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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 126 147 150
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 129 108 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.99% 1.54% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.45% 9.94% 8.03%
Number of salaries quoted 107 91 87
Average salary £31,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.97% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,318 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.27% -1.94%
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
1127 1086 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.38% 15.45% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 835 1048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +34 68 £30,486 -26.53% 20
Cheshire +5 44 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Merseyside +8 8 £37,500 +9.48% 3
Lancashire +2 6 £35,000 +22.80% 1
Cumbria -9 3 £24,690 -24.03% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 160 (72.73%) Windows
2 111 (50.45%) Active Directory
3 102 (46.36%) DHCP
4 101 (45.91%) Microsoft
5 100 (45.45%) Cisco
5 100 (45.45%) DNS
6 91 (41.36%) Firewall
6 91 (41.36%) VMware
7 87 (39.55%) MS Exchange
8 79 (35.91%) TCP/IP
9 78 (35.45%) LAN
10 74 (33.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 67 (30.45%) WAN
12 67 (30.45%) MS Excel
13 65 (29.55%) Windows 7
14 64 (29.09%) Citrix
15 61 (27.73%) SAN
16 52 (23.64%) SQL Server
17 48 (21.82%) ITIL
18 47 (21.36%) Linux
18 47 (21.36%) VoIP
18 47 (21.36%) Hyper-V
19 45 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
20 42 (19.09%) Windows Server 2003
20 42 (19.09%) MS Office
20 42 (19.09%) Windows 8
21 41 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
21 41 (18.64%) Wireless
22 39 (17.73%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 87 (39.55%) MS Exchange
2 45 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (10.45%) IIS
5 19 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (6.82%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.27%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.82%) Apache
9 4 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.91%) nginx
10 2 (0.91%) Lync
10 2 (0.91%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (30.45%) MS Excel
2 42 (19.09%) MS Office
3 5 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.09%) Office 365
2 11 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.36%) IaaS
4 2 (0.91%) SaaS
4 2 (0.91%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 102 (46.36%) DHCP
2 100 (45.45%) DNS
3 91 (41.36%) Firewall
4 79 (35.91%) TCP/IP
5 78 (35.45%) LAN
6 67 (30.45%) WAN
7 61 (27.73%) SAN
8 47 (21.36%) VoIP
9 41 (18.64%) Wireless
10 34 (15.45%) VLAN
11 21 (9.55%) SSL
12 20 (9.09%) Ethernet
13 19 (8.64%) WLAN
13 19 (8.64%) NAS
14 17 (7.73%) Network Security
14 17 (7.73%) IPv4
15 16 (7.27%) Internet
15 16 (7.27%) BGP
16 12 (5.45%) ADSL
16 12 (5.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.00%) MySQL
4 10 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Subversion
1 2 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 17 (7.73%) Retail
2 13 (5.91%) Finance
3 11 (5.00%) Law
4 9 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.18%) Legal
6 6 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.82%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (25.45%) Support Engineer
2 43 (19.55%) Analyst
3 36 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (14.55%) Technical Support
5 30 (13.64%) IT Support
6 29 (13.18%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (9.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 18 (8.18%) Network Engineer
9 18 (8.18%) Technical Support Engineer
9 18 (8.18%) Technical Engineer
10 17 (7.73%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (7.73%) Desktop Support
10 17 (7.73%) Service Analyst
10 17 (7.73%) Support Analyst
11 16 (7.27%) IT Support Engineer
12 13 (5.91%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (5.45%) 3rd Line Technical Support
13 12 (5.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.45%) Web Services
2 4 (1.82%) XML
2 4 (1.82%) LAMP
3 3 (1.36%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.36%) COM
4 2 (0.91%) SAML
4 2 (0.91%) JSON
4 2 (0.91%) OAuth
4 2 (0.91%) REST
5 1 (0.45%) Ajax
5 1 (0.45%) .NET
5 1 (0.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.27%) Clustering
3 6 (2.73%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.73%) PKI
4 5 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.82%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.82%) Replication
5 4 (1.82%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.36%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.36%) NHS
6 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.91%) iPhone
7 2 (0.91%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.91%) BYOD
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.45%) Celerra
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 160 (72.73%) Windows
2 70 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (29.55%) Windows 7
4 47 (21.36%) Linux
5 42 (19.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (19.09%) Windows 8
6 39 (17.73%) Windows XP
7 33 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (6.82%) UNIX
9 14 (6.36%) Android
10 9 (4.09%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (4.09%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.73%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.82%) CentOS
13 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.45%) NetWare
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.82%) ITIL
2 23 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (9.55%) Project Management
3 21 (9.55%) Business Continuity
4 16 (7.27%) Service Management
5 13 (5.91%) Information Security
6 12 (5.45%) ERP
6 12 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (5.00%) Network Management
8 10 (4.55%) ITIL V3
8 10 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (4.55%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.09%) Change Management
9 9 (4.09%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (4.09%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.64%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.64%) Network Architecture
11 7 (3.18%) Change Control
12 6 (2.73%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.27%) SQL
3 10 (4.55%) PHP
4 9 (4.09%) VB
5 6 (2.73%) C++
6 5 (2.27%) C
7 4 (1.82%) VBScript
8 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.91%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (16.82%) CCNA
3 36 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (14.55%) MCSE
5 31 (14.09%) MCP
6 30 (13.64%) MCITP
7 21 (9.55%) MCSA
8 20 (9.09%) CCNP
8 20 (9.09%) Degree
9 19 (8.64%) MCTS
10 9 (4.09%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.91%) CCIE
12 2 (0.91%) MOS
13 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.45%) CCDA
13 1 (0.45%) CISSP
13 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.45%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.64%) SLA
2 6 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (50.45%) Active Directory
2 74 (33.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (21.36%) Hyper-V
4 25 (11.36%) XenDesktop
5 19 (8.64%) vSphere
6 10 (4.55%) Terminal Server
6 10 (4.55%) XenApp
7 4 (1.82%) XenServer
7 4 (1.82%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.36%) Squid
8 3 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.36%) vCloud
9 2 (0.91%) NFS
9 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.45%) iptables
10 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.45%) UAG
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.64%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.82%) Puppet
3 3 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.91%) Opsview
4 2 (0.91%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.91%) SCCM
4 2 (0.91%) WSUS
4 2 (0.91%) Nagios
5 1 (0.45%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 101 (45.91%) Microsoft
2 100 (45.45%) Cisco
3 91 (41.36%) VMware
4 64 (29.09%) Citrix
5 37 (16.82%) HP
6 33 (15.00%) NetApp
7 24 (10.91%) Juniper
8 20 (9.09%) Dell
9 16 (7.27%) Avaya
10 11 (5.00%) Symantec
10 11 (5.00%) Meraki
11 10 (4.55%) IBM
12 7 (3.18%) Lotus
13 5 (2.27%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.82%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.82%) Nortel
14 4 (1.82%) Mitel
14 4 (1.82%) SonicWALL
15 3 (1.36%) Draytek
15 3 (1.36%) McAfee
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Including Car Allowance+bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + inc 5K Car Allow + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits + relocation where appropriate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Darwen, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £24k - 28k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago