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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.01% 3.24% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 24.69% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 19 4
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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
59 81 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.94% 13.13% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 48 60 73
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,150 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,250 £50,000
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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 +4 5 £32,000 -21.47%
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) VoIP
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) CCNP
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Avaya
6 2 (18.18%) DMZ

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DMZ
5 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
6 1 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (9.09%) OSPF
6 1 (9.09%) BGP
6 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) CCSA
3 2 (18.18%) CCSE
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) MCPD
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Avaya
4 2 (18.18%) Aruba
5 1 (9.09%) NetApp