VPN Jobs with Work from Home Options

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Work from Home

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 196 223 306
Rank change year-on-year +27 +83 -68
Permanent jobs citing VPN 558 676 760
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.65% 1.55% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 13.67% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 380 512 634
10th Percentile £28,500 £33,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
75th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.00% +5.26% -

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,299 4,946 7,253
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 15.68% 11.32% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3,445 3,636 4,875
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,569 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,250 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £76,250 £73,675
90th Percentile £80,000 £89,852 £87,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.86% -2.86% +5.00%

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Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

VPN trend for jobs with a WFH option

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Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing VPN.

VPN salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

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Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing VPN over the 6 months to 23 April 2024.

VPN salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 74 (13.26%) SharePoint
2 64 (11.47%) Microsoft Exchange
3 58 (10.39%) Apache
4 8 (1.43%) nginx
5 6 (1.08%) Confluence
5 6 (1.08%) IIS
6 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Gunicorn
8 1 (0.18%) uWSGI
Applications
1 50 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) Trello
4 1 (0.18%) 1Password
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.72%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 218 (39.07%) Azure
2 154 (27.60%) Microsoft 365
3 72 (12.90%) AWS
4 67 (12.01%) Amazon S3
5 52 (9.32%) Entra ID
6 39 (6.99%) SaaS
7 37 (6.63%) IaaS
8 31 (5.56%) PaaS
9 29 (5.20%) Azure DevOps
10 23 (4.12%) GCP
11 20 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (3.58%) GitHub
12 16 (2.87%) OneDrive
13 14 (2.51%) Serverless
14 11 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (1.79%) Azure Monitor
15 10 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 405 (72.58%) Firewall
2 216 (38.71%) WAN
3 208 (37.28%) LAN
4 140 (25.09%) DNS
5 121 (21.68%) Internet
6 114 (20.43%) DHCP
7 99 (17.74%) IPsec
8 95 (17.03%) Wi-Fi
9 89 (15.95%) TCP/IP
9 89 (15.95%) VLAN
10 83 (14.87%) Network Security
11 66 (11.83%) MPLS
12 65 (11.65%) Wireless
13 58 (10.39%) SNMP
14 54 (9.68%) BGP
15 50 (8.96%) OSPF
16 49 (8.78%) SD-WAN
17 43 (7.71%) VoIP
18 32 (5.73%) Remote Desktop
19 30 (5.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.57%) Elasticsearch
2 55 (9.86%) MongoDB
3 32 (5.73%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 16 (2.87%) SQL Server
5 9 (1.61%) MySQL
6 6 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.08%) BigQuery
6 6 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.90%) Power BI
7 5 (0.90%) Redis
8 4 (0.72%) DB2
9 2 (0.36%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.18%) Big Data
10 1 (0.18%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (2.87%) JIRA
2 15 (2.69%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.51%) Git
4 10 (1.79%) Trac
5 6 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.72%) Subversion
7 3 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.18%) GitLab
General
1 163 (29.21%) Social Skills
2 82 (14.70%) Finance
3 40 (7.17%) Telecoms
4 38 (6.81%) Retail
5 23 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 18 (3.23%) Legal
8 14 (2.51%) German Language
8 14 (2.51%) Law
9 8 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.08%) Advertising
10 6 (1.08%) French Language
10 6 (1.08%) Italian Language
10 6 (1.08%) Portuguese Language
10 6 (1.08%) Spanish Language
10 6 (1.08%) Swedish Language
10 6 (1.08%) Turkish Language
11 5 (0.90%) Banking
11 5 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 110 (19.71%) Senior
2 101 (18.10%) Network Engineer
3 78 (13.98%) Consultant
4 73 (13.08%) Architect
5 72 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (9.68%) NetApp Consultant
7 50 (8.96%) Infrastructure Architect
8 41 (7.35%) Analyst
9 40 (7.17%) IT Support
10 38 (6.81%) IT Engineer
11 35 (6.27%) Senior Network Engineer
12 29 (5.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (4.84%) Support Engineer
14 26 (4.66%) Support Analyst
15 24 (4.30%) Lead
16 23 (4.12%) Cloud Architect
16 23 (4.12%) IT Analyst
17 22 (3.94%) IT Support Analyst
18 21 (3.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
19 19 (3.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (12.19%) YAML
2 54 (9.68%) RabbitMQ
3 18 (3.23%) HTML
3 18 (3.23%) Web Services
4 17 (3.05%) ARM Templates
4 17 (3.05%) CSS
5 16 (2.87%) JSON
6 14 (2.51%) LDAP
6 14 (2.51%) SOAP
7 13 (2.33%) XML
8 11 (1.97%) Ajax
9 5 (0.90%) GraphQL
9 5 (0.90%) gRPC
9 5 (0.90%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (0.90%) Middleware
9 5 (0.90%) Node.js
9 5 (0.90%) React
9 5 (0.90%) React Native
9 5 (0.90%) RESTful
9 5 (0.90%) Sequelize
Miscellaneous
1 145 (25.99%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.53%) Public Cloud
3 18 (3.23%) PKI
3 18 (3.23%) Private Cloud
4 15 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.33%) CMDB
6 13 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.43%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.43%) iPad
9 7 (1.25%) IoT
10 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.90%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.90%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.72%) Onboarding
11 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 260 (46.59%) Windows
2 155 (27.78%) Linux
3 102 (18.28%) Windows Server
4 54 (9.68%) Data ONTAP
5 37 (6.63%) Ubuntu
5 37 (6.63%) VMS
6 26 (4.66%) Windows 10
7 19 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.87%) Apple iOS
8 16 (2.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (2.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (1.97%) Unix
11 9 (1.61%) Android
12 8 (1.43%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (1.08%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.18%) CentOS
16 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (19.00%) Actionable Insight
2 105 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
3 95 (17.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 91 (16.31%) Agile
5 82 (14.70%) Project Management
6 69 (12.37%) Infrastructure Management
7 68 (12.19%) DevOps
8 64 (11.47%) ITIL
9 59 (10.57%) Release Management
9 59 (10.57%) Storage Management
10 55 (9.86%) Project Planning
11 44 (7.89%) Infrastructure as Code
12 43 (7.71%) Customer Service
13 41 (7.35%) Collaborative Culture
14 40 (7.17%) Application Security
14 40 (7.17%) Roadmaps
15 37 (6.63%) CI/CD
15 37 (6.63%) Cybersecurity
16 36 (6.45%) DevSecOps
17 32 (5.73%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 90 (16.13%) Python
2 68 (12.19%) PowerShell
3 39 (6.99%) SQL
4 19 (3.41%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.79%) Bash
6 6 (1.08%) C#
7 5 (0.90%) JSX
7 5 (0.90%) R
7 5 (0.90%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.72%) Java
9 3 (0.54%) Groovy
9 3 (0.54%) Ruby
10 2 (0.36%) Korn
10 2 (0.36%) Kusto Query Language
10 2 (0.36%) PHP
11 1 (0.18%) C
11 1 (0.18%) C++
11 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (16.31%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (15.05%) Security Cleared
3 54 (9.68%) CCNP
4 53 (9.50%) CCNA
5 51 (9.14%) Degree
6 41 (7.35%) SC Cleared
7 32 (5.73%) DV Cleared
8 29 (5.20%) CISSP
9 25 (4.48%) CCIE
10 21 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (3.23%) Azure Certification
12 16 (2.87%) APMP
12 16 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.79%) MCSE
14 9 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (1.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 7 (1.25%) CCIE Security
15 7 (1.25%) CCSP
16 6 (1.08%) DBS Check
16 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.09%) SLA
2 18 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.79%) NIST
4 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.90%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.72%) GDPR
6 4 (0.72%) QA
7 3 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.54%) GRC
8 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) COBIT
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.18%) SOC 2
System Software
1 189 (33.87%) Active Directory
2 137 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (16.85%) Hyper-V
4 84 (15.05%) Docker
5 48 (8.60%) Virtual Machines
5 48 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (5.20%) vSphere
7 23 (4.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (2.87%) pfSense
9 11 (1.97%) NFS
10 4 (0.72%) vCloud
10 4 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.36%) Firmware
11 2 (0.36%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.18%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 121 (21.68%) Ansible
2 90 (16.13%) Terraform
3 80 (14.34%) Kubernetes
4 63 (11.29%) Prometheus
5 56 (10.04%) vCenter Server
6 52 (9.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 38 (6.81%) WSUS
8 24 (4.30%) Grafana
9 16 (2.87%) ZABBIX
10 13 (2.33%) FortiGate
11 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (1.79%) SCDPM
12 9 (1.61%) HP UCMDB
13 7 (1.25%) SCCM
14 6 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
14 6 (1.08%) SCOM
15 4 (0.72%) AirWatch
15 4 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
15 4 (0.72%) Puppet
15 4 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 179 (32.08%) Cisco
2 178 (31.90%) Microsoft
3 171 (30.65%) VMware
4 105 (18.82%) Palo Alto
5 73 (13.08%) Meraki
6 58 (10.39%) Red Hat
7 54 (9.68%) NetApp
7 54 (9.68%) SolidFire
8 53 (9.50%) Juniper
9 43 (7.71%) Fortinet
10 34 (6.09%) Citrix
11 31 (5.56%) Veeam
12 30 (5.38%) HP
13 21 (3.76%) SolarWinds
14 20 (3.58%) CheckPoint
14 20 (3.58%) Ruckus Wireless
15 17 (3.05%) Aruba
15 17 (3.05%) Zscaler
16 14 (2.51%) ServiceNow
17 12 (2.15%) F5