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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / England
Rank 185 154 154
Rank change year-on-year -31 0  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1427 2093 2047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.81% 2.18% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.22% 12.52% 11.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1195 1744 1684
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.10%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12715 16718 18270
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.16% 17.39% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10411 13958 14658
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 552 £50,000 +6.38% 47
South East +31 466 £40,000 -2.43% 36
East of England -72 95 £33,000 +3.12% 14
North West -35 82 £30,000 -7.69% 27
Yorkshire -43 80 £38,000 -10.58% 11
West Midlands -29 71 £35,000 -20.45% 8
South West -53 64 £36,000 -4.00% 8
East Midlands -23 20 £31,500 -21.25% 6
North East +5 5 £38,000 +4.82% 1
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 1800 (59.74%) Firewall
2 1750 (58.08%) Cisco
3 1405 (46.63%) Windows
4 1153 (38.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1042 (34.58%) WAN
6 946 (31.40%) LAN
7 891 (29.57%) Active Directory
8 872 (28.94%) CCNP
9 860 (28.54%) VMware
10 849 (28.18%) Microsoft
11 780 (25.89%) DNS
12 716 (23.76%) Windows Server
13 714 (23.70%) Wireless
14 698 (23.17%) MPLS
15 660 (21.91%) TCP/IP
16 638 (21.17%) Cisco ASA
17 613 (20.35%) Linux
18 593 (19.68%) ITIL
19 592 (19.65%) Data Centre
20 588 (19.52%) Juniper
21 583 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
22 580 (19.25%) CCNA
23 575 (19.08%) Network Security
24 573 (19.02%) BGP
25 545 (18.09%) OSPF
26 512 (16.99%) DHCP
27 497 (16.50%) VLAN
28 469 (15.57%) VoIP
29 464 (15.40%) CheckPoint
30 451 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008

VPN
Top Related 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
1 387 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 185 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 165 (5.48%) Skype for Business
4 140 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 140 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 110 (3.65%) IIS
6 105 (3.48%) Apache
7 82 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 48 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 33 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 30 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 27 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 25 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
13 24 (0.80%) IBM Notes
14 21 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
16 16 (0.53%) nginx
17 15 (0.50%) JBoss
18 12 (0.40%) SAS
19 11 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 449 (14.90%) MS Office
2 428 (14.21%) MS Excel
3 64 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.50%) MS Project
6 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
8 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.066%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.033%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 21 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.17%) assyst
5 4 (0.13%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.066%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.066%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.066%) Magento
6 2 (0.066%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.066%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.033%) Eikon
7 1 (0.033%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.033%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 331 (10.99%) Office 365
2 220 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (1.96%) SaaS
5 42 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (1.36%) IaaS
7 38 (1.26%) Mimecast
8 37 (1.23%) PaaS
9 28 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 21 (0.70%) G Suite
11 19 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.20%) Google App Engine
16 6 (0.20%) iTunes
17 5 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1800 (59.74%) Firewall
2 1042 (34.58%) WAN
3 946 (31.40%) LAN
4 780 (25.89%) DNS
5 714 (23.70%) Wireless
6 698 (23.17%) MPLS
7 660 (21.91%) TCP/IP
8 638 (21.17%) Cisco ASA
9 575 (19.08%) Network Security
10 573 (19.02%) BGP
11 545 (18.09%) OSPF
12 512 (16.99%) DHCP
13 497 (16.50%) VLAN
14 469 (15.57%) VoIP
15 334 (11.09%) IPsec
16 322 (10.69%) SSL
17 297 (9.86%) Internet
18 290 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
19 279 (9.26%) SAN
20 191 (6.34%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.19%) MySQL
3 64 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 46 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (0.66%) Redis
7 19 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (0.40%) Cognos Impromptu
11 11 (0.37%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.27%) Big Data
15 7 (0.23%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (0.17%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.17%) Informix
17 5 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 27 (0.90%) Subversion
4 19 (0.63%) JIRA
5 14 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.23%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.20%) Trac
9 5 (0.17%) Selenium
10 4 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.13%) JMeter
10 4 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.13%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.100%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.066%) Android Studio
12 2 (0.066%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.066%) Grunt
12 2 (0.066%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.066%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.066%) webpack
General
1 448 (14.87%) Finance
2 287 (9.53%) Telecoms
3 95 (3.15%) Legal
4 83 (2.75%) Banking
5 73 (2.42%) Law
6 59 (1.96%) Retail
7 56 (1.86%) Marketing
8 40 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.23%) Back Office
10 27 (0.90%) Electronics
11 25 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.73%) Games
14 21 (0.70%) Publishing
15 13 (0.43%) German Language
15 13 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.37%) Advertising
17 9 (0.30%) Front Office
18 8 (0.27%) Billing
19 7 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 932 (30.93%) Network Engineer
2 439 (14.57%) Analyst
3 369 (12.25%) Support Engineer
4 309 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 292 (9.69%) Security Engineer
6 270 (8.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 221 (7.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 205 (6.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 188 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 175 (5.81%) IT Support
11 167 (5.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 167 (5.54%) Administrator
12 149 (4.95%) Architect
13 146 (4.85%) Service Analyst
14 143 (4.75%) Juniper Engineer
15 136 (4.51%) Network Support
16 135 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
17 128 (4.25%) IT Engineer
18 127 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
19 124 (4.12%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.32%) 802.1X
2 49 (1.63%) Web Services
3 25 (0.83%) HTML
4 24 (0.80%) CSS
4 24 (0.80%) LAMP
5 20 (0.66%) Middleware
6 14 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (0.46%) SAML
7 13 (0.43%) REST
8 12 (0.40%) .NET
8 12 (0.40%) Memcached
9 10 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (0.30%) J2EE
10 9 (0.30%) XML
11 8 (0.27%) MAPI
11 8 (0.27%) OAuth2
11 8 (0.27%) OpenID
11 8 (0.27%) Sphinx
12 7 (0.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 592 (19.65%) Data Centre
2 211 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (4.08%) Driving Licence
4 121 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 116 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 88 (2.92%) Blackberry
7 78 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 76 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
9 74 (2.46%) iPad
10 71 (2.36%) Clustering
11 56 (1.86%) PKI
12 51 (1.69%) Replication
13 48 (1.59%) iPhone
14 38 (1.26%) Public Cloud
15 35 (1.16%) Virtual Team
16 33 (1.10%) BYOD
17 31 (1.03%) Client/Server
17 31 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
18 26 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
18 26 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1405 (46.63%) Windows
2 716 (23.76%) Windows Server
3 613 (20.35%) Linux
4 451 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 437 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 420 (13.94%) Windows 7
7 198 (6.57%) Unix
8 194 (6.44%) Windows 10
9 182 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 130 (4.31%) Windows 8
11 93 (3.09%) CentOS
12 91 (3.02%) Windows XP
13 89 (2.95%) Android
14 84 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 68 (2.26%) Mac OS X
16 60 (1.99%) Ubuntu
17 53 (1.76%) Solaris
18 44 (1.46%) Mac OS
19 41 (1.36%) Debian
20 39 (1.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (19.68%) ITIL
2 275 (9.13%) Network Design
3 204 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 202 (6.70%) Service Management
5 176 (5.84%) High Availability
6 173 (5.74%) Information Security
7 169 (5.61%) Load Balancing
8 168 (5.58%) Network Management
9 163 (5.41%) Presales
10 161 (5.34%) Kalman Filter
11 149 (4.95%) Project Management
12 136 (4.51%) Network Monitoring
13 122 (4.05%) Network Architecture
14 117 (3.88%) Change Management
14 117 (3.88%) Migration
14 117 (3.88%) Service Delivery
15 115 (3.82%) Business Continuity
16 113 (3.75%) Problem Management
17 112 (3.72%) DevOps
18 106 (3.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 242 (8.03%) SQL
2 133 (4.41%) Python
3 129 (4.28%) PowerShell
4 67 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 59 (1.96%) Perl
6 57 (1.89%) C
7 52 (1.73%) Ruby
8 47 (1.56%) Java
9 40 (1.33%) PHP
10 34 (1.13%) JavaScript
11 31 (1.03%) Shell Script
12 23 (0.76%) C++
13 22 (0.73%) VB
14 18 (0.60%) VBScript
15 9 (0.30%) C#
15 9 (0.30%) Go
16 7 (0.23%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.20%) R
18 5 (0.17%) Objective-C
19 2 (0.066%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1153 (38.27%) Cisco Certification
2 872 (28.94%) CCNP
3 580 (19.25%) CCNA
4 378 (12.55%) Degree
5 251 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 242 (8.03%) CCIE
7 171 (5.68%) MCSE
8 116 (3.85%) Security Cleared
9 106 (3.52%) MCP
10 82 (2.72%) SC Cleared
11 81 (2.69%) JNCIS
12 79 (2.62%) MCSA
13 68 (2.26%) JNCIP
14 65 (2.16%) CCDP
15 60 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (1.92%) JNCIA
16 58 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 56 (1.86%) CCSP
18 52 (1.73%) CISSP
19 48 (1.59%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (10.42%) SLA
2 85 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 74 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.39%) QA
5 27 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.23%) COBIT
8 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.17%) PMO
9 4 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.100%) FISMA
11 2 (0.066%) GCP
11 2 (0.066%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.066%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.033%) COSO
12 1 (0.033%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.033%) GDPR
12 1 (0.033%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.033%) SDET
System Software
1 891 (29.57%) Active Directory
2 583 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 358 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 88 (2.92%) vSphere
5 74 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 64 (2.12%) VMware ESX
7 61 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
8 59 (1.96%) XenApp
9 48 (1.59%) Terminal Services
10 42 (1.39%) XenServer
11 31 (1.03%) ProxySG
12 27 (0.90%) Firmware
13 26 (0.86%) KVM
13 26 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
14 25 (0.83%) NFS
15 23 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
16 21 (0.70%) Docker
16 21 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
16 21 (0.70%) pfSense
17 20 (0.66%) iptables
Systems Management
1 129 (4.28%) SCCM
2 118 (3.92%) Nagios
3 94 (3.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 80 (2.66%) Backup Exec
5 79 (2.62%) Puppet
6 65 (2.16%) FortiGate
7 57 (1.89%) AirWatch
8 50 (1.66%) WSUS
9 49 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
10 47 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
11 44 (1.46%) Ansible
11 44 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 42 (1.39%) SCOM
13 38 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
14 29 (0.96%) HAProxy
15 25 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.76%) Opsview
17 18 (0.60%) Cacti
17 18 (0.60%) ZABBIX
18 14 (0.46%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1750 (58.08%) Cisco
2 860 (28.54%) VMware
3 849 (28.18%) Microsoft
4 588 (19.52%) Juniper
5 464 (15.40%) CheckPoint
6 443 (14.70%) Palo Alto
7 419 (13.91%) Citrix
8 333 (11.05%) HP
9 304 (10.09%) F5
10 157 (5.21%) SolarWinds
11 152 (5.04%) Fortinet
12 132 (4.38%) Avaya
13 128 (4.25%) Riverbed
14 127 (4.22%) NetApp
15 117 (3.88%) Meraki
16 114 (3.78%) Dell
17 107 (3.55%) Apple
18 100 (3.32%) SonicWALL
19 97 (3.22%) Red Hat
20 95 (3.15%) Intel Security
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