The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent 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 33 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.78% 2.66% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.78% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 0
Average salary £41,750 £33,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.62% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
VPN
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 28 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 15.63% 10.65% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 45 27 11
Average salary £25,500 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.53% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VPN
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

VPN Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

VPN
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 10 (90.91%) Cisco
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Juniper
2 9 (81.82%) Load Balancing
3 7 (63.64%) Network Security
3 7 (63.64%) Fortinet
3 7 (63.64%) Network Architecture
3 7 (63.64%) CCSP
3 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
3 7 (63.64%) Internet
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) CCNP
5 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010

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Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 7 (63.64%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Network Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Security Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Security Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Load Balancing
2 7 (63.64%) Network Architecture
2 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
2 7 (63.64%) Security Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCSP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) Juniper
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) Fortinet
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Apple