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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 71 64 78
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.88% 1.92% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.50% 10.17% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 8
Median salary £39,000 £26,025 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+49.85% +18.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £21,200 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
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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
80 118 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.71% 18.88% 13.54%
Number of salaries quoted 70 107 99
Median salary £32,500 £34,000 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +27.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,350 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

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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 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 1 £30,000 +33.33%
Stoke-on-Trent -16 1 £23,500 -
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West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) CCNA
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) Network Security
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) VoIP
5 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 4 (25.00%) IaaS
6 4 (25.00%) Multicast
6 4 (25.00%) PaaS
6 4 (25.00%) High Availability
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) WLAN
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 4 (25.00%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) BGP

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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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (25.00%) IaaS
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) DHCP
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) Network Security
3 5 (31.25%) VoIP
4 4 (25.00%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) Multicast
4 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 4 (25.00%) WLAN
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) VLAN
7 1 (6.25%) IMAP
7 1 (6.25%) NAS
7 1 (6.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Graduate
1 5 (31.25%) Graduate Network Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Junior
1 5 (31.25%) Junior Network Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Support
5 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) AS400
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (12.50%) Change Control
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) People Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNA
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) CCSA
3 2 (12.50%) CCSP
3 2 (12.50%) CEH
3 2 (12.50%) CISMP
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Draytek
5 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.25%) VMware