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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 85 85 119
Rank change year-on-year
0 +34
Permanent jobs citing VPN 47 40 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.32% 2.01% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 11.83% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 43 38 11
Average salary £40,000 £30,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.14% -44.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,350 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,300 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,947 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.26% -1.47%
VPN
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
415 338 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.46% 16.98% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 380 281 284
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 63 (67.02%) Cisco
2 52 (55.32%) Firewall
3 40 (42.55%) WAN
4 36 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (37.23%) LAN
6 34 (36.17%) BGP
7 31 (32.98%) OSPF
8 30 (31.91%) Data Centre
9 28 (29.79%) Windows
9 28 (29.79%) CheckPoint
10 27 (28.72%) MPLS
11 26 (27.66%) DNS
12 25 (26.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (25.53%) TCP/IP
13 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
13 24 (25.53%) Active Directory
14 22 (23.40%) CCNP
15 21 (22.34%) CCNA
16 18 (19.15%) MS Exchange
17 16 (17.02%) Telecoms
17 16 (17.02%) Citrix
17 16 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (15.96%) FWSM
18 15 (15.96%) VLAN
19 14 (14.89%) VMware
19 14 (14.89%) Wi-Fi
19 14 (14.89%) SLA
19 14 (14.89%) CSS
19 14 (14.89%) ITIL
19 14 (14.89%) VPLS

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 18 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2000
3 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (6.38%) WorkSite
3 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.19%) IIS
5 2 (2.13%) Lync
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (12.77%) MS Office
1 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.06%) SaaS
1 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (55.32%) Firewall
2 40 (42.55%) WAN
3 35 (37.23%) LAN
4 34 (36.17%) BGP
5 31 (32.98%) OSPF
6 27 (28.72%) MPLS
7 26 (27.66%) DNS
8 25 (26.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (25.53%) TCP/IP
10 16 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (15.96%) FWSM
11 15 (15.96%) VLAN
12 14 (14.89%) VPLS
12 14 (14.89%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (14.89%) Spanning Tree
12 14 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (13.83%) Wireless
13 13 (13.83%) DHCP
14 12 (12.77%) VoIP
15 11 (11.70%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.19%) MS Access
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (17.02%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.64%) Finance
3 6 (6.38%) Law
4 3 (3.19%) Electronics
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (29.79%) Analyst
2 18 (19.15%) Network Engineer
3 15 (15.96%) Network Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Architect
4 11 (11.70%) Network Architect
5 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Service Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Network Consultant
7 7 (7.45%) Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Architect
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Network Architect
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 2 (2.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) CSS
2 3 (3.19%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.91%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.51%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.13%) BYOD
4 2 (2.13%) SecurID
5 1 (1.06%) DTV
5 1 (1.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.79%) Windows
2 14 (14.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 6 (6.38%) Windows 2000
3 6 (6.38%) Windows XP
3 6 (6.38%) Mac OS X
4 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.13%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.13%) Android
6 2 (2.13%) UNIX
7 1 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) ITIL
2 12 (12.77%) Load Balancing
3 9 (9.57%) Service Management
3 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.51%) Business Development
5 7 (7.45%) Network Management
6 6 (6.38%) High Availability
6 6 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (6.38%) Document Management
7 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.32%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.26%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.26%) Network Design
8 4 (4.26%) CRM
9 3 (3.19%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.19%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.19%) Project Management
9 3 (3.19%) WFM
9 3 (3.19%) Workforce Management Optimization
9 3 (3.19%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) C
2 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.06%) Tcl
4 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (23.40%) CCNP
3 21 (22.34%) CCNA
4 8 (8.51%) Degree
5 5 (5.32%) CCDP
6 4 (4.26%) CCSA
7 3 (3.19%) CCVP
7 3 (3.19%) CCIE
8 2 (2.13%) MCSE
8 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.13%) MCTS
8 2 (2.13%) MCITP
9 1 (1.06%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.06%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.06%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.89%) SLA
2 6 (6.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.19%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.19%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.06%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) FortiGate
2 6 (6.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (67.02%) Cisco
2 28 (29.79%) CheckPoint
3 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
4 16 (17.02%) Citrix
5 14 (14.89%) VMware
6 11 (11.70%) F5
7 10 (10.64%) Apple
8 6 (6.38%) LANDesk
8 6 (6.38%) Interwoven
9 4 (4.26%) Juniper
10 3 (3.19%) Nokia
10 3 (3.19%) Wyse
10 3 (3.19%) Avaya
10 3 (3.19%) Adobe
10 3 (3.19%) HP
10 3 (3.19%) Dell
10 3 (3.19%) Verint
11 2 (2.13%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.13%) Acronis
11 2 (2.13%) Blue Coat
Birmingham
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Salary: £43000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
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