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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 41 51 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.90% 0.65% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 3.37% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £53,750 £56,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.86% +28.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £55,300 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £57,700 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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
41 89 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 12.35% 19.39% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 24 74 50
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Liverpool

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) NetApp
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Clustering
4 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (28.57%) VLAN
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (14.29%) ADSL
6 1 (14.29%) Broadband
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) VBA
6 1 (14.29%) IIS
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (14.29%) PABX
6 1 (14.29%) HSRP
6 1 (14.29%) GLBP
6 1 (14.29%) Intranet
6 1 (14.29%) Extranet
6 1 (14.29%) 3G
6 1 (14.29%) MPLS
6 1 (14.29%) OSPF
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Mandarin Language
1 1 (14.29%) French Language
1 1 (14.29%) German Language
1 1 (14.29%) Italian Language
1 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Head of IT
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architecture Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Head of Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Network Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Service Management
1 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
1 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 1 (14.29%) Content Management
1 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Market Research
1 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (14.29%) Network Management
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
1 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper