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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 159 166
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 112 80 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.20% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.10% 8.40% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 96 74 79
Average salary £32,000 £42,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £23,600 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
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
1109 952 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.19% 14.26% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 883 788 1014
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +31 63 £32,500 -21.68% 9
Cheshire -7 39 £27,500 -35.29% 13
Merseyside +15 7 £32,000 -17.41%
Cumbria - 2 £24,690 -
Lancashire - 1 £35,000 - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 151 (72.60%) Windows
2 107 (51.44%) Microsoft
3 98 (47.12%) Active Directory
4 92 (44.23%) Firewall
5 90 (43.27%) Cisco
6 87 (41.83%) VMware
7 79 (37.98%) DNS
7 79 (37.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 78 (37.50%) WAN
9 77 (37.02%) TCP/IP
10 74 (35.58%) LAN
11 73 (35.10%) MS Excel
12 71 (34.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 68 (32.69%) DHCP
14 53 (25.48%) Citrix
14 53 (25.48%) Windows 7
15 51 (24.52%) MS Office
16 49 (23.56%) Linux
17 47 (22.60%) SAN
18 46 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 46 (22.12%) Wireless
19 44 (21.15%) Hyper-V
20 43 (20.67%) SQL Server
21 42 (20.19%) VLAN
22 40 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
22 40 (19.23%) HP
23 39 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
23 39 (18.75%) ITIL
24 36 (17.31%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 78 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 35 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (14.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (12.98%) IIS
5 14 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 14 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.88%) Lync
8 5 (2.40%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.96%) Apache
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.48%) SAS
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 73 (35.10%) MS Excel
2 51 (24.52%) MS Office
3 5 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.73%) Office 365
2 4 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.92%) IaaS
3 2 (0.96%) PaaS
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 92 (44.23%) Firewall
2 79 (37.98%) DNS
3 78 (37.50%) WAN
4 77 (37.02%) TCP/IP
5 74 (35.58%) LAN
6 68 (32.69%) DHCP
7 47 (22.60%) SAN
8 46 (22.12%) Wireless
9 42 (20.19%) VLAN
10 36 (17.31%) VoIP
11 22 (10.58%) Network Security
11 22 (10.58%) SSL
12 19 (9.13%) Internet
13 15 (7.21%) MPLS
13 15 (7.21%) BGP
13 15 (7.21%) Ethernet
14 14 (6.73%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (6.25%) iSCSI
15 13 (6.25%) NAS
15 13 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.92%) MySQL
5 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 12 (5.77%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.29%) Retail
3 7 (3.37%) Finance
4 6 (2.88%) Law
4 6 (2.88%) Legal
5 4 (1.92%) Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.96%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 39 (18.75%) Analyst
3 37 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 26 (12.50%) IT Support
6 25 (12.02%) Network Engineer
7 23 (11.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 22 (10.58%) Technical Support
9 18 (8.65%) Consultant
9 18 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (8.17%) Support Analyst
11 16 (7.69%) Service Analyst
11 16 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (7.21%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
13 13 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
14 11 (5.29%) IT Support Engineer
15 10 (4.81%) IT Support Analyst
15 10 (4.81%) Technical Consultant
15 10 (4.81%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.88%) Web Services
2 3 (1.44%) X-Windows
2 3 (1.44%) XML
3 2 (0.96%) COM
3 2 (0.96%) SAML
3 2 (0.96%) OAuth
3 2 (0.96%) JSON
3 2 (0.96%) REST
4 1 (0.48%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.21%) Clustering
2 12 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.37%) PKI
5 4 (1.92%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.92%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.44%) iPhone
6 3 (1.44%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.96%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.96%) NHS
7 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.96%) Celerra
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) Life Science
8 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.48%) CCTV
8 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.48%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 151 (72.60%) Windows
2 79 (37.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (25.48%) Windows 7
4 49 (23.56%) Linux
5 46 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (16.83%) Windows XP
8 31 (14.90%) Windows 8
9 19 (9.13%) UNIX
10 10 (4.81%) Android
11 7 (3.37%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.88%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.92%) CentOS
14 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.48%) NetWare
16 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.75%) ITIL
2 21 (10.10%) Project Management
3 17 (8.17%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (6.73%) Business Continuity
5 13 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 11 (5.29%) Service Management
7 9 (4.33%) Migration
8 8 (3.85%) Change Control
9 7 (3.37%) CRM
9 7 (3.37%) ERP
10 6 (2.88%) Network Design
10 6 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.88%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.88%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.88%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.88%) Project Planning
11 5 (2.40%) Network Management
11 5 (2.40%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.62%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.13%) SQL
3 8 (3.85%) VB
4 6 (2.88%) PHP
5 5 (2.40%) C
5 5 (2.40%) C++
6 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (16.83%) CCNA
4 31 (14.90%) MCSE
5 29 (13.94%) MCP
6 28 (13.46%) MCITP
7 26 (12.50%) MCSA
8 24 (11.54%) CCNP
9 21 (10.10%) MCTS
10 7 (3.37%) Degree
11 5 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.44%) VCP4
12 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.96%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.96%) CCSE
13 2 (0.96%) Avaya Certification
13 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
14 1 (0.48%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.77%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 98 (47.12%) Active Directory
2 71 (34.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (21.15%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.10%) XenDesktop
4 21 (10.10%) vSphere
5 12 (5.77%) XenApp
6 10 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.85%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.92%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.92%) XenServer
9 3 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.44%) Squid
10 2 (0.96%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.96%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.96%) vCloud
11 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.48%) UAG
11 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.48%) NFS
11 1 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (4.33%) SCCM
2 6 (2.88%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.44%) SCOM
3 3 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.96%) WSUS
4 2 (0.96%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.96%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.48%) SCSM
5 1 (0.48%) Puppet
5 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 107 (51.44%) Microsoft
2 90 (43.27%) Cisco
3 87 (41.83%) VMware
4 53 (25.48%) Citrix
5 40 (19.23%) HP
6 30 (14.42%) NetApp
7 22 (10.58%) Juniper
8 16 (7.69%) Avaya
9 15 (7.21%) Dell
10 14 (6.73%) Symantec
11 10 (4.81%) Meraki
12 9 (4.33%) ProCurve
13 8 (3.85%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.85%) SonicWALL
14 7 (3.37%) Draytek
14 7 (3.37%) Lotus
15 6 (2.88%) EMC
16 5 (2.40%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.40%) NETGEAR
16 5 (2.40%) BT
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