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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 158 164
Rank change year-on-year -27 +6  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1546 2266 2208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 2.18% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.28% 12.68% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1285 1889 1790
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 13710 17870 20267
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.87% 17.20% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 11141 14812 16085
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -39 1483 £42,500 - 175
London -12 591 £50,000 +5.26% 69
South East +13 445 £41,500 +1.84% 37
Berkshire -9 124 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Yorkshire -52 94 £40,000 - 16
City of London -25 91 £45,000 -5.26% 18
East of England -88 89 £40,000 +25.00% 12
West Midlands -34 85 £37,875 -15.83% 8
North West -37 79 £34,000 -10.52% 19
South West -64 79 £32,500 -18.75% 6
Reading +11 71 £52,500 +28.04% 2
Surrey -2 68 £39,500 -7.05% 8
West Yorkshire -29 65 £38,500 -3.75% 12
Buckinghamshire +45 63 £35,000 -15.15% 6
Leeds -15 55 £40,000 -2.43% 8
Hampshire -16 55 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Milton Keynes +50 48 £47,500 +18.75% 4
East Sussex +33 42 £40,000 +14.28%
Brighton +36 41 £40,000 +14.28%
Kent +30 41 £42,750 +31.53% 5
Oxfordshire +10 41 £40,000 -13.51% 5
Manchester -56 40 £36,250 -7.05% 13
Hertfordshire -63 36 £45,000 +40.62% 6
Bristol +6 31 £36,500 -2.66% 1
Cheshire +3 29 £31,750 -15.33% 4
Birmingham -26 25 £50,000 +29.87% 3
Oxford -7 22 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Warwickshire +46 21 £35,000 -33.33%
Watford +11 21 £45,000 - 1
Wales +4 20 £40,000 +23.07% 4

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 1871 (60.59%) Firewall
2 1786 (57.84%) Cisco
3 1485 (48.09%) Windows
4 1152 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
5 1106 (35.82%) WAN
6 1004 (32.51%) LAN
7 960 (31.09%) Active Directory
8 946 (30.63%) Microsoft
9 910 (29.47%) VMware
10 885 (28.66%) CCNP
11 782 (25.32%) DNS
12 757 (24.51%) Windows Server
13 719 (23.28%) MPLS
14 701 (22.70%) Wireless
15 699 (22.64%) TCP/IP
16 661 (21.41%) Cisco ASA
17 659 (21.34%) Linux
18 620 (20.08%) ITIL
18 620 (20.08%) Data Centre
19 602 (19.49%) Juniper
20 596 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 587 (19.01%) BGP
22 584 (18.91%) CCNA
23 581 (18.81%) Network Security
24 534 (17.29%) OSPF
25 528 (17.10%) DHCP
26 507 (16.42%) VLAN
27 500 (16.19%) Windows Server 2008
28 484 (15.67%) CheckPoint
29 477 (15.45%) VoIP

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
1 460 (14.90%) MS Exchange
2 217 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 170 (5.51%) Skype for Business
4 149 (4.83%) SharePoint
5 147 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 128 (4.15%) Apache
7 100 (3.24%) IIS
8 94 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 64 (2.07%) Tomcat
10 39 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 25 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 23 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (0.71%) IBM Notes
14 21 (0.68%) nginx
14 21 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
15 19 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
16 17 (0.55%) JBoss
17 16 (0.52%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.36%) Confluence
18 11 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 460 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 68 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
8 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.097%) InDesign
9 3 (0.097%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.032%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 26 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.13%) Infor CRM
4 4 (0.13%) Magento
4 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.065%) assyst
5 2 (0.065%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.065%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.065%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.065%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.032%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 360 (11.66%) Office 365
2 232 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 220 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (1.98%) SaaS
5 55 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (1.30%) Mimecast
7 35 (1.13%) IaaS
8 33 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 30 (0.97%) PaaS
10 26 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.58%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (0.42%) G Suite
16 12 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
17 9 (0.29%) Google App Engine
18 8 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
19 7 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1871 (60.59%) Firewall
2 1106 (35.82%) WAN
3 1004 (32.51%) LAN
4 782 (25.32%) DNS
5 719 (23.28%) MPLS
6 701 (22.70%) Wireless
7 699 (22.64%) TCP/IP
8 661 (21.41%) Cisco ASA
9 587 (19.01%) BGP
10 581 (18.81%) Network Security
11 534 (17.29%) OSPF
12 528 (17.10%) DHCP
13 507 (16.42%) VLAN
14 477 (15.45%) VoIP
15 370 (11.98%) IPsec
16 336 (10.88%) SSL
17 319 (10.33%) SAN
18 313 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
19 290 (9.39%) Internet
20 204 (6.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 115 (3.72%) MySQL
3 71 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 52 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (0.71%) Redis
8 19 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (0.39%) Cognos Impromptu
11 12 (0.39%) MariaDB
11 12 (0.39%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (0.32%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.29%) Big Data
15 8 (0.26%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.26%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 51 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 37 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.84%) Subversion
4 23 (0.74%) JIRA
5 13 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.26%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.23%) Selenium
10 6 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.19%) Trac
11 5 (0.16%) JMeter
11 5 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.16%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.13%) Metasploit
13 3 (0.097%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.097%) Maven
14 2 (0.065%) Gerrit
14 2 (0.065%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.065%) Wing IDE
General
1 462 (14.96%) Finance
2 253 (8.19%) Telecoms
3 98 (3.17%) Legal
4 69 (2.23%) Banking
4 69 (2.23%) Law
5 65 (2.10%) Retail
6 53 (1.72%) Marketing
7 51 (1.65%) Back Office
8 43 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 24 (0.78%) Games
10 23 (0.74%) Electronics
11 22 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.62%) Publishing
13 17 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.45%) German Language
15 13 (0.42%) Advertising
15 13 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.29%) Billing
16 9 (0.29%) Front Office
17 7 (0.23%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 964 (31.22%) Network Engineer
2 501 (16.22%) Analyst
3 408 (13.21%) Support Engineer
4 315 (10.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 278 (9.00%) Security Engineer
6 276 (8.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 252 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 195 (6.31%) Network Security Engineer
9 189 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 183 (5.93%) IT Support
11 175 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 171 (5.54%) Service Analyst
13 165 (5.34%) Administrator
14 155 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
15 141 (4.57%) Network Support
16 140 (4.53%) IT Engineer
17 136 (4.40%) Architect
18 135 (4.37%) Network Analyst
19 131 (4.24%) Juniper Engineer
20 130 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (2.40%) 802.1X
2 50 (1.62%) Web Services
3 36 (1.17%) LAMP
4 29 (0.94%) CSS
5 28 (0.91%) REST
6 23 (0.74%) HTML
7 17 (0.55%) Middleware
8 16 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (0.49%) JSON
10 14 (0.45%) .NET
10 14 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (0.39%) Memcached
12 11 (0.36%) J2EE
13 10 (0.32%) SAML
13 10 (0.32%) XML
14 9 (0.29%) MAPI
15 8 (0.26%) Kafka
15 8 (0.26%) Sphinx
16 6 (0.19%) FFmpeg
17 5 (0.16%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 620 (20.08%) Data Centre
2 211 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 119 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 119 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 81 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 66 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 65 (2.10%) Clustering
7 65 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
8 63 (2.04%) PKI
9 61 (1.98%) iPad
10 54 (1.75%) Replication
11 50 (1.62%) Public Cloud
12 40 (1.30%) iPhone
13 39 (1.26%) Hedge funds
14 34 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
15 33 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 27 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
16 27 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
16 27 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1485 (48.09%) Windows
2 757 (24.51%) Windows Server
3 659 (21.34%) Linux
4 500 (16.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 457 (14.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 430 (13.92%) Windows 7
7 205 (6.64%) Unix
8 201 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 181 (5.86%) Windows 10
10 118 (3.82%) CentOS
11 109 (3.53%) Windows 8
12 105 (3.40%) Windows XP
13 92 (2.98%) Android
14 84 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 67 (2.17%) Ubuntu
16 57 (1.85%) Mac OS X
17 54 (1.75%) Solaris
18 52 (1.68%) Debian
19 45 (1.46%) Apple iOS
20 41 (1.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (20.08%) ITIL
2 247 (8.00%) Network Design
3 195 (6.31%) Service Management
4 193 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 183 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 178 (5.76%) Network Management
7 174 (5.63%) High Availability
8 173 (5.60%) Presales
9 160 (5.18%) Information Security
10 154 (4.99%) Kalman Filter
11 144 (4.66%) Project Management
12 139 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
13 131 (4.24%) Change Management
13 131 (4.24%) Service Delivery
14 128 (4.15%) DevOps
15 124 (4.02%) Migration
16 122 (3.95%) Network Architecture
17 120 (3.89%) Mentoring
18 109 (3.53%) Problem Management
19 100 (3.24%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 235 (7.61%) SQL
2 146 (4.73%) Python
3 125 (4.05%) PowerShell
4 76 (2.46%) Perl
5 70 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 58 (1.88%) Java
7 47 (1.52%) C
8 46 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 44 (1.42%) Ruby
10 40 (1.30%) PHP
11 27 (0.87%) JavaScript
12 23 (0.74%) C++
13 10 (0.32%) VB
14 9 (0.29%) Go
14 9 (0.29%) VBScript
15 8 (0.26%) C#
16 6 (0.19%) R
17 5 (0.16%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.13%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1152 (37.31%) Cisco Certification
2 885 (28.66%) CCNP
3 584 (18.91%) CCNA
4 388 (12.56%) Degree
5 251 (8.13%) CCIE
5 251 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 164 (5.31%) MCSE
7 116 (3.76%) Security Cleared
8 115 (3.72%) MCP
9 96 (3.11%) SC Cleared
10 93 (3.01%) MCSA
11 85 (2.75%) JNCIS
12 79 (2.56%) CCSP
13 70 (2.27%) CCDP
14 69 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 63 (2.04%) JNCIA
16 62 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
17 59 (1.91%) CISSP
18 57 (1.85%) JNCIP
19 48 (1.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 327 (10.59%) SLA
2 107 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 92 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 44 (1.42%) QA
5 30 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.36%) COBIT
7 8 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.23%) GCP
9 5 (0.16%) GDPR
9 5 (0.16%) PMO
10 3 (0.097%) FISMA
10 3 (0.097%) ISO27002
10 3 (0.097%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.065%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.065%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.032%) COSO
12 1 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.032%) SAS 70
System Software
1 960 (31.09%) Active Directory
2 596 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 403 (13.05%) Hyper-V
4 92 (2.98%) vSphere
5 73 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (2.17%) XenApp
7 66 (2.14%) VMware ESX
8 57 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 51 (1.65%) Terminal Services
10 49 (1.59%) XenServer
11 37 (1.20%) ProxySG
12 33 (1.07%) KVM
13 30 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
14 29 (0.94%) pfSense
15 28 (0.91%) Snort
16 27 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
17 25 (0.81%) Docker
18 24 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
18 24 (0.78%) NFS
19 23 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 135 (4.37%) SCCM
2 127 (4.11%) Nagios
3 88 (2.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 85 (2.75%) Puppet
5 79 (2.56%) Backup Exec
6 77 (2.49%) FortiGate
7 52 (1.68%) AirWatch
8 51 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
10 42 (1.36%) Ansible
11 41 (1.33%) WSUS
12 37 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 36 (1.17%) SCOM
14 32 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
15 24 (0.78%) Cacti
15 24 (0.78%) HAProxy
15 24 (0.78%) Nessus
16 22 (0.71%) Opsview
17 19 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
17 19 (0.62%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1786 (57.84%) Cisco
2 946 (30.63%) Microsoft
3 910 (29.47%) VMware
4 602 (19.49%) Juniper
5 484 (15.67%) CheckPoint
6 462 (14.96%) Palo Alto
7 437 (14.15%) Citrix
8 360 (11.66%) F5
9 321 (10.40%) HP
10 169 (5.47%) SolarWinds
11 150 (4.86%) Fortinet
12 130 (4.21%) NetApp
13 126 (4.08%) Riverbed
14 120 (3.89%) Red Hat
15 115 (3.72%) Avaya
16 111 (3.59%) Dell
17 108 (3.50%) Meraki
18 102 (3.30%) SonicWALL
19 100 (3.24%) Apple
19 100 (3.24%) Intel Security
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Camberley, Surrey
Dane Partnership
Salary: Salary c32k (negotiable upwards dependent upon experience)
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + on-call, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus,, healthcare, vouchers
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Salary Neg DOE, and full package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + car allowance & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Flexible Hours
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Superb base with first class bonus a
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-Net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday