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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 159 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 56 101 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.93% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.97% 13.50% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 47 97 98
Median salary £47,500 £40,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.28% +24.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £20,424
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
804 748 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.46% 14.27% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 647 645 717
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -20 14 £52,500 +16.66% 5
Worcestershire -11 13 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Staffordshire -5 9 £20,500 -21.90%
Coventry +5 8 £47,500 +18.75%
Shropshire -6 5 £33,375 -18.59% 1
Dudley +8 2 £17,500 -30.00%
Herefordshire - 1 £44,000 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 126 (62.38%) Firewall
2 110 (54.46%) WAN
2 110 (54.46%) Cisco
3 98 (48.51%) LAN
4 95 (47.03%) Windows
5 87 (43.07%) DNS
6 84 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (40.10%) DHCP
8 73 (36.14%) Active Directory
9 57 (28.22%) Microsoft
10 53 (26.24%) VMware
11 52 (25.74%) CCNP
12 51 (25.25%) TCP/IP
13 50 (24.75%) VLAN
14 48 (23.76%) SLA
15 43 (21.29%) MPLS
15 43 (21.29%) Network Security
16 42 (20.79%) HP
16 42 (20.79%) VoIP
17 41 (20.30%) ITIL
17 41 (20.30%) CCNA
18 40 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (19.31%) Windows Server
19 39 (19.31%) Linux
20 36 (17.82%) MS Exchange
21 33 (16.34%) Wireless
22 30 (14.85%) BGP
23 29 (14.36%) Citrix
24 28 (13.86%) MS Excel
25 27 (13.37%) SSL

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 36 (17.82%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (5.45%) Apache
4 10 (4.95%) IIS
5 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.98%) IBM Domino
7 4 (1.98%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.99%) CMS
10 1 (0.50%) nginx
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (13.86%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.40%) MS Office
3 6 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (7.43%) assyst
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (5.94%) Mimecast
2 9 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.47%) G Suite
3 7 (3.47%) IaaS
4 6 (2.97%) SaaS
5 4 (1.98%) Office 365
5 4 (1.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (62.38%) Firewall
2 110 (54.46%) WAN
3 98 (48.51%) LAN
4 87 (43.07%) DNS
5 81 (40.10%) DHCP
6 51 (25.25%) TCP/IP
7 50 (24.75%) VLAN
8 43 (21.29%) MPLS
8 43 (21.29%) Network Security
9 42 (20.79%) VoIP
10 33 (16.34%) Wireless
11 30 (14.85%) BGP
12 27 (13.37%) SSL
13 26 (12.87%) OSPF
14 24 (11.88%) SAN
15 17 (8.42%) EIGRP
16 16 (7.92%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (7.43%) HTTP
17 15 (7.43%) ICMP
17 15 (7.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.99%) GIS
5 1 (0.50%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
General
1 13 (6.44%) Finance
1 13 (6.44%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.46%) Retail
3 4 (1.98%) Legal
4 3 (1.49%) Automotive
4 3 (1.49%) Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Advertising
5 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (29.70%) Network Engineer
2 41 (20.30%) Analyst
3 24 (11.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (10.40%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (7.43%) Network Analyst
10 12 (5.94%) Exchange Engineer
11 10 (4.95%) IT Engineer
11 10 (4.95%) Service Analyst
11 10 (4.95%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.46%) IT Support
12 9 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (3.96%) Architect
13 8 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
14 7 (3.47%) Graduate
14 7 (3.47%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.94%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.98%) WAP
3 1 (0.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) LAMP
3 1 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.95%) Driving Licence
2 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.96%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.97%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.98%) AS400
5 4 (1.98%) Clustering
5 4 (1.98%) Replication
6 3 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.49%) User Experience
6 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.99%) EPoS
7 2 (0.99%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
8 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 95 (47.03%) Windows
2 39 (19.31%) Linux
2 39 (19.31%) Windows Server
3 27 (13.37%) Windows 7
4 18 (8.91%) Unix
5 16 (7.92%) Windows 8
6 14 (6.93%) Windows 10
7 13 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.94%) Windows Vista
9 9 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.47%) AIX
10 7 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.47%) Solaris
11 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.50%) Android
12 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) VyOS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.30%) ITIL
2 24 (11.88%) Problem Management
3 20 (9.90%) Project Management
4 19 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (8.91%) Service Delivery
6 17 (8.42%) Data Security
6 17 (8.42%) Presales
7 16 (7.92%) Information Security
7 16 (7.92%) Load Balancing
8 15 (7.43%) Validation
9 12 (5.94%) Data Analysis
10 11 (5.45%) Resource Management
11 10 (4.95%) Mentoring
11 10 (4.95%) Network Architecture
11 10 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (4.95%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (3.96%) Network Design
13 8 (3.96%) PRINCE2
13 8 (3.96%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.90%) C
2 14 (6.93%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.44%) SQL
4 9 (4.46%) VB
5 8 (3.96%) Perl
6 4 (1.98%) Java
7 3 (1.49%) PHP
8 2 (0.99%) Python
9 1 (0.50%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (41.58%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (25.74%) CCNP
3 41 (20.30%) CCNA
4 23 (11.39%) CCIE
5 22 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (10.40%) MCSE
7 19 (9.41%) Degree
8 15 (7.43%) CCDA
9 12 (5.94%) MCP
9 12 (5.94%) Security Cleared
10 11 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (4.46%) CISSP
12 8 (3.96%) CCDP
13 7 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (3.47%) MCSA
14 6 (2.97%) GCIA
14 6 (2.97%) GCIH
14 6 (2.97%) SANS
15 5 (2.48%) CCIP
16 4 (1.98%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (23.76%) SLA
2 8 (3.96%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (36.14%) Active Directory
2 40 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 20 (9.90%) vSphere
5 11 (5.45%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.95%) XenApp
7 5 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.99%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.99%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.50%) Firmware
9 1 (0.50%) pfSense
9 1 (0.50%) Postfix
9 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 25 (12.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 22 (10.89%) SCOM
3 18 (8.91%) SCCM
4 9 (4.46%) Tivoli
5 7 (3.47%) SCOrch
6 6 (2.97%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (2.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (2.48%) Nagios
8 4 (1.98%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.98%) WSUS
9 3 (1.49%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 110 (54.46%) Cisco
2 57 (28.22%) Microsoft
3 53 (26.24%) VMware
4 42 (20.79%) HP
5 29 (14.36%) Citrix
6 27 (13.37%) CheckPoint
7 25 (12.38%) Symantec
8 20 (9.90%) F5
9 14 (6.93%) Brocade
10 13 (6.44%) Dell
10 13 (6.44%) IBM
10 13 (6.44%) Veeam
11 12 (5.94%) EMC
11 12 (5.94%) Palo Alto
12 11 (5.45%) Fortinet
12 11 (5.45%) Huawei
12 11 (5.45%) Meraki
12 11 (5.45%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.96%) SonicWALL
14 7 (3.47%) Draytek
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Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus
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Birmingham
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Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus
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Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Nettitude
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Salary: Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago