The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Solihull region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 45 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.74% 0.35% 4.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.55% 2.27% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 11
Average salary £20,248 £28,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.68% +19.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Communications & Networking Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 44 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 18.84% 15.55% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 35 34 40
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,473 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

VPN
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

VPN Salary Trend in Solihull

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) Juniper
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) SSL
2 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (50.00%) Change Management
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) SecurID
2 10 (50.00%) Network Security
2 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) Junos
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 7 (35.00%) Fujitsu
4 7 (35.00%) Retail
4 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) LAN
4 7 (35.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) DHCP
5 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (30.00%) Fortinet
5 6 (30.00%) FortiGate
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) SSL
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
1 10 (50.00%) Network Security
1 10 (50.00%) Junos
2 7 (35.00%) LAN
2 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 6 (30.00%) DHCP
3 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
1 7 (35.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 10 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 10 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Network Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (15.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (15.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Juniper
2 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (35.00%) Fujitsu
4 6 (30.00%) Fortinet
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) VMware