Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 178 185
Rank change year-on-year -34 +7 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,332 1,878 1,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.59% 1.90% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.75% 11.86% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,062 1,487 1,699
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,514 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £65,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 13,662 15,840 17,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.33% 16.00% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10,496 12,689 14,216
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £23,871
90th Percentile £67,250 £63,750 £63,000
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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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
South East -45 431 £42,500 -5.56% 96
North of England -15 316 £37,500 -11.76% 70
Midlands +21 211 £42,500 - 33
East of England +5 210 £41,500 -2.35% 32
West Midlands +37 165 £50,000 +2.04% 22
Yorkshire +14 156 £37,500 -16.67% 33
North West -18 153 £32,500 -23.53% 34
South West -51 89 £40,750 +11.64% 40
East Midlands +30 52 £42,500 +4.94% 11
Wales +18 43 £44,250 +10.63% 8
Scotland -59 30 £36,000 -15.29% 12
Northern Ireland -10 11 £23,000 -14.81%
North East -5 7 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £32,500 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 843 (63.29%) Firewall
2 663 (49.77%) Windows
3 583 (43.77%) Cisco
4 526 (39.49%) Microsoft
5 523 (39.26%) Active Directory
6 461 (34.61%) WAN
7 422 (31.68%) LAN
8 390 (29.28%) VMware
9 388 (29.13%) DNS
10 358 (26.88%) Windows Server
11 337 (25.30%) TCP/IP
12 314 (23.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 304 (22.82%) Cisco Certification
14 287 (21.55%) Office 365
15 283 (21.25%) Linux
16 276 (20.72%) DHCP
17 251 (18.84%) BGP
18 241 (18.09%) ITIL
18 241 (18.09%) Wireless
19 237 (17.79%) OSPF
20 235 (17.64%) MPLS
21 231 (17.34%) VLAN
22 223 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 221 (16.59%) Data Centre
24 220 (16.52%) Cisco ASA
25 215 (16.14%) VoIP
26 212 (15.92%) Hyper-V
26 212 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
27 208 (15.62%) CCNP
28 195 (14.64%) IPsec

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
1 177 (13.29%) MS Exchange
2 89 (6.68%) IIS
3 86 (6.46%) SharePoint
4 58 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (4.13%) Skype for Business
6 44 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (1.73%) Apache
7 23 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 17 (1.28%) JBoss
10 15 (1.13%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.98%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.90%) GlassFish
12 12 (0.90%) MQSeries
12 12 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.60%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 169 (12.69%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 28 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.075%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.30%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.075%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.075%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.075%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.075%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 314 (23.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 287 (21.55%) Office 365
3 212 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (3.60%) SaaS
5 39 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (2.85%) PaaS
7 33 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 33 (2.48%) IaaS
7 33 (2.48%) Mimecast
8 29 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (1.13%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.68%) Amazon Glacier
13 9 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
13 9 (0.68%) GitHub
14 8 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 843 (63.29%) Firewall
2 461 (34.61%) WAN
3 422 (31.68%) LAN
4 388 (29.13%) DNS
5 337 (25.30%) TCP/IP
6 276 (20.72%) DHCP
7 251 (18.84%) BGP
8 241 (18.09%) Wireless
9 237 (17.79%) OSPF
10 235 (17.64%) MPLS
11 231 (17.34%) VLAN
12 220 (16.52%) Cisco ASA
13 215 (16.14%) VoIP
14 195 (14.64%) IPsec
15 180 (13.51%) Network Security
16 133 (9.98%) SAN
17 117 (8.78%) Internet
18 113 (8.48%) SSL
19 98 (7.36%) Cisco Nexus
20 90 (6.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
3 25 (1.88%) MySQL
4 22 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.20%) Power BI
6 16 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.83%) Big Data
10 10 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.75%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.45%) HBase
13 6 (0.45%) MS Access
13 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 41 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.40%) Hudson
4 30 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 30 (2.25%) Vagrant
5 26 (1.95%) Subversion
6 19 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 18 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (1.35%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.90%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.23%) JIRA
12 2 (0.15%) Ant
12 2 (0.15%) GitLab
12 2 (0.15%) GoCD
12 2 (0.15%) Gradle
12 2 (0.15%) MSI
13 1 (0.075%) CircleCI
General
1 101 (7.58%) Finance
2 93 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.08%) Retail
4 24 (1.80%) Back Office
5 23 (1.73%) Advertising
6 21 (1.58%) German Language
7 19 (1.43%) Marketing
8 18 (1.35%) French Language
9 15 (1.13%) Legal
9 15 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.83%) Law
11 9 (0.68%) Banking
11 9 (0.68%) Swedish Language
12 8 (0.60%) Electronics
13 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.53%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.30%) Automotive
14 4 (0.30%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.30%) Local Government
14 4 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 328 (24.62%) Network Engineer
2 164 (12.31%) Support Engineer
3 132 (9.91%) Analyst
4 112 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 103 (7.73%) Security Engineer
6 100 (7.51%) IT Support
7 94 (7.06%) IT Engineer
8 88 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 64 (4.80%) Architect
10 61 (4.58%) Support Analyst
11 57 (4.28%) Administrator
12 53 (3.98%) Network Security Engineer
13 50 (3.75%) IT Support Engineer
13 50 (3.75%) Senior Network Engineer
14 48 (3.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 46 (3.45%) IT Manager
16 44 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
17 43 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
18 41 (3.08%) Cisco Engineer
19 39 (2.93%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.13%) Web Services
2 22 (1.65%) 802.1X
3 21 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
4 17 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (1.05%) .NET
5 14 (1.05%) Java EE
5 14 (1.05%) LDAP
6 12 (0.90%) EJB
6 12 (0.90%) EJB 3.0
6 12 (0.90%) HornetQ
6 12 (0.90%) Java SE
6 12 (0.90%) JMS
6 12 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (0.83%) REST
8 10 (0.75%) XML
9 9 (0.68%) SOAP
9 9 (0.68%) YAML
10 8 (0.60%) Node.js
11 7 (0.53%) HTML
11 7 (0.53%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 221 (16.59%) Data Centre
2 100 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
4 73 (5.48%) Management Information System
5 69 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (3.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 44 (3.30%) PKI
7 39 (2.93%) Replication
8 38 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (2.18%) Driving Licence
9 29 (2.18%) Security Operations Centre
10 28 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 27 (2.03%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.58%) Clustering
12 21 (1.58%) Fintech
13 13 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.90%) NHS
15 11 (0.83%) Blackberry
16 10 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 663 (49.77%) Windows
2 358 (26.88%) Windows Server
3 283 (21.25%) Linux
4 170 (12.76%) Windows 10
5 167 (12.54%) Windows 7
5 167 (12.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 122 (9.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (3.83%) Windows 8
8 50 (3.75%) Unix
9 37 (2.78%) CentOS
10 31 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (1.58%) Windows XP
12 20 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 19 (1.43%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.28%) Mac OS X
15 15 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (1.05%) AIX
17 9 (0.68%) Android
17 9 (0.68%) Solaris
18 8 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (18.09%) ITIL
2 151 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 149 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
4 121 (9.08%) Project Management
5 117 (8.78%) Load Balancing
6 107 (8.03%) Information Security
7 104 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (7.73%) Change Management
9 95 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 95 (7.13%) Service Delivery
10 92 (6.91%) Mentoring
11 87 (6.53%) DevOps
12 85 (6.38%) High Availability
12 85 (6.38%) SIEM
13 76 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
14 73 (5.48%) Network Design
15 68 (5.11%) Presales
15 68 (5.11%) Service Management
16 67 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
17 66 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 153 (11.49%) SQL
2 142 (10.66%) PowerShell
3 90 (6.76%) Python
4 70 (5.26%) Java
5 65 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 33 (2.48%) Ruby
7 29 (2.18%) Go
7 29 (2.18%) Perl
8 24 (1.80%) VBScript
9 22 (1.65%) JavaScript
10 20 (1.50%) C
10 20 (1.50%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.83%) C#
12 10 (0.75%) AWK
13 9 (0.68%) VB
14 7 (0.53%) C++
15 6 (0.45%) PHP
16 5 (0.38%) VBA
17 2 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 304 (22.82%) Cisco Certification
2 208 (15.62%) CCNP
3 152 (11.41%) CCNA
4 124 (9.31%) Degree
5 109 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 90 (6.76%) Security Cleared
7 73 (5.48%) SC Cleared
8 55 (4.13%) MCSE
9 50 (3.75%) CCIE
10 41 (3.08%) JNCIS
11 40 (3.00%) CISSP
12 38 (2.85%) MCSA
13 31 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (2.18%) CEH
15 28 (2.10%) MCP
16 26 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 24 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
18 18 (1.35%) DV Cleared
18 18 (1.35%) JNCIA
18 18 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (10.29%) SLA
2 62 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (2.48%) GDPR
4 26 (1.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (1.35%) PCI DSS
6 17 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (0.98%) QA
8 7 (0.53%) FISMA
9 5 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.38%) PMO
10 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.075%) COBIT
11 1 (0.075%) GPG13
11 1 (0.075%) IASME
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 15765
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 523 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 223 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (15.92%) Hyper-V
4 83 (6.23%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (4.35%) Docker
6 35 (2.63%) XenApp
7 28 (2.10%) vSphere
7 28 (2.10%) XenDesktop
8 26 (1.95%) VMware NSX
9 21 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (1.50%) XenServer
11 17 (1.28%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.83%) Terminal Server
13 8 (0.60%) Firmware
13 8 (0.60%) iptables
14 7 (0.53%) Xen
15 6 (0.45%) pfSense
16 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (0.38%) Samba
16 5 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 70 (5.26%) Nagios
2 59 (4.43%) Puppet
3 58 (4.35%) SCCM
4 48 (3.60%) Ansible
5 47 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (3.08%) Backup Exec
6 41 (3.08%) Kubernetes
7 36 (2.70%) Terraform
8 30 (2.25%) Grafana
8 30 (2.25%) Packer
9 29 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
9 29 (2.18%) Graphite
9 29 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 29 (2.18%) Salt
10 28 (2.10%) ZABBIX
11 27 (2.03%) AirWatch
12 25 (1.88%) Consul
12 25 (1.88%) Opsview
13 22 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
14 21 (1.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 583 (43.77%) Cisco
2 526 (39.49%) Microsoft
3 390 (29.28%) VMware
4 191 (14.34%) Juniper
5 174 (13.06%) Citrix
6 170 (12.76%) CheckPoint
7 112 (8.41%) F5
8 99 (7.43%) Palo Alto
9 96 (7.21%) HP
10 87 (6.53%) Veeam
11 83 (6.23%) SolarWinds
12 60 (4.50%) Fortinet
13 58 (4.35%) NetApp
14 55 (4.13%) Dell
15 48 (3.60%) Meraki
16 41 (3.08%) Aruba
17 35 (2.63%) Oracle
18 34 (2.55%) IBM
19 32 (2.40%) SonicWALL
20 29 (2.18%) Adobe