Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 182 204 193
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11 -30
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,527 2,711 2,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.90% 1.69% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.02% 11.09% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,946 2,245 2,424
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -

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 21,026 24,445 25,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.77% 15.20% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15,982 19,553 21,039
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -

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 May 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 23 May 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 +11 913 £52,500 - 29
North of England +88 616 £40,000 - 27
South East +10 572 £45,000 -2.17% 19
Yorkshire +114 453 £42,000 +11.59% 11
Midlands -16 162 £42,500 - 6
North West +4 158 £33,000 -18.28% 14
East of England -5 148 £40,000 -4.76% 5
West Midlands -19 126 £47,500 +10.47% 5
South West +10 124 £37,000 -7.50% 2
East Midlands +17 40 £42,500 - 1
North East +4 5 £40,000 +77.78% 2
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,624 (64.27%) Firewall
2 1,368 (54.14%) Cisco
3 1,116 (44.16%) Windows
4 1,016 (40.21%) WAN
5 983 (38.90%) Active Directory
6 925 (36.60%) Cisco Certification
7 887 (35.10%) DNS
8 809 (32.01%) Microsoft
9 695 (27.50%) Linux
10 693 (27.42%) CCNP
11 692 (27.38%) MPLS
12 643 (25.45%) LAN
13 636 (25.17%) Cisco ASA
14 623 (24.65%) BGP
15 620 (24.54%) Office 365
16 612 (24.22%) Network Security
17 599 (23.70%) VMware
18 593 (23.47%) OSPF
19 591 (23.39%) Windows Server
20 550 (21.76%) CCNA
20 550 (21.76%) Microsoft Azure
21 508 (20.10%) DHCP
22 507 (20.06%) TCP/IP
23 455 (18.01%) IPsec
24 417 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
25 407 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
26 396 (15.67%) ITIL
27 394 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
28 392 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
29 387 (15.31%) Service Delivery

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
1 322 (12.74%) MS Exchange
2 146 (5.78%) SharePoint
3 118 (4.67%) IIS
3 118 (4.67%) Skype for Business
4 90 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 57 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (1.66%) Apache
8 28 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (0.95%) nginx
10 24 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (0.55%) Confluence
13 12 (0.47%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.32%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.28%) CloudStack
17 6 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 392 (15.51%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.28%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.079%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.079%) Gephi
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.040%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.63%) Carpe Diem
3 13 (0.51%) Elite 3E
3 13 (0.51%) Sage X3
4 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.20%) Q-Pulse
6 5 (0.20%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.20%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.079%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.079%) Workfront
8 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.040%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.040%) Magento
8 1 (0.040%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.040%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.040%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 620 (24.54%) Office 365
2 550 (21.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 407 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (3.28%) SaaS
5 77 (3.05%) PaaS
6 76 (3.01%) IaaS
7 62 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 56 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 53 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 52 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (1.66%) Amazon S3
12 38 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 31 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 26 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 25 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (0.79%) Mimecast
17 19 (0.75%) Amazon Glacier
17 19 (0.75%) Power Platform
18 18 (0.71%) OpenShift
19 15 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1,624 (64.27%) Firewall
2 1,016 (40.21%) WAN
