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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 158 181
Rank change year-on-year -30 +23  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1578 2017 1912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.88% 2.18% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.54% 12.87% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1686 1629
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13673 15669 18191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.32% 16.96% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11162 13131 14886
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 683 £50,500 +1.00% 65
South East -11 336 £45,000 - 34
East of England -47 133 £40,000 -5.88% 17
North West -22 127 £37,500 -6.25% 23
Yorkshire -3 119 £37,500 -2.59% 17
West Midlands -33 100 £39,000 - 15
South West -76 67 £36,500 +4.28% 9
East Midlands -11 14 £26,250 -34.37% 2
North East +8 5 £35,000 -1.68% 1
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 1842 (61.30%) Firewall
2 1623 (54.01%) Cisco
3 1501 (49.95%) Windows
4 1182 (39.33%) WAN
5 1037 (34.51%) LAN
6 1002 (33.34%) Cisco Certification
7 980 (32.61%) Microsoft
8 931 (30.98%) Active Directory
9 925 (30.78%) VMware
10 813 (27.05%) DNS
11 781 (25.99%) Windows Server
12 758 (25.22%) MPLS
13 730 (24.29%) CCNP
14 686 (22.83%) TCP/IP
15 665 (22.13%) Linux
16 632 (21.03%) BGP
17 605 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 602 (20.03%) DHCP
19 594 (19.77%) Wireless
20 585 (19.47%) ITIL
21 574 (19.10%) Cisco ASA
22 573 (19.07%) Data Centre
23 571 (19.00%) Juniper
24 559 (18.60%) OSPF
25 528 (17.57%) CCNA
26 525 (17.47%) Finance
27 507 (16.87%) VLAN
28 493 (16.41%) MS Exchange
29 487 (16.21%) Network Security
30 483 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 493 (16.41%) MS Exchange
2 236 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 155 (5.16%) SharePoint
4 137 (4.56%) Apache
5 129 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 117 (3.89%) Skype for Business
7 107 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 87 (2.90%) IIS
9 82 (2.73%) Tomcat
10 49 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 37 (1.23%) nginx
12 26 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
13 24 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.70%) IBM Notes
15 20 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
16 19 (0.63%) JBoss
17 17 (0.57%) Confluence
17 17 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
18 16 (0.53%) WebLogic
19 14 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 469 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 52 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.20%) InDesign
6 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
8 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 21 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.067%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.067%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.067%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.033%) Eikon
7 1 (0.033%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.033%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.033%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 374 (12.45%) Office 365
2 301 (10.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 247 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (2.16%) IaaS
4 65 (2.16%) SaaS
5 54 (1.80%) PaaS
6 44 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (0.90%) Mimecast
9 26 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.33%) Akamai
14 10 (0.33%) G Suite
14 10 (0.33%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.30%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.23%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 1842 (61.30%) Firewall
2 1182 (39.33%) WAN
3 1037 (34.51%) LAN
4 813 (27.05%) DNS
5 758 (25.22%) MPLS
6 686 (22.83%) TCP/IP
7 632 (21.03%) BGP
8 602 (20.03%) DHCP
9 594 (19.77%) Wireless
10 574 (19.10%) Cisco ASA
11 559 (18.60%) OSPF
12 507 (16.87%) VLAN
13 487 (16.21%) Network Security
14 458 (15.24%) VoIP
15 386 (12.85%) IPsec
16 374 (12.45%) SSL
17 319 (10.62%) SAN
18 302 (10.05%) Internet
19 289 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
20 242 (8.05%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (8.95%) SQL Server
2 140 (4.66%) MySQL
3 74 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 61 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 57 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (0.87%) MariaDB
7 24 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (0.63%) Redis
10 15 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.40%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.37%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.30%) Big Data
15 9 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.27%) Relational Database
17 7 (0.23%) Cognos Impromptu
18 4 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
18 4 (0.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 54 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 39 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 30 (1.00%) JIRA
4 17 (0.57%) Subversion
4 17 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (0.37%) Metasploit
6 11 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (0.33%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.33%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.27%) Selenium
9 7 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.17%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.17%) JMeter
10 5 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.100%) Maven
11 3 (0.100%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.067%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.067%) Trac
General
1 525 (17.47%) Finance
2 258 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 97 (3.23%) Legal
4 81 (2.70%) Back Office
5 71 (2.36%) Retail
6 64 (2.13%) Banking
7 60 (2.00%) Law
8 50 (1.66%) Marketing
9 49 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.30%) Games
11 30 (1.00%) Electronics
12 25 (0.83%) Digital Economy
13 22 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.70%) Publishing
15 17 (0.57%) German Language
16 16 (0.53%) Military
17 15 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.40%) Advertising
19 10 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
20 8 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 877 (29.18%) Network Engineer
2 523 (17.40%) Analyst
3 404 (13.44%) Support Engineer
4 287 (9.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 251 (8.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 248 (8.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 237 (7.89%) Security Engineer
8 232 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 193 (6.42%) IT Support
10 180 (5.99%) Service Analyst
11 167 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 159 (5.29%) Administrator
13 157 (5.22%) IT Engineer
14 152 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
15 150 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
16 127 (4.23%) Support Analyst
17 126 (4.19%) Network Analyst
18 120 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
19 116 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
20 110 (3.66%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (2.93%) 802.1X
2 59 (1.96%) LAMP
2 59 (1.96%) Web Services
3 46 (1.53%) HTML
4 33 (1.10%) REST
5 27 (0.90%) XML
6 26 (0.87%) CSS
7 25 (0.83%) JSON
8 17 (0.57%) .NET
9 13 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (0.40%) J2EE
10 12 (0.40%) Memcached
10 12 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.37%) Middleware
12 9 (0.30%) WAP
13 8 (0.27%) Kafka
13 8 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
13 8 (0.27%) Sphinx
14 6 (0.20%) Node.js
14 6 (0.20%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 573 (19.07%) Data Centre
2 223 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.06%) Computer Science
4 110 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 94 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 94 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 76 (2.53%) Clustering
7 67 (2.23%) Replication
8 64 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 61 (2.03%) PKI
10 54 (1.80%) Hedge funds
11 52 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
12 47 (1.56%) iPad
13 44 (1.46%) Public Cloud
14 35 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
15 29 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
16 28 (0.93%) Client/Server
17 27 (0.90%) iPhone
18 23 (0.77%) Smartphone
19 22 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1501 (49.95%) Windows
2 781 (25.99%) Windows Server
3 665 (22.13%) Linux
4 483 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 433 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 422 (14.04%) Windows 7
7 210 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 196 (6.52%) Windows 10
9 194 (6.46%) Unix
10 137 (4.56%) CentOS
11 106 (3.53%) Windows XP
12 95 (3.16%) Android
13 89 (2.96%) Windows 8
14 85 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 63 (2.10%) Mac OS X
16 56 (1.86%) Ubuntu
17 52 (1.73%) Debian
18 51 (1.70%) Apple iOS
19 45 (1.50%) Mac OS
20 34 (1.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (19.47%) ITIL
2 233 (7.75%) Load Balancing
3 231 (7.69%) Network Design
4 184 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 176 (5.86%) High Availability
6 161 (5.36%) Service Management
7 159 (5.29%) Network Management
8 157 (5.22%) Project Management
9 151 (5.02%) Kalman Filter
9 151 (5.02%) Presales
10 144 (4.79%) DevOps
11 136 (4.53%) Mentoring
12 134 (4.46%) Service Delivery
13 133 (4.43%) Information Security
14 132 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
15 126 (4.19%) Migration
16 125 (4.16%) Problem Management
17 118 (3.93%) SIEM
18 117 (3.89%) Change Management
19 109 (3.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 260 (8.65%) SQL
2 183 (6.09%) PowerShell
3 167 (5.56%) Python
4 111 (3.69%) Bash Shell
5 103 (3.43%) Perl
6 86 (2.86%) Java
7 67 (2.23%) Ruby
8 62 (2.06%) Shell Script
9 54 (1.80%) C
10 38 (1.26%) PHP
11 32 (1.06%) C++
12 27 (0.90%) JavaScript
13 16 (0.53%) VB
14 14 (0.47%) AWK
15 11 (0.37%) VBScript
16 10 (0.33%) sed
17 6 (0.20%) C#
17 6 (0.20%) R
17 6 (0.20%) VBA
18 5 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1002 (33.34%) Cisco Certification
2 730 (24.29%) CCNP
3 528 (17.57%) CCNA
4 401 (13.34%) Degree
5 238 (7.92%) CCIE
6 203 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 133 (4.43%) MCSE
8 116 (3.86%) Security Cleared
9 110 (3.66%) MCP
10 96 (3.19%) SC Cleared
11 87 (2.90%) MCSA
12 79 (2.63%) JNCIS
13 67 (2.23%) JNCIP
14 66 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
15 61 (2.03%) CCSP
16 60 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 57 (1.90%) CCDP
17 57 (1.90%) CISSP
18 52 (1.73%) CCSE
19 45 (1.50%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (9.85%) SLA
2 124 (4.13%) PCI DSS
3 115 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 29 (0.97%) QA
6 21 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.47%) COBIT
7 14 (0.47%) PMO
8 13 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (0.37%) GDPR
10 10 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.100%) FISMA
14 2 (0.067%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.033%) COSO
15 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.033%) SAS 70
System Software
1 931 (30.98%) Active Directory
2 605 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 384 (12.78%) Hyper-V
4 142 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
5 90 (3.00%) vSphere
6 86 (2.86%) XenApp
7 70 (2.33%) Terminal Services
8 54 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 53 (1.76%) XenServer
10 50 (1.66%) KVM
11 47 (1.56%) Docker
12 44 (1.46%) NFS
13 35 (1.16%) Snort
14 34 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
15 32 (1.06%) iptables
16 29 (0.97%) ProxySG
17 28 (0.93%) pfSense
18 27 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
19 26 (0.87%) Varnish
20 18 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 122 (4.06%) SCCM
2 118 (3.93%) Nagios
3 98 (3.26%) FortiGate
4 97 (3.23%) Puppet
5 86 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 77 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 74 (2.46%) WSUS
8 70 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
9 44 (1.46%) AirWatch
9 44 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 43 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
11 39 (1.30%) Ansible
11 39 (1.30%) Nessus
12 32 (1.06%) SCOM
13 31 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
14 30 (1.00%) Cacti
15 26 (0.87%) ZABBIX
16 25 (0.83%) SELinux
17 24 (0.80%) HAProxy
18 23 (0.77%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1623 (54.01%) Cisco
2 980 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 925 (30.78%) VMware
4 571 (19.00%) Juniper
5 476 (15.84%) Citrix
6 466 (15.51%) CheckPoint
7 444 (14.78%) Palo Alto
8 341 (11.35%) F5
9 290 (9.65%) HP
10 151 (5.02%) SolarWinds
11 143 (4.76%) Fortinet
12 130 (4.33%) Red Hat
13 120 (3.99%) NetApp
14 116 (3.86%) Meraki
15 105 (3.49%) SonicWALL
16 104 (3.46%) Symantec
17 102 (3.39%) Dell
18 97 (3.23%) Avaya
18 97 (3.23%) McAfee
18 97 (3.23%) Riverbed
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £26000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Agentis Solution
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £33000 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 Per Annum benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Westbury-On-Severn, Gloucestershire
Aceo Limited
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Alertsystems.co.uk
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago