The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 148 157 153
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 97 89 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.23% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.47% 8.40% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 84 80 88
Average salary £28,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1024 1060 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.39% 14.60% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 865 893 951
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
England

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VPN
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the North West region.

VPN Salary Trend in the North West

VPN
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in the North West

VPN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 51 £33,027 -1.41% 5
Cheshire +10 42 £23,500 -62.40% 5
Merseyside -2 3 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Lancashire -14 1 £22,250 -19.09%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 114 (56.16%) Windows
2 95 (46.80%) Microsoft
3 86 (42.36%) WAN
4 83 (40.89%) TCP/IP
5 79 (38.92%) Cisco
5 79 (38.92%) Firewall
6 69 (33.99%) LAN
7 68 (33.50%) MS Exchange
8 67 (33.00%) Active Directory
9 51 (25.12%) MS Excel
9 51 (25.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
11 47 (23.15%) VMware
12 43 (21.18%) Linux
12 43 (21.18%) Windows 7
13 42 (20.69%) DNS
14 41 (20.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (18.23%) ITIL
15 37 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 36 (17.73%) MS Office
16 36 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (17.73%) MPLS
17 35 (17.24%) Finance
17 35 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
18 34 (16.75%) DHCP
19 31 (15.27%) CheckPoint
20 29 (14.29%) Blackberry
20 29 (14.29%) SAN
20 29 (14.29%) CCNA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (33.50%) MS Exchange
2 35 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (14.29%) Lync
4 13 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (4.93%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.45%) IIS
8 4 (1.97%) Apache
9 3 (1.48%) Site Server
10 2 (0.99%) Confluence
10 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 51 (25.12%) MS Excel
2 36 (17.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SalesLogix
1 1 (0.49%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.34%) Office 365
2 8 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.48%) Route 53
3 3 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (42.36%) WAN
2 83 (40.89%) TCP/IP
3 79 (38.92%) Firewall
4 69 (33.99%) LAN
5 42 (20.69%) DNS
6 36 (17.73%) MPLS
7 34 (16.75%) DHCP
8 29 (14.29%) SAN
9 28 (13.79%) VLAN
10 27 (13.30%) OSPF
11 25 (12.32%) Ethernet
12 23 (11.33%) Wireless
13 22 (10.84%) IPsec
13 22 (10.84%) Network Security
13 22 (10.84%) BGP
14 21 (10.34%) SSL
15 18 (8.87%) VoIP
16 16 (7.88%) Internet
16 16 (7.88%) Unified Communications
17 15 (7.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.45%) MySQL
2 7 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.96%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.46%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.99%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Subversion
2 2 (0.99%) JIRA
2 2 (0.99%) PHPUnit
General
1 35 (17.24%) Finance
2 20 (9.85%) Retail
3 17 (8.37%) Telecoms
4 15 (7.39%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.93%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.94%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.97%) Games
7 4 (1.97%) Legal
8 3 (1.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (20.69%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.27%) Support Engineer
3 30 (14.78%) Analyst
4 27 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.85%) IT Support
6 17 (8.37%) Security Engineer
6 17 (8.37%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (7.88%) Consultant
8 14 (6.90%) Administrator
9 13 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.42%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (5.42%) Support Analyst
11 11 (5.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 11 (5.42%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (4.93%) Network Support
12 10 (4.93%) Wireless Engineer
13 9 (4.43%) Team Leader
13 9 (4.43%) IT Support Engineer
14 7 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.94%) Web Services
2 5 (2.46%) .NET
3 3 (1.48%) CSS
4 2 (0.99%) LAMP
5 1 (0.49%) HTML5
5 1 (0.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) J2EE
5 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 19 (9.36%) iPhone
3 18 (8.87%) Fat Client
3 18 (8.87%) Thin Client
4 14 (6.90%) SecurID
5 11 (5.42%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.43%) PKI
7 5 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.97%) CMDB
9 3 (1.48%) EPoS
10 2 (0.99%) SCADA
10 2 (0.99%) iPad
11 1 (0.49%) iSeries
11 1 (0.49%) Open Source
11 1 (0.49%) AS400
11 1 (0.49%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 114 (56.16%) Windows
2 51 (25.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (21.18%) Windows 7
3 43 (21.18%) Linux
4 36 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (17.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.33%) UNIX
6 21 (10.34%) Windows XP
7 12 (5.91%) Windows 8
8 11 (5.42%) Android
9 10 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.94%) Solaris
11 4 (1.97%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.99%) CentOS
14 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.23%) ITIL
2 21 (10.34%) Load Balancing
3 20 (9.85%) Change Management
4 19 (9.36%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (4.93%) Project Management
7 9 (4.43%) Service Management
8 8 (3.94%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.45%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (2.96%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.46%) Asset Management
12 4 (1.97%) Network Design
12 4 (1.97%) Incident Management
12 4 (1.97%) PRINCE2
13 3 (1.48%) Configuration Management
13 3 (1.48%) Identity Management
13 3 (1.48%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.85%) SQL
2 8 (3.94%) PHP
2 8 (3.94%) C
2 8 (3.94%) C++
3 5 (2.46%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.48%) Python
5 3 (1.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.49%) Java
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 48 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (20.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (14.29%) MCSE
3 29 (14.29%) CCNA
4 27 (13.30%) Degree
4 27 (13.30%) CCNP
5 23 (11.33%) MCP
5 23 (11.33%) MCTS
6 20 (9.85%) MCITP
6 20 (9.85%) Security Cleared
7 19 (9.36%) MCSA
8 7 (3.45%) CCIE
9 5 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.48%) CISSP
11 2 (0.99%) VCAP
11 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.99%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.43%) SLA
2 8 (3.94%) QA
3 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (33.00%) Active Directory
2 37 (18.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.33%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.39%) XenApp
5 12 (5.91%) vSphere
6 11 (5.42%) Terminal Services
6 11 (5.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (3.94%) MetaFrame
7 8 (3.94%) UAG
8 5 (2.46%) Squid
9 4 (1.97%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.48%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.99%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (4.93%) OpenView
1 10 (4.93%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (3.94%) FortiGate
3 6 (2.96%) SCCM
3 6 (2.96%) SCOM
4 5 (2.46%) Nagios
4 5 (2.46%) Cacti
5 4 (1.97%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.48%) Puppet
6 3 (1.48%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.99%) WSUS
7 2 (0.99%) DameWare
8 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.49%) SCSM
Vendors
1 95 (46.80%) Microsoft
2 79 (38.92%) Cisco
3 47 (23.15%) VMware
4 31 (15.27%) CheckPoint
5 28 (13.79%) HP
6 27 (13.30%) Citrix
7 20 (9.85%) Juniper
8 17 (8.37%) Fortinet
9 11 (5.42%) F5
10 10 (4.93%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.43%) Avaya
11 9 (4.43%) Fujitsu
12 8 (3.94%) AppSense
12 8 (3.94%) EMC
13 7 (3.45%) Dell
13 7 (3.45%) Oracle
14 5 (2.46%) ProCurve
15 4 (1.97%) SAP
15 4 (1.97%) LANDesk
15 4 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
Northwich, Cheshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £19-26K Car, phone, laptop + benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Half
Salary: £12 per hour + Study support and bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Flexitime
Posted: 3 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Includes Car/Allowance+bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rentalcars.com
Posted: 16 days ago
Frodsham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Speke, Liverpool
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £17,000 to £21,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 22 days ago