The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 68 61
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.19% 0.95% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 8.96% 13.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 14
Median salary £20,000 £45,625 £28,550
Median salary % change year-on-year -56.16% +59.80%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 50 67 109
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 11.88% 10.60% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 38 61 96
Median salary £29,500 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £62,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for VPN in Staffordshire

VPN
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Tamworth +6 4 £20,000 -23.80%
Stoke-on-Trent +9 1 £26,000 +7.21%
VPN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 11 (84.62%) Citrix
3 11 (84.62%) Blackberry
3 11 (84.62%) Windows 7
4 10 (76.92%) SLA
5 9 (69.23%) Service Delivery
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
7 3 (23.08%) MCSE
7 3 (23.08%) Service Management
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (23.08%) ITSM
8 2 (15.38%) Firewall
8 2 (15.38%) LAN
8 2 (15.38%) WAN
9 1 (7.69%) DHCP
9 1 (7.69%) DNS
9 1 (7.69%) VoIP
9 1 (7.69%) WLAN
9 1 (7.69%) MCSA
9 1 (7.69%) Linux
9 1 (7.69%) MCP
9 1 (7.69%) HND
9 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 1 (7.69%) Unix
9 1 (7.69%) SQL
9 1 (7.69%) VBScript
9 1 (7.69%) Oracle

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
2 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.69%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) Multicast
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) OSPF
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Service Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Support
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) ITSM
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) HND
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) VMware