (3.37%) IIS
4 53 (2.84%) Apache
5 51 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (1.77%) Confluence
7 27 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.64%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.64%) Apache Synapse
10 12 (0.64%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.59%) nginx
12 10 (0.54%) WordPress
13 5 (0.27%) CMS
14 4 (0.21%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.16%) Appian
15 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 237 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.054%) Blender
Business Applications
1 34 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.64%) R3 Corda
3 10 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.37%) SAP GTS
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.21%) Fidessa
7 3 (0.16%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.11%) BambooHR
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.11%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.054%) assyst
9 1 (0.054%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.054%) CaseMap
9 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.054%) Kondor
9 1 (0.054%) Relativity
9 1 (0.054%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 734 (39.27%) Azure
2 668 (35.74%) Microsoft 365
3 474 (25.36%) AWS
4 171 (9.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 109 (5.83%) SaaS
6 99 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
7 86 (4.60%) IaaS
8 80 (4.28%) PaaS
9 76 (4.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 74 (3.96%) GCP
11 60 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 51 (2.73%) Serverless
13 49 (2.62%) Route 53
14 41 (2.19%) GitHub
15 40 (2.14%) OneDrive
16 39 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
17 37 (1.98%) Azure DevOps
18 36 (1.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 35 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
20 34 (1.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,072 (57.36%) Firewall
2 629 (33.65%) DNS
3 598 (32.00%) WAN
4 550 (29.43%) LAN
5 456 (24.40%) DHCP
6 378 (20.22%) TCP/IP
7 315 (16.85%) VLAN
8 263 (14.07%) MPLS
9 235 (12.57%) Wi-Fi
10 227 (12.15%) BGP
11 225 (12.04%) Wireless
12 210 (11.24%) Network Security
13 208 (11.13%) OSPF
14 188 (10.06%) SSL
15 157 (8.40%) IPsec
16 148 (7.92%) SD-WAN
17 139 (7.44%) SAN
18 128 (6.85%) Internet
19 126 (6.74%) VoIP
20 117 (6.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
3 56 (3.00%) MySQL
4 47 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.77%) Big Data
7 21 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 19 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 19 (1.02%) Power BI
9 18 (0.96%) MongoDB
10 16 (0.86%) MariaDB
11 13 (0.70%) UniData
12 12 (0.64%) DynamoDB
13 11 (0.59%) InfluxDB
14 9 (0.48%) Tableau
15 8 (0.43%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.21%) Relational Database
17 3 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
17 3 (0.16%) Data Lake
17 3 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 86 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 64 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 60 (3.21%) JIRA
4 47 (2.51%) GitLab
5 21 (1.12%) Maven
6 20 (1.07%) Subversion
7 16 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 15 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (0.64%) fastlane
9 12 (0.64%) MLflow
10 11 (0.59%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.43%) Pivotal Tracker
13 7 (0.37%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.37%) Gradle
13 7 (0.37%) Snowpack
13 7 (0.37%) SonarQube
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 530 (28.36%) Social Skills
2 234 (12.52%) Finance
3 127 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 124 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (6.10%) Public Sector
6 90 (4.82%) Marketing
7 85 (4.55%) Manufacturing
8 71 (3.80%) Legal
9 68 (3.64%) Law
10 59 (3.16%) Banking
11 58 (3.10%) Organisational Skills
12 57 (3.05%) Retail
13 46 (2.46%) Electronics
14 43 (2.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 42 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
16 39 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
17 23 (1.23%) Advertising
18 22 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
19 19 (1.02%) Games
20 16 (0.86%) German Language
Job Titles
1 361 (19.32%) Network Engineer
2 259 (13.86%) Support Engineer
3 235 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 215 (11.50%) Analyst
5 176 (9.42%) IT Support
6 166 (8.88%) IT Engineer
7 139 (7.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 115 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
9 112 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
10 110 (5.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 109 (5.83%) Support Analyst
12 95 (5.08%) Architect
13 92 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 90 (4.82%) IT Analyst
15 83 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
16 81 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 80 (4.28%) Security Engineer
18 76 (4.07%) Desktop Support
19 62 (3.32%) IT Manager
20 61 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.73%) .NET
2 45 (2.41%) Web Services
3 37 (1.98%) HTML
4 32 (1.71%) LDAP
5 30 (1.61%) XML
6 27 (1.44%) CSS
7 23 (1.23%) SOAP
8 19 (1.02%) Ajax
8 19 (1.02%) REST
8 19 (1.02%) Spring
9 15 (0.80%) AngularJS
10 14 (0.75%) JSON
11 13 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
11 13 (0.70%) RESTful
12 12 (0.64%) Loki
12 12 (0.64%) PyTorch
12 12 (0.64%) TensorFlow
12 12 (0.64%) WebSockets
12 12 (0.64%) XGBoost
13 11 (0.59%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 277 (14.82%) Data Centre
2 74 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 62 (3.32%) Public Cloud
5 45 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 45 (2.41%) PKI
6 38 (2.03%) Blackberry
7 34 (1.82%) User Experience
8 33 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
8 33 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
9 28 (1.50%) Smartphone
10 25 (1.34%) Blog
10 25 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 24 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.23%) IoT
13 22 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 22 (1.18%) BYOD
13 22 (1.18%) Cloud Native
14 19 (1.02%) Mobile App
14 19 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 930 (49.76%) Windows
2 466 (24.93%) Windows Server
3 439 (23.49%) Linux
4 277 (14.82%) Windows 10
5 121 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 114 (6.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 85 (4.55%) Apple iOS
8 80 (4.28%) Android
9 77 (4.12%) Mac OS
10 72 (3.85%) Windows 7
11 71 (3.80%) Windows Server 2019
12 69 (3.69%) CentOS
13 58 (3.10%) Unix
14 57 (3.05%) Mac OS X
14 57 (3.05%) Ubuntu
15 36 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (1.02%) VMS
17 18 (0.96%) Debian
17 18 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.86%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (20.81%) ITIL
2 296 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 286 (15.30%) Agile
4 226 (12.09%) DevOps
5 220 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
6 173 (9.26%) CI/CD
7 163 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
8 159 (8.51%) Migration
9 152 (8.13%) Service Delivery
10 146 (7.81%) Infrastructure as Code
11 141 (7.54%) ITSM
12 139 (7.44%) Project Management
13 131 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
14 129 (6.90%) Mentoring
15 128 (6.85%) Load Balancing
16 125 (6.69%) Service Management
17 113 (6.05%) Information Security
18 111 (5.94%) Change Management
19 108 (5.78%) Business Continuity
20 107 (5.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 280 (14.98%) PowerShell
2 260 (13.91%) Python
3 156 (8.35%) SQL
4 97 (5.19%) Bash
5 89 (4.76%) Java
6 70 (3.75%) JavaScript
7 40 (2.14%) C#
7 40 (2.14%) Go
8 34 (1.82%) Perl
9 33 (1.77%) C
10 32 (1.71%) C++
11 29 (1.55%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.91%) PHP
13 14 (0.75%) Ruby
14 12 (0.64%) Scala
15 11 (0.59%) Rust
16 7 (0.37%) Kotlin
16 7 (0.37%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.27%) VB
18 4 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 326 (17.44%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (11.72%) Degree
3 196 (10.49%) CCNP
4 183 (9.79%) CCNA
5 114 (6.10%) Security Cleared
6 113 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 93 (4.98%) SC Cleared
8 78 (4.17%) CCIE
9 61 (3.26%) MCSE
10 51 (2.73%) MCSA
11 40 (2.14%) CISSP
11 40 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
12 35 (1.87%) MCITP
13 32 (1.71%) AWS Certification
14 27 (1.44%) MCP
15 23 (1.23%) DV Cleared
15 23 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 20 (1.07%) CCDP
17 20 (1.07%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (9.36%) SLA
2 104 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (4.60%) GDPR
4 32 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 29 (1.55%) QA
6 25 (1.34%) PCI DSS
7 20 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 18 (0.96%) HIPAA
9 16 (0.86%) NIST
10 11 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.37%) NCSC
12 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.11%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.11%) COBIT
13 2 (0.11%) GxP
13 2 (0.11%) IEC 61131
13 2 (0.11%) MiFID
14 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.054%) DICOM
14 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 732 (39.17%) Active Directory
2 347 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (8.94%) Docker
4 152 (8.13%) Hyper-V
5 57 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
6 54 (2.89%) vSphere
7 53 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
8 50 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
10 33 (1.77%) VMware NSX
11 22 (1.18%) Firmware
11 22 (1.18%) ProxySG
12 19 (1.02%) XenApp
13 18 (0.96%) Terminal Server
14 14 (0.75%) iptables
15 12 (0.64%) NFS
15 12 (0.64%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.48%) Postfix
17 8 (0.43%) Dovecot
18 7 (0.37%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 205 (10.97%) Terraform
2 201 (10.75%) Kubernetes
3 189 (10.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 157 (8.40%) Ansible
5 139 (7.44%) SCCM
6 85 (4.55%) WSUS
7 51 (2.73%) Grafana
8 44 (2.35%) Nagios
9 35 (1.87%) Puppet
9 35 (1.87%) ZABBIX
10 33 (1.77%) CASB
10 33 (1.77%) Jamf Pro
11 32 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
12 25 (1.34%) FortiGate
13 24 (1.28%) Packer
14 23 (1.23%) Graylog
15 21 (1.12%) Prometheus
16 18 (0.96%) ServiceCenter
17 17 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
18 15 (0.80%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 814 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 590 (31.57%) Cisco
3 467 (24.99%) VMware
4 181 (9.68%) Citrix
5 165 (8.83%) Palo Alto
6 136 (7.28%) Juniper
7 122 (6.53%) Meraki
8 120 (6.42%) Apple
9 115 (6.15%) F5
10 113 (6.05%) Veeam
11 106 (5.67%) SolarWinds
12 102 (5.46%) CheckPoint
13 98 (5.24%) ServiceNow
14 97 (5.19%) Google
15 91 (4.87%) HP
16 88 (4.71%) Fortinet
17 80 (4.28%) Remedy
18 63 (3.37%) SAP
19 58 (3.10%) Red Hat
20 56 (3.00%) Aruba