The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackburn with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Lancashire / Blackburn
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 13 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Blackburn 7.41% 3.33% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 33.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Median salary £18,000 £26,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.07% -  
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackburn with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Blackburn
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 7 3 7
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Blackburn 25.93% 10.00% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 5
Median salary £18,000 £26,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.07% -28.37%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackburn

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackburn citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Blackburn

VPN
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

Salary trend for VPN in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Blackburn region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (50.00%) SCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) SCSA
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) RHCE
1 2 (50.00%) SCNA
1 2 (50.00%) SCSA
1 2 (50.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Sendmail
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft