Period
to 3 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 193 199
Rank change year-on-year +53 +6 -22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 100 160 186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.75% 1.52% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.53% 8.17% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 69 137 135
Median annual salary £52,500 £33,500 £40,380
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.72% -17.04% +7.68%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £52,500 £70,100
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 867 1,959 1,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.16% 18.66% 13.66%
Number of salaries quoted 678 1,198 1,372
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,838 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,625 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the North West

VPN
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for VPN in the North West

VPN
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the North West over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Salary histogram for VPN 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 6 months to 3 July 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +48 66 £57,000 +80.95% 12
Cheshire +30 14 £39,483 -4.28% 2
Merseyside +24 10 £26,500 -34.57% 3
Lancashire +36 5 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Cumbria -14 5 £29,000 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 77 (77.00%) Firewall
2 52 (52.00%) Cisco
3 45 (45.00%) WAN
4 44 (44.00%) LAN
4 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
5 37 (37.00%) Windows
6 35 (35.00%) Active Directory
7 33 (33.00%) Wireless
8 32 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (31.00%) Network Security
10 30 (30.00%) MPLS
11 29 (29.00%) Azure
12 27 (27.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 24 (24.00%) PCI DSS
13 24 (24.00%) SQL Server
14 23 (23.00%) Office 365
15 21 (21.00%) CCNA
16 20 (20.00%) CCNP
16 20 (20.00%) ITIL
16 20 (20.00%) Windows Server
17 19 (19.00%) IaaS
17 19 (19.00%) IIS
17 19 (19.00%) VMware
17 19 (19.00%) PaaS
18 18 (18.00%) VLAN
18 18 (18.00%) TCP/IP
19 17 (17.00%) Fortinet
19 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
19 17 (17.00%) IT Strategy
20 16 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

VPN
Co-occurring 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 19 (19.00%) IIS
2 11 (11.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.00%) Confluence
4 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (29.00%) Azure
2 23 (23.00%) Office 365
3 19 (19.00%) IaaS
3 19 (19.00%) PaaS
4 9 (9.00%) AWS
5 6 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (6.00%) Amazon S3
5 6 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (6.00%) GitHub
5 6 (6.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.00%) SaaS
7 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 77 (77.00%) Firewall
2 45 (45.00%) WAN
3 44 (44.00%) LAN
4 33 (33.00%) Wireless
5 31 (31.00%) Network Security
6 30 (30.00%) MPLS
7 18 (18.00%) TCP/IP
7 18 (18.00%) VLAN
8 16 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (16.00%) OSPF
9 15 (15.00%) BGP
9 15 (15.00%) VoIP
10 13 (13.00%) DNS
11 10 (10.00%) DHCP
11 10 (10.00%) EIGRP
12 8 (8.00%) Cisco Firepower
12 8 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (7.00%) SSL
13 7 (7.00%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (6.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.00%) Manufacturing
1 7 (7.00%) Retail
2 5 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.00%) Law
4 2 (2.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (17.00%) Architect
2 17 (17.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 16 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.00%) Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) ICT Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Senior Security Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Service Desk Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.00%) HTML
2 1 (1.00%) Node.js
2 1 (1.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.00%) Life Science
5 6 (6.00%) e-Learning
6 5 (5.00%) Blackberry
6 5 (5.00%) Driving Licence
7 4 (4.00%) Fat Client
7 4 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (4.00%) Smartphone
7 4 (4.00%) Social Media
7 4 (4.00%) Thin Client
8 3 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (3.00%) NHS
9 2 (2.00%) Cybercrime
9 2 (2.00%) PKI
9 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 37 (37.00%) Windows
2 20 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.00%) Linux
4 9 (9.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.00%) Android
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.00%) CentOS
7 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.00%) CatOS
8 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) IT Strategy
3 16 (16.00%) Data Management
3 16 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (13.00%) Change Control
5 12 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (12.00%) Tech Ops
6 11 (11.00%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (11.00%) Service Management
7 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (9.00%) Network Design
7 9 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.00%) Project Management
8 8 (8.00%) High Availability
8 8 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.00%) ITSM
9 7 (7.00%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.00%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.00%) Python
3 9 (9.00%) SQL
4 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (21.00%) CCNA
3 20 (20.00%) CCNP
4 16 (16.00%) Degree
5 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (14.00%) MCSE
7 12 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (7.00%) DBS Check
11 6 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (5.00%) RHCSA
12 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
13 4 (4.00%) CEH
13 4 (4.00%) MBCS
14 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
14 3 (3.00%) JNCIP
15 2 (2.00%) CCDP
15 2 (2.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 2 (2.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (24.00%) PCI DSS
3 13 (13.00%) SLA
4 8 (8.00%) GDPR
5 4 (4.00%) NCSC
5 4 (4.00%) QA
6 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.00%) HIPAA
6 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.00%) NIST
6 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.00%) Docker
4 2 (2.00%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Firmware
5 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) FortiGate
2 6 (6.00%) Ansible
2 6 (6.00%) Puppet
3 2 (2.00%) DameWare
3 2 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.00%) OpenView
3 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.00%) OVSD
3 2 (2.00%) SCCM
4 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (52.00%) Cisco
2 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.00%) VMware
4 17 (17.00%) Fortinet
5 16 (16.00%) Palo Alto
6 15 (15.00%) HP
7 12 (12.00%) CheckPoint
8 10 (10.00%) ServiceNow
9 9 (9.00%) Citrix
9 9 (9.00%) Veeam
10 8 (8.00%) F5
11 6 (6.00%) Juniper
11 6 (6.00%) Meraki
11 6 (6.00%) Remedy
11 6 (6.00%) Virgin Media
12 4 (4.00%) iManage
13 3 (3.00%) Adobe
13 3 (3.00%) Aruba
13 3 (3.00%) Draytek
14 2 (2.00%) McAfee