The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 141 157 166
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 101 88 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.22% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.71% 8.35% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 88 79 84
Average salary £28,659 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.11% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1040 1054 1070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.53% 14.56% 14.28%
Number of salaries quoted 882 882 935
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 +5 53 £33,027 -5.63% 6
Cheshire +10 44 £23,500 -62.40% 7
Merseyside 0 3 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Lancashire -10 1 £22,250 -19.09%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 115 (56.37%) Windows
2 96 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 84 (41.18%) WAN
4 83 (40.69%) TCP/IP
5 78 (38.24%) Cisco
5 78 (38.24%) Firewall
6 70 (34.31%) MS Exchange
7 68 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 67 (32.84%) LAN
9 53 (25.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 52 (25.49%) MS Excel
11 46 (22.55%) Cisco Certification
11 46 (22.55%) VMware
12 45 (22.06%) Windows 7
13 44 (21.57%) Linux
14 43 (21.08%) DNS
15 42 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (18.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 37 (18.14%) MS Office
17 37 (18.14%) ITIL
17 37 (18.14%) Finance
17 37 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 36 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
18 36 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 35 (17.16%) DHCP
19 35 (17.16%) MPLS
20 30 (14.71%) Blackberry
20 30 (14.71%) CheckPoint
20 30 (14.71%) MCSE
21 29 (14.22%) SAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 70 (34.31%) MS Exchange
2 36 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (13.73%) Lync
4 14 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (4.90%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.43%) IIS
8 4 (1.96%) Apache
9 3 (1.47%) Site Server
10 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.98%) Confluence
11 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 52 (25.49%) MS Excel
2 37 (18.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Line 500
1 1 (0.49%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.29%) Office 365
2 8 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.47%) Route 53
3 3 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.98%) PaaS
4 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (41.18%) WAN
2 83 (40.69%) TCP/IP
3 78 (38.24%) Firewall
4 67 (32.84%) LAN
5 43 (21.08%) DNS
6 35 (17.16%) DHCP
6 35 (17.16%) MPLS
7 29 (14.22%) SAN
8 27 (13.24%) VLAN
9 26 (12.75%) OSPF
10 24 (11.76%) Ethernet
11 22 (10.78%) Network Security
11 22 (10.78%) Wireless
12 21 (10.29%) SSL
12 21 (10.29%) BGP
12 21 (10.29%) IPsec
13 19 (9.31%) VoIP
13 19 (9.31%) Internet
14 16 (7.84%) Unified Communications
15 15 (7.35%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) NoSQL
2 7 (3.43%) MySQL
3 6 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.45%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.98%) Big Data
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Subversion
2 2 (0.98%) JIRA
2 2 (0.98%) PHPUnit
General
1 37 (18.14%) Finance
2 20 (9.80%) Retail
3 16 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.86%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.41%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.96%) Games
8 3 (1.47%) Law
8 3 (1.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (20.10%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.20%) Support Engineer
3 30 (14.71%) Analyst
4 26 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (10.29%) IT Support
6 17 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (8.33%) Security Engineer
7 16 (7.84%) Consultant
8 14 (6.86%) Administrator
9 13 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (5.39%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (5.39%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
13 9 (4.41%) Wireless Engineer
13 9 (4.41%) Network Support
13 9 (4.41%) Team Leader
14 8 (3.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.39%) Web Services
2 4 (1.96%) .NET
3 3 (1.47%) REST
3 3 (1.47%) JSON
3 3 (1.47%) OAuth
3 3 (1.47%) CSS
3 3 (1.47%) XML
3 3 (1.47%) SAML
4 2 (0.98%) LAMP
5 1 (0.49%) HTML5
5 1 (0.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.49%) J2EE
5 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.71%) Blackberry
2 20 (9.80%) iPhone
3 18 (8.82%) Thin Client
3 18 (8.82%) Fat Client
4 14 (6.86%) SecurID
5 11 (5.39%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.41%) PKI
7 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.96%) CMDB
9 3 (1.47%) EPoS
10 2 (0.98%) SCADA
10 2 (0.98%) iPad
11 1 (0.49%) Open Source
11 1 (0.49%) iSeries
11 1 (0.49%) AS400
11 1 (0.49%) IVR
11 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.49%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 115 (56.37%) Windows
2 53 (25.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (22.06%) Windows 7
4 44 (21.57%) Linux
5 38 (18.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (11.76%) UNIX
8 22 (10.78%) Windows XP
9 12 (5.88%) Android
9 12 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.92%) Solaris
12 4 (1.96%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.98%) CentOS
15 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.14%) ITIL
2 21 (10.29%) Load Balancing
3 20 (9.80%) Change Management
4 19 (9.31%) Service Delivery
5 12 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (4.90%) Project Management
7 9 (4.41%) Service Management
8 8 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (3.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.43%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.43%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (2.94%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (1.96%) PRINCE2
11 4 (1.96%) Network Design
11 4 (1.96%) Asset Management
11 4 (1.96%) Incident Management
12 3 (1.47%) Performance Improvement
12 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (1.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.31%) SQL
2 8 (3.92%) C++
2 8 (3.92%) C
2 8 (3.92%) PHP
3 5 (2.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.47%) Python
5 3 (1.47%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) C#
6 1 (0.49%) Java
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (22.55%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (14.71%) MCSE
4 28 (13.73%) CCNA
5 26 (12.75%) CCNP
5 26 (12.75%) Degree
6 24 (11.76%) MCP
6 24 (11.76%) MCTS
7 20 (9.80%) Security Cleared
7 20 (9.80%) MCITP
7 20 (9.80%) MCSA
8 7 (3.43%) CCIE
9 5 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.47%) CISSP
11 2 (0.98%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.98%) VCAP
12 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) SLA
2 8 (3.92%) QA
3 4 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 36 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.27%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.35%) XenApp
5 12 (5.88%) vSphere
6 11 (5.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 11 (5.39%) Terminal Services
7 8 (3.92%) MetaFrame
7 8 (3.92%) UAG
8 4 (1.96%) Squid
8 4 (1.96%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.47%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (4.41%) OpenView
1 9 (4.41%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (3.92%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.45%) Cacti
3 5 (2.45%) SCCM
3 5 (2.45%) SCOM
3 5 (2.45%) Nagios
4 4 (1.96%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.47%) Puppet
5 3 (1.47%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.98%) DameWare
6 2 (0.98%) WSUS
7 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.49%) SCSM
Vendors
1 96 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 78 (38.24%) Cisco
3 46 (22.55%) VMware
4 30 (14.71%) CheckPoint
5 28 (13.73%) Citrix
5 28 (13.73%) HP
6 20 (9.80%) Juniper
7 16 (7.84%) Fortinet
8 10 (4.90%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.90%) F5
9 9 (4.41%) Fujitsu
9 9 (4.41%) Avaya
10 8 (3.92%) EMC
10 8 (3.92%) AppSense
11 7 (3.43%) Oracle
11 7 (3.43%) Dell
12 5 (2.45%) ProCurve
13 4 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.96%) Sage
13 4 (1.96%) SAP
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Flexitime
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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