Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 164 202 178
Rank change year-on-year +38 -24 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1,685 1,576 1,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.14% 1.70% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 10.75% 11.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,178 1,292 1,586
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% - -3.29%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,025 £23,375
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,250 £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 13,590 14,665 16,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.28% 15.86% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10,085 11,395 13,322
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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
North of England +95 552 £37,500 - 88
South East +29 503 £42,500 +8.97% 125
Yorkshire +117 405 £40,000 +6.67% 33
Midlands +20 236 £42,500 -4.49% 54
West Midlands 0 164 £41,500 -7.78% 35
South West +16 140 £44,500 +11.25% 40
North West -25 135 £36,000 -4.00% 48
East of England -29 131 £42,500 +13.33% 29
East Midlands +63 72 £45,000 +11.11% 19
Scotland +58 67 £42,500 +25.00% 20
Northern Ireland +4 27 £25,000 +19.05% 2
Wales +10 23 £38,750 -10.92% 9
North East +25 12 £42,915 +78.81% 7
Isle of Man - 10 £55,500 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 1,155 (68.55%) Firewall
2 951 (56.44%) Cisco
3 746 (44.27%) DNS
4 724 (42.97%) WAN
5 685 (40.65%) Cisco Certification
6 657 (38.99%) Windows
7 598 (35.49%) Active Directory
8 580 (34.42%) Microsoft
9 566 (33.59%) CCNP
10 520 (30.86%) Linux
11 515 (30.56%) BGP
12 487 (28.90%) MPLS
13 479 (28.43%) CCNA
13 479 (28.43%) Network Security
14 475 (28.19%) OSPF
15 456 (27.06%) Cisco ASA
16 449 (26.65%) LAN
17 438 (25.99%) VMware
18 407 (24.15%) Windows Server
19 405 (24.04%) DHCP
20 388 (23.03%) Azure
21 386 (22.91%) IPsec
22 385 (22.85%) Office 365
23 374 (22.20%) Palo Alto
24 345 (20.47%) Python
25 337 (20.00%) TCP/IP
26 329 (19.53%) Service Delivery
27 322 (19.11%) Network Design
28 319 (18.93%) Management Information System
29 313 (18.58%) Network Management

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
1 196 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 93 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 73 (4.33%) IIS
4 66 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 64 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 60 (3.56%) Skype for Business
7 29 (1.72%) nginx
8 28 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (1.48%) Apache
10 19 (1.13%) Confluence
10 19 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (0.95%) IBM Notes
11 16 (0.95%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.95%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.65%) CloudStack
14 8 (0.47%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.18%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 201 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.77%) Acrobat
6 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.42%) Gephi
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.059%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.42%) Carpe Diem
2 7 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.24%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 4 (0.24%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.18%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.059%) ContrOCC
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.059%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.059%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.059%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 388 (23.03%) Azure
2 385 (22.85%) Office 365
3 186 (11.04%) AWS
4 66 (3.92%) SaaS
5 65 (3.86%) IaaS
6 62 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 49 (2.91%) PaaS
8 34 (2.02%) GCP
9 29 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 28 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.83%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.77%) Mimecast
14 11 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 11 (0.65%) DigitalOcean
14 11 (0.65%) Heroku
15 5 (0.30%) Akamai
15 5 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.30%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1,155 (68.55%) Firewall
2 746 (44.27%) DNS
3 724 (42.97%) WAN
4 515 (30.56%) BGP
5 487 (28.90%) MPLS
6 479 (28.43%) Network Security
7 475 (28.19%) OSPF
8 456 (27.06%) Cisco ASA
9 449 (26.65%) LAN
10 405 (24.04%) DHCP
11 386 (22.91%) IPsec
12 337 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 308 (18.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 286 (16.97%) NetScaler
15 279 (16.56%) Wireless
16 274 (16.26%) SMTP
17 262 (15.55%) RIP
18 257 (15.25%) Broadband
19 256 (15.19%) ADSL
20 220 (13.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.37%) MySQL
3 25 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (1.01%) MongoDB
6 13 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 10 (0.59%) Big Data
8 10 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.47%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.42%) Impala
10 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.36%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (0.24%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.18%) Data Lake
14 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.12%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 34 (2.02%) JIRA
2 18 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 16 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.47%) Bitbucket
4 8 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.18%) Hudson
7 3 (0.18%) MSI
8 2 (0.12%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.12%) GitLab
8 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.059%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.059%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.059%) GoCD
General
1 155 (9.20%) Telecoms
2 127 (7.54%) Finance
3 63 (3.74%) Retail
4 60 (3.56%) Public Sector
5 50 (2.97%) Legal
6 45 (2.67%) Law
7 28 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.13%) Banking
9 12 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 11 (0.65%) Fire and Rescue
10 11 (0.65%) Marketing
10 11 (0.65%) Police
11 10 (0.59%) Automotive
12 9 (0.53%) Electronics
12 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.42%) Publishing
14 5 (0.30%) Back Office
14 5 (0.30%) Military
15 4 (0.24%) Games
16 3 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 594 (35.25%) Network Engineer
2 248 (14.72%) Security Engineer
3 238 (14.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 198 (11.75%) Support Engineer
5 197 (11.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 191 (11.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 165 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 142 (8.43%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 126 (7.48%) Analyst
10 104 (6.17%) IT Engineer
11 90 (5.34%) IT Support
12 82 (4.87%) Consultant
13 81 (4.81%) Administrator
14 71 (4.21%) Architect
15 65 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
16 64 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
17 63 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
18 62 (3.68%) Network Support
18 62 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
19 57 (3.38%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.96%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.54%) Kafka
3 23 (1.36%) LDAP
4 19 (1.13%) Web Services
5 14 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
7 10 (0.59%) CSS
8 9 (0.53%) JSON
8 9 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (0.53%) SAML
8 9 (0.53%) XML
9 7 (0.42%) LAMP
10 6 (0.36%) .NET
11 5 (0.30%) REST
11 5 (0.30%) SOAP
12 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.18%) COM
13 2 (0.12%) HTML
13 2 (0.12%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 319 (18.93%) Management Information System
2 255 (15.13%) Data Centre
3 114 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (3.20%) Public Cloud
6 38 (2.26%) Blackberry
7 36 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
8 34 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 28 (1.66%) Clustering
10 25 (1.48%) Replication
11 22 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.01%) PKI
12 17 (1.01%) Private Cloud
13 16 (0.95%) iPhone
13 16 (0.95%) User Experience
14 15 (0.89%) Cybercrime
14 15 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 13 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (0.71%) CCTV
17 11 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 657 (38.99%) Windows
2 520 (30.86%) Linux
3 407 (24.15%) Windows Server
4 276 (16.38%) Unix
5 233 (13.83%) Windows 10
6 188 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 140 (8.31%) Windows 7
9 90 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 73 (4.33%) Ubuntu
11 69 (4.09%) CentOS
12 65 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 45 (2.67%) Windows 8
14 33 (1.96%) Windows XP
15 27 (1.60%) Android
16 24 (1.42%) Debian
17 20 (1.19%) CatOS
18 17 (1.01%) Solaris
19 15 (0.89%) Mac OS
20 14 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (19.53%) Service Delivery
2 322 (19.11%) Network Design
3 313 (18.58%) Network Management
4 281 (16.68%) ITIL
5 266 (15.79%) Change Control
6 244 (14.48%) Product Management
7 225 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
8 202 (11.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 108 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
10 103 (6.11%) Change Management
11 101 (5.99%) Project Delivery
12 98 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
12 98 (5.82%) Information Security
13 97 (5.76%) DevOps
14 96 (5.70%) Load Balancing
15 85 (5.04%) Incident Management
15 85 (5.04%) Migration
16 72 (4.27%) Mentoring
17 65 (3.86%) SIEM
18 64 (3.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 345 (20.47%) Python
2 287 (17.03%) Bash Shell
3 263 (15.61%) Perl
4 155 (9.20%) PowerShell
5 137 (8.13%) SQL
6 39 (2.31%) Ruby
7 36 (2.14%) C
8 21 (1.25%) Java
9 20 (1.19%) Go
10 19 (1.13%) PHP
11 11 (0.65%) VBScript
12 8 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.42%) R
13 7 (0.42%) VB
14 4 (0.24%) C++
15 3 (0.18%) C#
15 3 (0.18%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.12%) VBA
17 1 (0.059%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.059%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 685 (40.65%) Cisco Certification
2 566 (33.59%) CCNP
3 479 (28.43%) CCNA
4 148 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 144 (8.55%) Degree
6 86 (5.10%) MCSA
7 79 (4.69%) Security Cleared
8 76 (4.51%) CCDP
9 73 (4.33%) MCSE
10 52 (3.09%) SC Cleared
11 47 (2.79%) CCIE
12 42 (2.49%) MCP
13 41 (2.43%) DBS Check
14 39 (2.31%) CISSP
15 36 (2.14%) JNCIA
16 31 (1.84%) CCSP
16 31 (1.84%) MCITP
17 30 (1.78%) JNCIS
18 26 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
18 26 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (17.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 240 (14.24%) ISO 9001
3 124 (7.36%) SLA
4 58 (3.44%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.65%) GDPR
5 11 (0.65%) NIST
6 10 (0.59%) NIST 800
7 9 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.30%) QA
9 4 (0.24%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) BS7799
10 2 (0.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.059%) GxP
11 1 (0.059%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 598 (35.49%) Active Directory
2 311 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (13.18%) Hyper-V
4 90 (5.34%) vSphere
5 68 (4.04%) Docker
6 52 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (2.61%) VMware NSX
8 40 (2.37%) XenApp
9 35 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (1.54%) XenDesktop
11 23 (1.36%) Firmware
12 22 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (1.07%) vCloud
14 15 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (0.71%) Terminal Services
16 11 (0.65%) iptables
17 10 (0.59%) Postfix
18 9 (0.53%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 282 (16.74%) Nagios
2 271 (16.08%) FortiGate
3 99 (5.88%) SCCM
4 90 (5.34%) WSUS
5 75 (4.45%) Ansible
6 66 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 60 (3.56%) Puppet
8 55 (3.26%) Kubernetes
9 42 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
10 39 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 33 (1.96%) Terraform
12 20 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
12 20 (1.19%) Nessus
13 19 (1.13%) Backup Exec
14 18 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
14 18 (1.07%) vCenter Server
15 17 (1.01%) SCOM
16 16 (0.95%) Cacti
16 16 (0.95%) RANCID
17 15 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 951 (56.44%) Cisco
2 580 (34.42%) Microsoft
3 438 (25.99%) VMware
4 374 (22.20%) Palo Alto
5 303 (17.98%) Fortinet
6 188 (11.16%) Citrix
7 163 (9.67%) Juniper
8 160 (9.50%) CheckPoint
9 105 (6.23%) Dell
10 102 (6.05%) SolarWinds
11 91 (5.40%) F5
12 87 (5.16%) Meraki
13 86 (5.10%) HP
14 70 (4.15%) Veeam
15 55 (3.26%) Huawei
16 51 (3.03%) ServiceNow
17 48 (2.85%) Symantec
18 47 (2.79%) NetApp
18 47 (2.79%) Red Hat
19 42 (2.49%) Splunk