Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 217 204 230
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26 -23
Permanent jobs citing VPN 916 1,924 2,165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.60% 1.66% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.14% 10.96% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 850 1,661 1,838
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,225 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - -

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 8,223 17,547 21,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.35% 15.14% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,554 14,174 16,874
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 +15 352 £60,000 +4.35% 55
North of England +37 170 £37,500 -3.85% 52
South East -28 156 £50,000 +17.65% 41
Midlands +3 102 £42,500 +6.25% 34
South West +28 83 £32,500 -1.52% 16
Yorkshire +15 81 £32,500 -18.75% 18
West Midlands +5 74 £50,000 +25.00% 28
North West +28 66 £45,000 +21.62% 27
East of England +68 49 £40,000 +0.63% 5
East Midlands +46 27 £37,500 -16.67% 6
North East +32 23 £32,500 -21.69% 7
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 616 (67.25%) Firewall
2 457 (49.89%) Windows
3 396 (43.23%) Microsoft
4 389 (42.47%) Active Directory
5 349 (38.10%) Cisco
6 348 (37.99%) WAN
7 345 (37.66%) Azure
8 332 (36.24%) Office 365
9 303 (33.08%) LAN
10 293 (31.99%) VMware
11 285 (31.11%) DNS
12 262 (28.60%) Windows Server
13 234 (25.55%) AWS
14 225 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 216 (23.58%) DHCP
15 216 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
16 207 (22.60%) TCP/IP
16 207 (22.60%) Linux
17 204 (22.27%) ITIL
18 197 (21.51%) Network Security
19 179 (19.54%) VLAN
20 146 (15.94%) Hyper-V
21 144 (15.72%) DevOps
21 144 (15.72%) Wireless
22 137 (14.96%) Windows 10
23 135 (14.74%) CCNA
24 133 (14.52%) OSPF
25 131 (14.30%) CCNP
26 129 (14.08%) VoIP
26 129 (14.08%) Wi-Fi

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
1 102 (11.14%) MS Exchange
2 98 (10.70%) SharePoint
3 41 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 35 (3.82%) IIS
5 30 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (2.84%) Confluence
7 20 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (1.42%) Apache
9 9 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.66%) nginx
10 6 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.22%) CMS
14 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 117 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.95%) MS Visio
3 22 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.55%) Carpe Diem
2 5 (0.55%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.33%) Eikon
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Relativity
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 345 (37.66%) Azure
2 332 (36.24%) Office 365
3 234 (25.55%) AWS
4 83 (9.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (5.35%) SaaS
6 48 (5.24%) GCP
7 42 (4.59%) IaaS
8 40 (4.37%) Mimecast
8 40 (4.37%) PaaS
9 30 (3.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 27 (2.95%) Route 53
11 24 (2.62%) OneDrive
12 23 (2.51%) Slack
12 23 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
16 16 (1.75%) Serverless
17 15 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 616 (67.25%) Firewall
2 348 (37.99%) WAN
3 303 (33.08%) LAN
4 285 (31.11%) DNS
5 216 (23.58%) DHCP
6 207 (22.60%) TCP/IP
7 197 (21.51%) Network Security
8 179 (19.54%) VLAN
9 144 (15.72%) Wireless
10 133 (14.52%) OSPF
11 129 (14.08%) VoIP
11 129 (14.08%) Wi-Fi
12 125 (13.65%) BGP
12 125 (13.65%) MPLS
13 92 (10.04%) IPsec
14 69 (7.53%) SSL
15 66 (7.21%) SAN
16 61 (6.66%) Cisco ASA
16 61 (6.66%) Internet
17 43 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (1.75%) MySQL
4 11 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.87%) Power BI
8 7 (0.76%) Big Data
8 7 (0.76%) Blockchain
8 7 (0.76%) Redis
9 6 (0.66%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.33%) HBase
12 3 (0.33%) Impala
Development Applications
1 39 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 36 (3.93%) JIRA
3 33 (3.60%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.07%) Bitbucket
5 17 (1.86%) Subversion
6 14 (1.53%) GitLab
7 10 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.87%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.33%) Grunt
10 3 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.22%) AutoIt
11 2 (0.22%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 97 (10.59%) Finance
2 61 (6.66%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.84%) Legal
4 25 (2.73%) Banking
5 19 (2.07%) Public Sector
6 15 (1.64%) Law
7 9 (0.98%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.76%) Digital Economy
8 7 (0.76%) Electronics
8 7 (0.76%) Marketing
9 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
10 5 (0.55%) Retail
11 4 (0.44%) Games
11 4 (0.44%) Military
12 2 (0.22%) Back Office
12 2 (0.22%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 201 (21.94%) Network Engineer
2 107 (11.68%) Analyst
3 102 (11.14%) Support Engineer
4 89 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 88 (9.61%) IT Engineer
6 76 (8.30%) Senior Network Engineer
7 58 (6.33%) Architect
8 55 (6.00%) IT Support
9 54 (5.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 47 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
11 46 (5.02%) Cisco Engineer
12 45 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
13 42 (4.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 41 (4.48%) Consultant
14 41 (4.48%) Security Engineer
15 37 (4.04%) Azure Engineer
16 34 (3.71%) IT Support Engineer
16 34 (3.71%) Network Security Engineer
17 33 (3.60%) Linux Engineer
18 31 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.69%) Web Services
2 19 (2.07%) 802.1X
2 19 (2.07%) HTML
3 17 (1.86%) CSS
4 12 (1.31%) LDAP
5 11 (1.20%) SOAP
5 11 (1.20%) YAML
6 10 (1.09%) .NET
6 10 (1.09%) Ajax
6 10 (1.09%) XML
7 9 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (0.98%) HTML5
8 7 (0.76%) Kafka
8 7 (0.76%) XMPP
9 6 (0.66%) LAMP
10 5 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.44%) Node.js
12 3 (0.33%) JSON
12 3 (0.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 96 (10.48%) Data Centre
2 81 (8.84%) Management Information System
3 72 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (6.22%) Public Cloud
5 40 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (3.06%) Replication
7 24 (2.62%) PKI
8 20 (2.18%) Clustering
9 16 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 15 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.53%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (1.20%) CMDB
13 11 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (1.20%) User Experience
14 8 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.87%) Internet of Things
14 8 (0.87%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 457 (49.89%) Windows
2 262 (28.60%) Windows Server
3 207 (22.60%) Linux
4 137 (14.96%) Windows 10
5 88 (9.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (7.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 61 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (6.22%) Windows Server 2019
9 56 (6.11%) Windows 7
10 39 (4.26%) Unix
11 37 (4.04%) Ubuntu
12 36 (3.93%) Android
13 35 (3.82%) Mac OS X
14 27 (2.95%) Mac OS
15 22 (2.40%) CentOS
16 21 (2.29%) Windows 8
17 15 (1.64%) Apple iOS
18 11 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
19 9 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (22.27%) ITIL
2 144 (15.72%) DevOps
3 112 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
4 111 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 80 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
6 77 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
8 68 (7.42%) Information Security
9 66 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 65 (7.10%) Kalman Filter
11 57 (6.22%) Problem Management
12 56 (6.11%) Service Management
13 52 (5.68%) Change Management
13 52 (5.68%) SIEM
14 51 (5.57%) Migration
15 50 (5.46%) Project Management
16 49 (5.35%) Load Balancing
17 48 (5.24%) Service Delivery
18 47 (5.13%) Infrastructure as Code
19 45 (4.91%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 121 (13.21%) PowerShell
2 115 (12.55%) Python
3 107 (11.68%) SQL
4 57 (6.22%) Bash Shell
5 22 (2.40%) PHP
6 21 (2.29%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.97%) Java
8 13 (1.42%) Perl
9 11 (1.20%) C#
10 8 (0.87%) VB
11 7 (0.76%) C
12 6 (0.66%) Ruby
13 5 (0.55%) R
14 3 (0.33%) Groovy
14 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.33%) VBA
15 2 (0.22%) ABAP
15 2 (0.22%) Tcl
15 2 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 216 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (14.74%) CCNA
3 131 (14.30%) CCNP
4 72 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 61 (6.66%) Degree
6 50 (5.46%) Security Cleared
7 41 (4.48%) SC Cleared
8 37 (4.04%) MCSA
9 36 (3.93%) MCSE
10 29 (3.17%) CISSP
11 27 (2.95%) JNCIP
12 25 (2.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 24 (2.62%) CISM
14 21 (2.29%) AWS Certification
14 21 (2.29%) DBS Check
14 21 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.86%) CCIE
16 15 (1.64%) MCP
17 14 (1.53%) JNCIS
17 14 (1.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (12.66%) SLA
2 73 (7.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (6.00%) GDPR
4 30 (3.28%) NIST
5 28 (3.06%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.09%) COBIT
7 8 (0.87%) QA
8 6 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.44%) NCSC
10 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 389 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 225 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (15.94%) Hyper-V
4 63 (6.88%) Docker
5 49 (5.35%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (2.84%) Firmware
7 23 (2.51%) XenApp
8 22 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (2.29%) VMware NSX
9 21 (2.29%) vSphere
10 18 (1.97%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.64%) BitLocker
12 13 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 10 (1.09%) NFS
14 10 (1.09%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.66%) Xen
16 5 (0.55%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 105 (11.46%) Ansible
2 65 (7.10%) Puppet
3 62 (6.77%) Terraform
4 56 (6.11%) SCCM
5 53 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 38 (4.15%) Kubernetes
7 36 (3.93%) Nagios
8 29 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (2.95%) FortiGate
10 21 (2.29%) WSUS
11 20 (2.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 15 (1.64%) Backup Exec
12 15 (1.64%) Prometheus
13 14 (1.53%) Grafana
14 12 (1.31%) Nessus
15 10 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
16 9 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
17 8 (0.87%) CASB
17 8 (0.87%) Graylog
17 8 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 396 (43.23%) Microsoft
2 349 (38.10%) Cisco
3 293 (31.99%) VMware
4 113 (12.34%) Palo Alto
5 97 (10.59%) Citrix
6 92 (10.04%) CheckPoint
7 71 (7.75%) HP
8 59 (6.44%) Juniper
9 58 (6.33%) Meraki
10 55 (6.00%) Fortinet
10 55 (6.00%) Sophos
11 54 (5.90%) F5
12 48 (5.24%) SolarWinds
13 45 (4.91%) Google
14 44 (4.80%) Veeam
15 41 (4.48%) Dell
16 39 (4.26%) Apple
16 39 (4.26%) Avaya
17 35 (3.82%) Oracle
18 31 (3.38%) SonicWALL