Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 212 196
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16 -22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,530 2,622 3,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.97% 1.69% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 11.25% 11.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,839 2,213 2,583
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,200 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +1.14%

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 20,397 23,311 26,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.87% 15.01% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15,550 18,622 21,698
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -11 799 £52,500 - 139
North of England +105 667 £40,000 +6.67% 80
South East +35 537 £42,500 +10.39% 125
Yorkshire +118 512 £41,500 +10.67% 30
Midlands +17 235 £45,000 - 67
West Midlands +6 166 £45,000 - 43
East of England -7 151 £39,500 +5.33% 19
North West -22 141 £35,000 -11.39% 48
South West +12 139 £43,458 +8.64% 34
East Midlands +46 69 £47,500 +17.28% 24
North East +32 14 £42,915 +34.11% 2
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,687 (66.68%) Firewall
2 1,329 (52.53%) Cisco
3 1,102 (43.56%) WAN
4 1,027 (40.59%) Windows
5 1,022 (40.40%) Cisco Certification
6 999 (39.49%) DNS
7 873 (34.51%) Active Directory
8 826 (32.65%) CCNP
9 810 (32.02%) Microsoft
10 776 (30.67%) MPLS
11 772 (30.51%) Linux
12 704 (27.83%) BGP
13 698 (27.59%) LAN
14 693 (27.39%) Network Security
15 690 (27.27%) CCNA
16 656 (25.93%) OSPF
17 645 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
18 631 (24.94%) Azure
19 601 (23.75%) Windows Server
20 600 (23.72%) Office 365
21 576 (22.77%) VMware
22 554 (21.90%) DHCP
23 513 (20.28%) IPsec
24 501 (19.80%) Python
25 475 (18.77%) Network Design
26 466 (18.42%) Palo Alto
27 461 (18.22%) TCP/IP
28 460 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
29 430 (17.00%) Service Delivery
30 429 (16.96%) AWS

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
1 290 (11.46%) MS Exchange
2 151 (5.97%) Skype for Business
3 119 (4.70%) SharePoint
4 103 (4.07%) IIS
5 83 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 72 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 43 (1.70%) nginx
8 42 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (1.50%) Apache
10 33 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
11 32 (1.26%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.79%) Confluence
12 20 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (0.79%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.71%) OpenStack
14 17 (0.67%) CMS
15 13 (0.51%) Apache Spark
15 13 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.51%) CloudStack
16 12 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 328 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.79%) Acrobat
6 18 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.28%) Gephi
8 2 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.040%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.040%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.040%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (0.51%) Elite 3E
2 11 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
2 11 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.28%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.28%) Sage CRM
5 6 (0.24%) Sage X3
5 6 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.20%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.16%) Cisco SocialMiner
7 4 (0.16%) ContrOCC
8 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.040%) Magento
10 1 (0.040%) Pegasus Opera
10 1 (0.040%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 631 (24.94%) Azure
2 600 (23.72%) Office 365
3 429 (16.96%) AWS
4 115 (4.55%) SaaS
5 109 (4.31%) IaaS
6 95 (3.75%) PaaS
7 85 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 70 (2.77%) GCP
9 60 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 50 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 35 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
12 28 (1.11%) OneDrive
13 26 (1.03%) OpenShift
14 23 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (0.83%) Amazon S3
16 18 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 17 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 15 (0.59%) Mimecast
19 14 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
19 14 (0.55%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1,687 (66.68%) Firewall
2 1,102 (43.56%) WAN
3 999 (39.49%) DNS
4 776 (30.67%) MPLS
5 704 (27.83%) BGP
6 698 (27.59%) LAN
7 693 (27.39%) Network Security
8 656 (25.93%) OSPF
9 645 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
10 554 (21.90%) DHCP
11 513 (20.28%) IPsec
12 461 (18.22%) TCP/IP
13 460 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 392 (15.49%) Wireless
15 363 (14.35%) NetScaler
16 351 (13.87%) SMTP
17 337 (13.32%) Broadband
18 330 (13.04%) RIP
19 326 (12.89%) ADSL
20 286 (11.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.02%) MySQL
3 36 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 24 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 22 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
5 22 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 20 (0.79%) Big Data
7 20 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (0.51%) Apache Hive
10 13 (0.51%) Relational Database
11 12 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (0.36%) Power BI
13 8 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
14 7 (0.28%) DB2
14 7 (0.28%) Impala
Development Applications
1 63 (2.49%) Jenkins
2 52 (2.06%) JIRA
3 38 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.91%) Vagrant
5 17 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (0.63%) Hudson
6 16 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.36%) GitLab
8 8 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.24%) Subversion
11 5 (0.20%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.12%) git-flow
12 3 (0.12%) MSI
12 3 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.079%) Burp Suite
13 2 (0.079%) Metasploit
13 2 (0.079%) Rational DOORS
General
1 264 (10.43%) Finance
2 225 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 110 (4.35%) Public Sector
4 93 (3.68%) Retail
5 67 (2.65%) Banking
6 59 (2.33%) Law
7 46 (1.82%) Legal
8 39 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.26%) Marketing
10 20 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 16 (0.63%) Back Office
12 14 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.51%) Police
14 11 (0.43%) Electronics
14 11 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
14 11 (0.43%) Local Government
15 10 (0.40%) Games
16 9 (0.36%) Automotive
16 9 (0.36%) Publishing
17 8 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 814 (32.17%) Network Engineer
2 320 (12.65%) Security Engineer
3 296 (11.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 276 (10.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 262 (10.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 251 (9.92%) Support Engineer
7 240 (9.49%) Analyst
8 209 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 173 (6.84%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 152 (6.01%) IT Support
11 144 (5.69%) Consultant
12 132 (5.22%) Architect
13 130 (5.14%) Administrator
14 129 (5.10%) IT Engineer
15 112 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
16 108 (4.27%) Support Analyst
17 106 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
17 106 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
18 103 (4.07%) Senior Network Engineer
19 101 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.70%) 802.1X
1 43 (1.70%) Web Services
2 39 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
3 37 (1.46%) LDAP
4 28 (1.11%) Kafka
5 26 (1.03%) .NET
6 20 (0.79%) CSS
7 19 (0.75%) XML
8 17 (0.67%) SAML
9 13 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
10 12 (0.47%) HTML
10 12 (0.47%) JSON
10 12 (0.47%) REST
11 10 (0.40%) XMPP
12 9 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (0.32%) OAuth
14 7 (0.28%) Node.js
14 7 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 423 (16.72%) Management Information System
2 373 (14.74%) Data Centre
3 133 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 127 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
5 97 (3.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 87 (3.44%) Public Cloud
7 51 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
8 46 (1.82%) iPhone
9 45 (1.78%) Clustering
10 44 (1.74%) Driving Licence
11 38 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
12 36 (1.42%) PKI
13 35 (1.38%) Blackberry
14 33 (1.30%) Private Cloud
15 29 (1.15%) Replication
16 28 (1.11%) User Experience
17 25 (0.99%) iPad
18 23 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
19 22 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
19 22 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,027 (40.59%) Windows
2 772 (30.51%) Linux
3 601 (23.75%) Windows Server
4 368 (14.55%) Unix
5 336 (13.28%) Windows 10
6 266 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 229 (9.05%) Windows 7
8 222 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 140 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 90 (3.56%) CentOS
10 90 (3.56%) Ubuntu
11 85 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 66 (2.61%) Android
13 59 (2.33%) Windows 8
14 41 (1.62%) Mac OS
15 38 (1.50%) Windows XP
16 31 (1.23%) Apple iOS
17 27 (1.07%) Debian
18 23 (0.91%) Solaris
19 21 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (18.77%) Network Design
2 430 (17.00%) Service Delivery
3 417 (16.48%) Network Management
4 397 (15.69%) ITIL
5 338 (13.36%) Change Control
6 312 (12.33%) Product Management
7 269 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
8 264 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 203 (8.02%) DevOps
10 180 (7.11%) Load Balancing
11 171 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
12 162 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
13 146 (5.77%) Change Management
14 132 (5.22%) Project Delivery
15 128 (5.06%) Information Security
16 126 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
17 125 (4.94%) Service Management
18 119 (4.70%) Migration
19 113 (4.47%) High Availability
20 112 (4.43%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 501 (19.80%) Python
2 385 (15.22%) Bash Shell
3 336 (13.28%) Perl
4 228 (9.01%) PowerShell
5 189 (7.47%) SQL
6 68 (2.69%) Ruby
7 53 (2.09%) Go
8 50 (1.98%) Java
9 42 (1.66%) C
10 23 (0.91%) Shell Script
11 21 (0.83%) PHP
12 20 (0.79%) JavaScript
13 16 (0.63%) C#
14 13 (0.51%) VBScript
15 11 (0.43%) C++
16 9 (0.36%) Kotlin
17 8 (0.32%) VB
18 7 (0.28%) R
19 5 (0.20%) VBA
20 2 (0.079%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,022 (40.40%) Cisco Certification
2 826 (32.65%) CCNP
3 690 (27.27%) CCNA
4 294 (11.62%) Degree
5 163 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 113 (4.47%) Security Cleared
7 90 (3.56%) MCSA
8 87 (3.44%) CCIE
9 82 (3.24%) MCSE
10 81 (3.20%) CCDP
11 74 (2.92%) SC Cleared
12 55 (2.17%) DBS Check
13 48 (1.90%) CISSP
14 45 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 43 (1.70%) JNCIA
16 39 (1.54%) JNCIS
16 39 (1.54%) MCP
17 36 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (1.38%) CCDA
19 33 (1.30%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (15.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 307 (12.13%) ISO 9001
3 160 (6.32%) SLA
4 61 (2.41%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.19%) GDPR
6 22 (0.87%) QA
7 15 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.47%) NIST
9 9 (0.36%) NIST 800
10 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.20%) COBIT
13 4 (0.16%) PMO
14 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.079%) BS7799
16 1 (0.040%) GPG13
16 1 (0.040%) ISO 15022
16 1 (0.040%) ISO 20022
16 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 873 (34.51%) Active Directory
2 398 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 283 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 165 (6.52%) Docker
5 119 (4.70%) vSphere
6 89 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (1.98%) XenApp
8 49 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
9 46 (1.82%) VMware NSX
10 35 (1.38%) XenDesktop
11 31 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
12 30 (1.19%) Firmware
13 20 (0.79%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.79%) vCloud
14 19 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (0.71%) iptables
16 16 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
17 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.51%) BitLocker
19 12 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 397 (15.69%) Nagios
2 363 (14.35%) FortiGate
3 166 (6.56%) SCCM
4 152 (6.01%) Ansible
5 145 (5.73%) Kubernetes
6 107 (4.23%) WSUS
7 99 (3.91%) Puppet
8 97 (3.83%) Terraform
9 68 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
10 65 (2.57%) Cisco CUCM
11 51 (2.02%) Packer
12 47 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
13 44 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
14 41 (1.62%) ZABBIX
15 36 (1.42%) Backup Exec
15 36 (1.42%) Grafana
16 33 (1.30%) Consul
17 27 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
17 27 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
18 26 (1.03%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1,329 (52.53%) Cisco
2 810 (32.02%) Microsoft
3 576 (22.77%) VMware
4 466 (18.42%) Palo Alto
5 395 (15.61%) Fortinet
6 296 (11.70%) Citrix
7 248 (9.80%) CheckPoint
8 229 (9.05%) Juniper
9 152 (6.01%) F5
10 151 (5.97%) SolarWinds
11 149 (5.89%) Meraki
12 134 (5.30%) Dell
13 110 (4.35%) HP
14 94 (3.72%) Veeam
15 83 (3.28%) Red Hat
16 81 (3.20%) Google
17 76 (3.00%) Avaya
18 55 (2.17%) Symantec
19 53 (2.09%) NetApp
20 51 (2.02%) Huawei