Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 86 72
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14 +17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 12 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.33% 0.22% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.24% 1.65% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 16
Lancashire median annual salary £24,750 £20,750 £23,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.28% -10.27% -15.91%
10th Percentile £20,450 £14,325 £21,313
90th Percentile £37,875 £27,375 £44,375
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +25.00%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 98 121 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.90% 13.41% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 79 96 116
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £33,077 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.74% +10.26% +7.14%
10th Percentile £19,500 £18,000 £17,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £46,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Lancashire

VPN
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in Lancashire.

Salary trend for VPN in Lancashire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Lancashire

VPN
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 3 £22,000 -
Nelson - 3 - -
Preston - 2 £38,750 -
Accrington 0 1 £18,000 +28.57%
Skelmersdale - 1 £30,000 -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Morecambe - 1 £27,500 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Apple
5 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) MPLS
6 3 (25.00%) BGP
6 3 (25.00%) Wyse
6 3 (25.00%) Juniper
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (25.00%) CCNP
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix
7 2 (16.67%) Network Management

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (25.00%) BGP
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) LDAP
4 2 (16.67%) SMS
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) FTP
5 1 (8.33%) HTTP
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) Skype
5 1 (8.33%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) IT Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (8.33%) PC Support
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Sendmail
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Apple
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) Wyse
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) Avaya
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Lotus
6 1 (8.33%) Trend Micro
6 1 (8.33%) Xerox