The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.63% 3.48% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 23.38% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 6
Average salary £47,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.45% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £22,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,550 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
VPN
Merseyside

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

Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 77 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.57% 14.89% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 30 56 55
Average salary £50,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.48% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

VPN
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

VPN Salary Trend in Liverpool

VPN
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Liverpool

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 6 (75.00%) WAN
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) CCSA
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) Aruba
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) CCSE
6 1 (12.50%) Network Design
6 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (12.50%) MCTS
6 1 (12.50%) MCITP
6 1 (12.50%) VLAN
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) MCPD
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS

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Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) LDAP
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CCSA
3 2 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) MCPD
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Aruba
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix