Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 164 182
Rank change year-on-year -31 +18 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3262 4136 4060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.10% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.56% 12.44% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2697 3548 3481
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £24,900 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28222 33250 37701
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.86% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 22885 27561 30650
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -28 3113 £42,500 -3.41% 177
UK excluding London -32 1912 £40,000 - 117
London -16 1301 £50,000 - 70
South East -1 723 £42,500 -5.56% 32
North of England -6 478 £37,500 -6.25% 30
East of England -48 258 £38,500 -9.41% 19
Yorkshire +9 242 £37,500 -6.25% 13
North West -12 230 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Midlands -54 211 £36,500 -8.75% 12
West Midlands -48 176 £36,750 -13.53% 10
South West -92 157 £37,250 -0.67% 14
Wales +32 62 £37,500 +7.14% 2
East Midlands -33 36 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Scotland -9 23 £42,500 +11.84% 7
Northern Ireland -6 12 £27,500 -27.63% 1
North East +7 6 £35,500 +2.75% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 2040 (62.54%) Firewall
2 1688 (51.75%) Cisco
3 1672 (51.26%) Windows
4 1351 (41.42%) WAN
5 1206 (36.97%) LAN
6 1186 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 1112 (34.09%) Active Directory
8 1052 (32.25%) VMware
9 1036 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
10 978 (29.98%) DNS
11 890 (27.28%) Windows Server
12 791 (24.25%) MPLS
13 774 (23.73%) TCP/IP
14 766 (23.48%) Linux
15 746 (22.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 737 (22.59%) CCNP
17 730 (22.38%) DHCP
18 726 (22.26%) BGP
19 651 (19.96%) OSPF
20 646 (19.80%) ITIL
21 603 (18.49%) Data Centre
22 596 (18.27%) Juniper
23 586 (17.96%) Wireless
23 586 (17.96%) Cisco ASA
24 581 (17.81%) MS Exchange
25 579 (17.75%) Finance
26 576 (17.66%) VLAN
27 545 (16.71%) Citrix
28 543 (16.65%) CCNA
29 534 (16.37%) 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
1 581 (17.81%) MS Exchange
2 285 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 172 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 164 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 138 (4.23%) Apache
6 125 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 125 (3.83%) Skype for Business
7 116 (3.56%) IIS
8 83 (2.54%) Tomcat
9 56 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 45 (1.38%) nginx
11 34 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 33 (1.01%) CMS
13 27 (0.83%) Confluence
14 26 (0.80%) IBM Notes
15 25 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
16 23 (0.71%) JBoss
17 21 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
18 16 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
19 15 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 466 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.18%) InDesign
5 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.031%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 23 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.12%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.092%) Magento
5 2 (0.061%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.031%) Eikon
6 1 (0.031%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.031%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.031%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 431 (13.21%) Office 365
2 394 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 320 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
4 112 (3.43%) IaaS
5 97 (2.97%) PaaS
6 71 (2.18%) SaaS
7 53 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 49 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 34 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (0.74%) Mimecast
12 23 (0.71%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
14 15 (0.46%) G Suite
15 13 (0.40%) Akamai
15 13 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (0.37%) OneDrive
17 10 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2040 (62.54%) Firewall
2 1351 (41.42%) WAN
3 1206 (36.97%) LAN
4 978 (29.98%) DNS
5 791 (24.25%) MPLS
6 774 (23.73%) TCP/IP
7 730 (22.38%) DHCP
8 726 (22.26%) BGP
9 651 (19.96%) OSPF
10 586 (17.96%) Cisco ASA
10 586 (17.96%) Wireless
11 576 (17.66%) VLAN
12 534 (16.37%) Network Security
13 514 (15.76%) IPsec
14 506 (15.51%) VoIP
15 454 (13.92%) SSL
16 364 (11.16%) SAN
17 322 (9.87%) Internet
18 305 (9.35%) EIGRP
19 301 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 156 (4.78%) MySQL
3 71 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
7 30 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (0.83%) MariaDB
9 24 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 19 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 15 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.37%) Redis
13 11 (0.34%) NoSQL
13 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.31%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
15 8 (0.25%) Big Data
15 8 (0.25%) DB2
15 8 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 61 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 45 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 44 (1.35%) JIRA
4 30 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 17 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.40%) Metasploit
8 13 (0.40%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 11 (0.34%) Subversion
10 10 (0.31%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.18%) Selenium
12 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.15%) Maven
14 3 (0.092%) Ant
14 3 (0.092%) JMeter
14 3 (0.092%) Mercurial
General
1 579 (17.75%) Finance
2 235 (7.20%) Telecoms
3 95 (2.91%) Back Office
4 89 (2.73%) Legal
5 86 (2.64%) Retail
6 81 (2.48%) Banking
7 76 (2.33%) Marketing
8 70 (2.15%) Law
9 56 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.56%) Games
11 36 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 34 (1.04%) Electronics
13 30 (0.92%) Publishing
14 27 (0.83%) Military
15 25 (0.77%) Advertising
16 22 (0.67%) Investment Banking
17 17 (0.52%) Digital Economy
18 16 (0.49%) German Language
19 12 (0.37%) French Language
20 11 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 858 (26.30%) Network Engineer
2 577 (17.69%) Analyst
3 433 (13.27%) Support Engineer
4 280 (8.58%) Senior Network Engineer
5 271 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 252 (7.73%) Cisco Engineer
7 232 (7.11%) IT Support
8 221 (6.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 216 (6.62%) Administrator
10 202 (6.19%) Security Engineer
11 188 (5.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 183 (5.61%) Service Analyst
13 173 (5.30%) Support Analyst
14 155 (4.75%) IT Engineer
15 148 (4.54%) 2nd Line Support
15 148 (4.54%) Service Desk Analyst
16 144 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
17 137 (4.20%) Network Security Engineer
18 132 (4.05%) Network Analyst
19 131 (4.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (3.62%) 802.1X
2 75 (2.30%) Web Services
3 54 (1.66%) LAMP
4 47 (1.44%) HTML
5 41 (1.26%) .NET
6 32 (0.98%) REST
7 30 (0.92%) CSS
7 30 (0.92%) XML
8 29 (0.89%) JSON
9 18 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (0.40%) J2EE
11 11 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
11 11 (0.34%) POSIX
12 10 (0.31%) XMPP
13 8 (0.25%) Middleware
13 8 (0.25%) Node.js
13 8 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.25%) WAP
14 7 (0.21%) Kafka
14 7 (0.21%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 603 (18.49%) Data Centre
2 236 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 109 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 90 (2.76%) Blackberry
6 89 (2.73%) Replication
7 79 (2.42%) Clustering
8 72 (2.21%) Driving Licence
9 70 (2.15%) PKI
10 63 (1.93%) Public Cloud
11 58 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
12 57 (1.75%) Hedge funds
13 51 (1.56%) iPad
14 49 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 44 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
16 33 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
17 29 (0.89%) Client/Server
17 29 (0.89%) iPhone
18 23 (0.71%) Private Cloud
19 22 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1672 (51.26%) Windows
2 890 (27.28%) Windows Server
3 766 (23.48%) Linux
4 526 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 471 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 463 (14.19%) Windows 7
7 231 (7.08%) Windows 10
8 216 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 180 (5.52%) Unix
10 154 (4.72%) CentOS
11 119 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 108 (3.31%) Windows XP
13 103 (3.16%) Windows 8
14 93 (2.85%) Android
15 86 (2.64%) Mac OS X
16 68 (2.08%) Ubuntu
17 58 (1.78%) Debian
18 54 (1.66%) Apple iOS
19 47 (1.44%) Mac OS
20 27 (0.83%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (19.80%) ITIL
2 328 (10.06%) Load Balancing
3 231 (7.08%) Network Design
4 226 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 197 (6.04%) High Availability
6 191 (5.86%) Network Management
7 177 (5.43%) Service Management
8 176 (5.40%) Service Delivery
9 173 (5.30%) Project Management
10 170 (5.21%) DevOps
11 168 (5.15%) Mentoring
12 165 (5.06%) Problem Management
13 164 (5.03%) Change Management
14 149 (4.57%) Kalman Filter
14 149 (4.57%) Presales
15 148 (4.54%) Network Monitoring
16 147 (4.51%) Migration
17 141 (4.32%) Information Security
18 121 (3.71%) SIEM
19 120 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 286 (8.77%) SQL
2 250 (7.66%) PowerShell
3 210 (6.44%) Python
4 138 (4.23%) Bash Shell
5 127 (3.89%) Perl
6 113 (3.46%) Java
7 86 (2.64%) Ruby
8 80 (2.45%) Shell Script
9 65 (1.99%) C
10 49 (1.50%) C++
11 36 (1.10%) PHP
12 28 (0.86%) JavaScript
13 19 (0.58%) VB
14 16 (0.49%) AWK
15 12 (0.37%) VBScript
16 11 (0.34%) sed
17 9 (0.28%) C#
17 9 (0.28%) Korn
18 8 (0.25%) C-shell
19 7 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1036 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
2 737 (22.59%) CCNP
3 543 (16.65%) CCNA
4 432 (13.24%) Degree
5 276 (8.46%) CCIE
6 265 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 172 (5.27%) MCSE
8 142 (4.35%) MCP
9 130 (3.99%) Security Cleared
10 120 (3.68%) MCSA
11 103 (3.16%) SC Cleared
12 94 (2.88%) JNCIP
13 85 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 79 (2.42%) CISSP
15 72 (2.21%) MCITP
16 69 (2.12%) JNCIS
17 66 (2.02%) CCDP
18 60 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
19 58 (1.78%) CCSP
20 57 (1.75%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (8.86%) SLA
2 163 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 145 (4.45%) PCI DSS
4 32 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 32 (0.98%) QA
5 28 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (0.83%) PMO
7 23 (0.71%) GDPR
8 19 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.34%) COBIT
11 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.092%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.031%) FISMA
14 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.031%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1112 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 746 (22.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 441 (13.52%) Hyper-V
4 158 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
5 133 (4.08%) vSphere
6 104 (3.19%) Terminal Services
7 91 (2.79%) XenApp
8 79 (2.42%) Docker
9 66 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
10 65 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
11 60 (1.84%) KVM
12 53 (1.62%) XenServer
13 46 (1.41%) NFS
14 40 (1.23%) iptables
14 40 (1.23%) Snort
15 31 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
16 27 (0.83%) pfSense
17 23 (0.71%) VMware NSX
18 21 (0.64%) Firmware
18 21 (0.64%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 146 (4.48%) SCCM
2 145 (4.45%) Puppet
3 118 (3.62%) Nagios
4 114 (3.49%) FortiGate
5 110 (3.37%) WSUS
6 108 (3.31%) Backup Exec
7 93 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
8 73 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 58 (1.78%) SCOM
10 57 (1.75%) Ansible
11 50 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
12 48 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
13 44 (1.35%) vCenter Server
14 37 (1.13%) Cacti
14 37 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
15 36 (1.10%) Nessus
16 35 (1.07%) ZABBIX
17 34 (1.04%) Kubernetes
18 32 (0.98%) AirWatch
19 23 (0.71%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1688 (51.75%) Cisco
2 1186 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 1052 (32.25%) VMware
4 596 (18.27%) Juniper
5 545 (16.71%) Citrix
6 500 (15.33%) CheckPoint
7 426 (13.06%) Palo Alto
8 387 (11.86%) F5
9 317 (9.72%) HP
10 165 (5.06%) Red Hat
11 154 (4.72%) SolarWinds
12 137 (4.20%) Dell
13 130 (3.99%) Symantec
14 121 (3.71%) Fortinet
15 117 (3.59%) Veeam
16 112 (3.43%) Meraki
17 102 (3.13%) Riverbed
18 100 (3.07%) Avaya
18 100 (3.07%) SonicWALL
19 97 (2.97%) NetApp