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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 136 126 140
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 95 87 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.62% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.66% 9.74% 8.39%
Number of salaries quoted 86 76 69
Average salary £38,750 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.01% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £50,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
891 893 942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.42% 16.59% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 800 729 789
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -4 44 £40,000 +28.00%
Staffordshire +2 15 £30,025 +0.92% 2
Warwickshire -24 9 £37,500 +19.04%
Shropshire - 7 £27,500 -
Solihull +4 4 £50,000 +146.93%
Worcestershire -3 2 £18,000 -40.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £26,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £50,000 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (59.67%) Cisco
2 102 (56.35%) Firewall
3 85 (46.96%) Windows
4 76 (41.99%) WAN
5 71 (39.23%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (38.12%) DNS
7 66 (36.46%) LAN
7 66 (36.46%) Microsoft
8 65 (35.91%) Active Directory
8 65 (35.91%) TCP/IP
9 52 (28.73%) MS Exchange
10 51 (28.18%) CCNA
11 50 (27.62%) VMware
12 49 (27.07%) Citrix
13 46 (25.41%) MPLS
13 46 (25.41%) DHCP
14 44 (24.31%) BGP
15 43 (23.76%) CCNP
16 38 (20.99%) OSPF
16 38 (20.99%) Data Centre
17 35 (19.34%) CheckPoint
17 35 (19.34%) VLAN
18 34 (18.78%) Wireless
19 33 (18.23%) VoIP
19 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
20 31 (17.13%) MS Office
20 31 (17.13%) Linux
21 29 (16.02%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (15.47%) ITIL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 52 (28.73%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (4.97%) IIS
5 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.31%) Apache
6 6 (3.31%) WorkSite
6 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.10%) Lync
9 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (17.13%) MS Office
2 24 (13.26%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 102 (56.35%) Firewall
2 76 (41.99%) WAN
3 69 (38.12%) DNS
4 66 (36.46%) LAN
5 65 (35.91%) TCP/IP
6 46 (25.41%) DHCP
6 46 (25.41%) MPLS
7 44 (24.31%) BGP
8 38 (20.99%) OSPF
9 35 (19.34%) VLAN
10 34 (18.78%) Wireless
11 33 (18.23%) VoIP
12 28 (15.47%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (13.81%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (12.71%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (12.15%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (11.05%) SAN
17 18 (9.94%) Spanning Tree
18 17 (9.39%) VPLS
18 17 (9.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.76%) MySQL
5 3 (1.66%) MS Access
6 2 (1.10%) Informix
6 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.10%) Hudson
2 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (13.81%) Finance
2 23 (12.71%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.31%) Law
4 3 (1.66%) Electronics
4 3 (1.66%) Retail
5 2 (1.10%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 2 (1.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (25.97%) Analyst
2 40 (22.10%) Network Engineer
3 20 (11.05%) Network Analyst
4 17 (9.39%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.18%) Architect
7 11 (6.08%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.08%) Administrator
8 10 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (5.52%) Network Architect
9 9 (4.97%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.97%) Help Desk Analyst
9 9 (4.97%) Consultant
10 8 (4.42%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.87%) IT Support
11 7 (3.87%) IT Infrastructure Manager
12 6 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.18%) CSS
2 3 (1.66%) MSMQ
2 3 (1.66%) OLE
3 2 (1.10%) Memcached
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.99%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.08%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.52%) EqualLogic
4 5 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.10%) FMCG
7 2 (1.10%) Clustering
7 2 (1.10%) SecurID
7 2 (1.10%) PKI
7 2 (1.10%) BYOD
8 1 (0.55%) Statistics
8 1 (0.55%) DTV
8 1 (0.55%) GIS
8 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.55%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.55%) iPhone
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 85 (46.96%) Windows
2 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (17.13%) Linux
4 29 (16.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (12.15%) Windows 7
6 15 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.97%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.42%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.87%) UNIX
10 6 (3.31%) Mac OS X
10 6 (3.31%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.66%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.10%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (1.10%) CentOS
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.10%) Android
14 1 (0.55%) Solaris
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.47%) ITIL
2 22 (12.15%) Load Balancing
3 14 (7.73%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.52%) Project Management
6 9 (4.97%) Service Management
6 9 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.42%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.42%) Business Development
7 8 (4.42%) Change Management
7 8 (4.42%) Network Architecture
7 8 (4.42%) Network Management
7 8 (4.42%) High Availability
8 7 (3.87%) CRM
9 6 (3.31%) Document Management
9 6 (3.31%) Network Design
9 6 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.76%) Resource Management
10 5 (2.76%) Business Continuity
11 4 (2.21%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.08%) SQL
2 10 (5.52%) C
3 6 (3.31%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.55%) Perl
4 1 (0.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 71 (39.23%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (28.18%) CCNA
3 43 (23.76%) CCNP
4 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (13.26%) MCSE
6 23 (12.71%) MCITP
7 16 (8.84%) MCSA
8 11 (6.08%) MCTS
9 10 (5.52%) Degree
10 8 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (3.87%) CCIE
12 5 (2.76%) CCDP
13 4 (2.21%) CCA
13 4 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.21%) CCSA
13 4 (2.21%) CCVP
13 4 (2.21%) CCENT
14 3 (1.66%) CCIP
15 2 (1.10%) MCP
15 2 (1.10%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.05%) SLA
2 10 (5.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (35.91%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.08%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.52%) Terminal Server
5 9 (4.97%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.76%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.21%) XenApp
8 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.10%) vSphere
9 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (4.42%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.31%) SCOM
3 5 (2.76%) Nagios
4 3 (1.66%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.66%) Cacti
5 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.10%) SCCM
5 2 (1.10%) logstash
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 108 (59.67%) Cisco
2 66 (36.46%) Microsoft
3 50 (27.62%) VMware
4 49 (27.07%) Citrix
5 35 (19.34%) CheckPoint
6 17 (9.39%) HP
7 16 (8.84%) Juniper
8 14 (7.73%) F5
9 13 (7.18%) Apple
9 13 (7.18%) Dell
10 8 (4.42%) Avaya
11 6 (3.31%) LANDesk
11 6 (3.31%) Interwoven
12 5 (2.76%) Brocade
12 5 (2.76%) SonicWALL
12 5 (2.76%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.76%) Aruba
13 4 (2.21%) WatchGuard
13 4 (2.21%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.21%) Remedy
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Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
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