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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 153 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 56 123 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 2.07% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.44% 14.19% 12.12%
Number of salaries quoted 48 102 88
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +31.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,250 £20,248
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
753 867 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.01% 14.62% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 631 716 694
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -16 13 £50,000 +29.87% 9
Worcestershire -19 12 £47,500 +11.76%
Staffordshire +11 11 £20,000 -23.80%
Shropshire - 11 £35,000 - 1
Solihull -12 3 £35,000 -
Dudley +9 2 £17,500 -30.00%
Coventry -3 2 £23,750 -47.22%
Warwickshire +17 1 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Herefordshire -25 1 £44,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £21,500 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 117 (65.00%) Firewall
2 111 (61.67%) Cisco
3 104 (57.78%) WAN
4 87 (48.33%) LAN
5 85 (47.22%) Windows
6 80 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (41.11%) DNS
8 68 (37.78%) DHCP
9 56 (31.11%) CCNP
10 48 (26.67%) Active Directory
11 46 (25.56%) VMware
12 44 (24.44%) VLAN
13 43 (23.89%) Wireless
13 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
14 42 (23.33%) MPLS
15 41 (22.78%) SLA
15 41 (22.78%) VoIP
16 40 (22.22%) Windows Server
17 39 (21.67%) CCNA
18 34 (18.89%) Linux
18 34 (18.89%) Network Security
19 31 (17.22%) TCP/IP
20 30 (16.67%) OSPF
20 30 (16.67%) BGP
20 30 (16.67%) HP
20 30 (16.67%) Windows 7
21 29 (16.11%) ITIL
22 26 (14.44%) CheckPoint
22 26 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (14.44%) Data Centre

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.78%) IIS
4 3 (1.67%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.11%) Apache
5 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.11%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.11%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.00%) MS Office
3 6 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.44%) assyst
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.44%) Mimecast
2 7 (3.89%) G Suite
3 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.67%) IaaS
5 3 (1.67%) PaaS
5 3 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (65.00%) Firewall
2 104 (57.78%) WAN
3 87 (48.33%) LAN
4 74 (41.11%) DNS
5 68 (37.78%) DHCP
6 44 (24.44%) VLAN
7 43 (23.89%) Wireless
8 42 (23.33%) MPLS
9 41 (22.78%) VoIP
10 34 (18.89%) Network Security
11 31 (17.22%) TCP/IP
12 30 (16.67%) BGP
12 30 (16.67%) OSPF
13 23 (12.78%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (11.11%) SSL
15 19 (10.56%) IP Telephony
15 19 (10.56%) SNMP
16 18 (10.00%) IPv4
17 17 (9.44%) Cisco IOS
18 14 (7.78%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.11%) GIS
5 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (7.78%) Finance
2 13 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (1.67%) Legal
5 2 (1.11%) Automotive
5 2 (1.11%) Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (37.22%) Network Engineer
2 36 (20.00%) Analyst
3 28 (15.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (7.78%) Network Analyst
5 12 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 9 (5.00%) Architect
7 9 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.44%) Exchange Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Network Support
10 6 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.33%) Cisco Analyst
10 6 (3.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 6 (3.33%) Graduate
10 6 (3.33%) PC Support
10 6 (3.33%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.22%) WAP
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.44%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 10 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.33%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (1.67%) AS400
4 3 (1.67%) Clustering
4 3 (1.67%) User Experience
4 3 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.56%) Fintech
6 1 (0.56%) iPad
6 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 85 (47.22%) Windows
2 40 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 34 (18.89%) Linux
4 30 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 20 (11.11%) Unix
6 17 (9.44%) Windows 8
7 14 (7.78%) Windows 10
8 12 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (6.67%) Windows Vista
9 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.89%) VyOS
11 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.78%) AIX
12 5 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.78%) Solaris
13 2 (1.11%) Android
13 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.11%) ITIL
2 24 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 21 (11.67%) Project Management
4 19 (10.56%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (10.56%) Load Balancing
4 19 (10.56%) Service Delivery
5 16 (8.89%) Information Security
5 16 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (8.33%) Presales
7 12 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 10 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (5.56%) Data Security
8 10 (5.56%) Network Architecture
8 10 (5.56%) Risk Management
9 9 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (5.00%) Resource Management
10 8 (4.44%) Network Design
10 8 (4.44%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.44%) Process Improvement
10 8 (4.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.33%) C
2 13 (7.22%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.56%) SQL
4 9 (5.00%) VB
5 5 (2.78%) Perl
6 3 (1.67%) Java
6 3 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) Python
7 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (31.11%) CCNP
3 39 (21.67%) CCNA
4 20 (11.11%) CCIE
5 16 (8.89%) Degree
5 16 (8.89%) MCSE
5 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (7.22%) CCDA
7 10 (5.56%) CISSP
7 10 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (5.00%) MCP
8 9 (5.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.89%) CCDP
10 6 (3.33%) GCIA
10 6 (3.33%) GCIH
10 6 (3.33%) SANS
11 3 (1.67%) CCIP
12 2 (1.11%) CCA
12 2 (1.11%) CISM
12 2 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.78%) SLA
2 8 (4.44%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.89%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.00%) vSphere
5 5 (2.78%) XenApp
5 5 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.67%) pfSense
7 2 (1.11%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.11%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) Firmware
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (7.22%) SCCM
1 13 (7.22%) SCOM
2 11 (6.11%) Nagios
3 10 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.33%) AirWatch
4 6 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (2.78%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.11%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.11%) WSUS
7 1 (0.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 111 (61.67%) Cisco
2 46 (25.56%) VMware
3 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
4 30 (16.67%) HP
5 26 (14.44%) CheckPoint
6 20 (11.11%) Citrix
6 20 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 18 (10.00%) F5
8 13 (7.22%) Brocade
8 13 (7.22%) Palo Alto
9 12 (6.67%) Aruba
9 12 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 12 (6.67%) SonicWALL
10 11 (6.11%) Huawei
10 11 (6.11%) Meraki
10 11 (6.11%) ProCurve
11 10 (5.56%) Dell
11 10 (5.56%) Symantec
12 7 (3.89%) Draytek
12 7 (3.89%) Google
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Salary: to c£50,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
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Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Training, Overtime, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Competitive + corporate benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Telford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Competitive + corporate benefits
Posted: 17 days ago