Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 232 206
Rank change year-on-year +11 -26 -12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 906 1,122 1,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.56% 1.58% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 11.08% 11.59%
Number of salaries quoted 751 951 1,112
London median annual salary £52,500 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.87% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -1.16%

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 7,308 10,125 11,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.54% 14.29% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5,947 8,280 9,313
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.85% +2.86%
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -38 181 £50,000 -6.54% 39
South London +9 40 £47,500 +46.15% 26
West London -10 38 £40,000 -15.79% 23
North London +16 18 £25,000 -55.56% 6
East London +23 4 £27,500 -28.57% 13
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 528 (58.28%) Firewall
2 422 (46.58%) Windows
3 395 (43.60%) Cisco
4 370 (40.84%) WAN
5 353 (38.96%) Active Directory
6 307 (33.89%) LAN
7 289 (31.90%) Cisco Certification
8 274 (30.24%) Microsoft
9 251 (27.70%) Office 365
10 243 (26.82%) Amazon AWS
11 229 (25.28%) Windows Server
12 221 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 214 (23.62%) CCNP
14 208 (22.96%) DNS
15 201 (22.19%) MPLS
16 191 (21.08%) Network Security
17 183 (20.20%) VMware
18 181 (19.98%) Linux
19 173 (19.09%) CCNA
20 170 (18.76%) Microsoft Office
21 156 (17.22%) TCP/IP
22 148 (16.34%) Finance
22 148 (16.34%) Windows 10
23 146 (16.11%) ITIL
23 146 (16.11%) DHCP
24 132 (14.57%) Data Centre
25 126 (13.91%) Degree
26 125 (13.80%) Cisco ASA
27 124 (13.69%) Windows 7
28 123 (13.58%) Wireless

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
1 116 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 77 (8.50%) Skype for Business
3 32 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 31 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (2.54%) IIS
7 22 (2.43%) Apache
7 22 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.66%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.10%) CMS
11 9 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.99%) Confluence
12 5 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.55%) WordPress
13 4 (0.44%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.44%) nginx
13 4 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 170 (18.76%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.77%) Q-Pulse
2 7 (0.77%) Sage CRM
3 5 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 251 (27.70%) Office 365
2 243 (26.82%) Amazon AWS
3 221 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 53 (5.85%) PaaS
5 51 (5.63%) IaaS
6 46 (5.08%) SaaS
7 39 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 36 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
9 33 (3.64%) Amazon S3
9 33 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 33 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (2.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 25 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (2.21%) OpenShift
13 17 (1.88%) Amazon Glacier
14 14 (1.55%) Amazon ECS
15 13 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (1.43%) OpenDNS
16 12 (1.32%) OneDrive
16 12 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 528 (58.28%) Firewall
2 370 (40.84%) WAN
3 307 (33.89%) LAN
4 208 (22.96%) DNS
5 201 (22.19%) MPLS
6 191 (21.08%) Network Security
7 156 (17.22%) TCP/IP
8 146 (16.11%) DHCP
9 125 (13.80%) Cisco ASA
10 123 (13.58%) Wireless
11 122 (13.47%) BGP
12 114 (12.58%) Internet
13 108 (11.92%) OSPF
14 106 (11.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 91 (10.04%) VoIP
16 81 (8.94%) VLAN
17 77 (8.50%) Skype
18 71 (7.84%) IPsec
19 68 (7.51%) WLAN
20 66 (7.28%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.32%) MySQL
3 20 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (1.32%) Big Data
7 12 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.21%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2017
11 7 (0.77%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.55%) Power BI
14 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.33%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 59 (6.51%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.43%) JIRA
4 12 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (1.32%) GitLab
5 11 (1.21%) Subversion
5 11 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.21%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.10%) Hudson
7 9 (0.99%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.55%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.22%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.22%) git-flow
13 1 (0.11%) Ant
13 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 148 (16.34%) Finance
2 59 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 41 (4.53%) Law
4 40 (4.42%) Banking
5 36 (3.97%) Retail
6 18 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.32%) Legal
8 10 (1.10%) Billing
8 10 (1.10%) Marketing
9 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.77%) Back Office
11 5 (0.55%) French Language
11 5 (0.55%) Games
11 5 (0.55%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.44%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) German Language
13 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.22%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.22%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 195 (21.52%) Network Engineer
2 149 (16.45%) Analyst
3 89 (9.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 87 (9.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 75 (8.28%) Support Engineer
6 71 (7.84%) Architect
7 65 (7.17%) Consultant
8 63 (6.95%) Security Engineer
9 62 (6.84%) Support Analyst
10 61 (6.73%) Senior Network Engineer
11 57 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 57 (6.29%) IT Support
12 55 (6.07%) Administrator
13 51 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
13 51 (5.63%) Network Consultant
14 48 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
15 46 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
16 44 (4.86%) Network Security Engineer
17 43 (4.75%) IT Analyst
18 41 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.31%) Web Services
2 19 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (1.77%) REST
4 13 (1.43%) LDAP
5 12 (1.32%) Kafka
5 12 (1.32%) Node.js
6 11 (1.21%) .NET
7 10 (1.10%) Jinja
8 9 (0.99%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.77%) Memcached
9 7 (0.77%) RESTful
9 7 (0.77%) XMPP
10 4 (0.44%) Apache Flex
10 4 (0.44%) Apache NiFi
10 4 (0.44%) SAML
10 4 (0.44%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.44%) YAML
11 3 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.33%) JSON
11 3 (0.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (14.57%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
3 64 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (6.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 41 (4.53%) Management Information System
6 39 (4.30%) Public Cloud
7 37 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (2.32%) iPhone
9 19 (2.10%) PKI
10 17 (1.88%) Clustering
10 17 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.88%) Smartphone
11 15 (1.66%) iPad
12 13 (1.43%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.21%) Cloud Native
13 11 (1.21%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 422 (46.58%) Windows
2 229 (25.28%) Windows Server
3 181 (19.98%) Linux
4 148 (16.34%) Windows 10
5 124 (13.69%) Windows 7
6 85 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (4.30%) Mac OS
10 34 (3.75%) Android
10 34 (3.75%) Unix
11 20 (2.21%) CentOS
12 15 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.66%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.55%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.10%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.99%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.77%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.66%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (16.11%) ITIL
2 116 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
3 112 (12.36%) DevOps
4 90 (9.93%) Network Design
4 90 (9.93%) Network Monitoring
5 87 (9.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 74 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
8 65 (7.17%) Service Management
9 62 (6.84%) Project Management
10 58 (6.40%) High Availability
10 58 (6.40%) Load Balancing
11 55 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
12 54 (5.96%) Presales
13 53 (5.85%) Information Security
14 52 (5.74%) DDoS Mitigation
15 49 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
16 48 (5.30%) Computer Science
16 48 (5.30%) Service Delivery
16 48 (5.30%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 103 (11.37%) PowerShell
2 88 (9.71%) Python
3 60 (6.62%) SQL
4 47 (5.19%) Bash Shell
5 27 (2.98%) Ruby
6 24 (2.65%) Go
7 21 (2.32%) Java
8 20 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.10%) Perl
10 6 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.66%) Kotlin
11 5 (0.55%) C#
11 5 (0.55%) PHP
12 3 (0.33%) C
12 3 (0.33%) C++
13 2 (0.22%) C-shell
13 2 (0.22%) VB
13 2 (0.22%) VBA
14 1 (0.11%) sed
14 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 289 (31.90%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (23.62%) CCNP
3 173 (19.09%) CCNA
4 126 (13.91%) Degree
5 68 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (5.63%) CCIE
7 37 (4.08%) Security Cleared
8 32 (3.53%) CCSA
9 31 (3.42%) MCSE
10 30 (3.31%) MCSA
11 29 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
12 22 (2.43%) CISSP
13 20 (2.21%) CCDA
14 19 (2.10%) CCSE
15 18 (1.99%) SC Cleared
16 16 (1.77%) DBS Check
17 13 (1.43%) MCITP
17 13 (1.43%) MCP
17 13 (1.43%) SANS
18 12 (1.32%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 46 (5.08%) SLA
2 26 (2.87%) PCI DSS
3 19 (2.10%) GDPR
4 18 (1.99%) QA
5 5 (0.55%) NCSC
6 4 (0.44%) COBIT
7 3 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.33%) NIST
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 353 (38.96%) Active Directory
2 107 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (9.05%) Docker
4 60 (6.62%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (2.76%) XenApp
7 17 (1.88%) vSphere
8 16 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.99%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.88%) BitLocker
13 7 (0.77%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.66%) Postfix
15 5 (0.55%) Firmware
15 5 (0.55%) iptables
16 4 (0.44%) KVM
17 3 (0.33%) ProxySG
17 3 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 73 (8.06%) Ansible
1 73 (8.06%) Kubernetes
1 73 (8.06%) SCCM
2 57 (6.29%) Terraform
3 47 (5.19%) Nagios
4 35 (3.86%) Puppet
5 33 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (2.54%) Backup Exec
8 21 (2.32%) WSUS
9 19 (2.10%) Packer
10 18 (1.99%) ZABBIX
11 15 (1.66%) Consul
12 14 (1.55%) Salt
13 13 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (1.43%) Grafana
14 12 (1.32%) AirWatch
14 12 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
14 12 (1.32%) Mesos
15 11 (1.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 395 (43.60%) Cisco
2 274 (30.24%) Microsoft
3 183 (20.20%) VMware
4 121 (13.36%) CheckPoint
5 114 (12.58%) Citrix
6 92 (10.15%) Palo Alto
7 91 (10.04%) F5
8 81 (8.94%) Juniper
9 66 (7.28%) Meraki
10 60 (6.62%) HP
10 60 (6.62%) SolarWinds
11 50 (5.52%) Avaya
12 47 (5.19%) Dell
13 37 (4.08%) Red Hat
14 33 (3.64%) Google
15 32 (3.53%) Apple
16 30 (3.31%) Fortinet
17 24 (2.65%) EMC
18 21 (2.32%) Polycom
19 20 (2.21%) Veeam