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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 47 47 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.58% 2.52% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.06% 18.08% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 42 45 31
Average salary £35,500 £29,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.41% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £34,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.84%
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
312 260 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.15% 13.96% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 263 238 257
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 27 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 51 (59.30%) Cisco
2 44 (51.16%) Firewall
3 38 (44.19%) WAN
4 34 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (39.53%) Data Centre
5 31 (36.05%) LAN
6 29 (33.72%) OSPF
6 29 (33.72%) BGP
7 27 (31.40%) MPLS
8 24 (27.91%) Windows
8 24 (27.91%) CheckPoint
8 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
9 23 (26.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (25.58%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (23.26%) CCNA
11 20 (23.26%) ITIL
12 19 (22.09%) DNS
12 19 (22.09%) Telecoms
13 18 (20.93%) SLA
13 18 (20.93%) CCNP
14 16 (18.60%) TCP/IP
14 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
15 15 (17.44%) VPLS
16 14 (16.28%) VLAN
16 14 (16.28%) FWSM
16 14 (16.28%) Service Delivery
17 13 (15.12%) Wireless
17 13 (15.12%) VMware
17 13 (15.12%) MS Office
17 13 (15.12%) F5

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (12.79%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2000
2 6 (6.98%) WorkSite
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.16%) Lync
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Office
2 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.81%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (51.16%) Firewall
2 38 (44.19%) WAN
3 31 (36.05%) LAN
4 29 (33.72%) OSPF
4 29 (33.72%) BGP
5 27 (31.40%) MPLS
6 23 (26.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 22 (25.58%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (22.09%) DNS
9 16 (18.60%) TCP/IP
10 15 (17.44%) VPLS
11 14 (16.28%) VLAN
11 14 (16.28%) FWSM
12 13 (15.12%) Wireless
13 12 (13.95%) IPsec
13 12 (13.95%) Spanning Tree
13 12 (13.95%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (12.79%) HSRP
14 11 (12.79%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (11.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) MS Access
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (22.09%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.47%) Finance
3 6 (6.98%) Law
4 3 (3.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Network Analyst
3 11 (12.79%) Network Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Network Architect
4 10 (11.63%) Architect
5 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Network Consultant
6 8 (9.30%) Consultant
6 8 (9.30%) Service Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Avaya Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) IT Support
8 4 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Sales Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (39.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.16%) DTV
3 1 (1.16%) Clustering
3 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.14%) Linux
4 6 (6.98%) Windows 2000
4 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.33%) UNIX
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.16%) CentOS
7 1 (1.16%) Solaris
7 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) ITIL
2 14 (16.28%) Service Delivery
3 11 (12.79%) Load Balancing
4 10 (11.63%) Service Management
4 10 (11.63%) Business Development
5 6 (6.98%) High Availability
5 6 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (6.98%) Document Management
5 6 (6.98%) Network Design
6 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.81%) Line Management
6 5 (5.81%) Capacity Management
6 5 (5.81%) ITIL V2
6 5 (5.81%) Network Architecture
7 4 (4.65%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.49%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.49%) CRM
8 3 (3.49%) Migration
9 2 (2.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) C
3 2 (2.33%) Perl
3 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.16%) PHP
4 1 (1.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 34 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (23.26%) CCNA
3 18 (20.93%) CCNP
4 6 (6.98%) Degree
5 5 (5.81%) CCSE
5 5 (5.81%) CCDP
6 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.49%) CCSA
6 3 (3.49%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.33%) MCTS
7 2 (2.33%) MCITP
7 2 (2.33%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.33%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.33%) MCSE
7 2 (2.33%) CCIE
7 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.16%) RHCE
8 1 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.93%) SLA
2 7 (8.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.16%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.16%) vSphere
5 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.16%) Nagios
2 1 (1.16%) WSUS
2 1 (1.16%) SCOM
2 1 (1.16%) Cacti
Vendors
1 51 (59.30%) Cisco
2 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.91%) CheckPoint
3 13 (15.12%) VMware
3 13 (15.12%) F5
4 9 (10.47%) Citrix
5 7 (8.14%) Juniper
5 7 (8.14%) Apple
6 6 (6.98%) Interwoven
6 6 (6.98%) LANDesk
7 5 (5.81%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.81%) Avaya
8 4 (4.65%) Adobe
8 4 (4.65%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.49%) Sourcefire
9 3 (3.49%) IBM
10 2 (2.33%) NetApp
11 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.16%) SAP
11 1 (1.16%) Mitel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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