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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 118 154 167
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 133 85 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.18% 1.26% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.03% 8.42% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 113 69 74
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,100 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £33,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -9.58%
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
1021 1010 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.76% 14.95% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 786 785 947
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +56 72 £30,486 -18.70% 11
Cheshire +7 37 £33,500 +6.34% 6
Lancashire -5 13 £42,500 +49.12% 2
Merseyside +6 9 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Cumbria -7 2 £25,968 -20.09% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 165 (69.62%) Windows
2 123 (51.90%) Active Directory
3 109 (45.99%) DNS
4 107 (45.15%) DHCP
5 105 (44.30%) Microsoft
6 103 (43.46%) Cisco
7 102 (43.04%) VMware
8 96 (40.51%) Firewall
9 93 (39.24%) MS Exchange
10 83 (35.02%) VMware Infrastructure
11 82 (34.60%) TCP/IP
12 75 (31.65%) LAN
13 70 (29.54%) SAN
14 67 (28.27%) Citrix
14 67 (28.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 65 (27.43%) Windows 7
16 63 (26.58%) MS Excel
17 62 (26.16%) WAN
18 59 (24.89%) SQL Server
19 56 (23.63%) Linux
20 54 (22.78%) VoIP
21 52 (21.94%) ITIL
22 51 (21.52%) Exchange Server 2010
23 50 (21.10%) Hyper-V
24 43 (18.14%) Microsoft Certification
25 42 (17.72%) HP
25 42 (17.72%) Cisco Certification
26 41 (17.30%) Windows XP
26 41 (17.30%) Windows 8
27 40 (16.88%) VLAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 93 (39.24%) MS Exchange
2 51 (21.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (8.86%) IIS
5 20 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (6.75%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.11%) Apache
8 4 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.27%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.84%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.84%) nginx
10 2 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.42%) Lync
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 63 (26.58%) MS Excel
2 37 (15.61%) MS Office
3 5 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.84%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.86%) Office 365
2 16 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (1.69%) Route 53
4 3 (1.27%) IaaS
5 2 (0.84%) SaaS
5 2 (0.84%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 109 (45.99%) DNS
2 107 (45.15%) DHCP
3 96 (40.51%) Firewall
4 82 (34.60%) TCP/IP
5 75 (31.65%) LAN
6 70 (29.54%) SAN
7 62 (26.16%) WAN
8 54 (22.78%) VoIP
9 40 (16.88%) VLAN
9 40 (16.88%) Wireless
10 26 (10.97%) Network Security
11 25 (10.55%) NAS
12 24 (10.13%) SSL
13 23 (9.70%) Ethernet
13 23 (9.70%) Internet
14 19 (8.02%) IPv4
15 18 (7.59%) WLAN
15 18 (7.59%) IPsec
16 16 (6.75%) Broadband
16 16 (6.75%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.28%) MySQL
3 19 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.95%) Selenium
2 6 (2.53%) JIRA
3 2 (0.84%) Subversion
3 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (7.17%) Retail
2 16 (6.75%) Finance
3 11 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.22%) Law
5 9 (3.80%) Legal
6 6 (2.53%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.69%) Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (26.16%) Support Engineer
2 48 (20.25%) Analyst
3 37 (15.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (14.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 33 (13.92%) Technical Support
6 31 (13.08%) IT Support
7 29 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (11.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 20 (8.44%) Service Analyst
9 20 (8.44%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (7.59%) Technical Support Engineer
10 18 (7.59%) IT Support Engineer
10 18 (7.59%) Technical Engineer
11 17 (7.17%) Support Analyst
11 17 (7.17%) Network Engineer
11 17 (7.17%) Desktop Support
12 13 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
13 12 (5.06%) IT Manager
13 12 (5.06%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.64%) Web Services
2 9 (3.80%) LAMP
3 5 (2.11%) XML
4 4 (1.69%) COM
5 3 (1.27%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.84%) SAML
6 2 (0.84%) Ajax
6 2 (0.84%) JSON
6 2 (0.84%) OAuth
6 2 (0.84%) REST
7 1 (0.42%) .NET
7 1 (0.42%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.17%) Clustering
3 10 (4.22%) PKI
4 8 (3.38%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.95%) Cryptography
5 7 (2.95%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.53%) Replication
6 6 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.11%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.69%) NHS
8 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.69%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.27%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.84%) iPhone
10 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.84%) BYOD
11 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 165 (69.62%) Windows
2 67 (28.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (27.43%) Windows 7
4 56 (23.63%) Linux
5 41 (17.30%) Windows XP
5 41 (17.30%) Windows 8
6 39 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (8.44%) Android
9 12 (5.06%) UNIX
10 10 (4.22%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (3.80%) Mac OS X
12 8 (3.38%) CentOS
13 7 (2.95%) Apple iOS
14 6 (2.53%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.84%) Solaris
16 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.42%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.94%) ITIL
2 25 (10.55%) Business Continuity
2 25 (10.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (8.02%) Project Management
4 17 (7.17%) Service Management
4 17 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (5.91%) Migration
6 13 (5.49%) Information Security
6 13 (5.49%) ERP
7 12 (5.06%) Software Engineering
7 12 (5.06%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (4.64%) DevOps
8 11 (4.64%) Mentoring
8 11 (4.64%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (4.64%) Change Management
9 10 (4.22%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.22%) Scrum
9 10 (4.22%) Network Management
9 10 (4.22%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.70%) PowerShell
2 20 (8.44%) PHP
3 19 (8.02%) SQL
4 15 (6.33%) C++
5 8 (3.38%) VB
6 6 (2.53%) C
7 4 (1.69%) VBScript
7 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.27%) Python
9 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.84%) Ruby
10 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (18.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (17.72%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (16.46%) CCNA
4 37 (15.61%) MCSE
5 34 (14.35%) MCP
6 33 (13.92%) MCITP
7 23 (9.70%) Degree
8 21 (8.86%) MCTS
9 20 (8.44%) CCNP
10 19 (8.02%) MCSA
11 11 (4.64%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.27%) MOS
12 3 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.84%) CCIE
14 1 (0.42%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
14 1 (0.42%) CISA
14 1 (0.42%) CISM
14 1 (0.42%) CCSE
14 1 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.28%) SLA
2 6 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (51.90%) Active Directory
2 83 (35.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (21.10%) Hyper-V
4 29 (12.24%) XenDesktop
5 24 (10.13%) vSphere
6 12 (5.06%) XenApp
7 11 (4.64%) Terminal Server
8 6 (2.53%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.53%) Docker
9 4 (1.69%) XenServer
9 4 (1.69%) vCloud
10 3 (1.27%) Squid
10 3 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.27%) NFS
11 1 (0.42%) iptables
11 1 (0.42%) Xen
11 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.42%) Firmware
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.49%) Puppet
2 8 (3.38%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.53%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.11%) WSUS
5 4 (1.69%) SCCM
5 4 (1.69%) SCOM
6 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.84%) Nagios
7 2 (0.84%) cPanel
7 2 (0.84%) Opsview
7 2 (0.84%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.42%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.42%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 105 (44.30%) Microsoft
2 103 (43.46%) Cisco
3 102 (43.04%) VMware
4 67 (28.27%) Citrix
5 42 (17.72%) HP
6 39 (16.46%) NetApp
7 25 (10.55%) Juniper
8 21 (8.86%) Dell
9 16 (6.75%) Avaya
10 15 (6.33%) IBM
11 14 (5.91%) Meraki
12 8 (3.38%) Symantec
13 5 (2.11%) Mitel
14 4 (1.69%) Nortel
14 4 (1.69%) SonicWALL
14 4 (1.69%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.69%) SolarWinds
15 3 (1.27%) Riverbed
15 3 (1.27%) Draytek
15 3 (1.27%) Toshiba
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