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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 105 111 133
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 101 84 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.94% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.13% 11.07% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 96 62 65
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,248 £21,900 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,800 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
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
769 759 799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.41% 17.57% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 683 593 685
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 37 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Shropshire +6 18 £30,750 -
Warwickshire -3 12 £41,000 +36.66%
Staffordshire +6 11 £21,000 -16.00% 2
Solihull +2 8 £30,874 +7.38%
Wolverhampton - 6 £26,250 - 1
Worcestershire +1 5 £31,500 -21.25%
Coventry -10 2 £36,000 +25.21% 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 182 (73.68%) Firewall
2 153 (61.94%) Cisco
3 124 (50.20%) WAN
4 123 (49.80%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (47.37%) LAN
6 115 (46.56%) Windows
7 93 (37.65%) CCNA
8 73 (29.55%) CCNP
9 72 (29.15%) Active Directory
10 68 (27.53%) Microsoft
10 68 (27.53%) CheckPoint
11 63 (25.51%) VMware
12 60 (24.29%) ITIL
13 59 (23.89%) DNS
13 59 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 57 (23.08%) TCP/IP
15 56 (22.67%) Cisco ASA
16 54 (21.86%) MPLS
17 49 (19.84%) Juniper
17 49 (19.84%) SAN
18 45 (18.22%) SQL
18 45 (18.22%) Network Security
19 42 (17.00%) Citrix
20 41 (16.60%) BGP
21 40 (16.19%) DHCP
22 38 (15.38%) MS Exchange
22 38 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
22 38 (15.38%) Load Balancing
23 37 (14.98%) OSPF
24 35 (14.17%) Wireless

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 38 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.83%) Apache
3 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.02%) IIS
5 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (0.81%) CMS
7 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.40%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.40%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.12%) MS Office
3 9 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 182 (73.68%) Firewall
2 124 (50.20%) WAN
3 117 (47.37%) LAN
4 59 (23.89%) DNS
5 57 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 56 (22.67%) Cisco ASA
7 54 (21.86%) MPLS
8 49 (19.84%) SAN
9 45 (18.22%) Network Security
10 41 (16.60%) BGP
11 40 (16.19%) DHCP
12 37 (14.98%) OSPF
13 35 (14.17%) Wireless
13 35 (14.17%) Internet
14 29 (11.74%) VLAN
15 24 (9.72%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (8.91%) Cisco PIX
16 22 (8.91%) EIGRP
17 21 (8.50%) IP Telephony
18 20 (8.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.02%) MySQL
7 4 (1.62%) Informix
8 2 (0.81%) MS Access
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.21%) Hudson
3 1 (0.40%) ProC
General
1 31 (12.55%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.69%) Finance
3 5 (2.02%) Law
4 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Advertising
5 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 88 (35.63%) Network Engineer
2 37 (14.98%) Analyst
3 26 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 19 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (6.07%) Administrator
6 13 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 11 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (4.45%) NOC Engineer
8 10 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.05%) Network Analyst
9 9 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (3.24%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (2.83%) Consultant
11 7 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.83%) Security Consultant
11 7 (2.83%) Field Engineer
11 7 (2.83%) Network Administrator
11 7 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (2.43%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.07%) CSS
2 4 (1.62%) WAP
3 2 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.40%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.05%) Clustering
2 9 (3.64%) EqualLogic
3 8 (3.24%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.02%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.62%) Statistics
5 4 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.62%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.21%) CESG
6 3 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.40%) EPoS
7 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.40%) Replication
7 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 115 (46.56%) Windows
2 59 (23.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (13.77%) Linux
4 33 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (9.72%) Windows 7
7 13 (5.26%) Solaris
8 12 (4.86%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.45%) UNIX
10 9 (3.64%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.64%) Ubuntu
11 7 (2.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (2.02%) VMS
13 2 (0.81%) Android
13 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.40%) Debian
14 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (24.29%) ITIL
2 38 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 26 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
4 24 (9.72%) Service Management
5 21 (8.50%) Change Control
5 21 (8.50%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 17 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (6.48%) Service Delivery
9 15 (6.07%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (5.67%) PRINCE2
11 13 (5.26%) Network Design
12 12 (4.86%) Line Management
13 11 (4.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (4.05%) E-Commerce
15 9 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (3.24%) Low Latency
16 8 (3.24%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 8 (3.24%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.22%) SQL
2 9 (3.64%) Perl
3 8 (3.24%) Tcl
4 4 (1.62%) C
5 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.40%) PHP
6 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 123 (49.80%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (37.65%) CCNA
3 73 (29.55%) CCNP
4 38 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (12.55%) MCSE
6 26 (10.53%) CCSA
7 21 (8.50%) CCSE
8 16 (6.48%) CCDP
9 15 (6.07%) CCIE
10 14 (5.67%) MCSA
10 14 (5.67%) CCA
10 14 (5.67%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (5.26%) MCITP
12 12 (4.86%) JNCIA
12 12 (4.86%) JNCIS
13 11 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (4.45%) CCDA
13 11 (4.45%) Degree
14 8 (3.24%) CCIP
15 7 (2.83%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.15%) SLA
2 10 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 72 (29.15%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.72%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.67%) vSphere
5 6 (2.43%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.02%) vCloud
7 4 (1.62%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.81%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (4.86%) Nagios
2 6 (2.43%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.62%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.62%) Netcool
4 2 (0.81%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.40%) WSUS
5 1 (0.40%) Cacti
5 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 153 (61.94%) Cisco
2 68 (27.53%) Microsoft
2 68 (27.53%) CheckPoint
3 63 (25.51%) VMware
4 49 (19.84%) Juniper
5 42 (17.00%) Citrix
6 30 (12.15%) F5
7 25 (10.12%) HP
8 21 (8.50%) Blue Coat
9 20 (8.10%) Nokia
10 18 (7.29%) Fortinet
10 18 (7.29%) Riverbed
10 18 (7.29%) SolarWinds
11 17 (6.88%) Avaya
11 17 (6.88%) Remedy
12 12 (4.86%) Websense
13 11 (4.45%) SonicWALL
14 10 (4.05%) Brocade
14 10 (4.05%) Dell
15 6 (2.43%) WatchGuard
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Digital Execs
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Digital Execs
Posted: 7 days ago
Tamworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Cyber Media Solutions Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum , plus pension benefit
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 23 days ago