Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 211 180
Rank change year-on-year -32 -31 +19
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,040 1,309 1,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.53% 1.76% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.29% 11.90% 12.07%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1,080 1,249
London median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,300 £28,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +7.23%

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 9,212 11,004 12,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.57% 14.78% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,560 9,032 10,463
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -41 244 £52,000 +4.00% 37
West London -42 49 £45,000 +7.14% 20
South London +2 35 £40,750 +5.84% 6
East London -10 11 £38,750 +25.00% 10
North London -1 8 £35,000 -26.32%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 607 (58.37%) Firewall
2 520 (50.00%) Windows
3 468 (45.00%) Cisco
4 404 (38.85%) Active Directory
5 378 (36.35%) WAN
6 362 (34.81%) Microsoft
7 340 (32.69%) LAN
8 320 (30.77%) VMware
9 319 (30.67%) DNS
10 303 (29.13%) Cisco Certification
11 252 (24.23%) Linux
12 247 (23.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 246 (23.65%) TCP/IP
14 239 (22.98%) CCNP
15 237 (22.79%) Amazon AWS
16 226 (21.73%) DHCP
17 224 (21.54%) Citrix
17 224 (21.54%) Windows Server
18 223 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 221 (21.25%) Finance
20 219 (21.06%) ITIL
21 216 (20.77%) MPLS
22 208 (20.00%) Office 365
23 206 (19.81%) BGP
24 196 (18.85%) Cisco ASA
25 190 (18.27%) Data Centre
26 176 (16.92%) VLAN
27 173 (16.63%) Cisco Nexus
28 168 (16.15%) OSPF
28 168 (16.15%) 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
1 150 (14.42%) MS Exchange
2 70 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 70 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 61 (5.87%) Skype for Business
4 51 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 27 (2.60%) Apache
7 26 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (2.12%) IIS
9 19 (1.83%) Confluence
10 16 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (1.44%) OpenStack
12 14 (1.35%) nginx
13 11 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.67%) CMS
15 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.29%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
17 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 167 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.096%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.096%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.77%) Elite 3E
2 8 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.096%) Eikon
3 1 (0.096%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 247 (23.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 237 (22.79%) Amazon AWS
3 208 (20.00%) Office 365
4 67 (6.44%) IaaS
5 54 (5.19%) SaaS
6 44 (4.23%) G Suite
7 37 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 33 (3.17%) PaaS
10 32 (3.08%) Mimecast
11 30 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (1.83%) Amazon S3
15 18 (1.73%) Route 53
16 17 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
16 17 (1.63%) GitHub
17 14 (1.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 14 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
18 9 (0.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 607 (58.37%) Firewall
2 378 (36.35%) WAN
3 340 (32.69%) LAN
4 319 (30.67%) DNS
5 246 (23.65%) TCP/IP
6 226 (21.73%) DHCP
7 216 (20.77%) MPLS
8 206 (19.81%) BGP
9 196 (18.85%) Cisco ASA
10 176 (16.92%) VLAN
11 173 (16.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 168 (16.15%) OSPF
13 164 (15.77%) Wireless
14 139 (13.37%) Network Security
14 139 (13.37%) VoIP
15 112 (10.77%) IPsec
16 102 (9.81%) SAN
17 93 (8.94%) Wi-Fi
18 87 (8.37%) Internet
19 84 (8.08%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.50%) MySQL
2 26 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.54%) Redis
7 13 (1.25%) Event Store
8 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.77%) Big Data
10 8 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.48%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.38%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 44 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 33 (3.17%) Vagrant
3 30 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 28 (2.69%) JIRA
5 27 (2.60%) TeamCity
6 25 (2.40%) Hudson
6 25 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (2.12%) Subversion
8 21 (2.02%) Git (software)
9 11 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (0.87%) GitLab
11 7 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.48%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.48%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.38%) Gatling
13 4 (0.38%) JMeter
14 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
15 2 (0.19%) Selenium
15 2 (0.19%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 221 (21.25%) Finance
2 51 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 49 (4.71%) Banking
4 48 (4.62%) Legal
5 29 (2.79%) Law
6 13 (1.25%) Advertising
7 12 (1.15%) Games
8 11 (1.06%) Retail
9 10 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.96%) Marketing
10 7 (0.67%) French Language
11 6 (0.58%) Billing
12 5 (0.48%) German Language
12 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.29%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 257 (24.71%) Network Engineer
2 166 (15.96%) Analyst
3 103 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 99 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 84 (8.08%) Cisco Engineer
6 74 (7.12%) Security Engineer
7 72 (6.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 69 (6.63%) Architect
9 60 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
10 58 (5.58%) Support Analyst
11 57 (5.48%) IT Support
12 55 (5.29%) Network Security Engineer
13 54 (5.19%) Administrator
13 54 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
14 48 (4.62%) IT Engineer
14 48 (4.62%) Project Engineer
14 48 (4.62%) Service Analyst
15 45 (4.33%) Desktop Support
15 45 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
16 42 (4.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.75%) 802.1X
2 36 (3.46%) LDAP
3 31 (2.98%) Elastic Stack
4 30 (2.88%) .NET
5 29 (2.79%) Web Services
6 21 (2.02%) HTML
6 21 (2.02%) REST
7 18 (1.73%) XMPP
8 16 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (1.44%) .NET Framework
10 14 (1.35%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.25%) Ajax
11 13 (1.25%) JSON
12 10 (0.96%) Middleware
12 10 (0.96%) Node.js
13 9 (0.87%) Kafka
14 8 (0.77%) Software Packaging
15 7 (0.67%) LAMP
15 7 (0.67%) XML
16 6 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 190 (18.27%) Data Centre
2 106 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.87%) Computer Science
4 53 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 51 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
6 48 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 42 (4.04%) Video Conferencing
8 37 (3.56%) Clustering
9 36 (3.46%) Blackberry
10 34 (3.27%) iPhone
11 30 (2.88%) Public Cloud
12 29 (2.79%) Fintech
13 28 (2.69%) Hedge funds
13 28 (2.69%) Replication
14 23 (2.21%) NHS
15 16 (1.54%) Private Cloud
16 13 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
17 12 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 11 (1.06%) BBC
18 11 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 520 (50.00%) Windows
2 252 (24.23%) Linux
3 224 (21.54%) Windows Server
4 168 (16.15%) Windows 10
5 153 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 139 (13.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (5.19%) Android
9 50 (4.81%) CentOS
10 49 (4.71%) Unix
11 40 (3.85%) Windows 8
12 30 (2.88%) Mac OS X
13 28 (2.69%) Mac OS
14 22 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (2.02%) Ubuntu
16 18 (1.73%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.96%) FreeNAS
17 10 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.87%) Debian
18 9 (0.87%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (21.06%) ITIL
2 149 (14.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 148 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
4 138 (13.27%) DevOps
5 96 (9.23%) Load Balancing
6 89 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 77 (7.40%) High Availability
8 76 (7.31%) Network Management
9 73 (7.02%) SIEM
10 65 (6.25%) Information Security
11 64 (6.15%) Service Management
12 59 (5.67%) Network Architecture
13 58 (5.58%) Configuration Management
13 58 (5.58%) Mentoring
14 54 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
15 52 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
15 52 (5.00%) Service Delivery
16 51 (4.90%) ITSM
17 48 (4.62%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (14.90%) PowerShell
2 144 (13.85%) SQL
3 134 (12.88%) Python
4 59 (5.67%) Bash Shell
5 57 (5.48%) Java
6 38 (3.65%) Ruby
7 37 (3.56%) C#
8 35 (3.37%) Go
9 34 (3.27%) Perl
10 26 (2.50%) JavaScript
11 19 (1.83%) PHP
12 17 (1.63%) C++
13 16 (1.54%) C
14 14 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.25%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.77%) VB
17 6 (0.58%) VBScript
18 3 (0.29%) R
19 2 (0.19%) Objective-C
19 2 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 303 (29.13%) Cisco Certification
2 239 (22.98%) CCNP
3 142 (13.65%) Degree
4 141 (13.56%) CCNA
5 83 (7.98%) CCIE
5 83 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (4.81%) MCSE
7 44 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 40 (3.85%) MCSA
9 33 (3.17%) MCITP
10 30 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (2.21%) MCP
12 17 (1.63%) CCVP
13 16 (1.54%) CCSP
14 15 (1.44%) Security Cleared
15 14 (1.35%) CCDP
16 13 (1.25%) CCA
16 13 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (1.25%) JNCIP
16 13 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.79%) SLA
2 19 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (1.83%) QA
3 18 (1.73%) GDPR
4 11 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.58%) COBIT
5 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.19%) Basel III
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.096%) PMO
System Software
1 404 (38.85%) Active Directory
2 223 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (15.10%) Hyper-V
4 88 (8.46%) Docker
5 43 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (3.08%) XenApp
8 25 (2.40%) VMware Server
8 25 (2.40%) vSphere
9 24 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 22 (2.12%) VMware NSX
11 21 (2.02%) NFS
12 18 (1.73%) Terminal Services
13 16 (1.54%) XenDesktop
14 15 (1.44%) Terminal Server
15 14 (1.35%) XenServer
16 13 (1.25%) DFS Replication
16 13 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (1.15%) iptables
18 6 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (9.13%) Ansible
2 92 (8.85%) Nagios
3 78 (7.50%) Kubernetes
4 71 (6.83%) Puppet
5 69 (6.63%) SCCM
6 68 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
7 60 (5.77%) Terraform
8 57 (5.48%) Cisco Prime
9 42 (4.04%) Packer
10 40 (3.85%) Backup Exec
11 37 (3.56%) ZABBIX
12 34 (3.27%) Docker Swarm
12 34 (3.27%) Salt
13 32 (3.08%) Grafana
14 29 (2.79%) Consul
14 29 (2.79%) Graphite
14 29 (2.79%) Opsview
14 29 (2.79%) Single Sign-On
15 27 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
15 27 (2.60%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 468 (45.00%) Cisco
2 362 (34.81%) Microsoft
3 320 (30.77%) VMware
4 224 (21.54%) Citrix
5 121 (11.63%) F5
6 114 (10.96%) Palo Alto
7 110 (10.58%) Juniper
8 108 (10.38%) SolarWinds
9 101 (9.71%) Meraki
10 86 (8.27%) CheckPoint
10 86 (8.27%) HP
11 74 (7.12%) Google
12 52 (5.00%) Apple
13 42 (4.04%) NetApp
13 42 (4.04%) Red Hat
14 38 (3.65%) Veeam
15 36 (3.46%) Dell
16 34 (3.27%) ServiceNow
17 32 (3.08%) Avaya
18 31 (2.98%) Bloomberg