Period
to 18 February 2018

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

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 180 174
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6 -22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3,015 3,284 4,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.88% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.40% 11.30% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,381 2,771 3,579
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%

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 26,449 29,054 35,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.64% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,351 23,598 29,053
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 18 February 2018.

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 18 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 -17 2,829 £45,000 +5.88% 412
UK excluding London +6 1,878 £42,500 +6.25% 302
London -34 1,084 £52,500 +5.00% 127
South East -36 701 £47,000 +10.59% 69
North of England +22 397 £42,500 +21.43% 91
East of England +9 264 £42,500 - 51
Midlands -4 219 £44,000 +3.53% 43
North West +9 208 £40,500 +15.71% 48
South West +28 178 £35,000 +7.69% 31
Yorkshire +23 163 £45,000 +20.00% 43
West Midlands -10 163 £49,000 +30.67% 25
Scotland +7 111 £40,500 +10.96% 7
East Midlands +10 40 £42,500 -20.93% 18
North East -15 27 £30,000 -7.69%
Wales -1 23 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Northern Ireland -17 7 £27,000 -43.16%

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT jobs citing VPN 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 VPN.

1 1,808 (59.97%) Firewall
2 1,415 (46.93%) Cisco
3 1,307 (43.35%) Windows
4 1,118 (37.08%) WAN
5 1,015 (33.67%) Active Directory
6 979 (32.47%) Microsoft
7 974 (32.31%) LAN
8 928 (30.78%) VMware
9 913 (30.28%) DNS
10 764 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
11 730 (24.21%) Windows Server
12 700 (23.22%) Linux
13 686 (22.75%) TCP/IP
14 628 (20.83%) MPLS
15 606 (20.10%) ITIL
16 592 (19.64%) Data Centre
17 579 (19.20%) DHCP
18 577 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 567 (18.81%) CCNP
20 554 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
21 550 (18.24%) Citrix
22 532 (17.65%) VLAN
23 523 (17.35%) Cisco ASA
24 518 (17.18%) BGP
25 505 (16.75%) Juniper
26 498 (16.52%) IPsec
27 497 (16.48%) OSPF
28 489 (16.22%) Office 365
29 472 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
30 468 (15.52%) Network Security

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
1 405 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 172 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 156 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 156 (5.17%) Skype for Business
4 103 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 90 (2.99%) IIS
6 81 (2.69%) Apache
7 56 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 55 (1.82%) Confluence
9 52 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 43 (1.43%) OpenStack
11 33 (1.09%) nginx
12 26 (0.86%) CMS
13 25 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
14 24 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
15 20 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
16 17 (0.56%) Tomcat
17 15 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
18 14 (0.46%) Apache Spark
19 11 (0.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 362 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.100%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.100%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.066%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.36%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 11 (0.36%) SAP R/3
3 9 (0.30%) Visualfiles
4 8 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.27%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
6 6 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.13%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.066%) Eikon
8 2 (0.066%) Magento
8 2 (0.066%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.066%) Summit
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.033%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 554 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 489 (16.22%) Office 365
3 472 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
4 168 (5.57%) IaaS
5 128 (4.25%) SaaS
6 108 (3.58%) PaaS
7 89 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
8 87 (2.89%) Amazon S3
8 87 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 81 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
10 68 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 54 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 39 (1.29%) Route 53
13 36 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 31 (1.03%) Akamai
15 26 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
16 23 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (0.76%) Serverless
17 22 (0.73%) Mimecast
18 21 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,808 (59.97%) Firewall
2 1,118 (37.08%) WAN
3 974 (32.31%) LAN
4 913 (30.28%) DNS
5 686 (22.75%) TCP/IP
6 628 (20.83%) MPLS
7 579 (19.20%) DHCP
8 532 (17.65%) VLAN
9 523 (17.35%) Cisco ASA
10 518 (17.18%) BGP
11 498 (16.52%) IPsec
12 497 (16.48%) OSPF
13 468 (15.52%) Network Security
14 437 (14.49%) Wireless
15 355 (11.77%) VoIP
16 349 (11.58%) SSL
17 282 (9.35%) SAN
18 268 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
19 247 (8.19%) Wi-Fi
20 230 (7.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 142 (4.71%) MySQL
3 84 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
4 45 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 33 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 24 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 22 (0.73%) Hadoop
8 20 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 15 (0.50%) Cognos Impromptu
10 15 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.43%) DB2
12 12 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (0.36%) Redis
14 10 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.33%) Big Data
15 9 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 125 (4.15%) Jenkins
2 85 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 82 (2.72%) Git (software)
4 67 (2.22%) JIRA
5 57 (1.89%) Hudson
6 52 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 46 (1.53%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 25 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 18 (0.60%) Artifactory
10 18 (0.60%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.56%) Vagrant
12 15 (0.50%) Ant
13 14 (0.46%) Maven
14 13 (0.43%) Gatling
14 13 (0.43%) JMeter
15 12 (0.40%) Toad
16 10 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.20%) Subversion
18 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 408 (13.53%) Finance
2 236 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.05%) Law
4 83 (2.75%) Legal
5 74 (2.45%) Retail
6 69 (2.29%) Marketing
7 62 (2.06%) Back Office
8 54 (1.79%) Banking
9 40 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 36 (1.19%) Games
11 30 (1.00%) Advertising
12 22 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.63%) Billing
14 14 (0.46%) Military
15 13 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.40%) Electronics
16 12 (0.40%) Publishing
17 10 (0.33%) German Language
17 10 (0.33%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 675 (22.39%) Network Engineer
2 358 (11.87%) Analyst
3 304 (10.08%) Support Engineer
4 243 (8.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 202 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 200 (6.63%) IT Support
7 190 (6.30%) Architect
8 182 (6.04%) Administrator
9 165 (5.47%) Consultant
10 161 (5.34%) Security Engineer
11 157 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
12 145 (4.81%) Cisco Engineer
13 144 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
14 140 (4.64%) IT Engineer
15 134 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 119 (3.95%) Support Analyst
17 111 (3.68%) Network Security Engineer
18 101 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 100 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
20 98 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (4.15%) HTML
2 110 (3.65%) Web Services
3 93 (3.08%) .NET
4 82 (2.72%) 802.1X
5 79 (2.62%) XML
6 67 (2.22%) CSS
7 62 (2.06%) LDAP
8 38 (1.26%) JSON
9 35 (1.16%) ASP.NET
9 35 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
10 30 (1.00%) LAMP
11 28 (0.93%) AngularJS
12 24 (0.80%) HTML5
13 19 (0.63%) EDI
13 19 (0.63%) REST
14 15 (0.50%) Kafka
15 14 (0.46%) Middleware
16 12 (0.40%) JavaBeans
17 11 (0.36%) .NET Framework
17 11 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 592 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 247 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (4.68%) Computer Science
4 122 (4.05%) Public Cloud
5 120 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 81 (2.69%) Blackberry
7 77 (2.55%) Replication
8 72 (2.39%) Clustering
8 72 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
9 69 (2.29%) Driving Licence
10 64 (2.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 63 (2.09%) Private Cloud
12 53 (1.76%) PKI
13 50 (1.66%) Hedge funds
14 32 (1.06%) iPhone
14 32 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
14 32 (1.06%) Smartphone
15 30 (1.00%) Fintech
16 28 (0.93%) User Experience
17 27 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,307 (43.35%) Windows
2 730 (24.21%) Windows Server
3 700 (23.22%) Linux
4 359 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 314 (10.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 307 (10.18%) Windows 7
7 244 (8.09%) Windows 10
8 155 (5.14%) Unix
9 113 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 99 (3.28%) Android
11 93 (3.08%) CentOS
12 91 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 82 (2.72%) Ubuntu
14 72 (2.39%) Windows 8
15 63 (2.09%) Windows XP
16 59 (1.96%) Apple iOS
17 46 (1.53%) Mac OS X
18 43 (1.43%) Solaris
19 30 (1.00%) Mac OS
20 28 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (20.10%) ITIL
2 298 (9.88%) DevOps
2 298 (9.88%) Load Balancing
3 225 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 207 (6.87%) Network Design
5 200 (6.63%) Configuration Management
6 198 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
7 187 (6.20%) Project Management
8 174 (5.77%) Presales
9 173 (5.74%) Network Monitoring
10 167 (5.54%) Network Management
11 164 (5.44%) Change Management
12 159 (5.27%) Information Security
13 148 (4.91%) High Availability
14 146 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
15 144 (4.78%) Mentoring
16 143 (4.74%) SIEM
17 132 (4.38%) Service Management
18 131 (4.34%) Migration
19 130 (4.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 316 (10.48%) Python
2 274 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 265 (8.79%) SQL
4 173 (5.74%) Java
5 160 (5.31%) Bash Shell
6 147 (4.88%) Ruby
7 122 (4.05%) Perl
8 91 (3.02%) JavaScript
9 86 (2.85%) PHP
10 81 (2.69%) C
11 57 (1.89%) C#
12 46 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.03%) C++
14 26 (0.86%) Go
15 23 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.63%) VBA
17 17 (0.56%) VBScript
18 13 (0.43%) R
19 9 (0.30%) Lua
20 5 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 764 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
2 567 (18.81%) CCNP
3 371 (12.31%) CCNA
4 331 (10.98%) Degree
5 211 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 206 (6.83%) CCIE
7 122 (4.05%) CISSP
8 119 (3.95%) MCSE
9 100 (3.32%) Security Cleared
10 89 (2.95%) MCSA
11 79 (2.62%) JNCIP
12 73 (2.42%) SC Cleared
13 68 (2.26%) CCDP
14 61 (2.02%) MCP
15 57 (1.89%) MCITP
16 47 (1.56%) CISM
17 46 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
18 43 (1.43%) JNCIS
19 41 (1.36%) CCSA
19 41 (1.36%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (6.17%) SLA
2 125 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (3.58%) PCI DSS
4 42 (1.39%) GDPR
5 37 (1.23%) QA
6 33 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
7 21 (0.70%) PMO
8 16 (0.53%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.30%) COBIT
10 8 (0.27%) GPG13
11 6 (0.20%) ISO 31000
11 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
13 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.033%) COSO
15 1 (0.033%) DICOM
System Software
1 1,015 (33.67%) Active Directory
2 577 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 429 (14.23%) Hyper-V
4 149 (4.94%) Docker
5 133 (4.41%) vSphere
6 121 (4.01%) XenApp
7 115 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
8 69 (2.29%) XenDesktop
9 64 (2.12%) Terminal Services
10 56 (1.86%) VMware NSX
11 55 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
12 38 (1.26%) NFS
13 28 (0.93%) iptables
14 27 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
15 26 (0.86%) Firmware
15 26 (0.86%) XenServer
16 20 (0.66%) Xen
17 19 (0.63%) Snort
18 16 (0.53%) pfSense
18 16 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 252 (8.36%) Puppet
2 200 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
3 193 (6.40%) Ansible
4 186 (6.17%) SCCM
5 112 (3.71%) Kubernetes
6 100 (3.32%) Terraform
7 99 (3.28%) Nagios
8 77 (2.55%) Backup Exec
9 72 (2.39%) FortiGate
10 56 (1.86%) Cacti
10 56 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
11 55 (1.82%) SCOM
12 52 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
12 52 (1.72%) vCenter Server
13 50 (1.66%) Packer
14 43 (1.43%) Nessus
15 41 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
16 33 (1.09%) AirWatch
17 31 (1.03%) WSUS
18 28 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,415 (46.93%) Cisco
2 979 (32.47%) Microsoft
3 928 (30.78%) VMware
4 550 (18.24%) Citrix
5 505 (16.75%) Juniper
6 440 (14.59%) CheckPoint
7 321 (10.65%) F5
8 313 (10.38%) Palo Alto
9 294 (9.75%) HP
10 206 (6.83%) SolarWinds
11 161 (5.34%) Fortinet
12 145 (4.81%) Dell
13 128 (4.25%) Veeam
14 126 (4.18%) Google
15 117 (3.88%) Red Hat
16 115 (3.81%) Oracle
17 89 (2.95%) Avaya
18 87 (2.89%) Meraki
19 86 (2.85%) NetApp
20 80 (2.65%) IBM