The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackburn region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 13 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 6.67% 2.00% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 5.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Average salary £18,000 £17,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
VPN
Lancashire

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
12 20 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 26.67% 40.00% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 3
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Blackburn region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

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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

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Salary Histogram in Blackburn

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Blackburn region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Blackburn

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn 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 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) iPhone
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (16.67%) Apple
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Service Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Dell