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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 126 134
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 85 75 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.59% 1.51% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.97% 9.79% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 73 63 59
Average salary £29,000 £29,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £20,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
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
775 766 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.49% 15.44% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 657 664 730
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -12 46 £37,500 +29.31% 4
Staffordshire +8 14 £28,550 +29.77% 1
Dudley - 10 £29,000 -
Shropshire -2 9 £28,500 +26.66% 1
Coventry -13 4 £32,000 +10.34%
Herefordshire +8 2 - - 2
Worcestershire -4 2 £32,500 -
Warwickshire -18 2 £20,250 -35.71%
Wolverhampton - 1 £26,000 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 116 (61.70%) Firewall
2 113 (60.11%) Cisco
3 100 (53.19%) Windows
4 87 (46.28%) WAN
5 78 (41.49%) LAN
6 74 (39.36%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (36.70%) Microsoft
8 65 (34.57%) Active Directory
9 57 (30.32%) CCNA
9 57 (30.32%) DNS
10 55 (29.26%) VMware
11 50 (26.60%) TCP/IP
12 49 (26.06%) MPLS
13 45 (23.94%) Citrix
13 45 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 40 (21.28%) Linux
15 39 (20.74%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (19.68%) MS Exchange
16 37 (19.68%) Wireless
16 37 (19.68%) VLAN
17 36 (19.15%) MS Office
17 36 (19.15%) CheckPoint
18 35 (18.62%) Cisco IOS
19 34 (18.09%) CCNP
19 34 (18.09%) BGP
20 33 (17.55%) Windows Server 2003
20 33 (17.55%) ITIL
21 31 (16.49%) SQL Server
21 31 (16.49%) SAN
21 31 (16.49%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 37 (19.68%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.79%) Apache
3 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.72%) IIS
5 6 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2000
5 6 (3.19%) WorkSite
5 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.53%) Lync
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (19.15%) MS Office
2 23 (12.23%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.53%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 116 (61.70%) Firewall
2 87 (46.28%) WAN
3 78 (41.49%) LAN
4 57 (30.32%) DNS
5 50 (26.60%) TCP/IP
6 49 (26.06%) MPLS
7 39 (20.74%) Cisco ASA
8 37 (19.68%) Wireless
8 37 (19.68%) VLAN
9 35 (18.62%) Cisco IOS
10 34 (18.09%) BGP
11 31 (16.49%) OSPF
11 31 (16.49%) SAN
12 29 (15.43%) DHCP
13 28 (14.89%) VoIP
14 23 (12.23%) IP Telephony
15 22 (11.70%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (8.51%) Spanning Tree
16 16 (8.51%) NAS
16 16 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.32%) SQL Server 2000
3 10 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.19%) MySQL
5 5 (2.66%) MS Access
6 4 (2.13%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (2.13%) Hudson
General
1 24 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.38%) Finance
3 7 (3.72%) Law
4 2 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Back Office
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Games
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (26.06%) Network Engineer
2 48 (25.53%) Analyst
3 26 (13.83%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.04%) Network Analyst
4 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.91%) Support Analyst
6 12 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (6.38%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.32%) Architect
8 9 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.79%) Administrator
8 9 (4.79%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (4.79%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (4.26%) Network Architect
9 8 (4.26%) IT Support
10 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) Network Consultant
10 7 (3.72%) Consultant
11 6 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.19%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.79%) CSS
2 4 (2.13%) WAP
3 2 (1.06%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.32%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.06%) Clustering
3 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.06%) EqualLogic
3 2 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.53%) iPhone
4 1 (0.53%) Statistics
4 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.53%) Mobile Games
4 1 (0.53%) DTV
4 1 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 100 (53.19%) Windows
2 45 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (21.28%) Linux
4 33 (17.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (10.64%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.85%) Windows XP
8 10 (5.32%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.72%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.19%) Windows 2000
10 6 (3.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (3.19%) UNIX
11 4 (2.13%) Solaris
12 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.53%) Android
14 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.53%) CentOS
14 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.55%) ITIL
2 24 (12.77%) Service Delivery
3 17 (9.04%) Load Balancing
4 14 (7.45%) Network Design
5 11 (5.85%) Service Management
6 10 (5.32%) Business Development
7 9 (4.79%) Change Management
8 8 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (4.26%) High Availability
8 8 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (4.26%) Line Management
9 7 (3.72%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (3.72%) Change Control
9 7 (3.72%) Network Architecture
9 7 (3.72%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.72%) Validation
9 7 (3.72%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (3.72%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.43%) SQL
2 9 (4.79%) C
3 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.53%) Perl
4 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 74 (39.36%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (30.32%) CCNA
3 34 (18.09%) CCNP
4 30 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (11.70%) MCSE
6 14 (7.45%) MCITP
6 14 (7.45%) CCSE
7 13 (6.91%) MCSA
8 11 (5.85%) CCSA
9 9 (4.79%) CCA
9 9 (4.79%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (4.26%) MCTS
11 5 (2.66%) Degree
11 5 (2.66%) CCENT
12 4 (2.13%) CCDP
12 4 (2.13%) MCP
12 4 (2.13%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.13%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.60%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.83%) SLA
2 10 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 65 (34.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 18 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.26%) Terminal Services
5 6 (3.19%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.19%) vSphere
6 4 (2.13%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (7.45%) Nagios
2 6 (3.19%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) Cacti
4 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.53%) WSUS
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 113 (60.11%) Cisco
2 69 (36.70%) Microsoft
3 55 (29.26%) VMware
4 45 (23.94%) Citrix
5 36 (19.15%) CheckPoint
6 26 (13.83%) HP
7 20 (10.64%) Juniper
8 16 (8.51%) F5
9 12 (6.38%) Brocade
10 10 (5.32%) Apple
10 10 (5.32%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.79%) Riverbed
11 9 (4.79%) Avaya
11 9 (4.79%) SonicWALL
12 8 (4.26%) Fortinet
12 8 (4.26%) Nokia
13 7 (3.72%) Blue Coat
14 6 (3.19%) LANDesk
14 6 (3.19%) Interwoven
15 4 (2.13%) EMC
Hereford, Herefordshire
CCity IT
Salary: + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £19000.00 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To 25k + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, health insurance, 26 days
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago