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 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 15 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 11.11% 6.52% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 46.67% 25.00% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 1
Average salary £22,250 £18,000 £17,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.61% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -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
15 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 23.81% 26.09% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 20
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £8,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
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

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 12 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) HP
1 7 (100.00%) Dell
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 7 (100.00%) Apple
1 7 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Wyse
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Field Service Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Field Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) HP
1 7 (100.00%) Dell
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Apple
1 7 (100.00%) Wyse