Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 178 189 198
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 119 146 189
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.48% 1.44% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.61% 7.92% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 86 106 145
Median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +19.40%
10th Percentile £25,750 £20,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,125 £65,750
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% +11.76%

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 1,122 1,844 1,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.93% 18.22% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 862 1,336 1,291
Median annual salary £40,227 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.61% +12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,625 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in the North West.

Salary trend for VPN in the North West

VPN
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the North West over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +35 73 £49,000 +46.27% 19
Cheshire +20 19 £36,000 +10.77% 8
Merseyside +11 12 £26,500 -44.21% 1
Cumbria -15 10 £27,250 - 1
Lancashire +5 5 £42,500 +102.38% 3
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 65 (54.62%) Microsoft
2 64 (53.78%) Windows
3 62 (52.10%) Firewall
4 53 (44.54%) Cisco
5 52 (43.70%) Active Directory
6 45 (37.82%) Office 365
7 42 (35.29%) Azure
8 38 (31.93%) DNS
9 37 (31.09%) TCP/IP
10 36 (30.25%) WAN
10 36 (30.25%) LAN
11 32 (26.89%) ITIL
11 32 (26.89%) Windows Server
12 30 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (25.21%) Network Security
13 29 (24.37%) Windows 10
14 28 (23.53%) VMware
15 27 (22.69%) DHCP
16 25 (21.01%) Linux
17 22 (18.49%) Wireless
18 21 (17.65%) Python
18 21 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (16.81%) AWS
19 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Office
19 20 (16.81%) MS Exchange
19 20 (16.81%) CCNA
19 20 (16.81%) Service Management
19 20 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 19 (15.97%) Management Information System
20 19 (15.97%) Degree

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 20 (16.81%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.45%) IIS
3 8 (6.72%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.36%) Confluence
5 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.84%) CMS
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (7.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.84%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.84%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 45 (37.82%) Office 365
2 42 (35.29%) Azure
3 20 (16.81%) AWS
4 13 (10.92%) IaaS
4 13 (10.92%) PaaS
5 8 (6.72%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (6.72%) Amazon S3
5 8 (6.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (6.72%) GitHub
5 8 (6.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.52%) SaaS
7 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.84%) G Suite
8 1 (0.84%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 62 (52.10%) Firewall
2 38 (31.93%) DNS
3 37 (31.09%) TCP/IP
4 36 (30.25%) LAN
4 36 (30.25%) WAN
5 30 (25.21%) Network Security
6 27 (22.69%) DHCP
7 22 (18.49%) Wireless
8 16 (13.45%) MPLS
9 14 (11.76%) VLAN
10 13 (10.92%) BGP
10 13 (10.92%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (10.08%) VoIP
12 9 (7.56%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (6.72%) Unified Communications
14 7 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
15 6 (5.04%) OSPF
15 6 (5.04%) SNMP
16 5 (4.20%) DMZ
17 4 (3.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.36%) JIRA
3 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket
General
1 13 (10.92%) Public Sector
2 8 (6.72%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.04%) Retail
4 5 (4.20%) Finance
4 5 (4.20%) Fire and Rescue
4 5 (4.20%) Police
5 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.68%) Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (10.08%) Analyst
3 12 (10.08%) ICT Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Architect
4 11 (9.24%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.40%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (8.40%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Help Desk Support
7 8 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) Service Desk Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Windows Support Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.84%) .NET
2 1 (0.84%) COM
2 1 (0.84%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.97%) Management Information System
2 16 (13.45%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.56%) Blackberry
4 8 (6.72%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (6.72%) Smartphone
5 7 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (5.88%) e-Learning
5 7 (5.88%) Life Science
6 6 (5.04%) Driving Licence
7 5 (4.20%) Fat Client
7 5 (4.20%) Thin Client
8 4 (3.36%) NHS
8 4 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (2.52%) Social Media
10 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.84%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 64 (53.78%) Windows
2 32 (26.89%) Windows Server
3 29 (24.37%) Windows 10
4 25 (21.01%) Linux
5 14 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 11 (9.24%) Android
7 10 (8.40%) Apple iOS
7 10 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (8.40%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.20%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.52%) CentOS
11 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.68%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.89%) ITIL
2 20 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (16.81%) Service Management
3 18 (15.13%) Configuration Management
4 16 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (12.61%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (10.92%) Change Control
7 11 (9.24%) DevOps
7 11 (9.24%) Mentoring
7 11 (9.24%) Migration
8 10 (8.40%) Data Management
8 10 (8.40%) Server Virtualisation
9 9 (7.56%) Business Continuity
10 8 (6.72%) Computer Science
10 8 (6.72%) Data Protection
10 8 (6.72%) ITIL V3
10 8 (6.72%) ITSM
10 8 (6.72%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.72%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.65%) Python
2 18 (15.13%) PowerShell
3 16 (13.45%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.81%) CCNA
3 19 (15.97%) Degree
4 14 (11.76%) CCNP
4 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (10.92%) MCSE
6 11 (9.24%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (9.24%) Security Cleared
7 9 (7.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (5.04%) DBS Check
8 6 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.52%) CCDP
10 3 (2.52%) MCSA
10 3 (2.52%) MCTS
10 3 (2.52%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (1.68%) CCIE
11 2 (1.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (1.68%) LPIC
11 2 (1.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.61%) SLA
2 14 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (10.08%) PCI DSS
4 7 (5.88%) GDPR
5 4 (3.36%) QA
6 2 (1.68%) NIST
7 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.84%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.84%) NCSC
7 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (43.70%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.08%) Docker
4 11 (9.24%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.20%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.68%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.84%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) Ansible
2 14 (11.76%) Puppet
3 10 (8.40%) Kubernetes
4 9 (7.56%) SCCM
5 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (4.20%) SCOM
6 3 (2.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.68%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.68%) DameWare
7 2 (1.68%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.68%) OpenView
7 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.68%) OVSD
8 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (54.62%) Microsoft
2 53 (44.54%) Cisco
3 28 (23.53%) VMware
4 15 (12.61%) HP
4 15 (12.61%) ServiceNow
5 13 (10.92%) Citrix
6 12 (10.08%) Palo Alto
7 9 (7.56%) F5
7 9 (7.56%) iManage
7 9 (7.56%) SolarWinds
7 9 (7.56%) Veeam
8 7 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.88%) Remedy
8 7 (5.88%) Virgin Media
9 6 (5.04%) Apple
9 6 (5.04%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.04%) Meraki
9 6 (5.04%) NetApp
10 4 (3.36%) Juniper
11 3 (2.52%) Adobe