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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 139 128 168
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +40
Permanent jobs citing VPN 92 128 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 2.07% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.30% 12.50% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 76 109 76
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £51,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
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
893 1024 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.09% 16.60% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 750 791 812
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -19 57 £39,000 +27.92% 12
Cheshire +9 19 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Merseyside +12 10 £43,500 -3.33% 3
Lancashire -5 4 £27,500 -35.29% 2
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 131 (62.98%) Windows
2 116 (55.77%) Active Directory
3 101 (48.56%) Microsoft
4 97 (46.63%) Cisco
5 96 (46.15%) LAN
6 92 (44.23%) Firewall
7 89 (42.79%) Windows Server
8 87 (41.83%) WAN
9 78 (37.50%) ITIL
10 77 (37.02%) VMware
11 72 (34.62%) MS Excel
12 67 (32.21%) Cisco Certification
12 67 (32.21%) Windows 7
13 63 (30.29%) DHCP
14 61 (29.33%) MS Exchange
14 61 (29.33%) MS Office
15 59 (28.37%) DNS
16 58 (27.88%) CCNA
17 53 (25.48%) Microsoft Certification
17 53 (25.48%) SQL Server
18 52 (25.00%) Citrix
18 52 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 49 (23.56%) TCP/IP
20 46 (22.12%) Degree
21 45 (21.63%) CCNP
22 44 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
23 43 (20.67%) Exchange Server 2010
24 39 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
25 37 (17.79%) VLAN
26 36 (17.31%) Juniper

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 61 (29.33%) MS Exchange
2 43 (20.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (11.06%) SharePoint
5 20 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (8.65%) IIS
7 14 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (5.29%) CMS
10 5 (2.40%) IBM Notes
10 5 (2.40%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.92%) Apache
12 2 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.96%) JBoss
12 2 (0.96%) nginx
12 2 (0.96%) Node.js
12 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.96%) TWiki
Applications
1 72 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 61 (29.33%) MS Office
3 14 (6.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.96%) Line 500
3 1 (0.48%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.02%) Office 365
2 24 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.88%) IaaS
6 3 (1.44%) PaaS
6 3 (1.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.96%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 96 (46.15%) LAN
2 92 (44.23%) Firewall
3 87 (41.83%) WAN
4 63 (30.29%) DHCP
5 59 (28.37%) DNS
6 49 (23.56%) TCP/IP
7 37 (17.79%) VLAN
8 26 (12.50%) VoIP
8 26 (12.50%) Wireless
9 25 (12.02%) Internet
9 25 (12.02%) MPLS
9 25 (12.02%) Network Security
10 23 (11.06%) SAN
11 17 (8.17%) IPsec
12 15 (7.21%) BGP
12 15 (7.21%) NAS
13 14 (6.73%) OSPF
14 13 (6.25%) Broadband
15 12 (5.77%) Ethernet
16 11 (5.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.92%) Big Data
2 4 (1.92%) Data Mining
2 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.96%) MySQL
3 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.92%) GitLab
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.48%) Ant
General
1 29 (13.94%) Finance
2 28 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 22 (10.58%) Legal
4 11 (5.29%) Banking
5 8 (3.85%) Law
6 3 (1.44%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.96%) German Language
7 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 57 (27.40%) Analyst
2 45 (21.63%) Network Engineer
3 41 (19.71%) Support Engineer
4 38 (18.27%) IT Support
5 37 (17.79%) IT Engineer
6 29 (13.94%) Support Analyst
7 27 (12.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 24 (11.54%) Technical Support
9 22 (10.58%) IT Support Engineer
10 21 (10.10%) Technical Analyst
11 19 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (8.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 16 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
14 15 (7.21%) Server Engineer
15 14 (6.73%) 3rd Line Technical Support
15 14 (6.73%) Infrastructure Support
16 12 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.88%) Web Services
2 4 (1.92%) J2EE
2 4 (1.92%) Middleware
2 4 (1.92%) WAP
3 3 (1.44%) XMPP
4 2 (0.96%) .NET
