The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 61 47 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.21% 2.48% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 10.17% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 1
Average salary £22,250 £27,500 £16,277
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.09% +68.95%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
50 118 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.73% 24.38% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 46 108 58
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,300 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
North West

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
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 25 July 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 +3 1 £22,250 -39.86%
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (87.50%) Citrix
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 6 (75.00%) CCNP
2 6 (75.00%) CCNA
2 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (37.50%) iPhone
5 3 (37.50%) CCIE
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (12.50%) VLAN
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard
7 1 (12.50%) Draytek
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) IPsec
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Consultant
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
5 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) iSeries
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCNP
1 6 (75.00%) CCNA
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Terminal Services
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Apple
5 1 (12.50%) Wyse
5 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard
5 1 (12.50%) Draytek