Period
to 24 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 163 169
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +30
Permanent jobs citing VPN 237 228 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.79% 1.83% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.14% 11.64% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 207 184 167
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 £22,750 £25,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 1952 1959 1904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.73% 15.69% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1610 1507
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
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 24 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 24 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 -11 120 £45,000 +4.65% 13
Cheshire +20 97 £35,000 +20.69% 8
Lancashire +9 11 £24,750 +45.59%
Merseyside -28 6 £42,500 +30.77% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 151 (63.71%) Firewall
2 143 (60.34%) Cisco
3 138 (58.23%) WAN
4 129 (54.43%) LAN
5 101 (42.62%) Windows
6 87 (36.71%) Cisco Certification
6 87 (36.71%) BGP
7 74 (31.22%) OSPF
7 74 (31.22%) Active Directory
8 73 (30.80%) Microsoft
8 73 (30.80%) MPLS
9 67 (28.27%) Network Security
10 65 (27.43%) CCNP
11 63 (26.58%) DNS
12 62 (26.16%) EIGRP
13 61 (25.74%) IPsec
14 60 (25.32%) Wireless
15 58 (24.47%) Windows Server
16 57 (24.05%) Cisco ASA
16 57 (24.05%) VoIP
17 54 (22.78%) Load Balancing
18 52 (21.94%) Ethernet
19 51 (21.52%) VMware
20 50 (21.10%) SSL
20 50 (21.10%) ITIL
21 48 (20.25%) Data Centre
22 46 (19.41%) F5
22 46 (19.41%) DHCP
22 46 (19.41%) Citrix
23 43 (18.14%) TCP/IP

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 21 (8.86%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.33%) Skype for Business
3 12 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (5.06%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.80%) SAS
6 3 (1.27%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.84%) Apache
7 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.84%) IIS
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.27%) Camtasia
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.53%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.72%) Office 365
2 37 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.38%) IaaS
5 5 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.11%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.84%) PaaS
6 2 (0.84%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 151 (63.71%) Firewall
2 138 (58.23%) WAN
3 129 (54.43%) LAN
4 87 (36.71%) BGP
5 74 (31.22%) OSPF
6 73 (30.80%) MPLS
7 67 (28.27%) Network Security
8 63 (26.58%) DNS
9 62 (26.16%) EIGRP
10 61 (25.74%) IPsec
11 60 (25.32%) Wireless
12 57 (24.05%) Cisco ASA
12 57 (24.05%) VoIP
13 52 (21.94%) Ethernet
14 50 (21.10%) SSL
15 46 (19.41%) DHCP
16 43 (18.14%) Cisco IOS
16 43 (18.14%) TCP/IP
17 27 (11.39%) TACACS
18 26 (10.97%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.27%) MySQL
2 3 (1.27%) Power BI
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.11%) Hudson
2 5 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.84%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (12.24%) Finance
2 13 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.38%) Legal
4 7 (2.95%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.53%) Retail
6 4 (1.69%) Games
7 3 (1.27%) Law
7 3 (1.27%) Marketing
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Banking
9 1 (0.42%) German Language
9 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (27.00%) Network Engineer
2 31 (13.08%) Analyst
3 24 (10.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (10.13%) Support Engineer
4 23 (9.70%) IT Engineer
5 20 (8.44%) Security Engineer
6 18 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (7.59%) Service Analyst
7 16 (6.75%) Architect
7 16 (6.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (6.33%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (5.49%) Network Architect
9 13 (5.49%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (5.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (5.06%) Desktop Support
10 12 (5.06%) Network Security Engineer
11 11 (4.64%) Network Security Architect
11 11 (4.64%) Security Architect
12 10 (4.22%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.06%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.38%) CSS
3 5 (2.11%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.25%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.64%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.53%) Life Science
7 4 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.69%) PKI
7 4 (1.69%) Replication
8 3 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.27%) Online Games
8 3 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) BYOD
9 2 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.84%) iPad
9 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.84%) Tandem
9 2 (0.84%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 101 (42.62%) Windows
2 58 (24.47%) Windows Server
3 39 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (11.81%) Linux
6 20 (8.44%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.06%) Windows 10
9 11 (4.64%) Unix
10 4 (1.69%) CentOS
10 4 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.27%) AIX
11 3 (1.27%) Debian
11 3 (1.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.42%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.42%) Solaris
13 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.78%) Load Balancing
2 50 (21.10%) ITIL
3 39 (16.46%) Service Management
4 21 (8.86%) Kalman Filter
5 20 (8.44%) Configuration Management
6 18 (7.59%) ITSM
6 18 (7.59%) Service Delivery
7 16 (6.75%) Information Security
8 15 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (5.49%) Mentoring
9 13 (5.49%) Network Management
10 12 (5.06%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.06%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.64%) DevOps
11 11 (4.64%) WAN Optimisation
12 10 (4.22%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (4.22%) TOGAF
12 10 (4.22%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.44%) Python
2 13 (5.49%) SQL
3 9 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.38%) C
5 7 (2.95%) Perl
5 7 (2.95%) PHP
6 5 (2.11%) Java
6 5 (2.11%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (36.71%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (27.43%) CCNP
3 32 (13.50%) CCNA
4 29 (12.24%) Degree
5 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (5.91%) CCIE
7 12 (5.06%) CCDP
7 12 (5.06%) JNCIP
8 10 (4.22%) MCSE
9 9 (3.80%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.95%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (2.11%) CCA
12 5 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.69%) MCSA
14 3 (1.27%) MCITP
14 3 (1.27%) MCP
15 2 (0.84%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.84%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.17%) SLA
2 16 (6.75%) PMO
3 10 (4.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (31.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.39%) Hyper-V
3 25 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.80%) XenApp
5 7 (2.95%) Firmware
6 6 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.11%) Docker
8 3 (1.27%) KVM
8 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.42%) NFS
10 1 (0.42%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.42%) Varnish
10 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.42%) vSphere
10 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (8.86%) Cacti
2 15 (6.33%) FortiGate
2 15 (6.33%) Puppet
2 15 (6.33%) SCCM
3 13 (5.49%) Nagios
4 7 (2.95%) Ansible
4 7 (2.95%) OpenNMS
4 7 (2.95%) RANCID
5 6 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.53%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (2.11%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.11%) Packer
6 5 (2.11%) SCOM
6 5 (2.11%) Terraform
7 3 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.27%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.42%) Nessus
Vendors
1 143 (60.34%) Cisco
2 73 (30.80%) Microsoft
3 51 (21.52%) VMware
4 46 (19.41%) Citrix
4 46 (19.41%) F5
5 43 (18.14%) Juniper
6 24 (10.13%) Riverbed
7 20 (8.44%) CheckPoint
8 13 (5.49%) Google
8 13 (5.49%) SolarWinds
9 10 (4.22%) IronPort
9 10 (4.22%) Veeam
10 9 (3.80%) Ericsson
10 9 (3.80%) Huawei
11 8 (3.38%) Polycom
11 8 (3.38%) Siemens
12 7 (2.95%) Apple
12 7 (2.95%) Brocade
12 7 (2.95%) Palo Alto
12 7 (2.95%) Splunk