Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 165 163
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 212 233 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 1.83% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.69% 12.05% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 148 212 176
North West median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +4.94% +12.50%
10th Percentile £20,675 £21,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,500 £58,750 £51,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +7.23%

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 1,983 1,933 1,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.85% 15.20% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,609 1,557 1,579
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Manchester -1 88 £38,000 -15.08% 31
Cheshire -16 81 £37,500 +1.35% 11
Merseyside +31 23 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Lancashire +9 14 £21,000 -26.96% 5
Cumbria - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 119 (56.13%) Firewall
2 94 (44.34%) WAN
3 91 (42.92%) Cisco
4 88 (41.51%) Active Directory
5 86 (40.57%) Microsoft
6 85 (40.09%) LAN
7 82 (38.68%) Windows
8 59 (27.83%) DNS
9 57 (26.89%) Network Security
10 56 (26.42%) MPLS
11 51 (24.06%) Wireless
12 50 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
13 49 (23.11%) TCP/IP
14 48 (22.64%) Linux
14 48 (22.64%) Load Balancing
15 47 (22.17%) Office 365
16 45 (21.23%) VMware
17 44 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
18 42 (19.81%) SIEM
19 41 (19.34%) Windows Server
19 41 (19.34%) CCNP
20 39 (18.40%) ITIL
21 38 (17.92%) Disaster Recovery
22 36 (16.98%) Juniper
23 35 (16.51%) SSL
23 35 (16.51%) IPsec
23 35 (16.51%) Hyper-V
24 34 (16.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
24 34 (16.04%) DHCP
25 32 (15.09%) CheckPoint

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 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.25%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.30%) IIS
6 4 (1.89%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.42%) Apache
7 3 (1.42%) nginx
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 26 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.72%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 47 (22.17%) Office 365
2 44 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.42%) IaaS
6 3 (1.42%) PaaS
7 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (56.13%) Firewall
2 94 (44.34%) WAN
3 85 (40.09%) LAN
4 59 (27.83%) DNS
5 57 (26.89%) Network Security
6 56 (26.42%) MPLS
7 51 (24.06%) Wireless
8 49 (23.11%) TCP/IP
9 35 (16.51%) IPsec
9 35 (16.51%) SSL
10 34 (16.04%) DHCP
11 30 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (14.15%) Ethernet
12 29 (13.68%) VoIP
13 27 (12.74%) BGP
14 26 (12.26%) SAN
15 25 (11.79%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (11.79%) WLAN
16 24 (11.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 24 (11.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.83%) Power BI
4 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.89%) MySQL
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (9.91%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 19 (8.96%) Hudson
2 19 (8.96%) Vagrant
3 13 (6.13%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.72%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (4.72%) Subversion
4 10 (4.72%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (8.96%) Retail
2 17 (8.02%) Finance
2 17 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.77%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.36%) Electronics
5 5 (2.36%) Games
6 4 (1.89%) German Language
7 3 (1.42%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.42%) French Language
7 3 (1.42%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.42%) Legal
8 2 (0.94%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (21.23%) Network Engineer
2 22 (10.38%) Security Engineer
3 19 (8.96%) Analyst
3 19 (8.96%) Architect
4 15 (7.08%) IT Manager
4 15 (7.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (6.13%) IT Support
6 13 (6.13%) Security Architect
6 13 (6.13%) Security Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.13%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.66%) Information Architect
7 12 (5.66%) Information Security Architect
7 12 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (4.72%) AWS DevOps
9 10 (4.72%) IT Analyst
9 10 (4.72%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.30%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.42%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (1.42%) REST
2 3 (1.42%) SOAP
3 2 (0.94%) LDAP
4 1 (0.47%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) Kafka
4 1 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 31 (14.62%) Data Centre
3 20 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.13%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (4.25%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.30%) PKI
6 7 (3.30%) Replication
6 7 (3.30%) Video\Live Streaming
7 6 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.89%) 3D Printing
9 4 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.42%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.94%) Clustering
11 2 (0.94%) NHS
12 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.47%) CESG
12 1 (0.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.68%) Windows
2 48 (22.64%) Linux
3 41 (19.34%) Windows Server
4 32 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.60%) Windows 7
7 9 (4.25%) Android
7 9 (4.25%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.83%) Solaris
8 6 (2.83%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.36%) CentOS
9 5 (2.36%) SUSE
10 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.42%) Debian
11 3 (1.42%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.94%) Unix
13 1 (0.47%) AIX
13 1 (0.47%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.64%) Load Balancing
2 42 (19.81%) SIEM
3 39 (18.40%) ITIL
4 38 (17.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (13.21%) High Availability
7 27 (12.74%) Business Continuity
7 27 (12.74%) Information Security
8 24 (11.32%) Configuration Management
8 24 (11.32%) DevOps
9 21 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (9.91%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (9.43%) Open Source
11 19 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (8.96%) Project Management
12 18 (8.49%) Change Management
12 18 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 17 (8.02%) Decision-Making
13 17 (8.02%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (8.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.21%) SQL
2 24 (11.32%) Python
3 20 (9.43%) Go
3 20 (9.43%) Java
3 20 (9.43%) Ruby
4 8 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.30%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.36%) Perl
7 4 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.42%) C++
8 3 (1.42%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) C
9 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 50 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (19.34%) CCNP
3 22 (10.38%) CCDP
4 18 (8.49%) CCNA
5 15 (7.08%) CISSP
6 13 (6.13%) Degree
7 6 (2.83%) RHCE
7 6 (2.83%) RHCSA
8 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.89%) CISM
9 4 (1.89%) JNCIP
9 4 (1.89%) MCITP
10 3 (1.42%) GCIA
10 3 (1.42%) MCSE
11 2 (0.94%) CCA
11 2 (0.94%) CCIE
11 2 (0.94%) CISA
11 2 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.94%) MCP
11 2 (0.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (3.30%) SLA
2 6 (2.83%) FISMA
3 4 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 88 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 35 (16.51%) Hyper-V
3 21 (9.91%) Docker
4 15 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (4.25%) Firmware
6 7 (3.30%) XenApp
6 7 (3.30%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.83%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.89%) vSphere
9 2 (0.94%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.47%) KVM
10 1 (0.47%) vCloud
10 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (11.32%) Nagios
2 22 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (9.91%) Ansible
3 21 (9.91%) Kubernetes
3 21 (9.91%) Puppet
4 20 (9.43%) Terraform
4 20 (9.43%) ZABBIX
5 19 (8.96%) Consul
5 19 (8.96%) Docker Swarm
5 19 (8.96%) Grafana
5 19 (8.96%) Graphite
5 19 (8.96%) Opsview
5 19 (8.96%) Packer
5 19 (8.96%) Salt
6 8 (3.77%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (3.77%) Nessus
6 8 (3.77%) TrustSec
7 7 (3.30%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 91 (42.92%) Cisco
2 86 (40.57%) Microsoft
3 45 (21.23%) VMware
4 36 (16.98%) Juniper
5 32 (15.09%) CheckPoint
6 21 (9.91%) F5
7 18 (8.49%) Citrix
8 15 (7.08%) Fortinet
8 15 (7.08%) Veeam
9 13 (6.13%) Forcepoint
9 13 (6.13%) Tufin
10 12 (5.66%) Mitel
11 11 (5.19%) Red Hat
12 10 (4.72%) Riverbed
13 8 (3.77%) McAfee
13 8 (3.77%) Nimble Storage
14 7 (3.30%) Splunk
15 6 (2.83%) Infoblox
15 6 (2.83%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.83%) Sophos