Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 168 177
Rank change year-on-year -27 +9 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 174 237 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.52% 1.81% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.71% 12.25% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 122 203 179
North West median annual salary £34,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.82% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20,000 £23,350 £23,200
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,998 1,935 1,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.50% 14.76% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,655 1,536 1,571
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -32 79 £37,500 -20.63% 29
Cheshire -8 54 £34,500 -1.43% 7
Lancashire +19 20 £21,000 -23.64% 1
Merseyside +16 11 £37,500 -11.76%
Cumbria - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 96 (55.17%) Firewall
2 77 (44.25%) Active Directory
3 76 (43.68%) Microsoft
4 71 (40.80%) Windows
5 53 (30.46%) WAN
6 52 (29.89%) DNS
7 43 (24.71%) Linux
8 42 (24.14%) Cisco
8 42 (24.14%) LAN
9 39 (22.41%) Office 365
10 37 (21.26%) Windows Server
11 36 (20.69%) TCP/IP
11 36 (20.69%) VMware
12 34 (19.54%) MPLS
12 34 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (18.97%) Load Balancing
14 31 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
14 31 (17.82%) Wireless
15 30 (17.24%) ITIL
16 29 (16.67%) Hyper-V
17 28 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (15.52%) MS Exchange
18 27 (15.52%) DHCP
19 26 (14.94%) Network Security
20 25 (14.37%) SIEM
20 25 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
21 24 (13.79%) DevOps
21 24 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
22 23 (13.22%) CheckPoint
22 23 (13.22%) Nagios

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 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.45%) IIS
4 6 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.72%) Apache
6 2 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.57%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.57%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.41%) Office 365
2 34 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (17.82%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.15%) IaaS
7 2 (1.15%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.57%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.57%) SaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (55.17%) Firewall
2 53 (30.46%) WAN
3 52 (29.89%) DNS
4 42 (24.14%) LAN
5 36 (20.69%) TCP/IP
6 34 (19.54%) MPLS
7 31 (17.82%) Wireless
8 27 (15.52%) DHCP
9 26 (14.94%) Network Security
10 21 (12.07%) IPsec
11 19 (10.92%) VoIP
12 18 (10.34%) Remote Desktop
13 17 (9.77%) BGP
14 16 (9.20%) Ethernet
14 16 (9.20%) OSPF
15 15 (8.62%) SSL
16 14 (8.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (8.05%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (8.05%) Skype
17 12 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.17%) Power BI
3 9 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.60%) MySQL
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (11.49%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.92%) Hudson
3 18 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 18 (10.34%) Vagrant
4 14 (8.05%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (5.75%) Subversion
5 10 (5.75%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.57%) Ant
7 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.57%) JIRA
7 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (10.34%) Finance
2 12 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.60%) Retail
4 7 (4.02%) German Language
4 7 (4.02%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.87%) Dutch Language
5 5 (2.87%) Electronics
5 5 (2.87%) French Language
5 5 (2.87%) Games
6 3 (1.72%) Banking
6 3 (1.72%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.15%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (15.52%) Network Engineer
2 17 (9.77%) Security Engineer
3 15 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (8.05%) Analyst
5 12 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 11 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.32%) IT Support
6 11 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) AWS DevOps
7 10 (5.75%) IT Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) IT Manager
8 9 (5.17%) Architect
9 8 (4.60%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Operations Engineer
9 8 (4.60%) Service Desk Technician
10 7 (4.02%) IT Analyst
10 7 (4.02%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 6 (3.45%) 2nd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (2.87%) REST
1 5 (2.87%) SOAP
2 3 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.15%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.15%) CSS
3 2 (1.15%) OAuth
3 2 (1.15%) SAML
4 1 (0.57%) .NET
4 1 (0.57%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) jQuery
4 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 15 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.17%) PKI
4 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.60%) NHS
5 7 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.87%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.30%) 3D Printing
8 4 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.30%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.72%) CESG
9 3 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.72%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.15%) PMI
10 2 (1.15%) Replication
10 2 (1.15%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 71 (40.80%) Windows
2 43 (24.71%) Linux
3 37 (21.26%) Windows Server
4 21 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 16 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.17%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.60%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.45%) Android
9 6 (3.45%) Solaris
10 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.72%) CentOS
11 3 (1.72%) Debian
11 3 (1.72%) Unix
12 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.57%) SUSE
13 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.97%) Load Balancing
2 30 (17.24%) ITIL
3 25 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (14.37%) SIEM
4 24 (13.79%) DevOps
5 21 (12.07%) Configuration Management
6 20 (11.49%) Decision-Making
7 19 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (10.92%) High Availability
7 19 (10.92%) Microservices
7 19 (10.92%) Open Source
8 18 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (10.34%) IT Strategy
8 18 (10.34%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 17 (9.77%) Business Continuity
10 16 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (8.62%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (8.05%) Information Security
12 14 (8.05%) Service Management
13 13 (7.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.64%) Python
2 21 (12.07%) SQL
3 20 (11.49%) Java
4 19 (10.92%) Go
4 19 (10.92%) Ruby
5 9 (5.17%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.30%) C++
6 4 (2.30%) PHP
7 3 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.72%) Perl
8 2 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (9.77%) CCNP
3 12 (6.90%) CCNA
4 8 (4.60%) CISSP
5 6 (3.45%) CISM
6 5 (2.87%) RHCE
6 5 (2.87%) RHCSA
7 4 (2.30%) CCDP
7 4 (2.30%) Degree
7 4 (2.30%) ISSAP
8 3 (1.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.72%) CCSP
8 3 (1.72%) CEH
8 3 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (1.72%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.72%) GCIA
8 3 (1.72%) JNCIP
8 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.15%) MCITP
9 2 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) SLA
2 6 (3.45%) FISMA
2 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.72%) GDPR
4 2 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 77 (44.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 19 (10.92%) Docker
4 15 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.45%) XenApp
6 6 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.30%) vSphere
8 2 (1.15%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.15%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.57%) Firmware
9 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (13.22%) Nagios
2 20 (11.49%) Ansible
3 19 (10.92%) Kubernetes
3 19 (10.92%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (10.92%) Puppet
3 19 (10.92%) Terraform
3 19 (10.92%) ZABBIX
4 18 (10.34%) Consul
4 18 (10.34%) Docker Swarm
4 18 (10.34%) Grafana
4 18 (10.34%) Graphite
4 18 (10.34%) Opsview
4 18 (10.34%) Packer
4 18 (10.34%) Salt
5 4 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.15%) OpenView
7 2 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (43.68%) Microsoft
2 42 (24.14%) Cisco
3 36 (20.69%) VMware
4 23 (13.22%) CheckPoint
5 17 (9.77%) Juniper
6 13 (7.47%) Citrix
6 13 (7.47%) F5
7 11 (6.32%) Veeam
8 10 (5.75%) Splunk
9 9 (5.17%) Google
10 7 (4.02%) McAfee
10 7 (4.02%) Oracle
11 6 (3.45%) Mitel
11 6 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.45%) Riverbed
11 6 (3.45%) Sophos
12 5 (2.87%) Palo Alto
13 4 (2.30%) Meraki
13 4 (2.30%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (2.30%) SolarWinds