The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 40 27
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 16 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 6.45% 2.48% 4.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.67% 14.47% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 9
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% +54.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £53,625 £26,250 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,606 £43,750 £33,050
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Shropshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 60 76 52
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 24.19% 17.12% 25.49%
Number of salaries quoted 124 204 204
Median salary £55,000 £33,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.17% +6.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £24,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,606 £78,750 £43,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Shropshire

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Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Salary trend for VPN in Shropshire

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Salary Histogram in Shropshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Shropshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Shropshire

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Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +5 15 £55,000 +29.41%
VPN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 26 (100.00%) WAN
2 25 (96.15%) Firewall
3 20 (76.92%) Data Centre
4 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (57.69%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (57.69%) DHCP
4 15 (57.69%) DNS
4 15 (57.69%) Cisco
5 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (53.85%) Network Design
5 14 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 12 (46.15%) Windows
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (42.31%) IPv4
7 11 (42.31%) IPv6
7 11 (42.31%) OSPF
7 11 (42.31%) BGP
7 11 (42.31%) VMware
7 11 (42.31%) Wireless
7 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (38.46%) ProCurve
8 10 (38.46%) Hyper-V
8 10 (38.46%) SolarWinds
8 10 (38.46%) Network Architecture
8 10 (38.46%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (38.46%) Unix
8 10 (38.46%) Project Management
8 10 (38.46%) IP Telephony
8 10 (38.46%) VPLS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (57.69%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (19.23%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) IaaS
2 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 5 (19.23%) PaaS
2 5 (19.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) WAN
2 25 (96.15%) Firewall
3 15 (57.69%) DHCP
3 15 (57.69%) DNS
4 11 (42.31%) BGP
4 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (42.31%) IPv4
4 11 (42.31%) IPv6
4 11 (42.31%) OSPF
4 11 (42.31%) Wireless
5 10 (38.46%) IP Telephony
5 10 (38.46%) MPLS
5 10 (38.46%) VPLS
6 7 (26.92%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (26.92%) NX-OS
6 7 (26.92%) SNMP
6 7 (26.92%) VLAN
7 6 (23.08%) Unified Communications
8 4 (15.38%) ICMP
8 4 (15.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 11 (42.31%) Architect
2 11 (42.31%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) IT Support
5 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (7.69%) IT Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) JSON
1 5 (19.23%) WAP
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (76.92%) Data Centre
2 14 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (15.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
1 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
2 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) Unix
3 7 (26.92%) VyOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (53.85%) Network Design
2 10 (38.46%) Network Architecture
2 10 (38.46%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (38.46%) Project Management
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL
4 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (23.08%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
6 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
6 4 (15.38%) Project Governance
6 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 4 (15.38%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (15.38%) Workflow
7 2 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (30.77%) CCNA
2 8 (30.77%) CCNP
3 6 (23.08%) CCDA
3 6 (23.08%) CCDP
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 4 (15.38%) CCIE
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Hyper-V
2 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) pfSense
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Nagios
2 4 (15.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 10 (38.46%) Brocade
3 10 (38.46%) Oracle
3 10 (38.46%) ProCurve
3 10 (38.46%) SolarWinds
4 7 (26.92%) Aruba
4 7 (26.92%) SonicWALL
4 7 (26.92%) Ubiquiti
5 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 4 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 4 (15.38%) McAfee
5 4 (15.38%) Nokia
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft