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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 64 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.40% 0.85% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 8.89% 10.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 7
Average salary £20,000 £24,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.36% -18.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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
55 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.98% 9.53% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 41 41 64
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £16,750 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £38,000
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
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 24 December 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 £20,000 -24.52%
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) VB
3 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
3 5 (55.56%) VB6
3 5 (55.56%) Subversion
3 5 (55.56%) Android
3 5 (55.56%) Android Development
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 3 (33.33%) Time Management
5 3 (33.33%) iPhone
5 3 (33.33%) Mac OS
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) SAS
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) IPv4
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
1 5 (55.56%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Software Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Android
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Mac OS
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Android Development
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) VB
1 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
1 5 (55.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Draytek
2 1 (11.11%) NETGEAR
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco