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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 108 97 80
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 12 38 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 1.77% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 11.84% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 8 28 33
Median salary £50,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.45% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,749 £31,750 £18,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
252 321 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.25% 14.96% 15.93%
Number of salaries quoted 182 274 256
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 £28,950 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 22 February 2017.

VPN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 55 (84.62%) WAN
2 49 (75.38%) LAN
3 38 (58.46%) Cisco
4 36 (55.38%) Firewall
5 28 (43.08%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (41.54%) DNS
7 23 (35.38%) Windows
8 21 (32.31%) TCP/IP
8 21 (32.31%) DHCP
9 18 (27.69%) VMware
9 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
9 18 (27.69%) Windows Server
10 17 (26.15%) CCNP
10 17 (26.15%) CheckPoint
10 17 (26.15%) SSL
10 17 (26.15%) Wireless
11 16 (24.62%) VLAN
12 15 (23.08%) SCOM
12 15 (23.08%) BGP
12 15 (23.08%) C
12 15 (23.08%) MPLS
12 15 (23.08%) OSPF
13 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
13 14 (21.54%) ITIL
13 14 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (20.00%) Network Security
14 13 (20.00%) SLA
14 13 (20.00%) HP
14 13 (20.00%) CCNA
15 12 (18.46%) IPsec

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 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (13.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (84.62%) WAN
2 49 (75.38%) LAN
3 36 (55.38%) Firewall
4 27 (41.54%) DNS
5 21 (32.31%) DHCP
5 21 (32.31%) TCP/IP
6 17 (26.15%) SSL
6 17 (26.15%) Wireless
7 16 (24.62%) VLAN
8 15 (23.08%) BGP
8 15 (23.08%) MPLS
8 15 (23.08%) OSPF
9 13 (20.00%) Network Security
10 12 (18.46%) IPsec
11 10 (15.38%) Internet
12 9 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (12.31%) EIGRP
13 8 (12.31%) Spanning Tree
13 8 (12.31%) WLAN
14 7 (10.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 7 (10.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Exchange Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Capacity Manager
6 5 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Check Point Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Cisco Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Presales Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) EPoS
3 1 (1.54%) iPad
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Windows
2 18 (27.69%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.31%) Linux
4 7 (10.77%) Unix
5 6 (9.23%) AIX
5 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.23%) Solaris
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Presales
3 9 (13.85%) Resource Management
3 9 (13.85%) Validation
4 6 (9.23%) Network Design
5 5 (7.69%) B2B
5 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.15%) Data Security
6 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.15%) Project Management
7 3 (4.62%) Analytics
7 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.62%) Fault Management
7 3 (4.62%) Migration
7 3 (4.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (4.62%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.62%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) C
2 6 (9.23%) Perl
2 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (26.15%) CCNP
3 13 (20.00%) CCNA
4 6 (9.23%) CCDP
4 6 (9.23%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.15%) CCDA
5 4 (6.15%) CCIE
6 3 (4.62%) CCIP
6 3 (4.62%) MCSE
6 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.08%) CCSE
7 2 (3.08%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) CCSA
8 1 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.54%) CISSP
8 1 (1.54%) IISP
8 1 (1.54%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.54%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
1 14 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.85%) vSphere
3 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.08%) XenApp
5 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (23.08%) SCOM
2 9 (13.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (9.23%) SCCM
3 6 (9.23%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.54%) QRadar
Vendors
1 38 (58.46%) Cisco
2 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.69%) VMware
3 17 (26.15%) CheckPoint
4 13 (20.00%) HP
5 10 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 9 (13.85%) Fortinet
6 9 (13.85%) Symantec
7 8 (12.31%) Huawei
7 8 (12.31%) Meraki
8 7 (10.77%) SolarWinds
9 6 (9.23%) Citrix
9 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.69%) Aruba
11 4 (6.15%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (6.15%) Draytek
11 4 (6.15%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (6.15%) NETGEAR
11 4 (6.15%) Sourcefire
12 3 (4.62%) IBM
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