The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 89 104 69
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Permanent jobs citing VPN 45 23 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.94% 1.07% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.82% 6.35% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 39 19 41
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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 Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
416 362 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.92% 16.85% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 326 332 277
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

VPN Salary Trend in Birmingham

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Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 66 (74.16%) Cisco
2 51 (57.30%) Firewall
3 49 (55.06%) Windows
4 37 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (40.45%) Active Directory
6 34 (38.20%) WAN
7 33 (37.08%) MS Exchange
7 33 (37.08%) VMware
7 33 (37.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (34.83%) TCP/IP
9 29 (32.58%) LAN
10 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
10 27 (30.34%) Internet
11 25 (28.09%) CCNP
12 23 (25.84%) Windows 7
13 21 (23.60%) CCNA
14 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (22.47%) BGP
14 20 (22.47%) OSPF
14 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (20.22%) Juniper
15 18 (20.22%) DNS
16 17 (19.10%) CheckPoint
17 16 (17.98%) Linux
17 16 (17.98%) MPLS
17 16 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
18 15 (16.85%) Windows XP
18 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (16.85%) Network Security
19 13 (14.61%) Blue Coat

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 33 (37.08%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (8.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (5.62%) IIS
8 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
9 3 (3.37%) Apache
9 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
10 2 (2.25%) CMS
11 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (1.12%) WorkSite
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.24%) MS Office
3 9 (10.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (57.30%) Firewall
2 34 (38.20%) WAN
3 31 (34.83%) TCP/IP
4 29 (32.58%) LAN
5 27 (30.34%) Internet
6 20 (22.47%) OSPF
6 20 (22.47%) BGP
7 18 (20.22%) DNS
8 16 (17.98%) MPLS
9 15 (16.85%) Network Security
10 13 (14.61%) DHCP
11 12 (13.48%) VoIP
11 12 (13.48%) SAN
11 12 (13.48%) Wireless
12 11 (12.36%) IP Telephony
13 10 (11.24%) Extranet
13 10 (11.24%) ADSL
13 10 (11.24%) Multicast
14 8 (8.99%) VPLS
14 8 (8.99%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.12%) ProC
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 11 (12.36%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.99%) Law
4 4 (4.49%) Back Office
5 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 3 (3.37%) Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 2 (2.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Network Engineer
2 19 (21.35%) Analyst
3 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (13.48%) Support Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) Firewall Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Network Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.87%) NOC Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Network Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) Network Design Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Service Desk Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Clustering
2 9 (10.11%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.87%) Replication
4 5 (5.62%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.49%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (55.06%) Windows
2 33 (37.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (25.84%) Windows 7
4 20 (22.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (17.98%) Linux
6 15 (16.85%) Windows XP
7 11 (12.36%) Windows 8
7 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (10.11%) UNIX
8 9 (10.11%) Solaris
9 4 (4.49%) Windows 2000
9 4 (4.49%) Android
10 2 (2.25%) Debian
10 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (13.48%) Load Balancing
3 10 (11.24%) E-Commerce
3 10 (11.24%) Low Latency
3 10 (11.24%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 9 (10.11%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (8.99%) Line Management
6 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.62%) Network Design
9 4 (4.49%) Time Management
9 4 (4.49%) ITIL
9 4 (4.49%) Service Management
9 4 (4.49%) Network Management
9 4 (4.49%) ITIL V2
9 4 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.37%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.25%) Software License Management
11 2 (2.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) Perl
1 9 (10.11%) Tcl
2 7 (7.87%) SQL
3 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.12%) C
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (28.09%) CCNP
3 21 (23.60%) CCNA
4 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (13.48%) CCIP
5 12 (13.48%) CCSA
5 12 (13.48%) CCIE
6 8 (8.99%) MCSE
6 8 (8.99%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (7.87%) MCP
8 5 (5.62%) Degree
9 4 (4.49%) CCSE
9 4 (4.49%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.49%) JNCIS
10 3 (3.37%) MCITP
11 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.25%) CCA
11 2 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (40.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.99%) vSphere
4 7 (7.87%) Terminal Services
4 7 (7.87%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.74%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.74%) XenApp
6 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (7.87%) SCCM
2 4 (4.49%) XenMobile
2 4 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (4.49%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.37%) WSUS
3 3 (3.37%) Netcool
4 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (74.16%) Cisco
2 33 (37.08%) VMware
3 27 (30.34%) Microsoft
4 18 (20.22%) Juniper
5 17 (19.10%) CheckPoint
6 13 (14.61%) Blue Coat
7 12 (13.48%) Citrix
8 10 (11.24%) HP
9 8 (8.99%) Avaya
10 7 (7.87%) Intel
11 6 (6.74%) NetApp
12 5 (5.62%) Fortinet
12 5 (5.62%) Apple
13 4 (4.49%) Kaspersky
13 4 (4.49%) Symantec
14 2 (2.25%) Remedy
14 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
14 2 (2.25%) Nortel
14 2 (2.25%) Oracle
14 2 (2.25%) Acronis
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