Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 160 161
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 +32
Permanent jobs citing VPN 242 224 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.84% 1.88% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.72% 11.78% 12.40%
Number of salaries quoted 224 175 196
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.94% +6.15%
10th Percentile £21,500 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,200 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%

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 2064 1901 1943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.68% 15.95% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1672 1585 1548
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Cheshire +49 122 £36,000 +10.77% 4
Manchester -50 98 £44,500 +2.89% 10
Lancashire +11 15 £28,750 +4.55% 3
Merseyside -44 3 £44,500 +36.92% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 159 (65.70%) WAN
2 148 (61.16%) LAN
3 142 (58.68%) Firewall
4 134 (55.37%) Cisco
5 116 (47.93%) Windows
6 84 (34.71%) Cisco Certification
7 80 (33.06%) MPLS
7 80 (33.06%) BGP
8 77 (31.82%) Microsoft
9 71 (29.34%) OSPF
10 70 (28.93%) Active Directory
11 67 (27.69%) CCNP
12 64 (26.45%) Wireless
13 61 (25.21%) IPsec
13 61 (25.21%) VMware
14 58 (23.97%) EIGRP
15 57 (23.55%) Load Balancing
16 56 (23.14%) Ethernet
16 56 (23.14%) SSL
17 55 (22.73%) Network Security
18 54 (22.31%) DNS
19 53 (21.90%) Cisco ASA
20 51 (21.07%) Windows Server
21 50 (20.66%) F5
21 50 (20.66%) Data Centre
21 50 (20.66%) Citrix
22 49 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
23 48 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
24 47 (19.42%) VoIP
24 47 (19.42%) 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 27 (11.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.13%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.89%) SAS
7 3 (1.24%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.24%) IIS
7 3 (1.24%) K2 blackpearl
7 3 (1.24%) nginx
8 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.41%) Apache
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.24%) Camtasia
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.24%) Magento
1 3 (1.24%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.46%) Office 365
2 27 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.65%) IaaS
5 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 159 (65.70%) WAN
2 148 (61.16%) LAN
3 142 (58.68%) Firewall
4 80 (33.06%) BGP
4 80 (33.06%) MPLS
5 71 (29.34%) OSPF
6 64 (26.45%) Wireless
7 61 (25.21%) IPsec
8 58 (23.97%) EIGRP
9 56 (23.14%) Ethernet
9 56 (23.14%) SSL
10 55 (22.73%) Network Security
11 54 (22.31%) DNS
12 53 (21.90%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (19.42%) VoIP
14 44 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
15 43 (17.77%) TCP/IP
16 41 (16.94%) DHCP
17 34 (14.05%) SAN
18 28 (11.57%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.31%) MySQL
3 3 (1.24%) Power BI
4 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.83%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.41%) Selenium
3 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (10.33%) Finance
2 13 (5.37%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.89%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.48%) Retail
6 3 (1.24%) Advertising
6 3 (1.24%) Games
6 3 (1.24%) German Language
6 3 (1.24%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (28.51%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.46%) Analyst
3 27 (11.16%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (11.16%) Support Engineer
4 23 (9.50%) IT Engineer
5 18 (7.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 16 (6.61%) Operations Engineer
6 16 (6.61%) Senior Network Engineer
7 15 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (5.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (5.79%) Security Engineer
8 14 (5.79%) Service Analyst
9 13 (5.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) Desktop Support
10 12 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (4.55%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.96%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.31%) CSS
3 4 (1.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.66%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.89%) Life Science
3 7 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.65%) Replication
6 3 (1.24%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.24%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.83%) EPoS
7 2 (0.83%) iPad
7 2 (0.83%) PKI
7 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Clustering
8 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 116 (47.93%) Windows
2 51 (21.07%) Windows Server
3 49 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (19.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (10.74%) Linux
6 25 (10.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.37%) Windows 10
9 12 (4.96%) Unix
10 10 (4.13%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.72%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.89%) CentOS
13 5 (2.07%) Debian
14 3 (1.24%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.83%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.41%) Android
16 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.41%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.55%) Load Balancing
2 47 (19.42%) ITIL
3 43 (17.77%) Service Management
4 28 (11.57%) Kalman Filter
5 22 (9.09%) ITSM
5 22 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 19 (7.85%) Network Management
7 18 (7.44%) Information Security
8 16 (6.61%) ITIL V3
8 16 (6.61%) Mentoring
9 13 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (5.37%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.37%) Migration
10 11 (4.55%) Asset Management
10 11 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (3.72%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (3.72%) SIEM
12 9 (3.72%) WAN Optimisation
13 8 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.37%) PowerShell
1 13 (5.37%) Python
2 10 (4.13%) C
3 9 (3.72%) SQL
4 6 (2.48%) PHP
5 5 (2.07%) Perl
6 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.83%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) Java
7 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (34.71%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (27.69%) CCNP
3 42 (17.36%) Degree
4 34 (14.05%) CCNA
5 22 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (6.61%) CCIE
6 16 (6.61%) MCSE
7 13 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (4.96%) JNCIP
9 11 (4.55%) Security Cleared
10 9 (3.72%) CCA
10 9 (3.72%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (3.31%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.89%) MCITP
13 4 (1.65%) CCDP
13 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.24%) CISSP
14 3 (1.24%) MCP
14 3 (1.24%) MCSA
14 3 (1.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.20%) PMO
2 12 (4.96%) SLA
3 7 (2.89%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (28.93%) Active Directory
2 35 (14.46%) Hyper-V
3 32 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.37%) Terminal Services
5 9 (3.72%) XenApp
6 5 (2.07%) KVM
7 4 (1.65%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.24%) Varnish
8 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.24%) vSphere
9 2 (0.83%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (7.44%) FortiGate
2 17 (7.02%) Cacti
3 11 (4.55%) SCCM
4 9 (3.72%) Nagios
4 9 (3.72%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (3.31%) Puppet
6 6 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.65%) OpenNMS
7 4 (1.65%) RANCID
7 4 (1.65%) SCOM
8 3 (1.24%) cPanel
8 3 (1.24%) Plesk
8 3 (1.24%) TrustSec
9 2 (0.83%) Ansible
9 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.41%) DameWare
10 1 (0.41%) Nessus
10 1 (0.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 134 (55.37%) Cisco
2 77 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 61 (25.21%) VMware
4 50 (20.66%) Citrix
4 50 (20.66%) F5
5 46 (19.01%) Juniper
6 30 (12.40%) Riverbed
7 23 (9.50%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.96%) SolarWinds
9 11 (4.55%) HP
10 9 (3.72%) BT
11 8 (3.31%) Veeam
12 7 (2.89%) Google
12 7 (2.89%) Palo Alto
12 7 (2.89%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.89%) Splunk
13 6 (2.48%) Apple
13 6 (2.48%) IronPort
14 5 (2.07%) Brocade
14 5 (2.07%) Polycom