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

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 194 171
Rank change year-on-year -17 -23 +16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,766 3,305 4,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 1.87% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.03% 11.76% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,332 2,706 3,399
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +6.10%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,000 £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 25,067 28,093 32,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,933 22,797 26,989
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 September 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 September 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 2,636 £45,000 - 350
UK excluding London -20 1,602 £40,000 - 264
London -15 1,106 £52,500 +5.00% 114
South East -43 519 £38,750 -8.82% 69
North of England -36 361 £37,500 -6.25% 69
East of England +10 278 £37,500 -2.60% 36
Midlands +43 249 £45,000 +16.88% 36
North West 0 212 £39,500 -7.06% 33
West Midlands +42 205 £45,000 +14.65% 28
Yorkshire -45 146 £37,500 -6.25% 31
South West -31 130 £40,000 +6.67% 27
East Midlands 0 44 £40,500 +26.87% 8
Scotland +3 36 £33,250 -23.56% 17
Wales -28 24 £43,500 +16.00% 9
Northern Ireland +4 16 £21,000 -22.22% 2
North East -24 3 £32,000 -11.11% 5

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 1,609 (58.17%) Firewall
2 1,367 (49.42%) Windows
3 1,257 (45.44%) Cisco
4 1,038 (37.53%) Active Directory
5 988 (35.72%) WAN
6 975 (35.25%) Microsoft
7 889 (32.14%) LAN
8 849 (30.69%) DNS
9 802 (28.99%) VMware
10 744 (26.90%) Cisco Certification
11 663 (23.97%) Windows Server
12 650 (23.50%) TCP/IP
13 623 (22.52%) Linux
14 603 (21.80%) Microsoft Azure
15 590 (21.33%) DHCP
16 581 (21.01%) ITIL
17 578 (20.90%) CCNP
18 547 (19.78%) Office 365
19 539 (19.49%) MPLS
20 528 (19.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 520 (18.80%) Data Centre
22 504 (18.22%) Cisco ASA
23 483 (17.46%) Wireless
24 479 (17.32%) Amazon AWS
25 465 (16.81%) Network Security
26 446 (16.12%) VLAN
27 442 (15.98%) Citrix
28 439 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
29 407 (14.71%) Juniper
30 404 (14.61%) BGP

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
1 379 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 168 (6.07%) SharePoint
3 145 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 133 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 124 (4.48%) Skype for Business
6 106 (3.83%) IIS
7 53 (1.92%) Apache
8 45 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 42 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
10 38 (1.37%) OpenStack
11 37 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 32 (1.16%) Confluence
13 28 (1.01%) nginx
14 24 (0.87%) Tomcat
15 21 (0.76%) JBoss
16 14 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 13 (0.47%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.40%) GlassFish
18 11 (0.40%) MQSeries
Applications
1 439 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 66 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.036%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 25 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.29%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.072%) assyst
5 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.072%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.072%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.072%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.072%) Workfront
6 1 (0.036%) Eikon
6 1 (0.036%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.036%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.036%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.036%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 603 (21.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 547 (19.78%) Office 365
3 479 (17.32%) Amazon AWS
4 131 (4.74%) SaaS
5 129 (4.66%) IaaS
6 73 (2.64%) PaaS
7 67 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 56 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 53 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
10 47 (1.70%) Mimecast
11 45 (1.63%) G Suite
12 42 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (1.12%) Amazon S3
14 29 (1.05%) Route 53
15 28 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
15 28 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 26 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
17 23 (0.83%) GitHub
18 22 (0.80%) OneDrive
