Period
to 13 August 2020

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

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 224 234
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 -25
Permanent jobs citing VPN 399 837 1,078
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.54% 1.49% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.13% 11.93% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 344 725 925
Median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,950 £25,950 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +15.56% -3.23% +9.41%

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 3,586 7,014 9,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.81% 12.46% 14.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,859 5,690 7,965
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in London

VPN
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in London.

Salary trend for VPN in London

VPN
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 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
Central London +73 101 £72,500 +45.00% 9
West London +30 12 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East London +24 4 £85,000 +14.86% 1
South London -9 3 £31,500 -40.00% 1
North London -12 1 £53,500 +114.00%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 241 (60.40%) Firewall
2 187 (46.87%) Cisco
3 175 (43.86%) Azure
4 170 (42.61%) WAN
5 169 (42.36%) Windows
6 147 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 147 (36.84%) Office 365
7 139 (34.84%) DNS
8 133 (33.33%) AWS
9 127 (31.83%) LAN
10 124 (31.08%) Active Directory
11 122 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
12 113 (28.32%) Network Security
13 110 (27.57%) DHCP
14 102 (25.56%) VMware
15 94 (23.56%) Finance
16 90 (22.56%) Linux
17 87 (21.80%) Windows Server
18 82 (20.55%) ITIL
19 80 (20.05%) MPLS
20 78 (19.55%) TCP/IP
21 76 (19.05%) Python
21 76 (19.05%) Palo Alto
22 74 (18.55%) CheckPoint
23 72 (18.05%) BGP
24 71 (17.79%) IPsec
25 69 (17.29%) OSPF
25 69 (17.29%) CCNP
25 69 (17.29%) PowerShell
26 64 (16.04%) VoIP

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 42 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 38 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 22 (5.51%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.26%) IIS
5 12 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.50%) nginx
8 4 (1.00%) Confluence
8 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (13.03%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.51%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) FastStats
1 4 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (1.00%) Unica
2 2 (0.50%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 175 (43.86%) Azure
2 147 (36.84%) Office 365
3 133 (33.33%) AWS
4 40 (10.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (10.03%) GCP
5 31 (7.77%) SaaS
6 25 (6.27%) IaaS
7 21 (5.26%) PaaS
8 17 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (4.26%) Mimecast
8 17 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 16 (4.01%) Route 53
10 15 (3.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 14 (3.51%) Amazon ECS
11 14 (3.51%) Slack
12 13 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (2.01%) Serverless
14 6 (1.50%) G Suite
15 5 (1.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 241 (60.40%) Firewall
2 170 (42.61%) WAN
3 139 (34.84%) DNS
4 127 (31.83%) LAN
5 113 (28.32%) Network Security
6 110 (27.57%) DHCP
7 80 (20.05%) MPLS
8 78 (19.55%) TCP/IP
9 72 (18.05%) BGP
10 71 (17.79%) IPsec
11 69 (17.29%) OSPF
12 64 (16.04%) VoIP
13 59 (14.79%) Wireless
14 49 (12.28%) VLAN
15 47 (11.78%) Skype
16 43 (10.78%) Internet
17 40 (10.03%) SSL
18 38 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
18 38 (9.52%) Wireshark
19 36 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.50%) MySQL
6 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.25%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.25%) DB2
7 1 (0.25%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.25%) KDB
7 1 (0.25%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (4.01%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.76%) JIRA
3 10 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (2.26%) Hudson
4 9 (2.26%) Vagrant
4 9 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (1.50%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.25%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.50%) GitLab
7 2 (0.50%) Gradle
8 1 (0.25%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.25%) JMeter
8 1 (0.25%) Redmine
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 94 (23.56%) Finance
2 30 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.52%) Banking
4 17 (4.26%) Legal
5 15 (3.76%) Law
6 13 (3.26%) Financial Institution
7 12 (3.01%) Marketing
8 6 (1.50%) Retail
9 5 (1.25%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.00%) Japanese Language
10 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.00%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.75%) Advertising
12 2 (0.50%) International Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Games
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
13 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 120 (30.08%) Network Engineer
2 53 (13.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (11.28%) Senior Network Engineer
4 31 (7.77%) Analyst
5 29 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
6 27 (6.77%) IT Engineer
7 24 (6.02%) Consultant
8 20 (5.01%) Architect
9 19 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 19 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (4.51%) Security Engineer
10 18 (4.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (4.26%) Team Leader
12 16 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (4.01%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.76%) Administrator
13 15 (3.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.51%) Implementation Engineer
14 14 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
15 13 (3.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 15 (3.76%) LDAP
3 11 (2.76%) Ajax
3 11 (2.76%) CSS
3 11 (2.76%) HTML
3 11 (2.76%) REST
3 11 (2.76%) XML
4 8 (2.01%) SAML
5 7 (1.75%) Web Services
6 4 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.00%) JSON
6 4 (1.00%) MEAN Stack
6 4 (1.00%) Node.js
7 3 (0.75%) Celery
7 3 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.75%) RESTful
7 3 (0.75%) SOAP
7 3 (0.75%) YAML
8 1 (0.25%) .NET
8 1 (0.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.52%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 24 (6.02%) Public Cloud
4 23 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.26%) PKI
8 12 (3.01%) Clustering
9 11 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.50%) iPhone
12 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.00%) EFT
13 4 (1.00%) Replication
14 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.75%) CMDB
14 3 (0.75%) iPad
14 3 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 169 (42.36%) Windows
2 90 (22.56%) Linux
3 87 (21.80%) Windows Server
4 61 (15.29%) Windows 10
5 46 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (10.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 36 (9.02%) Windows 7
8 29 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (6.27%) Unix
10 16 (4.01%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.51%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (2.26%) CentOS
13 7 (1.75%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.75%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.50%) Android
14 6 (1.50%) Debian
14 6 (1.50%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.55%) ITIL
2 58 (14.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 48 (12.03%) DevOps
4 45 (11.28%) Information Security
5 44 (11.03%) Load Balancing
6 38 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 33 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (7.52%) Computer Science
9 27 (6.77%) Change Management
9 27 (6.77%) SIEM
10 25 (6.27%) Cybersecurity
10 25 (6.27%) Project Delivery
11 24 (6.02%) Project Management
12 23 (5.76%) Problem Management
13 22 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (5.51%) High Availability
13 22 (5.51%) Security Monitoring
14 21 (5.26%) Fintech
14 21 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
14 21 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.05%) Python
2 69 (17.29%) PowerShell
3 31 (7.77%) SQL
4 19 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 16 (4.01%) Ruby
6 13 (3.26%) Java
7 12 (3.01%) Go
8 11 (2.76%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.26%) VBScript
10 8 (2.01%) C
10 8 (2.01%) Perl
11 6 (1.50%) C++
12 4 (1.00%) C#
12 4 (1.00%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.50%) Java 8
13 2 (0.50%) PHP
13 2 (0.50%) Scala
14 1 (0.25%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 122 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (17.29%) CCNP
3 45 (11.28%) CCNA
4 42 (10.53%) Degree
5 27 (6.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (3.51%) CCIE
7 14 (3.51%) MCSE
8 10 (2.51%) MCP
9 9 (2.26%) CISSP
10 8 (2.01%) AWS Certification
10 8 (2.01%) Security Cleared
11 7 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.50%) CCSP
12 6 (1.50%) CISM
12 6 (1.50%) CREST Certified
13 5 (1.25%) CCDA
13 5 (1.25%) CCDP
13 5 (1.25%) CCSA
13 5 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.77%) SLA
2 8 (2.01%) COBIT
3 6 (1.50%) GDPR
4 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.75%) NIST
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 124 (31.08%) Active Directory
2 60 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 29 (7.27%) Docker
5 22 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (4.01%) XenApp
7 16 (4.01%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.01%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.01%) vSphere
9 7 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.00%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.50%) Firmware
13 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.25%) LXC
14 1 (0.25%) Snort
14 1 (0.25%) zsh
Systems Management
1 55 (13.78%) Ansible
2 40 (10.03%) Terraform
3 34 (8.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (8.27%) Puppet
4 33 (8.27%) SCCM
5 31 (7.77%) Nagios
6 30 (7.52%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (6.77%) Kubernetes
8 23 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (3.51%) ZABBIX
10 13 (3.26%) Backup Exec
11 12 (3.01%) SCVMM
12 11 (2.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (2.51%) Salt
14 9 (2.26%) Consul
14 9 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (2.26%) Grafana
14 9 (2.26%) Graphite
14 9 (2.26%) Opsview
14 9 (2.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 187 (46.87%) Cisco
2 147 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 102 (25.56%) VMware
4 76 (19.05%) Palo Alto
5 74 (18.55%) CheckPoint
6 54 (13.53%) Citrix
7 45 (11.28%) HP
8 41 (10.28%) F5
9 34 (8.52%) Meraki
10 33 (8.27%) Juniper
11 30 (7.52%) Sophos
12 20 (5.01%) Google
13 18 (4.51%) Infoblox
13 18 (4.51%) Riverbed
14 17 (4.26%) Avaya
14 17 (4.26%) ForeScout
14 17 (4.26%) SolarWinds
15 16 (4.01%) Aruba
16 15 (3.76%) Blue Coat
16 15 (3.76%) Dell