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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 23 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.15% - 4.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.92% - 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 2
Average salary £27,500 - £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
37 50 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 16.67% 40.00% 31.15%
Number of salaries quoted 29 36 24
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,450 £17,200 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram 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 4 August 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 - 5 £31,000 -
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Firewall
3 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 13 (81.25%) Citrix
4 12 (75.00%) DNS
4 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
5 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
5 11 (68.75%) VMware
6 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (62.50%) DHCP
6 10 (62.50%) MCSA
6 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
7 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
8 8 (50.00%) MCSE
8 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (50.00%) SAN
8 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (50.00%) MCITP
8 8 (50.00%) NAS
9 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (31.25%) VLAN
10 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (25.00%) Cisco
10 4 (25.00%) CCA
10 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (25.00%) ITIL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) Firewall
2 12 (75.00%) DNS
3 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
4 10 (62.50%) DHCP
5 8 (50.00%) SAN
5 8 (50.00%) NAS
6 5 (31.25%) VLAN
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
7 3 (18.75%) VoIP
8 2 (12.50%) DDNS
8 2 (12.50%) IPv4
8 2 (12.50%) IPv6
8 2 (12.50%) IPsec
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (6.25%) WAN
9 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Support
5 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) MCSA
3 8 (50.00%) MCSE
3 8 (50.00%) MCITP
4 4 (25.00%) CCA
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (12.50%) MCDST
5 2 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (12.50%) CCENT
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Citrix
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Brocade
4 3 (18.75%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Mitel
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper