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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 72 77 94
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 56 43 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.75% 2.25% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.59% 14.93% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 50 40 23
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -27.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
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
412 288 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.21% 15.08% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 367 245 278
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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

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 3 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 62 (61.39%) Cisco
2 49 (48.51%) Firewall
3 45 (44.55%) WAN
4 38 (37.62%) LAN
4 38 (37.62%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (33.66%) BGP
6 33 (32.67%) Data Centre
7 31 (30.69%) OSPF
8 30 (29.70%) Windows
9 29 (28.71%) Microsoft
9 29 (28.71%) MPLS
10 27 (26.73%) CheckPoint
11 26 (25.74%) Active Directory
12 24 (23.76%) TCP/IP
12 24 (23.76%) DNS
12 24 (23.76%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (22.77%) CCNP
14 22 (21.78%) CCNA
15 21 (20.79%) Telecoms
16 20 (19.80%) SLA
17 18 (17.82%) ITIL
17 18 (17.82%) MS Exchange
17 18 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (16.83%) VPLS
19 16 (15.84%) VMware
20 15 (14.85%) Citrix
20 15 (14.85%) FWSM
21 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
21 14 (13.86%) Cisco IOS
21 14 (13.86%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (17.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.93%) WorkSite
3 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.97%) IIS
6 2 (1.98%) Lync
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (13.86%) MS Office
2 13 (12.87%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
1 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (48.51%) Firewall
2 45 (44.55%) WAN
3 38 (37.62%) LAN
4 34 (33.66%) BGP
5 31 (30.69%) OSPF
6 29 (28.71%) MPLS
7 24 (23.76%) TCP/IP
7 24 (23.76%) DNS
7 24 (23.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (16.83%) VPLS
10 15 (14.85%) FWSM
11 14 (13.86%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (13.86%) VLAN
11 14 (13.86%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (13.86%) Wireless
12 13 (12.87%) DHCP
12 13 (12.87%) Spanning Tree
13 12 (11.88%) VoIP
14 11 (10.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) MS Access
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (20.79%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.88%) Finance
3 7 (6.93%) Law
4 3 (2.97%) Electronics
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Analyst
2 15 (14.85%) Network Engineer
3 13 (12.87%) Support Engineer
3 13 (12.87%) Network Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Architect
4 11 (10.89%) Network Architect
5 9 (8.91%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Network Consultant
6 8 (7.92%) Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Field Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Avaya Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Avaya Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) IT Support
9 4 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Cisco Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Cisco Network Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.87%) CSS
2 3 (2.97%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (32.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.99%) DTV
4 1 (0.99%) Clustering
4 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.70%) Windows
2 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.93%) Windows 2000
3 7 (6.93%) Windows XP
3 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.94%) Linux
5 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.98%) UNIX
7 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) ITIL
2 13 (12.87%) Service Delivery
3 12 (11.88%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.89%) Service Management
5 10 (9.90%) Business Development
6 7 (6.93%) Document Management
6 7 (6.93%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.94%) High Availability
7 6 (5.94%) Network Management
8 5 (4.95%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.95%) ITIL V2
8 5 (4.95%) Line Management
8 5 (4.95%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.95%) Network Design
9 4 (3.96%) CRM
9 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
10 3 (2.97%) Project Management
10 3 (2.97%) Data Analysis
10 3 (2.97%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.97%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.94%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) C
3 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.99%) Perl
4 1 (0.99%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 38 (37.62%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (22.77%) CCNP
3 22 (21.78%) CCNA
4 8 (7.92%) Degree
5 5 (4.95%) CCDP
6 4 (3.96%) CCSA
7 3 (2.97%) CCVP
7 3 (2.97%) CCIE
8 2 (1.98%) MCSE
8 2 (1.98%) CCSE
8 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.98%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.98%) MCTS
8 2 (1.98%) MCITP
8 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.99%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.80%) SLA
2 7 (6.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (25.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.97%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.98%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.99%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (61.39%) Cisco
2 29 (28.71%) Microsoft
3 27 (26.73%) CheckPoint
4 16 (15.84%) VMware
5 15 (14.85%) Citrix
6 12 (11.88%) F5
7 11 (10.89%) Apple
8 7 (6.93%) LANDesk
8 7 (6.93%) Interwoven
9 5 (4.95%) Avaya
10 4 (3.96%) Juniper
10 4 (3.96%) Adobe
11 3 (2.97%) HP
11 3 (2.97%) Dell
11 3 (2.97%) Wyse
11 3 (2.97%) Nokia
11 3 (2.97%) Verint
12 2 (1.98%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.98%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.98%) Fortinet
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