Period
to 25 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 118 42
Rank change year-on-year -19 -76 +118
Permanent jobs citing VPN 128 47 507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.99% 1.80% 6.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.92% 12.57% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 112 47 175
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £25,300
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £63,063 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.89% +12.22% -

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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,172 374 1,636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.21% 14.32% 22.07%
Number of salaries quoted 887 297 1,142
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,300 £21,000
25th Percentile £37,280 £35,000 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -2.44%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £64,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Yorkshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for VPN in Yorkshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for VPN in Yorkshire

VPN
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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
West Yorkshire -31 98 £45,000 +16.88% 16
South Yorkshire -32 22 £47,500 +37.68%
North Yorkshire -4 8 £39,500 -1.25% 4
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 81 (63.28%) Firewall
2 71 (55.47%) Windows
3 60 (46.88%) Windows Server
4 55 (42.97%) Cisco
5 46 (35.94%) Active Directory
6 42 (32.81%) Microsoft
6 42 (32.81%) Linux
7 40 (31.25%) Microsoft 365
8 31 (24.22%) Azure
8 31 (24.22%) DNS
8 31 (24.22%) Windows Server 2019
9 30 (23.44%) SQL Server
10 29 (22.66%) Finance
11 26 (20.31%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (20.31%) Project Delivery
11 26 (20.31%) Windows 10
12 25 (19.53%) DHCP
12 25 (19.53%) LAN
12 25 (19.53%) WAN
13 23 (17.97%) CCNA
13 23 (17.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (17.97%) Social Skills
14 22 (17.19%) Meraki
14 22 (17.19%) Load Balancing
15 21 (16.41%) Network Security
15 21 (16.41%) CheckPoint
15 21 (16.41%) VMware
16 20 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (15.63%) BGP

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 12 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.91%) nginx
3 4 (3.13%) IIS
4 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 40 (31.25%) Microsoft 365
2 31 (24.22%) Azure
3 16 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (8.59%) AWS
5 4 (3.13%) IaaS
5 4 (3.13%) PaaS
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.34%) Route 53
6 3 (2.34%) SaaS
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.56%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 2 (1.56%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.56%) GCP
7 2 (1.56%) Snowflake
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.78%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (63.28%) Firewall
2 31 (24.22%) DNS
3 26 (20.31%) Wi-Fi
4 25 (19.53%) DHCP
4 25 (19.53%) LAN
4 25 (19.53%) WAN
5 21 (16.41%) Network Security
6 20 (15.63%) BGP
7 19 (14.84%) MPLS
8 18 (14.06%) IPsec
9 17 (13.28%) TCP/IP
10 16 (12.50%) OSPF
11 15 (11.72%) VLAN
11 15 (11.72%) VoIP
12 14 (10.94%) Internet
12 14 (10.94%) SSL
13 12 (9.38%) SAN
14 11 (8.59%) EIGRP
15 10 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (7.81%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.03%) MySQL
3 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2019
5 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 29 (22.66%) Finance
2 23 (17.97%) Social Skills
3 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.25%) Banking
5 5 (3.91%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.56%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.78%) Law
9 1 (0.78%) Legal
9 1 (0.78%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.78%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 17 (13.28%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.50%) Architect
3 15 (11.72%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) PHP Architect
5 13 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) IP Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) IP Network Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) IT Support
6 10 (7.81%) Juniper Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.25%) Developer
8 8 (6.25%) IT Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Cloud Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (4.69%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.59%) Web Services
2 8 (6.25%) HTML
2 8 (6.25%) LDAP
2 8 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (1.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.56%) SAML
3 2 (1.56%) Vuetify.js
4 1 (0.78%) JSON
4 1 (0.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (11.72%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.03%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.25%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.91%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.13%) iPad
6 4 (3.13%) iPhone
7 3 (2.34%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.34%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.34%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.56%) CCTV
8 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (55.47%) Windows
2 60 (46.88%) Windows Server
3 42 (32.81%) Linux
4 31 (24.22%) Windows Server 2019
5 26 (20.31%) Windows 10
6 23 (17.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (11.72%) Debian
9 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (6.25%) Android
11 5 (3.91%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.91%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.78%) CentOS
13 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) Project Delivery
2 22 (17.19%) Load Balancing
3 20 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (14.84%) DevOps
4 19 (14.84%) Service Management
4 19 (14.84%) Technical Leadership
5 18 (14.06%) Business Continuity
6 16 (12.50%) Project Management
7 15 (11.72%) E-Commerce
7 15 (11.72%) ERP
7 15 (11.72%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 13 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.81%) ITIL
9 10 (7.81%) Network Design
10 9 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (7.03%) Service Delivery
11 8 (6.25%) ITSM
11 8 (6.25%) Scrum
11 8 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.06%) PHP
2 15 (11.72%) Shell Script
3 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.25%) SQL
5 7 (5.47%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.91%) Python
7 3 (2.34%) Java
8 2 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (17.97%) CCNA
3 19 (14.84%) CCNP
4 10 (7.81%) JNCIA
5 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.91%) MCSE
6 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.13%) MCSA
8 3 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.34%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.56%) CISM
9 2 (1.56%) CISSP
9 2 (1.56%) Degree
9 2 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.56%) SSCP
10 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.78%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) SLA
2 4 (3.13%) GRC
3 3 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.56%) GDPR
4 2 (1.56%) NIST
5 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.78%) NCSC
System Software
1 46 (35.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.50%) Docker
3 15 (11.72%) KVM
4 14 (10.94%) Firmware
5 10 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (5.47%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.34%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.34%) XenApp
9 2 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (11.72%) Rancher
2 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (6.25%) SCCM
3 6 (4.69%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.91%) HAProxy
4 5 (3.91%) Nagios
5 4 (3.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (3.13%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.56%) Nessus
7 2 (1.56%) Terraform
8 1 (0.78%) Ansible
8 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.78%) Istio
8 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (42.97%) Cisco
2 42 (32.81%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.19%) Meraki
4 21 (16.41%) CheckPoint
4 21 (16.41%) VMware
5 19 (14.84%) F5
6 16 (12.50%) Juniper
7 15 (11.72%) Oracle
7 15 (11.72%) Palo Alto
8 14 (10.94%) Fortinet
9 10 (7.81%) ServiceNow
9 10 (7.81%) Veeam
10 7 (5.47%) Citrix
10 7 (5.47%) Ivanti
11 6 (4.69%) Apple
12 5 (3.91%) HP
12 5 (3.91%) Veritas
13 4 (3.13%) Avaya
13 4 (3.13%) BMC
13 4 (3.13%) Dell