The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 39 41 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.48% 3.32% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.59% 18.00% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 2
Average salary £30,874 £28,750 £17,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.38% +64.28%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
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 Solihull region.

Communications & Networking Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 50 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 8.98% 18.45% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 28
Average salary £41,500 £36,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.27% -24.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,248 £22,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Solihull

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (57.89%) LAN
3 11 (57.89%) WAN
4 7 (36.84%) Project Management
4 7 (36.84%) Websense
4 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 7 (36.84%) CCNP
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
4 7 (36.84%) PBX
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
4 7 (36.84%) Riverbed
4 7 (36.84%) SolarWinds
4 7 (36.84%) F5
4 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (36.84%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (36.84%) Wireless
4 7 (36.84%) Broadband
4 7 (36.84%) Service Management
4 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (31.58%) SSH
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (31.58%) DHCP
5 6 (31.58%) FTP
5 6 (31.58%) RIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) LAN
2 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 7 (36.84%) MPLS
3 7 (36.84%) PBX
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (36.84%) Wireless
3 7 (36.84%) Broadband
4 6 (31.58%) SSH
4 6 (31.58%) DHCP
4 6 (31.58%) FTP
4 6 (31.58%) RIP
4 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (31.58%) DNS
4 6 (31.58%) OSPF
4 6 (31.58%) BGP
4 6 (31.58%) EIGRP
4 6 (31.58%) TACACS
5 4 (21.05%) Internet
5 4 (21.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Informix
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Project Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Voice Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Voice Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
1 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
2 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (36.84%) Service Management
2 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNP
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (31.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Websense
2 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
2 7 (36.84%) Riverbed
2 7 (36.84%) SolarWinds
2 7 (36.84%) F5
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle