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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 158 194
Rank change year-on-year -30 +36  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1649 2155 1946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 2.19% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.47% 12.90% 10.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1343 1803 1654
Median salary £44,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  

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 14375 16711 18941
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.12% 16.97% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11703 13908 15439
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in the UK

VPN
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 1585 £45,000 - 184
London +4 685 £52,500 +5.00% 61
South East -21 335 £45,000 - 33
East of England -52 135 £40,000 -10.11% 18
North West -24 129 £37,500 -7.40% 25
City of London -14 121 £50,000 - 14
Yorkshire -10 118 £37,500 -2.59% 16
West Midlands -38 102 £36,500 -6.10% 9
Berkshire -17 91 £52,500 +7.69% 7
West Yorkshire +15 82 £37,500 +13.63% 11
Hertfordshire -23 77 £50,000 +37.93% 7
Surrey +20 68 £42,500 -5.55% 4
Cheshire +19 68 £32,500 - 10
South West -92 68 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Leeds +17 66 £41,500 +15.27% 9
Manchester -39 52 £42,500 - 12
Buckinghamshire +14 51 £33,500 -33.00% 7
Hampshire -35 51 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Birmingham -8 46 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Milton Keynes +35 45 £33,500 +39.58% 4
Warrington +25 43 £33,250 -33.50% 6
Reading -7 39 £58,000 +22.10% 2
Oxfordshire +27 34 £43,750 +75.00% 1
Basingstoke +21 33 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Bristol -43 32 £40,000 +68.46% 3
Wales +8 28 £37,500 +25.00% 6
Kent +16 27 £47,500 -6.86% 2
South Wales +18 22 £35,000 +16.66% 4
North Yorkshire -11 20 £40,000 -16.23% 3
Watford -11 19 £37,500 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1950 (61.65%) Firewall
2 1712 (54.13%) Cisco
3 1588 (50.21%) Windows
4 1229 (38.86%) WAN
5 1089 (34.43%) LAN
6 1054 (33.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1041 (32.91%) Microsoft
8 996 (31.49%) Active Directory
9 981 (31.01%) VMware
10 866 (27.38%) DNS
11 837 (26.46%) Windows Server
12 779 (24.63%) MPLS
13 770 (24.34%) CCNP
14 726 (22.95%) TCP/IP
15 710 (22.45%) Linux
16 663 (20.96%) BGP
17 651 (20.58%) VMware Infrastructure
18 636 (20.11%) DHCP
19 625 (19.76%) ITIL
20 616 (19.48%) Wireless
21 609 (19.25%) Cisco ASA
22 596 (18.84%) Data Centre
23 590 (18.65%) Juniper
24 584 (18.46%) OSPF
25 563 (17.80%) CCNA
26 547 (17.29%) Finance
27 538 (17.01%) VLAN
28 525 (16.60%) MS Exchange
29 514 (16.25%) Network Security
30 508 (16.06%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 525 (16.60%) MS Exchange
2 245 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (5.18%) SharePoint
4 147 (4.65%) Apache
5 135 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 126 (3.98%) Skype for Business
7 111 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 89 (2.81%) IIS
9 82 (2.59%) Tomcat
10 53 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 40 (1.26%) nginx
12 26 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 26 (0.82%) OpenStack
13 23 (0.73%) IBM Notes
14 22 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (0.60%) Confluence
15 19 (0.60%) JBoss
16 17 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (0.51%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 481 (15.21%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 57 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.19%) InDesign
6 6 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
8 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 22 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.13%) Magento
6 2 (0.063%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.063%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.063%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.032%) Eikon
7 1 (0.032%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.032%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.032%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 392 (12.39%) Office 365
2 318 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 265 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (2.28%) IaaS
5 70 (2.21%) SaaS
6 61 (1.93%) PaaS
7 49 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 30 (0.95%) Mimecast
10 25 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.63%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.35%) OneDrive
16 10 (0.32%) Akamai
16 10 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.32%) G Suite
17 9 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1950 (61.65%) Firewall
2 1229 (38.86%) WAN
3 1089 (34.43%) LAN
4 866 (27.38%) DNS
5 779 (24.63%) MPLS
6 726 (22.95%) TCP/IP
7 663 (20.96%) BGP
8 636 (20.11%) DHCP
9 616 (19.48%) Wireless
10 609 (19.25%) Cisco ASA
11 584 (18.46%) OSPF
12 538 (17.01%) VLAN
13 514 (16.25%) Network Security
14 475 (15.02%) VoIP
15 407 (12.87%) IPsec
16 387 (12.24%) SSL
17 340 (10.75%) SAN
18 314 (9.93%) Internet
19 305 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
20 254 (8.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 150 (4.74%) MySQL
3 77 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 57 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (0.89%) MariaDB
8 26 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 20 (0.63%) Redis
10 15 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.38%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.35%) NoSQL
14 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.28%) Big Data
15 9 (0.28%) Relational Database
16 8 (0.25%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
17 7 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 57 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 45 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 37 (1.17%) JIRA
4 19 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 18 (0.57%) Subversion
6 15 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (0.35%) Metasploit
7 11 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (0.35%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.25%) Selenium
10 5 (0.16%) JMeter
10 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.095%) Maven
11 3 (0.095%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.063%) Trac
12 2 (0.063%) Visual Studio
General
1 547 (17.29%) Finance
2 262 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 99 (3.13%) Legal
4 88 (2.78%) Back Office
5 78 (2.47%) Retail
6 65 (2.06%) Banking
7 61 (1.93%) Law
8 59 (1.87%) Marketing
9 51 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.30%) Games
11 31 (0.98%) Electronics
12 27 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 24 (0.76%) Digital Economy
14 22 (0.70%) Publishing
15 19 (0.60%) German Language
16 16 (0.51%) Advertising
16 16 (0.51%) Military
17 15 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
19 8 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 905 (28.61%) Network Engineer
2 547 (17.29%) Analyst
3 426 (13.47%) Support Engineer
4 292 (9.23%) Cisco Engineer
5 255 (8.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 252 (7.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 244 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 240 (7.59%) Security Engineer
9 206 (6.51%) IT Support
10 180 (5.69%) Service Analyst
11 177 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 164 (5.18%) IT Engineer
13 162 (5.12%) Administrator
14 156 (4.93%) Network Security Engineer
15 152 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
16 140 (4.43%) Support Analyst
17 128 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
17 128 (4.05%) Network Analyst
18 124 (3.92%) Architect
19 122 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (2.97%) 802.1X
2 63 (1.99%) LAMP
3 61 (1.93%) Web Services
4 46 (1.45%) HTML
5 33 (1.04%) REST
6 32 (1.01%) CSS
7 27 (0.85%) XML
8 25 (0.79%) JSON
9 20 (0.63%) .NET
9 20 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (0.38%) J2EE
11 12 (0.38%) Memcached
11 12 (0.38%) Middleware
12 11 (0.35%) WAP
13 10 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
14 8 (0.25%) Kafka
14 8 (0.25%) Sphinx
15 7 (0.22%) SAML
16 6 (0.19%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 596 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 239 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 134 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 122 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 100 (3.16%) Blackberry
6 97 (3.07%) Driving Licence
7 81 (2.56%) Clustering
8 74 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 69 (2.18%) PKI
10 68 (2.15%) Replication
11 56 (1.77%) Hedge funds
11 56 (1.77%) Public Cloud
12 51 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
13 46 (1.45%) iPad
14 37 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
15 29 (0.92%) Client/Server
16 27 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
17 26 (0.82%) iPhone
18 23 (0.73%) Smartphone
19 21 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1588 (50.21%) Windows
2 837 (26.46%) Windows Server
3 710 (22.45%) Linux
4 508 (16.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 455 (14.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 445 (14.07%) Windows 7
7 212 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 208 (6.58%) Windows 10
9 204 (6.45%) Unix
10 145 (4.58%) CentOS
11 112 (3.54%) Windows XP
12 96 (3.04%) Android
13 95 (3.00%) Windows 8
14 88 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 66 (2.09%) Ubuntu
16 65 (2.06%) Mac OS X
17 54 (1.71%) Debian
18 52 (1.64%) Apple iOS
19 47 (1.49%) Mac OS
20 35 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (19.76%) ITIL
2 252 (7.97%) Load Balancing
3 237 (7.49%) Network Design
4 199 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 184 (5.82%) High Availability
6 167 (5.28%) Network Management
6 167 (5.28%) Project Management
6 167 (5.28%) Service Management
7 161 (5.09%) Presales
8 157 (4.96%) DevOps
9 156 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
10 155 (4.90%) Service Delivery
11 142 (4.49%) Information Security
12 141 (4.46%) Mentoring
13 139 (4.39%) Migration
14 138 (4.36%) Network Monitoring
15 136 (4.30%) Change Management
16 133 (4.20%) Problem Management
17 119 (3.76%) SIEM
18 113 (3.57%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 276 (8.73%) SQL
2 191 (6.04%) PowerShell
3 173 (5.47%) Python
4 114 (3.60%) Bash Shell
5 103 (3.26%) Perl
6 87 (2.75%) Java
7 67 (2.12%) Ruby
8 63 (1.99%) Shell Script
9 56 (1.77%) C
10 42 (1.33%) PHP
11 33 (1.04%) C++
12 27 (0.85%) JavaScript
13 16 (0.51%) VB
14 14 (0.44%) AWK
15 12 (0.38%) VBScript
16 10 (0.32%) sed
17 9 (0.28%) C#
18 6 (0.19%) R
18 6 (0.19%) VBA
19 5 (0.16%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 1054 (33.32%) Cisco Certification
2 770 (24.34%) CCNP
3 563 (17.80%) CCNA
4 423 (13.37%) Degree
5 246 (7.78%) CCIE
6 220 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 145 (4.58%) MCSE
8 127 (4.02%) Security Cleared
9 119 (3.76%) MCP
10 108 (3.41%) SC Cleared
11 96 (3.04%) MCSA
12 78 (2.47%) JNCIS
13 73 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 72 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
15 68 (2.15%) JNCIP
16 62 (1.96%) CISSP
17 61 (1.93%) CCDP
17 61 (1.93%) CCSP
18 54 (1.71%) MCITP
19 52 (1.64%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (9.77%) SLA
2 132 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 128 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (0.98%) QA
6 21 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (0.47%) PMO
8 14 (0.44%) GDPR
9 13 (0.41%) COBIT
9 13 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 10 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.16%) GCP
13 3 (0.095%) FISMA
14 2 (0.063%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.032%) COSO
15 1 (0.032%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.032%) SAS 70
System Software
1 996 (31.49%) Active Directory
2 651 (20.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 413 (13.06%) Hyper-V
4 145 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
5 97 (3.07%) vSphere
6 88 (2.78%) XenApp
7 73 (2.31%) Terminal Services
8 56 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
9 54 (1.71%) Docker
9 54 (1.71%) XenServer
10 53 (1.68%) KVM
11 45 (1.42%) NFS
12 41 (1.30%) Snort
13 35 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
14 33 (1.04%) pfSense
15 32 (1.01%) iptables
16 30 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
17 28 (0.89%) ProxySG
18 26 (0.82%) Varnish
19 19 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 128 (4.05%) SCCM
2 120 (3.79%) Nagios
3 108 (3.41%) Puppet
4 105 (3.32%) FortiGate
5 94 (2.97%) Backup Exec
6 81 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 76 (2.40%) WSUS
8 73 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
9 46 (1.45%) Ansible
9 46 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
10 44 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 43 (1.36%) AirWatch
12 39 (1.23%) Nessus
13 35 (1.11%) SCOM
14 34 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
15 33 (1.04%) Cacti
16 32 (1.01%) ZABBIX
17 26 (0.82%) HAProxy
18 24 (0.76%) Kubernetes
18 24 (0.76%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1712 (54.13%) Cisco
2 1041 (32.91%) Microsoft
3 981 (31.01%) VMware
4 590 (18.65%) Juniper
5 499 (15.78%) CheckPoint
6 491 (15.52%) Citrix
7 451 (14.26%) Palo Alto
8 368 (11.63%) F5
9 304 (9.61%) HP
10 160 (5.06%) SolarWinds
11 143 (4.52%) Fortinet
12 138 (4.36%) Red Hat
13 120 (3.79%) Meraki
14 118 (3.73%) NetApp
15 109 (3.45%) SonicWALL
16 108 (3.41%) Dell
16 108 (3.41%) Symantec
17 103 (3.26%) McAfee
18 101 (3.19%) Riverbed
19 98 (3.10%) Avaya
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Market related
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum £20,000 - £27,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum + 25 days' holiday, pension etc
Posted: 7 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Mecmesin Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £62000.00 - £76000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per day £35,000 plus bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
KnownFour
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum plus car, bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Free Food etc
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Company car or car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Phoenix Medical Supplies
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago