The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 37 30 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 18 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 2.58% 6.50% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 28.57% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 5
Average salary £29,000 £26,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.43% -31.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £18,000 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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 Worcestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 63 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 20.60% 22.74% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 55 42
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

VPN Salary Trend in Worcestershire

VPN
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Redditch -7 4 £29,000 -18.88%
Worcester +3 2 £30,000 -11.76%
VPN
West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) IPsec
2 6 (66.67%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) OSPF
2 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 6 (66.67%) DSL
2 6 (66.67%) X.21
2 6 (66.67%) ATM
2 6 (66.67%) ISDN
2 6 (66.67%) PPP
2 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 6 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (44.44%) Netcool
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Informix
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Mitel
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) IPsec
2 6 (66.67%) ATM
2 6 (66.67%) ISDN
2 6 (66.67%) PPP
2 6 (66.67%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) OSPF
2 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 6 (66.67%) DSL
2 6 (66.67%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) Informix
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 6 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Netcool
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel