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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 34 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 3.07% - 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.46% - 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 0
Average salary £22,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,643
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.75%
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
52 39 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 22.81% 14.89% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 44 37 12
Average salary £25,000 £40,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +35.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £51,500
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 17 December 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 17 December 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 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (75.00%) Load Balancing
4 11 (68.75%) LAN
4 11 (68.75%) WAN
5 9 (56.25%) CCNP
6 8 (50.00%) Juniper
7 7 (43.75%) CCSP
7 7 (43.75%) Internet
7 7 (43.75%) Security Management
7 7 (43.75%) Network Security
7 7 (43.75%) Network Architecture
8 6 (37.50%) SAN
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 5 (31.25%) CCNA
9 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
10 4 (25.00%) Windows
10 4 (25.00%) CCIP
10 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (25.00%) MPLS
10 4 (25.00%) BGP
10 4 (25.00%) IPsec
10 4 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
11 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
11 3 (18.75%) DNS
11 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) LAN
2 11 (68.75%) WAN
3 7 (43.75%) Network Security
3 7 (43.75%) Internet
4 6 (37.50%) SAN
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (25.00%) IPsec
6 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 4 (25.00%) BGP
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) DHCP
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (43.75%) Security Management
2 7 (43.75%) Network Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Change Control
6 1 (6.25%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) CCNP
3 7 (43.75%) CCSP
4 5 (31.25%) CCNA
5 4 (25.00%) CCIP
6 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
4 2 (12.50%) Apple
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya