Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 192 162
Rank change year-on-year -19 -30 +20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,890 3,307 4,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.85% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.88% 11.65% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,427 2,737 3,780
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% -1.16% +4.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 26,560 28,378 34,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 15.88% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 21,013 23,055 28,457
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -19 2,759 £47,500 +11.76% 320
UK excluding London -14 1,702 £40,000 - 226
London -25 1,135 £53,500 +7.00% 117
South East -45 580 £40,000 -5.88% 60
North of England -30 371 £38,000 +1.33% 58
East of England +31 289 £42,000 +9.09% 35
Midlands +20 242 £42,500 +21.43% 25
North West -13 196 £40,440 +7.84% 27
West Midlands +18 192 £43,000 +20.70% 16
Yorkshire -15 170 £37,500 - 27
South West -7 151 £40,000 +11.11% 25
East Midlands +18 50 £42,500 +41.67% 9
Scotland +21 49 £34,000 +0.74% 13
Wales -19 20 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Northern Ireland 0 15 £21,000 -30.00% 4
North East -25 5 £32,500 -8.45% 4

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,674 (57.92%) Firewall
2 1,391 (48.13%) Cisco
3 1,390 (48.10%) Windows
4 1,087 (37.61%) Active Directory
5 1,050 (36.33%) WAN
6 1,013 (35.05%) Microsoft
7 953 (32.98%) LAN
8 914 (31.63%) DNS
9 881 (30.48%) VMware
10 792 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
11 661 (22.87%) TCP/IP
12 657 (22.73%) Windows Server
13 633 (21.90%) ITIL
14 629 (21.76%) Linux
15 625 (21.63%) CCNP
16 619 (21.42%) Microsoft Azure
17 607 (21.00%) DHCP
18 600 (20.76%) Data Centre
19 587 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
20 570 (19.72%) MPLS
21 558 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
22 547 (18.93%) Office 365
23 538 (18.62%) Network Security
24 516 (17.85%) Citrix
25 514 (17.79%) Amazon AWS
26 500 (17.30%) Wireless
27 485 (16.78%) VLAN
28 458 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
29 449 (15.54%) Juniper
30 417 (14.43%) OSPF

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
1 404 (13.98%) MS Exchange
2 182 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 154 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 147 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 127 (4.39%) Skype for Business
6 105 (3.63%) IIS
7 64 (2.21%) Apache
8 56 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 47 (1.63%) Confluence
10 46 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 42 (1.45%) nginx
12 38 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
13 29 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.52%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (0.48%) JBoss
16 12 (0.42%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.42%) IBM Notes
17 10 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
18 8 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 458 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 66 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.069%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.24%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.14%) Workfront
5 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.069%) assyst
6 2 (0.069%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.069%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.035%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.035%) Eikon
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.035%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.035%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.035%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.035%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.035%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 619 (21.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 547 (18.93%) Office 365
3 514 (17.79%) Amazon AWS
4 146 (5.05%) IaaS
5 119 (4.12%) SaaS
6 69 (2.39%) PaaS
7 66 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 63 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
9 53 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
10 52 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 43 (1.49%) G Suite
12 38 (1.31%) Amazon S3
13 35 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 29 (1.00%) Route 53
15 28 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
15 28 (0.97%) GitHub
16 26 (0.90%) OneDrive
17 22 (0.76%) Mimecast
17 22 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 16 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,674 (57.92%) Firewall
2 1,050 (36.33%) WAN
3 953 (32.98%) LAN
4 914 (31.63%) DNS
5 661 (22.87%) TCP/IP
6 607 (21.00%) DHCP
7 570 (19.72%) MPLS
8 558 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
9 538 (18.62%) Network Security
10 500 (17.30%) Wireless
11 485 (16.78%) VLAN
12 417 (14.43%) OSPF
13 414 (14.33%) IPsec
14 413 (14.29%) BGP
15 322 (11.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 296 (10.24%) VoIP
17 267 (9.24%) SSL
18 253 (8.75%) SAN
19 221 (7.65%) Internet
19 221 (7.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 111 (3.84%) MySQL
3 64 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (1.31%) Relational Database
5 33 (1.14%) NoSQL
6 27 (0.93%) Redis
7 26 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (0.69%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.66%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.59%) Big Data
13 16 (0.55%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.48%) Event Store
15 14 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (0.45%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (2.91%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 56 (1.94%) JIRA
4 55 (1.90%) Git (software)
5 47 (1.63%) Vagrant
6 46 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 41 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 33 (1.14%) Hudson
9 23 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 20 (0.69%) TeamCity
11 19 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (0.62%) Visual Studio
13 16 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (0.48%) Gatling
14 14 (0.48%) JMeter
15 11 (0.38%) Subversion
16 10 (0.35%) Artifactory
16 10 (0.35%) GoCD
17 9 (0.31%) Bitbucket
17 9 (0.31%) Maven
General
1 337 (11.66%) Finance
2 145 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 111 (3.84%) Retail
4 76 (2.63%) Legal
5 67 (2.32%) Marketing
6 60 (2.08%) Banking
7 56 (1.94%) Law
8 50 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.11%) Advertising
9 32 (1.11%) Billing
10 24 (0.83%) Games
11 23 (0.80%) Back Office
12 16 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.38%) Electronics
14 10 (0.35%) French Language
15 8 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.24%) German Language
16 7 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.21%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 651 (22.53%) Network Engineer
2 409 (14.15%) Analyst
3 316 (10.93%) Support Engineer
4 282 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 244 (8.44%) IT Support
6 221 (7.65%) Senior Network Engineer
7 207 (7.16%) Security Engineer
8 175 (6.06%) IT Engineer
9 166 (5.74%) Architect
10 161 (5.57%) Network Security Engineer
11 147 (5.09%) Support Analyst
12 145 (5.02%) Cisco Engineer
13 141 (4.88%) Consultant
14 140 (4.84%) Desktop Support
15 139 (4.81%) Administrator
16 137 (4.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 124 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
18 120 (4.15%) IT Support Engineer
19 104 (3.60%) IT Analyst
20 97 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (2.98%) 802.1X
2 76 (2.63%) LDAP
3 70 (2.42%) .NET
4 68 (2.35%) HTML
5 59 (2.04%) XML
6 53 (1.83%) Web Services
7 51 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
8 38 (1.31%) JSON
9 33 (1.14%) .NET Framework
10 25 (0.87%) ASP.NET
11 24 (0.83%) CSS
12 19 (0.66%) LAMP
13 18 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
13 18 (0.62%) REST
14 16 (0.55%) AngularJS
15 15 (0.52%) Ajax
16 13 (0.45%) EDI
16 13 (0.45%) Kafka
16 13 (0.45%) XMPP
17 11 (0.38%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 600 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 256 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (6.37%) Self-Motivation
4 126 (4.36%) Management Information System
5 117 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 107 (3.70%) Replication
7 99 (3.43%) Computer Science
8 80 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
9 75 (2.60%) Public Cloud
10 74 (2.56%) Blackberry
11 73 (2.53%) PKI
12 71 (2.46%) Driving Licence
13 70 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
14 61 (2.11%) Clustering
14 61 (2.11%) iPhone
15 53 (1.83%) Private Cloud
16 45 (1.56%) Hedge funds
17 38 (1.31%) Fintech
18 33 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
19 32 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,390 (48.10%) Windows
2 657 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 629 (21.76%) Linux
4 373 (12.91%) Windows 7
5 360 (12.46%) Windows 10
6 356 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 348 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 152 (5.26%) Android
9 125 (4.33%) Unix
10 77 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 71 (2.46%) Windows 8
12 69 (2.39%) CentOS
13 62 (2.15%) Mac OS
14 61 (2.11%) Apple iOS
15 55 (1.90%) Ubuntu
16 54 (1.87%) Mac OS X
17 49 (1.70%) Windows XP
18 25 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 23 (0.80%) Solaris
20 18 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (21.90%) ITIL
2 346 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
3 301 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 278 (9.62%) DevOps
5 210 (7.27%) SIEM
6 206 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 202 (6.99%) Information Security
8 183 (6.33%) Change Management
9 178 (6.16%) Network Design
10 168 (5.81%) Service Delivery
11 166 (5.74%) Kalman Filter
12 162 (5.61%) Presales
13 161 (5.57%) High Availability
14 159 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
15 157 (5.43%) Project Management
16 154 (5.33%) Network Management
17 153 (5.29%) Service Management
18 152 (5.26%) Configuration Management
19 136 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
20 134 (4.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 333 (11.52%) SQL
2 324 (11.21%) PowerShell
3 256 (8.86%) Python
4 130 (4.50%) Java
5 102 (3.53%) Bash Shell
6 77 (2.66%) Ruby
7 66 (2.28%) Perl
8 65 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 61 (2.11%) C#
10 55 (1.90%) C
11 48 (1.66%) Go
12 36 (1.25%) PHP
13 31 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 25 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 20 (0.69%) R
16 18 (0.62%) VBA
17 14 (0.48%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.28%) C++
19 6 (0.21%) VB
20 2 (0.069%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 792 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
2 625 (21.63%) CCNP
3 391 (13.53%) CCNA
4 294 (10.17%) Degree
5 231 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 204 (7.06%) CCIE
7 127 (4.39%) MCSE
8 124 (4.29%) MCSA
9 102 (3.53%) Security Cleared
10 92 (3.18%) CISSP
11 83 (2.87%) CCDP
12 80 (2.77%) MCITP
13 75 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
14 73 (2.53%) MCP
15 61 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
16 52 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 51 (1.76%) SC Cleared
18 42 (1.45%) JNCIP
19 34 (1.18%) CEH
20 31 (1.07%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (6.92%) SLA
2 136 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (2.84%) PCI DSS
4 78 (2.70%) GDPR
5 35 (1.21%) QA
6 32 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.48%) GPG13
8 12 (0.42%) PMO
9 10 (0.35%) FISMA
10 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.28%) COBIT
12 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.14%) GCP
13 4 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.14%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.10%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.035%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 1,087 (37.61%) Active Directory
2 587 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 405 (14.01%) Hyper-V
4 116 (4.01%) Docker
5 113 (3.91%) XenApp
6 90 (3.11%) vSphere
7 74 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 69 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
9 68 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
10 51 (1.76%) VMware NSX
11 38 (1.31%) Terminal Services
12 34 (1.18%) VMware Server
13 31 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
14 30 (1.04%) Firmware
15 29 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
16 27 (0.93%) DFS Replication
17 24 (0.83%) NFS
18 23 (0.80%) Terminal Server
19 19 (0.66%) Snort
20 17 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 186 (6.44%) Puppet
2 174 (6.02%) SCCM
3 143 (4.95%) Ansible
4 132 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
5 122 (4.22%) Nagios
6 107 (3.70%) Terraform
7 98 (3.39%) Kubernetes
8 92 (3.18%) Cisco Prime
9 79 (2.73%) Backup Exec
10 68 (2.35%) FortiGate
11 67 (2.32%) Cisco CUCM
12 60 (2.08%) AirWatch
13 54 (1.87%) Packer
14 53 (1.83%) Consul
15 50 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
16 49 (1.70%) QRadar
16 49 (1.70%) Salt
17 47 (1.63%) ZABBIX
18 45 (1.56%) Grafana
19 44 (1.52%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,391 (48.13%) Cisco
2 1,013 (35.05%) Microsoft
3 881 (30.48%) VMware
4 516 (17.85%) Citrix
5 449 (15.54%) Juniper
6 396 (13.70%) CheckPoint
7 333 (11.52%) F5
8 246 (8.51%) SolarWinds
9 235 (8.13%) HP
10 231 (7.99%) Palo Alto
11 164 (5.67%) Fortinet
12 161 (5.57%) Meraki
13 137 (4.74%) Google
14 136 (4.71%) Veeam
15 124 (4.29%) Dell
16 113 (3.91%) Apple
17 90 (3.11%) Forcepoint
18 88 (3.04%) Oracle
18 88 (3.04%) Splunk
19 77 (2.66%) Red Hat