Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenVPN
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1120 1177 1260
Rank change year-on-year +57 +83 +20
Permanent jobs citing OpenVPN 83 47 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.025% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.15% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 69 38 23
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +26.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £21,250 £29,750 £32,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £44,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.63% +26.67% +33.93%

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 28278 32297 36572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 16.98% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 22900 26451 30237
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Top 11 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 17 November 2017. 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 +98 83 £52,500 +10.53% 7
UK excluding London +58 50 £53,500 +12.63% 3
London +35 33 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North of England +4 15 £55,000 +74.60% 1
East of England +21 14 £53,500 -17.69% 1
South East +34 12 £33,000 -30.53% 1
Yorkshire +30 12 £55,000 +74.60%
South West +16 8 £40,000 -36.00%
North West -5 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing OpenVPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for OpenVPN.

1 78 (93.98%) Linux
2 42 (50.60%) VPN
3 35 (42.17%) DNS
4 33 (39.76%) Firewall
5 31 (37.35%) MySQL
6 30 (36.14%) Red Hat
6 30 (36.14%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (34.94%) Windows
8 27 (32.53%) Cisco
9 26 (31.33%) Python
9 26 (31.33%) Bash Shell
10 24 (28.92%) VMware
11 23 (27.71%) IPsec
11 23 (27.71%) CentOS
12 22 (26.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (24.10%) DevOps
14 19 (22.89%) Ubuntu
15 18 (21.69%) nginx
15 18 (21.69%) Puppet
15 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
15 18 (21.69%) Active Directory
15 18 (21.69%) SSL
16 17 (20.48%) Nagios
16 17 (20.48%) Apache
16 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
17 15 (18.07%) DHCP
17 15 (18.07%) Debian
17 15 (18.07%) Ansible
18 14 (16.87%) Docker
19 13 (15.66%) Wireless

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 18 (21.69%) nginx
2 17 (20.48%) Apache
3 4 (4.82%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.61%) JBoss
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.20%) Zimbra
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (36.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.46%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (8.43%) Office 365
4 6 (7.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.82%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (2.41%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.41%) Route 53
7 2 (2.41%) SaaS
7 2 (2.41%) Serverless
8 1 (1.20%) Cloudflare
8 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (50.60%) VPN
2 35 (42.17%) DNS
3 33 (39.76%) Firewall
4 23 (27.71%) IPsec
5 18 (21.69%) SSL
5 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
6 15 (18.07%) DHCP
7 13 (15.66%) HTTP
7 13 (15.66%) SNMP
7 13 (15.66%) Wireless
8 12 (14.46%) BGP
8 12 (14.46%) OSPF
9 10 (12.05%) 3G
9 10 (12.05%) 4G
9 10 (12.05%) Junos
9 10 (12.05%) VLAN
10 8 (9.64%) BIG-IP
10 8 (9.64%) MPLS
10 8 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (8.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (37.35%) MySQL
2 9 (10.84%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.23%) Big Data
5 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.20%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.41%) GitLab
3 2 (2.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) GoCD
4 1 (1.20%) Gradle
4 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (8.43%) Marketing
2 3 (3.61%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Administrator
2 23 (27.71%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (15.66%) Network Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) Linux Administrator
5 11 (13.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 11 (13.25%) Support Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) Python Software Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) Senior Software Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) Software Engineer
7 9 (10.84%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (10.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 9 (10.84%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) Yocto
2 4 (4.82%) Web Services
3 2 (2.41%) LAMP
3 2 (2.41%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.41%) Middleware
3 2 (2.41%) SAML
3 2 (2.41%) Spring
4 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.20%) JAX-RS
4 1 (1.20%) Kafka
4 1 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.20%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Clustering
1 11 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.64%) Fintech
3 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.41%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 78 (93.98%) Linux
2 29 (34.94%) Windows
3 23 (27.71%) CentOS
4 22 (26.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (22.89%) Ubuntu
6 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
7 15 (18.07%) Debian
8 10 (12.05%) Embedded Linux
8 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (9.64%) Windows 10
10 8 (9.64%) Windows 7
11 7 (8.43%) VMS
12 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
12 3 (3.61%) Unix
13 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) DevOps
2 12 (14.46%) Release Management
3 10 (12.05%) High Availability
3 10 (12.05%) Multithreaded Programming
3 10 (12.05%) Multithreading
3 10 (12.05%) Software Engineering
4 8 (9.64%) Load Balancing
4 8 (9.64%) Patch Management
5 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.43%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.43%) Machine Learning
5 7 (8.43%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (7.23%) Analytics
6 6 (7.23%) ERP
6 6 (7.23%) Identity Management
7 5 (6.02%) Operations Management
7 5 (6.02%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.61%) Innovative Thinking
8 3 (3.61%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) Bash Shell
1 26 (31.33%) Python
2 11 (13.25%) Shell Script
3 10 (12.05%) C
3 10 (12.05%) C++
4 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.64%) Ruby
5 6 (7.23%) SQL
6 3 (3.61%) Perl
7 2 (2.41%) Java
7 2 (2.41%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.20%) CCNA
4 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.87%) Docker
3 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (12.05%) NFS
5 9 (10.84%) Samba
6 7 (8.43%) KVM
7 6 (7.23%) oVirt
7 6 (7.23%) pfSense
8 5 (6.02%) Hyper-V
8 5 (6.02%) LXC
9 4 (4.82%) VirtualBox
10 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (2.41%) iptables
11 2 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (1.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) Puppet
2 17 (20.48%) Nagios
3 15 (18.07%) Ansible
4 11 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (10.84%) Kubernetes
5 9 (10.84%) Terraform
6 7 (8.43%) Salt
7 6 (7.23%) Bacula
7 6 (7.23%) Mesos
7 6 (7.23%) Packer
7 6 (7.23%) WSUS
8 3 (3.61%) Graphite
8 3 (3.61%) Graylog
9 2 (2.41%) Cacti
10 1 (1.20%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.20%) Kibana
10 1 (1.20%) logstash
10 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (36.14%) Red Hat
2 27 (32.53%) Cisco
3 24 (28.92%) VMware
4 12 (14.46%) MikroTik
5 10 (12.05%) Juniper
6 8 (9.64%) F5
7 7 (8.43%) Dell
7 7 (8.43%) HP
7 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.43%) Percona
7 7 (8.43%) Samsung
8 6 (7.23%) Atlassian
8 6 (7.23%) Sophos
9 3 (3.61%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.41%) Splunk
11 1 (1.20%) Apple
11 1 (1.20%) New Relic
11 1 (1.20%) Remedy
11 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.20%) Veeam