Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 174 157
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 204 230 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.68% 1.75% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 11.22% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 152 212 171
North West median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% -6.25% +19.40%
10th Percentile £22,525 £21,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% -3.41% +4.76%

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 1,811 2,050 1,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.95% 15.63% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,466 1,662 1,491
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +1.33%
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -23 86 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Manchester +14 83 £38,500 -12.50% 23
Merseyside +42 30 £46,250 +2.78% 3
Lancashire +4 3 £23,000 -29.23% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 121 (59.31%) Firewall
2 103 (50.49%) Cisco
3 101 (49.51%) WAN
4 94 (46.08%) LAN
5 87 (42.65%) Active Directory
6 80 (39.22%) Microsoft
7 79 (38.73%) Windows
8 58 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (27.45%) DNS
9 56 (27.45%) Network Security
10 55 (26.96%) Office 365
10 55 (26.96%) Wireless
11 53 (25.98%) MPLS
12 52 (25.49%) VMware
13 51 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 51 (25.00%) CCNP
14 47 (23.04%) Linux
15 45 (22.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 43 (21.08%) ITIL
16 43 (21.08%) SSL
16 43 (21.08%) Windows Server
17 41 (20.10%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (19.61%) IPsec
19 39 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 38 (18.63%) Load Balancing
21 37 (18.14%) Hyper-V
21 37 (18.14%) Business Continuity
22 35 (17.16%) Juniper
22 35 (17.16%) SIEM
23 34 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

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 29 (14.22%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.90%) IIS
5 9 (4.41%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.45%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.47%) nginx
8 2 (0.98%) Apache
9 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 26 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (5.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 55 (26.96%) Office 365
2 39 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.92%) IaaS
5 4 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.96%) PaaS
6 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 121 (59.31%) Firewall
2 101 (49.51%) WAN
3 94 (46.08%) LAN
4 56 (27.45%) DNS
4 56 (27.45%) Network Security
5 55 (26.96%) Wireless
6 53 (25.98%) MPLS
7 51 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 43 (21.08%) SSL
9 41 (20.10%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (19.61%) IPsec
11 32 (15.69%) Ethernet
12 31 (15.20%) Cisco IOS
12 31 (15.20%) DHCP
13 30 (14.71%) BGP
14 25 (12.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (12.25%) Intrusion Detection
14 25 (12.25%) VoIP
14 25 (12.25%) WLAN
15 24 (11.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.49%) MS Access
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (4.90%) Hudson
2 10 (4.90%) Vagrant
3 7 (3.43%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.45%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.47%) Subversion
5 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.49%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (8.82%) Retail
1 18 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.86%) Finance
3 11 (5.39%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.92%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.43%) Games
6 5 (2.45%) Electronics
7 3 (1.47%) Banking
7 3 (1.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.98%) Back Office
8 2 (0.98%) Marketing
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (22.55%) Network Engineer
2 27 (13.24%) Analyst
3 21 (10.29%) Security Engineer
4 19 (9.31%) Architect
4 19 (9.31%) IT Manager
5 16 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (7.84%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (7.35%) Technical Analyst
7 13 (6.37%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (6.37%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (6.37%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (6.37%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.88%) Information Architect
8 12 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
8 12 (5.88%) IT Analyst
8 12 (5.88%) Security Architect
8 12 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 12 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (0.98%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (0.98%) LDAP
2 2 (0.98%) REST
2 2 (0.98%) SOAP
3 1 (0.49%) CSS
3 1 (0.49%) JSON
3 1 (0.49%) Kafka
3 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.22%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (4.90%) Replication
5 9 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.43%) Video\Live Streaming
7 6 (2.94%) Clustering
7 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.45%) PKI
8 5 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.96%) 3D Printing
9 4 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.98%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.49%) Handset
12 1 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 79 (38.73%) Windows
2 47 (23.04%) Linux
3 43 (21.08%) Windows Server
4 34 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.37%) Android
7 10 (4.90%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.92%) Apple iOS
8 8 (3.92%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.45%) CentOS
9 5 (2.45%) SUSE
10 4 (1.96%) Solaris
11 3 (1.47%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.47%) Unix
11 3 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.98%) Debian
12 2 (0.98%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.06%) Disaster Recovery
2 43 (21.08%) ITIL
3 38 (18.63%) Load Balancing
4 37 (18.14%) Business Continuity
5 35 (17.16%) SIEM
6 33 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 26 (12.75%) Information Security
8 26 (12.75%) Kalman Filter
8 26 (12.75%) Time Management
9 25 (12.25%) Project Management
9 25 (12.25%) Vulnerability Management
10 24 (11.76%) High Availability
11 23 (11.27%) Change Management
12 21 (10.29%) Configuration Management
13 20 (9.80%) Process Improvement
14 18 (8.82%) Service Delivery
15 15 (7.35%) DevOps
15 15 (7.35%) Network Management
15 15 (7.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.69%) SQL
2 15 (7.35%) Python
3 11 (5.39%) Go
3 11 (5.39%) Java
3 11 (5.39%) Ruby
4 10 (4.90%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.96%) Perl
7 3 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.98%) C
8 2 (0.98%) C++
8 2 (0.98%) PHP
9 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 58 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (25.00%) CCNP
3 26 (12.75%) CCNA
4 25 (12.25%) CCDP
5 17 (8.33%) Degree
6 15 (7.35%) CISSP
7 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.45%) MCSE
9 4 (1.96%) RHCE
9 4 (1.96%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.47%) CISM
10 3 (1.47%) MCITP
10 3 (1.47%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.98%) CCIE
11 2 (0.98%) CISA
11 2 (0.98%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.98%) MCP
11 2 (0.98%) MCSA
12 1 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.94%) SLA
3 4 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.96%) FISMA
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) GPG13
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 87 (42.65%) Active Directory
2 37 (18.14%) Hyper-V
3 28 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.37%) Firmware
5 12 (5.88%) Docker
6 6 (2.94%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.94%) XenApp
6 6 (2.94%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.96%) vSphere
8 3 (1.47%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.49%) KVM
10 1 (0.49%) vCloud
10 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (6.86%) Ansible
1 14 (6.86%) Nessus
2 13 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 12 (5.88%) Nagios
3 12 (5.88%) Puppet
4 11 (5.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (5.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (5.39%) Terraform
4 11 (5.39%) TrustSec
4 11 (5.39%) ZABBIX
5 10 (4.90%) Backup Exec
5 10 (4.90%) Consul
5 10 (4.90%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (4.90%) Grafana
5 10 (4.90%) Graphite
5 10 (4.90%) Opsview
5 10 (4.90%) Packer
5 10 (4.90%) Salt
6 9 (4.41%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 103 (50.49%) Cisco
2 80 (39.22%) Microsoft
3 52 (25.49%) VMware
4 35 (17.16%) Juniper
5 23 (11.27%) CheckPoint
6 22 (10.78%) F5
7 16 (7.84%) Veeam
8 14 (6.86%) Fortinet
8 14 (6.86%) Mitel
8 14 (6.86%) Riverbed
9 13 (6.37%) Citrix
9 13 (6.37%) Forcepoint
10 12 (5.88%) Tufin
11 9 (4.41%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.92%) HP
12 8 (3.92%) McAfee
12 8 (3.92%) Nimble Storage
13 7 (3.43%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.94%) Infoblox
15 5 (2.45%) Sophos