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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 131 148 153
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 122 100 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.87% 1.39% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.84% 9.54% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 101 87 80
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
950 1048 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.57% 14.56% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 765 886 883
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +23 69 £37,500 +13.54% 16
Cheshire -5 31 £33,500 +42.55% 6
Lancashire +9 12 £33,125 +48.87%
Merseyside +16 7 £44,000 -3.82%
Cumbria - 3 £27,000 - 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 171 (67.59%) Windows
2 130 (51.38%) Active Directory
3 125 (49.41%) Cisco
4 111 (43.87%) DNS
5 110 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 108 (42.69%) DHCP
7 103 (40.71%) Firewall
8 98 (38.74%) VMware
9 87 (34.39%) TCP/IP
10 83 (32.81%) MS Exchange
11 80 (31.62%) LAN
12 76 (30.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 69 (27.27%) Windows 7
14 68 (26.88%) WAN
15 65 (25.69%) VoIP
16 62 (24.51%) SAN
17 61 (24.11%) Citrix
18 58 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
18 58 (22.92%) Linux
19 55 (21.74%) Wireless
20 53 (20.95%) MS Excel
20 53 (20.95%) Windows Server 2008
21 49 (19.37%) ITIL
22 48 (18.97%) SQL Server
22 48 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
23 46 (18.18%) Hyper-V
24 45 (17.79%) Microsoft Certification
24 45 (17.79%) CCNA
25 42 (16.60%) HP
25 42 (16.60%) Exchange Server 2010

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 83 (32.81%) MS Exchange
2 42 (16.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.77%) IIS
8 5 (1.98%) Apache
9 4 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (1.19%) nginx
11 2 (0.79%) Lync
11 2 (0.79%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.40%) CMS
12 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (20.95%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.42%) MS Office
3 9 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.49%) Office 365
2 23 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.74%) Route 53
3 12 (4.74%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.58%) SaaS
5 2 (0.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 111 (43.87%) DNS
2 108 (42.69%) DHCP
3 103 (40.71%) Firewall
4 87 (34.39%) TCP/IP
5 80 (31.62%) LAN
6 68 (26.88%) WAN
7 65 (25.69%) VoIP
8 62 (24.51%) SAN
9 55 (21.74%) Wireless
10 35 (13.83%) VLAN
10 35 (13.83%) MPLS
11 30 (11.86%) Internet
12 29 (11.46%) SSL
12 29 (11.46%) IPsec
13 28 (11.07%) Ethernet
14 27 (10.67%) Network Security
15 24 (9.49%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (7.51%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (7.11%) IPv4
18 17 (6.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.83%) MySQL
3 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (4.35%) Selenium
2 10 (3.95%) JIRA
3 3 (1.19%) Subversion
3 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (12.65%) Finance
2 17 (6.72%) Retail
3 10 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.56%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.56%) Legal
5 8 (3.16%) Law
6 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.19%) Advertising
8 2 (0.79%) Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (21.34%) Analyst
2 46 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 35 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (12.25%) IT Support
5 26 (10.28%) 2nd Line Support
6 25 (9.88%) Network Engineer
7 23 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 17 (6.72%) Technical Support
8 17 (6.72%) IT Support Engineer
9 16 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (5.93%) Service Analyst
10 15 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (5.53%) Desktop Support
11 14 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 12 (4.74%) IT Manager
12 12 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
13 11 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
15 9 (3.56%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.28%) LAMP
2 13 (5.14%) Web Services
3 11 (4.35%) 802.1X
4 9 (3.56%) XML
5 6 (2.37%) Ajax
6 5 (1.98%) COM
7 2 (0.79%) SAML
7 2 (0.79%) XMPP
7 2 (0.79%) JSON
7 2 (0.79%) OAuth
7 2 (0.79%) REST
8 1 (0.40%) Middleware
8 1 (0.40%) .NET
8 1 (0.40%) RSS
8 1 (0.40%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.49%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.74%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.74%) Clustering
3 12 (4.74%) Cryptography
3 12 (4.74%) PKI
4 9 (3.56%) Replication
5 7 (2.77%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.77%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.77%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.58%) NHS
7 4 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.19%) iPhone
8 3 (1.19%) Life Science
8 3 (1.19%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.79%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 171 (67.59%) Windows
2 69 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 58 (22.92%) Linux
4 53 (20.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (15.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (14.23%) Windows XP
8 29 (11.46%) Windows 8
9 24 (9.49%) Android
10 14 (5.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 12 (4.74%) CentOS
12 11 (4.35%) Apple iOS
12 11 (4.35%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.77%) UNIX
14 4 (1.58%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.58%) Debian
14 4 (1.58%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.79%) Solaris
15 2 (0.79%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.40%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.37%) ITIL
2 31 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (11.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (9.49%) Migration
5 23 (9.09%) DevOps
6 22 (8.70%) Scrum
7 21 (8.30%) Business Continuity
8 17 (6.72%) Mentoring
9 16 (6.32%) Incident Management
10 15 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (5.93%) Analytics
11 14 (5.53%) Load Balancing
12 13 (5.14%) Change Management
12 13 (5.14%) Service Management
12 13 (5.14%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (4.74%) Project Management
13 12 (4.74%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.74%) Information Security
13 12 (4.74%) ITIL V3
14 11 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.25%) PHP
1 31 (12.25%) SQL
2 25 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 22 (8.70%) C++
4 12 (4.74%) Bash Shell
5 11 (4.35%) Python
6 8 (3.16%) VB
7 6 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.37%) VBScript
8 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.40%) VBA
9 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (17.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (17.79%) CCNA
3 36 (14.23%) MCSE
4 32 (12.65%) MCP
4 32 (12.65%) MCITP
5 29 (11.46%) Degree
6 28 (11.07%) MCTS
7 24 (9.49%) CCNP
8 18 (7.11%) MCSA
9 11 (4.35%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.58%) CCSP
12 3 (1.19%) CISSP
12 3 (1.19%) CCIE
12 3 (1.19%) MOS
13 2 (0.79%) CISA
13 2 (0.79%) CISM
14 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.40%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.65%) SLA
2 9 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 130 (51.38%) Active Directory
2 76 (30.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 19 (7.51%) XenDesktop
4 19 (7.51%) vSphere
5 18 (7.11%) Docker
6 17 (6.72%) Terminal Server
7 8 (3.16%) ISA Server
7 8 (3.16%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.77%) XenApp
9 6 (2.37%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.58%) pfSense
11 3 (1.19%) vCloud
11 3 (1.19%) XenServer
12 2 (0.79%) NFS
13 1 (0.40%) Firmware
13 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.40%) Xen
13 1 (0.40%) iptables
Systems Management
1 25 (9.88%) Puppet
2 18 (7.11%) Vagrant
3 7 (2.77%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.37%) SCCM
4 6 (2.37%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.98%) ARCserve
6 4 (1.58%) WSUS
6 4 (1.58%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.58%) cPanel
7 3 (1.19%) Cisco LMS
7 3 (1.19%) Opsview
7 3 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.19%) SCOM
7 3 (1.19%) Nagios
7 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.19%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.79%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 125 (49.41%) Cisco
2 110 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 98 (38.74%) VMware
4 61 (24.11%) Citrix
5 42 (16.60%) HP
6 24 (9.49%) Juniper
7 23 (9.09%) NetApp
8 22 (8.70%) Dell
9 15 (5.93%) IBM
10 9 (3.56%) Symantec
11 8 (3.16%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.16%) F5
12 7 (2.77%) SonicWALL
12 7 (2.77%) Websense
12 7 (2.77%) Blue Coat
12 7 (2.77%) Apple
12 7 (2.77%) Avaya
13 5 (1.98%) Wyse
13 5 (1.98%) WatchGuard
13 5 (1.98%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + On call allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £15,000 to £18,000 per annum plus on call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 35% shift allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Ricoh UK
Salary: £18k
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus bonus, + oncall + excellent ben
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Keswick
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
Posted: 11 days ago
Keswick
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 (Negotiable & Commensurate with Experience)
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus Benefits, Bonus and Pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Oldham
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago