Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 209 190
Rank change year-on-year -24 -19 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,082 1,300 1,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.56% 1.76% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 11.64% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 910 1,097 1,253
London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,475 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £72,300
England median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +8.24% -2.86% +6.71%

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 9,741 11,164 12,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.04% 15.08% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7,946 9,191 10,877
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -29 243 £53,500 +12.63% 34
West London -20 63 £45,000 +20.00% 23
South London -12 27 £38,750 +0.65% 4
North London -7 10 £40,000 -15.79% 3
East London -12 9 £38,500 +10.00% 6
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 597 (55.18%) Firewall
2 554 (51.20%) Windows
3 489 (45.19%) Cisco
4 436 (40.30%) Active Directory
5 411 (37.99%) WAN
6 402 (37.15%) Microsoft
7 375 (34.66%) DNS
8 368 (34.01%) VMware
9 357 (32.99%) LAN
10 315 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
11 276 (25.51%) Linux
12 273 (25.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 261 (24.12%) CCNP
14 260 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
15 259 (23.94%) TCP/IP
16 257 (23.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 255 (23.57%) DHCP
18 242 (22.37%) MPLS
19 234 (21.63%) Windows Server
20 232 (21.44%) Citrix
21 228 (21.07%) ITIL
22 212 (19.59%) Cisco ASA
23 211 (19.50%) Office 365
24 202 (18.67%) Data Centre
25 199 (18.39%) BGP
26 195 (18.02%) Finance
27 192 (17.74%) Cisco Nexus
28 189 (17.47%) Microsoft Office
29 184 (17.01%) Wireless
30 183 (16.91%) PowerShell

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
1 171 (15.80%) MS Exchange
2 82 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (7.30%) SharePoint
4 71 (6.56%) Skype for Business
5 65 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (3.23%) Apache
6 35 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 33 (3.05%) nginx
8 29 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (2.13%) Confluence
10 18 (1.66%) IIS
11 16 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.92%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.74%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.46%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.37%) CMS
16 4 (0.37%) JBoss
17 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 189 (17.47%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.37%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.83%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.092%) Eikon
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 273 (25.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 260 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
3 211 (19.50%) Office 365
4 81 (7.49%) IaaS
5 64 (5.91%) SaaS
6 42 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 36 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 35 (3.23%) G Suite
10 32 (2.96%) PaaS
11 28 (2.59%) Amazon ELB
12 25 (2.31%) Route 53
13 24 (2.22%) Amazon S3
13 24 (2.22%) GitHub
14 19 (1.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 15 (1.39%) Mimecast
15 15 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
17 13 (1.20%) OneDrive
17 13 (1.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 597 (55.18%) Firewall
2 411 (37.99%) WAN
3 375 (34.66%) DNS
4 357 (32.99%) LAN
5 259 (23.94%) TCP/IP
6 255 (23.57%) DHCP
7 242 (22.37%) MPLS
8 212 (19.59%) Cisco ASA
9 199 (18.39%) BGP
10 192 (17.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 184 (17.01%) Wireless
12 175 (16.17%) Network Security
13 171 (15.80%) VLAN
14 168 (15.53%) OSPF
15 125 (11.55%) SAN
16 118 (10.91%) VoIP
17 110 (10.17%) IPsec
18 99 (9.15%) VPLS
19 88 (8.13%) Wi-Fi
20 85 (7.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.90%) MySQL
3 46 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (2.40%) Redis
5 20 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.57%) Event Store
6 17 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.02%) Big Data
9 11 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.65%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.46%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (4.81%) Jenkins
2 30 (2.77%) JIRA
3 29 (2.68%) Vagrant
4 23 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (1.94%) TeamCity
7 20 (1.85%) Git (software)
8 15 (1.39%) Hudson
9 11 (1.02%) Gatling
9 11 (1.02%) JMeter
9 11 (1.02%) Subversion
10 7 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.55%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.55%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.55%) GoCD
12 5 (0.46%) Buildbot
12 5 (0.46%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 195 (18.02%) Finance
2 53 (4.90%) Legal
3 41 (3.79%) Banking
4 39 (3.60%) Law
5 28 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.22%) Advertising
7 22 (2.03%) Billing
8 21 (1.94%) Retail
9 18 (1.66%) Games
10 14 (1.29%) Marketing
11 12 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.28%) Front Office
14 3 (0.28%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.18%) German Language
15 2 (0.18%) Publishing
16 1 (0.092%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 267 (24.68%) Network Engineer
2 182 (16.82%) Analyst
3 132 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 87 (8.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 83 (7.67%) Support Engineer
6 78 (7.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 77 (7.12%) Security Engineer
8 71 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
9 70 (6.47%) IT Support
10 67 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 67 (6.19%) Support Analyst
11 62 (5.73%) Desktop Support
12 60 (5.55%) Network Security Engineer
13 59 (5.45%) IT Engineer
14 58 (5.36%) Project Engineer
15 55 (5.08%) Administrator
16 47 (4.34%) Architect
16 47 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
17 46 (4.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 43 (3.97%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (4.07%) 802.1X
2 43 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
3 34 (3.14%) LDAP
4 29 (2.68%) .NET
5 27 (2.50%) Web Services
6 24 (2.22%) JSON
7 23 (2.13%) HTML
8 20 (1.85%) .NET Framework
8 20 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
9 19 (1.76%) REST
10 17 (1.57%) Ajax
10 17 (1.57%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.39%) XMPP
12 11 (1.02%) LAMP
12 11 (1.02%) XML
13 9 (0.83%) Software Packaging
14 8 (0.74%) Kafka
15 7 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
15 7 (0.65%) Middleware
16 6 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 202 (18.67%) Data Centre
2 102 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.91%) Computer Science
4 61 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (4.53%) Blackberry
6 45 (4.16%) Management Information System
7 42 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
8 40 (3.70%) iPhone
8 40 (3.70%) Replication
9 39 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 37 (3.42%) Clustering
11 33 (3.05%) Hedge funds
12 32 (2.96%) Public Cloud
13 30 (2.77%) Fintech
14 20 (1.85%) Mobile Payment
15 18 (1.66%) BBC
15 18 (1.66%) NHS
16 17 (1.57%) Fixed Income
17 15 (1.39%) Private Cloud
18 14 (1.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 554 (51.20%) Windows
2 276 (25.51%) Linux
3 234 (21.63%) Windows Server
4 177 (16.36%) Windows 10
5 169 (15.62%) Windows 7
6 164 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 144 (13.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 89 (8.23%) Android
9 42 (3.88%) Mac OS
9 42 (3.88%) Unix
10 40 (3.70%) CentOS
10 40 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 34 (3.14%) Apple iOS
12 29 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 29 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (2.13%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (1.02%) CoreOS
15 11 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.92%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (21.07%) ITIL
2 176 (16.27%) DevOps
3 164 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
4 163 (15.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 92 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (8.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 90 (8.32%) High Availability
6 90 (8.32%) Load Balancing
7 80 (7.39%) Network Management
8 69 (6.38%) SIEM
9 63 (5.82%) Configuration Management
10 60 (5.55%) Server Virtualisation
11 59 (5.45%) Network Architecture
12 55 (5.08%) Change Management
12 55 (5.08%) Information Security
13 54 (4.99%) ITSM
13 54 (4.99%) Service Management
14 50 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
15 48 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
15 48 (4.44%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (16.91%) PowerShell
2 155 (14.33%) SQL
3 149 (13.77%) Python
4 58 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 54 (4.99%) Java
6 40 (3.70%) C#
7 39 (3.60%) Ruby
8 32 (2.96%) JavaScript
8 32 (2.96%) Perl
9 25 (2.31%) Go
10 19 (1.76%) PHP
11 17 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.83%) C
13 9 (0.83%) C++
14 8 (0.74%) R
15 2 (0.18%) Groovy
15 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.18%) Scala
15 2 (0.18%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 315 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
2 261 (24.12%) CCNP
3 157 (14.51%) Degree
4 153 (14.14%) CCNA
5 96 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 90 (8.32%) CCIE
7 57 (5.27%) MCSA
8 56 (5.18%) MCSE
9 49 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
10 48 (4.44%) MCITP
11 31 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (2.13%) MCP
14 21 (1.94%) CCSP
15 18 (1.66%) CISSP
16 17 (1.57%) CCVP
17 15 (1.39%) AWS Certification
18 14 (1.29%) JNCIP
18 14 (1.29%) MCTS
19 13 (1.20%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.82%) SLA
2 26 (2.40%) QA
3 25 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.76%) GDPR
4 19 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.37%) COBIT
6 4 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (0.37%) SAS 70
7 3 (0.28%) GCP
7 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.092%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 436 (40.30%) Active Directory
2 257 (23.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (15.80%) Hyper-V
4 76 (7.02%) Docker
5 43 (3.97%) XenApp
6 36 (3.33%) VMware Server
6 36 (3.33%) vSphere
7 33 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (2.22%) XenDesktop
10 22 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
11 20 (1.85%) NFS
12 19 (1.76%) VMware NSX
13 18 (1.66%) DFS Replication
13 18 (1.66%) Terminal Server
14 13 (1.20%) Terminal Services
14 13 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
15 12 (1.11%) iptables
16 11 (1.02%) XenServer
17 7 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 98 (9.06%) Ansible
2 90 (8.32%) Puppet
3 88 (8.13%) Nagios
4 84 (7.76%) SCCM
5 74 (6.84%) Kubernetes
6 70 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (5.64%) Cisco Prime
8 58 (5.36%) Terraform
9 44 (4.07%) AirWatch
10 39 (3.60%) Packer
11 33 (3.05%) Consul
12 32 (2.96%) Salt
13 31 (2.87%) Failover Clustering
13 31 (2.87%) ZABBIX
14 30 (2.77%) Grafana
15 29 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
16 27 (2.50%) Stealthwatch
17 26 (2.40%) Backup Exec
18 24 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
19 22 (2.03%) logstash
Vendors
1 489 (45.19%) Cisco
2 402 (37.15%) Microsoft
3 368 (34.01%) VMware
4 232 (21.44%) Citrix
5 137 (12.66%) F5
6 123 (11.37%) Juniper
7 112 (10.35%) Palo Alto
8 108 (9.98%) SolarWinds
9 99 (9.15%) Meraki
10 93 (8.60%) CheckPoint
11 83 (7.67%) HP
12 77 (7.12%) Google
13 65 (6.01%) Apple
14 54 (4.99%) Veeam
15 49 (4.53%) Dell
16 48 (4.44%) Bloomberg
17 44 (4.07%) NetApp
18 41 (3.79%) ServiceNow
19 36 (3.33%) Reuters
20 34 (3.14%) Red Hat