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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 104 115 136
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 125 91 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.33% 1.88% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.43% 10.98% 8.10%
Number of salaries quoted 121 67 60
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,099 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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
866 829 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 17.09% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 762 660 724
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 -5 43 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Solihull +1 17 £38,000 +26.66%
Warwickshire +6 16 £32,000 +6.66% 2
Shropshire +7 15 £30,000 -
Staffordshire +6 12 £25,500 +2.00%
Worcestershire +3 8 £29,500 +1.72% 1
Wolverhampton - 6 £25,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 3 £19,000 -
Walsall - 2 £24,000 -
Dudley -5 1 £19,000 +11.76%
Coventry -11 1 £29,500 +2.60% 1
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 179 (74.90%) Firewall
2 151 (63.18%) Cisco
3 118 (49.37%) Cisco Certification
4 112 (46.86%) WAN
5 107 (44.77%) Windows
5 107 (44.77%) LAN
6 87 (36.40%) CCNA
7 74 (30.96%) CCNP
8 66 (27.62%) Active Directory
9 62 (25.94%) CheckPoint
10 61 (25.52%) Microsoft
11 57 (23.85%) VMware
12 56 (23.43%) ITIL
12 56 (23.43%) TCP/IP
13 53 (22.18%) DNS
13 53 (22.18%) MPLS
14 52 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 51 (21.34%) Juniper
15 51 (21.34%) Cisco ASA
16 49 (20.50%) Internet
16 49 (20.50%) Network Security
17 45 (18.83%) SAN
18 43 (17.99%) BGP
18 43 (17.99%) Load Balancing
19 41 (17.15%) SQL
20 39 (16.32%) Citrix
20 39 (16.32%) OSPF
21 38 (15.90%) Microsoft Certification
22 36 (15.06%) DHCP
23 33 (13.81%) Linux

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.51%) Apache
5 5 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.84%) IIS
7 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.84%) CMS
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.42%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (12.55%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.79%) MS Office
3 9 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Google Apps
1 2 (0.84%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 179 (74.90%) Firewall
2 112 (46.86%) WAN
3 107 (44.77%) LAN
4 56 (23.43%) TCP/IP
5 53 (22.18%) DNS
5 53 (22.18%) MPLS
6 51 (21.34%) Cisco ASA
7 49 (20.50%) Network Security
7 49 (20.50%) Internet
8 45 (18.83%) SAN
9 43 (17.99%) BGP
10 39 (16.32%) OSPF
11 36 (15.06%) DHCP
12 30 (12.55%) VLAN
13 28 (11.72%) Wireless
14 22 (9.21%) VoIP
15 19 (7.95%) EIGRP
16 18 (7.53%) IPsec
16 18 (7.53%) IP Telephony
16 18 (7.53%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (2.09%) MySQL
5 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.26%) Informix
7 1 (0.42%) MS Access
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.84%) Hudson
3 1 (0.42%) ProC
General
1 31 (12.97%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.95%) Finance
3 5 (2.09%) Law
4 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 89 (37.24%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.39%) Analyst
3 18 (7.53%) Support Engineer
3 18 (7.53%) Administrator
4 17 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (5.44%) NOC Engineer
6 12 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (4.60%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (4.18%) Network Administrator
8 10 (4.18%) Network Analyst
8 10 (4.18%) Support Analyst
8 10 (4.18%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (3.35%) Consultant
9 8 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (2.93%) IT Administrator
10 7 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (2.93%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.51%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (2.51%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.86%) CSS
2 4 (1.67%) WAP
3 1 (0.42%) HTML
3 1 (0.42%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.18%) Clustering
2 9 (3.77%) EqualLogic
3 7 (2.93%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.93%) Statistics
4 5 (2.09%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.26%) Replication
6 3 (1.26%) CESG
7 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.42%) EPoS
8 1 (0.42%) NHS
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 107 (44.77%) Windows
2 52 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (13.81%) Linux
4 27 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (10.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.62%) Windows 7
7 12 (5.02%) Windows 8
7 12 (5.02%) UNIX
8 11 (4.60%) Solaris
9 10 (4.18%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.77%) Ubuntu
11 7 (2.93%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (2.09%) VMS
13 2 (0.84%) Debian
13 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.84%) Android
13 2 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.42%) CentOS
14 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.43%) ITIL
2 43 (17.99%) Load Balancing
3 29 (12.13%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (8.79%) Service Management
5 18 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.53%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (7.11%) Change Control
7 16 (6.69%) PRINCE2
8 15 (6.28%) Incident Management
9 13 (5.44%) E-Commerce
9 13 (5.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.60%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.60%) Network Design
11 10 (4.18%) Low Latency
11 10 (4.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 10 (4.18%) Line Management
12 8 (3.35%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.35%) Project Management
13 7 (2.93%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (17.15%) SQL
2 10 (4.18%) Perl
3 9 (3.77%) Tcl
4 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.84%) PHP
5 1 (0.42%) C
5 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 118 (49.37%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (36.40%) CCNA
3 74 (30.96%) CCNP
4 38 (15.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (12.97%) MCSE
6 22 (9.21%) CCSA
7 19 (7.95%) CCIE
8 17 (7.11%) Degree
9 16 (6.69%) CCDP
10 15 (6.28%) CCSE
11 14 (5.86%) MCSA
12 13 (5.44%) CCA
12 13 (5.44%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (5.44%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (5.02%) JNCIA
13 12 (5.02%) JNCIS
13 12 (5.02%) MCITP
14 11 (4.60%) CCDA
14 11 (4.60%) CCIP
15 9 (3.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.04%) SLA
2 6 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 66 (27.62%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.69%) vSphere
5 5 (2.09%) vCloud
6 4 (1.67%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.26%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (3.77%) Nagios
2 6 (2.51%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.51%) Netcool
3 3 (1.26%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.42%) WSUS
5 1 (0.42%) Cacti
5 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 151 (63.18%) Cisco
2 62 (25.94%) CheckPoint
3 61 (25.52%) Microsoft
4 57 (23.85%) VMware
5 51 (21.34%) Juniper
6 39 (16.32%) Citrix
7 28 (11.72%) F5
8 24 (10.04%) HP
9 22 (9.21%) Blue Coat
10 20 (8.37%) Fortinet
11 17 (7.11%) Riverbed
11 17 (7.11%) SolarWinds
12 15 (6.28%) Avaya
12 15 (6.28%) Nokia
13 14 (5.86%) Remedy
14 12 (5.02%) Websense
15 11 (4.60%) Dell
16 8 (3.35%) SonicWALL
17 7 (2.93%) Brocade
18 6 (2.51%) WatchGuard
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
S S P Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 25 days ago