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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.61% 1.66% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 12.79% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 3
Average salary £37,500 £34,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.48% -4.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,500 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £42,750 £39,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
61 86 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.27% 12.95% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 52 63 74
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +7 7 £37,500 +9.48% 2
Birkenhead - 1 - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) DHCP
2 8 (66.67%) Citrix
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) WAN
4 6 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) HP
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) SAN
5 5 (41.67%) MS Office
5 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 4 (33.33%) Clustering
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) NetApp
6 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (25.00%) Apple
7 3 (25.00%) VLAN
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (16.67%) DMZ

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DHCP
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) SAN
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) VLAN
6 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (16.67%) SMTP
7 2 (16.67%) PSTN
7 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 2 (16.67%) ADSL
7 2 (16.67%) ISDN
7 2 (16.67%) Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) WEP
7 2 (16.67%) WPA
7 2 (16.67%) DMZ
8 1 (8.33%) OSPF
8 1 (8.33%) BGP
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 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Android
6 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (8.33%) Network Management
1 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCTS
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCPD
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) NetApp
5 3 (25.00%) Apple
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) Avaya
7 1 (8.33%) Sage
7 1 (8.33%) McAfee
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago