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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 135 165 168
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 120 86 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 1.23% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.83% 8.29% 8.30%
Number of salaries quoted 104 78 82
Average salary £32,750 £28,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.91% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £60,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -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
935 1038 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.66% 14.89% 14.97%
Number of salaries quoted 746 866 930
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +25 66 £32,500 -10.34% 10
Cheshire -8 29 £28,750 +22.34% 10
Lancashire +6 13 £42,500 +49.12%
Merseyside +16 10 £45,000 +34.32% 1
Cumbria - 2 £25,968 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 168 (68.02%) Windows
2 127 (51.42%) Active Directory
3 116 (46.96%) Cisco
4 114 (46.15%) DNS
5 111 (44.94%) Microsoft
5 111 (44.94%) DHCP
6 101 (40.89%) Firewall
7 98 (39.68%) VMware
8 92 (37.25%) TCP/IP
9 88 (35.63%) MS Exchange
10 78 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 73 (29.55%) LAN
12 70 (28.34%) Windows 7
13 67 (27.13%) SAN
14 63 (25.51%) Citrix
15 62 (25.10%) MS Excel
15 62 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 61 (24.70%) VoIP
17 58 (23.48%) WAN
18 57 (23.08%) Linux
19 53 (21.46%) Wireless
20 52 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
21 51 (20.65%) ITIL
22 50 (20.24%) SQL Server
23 48 (19.43%) Exchange Server 2010
24 46 (18.62%) Microsoft Certification
25 44 (17.81%) CCNA
25 44 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
26 43 (17.41%) MS Office
27 42 (17.00%) Hyper-V

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 88 (35.63%) MS Exchange
2 48 (19.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (5.67%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.26%) IIS
5 13 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.02%) Apache
6 5 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.21%) nginx
8 3 (1.21%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.81%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.81%) Lync
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (25.10%) MS Excel
2 43 (17.41%) MS Office
3 7 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.81%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.91%) Office 365
2 21 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.64%) Route 53
3 9 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.62%) SaaS
5 2 (0.81%) PaaS
5 2 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 114 (46.15%) DNS
2 111 (44.94%) DHCP
3 101 (40.89%) Firewall
4 92 (37.25%) TCP/IP
5 73 (29.55%) LAN
6 67 (27.13%) SAN
7 61 (24.70%) VoIP
8 58 (23.48%) WAN
9 53 (21.46%) Wireless
10 34 (13.77%) VLAN
11 29 (11.74%) SSL
12 28 (11.34%) Ethernet
13 27 (10.93%) MPLS
13 27 (10.93%) Network Security
14 25 (10.12%) IPsec
15 24 (9.72%) Internet
16 22 (8.91%) NAS
17 21 (8.50%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (7.69%) IPv4
19 18 (7.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.55%) MySQL
3 9 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (4.45%) Selenium
2 10 (4.05%) JIRA
3 3 (1.21%) Subversion
3 3 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (10.53%) Finance
2 20 (8.10%) Retail
3 10 (4.05%) Law
3 10 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.83%) Legal
6 4 (1.62%) Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.81%) Advertising
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 (21.86%) Analyst
2 50 (20.24%) Support Engineer
3 35 (14.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (12.55%) IT Support
5 29 (11.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (9.72%) Network Engineer
7 23 (9.31%) 3rd Line Support
7 23 (9.31%) Support Analyst
7 23 (9.31%) Technical Support
8 19 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 19 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 19 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 17 (6.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 17 (6.88%) Desktop Support
10 13 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
10 13 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
11 12 (4.86%) IT Manager
12 11 (4.45%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (4.05%) Consultant
13 10 (4.05%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.91%) LAMP
2 12 (4.86%) Web Services
3 8 (3.24%) XML
4 5 (2.02%) Ajax
5 4 (1.62%) COM
