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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 79 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 50 39 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.77% 2.16% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.42% 14.61% 12.65%
Number of salaries quoted 39 34 37
Average salary £45,000 £29,000 £33,627
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.17% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
287 267 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.90% 14.78% 18.56%
Number of salaries quoted 233 238 261
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 50 (57.47%) Cisco
2 48 (55.17%) Firewall
3 35 (40.23%) WAN
4 31 (35.63%) MPLS
5 29 (33.33%) LAN
6 28 (32.18%) CheckPoint
7 26 (29.89%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (29.89%) OSPF
7 26 (29.89%) BGP
8 24 (27.59%) Microsoft
8 24 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (26.44%) Windows
10 21 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (22.99%) Telecoms
12 17 (19.54%) ITIL
12 17 (19.54%) SLA
12 17 (19.54%) Active Directory
13 15 (17.24%) CCNA
13 15 (17.24%) VLAN
14 14 (16.09%) VPLS
14 14 (16.09%) F5
14 14 (16.09%) VMware
15 13 (14.94%) Wireless
15 13 (14.94%) Service Delivery
15 13 (14.94%) CCNP
15 13 (14.94%) DNS
15 13 (14.94%) MS Excel
16 12 (13.79%) SQL
16 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
16 12 (13.79%) IPsec

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (8.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2000
2 6 (6.90%) WorkSite
3 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (14.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.64%) MS Office
3 4 (4.60%) MS Project
3 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (55.17%) Firewall
2 35 (40.23%) WAN
3 31 (35.63%) MPLS
4 29 (33.33%) LAN
5 26 (29.89%) OSPF
5 26 (29.89%) BGP
6 24 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (17.24%) VLAN
9 14 (16.09%) VPLS
10 13 (14.94%) Wireless
10 13 (14.94%) DNS
11 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
11 12 (13.79%) IPsec
11 12 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (13.79%) FWSM
12 11 (12.64%) HSRP
12 11 (12.64%) Spanning Tree
13 10 (11.49%) Unified Communications
13 10 (11.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (22.99%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.34%) Finance
3 6 (6.90%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (25.29%) Analyst
2 15 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 11 (12.64%) Network Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Service Analyst
5 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Network Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Network Architect
6 7 (8.05%) Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Network Security Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Avaya Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) IT Support
9 4 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Network Manager
10 3 (3.45%) Field Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.15%) DTV
2 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.90%) Windows 2000
5 5 (5.75%) Linux
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) ITIL
2 13 (14.94%) Service Delivery
3 10 (11.49%) Business Development
3 10 (11.49%) Load Balancing
4 9 (10.34%) Service Management
5 8 (9.20%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (9.20%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (6.90%) Document Management
7 5 (5.75%) Network Design
7 5 (5.75%) Line Management
7 5 (5.75%) ITIL V2
7 5 (5.75%) High Availability
8 4 (4.60%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.60%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.45%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.45%) Supplier Management
9 3 (3.45%) Migration
9 3 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.79%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) C
3 1 (1.15%) Perl
3 1 (1.15%) PHP
3 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (17.24%) CCNA
3 13 (14.94%) CCNP
4 8 (9.20%) CCSE
5 5 (5.75%) CCSA
5 5 (5.75%) JNCIA
5 5 (5.75%) JNCIS
5 5 (5.75%) Degree
6 4 (4.60%) CCDP
7 3 (3.45%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.15%) CCA
8 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.15%) RHCE
8 1 (1.15%) MCP
8 1 (1.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.54%) SLA
2 5 (5.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.15%) vSphere
3 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.15%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.15%) Nagios
2 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.15%) WSUS
2 1 (1.15%) Cacti
Vendors
1 50 (57.47%) Cisco
2 28 (32.18%) CheckPoint
3 24 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (16.09%) VMware
4 14 (16.09%) F5
5 9 (10.34%) Juniper
6 8 (9.20%) Fortinet
7 7 (8.05%) Citrix
8 6 (6.90%) Interwoven
8 6 (6.90%) Apple
8 6 (6.90%) LANDesk
8 6 (6.90%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.75%) Avaya
10 4 (4.60%) Adobe
10 4 (4.60%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.45%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.45%) Sourcefire
11 3 (3.45%) Websense
12 2 (2.30%) IBM
13 1 (1.15%) HP
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