The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 130 125 133
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 70 72 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 1.44% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 8.66% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 58 65 54
Average salary £30,000 £28,250 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.19% -12.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £23,500 £20,625
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
746 831 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.14% 16.58% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 641 700 560
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 38 £29,000 -10.76% 3
Solihull +9 12 £37,500 +96.16%
Warwickshire +8 10 £30,000 +11.11%
Staffordshire -12 7 £22,000 -37.14%
Herefordshire -3 2 £40,000 +60.00%
Walsall - 2 £19,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield +10 1 £22,000 -18.51%
Shropshire +3 1 £22,500 -43.75%
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 97 (62.99%) Cisco
2 96 (62.34%) Windows
3 85 (55.19%) Firewall
4 79 (51.30%) Active Directory
5 73 (47.40%) VMware
6 69 (44.81%) WAN
7 64 (41.56%) LAN
8 57 (37.01%) Microsoft
9 51 (33.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 50 (32.47%) TCP/IP
11 49 (31.82%) MS Exchange
12 45 (29.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 44 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
14 43 (27.92%) Microsoft Certification
14 43 (27.92%) Citrix
15 39 (25.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 38 (24.68%) DNS
17 36 (23.38%) DHCP
18 35 (22.73%) CCNA
19 33 (21.43%) Windows 7
20 32 (20.78%) MCSE
21 30 (19.48%) SQL Server
22 29 (18.83%) Wireless
23 28 (18.18%) SAN
23 28 (18.18%) MPLS
24 27 (17.53%) MS Office
24 27 (17.53%) MS Excel
25 23 (14.94%) Internet
25 23 (14.94%) CheckPoint
26 22 (14.29%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 49 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (8.44%) IIS
4 12 (7.79%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.19%) Apache
7 7 (4.55%) Lync
8 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.65%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (17.53%) MS Office
1 27 (17.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.30%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.65%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Office 365
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.30%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 85 (55.19%) Firewall
2 69 (44.81%) WAN
3 64 (41.56%) LAN
4 50 (32.47%) TCP/IP
5 38 (24.68%) DNS
6 36 (23.38%) DHCP
7 29 (18.83%) Wireless
8 28 (18.18%) MPLS
8 28 (18.18%) SAN
9 23 (14.94%) Internet
10 19 (12.34%) Network Security
11 17 (11.04%) VoIP
12 16 (10.39%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (10.39%) VLAN
13 14 (9.09%) OSPF
14 13 (8.44%) BGP
14 13 (8.44%) SSL
15 12 (7.79%) Ethernet
16 11 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (6.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.30%) MS Access
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.65%) FogBugz
General
1 15 (9.74%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.19%) Finance
2 8 (5.19%) Banking
2 8 (5.19%) Retail
3 7 (4.55%) Law
4 5 (3.25%) Advertising
5 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (26.62%) Analyst
2 25 (16.23%) Network Engineer
3 24 (15.58%) Support Analyst
4 20 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (11.69%) Support Engineer
6 17 (11.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (7.14%) Consultant
7 11 (7.14%) IT Support
8 10 (6.49%) Desktop Support
9 9 (5.84%) Network Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (5.19%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.19%) Development Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) Systems Support
11 7 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.84%) .NET
2 5 (3.25%) CSS
3 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.65%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Clustering
2 9 (5.84%) Statistics
3 8 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.19%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.55%) Replication
5 5 (3.25%) PKI
6 4 (2.60%) SecurID
7 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.30%) EPoS
8 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.30%) Data Conversion
8 2 (1.30%) iPhone
8 2 (1.30%) iPad
9 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 96 (62.34%) Windows
2 45 (29.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (25.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 22 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 18 (11.69%) Linux
7 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.84%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.55%) UNIX
10 3 (1.95%) Android
10 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.95%) CentOS
11 2 (1.30%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.30%) Fedora
11 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.04%) ITIL
2 15 (9.74%) Load Balancing
3 12 (7.79%) Change Management
4 11 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 10 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.84%) Information Security
6 9 (5.84%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.55%) Network Management
8 5 (3.25%) SIEM
8 5 (3.25%) Security Architecture
8 5 (3.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (3.25%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.25%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.25%) CRM
8 5 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (2.60%) Integration Testing
9 4 (2.60%) Time Management
9 4 (2.60%) Business Development
9 4 (2.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.99%) SQL
2 14 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.14%) VBScript
3 11 (7.14%) Python
4 9 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.25%) C#
5 5 (3.25%) VB
6 4 (2.60%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.60%) C++
6 4 (2.60%) PHP
7 3 (1.95%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.30%) Ruby
8 2 (1.30%) C
8 2 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (27.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (22.73%) CCNA
4 32 (20.78%) MCSE
5 19 (12.34%) Degree
6 18 (11.69%) MCITP
7 16 (10.39%) CCNP
8 13 (8.44%) MCP
8 13 (8.44%) Security Cleared
9 10 (6.49%) MCTS
10 6 (3.90%) CISSP
11 5 (3.25%) GSEC
11 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.60%) CCSA
12 4 (2.60%) CCSP
13 3 (1.95%) MCSA
13 3 (1.95%) CCIE
13 3 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.65%) CEH
14 1 (0.65%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 79 (51.30%) Active Directory
2 51 (33.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.84%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.84%) Terminal Services
3 9 (5.84%) XenApp
4 8 (5.19%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 7 (4.55%) Terminal Server
5 7 (4.55%) vSphere
5 7 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.25%) ISA Server
7 4 (2.60%) Postfix
8 3 (1.95%) BlackBerry Internet Service
8 3 (1.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (6.49%) SCCM
2 6 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (3.90%) Netcool
2 6 (3.90%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.25%) Nessus
3 5 (3.25%) WSUS
4 3 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.95%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.95%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.95%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.30%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.30%) SCSM
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.30%) SCOM
5 2 (1.30%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.65%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 97 (62.99%) Cisco
2 73 (47.40%) VMware
3 57 (37.01%) Microsoft
4 43 (27.92%) Citrix
5 23 (14.94%) CheckPoint
6 19 (12.34%) Juniper
7 18 (11.69%) HP
8 6 (3.90%) IBM
8 6 (3.90%) Intel
9 5 (3.25%) Blue Coat
9 5 (3.25%) Sourcefire
9 5 (3.25%) TippingPoint
9 5 (3.25%) McAfee
9 5 (3.25%) ArcSight
9 5 (3.25%) Lumension
10 4 (2.60%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (2.60%) Remedy
10 4 (2.60%) NetApp
11 3 (1.95%) Nokia
11 3 (1.95%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JTL
Salary: £25,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago