The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 52 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 12 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.92% 1.11% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.54% 7.95% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 7
Average salary £31,250 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
104 88 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.61% 13.99% 20.46%
Number of salaries quoted 88 74 92
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% +14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,250 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

VPN
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
Burton-upon-Trent +11 5 £48,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £22,500 -
Tamworth -7 1 £18,500 -7.50%
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 26 (81.25%) Firewall
2 24 (75.00%) WAN
3 23 (71.88%) Cisco
3 23 (71.88%) LAN
4 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
6 16 (50.00%) CCNP
7 14 (43.75%) CCNA
7 14 (43.75%) ITIL
8 13 (40.63%) SAN
8 13 (40.63%) Network Security
9 12 (37.50%) VLAN
9 12 (37.50%) Windows
9 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
10 9 (28.13%) Internet
11 8 (25.00%) CCSP
11 8 (25.00%) Juniper
11 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (21.88%) Citrix
12 7 (21.88%) BGP
12 7 (21.88%) Security Management
12 7 (21.88%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (21.88%) Network Architecture
13 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
13 6 (18.75%) SQL
13 6 (18.75%) MS Office
13 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
14 5 (15.63%) DNS
14 5 (15.63%) Service Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Lync
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.13%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (81.25%) Firewall
2 24 (75.00%) WAN
3 23 (71.88%) LAN
4 13 (40.63%) SAN
4 13 (40.63%) Network Security
5 12 (37.50%) VLAN
6 9 (28.13%) Internet
7 7 (21.88%) BGP
7 7 (21.88%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 5 (15.63%) DNS
10 4 (12.50%) DHCP
10 4 (12.50%) IPsec
10 4 (12.50%) MPLS
11 3 (9.38%) OSPF
11 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
11 3 (9.38%) WLAN
12 2 (6.25%) VoIP
12 2 (6.25%) DMZ
12 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Law
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 4 (12.50%) Network Specialist
2 4 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Support Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) IT Support
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Replication
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
2 14 (43.75%) ITIL
3 7 (21.88%) Security Management
3 7 (21.88%) Network Architecture
4 5 (15.63%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (12.50%) B2B
6 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.25%) Network Design
7 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 2 (6.25%) People Management
7 2 (6.25%) Change Control
8 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) CRM
8 1 (3.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (50.00%) CCNP
3 14 (43.75%) CCNA
4 8 (25.00%) CCSP
5 4 (12.50%) CCIP
6 3 (9.38%) MCSE
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (6.25%) CCIE
7 2 (6.25%) CISSP
7 2 (6.25%) Degree
8 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) MCTS
8 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
1 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) vSphere
3 3 (9.38%) Terminal Server
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Juniper
3 7 (21.88%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 4 (12.50%) Avaya
5 4 (12.50%) HP
5 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.25%) Apple
8 1 (3.13%) Sage
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle