Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenVPN
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 805 966 1099
Rank change year-on-year +161 +133 +63
Permanent jobs citing OpenVPN 33 19 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.017% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31 17 25
10th Percentile £30,000 £34,577 £36,250
25th Percentile £39,375 £41,962 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.35% +15.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £61,057 £71,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £65,634 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £25,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +130.00% -47.37% +18.75%

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 10,765 17,167 22,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.08% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,197 13,725 17,682
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

OpenVPN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OpenVPN.

Salary trend for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OpenVPN over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Top 10 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 13 April 2021. 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
UK excluding London +131 26 £57,500 +130.00% 3
England +126 24 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Work from Home -108 14 £53,750 +115.00% 2
Midlands - 13 £75,000 -
West Midlands - 9 £72,500 -
London +101 7 £52,500 -4.55%
Northern Ireland - 5 £52,500 -
Scotland +12 4 £37,500 +50.00%
South East - 4 £65,000 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 29 (87.88%) Linux
2 22 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 20 (60.61%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (60.61%) AWS
3 20 (60.61%) VPN
4 19 (57.58%) Python
4 19 (57.58%) Git (software)
4 19 (57.58%) Docker
4 19 (57.58%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (54.55%) DevOps
6 15 (45.45%) GitLab
6 15 (45.45%) Terraform
6 15 (45.45%) Prometheus
7 13 (39.39%) Ansible
7 13 (39.39%) Puppet
8 12 (36.36%) SQL
8 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (33.33%) Kubernetes
10 10 (30.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (30.30%) Grafana
10 10 (30.30%) Graylog
10 10 (30.30%) logstash
10 10 (30.30%) CentOS
10 10 (30.30%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (30.30%) GitHub
10 10 (30.30%) Bitbucket
10 10 (30.30%) PHP
10 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
10 10 (30.30%) Amazon ECS
10 10 (30.30%) Opsgenie

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 8 (24.24%) Apache
2 5 (15.15%) Apache Pulsar
2 5 (15.15%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (15.15%) nginx
2 5 (15.15%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 20 (60.61%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (60.61%) AWS
2 10 (30.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 10 (30.30%) Amazon ECS
2 10 (30.30%) GitHub
3 7 (21.21%) GCP
4 5 (15.15%) Amazon S3
4 5 (15.15%) AWS Direct Connect
4 5 (15.15%) Route 53
4 5 (15.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (9.09%) Azure
6 2 (6.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) VPN
2 9 (27.27%) DNS
3 8 (24.24%) Firewall
3 8 (24.24%) IPsec
4 5 (15.15%) BGP
4 5 (15.15%) Broadband
4 5 (15.15%) DHCP
4 5 (15.15%) HTTPS
4 5 (15.15%) IPv6
4 5 (15.15%) Network Security
4 5 (15.15%) SNMP
5 4 (12.12%) SSL
6 3 (9.09%) SSH
6 3 (9.09%) VoIP
7 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (24.24%) MongoDB
2 8 (24.24%) MySQL
3 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.06%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 19 (57.58%) Git (software)
3 15 (45.45%) GitLab
4 10 (30.30%) Bitbucket
5 5 (15.15%) Artifactory
5 5 (15.15%) Subversion
5 5 (15.15%) Travis CI
6 3 (9.09%) Grunt
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Principal Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (12.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Python Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Site Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Network Support
6 1 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior SAP Basis Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (15.15%) Kafka
1 5 (15.15%) LAMP
1 5 (15.15%) LAPP Stack
1 5 (15.15%) LEMP Stack
1 5 (15.15%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (9.09%) Node.js
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (6.06%) SAP Basis
3 2 (6.06%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
2 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 5 (15.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (15.15%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (6.06%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) CentOS
3 5 (15.15%) Ubuntu
3 5 (15.15%) Windows
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (54.55%) DevOps
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (24.24%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
6 5 (15.15%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (15.15%) High Availability
6 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (15.15%) Inventory Management
6 5 (15.15%) Microservices
6 5 (15.15%) OWASP
6 5 (15.15%) Security Patching
6 5 (15.15%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 4 (12.12%) Analytics
7 4 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (12.12%) Data Analytics
7 4 (12.12%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) Python
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) PHP
4 5 (15.15%) Ruby
5 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
6 3 (9.09%) VBA
7 2 (6.06%) ABAP
7 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) AWS Certification
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Docker
2 5 (15.15%) iptables
2 5 (15.15%) Postfix
3 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) pfSense
3 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) Prometheus
1 15 (45.45%) Terraform
2 13 (39.39%) Ansible
2 13 (39.39%) Puppet
3 11 (33.33%) Kubernetes
4 10 (30.30%) Grafana
4 10 (30.30%) Graylog
4 10 (30.30%) logstash
4 10 (30.30%) Opsgenie
5 5 (15.15%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (15.15%) Icinga
5 5 (15.15%) Munin
5 5 (15.15%) Nagios
5 5 (15.15%) ZABBIX
6 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Lets Encrypt
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Google
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) Nokia
4 2 (6.06%) SAP