Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 176 171
Rank change year-on-year -28 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,489 1,933 2,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.64% 1.94% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.26% 11.71% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,218 1,569 1,981
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,675 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14,512 16,504 19,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.95% 16.59% 17.61%
Number of salaries quoted 11,267 13,382 15,448
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the UK excluding London

VPN
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for VPN in the UK excluding London

VPN
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for VPN in the UK excluding London

VPN
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
South East -37 482 £40,000 -4.76% 73
North of England -39 322 £37,500 -11.76% 76
East of England +9 251 £42,500 +11.84% 28
Midlands +30 239 £41,500 +3.75% 36
West Midlands +52 193 £45,000 +12.50% 25
North West -17 182 £36,250 -14.71% 35
Yorkshire -54 133 £37,500 -9.64% 38
South West -48 109 £39,000 +5.41% 41
East Midlands +15 47 £40,500 +25.21% 11
Wales -12 37 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Scotland -30 35 £35,500 -16.47% 3
Northern Ireland +2 18 £21,000 -22.22% 3
North East -7 7 £32,500 -39.53% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 909 (61.05%) Firewall
2 744 (49.97%) Windows
3 616 (41.37%) Cisco
4 583 (39.15%) Active Directory
5 556 (37.34%) WAN
6 553 (37.14%) Microsoft
7 521 (34.99%) LAN
8 458 (30.76%) DNS
9 443 (29.75%) VMware
10 416 (27.94%) Windows Server
11 390 (26.19%) TCP/IP
12 310 (20.82%) DHCP
13 309 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
14 308 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
15 306 (20.55%) Linux
16 290 (19.48%) Office 365
17 278 (18.67%) ITIL
18 265 (17.80%) Wireless
19 263 (17.66%) Data Centre
20 259 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
21 252 (16.92%) MPLS
22 235 (15.78%) Hyper-V
23 233 (15.65%) Network Security
24 231 (15.51%) Juniper
25 226 (15.18%) VLAN
26 221 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
27 219 (14.71%) CCNP
28 203 (13.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 202 (13.57%) Cisco ASA
30 199 (13.36%) CheckPoint

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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
1 194 (13.03%) MS Exchange
2 85 (5.71%) IIS
3 84 (5.64%) SharePoint
4 72 (4.84%) Skype for Business
5 67 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 60 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.68%) Apache
8 21 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (1.41%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.34%) JBoss
10 19 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (1.28%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.07%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (0.94%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.87%) GlassFish
13 13 (0.87%) MQSeries
13 13 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.81%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 173 (11.62%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.067%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 8 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.20%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.067%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.067%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.067%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.067%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 309 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 290 (19.48%) Office 365
3 221 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (4.23%) SaaS
5 43 (2.89%) PaaS
6 42 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (2.82%) IaaS
7 31 (2.08%) Mimecast
8 29 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.94%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.60%) Serverless
13 8 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.54%) GitHub
14 7 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
14 7 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 909 (61.05%) Firewall
2 556 (37.34%) WAN
3 521 (34.99%) LAN
4 458 (30.76%) DNS
5 390 (26.19%) TCP/IP
6 310 (20.82%) DHCP
7 265 (17.80%) Wireless
8 252 (16.92%) MPLS
9 233 (15.65%) Network Security
10 226 (15.18%) VLAN
11 202 (13.57%) Cisco ASA
12 194 (13.03%) BGP
12 194 (13.03%) IPsec
13 190 (12.76%) VoIP
14 188 (12.63%) OSPF
15 128 (8.60%) Internet
16 127 (8.53%) SAN
17 117 (7.86%) SSL
18 102 (6.85%) Cisco Nexus
19 99 (6.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.68%) MySQL
3 24 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
4 21 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (0.87%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.74%) Power BI
11 10 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.47%) Big Data
13 7 (0.47%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
16 3 (0.20%) Hazelcast
16 3 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 44 (2.96%) Jenkins
2 39 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 37 (2.48%) Vagrant
4 36 (2.42%) Hudson
5 35 (2.35%) Git (software)
6 26 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 24 (1.61%) Subversion
8 18 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (1.21%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.27%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.27%) JIRA
13 3 (0.20%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.13%) GoCD
14 2 (0.13%) Gradle
14 2 (0.13%) MSI
14 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
15 1 (0.067%) CircleCI
General
1 111 (7.45%) Finance
2 101 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.29%) Retail
4 25 (1.68%) Marketing
5 24 (1.61%) Back Office
6 21 (1.41%) French Language
6 21 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.34%) German Language
7 20 (1.34%) Legal
8 17 (1.14%) Banking
9 16 (1.07%) Advertising
10 11 (0.74%) Electronics
11 10 (0.67%) Swedish Language
12 6 (0.40%) Games
12 6 (0.40%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.34%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.27%) Automotive
14 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.27%) Law
14 4 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 322 (21.63%) Network Engineer
2 190 (12.76%) Support Engineer
3 176 (11.82%) Analyst
4 165 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 117 (7.86%) IT Support
6 111 (7.45%) IT Engineer
7 105 (7.05%) Security Engineer
8 92 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 78 (5.24%) Architect
10 71 (4.77%) Support Analyst
11 70 (4.70%) Senior Network Engineer
12 61 (4.10%) IT Support Engineer
13 58 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 57 (3.83%) Administrator
15 56 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 56 (3.76%) Cisco Engineer
16 54 (3.63%) Network Security Engineer
17 53 (3.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 53 (3.56%) IT Analyst
18 52 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.09%) Web Services
2 21 (1.41%) LDAP
3 20 (1.34%) ActiveMQ
4 18 (1.21%) 802.1X
5 16 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (0.94%) .NET
7 13 (0.87%) EJB
7 13 (0.87%) EJB 3.0
7 13 (0.87%) HornetQ
7 13 (0.87%) Java EE
7 13 (0.87%) Java SE
7 13 (0.87%) JMS
7 13 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (0.81%) XML
9 7 (0.47%) J2EE
9 7 (0.47%) Node.js
9 7 (0.47%) SAML
9 7 (0.47%) YAML
10 6 (0.40%) OAuth
10 6 (0.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 263 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 129 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (5.31%) Management Information System
5 78 (5.24%) Video Conferencing
6 61 (4.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 57 (3.83%) Replication
8 56 (3.76%) PKI
9 54 (3.63%) Computer Science
10 48 (3.22%) Linux Command Line
11 45 (3.02%) Driving Licence
12 37 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.48%) Public Cloud
14 19 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
15 18 (1.21%) Clustering
16 17 (1.14%) Virtual Team
17 15 (1.01%) NHS
18 14 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
19 13 (0.87%) Blackberry
20 12 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 744 (49.97%) Windows
2 416 (27.94%) Windows Server
3 306 (20.55%) Linux
4 188 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 173 (11.62%) Windows 7
6 171 (11.48%) Windows 10
7 148 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (3.43%) Unix
9 49 (3.29%) Windows 8
10 32 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (1.81%) CentOS
11 27 (1.81%) Mac OS X
12 23 (1.54%) Ubuntu
13 21 (1.41%) Android
14 20 (1.34%) Windows XP
15 19 (1.28%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.28%) Solaris
16 16 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.74%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (18.67%) ITIL
2 203 (13.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 149 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
4 146 (9.81%) Load Balancing
5 127 (8.53%) Information Security
6 124 (8.33%) Project Management
7 118 (7.92%) SIEM
8 117 (7.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 110 (7.39%) Service Delivery
10 103 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
11 101 (6.78%) Change Management
12 97 (6.51%) DevOps
13 91 (6.11%) Network Design
14 90 (6.04%) Mentoring
15 86 (5.78%) Network Monitoring
16 85 (5.71%) High Availability
17 77 (5.17%) Incident Management
17 77 (5.17%) Presales
18 75 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
19 72 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 163 (10.95%) SQL
2 146 (9.81%) PowerShell
3 105 (7.05%) Python
4 77 (5.17%) Java
5 52 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 46 (3.09%) Ruby
7 40 (2.69%) Go
8 34 (2.28%) C
9 30 (2.01%) Perl
10 29 (1.95%) JavaScript
11 25 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.81%) VBScript
13 11 (0.74%) AWK
13 11 (0.74%) C#
13 11 (0.74%) VBA
14 8 (0.54%) VB
15 6 (0.40%) C++
15 6 (0.40%) PHP
16 4 (0.27%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.067%) R
Qualifications
1 308 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (14.71%) CCNP
3 153 (10.28%) CCNA
4 130 (8.73%) Degree
5 117 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 90 (6.04%) Security Cleared
7 62 (4.16%) CCIE
8 59 (3.96%) SC Cleared
9 57 (3.83%) MCSE
10 40 (2.69%) MCSA
11 39 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
11 39 (2.62%) MCP
12 35 (2.35%) CCDP
13 30 (2.01%) CEH
13 30 (2.01%) CISSP
14 28 (1.88%) CompTIA Security+
15 27 (1.81%) MCITP
16 22 (1.48%) GCIA
16 22 (1.48%) JNCIS
17 21 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (9.54%) SLA
2 82 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (2.69%) PCI DSS
4 39 (2.62%) GDPR
5 23 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (1.14%) FISMA
7 11 (0.74%) PMO
8 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.47%) QA
10 4 (0.27%) GPG13
10 4 (0.27%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.067%) COBIT
13 1 (0.067%) IASME
13 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 583 (39.15%) Active Directory
2 259 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 235 (15.78%) Hyper-V
4 78 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (3.83%) Docker
6 52 (3.49%) XenApp
7 49 (3.29%) vSphere
8 40 (2.69%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.54%) Terminal Services
10 21 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (1.34%) VMware NSX
12 13 (0.87%) XenServer
13 10 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.60%) vCloud
14 9 (0.60%) Xen
15 8 (0.54%) DFS Replication
16 7 (0.47%) Firmware
16 7 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.47%) Snort
17 6 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 74 (4.97%) Puppet
2 72 (4.84%) Nagios
3 64 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (3.83%) SCCM
5 55 (3.69%) Ansible
6 51 (3.43%) Terraform
7 44 (2.96%) Backup Exec
8 43 (2.89%) Kubernetes
9 39 (2.62%) Grafana
10 38 (2.55%) Packer
11 37 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
11 37 (2.48%) Graphite
11 37 (2.48%) Salt
12 36 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
12 36 (2.42%) ZABBIX
13 33 (2.22%) Consul
13 33 (2.22%) Opsview
14 31 (2.08%) QRadar
15 24 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
16 22 (1.48%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 616 (41.37%) Cisco
2 553 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 443 (29.75%) VMware
4 231 (15.51%) Juniper
5 199 (13.36%) CheckPoint
6 178 (11.95%) Citrix
7 135 (9.07%) F5
8 112 (7.52%) HP
9 90 (6.04%) SolarWinds
10 83 (5.57%) Veeam
11 77 (5.17%) Dell
12 74 (4.97%) Fortinet
13 60 (4.03%) Palo Alto
14 51 (3.43%) McAfee
15 48 (3.22%) Meraki
16 41 (2.75%) Oracle
17 39 (2.62%) Apple
18 38 (2.55%) Avaya
19 36 (2.42%) NetApp
20 35 (2.35%) Splunk