The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 27 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.59% - 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% - 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £47,500 - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
VPN
Manchester

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 17.24% 17.20% 17.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 26
Average salary £37,500 £23,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.04% -28.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £17,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

VPN
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

VPN Salary Trend in Bolton

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) MPLS
5 5 (50.00%) BGP
5 5 (50.00%) Retail
5 5 (50.00%) VPLS
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) CCNP
5 5 (50.00%) CCNA
5 5 (50.00%) VB
5 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
5 5 (50.00%) ISDN
5 5 (50.00%) PSTN
5 5 (50.00%) VoIP
5 5 (50.00%) WLAN
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) Office 365
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (30.00%) Nagios

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Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) nginx
1 3 (30.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) ISDN
1 5 (50.00%) PSTN
1 5 (50.00%) VoIP
1 5 (50.00%) WLAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
1 5 (50.00%) MPLS
1 5 (50.00%) BGP
1 5 (50.00%) VPLS
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) VB
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
1 5 (50.00%) CCNA
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Nagios
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (30.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) VMware