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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / North West
Rank 166 120 152
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +32
Permanent jobs citing VPN 79 119 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 2.10% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.24% 14.57% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 67 111 94
Median salary £29,000 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
855 817 1120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.26% 14.45% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 642 674 912
Median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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

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 23 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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 -44 56 £29,000 -28.17% 7
Merseyside -2 10 £29,000 -27.50% 1
Cheshire -3 8 £30,000 +14.28% 6
Lancashire -10 4 £17,500 -40.67%
Cumbria - 1 £30,000 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 100 (53.76%) Windows
2 95 (51.08%) Cisco
3 86 (46.24%) Firewall
4 72 (38.71%) WAN
5 70 (37.63%) Active Directory
6 66 (35.48%) VMware
7 65 (34.95%) LAN
8 63 (33.87%) Microsoft
9 62 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 60 (32.26%) DNS
11 58 (31.18%) DHCP
12 53 (28.49%) Windows Server
13 51 (27.42%) ITIL
14 49 (26.34%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (25.81%) Citrix
16 47 (25.27%) Wireless
16 47 (25.27%) Degree
17 46 (24.73%) TCP/IP
18 44 (23.66%) CCNA
18 44 (23.66%) Microsoft Certification
19 41 (22.04%) Hyper-V
20 39 (20.97%) Windows 7
20 39 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
21 38 (20.43%) Windows Server 2008
22 37 (19.89%) CCNP
22 37 (19.89%) Linux
22 37 (19.89%) MCSE
23 36 (19.35%) SQL Server
23 36 (19.35%) Data Centre
24 35 (18.82%) VoIP

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 24 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.75%) IIS
3 12 (6.45%) JBoss
4 11 (5.91%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.38%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.84%) Apache
6 9 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (3.76%) Skype for Business
9 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.23%) IBM Notes
10 5 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) nginx
12 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.54%) GroupWise
Applications
1 35 (18.82%) MS Excel
2 31 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.20%) Office 365
2 18 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.91%) IaaS
5 9 (4.84%) PaaS
5 9 (4.84%) SaaS
6 4 (2.15%) G Suite
6 4 (2.15%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 86 (46.24%) Firewall
2 72 (38.71%) WAN
3 65 (34.95%) LAN
4 60 (32.26%) DNS
5 58 (31.18%) DHCP
6 47 (25.27%) Wireless
7 46 (24.73%) TCP/IP
8 35 (18.82%) VoIP
9 34 (18.28%) Network Security
10 33 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (16.67%) VLAN
12 29 (15.59%) WLAN
13 28 (15.05%) SSL
14 26 (13.98%) Cisco Wireless
14 26 (13.98%) SAN
15 24 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (9.14%) MPLS
17 16 (8.60%) BGP
17 16 (8.60%) IPsec
18 15 (8.06%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.15%) Grunt
1 4 (2.15%) Jasmine
1 4 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
1 4 (2.15%) webpack
General
1 20 (10.75%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.22%) Finance
3 10 (5.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (4.84%) Banking
4 9 (4.84%) Retail
5 7 (3.76%) German Language
6 2 (1.08%) French Language
6 2 (1.08%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (25.27%) Analyst
2 36 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 26 (13.98%) Support Engineer
4 23 (12.37%) IT Support
5 20 (10.75%) IT Engineer
5 20 (10.75%) Network Analyst
6 16 (8.60%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) Security Engineer
8 12 (6.45%) Applications Support
8 12 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (5.91%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (5.91%) Applications Engineer
9 11 (5.91%) Applications Support Engineer
9 11 (5.91%) Consultant
10 9 (4.84%) Cloud Architect
10 9 (4.84%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.84%) Network Consultant
10 9 (4.84%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) Middleware
2 7 (3.76%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.15%) AngularJS
3 4 (2.15%) CSS
3 4 (2.15%) HTML
3 4 (2.15%) jQuery
3 4 (2.15%) React
4 2 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.08%) RESTful
4 2 (1.08%) Web Services
5 1 (0.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.54%) FFmpeg
5 1 (0.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 26 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.99%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (5.38%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.84%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (4.84%) iPad
5 9 (4.84%) Public Cloud
6 8 (4.30%) iPhone
7 7 (3.76%) Client/Server
8 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (3.23%) HP StoreVirtual
8 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.23%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (2.69%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (2.69%) Replication
10 2 (1.08%) CMDB
10 2 (1.08%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 100 (53.76%) Windows
2 53 (28.49%) Windows Server
3 39 (20.97%) Windows 7
3 39 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (20.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (19.89%) Linux
6 18 (9.68%) Windows 8
7 15 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.91%) Windows 10
9 10 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.38%) Unix
10 5 (2.69%) AIX
10 5 (2.69%) CentOS
10 5 (2.69%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.15%) Solaris
11 4 (2.15%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.61%) Debian
13 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.54%) Android
14 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.42%) ITIL
2 25 (13.44%) Service Management
3 21 (11.29%) High Availability
4 17 (9.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (8.60%) Network Management
5 16 (8.60%) PRINCE2
6 15 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (8.06%) Migration
6 15 (8.06%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (7.53%) Mentoring
8 13 (6.99%) Identity Management
9 12 (6.45%) CRM
9 12 (6.45%) Load Balancing
10 10 (5.38%) ITIL V3
10 10 (5.38%) Mobile Device Management
10 10 (5.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (4.84%) Asset Management
11 9 (4.84%) DevOps
11 9 (4.84%) Line Management
11 9 (4.84%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.59%) SQL
2 24 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.45%) VBScript
4 10 (5.38%) VB
5 7 (3.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.61%) Java
7 2 (1.08%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.08%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) C#
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (25.27%) Degree
3 44 (23.66%) CCNA
3 44 (23.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (19.89%) CCNP
4 37 (19.89%) MCSE
5 14 (7.53%) MCSA
6 10 (5.38%) MCITP
7 9 (4.84%) EMC Certification
8 8 (4.30%) MOS
9 7 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.23%) CISSP
10 6 (3.23%) MCT
10 6 (3.23%) RHCE
11 4 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (2.15%) MCTS
11 4 (2.15%) SCNA
11 4 (2.15%) SCSA
11 4 (2.15%) Sun Certification
12 3 (1.61%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.45%) SLA
2 7 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (37.63%) Active Directory
2 49 (26.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (22.04%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.23%) Sendmail
5 5 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.69%) vSphere
6 3 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.61%) XenApp
7 2 (1.08%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.08%) KVM
7 2 (1.08%) pfSense
7 2 (1.08%) Varnish
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.54%) NDS
8 1 (0.54%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (9.68%) AirWatch
2 16 (8.60%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (8.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (4.84%) SCCM
5 6 (3.23%) ServiceCenter
5 6 (3.23%) WSUS
6 5 (2.69%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (2.69%) SCDPM
7 4 (2.15%) Cacti
8 3 (1.61%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.61%) Nagios
9 2 (1.08%) cPanel
9 2 (1.08%) Nessus
9 2 (1.08%) Nexpose
9 2 (1.08%) Nmap
9 2 (1.08%) Plesk
9 2 (1.08%) QRadar
10 1 (0.54%) Graylog
10 1 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 95 (51.08%) Cisco
2 66 (35.48%) VMware
3 63 (33.87%) Microsoft
4 48 (25.81%) Citrix
5 27 (14.52%) HP
6 16 (8.60%) Intel Security
7 13 (6.99%) CheckPoint
7 13 (6.99%) Meraki
8 11 (5.91%) Veeam
9 10 (5.38%) EMC
10 9 (4.84%) IBM
10 9 (4.84%) Oracle
10 9 (4.84%) Software AG
11 8 (4.30%) AppSense
11 8 (4.30%) Riverbed
12 7 (3.76%) EqualLogic
12 7 (3.76%) F5
12 7 (3.76%) Fortinet
12 7 (3.76%) Splunk
12 7 (3.76%) WatchGuard
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