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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 94 127 137
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 162 105 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.65% 1.82% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.55% 11.74% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 130 92 74
Median salary £39,500 £35,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.26% +18.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £22,000 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.42%
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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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
923 894 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.09% 15.48% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 740 801 733
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 July 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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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 1 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 +2 69 £40,000 - 8
Solihull +32 19 £34,500 -23.33% 3
Worcestershire +23 17 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Shropshire -12 11 £42,500 +54.54%
Staffordshire -18 9 £45,000 +91.48% 1
Coventry - 7 £60,000 - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £22,500 -
Herefordshire -4 4 £32,000 -36.00% 1
Warwickshire +5 3 £20,000 -46.66% 1
Wolverhampton -7 2 £36,000 +38.46% 2
Halesowen - 2 £37,500 -
Dudley 0 1 £26,500 -8.62%
Walsall - 1 £31,000 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 (56.86%) WAN
2 165 (55.18%) LAN
3 158 (52.84%) Firewall
4 133 (44.48%) Cisco
5 117 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (34.45%) MPLS
7 101 (33.78%) TCP/IP
8 99 (33.11%) BGP
9 96 (32.11%) Active Directory
10 93 (31.10%) Windows
11 81 (27.09%) DNS
11 81 (27.09%) DHCP
12 79 (26.42%) Juniper
13 78 (26.09%) CCNP
14 74 (24.75%) Microsoft
15 73 (24.41%) CCNA
16 69 (23.08%) OSPF
16 69 (23.08%) VMware
17 57 (19.06%) VoIP
17 57 (19.06%) Windows Server
18 56 (18.73%) Citrix
19 54 (18.06%) Data Centre
20 53 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
21 51 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
22 50 (16.72%) SAN
22 50 (16.72%) Wireless
23 48 (16.05%) ITIL
24 47 (15.72%) SLA
25 46 (15.38%) VLAN
26 45 (15.05%) EIGRP

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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 37 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.01%) IBM Domino
4 9 (3.01%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.34%) SAS
6 3 (1.00%) IIS
6 3 (1.00%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.33%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.69%) MS Office
3 10 (3.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (9.70%) assyst
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.35%) Mimecast
2 12 (4.01%) IaaS
3 9 (3.01%) SaaS
4 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.68%) Office 365
5 5 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (56.86%) WAN
2 165 (55.18%) LAN
3 158 (52.84%) Firewall
4 103 (34.45%) MPLS
5 101 (33.78%) TCP/IP
6 99 (33.11%) BGP
7 81 (27.09%) DHCP
7 81 (27.09%) DNS
8 69 (23.08%) OSPF
9 57 (19.06%) VoIP
10 51 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
11 50 (16.72%) SAN
11 50 (16.72%) Wireless
12 46 (15.38%) VLAN
13 45 (15.05%) EIGRP
14 38 (12.71%) SSL
15 35 (11.71%) Network Security
16 33 (11.04%) RSVP
17 32 (10.70%) Cisco Wireless
18 30 (10.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.01%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.34%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (7.36%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.35%) Retail
3 7 (2.34%) Legal
4 6 (2.01%) Finance
4 6 (2.01%) Law
5 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (27.76%) Network Engineer
2 35 (11.71%) Analyst
3 34 (11.37%) Senior Network Engineer
4 32 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (8.70%) Consultant
6 20 (6.69%) Network Analyst
7 19 (6.35%) Design Engineer
7 19 (6.35%) Network Support
8 18 (6.02%) Support Analyst
9 17 (5.69%) Network Consultant
10 16 (5.35%) Cisco Consultant
10 16 (5.35%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 16 (5.35%) Ericsson Engineer
10 16 (5.35%) Exchange Engineer
10 16 (5.35%) Implementation Engineer
10 16 (5.35%) Network Support Analyst
11 14 (4.68%) Juniper Engineer
12 13 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
13 12 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.67%) WAP
2 2 (0.67%) .NET
3 1 (0.33%) Memcached
3 1 (0.33%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.01%) Fat Client
2 12 (4.01%) Thin Client
3 10 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.01%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.34%) AS400
6 4 (1.34%) Clustering
6 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.67%) iPad
8 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.67%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.33%) PKI
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (31.10%) Windows
2 57 (19.06%) Windows Server
3 39 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (7.36%) Windows 7
6 21 (7.02%) Linux
7 14 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.01%) Unix
10 5 (1.67%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.67%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.34%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.67%) Android
12 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.67%) VyOS
13 1 (0.33%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.33%) CentOS
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.05%) ITIL
2 29 (9.70%) Network Design
2 29 (9.70%) Validation
3 24 (8.03%) Presales
4 23 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 19 (6.35%) Network Architecture
6 17 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (5.02%) Network Management
8 15 (5.02%) Service Delivery
9 13 (4.35%) Project Management
10 8 (2.68%) Change Management
10 8 (2.68%) High Availability
11 7 (2.34%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.34%) Data Protection
11 7 (2.34%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (2.34%) Mentoring
11 7 (2.34%) Web Filtering
12 6 (2.01%) Business Continuity
12 6 (2.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.02%) C
2 8 (2.68%) SQL
3 2 (0.67%) C#
3 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.67%) VB
4 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.33%) Perl
4 1 (0.33%) Python
4 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (26.09%) CCNP
3 73 (24.41%) CCNA
4 29 (9.70%) Security Cleared
5 26 (8.70%) Degree
5 26 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 18 (6.02%) CCIE
7 12 (4.01%) CISSP
7 12 (4.01%) JNCIS
8 9 (3.01%) JNCIA
8 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.34%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.01%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.67%) CCDA
11 5 (1.67%) MCSE
12 4 (1.34%) MCP
13 3 (1.00%) CCDP
13 3 (1.00%) CCSP
13 3 (1.00%) HNC
13 3 (1.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (15.72%) SLA
2 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 96 (32.11%) Active Directory
2 53 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (12.71%) Hyper-V
4 37 (12.37%) vSphere
5 25 (8.36%) XenApp
5 25 (8.36%) XenDesktop
6 13 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (4.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.67%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.67%) pfSense
9 2 (0.67%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (9.70%) SCOM
2 19 (6.35%) WSUS
3 18 (6.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (4.35%) EdgeSight
5 11 (3.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (2.68%) FortiGate
6 8 (2.68%) SCCM
7 6 (2.01%) Nagios
8 4 (1.34%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.33%) Cacti
10 1 (0.33%) logstash
10 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.33%) QRadar
10 1 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 133 (44.48%) Cisco
2 79 (26.42%) Juniper
3 74 (24.75%) Microsoft
4 69 (23.08%) VMware
5 56 (18.73%) Citrix
6 35 (11.71%) F5
7 19 (6.35%) Acronis
8 18 (6.02%) Symantec
9 16 (5.35%) Ericsson
9 16 (5.35%) HP
9 16 (5.35%) Redback
10 15 (5.02%) CheckPoint
11 13 (4.35%) AppSense
11 13 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 12 (4.01%) EMC
12 12 (4.01%) ServiceNow
13 11 (3.68%) Riverbed
14 10 (3.34%) Palo Alto
15 9 (3.01%) IBM
16 7 (2.34%) Apple
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £23000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + shift allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £190000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum + gd benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Herefordshire Housing
Salary: From £19,930 to £21,942 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago