Period
to 23 January 2018

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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 185 173
Rank change year-on-year -16 -12 -19
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,822 3,127 3,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.73% 1.88% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.32% 11.21% 11.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 2,682 3,312
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,525 £25,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24,923 27,895 32,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.25% 16.80% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 20,376 22,812 27,174
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -45 1,084 £52,500 +5.00% 135
South East -26 698 £45,000 +5.88% 93
North of England +34 420 £42,500 +15.65% 78
East of England +14 255 £42,500 - 41
North West +8 221 £42,500 +16.44% 37
Midlands -17 210 £42,500 - 44
Yorkshire +28 174 £45,000 +20.00% 38
South West 0 168 £36,500 +10.61% 31
West Midlands -35 152 £49,000 +30.67% 26
East Midlands +8 42 £40,500 -26.36% 17
North East -6 26 £30,000 +6.19% 3
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 1,669 (59.14%) Firewall
2 1,295 (45.89%) Cisco
3 1,244 (44.08%) Windows
4 1,067 (37.81%) WAN
5 964 (34.16%) Active Directory
6 936 (33.17%) LAN
7 935 (33.13%) Microsoft
8 862 (30.55%) VMware
9 839 (29.73%) DNS
10 715 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
11 695 (24.63%) Windows Server
12 662 (23.46%) Linux
13 624 (22.11%) TCP/IP
14 612 (21.69%) MPLS
15 561 (19.88%) DHCP
16 552 (19.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 544 (19.28%) ITIL
18 535 (18.96%) BGP
19 519 (18.39%) CCNP
20 511 (18.11%) Data Centre
21 503 (17.82%) OSPF
21 503 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
22 499 (17.68%) Citrix
23 489 (17.33%) Juniper
24 483 (17.12%) VLAN
25 474 (16.80%) Cisco ASA
26 470 (16.65%) IPsec
27 441 (15.63%) Office 365
28 424 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
29 418 (14.81%) Network Security

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
1 374 (13.25%) MS Exchange
2 186 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 156 (5.53%) Skype for Business
4 141 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 109 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 83 (2.94%) Apache
7 79 (2.80%) IIS
8 70 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 49 (1.74%) Confluence
10 43 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 41 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 35 (1.24%) nginx
13 33 (1.17%) CMS
14 27 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
15 24 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
16 21 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
17 18 (0.64%) Tomcat
18 14 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
19 10 (0.35%) Apache Spark
19 10 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 340 (12.05%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.035%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.39%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 11 (0.39%) SAP R/3
2 9 (0.32%) Elite 3E
2 9 (0.32%) Visualfiles
3 8 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
4 6 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.14%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.071%) Eikon
7 2 (0.071%) Magento
7 2 (0.071%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.071%) Summit
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.035%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.035%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 503 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 441 (15.63%) Office 365
3 424 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
4 165 (5.85%) IaaS
5 114 (4.04%) PaaS
6 108 (3.83%) SaaS
7 90 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 74 (2.62%) Amazon S3
9 71 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
10 56 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 56 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 51 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
12 37 (1.31%) Route 53
13 27 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
15 23 (0.82%) Akamai
16 22 (0.78%) Mimecast
17 21 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
17 21 (0.74%) Serverless
18 19 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,669 (59.14%) Firewall
2 1,067 (37.81%) WAN
3 936 (33.17%) LAN
4 839 (29.73%) DNS
5 624 (22.11%) TCP/IP
6 612 (21.69%) MPLS
7 561 (19.88%) DHCP
8 535 (18.96%) BGP
9 503 (17.82%) OSPF
10 483 (17.12%) VLAN
11 474 (16.80%) Cisco ASA
12 470 (16.65%) IPsec
13 418 (14.81%) Network Security
14 396 (14.03%) Wireless
15 378 (13.39%) VoIP
16 326 (11.55%) SSL
17 256 (9.07%) SAN
18 233 (8.26%) Cisco Nexus
19 232 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
20 229 (8.11%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.71%) MySQL
3 78 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
4 39 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 27 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 23 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 20 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 20 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (0.53%) Cognos Impromptu
10 15 (0.53%) DB2
11 14 (0.50%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (0.35%) Redis
13 9 (0.32%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 106 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 78 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 70 (2.48%) Git (software)
4 56 (1.98%) JIRA
5 49 (1.74%) Hudson
6 42 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 35 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
8 33 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 21 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 16 (0.57%) Ant
10 16 (0.57%) Maven
11 14 (0.50%) Artifactory
11 14 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (0.46%) Toad
13 10 (0.35%) Gatling
13 10 (0.35%) JMeter
13 10 (0.35%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.21%) Subversion
15 4 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 393 (13.93%) Finance
2 219 (7.76%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.26%) Law
4 73 (2.59%) Legal
5 64 (2.27%) Back Office
6 60 (2.13%) Retail
7 59 (2.09%) Marketing
8 53 (1.88%) Banking
9 42 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 37 (1.31%) Games
11 25 (0.89%) Advertising
12 24 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.67%) Military
14 18 (0.64%) Publishing
15 16 (0.57%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.39%) Electronics
18 10 (0.35%) Billing
19 9 (0.32%) German Language
19 9 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 623 (22.08%) Network Engineer
2 348 (12.33%) Analyst
3 301 (10.67%) Support Engineer
4 222 (7.87%) Senior Network Engineer
5 189 (6.70%) Administrator
6 182 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 179 (6.34%) IT Support
8 161 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 159 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
10 158 (5.60%) Architect
11 146 (5.17%) Security Engineer
12 143 (5.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 140 (4.96%) Consultant
14 128 (4.54%) DevOps Engineer
15 119 (4.22%) IT Engineer
16 118 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 118 (4.18%) Support Analyst
17 107 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
18 103 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
19 97 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.76%) HTML
2 97 (3.44%) Web Services
3 88 (3.12%) .NET
4 80 (2.83%) 802.1X
5 61 (2.16%) CSS
6 55 (1.95%) XML
7 52 (1.84%) LDAP
8 35 (1.24%) ASP.NET
8 35 (1.24%) JSON
9 27 (0.96%) LAMP
10 26 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
11 25 (0.89%) AngularJS
11 25 (0.89%) HTML5
12 19 (0.67%) REST
13 16 (0.57%) EDI
14 15 (0.53%) Middleware
15 14 (0.50%) XMPP
16 12 (0.43%) Node.js
17 11 (0.39%) Kafka
18 9 (0.32%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 511 (18.11%) Data Centre
2 211 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 100 (3.54%) Public Cloud
5 96 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 70 (2.48%) Replication
7 68 (2.41%) Clustering
7 68 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
8 66 (2.34%) Blackberry
9 54 (1.91%) Driving Licence
10 51 (1.81%) PKI
11 49 (1.74%) Private Cloud
12 43 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 42 (1.49%) Hedge funds
14 34 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
15 33 (1.17%) Client/Server
16 29 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
16 29 (1.03%) iPad
17 26 (0.92%) Fintech
17 26 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1,244 (44.08%) Windows
2 695 (24.63%) Windows Server
3 662 (23.46%) Linux
4 333 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 292 (10.35%) Windows 7
6 284 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 238 (8.43%) Windows 10
8 130 (4.61%) Unix
9 118 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 100 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 94 (3.33%) CentOS
12 78 (2.76%) Windows 8
13 75 (2.66%) Android
14 72 (2.55%) Ubuntu
15 64 (2.27%) Windows XP
16 62 (2.20%) Mac OS X
17 51 (1.81%) Apple iOS
18 33 (1.17%) Mac OS
19 30 (1.06%) Solaris
20 27 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (19.28%) ITIL
2 283 (10.03%) Load Balancing
3 271 (9.60%) DevOps
4 219 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 195 (6.91%) Network Design
6 183 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
7 176 (6.24%) Project Management
8 165 (5.85%) Configuration Management
9 160 (5.67%) Network Monitoring
10 159 (5.63%) Network Management
11 150 (5.32%) High Availability
12 149 (5.28%) Presales
13 148 (5.24%) Information Security
14 135 (4.78%) Change Management
15 133 (4.71%) Service Delivery
16 132 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
17 130 (4.61%) Mentoring
18 129 (4.57%) Migration
19 127 (4.50%) Service Management
20 125 (4.43%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 287 (10.17%) Python
2 251 (8.89%) PowerShell
3 225 (7.97%) SQL
4 158 (5.60%) Java
5 151 (5.35%) Bash Shell
6 144 (5.10%) Ruby
7 118 (4.18%) Perl
8 80 (2.83%) JavaScript
8 80 (2.83%) PHP
9 79 (2.80%) C
10 52 (1.84%) C#
11 47 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 36 (1.28%) C++
13 22 (0.78%) VBScript
14 20 (0.71%) VB.NET
15 18 (0.64%) VBA
16 17 (0.60%) Go
17 10 (0.35%) R
18 9 (0.32%) Lua
19 7 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 715 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
2 519 (18.39%) CCNP
3 359 (12.72%) CCNA
4 326 (11.55%) Degree
5 206 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 186 (6.59%) CCIE
7 125 (4.43%) MCSE
8 102 (3.61%) CISSP
8 102 (3.61%) Security Cleared
9 85 (3.01%) JNCIP
10 82 (2.91%) MCP
10 82 (2.91%) MCSA
11 72 (2.55%) SC Cleared
12 62 (2.20%) CCDP
13 58 (2.06%) MCITP
14 50 (1.77%) JNCIS
15 44 (1.56%) CISM
16 38 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 36 (1.28%) CCSA
17 36 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (5.71%) SLA
2 130 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (3.90%) PCI DSS
4 36 (1.28%) GDPR
5 35 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 34 (1.20%) QA
7 26 (0.92%) PMO
8 18 (0.64%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.25%) COBIT
10 7 (0.25%) GPG13
10 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.21%) ISO 31000
12 5 (0.18%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
14 3 (0.11%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.035%) DICOM
System Software
1 964 (34.16%) Active Directory
2 552 (19.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 372 (13.18%) Hyper-V
4 140 (4.96%) Docker
5 133 (4.71%) vSphere
6 107 (3.79%) XenApp
7 106 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
8 84 (2.98%) Terminal Services
9 53 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
10 51 (1.81%) XenDesktop
11 44 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
12 42 (1.49%) VMware NSX
13 40 (1.42%) NFS
14 33 (1.17%) iptables
15 23 (0.82%) Firmware
16 22 (0.78%) KVM
16 22 (0.78%) XenServer
17 21 (0.74%) Xen
18 19 (0.67%) vCloud
19 14 (0.50%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 198 (7.02%) Puppet
2 168 (5.95%) SCCM
3 161 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
4 156 (5.53%) Ansible
5 103 (3.65%) Nagios
6 99 (3.51%) Kubernetes
7 78 (2.76%) Terraform
8 71 (2.52%) Backup Exec
9 70 (2.48%) FortiGate
10 54 (1.91%) Cacti
11 53 (1.88%) SCOM
12 52 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
13 47 (1.67%) vCenter Server
14 44 (1.56%) WSUS
15 39 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
16 38 (1.35%) Packer
17 33 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
17 33 (1.17%) Nessus
18 26 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
19 24 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,295 (45.89%) Cisco
2 935 (33.13%) Microsoft
3 862 (30.55%) VMware
4 499 (17.68%) Citrix
5 489 (17.33%) Juniper
6 360 (12.76%) CheckPoint
7 304 (10.77%) Palo Alto
8 287 (10.17%) F5
9 272 (9.64%) HP
10 182 (6.45%) SolarWinds
11 126 (4.46%) Veeam
12 125 (4.43%) Dell
13 123 (4.36%) Fortinet
14 111 (3.93%) Oracle
15 106 (3.76%) Red Hat
16 95 (3.37%) Google
17 81 (2.87%) Avaya
18 79 (2.80%) NetApp
19 72 (2.55%) IBM
20 71 (2.52%) Aruba