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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 12 - 7
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 10 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 21.74% - 11.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 58.82% - 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 3
Average salary £29,000 - £22,000
90% offered a salary of more than £16,000 - £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,750 - £28,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
VPN
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Dudley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 36.96% 17.14% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 9
Average salary £29,000 £19,499 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.72% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £19,499 £18,450
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

VPN
Salary Trend in Dudley

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

VPN Salary Trend in Dudley

VPN
Salary Histogram in Dudley

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Dudley region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Dudley

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) VoIP
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) PPP
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) MPLS
3 7 (70.00%) OSPF
3 7 (70.00%) BGP
3 7 (70.00%) EIGRP
3 7 (70.00%) VLAN
3 7 (70.00%) Wireshark
3 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (70.00%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (70.00%) Wireless
3 7 (70.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (70.00%) High Availability
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (70.00%) HSRP
3 7 (70.00%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Dudley 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
1 8 (80.00%) VoIP
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) PPP
2 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 7 (70.00%) MPLS
2 7 (70.00%) OSPF
2 7 (70.00%) BGP
2 7 (70.00%) EIGRP
2 7 (70.00%) VLAN
2 7 (70.00%) Wireshark
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (70.00%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (70.00%) Wireless
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (70.00%) HSRP
2 7 (70.00%) Spanning Tree
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (70.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (70.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat