Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 187 209
Rank change year-on-year -20 +22 -12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 722 2,539 2,613
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.65% 1.96% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.54% 12.36% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 641 1,934 2,279
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +1.12%

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 6,850 20,538 23,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.64% 15.84% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 5,462 15,690 18,602
Median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in England

VPN
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in England.

Salary trend for VPN in England

VPN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +32 303 £65,000 +23.81% 50
North of England -58 121 £42,500 +6.25% 37
South East -26 113 £50,000 +13.75% 32
Midlands +30 85 £45,000 - 24
West Midlands +36 77 £46,250 +2.78% 17
North West +66 66 £52,500 +50.00% 20
South West +62 58 £38,750 -13.89% 23
Yorkshire -65 45 £40,000 -4.19% 13
East of England +44 36 £30,000 -27.71% 9
North East +26 10 £50,000 +16.51% 4
East Midlands +37 8 £45,000 +5.88% 6
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 496 (68.70%) Firewall
2 366 (50.69%) Cisco
3 321 (44.46%) WAN
4 311 (43.07%) Microsoft
5 294 (40.72%) Azure
6 286 (39.61%) Windows
7 266 (36.84%) LAN
8 265 (36.70%) Office 365
9 250 (34.63%) Active Directory
10 238 (32.96%) Cisco Certification
11 214 (29.64%) VMware
12 212 (29.36%) Network Security
13 205 (28.39%) DNS
14 188 (26.04%) Windows Server
15 176 (24.38%) AWS
16 159 (22.02%) Wireless
17 155 (21.47%) ITIL
18 154 (21.33%) DHCP
19 148 (20.50%) TCP/IP
20 147 (20.36%) MPLS
21 146 (20.22%) CCNA
22 142 (19.67%) Linux
23 140 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
24 134 (18.56%) CCNP
25 133 (18.42%) OSPF
26 127 (17.59%) VLAN
26 127 (17.59%) Palo Alto
27 123 (17.04%) BGP
28 121 (16.76%) VoIP
29 111 (15.37%) CheckPoint

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 79 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 60 (8.31%) SharePoint
3 52 (7.20%) Skype for Business
4 43 (5.96%) IIS
5 31 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (2.08%) Confluence
8 9 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.97%) Apache
10 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.83%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.55%) nginx
13 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 96 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.69%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.55%) FastStats
3 4 (0.55%) Unica
4 3 (0.42%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 294 (40.72%) Azure
2 265 (36.70%) Office 365
3 176 (24.38%) AWS
4 56 (7.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (5.82%) SaaS
6 41 (5.68%) GCP
7 39 (5.40%) IaaS
8 37 (5.12%) PaaS
9 32 (4.43%) Mimecast
9 32 (4.43%) Route 53
10 31 (4.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 27 (3.74%) Slack
12 24 (3.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 23 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (2.49%) Amazon S3
16 18 (2.49%) Serverless
17 13 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
18 9 (1.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 496 (68.70%) Firewall
2 321 (44.46%) WAN
3 266 (36.84%) LAN
4 212 (29.36%) Network Security
5 205 (28.39%) DNS
6 159 (22.02%) Wireless
7 154 (21.33%) DHCP
8 148 (20.50%) TCP/IP
9 147 (20.36%) MPLS
10 133 (18.42%) OSPF
11 127 (17.59%) VLAN
12 123 (17.04%) BGP
13 121 (16.76%) VoIP
14 87 (12.05%) Wi-Fi
15 82 (11.36%) IPsec
16 77 (10.66%) Internet
17 74 (10.25%) Cisco ASA
18 72 (9.97%) SSL
19 57 (7.89%) Skype
20 55 (7.62%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.43%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.52%) MySQL
5 10 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.42%) Redis
12 2 (0.28%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2019
13 1 (0.14%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 21 (2.91%) JIRA
2 16 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.66%) Vagrant
4 10 (1.39%) Bitbucket
4 10 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.11%) SonarQube
7 7 (0.97%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.83%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.83%) Bitbucket Server
8 6 (0.83%) Hudson
8 6 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.55%) GitLab
10 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.14%) Redmine
12 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 110 (15.24%) Finance
2 49 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.74%) Banking
4 21 (2.91%) Legal
5 16 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.66%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.39%) Marketing
8 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.83%) Law
8 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.83%) Retail
9 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.42%) Electronics
10 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.28%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) French Language
11 2 (0.28%) International Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 233 (32.27%) Network Engineer
2 85 (11.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 76 (10.53%) Analyst
4 63 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 59 (8.17%) Support Engineer
6 47 (6.51%) IT Engineer
6 47 (6.51%) Security Engineer
7 46 (6.37%) Cloud Engineer
7 46 (6.37%) Consultant
8 40 (5.54%) Architect
9 38 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
10 37 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
11 36 (4.99%) Cisco Engineer
11 36 (4.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 36 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
12 26 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (3.46%) Server Engineer
14 24 (3.32%) Administrator
14 24 (3.32%) IT Support
15 23 (3.19%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.02%) 802.1X
2 23 (3.19%) HTML
2 23 (3.19%) Web Services
3 22 (3.05%) LDAP
3 22 (3.05%) XML
4 19 (2.63%) Ajax
4 19 (2.63%) CSS
5 17 (2.35%) SOAP
6 10 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (1.25%) .NET
8 7 (0.97%) REST
9 6 (0.83%) YAML
10 5 (0.69%) Middleware
11 4 (0.55%) Kafka
11 4 (0.55%) Node.js
12 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.42%) MEAN Stack
12 3 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.42%) WSH
12 3 (0.42%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 106 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 69 (9.56%) Management Information System
3 53 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (5.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 29 (4.02%) Public Cloud
6 26 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (2.77%) Clustering
9 17 (2.35%) CMDB
10 16 (2.22%) Replication
11 15 (2.08%) PKI
12 14 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
12 14 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
15 9 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (1.11%) Driving Licence
16 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
16 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (1.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 286 (39.61%) Windows
2 188 (26.04%) Windows Server
3 142 (19.67%) Linux
4 83 (11.50%) Windows 10
5 56 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (7.48%) Windows 7
7 50 (6.93%) Windows Server 2016
8 48 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (4.43%) Mac OS X
10 30 (4.16%) Windows Server 2019
11 26 (3.60%) Unix
12 24 (3.32%) CentOS
13 19 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (2.49%) Windows 8
15 11 (1.52%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.25%) Android
16 9 (1.25%) Solaris
16 9 (1.25%) Windows XP
17 8 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.83%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (21.47%) ITIL
2 95 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
3 91 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 90 (12.47%) DevOps
5 70 (9.70%) Network Monitoring
6 67 (9.28%) Cybersecurity
7 64 (8.86%) Information Security
8 61 (8.45%) Load Balancing
9 57 (7.89%) Project Management
10 56 (7.76%) Change Management
10 56 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 55 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (6.65%) Project Delivery
13 46 (6.37%) Configuration Management
14 44 (6.09%) Problem Management
15 43 (5.96%) SIEM
16 42 (5.82%) Network Virtualisation
17 40 (5.54%) High Availability
17 40 (5.54%) Kalman Filter
17 40 (5.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (14.82%) Python
2 82 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 66 (9.14%) SQL
4 35 (4.85%) Bash Shell
5 24 (3.32%) JavaScript
6 21 (2.91%) Java
6 21 (2.91%) Ruby
7 14 (1.94%) Perl
8 10 (1.39%) C#
9 8 (1.11%) Go
9 8 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.97%) C
10 7 (0.97%) PHP
10 7 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.42%) C++
12 3 (0.42%) VB
13 2 (0.28%) VBScript
14 1 (0.14%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 238 (32.96%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (20.22%) CCNA
3 134 (18.56%) CCNP
4 71 (9.83%) Degree
5 59 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (6.37%) Security Cleared
7 44 (6.09%) MCSE
8 38 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 26 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (3.19%) MCSA
11 22 (3.05%) CCIE
12 18 (2.49%) CISSP
13 15 (2.08%) CISM
14 14 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.94%) JNCIS
15 13 (1.80%) DV Cleared
16 12 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 11 (1.52%) AWS Certification
17 11 (1.52%) MCP
18 10 (1.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (11.50%) SLA
2 63 (8.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (6.09%) PCI DSS
4 41 (5.68%) GDPR
5 19 (2.63%) NIST
6 11 (1.52%) COBIT
7 9 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (1.25%) NCSC
8 8 (1.11%) BS25999
9 6 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 250 (34.63%) Active Directory
2 140 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (15.24%) Hyper-V
4 42 (5.82%) Docker
5 30 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (3.32%) XenApp
9 17 (2.35%) XenDesktop
10 16 (2.22%) VMware NSX
11 14 (1.94%) Firmware
11 14 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (1.80%) vSphere
13 12 (1.66%) BitLocker
14 11 (1.52%) NFS
14 11 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.83%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.83%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.83%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 83 (11.50%) Ansible
2 51 (7.06%) Terraform
3 50 (6.93%) Puppet
4 49 (6.79%) Nagios
5 48 (6.65%) Kubernetes
6 37 (5.12%) SCCM
7 35 (4.85%) FortiGate
8 33 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
9 32 (4.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 28 (3.88%) Backup Exec
11 18 (2.49%) Single Sign-On
12 17 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 17 (2.35%) HP UCMDB
13 15 (2.08%) WSUS
14 14 (1.94%) Prometheus
15 12 (1.66%) SCVMM
15 12 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 12 (1.66%) ZABBIX
16 10 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
16 10 (1.39%) Grafana
Vendors
1 366 (50.69%) Cisco
2 311 (43.07%) Microsoft
3 214 (29.64%) VMware
4 127 (17.59%) Palo Alto
5 111 (15.37%) CheckPoint
6 80 (11.08%) HP
7 77 (10.66%) Citrix
8 69 (9.56%) Juniper
9 60 (8.31%) Meraki
10 53 (7.34%) F5
11 52 (7.20%) Fortinet
12 51 (7.06%) Sophos
13 43 (5.96%) SolarWinds
14 40 (5.54%) Veeam
15 36 (4.99%) Avaya
16 35 (4.85%) Dell
17 32 (4.43%) Blue Coat
18 31 (4.29%) Riverbed
19 27 (3.74%) Symantec
20 26 (3.60%) Remedy