4 2 (0.96%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.96%) COM
4 2 (0.96%) LAMP
4 2 (0.96%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.48%) JSON
5 1 (0.48%) OAuth
5 1 (0.48%) REST
5 1 (0.48%) SAML
5 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.10%) Blackberry
3 20 (9.62%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.29%) HP StoreVirtual
5 10 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (4.81%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.85%) iPad
6 8 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (3.37%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.37%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.88%) iPhone
8 6 (2.88%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (2.40%) Clustering
10 4 (1.92%) AS400
10 4 (1.92%) iSeries
10 4 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.92%) Replication
11 3 (1.44%) EPoS
11 3 (1.44%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 131 (62.98%) Windows
2 89 (42.79%) Windows Server
3 67 (32.21%) Windows 7
4 52 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (17.31%) Linux
7 28 (13.46%) Windows 8
8 21 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (10.10%) Windows XP
9 15 (7.21%) Windows 10
10 14 (6.73%) Android
11 12 (5.77%) Apple iOS
12 9 (4.33%) Mac OS X
13 7 (3.37%) CentOS
13 7 (3.37%) Unix
14 6 (2.88%) AIX
15 5 (2.40%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.96%) Debian
17 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (37.50%) ITIL
2 26 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (10.58%) Service Management
4 21 (10.10%) High Availability
4 21 (10.10%) Project Management
5 17 (8.17%) Document Management
6 13 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
7 12 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (5.77%) PRINCE2
7 12 (5.77%) Software Licensing
8 11 (5.29%) Network Management
8 11 (5.29%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.29%) Time Management
9 10 (4.81%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (4.81%) Expense Management
9 10 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (4.81%) Software Deployment
9 10 (4.81%) Workflow
10 9 (4.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.50%) SQL
2 22 (10.58%) PowerShell
3 16 (7.69%) VBScript
4 9 (4.33%) PHP
5 6 (2.88%) VB
6 4 (1.92%) C#
6 4 (1.92%) Java
6 4 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.96%) C
7 2 (0.96%) Ruby
7 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.48%) C++
8 1 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (32.21%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (27.88%) CCNA
3 53 (25.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (22.12%) Degree
5 45 (21.63%) CCNP
6 34 (16.35%) MCSA
7 28 (13.46%) MCSE
8 18 (8.65%) MCITP
9 14 (6.73%) MCP
10 11 (5.29%) MCTS
11 10 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (4.81%) MCT
12 8 (3.85%) MCDST
13 6 (2.88%) JNCIP
13 6 (2.88%) JNCIS
14 5 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (2.40%) MOS
15 4 (1.92%) CCSA
15 4 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (1.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.62%) SLA
2 5 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.44%) QA
4 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (55.77%) Active Directory
2 44 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (15.87%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.77%) Terminal Server
5 8 (3.85%) XenApp
6 7 (3.37%) vSphere
6 7 (3.37%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.40%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.96%) KVM
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.96%) oVirt
8 2 (0.96%) Postfix
8 2 (0.96%) vCloud
8 2 (0.96%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.96%) Xen
9 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.29%) SCCM
2 7 (3.37%) AirWatch
2 7 (3.37%) FortiGate
3 6 (2.88%) Nagios
3 6 (2.88%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.92%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.48%) DameWare
7 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 101 (48.56%) Microsoft
2 97 (46.63%) Cisco
3 77 (37.02%) VMware
4 52 (25.00%) Citrix
5 36 (17.31%) Juniper
6 23 (11.06%) HP
7 12 (5.77%) CheckPoint
7 12 (5.77%) NetApp
8 11 (5.29%) F5
9 10 (4.81%) iManage
9 10 (4.81%) Interwoven
10 9 (4.33%) Intel Security
11 7 (3.37%) 3PAR
11 7 (3.37%) Dell
11 7 (3.37%) Lotus
11 7 (3.37%) NETGEAR
11 7 (3.37%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.37%) SYSPRO
11 7 (3.37%) Veeam
12 6 (2.88%) IBM
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