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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 169 156 157
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 94 90 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.31% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.98% 8.94% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 84 76 96
Average salary £31,250 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,100 £72,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
1047 1007 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.13% 14.69% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 878 838 895
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -2 43 £33,027 +4.02% 7
Cheshire -2 37 £24,250 -64.07% 7
Lancashire +6 8 £27,500 +12.24% 1
Merseyside +3 6 £55,000 +32.53% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 125 (64.43%) Windows
2 94 (48.45%) Microsoft
3 77 (39.69%) TCP/IP
4 76 (39.18%) WAN
5 72 (37.11%) MS Exchange
5 72 (37.11%) Active Directory
6 70 (36.08%) Firewall
7 64 (32.99%) Cisco
8 61 (31.44%) LAN
8 61 (31.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (28.35%) MS Excel
10 53 (27.32%) DNS
10 53 (27.32%) VMware
11 50 (25.77%) Linux
12 48 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 46 (23.71%) Windows 7
14 45 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (22.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 39 (20.10%) Exchange Server 2010
18 38 (19.59%) MS Office
19 36 (18.56%) DHCP
20 33 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
21 31 (15.98%) HP
21 31 (15.98%) ITIL
22 30 (15.46%) MCSE
22 30 (15.46%) SAN
23 29 (14.95%) UNIX
24 27 (13.92%) CCNA
24 27 (13.92%) Citrix

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (37.11%) MS Exchange
2 39 (20.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (11.34%) Lync
4 19 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (7.22%) SharePoint
6 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (5.67%) IIS
8 5 (2.58%) Apache
9 3 (1.55%) Site Server
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.03%) Confluence
10 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 55 (28.35%) MS Excel
2 38 (19.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.79%) Office 365
2 7 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.06%) PaaS
4 3 (1.55%) Route 53
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 77 (39.69%) TCP/IP
2 76 (39.18%) WAN
3 70 (36.08%) Firewall
4 61 (31.44%) LAN
5 53 (27.32%) DNS
6 36 (18.56%) DHCP
7 30 (15.46%) SAN
8 25 (12.89%) MPLS
9 23 (11.86%) Internet
10 21 (10.82%) Wireless
10 21 (10.82%) VLAN
11 18 (9.28%) Network Security
12 15 (7.73%) Unified Communications
12 15 (7.73%) ADSL
13 14 (7.22%) SSL
13 14 (7.22%) OSPF
14 13 (6.70%) VoIP
15 10 (5.15%) Ethernet
15 10 (5.15%) BGP
15 10 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) MySQL
3 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.09%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.58%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.03%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Eclipse
1 5 (2.58%) Subversion
2 2 (1.03%) JIRA
2 2 (1.03%) PHPUnit
General
1 25 (12.89%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Retail
3 13 (6.70%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.58%) Law
6 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (17.53%) Analyst
2 31 (15.98%) Support Engineer
3 30 (15.46%) Network Engineer
4 24 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (11.86%) IT Support
6 13 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (6.70%) Consultant
7 12 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (6.19%) Administrator
8 11 (5.67%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.67%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (5.15%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (4.64%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (4.64%) Security Engineer
11 8 (4.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 8 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (4.12%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (4.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.28%) Web Services
2 7 (3.61%) .NET
3 6 (3.09%) XML
3 6 (3.09%) SAML
3 6 (3.09%) JSON
3 6 (3.09%) OAuth
3 6 (3.09%) REST
4 5 (2.58%) SOAP
5 3 (1.55%) CSS
6 2 (1.03%) LAMP
7 1 (0.52%) HTML
7 1 (0.52%) J2EE
7 1 (0.52%) COM
7 1 (0.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.92%) Blackberry
2 21 (10.82%) iPhone
3 17 (8.76%) Fat Client
3 17 (8.76%) Thin Client
4 16 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.64%) PKI
6 7 (3.61%) SecurID
7 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.06%) CMDB
9 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.55%) EPoS
10 2 (1.03%) Clustering
10 2 (1.03%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.03%) Biometrics
10 2 (1.03%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.52%) CCTV
11 1 (0.52%) iSeries
11 1 (0.52%) Open Source
11 1 (0.52%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 125 (64.43%) Windows
2 61 (31.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (25.77%) Linux
4 48 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (23.71%) Windows 7
6 43 (22.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (14.95%) UNIX
8 24 (12.37%) Windows XP
9 18 (9.28%) Android
10 14 (7.22%) Windows 8
11 10 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (4.12%) Solaris
13 5 (2.58%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (1.03%) CentOS
16 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.98%) ITIL
2 19 (9.79%) Load Balancing
3 17 (8.76%) Service Delivery
4 11 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (4.12%) Change Management
5 8 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (3.61%) Project Management
6 7 (3.61%) Service Management
6 7 (3.61%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (3.09%) Information Security
7 6 (3.09%) TOGAF
7 6 (3.09%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (3.09%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.09%) Change Control
7 6 (3.09%) SABSA
7 6 (3.09%) Coaching
8 5 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (2.58%) Android Development
8 5 (2.58%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.82%) SQL
2 8 (4.12%) C
2 8 (4.12%) C++
2 8 (4.12%) PHP
3 6 (3.09%) C#
3 6 (3.09%) VB
4 5 (2.58%) VB.NET
4 5 (2.58%) VB6
5 4 (2.06%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.52%) Java
7 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (17.01%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (15.46%) MCSE
4 27 (13.92%) CCNA
4 27 (13.92%) MCTS
5 23 (11.86%) Degree
6 22 (11.34%) MCSA
6 22 (11.34%) MCP
6 22 (11.34%) MCITP
7 14 (7.22%) CCNP
8 8 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.09%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.06%) VCAP
11 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (1.03%) CCSE
12 2 (1.03%) CCSA
12 2 (1.03%) CCIE
13 1 (0.52%) CISSP
13 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) SLA
2 8 (4.12%) QA
3 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (37.11%) Active Directory
2 45 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.89%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.25%) XenApp
5 13 (6.70%) Terminal Services
5 13 (6.70%) vSphere
6 11 (5.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (4.12%) UAG
7 8 (4.12%) MetaFrame
8 7 (3.61%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.55%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.03%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (4.12%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.09%) Nagios
2 6 (3.09%) Cacti
3 4 (2.06%) HP SIM
3 4 (2.06%) SCCM
4 3 (1.55%) Puppet
4 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.03%) DameWare
5 2 (1.03%) WSUS
5 2 (1.03%) SCOM
6 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 94 (48.45%) Microsoft
2 64 (32.99%) Cisco
3 53 (27.32%) VMware
4 31 (15.98%) HP
5 27 (13.92%) Citrix
6 20 (10.31%) CheckPoint
7 17 (8.76%) Juniper
8 10 (5.15%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.15%) ProCurve
9 9 (4.64%) EMC
10 8 (4.12%) Oracle
10 8 (4.12%) AppSense
10 8 (4.12%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.09%) Fujitsu
11 6 (3.09%) Symantec
12 5 (2.58%) Avaya
13 4 (2.06%) CA
13 4 (2.06%) NetApp
13 4 (2.06%) SAP
13 4 (2.06%) Dell
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Carnforth
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LSTM
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + 2K On Call + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago