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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 115 99 122
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +23
Permanent jobs citing VPN 97 88 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.89% 2.10% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.22% 12.17% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 89 67 68
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,248 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,750 £38,950
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
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
794 723 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.46% 17.27% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 697 565 694
Average salary £36,750 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 -4 40 £43,750 +50.86% 4
Shropshire - 15 £30,500 -
Staffordshire -1 13 £22,500 -10.00% 5
Warwickshire -9 11 £42,000 +40.00%
Wolverhampton - 5 £27,500 -
Coventry - 4 £33,750 - 1
Worcestershire -12 3 £31,500 -21.25%
Solihull -16 3 £20,248 -29.57%
Dudley -5 1 £31,500 +85.29% 1
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 2 March 2015, 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.

1 170 (72.96%) Firewall
2 137 (58.80%) Cisco
3 121 (51.93%) WAN
4 108 (46.35%) LAN
4 108 (46.35%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (45.92%) Windows
6 85 (36.48%) CCNA
7 66 (28.33%) Active Directory
8 63 (27.04%) Microsoft
9 61 (26.18%) VMware
10 60 (25.75%) CCNP
10 60 (25.75%) MPLS
11 58 (24.89%) CheckPoint
11 58 (24.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 57 (24.46%) Cisco ASA
13 55 (23.61%) DNS
14 52 (22.32%) TCP/IP
15 45 (19.31%) SAN
16 44 (18.88%) Juniper
17 42 (18.03%) Citrix
17 42 (18.03%) BGP
17 42 (18.03%) ITIL
18 40 (17.17%) SQL
19 36 (15.45%) DHCP
19 36 (15.45%) Windows Server 2003
19 36 (15.45%) OSPF
20 35 (15.02%) Microsoft Certification
20 35 (15.02%) Linux
21 34 (14.59%) Wireless
21 34 (14.59%) Network Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 32 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.43%) Apache
4 6 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.15%) IIS
6 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Lync
9 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.43%) WorkSite
Applications
1 28 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 26 (11.16%) MS Office
3 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 170 (72.96%) Firewall
2 121 (51.93%) WAN
3 108 (46.35%) LAN
4 60 (25.75%) MPLS
5 57 (24.46%) Cisco ASA
6 55 (23.61%) DNS
7 52 (22.32%) TCP/IP
8 45 (19.31%) SAN
9 42 (18.03%) BGP
10 36 (15.45%) OSPF
10 36 (15.45%) DHCP
11 34 (14.59%) Wireless
11 34 (14.59%) Network Security
12 27 (11.59%) VLAN
12 27 (11.59%) Cisco IOS
13 22 (9.44%) IP Telephony
14 21 (9.01%) Internet
15 20 (8.58%) EIGRP
15 20 (8.58%) Cisco PIX
15 20 (8.58%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.72%) MySQL
6 3 (1.29%) Informix
7 2 (0.86%) MS Access
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Hudson
2 2 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (12.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.86%) Finance
3 4 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (0.43%) Legal
4 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.43%) Advertising
4 1 (0.43%) Games
4 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 82 (35.19%) Network Engineer
2 37 (15.88%) Analyst
3 32 (13.73%) Support Engineer
4 19 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (5.58%) Support Analyst
6 12 (5.15%) Administrator
6 12 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.86%) Consultant
8 9 (3.86%) Network Analyst
9 8 (3.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (3.43%) IT Support
10 7 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.00%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.00%) Field Engineer
10 7 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.58%) Network Consultant
11 6 (2.58%) NOC Engineer
12 5 (2.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.30%) CSS
2 4 (1.72%) WAP
3 2 (0.86%) .NET
4 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.58%) Clustering
2 6 (2.58%) EqualLogic
3 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.29%) CESG
3 3 (1.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.86%) Statistics
4 2 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.43%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.43%) Replication
5 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 107 (45.92%) Windows
2 58 (24.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (15.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (15.02%) Linux
5 33 (14.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (9.44%) Windows 7
7 12 (5.15%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.86%) Ubuntu
8 9 (3.86%) Windows XP
8 9 (3.86%) UNIX
9 8 (3.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (3.00%) Solaris
11 5 (2.15%) VMS
12 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.86%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) CentOS
13 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.43%) Debian
13 1 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.03%) ITIL
2 24 (10.30%) Load Balancing
3 23 (9.87%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (8.15%) Capacity Planning
5 17 (7.30%) Incident Management
5 17 (7.30%) Service Management
5 17 (7.30%) Change Control
6 15 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.01%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.58%) Network Design
9 10 (4.29%) Business Development
9 10 (4.29%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (3.43%) Change Management
10 8 (3.43%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.43%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.43%) Project Management
10 8 (3.43%) Line Management
11 7 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.17%) SQL
2 5 (2.15%) C
3 4 (1.72%) Perl
4 3 (1.29%) Tcl
5 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 108 (46.35%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (36.48%) CCNA
3 60 (25.75%) CCNP
4 35 (15.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (11.59%) MCSE
6 20 (8.58%) CCSA
6 20 (8.58%) CCSE
7 14 (6.01%) CCDP
7 14 (6.01%) CCA
7 14 (6.01%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (4.72%) MCSA
8 11 (4.72%) JNCIA
8 11 (4.72%) JNCIS
8 11 (4.72%) MCITP
9 9 (3.86%) CCIE
9 9 (3.86%) CCDA
10 8 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (3.00%) MCP
12 6 (2.58%) CCIP
12 6 (2.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.59%) SLA
2 10 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 66 (28.33%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.73%) Hyper-V
3 22 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.58%) vSphere
5 7 (3.00%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.15%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.15%) vCloud
7 3 (1.29%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (6.44%) Nagios
2 6 (2.58%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.29%) SCCM
4 3 (1.29%) Netcool
5 1 (0.43%) Cacti
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.43%) WSUS
5 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 137 (58.80%) Cisco
2 63 (27.04%) Microsoft
3 61 (26.18%) VMware
4 58 (24.89%) CheckPoint
5 44 (18.88%) Juniper
6 42 (18.03%) Citrix
7 28 (12.02%) HP
7 28 (12.02%) F5
8 20 (8.58%) SolarWinds
9 18 (7.73%) Riverbed
9 18 (7.73%) Nokia
10 17 (7.30%) Fortinet
11 15 (6.44%) Blue Coat
11 15 (6.44%) Remedy
12 14 (6.01%) Avaya
13 13 (5.58%) Brocade
13 13 (5.58%) SonicWALL
14 12 (5.15%) Websense
15 6 (2.58%) WatchGuard
15 6 (2.58%) Dell
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CPI Selection
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension / Healthcare / bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Car
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 20 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package
Posted: 26 days ago