The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 64 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 4 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.65% 1.95% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 10.37% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 6
Average salary £57,000 £35,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.56% +9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £59,750 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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South Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 135 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.36% 18.83% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73 101 72
Average salary £41,250 £35,250 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.02% -7.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,650 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

VPN Salary Trend in Sheffield

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) VLAN
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
6 3 (25.00%) LAMP
6 3 (25.00%) Debian
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) MPLS
6 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) JBoss
6 3 (25.00%) Apache
6 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) LDAP
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) Perl

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) JBoss
1 3 (25.00%) nginx
1 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) VLAN
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) HTTP
4 3 (25.00%) LDAP
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 2 (16.67%) IPsec
5 2 (16.67%) Junos
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) RIP
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Hudson
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Field Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) LAMP
1 3 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Debian
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
1 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCDA
3 1 (8.33%) CCDP
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) BIND 9
2 2 (16.67%) qmail
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Pingdom
1 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) New Relic
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) F5