Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 220 206
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14 -17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,931 2,228 2,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.72% 1.59% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 10.47% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,556 1,802 2,277
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.17% +8.24%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,125 £73,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 17,047 21,290 25,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.23% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13,594 16,744 20,559
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 23 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +27 804 £55,000 +4.76% 140
South East +35 441 £45,000 +5.88% 102
North of England +1 245 £40,000 +6.67% 101
Midlands +27 191 £37,500 -11.76% 63
West Midlands +19 158 £39,000 -22.00% 49
South West +69 153 £33,000 -17.50% 35
North West +30 130 £36,000 +12.50% 51
Yorkshire -19 99 £40,000 - 42
East of England -21 89 £44,500 +11.25% 39
East Midlands +7 33 £37,500 -11.76% 14
North East +23 16 £42,915 +32.05% 8
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 1,213 (62.82%) Firewall
2 855 (44.28%) Windows
3 843 (43.66%) Cisco
4 745 (38.58%) WAN
5 741 (38.37%) Microsoft
6 674 (34.90%) LAN
7 667 (34.54%) Active Directory
8 601 (31.12%) DNS
8 601 (31.12%) Office 365
9 559 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
10 551 (28.53%) Azure
11 510 (26.41%) TCP/IP
12 489 (25.32%) VMware
13 479 (24.81%) DHCP
14 448 (23.20%) Windows Server
15 386 (19.99%) CCNP
16 381 (19.73%) Linux
17 376 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 368 (19.06%) Data Centre
19 356 (18.44%) BGP
20 337 (17.45%) Network Security
21 333 (17.24%) Wireless
22 323 (16.73%) VLAN
23 320 (16.57%) MPLS
24 319 (16.52%) ITIL
25 315 (16.31%) AWS
26 301 (15.59%) OSPF
27 294 (15.23%) CCNA
28 284 (14.71%) Windows 10
29 269 (13.93%) IPsec

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
1 235 (12.17%) MS Exchange
2 131 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 97 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 88 (4.56%) IIS
5 68 (3.52%) Skype for Business
6 67 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (1.24%) Confluence
8 23 (1.19%) Apache
9 22 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (0.88%) nginx
11 13 (0.67%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.62%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.26%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.16%) CMS
17 2 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 234 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.62%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.21%) Gephi
9 1 (0.052%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.052%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.052%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.21%) assyst
5 3 (0.16%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.16%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.10%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.052%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 601 (31.12%) Office 365
2 551 (28.53%) Azure
3 315 (16.31%) AWS
4 113 (5.85%) IaaS
5 94 (4.87%) SaaS
6 75 (3.88%) PaaS
7 62 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 51 (2.64%) GCP
9 49 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 43 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 36 (1.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 33 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (1.45%) OneDrive
13 28 (1.45%) OpenShift
14 24 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 23 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
16 22 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
16 22 (1.14%) Mimecast
17 17 (0.88%) AWS Fargate
18 16 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,213 (62.82%) Firewall
2 745 (38.58%) WAN
3 674 (34.90%) LAN
4 601 (31.12%) DNS
5 510 (26.41%) TCP/IP
6 479 (24.81%) DHCP
7 356 (18.44%) BGP
8 337 (17.45%) Network Security
9 333 (17.24%) Wireless
10 323 (16.73%) VLAN
11 320 (16.57%) MPLS
12 301 (15.59%) OSPF
13 269 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
13 269 (13.93%) IPsec
14 226 (11.70%) VoIP
15 205 (10.62%) SSL
16 181 (9.37%) Internet
17 160 (8.29%) SAN
18 143 (7.41%) WLAN
19 142 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 26 (1.35%) MySQL
4 23 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (0.83%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.78%) DB2
11 14 (0.73%) Big Data
12 13 (0.67%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.62%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.47%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.36%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.36%) HBase
16 7 (0.36%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 51 (2.64%) JIRA
2 49 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 46 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.04%) Vagrant
5 18 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 15 (0.78%) Metasploit
7 14 (0.73%) Bitbucket
8 13 (0.67%) Hudson
9 8 (0.41%) Burp Suite
10 6 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.31%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.26%) CircleCI
11 5 (0.26%) JMeter
11 5 (0.26%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.16%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (0.16%) git-flow
12 3 (0.16%) MSI
13 2 (0.10%) GitLab
General
1 195 (10.10%) Finance
2 106 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 88 (4.56%) Retail
4 59 (3.06%) Public Sector
5 56 (2.90%) Legal
6 54 (2.80%) Banking
7 52 (2.69%) Law
8 23 (1.19%) Marketing
9 17 (0.88%) Automotive
10 14 (0.73%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.67%) Police
12 12 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.52%) Fire and Rescue
13 10 (0.52%) Games
13 10 (0.52%) Japanese Language
14 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.41%) Advertising
15 8 (0.41%) Back Office
16 7 (0.36%) Publishing
17 6 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 538 (27.86%) Network Engineer
2 235 (12.17%) Support Engineer
3 214 (11.08%) Analyst
4 203 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 151 (7.82%) IT Support
6 141 (7.30%) Architect
7 122 (6.32%) IT Engineer
8 120 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
9 104 (5.39%) Support Analyst
10 100 (5.18%) Security Engineer
11 96 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
12 84 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 80 (4.14%) IT Support Engineer
14 76 (3.94%) Network Security Engineer
15 75 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
16 74 (3.83%) Consultant
17 70 (3.63%) Cisco Engineer
18 65 (3.37%) Technical Support
19 63 (3.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
20 61 (3.16%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.68%) LDAP
2 54 (2.80%) 802.1X
3 32 (1.66%) Elastic Stack
4 30 (1.55%) XML
5 27 (1.40%) HTML
6 26 (1.35%) CSS
7 22 (1.14%) Ajax
8 18 (0.93%) SAML
8 18 (0.93%) Web Services
9 15 (0.78%) .NET
9 15 (0.78%) JSON
10 13 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.41%) Jinja
11 8 (0.41%) Kafka
11 8 (0.41%) LAMP
12 7 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (0.36%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.36%) OAuth
12 7 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 368 (19.06%) Data Centre
2 133 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 113 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 71 (3.68%) Public Cloud
7 50 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
8 45 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
9 42 (2.18%) Driving Licence
10 33 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (1.61%) Clustering
12 30 (1.55%) iPhone
13 28 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
13 28 (1.45%) PKI
14 26 (1.35%) User Experience
15 22 (1.14%) Blackberry
15 22 (1.14%) iPad
15 22 (1.14%) Replication
15 22 (1.14%) Smartphone
16 16 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 855 (44.28%) Windows
2 448 (23.20%) Windows Server
3 381 (19.73%) Linux
4 284 (14.71%) Windows 10
5 218 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 172 (8.91%) Windows 7
7 130 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (3.00%) Android
9 50 (2.59%) Windows 8
9 50 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 47 (2.43%) Unix
11 43 (2.23%) CentOS
12 42 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.81%) Mac OS
13 35 (1.81%) Ubuntu
14 33 (1.71%) Apple iOS
15 30 (1.55%) Windows XP
16 23 (1.19%) Debian
17 18 (0.93%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.62%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (16.52%) ITIL
2 263 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
3 242 (12.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 182 (9.43%) DevOps
5 180 (9.32%) Load Balancing
6 134 (6.94%) Information Security
7 125 (6.47%) Change Management
8 123 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
9 122 (6.32%) Migration
10 117 (6.06%) Network Design
11 116 (6.01%) Project Delivery
12 108 (5.59%) Network Monitoring
13 106 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
14 101 (5.23%) SIEM
15 99 (5.13%) Mentoring
16 91 (4.71%) Configuration Management
17 89 (4.61%) Computer Science
18 84 (4.35%) Network Management
19 82 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
20 81 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 241 (12.48%) PowerShell
2 164 (8.49%) Python
3 150 (7.77%) SQL
4 82 (4.25%) Bash Shell
5 52 (2.69%) C
6 45 (2.33%) Ruby
7 41 (2.12%) Java
8 33 (1.71%) JavaScript
9 30 (1.55%) Perl
10 27 (1.40%) C#
11 24 (1.24%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.09%) PHP
13 20 (1.04%) Go
14 14 (0.73%) VBScript
15 12 (0.62%) C++
16 11 (0.57%) T-SQL
16 11 (0.57%) VB
17 7 (0.36%) Lua
18 5 (0.26%) R
19 2 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 559 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 386 (19.99%) CCNP
3 294 (15.23%) CCNA
4 250 (12.95%) Degree
5 155 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 112 (5.80%) MCSE
7 107 (5.54%) Security Cleared
8 84 (4.35%) MCSA
9 78 (4.04%) CCIE
10 65 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
11 51 (2.64%) CISSP
12 50 (2.59%) SC Cleared
13 44 (2.28%) MCP
14 37 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 34 (1.76%) DV Cleared
15 34 (1.76%) JNCIP
16 31 (1.61%) CCDP
17 30 (1.55%) DBS Check
18 29 (1.50%) JNCIA
19 28 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (6.78%) SLA
2 94 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 28 (1.45%) NIST
5 26 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.78%) GDPR
8 13 (0.67%) QA
9 12 (0.62%) NIST 800
10 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.26%) BS25999
12 5 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.16%) NCSC
14 2 (0.10%) COBIT
14 2 (0.10%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.10%) FISMA
14 2 (0.10%) ITGC
14 2 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 667 (34.54%) Active Directory
2 376 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (10.41%) Hyper-V
4 120 (6.21%) Docker
5 94 (4.87%) vSphere
6 83 (4.30%) XenApp
7 72 (3.73%) XenDesktop
8 65 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (1.81%) VMware NSX
10 30 (1.55%) Firmware
11 27 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
13 21 (1.09%) BitLocker
14 19 (0.98%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.88%) vCloud
16 14 (0.73%) NFS
16 14 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.57%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 8 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 155 (8.03%) SCCM
2 124 (6.42%) Ansible
3 116 (6.01%) Kubernetes
4 87 (4.51%) Puppet
5 84 (4.35%) Terraform
6 67 (3.47%) Single Sign-On
7 65 (3.37%) WSUS
8 52 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
9 47 (2.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 43 (2.23%) FortiGate
10 43 (2.23%) Nagios
11 32 (1.66%) Backup Exec
11 32 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
12 28 (1.45%) Nessus
13 26 (1.35%) Packer
13 26 (1.35%) Salt
14 25 (1.29%) Grafana
15 24 (1.24%) Consul
15 24 (1.24%) ZABBIX
16 21 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 843 (43.66%) Cisco
2 741 (38.37%) Microsoft
3 489 (25.32%) VMware
4 267 (13.83%) Citrix
5 250 (12.95%) Palo Alto
6 197 (10.20%) CheckPoint
6 197 (10.20%) Juniper
7 145 (7.51%) HP
7 145 (7.51%) SolarWinds
8 133 (6.89%) F5
9 108 (5.59%) Meraki
10 82 (4.25%) Veeam
11 79 (4.09%) Google
12 71 (3.68%) Fortinet
13 67 (3.47%) Dell
14 65 (3.37%) ServiceNow
15 56 (2.90%) Red Hat
16 52 (2.69%) Aruba
17 49 (2.54%) NetApp
18 48 (2.49%) Apple