6 2 (0.81%) SAML
6 2 (0.81%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.81%) JSON
6 2 (0.81%) OAuth
6 2 (0.81%) REST
7 1 (0.40%) .NET
7 1 (0.40%) RSS
7 1 (0.40%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.12%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.67%) Clustering
4 12 (4.86%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.45%) PKI
6 9 (3.64%) Cryptography
6 9 (3.64%) Replication
7 8 (3.24%) HP StoreVirtual
8 7 (2.83%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.83%) Blackberry
8 7 (2.83%) Fat Client
9 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.02%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.62%) NHS
11 3 (1.21%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.81%) Life Science
12 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.81%) iPhone
12 2 (0.81%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 168 (68.02%) Windows
2 70 (28.34%) Windows 7
3 62 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (23.08%) Linux
5 44 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (16.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (16.19%) Windows XP
8 33 (13.36%) Windows 8
9 24 (9.72%) Android
10 14 (5.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (4.45%) Apple iOS
12 10 (4.05%) UNIX
12 10 (4.05%) Mac OS X
13 9 (3.64%) CentOS
14 6 (2.43%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.81%) Solaris
16 1 (0.40%) NetWare
16 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.65%) ITIL
2 27 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 24 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (8.10%) Migration
5 20 (8.10%) DevOps
6 19 (7.69%) Scrum
7 18 (7.29%) Service Management
8 15 (6.07%) Incident Management
9 14 (5.67%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (5.67%) ITIL V3
9 14 (5.67%) Mentoring
10 12 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (4.86%) Information Security
10 12 (4.86%) Configuration Management
10 12 (4.86%) Project Management
10 12 (4.86%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.45%) Change Management
11 11 (4.45%) Software Engineering
11 11 (4.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.93%) PHP
2 25 (10.12%) PowerShell
3 21 (8.50%) SQL
4 19 (7.69%) C++
5 9 (3.64%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.24%) VB
6 8 (3.24%) Python
7 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.62%) VBScript
9 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.21%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (18.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (17.81%) CCNA
4 38 (15.38%) MCSE
5 36 (14.57%) MCITP
6 35 (14.17%) MCP
7 26 (10.53%) MCTS
8 25 (10.12%) Degree
8 25 (10.12%) CCNP
9 20 (8.10%) MCSA
10 11 (4.45%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.21%) MOS
13 2 (0.81%) CISA
13 2 (0.81%) CISM
13 2 (0.81%) CISSP
13 2 (0.81%) CCIE
13 2 (0.81%) CCSP
14 1 (0.40%) HND
14 1 (0.40%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.77%) SLA
2 6 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 127 (51.42%) Active Directory
2 78 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (17.00%) Hyper-V
4 26 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 25 (10.12%) vSphere
6 15 (6.07%) Terminal Server
6 15 (6.07%) Docker
7 10 (4.05%) XenApp
8 7 (2.83%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.02%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.62%) XenServer
10 4 (1.62%) vCloud
11 2 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.81%) NFS
11 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.40%) Firmware
12 1 (0.40%) Xen
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.40%) iptables
Systems Management
1 22 (8.91%) Puppet
2 15 (6.07%) Vagrant
3 8 (3.24%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.62%) WSUS
4 4 (1.62%) SCCM
4 4 (1.62%) cPanel
5 3 (1.21%) SCOM
5 3 (1.21%) Nagios
5 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.21%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.21%) Opsview
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.40%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 116 (46.96%) Cisco
2 111 (44.94%) Microsoft
3 98 (39.68%) VMware
4 63 (25.51%) Citrix
5 41 (16.60%) HP
6 32 (12.96%) NetApp
7 24 (9.72%) Juniper
8 20 (8.10%) Dell
9 15 (6.07%) IBM
10 11 (4.45%) Meraki
11 10 (4.05%) Avaya
12 8 (3.24%) Symantec
13 7 (2.83%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.43%) F5
15 5 (2.02%) Mitel
15 5 (2.02%) SonicWALL
16 4 (1.62%) BT
16 4 (1.62%) Blue Coat
16 4 (1.62%) Websense
16 4 (1.62%) Apple
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