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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 56 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 17 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.64% 2.41% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.45% 19.10% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 17
Average salary £28,550 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,700 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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
110 89 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.08% 12.61% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 95 80 100
Average salary £35,000 £29,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 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
Tamworth - 11 £28,500 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent +8 5 £65,000 +100.00%
Stoke-on-Trent -6 1 £32,000 -23.35%
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 24 (82.76%) LAN
2 21 (72.41%) WAN
2 21 (72.41%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (68.97%) CCNA
4 18 (62.07%) Citrix
5 17 (58.62%) Wireless
6 14 (48.28%) CCNP
6 14 (48.28%) DNS
7 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
7 13 (44.83%) Windows
7 13 (44.83%) VLAN
8 11 (37.93%) Firewall
9 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (34.48%) MS Office
9 10 (34.48%) DHCP
9 10 (34.48%) Cisco
9 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
10 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
10 9 (31.03%) HP
10 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
10 9 (31.03%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (31.03%) VMware
11 8 (27.59%) MPLS
12 7 (24.14%) Terminal Server
12 7 (24.14%) MCSE
12 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (24.14%) MCTS
12 7 (24.14%) MCITP
13 6 (20.69%) WatchGuard
13 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2003

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) LAN
2 21 (72.41%) WAN
3 17 (58.62%) Wireless
4 14 (48.28%) DNS
5 13 (44.83%) VLAN
5 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
6 11 (37.93%) Firewall
7 10 (34.48%) DHCP
8 9 (31.03%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (27.59%) MPLS
10 5 (17.24%) WLAN
10 5 (17.24%) IP Telephony
11 4 (13.79%) BGP
12 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
12 3 (10.34%) OSPF
12 3 (10.34%) GPRS
13 2 (6.90%) IPv4
13 2 (6.90%) IPv6
13 2 (6.90%) DDNS
13 2 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Administrator
4 6 (20.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Network Administrator
5 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) IT Support
6 3 (10.34%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
7 2 (6.90%) LAN Administrator
7 2 (6.90%) IT Support Technician
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Principle Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Chip and PIN
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Change Management
2 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
2 1 (3.45%) Project Management
2 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (68.97%) CCNA
3 14 (48.28%) CCNP
4 7 (24.14%) MCSE
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (24.14%) MCTS
4 7 (24.14%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) Terminal Server
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (10.34%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Citrix
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) HP
3 9 (31.03%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) WatchGuard
5 4 (13.79%) Juniper
6 3 (10.34%) Siemens
6 3 (10.34%) Sophos
6 3 (10.34%) Splunk
7 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
7 2 (6.90%) Brocade
8 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.45%) IronPort
8 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.45%) McAfee
8 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.45%) Nokia
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago