Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 187 157
Rank change year-on-year -19 -30 +17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,771 3,156 4,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 1.88% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.10% 11.68% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,333 2,604 3,635
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.78%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +4.29%

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 24,967 27,013 32,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.19% 16.06% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19,897 22,070 27,355
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018. 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 -28 1,144 £53,500 +7.00% 95
South East -48 588 £42,500 - 67
North of England -26 368 £39,500 +5.33% 69
East of England +27 289 £42,000 +9.09% 39
Midlands +15 239 £42,500 +21.43% 32
North West +1 192 £42,500 +13.33% 39
West Midlands +15 191 £43,000 +20.70% 20
Yorkshire -17 171 £37,500 - 25
South West -12 153 £41,000 +13.89% 27
East Midlands +23 48 £42,500 +41.67% 12
North East -19 5 £32,500 -8.45% 5
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 1,606 (57.96%) Firewall
2 1,329 (47.96%) Cisco
3 1,318 (47.56%) Windows
4 1,032 (37.24%) Active Directory
5 1,002 (36.16%) WAN
6 961 (34.68%) Microsoft
7 900 (32.48%) LAN
8 876 (31.61%) DNS
9 852 (30.75%) VMware
10 758 (27.35%) Cisco Certification
11 628 (22.66%) TCP/IP
12 618 (22.30%) Windows Server
13 607 (21.91%) ITIL
14 604 (21.80%) CCNP
15 603 (21.76%) Linux
16 593 (21.40%) Microsoft Azure
17 587 (21.18%) DHCP
18 582 (21.00%) Data Centre
19 563 (20.32%) MPLS
20 560 (20.21%) VMware Infrastructure
21 541 (19.52%) Cisco ASA
22 520 (18.77%) Office 365
23 515 (18.59%) Network Security
24 508 (18.33%) Citrix
25 503 (18.15%) Amazon AWS
26 476 (17.18%) VLAN
27 473 (17.07%) Wireless
28 452 (16.31%) Microsoft Office
29 441 (15.91%) Juniper
30 406 (14.65%) OSPF

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
1 377 (13.61%) MS Exchange
2 178 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 136 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 128 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 123 (4.44%) Skype for Business
6 92 (3.32%) IIS
7 62 (2.24%) Apache
8 49 (1.77%) Confluence
9 46 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 42 (1.52%) nginx
11 37 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
11 37 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 28 (1.01%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.43%) Apache Spark
16 10 (0.36%) IBM Notes
16 10 (0.36%) JBoss
16 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 452 (16.31%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 57 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 52 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.072%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.25%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.14%) Workfront
5 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.072%) assyst
6 2 (0.072%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.072%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.036%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.036%) Eikon
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.036%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.036%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.036%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.036%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.036%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 593 (21.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 520 (18.77%) Office 365
3 503 (18.15%) Amazon AWS
4 135 (4.87%) IaaS
5 112 (4.04%) SaaS
6 70 (2.53%) PaaS
7 61 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 54 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
9 53 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 49 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
11 39 (1.41%) G Suite
12 37 (1.34%) Amazon S3
13 34 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 27 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
14 27 (0.97%) GitHub
14 27 (0.97%) Route 53
15 26 (0.94%) OneDrive
16 24 (0.87%) Mimecast
16 24 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,606 (57.96%) Firewall
2 1,002 (36.16%) WAN
3 900 (32.48%) LAN
4 876 (31.61%) DNS
5 628 (22.66%) TCP/IP
6 587 (21.18%) DHCP
7 563 (20.32%) MPLS
8 541 (19.52%) Cisco ASA
9 515 (18.59%) Network Security
10 476 (17.18%) VLAN
11 473 (17.07%) Wireless
12 406 (14.65%) OSPF
13 404 (14.58%) IPsec
14 398 (14.36%) BGP
15 323 (11.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 287 (10.36%) VoIP
17 254 (9.17%) SSL
18 242 (8.73%) SAN
19 220 (7.94%) WLAN
20 216 (7.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 112 (4.04%) MySQL
3 63 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 34 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 27 (0.97%) Redis
6 22 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
7 21 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 16 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 16 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (0.54%) Big Data
10 15 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.47%) Event Store
11 13 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.40%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 83 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 60 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 58 (2.09%) JIRA
4 54 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 46 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 45 (1.62%) Vagrant
7 43 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 34 (1.23%) Hudson
9 22 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (0.69%) TeamCity
10 19 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (0.65%) Visual Studio
12 16 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (0.51%) Gatling
13 14 (0.51%) JMeter
14 11 (0.40%) Artifactory
15 10 (0.36%) GoCD
15 10 (0.36%) Subversion
16 8 (0.29%) Bitbucket
16 8 (0.29%) MSBuild
General
1 321 (11.58%) Finance
2 138 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 102 (3.68%) Retail
4 70 (2.53%) Legal
5 69 (2.49%) Marketing
6 58 (2.09%) Banking
7 55 (1.98%) Law
8 49 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.19%) Billing
10 30 (1.08%) Advertising
11 26 (0.94%) Games
12 23 (0.83%) Back Office
13 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.40%) Electronics
15 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.22%) French Language
16 6 (0.22%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.18%) German Language
18 4 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 626 (22.59%) Network Engineer
2 378 (13.64%) Analyst
3 296 (10.68%) Support Engineer
4 267 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 223 (8.05%) IT Support
6 209 (7.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 197 (7.11%) Security Engineer
8 164 (5.92%) Architect
9 159 (5.74%) IT Engineer
10 153 (5.52%) Network Security Engineer
11 136 (4.91%) Cisco Engineer
12 134 (4.84%) Desktop Support
13 132 (4.76%) Administrator
14 130 (4.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 129 (4.66%) Support Analyst
16 125 (4.51%) Consultant
17 123 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
18 109 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
19 98 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
20 92 (3.32%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.07%) 802.1X
2 78 (2.81%) LDAP
3 72 (2.60%) HTML
4 65 (2.35%) .NET
5 61 (2.20%) XML
6 50 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
7 49 (1.77%) Web Services
8 38 (1.37%) JSON
9 27 (0.97%) .NET Framework
9 27 (0.97%) ASP.NET
9 27 (0.97%) CSS
10 18 (0.65%) AngularJS
10 18 (0.65%) REST
11 17 (0.61%) LAMP
11 17 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (0.54%) EDI
13 14 (0.51%) Ajax
14 13 (0.47%) Kafka
15 12 (0.43%) JavaBeans
15 12 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 582 (21.00%) Data Centre
2 241 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (6.68%) Self-Motivation
4 116 (4.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 116 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 107 (3.86%) Replication
6 91 (3.28%) Computer Science
7 78 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
8 73 (2.63%) PKI
8 73 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 71 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
10 69 (2.49%) Driving Licence
11 62 (2.24%) Blackberry
11 62 (2.24%) Clustering
12 56 (2.02%) iPhone
13 54 (1.95%) Private Cloud
14 47 (1.70%) Hedge funds
15 36 (1.30%) Fintech
16 31 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
16 31 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,318 (47.56%) Windows
2 618 (22.30%) Windows Server
3 603 (21.76%) Linux
4 355 (12.81%) Windows 7
5 339 (12.23%) Windows 10
5 339 (12.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 336 (12.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 148 (5.34%) Android
8 121 (4.37%) Unix
9 73 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 68 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 66 (2.38%) CentOS
12 61 (2.20%) Apple iOS
13 60 (2.17%) Mac OS
14 55 (1.98%) Mac OS X
15 52 (1.88%) Ubuntu
16 43 (1.55%) Windows XP
17 24 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (0.76%) Solaris
19 18 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (21.91%) ITIL
2 334 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
3 297 (10.72%) Load Balancing
4 268 (9.67%) DevOps
5 204 (7.36%) SIEM
6 197 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 191 (6.89%) Information Security
8 171 (6.17%) Network Design
9 167 (6.03%) Change Management
10 165 (5.95%) Presales
11 161 (5.81%) Kalman Filter
12 158 (5.70%) High Availability
13 156 (5.63%) Project Management
14 154 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
15 153 (5.52%) Network Management
16 147 (5.30%) Service Delivery
17 145 (5.23%) Service Management
18 134 (4.84%) Configuration Management
19 128 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
19 128 (4.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 314 (11.33%) PowerShell
2 307 (11.08%) SQL
3 244 (8.81%) Python
4 133 (4.80%) Java
5 95 (3.43%) Bash Shell
6 80 (2.89%) Ruby
7 69 (2.49%) JavaScript
8 64 (2.31%) C#
9 58 (2.09%) Perl
10 54 (1.95%) C
11 47 (1.70%) Go
12 37 (1.34%) PHP
13 28 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 23 (0.83%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.69%) VBA
16 18 (0.65%) R
17 16 (0.58%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.25%) C++
19 4 (0.14%) VB
19 4 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 758 (27.35%) Cisco Certification
2 604 (21.80%) CCNP
3 377 (13.61%) CCNA
4 282 (10.18%) Degree
5 209 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 206 (7.43%) CCIE
7 114 (4.11%) MCSE
8 105 (3.79%) MCSA
9 99 (3.57%) Security Cleared
10 91 (3.28%) CISSP
11 81 (2.92%) CCDP
12 76 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
13 69 (2.49%) MCITP
14 64 (2.31%) MCP
15 51 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
16 50 (1.80%) SC Cleared
17 47 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 39 (1.41%) JNCIP
19 34 (1.23%) CEH
20 32 (1.15%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (6.60%) SLA
2 129 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 72 (2.60%) GDPR
5 30 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 30 (1.08%) QA
6 12 (0.43%) GPG13
6 12 (0.43%) PMO
7 10 (0.36%) FISMA
8 9 (0.32%) COBIT
9 8 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.14%) GCP
11 4 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.14%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,032 (37.24%) Active Directory
2 560 (20.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 385 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 114 (4.11%) XenApp
5 113 (4.08%) Docker
6 82 (2.96%) vSphere
7 72 (2.60%) XenDesktop
8 66 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
9 64 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
10 51 (1.84%) VMware NSX
11 39 (1.41%) Terminal Services
12 34 (1.23%) VMware Server
13 30 (1.08%) Firmware
14 28 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
15 27 (0.97%) DFS Replication
15 27 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
16 23 (0.83%) NFS
16 23 (0.83%) Terminal Server
17 18 (0.65%) XenServer
18 17 (0.61%) Snort
Systems Management
1 174 (6.28%) Puppet
2 163 (5.88%) SCCM
3 137 (4.94%) Ansible
4 120 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
5 117 (4.22%) Nagios
6 104 (3.75%) Terraform
7 97 (3.50%) Kubernetes
8 86 (3.10%) Cisco Prime
9 75 (2.71%) Backup Exec
10 70 (2.53%) FortiGate
11 62 (2.24%) AirWatch
12 58 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
13 53 (1.91%) Packer
14 51 (1.84%) Consul
14 51 (1.84%) Failover Clustering
15 49 (1.77%) QRadar
16 46 (1.66%) Salt
17 44 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
17 44 (1.59%) ZABBIX
18 43 (1.55%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,329 (47.96%) Cisco
2 961 (34.68%) Microsoft
3 852 (30.75%) VMware
4 508 (18.33%) Citrix
5 441 (15.91%) Juniper
6 391 (14.11%) CheckPoint
7 330 (11.91%) F5
8 236 (8.52%) Palo Alto
9 231 (8.34%) SolarWinds
10 229 (8.26%) HP
11 166 (5.99%) Fortinet
12 151 (5.45%) Meraki
13 135 (4.87%) Google
14 131 (4.73%) Veeam
15 105 (3.79%) Dell
16 99 (3.57%) Apple
17 92 (3.32%) Forcepoint
18 87 (3.14%) Splunk
19 81 (2.92%) Oracle
20 79 (2.85%) Blue Coat