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

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 188 161
Rank change year-on-year +3 -27 +35
Permanent jobs citing VPN 210 183 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.49% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.21% 9.91% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 167 156 178
North West median annual salary £40,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.71% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,000 £20,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,500 £51,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 1,720 1,847 1,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.37% 14.99% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,349 1,460 1,373
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £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 20 February 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 February 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 +16 132 £43,000 +14.67% 23
Cheshire -9 61 £33,000 +13.79% 10
Merseyside -5 11 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Lancashire +11 5 £27,500 +61.76% 1
Cumbria -11 1 £25,250 -11.40%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 136 (64.76%) Firewall
2 117 (55.71%) Cisco
3 96 (45.71%) LAN
4 94 (44.76%) WAN
5 93 (44.29%) Windows
6 80 (38.10%) Active Directory
7 76 (36.19%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (30.95%) VMware
8 65 (30.95%) Windows Server
9 63 (30.00%) BGP
10 62 (29.52%) DNS
11 57 (27.14%) Microsoft
12 56 (26.67%) MPLS
13 53 (25.24%) CCNP
14 50 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
15 49 (23.33%) Network Security
15 49 (23.33%) VoIP
16 48 (22.86%) OSPF
17 47 (22.38%) Hyper-V
18 45 (21.43%) Data Centre
18 45 (21.43%) Office 365
18 45 (21.43%) ITIL
19 42 (20.00%) Citrix
20 40 (19.05%) VLAN
21 38 (18.10%) Juniper
21 38 (18.10%) Ethernet
22 37 (17.62%) IPsec
23 36 (17.14%) Wireless
23 36 (17.14%) DHCP
23 36 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure

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 25 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.10%) Skype for Business
3 13 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.86%) IIS
5 6 (2.86%) SAS
6 3 (1.43%) Apache
6 3 (1.43%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 17 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.43%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 6 (2.86%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.43%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.43%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.43%) Office 365
2 36 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (9.05%) IaaS
4 18 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (3.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (3.33%) PaaS
7 6 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.95%) SaaS
10 1 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 136 (64.76%) Firewall
2 96 (45.71%) LAN
3 94 (44.76%) WAN
4 63 (30.00%) BGP
5 62 (29.52%) DNS
6 56 (26.67%) MPLS
7 50 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
8 49 (23.33%) Network Security
8 49 (23.33%) VoIP
9 48 (22.86%) OSPF
10 40 (19.05%) VLAN
11 38 (18.10%) Ethernet
12 37 (17.62%) IPsec
13 36 (17.14%) DHCP
13 36 (17.14%) Wireless
14 35 (16.67%) EIGRP
14 35 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (13.81%) SSL
16 25 (11.90%) TCP/IP
17 24 (11.43%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.43%) Power BI
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.48%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.38%) Hudson
3 5 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 28 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.57%) Finance
3 10 (4.76%) Marketing
4 8 (3.81%) Games
4 8 (3.81%) Legal
4 8 (3.81%) Retail
5 5 (2.38%) German Language
5 5 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.90%) Law
7 2 (0.95%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.95%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (26.19%) Network Engineer
2 23 (10.95%) Support Engineer
3 20 (9.52%) Analyst
4 19 (9.05%) Architect
5 17 (8.10%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (7.62%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (7.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.67%) Network Specialist
7 14 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 13 (6.19%) Administrator
8 13 (6.19%) IT Engineer
8 13 (6.19%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (5.71%) Service Analyst
9 12 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.76%) IT Support
11 10 (4.76%) Network Security Specialist
11 10 (4.76%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.10%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.90%) CSS
2 4 (1.90%) HTML
3 3 (1.43%) .NET
3 3 (1.43%) Web Services
4 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.95%) jQuery
5 1 (0.48%) COM
5 1 (0.48%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 12 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (4.76%) PKI
5 9 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.33%) Tandem
7 6 (2.86%) Replication
8 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.90%) Clustering
9 4 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.43%) Life Science
10 3 (1.43%) Online Games
11 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.95%) BYOD
11 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 93 (44.29%) Windows
2 65 (30.95%) Windows Server
3 29 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.05%) Linux
6 12 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.81%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.86%) Unix
9 5 (2.38%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.90%) AIX
11 3 (1.43%) Android
12 2 (0.95%) Solaris
12 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.48%) CentOS
13 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.43%) ITIL
2 25 (11.90%) Load Balancing
3 23 (10.95%) Service Management
4 22 (10.48%) Configuration Management
5 20 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (8.10%) Network Management
7 15 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (6.19%) Release Management
9 12 (5.71%) Change Management
9 12 (5.71%) DevOps
9 12 (5.71%) Presales
9 12 (5.71%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (5.24%) Incident Management
10 11 (5.24%) Information Security
10 11 (5.24%) Mentoring
10 11 (5.24%) Network Design
11 9 (4.29%) Proactive Monitoring
12 8 (3.81%) High Availability
12 8 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.81%) SQL
2 19 (9.05%) Python
3 18 (8.57%) PHP
4 14 (6.67%) Perl
5 12 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.38%) Java
6 5 (2.38%) Ruby
7 4 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.43%) C
9 2 (0.95%) C#
10 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 76 (36.19%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (25.24%) CCNP
3 29 (13.81%) CCNA
4 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.10%) CCDP
6 14 (6.67%) Degree
6 14 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 13 (6.19%) JNCIP
8 11 (5.24%) MCSE
9 9 (4.29%) MCSA
10 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.38%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.38%) MOS
12 4 (1.90%) CCA
12 4 (1.90%) CCIE
12 4 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.43%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.05%) SLA
2 17 (8.10%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.86%) PMO
4 3 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 80 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 47 (22.38%) Hyper-V
3 34 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.62%) XenApp
5 13 (6.19%) Firmware
6 7 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.38%) Docker
7 5 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.95%) NFS
8 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.95%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (12.38%) SCCM
2 21 (10.00%) Cacti
2 21 (10.00%) Puppet
3 18 (8.57%) Nagios
4 14 (6.67%) OpenNMS
4 14 (6.67%) RANCID
5 10 (4.76%) SCOM
6 5 (2.38%) Ansible
6 5 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (2.38%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.38%) Packer
6 5 (2.38%) Terraform
7 4 (1.90%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.95%) Nessus
8 2 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (55.71%) Cisco
2 65 (30.95%) VMware
3 57 (27.14%) Microsoft
4 42 (20.00%) Citrix
5 38 (18.10%) Juniper
6 26 (12.38%) F5
7 17 (8.10%) Ericsson
7 17 (8.10%) Huawei
8 16 (7.62%) Google
9 13 (6.19%) SolarWinds
10 11 (5.24%) IronPort
10 11 (5.24%) Veeam
11 8 (3.81%) Brocade
11 8 (3.81%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.81%) HP
11 8 (3.81%) Polycom
12 7 (3.33%) Riverbed
12 7 (3.33%) Siemens
13 6 (2.86%) Capita
13 6 (2.86%) Foundry