The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 54 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 11 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.41% 1.56% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.64% 14.93% 10.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 13
Median salary £20,000 £26,250 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.80% +16.66%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
56 67 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.28% 10.45% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 52 61 102
Median salary £30,000 £29,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

VPN Salary Trend in Staffordshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

VPN Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

VPN
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +6 8 £20,000 -23.80%
Stoke-on-Trent -1 1 £26,000 +10.63%
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco
3 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
4 10 (58.82%) Citrix
5 9 (52.94%) Blackberry
5 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
6 8 (47.06%) SLA
7 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
7 7 (41.18%) Firewall
8 6 (35.29%) LAN
9 5 (29.41%) Linux
9 5 (29.41%) ITIL
9 5 (29.41%) WAN
10 4 (23.53%) DHCP
10 4 (23.53%) WLAN
10 4 (23.53%) DNS
10 4 (23.53%) BGP
10 4 (23.53%) Service Management
10 4 (23.53%) OSPF
10 4 (23.53%) Network Security
11 3 (17.65%) Clustering
11 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (17.65%) PaaS
11 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
11 3 (17.65%) High Availability
11 3 (17.65%) Multicast
11 3 (17.65%) IaaS
11 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
11 3 (17.65%) MPLS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (17.65%) IaaS
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) BGP
4 4 (23.53%) DHCP
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 4 (23.53%) OSPF
4 4 (23.53%) WLAN
5 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
5 3 (17.65%) MPLS
5 3 (17.65%) Multicast
5 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) VLAN
6 2 (11.76%) Wireless
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Service Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Technician
3 3 (17.65%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) ICT Support
5 1 (5.88%) ICT Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Blackberry
2 3 (17.65%) AS400
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Unix
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Service Management
4 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
4 3 (17.65%) High Availability
4 3 (17.65%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Security
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HND
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Brocade
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) Veeam