Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 170 183
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13 -3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3282 3858 4033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 2.02% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 11.96% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2670 3303 3476
UK median annual salary £44,500 £44,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.14% +9.32% +0.63%
10th Percentile £24,975 £25,100 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year -3.61% +5.06% +11.27%

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 27844 32248 36755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.89% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22589 26475 30313
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -16 3114 £45,000 +1.12% 130
UK excluding London -4 1934 £40,000 -3.61% 87
London -23 1299 £50,500 +1.00% 50
South East -1 656 £42,000 -6.67% 25
North of England +34 499 £41,500 +10.67% 23
East of England -26 297 £38,500 -14.44% 8
Yorkshire +65 252 £40,000 +14.29% 12
North West -2 238 £42,500 +4.94% 9
Midlands -55 210 £40,000 - 10
South West -53 169 £37,500 +13.64% 14
West Midlands -67 154 £39,500 +1.94% 5
Wales +28 59 £38,750 +3.33% 3
Scotland -2 45 £42,500 +30.77% 4
East Midlands +5 42 £32,923 -22.53% 5
Northern Ireland -15 14 £27,000 -28.95%
North East +10 10 £45,000 +36.36% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2002 (61.00%) Firewall
2 1600 (48.75%) Windows
3 1594 (48.57%) Cisco
4 1367 (41.65%) WAN
5 1200 (36.56%) LAN
6 1158 (35.28%) Microsoft
7 1135 (34.58%) Active Directory
8 1079 (32.88%) DNS
9 1077 (32.82%) VMware
10 972 (29.62%) Cisco Certification
11 871 (26.54%) Windows Server
12 802 (24.44%) Linux
13 797 (24.28%) TCP/IP
14 788 (24.01%) MPLS
15 785 (23.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 780 (23.77%) DHCP
17 742 (22.61%) BGP
18 673 (20.51%) OSPF
19 666 (20.29%) CCNP
20 651 (19.84%) ITIL
21 599 (18.25%) Citrix
22 589 (17.95%) Data Centre
23 581 (17.70%) Juniper
24 577 (17.58%) Finance
25 570 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
26 562 (17.12%) VLAN
27 547 (16.67%) IPsec
28 546 (16.64%) MS Exchange
29 545 (16.61%) Wireless
30 514 (15.66%) Network Security

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
1 546 (16.64%) MS Exchange
2 270 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 173 (5.27%) SharePoint
4 169 (5.15%) Skype for Business
5 151 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 123 (3.75%) Apache
6 123 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 117 (3.56%) IIS
8 64 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 64 (1.95%) Tomcat
9 47 (1.43%) CMS
10 46 (1.40%) Confluence
11 45 (1.37%) OpenStack
12 43 (1.31%) nginx
13 30 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
14 23 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
15 21 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
16 20 (0.61%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.58%) JBoss
18 18 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 443 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 36 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.091%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.091%) Camtasia
6 3 (0.091%) InDesign
6 3 (0.091%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.030%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 15 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.091%) Eikon
6 3 (0.091%) Magento
6 3 (0.091%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.061%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.061%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.061%) Summit
8 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.030%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 1 (0.030%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.030%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.030%) SAP AFS
8 1 (0.030%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 504 (15.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 470 (14.32%) Office 365
3 403 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
4 146 (4.45%) IaaS
5 122 (3.72%) PaaS
6 91 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 90 (2.74%) SaaS
8 54 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 44 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 32 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 27 (0.82%) Route 53
14 23 (0.70%) Mimecast
15 16 (0.49%) G Suite
16 15 (0.46%) Akamai
16 15 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 12 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 12 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2002 (61.00%) Firewall
2 1367 (41.65%) WAN
3 1200 (36.56%) LAN
4 1079 (32.88%) DNS
5 797 (24.28%) TCP/IP
6 788 (24.01%) MPLS
7 780 (23.77%) DHCP
8 742 (22.61%) BGP
9 673 (20.51%) OSPF
10 570 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
11 562 (17.12%) VLAN
12 547 (16.67%) IPsec
13 545 (16.61%) Wireless
14 514 (15.66%) Network Security
15 469 (14.29%) SSL
16 462 (14.08%) VoIP
17 349 (10.63%) SAN
18 321 (9.78%) EIGRP
19 292 (8.90%) Internet
20 288 (8.78%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 176 (5.36%) MySQL
3 71 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
4 62 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 28 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 21 (0.64%) Oracle Database
10 20 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 18 (0.55%) DB2
11 18 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.55%) MariaDB
12 13 (0.40%) Relational Database
13 11 (0.34%) Redis
14 10 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.21%) Big Data
16 7 (0.21%) Cognos Impromptu
16 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (2.32%) Jenkins
2 66 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 63 (1.92%) JIRA
4 58 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 34 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 34 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 19 (0.58%) TeamCity
8 17 (0.52%) Maven
9 15 (0.46%) Ant
9 15 (0.46%) Hudson
10 13 (0.40%) Vagrant
11 11 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.34%) Toad
11 11 (0.34%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.27%) Metasploit
13 8 (0.24%) Subversion
14 7 (0.21%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.21%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 577 (17.58%) Finance
2 244 (7.43%) Telecoms
3 103 (3.14%) Back Office
4 95 (2.89%) Retail
5 91 (2.77%) Banking
6 90 (2.74%) Law
7 84 (2.56%) Legal
8 74 (2.25%) Marketing
9 51 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 50 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.49%) Games
12 38 (1.16%) Military
13 32 (0.98%) Publishing
14 26 (0.79%) Advertising
14 26 (0.79%) Investment Banking
15 25 (0.76%) Electronics
16 18 (0.55%) French Language
16 18 (0.55%) German Language
17 17 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 756 (23.03%) Network Engineer
2 514 (15.66%) Analyst
3 404 (12.31%) Support Engineer
4 260 (7.92%) Senior Network Engineer
5 258 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 241 (7.34%) Administrator
7 239 (7.28%) IT Support
8 213 (6.49%) Cisco Engineer
9 183 (5.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 173 (5.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 173 (5.27%) Security Engineer
11 162 (4.94%) IT Engineer
12 158 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
13 157 (4.78%) Support Analyst
14 156 (4.75%) Architect
15 153 (4.66%) Service Analyst
16 149 (4.54%) Consultant
17 145 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
18 125 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
19 121 (3.69%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (3.38%) Web Services
2 107 (3.26%) 802.1X
3 72 (2.19%) HTML
4 67 (2.04%) .NET
5 50 (1.52%) LAMP
6 45 (1.37%) XML
7 38 (1.16%) CSS
8 34 (1.04%) JSON
9 19 (0.58%) REST
10 17 (0.52%) Middleware
10 17 (0.52%) XMPP
11 16 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
12 15 (0.46%) POSIX
13 12 (0.37%) ASP.NET
13 12 (0.37%) HTML5
13 12 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
13 12 (0.37%) Node.js
14 10 (0.30%) J2EE
15 8 (0.24%) AngularJS
16 7 (0.21%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 589 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 218 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 101 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 99 (3.02%) Replication
6 95 (2.89%) Blackberry
7 86 (2.62%) Clustering
8 82 (2.50%) Public Cloud
9 78 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
10 56 (1.71%) Driving Licence
11 55 (1.68%) Hedge funds
12 52 (1.58%) iPad
13 44 (1.34%) PKI
14 43 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
14 43 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
15 39 (1.19%) Private Cloud
16 36 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 33 (1.01%) iPhone
18 31 (0.94%) Client/Server
19 28 (0.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1600 (48.75%) Windows
2 871 (26.54%) Windows Server
3 802 (24.44%) Linux
4 502 (15.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 446 (13.59%) Windows 7
6 431 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 260 (7.92%) Windows 10
8 207 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 178 (5.42%) Unix
10 143 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 142 (4.33%) CentOS
12 111 (3.38%) Windows 8
13 95 (2.89%) Mac OS X
14 88 (2.68%) Windows XP
15 87 (2.65%) Ubuntu
16 79 (2.41%) Android
17 46 (1.40%) Apple iOS
18 43 (1.31%) Debian
19 41 (1.25%) Mac OS
20 25 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (19.84%) ITIL
2 353 (10.76%) Load Balancing
3 273 (8.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 240 (7.31%) Network Design
5 221 (6.73%) DevOps
6 211 (6.43%) Network Management
7 200 (6.09%) High Availability
8 193 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 189 (5.76%) Project Management
10 184 (5.61%) Service Delivery
11 175 (5.33%) Service Management
12 170 (5.18%) Mentoring
13 162 (4.94%) Migration
14 160 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
15 159 (4.84%) Change Management
16 152 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
17 148 (4.51%) Configuration Management
18 147 (4.48%) Information Security
19 141 (4.30%) Problem Management
20 140 (4.27%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 316 (9.63%) PowerShell
2 304 (9.26%) SQL
3 250 (7.62%) Python
4 168 (5.12%) Bash Shell
5 133 (4.05%) Java
6 132 (4.02%) Perl
7 117 (3.56%) Ruby
8 92 (2.80%) C
9 78 (2.38%) Shell Script
10 58 (1.77%) C++
11 44 (1.34%) PHP
12 42 (1.28%) JavaScript
13 20 (0.61%) VB
14 17 (0.52%) VBScript
15 16 (0.49%) AWK
16 14 (0.43%) C#
17 10 (0.30%) Korn
17 10 (0.30%) sed
18 9 (0.27%) C-shell
18 9 (0.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 972 (29.62%) Cisco Certification
2 666 (20.29%) CCNP
3 492 (14.99%) CCNA
4 435 (13.25%) Degree
5 268 (8.17%) CCIE
6 266 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 179 (5.45%) MCSE
8 137 (4.17%) Security Cleared
9 127 (3.87%) MCP
10 115 (3.50%) MCSA
11 103 (3.14%) SC Cleared
12 102 (3.11%) JNCIP
13 84 (2.56%) CISSP
14 80 (2.44%) MCITP
15 79 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 70 (2.13%) JNCIS
17 62 (1.89%) CCSA
18 60 (1.83%) CCDP
19 53 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
20 47 (1.43%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (7.62%) SLA
2 171 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 121 (3.69%) PCI DSS
4 38 (1.16%) PMO
5 31 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 29 (0.88%) ISO 9001
7 28 (0.85%) QA
8 25 (0.76%) GDPR
9 21 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.21%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.15%) COBIT
13 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.091%) SSAE 16
15 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.030%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1135 (34.58%) Active Directory
2 785 (23.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 414 (12.61%) Hyper-V
4 168 (5.12%) vSphere
5 162 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
6 120 (3.66%) Docker
7 112 (3.41%) XenApp
8 106 (3.23%) Terminal Services
9 73 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 71 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
11 53 (1.61%) NFS
12 51 (1.55%) XenServer
13 49 (1.49%) KVM
14 48 (1.46%) iptables
15 40 (1.22%) XenDesktop
16 32 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
17 28 (0.85%) VMware NSX
18 22 (0.67%) Snort
19 21 (0.64%) Xen
20 20 (0.61%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 196 (5.97%) Puppet
2 172 (5.24%) SCCM
3 144 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
4 118 (3.60%) Backup Exec
4 118 (3.60%) Nagios
5 105 (3.20%) Ansible
6 96 (2.93%) FortiGate
7 95 (2.89%) WSUS
8 65 (1.98%) SCOM
9 60 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
9 60 (1.83%) Kubernetes
10 54 (1.65%) vCenter Server
11 52 (1.58%) Cacti
12 51 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
13 46 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
14 41 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
15 39 (1.19%) Terraform
16 32 (0.98%) Nessus
17 30 (0.91%) AirWatch
18 28 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1594 (48.57%) Cisco
2 1158 (35.28%) Microsoft
3 1077 (32.82%) VMware
4 599 (18.25%) Citrix
5 581 (17.70%) Juniper
6 447 (13.62%) CheckPoint
7 394 (12.00%) Palo Alto
8 361 (11.00%) F5
9 320 (9.75%) HP
10 183 (5.58%) SolarWinds
11 171 (5.21%) Red Hat
12 147 (4.48%) Dell
13 137 (4.17%) Oracle
14 134 (4.08%) Veeam
15 130 (3.96%) Symantec
16 113 (3.44%) NetApp
17 107 (3.26%) Avaya
18 101 (3.08%) Fortinet
18 101 (3.08%) IBM
19 92 (2.80%) Meraki