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

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 71 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.77% 1.94% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 10.91% 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 8
Median salary £65,000 £28,550 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+127.67% +50.26%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.43%
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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
66 110 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.17% 17.74% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 60 95 92
Median salary £37,500 £31,500 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +17.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,150 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £61,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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

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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 May 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 May 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
Stoke-on-Trent -12 2 £24,250 +3.19%
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West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) CCNA
2 7 (46.67%) HP
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) MPLS
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) OSPF
5 3 (20.00%) BGP
5 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) VoIP
5 3 (20.00%) WLAN
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) PaaS
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (20.00%) High Availability
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7

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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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) IaaS
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) BGP
3 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (20.00%) Multicast
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) OSPF
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Graduate
2 6 (40.00%) Graduate Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Junior
2 6 (40.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support
3 3 (20.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) AS400
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
1 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (20.00%) High Availability
1 3 (20.00%) People Management
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNA
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard