Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 188 167
Rank change year-on-year -24 -21 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,665 2,958 4,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.61% 1.83% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.74% 11.26% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,164 2,508 3,515
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 24,824 26,273 32,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.96% 16.29% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 19,912 21,510 27,245
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.05%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -38 1,033 £55,000 +10.00% 110
South East -52 659 £49,000 +15.29% 70
North of England +10 370 £40,000 +9.59% 62
East of England +33 248 £43,750 +7.36% 37
Midlands +30 220 £40,000 -7.51% 41
North West +19 193 £40,000 +23.08% 36
West Midlands +31 175 £39,750 -0.63% 27
South West +10 153 £38,469 +9.91% 29
Yorkshire 0 153 £40,750 +7.24% 26
East Midlands +8 43 £42,500 -19.05% 14
North East -10 24 £27,500 -21.99%
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,552 (58.24%) Firewall
2 1,251 (46.94%) Cisco
3 1,210 (45.40%) Windows
4 955 (35.83%) WAN
5 945 (35.46%) Active Directory
6 911 (34.18%) Microsoft
7 835 (31.33%) LAN
8 807 (30.28%) VMware
9 781 (29.31%) DNS
10 671 (25.18%) Cisco Certification
11 610 (22.89%) Linux
12 605 (22.70%) TCP/IP
13 597 (22.40%) Windows Server
14 579 (21.73%) ITIL
15 562 (21.09%) Data Centre
16 547 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
17 534 (20.04%) MPLS
18 522 (19.59%) CCNP
19 502 (18.84%) Citrix
20 498 (18.69%) DHCP
21 497 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
22 496 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
23 485 (18.20%) VLAN
24 475 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
25 469 (17.60%) Network Security
26 455 (17.07%) Office 365
27 431 (16.17%) Juniper
28 414 (15.53%) IPsec
29 400 (15.01%) CheckPoint
30 397 (14.90%) 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
1 340 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 140 (5.25%) SharePoint
3 136 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 114 (4.28%) Skype for Business
5 107 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 84 (3.15%) IIS
7 67 (2.51%) Apache
8 56 (2.10%) Confluence
9 45 (1.69%) nginx
10 43 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 38 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 35 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
13 27 (1.01%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.68%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.64%) Apache Spark
16 15 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.53%) CMS
17 14 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
18 8 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
18 8 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 392 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.26%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.075%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.075%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 11 (0.41%) SAP R/3
3 7 (0.26%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
4 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.23%) Visualfiles
5 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.15%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.15%) Workfront
7 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.075%) assyst
9 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.038%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.038%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 547 (20.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 475 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
3 455 (17.07%) Office 365
4 177 (6.64%) IaaS
5 125 (4.69%) SaaS
6 98 (3.68%) PaaS
7 80 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
8 75 (2.81%) Amazon S3
9 71 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 64 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
11 60 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 46 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
13 45 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 31 (1.16%) Akamai
14 31 (1.16%) Route 53
15 29 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
16 23 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (0.86%) GitHub
16 23 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1,552 (58.24%) Firewall
2 955 (35.83%) WAN
3 835 (31.33%) LAN
4 781 (29.31%) DNS
5 605 (22.70%) TCP/IP
6 534 (20.04%) MPLS
7 498 (18.69%) DHCP
8 496 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
9 485 (18.20%) VLAN
10 469 (17.60%) Network Security
11 414 (15.53%) IPsec
12 397 (14.90%) OSPF
13 393 (14.75%) Wireless
14 387 (14.52%) BGP
15 301 (11.29%) VoIP
16 275 (10.32%) SSL
17 260 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
18 230 (8.63%) SAN
19 213 (7.99%) Ethernet
20 212 (7.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 130 (4.88%) MySQL
3 67 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
5 39 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 38 (1.43%) NoSQL
7 23 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 22 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 20 (0.75%) Redis
10 18 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 18 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
12 16 (0.60%) Big Data
13 15 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (0.53%) Cognos Impromptu
15 13 (0.49%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.38%) Data Lake
16 10 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.30%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 102 (3.83%) Jenkins
2 77 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 61 (2.29%) JIRA
4 57 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 46 (1.73%) Visual Studio
6 43 (1.61%) Hudson
7 40 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 37 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 21 (0.79%) Gatling
9 21 (0.79%) JMeter
9 21 (0.79%) Vagrant
10 20 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
11 18 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (0.68%) TeamCity
12 16 (0.60%) Artifactory
13 12 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.38%) GoCD
15 8 (0.30%) Maven
16 7 (0.26%) Ant
16 7 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 345 (12.95%) Finance
2 173 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.11%) Retail
4 82 (3.08%) Marketing
5 77 (2.89%) Law
6 72 (2.70%) Legal
7 43 (1.61%) Banking
8 36 (1.35%) Games
9 34 (1.28%) Advertising
10 33 (1.24%) Back Office
10 33 (1.24%) Billing
10 33 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 28 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.34%) Electronics
13 6 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.23%) German Language
13 6 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
13 6 (0.23%) Publishing
14 5 (0.19%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 562 (21.09%) Network Engineer
2 346 (12.98%) Analyst
3 240 (9.01%) Support Engineer
4 206 (7.73%) Senior Network Engineer
5 205 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 181 (6.79%) IT Support
7 167 (6.27%) Security Engineer
8 155 (5.82%) Architect
9 153 (5.74%) Consultant
10 150 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
11 133 (4.99%) Administrator
12 123 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
13 121 (4.54%) IT Engineer
14 119 (4.47%) Support Analyst
15 113 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
16 101 (3.79%) Cisco Engineer
17 98 (3.68%) Service Analyst
18 95 (3.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 93 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
20 86 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (4.17%) HTML
2 86 (3.23%) .NET
3 85 (3.19%) 802.1X
4 81 (3.04%) XML
5 68 (2.55%) Web Services
6 62 (2.33%) LDAP
7 51 (1.91%) CSS
8 48 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
9 39 (1.46%) ASP.NET
9 39 (1.46%) JSON
10 28 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 26 (0.98%) EDI
12 23 (0.86%) LAMP
13 21 (0.79%) .NET Framework
14 17 (0.64%) JavaBeans
14 17 (0.64%) Kafka
15 16 (0.60%) REST
16 14 (0.53%) HTML5
17 10 (0.38%) Sensu
18 8 (0.30%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 562 (21.09%) Data Centre
2 241 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
4 111 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 106 (3.98%) Computer Science
6 91 (3.41%) Public Cloud
7 90 (3.38%) Replication
8 77 (2.89%) Clustering
8 77 (2.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 69 (2.59%) Blackberry
10 63 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
11 62 (2.33%) Driving Licence
11 62 (2.33%) PKI
12 58 (2.18%) Hedge funds
12 58 (2.18%) Private Cloud
13 48 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
14 39 (1.46%) iPhone
15 29 (1.09%) Fintech
15 29 (1.09%) User Experience
16 27 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,210 (45.40%) Windows
2 610 (22.89%) Linux
3 597 (22.40%) Windows Server
4 307 (11.52%) Windows 7
5 306 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 269 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 266 (9.98%) Windows 10
8 140 (5.25%) Unix
9 125 (4.69%) Android
10 79 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 69 (2.59%) Windows 8
12 63 (2.36%) Apple iOS
13 59 (2.21%) CentOS
14 55 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 52 (1.95%) Ubuntu
16 48 (1.80%) Windows XP
17 37 (1.39%) Mac OS
18 36 (1.35%) Mac OS X
19 31 (1.16%) Solaris
20 24 (0.90%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (21.73%) ITIL
2 293 (10.99%) DevOps
3 274 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
4 270 (10.13%) Load Balancing
5 186 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 181 (6.79%) Network Design
7 173 (6.49%) Presales
8 166 (6.23%) Change Management
9 165 (6.19%) Configuration Management
10 162 (6.08%) Project Management
11 158 (5.93%) Information Security
12 154 (5.78%) SIEM
13 152 (5.70%) Network Monitoring
14 149 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
14 149 (5.59%) Kalman Filter
15 134 (5.03%) High Availability
15 134 (5.03%) Service Management
16 129 (4.84%) Network Management
17 127 (4.77%) ITIL V3
18 124 (4.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 285 (10.69%) Python
2 263 (9.87%) PowerShell
3 256 (9.61%) SQL
4 164 (6.15%) Java
5 119 (4.47%) Bash Shell
6 117 (4.39%) Ruby
7 83 (3.11%) JavaScript
8 80 (3.00%) Perl
9 77 (2.89%) PHP
10 68 (2.55%) C#
11 57 (2.14%) C
12 35 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 28 (1.05%) Go
13 28 (1.05%) VB.NET
14 24 (0.90%) VBA
15 21 (0.79%) R
16 16 (0.60%) C++
17 12 (0.45%) VBScript
18 9 (0.34%) T-SQL
19 7 (0.26%) Lua
Qualifications
1 671 (25.18%) Cisco Certification
2 522 (19.59%) CCNP
3 348 (13.06%) CCNA
4 284 (10.66%) Degree
5 196 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 181 (6.79%) CCIE
7 134 (5.03%) CISSP
8 103 (3.86%) MCSE
9 85 (3.19%) MCSA
10 83 (3.11%) Security Cleared
11 67 (2.51%) CCDP
12 62 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
13 60 (2.25%) MCITP
14 58 (2.18%) JNCIP
15 55 (2.06%) CISM
15 55 (2.06%) SC Cleared
16 48 (1.80%) MCP
17 42 (1.58%) CEH
18 38 (1.43%) CISA
18 38 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (5.37%) SLA
2 131 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 107 (4.02%) PCI DSS
4 66 (2.48%) GDPR
5 40 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 40 (1.50%) QA
6 13 (0.49%) GPG13
7 11 (0.41%) COBIT
7 11 (0.41%) PMO
8 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.23%) ISO 31000
9 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
11 4 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.15%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.11%) GCP
12 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 945 (35.46%) Active Directory
2 497 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 373 (14.00%) Hyper-V
4 125 (4.69%) Docker
5 113 (4.24%) XenApp
6 91 (3.41%) vSphere
7 83 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (2.40%) XenDesktop
9 56 (2.10%) Terminal Services
10 54 (2.03%) VMware NSX
11 45 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
12 36 (1.35%) Firmware
13 29 (1.09%) NFS
14 23 (0.86%) Snort
15 22 (0.83%) VMware Server
16 17 (0.64%) KVM
16 17 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
16 17 (0.64%) XenServer
17 16 (0.60%) pfSense
18 15 (0.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 206 (7.73%) Puppet
2 168 (6.30%) Ansible
3 166 (6.23%) SCCM
4 146 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
5 107 (4.02%) Kubernetes
6 105 (3.94%) Terraform
7 91 (3.41%) Nagios
8 76 (2.85%) FortiGate
9 61 (2.29%) Backup Exec
10 58 (2.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 54 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
12 51 (1.91%) AirWatch
13 50 (1.88%) Packer
14 49 (1.84%) Nessus
15 46 (1.73%) Docker Swarm
16 43 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
17 42 (1.58%) vCenter Server
18 38 (1.43%) SCOM
19 37 (1.39%) QRadar
20 36 (1.35%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1,251 (46.94%) Cisco
2 911 (34.18%) Microsoft
3 807 (30.28%) VMware
4 502 (18.84%) Citrix
5 431 (16.17%) Juniper
6 400 (15.01%) CheckPoint
7 326 (12.23%) F5
8 283 (10.62%) Palo Alto
9 244 (9.16%) HP
10 201 (7.54%) SolarWinds
11 169 (6.34%) Fortinet
12 142 (5.33%) Google
13 128 (4.80%) Veeam
14 114 (4.28%) Dell
15 95 (3.56%) Oracle
16 93 (3.49%) Meraki
17 81 (3.04%) Blue Coat
18 78 (2.93%) Splunk
19 76 (2.85%) Red Hat
20 74 (2.78%) Aruba