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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 151 170 174
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 105 71 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 1.06% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.81% 7.73% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 98 63 85
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,600 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £49,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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
1192 918 1166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.30% 13.69% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 782 996
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £52,500 £52,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +5 54 £35,000 -9.09% 9
Cheshire +29 41 £27,500 +2.80% 2
Merseyside -6 5 £32,000 -20.00%
Lancashire -7 2 £20,000 -18.36%
Cumbria - 2 £29,750 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 143 (72.96%) Windows
2 95 (48.47%) Microsoft
3 92 (46.94%) WAN
4 86 (43.88%) LAN
4 86 (43.88%) Active Directory
5 73 (37.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (34.69%) Firewall
7 67 (34.18%) MS Exchange
8 65 (33.16%) TCP/IP
9 63 (32.14%) VMware
10 62 (31.63%) Cisco
11 59 (30.10%) MS Excel
12 55 (28.06%) DNS
13 51 (26.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (25.00%) Linux
14 49 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 49 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 42 (21.43%) MS Office
15 42 (21.43%) DHCP
16 41 (20.92%) Citrix
17 40 (20.41%) Hyper-V
18 39 (19.90%) Microsoft Certification
18 39 (19.90%) Windows 7
19 36 (18.37%) SAN
20 34 (17.35%) Windows XP
20 34 (17.35%) Cisco Certification
21 33 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2007
22 32 (16.33%) VLAN
23 30 (15.31%) SQL Server
23 30 (15.31%) MCSE

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 67 (34.18%) MS Exchange
2 33 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 27 (13.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (11.22%) SharePoint
5 18 (9.18%) IIS
6 12 (6.12%) Lync
7 10 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.55%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.53%) Apache
11 2 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.02%) Confluence
12 1 (0.51%) SAS
12 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (30.10%) MS Excel
2 42 (21.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.18%) Office 365
2 5 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.04%) PaaS
4 2 (1.02%) Route 53
4 2 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 92 (46.94%) WAN
2 86 (43.88%) LAN
3 68 (34.69%) Firewall
4 65 (33.16%) TCP/IP
5 55 (28.06%) DNS
6 42 (21.43%) DHCP
7 36 (18.37%) SAN
8 32 (16.33%) VLAN
9 29 (14.80%) Wireless
10 27 (13.78%) VoIP
11 22 (11.22%) Network Security
12 17 (8.67%) MPLS
13 16 (8.16%) Internet
14 14 (7.14%) SSL
15 13 (6.63%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (5.61%) iSCSI
18 10 (5.10%) WLAN
19 9 (4.59%) Broadband
19 9 (4.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.06%) MySQL
4 5 (2.55%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.02%) Big Data
7 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Eclipse
1 5 (2.55%) Subversion
2 2 (1.02%) JIRA
2 2 (1.02%) PHPUnit
General
1 11 (5.61%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.08%) Finance
3 6 (3.06%) Legal
4 4 (2.04%) Law
5 3 (1.53%) Retail
5 3 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.02%) Games
6 2 (1.02%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (20.92%) Support Engineer
2 37 (18.88%) Analyst
3 28 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (12.24%) IT Support
5 23 (11.73%) Network Engineer
6 17 (8.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (6.63%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (6.63%) Technical Analyst
8 12 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.61%) Technical Support
9 11 (5.61%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (5.10%) Consultant
10 10 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (4.59%) Architect
12 8 (4.08%) Software Engineer
13 7 (3.57%) Service Analyst
13 7 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.16%) Web Services
2 7 (3.57%) XML
3 6 (3.06%) SAML
3 6 (3.06%) JSON
3 6 (3.06%) OAuth
3 6 (3.06%) REST
4 5 (2.55%) .NET
4 5 (2.55%) SOAP
5 2 (1.02%) LAMP
6 1 (0.51%) COM
6 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.10%) iPhone
2 7 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.55%) PKI
3 5 (2.55%) Clustering
4 4 (2.04%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.53%) EPoS
5 3 (1.53%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.02%) Celerra
6 2 (1.02%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.02%) CCTV
7 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) Life Science
7 1 (0.51%) SecurID
7 1 (0.51%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 143 (72.96%) Windows
2 73 (37.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (25.00%) Linux
3 49 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 49 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (19.90%) Windows 7
5 34 (17.35%) Windows XP
6 26 (13.27%) UNIX
6 26 (13.27%) Windows 8
7 16 (8.16%) Android
8 9 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.08%) Solaris
10 5 (2.55%) CentOS
11 4 (2.04%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.76%) ITIL
2 17 (8.67%) Service Delivery
3 13 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (6.12%) Project Management
5 10 (5.10%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (4.59%) Change Control
6 9 (4.59%) Asset Management
7 8 (4.08%) Information Security
7 8 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (3.57%) CRM
8 7 (3.57%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (3.06%) Project Planning
9 6 (3.06%) TOGAF
9 6 (3.06%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.06%) ERP
9 6 (3.06%) Migration
9 6 (3.06%) SABSA
10 5 (2.55%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.55%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.65%) SQL
2 9 (4.59%) VB
2 9 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.08%) PHP
4 7 (3.57%) C++
4 7 (3.57%) C
5 5 (2.55%) C#
5 5 (2.55%) VB.NET
5 5 (2.55%) VB6
6 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (19.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (17.35%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (15.31%) MCSE
4 29 (14.80%) CCNA
5 24 (12.24%) MCTS
5 24 (12.24%) MCITP
6 22 (11.22%) MCSA
7 21 (10.71%) MCP
8 18 (9.18%) CCNP
9 14 (7.14%) Degree
10 9 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.04%) VCAP
12 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (1.02%) CCSE
13 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.02%) Avaya Certification
13 2 (1.02%) CCSA
14 1 (0.51%) CCVP
14 1 (0.51%) MCPD
14 1 (0.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) QA
2 7 (3.57%) SLA
3 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 86 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 51 (26.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (20.41%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.67%) XenApp
5 12 (6.12%) vSphere
6 10 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (4.59%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (4.08%) MetaFrame
9 7 (3.57%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.57%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.04%) Squid
11 2 (1.02%) UAG
12 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.51%) NFS
12 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (4.08%) SCCM
2 4 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.53%) Puppet
4 2 (1.02%) SCOM
4 2 (1.02%) Cacti
4 2 (1.02%) Nagios
5 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.51%) SCSM
5 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (48.47%) Microsoft
2 63 (32.14%) VMware
3 62 (31.63%) Cisco
4 41 (20.92%) Citrix
5 29 (14.80%) HP
6 18 (9.18%) Juniper
7 15 (7.65%) NetApp
8 14 (7.14%) EMC
9 12 (6.12%) Symantec
10 11 (5.61%) Dell
11 10 (5.10%) Red Hat
11 10 (5.10%) CheckPoint
11 10 (5.10%) Avaya
12 9 (4.59%) ProCurve
13 8 (4.08%) AppSense
14 7 (3.57%) Lotus
15 5 (2.55%) SonicWALL
15 5 (2.55%) NETGEAR
15 5 (2.55%) SolarWinds
16 4 (2.04%) Draytek
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