The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 75 82 99
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 76 45 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.16% 2.30% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.91% 11.51% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 47 38 31
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £22,625 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £61,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +8.21%
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
402 391 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.72% 19.95% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 281 356 295
Median salary £40,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.49% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £30,300 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 August 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VPN.

1 83 (59.29%) WAN
2 78 (55.71%) LAN
3 72 (51.43%) Active Directory
4 63 (45.00%) DHCP
5 60 (42.86%) DNS
6 59 (42.14%) Windows
7 55 (39.29%) Firewall
8 49 (35.00%) TCP/IP
9 46 (32.86%) Microsoft
9 46 (32.86%) Windows Server
10 42 (30.00%) Cisco
11 40 (28.57%) VMware
12 38 (27.14%) Citrix
12 38 (27.14%) SAN
13 36 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
13 36 (25.71%) MPLS
14 32 (22.86%) SCOM
15 30 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (21.43%) MS Exchange
15 30 (21.43%) Hyper-V
16 29 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (20.00%) assyst
17 28 (20.00%) Validation
17 28 (20.00%) BGP
17 28 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 26 (18.57%) vSphere
18 26 (18.57%) ITIL
19 25 (17.86%) SLA
19 25 (17.86%) Symantec
19 25 (17.86%) OSPF

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 30 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (10.00%) IBM Domino
3 14 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 8 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.14%) SAS
8 2 (1.43%) IIS
9 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (20.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.57%) Mimecast
2 5 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.86%) Office 365
4 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (59.29%) WAN
2 78 (55.71%) LAN
3 63 (45.00%) DHCP
4 60 (42.86%) DNS
5 55 (39.29%) Firewall
6 49 (35.00%) TCP/IP
7 38 (27.14%) SAN
8 36 (25.71%) MPLS
9 28 (20.00%) BGP
10 25 (17.86%) OSPF
11 24 (17.14%) SSL
12 22 (15.71%) VLAN
13 21 (15.00%) Wireless
14 15 (10.71%) IPsec
15 14 (10.00%) Network Security
15 14 (10.00%) VoIP
15 14 (10.00%) VPLS
16 13 (9.29%) Cisco Wireless
17 12 (8.57%) EIGRP
18 9 (6.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (11.43%) Retail
2 13 (9.29%) Legal
3 7 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.29%) Law
5 2 (1.43%) Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Finance
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (22.14%) Analyst
3 20 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (13.57%) Exchange Engineer
5 17 (12.14%) Network Analyst
6 16 (11.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (10.71%) Support Engineer
8 14 (10.00%) Network Support
9 12 (8.57%) IT Engineer
9 12 (8.57%) Network Engineer
9 12 (8.57%) Support Analyst
10 11 (7.86%) Network Support Analyst
11 10 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
12 9 (6.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 9 (6.43%) Citrix Engineer
13 8 (5.71%) IT Support
14 7 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 7 (5.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) WAP
2 1 (0.71%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.71%) XML
2 1 (0.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 5 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.57%) Replication
2 5 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 5 (3.57%) User Experience
3 3 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) EPoS
5 1 (0.71%) Handset
5 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.71%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (42.14%) Windows
2 46 (32.86%) Windows Server
3 30 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.57%) Linux
6 4 (2.86%) AIX
6 4 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.86%) Solaris
6 4 (2.86%) Unix
6 4 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.14%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.14%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.71%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.00%) Validation
2 26 (18.57%) ITIL
3 13 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (7.86%) Network Design
6 9 (6.43%) Network Architecture
7 7 (5.00%) Migration
7 7 (5.00%) Network Management
7 7 (5.00%) Presales
8 6 (4.29%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.57%) Analytics
9 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.57%) Performance Management
9 5 (3.57%) Resource Management
9 5 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (2.86%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.86%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.86%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.29%) C
2 6 (4.29%) SQL
3 5 (3.57%) Perl
4 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.71%) Java
5 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (15.71%) Degree
3 21 (15.00%) CCNA
4 17 (12.14%) CCNP
5 10 (7.14%) CISSP
6 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
7 7 (5.00%) MCSE
7 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.29%) CCDP
9 5 (3.57%) CCDA
9 5 (3.57%) CCIE
9 5 (3.57%) CCIP
9 5 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.57%) MCP
9 5 (3.57%) MCSA
10 4 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.14%) APMP
11 3 (2.14%) CISM
11 3 (2.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.86%) SLA
2 6 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.14%) COBIT
3 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 30 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 29 (20.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (18.57%) vSphere
5 9 (6.43%) XenApp
5 9 (6.43%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (22.86%) SCOM
2 25 (17.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 22 (15.71%) WSUS
4 9 (6.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (6.43%) EdgeSight
5 5 (3.57%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.57%) SCCM
6 4 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.86%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.43%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.71%) Cacti
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 46 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 42 (30.00%) Cisco
3 40 (28.57%) VMware
4 38 (27.14%) Citrix
5 25 (17.86%) Acronis
5 25 (17.86%) Symantec
6 19 (13.57%) Juniper
7 14 (10.00%) IBM
8 11 (7.86%) F5
8 11 (7.86%) Palo Alto
9 9 (6.43%) AppSense
9 9 (6.43%) Riverbed
10 8 (5.71%) Veeam
11 7 (5.00%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.00%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.29%) Ericsson
12 6 (4.29%) Redback
13 5 (3.57%) HP
13 5 (3.57%) Kaspersky
13 5 (3.57%) Sophos
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