Period
to 12 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OpenVPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OpenVPN over the 6 months to 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenVPN
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1033 1111 1115
Rank change year-on-year +78 +4 +95
Permanent jobs citing OpenVPN 25 36 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.023% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 78
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.20% +22.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,250 £22,475
90th Percentile £73,500 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -28.57% +10.53%

OpenVPN 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 20,298 23,873 27,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.25% 14.97% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15,892 18,724 22,422
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

OpenVPN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenVPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OpenVPN.

Salary trend for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OpenVPN over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVPN within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 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
England +73 21 £55,000 -10.20% 1
London +83 18 £55,000 -18.52% 1
UK excluding London +52 5 £40,000 +6.67% 1
South West +12 2 £45,000 -12.20%
Scotland - 2 £40,000 - 1
East of England - 1 £38,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT jobs citing OpenVPN 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 with a requirement for OpenVPN.

1 23 (92.00%) Linux
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 18 (72.00%) Firewall
4 15 (60.00%) VPN
5 14 (56.00%) Cisco
5 14 (56.00%) Debian
5 14 (56.00%) Ubuntu
5 14 (56.00%) CentOS
5 14 (56.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (52.00%) VMware
6 13 (52.00%) SQL
6 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
6 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
6 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (52.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (44.00%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (44.00%) IPsec
7 11 (44.00%) Network Design
7 11 (44.00%) Degree
8 9 (36.00%) VLAN
8 9 (36.00%) SAN
8 9 (36.00%) DHCP
8 9 (36.00%) DNS
8 9 (36.00%) CCNP
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (32.00%) AWS
10 7 (28.00%) IPv6
11 6 (24.00%) SaaS
11 6 (24.00%) High Availability
11 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity

OpenVPN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (12.00%) Zimbra
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) AWS
2 6 (24.00%) SaaS
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (8.00%) Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) CloudFront
3 2 (8.00%) G Suite
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Firewall
2 15 (60.00%) VPN
3 13 (52.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (44.00%) IPsec
5 9 (36.00%) DHCP
5 9 (36.00%) DNS
5 9 (36.00%) SAN
5 9 (36.00%) VLAN
6 7 (28.00%) IPv6
7 3 (12.00%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.00%) Internet
8 1 (4.00%) NAS
8 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 13 (52.00%) IT Engineer
1 13 (52.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 13 (52.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 13 (52.00%) Senior IT Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Help Desk Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) IT Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Celery
1 4 (16.00%) Django
1 4 (16.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (8.00%) LAMP
2 2 (8.00%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Blog
1 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Linux
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) CentOS
3 14 (56.00%) Debian
3 14 (56.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (56.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (44.00%) Network Design
2 11 (44.00%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (24.00%) High Availability
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.00%) Microservices
4 4 (16.00%) Open Source
4 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Task Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.00%) Server Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) PHP
3 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Degree
3 9 (36.00%) CCNP
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) iptables
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Ansible
1 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (12.00%) Nagios
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Aruba
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Juniper
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Tableau
3 2 (8.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) Draytek
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) Synology