Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 203 187
Rank change year-on-year -22 -16 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,179 2,822 3,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.74% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.18% 11.35% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,747 2,271 2,749
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21,399 24,873 28,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.23% 15.32% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 16,834 20,353 22,917
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -14 921 £52,500 - 128
South East -37 438 £41,800 -1.65% 102
North of England -27 310 £37,500 -12.28% 81
East of England +11 217 £41,500 -2.35% 30
Midlands +35 214 £42,500 - 28
West Midlands +52 167 £50,000 +2.04% 17
North West -14 156 £32,500 -23.53% 36
Yorkshire +5 147 £37,500 -16.67% 41
South West -55 87 £41,000 +12.33% 42
East Midlands +29 53 £42,500 +6.25% 11
North East -3 7 £32,500 +8.33% 4
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 1,363 (62.55%) Firewall
2 1,084 (49.75%) Windows
3 971 (44.56%) Cisco
4 868 (39.83%) Active Directory
5 805 (36.94%) WAN
6 796 (36.53%) Microsoft
7 724 (33.23%) LAN
8 632 (29.00%) DNS
9 605 (27.77%) VMware
10 566 (25.98%) TCP/IP
11 558 (25.61%) Windows Server
12 549 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
13 509 (23.36%) Microsoft Azure
14 487 (22.35%) Linux
15 470 (21.57%) Office 365
16 443 (20.33%) DHCP
17 419 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
18 391 (17.94%) MPLS
19 388 (17.81%) ITIL
20 384 (17.62%) Data Centre
21 383 (17.58%) CCNP
22 376 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
23 373 (17.12%) BGP
24 353 (16.20%) Finance
25 351 (16.11%) VLAN
26 350 (16.06%) Wireless
27 346 (15.88%) Cisco ASA
28 345 (15.83%) OSPF
29 325 (14.92%) Network Security
30 321 (14.73%) VoIP

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
1 282 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 138 (6.33%) SharePoint
3 111 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 108 (4.96%) IIS
5 92 (4.22%) Skype for Business
6 71 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
8 45 (2.07%) Apache
9 32 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 22 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (0.83%) Confluence
12 18 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.73%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.69%) nginx
15 14 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (0.64%) JBoss
16 13 (0.60%) GlassFish
16 13 (0.60%) MQSeries
16 13 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 307 (14.09%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.84%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.14%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.046%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.046%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.046%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.046%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.046%) Revit
8 1 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.14%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.092%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.092%) Workfront
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.046%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.046%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.046%) Lawson
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.046%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 509 (23.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 470 (21.57%) Office 365
3 419 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
4 105 (4.82%) SaaS
5 91 (4.18%) IaaS
6 77 (3.53%) PaaS
7 67 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 61 (2.80%) Mimecast
9 59 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
9 59 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
10 57 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 51 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 50 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 43 (1.97%) Amazon S3
14 32 (1.47%) G Suite
15 22 (1.01%) Route 53
15 22 (1.01%) Serverless
16 18 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (0.83%) GitHub
17 17 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1,363 (62.55%) Firewall
2 805 (36.94%) WAN
3 724 (33.23%) LAN
4 632 (29.00%) DNS
5 566 (25.98%) TCP/IP
6 443 (20.33%) DHCP
7 391 (17.94%) MPLS
8 373 (17.12%) BGP
9 351 (16.11%) VLAN
10 350 (16.06%) Wireless
11 346 (15.88%) Cisco ASA
12 345 (15.83%) OSPF
13 325 (14.92%) Network Security
14 321 (14.73%) VoIP
15 252 (11.56%) IPsec
16 225 (10.33%) Internet
17 192 (8.81%) SAN
18 187 (8.58%) Cisco Nexus
19 167 (7.66%) Wi-Fi
20 158 (7.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
3 43 (1.97%) Big Data
4 39 (1.79%) MySQL
5 38 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 29 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 17 (0.78%) Power BI
11 14 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.60%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.50%) Redis
13 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.46%) HBase
15 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.37%) DB2
16 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 82 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 60 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 51 (2.34%) Vagrant
4 50 (2.29%) Hudson
5 49 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 47 (2.16%) Subversion
7 39 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 32 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (1.15%) JIRA
10 19 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 15 (0.69%) GitLab
12 13 (0.60%) Visual Studio
13 12 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
16 3 (0.14%) Bitbucket
17 2 (0.092%) CircleCI
17 2 (0.092%) Metasploit
17 2 (0.092%) Selenium
17 2 (0.092%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 353 (16.20%) Finance
2 151 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 77 (3.53%) Banking
4 59 (2.71%) Retail
5 45 (2.07%) Legal
6 38 (1.74%) Advertising
7 34 (1.56%) French Language
8 31 (1.42%) German Language
9 29 (1.33%) Law
10 28 (1.28%) Back Office
11 25 (1.15%) Marketing
12 18 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.55%) Japanese Language
15 11 (0.50%) Swedish Language
16 10 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.46%) Electronics
17 8 (0.37%) Games
17 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 507 (23.27%) Network Engineer
2 252 (11.56%) Analyst
3 244 (11.20%) Support Engineer
4 191 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 163 (7.48%) Architect
6 153 (7.02%) Security Engineer
7 150 (6.88%) IT Support
8 111 (5.09%) Support Analyst
9 110 (5.05%) IT Engineer
10 108 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
11 99 (4.54%) Network Security Engineer
12 98 (4.50%) Administrator
13 95 (4.36%) Senior Network Engineer
14 93 (4.27%) Cisco Engineer
15 87 (3.99%) Consultant
16 78 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
17 77 (3.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 70 (3.21%) IT Analyst
19 68 (3.12%) IT Manager
19 68 (3.12%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.17%) Web Services
2 46 (2.11%) 802.1X
3 43 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
4 40 (1.84%) LDAP
5 34 (1.56%) .NET
6 29 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
7 26 (1.19%) Kafka
7 26 (1.19%) REST
8 24 (1.10%) Node.js
9 18 (0.83%) HTML
10 17 (0.78%) YAML
11 16 (0.73%) XML
12 14 (0.64%) Memcached
13 13 (0.60%) EJB
13 13 (0.60%) EJB 3.0
13 13 (0.60%) J2EE
13 13 (0.60%) Java EE
13 13 (0.60%) Java SE
13 13 (0.60%) JMS
13 13 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 384 (17.62%) Data Centre
2 205 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 145 (6.65%) Video Conferencing
4 124 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
5 121 (5.55%) Management Information System
6 79 (3.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 59 (2.71%) Replication
8 52 (2.39%) Public Cloud
9 47 (2.16%) Clustering
9 47 (2.16%) PKI
10 46 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
11 42 (1.93%) Fintech
12 40 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 31 (1.42%) Driving Licence
14 28 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
14 28 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 27 (1.24%) Hedge funds
16 26 (1.19%) NHS
17 25 (1.15%) Private Cloud
18 24 (1.10%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,084 (49.75%) Windows
2 558 (25.61%) Windows Server
3 487 (22.35%) Linux
4 298 (13.68%) Windows 7
5 297 (13.63%) Windows 10
6 267 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 242 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (4.31%) Unix
9 86 (3.95%) Windows 8
10 72 (3.30%) CentOS
11 58 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (2.25%) Mac OS X
13 46 (2.11%) Ubuntu
14 40 (1.84%) Android
14 40 (1.84%) Apple iOS
15 37 (1.70%) Windows XP
16 24 (1.10%) Mac OS
16 24 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.73%) Solaris
18 15 (0.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (17.81%) ITIL
2 299 (13.72%) Problem-Solving
3 265 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 193 (8.86%) Load Balancing
5 190 (8.72%) DevOps
6 166 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
7 158 (7.25%) Project Management
8 152 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 149 (6.84%) Information Security
10 141 (6.47%) High Availability
11 139 (6.38%) Service Management
12 131 (6.01%) Change Management
13 126 (5.78%) Mentoring
14 120 (5.51%) Network Monitoring
15 118 (5.42%) Presales
15 118 (5.42%) SIEM
16 117 (5.37%) Kalman Filter
16 117 (5.37%) Network Architecture
16 117 (5.37%) Service Delivery
17 112 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 282 (12.94%) SQL
2 251 (11.52%) PowerShell
3 204 (9.36%) Python
4 107 (4.91%) Bash Shell
5 105 (4.82%) Java
6 67 (3.07%) Perl
7 59 (2.71%) Go
8 54 (2.48%) Ruby
9 53 (2.43%) Shell Script
10 34 (1.56%) C
11 32 (1.47%) JavaScript
11 32 (1.47%) VBScript
12 28 (1.28%) C#
13 24 (1.10%) C++
14 17 (0.78%) PHP
15 16 (0.73%) VB
16 11 (0.50%) AWK
17 8 (0.37%) R
18 6 (0.28%) VBA
19 5 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 549 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
2 383 (17.58%) CCNP
3 256 (11.75%) CCNA
4 249 (11.43%) Degree
5 171 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 113 (5.19%) CCIE
7 99 (4.54%) MCSE
8 94 (4.31%) Security Cleared
9 74 (3.40%) SC Cleared
10 65 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 62 (2.85%) MCSA
12 60 (2.75%) CISSP
13 45 (2.07%) MCP
13 45 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 42 (1.93%) JNCIS
15 41 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
16 40 (1.84%) CEH
17 38 (1.74%) CCDP
18 29 (1.33%) CISM
18 29 (1.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (8.12%) SLA
2 74 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (2.02%) GDPR
4 33 (1.51%) PCI DSS
5 27 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 20 (0.92%) QA
8 9 (0.41%) PMO
9 8 (0.37%) COBIT
9 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.32%) FISMA
10 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.23%) SEPA
12 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.092%) Basel III
15 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.046%) ISO 15022
15 1 (0.046%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 868 (39.83%) Active Directory
2 376 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 315 (14.46%) Hyper-V
4 134 (6.15%) Docker
5 121 (5.55%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (2.62%) vSphere
7 50 (2.29%) XenApp
8 35 (1.61%) VMware NSX
9 34 (1.56%) Terminal Services
10 33 (1.51%) XenDesktop
11 30 (1.38%) XenServer
12 29 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
13 19 (0.87%) NFS
14 16 (0.73%) Terminal Server
15 15 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (0.69%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.50%) Firmware
16 11 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
17 10 (0.46%) DFS Replication
17 10 (0.46%) iptables
Systems Management
1 121 (5.55%) Nagios
2 117 (5.37%) Ansible
3 102 (4.68%) Kubernetes
4 98 (4.50%) Puppet
5 92 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
5 92 (4.22%) SCCM
6 81 (3.72%) Backup Exec
6 81 (3.72%) Terraform
7 60 (2.75%) Packer
8 55 (2.52%) AirWatch
9 53 (2.43%) Docker Swarm
10 49 (2.25%) Grafana
11 48 (2.20%) Salt
12 47 (2.16%) Graphite
13 46 (2.11%) ZABBIX
14 43 (1.97%) Cisco Prime
14 43 (1.97%) Consul
14 43 (1.97%) Opsview
15 40 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
16 37 (1.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 971 (44.56%) Cisco
2 796 (36.53%) Microsoft
3 605 (27.77%) VMware
4 308 (14.13%) Citrix
5 289 (13.26%) CheckPoint
6 281 (12.90%) Juniper
7 210 (9.64%) Palo Alto
8 208 (9.55%) F5
9 174 (7.99%) HP
10 132 (6.06%) SolarWinds
11 122 (5.60%) Meraki
12 117 (5.37%) Veeam
13 103 (4.73%) Dell
14 91 (4.18%) Fortinet
14 91 (4.18%) NetApp
15 68 (3.12%) Google
16 66 (3.03%) Red Hat
17 61 (2.80%) Apple
18 58 (2.66%) Oracle
19 57 (2.62%) Avaya