Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 196 169
Rank change year-on-year -14 -27 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,618 3,127 3,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.89% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 11.79% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,216 2,570 3,243
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +4.88%

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 23,569 26,515 30,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.06% 16.01% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18,837 21,634 25,571
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -18 1,098 £52,500 +5.00% 113
South East -42 525 £38,500 -9.41% 62
North of England -40 362 £37,500 -6.25% 68
East of England +12 277 £37,500 -2.60% 37
Midlands +36 238 £42,500 +10.39% 35
North West +5 209 £40,380 -4.99% 31
West Midlands +38 196 £45,000 +13.21% 26
Yorkshire -47 149 £37,500 -6.25% 33
South West -32 125 £40,000 +5.96% 28
East Midlands +9 42 £40,500 +25.21% 9
North East -27 4 £32,500 -9.72% 4
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,525 (58.25%) Firewall
2 1,296 (49.50%) Windows
3 1,193 (45.57%) Cisco
4 985 (37.62%) Active Directory
5 919 (35.10%) WAN
6 907 (34.64%) Microsoft
7 826 (31.55%) LAN
8 824 (31.47%) DNS
9 765 (29.22%) VMware
10 709 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
11 631 (24.10%) Windows Server
12 618 (23.61%) TCP/IP
13 587 (22.42%) Linux
14 570 (21.77%) DHCP
15 559 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
16 550 (21.01%) CCNP
17 549 (20.97%) ITIL
18 522 (19.94%) Office 365
19 514 (19.63%) MPLS
20 499 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
21 495 (18.91%) Data Centre
22 475 (18.14%) Cisco ASA
23 458 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
24 453 (17.30%) Wireless
25 437 (16.69%) VLAN
26 436 (16.65%) Network Security
27 425 (16.23%) Citrix
28 423 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
29 384 (14.67%) Juniper
30 375 (14.32%) BGP

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
1 353 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 158 (6.04%) SharePoint
3 129 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 120 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 120 (4.58%) Skype for Business
5 91 (3.48%) IIS
6 51 (1.95%) Apache
7 40 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (1.38%) OpenStack
9 34 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 32 (1.22%) Confluence
11 29 (1.11%) nginx
12 25 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 21 (0.80%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.61%) JBoss
15 14 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (0.50%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.46%) WebLogic
18 10 (0.38%) GlassFish
18 10 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 423 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (2.79%) MS Visio
3 62 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 51 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.46%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.038%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 22 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.31%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.15%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.076%) assyst
5 2 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.076%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.076%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.076%) Workfront
6 1 (0.038%) Eikon
6 1 (0.038%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.038%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.038%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.038%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.038%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 559 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 522 (19.94%) Office 365
3 458 (17.49%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (4.70%) IaaS
5 120 (4.58%) SaaS
6 71 (2.71%) PaaS
7 62 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 56 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 50 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
10 46 (1.76%) Mimecast
11 44 (1.68%) G Suite
12 36 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (1.07%) Amazon S3
14 27 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
14 27 (1.03%) Route 53
15 26 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
15 26 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 23 (0.88%) GitHub
