The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 148 149 133
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 116 110 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.50% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.87% 8.15% 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 98 88 106
Average salary £33,250 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.83% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1067 1349 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.85% 18.38% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1061 876
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% +5.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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

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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

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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 18 April 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in the North West

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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +27 48 £40,000 +77.77% 2
Manchester -16 44 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Merseyside -8 11 £34,250 -4.86%
Lancashire +2 7 £28,500 +32.55% 1
Cumbria +4 5 £32,500 +8.33%
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 99 (57.56%) Windows
2 89 (51.74%) WAN
3 88 (51.16%) Cisco
4 80 (46.51%) Firewall
5 77 (44.77%) Microsoft
6 64 (37.21%) LAN
6 64 (37.21%) Active Directory
7 59 (34.30%) TCP/IP
8 53 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
9 46 (26.74%) MS Exchange
10 42 (24.42%) VMware
11 41 (23.84%) VLAN
12 39 (22.67%) CheckPoint
13 37 (21.51%) Finance
14 36 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 36 (20.93%) MS Excel
15 35 (20.35%) ITIL
16 34 (19.77%) CCNA
17 33 (19.19%) MS Office
17 33 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
19 31 (18.02%) HP
19 31 (18.02%) Blackberry
20 30 (17.44%) Windows 7
21 27 (15.70%) Wireless
21 27 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
22 26 (15.12%) MPLS
22 26 (15.12%) CCNP
22 26 (15.12%) SAN
22 26 (15.12%) Ethernet

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (26.74%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.56%) Lync
3 12 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.91%) IIS
5 5 (2.91%) Apache
6 4 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.74%) Site Server
7 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 3 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 36 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 33 (19.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (0.58%) SalesLogix
1 1 (0.58%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.56%) Office 365
2 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.58%) Route 53
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 89 (51.74%) WAN
2 80 (46.51%) Firewall
3 64 (37.21%) LAN
4 59 (34.30%) TCP/IP
5 41 (23.84%) VLAN
6 27 (15.70%) Wireless
7 26 (15.12%) MPLS
7 26 (15.12%) SAN
7 26 (15.12%) Ethernet
8 25 (14.53%) IPsec
9 24 (13.95%) OSPF
9 24 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (13.37%) VoIP
11 21 (12.21%) DNS
11 21 (12.21%) BGP
12 20 (11.63%) SSL
13 15 (8.72%) Internet
13 15 (8.72%) Network Security
14 14 (8.14%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (8.14%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) MySQL
3 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Subversion
General
1 37 (21.51%) Finance
2 16 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 13 (7.56%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.98%) Retail
4 12 (6.98%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.91%) Legal
5 5 (2.91%) Games
6 3 (1.74%) Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (20.93%) Network Engineer
2 29 (16.86%) Support Engineer
3 21 (12.21%) Consultant
4 18 (10.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (9.88%) Analyst
6 15 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (8.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (7.56%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.98%) Wireless Engineer
9 12 (6.98%) Network Support
10 11 (6.40%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (6.40%) Security Engineer
10 11 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (5.81%) IT Support
12 9 (5.23%) Administrator
12 9 (5.23%) Field Engineer
12 9 (5.23%) Architect
13 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 8 (4.65%) Team Leader
14 7 (4.07%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.49%) .NET
2 4 (2.33%) HTML
3 3 (1.74%) Web Services
3 3 (1.74%) Middleware
4 2 (1.16%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.16%) COM
4 2 (1.16%) CSS
5 1 (0.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.02%) Blackberry
2 17 (9.88%) iPhone
3 11 (6.40%) Thin Client
3 11 (6.40%) Fat Client
4 9 (5.23%) SecurID
4 9 (5.23%) iPad
5 6 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.74%) IVR
7 3 (1.74%) CMDB
7 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.16%) SCADA
8 2 (1.16%) PKI
8 2 (1.16%) Statistics
9 1 (0.58%) EPoS
9 1 (0.58%) Firmware
9 1 (0.58%) Clustering
9 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.58%) AS400
9 1 (0.58%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 99 (57.56%) Windows
2 32 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (17.44%) Windows 7
4 27 (15.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (12.21%) Windows XP
6 17 (9.88%) Linux
7 11 (6.40%) Android
8 8 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.65%) Solaris
9 7 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.49%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.74%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.74%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.16%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.16%) UNIX
14 1 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.35%) ITIL
2 18 (10.47%) Service Delivery
3 16 (9.30%) Change Management
4 15 (8.72%) Project Management
5 13 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.65%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.07%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.49%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.49%) Change Control
8 6 (3.49%) Service Management
8 6 (3.49%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.33%) Operations Management
9 4 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.33%) MVC
9 4 (2.33%) Network Design
9 4 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (1.74%) Supplier Management
10 3 (1.74%) Software Deployment
10 3 (1.74%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.88%) SQL
2 10 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.74%) Perl
4 3 (1.74%) Python
5 2 (1.16%) Java
6 1 (0.58%) C#
6 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 53 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (19.77%) CCNA
4 26 (15.12%) CCNP
5 21 (12.21%) MCSE
6 18 (10.47%) MCP
7 16 (9.30%) Security Cleared
8 13 (7.56%) MCTS
8 13 (7.56%) Degree
9 10 (5.81%) CCIE
9 10 (5.81%) MCSA
10 9 (5.23%) MCITP
11 3 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.16%) CISSP
12 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.58%) CCSP
13 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.72%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 33 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.72%) vSphere
4 10 (5.81%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.07%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.33%) Squid
7 3 (1.74%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.74%) XenApp
7 3 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.74%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.16%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.58%) UAG
9 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) CiscoWorks
1 12 (6.98%) OpenView
2 11 (6.40%) NetBackup
3 10 (5.81%) SCCM
4 9 (5.23%) SCOM
5 4 (2.33%) Cacti
5 4 (2.33%) Nagios
6 3 (1.74%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.16%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (1.16%) MOM
8 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.58%) Puppet
8 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.58%) SCSM
8 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 88 (51.16%) Cisco
2 77 (44.77%) Microsoft
3 42 (24.42%) VMware
4 39 (22.67%) CheckPoint
5 31 (18.02%) HP
6 24 (13.95%) Citrix
7 16 (9.30%) Juniper
8 13 (7.56%) F5
9 12 (6.98%) Fortinet
10 11 (6.40%) Avaya
11 8 (4.65%) Oracle
11 8 (4.65%) EMC
12 7 (4.07%) Apple
13 6 (3.49%) Sage
14 5 (2.91%) Red Hat
15 4 (2.33%) Fujitsu
15 4 (2.33%) LANDesk
15 4 (2.33%) Dell
15 4 (2.33%) OpenLink
16 3 (1.74%) JBoss
Oldham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Montash
Salary: £55 - £75 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Company Car/Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 28 days ago