The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 145 144 171
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +27
Permanent jobs citing VPN 117 116 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.84% 1.73% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 11.79% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 93 84 81
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,287 £22,325 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1024 984 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.09% 14.66% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 832 771 872
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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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 29 September 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in the North West

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Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +5 74 £43,000 +9.55% 6
Merseyside -3 25 £32,500 -27.77%
Cheshire +10 18 £32,500 -7.14% 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 across the North West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 118 (52.91%) Cisco
2 100 (44.84%) Windows
3 98 (43.95%) Active Directory
4 93 (41.70%) Firewall
4 93 (41.70%) VMware
5 82 (36.77%) LAN
6 73 (32.74%) Microsoft
7 71 (31.84%) Windows Server
8 69 (30.94%) WAN
9 68 (30.49%) DNS
10 67 (30.04%) ITIL
11 63 (28.25%) DHCP
12 62 (27.80%) Cisco Certification
12 62 (27.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 57 (25.56%) Degree
14 55 (24.66%) CCNA
15 54 (24.22%) Citrix
16 51 (22.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (22.87%) PowerShell
17 44 (19.73%) SQL Server
17 44 (19.73%) Wireless
18 42 (18.83%) MS Exchange
19 41 (18.39%) Linux
19 41 (18.39%) Telecoms
20 40 (17.94%) Hyper-V
21 39 (17.49%) CCNP
22 38 (17.04%) MCSE
22 38 (17.04%) MCSA
23 37 (16.59%) SAN
24 35 (15.70%) Data Centre

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 42 (18.83%) MS Exchange
2 31 (13.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (10.31%) IIS
5 17 (7.62%) SharePoint
6 15 (6.73%) JBoss
7 12 (5.38%) Apache
7 12 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (5.38%) Tomcat
8 10 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (4.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (4.04%) CMS
10 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.79%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (13.45%) MS Excel
1 30 (13.45%) MS Office
2 9 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.28%) SaaS
3 12 (5.38%) IaaS
3 12 (5.38%) PaaS
4 7 (3.14%) Office 365
5 4 (1.79%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 93 (41.70%) Firewall
2 82 (36.77%) LAN
3 69 (30.94%) WAN
4 68 (30.49%) DNS
5 63 (28.25%) DHCP
6 44 (19.73%) Wireless
7 37 (16.59%) SAN
8 30 (13.45%) Network Security
9 29 (13.00%) VoIP
10 28 (12.56%) VLAN
11 27 (12.11%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (12.11%) TCP/IP
12 24 (10.76%) MPLS
13 23 (10.31%) Cisco Wireless
13 23 (10.31%) SSL
14 21 (9.42%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (9.42%) WLAN
15 19 (8.52%) IPsec
16 17 (7.62%) IP Telephony
16 17 (7.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.35%) MySQL
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.73%) Grunt
2 15 (6.73%) Jasmine
2 15 (6.73%) Karma Test Runner
2 15 (6.73%) webpack
General
1 41 (18.39%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.42%) Finance
3 15 (6.73%) Legal
4 12 (5.38%) Banking
5 10 (4.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.90%) Law
7 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (26.46%) Network Engineer
2 40 (17.94%) Support Engineer
3 36 (16.14%) Analyst
4 27 (12.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 22 (9.87%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (9.42%) IT Engineer
6 21 (9.42%) IT Support
7 20 (8.97%) Applications Engineer
7 20 (8.97%) Applications Support
7 20 (8.97%) Applications Support Engineer
7 20 (8.97%) Architect
7 20 (8.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 17 (7.62%) Developer
8 17 (7.62%) Exchange Support
8 17 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.62%) Security Engineer
8 17 (7.62%) Senior Network Engineer
8 17 (7.62%) Server Engineer
9 15 (6.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 14 (6.28%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.73%) 802.1X
1 15 (6.73%) AngularJS
1 15 (6.73%) CSS
1 15 (6.73%) HTML
1 15 (6.73%) jQuery
1 15 (6.73%) React
2 12 (5.38%) Middleware
3 6 (2.69%) .NET
4 4 (1.79%) WAP
5 3 (1.35%) Web Services
6 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.90%) RESTful
7 1 (0.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.70%) Data Centre
2 28 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.52%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (7.17%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (6.73%) HP StoreVirtual
5 15 (6.73%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (5.38%) Public Cloud
7 9 (4.04%) Blackberry
7 9 (4.04%) RSA SecurID
8 8 (3.59%) iPad
9 6 (2.69%) Clustering
10 5 (2.24%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.24%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.79%) AS400
11 4 (1.79%) iSeries
11 4 (1.79%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (1.35%) EPoS
12 3 (1.35%) Replication
13 2 (0.90%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 100 (44.84%) Windows
2 71 (31.84%) Windows Server
3 41 (18.39%) Linux
4 34 (15.25%) Windows 7
5 33 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (9.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (6.73%) Unix
9 14 (6.28%) Windows 8
10 13 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (4.48%) AIX
12 9 (4.04%) CentOS
12 9 (4.04%) Windows 10
13 6 (2.69%) Windows XP
14 5 (2.24%) Debian
14 5 (2.24%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (30.04%) ITIL
2 35 (15.70%) High Availability
3 34 (15.25%) Service Management
4 25 (11.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (11.21%) PRINCE2
5 23 (10.31%) Service Delivery
6 21 (9.42%) Mentoring
7 20 (8.97%) ITIL V3
8 19 (8.52%) Network Management
9 18 (8.07%) Performance Monitoring
9 18 (8.07%) Software Deployment
10 17 (7.62%) Asset Management
11 15 (6.73%) Front End Development
11 15 (6.73%) Load Balancing
11 15 (6.73%) Pair Programming
11 15 (6.73%) Project Management
11 15 (6.73%) TOGAF
11 15 (6.73%) Web Development
12 14 (6.28%) Identity Management
13 13 (5.83%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.87%) PowerShell
2 33 (14.80%) SQL
3 25 (11.21%) VBScript
4 18 (8.07%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.83%) VB
6 11 (4.93%) PHP
7 9 (4.04%) Perl
7 9 (4.04%) Python
8 5 (2.24%) Java
9 3 (1.35%) C#
10 2 (0.90%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.45%) Ruby
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (27.80%) Cisco Certification
1 62 (27.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (25.56%) Degree
3 55 (24.66%) CCNA
4 39 (17.49%) CCNP
5 38 (17.04%) MCSA
5 38 (17.04%) MCSE
6 20 (8.97%) MCITP
7 16 (7.17%) MCT
8 12 (5.38%) EMC Certification
9 8 (3.59%) CISSP
10 6 (2.69%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.24%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.35%) CCIE
13 3 (1.35%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.35%) MCP
14 2 (0.90%) CCSP
14 2 (0.90%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.17%) SLA
2 14 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 98 (43.95%) Active Directory
2 51 (22.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (17.94%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.83%) XenApp
5 9 (4.04%) Terminal Server
6 8 (3.59%) vSphere
7 7 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.69%) VMware Server
8 6 (2.69%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (12.56%) SCCM
2 26 (11.66%) AirWatch
3 15 (6.73%) Cacti
3 15 (6.73%) Nagios
4 13 (5.83%) Puppet
5 12 (5.38%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (4.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (4.04%) ServiceCenter
8 8 (3.59%) FortiGate
8 8 (3.59%) OpenNMS
8 8 (3.59%) RANCID
8 8 (3.59%) SCOM
8 8 (3.59%) WSUS
9 5 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 118 (52.91%) Cisco
2 93 (41.70%) VMware
3 73 (32.74%) Microsoft
4 54 (24.22%) Citrix
5 34 (15.25%) HP
6 21 (9.42%) Juniper
7 16 (7.17%) EMC
7 16 (7.17%) IBM
8 12 (5.38%) Intel Security
8 12 (5.38%) IronPort
8 12 (5.38%) NetApp
8 12 (5.38%) Oracle
8 12 (5.38%) Software AG
9 9 (4.04%) 3PAR
9 9 (4.04%) iManage
9 9 (4.04%) Interwoven
10 8 (3.59%) Dell
10 8 (3.59%) Ericsson
10 8 (3.59%) F5
10 8 (3.59%) Siemens
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