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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 98 133 120
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 152 92 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.63% 1.71% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.17% 11.49% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 116 83 101
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,825 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
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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
940 801 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.26% 14.88% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 721 696 764
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £63,850
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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

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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

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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 28 September 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

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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 28 September 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 +10 75 £40,500 -16.49% 3
Staffordshire +15 24 £35,000 +22.59%
Coventry +13 22 £44,000 +17.33% 3
Worcestershire +21 14 £45,000 +125.00% 1
Dudley - 5 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £21,500 -
Solihull +11 3 £27,500 -45.00% 3
Stourbridge - 3 £40,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £36,750 -
Walsall - 2 £24,750 -
Herefordshire - 2 £32,750 -
Wolverhampton -2 1 £23,000 -
Shropshire -11 1 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Warwickshire -11 1 £20,000 -49.36% 2
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 179 (57.56%) Firewall
2 166 (53.38%) WAN
3 156 (50.16%) LAN
4 154 (49.52%) Cisco
5 126 (40.51%) Active Directory
6 123 (39.55%) Cisco Certification
7 122 (39.23%) Windows
8 121 (38.91%) DHCP
9 119 (38.26%) DNS
10 91 (29.26%) MPLS
11 90 (28.94%) TCP/IP
12 77 (24.76%) VMware
12 77 (24.76%) Microsoft
13 75 (24.12%) CCNP
14 73 (23.47%) BGP
15 72 (23.15%) VLAN
16 71 (22.83%) Windows Server
17 70 (22.51%) VoIP
18 69 (22.19%) CCNA
18 69 (22.19%) SAN
19 59 (18.97%) MS Exchange
20 57 (18.33%) Citrix
20 57 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
21 54 (17.36%) OSPF
21 54 (17.36%) ITIL
22 53 (17.04%) SLA
23 51 (16.40%) Wireless
24 50 (16.08%) Hyper-V
25 47 (15.11%) Data Centre
26 46 (14.79%) Cisco ASA

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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 59 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (5.14%) IBM Domino
3 16 (5.14%) IBM Notes
4 14 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.18%) IIS
6 12 (3.86%) Apache
7 8 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.29%) SAS
9 2 (0.64%) CMS
9 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.32%) nginx
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (9.97%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.40%) MS Office
3 12 (3.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (8.36%) assyst
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.75%) Mimecast
2 14 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.18%) IaaS
4 10 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.22%) Office 365
5 9 (2.89%) SaaS
6 5 (1.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 179 (57.56%) Firewall
2 166 (53.38%) WAN
3 156 (50.16%) LAN
4 121 (38.91%) DHCP
5 119 (38.26%) DNS
6 91 (29.26%) MPLS
7 90 (28.94%) TCP/IP
8 73 (23.47%) BGP
9 72 (23.15%) VLAN
10 70 (22.51%) VoIP
11 69 (22.19%) SAN
12 54 (17.36%) OSPF
13 51 (16.40%) Wireless
14 46 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (13.50%) SSL
16 38 (12.22%) Network Security
17 37 (11.90%) EIGRP
18 26 (8.36%) Cisco Wireless
19 22 (7.07%) VPLS
20 21 (6.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.29%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (0.32%) DB2
6 1 (0.32%) GIS
6 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) MySQL
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (5.47%) Retail
2 14 (4.50%) Legal
3 12 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.57%) Finance
5 6 (1.93%) Law
6 2 (0.64%) Advertising
6 2 (0.64%) Banking
6 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 85 (27.33%) Network Engineer
2 54 (17.36%) Analyst
3 44 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (10.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 31 (9.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 29 (9.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 27 (8.68%) Network Analyst
7 27 (8.68%) Support Engineer
8 24 (7.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 24 (7.72%) Support Analyst
9 21 (6.75%) Exchange Engineer
10 19 (6.11%) Network Support
11 16 (5.14%) Consultant
11 16 (5.14%) IT Engineer
11 16 (5.14%) Network Support Analyst
12 12 (3.86%) IT Support
12 12 (3.86%) Service Manager
13 11 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.54%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.54%) WAP
2 2 (0.64%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.32%) CSS
3 1 (0.32%) HTML
3 1 (0.32%) LAMP
3 1 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.32%) Memcached
3 1 (0.32%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.32%) Web Services
3 1 (0.32%) XML
3 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.11%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.82%) Driving Licence
3 10 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.93%) User Experience
6 5 (1.61%) AS400
6 5 (1.61%) Clustering
6 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.61%) Replication
6 5 (1.61%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.96%) iPad
8 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.64%) EPoS
9 2 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.32%) EFT
10 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 122 (39.23%) Windows
2 71 (22.83%) Windows Server
3 45 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (11.90%) Linux
6 22 (7.07%) Windows 7
7 20 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (4.18%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.86%) Unix
10 7 (2.25%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.93%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.29%) AIX
12 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.29%) Solaris
13 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.64%) Android
14 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.64%) VyOS
14 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.36%) ITIL
2 26 (8.36%) Validation
3 23 (7.40%) Presales
4 22 (7.07%) Project Management
5 20 (6.43%) Load Balancing
5 20 (6.43%) Service Delivery
6 19 (6.11%) Problem Management
7 17 (5.47%) Data Security
7 17 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (4.82%) Network Design
10 14 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (3.22%) High Availability
12 9 (2.89%) Migration
12 9 (2.89%) Performance Management
12 9 (2.89%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (2.57%) Change Management
13 8 (2.57%) Data Protection
13 8 (2.57%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.00%) C
2 11 (3.54%) SQL
3 6 (1.93%) Perl
3 6 (1.93%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.64%) Java
5 2 (0.64%) Python
5 2 (0.64%) VB
6 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.32%) PHP
6 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 123 (39.55%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (24.12%) CCNP
3 69 (22.19%) CCNA
4 29 (9.32%) CCIE
5 26 (8.36%) Degree
6 21 (6.75%) Security Cleared
7 15 (4.82%) CCDA
7 15 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (4.82%) SC Cleared
8 13 (4.18%) CISSP
9 12 (3.86%) MCSE
10 9 (2.89%) MCP
10 9 (2.89%) MCSA
11 8 (2.57%) CCDP
11 8 (2.57%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (2.57%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.57%) JNCIS
12 7 (2.25%) CCIP
12 7 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (17.04%) SLA
2 7 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.96%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 126 (40.51%) Active Directory
2 57 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (16.08%) Hyper-V
4 42 (13.50%) vSphere
5 17 (5.47%) XenApp
5 17 (5.47%) XenDesktop
6 14 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.93%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.96%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.64%) pfSense
9 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.32%) Postfix
10 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (11.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 30 (9.65%) SCOM
3 24 (7.72%) WSUS
4 16 (5.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (3.54%) SCCM
6 9 (2.89%) Tivoli
7 8 (2.57%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (1.61%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.61%) EdgeSight
10 4 (1.29%) Nagios
10 4 (1.29%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.96%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
12 2 (0.64%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.32%) Cacti
13 1 (0.32%) logstash
13 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 154 (49.52%) Cisco
2 77 (24.76%) Microsoft
2 77 (24.76%) VMware
3 57 (18.33%) Citrix
4 38 (12.22%) F5
5 37 (11.90%) Juniper
6 36 (11.58%) Symantec
7 30 (9.65%) HP
8 26 (8.36%) Acronis
9 25 (8.04%) CheckPoint
9 25 (8.04%) IBM
10 18 (5.79%) EMC
10 18 (5.79%) Veeam
11 17 (5.47%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.54%) Brocade
12 11 (3.54%) Dell
12 11 (3.54%) Palo Alto
12 11 (3.54%) Riverbed
13 9 (2.89%) Apple
14 8 (2.57%) SonicWALL
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