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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 25 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 15 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 7.14% - 4.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.59% - 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 5
Average salary £30,500 - £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £37,600
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 - £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
61 44 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 29.05% 35.20% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 54 7 35
Average salary £30,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £35,750 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,750 £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

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 - 13 £30,500 -
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (100.00%) Firewall
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
3 23 (92.00%) VMware
4 21 (84.00%) DNS
5 20 (80.00%) TCP/IP
5 20 (80.00%) Citrix
6 19 (76.00%) Linux
6 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (68.00%) Cisco
9 15 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
11 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (52.00%) DDNS
11 13 (52.00%) HP
11 13 (52.00%) Brocade
12 12 (48.00%) IP Telephony
13 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (44.00%) CCNA
13 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
14 10 (40.00%) Nagios
15 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
15 9 (36.00%) IPv4
15 9 (36.00%) IPv6
15 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
15 9 (36.00%) VLAN
15 9 (36.00%) Network Design
16 8 (32.00%) SonicWALL
16 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2005

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) Firewall
2 21 (84.00%) DNS
3 20 (80.00%) TCP/IP
4 15 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (52.00%) DDNS
6 12 (48.00%) IP Telephony
7 9 (36.00%) VLAN
7 9 (36.00%) IPv4
7 9 (36.00%) IPv6
8 8 (32.00%) SAN
8 8 (32.00%) DHCP
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (32.00%) NAS
9 5 (20.00%) LAN
9 5 (20.00%) WAN
10 3 (12.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Support Engineer
2 12 (48.00%) Network Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Network Support
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Support
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Linux
2 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.00%) Ubuntu
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Network Design
2 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (44.00%) CCNA
3 8 (32.00%) CCA
3 8 (32.00%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (32.00%) MCSE
3 8 (32.00%) MCSA
4 2 (8.00%) CCNP
5 1 (4.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) VMware
2 20 (80.00%) Citrix
3 17 (68.00%) Cisco
4 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (52.00%) HP
5 13 (52.00%) Brocade
6 8 (32.00%) SonicWALL
7 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (16.00%) Mitel
8 4 (16.00%) Avaya
8 4 (16.00%) Juniper