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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
Rank 189 157 158
Rank change year-on-year -32 +1  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1520 2180 2121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 2.12% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.16% 12.26% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1821 1740
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +4.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.10%  

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 13618 17785 19381
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.03% 17.28% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11099 14713 15424
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -28 1446 £41,375 -2.64% 162
London -20 557 £50,000 +7.52% 48
South East +30 470 £40,000 -3.03% 35
Berkshire +10 120 £45,000 - 7
East of England -71 95 £33,000 +3.12% 12
City of London +17 85 £47,500 +5.55% 13
Yorkshire -51 85 £37,500 -11.76% 14
North West -29 84 £30,000 -7.69% 27
Surrey -9 75 £32,500 -23.52% 4
West Midlands -31 72 £35,000 -20.45% 10
Hampshire +21 68 £37,500 +7.14% 11
South West -58 66 £36,000 -4.00% 8
Reading +20 64 £31,000 -24.39% 3
Buckinghamshire +43 59 £47,500 +14.45% 10
West Yorkshire -35 59 £37,500 -12.79% 12
East Sussex +40 55 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Brighton +53 53 £41,500 +18.57% 2
Manchester -33 53 £33,500 -4.28% 14
Leeds -34 53 £37,500 -12.79% 5
Oxfordshire +6 49 £40,000 -9.09%
Milton Keynes +38 43 £47,500 +14.45% 6
Hertfordshire -64 39 £43,750 +36.71% 5
Kent +15 32 £42,500 +41.66%
Oxford +7 27 £40,000 -5.88%
Bristol +7 25 £38,250 +2.00% 6
Watford +4 24 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands -25 20 £31,500 -30.00% 6
Cheshire +1 19 £30,000 -4.76% 10
Cambridgeshire -2 19 £35,000 - 4
Birmingham -24 19 £50,000 - 4

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1904 (59.11%) Firewall
2 1864 (57.87%) Cisco
3 1520 (47.19%) Windows
4 1218 (37.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1124 (34.90%) WAN
6 1043 (32.38%) LAN
7 999 (31.02%) Active Directory
8 940 (29.18%) Microsoft
9 921 (28.59%) CCNP
10 920 (28.56%) VMware
11 839 (26.05%) DNS
12 779 (24.19%) Windows Server
13 770 (23.91%) Wireless
14 742 (23.04%) MPLS
15 697 (21.64%) TCP/IP
16 686 (21.30%) Cisco ASA
17 660 (20.49%) ITIL
18 640 (19.87%) Linux
19 634 (19.68%) VMware Infrastructure
20 631 (19.59%) Data Centre
21 616 (19.12%) CCNA
22 613 (19.03%) Juniper
23 605 (18.78%) BGP
24 603 (18.72%) Network Security
25 578 (17.94%) OSPF
26 553 (17.17%) DHCP
27 536 (16.64%) VLAN
28 519 (16.11%) CheckPoint
29 502 (15.59%) MS Office
30 500 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008

VPN
Top Related 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
1 437 (13.57%) MS Exchange
2 200 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 186 (5.77%) Skype for Business
4 155 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 146 (4.53%) SharePoint
6 111 (3.45%) IIS
7 109 (3.38%) Apache
8 86 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 48 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 44 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 31 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
12 28 (0.87%) OpenStack
13 25 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
14 24 (0.75%) IBM Notes
15 21 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
17 16 (0.50%) JBoss
17 16 (0.50%) nginx
18 12 (0.37%) Confluence
18 12 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 502 (15.59%) MS Office
2 476 (14.78%) MS Excel
3 70 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 66 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.68%) MS Project
6 7 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.12%) QuarkXPress
8 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.062%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.031%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 25 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.16%) assyst
5 4 (0.12%) Infor CRM
5 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.062%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.062%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.062%) Magento
6 2 (0.062%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.062%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.031%) Eikon
7 1 (0.031%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.031%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 365 (11.33%) Office 365
2 240 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 213 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (1.89%) SaaS
5 58 (1.80%) Mimecast
6 46 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (1.30%) IaaS
8 40 (1.24%) PaaS
9 30 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 24 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.65%) G Suite
12 19 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
16 7 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 7 (0.22%) Route 53
17 6 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1904 (59.11%) Firewall
2 1124 (34.90%) WAN
3 1043 (32.38%) LAN
4 839 (26.05%) DNS
5 770 (23.91%) Wireless
6 742 (23.04%) MPLS
7 697 (21.64%) TCP/IP
8 686 (21.30%) Cisco ASA
9 605 (18.78%) BGP
10 603 (18.72%) Network Security
11 578 (17.94%) OSPF
12 553 (17.17%) DHCP
13 536 (16.64%) VLAN
14 499 (15.49%) VoIP
15 377 (11.70%) IPsec
16 344 (10.68%) SSL
17 326 (10.12%) Internet
18 319 (9.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 302 (9.38%) SAN
20 193 (5.99%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 99 (3.07%) MySQL
3 73 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 48 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (0.62%) Redis
9 16 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (0.37%) Cognos Impromptu
12 11 (0.34%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.25%) Big Data
15 7 (0.22%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.22%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 5 (0.16%) Informix
17 5 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 33 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 27 (0.84%) Subversion
4 23 (0.71%) JIRA
5 14 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.22%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.19%) Trac
9 5 (0.16%) Selenium
10 4 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.12%) JMeter
10 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.12%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.093%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.062%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.062%) Grunt
12 2 (0.062%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.062%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.062%) webpack
General
1 484 (15.03%) Finance
2 301 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 117 (3.63%) Legal
4 90 (2.79%) Law
5 89 (2.76%) Banking
6 72 (2.24%) Retail
7 59 (1.83%) Marketing
8 45 (1.40%) Back Office
9 42 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 27 (0.84%) Electronics
11 25 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.68%) Games
14 21 (0.65%) Publishing
15 14 (0.43%) German Language
15 14 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.37%) Advertising
17 9 (0.28%) Front Office
18 8 (0.25%) Billing
19 7 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 967 (30.02%) Network Engineer
2 510 (15.83%) Analyst
3 398 (12.36%) Support Engineer
4 313 (9.72%) Cisco Engineer
5 295 (9.16%) Security Engineer
6 273 (8.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 228 (7.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 207 (6.43%) Network Security Engineer
9 200 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 194 (6.02%) IT Support
11 184 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 172 (5.34%) Architect
13 171 (5.31%) Service Analyst
14 168 (5.22%) Administrator
15 158 (4.91%) Service Desk Analyst
16 146 (4.53%) Network Analyst
17 143 (4.44%) Juniper Engineer
17 143 (4.44%) Network Support
18 139 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
19 137 (4.25%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (2.51%) 802.1X
2 49 (1.52%) Web Services
3 26 (0.81%) LAMP
4 25 (0.78%) HTML
5 24 (0.75%) CSS
6 20 (0.62%) Middleware
7 19 (0.59%) SAML
8 15 (0.47%) REST
9 14 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (0.37%) .NET
10 12 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (0.37%) Memcached
11 10 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (0.28%) J2EE
12 9 (0.28%) XML
13 8 (0.25%) JSON
13 8 (0.25%) MAPI
13 8 (0.25%) OAuth2
13 8 (0.25%) OpenID
13 8 (0.25%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 631 (19.59%) Data Centre
2 227 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 133 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 129 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 93 (2.89%) Blackberry
7 85 (2.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 80 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
9 74 (2.30%) iPad
10 73 (2.27%) Clustering
11 64 (1.99%) PKI
12 58 (1.80%) Replication
13 49 (1.52%) Public Cloud
14 48 (1.49%) iPhone
15 36 (1.12%) Virtual Team
16 33 (1.02%) BYOD
16 33 (1.02%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
18 27 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
18 27 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1520 (47.19%) Windows
2 779 (24.19%) Windows Server
3 640 (19.87%) Linux
4 500 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 479 (14.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 472 (14.65%) Windows 7
7 202 (6.27%) Unix
8 198 (6.15%) Windows 10
9 190 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 134 (4.16%) Windows 8
11 100 (3.10%) Windows XP
12 98 (3.04%) CentOS
13 91 (2.83%) Android
14 85 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 69 (2.14%) Mac OS X
16 62 (1.92%) Ubuntu
17 53 (1.65%) Solaris
18 45 (1.40%) Mac OS
19 42 (1.30%) Apple iOS
19 42 (1.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (20.49%) ITIL
2 277 (8.60%) Network Design
3 227 (7.05%) Service Management
4 218 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 185 (5.74%) Information Security
6 182 (5.65%) High Availability
7 181 (5.62%) Load Balancing
8 179 (5.56%) Network Management
9 177 (5.50%) Presales
10 170 (5.28%) Kalman Filter
11 159 (4.94%) Project Management
12 149 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
13 136 (4.22%) Change Management
13 136 (4.22%) Service Delivery
14 129 (4.00%) Migration
15 124 (3.85%) Network Architecture
16 119 (3.69%) Problem Management
17 117 (3.63%) Business Continuity
18 116 (3.60%) DevOps
18 116 (3.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 253 (7.85%) SQL
2 136 (4.22%) Python
3 133 (4.13%) PowerShell
4 69 (2.14%) Bash Shell
5 61 (1.89%) Perl
6 60 (1.86%) C
7 52 (1.61%) Ruby
8 47 (1.46%) Java
9 42 (1.30%) PHP
10 34 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 32 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 24 (0.75%) C++
13 22 (0.68%) VB
14 18 (0.56%) VBScript
15 9 (0.28%) C#
15 9 (0.28%) Go
16 7 (0.22%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.19%) R
18 5 (0.16%) Objective-C
19 2 (0.062%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1218 (37.81%) Cisco Certification
2 921 (28.59%) CCNP
3 616 (19.12%) CCNA
4 410 (12.73%) Degree
5 289 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 245 (7.61%) CCIE
7 189 (5.87%) MCSE
8 122 (3.79%) Security Cleared
9 121 (3.76%) MCP
10 96 (2.98%) MCSA
11 88 (2.73%) SC Cleared
12 81 (2.51%) JNCIS
13 75 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 70 (2.17%) JNCIP
15 68 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
16 67 (2.08%) CCDP
17 59 (1.83%) JNCIA
18 58 (1.80%) CISSP
19 56 (1.74%) CCSP
20 53 (1.65%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (10.80%) SLA
2 89 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 81 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.30%) QA
5 27 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.28%) GCP
7 8 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.22%) COBIT
9 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.16%) PMO
10 4 (0.12%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.093%) FISMA
12 2 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.062%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.062%) ISO22301
13 1 (0.031%) COSO
13 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.031%) ISO27002
13 1 (0.031%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.031%) SDET
System Software
1 999 (31.02%) Active Directory
2 634 (19.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 400 (12.42%) Hyper-V
4 99 (3.07%) vSphere
5 78 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
6 69 (2.14%) VMware ESX
7 66 (2.05%) XenApp
8 63 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
9 54 (1.68%) Terminal Services
10 42 (1.30%) XenServer
11 31 (0.96%) Firmware
11 31 (0.96%) ProxySG
12 29 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.87%) KVM
14 25 (0.78%) NFS
14 25 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
15 23 (0.71%) Docker
16 22 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
17 21 (0.65%) pfSense
18 20 (0.62%) iptables
Systems Management
1 154 (4.78%) SCCM
2 118 (3.66%) Nagios
3 100 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 86 (2.67%) Backup Exec
5 84 (2.61%) Puppet
6 79 (2.45%) FortiGate
7 58 (1.80%) AirWatch
8 51 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
8 51 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
9 50 (1.55%) WSUS
10 48 (1.49%) Ansible
10 48 (1.49%) SCOM
11 44 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 40 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
13 29 (0.90%) HAProxy
14 26 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
15 25 (0.78%) Cacti
16 23 (0.71%) Opsview
17 20 (0.62%) ZABBIX
18 17 (0.53%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1864 (57.87%) Cisco
2 940 (29.18%) Microsoft
3 920 (28.56%) VMware
4 613 (19.03%) Juniper
5 519 (16.11%) CheckPoint
6 463 (14.37%) Citrix
7 457 (14.19%) Palo Alto
8 347 (10.77%) HP
9 345 (10.71%) F5
10 170 (5.28%) SolarWinds
11 156 (4.84%) Fortinet
12 143 (4.44%) Avaya
13 131 (4.07%) NetApp
14 130 (4.04%) Riverbed
15 120 (3.73%) Dell
16 118 (3.66%) Apple
16 118 (3.66%) Meraki
17 101 (3.14%) SonicWALL
18 100 (3.10%) Intel Security
19 99 (3.07%) Red Hat
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