Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 231 186
Rank change year-on-year +2 -45 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 923 1,042 1,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.50% 1.50% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.56% 10.38% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 758 839 1,077
London median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,294 £30,000 £29,900
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.26% +10.59% -

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 7,986 10,043 10,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.01% 14.49% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,511 8,419 9,147
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.92% +9.00%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,425
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 +25 224 £52,500 +5.00% 46
South London +13 37 £47,500 - 4
West London -45 21 £55,000 +10.00% 16
East London +31 16 £47,500 +24.18% 9
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 543 (58.83%) Firewall
2 442 (47.89%) Windows
3 426 (46.15%) Cisco
4 406 (43.99%) Active Directory
5 357 (38.68%) WAN
6 325 (35.21%) Microsoft
7 309 (33.48%) LAN
8 248 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
9 234 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
10 232 (25.14%) VMware
11 223 (24.16%) DNS
12 222 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 220 (23.84%) Finance
14 219 (23.73%) Office 365
15 214 (23.19%) Linux
16 212 (22.97%) Windows Server
17 192 (20.80%) TCP/IP
18 178 (19.28%) MPLS
19 175 (18.96%) Microsoft Office
20 172 (18.63%) CCNP
21 165 (17.88%) Network Security
22 162 (17.55%) ITIL
23 160 (17.33%) Data Centre
24 158 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
25 154 (16.68%) DHCP
25 154 (16.68%) CheckPoint
26 151 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
27 149 (16.14%) Windows 10
28 146 (15.82%) Windows 7
29 142 (15.38%) BGP

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
1 134 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 57 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (5.42%) SharePoint
4 38 (4.12%) Skype for Business
5 30 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (3.03%) IIS
7 27 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (2.49%) Apache
9 22 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (1.84%) Confluence
11 14 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.76%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.65%) CMS
15 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.54%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 175 (18.96%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.22%) Avid Media Composer
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.22%) Revit
7 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 12 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.54%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Workfront
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Lawson
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 234 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
2 222 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 219 (23.73%) Office 365
4 68 (7.37%) IaaS
5 65 (7.04%) PaaS
6 56 (6.07%) SaaS
7 47 (5.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 39 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
8 39 (4.23%) Amazon S3
8 39 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (2.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (2.06%) Mimecast
12 19 (2.06%) Serverless
13 18 (1.95%) G Suite
14 14 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
14 14 (1.52%) Amazon Glacier
15 11 (1.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 543 (58.83%) Firewall
2 357 (38.68%) WAN
3 309 (33.48%) LAN
4 223 (24.16%) DNS
5 192 (20.80%) TCP/IP
6 178 (19.28%) MPLS
7 165 (17.88%) Network Security
8 154 (16.68%) DHCP
9 142 (15.38%) BGP
10 134 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
11 127 (13.76%) OSPF
12 110 (11.92%) VLAN
13 102 (11.05%) VoIP
14 98 (10.62%) Internet
15 96 (10.40%) Wireless
16 86 (9.32%) Cisco Nexus
17 78 (8.45%) Wi-Fi
18 71 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
19 67 (7.26%) IPsec
20 63 (6.83%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.79%) Big Data
3 32 (3.47%) NoSQL
4 24 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
6 19 (2.06%) MySQL
7 18 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.65%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.54%) Couchbase
17 3 (0.33%) MongoDB
18 2 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (5.74%) Jenkins
2 30 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.71%) JIRA
4 20 (2.17%) TeamCity
5 16 (1.73%) Subversion
6 15 (1.63%) GitLab
7 12 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.98%) Hudson
9 8 (0.87%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.76%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.54%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
14 1 (0.11%) Burp Suite
14 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.11%) FishEye
14 1 (0.11%) FogBugz
14 1 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 220 (23.84%) Finance
2 54 (5.85%) Banking
2 54 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 33 (3.58%) Law
3 33 (3.58%) Retail
4 20 (2.17%) Legal
5 19 (2.06%) French Language
6 13 (1.41%) Advertising
6 13 (1.41%) Billing
6 13 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.30%) Japanese Language
8 11 (1.19%) German Language
9 9 (0.98%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.76%) Games
11 6 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.65%) Marketing
12 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.33%) Back Office
14 3 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 190 (20.59%) Network Engineer
2 136 (14.73%) Analyst
3 104 (11.27%) Architect
4 88 (9.53%) Support Engineer
5 86 (9.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 81 (8.78%) Senior Network Engineer
7 55 (5.96%) IT Support
8 50 (5.42%) Security Engineer
8 50 (5.42%) Support Analyst
9 49 (5.31%) Administrator
10 47 (5.09%) Cisco Engineer
11 46 (4.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 45 (4.88%) Consultant
13 44 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
14 42 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 39 (4.23%) IT Analyst
16 38 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
16 38 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
17 37 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
18 34 (3.68%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.25%) Kafka
2 25 (2.71%) Web Services
3 20 (2.17%) Node.js
3 20 (2.17%) REST
4 17 (1.84%) 802.1X
4 17 (1.84%) LDAP
5 16 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (1.52%) Memcached
7 13 (1.41%) .NET
8 11 (1.19%) Apache NiFi
9 10 (1.08%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (1.08%) Jinja
9 10 (1.08%) WebSockets
10 9 (0.98%) J2EE
10 9 (0.98%) JSON
10 9 (0.98%) YAML
11 6 (0.65%) LAMP
11 6 (0.65%) RESTful
12 5 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
13 4 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 160 (17.33%) Data Centre
2 110 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (8.88%) Video Conferencing
4 73 (7.91%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 40 (4.33%) Public Cloud
7 35 (3.79%) Fintech
8 30 (3.25%) Virtual Team
9 27 (2.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 26 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (2.38%) Replication
12 17 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.84%) Smartphone
13 16 (1.73%) Blog
14 15 (1.63%) Clustering
14 15 (1.63%) Hedge funds
14 15 (1.63%) iPhone
15 14 (1.52%) iPad
16 12 (1.30%) Blackberry
17 10 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 442 (47.89%) Windows
2 214 (23.19%) Linux
3 212 (22.97%) Windows Server
4 149 (16.14%) Windows 10
5 146 (15.82%) Windows 7
6 102 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 96 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (3.58%) Ubuntu
9 33 (3.58%) Unix
10 29 (3.14%) CentOS
11 28 (3.03%) Android
12 24 (2.60%) Mac OS
12 24 (2.60%) Mac OS X
13 21 (2.28%) Windows 8
14 19 (2.06%) Apple iOS
14 19 (2.06%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.98%) OpenBSD
16 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (17.55%) ITIL
2 158 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
3 114 (12.35%) DevOps
4 110 (11.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 73 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (7.48%) Service Management
7 68 (7.37%) Network Monitoring
8 67 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 66 (7.15%) Load Balancing
10 62 (6.72%) Project Management
11 61 (6.61%) Computer Science
12 56 (6.07%) Cybersecurity
13 55 (5.96%) High Availability
13 55 (5.96%) Information Security
13 55 (5.96%) Kalman Filter
13 55 (5.96%) Network Design
14 47 (5.09%) Network Architecture
15 46 (4.98%) Microservices
16 45 (4.88%) Migration
17 44 (4.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 116 (12.57%) PowerShell
2 105 (11.38%) SQL
3 102 (11.05%) Python
4 49 (5.31%) Bash Shell
5 35 (3.79%) Shell Script
6 32 (3.47%) Perl
7 30 (3.25%) Java
8 22 (2.38%) Ruby
9 18 (1.95%) Go
10 11 (1.19%) C#
11 8 (0.87%) C
11 8 (0.87%) C++
12 6 (0.65%) R
12 6 (0.65%) VB
13 5 (0.54%) PHP
14 4 (0.43%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.43%) VBScript
15 3 (0.33%) AWK
15 3 (0.33%) C-shell
16 2 (0.22%) sed
Qualifications
1 248 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (18.63%) CCNP
3 117 (12.68%) Degree
4 110 (11.92%) CCNA
5 84 (9.10%) CCIE
6 77 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 45 (4.88%) MCSE
9 29 (3.14%) CCIE Security
10 27 (2.93%) MCSA
11 25 (2.71%) CISSP
12 22 (2.38%) MCP
13 18 (1.95%) Security Cleared
14 17 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.84%) MCITP
15 16 (1.73%) CCDP
16 15 (1.63%) AWS Certification
16 15 (1.63%) CISM
16 15 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (1.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.96%) SLA
2 25 (2.71%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.19%) GDPR
4 11 (1.19%) QA
5 9 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.54%) COBIT
6 5 (0.54%) PMO
6 5 (0.54%) SEPA
7 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.22%) Basel III
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 15022
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 406 (43.99%) Active Directory
2 151 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 65 (7.04%) Docker
5 38 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (3.03%) XenApp
7 26 (2.82%) vSphere
8 14 (1.52%) NFS
8 14 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 11 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.98%) Postfix
11 9 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.98%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.54%) VMFS
14 4 (0.43%) Firmware
14 4 (0.43%) iptables
14 4 (0.43%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (7.04%) SCCM
2 63 (6.83%) Ansible
3 46 (4.98%) Terraform
4 42 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 36 (3.90%) Backup Exec
5 36 (3.90%) Puppet
6 34 (3.68%) Nagios
7 28 (3.03%) AirWatch
7 28 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (2.38%) Mesos
9 17 (1.84%) WSUS
10 15 (1.63%) Packer
11 13 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (1.30%) Salt
12 12 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (1.19%) Marathon
13 11 (1.19%) systemd
14 9 (0.98%) SCOM
14 9 (0.98%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 426 (46.15%) Cisco
2 325 (35.21%) Microsoft
3 232 (25.14%) VMware
4 154 (16.68%) CheckPoint
5 129 (13.98%) Palo Alto
6 124 (13.43%) Citrix
7 100 (10.83%) Juniper
8 93 (10.08%) F5
9 86 (9.32%) HP
10 71 (7.69%) Meraki
11 51 (5.53%) Apple
12 47 (5.09%) Dell
13 44 (4.77%) SolarWinds
14 39 (4.23%) Google
15 38 (4.12%) Avaya
16 37 (4.01%) Veeam
17 33 (3.58%) EMC
17 33 (3.58%) Red Hat
18 32 (3.47%) Fortinet
19 30 (3.25%) NetApp