The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 58 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.60% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 3.96% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 4
Average salary £27,500 £25,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
VPN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
56 101 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.18% 19.57% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 51 96 62
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £11,900 £18,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VPN
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Lancashire region.

VPN Salary Trend in Lancashire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Lancashire

VPN
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +10 3 £18,000 +5.88%
VPN
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) SAN
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) CCNP
4 6 (40.00%) CCNA
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (33.33%) VB
5 5 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) VB6
5 5 (33.33%) Subversion
5 5 (33.33%) Android
5 5 (33.33%) iPhone
5 5 (33.33%) Android Development
6 4 (26.67%) Terminal Services

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) SAN
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) VoIP
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.67%) IPsec
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) ADSL
6 1 (6.67%) DHCP
6 1 (6.67%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
1 6 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
6 1 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) SOAP
1 5 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) iSeries
2 1 (6.67%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (33.33%) Android
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Android Development
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) VB
1 5 (33.33%) VB.NET
1 5 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CCNP
1 6 (40.00%) CCNA
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) Terminal Services
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Citrix
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Wyse
4 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard
4 1 (6.67%) Draytek