The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 14 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 15 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 10.95% 3.45% 5.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 10.20% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 6
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £30,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £36,893
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
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 Shropshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 49 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 29.20% 33.79% 21.74%
Number of salaries quoted 33 15 24
Average salary £30,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.80% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,200 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

VPN Salary Trend in Shropshire

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Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +11 15 £30,000 -
VPN
West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) Linux
3 13 (86.67%) VMware
4 12 (80.00%) DNS
5 11 (73.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (66.67%) Cisco
6 10 (66.67%) Citrix
7 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (46.67%) Brocade
9 7 (46.67%) DDNS
9 7 (46.67%) HP
10 6 (40.00%) CCNA
10 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (40.00%) IP Telephony
11 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
11 5 (33.33%) NAS
11 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
11 5 (33.33%) SAN
11 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (33.33%) Nagios
11 5 (33.33%) CCA
11 5 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (33.33%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (80.00%) DNS
3 11 (73.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (46.67%) DDNS
6 6 (40.00%) IP Telephony
7 5 (33.33%) SAN
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) NAS
8 4 (26.67%) IPv4
8 4 (26.67%) IPv6
8 4 (26.67%) VLAN
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (13.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (20.00%) Network Support
5 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Linux
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNA
3 5 (33.33%) CCA
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (33.33%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Citrix
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) HP
4 7 (46.67%) Brocade
5 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 3 (20.00%) SonicWALL
6 3 (20.00%) Mitel
6 3 (20.00%) Avaya
6 3 (20.00%) Juniper