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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 157 149 160
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 101 94 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.34% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.17% 9.05% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 88 84 86
Average salary £28,000 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,300 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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
1101 1039 1052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.78% 14.79% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 920 884 899
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -2 49 £33,027 +4.02% 4
Cheshire -2 44 £23,500 -62.40% 3
Lancashire -4 6 £24,875 -2.45% 1
Merseyside +5 2 £58,000 +24.73% 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 117 (62.90%) Windows
2 96 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 75 (40.32%) TCP/IP
4 74 (39.78%) WAN
5 69 (37.10%) MS Exchange
6 67 (36.02%) Active Directory
7 61 (32.80%) Cisco
8 59 (31.72%) Firewall
9 58 (31.18%) LAN
10 56 (30.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 55 (29.57%) MS Excel
12 46 (24.73%) VMware
13 44 (23.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 44 (23.66%) Windows 7
14 43 (23.12%) Linux
14 43 (23.12%) DNS
15 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 39 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
17 37 (19.89%) MS Office
17 37 (19.89%) VMware Infrastructure
17 37 (19.89%) Exchange Server 2010
18 36 (19.35%) ITIL
18 36 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
19 34 (18.28%) DHCP
20 32 (17.20%) MCSE
21 30 (16.13%) CCNA
22 29 (15.59%) Citrix
23 28 (15.05%) SAN
23 28 (15.05%) Blackberry
24 27 (14.52%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 69 (37.10%) MS Exchange
2 37 (19.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (13.98%) Lync
4 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (5.91%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.84%) IIS
8 5 (2.69%) Apache
9 3 (1.61%) Site Server
10 2 (1.08%) Confluence
10 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 55 (29.57%) MS Excel
2 37 (19.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SalesLogix
1 1 (0.54%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.22%) Office 365
2 7 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.15%) PaaS
4 3 (1.61%) Route 53
4 3 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 75 (40.32%) TCP/IP
2 74 (39.78%) WAN
3 59 (31.72%) Firewall
4 58 (31.18%) LAN
5 43 (23.12%) DNS
6 34 (18.28%) DHCP
7 28 (15.05%) SAN
8 24 (12.90%) MPLS
9 17 (9.14%) Internet
10 16 (8.60%) Network Security
10 16 (8.60%) Unified Communications
11 14 (7.53%) VLAN
11 14 (7.53%) VoIP
12 13 (6.99%) ADSL
12 13 (6.99%) SSL
12 13 (6.99%) OSPF
13 12 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (5.91%) Wireless
14 11 (5.91%) Ethernet
15 9 (4.84%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.30%) MySQL
3 7 (3.76%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.23%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.69%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.08%) Big Data
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Eclipse
1 3 (1.61%) Subversion
2 2 (1.08%) JIRA
2 2 (1.08%) PHPUnit
General
1 27 (14.52%) Finance
2 18 (9.68%) Retail
3 14 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.61%) Law
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
7 2 (1.08%) Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (17.20%) Support Engineer
2 30 (16.13%) Analyst
3 27 (14.52%) Network Engineer
4 23 (12.37%) IT Support
5 22 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (8.60%) Consultant
7 13 (6.99%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (6.99%) Administrator
8 12 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (5.91%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.91%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (5.38%) Security Engineer
10 10 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (4.84%) Network Support
11 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 8 (4.30%) IT Support Analyst
12 8 (4.30%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.60%) Web Services
2 6 (3.23%) XML
2 6 (3.23%) SAML
2 6 (3.23%) JSON
2 6 (3.23%) OAuth
2 6 (3.23%) REST
3 5 (2.69%) .NET
4 3 (1.61%) CSS
4 3 (1.61%) SOAP
5 2 (1.08%) LAMP
6 1 (0.54%) J2EE
6 1 (0.54%) COM
6 1 (0.54%) HTML
6 1 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.05%) Blackberry
2 22 (11.83%) iPhone
3 18 (9.68%) Thin Client
3 18 (9.68%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.84%) PKI
5 8 (4.30%) SecurID
6 5 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.15%) CMDB
8 3 (1.61%) EPoS
9 2 (1.08%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.08%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.54%) AS400
10 1 (0.54%) IVR
10 1 (0.54%) CCTV
10 1 (0.54%) SCADA
10 1 (0.54%) iSeries
10 1 (0.54%) Open Source
10 1 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 117 (62.90%) Windows
2 56 (30.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (23.66%) Windows 7
4 43 (23.12%) Linux
5 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (13.98%) UNIX
8 23 (12.37%) Windows XP
9 14 (7.53%) Android
9 14 (7.53%) Windows 8
10 10 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (4.30%) Solaris
12 3 (1.61%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.08%) CentOS
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.35%) ITIL
2 21 (11.29%) Load Balancing
3 17 (9.14%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.45%) Change Management
5 10 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.38%) Project Management
6 8 (4.30%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (3.76%) Service Management
7 7 (3.76%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.76%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (3.23%) Information Security
8 6 (3.23%) TOGAF
8 6 (3.23%) SABSA
9 5 (2.69%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.15%) Security Architecture
10 4 (2.15%) Time Management
10 4 (2.15%) Business Continuity
10 4 (2.15%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.14%) SQL
2 8 (4.30%) C
2 8 (4.30%) C++
2 8 (4.30%) PHP
3 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.15%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.15%) C#
4 3 (1.61%) VB
4 3 (1.61%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.61%) VB6
5 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.54%) Java
6 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (23.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (17.20%) MCSE
4 30 (16.13%) CCNA
5 24 (12.90%) MCP
5 24 (12.90%) MCTS
6 23 (12.37%) Degree
7 22 (11.83%) MCITP
8 20 (10.75%) MCSA
9 16 (8.60%) CCNP
10 12 (6.45%) Security Cleared
11 7 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (3.23%) CCIE
13 4 (2.15%) VCAP
14 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 2 (1.08%) CISSP
15 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.54%) CCVP
16 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
16 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) SLA
2 8 (4.30%) QA
3 4 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (36.02%) Active Directory
2 37 (19.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.37%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.60%) XenApp
5 12 (6.45%) vSphere
6 11 (5.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 11 (5.91%) Terminal Services
7 8 (4.30%) MetaFrame
7 8 (4.30%) UAG
8 4 (2.15%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.61%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.61%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.08%) Squid
11 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (4.30%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.23%) Nagios
2 6 (3.23%) Cacti
3 4 (2.15%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.61%) Puppet
4 3 (1.61%) SCCM
4 3 (1.61%) SCOM
5 2 (1.08%) DameWare
5 2 (1.08%) WSUS
6 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.54%) SCSM
Vendors
1 96 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 61 (32.80%) Cisco
3 46 (24.73%) VMware
4 29 (15.59%) Citrix
5 26 (13.98%) HP
6 16 (8.60%) Juniper
6 16 (8.60%) CheckPoint
7 10 (5.38%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.30%) EMC
8 8 (4.30%) Oracle
8 8 (4.30%) AppSense
8 8 (4.30%) Fortinet
9 7 (3.76%) Fujitsu
10 5 (2.69%) Avaya
10 5 (2.69%) ProCurve
11 4 (2.15%) SAP
11 4 (2.15%) Dell
11 4 (2.15%) LANDesk
11 4 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.15%) Sage
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