The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 118 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 13 21 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 1.13% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.80% 7.37% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 30
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,300 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
271 285 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.16% 15.27% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 172 253 256
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VPN.

1 62 (78.48%) WAN
2 55 (69.62%) LAN
3 42 (53.16%) Firewall
4 40 (50.63%) Cisco
5 36 (45.57%) DNS
6 32 (40.51%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (37.97%) DHCP
8 27 (34.18%) Windows
8 27 (34.18%) TCP/IP
8 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
9 26 (32.91%) Active Directory
10 25 (31.65%) VMware
11 22 (27.85%) SCOM
12 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (26.58%) VLAN
13 19 (24.05%) BGP
13 19 (24.05%) SLA
13 19 (24.05%) Windows Server
14 18 (22.78%) CCNP
14 18 (22.78%) CheckPoint
14 18 (22.78%) C
14 18 (22.78%) OSPF
15 17 (21.52%) MPLS
15 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
15 17 (21.52%) SSL
16 16 (20.25%) CCNA
16 16 (20.25%) Symantec
16 16 (20.25%) Norton AntiVirus
16 16 (20.25%) Wireless
16 16 (20.25%) Validation

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.06%) IBM Domino
3 4 (5.06%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.80%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (15.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (20.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Mimecast
2 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (78.48%) WAN
2 55 (69.62%) LAN
3 42 (53.16%) Firewall
4 36 (45.57%) DNS
5 30 (37.97%) DHCP
6 27 (34.18%) TCP/IP
7 21 (26.58%) VLAN
8 19 (24.05%) BGP
9 18 (22.78%) OSPF
10 17 (21.52%) MPLS
10 17 (21.52%) SSL
11 16 (20.25%) Wireless
12 14 (17.72%) Network Security
13 13 (16.46%) IPsec
14 10 (12.66%) Internet
15 9 (11.39%) EIGRP
15 9 (11.39%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (10.13%) IP Telephony
16 8 (10.13%) SAN
16 8 (10.13%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Legal
4 3 (3.80%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Network Engineer
2 18 (22.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Exchange Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Capacity Manager
6 6 (7.59%) Network Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) IT Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Presales Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 4 (5.06%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) Replication
3 3 (3.80%) User Experience
3 3 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.53%) EPoS
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) iPad
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.18%) Windows
2 19 (24.05%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.13%) Linux
4 7 (8.86%) Unix
5 6 (7.59%) AIX
5 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.59%) Solaris
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Validation
2 13 (16.46%) Presales
3 12 (15.19%) ITIL
4 9 (11.39%) Resource Management
5 6 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.33%) Migration
6 5 (6.33%) Network Design
6 5 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.06%) Data Security
7 4 (5.06%) Project Management
8 3 (3.80%) Analytics
8 3 (3.80%) Case Management
8 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (3.80%) Fault Management
8 3 (3.80%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) C
2 6 (7.59%) Perl
2 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.59%) SQL
3 1 (1.27%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (40.51%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (22.78%) CCNP
3 16 (20.25%) CCNA
4 7 (8.86%) CCDP
4 7 (8.86%) MCSE
4 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.59%) CCDA
5 6 (7.59%) CCIE
5 6 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.33%) CCIP
6 5 (6.33%) Degree
7 4 (5.06%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (5.06%) MCP
7 4 (5.06%) MCSA
8 2 (2.53%) CCSA
9 1 (1.27%) CCSE
9 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (32.91%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.25%) vSphere
4 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.86%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.59%) XenApp
7 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.27%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 22 (27.85%) SCOM
2 16 (20.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (7.59%) SCCM
3 6 (7.59%) SCOrch
4 4 (5.06%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.06%) EdgeSight
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (50.63%) Cisco
2 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
3 25 (31.65%) VMware
4 18 (22.78%) CheckPoint
5 16 (20.25%) Symantec
6 13 (16.46%) Citrix
6 13 (16.46%) HP
7 10 (12.66%) Palo Alto
8 8 (10.13%) Fortinet
8 8 (10.13%) Huawei
8 8 (10.13%) Meraki
9 6 (7.59%) Red Hat
10 5 (6.33%) Aruba
10 5 (6.33%) SolarWinds
11 4 (5.06%) Acronis
11 4 (5.06%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (5.06%) Altiris
11 4 (5.06%) AppSense
11 4 (5.06%) IBM
11 4 (5.06%) Sophos
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