17 22 (0.84%) OneDrive
18 19 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1,525 (58.25%) Firewall
2 919 (35.10%) WAN
3 826 (31.55%) LAN
4 824 (31.47%) DNS
5 618 (23.61%) TCP/IP
6 570 (21.77%) DHCP
7 514 (19.63%) MPLS
8 475 (18.14%) Cisco ASA
9 453 (17.30%) Wireless
10 437 (16.69%) VLAN
11 436 (16.65%) Network Security
12 375 (14.32%) BGP
13 367 (14.02%) OSPF
14 351 (13.41%) IPsec
15 315 (12.03%) Cisco Nexus
16 304 (11.61%) VoIP
17 237 (9.05%) Internet
18 218 (8.33%) SSL
19 215 (8.21%) SAN
20 181 (6.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 67 (2.56%) MySQL
3 47 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (1.07%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
7 23 (0.88%) Redis
8 19 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.65%) Event Store
10 15 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 13 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.38%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.31%) Power BI
17 7 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 79 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.25%) Vagrant
3 55 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 53 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 52 (1.99%) Git (software)
6 48 (1.83%) Hudson
7 42 (1.60%) JIRA
8 38 (1.45%) TeamCity
9 37 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 32 (1.22%) Subversion
11 20 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (0.38%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.34%) Visual Studio
14 8 (0.31%) Gatling
14 8 (0.31%) JMeter
14 8 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.27%) CircleCI
15 7 (0.27%) Maven
16 5 (0.19%) GitLab
General
1 303 (11.57%) Finance
2 144 (5.50%) Telecoms
3 75 (2.86%) Retail
4 67 (2.56%) Banking
4 67 (2.56%) Legal
5 54 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 51 (1.95%) Marketing
7 41 (1.57%) Law
8 28 (1.07%) Advertising
9 21 (0.80%) Games
10 16 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.57%) Back Office
12 14 (0.53%) Billing
12 14 (0.53%) French Language
13 12 (0.46%) Electronics
13 12 (0.46%) German Language
14 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.27%) Swedish Language
16 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 610 (23.30%) Network Engineer
2 355 (13.56%) Analyst
3 317 (12.11%) Support Engineer
4 265 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 216 (8.25%) IT Support
6 202 (7.72%) Security Engineer
7 182 (6.95%) Senior Network Engineer
8 165 (6.30%) IT Engineer
9 159 (6.07%) Architect
10 158 (6.04%) Cisco Engineer
11 144 (5.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 143 (5.46%) Network Security Engineer
13 124 (4.74%) Support Analyst
14 115 (4.39%) Desktop Support
15 107 (4.09%) Administrator
16 106 (4.05%) IT Support Engineer
17 105 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
18 101 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
19 91 (3.48%) Consultant
20 85 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.67%) 802.1X
2 64 (2.44%) LDAP
3 59 (2.25%) Web Services
4 51 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
5 44 (1.68%) .NET
6 42 (1.60%) HTML
7 28 (1.07%) XML
8 26 (0.99%) .NET Framework
8 26 (0.99%) JSON
8 26 (0.99%) REST
9 21 (0.80%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (0.65%) Ajax
10 17 (0.65%) XMPP
11 13 (0.50%) CSS
11 13 (0.50%) LAMP
11 13 (0.50%) Middleware
11 13 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
12 12 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
13 11 (0.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 495 (18.91%) Data Centre
2 252 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (6.88%) Self-Motivation
4 131 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 116 (4.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 103 (3.93%) Video Conferencing
7 102 (3.90%) Replication
8 101 (3.86%) Computer Science
9 74 (2.83%) PKI
10 64 (2.44%) Driving Licence
11 58 (2.22%) Clustering
12 54 (2.06%) Public Cloud
13 52 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
14 49 (1.87%) iPhone
15 46 (1.76%) Blackberry
16 44 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
16 44 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
17 37 (1.41%) Fintech
18 33 (1.26%) Hedge funds
19 28 (1.07%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,296 (49.50%) Windows
2 631 (24.10%) Windows Server
3 587 (22.42%) Linux
4 358 (13.67%) Windows 10
5 342 (13.06%) Windows 7
6 308 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 294 (11.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 109 (4.16%) Android
9 102 (3.90%) Unix
10 81 (3.09%) Windows 8
11 76 (2.90%) CentOS
12 55 (2.10%) Mac OS X
13 53 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
14 50 (1.91%) Mac OS
15 49 (1.87%) Ubuntu
16 48 (1.83%) Apple iOS
17 38 (1.45%) Windows XP
18 26 (0.99%) Solaris
19 21 (0.80%) Debian
19 21 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (20.97%) ITIL
2 336 (12.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 336 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
3 263 (10.05%) Load Balancing
4 250 (9.55%) DevOps
5 211 (8.06%) SIEM
6 204 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 190 (7.26%) Information Security
8 166 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
9 157 (6.00%) Change Management
10 149 (5.69%) High Availability
10 149 (5.69%) Network Management
11 148 (5.65%) Project Management
12 145 (5.54%) Network Design
13 140 (5.35%) Service Management
14 139 (5.31%) Kalman Filter
14 139 (5.31%) Presales
14 139 (5.31%) Service Delivery
15 125 (4.77%) Configuration Management
16 122 (4.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 288 (11.00%) PowerShell
2 284 (10.85%) SQL
3 237 (9.05%) Python
4 129 (4.93%) Java
5 101 (3.86%) Bash Shell
6 75 (2.86%) Ruby
7 64 (2.44%) Perl
8 60 (2.29%) JavaScript
9 59 (2.25%) Go
10 56 (2.14%) C#
11 54 (2.06%) C
12 34 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.18%) PHP
14 27 (1.03%) T-SQL
15 23 (0.88%) C++
16 16 (0.61%) VBA
17 13 (0.50%) R
18 11 (0.42%) VB
19 9 (0.34%) VBScript
20 8 (0.31%) AWK
Qualifications
1 709 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 550 (21.01%) CCNP
3 358 (13.67%) CCNA
4 282 (10.77%) Degree
5 187 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 149 (5.69%) CCIE
7 107 (4.09%) MCSE
8 100 (3.82%) Security Cleared
9 83 (3.17%) MCSA
10 82 (3.13%) CCDP
11 71 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
12 63 (2.41%) MCP
13 62 (2.37%) CISSP
14 60 (2.29%) MCITP
15 56 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
16 55 (2.10%) SC Cleared
17 50 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 32 (1.22%) JNCIP
19 31 (1.18%) JNCIS
20 30 (1.15%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (7.75%) SLA
2 111 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (2.25%) GDPR
4 58 (2.22%) PCI DSS
5 34 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 29 (1.11%) QA
7 17 (0.65%) FISMA
8 12 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.42%) PMO
10 10 (0.38%) GPG13
11 8 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.27%) COBIT
12 7 (0.27%) GCP
13 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.15%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.076%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 1 (0.038%) ISAE 3402
16 1 (0.038%) SAS 70
System Software
1 985 (37.62%) Active Directory
2 499 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 374 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 133 (5.08%) Docker
5 81 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (3.06%) XenApp
7 77 (2.94%) vSphere
8 50 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (1.91%) XenDesktop
9 40 (1.53%) Terminal Services
9 40 (1.53%) VMware NSX
10 35 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 29 (1.11%) VMware Server
12 28 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
13 27 (1.03%) DFS Replication
14 24 (0.92%) Terminal Server
15 23 (0.88%) NFS
15 23 (0.88%) XenServer
16 22 (0.84%) Firmware
17 13 (0.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 153 (5.84%) Nagios
2 149 (5.69%) Ansible
3 145 (5.54%) SCCM
4 141 (5.39%) Puppet
5 123 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
6 118 (4.51%) Kubernetes
7 103 (3.93%) Terraform
8 93 (3.55%) Cisco Prime
9 79 (3.02%) Backup Exec
10 73 (2.79%) Packer
11 62 (2.37%) Grafana
11 62 (2.37%) ZABBIX
12 60 (2.29%) Docker Swarm
13 57 (2.18%) Salt
14 55 (2.10%) Consul
15 53 (2.02%) Graphite
16 52 (1.99%) Opsview
17 50 (1.91%) Cisco CUCM
18 48 (1.83%) FortiGate
19 46 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,193 (45.57%) Cisco
2 907 (34.64%) Microsoft
3 765 (29.22%) VMware
4 425 (16.23%) Citrix
5 384 (14.67%) Juniper
6 327 (12.49%) CheckPoint
7 301 (11.50%) F5
8 201 (7.68%) SolarWinds
9 188 (7.18%) Palo Alto
10 186 (7.10%) HP
11 159 (6.07%) Meraki
12 136 (5.19%) Fortinet
13 104 (3.97%) Veeam
14 99 (3.78%) Google
15 98 (3.74%) Dell
16 87 (3.32%) Apple
17 66 (2.52%) Forcepoint
18 63 (2.41%) McAfee
19 62 (2.37%) ServiceNow
20 61 (2.33%) Riverbed