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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 89 104 77
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -27
Permanent jobs citing VPN 49 23 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.08% 1.09% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.37% 6.65% 9.66%
Number of salaries quoted 44 20 34
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £26,200 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £60,000 £74,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
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
431 346 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.33% 16.41% 20.58%
Number of salaries quoted 341 319 264
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,600 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

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 30 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 65 (70.65%) Cisco
2 52 (56.52%) Firewall
3 48 (52.17%) Windows
4 40 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (36.96%) WAN
6 32 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 30 (32.61%) LAN
7 30 (32.61%) MS Exchange
8 29 (31.52%) VMware
8 29 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (29.35%) Internet
9 27 (29.35%) TCP/IP
10 26 (28.26%) Microsoft
10 26 (28.26%) CCNP
11 24 (26.09%) CCNA
12 21 (22.83%) OSPF
12 21 (22.83%) BGP
12 21 (22.83%) Windows 7
13 20 (21.74%) Juniper
13 20 (21.74%) CheckPoint
14 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (18.48%) Network Security
15 17 (18.48%) MPLS
15 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (17.39%) DNS
16 16 (17.39%) Linux
17 15 (16.30%) Blue Coat
18 14 (15.22%) CCSA
18 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 30 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (7.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.43%) IIS
7 4 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.26%) Apache
8 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.17%) CMS
10 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (1.09%) WorkSite
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Office
1 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (56.52%) Firewall
2 34 (36.96%) WAN
3 30 (32.61%) LAN
4 27 (29.35%) Internet
4 27 (29.35%) TCP/IP
5 21 (22.83%) OSPF
5 21 (22.83%) BGP
6 17 (18.48%) Network Security
6 17 (18.48%) MPLS
7 16 (17.39%) DNS
8 12 (13.04%) VoIP
8 12 (13.04%) DHCP
8 12 (13.04%) Wireless
9 11 (11.96%) SAN
10 10 (10.87%) Extranet
10 10 (10.87%) ADSL
10 10 (10.87%) IP Telephony
11 9 (9.78%) VPLS
11 9 (9.78%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (9.78%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.09%) ProC
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.70%) Law
4 4 (4.35%) Back Office
5 3 (3.26%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 18 (19.57%) Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.87%) Firewall Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) NOC Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Consultant
6 7 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Network Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Network Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Network Design Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Clustering
2 8 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.52%) Replication
4 5 (5.43%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.09%) CESG
8 1 (1.09%) EPoS
8 1 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.17%) Windows
2 29 (31.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (22.83%) Windows 7
4 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (17.39%) Linux
6 13 (14.13%) Windows XP
7 11 (11.96%) Windows 8
7 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (9.78%) UNIX
8 9 (9.78%) Solaris
9 4 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 4 (4.35%) Android
10 2 (2.17%) Debian
10 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 10 (10.87%) E-Commerce
3 10 (10.87%) Low Latency
3 10 (10.87%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 9 (9.78%) Line Management
4 9 (9.78%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.43%) Service Management
6 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.43%) Network Design
7 4 (4.35%) Time Management
7 4 (4.35%) ITIL
7 4 (4.35%) ITIL V2
7 4 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.26%) Network Management
8 3 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.17%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) SQL
1 9 (9.78%) Tcl
1 9 (9.78%) Perl
2 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.09%) PHP
3 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (28.26%) CCNP
3 24 (26.09%) CCNA
4 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (15.22%) CCSA
5 12 (13.04%) CCIE
5 12 (13.04%) CCIP
6 8 (8.70%) MCSE
6 8 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (6.52%) CCSE
7 6 (6.52%) JNCIA
7 6 (6.52%) JNCIS
7 6 (6.52%) MCP
8 5 (5.43%) Degree
9 3 (3.26%) MCITP
10 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.17%) CCA
10 2 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.09%) CISSP
11 1 (1.09%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.61%) vSphere
4 6 (6.52%) Terminal Services
4 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.52%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.43%) XenApp
6 4 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 6 (6.52%) SCCM
2 3 (3.26%) XenMobile
2 3 (3.26%) Netcool
2 3 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.26%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.26%) WSUS
3 1 (1.09%) SCOM
3 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 65 (70.65%) Cisco
2 29 (31.52%) VMware
3 26 (28.26%) Microsoft
4 20 (21.74%) Juniper
4 20 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 15 (16.30%) Blue Coat
6 11 (11.96%) Citrix
7 8 (8.70%) Avaya
7 8 (8.70%) HP
7 8 (8.70%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.52%) Intel
9 5 (5.43%) NetApp
9 5 (5.43%) Apple
10 3 (3.26%) Kaspersky
10 3 (3.26%) Symantec
11 2 (2.17%) Remedy
11 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.17%) Nortel
11 2 (2.17%) Oracle
11 2 (2.17%) Acronis
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