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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 56 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 0 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.21% - 3.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% - 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 18
Average salary £35,000 - £21,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
49 37 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.21% 8.67% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 45 33 67
Average salary £42,500 £30,750 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.21% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £17,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £37,150
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) EDI
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) SAS
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Software Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
1 1 (25.00%) Android Development
1 1 (25.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (25.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) VCP4
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Draytek
3 1 (25.00%) NETGEAR
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Epicor