Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 246 213
Rank change year-on-year +8 -33 -31
Permanent jobs citing VPN 800 1,040 1,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.53% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.28% 11.29% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 641 857 1,080
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,300 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
England 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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,090 9,210 11,004
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.96% 13.57% 14.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5,791 7,559 9,032
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in London

VPN
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in London.

Salary trend for VPN in London

VPN
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for VPN in London

VPN
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the London region over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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
Central London -21 169 £47,500 -8.65% 50
West London +16 47 £47,500 +5.56% 13
South London 0 46 £55,000 +34.97% 11
North London +12 18 £25,000 -28.57% 5
East London +35 13 £79,500 +105.16% 16
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 507 (63.38%) Firewall
2 363 (45.38%) Windows
3 331 (41.38%) Cisco
4 311 (38.88%) WAN
5 283 (35.38%) LAN
6 276 (34.50%) Active Directory
7 263 (32.88%) Cisco Certification
8 252 (31.50%) Azure
9 245 (30.63%) AWS
10 243 (30.38%) Microsoft
11 228 (28.50%) Office 365
12 204 (25.50%) MPLS
13 199 (24.88%) CCNP
14 192 (24.00%) DNS
15 181 (22.63%) Windows Server
16 173 (21.63%) Network Security
17 172 (21.50%) Linux
18 168 (21.00%) DHCP
19 160 (20.00%) TCP/IP
20 156 (19.50%) CCNA
21 151 (18.88%) VMware
22 145 (18.13%) BGP
23 141 (17.63%) Data Centre
24 140 (17.50%) Degree
25 138 (17.25%) Finance
26 132 (16.50%) Wireless
27 125 (15.63%) OSPF
28 122 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
28 122 (15.25%) ITIL
29 118 (14.75%) Windows 10

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 87 (10.88%) MS Exchange
2 75 (9.38%) Skype for Business
3 27 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.00%) IIS
7 15 (1.88%) Apache
8 13 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (1.63%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.50%) CMS
9 12 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.25%) Confluence
11 9 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.13%) nginx
12 8 (1.00%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.88%) WordPress
14 4 (0.50%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.50%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 122 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.88%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.13%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.88%) Q-Pulse
2 7 (0.88%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 252 (31.50%) Azure
2 245 (30.63%) AWS
3 228 (28.50%) Office 365
4 47 (5.88%) IaaS
4 47 (5.88%) SaaS
5 44 (5.50%) PaaS
6 28 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 28 (3.50%) GCP
7 25 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 19 (2.38%) Amazon S3
9 18 (2.25%) OpenShift
10 16 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (1.88%) OneDrive
12 12 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.50%) Serverless
13 11 (1.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 11 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 507 (63.38%) Firewall
2 311 (38.88%) WAN
3 283 (35.38%) LAN
4 204 (25.50%) MPLS
5 192 (24.00%) DNS
6 173 (21.63%) Network Security
7 168 (21.00%) DHCP
8 160 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 145 (18.13%) BGP
10 132 (16.50%) Wireless
11 125 (15.63%) OSPF
12 116 (14.50%) Internet
13 110 (13.75%) Cisco ASA
14 99 (12.38%) IPsec
15 96 (12.00%) VLAN
16 90 (11.25%) VoIP
17 87 (10.88%) Skype
18 75 (9.38%) WLAN
19 70 (8.75%) Cisco Nexus
19 70 (8.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.00%) Big Data
3 14 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (1.63%) MySQL
4 13 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 12 (1.50%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (1.25%) DB2
8 9 (1.13%) Apache Hive
8 9 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.13%) HBase
8 9 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.13%) Sqoop
9 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 51 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 24 (3.00%) Vagrant
3 19 (2.38%) JIRA
3 19 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 17 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 15 (1.88%) Hudson
7 8 (1.00%) GitLab
7 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.75%) Subversion
9 3 (0.38%) git-flow
10 2 (0.25%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.25%) JMeter
10 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.13%) Appium
11 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.13%) Selenium
11 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 138 (17.25%) Finance
2 73 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 50 (6.25%) Banking
4 37 (4.63%) Public Sector
5 29 (3.63%) Law
6 26 (3.25%) Retail
7 17 (2.13%) Marketing
8 10 (1.25%) Back Office
8 10 (1.25%) Games
8 10 (1.25%) Legal
9 8 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.88%) French Language
10 7 (0.88%) German Language
10 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.88%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.75%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.63%) Billing
12 5 (0.63%) Local Government
13 4 (0.50%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (22.75%) Network Engineer
2 106 (13.25%) Analyst
3 70 (8.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 67 (8.38%) Consultant
5 66 (8.25%) Support Engineer
6 63 (7.88%) Architect
7 58 (7.25%) IT Support
8 56 (7.00%) Support Analyst
9 52 (6.50%) Cisco Engineer
10 51 (6.38%) Network Consultant
11 49 (6.13%) Senior Network Engineer
12 45 (5.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 44 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (4.75%) Administrator
15 35 (4.38%) IT Analyst
16 33 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
17 32 (4.00%) Desktop Support
18 31 (3.88%) Security Engineer
18 31 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
19 30 (3.75%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (2.13%) LDAP
2 17 (2.13%) Web Services
3 14 (1.75%) .NET
4 12 (1.50%) SAML
5 11 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (1.25%) 802.1X
6 10 (1.25%) CSS
7 9 (1.13%) OAuth
8 8 (1.00%) HTML
8 8 (1.00%) XML
8 8 (1.00%) XMPP
9 7 (0.88%) Ajax
9 7 (0.88%) REST
10 5 (0.63%) Jinja
10 5 (0.63%) JSON
10 5 (0.63%) Node.js
10 5 (0.63%) RESTful
11 4 (0.50%) Django
11 4 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 141 (17.63%) Data Centre
2 90 (11.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 46 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 46 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.88%) Public Cloud
6 29 (3.63%) iPhone
7 20 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (2.13%) iPad
9 16 (2.00%) PKI
10 14 (1.75%) Clustering
11 13 (1.63%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (1.50%) User Experience
13 10 (1.25%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.25%) Replication
14 9 (1.13%) Blackberry
14 9 (1.13%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.13%) Driving Licence
14 9 (1.13%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 363 (45.38%) Windows
2 181 (22.63%) Windows Server
3 172 (21.50%) Linux
4 118 (14.75%) Windows 10
5 101 (12.63%) Windows 7
6 82 (10.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (5.50%) Android
10 26 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.88%) Unix
12 22 (2.75%) Mac OS
13 16 (2.00%) CentOS
13 16 (2.00%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.88%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.63%) Mac OS X
15 13 (1.63%) Windows Vista
16 9 (1.13%) Windows 8
17 8 (1.00%) Debian
18 7 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (15.25%) ITIL
2 109 (13.63%) DevOps
3 89 (11.13%) Load Balancing
4 85 (10.63%) Network Design
5 78 (9.75%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (9.50%) Network Monitoring
7 75 (9.38%) Service Management
8 71 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 60 (7.50%) DDoS Mitigation
11 59 (7.38%) High Availability
12 58 (7.25%) SIEM
13 57 (7.13%) Cybersecurity
14 48 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 43 (5.38%) Configuration Management
15 43 (5.38%) Infrastructure as Code
15 43 (5.38%) Microservices
16 42 (5.25%) Change Management
17 40 (5.00%) Fintech
18 39 (4.88%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 95 (11.88%) Python
2 84 (10.50%) PowerShell
3 43 (5.38%) SQL
4 42 (5.25%) Bash Shell
5 33 (4.13%) Java
6 30 (3.75%) Ruby
7 28 (3.50%) Go
8 17 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 17 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.13%) Kotlin
9 9 (1.13%) PHP
10 6 (0.75%) C
11 5 (0.63%) Perl
12 3 (0.38%) C#
12 3 (0.38%) C++
13 2 (0.25%) C-shell
14 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.13%) VB
14 1 (0.13%) VBA
14 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 263 (32.88%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (24.88%) CCNP
3 156 (19.50%) CCNA
4 140 (17.50%) Degree
5 59 (7.38%) CCIE
6 39 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (3.75%) MCSA
8 26 (3.25%) Security Cleared
9 22 (2.75%) MCSE
10 19 (2.38%) SC Cleared
11 18 (2.25%) DBS Check
12 17 (2.13%) CCSA
13 16 (2.00%) CCDA
13 16 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (1.88%) CCDP
15 13 (1.63%) JNCIP
15 13 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (1.38%) CCSE
17 10 (1.25%) AWS Certification
18 9 (1.13%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.00%) SLA
2 27 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.13%) GDPR
3 17 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.88%) QA
5 8 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.63%) NIST
8 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.25%) COBIT
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 276 (34.50%) Active Directory
2 105 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (11.63%) Docker
4 61 (7.63%) Hyper-V
5 37 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (4.13%) vSphere
7 15 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.75%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.13%) Firmware
9 9 (1.13%) HDFS
10 8 (1.00%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.00%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.75%) Varnish
12 6 (0.75%) XenApp
13 5 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.50%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.38%) iptables
15 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 95 (11.88%) Kubernetes
2 88 (11.00%) Ansible
3 67 (8.38%) SCCM
4 64 (8.00%) Terraform
5 46 (5.75%) Puppet
6 40 (5.00%) Packer
7 35 (4.38%) Consul
7 35 (4.38%) Nagios
8 30 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
9 29 (3.63%) Docker Swarm
10 28 (3.50%) ZABBIX
11 27 (3.38%) Salt
12 25 (3.13%) Grafana
13 24 (3.00%) FortiGate
14 23 (2.88%) Graphite
14 23 (2.88%) Opsview
15 20 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (2.13%) Backup Exec
16 17 (2.13%) WSUS
17 16 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 331 (41.38%) Cisco
2 243 (30.38%) Microsoft
3 151 (18.88%) VMware
4 113 (14.13%) Palo Alto
5 105 (13.13%) Citrix
6 84 (10.50%) CheckPoint
7 61 (7.63%) F5
8 60 (7.50%) Juniper
9 52 (6.50%) Dell
10 51 (6.38%) Meraki
10 51 (6.38%) SolarWinds
11 44 (5.50%) Google
12 42 (5.25%) HP
13 41 (5.13%) Red Hat
14 32 (4.00%) Fortinet
15 28 (3.50%) Avaya
16 27 (3.38%) Aruba
17 24 (3.00%) Arista
17 24 (3.00%) Symantec
18 22 (2.75%) Veeam