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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 136 127 134
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 81 81 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.58% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.92% 10.24% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 72 70 56
Average salary £29,000 £29,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £33,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -9.58%
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
742 791 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.07% 15.41% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 636 690 738
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 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 22 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 -16 44 £35,000 +20.68% 2
Staffordshire +12 13 £28,550 +50.26% 1
Dudley - 9 £29,000 -
Shropshire -5 8 £23,000 +2.22% 3
Herefordshire +4 3 £50,000 +138.09%
Wolverhampton - 3 £26,000 -
Worcestershire +1 2 £32,500 -
Coventry -8 2 £31,750 +9.48%
Warwickshire -17 1 £18,000 -42.85%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 108 (60.34%) Firewall
2 107 (59.78%) Cisco
3 94 (52.51%) Windows
4 86 (48.04%) WAN
5 76 (42.46%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (41.90%) LAN
7 66 (36.87%) Microsoft
8 62 (34.64%) Active Directory
9 55 (30.73%) CCNA
10 54 (30.17%) DNS
11 51 (28.49%) VMware
12 48 (26.82%) MPLS
13 46 (25.70%) TCP/IP
14 43 (24.02%) Citrix
15 41 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
16 39 (21.79%) MS Exchange
17 38 (21.23%) Linux
18 37 (20.67%) MS Office
18 37 (20.67%) BGP
19 36 (20.11%) Wireless
20 35 (19.55%) ITIL
20 35 (19.55%) CCNP
21 34 (18.99%) OSPF
22 33 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
22 33 (18.44%) VLAN
22 33 (18.44%) Cisco ASA
23 32 (17.88%) Cisco IOS
23 32 (17.88%) CheckPoint
24 29 (16.20%) VoIP
25 28 (15.64%) DHCP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 39 (21.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.03%) Apache
2 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.47%) IIS
4 6 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (3.35%) WorkSite
5 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (20.67%) MS Office
2 20 (11.17%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 108 (60.34%) Firewall
2 86 (48.04%) WAN
3 75 (41.90%) LAN
4 54 (30.17%) DNS
5 48 (26.82%) MPLS
6 46 (25.70%) TCP/IP
7 37 (20.67%) BGP
8 36 (20.11%) Wireless
9 34 (18.99%) OSPF
10 33 (18.44%) VLAN
10 33 (18.44%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (17.88%) Cisco IOS
12 29 (16.20%) VoIP
13 28 (15.64%) DHCP
13 28 (15.64%) SAN
14 24 (13.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (12.29%) IP Telephony
16 17 (9.50%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (8.94%) Spanning Tree
17 16 (8.94%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (3.35%) MySQL
5 5 (2.79%) MS Access
6 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.68%) Informix
Development Applications
1 5 (2.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.68%) Hudson
General
1 25 (13.97%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.15%) Finance
3 7 (3.91%) Law
4 3 (1.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (28.49%) Analyst
2 39 (21.79%) Network Engineer
3 27 (15.08%) Support Engineer
4 19 (10.61%) Network Analyst
5 14 (7.82%) Architect
5 14 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.26%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.70%) Service Analyst
7 12 (6.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.15%) Network Architect
9 9 (5.03%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (5.03%) Consultant
10 8 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.47%) Network Consultant
10 8 (4.47%) Administrator
11 7 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.91%) Help Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) IT Support
12 6 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.15%) CSS
2 3 (1.68%) WAP
3 2 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) COM
4 1 (0.56%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.59%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.68%) Clustering
3 3 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.68%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.56%) Statistics
5 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.56%) GIS
5 1 (0.56%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.56%) DTV
5 1 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 94 (52.51%) Windows
2 41 (22.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (21.23%) Linux
4 33 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (11.73%) Windows 7
6 19 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.15%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.59%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.91%) UNIX
10 6 (3.35%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.79%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.79%) Solaris
11 5 (2.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.56%) CentOS
14 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.55%) ITIL
2 24 (13.41%) Service Delivery
3 19 (10.61%) Load Balancing
4 12 (6.70%) Network Design
5 10 (5.59%) Business Development
6 9 (5.03%) Change Management
6 9 (5.03%) Service Management
7 8 (4.47%) Network Architecture
7 8 (4.47%) High Availability
7 8 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (4.47%) Line Management
7 8 (4.47%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (3.91%) Validation
8 7 (3.91%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.91%) Change Control
8 7 (3.91%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.35%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.35%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.35%) Document Management
9 6 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.41%) SQL
2 9 (5.03%) C
3 4 (2.23%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.12%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) Tcl
5 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 76 (42.46%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (30.73%) CCNA
3 35 (19.55%) CCNP
4 28 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (11.73%) MCSE
6 16 (8.94%) MCITP
7 12 (6.70%) MCSA
7 12 (6.70%) CCSE
8 10 (5.59%) CCSA
9 9 (5.03%) MCTS
10 6 (3.35%) CCA
10 6 (3.35%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.79%) Degree
11 5 (2.79%) CCDP
11 5 (2.79%) CCENT
12 4 (2.23%) CCIE
12 4 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.68%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.68%) MCP
13 3 (1.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.08%) SLA
2 11 (6.15%) PCI DSS
2 11 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 62 (34.64%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.50%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.47%) Terminal Services
5 7 (3.91%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.35%) vSphere
6 6 (3.35%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.70%) Nagios
2 6 (3.35%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.23%) SCCM
4 2 (1.12%) Cacti
5 1 (0.56%) WSUS
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 107 (59.78%) Cisco
2 66 (36.87%) Microsoft
3 51 (28.49%) VMware
4 43 (24.02%) Citrix
5 32 (17.88%) CheckPoint
6 22 (12.29%) HP
7 18 (10.06%) Juniper
8 16 (8.94%) F5
9 10 (5.59%) Apple
10 8 (4.47%) Nokia
10 8 (4.47%) Avaya
10 8 (4.47%) Brocade
11 7 (3.91%) SonicWALL
12 6 (3.35%) Interwoven
12 6 (3.35%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.35%) LANDesk
12 6 (3.35%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.79%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.79%) Remedy
13 5 (2.79%) Riverbed
West Midlands
Vertical IT Limited
Salary: DOE + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Shift All Bonus Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Qualification Allowance + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Gambling Commission
Salary: From £27,875 to £34,069 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago