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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 161 184
Rank change year-on-year -27 +23  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1643 2119 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.15% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 12.74% 10.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1767 1704
Median salary £44,000 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.12% +7.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
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 14378 16628 19302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.91% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11702 13814 15724
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,993 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 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 23 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 -30 1578 £45,000 +1.12% 195
London -8 683 £50,500 +1.00% 71
South East -11 336 £45,000 - 34
East of England -47 133 £40,000 -5.88% 18
North West -22 127 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Yorkshire -3 119 £37,500 -2.59% 17
City of London -23 115 £50,000 - 17
West Midlands -33 100 £39,000 - 12
Berkshire -13 92 £56,250 +12.50% 7
West Yorkshire +13 84 £37,500 +13.63% 11
Hertfordshire -23 76 £50,000 +53.84% 6
Surrey +21 71 £42,500 -5.55% 3
South West -76 67 £36,500 +4.28% 12
Cheshire +21 66 £32,500 - 10
Leeds +10 66 £41,500 +15.27% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 53 £33,500 -33.00% 6
Manchester -21 52 £42,500 +3.65% 13
Hampshire -42 49 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Milton Keynes +38 46 £33,500 +39.58% 3
Reading -4 44 £58,000 +22.10% 2
Birmingham -11 44 £40,000 +3.22% 4
Warrington +26 41 £33,250 -33.50% 7
Oxfordshire +31 34 £43,750 +75.00% 1
Basingstoke +16 33 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Bristol -38 29 £39,500 +67.21% 2
Wales +15 27 £38,750 +29.16% 5
Kent +18 25 £47,500 -25.78% 2
South Wales +21 21 £35,000 +16.66% 3
North Yorkshire -8 19 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Watford -11 19 £37,500 -11.24%

For the 6 months to 23 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 1941 (61.76%) Firewall
2 1707 (54.31%) Cisco
3 1580 (50.27%) Windows
4 1222 (38.88%) WAN
5 1081 (34.39%) LAN
6 1043 (33.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1034 (32.90%) Microsoft
8 993 (31.59%) Active Directory
9 977 (31.08%) VMware
10 861 (27.39%) DNS
11 836 (26.60%) Windows Server
12 775 (24.66%) MPLS
13 759 (24.15%) CCNP
14 720 (22.91%) TCP/IP
15 707 (22.49%) Linux
16 654 (20.81%) BGP
17 647 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
18 630 (20.04%) DHCP
19 623 (19.82%) ITIL
20 610 (19.41%) Wireless
21 602 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
22 599 (19.06%) Data Centre
23 587 (18.68%) Juniper
24 576 (18.33%) OSPF
25 560 (17.82%) CCNA
26 536 (17.05%) Finance
27 533 (16.96%) VLAN
28 524 (16.67%) MS Exchange
29 512 (16.29%) Network Security
30 511 (16.26%) 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
1 524 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 246 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 145 (4.61%) Apache
5 135 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 126 (4.01%) Skype for Business
7 110 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 89 (2.83%) IIS
9 83 (2.64%) Tomcat
10 52 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 37 (1.18%) nginx
12 26 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
13 24 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 23 (0.73%) IBM Notes
15 20 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
16 19 (0.60%) JBoss
17 17 (0.54%) Confluence
17 17 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
18 16 (0.51%) WebLogic
19 14 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 482 (15.34%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 75 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 56 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.48%) 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 3 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 21 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 21 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.13%) Magento
5 2 (0.064%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.064%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.064%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.032%) Eikon
6 1 (0.032%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.032%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.032%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 392 (12.47%) Office 365
2 317 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 264 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (2.16%) SaaS
5 67 (2.13%) IaaS
6 59 (1.88%) PaaS
7 48 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (0.95%) Mimecast
8 30 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 25 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.60%) Amazon S3
12 18 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.32%) Akamai
14 10 (0.32%) G Suite
14 10 (0.32%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 1941 (61.76%) Firewall
2 1222 (38.88%) WAN
3 1081 (34.39%) LAN
4 861 (27.39%) DNS
5 775 (24.66%) MPLS
6 720 (22.91%) TCP/IP
7 654 (20.81%) BGP
8 630 (20.04%) DHCP
9 610 (19.41%) Wireless
10 602 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
11 576 (18.33%) OSPF
12 533 (16.96%) VLAN
13 512 (16.29%) Network Security
14 479 (15.24%) VoIP
15 401 (12.76%) IPsec
16 384 (12.22%) SSL
17 341 (10.85%) SAN
18 310 (9.86%) Internet
19 305 (9.70%) Cisco Nexus
20 250 (7.95%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 146 (4.65%) MySQL
3 77 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 61 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 57 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (0.83%) MariaDB
8 25 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (0.60%) Oracle Database
9 19 (0.60%) Redis
10 15 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.38%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.35%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.29%) Big Data
14 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
15 8 (0.25%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.25%) Relational Database
16 7 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
16 7 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 54 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 44 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 35 (1.11%) JIRA
4 17 (0.54%) Subversion
4 17 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (0.35%) Metasploit
6 11 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.32%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.25%) Selenium
9 7 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
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 (0.064%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.064%) Trac
General
1 536 (17.05%) Finance
2 262 (8.34%) Telecoms
3 99 (3.15%) Legal
4 86 (2.74%) Back Office
5 76 (2.42%) Retail
6 64 (2.04%) Banking
7 61 (1.94%) Law
8 56 (1.78%) Marketing
9 52 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 40 (1.27%) Games
11 30 (0.95%) Electronics
12 25 (0.80%) Digital Economy
13 23 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.67%) Publishing
15 18 (0.57%) German Language
16 16 (0.51%) Advertising
16 16 (0.51%) Military
17 15 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
19 8 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 902 (28.70%) Network Engineer
2 544 (17.31%) Analyst
3 425 (13.52%) Support Engineer
4 290 (9.23%) Cisco Engineer
5 252 (8.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 250 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 242 (7.70%) Security Engineer
8 240 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 203 (6.46%) IT Support
10 181 (5.76%) Service Analyst
11 177 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 166 (5.28%) IT Engineer
13 159 (5.06%) Administrator
14 155 (4.93%) Network Security Engineer
15 153 (4.87%) Service Desk Analyst
16 137 (4.36%) Support Analyst
17 130 (4.14%) Network Analyst
18 127 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
19 123 (3.91%) Architect
20 120 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (2.93%) 802.1X
2 61 (1.94%) LAMP
3 59 (1.88%) Web Services
4 46 (1.46%) HTML
5 33 (1.05%) REST
6 29 (0.92%) CSS
7 27 (0.86%) XML
8 25 (0.80%) JSON
9 20 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
10 18 (0.57%) .NET
11 12 (0.38%) J2EE
11 12 (0.38%) Memcached
11 12 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (0.35%) Middleware
12 11 (0.35%) WAP
13 8 (0.25%) Kafka
13 8 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
13 8 (0.25%) SAML
13 8 (0.25%) Sphinx
14 6 (0.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 599 (19.06%) Data Centre
2 231 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 135 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 122 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 100 (3.18%) Blackberry
6 96 (3.05%) Driving Licence
7 82 (2.61%) Clustering
8 73 (2.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 70 (2.23%) PKI
10 69 (2.20%) Replication
11 55 (1.75%) Hedge funds
12 53 (1.69%) Public Cloud
13 52 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
14 47 (1.50%) iPad
15 36 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
16 30 (0.95%) Client/Server
17 29 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
18 27 (0.86%) iPhone
19 23 (0.73%) Smartphone
20 22 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1580 (50.27%) Windows
2 836 (26.60%) Windows Server
3 707 (22.49%) Linux
4 511 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 458 (14.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 441 (14.03%) Windows 7
7 214 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 204 (6.49%) Unix
8 204 (6.49%) Windows 10
9 144 (4.58%) CentOS
10 113 (3.60%) Windows XP
11 95 (3.02%) Android
12 92 (2.93%) Windows 8
13 91 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 64 (2.04%) Mac OS X
15 62 (1.97%) Ubuntu
16 53 (1.69%) Debian
17 51 (1.62%) Apple iOS
18 46 (1.46%) Mac OS
19 34 (1.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (19.82%) ITIL
2 247 (7.86%) Load Balancing
3 233 (7.41%) Network Design
4 198 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 181 (5.76%) High Availability
6 168 (5.35%) Service Management
7 166 (5.28%) Project Management
8 163 (5.19%) Network Management
9 162 (5.15%) Presales
10 156 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
11 154 (4.90%) DevOps
12 153 (4.87%) Service Delivery
13 140 (4.45%) Mentoring
14 139 (4.42%) Information Security
15 138 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
16 136 (4.33%) Migration
17 134 (4.26%) Change Management
18 130 (4.14%) Problem Management
19 119 (3.79%) SIEM
20 113 (3.60%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 273 (8.69%) SQL
2 189 (6.01%) PowerShell
3 170 (5.41%) Python
4 113 (3.60%) Bash Shell
5 103 (3.28%) Perl
6 86 (2.74%) Java
7 67 (2.13%) Ruby
8 62 (1.97%) Shell Script
9 57 (1.81%) C
10 40 (1.27%) PHP
11 32 (1.02%) C++
12 27 (0.86%) JavaScript
13 16 (0.51%) VB
14 14 (0.45%) AWK
15 11 (0.35%) VBScript
16 10 (0.32%) sed
17 8 (0.25%) C#
18 6 (0.19%) R
18 6 (0.19%) VBA
19 5 (0.16%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 1043 (33.18%) Cisco Certification
2 759 (24.15%) CCNP
3 560 (17.82%) CCNA
4 421 (13.39%) Degree
5 241 (7.67%) CCIE
6 216 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 142 (4.52%) MCSE
8 125 (3.98%) Security Cleared
9 117 (3.72%) MCP
10 105 (3.34%) SC Cleared
11 93 (2.96%) MCSA
12 79 (2.51%) JNCIS
13 73 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
14 69 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 67 (2.13%) JNCIP
16 63 (2.00%) CCSP
17 61 (1.94%) CCDP
18 60 (1.91%) CISSP
19 52 (1.65%) CCSE
19 52 (1.65%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (9.80%) SLA
2 127 (4.04%) PCI DSS
3 124 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (0.95%) QA
6 21 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.45%) COBIT
7 14 (0.45%) PMO
8 13 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (0.35%) GDPR
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 (0.064%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.032%) COSO
15 1 (0.032%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.032%) SAS 70
System Software
1 993 (31.59%) Active Directory
2 647 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 412 (13.11%) Hyper-V
4 146 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 94 (2.99%) vSphere
6 87 (2.77%) XenApp
7 72 (2.29%) Terminal Services
8 57 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
9 53 (1.69%) XenServer
10 52 (1.65%) Docker
11 51 (1.62%) KVM
12 44 (1.40%) NFS
13 42 (1.34%) Snort
14 34 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
15 32 (1.02%) iptables
15 32 (1.02%) pfSense
16 29 (0.92%) ProxySG
16 29 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
17 26 (0.83%) Varnish
18 19 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 130 (4.14%) SCCM
2 120 (3.82%) Nagios
3 104 (3.31%) Puppet
4 102 (3.25%) FortiGate
5 91 (2.90%) Backup Exec
6 82 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
7 74 (2.35%) WSUS
8 72 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
10 44 (1.40%) AirWatch
10 44 (1.40%) Ansible
10 44 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 39 (1.24%) Nessus
12 35 (1.11%) SCOM
13 32 (1.02%) Cacti
14 31 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
14 31 (0.99%) ZABBIX
15 25 (0.80%) HAProxy
15 25 (0.80%) SELinux
16 24 (0.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1707 (54.31%) Cisco
2 1034 (32.90%) Microsoft
3 977 (31.08%) VMware
4 587 (18.68%) Juniper
5 500 (15.91%) CheckPoint
6 492 (15.65%) Citrix
7 454 (14.44%) Palo Alto
8 362 (11.52%) F5
9 302 (9.61%) HP
10 155 (4.93%) SolarWinds
11 144 (4.58%) Fortinet
12 139 (4.42%) Red Hat
13 121 (3.85%) NetApp
14 118 (3.75%) Meraki
15 109 (3.47%) SonicWALL
16 106 (3.37%) Symantec
17 105 (3.34%) Dell
18 102 (3.25%) McAfee
19 100 (3.18%) Avaya
20 99 (3.15%) Riverbed
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + on call allowance
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + NEG
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £67,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucestershire
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Training + Development
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £36000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-Net
Salary: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas (Uk) Ltd
Salary: c. £43,000 plus flexible benefit options
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Plan-Net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £26000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus+benefits.
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday