Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 171 181
Rank change year-on-year -21 +10 -16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3085 3616 3910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.84% 2.02% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.68% 11.85% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2492 3149 3387
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.55% +5.58%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%

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 26420 30519 34731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.75% 17.03% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21527 25185 28886
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -36 1273 £52,500 +5.00% 44
South East -14 663 £42,000 -6.67% 19
North of England +24 486 £42,500 +13.33% 30
East of England -10 292 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Yorkshire +60 242 £40,750 +16.43% 8
North West -6 233 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Midlands -41 213 £40,000 -5.88% 14
South West -51 177 £37,000 +12.12% 8
West Midlands -60 159 £40,000 - 11
East Midlands +18 38 £32,346 -23.89% 3
North East +8 12 £53,750 +73.39% 3
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1820 (59.00%) Firewall
2 1427 (46.26%) Windows
3 1409 (45.67%) Cisco
4 1231 (39.90%) WAN
5 1085 (35.17%) Microsoft
6 1068 (34.62%) LAN
7 1063 (34.46%) Active Directory
8 991 (32.12%) DNS
9 979 (31.73%) VMware
10 857 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
11 789 (25.58%) Windows Server
12 746 (24.18%) Linux
13 728 (23.60%) TCP/IP
14 723 (23.44%) MPLS
15 711 (23.05%) DHCP
16 696 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 668 (21.65%) BGP
18 613 (19.87%) OSPF
19 590 (19.12%) CCNP
20 570 (18.48%) ITIL
21 548 (17.76%) Citrix
21 548 (17.76%) IPsec
22 538 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
23 532 (17.24%) Data Centre
24 529 (17.15%) Finance
25 526 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
26 520 (16.86%) Juniper
27 511 (16.56%) VLAN
28 498 (16.14%) MS Exchange
29 471 (15.27%) Wireless

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
1 498 (16.14%) MS Exchange
2 241 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 172 (5.58%) Skype for Business
4 167 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 145 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 119 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 114 (3.70%) Apache
8 104 (3.37%) IIS
9 50 (1.62%) Confluence
10 48 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 47 (1.52%) CMS
11 47 (1.52%) OpenStack
12 45 (1.46%) nginx
13 43 (1.39%) Tomcat
14 30 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
15 24 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
15 24 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
16 20 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (0.52%) IBM Notes
18 12 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 413 (13.39%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.097%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.097%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.032%) InDesign
8 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.29%) Visualfiles
4 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 4 (0.13%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.097%) Magento
8 2 (0.065%) Eikon
8 2 (0.065%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.065%) Summit
9 1 (0.032%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.032%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.032%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.032%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.032%) SAP AFS
9 1 (0.032%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 526 (17.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 454 (14.72%) Office 365
3 420 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
4 170 (5.51%) IaaS
5 137 (4.44%) PaaS
6 108 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 102 (3.31%) SaaS
8 58 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 54 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
10 53 (1.72%) Amazon S3
11 48 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
13 33 (1.07%) Route 53
14 26 (0.84%) Mimecast
15 20 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
16 18 (0.58%) Akamai
17 16 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (0.52%) G Suite
18 14 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1820 (59.00%) Firewall
2 1231 (39.90%) WAN
3 1068 (34.62%) LAN
4 991 (32.12%) DNS
5 728 (23.60%) TCP/IP
6 723 (23.44%) MPLS
7 711 (23.05%) DHCP
8 668 (21.65%) BGP
9 613 (19.87%) OSPF
10 548 (17.76%) IPsec
11 538 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
12 511 (16.56%) VLAN
13 471 (15.27%) Wireless
14 465 (15.07%) Network Security
15 419 (13.58%) SSL
16 398 (12.90%) VoIP
17 306 (9.92%) SAN
18 280 (9.08%) EIGRP
19 262 (8.49%) Cisco Nexus
20 249 (8.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 175 (5.67%) MySQL
3 81 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 52 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 21 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 19 (0.62%) DB2
11 17 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.52%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.52%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.45%) MariaDB
14 9 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.29%) Cognos Impromptu
14 9 (0.29%) Redis
15 8 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 84 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 78 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 65 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 59 (1.91%) JIRA
5 41 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 35 (1.13%) Hudson
7 28 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 25 (0.81%) Visual Studio
9 23 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 21 (0.68%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.55%) Ant
12 16 (0.52%) Maven
13 14 (0.45%) Vagrant
14 13 (0.42%) Toad
15 11 (0.36%) Artifactory
15 11 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (0.26%) Subversion
17 6 (0.19%) Metasploit
18 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 4 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 529 (17.15%) Finance
2 242 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 97 (3.14%) Back Office
4 94 (3.05%) Law
5 90 (2.92%) Retail
6 88 (2.85%) Legal
7 87 (2.82%) Banking
8 71 (2.30%) Marketing
9 52 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 44 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 41 (1.33%) Military
12 39 (1.26%) Games
13 30 (0.97%) Publishing
14 26 (0.84%) Investment Banking
15 24 (0.78%) Electronics
16 22 (0.71%) Advertising
17 17 (0.55%) French Language
18 16 (0.52%) Billing
18 16 (0.52%) German Language
18 16 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 688 (22.30%) Network Engineer
2 469 (15.20%) Analyst
3 355 (11.51%) Support Engineer
4 245 (7.94%) Administrator
5 232 (7.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 224 (7.26%) IT Support
7 222 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 199 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 179 (5.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 167 (5.41%) Security Engineer
11 165 (5.35%) Consultant
12 157 (5.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 148 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support
14 147 (4.76%) Service Analyst
15 144 (4.67%) Architect
15 144 (4.67%) IT Engineer
15 144 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
16 141 (4.57%) Support Analyst
17 122 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
18 121 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (3.18%) Web Services
2 94 (3.05%) 802.1X
3 74 (2.40%) HTML
4 71 (2.30%) .NET
5 48 (1.56%) LAMP
6 43 (1.39%) XML
7 38 (1.23%) CSS
8 35 (1.13%) JSON
9 21 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.68%) XMPP
10 18 (0.58%) Middleware
10 18 (0.58%) POSIX
11 15 (0.49%) REST
12 14 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (0.42%) HTML5
14 12 (0.39%) AngularJS
14 12 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
15 9 (0.29%) Node.js
16 8 (0.26%) Kafka
17 7 (0.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 532 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 207 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 93 (3.01%) Public Cloud
5 91 (2.95%) Replication
6 90 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
7 89 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 79 (2.56%) Clustering
9 78 (2.53%) Blackberry
10 56 (1.82%) Driving Licence
11 49 (1.59%) Hedge funds
12 47 (1.52%) iPad
13 43 (1.39%) Private Cloud
14 40 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
15 39 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
16 38 (1.23%) PKI
17 34 (1.10%) Client/Server
18 31 (1.00%) iPhone
19 26 (0.84%) Fintech
20 24 (0.78%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 1427 (46.26%) Windows
2 789 (25.58%) Windows Server
3 746 (24.18%) Linux
4 431 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 401 (13.00%) Windows 7
6 375 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 264 (8.56%) Windows 10
8 185 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 136 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 134 (4.34%) Unix
11 121 (3.92%) CentOS
12 100 (3.24%) Windows 8
13 88 (2.85%) Mac OS X
14 77 (2.50%) Windows XP
15 74 (2.40%) Android
16 69 (2.24%) Ubuntu
17 45 (1.46%) Apple iOS
18 41 (1.33%) Mac OS
19 33 (1.07%) Debian
20 19 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (18.48%) ITIL
2 324 (10.50%) Load Balancing
3 259 (8.40%) DevOps
4 234 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 219 (7.10%) Network Design
6 193 (6.26%) Project Management
7 190 (6.16%) Network Management
8 187 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
9 176 (5.71%) High Availability
10 170 (5.51%) Service Delivery
11 163 (5.28%) Mentoring
12 160 (5.19%) Configuration Management
12 160 (5.19%) Network Monitoring
13 151 (4.89%) Presales
14 147 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
15 146 (4.73%) Migration
16 145 (4.70%) Service Management
17 143 (4.64%) Change Management
18 139 (4.51%) Information Security
19 127 (4.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (9.59%) PowerShell
2 269 (8.72%) SQL
3 268 (8.69%) Python
4 161 (5.22%) Bash Shell
5 148 (4.80%) Ruby
6 145 (4.70%) Java
7 132 (4.28%) Perl
8 93 (3.01%) C
9 68 (2.20%) Shell Script
10 50 (1.62%) PHP
11 48 (1.56%) C++
12 47 (1.52%) JavaScript
13 19 (0.62%) C#
14 18 (0.58%) VB
14 18 (0.58%) VBScript
15 15 (0.49%) Go
16 10 (0.32%) Korn
17 9 (0.29%) C-shell
17 9 (0.29%) VBA
18 8 (0.26%) AWK
Qualifications
1 857 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 590 (19.12%) CCNP
3 438 (14.20%) CCNA
4 405 (13.13%) Degree
5 249 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 243 (7.88%) CCIE
7 169 (5.48%) MCSE
8 129 (4.18%) Security Cleared
9 115 (3.73%) MCP
10 107 (3.47%) MCSA
11 92 (2.98%) SC Cleared
12 91 (2.95%) JNCIP
13 75 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 73 (2.37%) MCITP
15 71 (2.30%) CISSP
16 65 (2.11%) JNCIS
17 57 (1.85%) CCDP
17 57 (1.85%) CCSA
18 44 (1.43%) DV Cleared
19 43 (1.39%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (7.23%) SLA
2 159 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 109 (3.53%) PCI DSS
4 36 (1.17%) PMO
5 30 (0.97%) QA
6 28 (0.91%) ISO 9001
7 24 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
8 23 (0.75%) GDPR
9 12 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.23%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.097%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.032%) COBIT
14 1 (0.032%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1063 (34.46%) Active Directory
2 696 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 384 (12.45%) Hyper-V
4 149 (4.83%) vSphere
5 145 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
6 141 (4.57%) Docker
7 101 (3.27%) XenApp
8 95 (3.08%) Terminal Services
9 72 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
10 63 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
11 58 (1.88%) NFS
12 50 (1.62%) iptables
13 48 (1.56%) KVM
14 43 (1.39%) XenServer
15 40 (1.30%) XenDesktop
16 32 (1.04%) VMware NSX
17 27 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
18 22 (0.71%) Firmware
18 22 (0.71%) Xen
19 20 (0.65%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 195 (6.32%) Puppet
2 159 (5.15%) SCCM
3 153 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
4 124 (4.02%) Ansible
5 103 (3.34%) Nagios
6 99 (3.21%) Backup Exec
7 90 (2.92%) FortiGate
8 89 (2.88%) WSUS
9 86 (2.79%) Kubernetes
10 64 (2.07%) Terraform
11 61 (1.98%) SCOM
12 58 (1.88%) vCenter Server
13 52 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
14 50 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
15 48 (1.56%) Cacti
16 34 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
16 34 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
17 28 (0.91%) Packer
18 26 (0.84%) AirWatch
18 26 (0.84%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1409 (45.67%) Cisco
2 1085 (35.17%) Microsoft
3 979 (31.73%) VMware
4 548 (17.76%) Citrix
5 520 (16.86%) Juniper
6 382 (12.38%) CheckPoint
7 345 (11.18%) Palo Alto
8 328 (10.63%) F5
9 284 (9.21%) HP
10 182 (5.90%) SolarWinds
11 149 (4.83%) Dell
12 139 (4.51%) Red Hat
12 139 (4.51%) Veeam
13 135 (4.38%) Oracle
14 108 (3.50%) Symantec
15 105 (3.40%) NetApp
16 94 (3.05%) Fortinet
17 93 (3.01%) IBM
18 87 (2.82%) Avaya
19 83 (2.69%) Riverbed