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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 107 143 140
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 149 87 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.42% 1.63% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.80% 11.00% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 104 74 62
Median salary £42,500 £29,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.06% +1.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £19,450 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
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
943 791 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.33% 14.78% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 725 672 660
Median salary £42,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.71% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,200 £52,500 £57,500
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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 68 £38,500 +2.66% 7
Worcestershire +19 24 £47,500 +46.15% 5
Solihull - 20 £35,000 - 2
Coventry +12 7 £45,000 +40.62% 4
Staffordshire -5 6 £45,625 +59.80%
Warwickshire -8 4 £52,500 +159.25% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £22,500 -
Herefordshire +1 2 £32,000 - 2
Walsall - 2 £31,000 -
Dudley +3 1 £26,500 -8.62%
Wolverhampton -1 1 £36,000 +38.46% 1
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 - 3
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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.

1 158 (61.72%) LAN
1 158 (61.72%) WAN
2 135 (52.73%) Firewall
3 108 (42.19%) Cisco
4 105 (41.02%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (35.55%) MPLS
6 88 (34.38%) BGP
7 85 (33.20%) TCP/IP
8 81 (31.64%) Juniper
9 79 (30.86%) CCNP
9 79 (30.86%) CCNA
10 71 (27.73%) Windows
11 65 (25.39%) Microsoft
12 62 (24.22%) Active Directory
13 59 (23.05%) OSPF
14 56 (21.88%) VMware
15 54 (21.09%) DNS
16 51 (19.92%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (18.75%) DHCP
18 45 (17.58%) VoIP
18 45 (17.58%) Wireless
18 45 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 42 (16.41%) VLAN
20 41 (16.02%) Citrix
21 40 (15.63%) Data Centre
22 39 (15.23%) Windows Server
23 38 (14.84%) ITIL
23 38 (14.84%) MS Excel
24 36 (14.06%) EIGRP
25 33 (12.89%) RSVP

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 28 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.56%) IBM Domino
5 4 (1.56%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.17%) IIS
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.78%) SAS
7 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (14.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.91%) MS Office
3 5 (1.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (9.77%) assyst
2 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.69%) Mimecast
2 8 (3.13%) IaaS
3 7 (2.73%) SaaS
4 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.95%) Office 365
6 4 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (61.72%) LAN
1 158 (61.72%) WAN
2 135 (52.73%) Firewall
3 91 (35.55%) MPLS
4 88 (34.38%) BGP
5 85 (33.20%) TCP/IP
6 59 (23.05%) OSPF
7 54 (21.09%) DNS
8 51 (19.92%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (18.75%) DHCP
10 45 (17.58%) VoIP
10 45 (17.58%) Wireless
11 42 (16.41%) VLAN
12 36 (14.06%) EIGRP
13 33 (12.89%) RSVP
14 29 (11.33%) Network Security
14 29 (11.33%) SSL
15 28 (10.94%) Cisco Wireless
15 28 (10.94%) IPsec
15 28 (10.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.78%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.39%) DB2
5 1 (0.39%) QlikView
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (7.42%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.30%) Retail
3 7 (2.73%) Finance
4 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.56%) Automotive
5 4 (1.56%) Law
5 4 (1.56%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 87 (33.98%) Network Engineer
2 32 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 23 (8.98%) Consultant
3 23 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (8.59%) Design Engineer
5 21 (8.20%) Analyst
6 19 (7.42%) Cisco Consultant
6 19 (7.42%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 19 (7.42%) Implementation Engineer
6 19 (7.42%) Network Consultant
7 17 (6.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (6.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (6.64%) Ericsson Engineer
8 14 (5.47%) Juniper Engineer
9 13 (5.08%) Citrix Engineer
9 13 (5.08%) Network Analyst
9 13 (5.08%) Network Support
10 12 (4.69%) Exchange Engineer
11 11 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (4.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.78%) .NET
2 1 (0.39%) COM
2 1 (0.39%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.69%) Fat Client
2 12 (4.69%) Thin Client
3 6 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.34%) RSA SecurID
4 5 (1.95%) Driving Licence
4 5 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.17%) AS400
6 3 (1.17%) Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.39%) EFT
8 1 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 71 (27.73%) Windows
2 39 (15.23%) Windows Server
3 25 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (8.59%) Linux
5 20 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (7.03%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.17%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.17%) Unix
9 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.39%) Android
11 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.84%) ITIL
2 28 (10.94%) Network Design
3 25 (9.77%) Validation
4 22 (8.59%) Load Balancing
5 21 (8.20%) Presales
6 17 (6.64%) Network Architecture
6 17 (6.64%) Network Management
7 12 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (2.73%) High Availability
9 7 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (2.73%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (2.73%) Service Management
10 6 (2.34%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.34%) Project Management
10 6 (2.34%) Service Delivery
11 5 (1.95%) Capacity Management
11 5 (1.95%) Mentoring
12 4 (1.56%) Project Planning
12 4 (1.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.08%) C
2 5 (1.95%) SQL
3 2 (0.78%) C#
3 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.78%) VB
4 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (41.02%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (30.86%) CCNA
2 79 (30.86%) CCNP
3 26 (10.16%) Security Cleared
4 23 (8.98%) Degree
4 23 (8.98%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.08%) CCIE
6 12 (4.69%) JNCIS
7 8 (3.13%) JNCIA
7 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.34%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.95%) CCDA
9 5 (1.95%) JNCIP
9 5 (1.95%) MCSE
10 4 (1.56%) CCDP
11 3 (1.17%) HNC
11 3 (1.17%) HND
12 2 (0.78%) CISMP
12 2 (0.78%) CISSP
12 2 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 45 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (10.16%) vSphere
4 21 (8.20%) XenApp
4 21 (8.20%) XenDesktop
5 19 (7.42%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.56%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.78%) Firmware
9 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.39%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 25 (9.77%) SCOM
2 14 (5.47%) FortiGate
2 14 (5.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (5.08%) EdgeSight
4 8 (3.13%) WSUS
5 7 (2.73%) SCCM
6 4 (1.56%) Nagios
7 2 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.39%) Proventia
8 1 (0.39%) QRadar
8 1 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.39%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 108 (42.19%) Cisco
2 81 (31.64%) Juniper
3 65 (25.39%) Microsoft
4 56 (21.88%) VMware
5 41 (16.02%) Citrix
6 29 (11.33%) HP
7 21 (8.20%) F5
8 17 (6.64%) CheckPoint
8 17 (6.64%) Ericsson
8 17 (6.64%) Redback
9 14 (5.47%) Symantec
10 13 (5.08%) AppSense
11 12 (4.69%) ServiceNow
12 8 (3.13%) Aruba
12 8 (3.13%) EMC
13 7 (2.73%) Acronis
13 7 (2.73%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.34%) Meraki
15 5 (1.95%) Splunk
15 5 (1.95%) Veeam
Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Salary: £32500 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, overtime & bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Salary: £32500 - £45000 per annum + Car allowance, overtime & bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Herefordshire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + 20% BONUS + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Qualifications + Beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £76000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, training etc
Posted: 8 days ago
Halesowen
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Solihull
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago