Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 196 164
Rank change year-on-year -10 -32 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2,856 3,029 4,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.79% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.97% 11.23% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,340 2,525 3,676
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 26,042 26,971 33,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.94% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,664 22,002 28,198
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,625 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -13 2,711 £47,500 +11.76% 339
UK excluding London +2 1,739 £42,000 +5.00% 232
London -25 1,068 £52,500 +5.00% 119
South East -50 628 £46,000 +10.84% 81
North of England +23 374 £40,000 +6.67% 55
East of England +19 267 £42,000 +8.39% 29
Midlands +55 241 £42,500 +6.25% 27
West Midlands +47 193 £43,000 +17.81% 16
North West +10 193 £40,380 +19.64% 27
Yorkshire +26 164 £37,639 -3.49% 23
South West -2 148 £40,000 +11.11% 28
Scotland +16 83 £40,000 +5.26% 3
East Midlands +24 48 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Wales -12 17 £40,000 - 6
North East -13 17 £22,500 -35.71% 5
Northern Ireland -1 6 £21,000 -30.58% 3

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,671 (58.51%) Firewall
2 1,404 (49.16%) Cisco
3 1,353 (47.37%) Windows
4 1,053 (36.87%) Active Directory
5 1,029 (36.03%) WAN
6 1,020 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 919 (32.18%) LAN
8 866 (30.32%) DNS
9 844 (29.55%) VMware
10 764 (26.75%) Cisco Certification
11 650 (22.76%) Windows Server
12 645 (22.58%) TCP/IP
13 634 (22.20%) ITIL
14 632 (22.13%) Data Centre
15 607 (21.25%) CCNP
16 594 (20.80%) Linux
17 591 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
18 578 (20.24%) MPLS
19 565 (19.78%) Cisco ASA
20 562 (19.68%) DHCP
21 545 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
22 526 (18.42%) Citrix
23 519 (18.17%) Office 365
24 518 (18.14%) Network Security
25 515 (18.03%) VLAN
26 488 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
27 467 (16.35%) Juniper
28 462 (16.18%) Wireless
29 438 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
30 435 (15.23%) CheckPoint

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
1 400 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 158 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 153 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 146 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 107 (3.75%) Skype for Business
6 98 (3.43%) IIS
7 64 (2.24%) Apache
8 53 (1.86%) Confluence
9 51 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 45 (1.58%) nginx
11 36 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 33 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
13 26 (0.91%) OpenStack
14 22 (0.77%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.46%) Apache Spark
15 13 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
16 12 (0.42%) CMS
17 9 (0.32%) JBoss
17 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
18 8 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 438 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 56 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 54 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
5 25 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.070%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (0.25%) SAP R/3
4 5 (0.18%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
5 4 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.14%) Workfront
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.070%) assyst
8 1 (0.035%) Eikon
8 1 (0.035%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.035%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.035%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.035%) SAP EHS
8 1 (0.035%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.035%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.035%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 591 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 519 (18.17%) Office 365
3 488 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
4 156 (5.46%) IaaS
5 123 (4.31%) SaaS
6 83 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
7 79 (2.77%) PaaS
8 60 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 57 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
10 52 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 49 (1.72%) Amazon S3
12 40 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 39 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
14 29 (1.02%) Route 53
15 27 (0.95%) G Suite
15 27 (0.95%) OneDrive
16 25 (0.88%) Akamai
16 25 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
17 24 (0.84%) GitHub
18 18 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1,671 (58.51%) Firewall
2 1,029 (36.03%) WAN
3 919 (32.18%) LAN
4 866 (30.32%) DNS
5 645 (22.58%) TCP/IP
6 578 (20.24%) MPLS
7 565 (19.78%) Cisco ASA
8 562 (19.68%) DHCP
9 518 (18.14%) Network Security
10 515 (18.03%) VLAN
11 462 (16.18%) Wireless
12 428 (14.99%) OSPF
13 427 (14.95%) IPsec
14 416 (14.57%) BGP
15 312 (10.92%) VoIP
16 302 (10.57%) SSL
17 290 (10.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 240 (8.40%) SAN
19 215 (7.53%) Internet
20 202 (7.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.99%) MySQL
3 67 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 34 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 31 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
7 22 (0.77%) Redis
7 22 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 18 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 18 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 18 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 17 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (0.49%) Big Data
11 14 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.46%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.42%) Cognos Impromptu
14 9 (0.32%) Data Lake
14 9 (0.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 87 (3.05%) Jenkins
2 69 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 64 (2.24%) JIRA
4 58 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 42 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 37 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 31 (1.09%) Hudson
7 31 (1.09%) Vagrant
8 29 (1.02%) Visual Studio
9 19 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (0.60%) Gatling
10 17 (0.60%) JMeter
11 16 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
12 14 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (0.49%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.39%) Artifactory
14 9 (0.32%) GoCD
14 9 (0.32%) Maven
15 8 (0.28%) MSBuild
16 7 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 341 (11.94%) Finance
2 148 (5.18%) Telecoms
3 106 (3.71%) Retail
4 76 (2.66%) Marketing
5 66 (2.31%) Law
6 58 (2.03%) Legal
7 48 (1.68%) Banking
8 46 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 36 (1.26%) Advertising
9 36 (1.26%) Games
10 33 (1.16%) Billing
11 24 (0.84%) Back Office
11 24 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.35%) German Language
13 8 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.25%) Electronics
15 6 (0.21%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.18%) Automotive
16 5 (0.18%) French Language
16 5 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 632 (22.13%) Network Engineer
2 390 (13.66%) Analyst
3 284 (9.94%) Support Engineer
4 241 (8.44%) Senior Network Engineer
5 233 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 230 (8.05%) IT Support
7 182 (6.37%) Security Engineer
8 164 (5.74%) Architect
9 157 (5.50%) IT Engineer
10 152 (5.32%) Support Analyst
11 151 (5.29%) Consultant
12 143 (5.01%) Administrator
13 142 (4.97%) Network Security Engineer
14 129 (4.52%) Desktop Support
15 122 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
16 119 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
17 115 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
18 108 (3.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 102 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
20 96 (3.36%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (3.50%) HTML
2 93 (3.26%) 802.1X
3 82 (2.87%) .NET
4 76 (2.66%) XML
5 72 (2.52%) Web Services
6 68 (2.38%) LDAP
7 50 (1.75%) CSS
8 46 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
9 38 (1.33%) JSON
10 32 (1.12%) ASP.NET
11 30 (1.05%) .NET Framework
12 25 (0.88%) AngularJS
13 24 (0.84%) EDI
14 19 (0.67%) REST
15 16 (0.56%) JavaBeans
15 16 (0.56%) LAMP
16 14 (0.49%) Kafka
17 13 (0.46%) Ajax
18 12 (0.42%) HTML5
19 9 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 632 (22.13%) Data Centre
2 256 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
4 138 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 111 (3.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 100 (3.50%) Computer Science
7 97 (3.40%) Public Cloud
8 96 (3.36%) Replication
9 73 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
9 73 (2.56%) PKI
10 70 (2.45%) Clustering
11 69 (2.42%) Blackberry
12 66 (2.31%) Driving Licence
12 66 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
13 62 (2.17%) Private Cloud
14 55 (1.93%) Hedge funds
15 49 (1.72%) iPhone
16 32 (1.12%) Fintech
17 31 (1.09%) User Experience
18 28 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,353 (47.37%) Windows
2 650 (22.76%) Windows Server
3 594 (20.80%) Linux
4 346 (12.11%) Windows 7
5 338 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 316 (11.06%) Windows 10
7 308 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 141 (4.94%) Unix
9 137 (4.80%) Android
10 77 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 73 (2.56%) Windows 8
12 66 (2.31%) CentOS
13 58 (2.03%) Apple iOS
14 53 (1.86%) Windows XP
15 51 (1.79%) Mac OS
15 51 (1.79%) Ubuntu
16 44 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 39 (1.37%) Mac OS X
18 25 (0.88%) Solaris
19 21 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (22.20%) ITIL
2 328 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
3 299 (10.47%) Load Balancing
4 261 (9.14%) DevOps
5 205 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 194 (6.79%) SIEM
7 191 (6.69%) Network Design
8 190 (6.65%) Change Management
9 182 (6.37%) Kalman Filter
10 181 (6.34%) Information Security
11 179 (6.27%) Presales
12 175 (6.13%) Configuration Management
13 162 (5.67%) Project Management
14 161 (5.64%) Service Management
15 160 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
16 155 (5.43%) High Availability
17 147 (5.15%) Network Management
18 143 (5.01%) Network Monitoring
19 133 (4.66%) Vulnerability Management
20 131 (4.59%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 303 (10.61%) SQL
2 293 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 260 (9.10%) Python
4 145 (5.08%) Java
5 111 (3.89%) Bash Shell
6 85 (2.98%) Ruby
7 81 (2.84%) Perl
8 79 (2.77%) JavaScript
9 78 (2.73%) C#
10 66 (2.31%) PHP
11 50 (1.75%) C
12 33 (1.16%) Go
13 30 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 27 (0.95%) VB.NET
15 22 (0.77%) VBA
16 21 (0.74%) R
17 16 (0.56%) T-SQL
18 15 (0.53%) C++
19 11 (0.39%) VBScript
20 5 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 764 (26.75%) Cisco Certification
2 607 (21.25%) CCNP
3 378 (13.24%) CCNA
4 294 (10.29%) Degree
5 215 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 193 (6.76%) CCIE
7 146 (5.11%) CISSP
8 118 (4.13%) MCSE
9 105 (3.68%) MCSA
10 83 (2.91%) CCDP
11 81 (2.84%) Security Cleared
12 79 (2.77%) MCITP
13 66 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
14 63 (2.21%) MCP
15 61 (2.14%) JNCIP
16 55 (1.93%) CISM
17 51 (1.79%) SC Cleared
18 49 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
19 42 (1.47%) CEH
20 40 (1.40%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (6.51%) SLA
2 141 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (3.78%) PCI DSS
4 72 (2.52%) GDPR
5 46 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (1.16%) QA
7 18 (0.63%) GPG13
8 13 (0.46%) COBIT
9 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (0.35%) PMO
10 6 (0.21%) ISO 31000
10 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
11 4 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.14%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.11%) GCP
12 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,053 (36.87%) Active Directory
2 545 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 419 (14.67%) Hyper-V
4 118 (4.13%) XenApp
5 106 (3.71%) Docker
6 91 (3.19%) vSphere
7 71 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
8 68 (2.38%) XenDesktop
9 63 (2.21%) Terminal Services
10 62 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
11 55 (1.93%) VMware NSX
12 35 (1.23%) Firmware
13 28 (0.98%) VMware Server
14 24 (0.84%) Snort
15 20 (0.70%) DFS Replication
15 20 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
16 19 (0.67%) NFS
17 17 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (0.60%) XenServer
18 14 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 205 (7.18%) SCCM
2 200 (7.00%) Puppet
3 153 (5.36%) Ansible
4 129 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
5 108 (3.78%) Nagios
6 92 (3.22%) Terraform
7 89 (3.12%) Kubernetes
8 76 (2.66%) FortiGate
9 73 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
10 67 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
11 66 (2.31%) Backup Exec
12 57 (2.00%) Nessus
13 56 (1.96%) AirWatch
14 51 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
15 48 (1.68%) SCOM
16 47 (1.65%) QRadar
17 41 (1.44%) Packer
18 37 (1.30%) Consul
18 37 (1.30%) WSUS
19 36 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1,404 (49.16%) Cisco
2 1,020 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 844 (29.55%) VMware
4 526 (18.42%) Citrix
5 467 (16.35%) Juniper
6 435 (15.23%) CheckPoint
7 346 (12.11%) F5
8 268 (9.38%) HP
9 264 (9.24%) Palo Alto
10 229 (8.02%) SolarWinds
11 192 (6.72%) Fortinet
12 139 (4.87%) Google
13 134 (4.69%) Veeam
14 133 (4.66%) Meraki
15 112 (3.92%) Dell
16 92 (3.22%) Oracle
16 92 (3.22%) Splunk
17 84 (2.94%) Blue Coat
17 84 (2.94%) Forcepoint
17 84 (2.94%) Red Hat