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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 77 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 42 35 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.42% 2.14% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.50% 13.01% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 35
Average salary £45,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.17% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,300 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
271 269 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.58% 16.48% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 229 235 256
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
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

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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 27 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 49 (59.76%) Firewall
2 38 (46.34%) Cisco
3 34 (41.46%) WAN
4 26 (31.71%) MPLS
5 25 (30.49%) CheckPoint
5 25 (30.49%) LAN
5 25 (30.49%) Windows
6 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
6 24 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (24.39%) BGP
8 20 (24.39%) OSPF
9 19 (23.17%) Telecoms
10 18 (21.95%) SQL
11 17 (20.73%) SLA
12 16 (19.51%) VMware
12 16 (19.51%) CCNA
13 15 (18.29%) Active Directory
13 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
13 15 (18.29%) VPLS
14 13 (15.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (15.85%) ITIL
14 13 (15.85%) SAN
15 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (14.63%) Network Security
15 12 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
15 12 (14.63%) Fortinet
16 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (13.41%) NAS

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (3.66%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (2.44%) WorkSite
2 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS Project
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (59.76%) Firewall
2 34 (41.46%) WAN
3 26 (31.71%) MPLS
4 25 (30.49%) LAN
5 24 (29.27%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (24.39%) OSPF
6 20 (24.39%) BGP
7 15 (18.29%) VPLS
8 13 (15.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (15.85%) SAN
9 12 (14.63%) Network Security
10 11 (13.41%) NAS
11 10 (12.20%) Unified Communications
11 10 (12.20%) FWSM
11 10 (12.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (12.20%) Wireless
11 10 (12.20%) Ethernet
12 8 (9.76%) VLAN
13 7 (8.54%) IPsec
13 7 (8.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.44%) MS Access
General
1 19 (23.17%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.10%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (20.73%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) Analyst
3 10 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Consultant
4 9 (10.98%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Network Consultant
6 6 (7.32%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.10%) Field Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Avaya Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) IT Support
8 4 (4.88%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Sales Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Architect
9 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
1 2 (2.44%) CESG
2 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.22%) DTV
2 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.49%) Windows
2 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.32%) Linux
5 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.22%) CentOS
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) ITIL
2 10 (12.20%) Service Management
2 10 (12.20%) Business Development
2 10 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.54%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.32%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (7.32%) Line Management
6 5 (6.10%) ITIL V2
7 4 (4.88%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.44%) Migration
8 2 (2.44%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.44%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.44%) Document Management
8 2 (2.44%) Network Design
8 2 (2.44%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (2.44%) High Availability
9 1 (1.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.95%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) C
3 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.22%) Perl
4 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (19.51%) CCNA
3 10 (12.20%) CCSE
4 9 (10.98%) CCNP
5 8 (9.76%) CCSA
5 8 (9.76%) JNCIA
5 8 (9.76%) JNCIS
6 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.66%) MCSE
7 2 (2.44%) CCIE
7 2 (2.44%) CCDP
7 2 (2.44%) CISSP
7 2 (2.44%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.44%) MCITP
8 1 (1.22%) Degree
8 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) RHCE
8 1 (1.22%) CCA
8 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.73%) SLA
2 4 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.22%) vSphere
4 1 (1.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.22%) Nagios
2 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.22%) WSUS
2 1 (1.22%) Cacti
Vendors
1 38 (46.34%) Cisco
2 25 (30.49%) CheckPoint
3 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
4 16 (19.51%) VMware
5 12 (14.63%) Fortinet
6 11 (13.41%) Juniper
7 9 (10.98%) Blue Coat
7 9 (10.98%) F5
8 5 (6.10%) Riverbed
8 5 (6.10%) Avaya
9 4 (4.88%) Websense
9 4 (4.88%) Citrix
9 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.88%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.44%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.44%) Apple
10 2 (2.44%) Interwoven
10 2 (2.44%) IBM
10 2 (2.44%) Adobe
11 1 (1.22%) HP