Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 38 149
Rank change year-on-year -59 +111 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 96 575 173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.38% 7.44% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.60% 31.10% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 96 238 156
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,775 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £56,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 516 1,849 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.78% 23.93% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 409 1,304 1,111
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £26,650 £21,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 -21 42 £45,000 +22.45% 2
North Yorkshire -16 34 £41,250 -8.33% 3
South Yorkshire +29 18 £32,500 -31.58% 4
East Yorkshire +7 1 £40,000 -15.79%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 61 (63.54%) Firewall
2 52 (54.17%) WAN
3 49 (51.04%) Cisco
4 47 (48.96%) Office 365
5 43 (44.79%) Azure
6 39 (40.63%) LAN
7 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
8 35 (36.46%) VMware
9 32 (33.33%) Windows
10 31 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (28.13%) TCP/IP
11 27 (28.13%) Active Directory
12 24 (25.00%) DNS
12 24 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (25.00%) Juniper
12 24 (25.00%) VLAN
13 23 (23.96%) DHCP
14 22 (22.92%) SQL Server
14 22 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 21 (21.88%) OSPF
15 21 (21.88%) BGP
16 20 (20.83%) MPLS
16 20 (20.83%) CheckPoint
16 20 (20.83%) CCNA
16 20 (20.83%) Project Delivery
17 19 (19.79%) DevOps
17 19 (19.79%) Windows Server
18 18 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
19 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
20 16 (16.67%) Management Information System

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 7 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (3.13%) IIS
2 3 (3.13%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (48.96%) Office 365
2 43 (44.79%) Azure
3 10 (10.42%) AWS
4 8 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (7.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (4.17%) IaaS
7 3 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.13%) GCP
7 3 (3.13%) GitHub
8 1 (1.04%) Dropbox
8 1 (1.04%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.04%) PaaS
8 1 (1.04%) SaaS
8 1 (1.04%) Slack
8 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 61 (63.54%) Firewall
2 52 (54.17%) WAN
3 39 (40.63%) LAN
4 27 (28.13%) TCP/IP
5 24 (25.00%) DNS
5 24 (25.00%) VLAN
6 23 (23.96%) DHCP
7 21 (21.88%) BGP
7 21 (21.88%) OSPF
8 20 (20.83%) MPLS
9 15 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (15.63%) Internet
10 14 (14.58%) SSL
11 12 (12.50%) Network Security
12 10 (10.42%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (10.42%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (10.42%) NetScaler
12 10 (10.42%) NX-OS
13 9 (9.38%) IPv6
13 9 (9.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.08%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Local Government
2 10 (10.42%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Legal
3 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (17.71%) Network Engineer
3 15 (15.63%) Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Azure Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Configuration Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Security Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) IT Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Consultant
8 6 (6.25%) IT Support
8 6 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Office 365 Consultant
9 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Azure Specialist
9 5 (5.21%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) XML
2 4 (4.17%) .NET
3 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.13%) HTML
3 3 (3.13%) Jinja
3 3 (3.13%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Data Centre
2 16 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 11 (11.46%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (3.13%) Replication
7 2 (2.08%) Clustering
7 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.08%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.33%) Windows
2 19 (19.79%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.42%) Linux
3 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2019
5 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.29%) Windows 10
6 7 (7.29%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.17%) Unix
9 2 (2.08%) Debian
9 2 (2.08%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (20.83%) Project Delivery
3 19 (19.79%) DevOps
4 18 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (16.67%) Migration
6 14 (14.58%) ITIL
7 12 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
8 11 (11.46%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (11.46%) Information Security
8 11 (11.46%) Supplier Management
8 11 (11.46%) Time Management
9 10 (10.42%) Case Management
9 10 (10.42%) Configuration Management
9 10 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (10.42%) Presales
9 10 (10.42%) Requirements Gathering
10 9 (9.38%) SIEM
11 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
11 8 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) C#
1 15 (15.63%) SQL
2 13 (13.54%) PowerShell
3 10 (10.42%) VB
3 10 (10.42%) VBScript
4 7 (7.29%) Python
5 1 (1.04%) PHP
5 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (20.83%) CCNA
3 14 (14.58%) CCNP
4 7 (7.29%) CISSP
5 6 (6.25%) CISM
6 5 (5.21%) MCSA
6 5 (5.21%) MCSE
6 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.13%) JNCIE
7 3 (3.13%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.08%) CEH
8 2 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.08%) GSEC
9 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.04%) Degree
9 1 (1.04%) GCFW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.29%) SLA
3 5 (5.21%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (5.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 5 (5.21%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.13%) GDPR
5 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 31 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (28.13%) Active Directory
3 12 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.29%) XenApp
4 7 (7.29%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.21%) Docker
5 5 (5.21%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.13%) vCloud
7 1 (1.04%) Firmware
7 1 (1.04%) KVM
7 1 (1.04%) NFS
7 1 (1.04%) pfSense
7 1 (1.04%) Samba
7 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.63%) Puppet
1 15 (15.63%) Terraform
2 9 (9.38%) FortiGate
3 8 (8.33%) Ansible
3 8 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.25%) SCCM
5 4 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (4.17%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco CME
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.08%) WSUS
8 1 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.04%) Proxmox
8 1 (1.04%) Rancher
8 1 (1.04%) SCOM
8 1 (1.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 49 (51.04%) Cisco
2 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 35 (36.46%) VMware
4 24 (25.00%) Juniper
5 20 (20.83%) CheckPoint
6 14 (14.58%) Veeam
7 12 (12.50%) Citrix
8 9 (9.38%) Asigra
8 9 (9.38%) Fortinet
8 9 (9.38%) SolarWinds
9 8 (8.33%) Aruba
10 7 (7.29%) Barracuda Networks
10 7 (7.29%) Blue Coat
10 7 (7.29%) F5
10 7 (7.29%) Google
10 7 (7.29%) HP
10 7 (7.29%) Imperva
10 7 (7.29%) Infoblox
10 7 (7.29%) NETGEAR
10 7 (7.29%) Zscaler