19 19 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 1,609 (58.17%) Firewall
2 988 (35.72%) WAN
3 889 (32.14%) LAN
4 849 (30.69%) DNS
5 650 (23.50%) TCP/IP
6 590 (21.33%) DHCP
7 539 (19.49%) MPLS
8 504 (18.22%) Cisco ASA
9 483 (17.46%) Wireless
10 465 (16.81%) Network Security
11 446 (16.12%) VLAN
12 404 (14.61%) BGP
13 388 (14.03%) OSPF
14 362 (13.09%) IPsec
15 319 (11.53%) VoIP
16 318 (11.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 245 (8.86%) Internet
18 232 (8.39%) SAN
19 223 (8.06%) SSL
20 185 (6.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.35%) MySQL
3 44 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 29 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (0.83%) Redis
9 21 (0.76%) MongoDB
10 17 (0.61%) Event Store
11 16 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
12 14 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.43%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.40%) Power BI
14 11 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (0.36%) Big Data
16 8 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 79 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.13%) Vagrant
3 58 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 56 (2.02%) Git (software)
5 54 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 49 (1.77%) Hudson
7 42 (1.52%) JIRA
8 39 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 38 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 34 (1.23%) Subversion
11 21 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (0.40%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.36%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.29%) Gatling
14 8 (0.29%) JMeter
15 7 (0.25%) CircleCI
15 7 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (0.22%) Maven
17 5 (0.18%) GitLab
General
1 326 (11.79%) Finance
2 145 (5.24%) Telecoms
3 83 (3.00%) Retail
4 70 (2.53%) Banking
5 69 (2.49%) Legal
6 53 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 51 (1.84%) Marketing
8 42 (1.52%) Law
9 29 (1.05%) Advertising
10 22 (0.80%) French Language
11 21 (0.76%) Games
12 18 (0.65%) German Language
13 15 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.51%) Back Office
15 13 (0.47%) Billing
16 12 (0.43%) Electronics
17 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.29%) Swedish Language
18 7 (0.25%) Italian Language
19 6 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 635 (22.96%) Network Engineer
2 393 (14.21%) Analyst
3 329 (11.89%) Support Engineer
4 282 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 221 (7.99%) IT Support
6 216 (7.81%) Security Engineer
7 197 (7.12%) Senior Network Engineer
8 176 (6.36%) IT Engineer
9 165 (5.97%) Architect
10 157 (5.68%) Cisco Engineer
11 147 (5.31%) Network Security Engineer
12 144 (5.21%) Support Analyst
13 143 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 120 (4.34%) Desktop Support
15 112 (4.05%) IT Support Engineer
16 109 (3.94%) Administrator
17 107 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
17 107 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
18 104 (3.76%) Consultant
19 93 (3.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.53%) 802.1X
2 69 (2.49%) Web Services
3 64 (2.31%) LDAP
4 52 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
5 49 (1.77%) .NET
6 42 (1.52%) HTML
7 29 (1.05%) XML
8 28 (1.01%) REST
9 27 (0.98%) .NET Framework
10 26 (0.94%) JSON
11 21 (0.76%) ASP.NET
11 21 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
12 18 (0.65%) XMPP
13 17 (0.61%) Ajax
14 14 (0.51%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
15 13 (0.47%) CSS
15 13 (0.47%) Middleware
16 12 (0.43%) LAMP
17 11 (0.40%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 520 (18.80%) Data Centre
2 269 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
4 137 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 119 (4.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 110 (3.98%) Computer Science
7 105 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
8 102 (3.69%) Replication
9 77 (2.78%) PKI
10 65 (2.35%) Driving Licence
11 60 (2.17%) Blackberry
12 59 (2.13%) Clustering
13 56 (2.02%) Public Cloud
14 53 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
15 49 (1.77%) iPhone
16 46 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
16 46 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
17 38 (1.37%) Fintech
18 33 (1.19%) Hedge funds
19 31 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,367 (49.42%) Windows
2 663 (23.97%) Windows Server
3 623 (22.52%) Linux
4 376 (13.59%) Windows 10
5 360 (13.02%) Windows 7
6 322 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 308 (11.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (3.90%) Android
9 106 (3.83%) Unix
10 83 (3.00%) Windows 8
11 81 (2.93%) CentOS
12 60 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 55 (1.99%) Mac OS X
14 50 (1.81%) Ubuntu
15 49 (1.77%) Apple iOS
15 49 (1.77%) Mac OS
16 43 (1.55%) Windows XP
17 28 (1.01%) Solaris
18 23 (0.83%) Debian
19 22 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (21.01%) ITIL
2 357 (12.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 347 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
4 277 (10.01%) Load Balancing
5 259 (9.36%) DevOps
6 222 (8.03%) SIEM
7 208 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 199 (7.19%) Information Security
9 172 (6.22%) Service Delivery
10 168 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
11 166 (6.00%) Change Management
12 157 (5.68%) Network Design
13 152 (5.50%) Network Management
14 151 (5.46%) Project Management
15 150 (5.42%) High Availability
16 146 (5.28%) Kalman Filter
16 146 (5.28%) Service Management
17 145 (5.24%) Presales
18 136 (4.92%) Incident Management
19 132 (4.77%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 308 (11.14%) SQL
2 303 (10.95%) PowerShell
3 243 (8.79%) Python
4 133 (4.81%) Java
5 109 (3.94%) Bash Shell
6 75 (2.71%) Ruby
7 66 (2.39%) Perl
8 61 (2.21%) Go
8 61 (2.21%) JavaScript
9 57 (2.06%) C#
10 54 (1.95%) C
11 35 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 31 (1.12%) PHP
13 28 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 23 (0.83%) C++
15 16 (0.58%) VBA
16 15 (0.54%) R
17 12 (0.43%) VB
18 10 (0.36%) VBScript
19 9 (0.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 744 (26.90%) Cisco Certification
2 578 (20.90%) CCNP
3 366 (13.23%) CCNA
4 297 (10.74%) Degree
5 210 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 158 (5.71%) CCIE
7 115 (4.16%) MCSE
8 102 (3.69%) Security Cleared
9 98 (3.54%) MCSA
10 85 (3.07%) CCDP
11 76 (2.75%) MCP
12 75 (2.71%) MCITP
13 70 (2.53%) CISSP
14 68 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
15 64 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
16 57 (2.06%) SC Cleared
16 57 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 39 (1.41%) JNCIP
18 33 (1.19%) CEH
19 31 (1.12%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (8.13%) SLA
2 121 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (2.39%) GDPR
4 63 (2.28%) PCI DSS
5 34 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 31 (1.12%) QA
7 17 (0.61%) FISMA
8 14 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (0.43%) GPG13
10 11 (0.40%) PMO
11 9 (0.33%) COBIT
12 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.25%) GCP
14 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
16 3 (0.11%) ISO 22301
17 1 (0.036%) Basel III
17 1 (0.036%) ISAE 3402
17 1 (0.036%) SAS 70
System Software
1 1,038 (37.53%) Active Directory
2 528 (19.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 391 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 137 (4.95%) Docker
5 89 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
6 82 (2.96%) vSphere
6 82 (2.96%) XenApp
7 56 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 42 (1.52%) VMware NSX
10 39 (1.41%) Terminal Services
11 37 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
12 29 (1.05%) VMware Server
13 28 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
14 27 (0.98%) DFS Replication
15 26 (0.94%) Terminal Server
16 24 (0.87%) XenServer
17 23 (0.83%) NFS
18 21 (0.76%) Firmware
19 15 (0.54%) iptables
Systems Management
1 159 (5.75%) Ansible
2 155 (5.60%) Nagios
3 153 (5.53%) SCCM
4 147 (5.31%) Puppet
5 130 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
6 120 (4.34%) Kubernetes
7 106 (3.83%) Terraform
8 94 (3.40%) Cisco Prime
9 83 (3.00%) Backup Exec
10 74 (2.68%) Packer
11 63 (2.28%) Grafana
11 63 (2.28%) ZABBIX
12 62 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
13 60 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
14 58 (2.10%) Salt
15 55 (1.99%) Consul
16 54 (1.95%) Graphite
17 53 (1.92%) Opsview
18 48 (1.74%) FortiGate
18 48 (1.74%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,257 (45.44%) Cisco
2 975 (35.25%) Microsoft
3 802 (28.99%) VMware
4 442 (15.98%) Citrix
5 407 (14.71%) Juniper
6 339 (12.26%) CheckPoint
7 307 (11.10%) F5
8 224 (8.10%) SolarWinds
9 206 (7.45%) HP
10 196 (7.09%) Palo Alto
11 170 (6.15%) Meraki
12 140 (5.06%) Fortinet
13 111 (4.01%) Dell
14 104 (3.76%) Veeam
15 103 (3.72%) Apple
16 99 (3.58%) Google
17 70 (2.53%) ServiceNow
18 66 (2.39%) Avaya
18 66 (2.39%) McAfee
19 65 (2.35%) Red Hat