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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 14 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.62% 2.01% 3.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.28% 14.49% 21.84%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 14
Average salary £23,750 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
114 69 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.35% 13.88% 18.16%
Number of salaries quoted 96 63 81
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £22,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £50,000 £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 5 March 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 5 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
Stafford - 3 £52,500 - 1
Tamworth -15 2 £18,750 -10.71% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £22,500 -
Lichfield -10 1 £21,000 -16.00%
Cannock - 1 £34,000 - 1
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 21 (70.00%) LAN
1 21 (70.00%) WAN
1 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 19 (63.33%) Cisco
3 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (46.67%) Windows
5 13 (43.33%) CCNP
5 13 (43.33%) CCNA
6 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
6 11 (36.67%) BGP
7 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (30.00%) Juniper
8 9 (30.00%) MS Office
9 8 (26.67%) ITIL
9 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 8 (26.67%) Citrix
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (26.67%) MPLS
9 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
9 8 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (23.33%) Network Security
10 7 (23.33%) Network Architecture
10 7 (23.33%) SAN
11 6 (20.00%) SQL
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (16.67%) VLAN
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 5 (16.67%) DNS
12 5 (16.67%) VMware

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) LAN
1 21 (70.00%) WAN
1 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 11 (36.67%) BGP
3 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (26.67%) MPLS
4 8 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (23.33%) Network Security
5 7 (23.33%) SAN
6 5 (16.67%) VLAN
6 5 (16.67%) DNS
6 5 (16.67%) Internet
7 4 (13.33%) Wireless
7 4 (13.33%) IPsec
7 4 (13.33%) DHCP
7 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (10.00%) VoIP
8 3 (10.00%) OSPF
8 3 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Network Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) IT Support
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Software Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Statistics
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.33%) UNIX
3 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
3 7 (23.33%) Network Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Security Management
4 4 (13.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (6.67%) ERP
6 1 (3.33%) Network Management
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (43.33%) CCNP
2 13 (43.33%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) CCSP
3 4 (13.33%) CCIP
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.33%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) MCTS
3 4 (13.33%) MCITP
4 2 (6.67%) VCP4
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) Juniper
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Avaya
5 2 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Car
Posted: 22 days ago