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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 28 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 11 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.76% 0.83% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 2.13% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 4
Average salary £30,500 £22,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.55% -43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £22,500 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
79 47 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 34.20% 39.17% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 69 32 32
Average salary £30,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,500 £41,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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

VPN
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 17 April 2015. 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 +8 9 £30,500 +35.55%
VPN
West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 28 (96.55%) Windows
1 28 (96.55%) Firewall
2 25 (86.21%) VMware
3 23 (79.31%) DNS
4 22 (75.86%) Linux
4 22 (75.86%) TCP/IP
5 21 (72.41%) Citrix
6 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (58.62%) Cisco
9 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
11 14 (48.28%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (44.83%) DDNS
12 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
13 12 (41.38%) HP
13 12 (41.38%) MCSA
13 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
13 12 (41.38%) Brocade
13 12 (41.38%) VLAN
14 11 (37.93%) IP Telephony
14 11 (37.93%) MCSE
14 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
14 11 (37.93%) CCNA
14 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (37.93%) Hyper-V
15 10 (34.48%) NAS
15 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (34.48%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (96.55%) Firewall
2 23 (79.31%) DNS
3 22 (75.86%) TCP/IP
4 14 (48.28%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (44.83%) DDNS
6 12 (41.38%) VLAN
7 11 (37.93%) IP Telephony
8 10 (34.48%) SAN
8 10 (34.48%) DHCP
8 10 (34.48%) NAS
9 9 (31.03%) IPv4
9 9 (31.03%) IPv6
10 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (17.24%) WAN
11 5 (17.24%) LAN
12 3 (10.34%) VoIP
12 3 (10.34%) SNMP
13 2 (6.90%) IPsec
13 2 (6.90%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2000
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Support Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco Support
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Network Support
6 4 (13.79%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
8 2 (6.90%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Systems Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Support Manager
9 1 (3.45%) IT Support Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Linux
3 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.79%) Ubuntu
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Network Design
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (41.38%) MCSA
3 11 (37.93%) CCNA
3 11 (37.93%) MCSE
3 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (31.03%) CCA
4 9 (31.03%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (10.34%) MCITP
6 2 (6.90%) CCENT
6 2 (6.90%) CCNP
6 2 (6.90%) MCDST
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) VMware
2 21 (72.41%) Citrix
3 17 (58.62%) Cisco
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 12 (41.38%) HP
5 12 (41.38%) Brocade
6 8 (27.59%) SonicWALL
7 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
8 3 (10.34%) Mitel
8 3 (10.34%) Avaya
8 3 (10.34%) Juniper