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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 102 107 89
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 37 24 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.65% 1.25% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.97% 7.04% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 27 23 53
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £17,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £65,000 £55,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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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
371 341 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.51% 17.76% 17.06%
Number of salaries quoted 245 300 324
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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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

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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 8 December 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 77 (68.75%) WAN
2 69 (61.61%) LAN
3 59 (52.68%) Firewall
4 55 (49.11%) Cisco
5 44 (39.29%) DHCP
6 43 (38.39%) DNS
6 43 (38.39%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (37.50%) Windows
8 37 (33.04%) Active Directory
9 35 (31.25%) Microsoft
10 31 (27.68%) TCP/IP
11 30 (26.79%) VLAN
11 30 (26.79%) Windows Server
12 29 (25.89%) VMware
12 29 (25.89%) BGP
13 28 (25.00%) Wireless
14 27 (24.11%) OSPF
15 26 (23.21%) MPLS
15 26 (23.21%) SSL
16 23 (20.54%) CCNP
16 23 (20.54%) SCOM
17 22 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (18.75%) CCNA
18 21 (18.75%) CheckPoint
19 20 (17.86%) SLA
19 20 (17.86%) C
20 19 (16.96%) MS Exchange
20 19 (16.96%) Citrix
20 19 (16.96%) IPsec
20 19 (16.96%) Norton AntiVirus

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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 19 (16.96%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (6.25%) IBM Domino
3 7 (6.25%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.68%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.25%) MS Office
3 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (15.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.61%) Mimecast
2 6 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.79%) Office 365
4 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (68.75%) WAN
2 69 (61.61%) LAN
3 59 (52.68%) Firewall
4 44 (39.29%) DHCP
5 43 (38.39%) DNS
6 31 (27.68%) TCP/IP
7 30 (26.79%) VLAN
8 29 (25.89%) BGP
9 28 (25.00%) Wireless
10 27 (24.11%) OSPF
11 26 (23.21%) MPLS
11 26 (23.21%) SSL
12 19 (16.96%) IPsec
13 18 (16.07%) Network Security
14 16 (14.29%) SAN
15 15 (13.39%) EIGRP
16 13 (11.61%) Cisco Wireless
17 11 (9.82%) VPLS
18 10 (8.93%) Internet
19 9 (8.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (8.93%) Retail
1 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.25%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Legal
3 3 (2.68%) Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Law
4 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (24.11%) Network Engineer
2 23 (20.54%) Analyst
2 23 (20.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.61%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (11.61%) Exchange Engineer
3 13 (11.61%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) Network Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) IT Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) IT Support
6 7 (6.25%) Presales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) WAP
2 1 (0.89%) XML
2 1 (0.89%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.25%) User Experience
3 5 (4.46%) Replication
4 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.79%) EPoS
6 2 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.79%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.89%) Handset
7 1 (0.89%) iPad
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 42 (37.50%) Windows
2 30 (26.79%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.04%) Linux
6 7 (6.25%) Unix
7 6 (5.36%) AIX
7 6 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.36%) Solaris
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) ITIL
2 17 (15.18%) Validation
3 15 (13.39%) Presales
4 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (8.04%) Network Design
4 9 (8.04%) Resource Management
5 7 (6.25%) Analytics
5 7 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (6.25%) Migration
5 7 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 7 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.57%) Data Security
8 4 (3.57%) Project Management
8 4 (3.57%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.86%) C
2 8 (7.14%) SQL
3 6 (5.36%) Perl
3 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.89%) Java
4 1 (0.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (38.39%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (20.54%) CCNP
3 21 (18.75%) CCNA
4 9 (8.04%) CCDP
4 9 (8.04%) Degree
5 8 (7.14%) CCDA
5 8 (7.14%) CCIE
5 8 (7.14%) MCSE
5 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 7 (6.25%) CCIP
6 7 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.46%) CISSP
7 5 (4.46%) MCP
7 5 (4.46%) MCSA
8 4 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.79%) CCSA
9 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.89%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (33.04%) Active Directory
2 22 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.18%) vSphere
4 14 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.36%) XenApp
7 5 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.89%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (20.54%) SCOM
2 19 (16.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (6.25%) SCCM
4 6 (5.36%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (5.36%) SCOrch
4 6 (5.36%) WSUS
5 5 (4.46%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (3.57%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.89%) Cacti
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 55 (49.11%) Cisco
2 35 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 29 (25.89%) VMware
4 21 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 19 (16.96%) Citrix
5 19 (16.96%) Symantec
6 14 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 13 (11.61%) HP
8 9 (8.04%) Acronis
8 9 (8.04%) SolarWinds
9 8 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 8 (7.14%) Huawei
9 8 (7.14%) Meraki
10 7 (6.25%) F5
10 7 (6.25%) IBM
11 6 (5.36%) Aruba
11 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
12 5 (4.46%) Kaspersky
12 5 (4.46%) Sophos
12 5 (4.46%) Veeam
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