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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / North West
Rank 170 141 139
Rank change year-on-year -29 -2  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 84 99 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.37% 1.74% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.29% 11.67% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 74 91 96
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £22,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.10%  

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 904 848 1114
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 14.92% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 701 689 849
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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
Manchester -33 53 £33,500 -4.28% 13
Cheshire +1 19 £30,000 -4.76% 10
Merseyside +2 7 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Lancashire +1 2 £18,000 -33.33% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 92 (52.87%) Windows
2 85 (48.85%) Firewall
3 84 (48.28%) Cisco
4 74 (42.53%) WAN
5 67 (38.51%) LAN
6 64 (36.78%) Microsoft
7 59 (33.91%) Active Directory
8 54 (31.03%) VMware
9 51 (29.31%) Citrix
10 49 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (28.16%) ITIL
11 48 (27.59%) Windows Server
12 47 (27.01%) DNS
13 43 (24.71%) DHCP
14 42 (24.14%) Wireless
15 41 (23.56%) TCP/IP
16 40 (22.99%) Hyper-V
17 38 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
17 38 (21.84%) MS Excel
18 37 (21.26%) Data Centre
18 37 (21.26%) Degree
19 34 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
19 34 (19.54%) Linux
19 34 (19.54%) CCNP
19 34 (19.54%) CCNA
20 33 (18.97%) VoIP
20 33 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (18.39%) Office 365
22 31 (17.82%) Network Security
23 29 (16.67%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related 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 (14.37%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.47%) IIS
3 12 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.60%) JBoss
7 7 (4.02%) Skype for Business
7 7 (4.02%) Tomcat
8 6 (3.45%) Apache
8 6 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (3.45%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.15%) nginx
10 1 (0.57%) GroupWise
Applications
1 38 (21.84%) MS Excel
2 27 (15.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.39%) Office 365
2 14 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.60%) IaaS
5 6 (3.45%) PaaS
5 6 (3.45%) SaaS
6 3 (1.72%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 85 (48.85%) Firewall
2 74 (42.53%) WAN
3 67 (38.51%) LAN
4 47 (27.01%) DNS
5 43 (24.71%) DHCP
6 42 (24.14%) Wireless
7 41 (23.56%) TCP/IP
8 33 (18.97%) VoIP
9 31 (17.82%) Network Security
10 29 (16.67%) VLAN
11 27 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (15.52%) SAN
11 27 (15.52%) SSL
12 26 (14.94%) WLAN
13 23 (13.22%) Cisco Wireless
14 17 (9.77%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (9.20%) MPLS
16 14 (8.05%) Skype
17 13 (7.47%) Internet
18 12 (6.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 21 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.77%) Finance
3 11 (6.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (5.75%) Retail
5 8 (4.60%) German Language
6 6 (3.45%) Banking
7 2 (1.15%) Advertising
7 2 (1.15%) French Language
7 2 (1.15%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (25.86%) Analyst
2 33 (18.97%) Network Engineer
3 25 (14.37%) Support Engineer
4 24 (13.79%) IT Support
5 22 (12.64%) Network Analyst
6 18 (10.34%) IT Engineer
7 16 (9.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (6.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Consultant
10 9 (5.17%) Network Consultant
11 8 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) Network Security Consultant
11 8 (4.60%) Security Consultant
11 8 (4.60%) Security Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) Service Analyst
11 8 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (4.60%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) Middleware
2 3 (1.72%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.57%) .NET
4 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.57%) FFmpeg
4 1 (0.57%) RESTful
4 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.26%) Data Centre
2 25 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.17%) Driving Licence
3 9 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.60%) iPad
5 7 (4.02%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.02%) iPhone
6 6 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (3.45%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.30%) Replication
8 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.15%) CCTV
9 2 (1.15%) CMDB
9 2 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (1.15%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (1.15%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 92 (52.87%) Windows
2 48 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 38 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (19.54%) Linux
4 34 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 13 (7.47%) Windows 8
6 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.90%) Unix
8 7 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.45%) AIX
9 6 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.87%) CentOS
10 5 (2.87%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.30%) Debian
11 4 (2.30%) Solaris
12 1 (0.57%) Android
12 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.16%) ITIL
2 25 (14.37%) Service Management
3 18 (10.34%) High Availability
4 17 (9.77%) Network Management
5 16 (9.20%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (9.20%) Migration
5 16 (9.20%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (7.47%) Mentoring
7 12 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 11 (6.32%) CRM
9 9 (5.17%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.60%) DevOps
10 8 (4.60%) Identity Management
10 8 (4.60%) Project Management
10 8 (4.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (4.02%) Change Management
11 7 (4.02%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (4.02%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.64%) SQL
2 17 (9.77%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.87%) VBScript
4 2 (1.15%) Java
4 2 (1.15%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.15%) VB
5 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.57%) C
5 1 (0.57%) C#
5 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (21.26%) Degree
3 34 (19.54%) CCNA
3 34 (19.54%) CCNP
4 29 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (14.94%) MCSE
6 8 (4.60%) MOS
7 7 (4.02%) CISSP
7 7 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.45%) EMC Certification
8 6 (3.45%) MCITP
8 6 (3.45%) RHCE
9 5 (2.87%) MCSA
10 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.30%) SCNA
10 4 (2.30%) SCSA
10 4 (2.30%) Sun Certification
11 3 (1.72%) CISM
11 3 (1.72%) MCT
11 3 (1.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.90%) SLA
2 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.15%) QA
4 2 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (33.91%) Active Directory
2 40 (22.99%) Hyper-V
3 33 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.45%) Sendmail
5 5 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.87%) XenApp
6 4 (2.30%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.72%) vSphere
8 2 (1.15%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.15%) KVM
8 2 (1.15%) pfSense
8 2 (1.15%) Varnish
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.57%) NDS
9 1 (0.57%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) Cisco CUCM
1 16 (9.20%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (6.90%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.87%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (2.87%) SCDPM
4 4 (2.30%) SCCM
5 3 (1.72%) Cacti
5 3 (1.72%) Nagios
5 3 (1.72%) WSUS
6 2 (1.15%) Ansible
6 2 (1.15%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.15%) cPanel
6 2 (1.15%) Nessus
6 2 (1.15%) Nexpose
6 2 (1.15%) Nmap
6 2 (1.15%) Plesk
6 2 (1.15%) QRadar
6 2 (1.15%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 84 (48.28%) Cisco
2 64 (36.78%) Microsoft
3 54 (31.03%) VMware
4 51 (29.31%) Citrix
5 19 (10.92%) HP
6 13 (7.47%) Meraki
7 12 (6.90%) CheckPoint
7 12 (6.90%) Intel Security
8 9 (5.17%) EMC
8 9 (5.17%) Veeam
9 8 (4.60%) AppSense
9 8 (4.60%) Fortinet
9 8 (4.60%) Riverbed
10 7 (4.02%) EqualLogic
11 6 (3.45%) Draytek
11 6 (3.45%) F5
11 6 (3.45%) IBM
11 6 (3.45%) Lotus
11 6 (3.45%) Software AG
11 6 (3.45%) SonicWALL
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