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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 156 147
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 119 103 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 1.47% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 10.35% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 97 90 89
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
VPN
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
1142 995 1308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.13% 14.25% 18.11%
Number of salaries quoted 877 771 1029
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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 +19 67 £32,500 -7.14% 12
Cheshire -3 44 £23,500 -44.04% 7
Merseyside +9 5 £28,250 -19.28%
Cumbria -5 2 £24,690 -24.03%
Lancashire +1 1 £35,000 +11.11% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

1 161 (71.88%) Windows
2 113 (50.45%) Active Directory
3 109 (48.66%) Microsoft
4 99 (44.20%) Cisco
5 88 (39.29%) DNS
6 87 (38.84%) DHCP
6 87 (38.84%) Firewall
7 86 (38.39%) MS Exchange
7 86 (38.39%) VMware
8 83 (37.05%) TCP/IP
9 81 (36.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 78 (34.82%) LAN
11 76 (33.93%) WAN
12 74 (33.04%) MS Excel
13 67 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 64 (28.57%) Windows 7
15 60 (26.79%) Citrix
16 55 (24.55%) MS Office
17 51 (22.77%) SAN
18 48 (21.43%) ITIL
18 48 (21.43%) Linux
18 48 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 48 (21.43%) Hyper-V
19 47 (20.98%) SQL Server
19 47 (20.98%) Cisco Certification
20 44 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
21 42 (18.75%) Windows XP
21 42 (18.75%) VoIP
21 42 (18.75%) CCNA
21 42 (18.75%) Wireless

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 86 (38.39%) MS Exchange
2 42 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (11.61%) IIS
5 18 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (4.91%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.23%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.23%) Lync
9 4 (1.79%) Apache
10 3 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.89%) nginx
11 2 (0.89%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 74 (33.04%) MS Excel
2 55 (24.55%) MS Office
3 6 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.89%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.04%) Office 365
2 5 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.34%) IaaS
4 2 (0.89%) SaaS
4 2 (0.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 88 (39.29%) DNS
2 87 (38.84%) Firewall
2 87 (38.84%) DHCP
3 83 (37.05%) TCP/IP
4 78 (34.82%) LAN
5 76 (33.93%) WAN
6 51 (22.77%) SAN
7 42 (18.75%) VoIP
7 42 (18.75%) Wireless
8 38 (16.96%) VLAN
9 23 (10.27%) SSL
10 20 (8.93%) Network Security
11 17 (7.59%) WLAN
11 17 (7.59%) Ethernet
12 16 (7.14%) Internet
12 16 (7.14%) BGP
12 16 (7.14%) NAS
13 14 (6.25%) MPLS
13 14 (6.25%) IPv4
13 14 (6.25%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.13%) MySQL
5 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Subversion
1 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (7.59%) Retail
2 14 (6.25%) Finance
3 12 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.57%) Law
5 7 (3.13%) Legal
6 6 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.79%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (26.34%) Support Engineer
2 46 (20.54%) Analyst
3 38 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (14.73%) 3rd Line Support
5 32 (14.29%) IT Support
6 26 (11.61%) Technical Support
7 25 (11.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 23 (10.27%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (9.38%) Support Analyst
10 20 (8.93%) Service Analyst
10 20 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 19 (8.48%) Network Engineer
12 18 (8.04%) 1st Line Support
13 16 (7.14%) Desktop Support
14 14 (6.25%) Consultant
14 14 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
14 14 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
14 14 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
15 13 (5.80%) IT Support Analyst
16 11 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.57%) Web Services
2 4 (1.79%) XML
3 3 (1.34%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.89%) LAMP
4 2 (0.89%) JSON
4 2 (0.89%) OAuth
4 2 (0.89%) REST
4 2 (0.89%) COM
4 2 (0.89%) SAML
5 1 (0.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.25%) Clustering
3 8 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.13%) PKI
5 4 (1.79%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.34%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.34%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.34%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.34%) iPhone
7 2 (0.89%) Replication
7 2 (0.89%) Celerra
7 2 (0.89%) NHS
8 1 (0.45%) Handset
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) CCTV
8 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 161 (71.88%) Windows
2 81 (36.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 48 (21.43%) Linux
4 48 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 39 (17.41%) Windows 8
7 36 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (7.59%) UNIX
9 9 (4.02%) Android
10 8 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (3.13%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.68%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.79%) CentOS
14 2 (0.89%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.45%) NetWare
15 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.43%) ITIL
2 22 (9.82%) Project Management
3 20 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (8.48%) Business Continuity
5 13 (5.80%) Service Management
5 13 (5.80%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (4.46%) ITIL V3
6 10 (4.46%) ERP
6 10 (4.46%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.02%) Information Security
7 9 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (3.57%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.57%) Network Management
9 6 (2.68%) Change Control
9 6 (2.68%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (2.68%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (2.68%) Asset Management
9 6 (2.68%) Network Design
9 6 (2.68%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.70%) SQL
3 10 (4.46%) VB
4 8 (3.57%) PHP
5 5 (2.23%) C
5 5 (2.23%) C++
6 2 (0.89%) VBScript
6 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.89%) Ruby
7 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (20.98%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (18.75%) CCNA
4 35 (15.63%) MCSE
5 33 (14.73%) MCP
6 32 (14.29%) MCITP
7 27 (12.05%) MCSA
8 25 (11.16%) CCNP
9 23 (10.27%) MCTS
10 15 (6.70%) Degree
11 6 (2.68%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.89%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (0.89%) MOS
14 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
15 1 (0.45%) RHCSA
15 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
15 1 (0.45%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.59%) SLA
2 6 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 113 (50.45%) Active Directory
2 67 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 21 (9.38%) XenDesktop
4 21 (9.38%) vSphere
5 12 (5.36%) XenApp
6 9 (4.02%) Terminal Server
7 7 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.23%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.79%) XenServer
10 3 (1.34%) Squid
10 3 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.34%) vCloud
11 2 (0.89%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.45%) Samba
12 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.45%) UAG
12 1 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.13%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.23%) SCCM
3 3 (1.34%) Puppet
3 3 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.89%) Opsview
4 2 (0.89%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.89%) WSUS
4 2 (0.89%) Nagios
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 109 (48.66%) Microsoft
2 99 (44.20%) Cisco
3 86 (38.39%) VMware
4 60 (26.79%) Citrix
5 38 (16.96%) HP
6 29 (12.95%) NetApp
7 25 (11.16%) Juniper
8 19 (8.48%) Dell
9 17 (7.59%) Avaya
10 11 (4.91%) Symantec
10 11 (4.91%) Meraki
11 8 (3.57%) IBM
12 7 (3.13%) Lotus
13 5 (2.23%) EMC
13 5 (2.23%) SonicWALL
13 5 (2.23%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.79%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.79%) ProCurve
14 4 (1.79%) NETGEAR
14 4 (1.79%) Draytek
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + On call (£3K), Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £24 - £27 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits + relocation where appropriate
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: £28,695 - £32,277 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Bolton
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + Staff Discount
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago