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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 119 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 98 95 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 1.72% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.77% 10.72% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 85 81 82
Average salary £32,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.47% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £29,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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
910 886 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.63% 16.03% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 740 766 670
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 1 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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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 1 September 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 +24 37 £37,500 -18.91% 4
Warwickshire +7 27 £32,000 -24.70% 1
Staffordshire -8 17 £32,500 - 1
Coventry -1 6 £30,750 -12.14%
Worcestershire +3 3 £30,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
Solihull -1 2 £20,248 -27.68%
Halesowen - 2 £21,000 -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 111 (61.67%) Cisco
2 109 (60.56%) Windows
3 97 (53.89%) Firewall
4 84 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 76 (42.22%) TCP/IP
6 70 (38.89%) VMware
6 70 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (38.33%) WAN
8 68 (37.78%) Microsoft
9 65 (36.11%) MS Exchange
10 62 (34.44%) LAN
11 59 (32.78%) Cisco Certification
12 55 (30.56%) Windows 7
13 51 (28.33%) Internet
13 51 (28.33%) DNS
14 49 (27.22%) DHCP
15 46 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 44 (24.44%) Load Balancing
17 42 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 42 (23.33%) ITIL
18 38 (21.11%) Finance
19 36 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
20 35 (19.44%) CCNA
20 35 (19.44%) SQL Server
20 35 (19.44%) MS Excel
20 35 (19.44%) CCNP
21 34 (18.89%) MCSE
21 34 (18.89%) Citrix
22 33 (18.33%) SAN
22 33 (18.33%) MPLS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 65 (36.11%) MS Exchange
2 26 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (6.67%) IIS
6 9 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.78%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.22%) Apache
9 4 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.11%) CMS
12 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.56%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.56%) Lync
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 21 (11.67%) MS Office
3 7 (3.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Line 500
1 1 (0.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.11%) Office 365
2 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 97 (53.89%) Firewall
2 76 (42.22%) TCP/IP
3 69 (38.33%) WAN
4 62 (34.44%) LAN
5 51 (28.33%) DNS
5 51 (28.33%) Internet
6 49 (27.22%) DHCP
7 33 (18.33%) SAN
7 33 (18.33%) MPLS
8 32 (17.78%) Network Security
9 21 (11.67%) BGP
10 19 (10.56%) OSPF
10 19 (10.56%) VoIP
10 19 (10.56%) Wireless
11 18 (10.00%) VLAN
12 12 (6.67%) Junos
12 12 (6.67%) GPRS
13 11 (6.11%) IPsec
14 10 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (5.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.11%) MySQL
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.56%) Informix
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.56%) ProC
General
1 38 (21.11%) Finance
2 30 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.00%) Law
4 8 (4.44%) Retail
5 4 (2.22%) Back Office
6 3 (1.67%) Legal
6 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.67%) Banking
7 2 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 33 (18.33%) Analyst
3 23 (12.78%) Administrator
4 22 (12.22%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (9.44%) Security Engineer
6 16 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (7.78%) Support Analyst
9 13 (7.22%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (6.67%) Network Analyst
11 11 (6.11%) IT Support
12 10 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (5.00%) Support Engineer
13 9 (5.00%) Consultant
14 8 (4.44%) NOC Engineer
14 8 (4.44%) Senior Security Engineer
15 7 (3.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
15 7 (3.89%) Firewall Engineer
15 7 (3.89%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 10 (5.56%) Replication
1 10 (5.56%) Clustering
2 7 (3.89%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.33%) SecurID
3 6 (3.33%) Statistics
3 6 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.67%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) iPhone
8 1 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 109 (60.56%) Windows
2 70 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (30.56%) Windows 7
4 36 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (16.11%) Windows XP
6 20 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 16 (8.89%) Linux
9 7 (3.89%) Solaris
9 7 (3.89%) UNIX
10 5 (2.78%) Android
11 4 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.67%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.56%) VMS
14 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.56%) Debian
14 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.44%) Load Balancing
2 42 (23.33%) ITIL
3 21 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (7.78%) E-Commerce
5 12 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (5.00%) Service Management
7 9 (5.00%) Network Architecture
8 8 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (4.44%) Resource Management
8 8 (4.44%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.44%) Security Management
9 7 (3.89%) Change Management
9 7 (3.89%) Network Design
9 7 (3.89%) Low Latency
9 7 (3.89%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 6 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (2.78%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.56%) SQL
2 6 (3.33%) Tcl
2 6 (3.33%) Perl
3 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (32.78%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (19.44%) CCNA
3 35 (19.44%) CCNP
4 34 (18.89%) MCSE
5 22 (12.22%) MCITP
6 18 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (10.00%) MCSA
6 18 (10.00%) CCIE
7 17 (9.44%) Degree
8 15 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 11 (6.11%) CCIP
10 10 (5.56%) MCP
10 10 (5.56%) CCSP
11 7 (3.89%) CCSA
12 6 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (2.22%) HND
14 3 (1.67%) CCDA
14 3 (1.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 46 (25.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.33%) vSphere
4 14 (7.78%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.11%) Terminal Services
6 10 (5.56%) VMware ESX
7 8 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.89%) XenApp
8 7 (3.89%) XenServer
9 2 (1.11%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.00%) SCCM
2 8 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.89%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.89%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.78%) XenMobile
4 5 (2.78%) WSUS
4 5 (2.78%) Netcool
4 5 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.11%) SCOM
7 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.56%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 111 (61.67%) Cisco
2 70 (38.89%) VMware
3 68 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 34 (18.89%) Citrix
5 30 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 29 (16.11%) Juniper
7 17 (9.44%) HP
8 16 (8.89%) Dell
9 15 (8.33%) Fortinet
10 9 (5.00%) Avaya
11 8 (4.44%) NetApp
11 8 (4.44%) Intel
11 8 (4.44%) Symantec
12 7 (3.89%) Remedy
12 7 (3.89%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.33%) Fujitsu
13 6 (3.33%) Apple
14 5 (2.78%) Kaspersky
15 4 (2.22%) WatchGuard
16 3 (1.67%) Tandberg
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £20000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £30,000 + overtime + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 11 days ago