Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 195 175
Rank change year-on-year -22 -20 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,441 3,117 3,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.61% 1.84% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 11.75% 11.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,981 2,514 3,168
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
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 22,792 26,537 30,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.02% 15.70% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18,062 21,687 25,145
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -30 1,018 £52,500 -0.94% 105
South East -24 486 £40,000 -4.76% 74
North of England -48 328 £37,500 -11.76% 83
East of England +7 256 £42,500 +11.84% 23
Midlands +40 241 £42,000 +5.00% 42
West Midlands +45 196 £45,000 +12.50% 27
North West -22 185 £37,500 -11.76% 40
Yorkshire -42 136 £38,500 -3.75% 38
South West -42 114 £38,750 +4.73% 42
East Midlands +11 45 £40,500 +25.21% 15
North East -12 7 £32,500 -39.53% 5
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 1,485 (60.84%) Firewall
2 1,205 (49.37%) Windows
3 1,042 (42.69%) Cisco
4 947 (38.80%) Active Directory
5 905 (37.07%) WAN
6 859 (35.19%) Microsoft
7 844 (34.58%) LAN
8 739 (30.27%) DNS
9 724 (29.66%) VMware
10 618 (25.32%) Windows Server
11 617 (25.28%) TCP/IP
12 591 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
13 537 (22.00%) Linux
14 529 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
15 509 (20.85%) DHCP
16 479 (19.62%) Office 365
17 464 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
18 462 (18.93%) ITIL
19 458 (18.76%) Data Centre
20 457 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
21 442 (18.11%) MPLS
22 437 (17.90%) CCNP
23 396 (16.22%) Wireless
24 379 (15.53%) VLAN
25 376 (15.40%) Citrix
26 373 (15.28%) Cisco ASA
27 372 (15.24%) BGP
28 371 (15.20%) Network Security
29 360 (14.75%) Hyper-V
30 346 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 323 (13.23%) MS Exchange
2 149 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 123 (5.04%) Skype for Business
4 122 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (4.30%) IIS
6 88 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 48 (1.97%) Apache
8 43 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (1.39%) OpenStack
10 25 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (0.98%) Confluence
11 24 (0.98%) Tomcat
12 23 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 20 (0.82%) nginx
14 17 (0.70%) JBoss
15 16 (0.66%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.61%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.57%) GlassFish
17 14 (0.57%) MQSeries
17 14 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 316 (12.95%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.082%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.041%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.041%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 23 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.20%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.16%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.12%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.082%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.082%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.041%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.041%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.041%) Eikon
7 1 (0.041%) Lawson
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.041%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.041%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.041%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.041%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 529 (21.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 479 (19.62%) Office 365
3 464 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
4 119 (4.88%) SaaS
5 109 (4.47%) IaaS
6 81 (3.32%) PaaS
7 62 (2.54%) Mimecast
8 59 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
9 58 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 54 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 54 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
11 47 (1.93%) G Suite
12 45 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
13 42 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 38 (1.56%) Amazon S3
15 25 (1.02%) Route 53
16 23 (0.94%) GitHub
17 19 (0.78%) Serverless
18 17 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
19 15 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1,485 (60.84%) Firewall
2 905 (37.07%) WAN
3 844 (34.58%) LAN
4 739 (30.27%) DNS
5 617 (25.28%) TCP/IP
6 509 (20.85%) DHCP
7 442 (18.11%) MPLS
8 396 (16.22%) Wireless
9 379 (15.53%) VLAN
10 373 (15.28%) Cisco ASA
11 372 (15.24%) BGP
12 371 (15.20%) Network Security
13 334 (13.68%) OSPF
14 329 (13.48%) VoIP
15 290 (11.88%) IPsec
16 244 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 226 (9.26%) Internet
18 216 (8.85%) SAN
19 210 (8.60%) Wi-Fi
20 164 (6.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
2 44 (1.80%) MySQL
3 41 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (1.07%) NoSQL
7 22 (0.90%) Big Data
8 21 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (0.57%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.57%) Power BI
12 14 (0.57%) Redis
13 11 (0.45%) Event Store
13 11 (0.45%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 87 (3.56%) Jenkins
2 68 (2.79%) Vagrant
3 65 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 59 (2.42%) Hudson
5 52 (2.13%) Git (software)
6 45 (1.84%) Subversion
6 45 (1.84%) TeamCity
7 41 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 32 (1.31%) JIRA
8 32 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (0.53%) GitLab
11 12 (0.49%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.33%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.20%) CircleCI
15 4 (0.16%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
16 3 (0.12%) Gatling
16 3 (0.12%) JMeter
General
1 343 (14.05%) Finance
2 168 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 71 (2.91%) Banking
4 63 (2.58%) Legal
4 63 (2.58%) Retail
5 35 (1.43%) Marketing
6 33 (1.35%) Advertising
7 32 (1.31%) French Language
8 30 (1.23%) Law
9 27 (1.11%) German Language
9 27 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.07%) Back Office
11 16 (0.66%) Games
12 14 (0.57%) Electronics
13 13 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.49%) Swedish Language
15 8 (0.33%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.20%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.20%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 544 (22.29%) Network Engineer
2 303 (12.41%) Analyst
3 276 (11.31%) Support Engineer
4 262 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 177 (7.25%) Architect
6 171 (7.01%) IT Support
7 166 (6.80%) Security Engineer
8 135 (5.53%) IT Engineer
9 123 (5.04%) Cisco Engineer
10 116 (4.75%) Support Analyst
11 113 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 112 (4.59%) Administrator
13 110 (4.51%) Senior Network Engineer
14 108 (4.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 103 (4.22%) Network Security Engineer
16 87 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
17 83 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
18 79 (3.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 79 (3.24%) IT Support Engineer
19 78 (3.20%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (2.70%) Web Services
2 57 (2.34%) LDAP
3 49 (2.01%) 802.1X
4 48 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
5 44 (1.80%) .NET
6 29 (1.19%) REST
7 27 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
8 25 (1.02%) HTML
9 22 (0.90%) Node.js
10 20 (0.82%) XML
11 18 (0.74%) ASP.NET
12 17 (0.70%) JSON
12 17 (0.70%) Kafka
12 17 (0.70%) Middleware
13 15 (0.61%) .NET Framework
13 15 (0.61%) J2EE
13 15 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
14 14 (0.57%) EJB
14 14 (0.57%) Java SE
14 14 (0.57%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 458 (18.76%) Data Centre
2 238 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
3 158 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
4 134 (5.49%) Video Conferencing
5 133 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 112 (4.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 107 (4.38%) Computer Science
8 80 (3.28%) Replication
9 65 (2.66%) PKI
10 58 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
11 55 (2.25%) Public Cloud
12 53 (2.17%) Clustering
13 48 (1.97%) Driving Licence
13 48 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
14 37 (1.52%) NHS
15 35 (1.43%) Fintech
16 33 (1.35%) Blackberry
17 32 (1.31%) iPhone
18 27 (1.11%) Hedge funds
19 26 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1,205 (49.37%) Windows
2 618 (25.32%) Windows Server
3 537 (22.00%) Linux
4 315 (12.90%) Windows 10
5 313 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 297 (12.17%) Windows 7
7 269 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 93 (3.81%) Unix
9 82 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 74 (3.03%) CentOS
11 64 (2.62%) Android
12 61 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 58 (2.38%) Mac OS X
14 49 (2.01%) Ubuntu
15 37 (1.52%) Apple iOS
16 32 (1.31%) Windows XP
17 31 (1.27%) Mac OS
18 27 (1.11%) Solaris
19 25 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 16 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (18.93%) ITIL
2 346 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 309 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
4 239 (9.79%) Load Balancing
5 212 (8.68%) DevOps
6 201 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 192 (7.87%) Information Security
8 188 (7.70%) Agile Software Development
9 180 (7.37%) SIEM
10 169 (6.92%) Project Management
11 145 (5.94%) High Availability
12 144 (5.90%) Mentoring
13 139 (5.69%) Network Management
14 135 (5.53%) Change Management
15 134 (5.49%) Service Delivery
16 132 (5.41%) Presales
17 126 (5.16%) Service Management
18 123 (5.04%) Network Design
19 120 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
19 120 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 305 (12.49%) SQL
2 276 (11.31%) PowerShell
3 247 (10.12%) Python
4 128 (5.24%) Java
5 104 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 79 (3.24%) Ruby
7 76 (3.11%) Go
8 74 (3.03%) Perl
9 53 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 49 (2.01%) C
10 49 (2.01%) JavaScript
11 39 (1.60%) C#
12 26 (1.07%) PHP
13 23 (0.94%) C++
14 18 (0.74%) VBScript
15 15 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.57%) VB
17 12 (0.49%) AWK
17 12 (0.49%) VBA
18 7 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 591 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
2 437 (17.90%) CCNP
3 280 (11.47%) CCNA
4 265 (10.86%) Degree
5 174 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 139 (5.69%) CCIE
7 103 (4.22%) Security Cleared
8 102 (4.18%) MCSE
9 66 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 59 (2.42%) MCSA
11 58 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 55 (2.25%) CCDP
13 52 (2.13%) MCP
14 50 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
15 47 (1.93%) CISSP
16 46 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 36 (1.47%) CEH
18 35 (1.43%) MCITP
19 31 (1.27%) JNCIS
20 30 (1.23%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (7.74%) SLA
2 96 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (2.17%) GDPR
3 53 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (1.02%) QA
6 17 (0.70%) FISMA
7 14 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (0.53%) PMO
9 10 (0.41%) COBIT
10 8 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.16%) GPG13
11 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.16%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.12%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.082%) Basel III
13 2 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.041%) IASME
14 1 (0.041%) SEPA
System Software
1 947 (38.80%) Active Directory
2 457 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 360 (14.75%) Hyper-V
4 144 (5.90%) Docker
5 124 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 83 (3.40%) XenApp
7 71 (2.91%) vSphere
8 53 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 46 (1.88%) Terminal Services
10 44 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (1.43%) VMware NSX
12 27 (1.11%) NFS
12 27 (1.11%) XenServer
13 26 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (1.07%) VMware Server
14 22 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
15 18 (0.74%) DFS Replication
15 18 (0.74%) Terminal Server
16 13 (0.53%) iptables
17 12 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 149 (6.10%) Nagios
2 140 (5.74%) Ansible
3 127 (5.20%) Puppet
4 125 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
5 118 (4.83%) Kubernetes
6 109 (4.47%) SCCM
7 104 (4.26%) Terraform
8 88 (3.61%) Backup Exec
9 80 (3.28%) Packer
10 71 (2.91%) ZABBIX
11 70 (2.87%) Docker Swarm
12 69 (2.83%) Salt
13 67 (2.74%) Cisco Prime
13 67 (2.74%) Grafana
14 65 (2.66%) Graphite
15 60 (2.46%) Consul
15 60 (2.46%) Opsview
16 49 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
17 47 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
18 40 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,042 (42.69%) Cisco
2 859 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 724 (29.66%) VMware
4 376 (15.40%) Citrix
5 335 (13.72%) Juniper
6 306 (12.54%) CheckPoint
7 246 (10.08%) F5
8 190 (7.78%) HP
9 179 (7.33%) Palo Alto
10 166 (6.80%) SolarWinds
11 132 (5.41%) Meraki
12 117 (4.79%) Veeam
13 116 (4.75%) Fortinet
14 113 (4.63%) Dell
15 93 (3.81%) Google
16 75 (3.07%) NetApp
16 75 (3.07%) Oracle
17 72 (2.95%) Apple
18 71 (2.91%) Avaya
19 69 (2.83%) Symantec