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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 137 133
Rank change year-on-year -22 -4  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 127 103 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.86% 1.83% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.02% 11.55% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 117 80 104
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +21.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £53,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1057 892 957
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.47% 15.85% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 844 756 767
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +21 66 £32,500 - 10
Manchester -21 52 £42,500 +3.65% 12
Lancashire +5 7 £22,000 -20.00%
Merseyside -29 1 £45,000 +7.78% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 124 (59.33%) WAN
2 118 (56.46%) LAN
3 110 (52.63%) Firewall
4 105 (50.24%) Windows
5 94 (44.98%) Cisco
6 71 (33.97%) Microsoft
7 59 (28.23%) Citrix
7 59 (28.23%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (27.27%) VMware
9 49 (23.44%) CCNP
10 48 (22.97%) Active Directory
10 48 (22.97%) ITIL
10 48 (22.97%) Windows Server
11 47 (22.49%) Wireless
12 44 (21.05%) TCP/IP
13 43 (20.57%) MPLS
14 42 (20.10%) Data Centre
14 42 (20.10%) Degree
15 41 (19.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 40 (19.14%) SSL
17 39 (18.66%) Network Security
18 38 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
18 38 (18.18%) Hyper-V
18 38 (18.18%) SAN
19 34 (16.27%) BGP
19 34 (16.27%) Cisco ASA
20 33 (15.79%) CCNA
21 32 (15.31%) Service Management
22 30 (14.35%) DNS
22 30 (14.35%) VoIP

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 30 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.74%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.35%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.39%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.91%) IIS
7 4 (1.91%) nginx
7 4 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.53%) Office 365
2 15 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.39%) IaaS
5 4 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.48%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 124 (59.33%) WAN
2 118 (56.46%) LAN
3 110 (52.63%) Firewall
4 47 (22.49%) Wireless
5 44 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 43 (20.57%) MPLS
7 40 (19.14%) SSL
8 39 (18.66%) Network Security
9 38 (18.18%) SAN
10 34 (16.27%) BGP
10 34 (16.27%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (14.35%) DNS
11 30 (14.35%) Ethernet
11 30 (14.35%) VoIP
12 28 (13.40%) OSPF
13 25 (11.96%) DHCP
13 25 (11.96%) IPsec
14 22 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (10.53%) WLAN
15 21 (10.05%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.48%) Selenium
2 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (11.96%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.66%) Finance
3 14 (6.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (4.31%) German Language
5 7 (3.35%) Retail
6 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Back Office
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.96%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (23.92%) Analyst
2 49 (23.44%) Network Engineer
3 28 (13.40%) Network Analyst
4 26 (12.44%) Support Engineer
5 22 (10.53%) IT Engineer
6 18 (8.61%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (6.22%) Service Analyst
9 12 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (4.78%) Consultant
11 10 (4.78%) Security Engineer
12 9 (4.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 9 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (4.31%) IT Support
13 8 (3.83%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.35%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.91%) Web Services
3 2 (0.96%) CSS
3 2 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.10%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.39%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.39%) Replication
5 4 (1.91%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.44%) iPad
6 3 (1.44%) Life Science
6 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.44%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.96%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (0.96%) EPoS
7 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.96%) PKI
7 2 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.48%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 105 (50.24%) Windows
2 48 (22.97%) Windows Server
3 41 (19.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (11.96%) Linux
6 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (9.57%) Windows 7
8 14 (6.70%) Unix
9 12 (5.74%) Windows XP
10 9 (4.31%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.35%) CentOS
11 7 (3.35%) Debian
11 7 (3.35%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.91%) AIX
13 2 (0.96%) Android
13 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.97%) ITIL
2 32 (15.31%) Service Management
3 24 (11.48%) Network Management
4 23 (11.00%) Migration
5 20 (9.57%) Service Delivery
6 18 (8.61%) Kalman Filter
7 17 (8.13%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (8.13%) High Availability
7 17 (8.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 16 (7.66%) Load Balancing
9 14 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (6.70%) Mentoring
10 11 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (4.78%) Information Security
11 10 (4.78%) ITSM
11 10 (4.78%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (4.78%) Project Management
12 8 (3.83%) ITIL V3
12 8 (3.83%) Server Hardening
12 8 (3.83%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.87%) C
3 5 (2.39%) SQL
4 4 (1.91%) Python
5 3 (1.44%) PHP
6 2 (0.96%) C++
6 2 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.48%) Java
7 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (28.23%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (23.44%) CCNP
3 42 (20.10%) Degree
4 33 (15.79%) CCNA
5 16 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (7.18%) MCSE
7 14 (6.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (4.31%) MOS
9 8 (3.83%) CCA
9 8 (3.83%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.87%) JNCIP
10 6 (2.87%) MCITP
10 6 (2.87%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.39%) CCIE
12 4 (1.91%) RHCE
12 4 (1.91%) RHCSA
12 4 (1.91%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.44%) CISM
13 3 (1.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.26%) SLA
2 5 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.91%) PMO
4 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (22.97%) Active Directory
2 38 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 25 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.74%) Terminal Services
5 10 (4.78%) XenApp
6 4 (1.91%) KVM
6 4 (1.91%) Sendmail
6 4 (1.91%) Varnish
6 4 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.44%) vSphere
7 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.96%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (8.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 17 (8.13%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (4.31%) Cacti
3 8 (3.83%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.87%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (2.39%) SCCM
6 4 (1.91%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.91%) cPanel
6 4 (1.91%) Nagios
6 4 (1.91%) Plesk
7 3 (1.44%) Nessus
8 2 (0.96%) Ansible
8 2 (0.96%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.96%) Nmap
8 2 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.96%) Puppet
8 2 (0.96%) QRadar
9 1 (0.48%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.48%) SCOM
9 1 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 94 (44.98%) Cisco
2 71 (33.97%) Microsoft
3 59 (28.23%) Citrix
4 57 (27.27%) VMware
5 22 (10.53%) F5
5 22 (10.53%) Juniper
6 15 (7.18%) CheckPoint
6 15 (7.18%) Riverbed
7 13 (6.22%) HP
8 9 (4.31%) AppSense
9 8 (3.83%) Splunk
10 7 (3.35%) Meraki
10 7 (3.35%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.35%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.87%) BT
12 5 (2.39%) Fortinet
12 5 (2.39%) Lotus
12 5 (2.39%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.91%) SonicWALL
13 4 (1.91%) Veeam
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Training + Development
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Staff events
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Cyber Team
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + pension + biannual salary reviews + free par
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
North West England
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 Car Allowance, Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Cloudsource Technologies
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Car
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago