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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 82 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 57 35 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.40% 1.65% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.35% 9.59% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 52 30 27
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £26,200 £34,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £51,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,831 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -4.45%
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
427 365 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.96% 17.20% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 343 332 276
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £30,000
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

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (65.96%) Cisco
2 60 (63.83%) Firewall
3 45 (47.87%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (47.87%) Windows
4 35 (37.23%) WAN
5 33 (35.11%) LAN
6 29 (30.85%) CCNP
7 27 (28.72%) CCNA
7 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
7 27 (28.72%) Microsoft
8 26 (27.66%) VMware
9 25 (26.60%) Internet
9 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (24.47%) OSPF
10 23 (24.47%) BGP
11 22 (23.40%) CheckPoint
11 22 (23.40%) MS Exchange
12 21 (22.34%) Juniper
13 20 (21.28%) TCP/IP
14 18 (19.15%) MPLS
14 18 (19.15%) Network Security
14 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (17.02%) Blue Coat
15 16 (17.02%) Linux
16 15 (15.96%) DNS
16 15 (15.96%) CCSA
16 15 (15.96%) Windows 7
17 14 (14.89%) SLA
17 14 (14.89%) CCIE
17 14 (14.89%) SAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.26%) IIS
6 3 (3.19%) Apache
6 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.13%) CMS
7 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.06%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.57%) MS Visio
2 9 (9.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (63.83%) Firewall
2 35 (37.23%) WAN
3 33 (35.11%) LAN
4 25 (26.60%) Internet
5 23 (24.47%) OSPF
5 23 (24.47%) BGP
6 20 (21.28%) TCP/IP
7 18 (19.15%) MPLS
7 18 (19.15%) Network Security
8 15 (15.96%) DNS
9 14 (14.89%) SAN
10 13 (13.83%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (12.77%) VoIP
12 11 (11.70%) DHCP
13 10 (10.64%) Extranet
13 10 (10.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (10.64%) Wireless
13 10 (10.64%) IP Telephony
13 10 (10.64%) VPLS
14 9 (9.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.06%) ProC
General
1 13 (13.83%) Telecoms
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Law
3 4 (4.26%) Back Office
4 2 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (27.66%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.96%) Analyst
3 13 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.64%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Consultant
6 7 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) NOC Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Network Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Network Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Service Desk Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Network Design Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Clustering
2 5 (5.32%) Replication
2 5 (5.32%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.32%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.19%) CESG
5 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) EPoS
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (47.87%) Windows
2 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (17.02%) Linux
4 15 (15.96%) Windows 7
5 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (10.64%) Windows 8
8 9 (9.57%) UNIX
8 9 (9.57%) Windows XP
8 9 (9.57%) Solaris
9 4 (4.26%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.13%) Debian
10 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.83%) Load Balancing
2 12 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (10.64%) E-Commerce
3 10 (10.64%) Low Latency
3 10 (10.64%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 10 (10.64%) Line Management
4 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (6.38%) Service Management
5 6 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.32%) Network Design
6 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.26%) ITIL
7 4 (4.26%) Time Management
7 4 (4.26%) ITIL V2
7 4 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.13%) Software License Management
9 2 (2.13%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.89%) SQL
2 9 (9.57%) Tcl
2 9 (9.57%) Perl
3 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.06%) C
4 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (47.87%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (30.85%) CCNP
3 27 (28.72%) CCNA
4 15 (15.96%) CCSA
5 14 (14.89%) CCIE
6 12 (12.77%) CCIP
7 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (8.51%) Check Point Certification
8 8 (8.51%) MCSE
9 7 (7.45%) CCSE
9 7 (7.45%) JNCIA
9 7 (7.45%) JNCIS
10 5 (5.32%) Degree
11 3 (3.19%) MCITP
11 3 (3.19%) CISSP
11 3 (3.19%) MCP
11 3 (3.19%) CCDP
12 2 (2.13%) CCA
12 2 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.89%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (28.72%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.57%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.32%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.32%) vSphere
5 4 (4.26%) XenApp
6 3 (3.19%) XenServer
6 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.19%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (3.19%) Netcool
1 3 (3.19%) WSUS
1 3 (3.19%) SCCM
1 3 (3.19%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.13%) XenMobile
2 2 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (65.96%) Cisco
2 27 (28.72%) Microsoft
3 26 (27.66%) VMware
4 22 (23.40%) CheckPoint
5 21 (22.34%) Juniper
6 16 (17.02%) Blue Coat
7 11 (11.70%) Fortinet
8 10 (10.64%) Citrix
9 8 (8.51%) Avaya
10 6 (6.38%) HP
11 4 (4.26%) NetApp
12 3 (3.19%) Sourcefire
12 3 (3.19%) Apple
12 3 (3.19%) Intel
13 2 (2.13%) Nortel
13 2 (2.13%) Oracle
13 2 (2.13%) Websense
13 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
13 2 (2.13%) Symantec
13 2 (2.13%) Kaspersky
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago