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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 62 63 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.50% 0.48% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 3.75% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £56,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.40% +3.52%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
115 80 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.20% 12.80% 16.06%
Number of salaries quoted 91 63 91
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +13.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £65,000
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
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 27 August 2014. 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 +5 3 £56,500 +28.40% 1
VPN
North West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) HP
2 12 (75.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Fat Client
3 9 (56.25%) iPhone
3 9 (56.25%) Structured Cabling
3 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
3 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
3 9 (56.25%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) Blackberry
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) VLAN
4 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) SLA
5 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
5 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (25.00%) Sage
7 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
7 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) CMDB
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) SAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SalesLogix
1 1 (6.25%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
2 9 (56.25%) VLAN
2 9 (56.25%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Thin Client
1 12 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 9 (56.25%) iPhone
2 9 (56.25%) Blackberry
3 3 (18.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Wealth Management
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCNP
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCSA
3 1 (6.25%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) HP
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Sage
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) ProCurve
5 2 (12.50%) Aruba
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper