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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 26 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 4.55% - 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.57% - 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 4
Average salary £27,500 - £32,000
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 - £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,100 - £37,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
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
46 43 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 23.23% 35.83% 32.72%
Number of salaries quoted 41 40 23
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £25,887 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram 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 2 July 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 - 7 £27,500 -
VPN
West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (95.45%) Firewall
3 19 (86.36%) Citrix
4 18 (81.82%) DNS
5 17 (77.27%) TCP/IP
5 17 (77.27%) VMware
5 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (72.73%) Linux
6 16 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
8 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
9 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (50.00%) MCSA
10 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
10 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
10 11 (50.00%) DHCP
11 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (40.91%) SAN
12 9 (40.91%) NAS
12 9 (40.91%) Cisco
12 9 (40.91%) MCSE
12 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (40.91%) VLAN
13 8 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (31.82%) MCITP
14 7 (31.82%) Brocade
14 7 (31.82%) IP Telephony
14 7 (31.82%) DDNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) Firewall
2 18 (81.82%) DNS
3 17 (77.27%) TCP/IP
4 11 (50.00%) DHCP
5 9 (40.91%) SAN
5 9 (40.91%) VLAN
5 9 (40.91%) NAS
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (31.82%) DDNS
7 7 (31.82%) IP Telephony
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (27.27%) IPv4
8 6 (27.27%) IPv6
9 5 (22.73%) WAN
9 5 (22.73%) LAN
10 3 (13.64%) VoIP
11 2 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
11 2 (9.09%) IPsec
12 1 (4.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Support
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Support
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (72.73%) Linux
3 16 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Network Design
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (50.00%) MCSA
3 9 (40.91%) MCSE
4 7 (31.82%) MCITP
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (27.27%) CCNA
6 5 (22.73%) CCA
6 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (9.09%) MCDST
7 2 (9.09%) CCENT
8 1 (4.55%) CCNP
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Citrix
2 17 (77.27%) VMware
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco
5 7 (31.82%) HP
5 7 (31.82%) Brocade
6 6 (27.27%) SonicWALL
7 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.55%) Mitel
8 1 (4.55%) Avaya
8 1 (4.55%) Juniper