Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 179 159
Rank change year-on-year -12 -20 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 186 209 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.50% 1.62% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.05% 10.81% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 136 196 171
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +16.92%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £69,250 £51,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +1.19%

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 1,684 1,934 1,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.56% 14.99% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,343 1,523 1,434
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £59,813
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in the North West.

Salary trend for VPN in the North West

VPN
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the North West over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018. 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
Cheshire -28 78 £37,500 +18.11% 5
Manchester +9 77 £40,000 +6.67% 25
Merseyside +29 26 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire -5 2 £23,500 +17.50% 5
Cumbria - 2 £25,250 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 111 (59.68%) Firewall
2 103 (55.38%) Cisco
3 95 (51.08%) WAN
4 92 (49.46%) LAN
5 81 (43.55%) Active Directory
6 75 (40.32%) Windows
7 62 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 62 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (30.65%) CCNP
9 56 (30.11%) VMware
10 54 (29.03%) MPLS
11 53 (28.49%) DNS
12 50 (26.88%) TCP/IP
13 48 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
13 48 (25.81%) Hyper-V
14 46 (24.73%) Network Security
14 46 (24.73%) Wireless
15 45 (24.19%) Office 365
16 43 (23.12%) Windows Server
17 40 (21.51%) ITIL
18 38 (20.43%) SSL
18 38 (20.43%) Disaster Recovery
18 38 (20.43%) Problem-Solving
19 36 (19.35%) IPsec
19 36 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
20 35 (18.82%) Linux
21 34 (18.28%) SQL
22 33 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
23 32 (17.20%) SIEM

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 31 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (5.91%) IIS
4 9 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.76%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.61%) nginx
8 2 (1.08%) Apache
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (5.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 45 (24.19%) Office 365
2 36 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (9.14%) IaaS
5 9 (4.84%) PaaS
6 8 (4.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 111 (59.68%) Firewall
2 95 (51.08%) WAN
3 92 (49.46%) LAN
4 54 (29.03%) MPLS
5 53 (28.49%) DNS
6 50 (26.88%) TCP/IP
7 48 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (24.73%) Network Security
8 46 (24.73%) Wireless
9 38 (20.43%) SSL
10 36 (19.35%) IPsec
11 31 (16.67%) Ethernet
12 30 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
12 30 (16.13%) VLAN
13 29 (15.59%) WLAN
14 28 (15.05%) BGP
14 28 (15.05%) DHCP
15 27 (14.52%) VoIP
16 21 (11.29%) OSPF
17 20 (10.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.54%) MS Access
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (3.23%) Hudson
2 6 (3.23%) Vagrant
2 6 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.08%) JIRA
4 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.54%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (10.75%) Retail
2 18 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.84%) Finance
4 8 (4.30%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.76%) Marketing
6 5 (2.69%) Games
6 5 (2.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.08%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.08%) German Language
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (22.58%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.90%) Analyst
3 23 (12.37%) Architect
4 18 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
4 18 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (8.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (8.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 15 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 15 (8.06%) Technical Analyst
7 13 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) IT Manager
7 13 (6.99%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 12 (6.45%) Senior Security Engineer
9 11 (5.91%) Information Architect
9 11 (5.91%) Information Security Architect
9 11 (5.91%) IT Support
9 11 (5.91%) Security Architect
9 11 (5.91%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.45%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.15%) CSS
2 4 (2.15%) HTML
3 2 (1.08%) .NET
3 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.08%) jQuery
3 2 (1.08%) LDAP
4 1 (0.54%) COM
4 1 (0.54%) JSON
4 1 (0.54%) Kafka
4 1 (0.54%) LAMP
4 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.20%) Data Centre
2 25 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (10.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (8.60%) Replication
5 11 (5.91%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (4.30%) Clustering
8 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.23%) Tandem
9 5 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (2.69%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.61%) PKI
11 3 (1.61%) Private Cloud
12 2 (1.08%) Cyberattack
12 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.54%) 3D Printing
13 1 (0.54%) Frameworx
13 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
13 1 (0.54%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 75 (40.32%) Windows
2 43 (23.12%) Windows Server
3 35 (18.82%) Linux
4 32 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (13.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.38%) Android
7 7 (3.76%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.23%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.69%) CentOS
9 5 (2.69%) Unix
10 4 (2.15%) SUSE
11 3 (1.61%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.08%) AIX
12 2 (1.08%) Kali Linux
12 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.51%) ITIL
2 38 (20.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 38 (20.43%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (17.20%) SIEM
4 30 (16.13%) Business Continuity
5 28 (15.05%) Load Balancing
6 25 (13.44%) Kalman Filter
6 25 (13.44%) Time Management
7 24 (12.90%) Project Management
7 24 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (11.83%) High Availability
8 22 (11.83%) Service Delivery
9 21 (11.29%) Change Management
9 21 (11.29%) Information Security
10 20 (10.75%) Presales
11 17 (9.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (9.14%) Security Patching
12 16 (8.60%) Configuration Management
12 16 (8.60%) Process Improvement
13 15 (8.06%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.28%) SQL
2 10 (5.38%) Python
2 10 (5.38%) T-SQL
3 9 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.23%) Go
4 6 (3.23%) Java
4 6 (3.23%) Ruby
5 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.15%) PHP
6 3 (1.61%) C#
6 3 (1.61%) Perl
7 2 (1.08%) C
8 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (30.65%) CCNP
3 27 (14.52%) CCDP
3 27 (14.52%) CCNA
4 21 (11.29%) Degree
5 13 (6.99%) CISSP
5 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (5.91%) MCSE
6 11 (5.91%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.30%) MCSA
8 5 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.69%) JNCIA
8 5 (2.69%) RHCSA
9 4 (2.15%) JNCIP
9 4 (2.15%) MCP
9 4 (2.15%) RHCE
10 3 (1.61%) MCITP
11 2 (1.08%) CCIE
11 2 (1.08%) CEH
11 2 (1.08%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.23%) SLA
3 3 (1.61%) GDPR
4 2 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.54%) COBIT
5 1 (0.54%) GPG13
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 81 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 48 (25.81%) Hyper-V
3 33 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.53%) Firmware
5 8 (4.30%) Docker
6 6 (3.23%) XenApp
7 5 (2.69%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.15%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.61%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.08%) vSphere
11 1 (0.54%) KVM
11 1 (0.54%) NFS
11 1 (0.54%) vCloud
11 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.54%) Xen
11 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (8.60%) Nessus
2 13 (6.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (6.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (5.91%) TrustSec
4 10 (5.38%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.84%) Ansible
5 9 (4.84%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (4.84%) Nagios
6 8 (4.30%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.30%) Puppet
6 8 (4.30%) SCOM
7 7 (3.76%) ZABBIX
8 6 (3.23%) Consul
8 6 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (3.23%) Graphite
8 6 (3.23%) Opsview
8 6 (3.23%) Packer
8 6 (3.23%) Salt
8 6 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 103 (55.38%) Cisco
2 62 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 56 (30.11%) VMware
4 32 (17.20%) Juniper
5 21 (11.29%) F5
6 19 (10.22%) Veeam
7 16 (8.60%) CheckPoint
8 15 (8.06%) Citrix
9 14 (7.53%) Fortinet
9 14 (7.53%) Riverbed
10 13 (6.99%) HP
11 11 (5.91%) Forcepoint
11 11 (5.91%) Tufin
12 10 (5.38%) SolarWinds
13 9 (4.84%) Mitel
14 8 (4.30%) Google
14 8 (4.30%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.69%) Acme Packet
15 5 (2.69%) NetApp
15 5 (2.69%) Sonus