The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.76% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.52% 2.83% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 2
Average salary £47,500 £33,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.79% -0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,700 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £33,500 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
58 106 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.37% 16.54% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 39 82 61
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

VPN
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

VPN Salary Trend in Merseyside

VPN
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Merseyside

VPN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
Liverpool +11 4 £41,500 +23.88% 1
Birkenhead - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 £37,500 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
1 11 (73.33%) DHCP
2 10 (66.67%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) SAN
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) NetApp
4 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Citrix
4 8 (53.33%) WAN
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (40.00%) HP
6 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (33.33%) MS Office
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (33.33%) Clustering
7 5 (33.33%) Backup Exec
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (33.33%) VLAN
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) SCCM
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (26.67%) MPLS
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (26.67%) CCNP
8 4 (26.67%) CCNA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) WorkSite
4 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) DHCP
2 10 (66.67%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) SAN
4 8 (53.33%) WAN
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) VLAN
6 4 (26.67%) MPLS
6 4 (26.67%) SSL
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (20.00%) FCoE
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (20.00%) HTTP
7 3 (20.00%) VoIP
7 3 (20.00%) ADSL
7 3 (20.00%) DSL
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (6.67%) French Language
2 1 (6.67%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Italian Language
2 1 (6.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) FlexPod
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (6.67%) Server Building
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) XenServer
3 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (26.67%) SCCM
3 3 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (20.00%) WSUS
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) NetApp
3 6 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) Apple
5 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (20.00%) Meraki
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.67%) F5
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Veeam
6 1 (6.67%) Sage
6 1 (6.67%) McAfee
6 1 (6.67%) Dell