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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 15 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 2.78% - 5.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% - 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £27,000 - £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
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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
5 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 13.89% 6.78% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 11
Average salary £27,000 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +57.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £42,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £29,300 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Wyse
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 4 (66.67%) Apple
2 4 (66.67%) Terminal Services
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Xerox
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) MPLS
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Health Informatics
1 1 (16.67%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Apple
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) Dell
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Wyse
1 4 (66.67%) Xerox
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft