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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 117 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 100 102 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 1.86% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 11.18% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 90 89 82
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -14.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £23,000 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
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
860 912 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.38% 16.66% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 774 743 793
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 44 £42,500 +17.24% 1
Staffordshire +3 16 £28,550 -12.15% 1
Warwickshire -23 11 £37,500 +17.18% 1
Coventry -8 7 £37,500 +21.95% 7
Solihull +13 5 £52,500 +159.28%
Worcestershire 0 3 £20,000 -33.33% 1
Shropshire - 2 £31,500 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the West 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.

1 120 (63.16%) Cisco
2 112 (58.95%) Firewall
3 85 (44.74%) Windows
4 80 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (41.05%) LAN
5 78 (41.05%) WAN
6 68 (35.79%) Microsoft
7 67 (35.26%) DNS
8 66 (34.74%) Active Directory
9 62 (32.63%) TCP/IP
10 55 (28.95%) CCNP
11 54 (28.42%) MS Exchange
11 54 (28.42%) VMware
12 52 (27.37%) CCNA
12 52 (27.37%) Citrix
13 45 (23.68%) DHCP
14 42 (22.11%) MPLS
15 41 (21.58%) BGP
15 41 (21.58%) VLAN
16 39 (20.53%) Wireless
16 39 (20.53%) CheckPoint
16 39 (20.53%) VoIP
17 38 (20.00%) Finance
18 36 (18.95%) OSPF
19 33 (17.37%) VMware Infrastructure
20 31 (16.32%) MS Excel
20 31 (16.32%) MS Office
21 30 (15.79%) ITIL
21 30 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
22 29 (15.26%) Data Centre

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 54 (28.42%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (4.74%) IIS
5 8 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.68%) WorkSite
6 7 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (2.63%) Apache
8 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (16.32%) MS Office
1 31 (16.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.58%) SaaS
3 2 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (58.95%) Firewall
2 78 (41.05%) WAN
2 78 (41.05%) LAN
3 67 (35.26%) DNS
4 62 (32.63%) TCP/IP
5 45 (23.68%) DHCP
6 42 (22.11%) MPLS
7 41 (21.58%) BGP
7 41 (21.58%) VLAN
8 39 (20.53%) Wireless
8 39 (20.53%) VoIP
9 36 (18.95%) OSPF
10 30 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (12.11%) Cisco IOS
12 22 (11.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (11.58%) SAN
13 20 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (10.00%) EIGRP
15 17 (8.95%) Spanning Tree
16 14 (7.37%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 10 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.63%) MySQL
5 3 (1.58%) MS Access
6 2 (1.05%) Informix
6 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (3.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.05%) Hudson
2 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.21%) Law
4 5 (2.63%) Retail
5 3 (1.58%) Electronics
6 2 (1.05%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.05%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (27.37%) Analyst
2 48 (25.26%) Network Engineer
3 21 (11.05%) Network Analyst
4 17 (8.95%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.84%) Administrator
6 13 (6.84%) Consultant
7 12 (6.32%) Architect
7 12 (6.32%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.79%) IT Support
9 10 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.26%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.74%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.21%) Network Architect
11 8 (4.21%) Service Manager
11 8 (4.21%) Network Consultant
11 8 (4.21%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (3.68%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.26%) CSS
2 3 (1.58%) MSMQ
2 3 (1.58%) OLE
3 2 (1.05%) Memcached
3 2 (1.05%) Web Services
4 1 (0.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.26%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.79%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.26%) EqualLogic
4 5 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.63%) FMCG
5 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.58%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.58%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) Replication
7 2 (1.05%) SecurID
7 2 (1.05%) PKI
7 2 (1.05%) BYOD
8 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.53%) iPhone
8 1 (0.53%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) IVR
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.53%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 85 (44.74%) Windows
2 28 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (13.16%) Windows 7
3 25 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (12.63%) Linux
5 13 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.21%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.68%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.16%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.05%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (1.05%) CentOS
11 2 (1.05%) UNIX
11 2 (1.05%) Android
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.79%) ITIL
2 26 (13.68%) Load Balancing
3 18 (9.47%) Service Delivery
4 14 (7.37%) Network Management
5 12 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.79%) Project Management
7 10 (5.26%) Change Management
8 9 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.74%) Document Management
9 8 (4.21%) Service Management
9 8 (4.21%) CRM
9 8 (4.21%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.68%) High Availability
10 7 (3.68%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.68%) Coaching
10 7 (3.68%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.16%) Network Design
11 6 (3.16%) Resource Management
12 5 (2.63%) E-Commerce
12 5 (2.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.84%) SQL
2 12 (6.32%) C
3 6 (3.16%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) Perl
4 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 80 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (28.95%) CCNP
3 52 (27.37%) CCNA
4 24 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (11.05%) MCSE
5 21 (11.05%) MCITP
6 14 (7.37%) MCSA
7 10 (5.26%) Degree
8 9 (4.74%) MCTS
9 8 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (4.21%) CCIE
9 8 (4.21%) CCSA
10 6 (3.16%) CCDP
11 5 (2.63%) CCVP
12 3 (1.58%) CCA
12 3 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.58%) CCIP
12 3 (1.58%) CCENT
13 2 (1.05%) MCDST
14 1 (0.53%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.05%) SLA
2 12 (6.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (34.74%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.74%) Terminal Server
4 9 (4.74%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.11%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.11%) XenApp
5 4 (2.11%) vSphere
6 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (4.21%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.16%) SCOM
3 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.58%) WSUS
4 3 (1.58%) Nagios
4 3 (1.58%) Cacti
5 2 (1.05%) Zenoss
5 2 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.05%) SCCM
5 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.05%) logstash
6 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 120 (63.16%) Cisco
2 68 (35.79%) Microsoft
3 54 (28.42%) VMware
4 52 (27.37%) Citrix
5 39 (20.53%) CheckPoint
6 22 (11.58%) HP
7 17 (8.95%) Juniper
8 16 (8.42%) F5
9 13 (6.84%) Dell
10 12 (6.32%) Apple
11 11 (5.79%) Avaya
12 10 (5.26%) WatchGuard
13 9 (4.74%) Nokia
14 8 (4.21%) Verint
15 7 (3.68%) LANDesk
15 7 (3.68%) Interwoven
16 6 (3.16%) SonicWALL
16 6 (3.16%) Aruba
17 5 (2.63%) Symantec
17 5 (2.63%) Sophos
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Salary: From £33,117 to £35,055 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
TCNS
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago