Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 182 170
Rank change year-on-year -39 -12 -22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,088 1,334 1,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.55% 1.89% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.80% 11.96% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1,111 1,419
London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

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 10,070 11,151 13,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.34% 15.80% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8,379 9,491 11,404
London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -61 220 £45,000 -5.26% 39
West London -37 100 £48,000 +25.78% 25
South London -10 29 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East London -21 11 £31,000 -34.74% 8
North London -11 10 £54,500 +55.71% 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 616 (56.62%) Firewall
2 500 (45.96%) Cisco
3 487 (44.76%) Windows
4 428 (39.34%) WAN
5 426 (39.15%) Microsoft
6 415 (38.14%) Active Directory
7 386 (35.48%) LAN
8 358 (32.90%) DNS
9 318 (29.23%) VMware
10 286 (26.29%) MPLS
11 275 (25.28%) Cisco Certification
12 269 (24.72%) Linux
13 259 (23.81%) Windows Server
14 249 (22.89%) DHCP
15 244 (22.43%) TCP/IP
16 237 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
17 221 (20.31%) BGP
18 211 (19.39%) Citrix
19 209 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 206 (18.93%) OSPF
20 206 (18.93%) Finance
21 190 (17.46%) ITIL
22 189 (17.37%) MS Exchange
23 182 (16.73%) Data Centre
24 181 (16.64%) IPsec
25 178 (16.36%) CCNP
25 178 (16.36%) Office 365
26 175 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
27 167 (15.35%) Network Security
28 164 (15.07%) Cisco ASA

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
1 189 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 100 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (8.27%) SharePoint
4 60 (5.51%) Skype for Business
5 53 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (3.13%) IIS
8 27 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 23 (2.11%) Confluence
10 18 (1.65%) OpenStack
11 17 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (1.29%) Apache
12 14 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (1.19%) nginx
13 13 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.92%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.64%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.55%) WebSphere
18 4 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 138 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.28%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
1 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.28%) thinkFolio
1 3 (0.28%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.18%) Eikon
2 2 (0.18%) Magento
2 2 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.18%) Summit
3 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.092%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.092%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 237 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 178 (16.36%) Office 365
3 175 (16.08%) Amazon AWS
4 110 (10.11%) IaaS
5 77 (7.08%) PaaS
6 69 (6.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 49 (4.50%) SaaS
8 24 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.93%) Amazon S3
12 14 (1.29%) G Suite
12 14 (1.29%) GitHub
12 14 (1.29%) Route 53
13 13 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
14 11 (1.01%) AWS CloudTrail
14 11 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (1.01%) Datadog
14 11 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 616 (56.62%) Firewall
2 428 (39.34%) WAN
3 386 (35.48%) LAN
4 358 (32.90%) DNS
5 286 (26.29%) MPLS
6 249 (22.89%) DHCP
7 244 (22.43%) TCP/IP
8 221 (20.31%) BGP
9 206 (18.93%) OSPF
10 181 (16.64%) IPsec
11 167 (15.35%) Network Security
12 164 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
13 160 (14.71%) Wireless
14 144 (13.24%) VLAN
15 125 (11.49%) VoIP
16 113 (10.39%) SAN
17 109 (10.02%) Cisco Nexus
18 102 (9.38%) Internet
19 94 (8.64%) Wi-Fi
20 86 (7.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.13%) MySQL
3 26 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (1.65%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.55%) Redis
10 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.28%) Big Data
12 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.18%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 40 (3.68%) Jenkins
2 36 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 33 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
4 31 (2.85%) Visual Studio
5 27 (2.48%) JIRA
6 26 (2.39%) Git (software)
7 18 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.38%) Hudson
8 15 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (0.92%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.83%) Gatling
11 9 (0.83%) JMeter
12 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.28%) Ant
13 3 (0.28%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.28%) HP UFT
13 3 (0.28%) Maven
13 3 (0.28%) Selenium
13 3 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 206 (18.93%) Finance
2 82 (7.54%) Law
2 82 (7.54%) Telecoms
3 56 (5.15%) Legal
4 48 (4.41%) Banking
5 28 (2.57%) Retail
6 18 (1.65%) Publishing
7 16 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.47%) Games
7 16 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.47%) Marketing
8 11 (1.01%) Advertising
9 9 (0.83%) Mandarin Language
9 9 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.74%) Back Office
10 8 (0.74%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.64%) Electronics
12 6 (0.55%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.46%) French Language
14 4 (0.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 249 (22.89%) Network Engineer
2 171 (15.72%) Analyst
3 102 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 82 (7.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 80 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 79 (7.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 74 (6.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 73 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 68 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
10 65 (5.97%) IT Support
11 57 (5.24%) Administrator
12 56 (5.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 53 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
14 50 (4.60%) Support Analyst
15 46 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
15 46 (4.23%) Security Analyst
16 44 (4.04%) Architect
17 43 (3.95%) Consultant
18 42 (3.86%) Service Analyst
19 40 (3.68%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.24%) .NET
2 35 (3.22%) 802.1X
3 21 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
3 21 (1.93%) Web Services
4 17 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 16 (1.47%) XMPP
6 15 (1.38%) HTML
7 14 (1.29%) CSS
7 14 (1.29%) JSON
8 13 (1.19%) HTML5
8 13 (1.19%) REST
9 11 (1.01%) Kafka
10 8 (0.74%) LAMP
10 8 (0.74%) Node.js
11 6 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (0.46%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.46%) WCF
13 4 (0.37%) Dropwizard
13 4 (0.37%) J2EE
13 4 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 182 (16.73%) Data Centre
2 77 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 50 (4.60%) Public Cloud
5 49 (4.50%) Management Information System
6 47 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
7 44 (4.04%) Blackberry
7 44 (4.04%) Replication
8 35 (3.22%) Clustering
9 29 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
10 28 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.93%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.47%) EPoS
12 16 (1.47%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.29%) Eurex
14 13 (1.19%) iPad
15 12 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (1.10%) iPhone
15 12 (1.10%) PKI
15 12 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 487 (44.76%) Windows
2 269 (24.72%) Linux
3 259 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 134 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (11.49%) Windows 7
6 115 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 90 (8.27%) Windows 10
8 56 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (3.86%) Android
10 40 (3.68%) CentOS
10 40 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 34 (3.13%) Mac OS X
11 34 (3.13%) Unix
11 34 (3.13%) Windows XP
12 33 (3.03%) Ubuntu
13 31 (2.85%) Apple iOS
14 29 (2.67%) Windows 8
15 21 (1.93%) Debian
15 21 (1.93%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (17.46%) ITIL
2 132 (12.13%) DevOps
3 94 (8.64%) Load Balancing
4 93 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 82 (7.54%) Network Design
7 69 (6.34%) High Availability
8 66 (6.07%) Project Management
9 64 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 59 (5.42%) Network Virtualisation
11 56 (5.15%) Presales
12 53 (4.87%) Service Delivery
13 52 (4.78%) SIEM
14 51 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
15 50 (4.60%) Mentoring
15 50 (4.60%) Migration
15 50 (4.60%) Network Management
16 49 (4.50%) Information Security
17 43 (3.95%) Business Continuity
17 43 (3.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (11.21%) Python
2 109 (10.02%) PowerShell
3 90 (8.27%) SQL
4 63 (5.79%) Bash Shell
5 58 (5.33%) Java
6 54 (4.96%) Ruby
7 46 (4.23%) Perl
8 37 (3.40%) Shell Script
9 27 (2.48%) JavaScript
10 20 (1.84%) C#
11 18 (1.65%) PHP
12 17 (1.56%) Go
13 15 (1.38%) VBScript
14 14 (1.29%) C++
15 13 (1.19%) C
16 9 (0.83%) R
17 5 (0.46%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.37%) C-shell
18 4 (0.37%) Korn
18 4 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 275 (25.28%) Cisco Certification
2 178 (16.36%) CCNP
3 139 (12.78%) Degree
4 119 (10.94%) CCNA
5 92 (8.46%) CCIE
6 84 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (4.69%) MCSE
8 41 (3.77%) MCSA
9 40 (3.68%) JNCIP
10 38 (3.49%) CISSP
11 37 (3.40%) MCP
12 25 (2.30%) MCITP
12 25 (2.30%) SANS
13 22 (2.02%) Security Cleared
14 21 (1.93%) CEH
15 19 (1.75%) CCSA
15 19 (1.75%) JNCIE
15 19 (1.75%) JNCIS
16 18 (1.65%) SC Cleared
17 17 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.78%) SLA
2 38 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.01%) QA
5 9 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (0.83%) GDPR
6 8 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.46%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.28%) PMO
8 3 (0.28%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 415 (38.14%) Active Directory
2 209 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (9.83%) Hyper-V
4 67 (6.16%) vSphere
5 66 (6.07%) Docker
6 57 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
6 57 (5.24%) XenApp
7 33 (3.03%) Terminal Services
8 27 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (2.48%) XenDesktop
9 25 (2.30%) iptables
10 18 (1.65%) VMware NSX
11 17 (1.56%) NFS
12 16 (1.47%) XenServer
13 14 (1.29%) Xen
14 13 (1.19%) Snort
15 9 (0.83%) KVM
15 9 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.64%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 83 (7.63%) Puppet
2 70 (6.43%) Ansible
3 69 (6.34%) SCCM
4 63 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (3.95%) Nagios
6 39 (3.58%) Cisco CUCM
7 36 (3.31%) Backup Exec
8 35 (3.22%) Kubernetes
9 33 (3.03%) FortiGate
10 32 (2.94%) Terraform
11 29 (2.67%) vCenter Server
12 27 (2.48%) SCOM
13 24 (2.21%) Cacti
14 19 (1.75%) WSUS
15 17 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
16 15 (1.38%) Nessus
17 14 (1.29%) Packer
17 14 (1.29%) ServiceCenter
18 11 (1.01%) AirWatch
19 10 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 500 (45.96%) Cisco
2 426 (39.15%) Microsoft
3 318 (29.23%) VMware
4 211 (19.39%) Citrix
5 157 (14.43%) Juniper
6 131 (12.04%) CheckPoint
7 129 (11.86%) Palo Alto
8 128 (11.76%) HP
9 96 (8.82%) F5
10 60 (5.51%) SolarWinds
11 53 (4.87%) Red Hat
12 52 (4.78%) Veeam
13 47 (4.32%) Dell
14 44 (4.04%) Google
14 44 (4.04%) IBM
15 40 (3.68%) Apple
16 34 (3.13%) Bloomberg
16 34 (3.13%) Fortinet
17 33 (3.03%) Meraki
18 32 (2.94%) Riverbed