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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North East
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 95 84 59
Rank change year-on-year -11 -25 +37
Permanent jobs citing VPN 23 16 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 1.38% 1.39% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.75% 8.99% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 25
10th Percentile £23,850 £26,250 -
25th Percentile £24,969 £33,125 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £43,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.79% +4.82% -24.55%
75th Percentile £43,250 £51,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £43,525 £60,000 £51,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 236 178 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.15% 15.48% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 144 116 122
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £28,625 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
75th Percentile £43,750 £51,063 £44,688
90th Percentile £54,625 £70,625 £50,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the North East

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Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in the North East.

Salary trend for VPN in the North East

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Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the North East over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for VPN in the North East

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Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North East region over the 6 months to 1 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Tyne and Wear -9 13 £42,500 -13.27% 4
Durham -13 6 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Northumberland - 4 £34,000 - 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 14 (60.87%) WAN
1 14 (60.87%) LAN
2 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (43.48%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 9 (39.13%) CCNA
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Network Security
5 7 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (26.09%) Meraki
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (26.09%) Network Management
6 6 (26.09%) SLA
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
7 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) Wireless
7 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
7 5 (21.74%) People Management
7 5 (21.74%) Line Management
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
7 5 (21.74%) Strategic Thinking
8 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (13.04%) Azure
3 1 (4.35%) AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Azure App Service
3 1 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Monitor
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Storage
3 1 (4.35%) GCP
3 1 (4.35%) GitHub
3 1 (4.35%) GitHub Actions
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) LAN
1 14 (60.87%) WAN
2 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (34.78%) Network Security
4 5 (21.74%) DHCP
4 5 (21.74%) DNS
4 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (21.74%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) IPv4
5 3 (13.04%) IPv6
5 3 (13.04%) SD-WAN
6 2 (8.70%) NAS
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) WLAN
7 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (17.39%) Social Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
2 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) PKI
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
1 3 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.04%) Debian
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (26.09%) Network Management
3 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
3 5 (21.74%) Line Management
3 5 (21.74%) People Management
3 5 (21.74%) Strategic Thinking
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (8.70%) Commercial Awareness
6 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.70%) Cost Reduction
6 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (8.70%) Presales
6 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Storage Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) CCNA
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (17.39%) Ansible
3 3 (13.04%) Puppet
4 1 (4.35%) Grafana
4 1 (4.35%) Kibana
4 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Meraki
4 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) Adobe
7 1 (4.35%) Apple
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) ConnectWise
7 1 (4.35%) Google
7 1 (4.35%) Veeam
7 1 (4.35%) Wyse