Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 225 230
Rank change year-on-year -58 +5 +15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 371 639 935
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.55% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.96% 11.98% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 337 518 773
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £43,250 £41,803 £35,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.90% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £91,000 £87,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 3,386 5,332 7,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 10.28% 12.94% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,583 4,358 6,275
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -

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 11 May 2021.

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 11 May 2021. 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 +13 83 £47,500 -9.52% 18
West London +23 26 £62,500 +38.89% 12
South London +25 10 £60,000 +65.52% 9
East London +10 4 £51,000 +24.39% 6
North London +24 1 £32,500 -39.25% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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.

1 200 (53.91%) Windows
2 184 (49.60%) Firewall
3 157 (42.32%) Microsoft 365
4 154 (41.51%) Active Directory
5 151 (40.70%) Microsoft
6 126 (33.96%) Azure
7 117 (31.54%) Cisco
8 107 (28.84%) DNS
9 102 (27.49%) ITIL
10 91 (24.53%) Linux
11 89 (23.99%) DHCP
12 88 (23.72%) Windows Server
13 82 (22.10%) LAN
13 82 (22.10%) VMware
14 79 (21.29%) AWS
15 76 (20.49%) Finance
15 76 (20.49%) Windows 10
16 75 (20.22%) WAN
17 74 (19.95%) Social Skills
18 68 (18.33%) TCP/IP
19 62 (16.71%) BGP
20 60 (16.17%) DevOps
21 59 (15.90%) Cisco Certification
22 58 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
22 58 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 52 (14.02%) Network Security
23 52 (14.02%) Management Information System
24 51 (13.75%) Degree
24 51 (13.75%) PowerShell
25 48 (12.94%) VoIP

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 36 (9.70%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.01%) Apache
3 25 (6.74%) MS Exchange
4 23 (6.20%) IIS
5 22 (5.93%) nginx
6 21 (5.66%) Tomcat
7 15 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (3.77%) Confluence
9 13 (3.50%) ejabberd
10 11 (2.96%) Skype for Business
11 5 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.08%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.54%) CMS
14 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
15 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (12.40%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 9 (2.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.08%) Relativity
3 3 (0.81%) Endur
4 2 (0.54%) Eikon
4 2 (0.54%) Magento
4 2 (0.54%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (0.54%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.27%) FastStats
5 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 157 (42.32%) Microsoft 365
2 126 (33.96%) Azure
3 79 (21.29%) AWS
4 43 (11.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (9.97%) SaaS
6 24 (6.47%) OneDrive
7 22 (5.93%) IaaS
7 22 (5.93%) PaaS
8 17 (4.58%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (4.58%) GCP
9 12 (3.23%) Power Platform
10 10 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (1.62%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.62%) Stackdriver
12 5 (1.35%) Route 53
12 5 (1.35%) Slack
13 4 (1.08%) Datadog
13 4 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 184 (49.60%) Firewall
2 107 (28.84%) DNS
3 89 (23.99%) DHCP
4 82 (22.10%) LAN
5 75 (20.22%) WAN
6 68 (18.33%) TCP/IP
7 62 (16.71%) BGP
8 52 (14.02%) Network Security
9 48 (12.94%) VoIP
10 42 (11.32%) SSL
11 38 (10.24%) SNMP
12 36 (9.70%) OSPF
12 36 (9.70%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (8.89%) MPLS
13 33 (8.89%) SAN
14 32 (8.63%) Internet
14 32 (8.63%) IPsec
15 31 (8.36%) VLAN
16 26 (7.01%) Remote Desktop
17 25 (6.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.16%) Blockchain
2 8 (2.16%) MySQL
3 6 (1.62%) NoSQL
3 6 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.62%) Power BI
3 6 (1.62%) Tableau
4 5 (1.35%) Big Data
4 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.08%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.08%) Impala
5 4 (1.08%) MariaDB
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.54%) HBase
7 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (6.20%) JIRA
2 16 (4.31%) Bitbucket
3 8 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (0.54%) git-flow
5 2 (0.54%) GitLab
5 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.27%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (20.49%) Finance
2 74 (19.95%) Social Skills
3 43 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (7.28%) Telecoms
5 21 (5.66%) Organisational Skills
6 16 (4.31%) Legal
7 13 (3.50%) Games
8 10 (2.70%) Law
8 10 (2.70%) Marketing
9 8 (2.16%) Banking
10 6 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.08%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.81%) Advertising
12 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.81%) Electronics
12 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.81%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (19.68%) Analyst
2 63 (16.98%) Network Engineer
3 42 (11.32%) Support Analyst
4 39 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (10.24%) IT Analyst
6 33 (8.89%) IT Support
7 31 (8.36%) Architect
8 30 (8.09%) IT Engineer
8 30 (8.09%) Support Engineer
9 29 (7.82%) IT Support Analyst
10 27 (7.28%) Senior Analyst
11 25 (6.74%) Consultant
12 22 (5.93%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (5.66%) Senior Support Analyst
14 20 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (5.12%) Senior Support Engineer
16 18 (4.85%) IT Manager
16 18 (4.85%) Senior IT Support
16 18 (4.85%) Senior IT Support Analyst
16 18 (4.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.12%) Web Services
2 18 (4.85%) HTML
3 16 (4.31%) 802.1X
3 16 (4.31%) CSS
4 15 (4.04%) LDAP
4 15 (4.04%) XMPP
5 10 (2.70%) SOAP
6 9 (2.43%) Ajax
6 9 (2.43%) XML
7 8 (2.16%) JSON
8 7 (1.89%) HTML5
9 6 (1.62%) .NET
9 6 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (1.35%) LAMP
10 5 (1.35%) ODBC
11 4 (1.08%) Kafka
11 4 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.54%) Express
12 2 (0.54%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.02%) Management Information System
2 39 (10.51%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (3.23%) Clustering
5 12 (3.23%) CMDB
6 11 (2.96%) User Experience
7 10 (2.70%) PKI
7 10 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.62%) Fibre Optics
9 6 (1.62%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.62%) Replication
10 5 (1.35%) iPhone
10 5 (1.35%) Renewable Energy
10 5 (1.35%) SCADA
10 5 (1.35%) Social Media
11 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 200 (53.91%) Windows
2 91 (24.53%) Linux
3 88 (23.72%) Windows Server
4 76 (20.49%) Windows 10
5 32 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (6.20%) Windows 7
7 23 (6.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (5.93%) Mac OS
9 20 (5.39%) Debian
10 17 (4.58%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (3.77%) Mac OS X
12 12 (3.23%) Android
12 12 (3.23%) CentOS
12 12 (3.23%) Ubuntu
13 8 (2.16%) VMS
14 7 (1.89%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (27.49%) ITIL
2 60 (16.17%) DevOps
3 58 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (11.05%) High Availability
6 35 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 33 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
8 29 (7.82%) Load Balancing
9 28 (7.55%) Migration
9 28 (7.55%) Risk Assessment
10 27 (7.28%) Computer Science
10 27 (7.28%) Penetration Testing
10 27 (7.28%) Presales
11 24 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (6.20%) Business Continuity
12 23 (6.20%) Customer Requirements
13 22 (5.93%) ITSM
14 21 (5.66%) Information Security
15 20 (5.39%) Problem Management
16 19 (5.12%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.75%) PowerShell
2 42 (11.32%) Python
3 29 (7.82%) Bash Shell
4 27 (7.28%) C
5 22 (5.93%) SQL
6 21 (5.66%) Perl
7 19 (5.12%) PHP
8 14 (3.77%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.50%) Java
9 13 (3.50%) VB
10 11 (2.96%) R
11 5 (1.35%) C#
11 5 (1.35%) Scala
12 2 (0.54%) ABAP
13 1 (0.27%) Ruby
13 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (15.90%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (13.75%) Degree
3 37 (9.97%) CCNP
4 25 (6.74%) CISSP
5 20 (5.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (5.12%) JNCIP
7 16 (4.31%) CCNA
8 12 (3.23%) Security Cleared
9 11 (2.96%) CISM
9 11 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (2.70%) CISA
11 9 (2.43%) SC Cleared
12 8 (2.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 8 (2.16%) AWS Certification
12 8 (2.16%) CCSP
13 7 (1.89%) CCIE
13 7 (1.89%) MCP
14 6 (1.62%) MCSE
14 6 (1.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.39%) SLA
3 14 (3.77%) NIST
4 4 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (1.08%) GDPR
5 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.54%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.27%) GLBA
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 58 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.63%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.74%) iptables
5 23 (6.20%) vSphere
6 20 (5.39%) KVM
7 19 (5.12%) XenDesktop
8 18 (4.85%) QEMU
9 17 (4.58%) Docker
10 14 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (3.50%) Kamailio
11 13 (3.50%) Postfix
12 10 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.62%) Firmware
14 4 (1.08%) vCloud
14 4 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.81%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.54%) Apache Flume
16 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (11.59%) Ansible
2 39 (10.51%) Puppet
3 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (8.36%) Terraform
5 24 (6.47%) ZABBIX
6 18 (4.85%) Galera Cluster
6 18 (4.85%) HAProxy
6 18 (4.85%) SCCM
7 16 (4.31%) Kubernetes
8 13 (3.50%) Grafana
8 13 (3.50%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (2.43%) HP UCMDB
10 8 (2.16%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (2.16%) FortiGate
11 7 (1.89%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.89%) Istio
11 7 (1.89%) Nagios
12 6 (1.62%) CASB
12 6 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (1.35%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 151 (40.70%) Microsoft
2 117 (31.54%) Cisco
3 82 (22.10%) VMware
4 45 (12.13%) Juniper
5 42 (11.32%) HP
6 41 (11.05%) Citrix
7 36 (9.70%) Palo Alto
8 32 (8.63%) SonicWALL
9 23 (6.20%) Fortinet
10 22 (5.93%) Dell
11 21 (5.66%) Meraki
11 21 (5.66%) Mitel
12 18 (4.85%) GENBAND
12 18 (4.85%) Percona
13 15 (4.04%) Aruba
13 15 (4.04%) Avaya
14 13 (3.50%) Nortel
15 12 (3.23%) ServiceNow
16 11 (2.96%) F5
16 11 (2.96%) Nimble Storage