The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 51 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 24 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.18% 1.99% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.76% 17.24% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 7
Median salary £41,750 £45,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.22% +34.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £54,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
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
101 58 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.81% 11.53% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 88 41 84
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £63,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Merseyside

VPN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +16 21 £41,750 +9.86% 6
Birkenhead +2 2 £27,500 - 2
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for VPN.

1 16 (59.26%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) DHCP
2 14 (51.85%) DNS
3 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco
5 11 (40.74%) Firewall
6 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
7 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 8 (29.63%) Linux
8 8 (29.63%) MCSE
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (25.93%) F5
9 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
9 7 (25.93%) CCNA
9 7 (25.93%) EMC
9 7 (25.93%) Citrix
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (25.93%) IIS
9 7 (25.93%) ITIL
9 7 (25.93%) BIG-IP
9 7 (25.93%) Network Security
10 6 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Degree
10 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (22.22%) Oracle

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) IIS
2 5 (18.52%) Apache
2 5 (18.52%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (18.52%) JBoss
2 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) TWiki
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (18.52%) IaaS
2 5 (18.52%) PaaS
2 5 (18.52%) SaaS
3 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) DHCP
1 14 (51.85%) DNS
2 11 (40.74%) Firewall
3 7 (25.93%) BIG-IP
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (25.93%) Network Security
4 5 (18.52%) SAN
5 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (14.81%) SSH
6 3 (11.11%) LAN
6 3 (11.11%) MPLS
6 3 (11.11%) VoIP
6 3 (11.11%) WAN
7 2 (7.41%) DSL
7 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
7 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
7 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
7 2 (7.41%) SMTP
7 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.41%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.11%) Grunt
1 3 (11.11%) Jasmine
1 3 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (11.11%) webpack
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Security Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Network Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Network Support
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.70%) Server Support
7 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) jQuery
2 3 (11.11%) React
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
1 5 (18.52%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (18.52%) Public Cloud
1 5 (18.52%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (14.81%) iPad
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Replication
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Linux
4 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
1 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
1 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (18.52%) DevOps
3 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
3 5 (18.52%) Information Security
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
3 5 (18.52%) Line Management
3 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
3 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
3 5 (18.52%) Wealth Management
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
5 3 (11.11%) Security Management
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) MCSE
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.93%) CCNA
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (22.22%) Degree
4 5 (18.52%) EMC Certification
5 2 (7.41%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) CCDP
6 1 (3.70%) CCNP
6 1 (3.70%) CISM
6 1 (3.70%) CISSP
6 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) AirWatch
2 4 (14.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) VMware
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) Citrix
4 7 (25.93%) EMC
4 7 (25.93%) F5
5 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) IBM
6 5 (18.52%) Software AG
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) Avaya
7 2 (7.41%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Jaspersoft
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