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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 12 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.94% 1.86% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 9.09% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 11
Average salary £26,250 £21,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -13.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
70 110 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.29% 20.45% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 65 90 65
Average salary £26,250 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.79% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,850 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 13 February 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
(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 -4 9 £26,250 +41.89%
Stoke-on-Trent -1 1 £23,500 +4.44%
Lichfield -3 1 £22,500 +7.14%
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 20 (90.91%) LAN
1 20 (90.91%) WAN
2 19 (86.36%) Firewall
3 18 (81.82%) CCNA
3 18 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (68.18%) HP
5 12 (54.55%) Wireless
5 12 (54.55%) Degree
6 11 (50.00%) MPLS
7 10 (45.45%) CCNP
8 9 (40.91%) Citrix
9 8 (36.36%) WatchGuard
9 8 (36.36%) VLAN
10 4 (18.18%) Cisco
10 4 (18.18%) Service Management
10 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 4 (18.18%) Driving Licence
11 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
11 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
11 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
11 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
11 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.64%) DNS
11 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
11 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (13.64%) Windows
11 3 (13.64%) ITIL
11 3 (13.64%) DHCP
11 3 (13.64%) WLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) LAN
1 20 (90.91%) WAN
2 19 (86.36%) Firewall
3 12 (54.55%) Wireless
4 11 (50.00%) MPLS
5 8 (36.36%) VLAN
6 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (13.64%) ADSL
7 3 (13.64%) DHCP
7 3 (13.64%) DNS
7 3 (13.64%) WLAN
8 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Administrator
2 9 (40.91%) Network Administrator
3 6 (27.27%) Graduate
3 6 (27.27%) Graduate Network Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Junior
3 6 (27.27%) Junior Network Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) IT Support
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Field Service Technician
7 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Driving Licence
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Service Management
2 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.09%) Energy Management
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Change Control
4 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) People Management
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) CCNA
1 18 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (54.55%) Degree
3 10 (45.45%) CCNP
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) MCSE
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) MCITP
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) HP
2 9 (40.91%) Citrix
3 8 (36.36%) WatchGuard
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft