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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 95 133 128
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 148 98 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.59% 1.72% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.44% 11.24% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 117 86 82
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +24.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £22,750 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £54,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.32% +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
900 872 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.74% 15.35% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 720 783 728
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 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +11 72 £40,500 +1.25% 6
Staffordshire +10 27 £35,000 +22.59% 1
Shropshire -3 11 £42,500 +37.09% 1
Coventry +6 10 £65,000 +64.55% 3
Worcestershire +19 9 £47,500 +137.50% 2
Solihull +15 4 £27,500 -47.61%
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £21,500 -
Herefordshire - 4 £32,000 - 1
Warwickshire -2 2 £20,000 -46.66% 1
Halesowen - 2 £36,750 -
Walsall - 2 £24,750 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £23,000 - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 158 (54.48%) WAN
2 153 (52.76%) Firewall
3 147 (50.69%) LAN
4 131 (45.17%) Cisco
5 122 (42.07%) Active Directory
6 117 (40.34%) Windows
7 104 (35.86%) Cisco Certification
8 102 (35.17%) DHCP
9 100 (34.48%) DNS
10 92 (31.72%) TCP/IP
11 88 (30.34%) MPLS
12 80 (27.59%) BGP
13 78 (26.90%) Microsoft
14 72 (24.83%) VMware
15 67 (23.10%) Windows Server
16 66 (22.76%) CCNP
16 66 (22.76%) SAN
17 61 (21.03%) Citrix
18 58 (20.00%) VLAN
19 57 (19.66%) CCNA
19 57 (19.66%) OSPF
19 57 (19.66%) VoIP
20 56 (19.31%) ITIL
20 56 (19.31%) VMware Infrastructure
21 55 (18.97%) MS Exchange
22 50 (17.24%) Juniper
23 48 (16.55%) Hyper-V
24 46 (15.86%) SLA
25 45 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
25 45 (15.52%) Data Centre

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 55 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (4.83%) IBM Domino
3 14 (4.83%) IBM Notes
4 11 (3.79%) Apache
4 11 (3.79%) IIS
5 10 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.38%) SAS
8 2 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.59%) MS Office
3 8 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (9.31%) assyst
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.21%) Mimecast
2 14 (4.83%) IaaS
2 14 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.45%) Office 365
5 9 (3.10%) SaaS
6 6 (2.07%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (54.48%) WAN
2 153 (52.76%) Firewall
3 147 (50.69%) LAN
4 102 (35.17%) DHCP
5 100 (34.48%) DNS
6 92 (31.72%) TCP/IP
7 88 (30.34%) MPLS
8 80 (27.59%) BGP
9 66 (22.76%) SAN
10 58 (20.00%) VLAN
11 57 (19.66%) OSPF
11 57 (19.66%) VoIP
12 45 (15.52%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (14.14%) Wireless
14 39 (13.45%) SSL
15 38 (13.10%) EIGRP
16 36 (12.41%) Network Security
17 24 (8.28%) Cisco Wireless
18 23 (7.93%) IPsec
18 23 (7.93%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.38%) Cognos Impromptu
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) DB2
7 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (5.86%) Retail
2 15 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.14%) Legal
4 6 (2.07%) Law
5 4 (1.38%) Finance
6 2 (0.69%) Advertising
6 2 (0.69%) Back Office
6 2 (0.69%) Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 70 (24.14%) Network Engineer
2 44 (15.17%) Analyst
3 40 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 28 (9.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 28 (9.66%) Senior Network Engineer
6 24 (8.28%) Support Engineer
7 22 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 19 (6.55%) Consultant
8 19 (6.55%) Network Analyst
8 19 (6.55%) Support Analyst
9 18 (6.21%) Exchange Engineer
10 16 (5.52%) IT Engineer
10 16 (5.52%) Network Support
11 13 (4.48%) IT Support
11 13 (4.48%) Network Support Analyst
11 13 (4.48%) Service Manager
12 10 (3.45%) Juniper Engineer
12 10 (3.45%) Service Analyst
13 9 (3.10%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.41%) WAP
2 1 (0.34%) .NET
2 1 (0.34%) LAMP
2 1 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (0.34%) Memcached
2 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.34%) XML
2 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.79%) Driving Licence
3 10 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.07%) AS400
5 6 (2.07%) Clustering
6 5 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.72%) Replication
6 5 (1.72%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.72%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.38%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.38%) User Experience
8 3 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.69%) EPoS
9 2 (0.69%) iPad
9 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 117 (40.34%) Windows
2 67 (23.10%) Windows Server
3 42 (14.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (14.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (11.03%) Linux
6 20 (6.90%) Windows 7
7 19 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.14%) Unix
9 9 (3.10%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.41%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.38%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.03%) AIX
12 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.03%) Solaris
12 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.69%) VyOS
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (0.34%) CentOS
14 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.31%) ITIL
2 27 (9.31%) Validation
3 20 (6.90%) Presales
4 19 (6.55%) Network Design
5 17 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (5.86%) Load Balancing
6 15 (5.17%) Project Management
6 15 (5.17%) Service Delivery
7 12 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (3.45%) High Availability
8 10 (3.45%) Network Architecture
8 10 (3.45%) Network Management
9 9 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (3.10%) Data Protection
10 8 (2.76%) Business Continuity
10 8 (2.76%) Data Privacy
10 8 (2.76%) Data Security
10 8 (2.76%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.41%) Migration
11 7 (2.41%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.90%) C
2 11 (3.79%) SQL
3 5 (1.72%) Perl
4 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.69%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.34%) C#
6 1 (0.34%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) Ruby
6 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (35.86%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (22.76%) CCNP
3 57 (19.66%) CCNA
4 24 (8.28%) CCIE
4 24 (8.28%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.93%) Degree
6 18 (6.21%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (4.48%) CISSP
9 10 (3.45%) MCSE
10 9 (3.10%) JNCIS
10 9 (3.10%) MCSA
11 8 (2.76%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.76%) MCP
12 6 (2.07%) CCDP
12 6 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.07%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.07%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.72%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (15.86%) SLA
2 7 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.03%) COBIT
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 122 (42.07%) Active Directory
2 56 (19.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (16.55%) Hyper-V
4 40 (13.79%) vSphere
5 20 (6.90%) XenApp
5 20 (6.90%) XenDesktop
6 15 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.07%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.03%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.69%) pfSense
10 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.34%) Postfix
11 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (11.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 30 (10.34%) SCOM
3 24 (8.28%) WSUS
4 16 (5.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (3.45%) SCCM
6 9 (3.10%) EdgeSight
7 8 (2.76%) Cisco UCCX
7 8 (2.76%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.72%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.38%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.38%) Nagios
10 3 (1.03%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.34%) Cacti
12 1 (0.34%) logstash
12 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 131 (45.17%) Cisco
2 78 (26.90%) Microsoft
3 72 (24.83%) VMware
4 61 (21.03%) Citrix
5 50 (17.24%) Juniper
6 34 (11.72%) F5
7 32 (11.03%) Symantec
8 24 (8.28%) Acronis
9 22 (7.59%) HP
9 22 (7.59%) IBM
10 18 (6.21%) Veeam
11 17 (5.86%) CheckPoint
11 17 (5.86%) EMC
12 12 (4.14%) SolarWinds
13 11 (3.79%) Riverbed
14 10 (3.45%) Brocade
14 10 (3.45%) Palo Alto
15 9 (3.10%) Apple
15 9 (3.10%) AppSense
15 9 (3.10%) Dell
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Atos
Salary: Pension, Healthcare, Dental, Parking
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £3000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Capita Internal Resourcing
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago