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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 161 146 181
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +35
Permanent jobs citing VPN 103 102 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.64% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.23% 11.21% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 88 72 88
Median salary £36,750 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.12% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
1007 910 1144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.84% 14.60% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 813 721 958
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 66 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Merseyside -9 17 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Cheshire +6 13 £24,250 -28.14% 2
Cumbria +14 4 £28,500 +3.63% 1
Lancashire -11 3 £17,000 -29.16%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 116 (50.66%) Cisco
2 113 (49.34%) Windows
3 109 (47.60%) Active Directory
4 96 (41.92%) Firewall
5 95 (41.48%) VMware
6 82 (35.81%) LAN
7 79 (34.50%) DNS
8 77 (33.62%) Microsoft
9 73 (31.88%) Windows Server
10 72 (31.44%) WAN
11 70 (30.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 69 (30.13%) DHCP
13 66 (28.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 62 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
15 61 (26.64%) Degree
16 58 (25.33%) Wireless
17 52 (22.71%) Citrix
17 52 (22.71%) MCSE
17 52 (22.71%) ITIL
18 50 (21.83%) SQL Server
18 50 (21.83%) CCNA
18 50 (21.83%) Hyper-V
19 47 (20.52%) SQL
20 46 (20.09%) Linux
21 45 (19.65%) PowerShell
21 45 (19.65%) Data Centre
22 44 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
22 44 (19.21%) SAN
23 39 (17.03%) HP
23 39 (17.03%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 28 (12.23%) IIS
3 18 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.42%) JBoss
5 16 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (6.11%) Tomcat
7 13 (5.68%) Apache
7 13 (5.68%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (4.80%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.18%) CMS
9 5 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.18%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.31%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.44%) GroupWise
Applications
1 29 (12.66%) MS Excel
1 29 (12.66%) MS Office
2 5 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 29 (12.66%) Office 365
2 17 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (6.55%) SaaS
4 13 (5.68%) IaaS
4 13 (5.68%) PaaS
5 4 (1.75%) G Suite
5 4 (1.75%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 96 (41.92%) Firewall
2 82 (35.81%) LAN
3 79 (34.50%) DNS
4 72 (31.44%) WAN
5 69 (30.13%) DHCP
6 58 (25.33%) Wireless
7 44 (19.21%) SAN
8 38 (16.59%) VLAN
9 37 (16.16%) VoIP
10 35 (15.28%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (14.41%) Cisco Wireless
12 32 (13.97%) SSL
12 32 (13.97%) TCP/IP
12 32 (13.97%) WLAN
13 30 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (11.79%) Network Security
15 25 (10.92%) IPsec
16 22 (9.61%) BGP
17 21 (9.17%) OSPF
18 20 (8.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.75%) MySQL
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.55%) Grunt
2 15 (6.55%) Jasmine
2 15 (6.55%) Karma Test Runner
2 15 (6.55%) webpack
General
1 32 (13.97%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.17%) Finance
3 13 (5.68%) Banking
4 8 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.18%) Legal
6 3 (1.31%) Retail
7 2 (0.87%) Law
7 2 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (24.02%) Network Engineer
2 39 (17.03%) Support Engineer
3 37 (16.16%) Analyst
4 29 (12.66%) IT Support
5 27 (11.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 26 (11.35%) Cisco Engineer
7 24 (10.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 20 (8.73%) Applications Support
8 20 (8.73%) Senior Network Engineer
9 19 (8.30%) Applications Engineer
9 19 (8.30%) Applications Support Engineer
10 18 (7.86%) Developer
11 17 (7.42%) IT Engineer
11 17 (7.42%) Server Engineer
12 15 (6.55%) Architect
12 15 (6.55%) Exchange Support
12 15 (6.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 15 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (6.11%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.55%) 802.1X
1 15 (6.55%) AngularJS
1 15 (6.55%) CSS
1 15 (6.55%) HTML
1 15 (6.55%) jQuery
1 15 (6.55%) React
2 13 (5.68%) Middleware
3 5 (2.18%) .NET
4 4 (1.75%) Web Services
5 3 (1.31%) RESTful
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) FFmpeg
6 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.65%) Data Centre
2 33 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (10.04%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (6.11%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (6.11%) iPad
5 13 (5.68%) HP StoreVirtual
5 13 (5.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (5.68%) Public Cloud
6 10 (4.37%) RSA SecurID
7 9 (3.93%) Driving Licence
8 8 (3.49%) iPhone
9 5 (2.18%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.18%) Replication
10 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.31%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.31%) Clustering
11 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.87%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 113 (49.34%) Windows
2 73 (31.88%) Windows Server
3 46 (20.09%) Linux
4 44 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (17.03%) Windows 7
5 39 (17.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (8.30%) Windows 8
8 15 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (5.68%) Windows 10
10 11 (4.80%) Unix
11 8 (3.49%) CentOS
12 5 (2.18%) AIX
12 5 (2.18%) Debian
13 4 (1.75%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.75%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.31%) Solaris
15 2 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.71%) ITIL
2 32 (13.97%) High Availability
3 26 (11.35%) Service Management
4 24 (10.48%) Mentoring
5 23 (10.04%) PRINCE2
6 22 (9.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (9.61%) Network Management
7 21 (9.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 19 (8.30%) ITIL V3
9 17 (7.42%) Load Balancing
10 16 (6.99%) Capacity Planning
10 16 (6.99%) Identity Management
10 16 (6.99%) Software Deployment
11 15 (6.55%) Asset Management
11 15 (6.55%) Front End Development
11 15 (6.55%) Pair Programming
11 15 (6.55%) Web Development
12 14 (6.11%) Migration
12 14 (6.11%) Service Delivery
13 13 (5.68%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.52%) SQL
2 45 (19.65%) PowerShell
3 24 (10.48%) VBScript
4 19 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.11%) VB
6 10 (4.37%) PHP
7 9 (3.93%) Perl
7 9 (3.93%) Python
8 6 (2.62%) Java
9 3 (1.31%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.31%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.87%) C#
11 1 (0.44%) C
11 1 (0.44%) Ruby
11 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (30.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (26.64%) Degree
4 52 (22.71%) MCSE
5 50 (21.83%) CCNA
6 37 (16.16%) MCSA
7 36 (15.72%) CCNP
8 23 (10.04%) MCITP
9 14 (6.11%) MCT
10 13 (5.68%) EMC Certification
11 7 (3.06%) CISSP
12 5 (2.18%) Security Cleared
13 4 (1.75%) CCIE
13 4 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.75%) MCTS
13 4 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.31%) MCP
14 3 (1.31%) RHCE
14 3 (1.31%) SCSA
14 3 (1.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.11%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.06%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 109 (47.60%) Active Directory
2 66 (28.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (21.83%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.37%) vSphere
5 9 (3.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (3.49%) XenApp
7 6 (2.62%) VMware Server
8 5 (2.18%) Terminal Server
8 5 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.31%) Sendmail
9 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.87%) pfSense
11 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.44%) NDS
11 1 (0.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (11.35%) SCCM
2 22 (9.61%) AirWatch
3 18 (7.86%) Cacti
4 15 (6.55%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (6.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (6.11%) Nagios
6 13 (5.68%) Puppet
7 10 (4.37%) ServiceCenter
7 10 (4.37%) WSUS
8 8 (3.49%) OpenNMS
8 8 (3.49%) RANCID
8 8 (3.49%) SCOM
9 5 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.18%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.31%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.44%) Ansible
11 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.44%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 116 (50.66%) Cisco
2 95 (41.48%) VMware
3 77 (33.62%) Microsoft
4 52 (22.71%) Citrix
5 39 (17.03%) HP
6 17 (7.42%) EMC
6 17 (7.42%) Intel Security
7 13 (5.68%) IBM
7 13 (5.68%) Oracle
7 13 (5.68%) Software AG
8 11 (4.80%) IronPort
8 11 (4.80%) Meraki
8 11 (4.80%) Siemens
8 11 (4.80%) Veeam
9 10 (4.37%) 3PAR
9 10 (4.37%) Barracuda Networks
9 10 (4.37%) Polycom
10 9 (3.93%) Brocade
10 9 (3.93%) Juniper
10 9 (3.93%) WatchGuard
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