Period
to 23 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 207 197
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10 -33
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,698 2,856 3,030
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.66% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 10.97% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,065 2,340 2,526
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 22,417 26,044 26,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.15% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16,978 20,666 22,008
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.20% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,625
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 May 2019.

Salary histogram for VPN in the UK

VPN
Top 17 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 May 2019. 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 +22 2,527 £45,000 -5.26% 86
UK excluding London +25 1,739 £40,000 -4.76% 60
London +11 913 £52,500 - 30
North of England +88 616 £40,000 - 24
South East +10 572 £45,000 -2.17% 19
Yorkshire +114 453 £42,000 +11.59% 10
Midlands -16 162 £42,500 - 6
North West +4 158 £33,000 -18.28% 12
East of England -5 148 £40,000 -4.76% 5
West Midlands -19 126 £47,500 +10.47% 5
South West +10 124 £37,000 -7.50% 2
Wales +50 48 £41,500 +3.75%
East Midlands +17 40 £42,500 - 1
Scotland -27 39 £35,890 -10.28% 2
Northern Ireland +1 32 £23,000 +9.52%
Isle of Man - 6 £55,500 - 2
North East +4 5 £40,000 +77.78% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 1,717 (63.64%) Firewall
2 1,457 (54.00%) Cisco
3 1,209 (44.81%) Windows
4 1,080 (40.03%) WAN
5 1,063 (39.40%) Active Directory
6 951 (35.25%) Cisco Certification
7 936 (34.69%) DNS
8 889 (32.95%) Microsoft
9 730 (27.06%) Linux
10 710 (26.32%) CCNP
10 710 (26.32%) MPLS
11 707 (26.20%) LAN
12 655 (24.28%) Network Security
12 655 (24.28%) Cisco ASA
13 654 (24.24%) Office 365
14 641 (23.76%) VMware
15 636 (23.57%) Windows Server
16 635 (23.54%) BGP
17 603 (22.35%) OSPF
18 598 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
19 558 (20.68%) CCNA
20 554 (20.53%) TCP/IP
21 543 (20.13%) DHCP
22 465 (17.23%) IPsec
23 450 (16.68%) ITIL
24 446 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
25 423 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
26 422 (15.64%) Cisco Nexus
27 419 (15.53%) Service Delivery
28 415 (15.38%) Microsoft Office

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
1 363 (13.45%) MS Exchange
2 154 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 131 (4.86%) IIS
4 129 (4.78%) Skype for Business
5 115 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 51 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 47 (1.74%) Apache
9 46 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 45 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 30 (1.11%) nginx
12 28 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
13 25 (0.93%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.63%) Confluence
15 15 (0.56%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
16 11 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.30%) Apache Spark
18 7 (0.26%) CloudStack
19 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 415 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.074%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.074%) Gephi
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.037%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.037%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.59%) Carpe Diem
3 13 (0.48%) Elite 3E
3 13 (0.48%) Sage X3
4 8 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.19%) Q-Pulse
6 5 (0.19%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.19%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.074%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.074%) Workfront
8 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.037%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.037%) Magento
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.037%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.037%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 654 (24.24%) Office 365
2 598 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 446 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
4 88 (3.26%) SaaS
5 82 (3.04%) IaaS
5 82 (3.04%) PaaS
6 67 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 58 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 54 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
9 53 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
10 44 (1.63%) Amazon S3
11 42 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 33 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 21 (0.78%) Amazon Glacier
14 21 (0.78%) OpenShift
15 20 (0.74%) Mimecast
16 19 (0.70%) Power Platform
17 17 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1,717 (63.64%) Firewall
2 1,080 (40.03%) WAN
3 936 (34.69%) DNS
4 710 (26.32%) MPLS
5 707 (26.20%) LAN
6 655 (24.28%) Cisco ASA
6 655 (24.28%) Network Security
7 635 (23.54%) BGP
8 603 (22.35%) OSPF
9 554 (20.53%) TCP/IP
10 543 (20.13%) DHCP
11 465 (17.23%) IPsec
12 422 (15.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 382 (14.16%) Wireless
14 380 (14.08%) VLAN
15 322 (11.93%) VoIP
16 283 (10.49%) NetScaler
17 246 (9.12%) SMTP
18 243 (9.01%) Broadband
19 240 (8.90%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.41%) MySQL
3 47 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
4 44 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.26%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.11%) Big Data
7 30 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 30 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (0.89%) Relational Database
10 23 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (0.70%) Power BI
12 16 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.48%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.33%) MS Access
16 7 (0.26%) Redis
17 6 (0.22%) HBase
Development Applications
1 74 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 54 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.19%) JIRA
4 31 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (0.59%) Subversion
5 16 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 14 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 14 (0.52%) GitLab
7 13 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.37%) Hudson
9 9 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.22%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.22%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.19%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.15%) Travis CI
14 2 (0.074%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.074%) Rational DOORS
General
1 323 (11.97%) Finance
2 155 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 90 (3.34%) Law
4 88 (3.26%) Retail
5 67 (2.48%) Banking
6 51 (1.89%) Legal
7 28 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 26 (0.96%) Advertising
9 25 (0.93%) Marketing
10 20 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.70%) Aerospace
12 16 (0.59%) Billing
13 14 (0.52%) Back Office
14 12 (0.44%) French Language
15 10 (0.37%) Japanese Language
16 9 (0.33%) German Language
17 7 (0.26%) Electronics
17 7 (0.26%) Games
18 6 (0.22%) Local Government
18 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 734 (27.21%) Network Engineer
2 343 (12.71%) Analyst
3 281 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 279 (10.34%) Security Engineer
5 232 (8.60%) Network Security Engineer
6 222 (8.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 209 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 202 (7.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 184 (6.82%) IT Support
10 157 (5.82%) IT Engineer
11 147 (5.45%) Architect
12 145 (5.37%) Support Analyst
13 134 (4.97%) Administrator
14 131 (4.86%) Senior Network Engineer
15 122 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
16 107 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
17 106 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
18 105 (3.89%) Consultant
19 102 (3.78%) IT Analyst
20 86 (3.19%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (2.45%) Web Services
2 54 (2.00%) 802.1X
3 43 (1.59%) LDAP
4 32 (1.19%) Kafka
5 29 (1.07%) HTML
6 27 (1.00%) REST
6 27 (1.00%) XML
7 25 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (0.70%) .NET
9 18 (0.67%) Node.js
10 15 (0.56%) LAMP
11 13 (0.48%) Jinja
11 13 (0.48%) Software Packaging
12 12 (0.44%) CSS
12 12 (0.44%) JSON
12 12 (0.44%) Memcached
13 11 (0.41%) RESTful
13 11 (0.41%) SOAP
14 10 (0.37%) Apache NiFi
14 10 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 402 (14.90%) Data Centre
2 335 (12.42%) Management Information System
3 186 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 145 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (3.56%) Public Cloud
6 89 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
7 65 (2.41%) Fintech
8 61 (2.26%) Driving Licence
9 56 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
10 54 (2.00%) Blackberry
11 46 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 44 (1.63%) Clustering
12 44 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
13 41 (1.52%) iPhone
14 40 (1.48%) PKI
15 39 (1.45%) iPad
16 37 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 35 (1.30%) Replication
17 35 (1.30%) Smartphone
17 35 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,209 (44.81%) Windows
2 730 (27.06%) Linux
3 636 (23.57%) Windows Server
4 375 (13.90%) Windows 10
5 345 (12.79%) Windows 7
6 297 (11.01%) Unix
7 287 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 256 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 83 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (3.00%) CentOS
11 74 (2.74%) Windows 8
12 70 (2.59%) Ubuntu
13 64 (2.37%) Android
14 47 (1.74%) Mac OS
15 46 (1.70%) Windows XP
16 44 (1.63%) Apple iOS
16 44 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 23 (0.85%) Mac OS X
18 19 (0.70%) Debian
19 16 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (16.68%) ITIL
2 419 (15.53%) Service Delivery
3 367 (13.60%) Network Design
4 326 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
5 298 (11.05%) Network Management
6 273 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 272 (10.08%) Change Control
8 221 (8.19%) Product Management
9 212 (7.86%) DevOps
10 185 (6.86%) Information Security
11 164 (6.08%) Project Management
12 157 (5.82%) Network Monitoring
13 156 (5.78%) Presales
14 155 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
14 155 (5.74%) Load Balancing
15 144 (5.34%) Service Management
16 140 (5.19%) Migration
17 131 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
18 126 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
18 126 (4.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 371 (13.75%) Python
2 298 (11.05%) Bash Shell
3 273 (10.12%) PowerShell
4 262 (9.71%) SQL
5 252 (9.34%) Perl
6 55 (2.04%) Java
7 53 (1.96%) Ruby
8 32 (1.19%) C#
9 30 (1.11%) Go
9 30 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 24 (0.89%) C
11 21 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 20 (0.74%) C++
13 18 (0.67%) VBScript
14 15 (0.56%) PHP
15 14 (0.52%) VBA
16 13 (0.48%) VB
17 7 (0.26%) R
18 6 (0.22%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.19%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 951 (35.25%) Cisco Certification
2 710 (26.32%) CCNP
3 558 (20.68%) CCNA
4 272 (10.08%) Degree
5 227 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 161 (5.97%) Security Cleared
7 146 (5.41%) CCIE
8 120 (4.45%) SC Cleared
9 117 (4.34%) MCSA
10 95 (3.52%) CISSP
11 87 (3.22%) MCSE
12 77 (2.85%) MCP
13 70 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
14 65 (2.41%) CCDP
15 62 (2.30%) JNCIS
16 58 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (1.93%) MCITP
18 43 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 42 (1.56%) CCSP
20 41 (1.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 241 (8.93%) SLA
3 209 (7.75%) ISO 9001
4 50 (1.85%) GDPR
5 45 (1.67%) PCI DSS
6 32 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (1.00%) QA
8 16 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (0.41%) PMO
10 7 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.15%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.11%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.11%) SEPA
14 2 (0.074%) COBIT
14 2 (0.074%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.074%) GPG13
15 1 (0.037%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,063 (39.40%) Active Directory
2 423 (15.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 312 (11.56%) Hyper-V
4 113 (4.19%) Docker
5 109 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (3.37%) vSphere
7 48 (1.78%) XenApp
8 39 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
9 35 (1.30%) VMware NSX
10 27 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 23 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
13 22 (0.82%) vCloud
14 21 (0.78%) Firmware
15 20 (0.74%) XenDesktop
16 19 (0.70%) iptables
17 13 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 13 (0.48%) Postfix
18 12 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
18 12 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 293 (10.86%) Nagios
2 250 (9.27%) FortiGate
3 154 (5.71%) SCCM
4 103 (3.82%) Ansible
5 90 (3.34%) WSUS
6 79 (2.93%) Kubernetes
7 66 (2.45%) Puppet
8 65 (2.41%) Terraform
9 57 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
10 54 (2.00%) AirWatch
11 51 (1.89%) Backup Exec
12 47 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
13 42 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
14 34 (1.26%) SCOM
14 34 (1.26%) ServiceCenter
15 29 (1.07%) vCenter Server
16 24 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
17 23 (0.85%) ZABBIX
18 20 (0.74%) Mesos
18 20 (0.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,457 (54.00%) Cisco
2 889 (32.95%) Microsoft
3 641 (23.76%) VMware
4 379 (14.05%) Palo Alto
5 349 (12.94%) CheckPoint
6 321 (11.90%) Citrix
7 313 (11.60%) Juniper
8 286 (10.60%) Fortinet
9 180 (6.67%) HP
10 174 (6.45%) F5
11 152 (5.63%) Meraki
12 149 (5.52%) SolarWinds
13 131 (4.86%) Dell
14 110 (4.08%) Apple
15 98 (3.63%) Avaya
16 93 (3.45%) Veeam
17 82 (3.04%) Red Hat
18 78 (2.89%) NetApp
19 64 (2.37%) Google
20 61 (2.26%) Remedy