Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 224 196
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28 -18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,154 2,376 3,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.73% 1.57% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.19% 10.44% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,692 1,925 2,478
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19,250 22,759 26,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.42% 15.03% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15,216 18,004 21,369
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in England

VPN
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in England.

Salary trend for VPN in England

VPN
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in England over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +10 812 £55,000 +4.76% 127
South East +34 466 £42,500 +6.25% 103
North of England +56 355 £37,500 - 98
Midlands +34 240 £41,500 - 47
Yorkshire +81 214 £40,000 +6.67% 34
West Midlands +4 167 £40,000 -8.78% 33
South West +51 154 £37,500 -4.46% 27
North West +16 129 £37,000 +8.82% 58
East of England -22 118 £42,500 - 36
East Midlands +45 73 £46,250 +11.45% 14
North East +28 12 £42,915 +32.05% 6
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 1,423 (66.06%) Firewall
2 982 (45.59%) Cisco
3 897 (41.64%) Windows
4 820 (38.07%) WAN
5 783 (36.35%) Microsoft
6 746 (34.63%) Active Directory
7 738 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
8 702 (32.59%) DNS
9 698 (32.40%) LAN
10 613 (28.46%) Azure
11 553 (25.67%) Office 365
12 547 (25.39%) CCNP
13 541 (25.12%) Linux
14 528 (24.51%) VMware
15 512 (23.77%) DHCP
16 496 (23.03%) Windows Server
17 477 (22.14%) BGP
18 475 (22.05%) TCP/IP
19 459 (21.31%) CCNA
20 452 (20.98%) MPLS
21 436 (20.24%) Network Security
22 417 (19.36%) OSPF
23 391 (18.15%) AWS
24 388 (18.01%) Wireless
25 381 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
26 375 (17.41%) Data Centre
27 374 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
28 352 (16.34%) ITIL
29 351 (16.30%) IPsec
30 340 (15.78%) Palo Alto

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
1 262 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 122 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 107 (4.97%) Skype for Business
4 87 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 81 (3.76%) IIS
6 71 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (1.53%) nginx
8 31 (1.44%) Apache
9 28 (1.30%) Confluence
9 28 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (0.88%) IBM Notes
12 18 (0.84%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (0.70%) Tomcat
15 14 (0.65%) CMS
15 14 (0.65%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.37%) WordPress
18 7 (0.32%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 250 (11.61%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (2.51%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.02%) Acrobat
6 17 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.32%) Gephi
8 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.046%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.046%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.046%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.046%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.046%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.046%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 613 (28.46%) Azure
2 553 (25.67%) Office 365
3 391 (18.15%) AWS
4 123 (5.71%) IaaS
5 112 (5.20%) SaaS
6 93 (4.32%) PaaS
7 84 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 62 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 58 (2.69%) GCP
10 52 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 33 (1.53%) OneDrive
12 29 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
13 27 (1.25%) OpenShift
14 26 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (1.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 20 (0.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 19 (0.88%) Amazon S3
18 18 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
18 18 (0.84%) Serverless
19 17 (0.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1,423 (66.06%) Firewall
2 820 (38.07%) WAN
3 702 (32.59%) DNS
4 698 (32.40%) LAN
5 512 (23.77%) DHCP
6 477 (22.14%) BGP
7 475 (22.05%) TCP/IP
8 452 (20.98%) MPLS
9 436 (20.24%) Network Security
10 417 (19.36%) OSPF
