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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 156 170
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 113 95 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 1.37% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 8.46% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 104 86 70
Average salary £32,250 £32,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.78% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
832 1123 917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.60% 16.25% 14.00%
Number of salaries quoted 690 932 794
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £52,500 £57,500
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +30 69 £41,438 +18.39% 7
Cheshire +8 26 £22,000 -6.38% 4
Lancashire - 9 £24,000 -
Merseyside -1 8 £40,000 +25.00% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 156 (72.56%) Windows
2 135 (62.79%) Active Directory
3 113 (52.56%) Microsoft
3 113 (52.56%) Firewall
4 111 (51.63%) Windows Server
5 81 (37.67%) Cisco
6 76 (35.35%) VMware
7 75 (34.88%) MS Excel
8 74 (34.42%) Windows 7
9 73 (33.95%) WAN
10 72 (33.49%) MS Office
11 71 (33.02%) MS Exchange
12 69 (32.09%) LAN
13 68 (31.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 67 (31.16%) DHCP
14 67 (31.16%) ITIL
15 66 (30.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 65 (30.23%) DNS
17 61 (28.37%) Cisco Certification
18 58 (26.98%) TCP/IP
19 56 (26.05%) SQL Server
19 56 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 55 (25.58%) CCNA
21 54 (25.12%) Citrix
22 53 (24.65%) MCSE
23 52 (24.19%) Windows Server 2012
24 49 (22.79%) Hyper-V
25 47 (21.86%) Exchange Server 2010
26 46 (21.40%) Degree
27 38 (17.67%) Internet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 71 (33.02%) MS Exchange
2 47 (21.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (10.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (9.77%) SharePoint
6 17 (7.91%) IIS
7 9 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.79%) TWiki
10 4 (1.86%) CMS
11 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.40%) Lync
12 1 (0.47%) Apache
12 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 75 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 72 (33.49%) MS Office
3 11 (5.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (12.56%) Office 365
3 19 (8.84%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (5.58%) SaaS
6 8 (3.72%) IaaS
7 3 (1.40%) Route 53
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.47%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 113 (52.56%) Firewall
2 73 (33.95%) WAN
3 69 (32.09%) LAN
4 67 (31.16%) DHCP
5 65 (30.23%) DNS
6 58 (26.98%) TCP/IP
7 38 (17.67%) Internet
8 31 (14.42%) VLAN
9 29 (13.49%) MPLS
10 26 (12.09%) VoIP
11 24 (11.16%) IPsec
12 23 (10.70%) Wireless
13 21 (9.77%) Broadband
14 19 (8.84%) SSL
15 16 (7.44%) SAN
16 13 (6.05%) Remote Desktop
17 12 (5.58%) iSCSI
18 11 (5.12%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (5.12%) Cisco IOS
18 11 (5.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.05%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.40%) MySQL
6 2 (0.93%) Big Data
6 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.93%) GitLab
2 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (15.81%) Finance
2 18 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.98%) Law
4 14 (6.51%) Legal
5 7 (3.26%) Banking
6 6 (2.79%) Advertising
6 6 (2.79%) German Language
7 5 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (23.26%) Analyst
2 44 (20.47%) IT Support
3 43 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 32 (14.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (14.42%) IT Engineer
6 28 (13.02%) Network Engineer
7 27 (12.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (12.09%) IT Support Engineer
8 26 (12.09%) Support Analyst
9 22 (10.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 18 (8.37%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (8.37%) Support Technician
11 17 (7.91%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (6.98%) IT Support Technician
12 15 (6.98%) IT Technician
13 14 (6.51%) Cisco Engineer
14 13 (6.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 13 (6.05%) Server Engineer
15 12 (5.58%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.19%) 802.1X
1 9 (4.19%) Web Services
2 2 (0.93%) J2EE
2 2 (0.93%) LAMP
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.70%) Blackberry
3 22 (10.23%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.51%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.19%) iPad
5 9 (4.19%) iPhone
6 8 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.72%) Replication
7 7 (3.26%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.79%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.79%) HP StoreVirtual
8 6 (2.79%) Thin Client
9 5 (2.33%) Life Science
10 4 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.40%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.93%) CMDB
12 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 156 (72.56%) Windows
2 111 (51.63%) Windows Server
3 74 (34.42%) Windows 7
4 68 (31.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (24.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (14.42%) Windows XP
8 29 (13.49%) Windows 8
9 28 (13.02%) Linux
10 14 (6.51%) Windows 10
11 11 (5.12%) Android
12 9 (4.19%) Apple iOS
13 7 (3.26%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.79%) Unix
14 6 (2.79%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.86%) CentOS
16 2 (0.93%) Debian
16 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.16%) ITIL
2 29 (13.49%) Service Management
3 19 (8.84%) Project Management
4 18 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (8.37%) Service Delivery
5 15 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (6.51%) High Availability
6 14 (6.51%) Migration
6 14 (6.51%) Time Management
7 12 (5.58%) Configuration Management
7 12 (5.58%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.58%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (5.12%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (5.12%) Network Management
8 11 (5.12%) SIEM
8 11 (5.12%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (4.65%) Analytics
9 10 (4.65%) Customer Engagement
9 10 (4.65%) Network Design
9 10 (4.65%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.21%) SQL
2 20 (9.30%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.65%) C
4 9 (4.19%) VBScript
5 7 (3.26%) PHP
6 6 (2.79%) C#
6 6 (2.79%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.79%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.33%) VB
8 4 (1.86%) C++
9 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.93%) Java
9 2 (0.93%) Perl
9 2 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (30.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (28.37%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (25.58%) CCNA
4 53 (24.65%) MCSE
5 46 (21.40%) Degree
6 37 (17.21%) MCSA
7 34 (15.81%) MCP
8 29 (13.49%) MCITP
9 27 (12.56%) CCNP
10 24 (11.16%) MCTS
11 14 (6.51%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (5.58%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (4.65%) MOS
14 7 (3.26%) MCDST
15 6 (2.79%) CCDP
16 5 (2.33%) CCA
16 5 (2.33%) CCSA
16 5 (2.33%) Check Point Certification
16 5 (2.33%) HND
17 4 (1.86%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.63%) SLA
2 12 (5.58%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.79%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.79%) QA
System Software
1 135 (62.79%) Active Directory
2 56 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (22.79%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.98%) Terminal Server
5 11 (5.12%) XenApp
6 6 (2.79%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.79%) VirtualBox
6 6 (2.79%) vSphere
7 4 (1.86%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.86%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.93%) Docker
9 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.47%) NDS
10 1 (0.47%) Novell eDirectory
10 1 (0.47%) pfSense
10 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.47%) vCloud
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.33%) SCCM
2 5 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (1.86%) Cacti
3 4 (1.86%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.40%) Nagios
4 3 (1.40%) Puppet
4 3 (1.40%) QRadar
5 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.93%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.47%) SCOM
6 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 113 (52.56%) Microsoft
2 81 (37.67%) Cisco
3 76 (35.35%) VMware
4 54 (25.12%) Citrix
5 29 (13.49%) Juniper
6 20 (9.30%) HP
7 15 (6.98%) CheckPoint
8 14 (6.51%) McAfee
9 12 (5.58%) Apple
9 12 (5.58%) Symantec
10 11 (5.12%) Dell
10 11 (5.12%) F5
10 11 (5.12%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.65%) AppSense
12 7 (3.26%) BT
12 7 (3.26%) IBM
12 7 (3.26%) Remedy
12 7 (3.26%) SYSPRO
13 6 (2.79%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.79%) Lotus
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