The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 61 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.53% 1.02% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 5.75% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 3
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +4.89%
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Northamptonshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
103 87 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 18.26% 17.68% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 98 82 73
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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Salary Trend in Northampton

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

VPN Salary Trend in Northampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (73.33%) DNS
5 10 (66.67%) SLA
5 10 (66.67%) MCP
5 10 (66.67%) HND
5 10 (66.67%) MCSE
5 10 (66.67%) MCSA
5 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (66.67%) Legal
5 10 (66.67%) MCTS
5 10 (66.67%) MCITP
6 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
6 7 (46.67%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (46.67%) LAN
7 6 (40.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (20.00%) Coaching
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall
9 2 (13.33%) Wireless
10 1 (6.67%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (73.33%) DNS
3 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 6 (40.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
7 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (66.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Team Leader
1 7 (46.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
1 1 (6.67%) iPhone
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Continuity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCP
1 10 (66.67%) HND
1 10 (66.67%) MCSE
1 10 (66.67%) MCSA
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (66.67%) MCTS
1 10 (66.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper