Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 174 184
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 -15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3294 3811 4043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 2.01% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.68% 11.82% 11.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2653 3270 3480
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,300 £25,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +9.59%

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 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 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the UK

VPN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VPN in the UK

VPN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in the UK

VPN
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -13 3105 £45,000 - 184
UK excluding London +1 1971 £40,000 -5.88% 120
London -37 1270 £52,500 +5.00% 73
South East -16 676 £42,000 -6.67% 21
North of England +31 486 £42,500 +13.33% 43
East of England -14 290 £38,500 -14.44% 13
Yorkshire +60 237 £40,750 +16.43% 16
North West -5 236 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Midlands -43 223 £40,000 -5.88% 25
South West -35 179 £36,500 +10.61% 9
West Midlands -53 168 £40,000 - 14
Scotland -9 65 £42,500 +21.43% 9
Wales +23 58 £40,000 -
East Midlands +11 39 £31,923 -27.03% 11
North East +10 14 £53,750 +73.39% 5
Northern Ireland -15 12 £27,000 -28.95%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing VPN 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 VPN.

1 1967 (59.71%) Firewall
2 1550 (47.06%) Cisco
3 1519 (46.11%) Windows
4 1308 (39.71%) WAN
5 1144 (34.73%) LAN
6 1138 (34.55%) Active Directory
7 1128 (34.24%) Microsoft
8 1049 (31.85%) DNS
9 1042 (31.63%) VMware
10 924 (28.05%) Cisco Certification
11 854 (25.93%) Windows Server
12 837 (25.41%) Linux
13 764 (23.19%) TCP/IP
14 759 (23.04%) MPLS
15 749 (22.74%) DHCP
16 738 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 694 (21.07%) BGP
18 640 (19.43%) OSPF
19 637 (19.34%) ITIL
20 634 (19.25%) CCNP
21 576 (17.49%) Citrix
22 573 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
23 571 (17.33%) Data Centre
24 565 (17.15%) IPsec
25 563 (17.09%) VLAN
26 561 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
27 546 (16.58%) Finance
28 537 (16.30%) Juniper
29 509 (15.45%) MS Exchange
30 508 (15.42%) Wireless

VPN
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
1 509 (15.45%) MS Exchange
2 247 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 188 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 178 (5.40%) SharePoint
5 150 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 119 (3.61%) IIS
7 115 (3.49%) Apache
8 114 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 59 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 51 (1.55%) Confluence
11 48 (1.46%) CMS
11 48 (1.46%) OpenStack
12 44 (1.34%) Tomcat
13 43 (1.31%) nginx
14 32 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
15 28 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
16 24 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
17 19 (0.58%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 419 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.091%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.091%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.030%) InDesign
8 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.27%) Visualfiles
5 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 4 (0.12%) SAP R/3
8 3 (0.091%) Magento
9 2 (0.061%) Eikon
9 2 (0.061%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.061%) Summit
10 1 (0.030%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 1 (0.030%) Infor SunSystems
10 1 (0.030%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.030%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.030%) SAP AFS
10 1 (0.030%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 561 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 482 (14.63%) Office 365
3 455 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
4 180 (5.46%) IaaS
5 144 (4.37%) PaaS
6 114 (3.46%) SaaS
7 111 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 69 (2.09%) Amazon S3
9 62 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
10 59 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 56 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 41 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
13 34 (1.03%) Route 53
14 26 (0.79%) Mimecast
15 20 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
16 19 (0.58%) Akamai
17 17 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 17 (0.52%) G Suite
18 15 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
18 15 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1967 (59.71%) Firewall
2 1308 (39.71%) WAN
3 1144 (34.73%) LAN
4 1049 (31.85%) DNS
5 764 (23.19%) TCP/IP
6 759 (23.04%) MPLS
7 749 (22.74%) DHCP
8 694 (21.07%) BGP
9 640 (19.43%) OSPF
10 573 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
11 565 (17.15%) IPsec
12 563 (17.09%) VLAN
13 508 (15.42%) Wireless
14 499 (15.15%) Network Security
15 433 (13.15%) VoIP
16 431 (13.08%) SSL
17 332 (10.08%) SAN
18 290 (8.80%) EIGRP
19 282 (8.56%) Cisco Nexus
20 265 (8.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 176 (5.34%) MySQL
3 82 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
4 51 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (0.91%) MongoDB
9 23 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 21 (0.64%) Hadoop
11 19 (0.58%) DB2
11 19 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.52%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.43%) MariaDB
14 11 (0.33%) Cognos Impromptu
15 10 (0.30%) Redis
16 9 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
17 8 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 102 (3.10%) Jenkins
2 85 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 70 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 65 (1.97%) JIRA
5 43 (1.31%) Hudson
6 41 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 41 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 29 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 25 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 24 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 17 (0.52%) Ant
11 16 (0.49%) Maven
11 16 (0.49%) Vagrant
12 13 (0.39%) Toad
13 12 (0.36%) Artifactory
14 11 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.27%) Subversion
16 6 (0.18%) Robot Framework
17 5 (0.15%) Bitbucket
17 5 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 546 (16.58%) Finance
2 245 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 96 (2.91%) Back Office
3 96 (2.91%) Law
4 94 (2.85%) Retail
5 89 (2.70%) Legal
6 85 (2.58%) Banking
7 81 (2.46%) Marketing
8 52 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 46 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.18%) Games
10 39 (1.18%) Military
11 28 (0.85%) Publishing
12 26 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 23 (0.70%) Advertising
13 23 (0.70%) Electronics
14 17 (0.52%) Billing
14 17 (0.52%) French Language
14 17 (0.52%) German Language
15 16 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 746 (22.65%) Network Engineer
2 473 (14.36%) Analyst
3 380 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 260 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 249 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 244 (7.41%) Administrator
7 228 (6.92%) IT Support
8 202 (6.13%) Cisco Engineer
9 181 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 176 (5.34%) Consultant
11 172 (5.22%) Security Engineer
12 170 (5.16%) Architect
13 161 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
13 161 (4.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 156 (4.74%) IT Engineer
15 149 (4.52%) Service Analyst
16 144 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
17 140 (4.25%) Support Analyst
18 124 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
18 124 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (3.34%) Web Services
2 99 (3.01%) 802.1X
3 83 (2.52%) HTML
4 79 (2.40%) .NET
5 51 (1.55%) XML
6 49 (1.49%) LAMP
7 45 (1.37%) CSS
8 35 (1.06%) JSON
9 22 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 21 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
10 21 (0.64%) XMPP
11 18 (0.55%) Middleware
12 17 (0.52%) POSIX
13 14 (0.43%) HTML5
13 14 (0.43%) REST
14 13 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
15 12 (0.36%) AngularJS
16 9 (0.27%) Kafka
16 9 (0.27%) Node.js
17 7 (0.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 571 (17.33%) Data Centre
2 229 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 95 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 95 (2.88%) Replication
5 94 (2.85%) Public Cloud
6 90 (2.73%) Blackberry
7 87 (2.64%) Clustering
7 87 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
8 59 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 50 (1.52%) Hedge funds
10 47 (1.43%) iPad
11 44 (1.34%) Private Cloud
12 43 (1.31%) PKI
13 42 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
14 41 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
15 37 (1.12%) iPhone
16 36 (1.09%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.94%) Fintech
18 30 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1519 (46.11%) Windows
2 854 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 837 (25.41%) Linux
4 464 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 422 (12.81%) Windows 7
6 409 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 273 (8.29%) Windows 10
8 191 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 158 (4.80%) Unix
10 144 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 126 (3.83%) CentOS
12 107 (3.25%) Windows 8
13 91 (2.76%) Ubuntu
14 89 (2.70%) Mac OS X
15 80 (2.43%) Windows XP
16 79 (2.40%) Android
17 49 (1.49%) Apple iOS
18 41 (1.24%) Mac OS
19 39 (1.18%) Debian
20 29 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 637 (19.34%) ITIL
2 350 (10.63%) Load Balancing
3 285 (8.65%) DevOps
4 257 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 241 (7.32%) Network Design
6 210 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
7 199 (6.04%) Project Management
8 193 (5.86%) Network Management
9 183 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 182 (5.53%) High Availability
11 179 (5.43%) Configuration Management
12 178 (5.40%) Mentoring
13 170 (5.16%) Change Management
14 169 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
15 166 (5.04%) Presales
16 163 (4.95%) Service Management
17 158 (4.80%) Migration
18 144 (4.37%) Kalman Filter
19 141 (4.28%) Information Security
20 139 (4.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 327 (9.93%) PowerShell
2 296 (8.99%) Python
3 289 (8.77%) SQL
4 173 (5.25%) Bash Shell
5 163 (4.95%) Java
6 157 (4.77%) Ruby
7 135 (4.10%) Perl
8 96 (2.91%) C
9 72 (2.19%) Shell Script
10 55 (1.67%) JavaScript
10 55 (1.67%) PHP
11 54 (1.64%) C++
12 23 (0.70%) C#
13 18 (0.55%) VB
13 18 (0.55%) VBScript
14 17 (0.52%) Go
15 10 (0.30%) Korn
16 9 (0.27%) AWK
16 9 (0.27%) C-shell
16 9 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 924 (28.05%) Cisco Certification
2 634 (19.25%) CCNP
3 472 (14.33%) CCNA
4 423 (12.84%) Degree
5 260 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 256 (7.77%) CCIE
7 176 (5.34%) MCSE
8 137 (4.16%) Security Cleared
9 113 (3.43%) MCP
10 108 (3.28%) MCSA
11 101 (3.07%) JNCIP
12 100 (3.04%) SC Cleared
13 85 (2.58%) CISSP
14 74 (2.25%) MCITP
15 72 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 67 (2.03%) CCDP
17 66 (2.00%) JNCIS
18 54 (1.64%) CCSA
19 49 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
20 44 (1.34%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (7.29%) SLA
2 158 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 112 (3.40%) PCI DSS
4 39 (1.18%) QA
5 37 (1.12%) PMO
6 28 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 24 (0.73%) GDPR
8 22 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.21%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.091%) SSAE 16
14 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.030%) COBIT
15 1 (0.030%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1138 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 738 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 410 (12.45%) Hyper-V
4 166 (5.04%) vSphere
5 158 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
6 154 (4.68%) Docker
7 99 (3.01%) XenApp
8 95 (2.88%) Terminal Services
9 73 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
10 69 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
11 58 (1.76%) NFS
12 48 (1.46%) iptables
12 48 (1.46%) KVM
13 43 (1.31%) XenDesktop
14 42 (1.28%) XenServer
15 32 (0.97%) VMware NSX
16 26 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
17 22 (0.67%) Firmware
17 22 (0.67%) Xen
18 20 (0.61%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 224 (6.80%) Puppet
2 180 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
3 168 (5.10%) SCCM
4 155 (4.71%) Ansible
5 114 (3.46%) Backup Exec
6 109 (3.31%) Nagios
7 98 (2.98%) Kubernetes
8 88 (2.67%) FortiGate
9 87 (2.64%) WSUS
10 76 (2.31%) Terraform
11 65 (1.97%) SCOM
12 60 (1.82%) vCenter Server
13 54 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
14 52 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
15 48 (1.46%) Cacti
16 38 (1.15%) Packer
17 37 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
18 33 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
19 28 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
20 26 (0.79%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1550 (47.06%) Cisco
2 1128 (34.24%) Microsoft
3 1042 (31.63%) VMware
4 576 (17.49%) Citrix
5 537 (16.30%) Juniper
6 424 (12.87%) CheckPoint
7 365 (11.08%) Palo Alto
8 345 (10.47%) F5
9 299 (9.08%) HP
10 198 (6.01%) SolarWinds
11 170 (5.16%) Dell
12 166 (5.04%) Red Hat
13 143 (4.34%) Veeam
14 140 (4.25%) Oracle
15 114 (3.46%) Symantec
16 112 (3.40%) Avaya
17 105 (3.19%) Fortinet
18 104 (3.16%) NetApp
19 98 (2.98%) IBM
20 91 (2.76%) Meraki