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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 112 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 113 103 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.91% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.01% 11.66% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 100 79 85
Average salary £32,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,900 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £60,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
941 883 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.79% 16.35% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 763 744 663
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +18 46 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Warwickshire +3 33 £32,000 -24.70% 4
Staffordshire -12 18 £36,250 +8.20% 3
Coventry -12 4 £30,750 -15.17%
Solihull 0 2 £20,248 -27.68% 1
Worcestershire -6 2 £30,750 +18.26% 1
Walsall - 1 £20,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £21,000 -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 116 (59.79%) Cisco
2 114 (58.76%) Firewall
3 104 (53.61%) Windows
4 81 (41.75%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (41.24%) WAN
6 79 (40.72%) Active Directory
7 73 (37.63%) LAN
8 72 (37.11%) TCP/IP
9 67 (34.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 65 (33.51%) Microsoft
10 65 (33.51%) VMware
11 63 (32.47%) MS Exchange
12 60 (30.93%) Internet
13 53 (27.32%) CCNA
14 50 (25.77%) CCNP
14 50 (25.77%) DNS
14 50 (25.77%) Windows 7
15 48 (24.74%) Load Balancing
16 47 (24.23%) DHCP
16 47 (24.23%) ITIL
17 43 (22.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 43 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 42 (21.65%) Network Security
19 40 (20.62%) Juniper
19 40 (20.62%) CheckPoint
19 40 (20.62%) Finance
20 36 (18.56%) SAN
20 36 (18.56%) SQL Server
20 36 (18.56%) MS Excel
21 35 (18.04%) MCSE

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 63 (32.47%) MS Exchange
2 25 (12.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (6.19%) IIS
5 8 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.55%) Apache
8 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.03%) CMS
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
Applications
1 36 (18.56%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.34%) MS Office
3 10 (5.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Line 500
1 1 (0.52%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.15%) Office 365
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 114 (58.76%) Firewall
2 80 (41.24%) WAN
3 73 (37.63%) LAN
4 72 (37.11%) TCP/IP
5 60 (30.93%) Internet
6 50 (25.77%) DNS
7 47 (24.23%) DHCP
8 42 (21.65%) Network Security
9 36 (18.56%) SAN
10 35 (18.04%) MPLS
11 28 (14.43%) BGP
12 23 (11.86%) OSPF
13 22 (11.34%) VoIP
14 18 (9.28%) VLAN
15 16 (8.25%) Wireless
16 15 (7.73%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (7.73%) GPRS
17 14 (7.22%) Junos
17 14 (7.22%) IPsec
18 13 (6.70%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.55%) MySQL
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.52%) Informix
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.52%) ProC
General
1 40 (20.62%) Finance
2 33 (17.01%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.12%) Law
4 7 (3.61%) Retail
5 4 (2.06%) Back Office
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (28.35%) Network Engineer
2 29 (14.95%) Analyst
3 25 (12.89%) Administrator
4 23 (11.86%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (9.28%) Security Engineer
6 17 (8.76%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (8.25%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (7.22%) Support Analyst
8 14 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (6.19%) IT Support
11 10 (5.15%) Firewall Engineer
11 10 (5.15%) Support Engineer
11 10 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) Network Administrator
12 8 (4.12%) IT Administrator
12 8 (4.12%) Network Analyst
12 8 (4.12%) NOC Engineer
13 7 (3.61%) IT Manager
14 6 (3.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.12%) CSS
2 1 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.19%) Clustering
2 9 (4.64%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.12%) EqualLogic
3 8 (4.12%) Replication
4 7 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.09%) SecurID
5 6 (3.09%) Statistics
6 5 (2.58%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.52%) NHS
9 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 104 (53.61%) Windows
2 67 (34.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (25.77%) Windows 7
4 30 (15.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (13.40%) Windows XP
6 24 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (10.31%) Linux
8 17 (8.76%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.15%) UNIX
9 10 (5.15%) Solaris
10 4 (2.06%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.06%) VMS
10 4 (2.06%) Android
10 4 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.03%) Debian
11 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.74%) Load Balancing
2 47 (24.23%) ITIL
3 20 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (7.73%) E-Commerce
5 12 (6.19%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (5.15%) Low Latency
6 10 (5.15%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 10 (5.15%) Change Control
6 10 (5.15%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.15%) Network Architecture
7 9 (4.64%) Service Management
7 9 (4.64%) Security Management
7 9 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (4.64%) Line Management
8 8 (4.12%) Resource Management
8 8 (4.12%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.61%) Network Design
9 7 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.25%) SQL
2 9 (4.64%) Tcl
2 9 (4.64%) Perl
3 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.52%) PHP
4 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (41.75%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (27.32%) CCNA
3 50 (25.77%) CCNP
4 43 (22.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (18.04%) MCSE
6 21 (10.82%) CCIE
7 20 (10.31%) MCSA
7 20 (10.31%) MCITP
8 19 (9.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (9.28%) Degree
10 15 (7.73%) CCIP
11 13 (6.70%) Security Cleared
12 12 (6.19%) CCSA
13 11 (5.67%) CCSP
14 8 (4.12%) MCP
14 8 (4.12%) Check Point Certification
15 7 (3.61%) CCDP
16 6 (3.09%) CCA
16 6 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (40.72%) Active Directory
2 43 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.70%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.70%) vSphere
4 9 (4.64%) Terminal Services
4 9 (4.64%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.09%) XenServer
5 6 (3.09%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.58%) XenApp
6 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.06%) vCloud
8 2 (1.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.12%) Backup Exec
2 7 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (3.61%) SCCM
3 6 (3.09%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.58%) Netcool
5 4 (2.06%) WSUS
6 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.55%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.52%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 116 (59.79%) Cisco
2 65 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 65 (33.51%) VMware
3 40 (20.62%) Juniper
3 40 (20.62%) CheckPoint
4 31 (15.98%) Citrix
5 20 (10.31%) Dell
6 17 (8.76%) HP
7 16 (8.25%) Fortinet
8 13 (6.70%) Blue Coat
9 11 (5.67%) Avaya
9 11 (5.67%) Remedy
10 9 (4.64%) Symantec
10 9 (4.64%) NetApp
11 8 (4.12%) F5
12 7 (3.61%) WatchGuard
12 7 (3.61%) Nokia
12 7 (3.61%) Intel
13 6 (3.09%) Apple
13 6 (3.09%) Fujitsu
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
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Search Consultancy
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
TheSmartList
Salary: £25-35k dependent on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
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Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum - Grade 7
Posted: 13 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + plus 50%commission and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + 50% commission and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
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euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
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Hereford & Worcestershire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 35000-40000 Per Annum
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Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
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