Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 169 171
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +26
Permanent jobs citing VPN 232 225 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.77% 1.82% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.96% 11.67% 11.85%
Number of salaries quoted 204 182 171
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £21,575 £25,550 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,233
% change year-on-year - +6.55% +5.58%

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 1940 1928 1907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.79% 15.58% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1554 1587 1509
North West median annual salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -43 112 £45,000 +4.05% 13
Cheshire +38 99 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Lancashire +15 12 £24,750 +19.28% 1
Merseyside -26 6 £42,500 +30.77% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 148 (63.79%) Firewall
2 139 (59.91%) Cisco
3 137 (59.05%) WAN
4 127 (54.74%) LAN
5 100 (43.10%) Windows
6 88 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (35.78%) BGP
8 71 (30.60%) Microsoft
9 70 (30.17%) MPLS
10 69 (29.74%) Active Directory
11 68 (29.31%) Network Security
12 67 (28.88%) OSPF
13 65 (28.02%) CCNP
14 63 (27.16%) EIGRP
14 63 (27.16%) Wireless
15 62 (26.72%) IPsec
16 60 (25.86%) DNS
17 58 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
17 58 (25.00%) Windows Server
18 55 (23.71%) Load Balancing
19 53 (22.84%) SSL
19 53 (22.84%) VMware
20 49 (21.12%) VoIP
20 49 (21.12%) F5
21 48 (20.69%) Data Centre
21 48 (20.69%) DHCP
21 48 (20.69%) ITIL
22 47 (20.26%) Ethernet
23 45 (19.40%) Citrix
24 44 (18.97%) Cisco IOS

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 22 (9.48%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.60%) Skype for Business
3 12 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (4.74%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.88%) SAS
7 3 (1.29%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.86%) Apache
8 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.86%) IIS
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.29%) Camtasia
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 40 (17.24%) Office 365
2 15 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.16%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.16%) IaaS
4 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.86%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (63.79%) Firewall
2 137 (59.05%) WAN
3 127 (54.74%) LAN
4 83 (35.78%) BGP
5 70 (30.17%) MPLS
6 68 (29.31%) Network Security
7 67 (28.88%) OSPF
8 63 (27.16%) EIGRP
8 63 (27.16%) Wireless
9 62 (26.72%) IPsec
10 60 (25.86%) DNS
11 58 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
12 53 (22.84%) SSL
13 49 (21.12%) VoIP
14 48 (20.69%) DHCP
15 47 (20.26%) Ethernet
16 44 (18.97%) Cisco IOS
17 43 (18.53%) TCP/IP
18 27 (11.64%) SAN
19 24 (10.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.72%) MySQL
3 3 (1.29%) Power BI
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (2.16%) Hudson
1 5 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.86%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (3.45%) Legal
2 8 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.02%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.59%) Retail
5 4 (1.72%) Games
6 3 (1.29%) Marketing
7 2 (0.86%) Advertising
7 2 (0.86%) Law
7 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.86%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 31 (13.36%) Analyst
3 26 (11.21%) Cisco Engineer
4 25 (10.78%) IT Engineer
4 25 (10.78%) Support Engineer
5 20 (8.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (8.62%) Security Engineer
6 17 (7.33%) Service Analyst
7 16 (6.90%) Architect
8 15 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (6.03%) Senior Network Engineer
10 13 (5.60%) Network Architect
10 13 (5.60%) Operations Engineer
11 12 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (5.17%) Desktop Support
11 12 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (4.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 11 (4.74%) Network Security Architect
12 11 (4.74%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.74%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.45%) CSS
3 4 (1.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.17%) Driving Licence
4 10 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.59%) Life Science
7 4 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.72%) Replication
8 3 (1.29%) Online Games
8 3 (1.29%) PKI
9 2 (0.86%) BYOD
9 2 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.86%) iPad
9 2 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Tandem
9 2 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (43.10%) Windows
2 58 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 41 (17.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (12.07%) Linux
6 19 (8.19%) Windows 7
7 16 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.17%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.31%) Unix
10 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.72%) CentOS
12 3 (1.29%) AIX
12 3 (1.29%) Debian
12 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.29%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.43%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.43%) Solaris
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.71%) Load Balancing
2 48 (20.69%) ITIL
3 39 (16.81%) Service Management
4 21 (9.05%) Kalman Filter
5 18 (7.76%) ITSM
5 18 (7.76%) Service Delivery
6 17 (7.33%) Information Security
7 16 (6.90%) Configuration Management
8 15 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (6.47%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (5.17%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.74%) DevOps
11 11 (4.74%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.74%) WAN Optimisation
12 10 (4.31%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (4.31%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.31%) Migration
12 10 (4.31%) Network Management
12 10 (4.31%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.90%) Python
2 10 (4.31%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.45%) C
3 8 (3.45%) SQL
4 5 (2.16%) Java
4 5 (2.16%) Ruby
5 3 (1.29%) Perl
5 3 (1.29%) PHP
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 88 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (28.02%) CCNP
3 35 (15.09%) CCNA
4 30 (12.93%) Degree
5 20 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (6.47%) CCIE
7 11 (4.74%) MCSE
8 10 (4.31%) CCDP
8 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
9 9 (3.88%) JNCIP
10 8 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (3.02%) SC Cleared
12 6 (2.59%) CCA
12 6 (2.59%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.16%) MCITP
14 4 (1.72%) MCSA
15 3 (1.29%) MCP
16 2 (0.86%) CISM
16 2 (0.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.90%) PMO
1 16 (6.90%) SLA
2 6 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 69 (29.74%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.64%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.88%) XenApp
5 5 (2.16%) Docker
5 5 (2.16%) Firmware
5 5 (2.16%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.16%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.29%) KVM
7 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.86%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) NFS
8 1 (0.43%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.43%) Varnish
8 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (7.33%) Cacti
2 15 (6.47%) FortiGate
3 11 (4.74%) Puppet
3 11 (4.74%) SCCM
4 9 (3.88%) Nagios
5 7 (3.02%) Ansible
6 6 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.59%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (2.16%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.16%) Packer
7 5 (2.16%) Terraform
8 4 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.29%) OpenNMS
9 3 (1.29%) RANCID
9 3 (1.29%) SCOM
9 3 (1.29%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 139 (59.91%) Cisco
2 71 (30.60%) Microsoft
3 53 (22.84%) VMware
4 49 (21.12%) F5
5 45 (19.40%) Citrix
6 38 (16.38%) Juniper
7 24 (10.34%) Riverbed
8 20 (8.62%) CheckPoint
9 13 (5.60%) SolarWinds
10 12 (5.17%) Google
10 12 (5.17%) IronPort
11 10 (4.31%) Polycom
11 10 (4.31%) Siemens
12 9 (3.88%) Veeam
13 7 (3.02%) Apple
13 7 (3.02%) BT
13 7 (3.02%) HP
13 7 (3.02%) Palo Alto
13 7 (3.02%) Splunk
14 6 (2.59%) Capita