11 388 (18.01%) Wireless
12 374 (17.36%) Cisco ASA
13 351 (16.30%) IPsec
14 311 (14.44%) VLAN
15 235 (10.91%) VoIP
16 224 (10.40%) Internet
17 182 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
18 178 (8.26%) SSL
19 170 (7.89%) SAN
20 158 (7.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.67%) MySQL
3 32 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (1.16%) Big Data
6 24 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 22 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.84%) Apache Hive
9 13 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (0.56%) DB2
11 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.46%) HBase
12 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.46%) Sqoop
13 8 (0.37%) Impala
14 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 76 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 61 (2.83%) JIRA
3 41 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 31 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 28 (1.30%) Vagrant
6 23 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (0.88%) Hudson
8 11 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.42%) GitLab
10 8 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.28%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.23%) Subversion
14 4 (0.19%) CircleCI
14 4 (0.19%) git-flow
14 4 (0.19%) JMeter
14 4 (0.19%) MSI
15 2 (0.093%) Bitbucket Server
16 1 (0.046%) Burp Suite
General
1 232 (10.77%) Finance
2 185 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 93 (4.32%) Public Sector
4 91 (4.22%) Retail
5 57 (2.65%) Banking
6 48 (2.23%) Law
7 45 (2.09%) Legal
8 31 (1.44%) Marketing
9 28 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.97%) Aerospace
11 16 (0.74%) Back Office
12 14 (0.65%) Publishing
13 13 (0.60%) Automotive
13 13 (0.60%) Games
14 11 (0.51%) Police
15 10 (0.46%) French Language
16 9 (0.42%) Fire and Rescue
16 9 (0.42%) German Language
17 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 643 (29.85%) Network Engineer
2 249 (11.56%) Support Engineer
3 213 (9.89%) Analyst
4 180 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 166 (7.71%) IT Support
6 162 (7.52%) Security Engineer
7 144 (6.69%) Architect
8 140 (6.50%) Cisco Engineer
9 137 (6.36%) Network Security Engineer
10 135 (6.27%) IT Engineer
11 132 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
12 129 (5.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 122 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
14 120 (5.57%) Consultant
15 99 (4.60%) Support Analyst
16 94 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
17 82 (3.81%) IT Support Engineer
18 80 (3.71%) Administrator
19 73 (3.39%) IT Analyst
20 71 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.18%) Elastic Stack
1 47 (2.18%) LDAP
2 34 (1.58%) 802.1X
3 27 (1.25%) Web Services
4 25 (1.16%) CSS
5 24 (1.11%) .NET
6 22 (1.02%) SAML
7 21 (0.97%) Kafka
8 15 (0.70%) XML
9 14 (0.65%) HTML
9 14 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
10 12 (0.56%) JSON
11 11 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
11 11 (0.51%) Ajax
11 11 (0.51%) LAMP
12 10 (0.46%) OAuth
13 9 (0.42%) Node.js
14 8 (0.37%) REST
15 7 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 375 (17.41%) Data Centre
2 200 (9.29%) Management Information System
3 143 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
4 139 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (4.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 87 (4.04%) Public Cloud
7 49 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
8 46 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
9 43 (2.00%) Driving Licence
10 39 (1.81%) iPhone
11 37 (1.72%) Clustering
12 32 (1.49%) Blackberry
12 32 (1.49%) PKI
13 30 (1.39%) User Experience
14 27 (1.25%) Replication
15 23 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
15 23 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
16 21 (0.97%) Private Cloud
17 20 (0.93%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.84%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 897 (41.64%) Windows
2 541 (25.12%) Linux
3 496 (23.03%) Windows Server
4 318 (14.76%) Windows 10
5 248 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 195 (9.05%) Windows 7
7 188 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 120 (5.57%) Unix
9 114 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 82 (3.81%) CentOS
11 78 (3.62%) Ubuntu
12 76 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 67 (3.11%) Android
14 46 (2.14%) Windows 8
15 40 (1.86%) Windows XP
16 35 (1.62%) Apple iOS
17 32 (1.49%) Mac OS
18 24 (1.11%) Debian
18 24 (1.11%) Windows Vista
19 17 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (16.34%) ITIL
2 266 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
3 236 (10.96%) Network Design
4 223 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 199 (9.24%) DevOps
6 194 (9.01%) Load Balancing
7 170 (7.89%) Network Management
8 163 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
9 145 (6.73%) Service Delivery
10 141 (6.55%) Change Management
11 131 (6.08%) Cybersecurity
11 131 (6.08%) Information Security
12 122 (5.66%) Change Control
13 120 (5.57%) Network Monitoring
14 116 (5.39%) Migration
14 116 (5.39%) SIEM
15 110 (5.11%) Project Delivery
16 109 (5.06%) Configuration Management
17 106 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
18 101 (4.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (12.02%) Python
2 212 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 166 (7.71%) Bash Shell
4 155 (7.20%) SQL
5 97 (4.50%) Perl
6 54 (2.51%) Ruby
7 46 (2.14%) Java
8 45 (2.09%) C
9 37 (1.72%) Go
10 27 (1.25%) Shell Script
11 25 (1.16%) PHP
12 24 (1.11%) JavaScript
13 13 (0.60%) C#
14 10 (0.46%) VBScript
15 8 (0.37%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.37%) R
16 7 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.32%) VB
17 4 (0.19%) C++
18 2 (0.093%) VBA
Qualifications
1 738 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
2 547 (25.39%) CCNP
3 459 (21.31%) CCNA
4 300 (13.93%) Degree
5 162 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 103 (4.78%) Security Cleared
7 100 (4.64%) MCSE
8 98 (4.55%) MCSA
9 94 (4.36%) CCIE
10 62 (2.88%) SC Cleared
11 59 (2.74%) CCDP
12 53 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
13 47 (2.18%) CISSP
14 44 (2.04%) DBS Check
15 43 (2.00%) JNCIA
16 38 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 37 (1.72%) JNCIS
18 36 (1.67%) MCP
19 32 (1.49%) DV Cleared
20 28 (1.30%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (7.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (5.66%) SLA
3 76 (3.53%) ISO 9001
4 63 (2.92%) PCI DSS
5 24 (1.11%) NIST
6 21 (0.97%) GDPR
7 19 (0.88%) QA
8 14 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 12 (0.56%) NIST 800
9 12 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.37%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.19%) COBIT
12 4 (0.19%) PMO
13 2 (0.093%) BS7799
13 2 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.093%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.093%) FISMA
13 2 (0.093%) ITGC
14 1 (0.046%) GxP
System Software
1 746 (34.63%) Active Directory
2 381 (17.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (10.31%) Hyper-V
4 164 (7.61%) Docker
5 114 (5.29%) vSphere
6 74 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (2.27%) VMware NSX
8 48 (2.23%) XenApp
9 44 (2.04%) XenDesktop
10 35 (1.62%) Firmware
11 34 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
12 33 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
13 20 (0.93%) vCloud
14 17 (0.79%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.60%) BitLocker
18 12 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 12 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
19 10 (0.46%) NFS
Systems Management
1 173 (8.03%) Ansible
2 160 (7.43%) Kubernetes
3 152 (7.06%) SCCM
4 139 (6.45%) Nagios
5 115 (5.34%) FortiGate
6 111 (5.15%) Puppet
7 96 (4.46%) Terraform
8 84 (3.90%) WSUS
9 77 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
10 59 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
11 48 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
11 48 (2.23%) Packer
11 48 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
12 39 (1.81%) Grafana
13 38 (1.76%) Consul
14 34 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
14 34 (1.58%) Salt
15 31 (1.44%) ZABBIX
16 30 (1.39%) Backup Exec
17 27 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 982 (45.59%) Cisco
2 783 (36.35%) Microsoft
3 528 (24.51%) VMware
4 340 (15.78%) Palo Alto
5 255 (11.84%) Citrix
6 202 (9.38%) Juniper
7 197 (9.15%) CheckPoint
8 163 (7.57%) Fortinet
9 156 (7.24%) SolarWinds
10 128 (5.94%) F5
11 123 (5.71%) Meraki
12 115 (5.34%) Dell
13 107 (4.97%) HP
14 78 (3.62%) Google
14 78 (3.62%) Veeam
15 76 (3.53%) Red Hat
16 63 (2.92%) Aruba
16 63 (2.92%) Symantec
17 55 (2.55%) NetApp
18 54 (2.51%) ServiceNow