Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 53 71
Rank change year-on-year -28 +18 +16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 51 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.61% 3.93% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 18.35% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 31 12
Merseyside median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -16.67% -29.09%
10th Percentile £33,900 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £45,100 £51,750 £51,750
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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 164 278 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.58% 21.40% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 111 198 93
Merseyside median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Merseyside

VPN
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for VPN in Merseyside

VPN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 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
Liverpool -18 5 £42,500 +30.77%
St Helens - 1 £30,000 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (100.00%) VoIP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security
2 5 (83.33%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Games
3 4 (66.67%) BIG-IP
4 3 (50.00%) Capita
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Online Games
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Nagios
4 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
6 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (16.67%) TACACS
6 1 (16.67%) 802.11
6 1 (16.67%) MPLS
6 1 (16.67%) OSPF

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) VoIP
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) BIG-IP
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (33.33%) BGP
6 1 (16.67%) 802.11
6 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (16.67%) MPLS
6 1 (16.67%) OSPF
6 1 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) SNMP
6 1 (16.67%) SSL
6 1 (16.67%) TACACS
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (66.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Online Games
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Capita
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (16.67%) Sophos