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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 69 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.41% 0.33% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.07% 3.08% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 6
Average salary £32,000 £38,750 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.41% +9.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,750 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £49,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
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
58 65 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.65% 10.60% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 53 45 75
Average salary £32,000 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.58% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +19 7 £32,000 -17.41%
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) WAN
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (41.67%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) VLAN
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Juniper
6 3 (25.00%) Apple
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) NetApp
7 2 (16.67%) Avaya

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) WAN
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) VLAN
3 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) WEP
4 2 (16.67%) WPA
4 2 (16.67%) PSTN
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) ADSL
4 2 (16.67%) ISDN
4 2 (16.67%) SMTP
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) DMZ
5 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) iPhone
3 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Management
1 1 (8.33%) Coaching
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) CCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCTS
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCPD
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) CCSA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Sage
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint