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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 137 173 153
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 128 93 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.26% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.69% 8.60% 8.49%
Number of salaries quoted 102 82 74
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,050 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £46,800 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -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
1009 1082 1013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.87% 14.72% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 805 899 858
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 £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 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 31 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 +32 73 £37,500 +18.99% 11
Cheshire -5 41 £35,000 +48.93% 3
Lancashire +3 8 £22,250 -19.09% 2
Merseyside +10 4 £37,500 -33.62%
Cumbria - 2 £23,500 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 162 (64.80%) Windows
2 128 (51.20%) Active Directory
3 122 (48.80%) Cisco
4 113 (45.20%) DNS
5 111 (44.40%) Firewall
6 107 (42.80%) DHCP
6 107 (42.80%) Microsoft
7 94 (37.60%) VMware
8 83 (33.20%) LAN
9 80 (32.00%) MS Exchange
10 79 (31.60%) TCP/IP
11 68 (27.20%) WAN
12 67 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (25.20%) Citrix
14 61 (24.40%) Windows 7
15 60 (24.00%) VoIP
16 55 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
17 54 (21.60%) Linux
18 49 (19.60%) SAN
18 49 (19.60%) MS Excel
19 48 (19.20%) Wireless
19 48 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 47 (18.80%) Hyper-V
20 47 (18.80%) ITIL
21 45 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
22 44 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
23 43 (17.20%) Exchange Server 2010
23 43 (17.20%) SQL Server
24 40 (16.00%) CCNA
24 40 (16.00%) MPLS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 80 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 43 (17.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.00%) IIS
7 5 (2.00%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.00%) Apache
8 4 (1.60%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.20%) nginx
9 3 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.80%) Lync
10 2 (0.80%) CMS
10 2 (0.80%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (19.60%) MS Excel
2 30 (12.00%) MS Office
3 10 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (8.40%) Office 365
3 16 (6.40%) Route 53
4 15 (6.00%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (2.80%) SaaS
6 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (1.20%) IaaS
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 113 (45.20%) DNS
2 111 (44.40%) Firewall
3 107 (42.80%) DHCP
4 83 (33.20%) LAN
5 79 (31.60%) TCP/IP
6 68 (27.20%) WAN
7 60 (24.00%) VoIP
8 49 (19.60%) SAN
9 48 (19.20%) Wireless
10 40 (16.00%) MPLS
11 37 (14.80%) IPsec
11 37 (14.80%) VLAN
12 33 (13.20%) SSL
13 28 (11.20%) Cisco IOS
13 28 (11.20%) Network Security
14 27 (10.80%) Ethernet
15 26 (10.40%) Internet
16 23 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (7.20%) iSCSI
17 18 (7.20%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 38 (15.20%) MySQL
3 7 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (4.40%) Selenium
2 10 (4.00%) JIRA
3 3 (1.20%) Subversion
3 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (12.80%) Finance
2 10 (4.00%) Legal
3 9 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.60%) Retail
4 7 (2.80%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.80%) Law
5 6 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.60%) Advertising
7 3 (1.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (20.00%) Analyst
2 43 (17.20%) Support Engineer
3 32 (12.80%) IT Support
4 31 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (11.20%) Network Engineer
6 23 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (9.20%) Support Analyst
7 17 (6.80%) IT Support Engineer
8 13 (5.20%) Technical Support
8 13 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (4.80%) Desktop Support
9 12 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.40%) Service Analyst
10 11 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
11 10 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
11 10 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (3.60%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.20%) LAMP
2 15 (6.00%) Web Services
3 14 (5.60%) 802.1X
4 7 (2.80%) XML
5 6 (2.40%) Ajax
6 4 (1.60%) COM
7 3 (1.20%) XMPP
8 1 (0.40%) .NET
8 1 (0.40%) RSS
8 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.40%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.00%) Cryptography
3 15 (6.00%) PKI
4 12 (4.80%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.00%) Clustering
6 9 (3.60%) Replication
7 7 (2.80%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.80%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.40%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.00%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.00%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.00%) Life Science
10 4 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.20%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.80%) iPhone
12 2 (0.80%) NHS
13 1 (0.40%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.40%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 162 (64.80%) Windows
2 61 (24.40%) Windows 7
3 54 (21.60%) Linux
4 48 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (13.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (12.40%) Windows XP
8 24 (9.60%) Windows 8
9 21 (8.40%) Android
10 15 (6.00%) CentOS
11 13 (5.20%) Mac OS X
12 12 (4.80%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (4.00%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.60%) UNIX
14 4 (1.60%) Debian
14 4 (1.60%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.80%) Solaris
15 2 (0.80%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.80%) ITIL
2 31 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (10.80%) DevOps
4 26 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (10.00%) Migration
5 25 (10.00%) Scrum
6 21 (8.40%) Analytics
7 18 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (6.80%) Load Balancing
8 17 (6.80%) Business Continuity
8 17 (6.80%) Mentoring
9 16 (6.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (6.00%) Information Security
10 15 (6.00%) Service Delivery
10 15 (6.00%) Incident Management
11 14 (5.60%) Data Protection
11 14 (5.60%) Service Management
11 14 (5.60%) TDD
12 13 (5.20%) Security Patching
13 12 (4.80%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.00%) SQL
2 34 (13.60%) PHP
3 25 (10.00%) C++
4 24 (9.60%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.00%) Bash Shell
6 14 (5.60%) Python
7 7 (2.80%) VBScript
8 6 (2.40%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.60%) VB
10 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.20%) Ruby
11 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (16.00%) CCNA
4 35 (14.00%) MCSE
5 30 (12.00%) Degree
6 29 (11.60%) MCITP
7 28 (11.20%) MCTS
8 27 (10.80%) MCP
9 22 (8.80%) CCNP
10 18 (7.20%) MCSA
11 9 (3.60%) JNCIA
12 5 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.60%) CCSP
14 3 (1.20%) CCIE
14 3 (1.20%) CISSP
15 2 (0.80%) CISA
15 2 (0.80%) CISM
15 2 (0.80%) MOS
16 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.40%) SLA
2 13 (5.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.80%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 128 (51.20%) Active Directory
2 67 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (18.80%) Hyper-V
4 21 (8.40%) Docker
5 18 (7.20%) vSphere
6 16 (6.40%) XenDesktop
6 16 (6.40%) Terminal Server
7 9 (3.60%) XenApp
8 8 (3.20%) Terminal Services
8 8 (3.20%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.80%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.60%) pfSense
11 2 (0.80%) NFS
11 2 (0.80%) vCloud
12 1 (0.40%) iptables
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.40%) Xen
12 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (11.20%) Puppet
2 21 (8.40%) Vagrant
3 7 (2.80%) SCCM
4 6 (2.40%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.00%) ARCserve
5 5 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.60%) WSUS
6 4 (1.60%) ZABBIX
6 4 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.60%) cPanel
7 3 (1.20%) Cisco LMS
7 3 (1.20%) Opsview
7 3 (1.20%) SCOM
7 3 (1.20%) Nagios
7 3 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.20%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 122 (48.80%) Cisco
2 107 (42.80%) Microsoft
3 94 (37.60%) VMware
4 63 (25.20%) Citrix
5 39 (15.60%) HP
6 21 (8.40%) Dell
7 20 (8.00%) NetApp
8 19 (7.60%) Juniper
9 15 (6.00%) IBM
10 9 (3.60%) CheckPoint
10 9 (3.60%) F5
11 8 (3.20%) Veeam
11 8 (3.20%) Symantec
12 7 (2.80%) Apple
12 7 (2.80%) Wyse
12 7 (2.80%) Websense
12 7 (2.80%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.00%) IronPort
13 5 (2.00%) Lotus
13 5 (2.00%) McAfee
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus Benefits, Bonus and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
Preston
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Winsford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Van
Posted: 20 days ago