Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 230 249 231
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18 -49
Permanent jobs citing VPN 748 927 1,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.48% 1.48% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.16% 11.17% 10.92%
Number of salaries quoted 605 734 879
London median annual salary £55,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,300 £80,000 £78,750
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 6,703 8,296 9,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.26% 13.25% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,536 6,744 8,350
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -24 175 £52,000 - 34
West London +16 42 £52,500 +16.67% 12
East London +14 27 £60,750 +27.89% 13
South London -9 27 £60,000 +26.32% 5
North London -4 3 £57,500 +27.78% 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 471 (62.97%) Firewall
2 318 (42.51%) Cisco
3 300 (40.11%) WAN
4 295 (39.44%) Windows
5 279 (37.30%) LAN
6 249 (33.29%) Cisco Certification
7 234 (31.28%) Active Directory
8 229 (30.61%) Office 365
9 228 (30.48%) Azure
9 228 (30.48%) Microsoft
10 196 (26.20%) DNS
11 189 (25.27%) TCP/IP
12 186 (24.87%) CCNP
13 182 (24.33%) AWS
14 174 (23.26%) DHCP
15 166 (22.19%) BGP
16 164 (21.93%) Network Security
17 162 (21.66%) MPLS
18 161 (21.52%) VMware
19 159 (21.26%) Data Centre
20 145 (19.39%) OSPF
21 140 (18.72%) Palo Alto
22 138 (18.45%) Wireless
22 138 (18.45%) IPsec
23 136 (18.18%) Linux
24 132 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
25 126 (16.84%) CCNA
26 124 (16.58%) Windows Server
27 118 (15.78%) Cisco ASA
28 116 (15.51%) VLAN

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 91 (12.17%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 35 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (4.28%) Skype for Business
5 27 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.87%) IIS
8 13 (1.74%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.34%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.20%) Confluence
10 9 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.20%) nginx
11 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.80%) Apache
13 5 (0.67%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.67%) WordPress
14 4 (0.53%) CMS
15 3 (0.40%) Site Server
16 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
16 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 84 (11.23%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.01%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.60%) Acrobat
6 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 229 (30.61%) Office 365
2 228 (30.48%) Azure
3 182 (24.33%) AWS
4 42 (5.61%) IaaS
5 39 (5.21%) PaaS
6 33 (4.41%) SaaS
7 23 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (2.54%) GCP
10 17 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 16 (2.14%) OpenShift
12 15 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (2.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 13 (1.74%) OneDrive
14 12 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (1.60%) Amazon S3
15 11 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (1.34%) Amazon ECS
16 10 (1.34%) Amazon EKS
17 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 471 (62.97%) Firewall
2 300 (40.11%) WAN
3 279 (37.30%) LAN
4 196 (26.20%) DNS
5 189 (25.27%) TCP/IP
6 174 (23.26%) DHCP
7 166 (22.19%) BGP
8 164 (21.93%) Network Security
9 162 (21.66%) MPLS
10 145 (19.39%) OSPF
11 138 (18.45%) IPsec
11 138 (18.45%) Wireless
12 118 (15.78%) Cisco ASA
13 116 (15.51%) VLAN
14 109 (14.57%) VoIP
15 94 (12.57%) Internet
16 86 (11.50%) SSL
17 80 (10.70%) Wi-Fi
18 72 (9.63%) HSRP
18 72 (9.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.87%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.74%) Big Data
4 12 (1.60%) DB2
4 12 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.34%) Apache Hive
6 10 (1.34%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.34%) HBase
6 10 (1.34%) Sqoop
7 9 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 9 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.07%) MySQL
8 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.40%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 40 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 39 (5.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 19 (2.54%) Vagrant
4 18 (2.41%) JIRA
5 14 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.34%) Hudson
7 8 (1.07%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.80%) GitLab
9 4 (0.53%) CircleCI
9 4 (0.53%) JMeter
10 3 (0.40%) Subversion
11 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.13%) Appium
12 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.13%) git-flow
12 1 (0.13%) MSI
12 1 (0.13%) Selenium
12 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.13%) Zephyr
General
1 111 (14.84%) Finance
2 67 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.68%) Banking
4 34 (4.55%) Law
4 34 (4.55%) Retail
5 20 (2.67%) Public Sector
6 15 (2.01%) Legal
6 15 (2.01%) Marketing
7 11 (1.47%) Games
8 10 (1.34%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.94%) Back Office
9 7 (0.94%) French Language
9 7 (0.94%) German Language
9 7 (0.94%) Publishing
9 7 (0.94%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.80%) Billing
11 5 (0.67%) Front Office
11 5 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.67%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 239 (31.95%) Network Engineer
2 86 (11.50%) Analyst
3 69 (9.22%) Support Engineer
4 67 (8.96%) Senior Network Engineer
5 61 (8.16%) IT Support
6 60 (8.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 55 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 50 (6.68%) Architect
9 48 (6.42%) Support Analyst
10 45 (6.02%) Security Engineer
11 44 (5.88%) Consultant
12 36 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
12 36 (4.81%) IT Analyst
13 34 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
14 33 (4.41%) Desktop Support
15 31 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
16 29 (3.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 29 (3.88%) IT Engineer
17 24 (3.21%) Senior DevOps
17 24 (3.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.61%) LDAP
2 26 (3.48%) 802.1X
3 23 (3.07%) Elastic Stack
4 19 (2.54%) HTML
4 19 (2.54%) XML
5 18 (2.41%) CSS
6 16 (2.14%) Ajax
7 14 (1.87%) SAML
8 13 (1.74%) Web Services
8 13 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (1.34%) OAuth
10 9 (1.20%) JSON
11 8 (1.07%) Node.js
12 7 (0.94%) Jinja
12 7 (0.94%) REST
13 6 (0.80%) .NET
14 5 (0.67%) LAMP
14 5 (0.67%) RESTful
14 5 (0.67%) XMPP
15 4 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 159 (21.26%) Data Centre
2 62 (8.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 60 (8.02%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (4.28%) Video Conferencing
6 30 (4.01%) Public Cloud
7 26 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (2.94%) iPhone
9 17 (2.27%) User Experience
10 12 (1.60%) Clustering
10 12 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.47%) Replication
11 11 (1.47%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.34%) iPad
13 9 (1.20%) Fibre Optics
13 9 (1.20%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.20%) Online Gambling
13 9 (1.20%) PKI
14 8 (1.07%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 295 (39.44%) Windows
2 136 (18.18%) Linux
3 124 (16.58%) Windows Server
4 94 (12.57%) Windows 10
5 74 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 49 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (4.55%) Android
9 26 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (2.81%) Apple iOS
12 16 (2.14%) CentOS
13 14 (1.87%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.47%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.47%) Unix
14 11 (1.47%) VMS
14 11 (1.47%) Windows Vista
15 9 (1.20%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.20%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (15.24%) ITIL
2 101 (13.50%) Load Balancing
3 83 (11.10%) DevOps
4 74 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (9.36%) Network Design
6 68 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 60 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (8.02%) Network Monitoring
8 56 (7.49%) SIEM
9 46 (6.15%) Service Management
10 45 (6.02%) Configuration Management
10 45 (6.02%) Information Security
11 43 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (5.61%) Change Management
13 37 (4.95%) Computer Science
13 37 (4.95%) Incident Management
14 36 (4.81%) High Availability
15 35 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
15 35 (4.68%) Patch Management
15 35 (4.68%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 77 (10.29%) Python
2 70 (9.36%) PowerShell
3 32 (4.28%) Bash Shell
3 32 (4.28%) SQL
4 26 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.94%) Java
5 22 (2.94%) Ruby
6 14 (1.87%) Go
7 10 (1.34%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.20%) C
9 6 (0.80%) PHP
10 3 (0.40%) C#
10 3 (0.40%) Kotlin
10 3 (0.40%) Perl
11 2 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.13%) VB
12 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 249 (33.29%) Cisco Certification
2 186 (24.87%) CCNP
3 126 (16.84%) CCNA
4 116 (15.51%) Degree
5 66 (8.82%) CCIE
6 33 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (3.61%) MCSE
8 26 (3.48%) JNCIP
9 25 (3.34%) MCSA
10 21 (2.81%) Security Cleared
11 18 (2.41%) CCDP
12 17 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (1.87%) SC Cleared
15 13 (1.74%) CCSA
16 12 (1.60%) JNCIS
17 11 (1.47%) DBS Check
18 10 (1.34%) MCP
19 9 (1.20%) JNCIA
20 8 (1.07%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.08%) SLA
2 25 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (1.20%) QA
4 9 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.07%) NIST
5 8 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.67%) GDPR
8 2 (0.27%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.27%) FISMA
8 2 (0.27%) ITGC
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 15022
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 234 (31.28%) Active Directory
2 132 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (8.42%) Docker
4 47 (6.28%) Hyper-V
5 41 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (4.41%) vSphere
7 26 (3.48%) XenDesktop
8 21 (2.81%) XenApp
9 11 (1.47%) Firmware
10 10 (1.34%) HDFS
11 8 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.94%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.80%) ProxySG
13 6 (0.80%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.53%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.40%) Varnish
17 2 (0.27%) Xen
18 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 75 (10.03%) Ansible
2 69 (9.22%) SCCM
3 67 (8.96%) Kubernetes
4 50 (6.68%) Terraform
5 43 (5.75%) Puppet
6 32 (4.28%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (3.61%) FortiGate
7 27 (3.61%) Packer
8 25 (3.34%) Consul
8 25 (3.34%) Salt
9 24 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (2.94%) Nagios
11 21 (2.81%) Docker Swarm
12 20 (2.67%) ZABBIX
13 19 (2.54%) Grafana
14 18 (2.41%) Graphite
14 18 (2.41%) Opsview
15 14 (1.87%) Backup Exec
15 14 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
16 12 (1.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 318 (42.51%) Cisco
2 228 (30.48%) Microsoft
3 161 (21.52%) VMware
4 140 (18.72%) Palo Alto
5 110 (14.71%) Citrix
6 79 (10.56%) Juniper
7 64 (8.56%) CheckPoint
8 62 (8.29%) SolarWinds
9 60 (8.02%) F5
10 54 (7.22%) Meraki
11 44 (5.88%) HP
12 40 (5.35%) Google
13 32 (4.28%) Aruba
14 29 (3.88%) Fortinet
14 29 (3.88%) Red Hat
15 27 (3.61%) Dell
16 24 (3.21%) Apple
17 23 (3.07%) Arista
18 21 (2.81%) ServiceNow
19 20 (2.67%) Symantec