Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 173 174
Rank change year-on-year -25 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 142 212 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.36% 1.78% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.07% 11.15% 11.82%
Number of salaries quoted 136 158 224
North West median annual salary £35,000 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.39% -7.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £21,875 £21,175 £21,500
90th Percentile £53,125 £66,625 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,760 1,902 2,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.86% 15.95% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,151 1,558 1,660
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,198 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.72% +8.20% +1.30%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +29 97 £34,750 -10.90% 29
Lancashire -13 20 £35,000 +55.56% 7
Cheshire -30 19 £37,500 - 9
Merseyside -28 6 £40,500 -19.00% 3
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 94 (66.20%) Firewall
2 76 (53.52%) Windows
2 76 (53.52%) Active Directory
3 73 (51.41%) Cisco
4 66 (46.48%) LAN
5 61 (42.96%) WAN
6 58 (40.85%) Microsoft
7 56 (39.44%) Office 365
8 55 (38.73%) DNS
9 47 (33.10%) TCP/IP
10 46 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
10 46 (32.39%) Windows Server
11 45 (31.69%) Windows 10
12 44 (30.99%) VMware
13 38 (26.76%) Azure
14 36 (25.35%) Microsoft Office
15 35 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (21.83%) Network Security
16 31 (21.83%) BGP
17 30 (21.13%) CCNP
17 30 (21.13%) VLAN
18 29 (20.42%) DHCP
19 28 (19.72%) SMTP
19 28 (19.72%) Internet
19 28 (19.72%) Wireless
20 27 (19.01%) OSPF
20 27 (19.01%) Data Centre
21 25 (17.61%) CCNA
21 25 (17.61%) SolarWinds
22 24 (16.90%) ITIL

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 17 (11.97%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.56%) IIS
3 12 (8.45%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.11%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.41%) CMS
6 2 (1.41%) nginx
7 1 (0.70%) Drupal
7 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (25.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.82%) Acrobat
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.70%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.70%) Magento
1 1 (0.70%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.70%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 56 (39.44%) Office 365
2 38 (26.76%) Azure
3 14 (9.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (7.75%) AWS
5 4 (2.82%) SaaS
6 3 (2.11%) GCP
6 3 (2.11%) IaaS
6 3 (2.11%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.11%) PaaS
7 2 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.41%) Google Play
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.70%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.70%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 94 (66.20%) Firewall
2 66 (46.48%) LAN
3 61 (42.96%) WAN
4 55 (38.73%) DNS
5 47 (33.10%) TCP/IP
6 31 (21.83%) BGP
6 31 (21.83%) Network Security
7 30 (21.13%) VLAN
8 29 (20.42%) DHCP
9 28 (19.72%) Internet
9 28 (19.72%) SMTP
9 28 (19.72%) Wireless
10 27 (19.01%) OSPF
11 22 (15.49%) VoIP
12 19 (13.38%) IPv6
13 17 (11.97%) HTTP
13 17 (11.97%) IPsec
14 14 (9.86%) MPLS
14 14 (9.86%) SNMP
14 14 (9.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) MSI
2 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (11.27%) Public Sector
2 10 (7.04%) Fire and Rescue
2 10 (7.04%) Police
2 10 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.11%) Finance
3 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) French Language
4 2 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) German Language
Job Titles
1 36 (25.35%) Network Engineer
2 26 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (12.68%) Administrator
4 14 (9.86%) Analyst
4 14 (9.86%) Network Administrator
5 13 (9.15%) Support Technician
6 12 (8.45%) Network Support
6 12 (8.45%) Support Engineer
7 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (7.75%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (7.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (7.04%) Network Support Technician
8 10 (7.04%) Network Technician
9 9 (6.34%) IT Support
9 9 (6.34%) Support Analyst
10 8 (5.63%) Architect
10 8 (5.63%) IT Technician
10 8 (5.63%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) LDAP
2 3 (2.11%) .NET
2 3 (2.11%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.41%) OAuth
3 2 (1.41%) OpenID
3 2 (1.41%) REST
3 2 (1.41%) SAML
3 2 (1.41%) SOAP
4 1 (0.70%) JSON
4 1 (0.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.01%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.75%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (6.34%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.23%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.23%) FMCG
4 6 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.23%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.11%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.11%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.11%) User Experience
6 2 (1.41%) CESG
6 2 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.41%) IPTV
6 2 (1.41%) PKI
6 2 (1.41%) Smart Energy
6 2 (1.41%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 76 (53.52%) Windows
2 46 (32.39%) Windows Server
3 45 (31.69%) Windows 10
4 18 (12.68%) Linux
5 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.63%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.52%) Unix
8 4 (2.82%) Android
8 4 (2.82%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.70%) Debian
10 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.90%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.97%) Migration
5 15 (10.56%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (10.56%) Network Design
5 15 (10.56%) Project Management
6 14 (9.86%) Network Management
6 14 (9.86%) Project Planning
7 13 (9.15%) Network Architecture
7 13 (9.15%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.75%) Data Protection
8 11 (7.75%) Presales
9 10 (7.04%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (7.04%) Data Security
9 10 (7.04%) Identity Management
9 10 (7.04%) Line Management
9 10 (7.04%) Project Delivery
10 9 (6.34%) Problem Management
10 9 (6.34%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.75%) SQL
2 9 (6.34%) Python
3 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.11%) PHP
5 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) C
6 1 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) C++
6 1 (0.70%) Java
6 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) Ruby
6 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (21.13%) CCNP
3 25 (17.61%) CCNA
4 17 (11.97%) Degree
5 11 (7.75%) CCDP
6 4 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.82%) MCSE
6 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.11%) AWS Certification
7 3 (2.11%) MCP
7 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (1.41%) CCIE
8 2 (1.41%) CCSP
8 2 (1.41%) CEH
8 2 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.41%) CISM
8 2 (1.41%) CISSP
8 2 (1.41%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.41%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.23%) SLA
3 4 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.82%) QA
4 2 (1.41%) GDPR
4 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.41%) NCSC
5 1 (0.70%) BS7799
5 1 (0.70%) GPG13
5 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (53.52%) Active Directory
2 35 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.27%) Hyper-V
3 16 (11.27%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (7.04%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.11%) Docker
6 3 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.41%) Firmware
7 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.41%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.86%) SCCM
2 13 (9.15%) WSUS
3 12 (8.45%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (7.04%) FortiGate
4 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 10 (7.04%) SCOM
5 3 (2.11%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.41%) Ansible
7 1 (0.70%) Cacti
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.70%) DameWare
7 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.70%) OpenView
7 1 (0.70%) OVSD
7 1 (0.70%) Puppet
7 1 (0.70%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 73 (51.41%) Cisco
2 58 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 44 (30.99%) VMware
4 25 (17.61%) SolarWinds
5 19 (13.38%) Palo Alto
6 16 (11.27%) Juniper
7 11 (7.75%) NetApp
8 10 (7.04%) Citrix
8 10 (7.04%) Meraki
9 9 (6.34%) Redback
10 8 (5.63%) F5
10 8 (5.63%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.63%) Veeam
11 7 (4.93%) Avaya
11 7 (4.93%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.52%) Adobe
12 5 (3.52%) CheckPoint
12 5 (3.52%) Google
12 5 (3.52%) iManage
13 4 (2.82%) Darktrace