The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackburn region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Lancashire / Blackburn
Rank 6 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing VPN 4 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 17.39% 8.33% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 57.14% 60.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 0
Median salary £17,500 £22,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Blackburn region.

Communications & Networking Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 30.43% 13.89% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 4
Median salary £18,000 £26,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.07% -28.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £20,160 £47,500 £26,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

The demand trend of job ads across the Blackburn region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

VPN
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

VPN Salary Trend in Blackburn

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Blackburn region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (50.00%) SCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) SCSA
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn 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 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) RHCE
1 2 (50.00%) SCNA
1 2 (50.00%) SCSA
1 2 (50.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Sendmail
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft