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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 89 109 77
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -32
Permanent jobs citing VPN 37 19 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.70% 0.89% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.71% 5.59% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 31 16 36
Average salary £37,500 £46,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +18.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £61,250 £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
381 340 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.49% 15.90% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 301 313 257
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
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 29 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 53 (63.10%) Windows
3 43 (51.19%) Firewall
4 40 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 38 (45.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (44.05%) TCP/IP
6 37 (44.05%) VMware
7 36 (42.86%) WAN
8 35 (41.67%) MS Exchange
9 30 (35.71%) LAN
9 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
10 27 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (32.14%) Windows 7
11 24 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (27.38%) Internet
12 23 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (25.00%) CCNP
14 20 (23.81%) MPLS
15 18 (21.43%) DNS
15 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (20.24%) OSPF
16 17 (20.24%) BGP
17 16 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (19.05%) Citrix
17 16 (19.05%) Windows XP
18 15 (17.86%) DHCP
19 14 (16.67%) CCNA
20 13 (15.48%) Wireless
20 13 (15.48%) SAN
20 13 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
7 5 (5.95%) IIS
8 4 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (3.57%) Apache
9 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
10 2 (2.38%) CMS
11 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (1.19%) WorkSite
11 1 (1.19%) Lync
11 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.71%) MS Office
3 6 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Office 365
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (51.19%) Firewall
2 37 (44.05%) TCP/IP
3 36 (42.86%) WAN
4 30 (35.71%) LAN
5 23 (27.38%) Internet
6 20 (23.81%) MPLS
7 18 (21.43%) DNS
8 17 (20.24%) OSPF
8 17 (20.24%) BGP
9 15 (17.86%) DHCP
10 13 (15.48%) SAN
10 13 (15.48%) Wireless
11 10 (11.90%) IP Telephony
11 10 (11.90%) Ethernet
11 10 (11.90%) ADSL
12 9 (10.71%) VoIP
12 9 (10.71%) Multicast
13 8 (9.52%) Network Security
14 7 (8.33%) VLAN
14 7 (8.33%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.19%) ProC
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 9 (10.71%) Law
4 4 (4.76%) Back Office
5 3 (3.57%) Legal
5 3 (3.57%) Banking
6 2 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) Network Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.33%) Network Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Network Design Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Administrator
9 4 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.38%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) HTML
1 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 9 (10.71%) Clustering
3 8 (9.52%) Replication
4 5 (5.95%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.57%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) iPhone
8 1 (1.19%) iPad
8 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (63.10%) Windows
2 38 (45.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (32.14%) Windows 7
4 24 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (19.05%) Windows XP
6 12 (14.29%) Linux
7 11 (13.10%) Windows 8
7 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.14%) Solaris
8 6 (7.14%) UNIX
9 5 (5.95%) Android
10 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.19%) Debian
11 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (13.10%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 7 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 7 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 6 (7.14%) ITIL
5 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (5.95%) Asset Management
6 5 (5.95%) Network Management
6 5 (5.95%) Network Design
7 4 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.76%) ITIL V2
7 4 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.76%) Service Management
8 3 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.38%) Project Management
9 2 (2.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) Tcl
2 6 (7.14%) Perl
3 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (25.00%) CCNP
3 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (16.67%) CCNA
5 11 (13.10%) CCIP
5 11 (13.10%) CCIE
6 10 (11.90%) MCP
6 10 (11.90%) MCSE
7 7 (8.33%) CCSA
8 6 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (5.95%) MCITP
10 3 (3.57%) Degree
11 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.38%) CCA
11 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.19%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 23 (27.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.29%) vSphere
4 8 (9.52%) Terminal Services
4 8 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 7 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.33%) XenApp
6 6 (7.14%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 8 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (5.95%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.95%) XenMobile
4 3 (3.57%) WSUS
4 3 (3.57%) Netcool
5 2 (2.38%) SCOM
6 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 37 (44.05%) VMware
3 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 16 (19.05%) Citrix
5 11 (13.10%) HP
5 11 (13.10%) Juniper
6 10 (11.90%) CheckPoint
7 8 (9.52%) Intel
8 7 (8.33%) NetApp
8 7 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 6 (7.14%) Avaya
10 5 (5.95%) Symantec
10 5 (5.95%) Kaspersky
10 5 (5.95%) Apple
11 3 (3.57%) Remedy
12 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.38%) Nortel
13 1 (1.19%) Oracle
13 1 (1.19%) Interwoven
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