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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 135 143 165
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 103 118 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.84% 1.85% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 12.30% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 80 102 85
Median salary £40,500 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,750 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.48% +11.42%
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
901 959 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 15.04% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 767 769 864
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,800 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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

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 24 June 2016.

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 24 June 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 57 £41,000 +26.15% 6
Merseyside +17 24 £41,750 +0.60% 8
Cheshire +24 16 £32,500 - 5
Lancashire +2 4 £27,500 -35.29%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 114 (56.44%) Windows
2 100 (49.50%) Active Directory
3 94 (46.53%) Cisco
4 86 (42.57%) Microsoft
5 85 (42.08%) Firewall
6 82 (40.59%) LAN
7 77 (38.12%) VMware
7 77 (38.12%) Windows Server
8 71 (35.15%) WAN
9 67 (33.17%) ITIL
10 64 (31.68%) DNS
11 59 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
11 59 (29.21%) DHCP
12 56 (27.72%) Citrix
13 55 (27.23%) MS Excel
14 51 (25.25%) Windows 7
15 50 (24.75%) MS Exchange
16 49 (24.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 49 (24.26%) CCNA
17 47 (23.27%) MS Office
17 47 (23.27%) SQL Server
18 46 (22.77%) TCP/IP
19 44 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
20 40 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 40 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
21 39 (19.31%) Degree
21 39 (19.31%) Linux
21 39 (19.31%) CCNP
22 34 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
23 33 (16.34%) 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 50 (24.75%) MS Exchange
2 40 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (9.90%) SharePoint
5 19 (9.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (7.43%) IIS
7 13 (6.44%) CMS
8 12 (5.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (3.47%) Apache
11 5 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (2.48%) JBoss
11 5 (2.48%) Skype for Business
11 5 (2.48%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.98%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.99%) nginx
14 1 (0.50%) TWiki
Applications
1 55 (27.23%) MS Excel
2 47 (23.27%) MS Office
3 15 (7.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.93%) Office 365
3 9 (4.46%) IaaS
4 6 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.97%) PaaS
4 6 (2.97%) SaaS
5 2 (0.99%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 85 (42.08%) Firewall
2 82 (40.59%) LAN
3 71 (35.15%) WAN
4 64 (31.68%) DNS
5 59 (29.21%) DHCP
6 46 (22.77%) TCP/IP
7 33 (16.34%) VoIP
8 30 (14.85%) VLAN
9 27 (13.37%) Network Security
10 26 (12.87%) MPLS
11 24 (11.88%) SAN
12 21 (10.40%) Wireless
13 20 (9.90%) Ethernet
14 18 (8.91%) Internet
15 17 (8.42%) BGP
16 16 (7.92%) Broadband
16 16 (7.92%) OSPF
17 13 (6.44%) IPv4
18 12 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (5.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.98%) Big Data
2 4 (1.98%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.49%) MySQL
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.98%) GitLab
3 3 (1.49%) Grunt
3 3 (1.49%) Jasmine
3 3 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (1.49%) webpack
4 1 (0.50%) Ant
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (15.35%) Telecoms
2 26 (12.87%) Finance
3 23 (11.39%) Legal
4 11 (5.45%) Banking
5 8 (3.96%) Law
6 5 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.99%) German Language
8 2 (0.99%) Marketing
8 2 (0.99%) Publishing
8 2 (0.99%) Retail
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 43 (21.29%) Network Engineer
1 43 (21.29%) Support Engineer
2 42 (20.79%) Analyst
3 36 (17.82%) IT Engineer
4 33 (16.34%) IT Support
5 27 (13.37%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (10.40%) Support Analyst
7 20 (9.90%) IT Support Engineer
7 20 (9.90%) Technical Support
8 19 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (7.92%) Technical Analyst
10 15 (7.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (7.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (6.44%) Applications Engineer
11 13 (6.44%) Applications Support
11 13 (6.44%) Applications Support Engineer
11 13 (6.44%) Architect
12 12 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (5.94%) Server Engineer
13 11 (5.45%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.47%) Middleware
2 6 (2.97%) Web Services
3 4 (1.98%) .NET
3 4 (1.98%) J2EE
3 4 (1.98%) WAP
4 3 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.49%) CSS
4 3 (1.49%) HTML
4 3 (1.49%) jQuery
4 3 (1.49%) React
4 3 (1.49%) XMPP
5 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.99%) COM
5 2 (0.99%) LAMP
5 2 (0.99%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (0.99%) Node.js
5 2 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.50%) SAML
6 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.90%) Blackberry
2 20 (9.90%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.95%) HP StoreVirtual
5 8 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.96%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.96%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.47%) iPad
7 6 (2.97%) Clustering
8 5 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.48%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.98%) AS400
9 4 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.98%) iSeries
9 4 (1.98%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.98%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.49%) EPoS
10 3 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 114 (56.44%) Windows
2 77 (38.12%) Windows Server
3 51 (25.25%) Windows 7
4 44 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (19.31%) Linux
6 34 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (9.41%) Windows XP
9 15 (7.43%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.95%) Android
10 10 (4.95%) Unix
11 9 (4.46%) CentOS
12 8 (3.96%) AIX
12 8 (3.96%) Apple iOS
12 8 (3.96%) Mac OS X
13 7 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (2.97%) Windows 10
15 5 (2.48%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.98%) Debian
17 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (33.17%) ITIL
2 21 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (10.40%) Project Management
2 21 (10.40%) Service Management
3 19 (9.41%) High Availability
4 18 (8.91%) Document Management
5 16 (7.92%) PRINCE2
5 16 (7.92%) Service Delivery
6 15 (7.43%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (6.44%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.44%) Mentoring
7 13 (6.44%) Software Deployment
8 12 (5.94%) Expense Management
8 12 (5.94%) Workflow
9 11 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (4.95%) DevOps
10 10 (4.95%) Email Filtering
10 10 (4.95%) ITIL V3
10 10 (4.95%) Network Management
11 9 (4.46%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.85%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.39%) SQL
3 16 (7.92%) VBScript
4 13 (6.44%) PHP
5 5 (2.48%) Java
5 5 (2.48%) Perl
5 5 (2.48%) Python
6 4 (1.98%) C#
6 4 (1.98%) VB
7 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.99%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (24.26%) CCNA
2 49 (24.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (19.31%) CCNP
3 39 (19.31%) Degree
4 29 (14.36%) MCSA
5 25 (12.38%) MCSE
6 15 (7.43%) MCITP
7 12 (5.94%) MCT
8 10 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (4.46%) MCP
10 8 (3.96%) JNCIP
11 7 (3.47%) MCTS
12 6 (2.97%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.48%) EMC Certification
13 5 (2.48%) MCDST
13 5 (2.48%) MOS
14 4 (1.98%) CISSP
14 4 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (1.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.43%) SLA
2 7 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 100 (49.50%) Active Directory
2 40 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (15.84%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.93%) Terminal Server
5 10 (4.95%) XenApp
6 9 (4.46%) vSphere
7 8 (3.96%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.99%) KVM
9 2 (0.99%) oVirt
9 2 (0.99%) Postfix
9 2 (0.99%) vCloud
9 2 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.99%) Xen
10 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.50%) NFS
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (8.91%) SCCM
2 13 (6.44%) Nagios
3 12 (5.94%) AirWatch
4 8 (3.96%) Puppet
5 7 (3.47%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.48%) Cacti
6 5 (2.48%) OpenNMS
6 5 (2.48%) RANCID
6 5 (2.48%) SCOM
7 4 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.98%) Rundeck
7 4 (1.98%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.99%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.50%) DameWare
10 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 94 (46.53%) Cisco
2 86 (42.57%) Microsoft
3 77 (38.12%) VMware
4 56 (27.72%) Citrix
5 31 (15.35%) Juniper
6 20 (9.90%) HP
7 14 (6.93%) NetApp
8 12 (5.94%) iManage
8 12 (5.94%) Interwoven
9 9 (4.46%) CheckPoint
9 9 (4.46%) EMC
9 9 (4.46%) F5
9 9 (4.46%) IBM
10 7 (3.47%) NETGEAR
11 6 (2.97%) Dell
11 6 (2.97%) Oracle
11 6 (2.97%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.97%) Veeam
12 5 (2.48%) Ericsson
12 5 (2.48%) Software AG
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