The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 62 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 11 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.62% 1.20% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.64% 7.32% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 11
Average salary £34,250 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.86% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,200 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £39,200 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 82 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.83% 16.37% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 64 73 88
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -12 11 £34,250 -9.86%
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (78.57%) WAN
2 21 (75.00%) Windows
3 20 (71.43%) VLAN
4 18 (64.29%) Cisco
5 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 15 (53.57%) ITIL
6 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
7 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
8 11 (39.29%) Structured Cabling
8 11 (39.29%) Firewall
9 10 (35.71%) Finance
9 10 (35.71%) Fat Client
9 10 (35.71%) HP
9 10 (35.71%) Thin Client
9 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
10 9 (32.14%) Blackberry
10 9 (32.14%) SAN
10 9 (32.14%) SQL
10 9 (32.14%) iPhone
11 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (28.57%) VMware
11 8 (28.57%) NetBackup
11 8 (28.57%) Solaris
11 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
11 8 (28.57%) EMC
12 7 (25.00%) SLA
12 7 (25.00%) Linux
12 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (25.00%) vSphere

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SalesLogix
1 1 (3.57%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) WAN
2 20 (71.43%) VLAN
3 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (39.29%) Structured Cabling
4 11 (39.29%) Firewall
5 9 (32.14%) SAN
6 5 (17.86%) LAN
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (14.29%) VoIP
7 4 (14.29%) DNS
8 3 (10.71%) Internet
8 3 (10.71%) SMTP
8 3 (10.71%) DHCP
8 3 (10.71%) Wireless
9 2 (7.14%) SSH
9 2 (7.14%) Network Security
9 2 (7.14%) WLAN
9 2 (7.14%) SNMP
9 2 (7.14%) SSL
9 2 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Field Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support
6 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Fat Client
1 10 (35.71%) Thin Client
2 9 (32.14%) Blackberry
2 9 (32.14%) iPhone
3 3 (10.71%) CMDB
4 2 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Solaris
3 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Software Distribution
5 2 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
5 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
6 1 (3.57%) ERP
6 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNA
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCDA
3 1 (3.57%) CCDP
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) CCIE
3 1 (3.57%) CCSP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.00%) vSphere
4 3 (10.71%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) HP
3 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 8 (28.57%) EMC
5 6 (21.43%) Sage
6 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
7 2 (7.14%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) Apple
8 1 (3.57%) ProCurve