The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 19 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.88% 0.96% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 10.00% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £50,000 £36,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.98% -36.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.46% 9.62% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 15
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £56,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £22,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Midlands region.

VPN Salary Trend in the Midlands

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (33.33%) JNCIS
3 1 (33.33%) JNCIP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) RSVP
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) RSVP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Security Solutions Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIP
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIS
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper