Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 219 234 249
Rank change year-on-year +15 +15 -40
Permanent jobs citing VPN 295 805 1,032
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.49% 1.48% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 11.39% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 287 685 871
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £34,000 £26,750 £29,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 2,619 7,066 9,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.21% 13.01% 13.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,169 5,798 7,489
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
10th Percentile £37,000 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.70% -1.05% +5.56%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in London

VPN
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in London.

Salary trend for VPN in London

VPN
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in London over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 +70 85 £72,500 +45.00% 6
West London +45 6 £68,750 +44.74% 4
South London +13 5 £31,500 -42.73% 2
East London +13 2 £85,000 +6.92% 8
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 217 (73.56%) Firewall
2 177 (60.00%) Cisco
3 161 (54.58%) Azure
4 137 (46.44%) WAN
5 136 (46.10%) Microsoft
6 128 (43.39%) Office 365
7 109 (36.95%) Cisco Certification
8 108 (36.61%) Active Directory
9 107 (36.27%) Windows
10 106 (35.93%) LAN
11 105 (35.59%) AWS
12 97 (32.88%) DNS
13 94 (31.86%) Network Security
14 81 (27.46%) DHCP
15 77 (26.10%) Finance
15 77 (26.10%) VMware
16 73 (24.75%) MPLS
17 70 (23.73%) CheckPoint
18 69 (23.39%) Windows Server
19 68 (23.05%) Palo Alto
20 67 (22.71%) Linux
21 66 (22.37%) Python
21 66 (22.37%) ITIL
22 65 (22.03%) BGP
23 61 (20.68%) OSPF
24 56 (18.98%) CCNA
25 55 (18.64%) Ansible
26 52 (17.63%) Skype for Business
27 51 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
27 51 (17.29%) 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 52 (17.63%) Skype for Business
2 32 (10.85%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.42%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.39%) IIS
5 9 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.69%) Apache
6 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) nginx
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 49 (16.61%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (8.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.34%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 161 (54.58%) Azure
2 128 (43.39%) Office 365
3 105 (35.59%) AWS
4 36 (12.20%) GCP
5 31 (10.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (10.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 23 (7.80%) Route 53
7 23 (7.80%) Slack
8 16 (5.42%) Mimecast
8 16 (5.42%) SaaS
9 15 (5.08%) IaaS
10 14 (4.75%) PaaS
11 11 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.36%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (1.02%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.68%) G Suite
15 2 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 217 (73.56%) Firewall
2 137 (46.44%) WAN
3 106 (35.93%) LAN
4 97 (32.88%) DNS
5 94 (31.86%) Network Security
6 81 (27.46%) DHCP
7 73 (24.75%) MPLS
8 65 (22.03%) BGP
9 61 (20.68%) OSPF
10 51 (17.29%) Wireless
11 47 (15.93%) Skype
12 45 (15.25%) VoIP
13 44 (14.92%) IPsec
14 43 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (13.90%) TCP/IP
16 36 (12.20%) Wireshark
17 31 (10.51%) Cisco IOS
18 30 (10.17%) Multicast
19 29 (9.83%) SNMP
20 27 (9.15%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.75%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.02%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.02%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.02%) MySQL
5 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.02%) Redis
6 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.34%) KDB
7 1 (0.34%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.34%) Power BI
7 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (2.03%) Hudson
3 6 (2.03%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.69%) GitLab
5 4 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.02%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.68%) Grunt
7 2 (0.68%) JIRA
7 2 (0.68%) Subversion
8 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.34%) Redmine
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (26.10%) Finance
2 24 (8.14%) Banking
3 17 (5.76%) Financial Institution
3 17 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.71%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Legal
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) International Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 103 (34.92%) Network Engineer
2 60 (20.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 36 (12.20%) Analyst
4 33 (11.19%) Cloud Engineer
5 27 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (8.47%) Azure Engineer
7 18 (6.10%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.76%) Security Engineer
9 16 (5.42%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 15 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
10 15 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 15 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (5.08%) Security Analyst
11 13 (4.41%) Consultant
11 13 (4.41%) IT Engineer
12 12 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (4.07%) Architect
13 11 (3.73%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 11 (3.73%) Senior Security Engineer
14 10 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.08%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.37%) Web Services
2 7 (2.37%) YAML
3 4 (1.36%) REST
4 3 (1.02%) CSS
4 3 (1.02%) HTML
4 3 (1.02%) LDAP
4 3 (1.02%) Node.js
4 3 (1.02%) WSH
4 3 (1.02%) XML
4 3 (1.02%) XMPP
5 2 (0.68%) Ajax
5 2 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.34%) HTML5
6 1 (0.34%) JSON
6 1 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.34%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (0.34%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 35 (11.86%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.44%) Public Cloud
4 16 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (5.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.73%) PKI
8 8 (2.71%) Clustering
8 8 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (2.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (2.37%) Robotics
9 7 (2.37%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (2.03%) Fat Client
10 6 (2.03%) Replication
10 6 (2.03%) Thin Client
10 6 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.36%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.36%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 107 (36.27%) Windows
2 69 (23.39%) Windows Server
3 67 (22.71%) Linux
4 51 (17.29%) Windows 10
5 35 (11.86%) Windows 7
6 31 (10.51%) Mac OS X
7 28 (9.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (5.42%) Unix
11 9 (3.05%) Mac OS
11 9 (3.05%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.37%) Solaris
12 7 (2.37%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.03%) Android
14 5 (1.69%) CentOS
14 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.68%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.37%) ITIL
2 49 (16.61%) DevOps
3 48 (16.27%) Network Monitoring
4 42 (14.24%) Information Security
5 41 (13.90%) Load Balancing
6 35 (11.86%) Network Virtualisation
7 34 (11.53%) Security Monitoring
8 33 (11.19%) SIEM
9 29 (9.83%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (9.49%) Incident Management
10 28 (9.49%) Vulnerability Management
11 27 (9.15%) Proactive Monitoring
12 26 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 25 (8.47%) Problem Management
14 24 (8.14%) B2B
14 24 (8.14%) Identity Management
15 23 (7.80%) Business Continuity
15 23 (7.80%) Performance Analysis
16 20 (6.78%) Project Delivery
17 19 (6.44%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 66 (22.37%) Python
2 37 (12.54%) PowerShell
3 19 (6.44%) SQL
4 14 (4.75%) Java
5 10 (3.39%) Ruby
6 9 (3.05%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.05%) Perl
7 6 (2.03%) Go
8 4 (1.36%) C
8 4 (1.36%) C#
8 4 (1.36%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.02%) VB
10 2 (0.68%) C++
10 2 (0.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.34%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.34%) C-shell
11 1 (0.34%) Korn
Qualifications
1 109 (36.95%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (18.98%) CCNA
3 50 (16.95%) CCNP
4 35 (11.86%) Degree
5 20 (6.78%) CISM
6 19 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (6.10%) CISSP
8 13 (4.41%) GCFA
8 13 (4.41%) GCIH
9 12 (4.07%) CCIE
10 10 (3.39%) CCSP
11 9 (3.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (3.05%) CREST Certified
12 8 (2.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (2.71%) MCP
12 8 (2.71%) MCSE
13 7 (2.37%) GCIA
13 7 (2.37%) MCITP
13 7 (2.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (16.27%) SLA
2 21 (7.12%) NIST
3 16 (5.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (4.07%) COBIT
5 10 (3.39%) GDPR
6 3 (1.02%) QA
7 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.34%) NCSC
8 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
System Software
1 108 (36.61%) Active Directory
2 51 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (11.53%) Hyper-V
4 22 (7.46%) Docker
5 20 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.03%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.69%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.36%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.36%) XenApp
10 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.68%) Firmware
11 2 (0.68%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.68%) vSphere
12 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.34%) LXC
12 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.34%) zsh
Systems Management
1 55 (18.64%) Ansible
2 39 (13.22%) Puppet
3 34 (11.53%) Nagios
4 32 (10.85%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (8.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (7.80%) Terraform
7 21 (7.12%) Kubernetes
8 13 (4.41%) SCCM
9 12 (4.07%) SCVMM
10 10 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (3.39%) ZABBIX
11 8 (2.71%) Backup Exec
11 8 (2.71%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (2.71%) Salt
11 8 (2.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (2.71%) WSUS
12 7 (2.37%) CSIRT
12 7 (2.37%) Grafana
12 7 (2.37%) Opsview
12 7 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 177 (60.00%) Cisco
2 136 (46.10%) Microsoft
3 77 (26.10%) VMware
4 70 (23.73%) CheckPoint
5 68 (23.05%) Palo Alto
6 36 (12.20%) Meraki
7 30 (10.17%) F5
7 30 (10.17%) Riverbed
8 29 (9.83%) Blue Coat
9 28 (9.49%) HP
10 27 (9.15%) Citrix
11 24 (8.14%) Sophos
12 23 (7.80%) Avaya
13 20 (6.78%) Google
14 19 (6.44%) Netskope
14 19 (6.44%) Zscaler
15 18 (6.10%) Juniper
16 17 (5.76%) SolarWinds
17 15 (5.08%) Fortinet
18 14 (4.75%) Infoblox