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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 84 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 46 37 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.23% 1.97% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.73% 10.60% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 45 29 14
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -17.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £22,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £44,000 £51,050
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
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
335 349 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.22% 18.56% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 302 308 299
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £31,698
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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 19 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 69 (75.82%) Firewall
2 58 (63.74%) Cisco
3 43 (47.25%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (37.36%) CheckPoint
5 33 (36.26%) Windows
6 31 (34.07%) WAN
7 30 (32.97%) LAN
8 26 (28.57%) CCNA
9 25 (27.47%) Network Security
9 25 (27.47%) Juniper
10 23 (25.27%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (25.27%) OSPF
10 23 (25.27%) BGP
10 23 (25.27%) CCNP
11 21 (23.08%) Blue Coat
12 20 (21.98%) CCSA
13 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
13 19 (20.88%) MPLS
13 19 (20.88%) Internet
13 19 (20.88%) SQL
14 18 (19.78%) VMware
14 18 (19.78%) SLA
15 17 (18.68%) Active Directory
15 17 (18.68%) Fortinet
15 17 (18.68%) Linux
16 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (16.48%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (16.48%) Load Balancing
18 13 (14.29%) Wireless
18 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.20%) CMS
2 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.10%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.10%) Apache
3 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.89%) MS Visio
3 7 (7.69%) MS Office
4 1 (1.10%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (75.82%) Firewall
2 31 (34.07%) WAN
3 30 (32.97%) LAN
4 25 (27.47%) Network Security
5 23 (25.27%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (25.27%) OSPF
5 23 (25.27%) BGP
6 19 (20.88%) Internet
6 19 (20.88%) MPLS
7 15 (16.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (14.29%) Wireless
9 12 (13.19%) SAN
10 11 (12.09%) DNS
10 11 (12.09%) VoIP
11 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
11 10 (10.99%) Extranet
12 9 (9.89%) NAS
13 8 (8.79%) Junos
13 8 (8.79%) EIGRP
14 7 (7.69%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.10%) ProC
General
1 13 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.79%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Law
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Analyst
3 10 (10.99%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Consultant
4 8 (8.79%) NOC Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Security Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Network Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Sales Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.30%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Clustering
2 5 (5.49%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.30%) CESG
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) EPoS
6 1 (1.10%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (36.26%) Windows
2 17 (18.68%) Linux
3 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.89%) UNIX
5 9 (9.89%) Solaris
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.20%) Debian
10 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.10%) Android
11 1 (1.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Load Balancing
2 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
3 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (10.99%) Low Latency
3 10 (10.99%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 10 (10.99%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (10.99%) Line Management
4 9 (9.89%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (9.89%) Service Management
5 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.59%) ITIL
6 5 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (5.49%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.40%) ITIL V2
7 4 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.40%) Time Management
8 3 (3.30%) Network Design
8 3 (3.30%) Migration
9 2 (2.20%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) SQL
2 10 (10.99%) Perl
3 9 (9.89%) Tcl
4 2 (2.20%) PHP
4 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (47.25%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (28.57%) CCNA
3 23 (25.27%) CCNP
4 20 (21.98%) CCSA
5 13 (14.29%) CCSE
6 12 (13.19%) JNCIA
6 12 (13.19%) JNCIS
7 8 (8.79%) CCIE
7 8 (8.79%) Check Point Certification
8 7 (7.69%) CCIP
9 6 (6.59%) MCSE
9 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (6.59%) Degree
10 3 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.30%) CCDP
10 3 (3.30%) CCA
10 3 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.30%) CISSP
11 2 (2.20%) MCITP
12 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.78%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (18.68%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.99%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.30%) vSphere
5 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.20%) XenApp
6 1 (1.10%) XenServer
6 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.20%) Netcool
2 2 (2.20%) WSUS
3 1 (1.10%) Cacti
3 1 (1.10%) Nagios
3 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 58 (63.74%) Cisco
2 34 (37.36%) CheckPoint
3 25 (27.47%) Juniper
4 21 (23.08%) Blue Coat
5 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
6 18 (19.78%) VMware
7 17 (18.68%) Fortinet
8 8 (8.79%) Avaya
9 7 (7.69%) F5
10 6 (6.59%) Riverbed
11 5 (5.49%) SolarWinds
11 5 (5.49%) Websense
11 5 (5.49%) Citrix
12 4 (4.40%) Sourcefire
13 3 (3.30%) HP
13 3 (3.30%) Acronis
14 2 (2.20%) Nortel
14 2 (2.20%) IBM
14 2 (2.20%) Oracle
14 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago