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

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 228 180
Rank change year-on-year -19 -48 -2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 970 1,201 1,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.47% 1.63% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.05% 11.54% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 767 970 1,197
London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £28,900
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 8,775 10,406 11,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.30% 14.15% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,118 8,590 9,931
London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% - +8.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £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 16 December 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 December 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 -10 230 £52,000 +4.00% 41
West London -44 45 £45,000 -5.26% 19
South London +4 39 £43,750 -6.91% 6
East London +16 15 £42,500 +10.39% 8
North London +10 8 £35,000 -35.78% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 594 (61.24%) Firewall
2 499 (51.44%) Windows
3 411 (42.37%) Active Directory
4 402 (41.44%) Cisco
5 351 (36.19%) WAN
6 333 (34.33%) Microsoft
7 327 (33.71%) LAN
8 274 (28.25%) DNS
9 265 (27.32%) VMware
10 261 (26.91%) Amazon AWS
11 246 (25.36%) Cisco Certification
11 246 (25.36%) Linux
12 243 (25.05%) TCP/IP
12 243 (25.05%) Finance
13 233 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
14 222 (22.89%) Windows Server
15 207 (21.34%) Office 365
16 200 (20.62%) DHCP
17 185 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
18 181 (18.66%) CCNP
19 180 (18.56%) ITIL
20 178 (18.35%) Data Centre
20 178 (18.35%) Problem-Solving
21 171 (17.63%) Citrix
22 163 (16.80%) MPLS
23 161 (16.60%) Microsoft Office
24 156 (16.08%) Windows 10
25 155 (15.98%) Windows 7
26 149 (15.36%) SQL
27 147 (15.15%) Network Security

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
1 136 (14.02%) MS Exchange
2 61 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (6.08%) SharePoint
4 43 (4.43%) Skype for Business
5 39 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (2.68%) IIS
8 24 (2.47%) Apache
9 18 (1.86%) Confluence
10 16 (1.65%) OpenStack
11 14 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (1.03%) nginx
14 9 (0.93%) CMS
14 9 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.93%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.62%) Commerce Server
17 5 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 161 (16.60%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.41%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.21%) Avid Media Composer
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.10%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.41%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Lawson
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.10%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 261 (26.91%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 207 (21.34%) Office 365
4 69 (7.11%) IaaS
5 60 (6.19%) SaaS
6 42 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
6 42 (4.33%) G Suite
7 41 (4.23%) PaaS
8 35 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 32 (3.30%) Mimecast
10 31 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 30 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
12 29 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
13 28 (2.89%) Amazon S3
14 20 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (1.96%) Route 53
16 13 (1.34%) Serverless
17 12 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
17 12 (1.24%) GitHub
18 11 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 594 (61.24%) Firewall
2 351 (36.19%) WAN
3 327 (33.71%) LAN
4 274 (28.25%) DNS
5 243 (25.05%) TCP/IP
6 200 (20.62%) DHCP
7 163 (16.80%) MPLS
8 147 (15.15%) Network Security
9 141 (14.54%) BGP
10 139 (14.33%) Cisco ASA
11 137 (14.12%) VLAN
12 134 (13.81%) VoIP
13 132 (13.61%) Wireless
14 116 (11.96%) OSPF
15 110 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
16 101 (10.41%) Internet
17 94 (9.69%) Wi-Fi
18 91 (9.38%) SAN
19 76 (7.84%) IPsec
20 63 (6.49%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.68%) MySQL
3 25 (2.58%) Big Data
4 23 (2.37%) NoSQL
5 21 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.03%) Redis
12 9 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.82%) Event Store
13 8 (0.82%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.62%) Couchbase
15 6 (0.62%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (4.33%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.78%) Vagrant
3 26 (2.68%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (2.47%) JIRA
4 24 (2.47%) TeamCity
5 20 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (2.06%) Subversion
6 19 (1.96%) Hudson
7 13 (1.34%) GitLab
8 5 (0.52%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.31%) Gatling
10 3 (0.31%) JMeter
11 2 (0.21%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.21%) Selenium
11 2 (0.21%) TortoiseSVN
11 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 243 (25.05%) Finance
2 62 (6.39%) Telecoms
3 61 (6.29%) Banking
4 37 (3.81%) Legal
5 24 (2.47%) Law
6 18 (1.86%) Advertising
6 18 (1.86%) Retail
7 17 (1.75%) French Language
8 10 (1.03%) Games
8 10 (1.03%) German Language
9 9 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.72%) Japanese Language
11 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.72%) Marketing
11 7 (0.72%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.31%) Back Office
12 3 (0.31%) Billing
12 3 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 195 (20.10%) Network Engineer
2 138 (14.23%) Analyst
3 96 (9.90%) Support Engineer
4 95 (9.79%) Architect
5 89 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (7.01%) Security Engineer
7 52 (5.36%) Administrator
7 52 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
8 51 (5.26%) IT Support
8 51 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 49 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
10 46 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 46 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
11 43 (4.43%) Consultant
12 41 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 41 (4.23%) Senior Network Engineer
13 39 (4.02%) Cloud Architect
13 39 (4.02%) Service Analyst
14 32 (3.30%) Help Desk Support
15 31 (3.20%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
2 32 (3.30%) Web Services
3 31 (3.20%) LDAP
4 29 (2.99%) .NET
5 24 (2.47%) 802.1X
6 21 (2.16%) REST
7 18 (1.86%) Kafka
8 15 (1.55%) Node.js
9 13 (1.34%) HTML
10 11 (1.13%) JSON
10 11 (1.13%) Middleware
10 11 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (1.03%) LAMP
11 10 (1.03%) WebSockets
11 10 (1.03%) XMPP
12 9 (0.93%) Ajax
12 9 (0.93%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.93%) J2EE
12 9 (0.93%) Memcached
13 8 (0.82%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 178 (18.35%) Data Centre
2 129 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (7.01%) Video Conferencing
4 58 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (5.57%) Management Information System
6 42 (4.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 33 (3.40%) Fintech
8 32 (3.30%) Clustering
8 32 (3.30%) Public Cloud
9 25 (2.58%) Replication
10 23 (2.37%) Hedge funds
10 23 (2.37%) NHS
11 20 (2.06%) Blackberry
12 17 (1.75%) iPhone
13 14 (1.44%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (1.34%) User Experience
14 13 (1.34%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.13%) Cyberattack
16 10 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 499 (51.44%) Windows
2 246 (25.36%) Linux
3 222 (22.89%) Windows Server
4 156 (16.08%) Windows 10
5 155 (15.98%) Windows 7
6 137 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 130 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (5.15%) CentOS
9 47 (4.85%) Unix
10 38 (3.92%) Windows 8
11 36 (3.71%) Android
12 35 (3.61%) Mac OS X
13 34 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (3.40%) Ubuntu
15 25 (2.58%) Mac OS
16 24 (2.47%) Apple iOS
17 13 (1.34%) Windows XP
18 11 (1.13%) Debian
19 9 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 8 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (18.56%) ITIL
2 178 (18.35%) Problem-Solving
3 131 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 124 (12.78%) DevOps
5 87 (8.97%) Load Balancing
6 75 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 69 (7.11%) Service Management
9 67 (6.91%) Information Security
10 65 (6.70%) Network Architecture
11 63 (6.49%) High Availability
12 60 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
13 58 (5.98%) Network Management
14 57 (5.88%) Computer Science
15 55 (5.67%) SIEM
16 52 (5.36%) Migration
17 51 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
18 50 (5.15%) Configuration Management
18 50 (5.15%) Service Delivery
19 47 (4.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 149 (15.36%) SQL
2 141 (14.54%) Python
3 132 (13.61%) PowerShell
4 64 (6.60%) Bash Shell
5 54 (5.57%) Java
6 51 (5.26%) Perl
7 34 (3.51%) Go
8 33 (3.40%) Shell Script
9 27 (2.78%) Ruby
10 26 (2.68%) C#
11 19 (1.96%) C++
12 18 (1.86%) JavaScript
13 17 (1.75%) PHP
14 13 (1.34%) C
15 9 (0.93%) R
15 9 (0.93%) VB
16 8 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.82%) VBScript
17 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 246 (25.36%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (18.66%) CCNP
3 138 (14.23%) Degree
4 108 (11.13%) CCNA
5 75 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (6.19%) CCIE
7 51 (5.26%) MCSE
8 41 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (2.78%) MCSA
10 24 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (2.37%) MCP
12 18 (1.86%) AWS Certification
12 18 (1.86%) CISSP
13 17 (1.75%) MCITP
14 14 (1.44%) CCDP
15 12 (1.24%) CCIE Security
16 11 (1.13%) CISM
16 11 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (1.13%) Security Cleared
17 9 (0.93%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.29%) SLA
2 17 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.44%) QA
5 11 (1.13%) GDPR
6 7 (0.72%) COBIT
6 7 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.52%) SEPA
9 3 (0.31%) PMO
10 2 (0.21%) Basel III
11 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 411 (42.37%) Active Directory
2 185 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (12.37%) Hyper-V
4 94 (9.69%) Docker
5 46 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (2.78%) vSphere
7 24 (2.47%) Terminal Services
8 20 (2.06%) XenApp
9 19 (1.96%) NFS
9 19 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.55%) VMware Server
11 13 (1.34%) XenServer
12 12 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (1.03%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.93%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.93%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.82%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.62%) iptables
16 6 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 90 (9.28%) Ansible
2 73 (7.53%) Kubernetes
3 62 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (6.29%) Nagios
5 53 (5.46%) Puppet
6 51 (5.26%) SCCM
7 49 (5.05%) Terraform
8 47 (4.85%) Backup Exec
9 38 (3.92%) Packer
10 30 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
10 30 (3.09%) ZABBIX
11 29 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
11 29 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
12 28 (2.89%) AirWatch
12 28 (2.89%) Salt
13 26 (2.68%) Grafana
14 25 (2.58%) Single Sign-On
15 23 (2.37%) Consul
15 23 (2.37%) Graphite
15 23 (2.37%) Opsview
Vendors
1 402 (41.44%) Cisco
2 333 (34.33%) Microsoft
3 265 (27.32%) VMware
4 171 (17.63%) Citrix
5 113 (11.65%) CheckPoint
5 113 (11.65%) Palo Alto
6 96 (9.90%) F5
7 87 (8.97%) HP
8 83 (8.56%) Juniper
9 69 (7.11%) Meraki
10 65 (6.70%) Google
11 58 (5.98%) SolarWinds
12 47 (4.85%) Dell
13 45 (4.64%) Apple
14 42 (4.33%) Red Hat
14 42 (4.33%) Symantec
15 40 (4.12%) Veeam
16 36 (3.71%) NetApp
17 35 (3.61%) Avaya
18 30 (3.09%) Oracle