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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 41 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 0.47% 2.08% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 10.71% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 4
Average salary £32,000 £56,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.36% +182.50%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -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
34 56 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 15.89% 19.38% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 32 56 24
Average salary £27,500 £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% -24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Technician
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support Technician
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) HP