VPN Jobs in the UK excluding London

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > UK excluding London

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 27 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
27 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 209 223 228
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5 -24
Permanent jobs citing VPN 780 1,025 1,137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.46% 1.62% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.10% 11.27% 11.14%
Number of salaries quoted 666 778 972
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,426 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,125 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.24% - +2.41%
75th Percentile £54,375 £53,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,726 9,092 10,210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.46% 14.41% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6,144 5,220 6,258
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,125 £31,931 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% - -
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £49,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.94% +3.00%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

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 27 February 2024. 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
Jobs
South East +36 218 £45,875 +22.33% 62
North of England +50 186 £40,000 -5.88% 56
Midlands +20 134 £40,000 -5.88% 54
South West -10 109 £37,500 +7.14% 28
Yorkshire +98 100 £35,000 -24.32% 18
West Midlands +36 95 £43,000 -4.44% 27
East of England +41 69 £37,500 -11.76% 30
North West -6 64 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Wales +7 40 £40,000 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +9 38 £36,000 +2.86% 26
Scotland -45 27 £47,500 +5.56% 12
North East +13 24 £30,000 -26.83% 6
Northern Ireland +17 7 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £50,000 - 2
VPN
UK

VPN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 149 (19.10%) Microsoft Exchange
2 126 (16.15%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.21%) IIS
4 10 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.51%) Confluence
6 4 (0.51%) SAS
7 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.26%) WordPress
9 1 (0.13%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 88 (11.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.13%) Trello
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Shopify
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 384 (49.23%) Microsoft 365
2 364 (46.67%) Azure
3 113 (14.49%) Entra ID
4 112 (14.36%) AWS
5 67 (8.59%) OneDrive
6 43 (5.51%) IaaS
7 36 (4.62%) GCP
7 36 (4.62%) PaaS
8 31 (3.97%) SaaS
9 22 (2.82%) Mimecast
10 16 (2.05%) Google Workspace
11 14 (1.79%) Azure DevOps
12 11 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.41%) Serverless
13 10 (1.28%) GitHub
13 10 (1.28%) Power Platform
14 7 (0.90%) Azure Monitor
14 7 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 470 (60.26%) Firewall
2 316 (40.51%) WAN
3 302 (38.72%) LAN
4 270 (34.62%) DNS
5 240 (30.77%) DHCP
6 188 (24.10%) VLAN
7 162 (20.77%) TCP/IP
8 127 (16.28%) Wireless
9 118 (15.13%) Wi-Fi
10 108 (13.85%) Network Security
11 84 (10.77%) SAN
12 83 (10.64%) VoIP
13 76 (9.74%) BGP
13 76 (9.74%) IPsec
14 73 (9.36%) OSPF
15 61 (7.82%) Internet
16 56 (7.18%) SD-WAN
17 52 (6.67%) WLAN
18 50 (6.41%) MPLS
19 48 (6.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.28%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (1.28%) MySQL
3 10 (1.28%) Power BI
4 8 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.77%) BigQuery
7 5 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.38%) DynamoDB
8 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.26%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.26%) Looker
9 2 (0.26%) Redis
9 2 (0.26%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 23 (2.95%) JIRA
2 13 (1.67%) Git
3 12 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.77%) Trac
5 3 (0.38%) GitLab
6 2 (0.26%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.13%) Maven
7 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
General
1 231 (29.62%) Social Skills
2 87 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (9.74%) Finance
4 44 (5.64%) Telecoms
5 32 (4.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 26 (3.33%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.82%) Documentation Skills
7 22 (2.82%) Legal
8 19 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
9 16 (2.05%) Games
9 16 (2.05%) Retail
10 14 (1.79%) German Language
11 13 (1.67%) Law
12 10 (1.28%) Back Office
13 9 (1.15%) Local Government
13 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
14 8 (1.03%) Police
15 6 (0.77%) French Language
15 6 (0.77%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.77%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 129 (16.54%) Network Engineer
2 124 (15.90%) IT Support
3 121 (15.51%) Support Engineer
4 117 (15.00%) Analyst
5 112 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 103 (13.21%) IT Engineer
7 77 (9.87%) Senior
8 59 (7.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 54 (6.92%) IT Analyst
9 54 (6.92%) IT Support Engineer
10 53 (6.79%) Support Analyst
11 51 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
12 45 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
12 45 (5.77%) IT Support Analyst
13 36 (4.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 34 (4.36%) Architect
14 34 (4.36%) Senior Network Engineer
15 31 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 30 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 28 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.79%) LDAP
3 13 (1.67%) JSON
4 10 (1.28%) ARM Templates
4 10 (1.28%) YAML
5 7 (0.90%) .NET
6 5 (0.64%) LAMP
7 3 (0.38%) Kafka
7 3 (0.38%) Node.js
7 3 (0.38%) React
7 3 (0.38%) RESTful
8 2 (0.26%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.26%) AWS CDK
8 2 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.26%) Lightning Web Components
8 2 (0.26%) Middleware
8 2 (0.26%) V-Ray
8 2 (0.26%) Web Services
9 1 (0.13%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.18%) Driving Licence
3 37 (4.74%) Replication
4 27 (3.46%) Public Cloud
5 26 (3.33%) Clustering
6 23 (2.95%) Onboarding
7 22 (2.82%) PKI
7 22 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
8 18 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (2.18%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.05%) Analytical Mindset
11 15 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.79%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.67%) Cyber Threat
14 9 (1.15%) Cloud Native
15 8 (1.03%) iPad
16 7 (0.90%) Product Ownership
17 6 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 6 (0.77%) iPhone
17 6 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 446 (57.18%) Windows
2 291 (37.31%) Windows Server
3 107 (13.72%) Linux
4 66 (8.46%) Windows Server 2019
5 63 (8.08%) Windows 10
6 54 (6.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 41 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (4.87%) Apple iOS
9 25 (3.21%) Mac OS
10 17 (2.18%) Android
11 13 (1.67%) Unix
11 13 (1.67%) Windows 7
12 11 (1.41%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (1.15%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.77%) VMS
16 4 (0.51%) CentOS
16 4 (0.51%) Debian
17 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
2 147 (18.85%) Customer Service
3 143 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 140 (17.95%) ITIL
5 99 (12.69%) Cybersecurity
6 84 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 71 (9.10%) Migration
8 61 (7.82%) Agile
9 57 (7.31%) Mentoring
10 56 (7.18%) Service Delivery
11 55 (7.05%) DevOps
11 55 (7.05%) Project Delivery
11 55 (7.05%) Service Management
12 54 (6.92%) Project Management
13 52 (6.67%) Network Design
14 46 (5.90%) Kalman Filter
15 44 (5.64%) High Availability
16 42 (5.38%) Load Balancing
17 41 (5.26%) Change Management
17 41 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 114 (14.62%) PowerShell
2 61 (7.82%) SQL
3 38 (4.87%) Python
4 25 (3.21%) Bash
5 6 (0.77%) C#
6 4 (0.51%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.38%) Groovy
7 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.26%) C++
8 2 (0.26%) Java
9 1 (0.13%) DataFlex
9 1 (0.13%) Go
9 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 126 (16.15%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 91 (11.67%) Degree
4 75 (9.62%) CCNP
5 71 (9.10%) SC Cleared
6 70 (8.97%) CCNA
7 43 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (3.46%) A+ Certification
8 27 (3.46%) Azure Certification
9 24 (3.08%) MCSE
10 17 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (1.92%) CCIE
12 14 (1.79%) DV Cleared
12 14 (1.79%) MCSA
13 11 (1.41%) JNCIA
14 10 (1.28%) AWS Certification
14 10 (1.28%) CISSP
14 10 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (10.77%) SLA
2 33 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.92%) GDPR
4 12 (1.54%) NIST
5 10 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.90%) ISO 22301
6 7 (0.90%) QA
7 5 (0.64%) SOC 2
8 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.26%) PMO
10 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.13%) FISMA
10 1 (0.13%) GRC
10 1 (0.13%) HITRUST
10 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.13%) SOC 3
System Software
1 365 (46.79%) Active Directory
2 172 (22.05%) Hyper-V
3 169 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (5.90%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (5.64%) vSphere
6 38 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (3.08%) Docker
7 24 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 23 (2.95%) Firmware
9 9 (1.15%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.15%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.03%) pfSense
11 7 (0.90%) NFS
12 6 (0.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.77%) XenApp
13 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.51%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.26%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 122 (15.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 52 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 50 (6.41%) Terraform
4 42 (5.38%) SCCM
5 34 (4.36%) Ansible
6 22 (2.82%) Kubernetes
7 20 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
8 17 (2.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (1.67%) Grafana
9 13 (1.67%) Jamf Pro
9 13 (1.67%) WSUS
9 13 (1.67%) ZABBIX
10 12 (1.54%) SCOM
11 11 (1.41%) Puppet
12 10 (1.28%) Autotask
13 7 (0.90%) SmoothWall
13 7 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.77%) Icinga
14 6 (0.77%) SCDPM
15 5 (0.64%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 333 (42.69%) Microsoft
2 244 (31.28%) VMware
3 234 (30.00%) Cisco
4 99 (12.69%) Veeam
5 94 (12.05%) Juniper
6 76 (9.74%) Citrix
7 71 (9.10%) Meraki
8 55 (7.05%) CheckPoint
9 52 (6.67%) HP
10 49 (6.28%) Fortinet
11 45 (5.77%) Aruba
11 45 (5.77%) SolarWinds
12 40 (5.13%) Palo Alto
13 39 (5.00%) F5
14 34 (4.36%) Apple
14 34 (4.36%) Sophos
15 33 (4.23%) Google
16 25 (3.21%) Dell
17 21 (2.69%) SonicWALL
18 20 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks