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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 98 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 30 40 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.45% 2.21% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.71% 14.04% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 23 36 20
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +47.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £19,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
309 285 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.94% 15.75% 20.88%
Number of salaries quoted 267 263 263
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 44 (61.97%) Firewall
2 36 (50.70%) Cisco
3 33 (46.48%) WAN
4 31 (43.66%) LAN
5 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
5 22 (30.99%) TCP/IP
6 21 (29.58%) BGP
7 20 (28.17%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (23.94%) Juniper
8 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
8 17 (23.94%) MPLS
8 17 (23.94%) VoIP
8 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
9 16 (22.54%) Windows
10 15 (21.13%) DNS
10 15 (21.13%) OSPF
11 14 (19.72%) CCNP
11 14 (19.72%) Ethernet
11 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
12 13 (18.31%) Finance
13 12 (16.90%) VMware
13 12 (16.90%) ITIL
13 12 (16.90%) SLA
13 12 (16.90%) Network Design
13 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
14 11 (15.49%) Citrix
14 11 (15.49%) DHCP
15 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
15 10 (14.08%) CheckPoint
16 9 (12.68%) 3G

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.82%) IIS
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 44 (61.97%) Firewall
2 33 (46.48%) WAN
3 31 (43.66%) LAN
4 22 (30.99%) TCP/IP
5 21 (29.58%) BGP
6 17 (23.94%) MPLS
6 17 (23.94%) VoIP
7 15 (21.13%) DNS
7 15 (21.13%) OSPF
8 14 (19.72%) Ethernet
9 11 (15.49%) DHCP
10 9 (12.68%) 3G
10 9 (12.68%) ATM
11 8 (11.27%) Frame Relay
11 8 (11.27%) Packet Switching
11 8 (11.27%) RSVP
11 8 (11.27%) SDH
11 8 (11.27%) SONET
11 8 (11.27%) SS7
11 8 (11.27%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Hudson
General
1 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
2 13 (18.31%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Law
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Consultant
3 9 (12.68%) Network Consultant
4 8 (11.27%) Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Design Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Ericsson Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Data Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Voice Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) IT Support
6 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.04%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Replication
4 2 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.45%) CatOS
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.41%) Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) ITIL
1 12 (16.90%) Network Design
2 8 (11.27%) Network Architecture
3 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.86%) Network Management
3 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (9.86%) Validation
4 6 (8.45%) Coaching
4 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
4 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.23%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.23%) Document Management
7 3 (4.23%) Email Filtering
7 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.23%) Migration
7 3 (4.23%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.82%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (19.72%) CCNP
3 9 (12.68%) CCNA
4 6 (8.45%) CCSA
5 5 (7.04%) CCIE
5 5 (7.04%) CCIP
6 4 (5.63%) CCDP
6 4 (5.63%) CCSP
6 4 (5.63%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.63%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.82%) CISA
7 2 (2.82%) CISMP
7 2 (2.82%) CISSP
8 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.41%) CCVP
8 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.41%) Degree
8 1 (1.41%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.41%) MCSE
8 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) SLA
2 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.45%) XenApp
3 6 (8.45%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.23%) vSphere
6 2 (2.82%) Firmware
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) SCOM
2 6 (8.45%) EdgeSight
3 4 (5.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.23%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.23%) WSUS
5 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.82%) SCCM
6 1 (1.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 36 (50.70%) Cisco
2 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.94%) Juniper
4 12 (16.90%) VMware
5 11 (15.49%) Citrix
6 10 (14.08%) CheckPoint
7 8 (11.27%) Ericsson
7 8 (11.27%) Redback
8 6 (8.45%) AppSense
8 6 (8.45%) NICE Systems
8 6 (8.45%) Nokia
8 6 (8.45%) Verint
9 5 (7.04%) ServiceNow
10 4 (5.63%) BT
10 4 (5.63%) Symantec
11 3 (4.23%) Kaspersky
11 3 (4.23%) SonicWALL
11 3 (4.23%) Sophos
11 3 (4.23%) Veeam
12 2 (2.82%) F5
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