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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 121 133 110
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Permanent jobs citing VPN 88 78 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.40% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.02% 8.46% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 77 68 67
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,450 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
878 922 901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.27% 16.52% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 725 776 735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £57,500 £57,500
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +26 40 £30,500 -44.54% 5
Warwickshire -6 16 £31,500 -25.88% 6
Staffordshire -7 13 £29,750 +0.84% 1
Solihull +1 8 £20,248 -27.68%
Coventry +4 4 £30,750 -12.14%
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Halesowen - 2 £21,000 -
Worcestershire -4 1 £30,000 -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 105 (64.81%) Windows
2 98 (60.49%) Cisco
3 90 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 83 (51.23%) Firewall
5 75 (46.30%) TCP/IP
6 69 (42.59%) VMware
7 65 (40.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (39.51%) Microsoft
8 64 (39.51%) MS Exchange
9 61 (37.65%) WAN
10 57 (35.19%) Windows 7
11 54 (33.33%) LAN
12 46 (28.40%) DHCP
12 46 (28.40%) DNS
12 46 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 41 (25.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 39 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (23.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 37 (22.84%) Internet
17 35 (21.60%) Windows XP
17 35 (21.60%) SQL Server
18 34 (20.99%) Citrix
19 33 (20.37%) Finance
20 32 (19.75%) Load Balancing
20 32 (19.75%) MS Excel
21 31 (19.14%) MCSE
22 29 (17.90%) MPLS
23 27 (16.67%) SAN
24 26 (16.05%) Juniper
24 26 (16.05%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 64 (39.51%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (7.41%) IIS
6 11 (6.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.70%) Apache
7 6 (3.70%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.09%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.62%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.62%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.62%) Lync
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (19.75%) MS Excel
2 26 (16.05%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Line 500
1 1 (0.62%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.79%) Office 365
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.62%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 83 (51.23%) Firewall
2 75 (46.30%) TCP/IP
3 61 (37.65%) WAN
4 54 (33.33%) LAN
5 46 (28.40%) DHCP
5 46 (28.40%) DNS
6 37 (22.84%) Internet
7 29 (17.90%) MPLS
8 27 (16.67%) SAN
9 24 (14.81%) Network Security
10 21 (12.96%) Wireless
11 18 (11.11%) BGP
12 16 (9.88%) OSPF
13 15 (9.26%) VoIP
14 13 (8.02%) SSL
14 13 (8.02%) Ethernet
14 13 (8.02%) IPsec
15 12 (7.41%) VLAN
16 11 (6.79%) Junos
17 10 (6.17%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) FogBugz
General
1 33 (20.37%) Finance
2 17 (10.49%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.79%) Retail
4 8 (4.94%) Law
5 5 (3.09%) Banking
6 4 (2.47%) Back Office
7 3 (1.85%) Legal
8 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (24.69%) Analyst
2 39 (24.07%) Network Engineer
3 20 (12.35%) Support Analyst
3 20 (12.35%) Security Engineer
4 19 (11.73%) Administrator
4 19 (11.73%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (9.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) IT Support
8 12 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (7.41%) Consultant
9 11 (6.79%) Desktop Support
9 11 (6.79%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (6.79%) Network Analyst
10 10 (6.17%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Senior Security Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) Network Consultant
13 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.47%) CSS
2 1 (0.62%) MSMQ
2 1 (0.62%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.64%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.41%) Replication
3 10 (6.17%) SecurID
4 7 (4.32%) Clustering
5 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.09%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.47%) Statistics
7 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.62%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.62%) NHS
9 1 (0.62%) iPhone
9 1 (0.62%) iPad
9 1 (0.62%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 105 (64.81%) Windows
2 65 (40.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (35.19%) Windows 7
4 38 (23.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (21.60%) Windows XP
6 19 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 12 (7.41%) Linux
9 5 (3.09%) Android
10 4 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.85%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.23%) UNIX
13 1 (0.62%) Debian
13 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.62%) Solaris
13 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.75%) Load Balancing
2 24 (14.81%) ITIL
3 14 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (8.02%) Change Management
5 9 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 9 (5.56%) Network Architecture
6 8 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (4.94%) Security Management
7 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.09%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.09%) Asset Management
9 5 (3.09%) Network Design
9 5 (3.09%) Resource Management
9 5 (3.09%) Network Management
10 4 (2.47%) Project Management
11 3 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.85%) Integration Testing
11 3 (1.85%) Project Planning
11 3 (1.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.02%) SQL
2 5 (3.09%) Shell Script
2 5 (3.09%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.47%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.62%) C
4 1 (0.62%) Perl
4 1 (0.62%) PHP
4 1 (0.62%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 41 (25.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (19.14%) MCSE
4 22 (13.58%) MCITP
5 21 (12.96%) CCNA
6 19 (11.73%) CCNP
7 16 (9.88%) Security Cleared
8 14 (8.64%) MCP
8 14 (8.64%) MCSA
9 13 (8.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (6.79%) CCIE
10 11 (6.79%) Degree
11 9 (5.56%) CCSP
12 8 (4.94%) CCIP
13 5 (3.09%) MCTS
14 3 (1.85%) HNC
14 3 (1.85%) HND
14 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.62%) CCSA
15 1 (0.62%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.32%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 46 (28.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.02%) vSphere
4 13 (8.02%) Terminal Services
5 11 (6.79%) VMware ESX
6 10 (6.17%) XenDesktop
7 9 (5.56%) XenServer
8 8 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.70%) XenApp
10 4 (2.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (7.41%) SCCM
2 10 (6.17%) FortiGate
2 10 (6.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (4.94%) WSUS
4 6 (3.70%) Netcool
5 5 (3.09%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.09%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.85%) SCOM
7 2 (1.23%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.23%) SCSM
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.23%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.62%) Nagios
8 1 (0.62%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 98 (60.49%) Cisco
2 69 (42.59%) VMware
3 64 (39.51%) Microsoft
4 34 (20.99%) Citrix
5 26 (16.05%) Juniper
6 24 (14.81%) CheckPoint
7 15 (9.26%) HP
8 14 (8.64%) Fortinet
9 12 (7.41%) Dell
10 10 (6.17%) Intel
11 7 (4.32%) Fujitsu
11 7 (4.32%) NetApp
11 7 (4.32%) Apple
12 6 (3.70%) Remedy
12 6 (3.70%) Symantec
13 5 (3.09%) Kaspersky
14 3 (1.85%) WatchGuard
14 3 (1.85%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.85%) Avaya
15 2 (1.23%) Veeam
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ANG2 Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 30 Days Holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £43500 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon (commutable from Birmingham)
Aximis West
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Kenilworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Airwave
Posted: 15 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 22 days ago