3 887 (35.10%) DNS
4 692 (27.38%) MPLS
5 643 (25.45%) LAN
6 636 (25.17%) Cisco ASA
7 623 (24.65%) BGP
8 612 (24.22%) Network Security
9 593 (23.47%) OSPF
10 508 (20.10%) DHCP
11 507 (20.06%) TCP/IP
12 455 (18.01%) IPsec
13 417 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 362 (14.33%) VLAN
15 351 (13.89%) Wireless
16 308 (12.19%) VoIP
17 279 (11.04%) NetScaler
18 245 (9.70%) SMTP
19 242 (9.58%) Broadband
20 235 (9.30%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.02%) MySQL
3 45 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
4 41 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.19%) Big Data
7 30 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 23 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
11 21 (0.83%) Relational Database
12 19 (0.75%) Power BI
13 14 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.40%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.36%) MS Access
15 9 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.28%) Redis
17 6 (0.24%) HBase
Development Applications
1 71 (2.81%) Jenkins
2 51 (2.02%) Git (software)
3 30 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (1.15%) JIRA
5 16 (0.63%) Subversion
6 15 (0.59%) TeamCity
7 14 (0.55%) GitLab
8 13 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.32%) Hudson
11 7 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.24%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.24%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.20%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.16%) Travis CI
15 2 (0.079%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.079%) Rational DOORS
General
1 311 (12.31%) Finance
2 147 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 87 (3.44%) Law
3 87 (3.44%) Retail
4 65 (2.57%) Banking
5 51 (2.02%) Legal
6 26 (1.03%) Advertising
7 25 (0.99%) Marketing
8 24 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 19 (0.75%) Aerospace
10 16 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.55%) Back Office
11 14 (0.55%) Billing
12 11 (0.44%) French Language
13 10 (0.40%) Japanese Language
14 9 (0.36%) German Language
15 7 (0.28%) Electronics
15 7 (0.28%) Games
16 6 (0.24%) Local Government
16 6 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 711 (28.14%) Network Engineer
2 324 (12.82%) Analyst
3 257 (10.17%) Security Engineer
4 255 (10.09%) Support Engineer
5 226 (8.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 221 (8.75%) Cisco Engineer
7 201 (7.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 196 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 182 (7.20%) IT Support
10 140 (5.54%) Architect
10 140 (5.54%) Support Analyst
11 138 (5.46%) IT Engineer
12 128 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
13 120 (4.75%) Administrator
14 115 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
15 104 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
16 97 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
17 95 (3.76%) IT Analyst
18 92 (3.64%) Consultant
19 86 (3.40%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.10%) Web Services
2 52 (2.06%) 802.1X
3 42 (1.66%) LDAP
4 30 (1.19%) Kafka
5 29 (1.15%) HTML
6 27 (1.07%) XML
7 25 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (0.79%) REST
9 17 (0.67%) .NET
10 16 (0.63%) Node.js
11 13 (0.51%) Software Packaging
12 12 (0.47%) CSS
12 12 (0.47%) JSON
12 12 (0.47%) Memcached
13 11 (0.44%) Jinja
14 10 (0.40%) Apache NiFi
14 10 (0.40%) WAP
15 9 (0.36%) LAMP
15 9 (0.36%) RESTful
15 9 (0.36%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 371 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 321 (12.70%) Management Information System
3 166 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 137 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
5 90 (3.56%) Public Cloud
6 88 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
7 55 (2.18%) Driving Licence
8 52 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
9 44 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 44 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
10 42 (1.66%) Fintech
11 41 (1.62%) iPhone
12 39 (1.54%) Clustering
12 39 (1.54%) iPad
13 37 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 37 (1.46%) PKI
14 35 (1.39%) Smartphone
15 33 (1.31%) Virtual Team
16 32 (1.27%) Private Cloud
17 29 (1.15%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,116 (44.16%) Windows
2 695 (27.50%) Linux
3 591 (23.39%) Windows Server
4 337 (13.34%) Windows 10
5 301 (11.91%) Windows 7
6 286 (11.32%) Unix
7 270 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 228 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 80 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 75 (2.97%) CentOS
11 70 (2.77%) Windows 8
12 65 (2.57%) Ubuntu
13 57 (2.26%) Android
14 47 (1.86%) Mac OS
15 45 (1.78%) Windows XP
16 40 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 37 (1.46%) Apple iOS
18 21 (0.83%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.75%) Debian
20 16 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (15.67%) ITIL
2 387 (15.31%) Service Delivery
3 361 (14.29%) Network Design
4 303 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
5 296 (11.71%) Network Management
6 258 (10.21%) Change Control
7 256 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 216 (8.55%) Product Management
9 202 (7.99%) DevOps
10 153 (6.05%) Network Monitoring
11 152 (6.02%) Load Balancing
12 151 (5.98%) Information Security
13 149 (5.90%) Project Management
14 145 (5.74%) Presales
15 138 (5.46%) Service Management
16 131 (5.18%) Migration
17 125 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
18 124 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
19 122 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
20 119 (4.71%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 359 (14.21%) Python
2 293 (11.59%) Bash Shell
3 254 (10.05%) PowerShell
4 250 (9.89%) SQL
5 246 (9.73%) Perl
6 51 (2.02%) Ruby
7 45 (1.78%) Java
8 30 (1.19%) C#
9 28 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.03%) Go
11 24 (0.95%) C
12 20 (0.79%) C++
13 19 (0.75%) JavaScript
14 18 (0.71%) VBScript
15 14 (0.55%) VBA
16 12 (0.47%) VB
17 7 (0.28%) PHP
18 5 (0.20%) C-shell
19 4 (0.16%) R
20 3 (0.12%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 925 (36.60%) Cisco Certification
2 693 (27.42%) CCNP
3 550 (21.76%) CCNA
4 266 (10.53%) Degree
5 186 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 150 (5.94%) Security Cleared
7 137 (5.42%) CCIE
8 112 (4.43%) SC Cleared
9 85 (3.36%) MCSA
10 83 (3.28%) CISSP
11 79 (3.13%) MCSE
12 70 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 62 (2.45%) JNCIS
14 61 (2.41%) CCDP
15 58 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
16 51 (2.02%) MCP
17 40 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 39 (1.54%) CCSP
19 33 (1.31%) CCSA
20 32 (1.27%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (11.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 224 (8.86%) SLA
3 209 (8.27%) ISO 9001
4 42 (1.66%) PCI DSS
5 41 (1.62%) GDPR
6 31 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 23 (0.91%) QA
8 15 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.20%) PMO
10 4 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.16%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.12%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.12%) SEPA
12 2 (0.079%) COBIT
12 2 (0.079%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.079%) GPG13
12 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.040%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 983 (38.90%) Active Directory
2 394 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 294 (11.63%) Hyper-V
4 103 (4.08%) Docker
5 101 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (3.13%) vSphere
7 47 (1.86%) XenApp
8 35 (1.39%) VMware NSX
9 34 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (1.03%) Terminal Services
12 23 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
13 21 (0.83%) Firmware
14 19 (0.75%) iptables
14 19 (0.75%) vCloud
14 19 (0.75%) XenDesktop
15 12 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 12 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
16 11 (0.44%) NFS
16 11 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 290 (11.48%) Nagios
2 250 (9.89%) FortiGate
3 148 (5.86%) SCCM
4 95 (3.76%) Ansible
5 89 (3.52%) WSUS
6 72 (2.85%) Kubernetes
7 65 (2.57%) Terraform
8 62 (2.45%) Puppet
9 54 (2.14%) AirWatch
10 45 (1.78%) Backup Exec
11 41 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
12 38 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
13 33 (1.31%) SCOM
14 31 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
15 29 (1.15%) vCenter Server
16 23 (0.91%) ZABBIX
17 22 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
18 20 (0.79%) Mesos
18 20 (0.79%) Nessus
19 15 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,368 (54.14%) Cisco
2 809 (32.01%) Microsoft
3 599 (23.70%) VMware
4 367 (14.52%) Palo Alto
5 337 (13.34%) CheckPoint
6 314 (12.43%) Citrix
7 305 (12.07%) Juniper
8 285 (11.28%) Fortinet
9 167 (6.61%) F5
10 151 (5.98%) HP
11 144 (5.70%) Meraki
12 140 (5.54%) SolarWinds
13 102 (4.04%) Dell
14 93 (3.68%) Avaya
15 91 (3.60%) Veeam
16 81 (3.21%) Apple
17 76 (3.01%) NetApp
18 73 (2.89%) Red Hat
19 61 (2.41%) Google
20 43 (1.70%) IBM