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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 61 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 17 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.38% 2.56% 4.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.10% 18.09% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 13
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £41,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
89 94 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.48% 14.18% 17.71%
Number of salaries quoted 80 84 70
Average salary £29,750 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.46% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 8 £41,750 +24.62%
Cannock - 3 £40,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent -8 2 £32,500 +4.83% 1
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (72.00%) Firewall
2 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 16 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (56.00%) Load Balancing
4 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) WAN
6 10 (40.00%) LAN
6 10 (40.00%) Network Security
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL
7 9 (36.00%) CCNA
7 9 (36.00%) Juniper
7 9 (36.00%) Internet
8 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
8 8 (32.00%) SAN
8 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (32.00%) CCSP
8 8 (32.00%) Windows
8 8 (32.00%) MS Office
8 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (28.00%) Security Management
9 7 (28.00%) VLAN
9 7 (28.00%) Fortinet
9 7 (28.00%) Network Architecture
10 6 (24.00%) CCNP
11 5 (20.00%) DHCP
11 5 (20.00%) DNS
11 5 (20.00%) Service Management
11 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (16.00%) VMware

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) WAN
3 10 (40.00%) LAN
3 10 (40.00%) Network Security
4 9 (36.00%) Internet
5 8 (32.00%) SAN
6 7 (28.00%) VLAN
7 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 5 (20.00%) DHCP
8 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (12.00%) WLAN
10 2 (8.00%) DMZ
10 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.00%) VoIP
10 2 (8.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Security Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Support Technician
4 4 (16.00%) IT Support
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Support Manager
5 3 (12.00%) IT Support Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Account Manager
5 3 (12.00%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Account Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (28.00%) Security Management
3 7 (28.00%) Network Architecture
4 5 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (16.00%) B2B
6 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.00%) Network Design
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.00%) ERP
7 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (36.00%) CCNA
3 8 (32.00%) CCSP
4 6 (24.00%) CCNP
5 4 (16.00%) MCSE
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.00%) MCTS
6 2 (8.00%) MCITP
6 2 (8.00%) Degree
6 2 (8.00%) CCIE
6 2 (8.00%) CISSP
7 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
1 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) Juniper
3 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (28.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 2 (8.00%) Avaya
6 2 (8.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Apple
7 1 (4.00%) Sage
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 7 days ago