The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Blackburn region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 15 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 1.96% 1.89% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 6.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £22,250 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Communications & Networking Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 19.61% 28.30% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 6
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -23.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,900 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
Lancashire

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 25 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 1 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 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) iPhone
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wyse
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Wyse
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Apple