Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 202 191
Rank change year-on-year -29 -11 -17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,106 1,245 1,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.58% 1.77% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.99% 11.20% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1,073 1,281
London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £73,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +1.19%

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 10,063 11,121 12,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.34% 15.79% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,289 9,305 11,049
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,850 £29,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 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
Central London -30 262 £51,750 +8.95% 28
West London -12 67 £47,500 +18.75% 19
South London -28 25 £31,250 -25.60% 4
East London -21 9 £38,000 +1.33% 6
North London -5 5 £62,500 +33.69%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 603 (54.52%) Firewall
2 550 (49.73%) Windows
3 514 (46.47%) Cisco
4 470 (42.50%) Active Directory
5 439 (39.69%) Microsoft
6 422 (38.16%) WAN
7 367 (33.18%) VMware
8 358 (32.37%) DNS
9 355 (32.10%) LAN
10 304 (27.49%) Cisco Certification
11 272 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 264 (23.87%) Linux
13 258 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 252 (22.78%) MPLS
15 249 (22.51%) CCNP
15 249 (22.51%) TCP/IP
16 241 (21.79%) Windows Server
17 238 (21.52%) Network Security
18 234 (21.16%) Amazon AWS
18 234 (21.16%) DHCP
18 234 (21.16%) Citrix
19 227 (20.52%) Cisco ASA
20 220 (19.89%) ITIL
21 212 (19.17%) Office 365
22 199 (17.99%) BGP
23 197 (17.81%) Data Centre
24 191 (17.27%) Cisco Nexus
25 190 (17.18%) PowerShell
26 189 (17.09%) Microsoft Office
27 181 (16.37%) MS Exchange

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
1 181 (16.37%) MS Exchange
2 90 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (7.96%) SharePoint
4 72 (6.51%) Skype for Business
5 66 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 35 (3.16%) nginx
8 30 (2.71%) Apache
9 25 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
10 23 (2.08%) Confluence
11 17 (1.54%) IIS
12 16 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.81%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.81%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.36%) JBoss
17 3 (0.27%) CMS
18 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 189 (17.09%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.36%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.54%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.18%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.090%) Eikon
4 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.090%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 272 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 234 (21.16%) Amazon AWS
3 212 (19.17%) Office 365
4 75 (6.78%) IaaS
5 60 (5.42%) SaaS
6 44 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 37 (3.35%) PaaS
8 33 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (2.26%) Amazon S3
10 24 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
11 23 (2.08%) Route 53
12 21 (1.90%) GitHub
13 19 (1.72%) OneDrive
14 18 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (1.45%) Mimecast
16 15 (1.36%) G Suite
17 13 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 13 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 13 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 603 (54.52%) Firewall
2 422 (38.16%) WAN
3 358 (32.37%) DNS
4 355 (32.10%) LAN
5 252 (22.78%) MPLS
6 249 (22.51%) TCP/IP
7 238 (21.52%) Network Security
8 234 (21.16%) DHCP
9 227 (20.52%) Cisco ASA
10 199 (17.99%) BGP
11 191 (17.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 175 (15.82%) OSPF
12 175 (15.82%) VLAN
13 173 (15.64%) Wireless
14 134 (12.12%) IPsec
15 120 (10.85%) SAN
16 104 (9.40%) VoIP
17 98 (8.86%) VPLS
18 85 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
19 80 (7.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.42%) MySQL
3 49 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (2.26%) Redis
5 19 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.27%) Big Data
7 14 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (0.99%) Event Store
9 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.90%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.81%) Data Lake
12 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.63%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.18%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 45 (4.07%) Jenkins
2 38 (3.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 28 (2.53%) JIRA
4 22 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 16 (1.45%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.36%) Hudson
9 13 (1.18%) Gatling
9 13 (1.18%) JMeter
9 13 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.81%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.81%) GoCD
11 8 (0.72%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (0.54%) Subversion
13 5 (0.45%) Buildbot
13 5 (0.45%) CircleCI
13 5 (0.45%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 180 (16.27%) Finance
2 50 (4.52%) Legal
3 47 (4.25%) Law
4 40 (3.62%) Banking
5 32 (2.89%) Billing
6 30 (2.71%) Retail
7 27 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.26%) Advertising
9 19 (1.72%) Games
10 18 (1.63%) Marketing
11 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Front Office
14 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.27%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.18%) Electronics
15 2 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 261 (23.60%) Network Engineer
2 190 (17.18%) Analyst
3 130 (11.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 83 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 76 (6.87%) Support Analyst
6 73 (6.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 72 (6.51%) Desktop Support
7 72 (6.51%) Security Engineer
8 70 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 66 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
10 64 (5.79%) IT Support
11 63 (5.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 61 (5.52%) IT Engineer
13 58 (5.24%) Network Security Engineer
14 53 (4.79%) Administrator
15 46 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
16 45 (4.07%) Consultant
16 45 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
17 44 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
18 43 (3.89%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.34%) 802.1X
2 35 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
3 32 (2.89%) LDAP
4 28 (2.53%) .NET
5 23 (2.08%) Web Services
6 22 (1.99%) JSON
7 21 (1.90%) HTML
8 18 (1.63%) .NET Framework
9 16 (1.45%) REST
10 13 (1.18%) Ajax
10 13 (1.18%) XML
11 12 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (0.99%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.99%) XMPP
13 10 (0.90%) Kafka
14 9 (0.81%) Sensu
14 9 (0.81%) Software Packaging
15 8 (0.72%) LAMP
16 6 (0.54%) HTML5
17 5 (0.45%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 197 (17.81%) Data Centre
2 92 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (5.24%) Blackberry
5 56 (5.06%) Computer Science
6 54 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 37 (3.35%) Public Cloud
7 37 (3.35%) Replication
8 36 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
9 35 (3.16%) Hedge funds
10 33 (2.98%) iPhone
11 28 (2.53%) Fintech
12 26 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 26 (2.35%) Mobile Payment
13 24 (2.17%) Clustering
14 19 (1.72%) PKI
15 16 (1.45%) BBC
15 16 (1.45%) Fixed Income
15 16 (1.45%) iPad
15 16 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 550 (49.73%) Windows
2 264 (23.87%) Linux
3 241 (21.79%) Windows Server
4 176 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 175 (15.82%) Windows 7
6 163 (14.74%) Windows 10
7 152 (13.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 105 (9.49%) Android
9 39 (3.53%) Apple iOS
9 39 (3.53%) Unix
10 37 (3.35%) Mac OS
11 34 (3.07%) Windows 8
12 29 (2.62%) CentOS
12 29 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (2.53%) Mac OS X
14 19 (1.72%) Ubuntu
15 17 (1.54%) Windows XP
16 15 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
17 13 (1.18%) CoreOS
17 13 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (19.89%) ITIL
2 163 (14.74%) DevOps
3 159 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
4 98 (8.86%) High Availability
5 95 (8.59%) Load Balancing
6 90 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 73 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (5.79%) Network Management
9 56 (5.06%) Configuration Management
9 56 (5.06%) SIEM
10 55 (4.97%) Network Architecture
11 52 (4.70%) Change Management
11 52 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 51 (4.61%) Migration
13 49 (4.43%) Kalman Filter
14 48 (4.34%) Information Security
14 48 (4.34%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 47 (4.25%) Mobile Device Management
16 46 (4.16%) ITSM
16 46 (4.16%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (17.18%) PowerShell
2 149 (13.47%) Python
3 145 (13.11%) SQL
4 56 (5.06%) Bash Shell
5 54 (4.88%) Java
6 45 (4.07%) Ruby
7 34 (3.07%) C#
8 33 (2.98%) JavaScript
9 32 (2.89%) Perl
10 22 (1.99%) Go
11 17 (1.54%) PHP
12 15 (1.36%) C
13 11 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.99%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.90%) R
15 7 (0.63%) VBScript
16 3 (0.27%) C++
16 3 (0.27%) Groovy
17 2 (0.18%) Scala
17 2 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 304 (27.49%) Cisco Certification
2 249 (22.51%) CCNP
3 151 (13.65%) Degree
4 130 (11.75%) CCNA
5 107 (9.67%) CCIE
6 100 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 66 (5.97%) MCSA
8 56 (5.06%) MCITP
9 52 (4.70%) MCSE
10 39 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (2.89%) CISSP
12 31 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (2.35%) CCSP
14 23 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (1.81%) MCP
16 19 (1.72%) CEH
17 18 (1.63%) SANS
18 17 (1.54%) CCSA
19 16 (1.45%) MCTS
20 15 (1.36%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.52%) SLA
2 27 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 26 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.81%) QA
5 16 (1.45%) GDPR
6 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (0.36%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.090%) GCP
10 1 (0.090%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 470 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 258 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (15.10%) Hyper-V
4 65 (5.88%) Docker
5 57 (5.15%) XenApp
6 41 (3.71%) vSphere
7 35 (3.16%) XenDesktop
8 30 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (2.62%) VMware Server
10 26 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (1.90%) VMware NSX
12 17 (1.54%) Terminal Server
13 15 (1.36%) DFS Replication
14 14 (1.27%) NFS
15 13 (1.18%) iptables
16 9 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.72%) Snort
17 8 (0.72%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
18 7 (0.63%) Squid
Systems Management
1 103 (9.31%) Puppet
2 98 (8.86%) SCCM
3 90 (8.14%) Ansible
4 66 (5.97%) Nagios
5 61 (5.52%) Kubernetes
5 61 (5.52%) Terraform
6 58 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
7 51 (4.61%) AirWatch
8 42 (3.80%) Cisco Prime
9 40 (3.62%) Failover Clustering
10 28 (2.53%) FortiGate
11 27 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
11 27 (2.44%) Packer
12 26 (2.35%) Backup Exec
12 26 (2.35%) Consul
13 22 (1.99%) Salt
14 20 (1.81%) Cacti
14 20 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
15 19 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
16 18 (1.63%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 514 (46.47%) Cisco
2 439 (39.69%) Microsoft
3 367 (33.18%) VMware
4 234 (21.16%) Citrix
5 150 (13.56%) Juniper
6 143 (12.93%) F5
7 117 (10.58%) CheckPoint
8 115 (10.40%) HP
9 111 (10.04%) Palo Alto
10 98 (8.86%) SolarWinds
11 75 (6.78%) Meraki
12 68 (6.15%) Google
13 64 (5.79%) Veeam
14 63 (5.70%) Apple
15 62 (5.61%) Dell
16 52 (4.70%) Bloomberg
17 50 (4.52%) NetApp
18 44 (3.98%) Splunk
19 42 (3.80%) Reuters
20 38 (3.44%) ServiceNow