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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 122 118 113
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 115 102 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.02% 2.02% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.08% 13.03% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 102 96 67
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £20,248 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
817 783 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.47% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 689 695 603
Average salary £42,500 £35,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.14% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -13 30 £38,500 -9.41% 7
Worcestershire +7 19 £42,500 +34.92% 3
Coventry +8 17 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Staffordshire +1 12 £26,250 +20.68%
Warwickshire -15 12 £44,250 +5.35%
Solihull +9 7 £37,500 +85.20% 4
Dudley - 5 £25,000 -
Shropshire -4 2 £41,000 +34.42%
Wolverhampton 0 1 £32,500 +23.80%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 150 (67.87%) Firewall
2 125 (56.56%) WAN
3 123 (55.66%) Cisco
3 123 (55.66%) LAN
4 115 (52.04%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (42.53%) CCNP
6 79 (35.75%) CCNA
7 74 (33.48%) MPLS
8 62 (28.05%) BGP
9 52 (23.53%) Juniper
10 51 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 50 (22.62%) Wireless
12 47 (21.27%) VoIP
13 46 (20.81%) Windows
14 45 (20.36%) OSPF
14 45 (20.36%) Cisco ASA
15 44 (19.91%) TCP/IP
15 44 (19.91%) HP
16 41 (18.55%) Data Centre
17 39 (17.65%) ITIL
17 39 (17.65%) Active Directory
18 37 (16.74%) VMware
19 35 (15.84%) EIGRP
20 33 (14.93%) VLAN
21 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
21 31 (14.03%) Citrix
22 30 (13.57%) Finance
23 27 (12.22%) Network Design
23 27 (12.22%) SLA
23 27 (12.22%) DNS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 20 (9.05%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.81%) IIS
5 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) SaaS
2 5 (2.26%) IaaS
2 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.36%) Office 365
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 150 (67.87%) Firewall
2 125 (56.56%) WAN
3 123 (55.66%) LAN
4 74 (33.48%) MPLS
5 62 (28.05%) BGP
6 50 (22.62%) Wireless
7 47 (21.27%) VoIP
8 45 (20.36%) Cisco ASA
8 45 (20.36%) OSPF
9 44 (19.91%) TCP/IP
10 35 (15.84%) EIGRP
11 33 (14.93%) VLAN
12 27 (12.22%) DNS
13 26 (11.76%) Ethernet
14 24 (10.86%) DHCP
15 23 (10.41%) SAN
16 22 (9.95%) Network Security
16 22 (9.95%) Spanning Tree
17 21 (9.50%) Cisco Wireless
18 20 (9.05%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.45%) Hudson
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (13.57%) Finance
2 18 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.17%) Retail
4 4 (1.81%) Automotive
5 3 (1.36%) Billing
6 2 (0.90%) Law
6 2 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 86 (38.91%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.03%) Analyst
3 27 (12.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (10.86%) Consultant
5 23 (10.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 23 (10.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 21 (9.50%) Network Consultant
7 15 (6.79%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.88%) Administrator
8 13 (5.88%) Network Analyst
9 11 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (4.98%) Design Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) Implementation Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) IT Support
9 11 (4.98%) Network Administrator
10 10 (4.52%) Cisco Consultant
10 10 (4.52%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 10 (4.52%) Network Support
11 9 (4.07%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.90%) COM
1 2 (0.90%) Web Services
2 1 (0.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.55%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.62%) Driving Licence
3 7 (3.17%) SecurID
4 6 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.71%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.71%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.81%) FMCG
6 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.36%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.45%) IVR
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.81%) Windows
2 22 (9.95%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.60%) Linux
3 19 (8.60%) Windows 7
4 13 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.52%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.71%) CatOS
9 5 (2.26%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.65%) ITIL
2 27 (12.22%) Load Balancing
2 27 (12.22%) Network Design
3 23 (10.41%) Network Management
4 14 (6.33%) Presales
5 12 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (4.52%) Risk Analysis
6 10 (4.52%) Service Delivery
6 10 (4.52%) Service Management
7 8 (3.62%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (3.62%) Mentoring
7 8 (3.62%) Network Architecture
7 8 (3.62%) PRINCE2
7 8 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (3.17%) Validation
9 6 (2.71%) Coaching
9 6 (2.71%) Data Analysis
9 6 (2.71%) Email Filtering
10 5 (2.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.71%) C
2 3 (1.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (52.04%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (42.53%) CCNP
3 79 (35.75%) CCNA
4 16 (7.24%) CCIE
5 14 (6.33%) Degree
6 12 (5.43%) Security Cleared
7 10 (4.52%) CCSA
7 10 (4.52%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.17%) CCDP
9 7 (3.17%) JNCIA
9 7 (3.17%) MCSE
10 6 (2.71%) CCDA
10 6 (2.71%) CCIP
11 4 (1.81%) CCSP
11 4 (1.81%) CISA
11 4 (1.81%) CISSP
11 4 (1.81%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.36%) CISMP
13 2 (0.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.22%) SLA
2 6 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.88%) vSphere
5 12 (5.43%) XenApp
5 12 (5.43%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.36%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.90%) Firmware
9 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (9.05%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.17%) SCOM
3 6 (2.71%) EdgeSight
4 5 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.36%) QRadar
5 3 (1.36%) SCCM
5 3 (1.36%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.36%) WSUS
5 3 (1.36%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.90%) Nagios
7 1 (0.45%) Cacti
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.45%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.45%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.45%) Proventia
7 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 123 (55.66%) Cisco
2 52 (23.53%) Juniper
3 51 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 44 (19.91%) HP
5 37 (16.74%) VMware
6 31 (14.03%) Citrix
7 27 (12.22%) CheckPoint
8 17 (7.69%) F5
9 13 (5.88%) Nokia
9 13 (5.88%) WatchGuard
10 11 (4.98%) Splunk
11 10 (4.52%) Meraki
11 10 (4.52%) Radware
12 9 (4.07%) Avaya
13 8 (3.62%) EMC
13 8 (3.62%) Ericsson
13 8 (3.62%) Redback
14 7 (3.17%) Verint
15 6 (2.71%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.71%) Veeam
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £42000 per annum + benefits
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
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Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Negotiable + bonus + pension
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: £65000 - £76000 per annum
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Salary: £53000 - £65000 per annum + Pension + Medical
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