The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 82 114 85
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -29
Permanent jobs citing VPN 39 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.97% 0.74% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.96% 4.95% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 37 11 25
Average salary £30,500 £55,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.54% +50.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
326 303 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.51% 14.92% 21.69%
Number of salaries quoted 270 276 297
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
West Midlands

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 29 July 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 57 (72.15%) Windows
2 55 (69.62%) Cisco
3 49 (62.03%) Active Directory
4 41 (51.90%) VMware
5 40 (50.63%) TCP/IP
5 40 (50.63%) MS Exchange
5 40 (50.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (46.84%) Firewall
7 35 (44.30%) WAN
8 34 (43.04%) Microsoft
9 30 (37.97%) Windows 7
10 28 (35.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (35.44%) LAN
11 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (25.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (25.32%) Windows XP
13 18 (22.78%) Citrix
13 18 (22.78%) MPLS
14 17 (21.52%) Internet
14 17 (21.52%) DNS
15 16 (20.25%) DHCP
15 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
16 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
16 15 (18.99%) SAN
17 14 (17.72%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (17.72%) Blackberry
18 13 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (16.46%) Finance
18 13 (16.46%) MCP
18 13 (16.46%) Exchange Server 2010

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 40 (50.63%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (13.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (7.59%) IIS
6 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
6 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
7 5 (6.33%) Apache
8 4 (5.06%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.27%) WorkSite
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.27%) Lync
9 1 (1.27%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Office 365
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (50.63%) TCP/IP
2 37 (46.84%) Firewall
3 35 (44.30%) WAN
4 28 (35.44%) LAN
5 18 (22.78%) MPLS
6 17 (21.52%) DNS
6 17 (21.52%) Internet
7 16 (20.25%) DHCP
8 15 (18.99%) SAN
9 12 (15.19%) OSPF
9 12 (15.19%) BGP
9 12 (15.19%) Ethernet
10 11 (13.92%) Wireless
11 10 (12.66%) ADSL
12 8 (10.13%) IPsec
13 7 (8.86%) IP Telephony
13 7 (8.86%) VLAN
14 6 (7.59%) HTTP
14 6 (7.59%) Multicast
15 5 (6.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) FogBugz
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Law
3 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Retail
4 4 (5.06%) Back Office
5 3 (3.80%) Legal
6 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Analyst
2 16 (20.25%) Network Engineer
2 16 (20.25%) Support Analyst
3 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Consultant
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (11.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (10.13%) Desktop Support
7 7 (8.86%) Network Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Network Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.06%) Administrator
9 4 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Cisco Specialist
9 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Network Specialist
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) CSS
2 1 (1.27%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Blackberry
2 10 (12.66%) Replication
3 6 (7.59%) Clustering
4 5 (6.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) SecurID
6 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (72.15%) Windows
2 40 (50.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (37.97%) Windows 7
4 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (25.32%) Windows XP
6 11 (13.92%) Windows 8
6 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (11.39%) Linux
8 5 (6.33%) Android
9 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.27%) Solaris
10 1 (1.27%) UNIX
10 1 (1.27%) Debian
10 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (8.86%) Load Balancing
3 5 (6.33%) Asset Management
3 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
3 5 (6.33%) Network Management
4 4 (5.06%) Network Design
4 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (3.80%) ITIL
5 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.80%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.53%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.53%) Document Management
6 2 (2.53%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.53%) Project Management
6 2 (2.53%) Low Latency
6 2 (2.53%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (1.27%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.27%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
2 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.27%) Tcl
4 1 (1.27%) C
4 1 (1.27%) Perl
4 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (17.72%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (16.46%) MCP
4 12 (15.19%) CCNP
5 10 (12.66%) MCSE
6 8 (10.13%) CCIE
7 7 (8.86%) CCIP
7 7 (8.86%) CCNA
8 6 (7.59%) MCITP
9 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.27%) Degree
10 1 (1.27%) CCA
10 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.27%) CCSA
10 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (62.03%) Active Directory
2 28 (35.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.92%) vSphere
4 10 (12.66%) Terminal Services
4 10 (12.66%) XenDesktop
5 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
6 7 (8.86%) VMware ESX
6 7 (8.86%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (7.59%) XenApp
8 5 (6.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (15.19%) SCCM
2 10 (12.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.33%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.33%) WSUS
3 5 (6.33%) XenMobile
4 4 (5.06%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.80%) SCOM
5 3 (3.80%) Netcool
6 2 (2.53%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.53%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.53%) SCSM
7 1 (1.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (69.62%) Cisco
2 41 (51.90%) VMware
3 34 (43.04%) Microsoft
4 18 (22.78%) Citrix
5 10 (12.66%) Intel
5 10 (12.66%) HP
6 8 (10.13%) Juniper
7 7 (8.86%) NetApp
8 6 (7.59%) CheckPoint
9 5 (6.33%) Symantec
9 5 (6.33%) Kaspersky
9 5 (6.33%) Apple
10 3 (3.80%) Remedy
10 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.27%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.27%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.27%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.27%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.27%) IronPort
11 1 (1.27%) ProCurve
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 30 Days Holiday
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Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
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Salary: Unspecified £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon (commutable from Birmingham)
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Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
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