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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 100 129 140
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 137 86 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 1.65% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 10.11% 7.88%
Number of salaries quoted 133 61 62
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,400 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £48,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
959 851 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.71% 16.28% 17.27%
Number of salaries quoted 828 691 723
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,457 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 52 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Warwickshire +18 23 £32,000 +6.66% 1
Staffordshire +10 16 £36,750 +9.70% 3
Solihull +10 16 £39,250 +29.75% 2
Shropshire 0 10 £30,000 - 1
Worcestershire -4 6 £29,000 +9.43%
Walsall - 3 £20,000 -
West Bromwich - 3 £19,000 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £23,000 -
Dudley - 1 £19,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 170 (72.34%) Firewall
2 144 (61.28%) Cisco
3 109 (46.38%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (43.40%) WAN
4 102 (43.40%) Windows
5 98 (41.70%) LAN
6 79 (33.62%) CCNA
7 70 (29.79%) CCNP
8 63 (26.81%) Microsoft
8 63 (26.81%) Active Directory
9 62 (26.38%) TCP/IP
10 59 (25.11%) CheckPoint
11 56 (23.83%) ITIL
12 53 (22.55%) MPLS
12 53 (22.55%) VMware
13 52 (22.13%) Internet
14 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 50 (21.28%) Juniper
15 50 (21.28%) DNS
16 49 (20.85%) Load Balancing
16 49 (20.85%) Network Security
17 45 (19.15%) BGP
18 43 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
19 41 (17.45%) OSPF
19 41 (17.45%) SAN
19 41 (17.45%) DHCP
20 38 (16.17%) Citrix
21 36 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
22 35 (14.89%) SQL
23 34 (14.47%) MS Exchange

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 34 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.28%) Apache
7 2 (0.85%) IIS
7 2 (0.85%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.43%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (13.62%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.94%) MS Office
3 9 (3.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.43%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Google Apps
1 2 (0.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 170 (72.34%) Firewall
2 102 (43.40%) WAN
3 98 (41.70%) LAN
4 62 (26.38%) TCP/IP
5 53 (22.55%) MPLS
6 52 (22.13%) Internet
7 50 (21.28%) DNS
8 49 (20.85%) Network Security
9 45 (19.15%) BGP
10 43 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (17.45%) OSPF
11 41 (17.45%) SAN
11 41 (17.45%) DHCP
12 28 (11.91%) VLAN
13 25 (10.64%) Wireless
14 24 (10.21%) VoIP
15 20 (8.51%) ISDN
15 20 (8.51%) IPsec
16 17 (7.23%) EIGRP
17 16 (6.81%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.13%) MySQL
6 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.28%) Informix
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.85%) Hudson
3 1 (0.43%) ProC
General
1 34 (14.47%) Telecoms
2 30 (12.77%) Finance
3 5 (2.13%) Law
4 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (35.32%) Network Engineer
2 29 (12.34%) Analyst
3 21 (8.94%) Administrator
4 16 (6.81%) Support Engineer
5 15 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (5.96%) NOC Engineer
7 13 (5.53%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) Network Administrator
8 10 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.26%) Security Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) Firewall Engineer
9 9 (3.83%) Network Analyst
9 9 (3.83%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (3.83%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.40%) Consultant
11 7 (2.98%) IT Manager
11 7 (2.98%) IT Administrator
11 7 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.96%) CSS
2 1 (0.43%) WAP
2 1 (0.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.68%) Clustering
2 9 (3.83%) EqualLogic
3 7 (2.98%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.98%) Statistics
4 5 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.70%) Replication
6 3 (1.28%) CESG
6 3 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) SecurID
8 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.43%) EPoS
8 1 (0.43%) NHS
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 102 (43.40%) Windows
2 51 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (12.77%) Windows 7
4 29 (12.34%) Linux
5 28 (11.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (6.38%) Windows XP
8 14 (5.96%) Windows 8
9 12 (5.11%) UNIX
10 10 (4.26%) Solaris
11 5 (2.13%) VMS
11 5 (2.13%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.85%) Debian
13 2 (0.85%) Android
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.83%) ITIL
2 49 (20.85%) Load Balancing
3 30 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (8.94%) Service Management
5 18 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.66%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (7.23%) PRINCE2
7 15 (6.38%) Change Control
8 14 (5.96%) E-Commerce
8 14 (5.96%) Incident Management
9 13 (5.53%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.26%) Network Design
11 10 (4.26%) Low Latency
11 10 (4.26%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 10 (4.26%) Line Management
12 9 (3.83%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (3.40%) Security Management
13 8 (3.40%) Resource Management
13 8 (3.40%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.89%) SQL
2 9 (3.83%) Tcl
2 9 (3.83%) Perl
3 1 (0.43%) PHP
3 1 (0.43%) C
3 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 109 (46.38%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (33.62%) CCNA
3 70 (29.79%) CCNP
4 36 (15.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (13.19%) MCSE
6 20 (8.51%) CCIE
7 18 (7.66%) CCSA
8 17 (7.23%) Degree
8 17 (7.23%) MCSA
9 16 (6.81%) CCDP
10 13 (5.53%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (5.11%) MCITP
11 12 (5.11%) CCIP
12 11 (4.68%) CCA
12 11 (4.68%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (4.68%) CCDA
12 11 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (4.26%) JNCIA
13 10 (4.26%) JNCIS
13 10 (4.26%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.79%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (26.81%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.09%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.11%) vSphere
5 5 (2.13%) vCloud
6 4 (1.70%) XenServer
7 3 (1.28%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.28%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.85%) XenApp
9 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.40%) Netcool
2 6 (2.55%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.70%) Nagios
3 4 (1.70%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 144 (61.28%) Cisco
2 63 (26.81%) Microsoft
3 59 (25.11%) CheckPoint
4 53 (22.55%) VMware
5 50 (21.28%) Juniper
6 38 (16.17%) Citrix
7 26 (11.06%) F5
8 21 (8.94%) HP
9 20 (8.51%) Fortinet
10 19 (8.09%) Blue Coat
11 16 (6.81%) SolarWinds
12 14 (5.96%) Dell
12 14 (5.96%) Avaya
13 13 (5.53%) Nokia
13 13 (5.53%) Remedy
13 13 (5.53%) Riverbed
14 12 (5.11%) Websense
15 8 (3.40%) WatchGuard
16 7 (2.98%) SonicWALL
17 6 (2.55%) Symantec
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benifit package
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Etech Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £19,729pa increasing to £20,767pa after 12 months
Posted: 8 days ago
Brierley Hill
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vodafone
Posted: 15 days ago
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago