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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 102 136 140
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 152 98 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.52% 1.67% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.43% 10.89% 9.73%
Number of salaries quoted 125 89 73
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £22,425 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £56,850 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +8.21%
VPN
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
925 900 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.33% 15.33% 16.27%
Number of salaries quoted 760 815 716
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VPN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

VPN Salary Trend in the West Midlands

VPN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

VPN
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +16 73 £40,500 +1.25% 2
Worcestershire +25 17 £47,500 +137.50% 1
Staffordshire -4 15 £45,000 +42.85%
Shropshire -10 11 £42,500 +54.54%
Solihull +21 10 £27,500 -45.00%
Coventry - 9 £65,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £22,500 -
Warwickshire -2 3 £20,000 -46.66% 1
Wolverhampton -2 2 £36,000 +38.46%
Herefordshire -4 2 £32,000 -36.00%
Halesowen - 2 £37,500 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 170 (56.48%) WAN
2 161 (53.49%) LAN
3 158 (52.49%) Firewall
4 135 (44.85%) Cisco
5 110 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (34.88%) Windows
7 104 (34.55%) Active Directory
8 96 (31.89%) MPLS
8 96 (31.89%) BGP
9 89 (29.57%) TCP/IP
9 89 (29.57%) DHCP
10 85 (28.24%) DNS
11 74 (24.58%) Microsoft
12 72 (23.92%) CCNP
13 68 (22.59%) Juniper
14 67 (22.26%) Windows Server
15 66 (21.93%) OSPF
15 66 (21.93%) VMware
16 64 (21.26%) CCNA
17 61 (20.27%) VoIP
18 56 (18.60%) Citrix
18 56 (18.60%) VLAN
19 54 (17.94%) SAN
20 51 (16.94%) Cisco ASA
21 50 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 47 (15.61%) ITIL
22 47 (15.61%) Wireless
23 45 (14.95%) Data Centre
24 43 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
24 43 (14.29%) Hyper-V

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 42 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.32%) IBM Domino
4 13 (4.32%) IBM Notes
5 7 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.33%) SAS
8 3 (1.00%) IIS
9 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 39 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.64%) MS Office
3 9 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (9.30%) assyst
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.32%) Mimecast
2 12 (3.99%) IaaS
3 11 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.99%) Office 365
5 8 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.33%) SaaS
7 5 (1.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (56.48%) WAN
2 161 (53.49%) LAN
3 158 (52.49%) Firewall
4 96 (31.89%) BGP
4 96 (31.89%) MPLS
5 89 (29.57%) DHCP
5 89 (29.57%) TCP/IP
6 85 (28.24%) DNS
7 66 (21.93%) OSPF
8 61 (20.27%) VoIP
9 56 (18.60%) VLAN
10 54 (17.94%) SAN
11 51 (16.94%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (15.61%) Wireless
13 42 (13.95%) EIGRP
14 37 (12.29%) SSL
15 30 (9.97%) Network Security
15 30 (9.97%) RSVP
16 29 (9.63%) Cisco Wireless
16 29 (9.63%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.33%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (5.98%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.65%) Retail
3 11 (3.65%) Legal
4 6 (1.99%) Finance
4 6 (1.99%) Law
5 2 (0.66%) Back Office
5 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (28.90%) Network Engineer
2 42 (13.95%) Analyst
3 38 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (11.96%) Senior Network Engineer
5 22 (7.31%) Consultant
5 22 (7.31%) Network Analyst
6 20 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 19 (6.31%) Network Support
8 18 (5.98%) Support Analyst
9 16 (5.32%) Exchange Engineer
9 16 (5.32%) Network Support Analyst
9 16 (5.32%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.65%) Design Engineer
10 14 (4.65%) Juniper Engineer
11 13 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.32%) IT Engineer
11 13 (4.32%) Network Consultant
12 12 (3.99%) Cisco Consultant
12 12 (3.99%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.33%) WAP
2 2 (0.66%) .NET
3 1 (0.33%) Memcached
3 1 (0.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.95%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.99%) Driving Licence
2 9 (2.99%) Fat Client
2 9 (2.99%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (1.66%) AS400
4 5 (1.66%) Clustering
5 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.33%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.33%) User Experience
6 3 (1.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.00%) Replication
7 2 (0.66%) iPad
7 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.33%) Life Science
8 1 (0.33%) PKI
8 1 (0.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 105 (34.88%) Windows
2 67 (22.26%) Windows Server
3 43 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (7.31%) Windows 7
6 19 (6.31%) Linux
7 14 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (4.32%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.33%) Unix
10 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.33%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.66%) Android
12 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.66%) VyOS
13 1 (0.33%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.61%) ITIL
2 28 (9.30%) Validation
3 25 (8.31%) Network Design
4 21 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (6.98%) Presales
5 20 (6.64%) Load Balancing
6 15 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (4.98%) Project Management
6 15 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.65%) Network Architecture
8 12 (3.99%) Network Management
9 11 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (2.99%) High Availability
11 8 (2.66%) Change Management
11 8 (2.66%) Data Protection
12 7 (2.33%) Data Privacy
12 7 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (2.33%) Performance Management
12 7 (2.33%) Problem Management
12 7 (2.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.65%) C
2 7 (2.33%) SQL
3 2 (0.66%) C#
3 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.66%) VB
4 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.33%) Perl
4 1 (0.33%) Python
4 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (23.92%) CCNP
3 64 (21.26%) CCNA
4 29 (9.63%) Security Cleared
5 27 (8.97%) SC Cleared
6 26 (8.64%) Degree
7 23 (7.64%) CCIE
8 13 (4.32%) CISSP
9 12 (3.99%) JNCIS
10 11 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.99%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.99%) JNCIA
12 7 (2.33%) MCSE
13 6 (1.99%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.99%) MCP
14 5 (1.66%) CCDP
14 5 (1.66%) MCSA
15 3 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (1.00%) PMP
15 3 (1.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.95%) SLA
2 6 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 104 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 50 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 37 (12.29%) vSphere
5 22 (7.31%) XenApp
5 22 (7.31%) XenDesktop
6 16 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.33%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.66%) pfSense
9 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (9.30%) SCOM
2 23 (7.64%) WSUS
3 21 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (5.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (3.99%) EdgeSight
6 9 (2.99%) SCCM
7 8 (2.66%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (1.99%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.66%) Nagios
10 4 (1.33%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.33%) Cacti
12 1 (0.33%) logstash
12 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 135 (44.85%) Cisco
2 74 (24.58%) Microsoft
3 68 (22.59%) Juniper
4 66 (21.93%) VMware
5 56 (18.60%) Citrix
6 34 (11.30%) F5
7 23 (7.64%) Acronis
8 21 (6.98%) Symantec
9 16 (5.32%) CheckPoint
10 13 (4.32%) IBM
10 13 (4.32%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.99%) AppSense
12 11 (3.65%) Ericsson
12 11 (3.65%) Redback
12 11 (3.65%) Riverbed
13 10 (3.32%) HP
13 10 (3.32%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.32%) Veeam
14 9 (2.99%) ServiceNow
15 8 (2.66%) Aruba
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West Midlands
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Salary: £40k - 50k per year
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Salary: £65000 per annum + excellent
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