Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenVPN
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1108 1160 1275
Rank change year-on-year +52 +115 -29
Permanent jobs citing OpenVPN 73 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.048% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 71 14 18
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +15.63% -11.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £28,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £54,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -6.98%

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 26,454 28,910 35,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.19% 16.57% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21,360 23,490 29,082
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +78 73 £50,000 +8.11% 6
UK excluding London +35 39 £50,000 +5.26% 3
London +21 34 £50,000 +8.11% 3
North of England +26 13 £55,000 +37.50%
South East +12 11 £21,000 -55.79% 2
East of England - 11 £53,500 -
Yorkshire - 10 £55,000 -
North West +3 3 £45,000 +12.50%
South West - 3 £38,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1
Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 69 (94.52%) Linux
2 43 (58.90%) VPN
3 37 (50.68%) Firewall
4 30 (41.10%) Windows
5 29 (39.73%) CentOS
5 29 (39.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (38.36%) Cisco
7 27 (36.99%) Red Hat
8 25 (34.25%) IPsec
9 24 (32.88%) DNS
9 24 (32.88%) Ubuntu
10 23 (31.51%) VMware
11 22 (30.14%) Python
12 20 (27.40%) MySQL
13 19 (26.03%) DevOps
14 18 (24.66%) Bash Shell
15 17 (23.29%) Debian
15 17 (23.29%) Ansible
16 16 (21.92%) Wireless
17 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (20.55%) HP
18 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
18 14 (19.18%) Nagios
18 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (19.18%) nginx
18 14 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
19 12 (16.44%) pfSense
19 12 (16.44%) DHCP
19 12 (16.44%) NFS
20 11 (15.07%) LDAP

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 14 (19.18%) nginx
2 7 (9.59%) Apache
3 4 (5.48%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.74%) IIS
5 2 (2.74%) Zimbra
6 1 (1.37%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.37%) Confluence
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.22%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.33%) Office 365
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.48%) SaaS
6 3 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.11%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (4.11%) Serverless
7 2 (2.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (2.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.74%) Cloudflare
7 2 (2.74%) GitHub
7 2 (2.74%) Route 53
7 2 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.37%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (58.90%) VPN
2 37 (50.68%) Firewall
3 25 (34.25%) IPsec
4 24 (32.88%) DNS
5 16 (21.92%) Wireless
6 12 (16.44%) DHCP
7 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (10.96%) SSL
8 8 (10.96%) VLAN
8 8 (10.96%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
10 6 (8.22%) 3G
10 6 (8.22%) 4G
10 6 (8.22%) BGP
10 6 (8.22%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (8.22%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (8.22%) OSPF
11 5 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (6.85%) SNMP
11 5 (6.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) MySQL
2 10 (13.70%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.11%) Redis
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.37%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (12.33%) TeamCity
2 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.74%) GitLab
3 2 (2.74%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) GoCD
4 1 (1.37%) Gradle
4 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Administrator
2 15 (20.55%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (17.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (16.44%) Support Engineer
5 11 (15.07%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (13.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 9 (12.33%) Analyst
7 9 (12.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 8 (10.96%) Java Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Network Engineer
9 7 (9.59%) Software Engineer
10 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (8.22%) Firewall Analyst
10 6 (8.22%) Security Analyst
10 6 (8.22%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) LDAP
2 9 (12.33%) React
2 9 (12.33%) Spring
3 8 (10.96%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.22%) Yocto
5 4 (5.48%) SAML
6 3 (4.11%) Web Services
7 2 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (2.74%) Kafka
7 2 (2.74%) LAMP
7 2 (2.74%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (2.74%) Middleware
8 1 (1.37%) .NET
8 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.37%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.37%) JAX-RS
8 1 (1.37%) jQuery
8 1 (1.37%) Lucene
8 1 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.37%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Fintech
2 6 (8.22%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (8.22%) PKI
3 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Replication
5 2 (2.74%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) BYOD
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.37%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 69 (94.52%) Linux
2 30 (41.10%) Windows
3 29 (39.73%) CentOS
3 29 (39.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (32.88%) Ubuntu
5 17 (23.29%) Debian
6 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
6 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.22%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (8.22%) Kali Linux
8 5 (6.85%) Unix
9 4 (5.48%) Mac OS
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.74%) VMS
11 1 (1.37%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.37%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) DevOps
2 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (13.70%) Release Management
5 9 (12.33%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.96%) BDD
6 8 (10.96%) CQRS
6 8 (10.96%) Microservices
6 8 (10.96%) MVC
6 8 (10.96%) OO
6 8 (10.96%) Peer-to-Peer Lending
6 8 (10.96%) Scrum
6 8 (10.96%) TDD
7 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.22%) ERP
8 6 (8.22%) Identity Management
8 6 (8.22%) Multithreaded Programming
8 6 (8.22%) Multithreading
8 6 (8.22%) SIEM
8 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) Python
2 18 (24.66%) Bash Shell
3 9 (12.33%) Java
3 9 (12.33%) PHP
4 6 (8.22%) C
4 6 (8.22%) C++
5 5 (6.85%) SQL
6 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.11%) Perl
7 3 (4.11%) Ruby
8 1 (1.37%) C#
8 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) Degree
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) CEH
3 6 (8.22%) CISSP
3 6 (8.22%) CREST Certified
3 6 (8.22%) GIAC
3 6 (8.22%) Linux+ Certification
3 6 (8.22%) LPIC
3 6 (8.22%) RHCA
3 6 (8.22%) RHCE
3 6 (8.22%) RHCSA
3 6 (8.22%) SANS
3 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) CCNA
5 3 (4.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (16.44%) NFS
2 12 (16.44%) pfSense
3 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
3 10 (13.70%) Docker
4 9 (12.33%) KVM
4 9 (12.33%) Samba
5 6 (8.22%) oVirt
5 6 (8.22%) Snort
6 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.48%) iptables
6 4 (5.48%) VirtualBox
7 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.74%) Corosync
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (1.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (23.29%) Ansible
2 14 (19.18%) Nagios
3 8 (10.96%) Puppet
4 6 (8.22%) Bacula
4 6 (8.22%) FortiGate
4 6 (8.22%) Nessus
4 6 (8.22%) OpenVAS
4 6 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.22%) OSSEC
4 6 (8.22%) WSUS
5 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
5 4 (5.48%) Terraform
6 2 (2.74%) Cacti
6 2 (2.74%) Kibana
6 2 (2.74%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.37%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Cisco
2 27 (36.99%) Red Hat
3 23 (31.51%) VMware
4 15 (20.55%) HP
5 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
6 10 (13.70%) Juniper
6 10 (13.70%) MikroTik
7 9 (12.33%) Dell
8 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
8 7 (9.59%) SonicWALL
9 6 (8.22%) AlienVault
9 6 (8.22%) Atlassian
9 6 (8.22%) Extreme Networks
9 6 (8.22%) ForeScout
9 6 (8.22%) Fortinet
9 6 (8.22%) McAfee
9 6 (8.22%) Palo Alto
9 6 (8.22%) Sophos
9 6 (8.22%) Sourcefire
9 6 (8.22%) WatchGuard