The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 75 79
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 47 69 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.41% 2.92% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.43% 21.10% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 32 55 56
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,700 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,625 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,225 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.97% +5.70%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 286 327 417
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.66% 13.86% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 932 873 1454
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £26,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Birmingham

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Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in Birmingham.

Salary trend for VPN in Birmingham

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Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VPN.

1 38 (55.88%) Cisco
2 36 (52.94%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) WAN
2 36 (52.94%) Firewall
3 35 (51.47%) LAN
4 33 (48.53%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (38.24%) DHCP
6 25 (36.76%) CCNP
7 24 (35.29%) Windows 7
8 23 (33.82%) TCP/IP
8 23 (33.82%) MPLS
9 22 (32.35%) SLA
10 21 (30.88%) DNS
10 21 (30.88%) ITIL
10 21 (30.88%) Windows Server
11 19 (27.94%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (26.47%) VLAN
13 17 (25.00%) Network Security
13 17 (25.00%) CCNA
14 16 (23.53%) HP
14 16 (23.53%) OSPF
14 16 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (22.06%) BGP
15 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
15 15 (22.06%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (20.59%) Wireless
17 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
17 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (19.12%) Degree
18 12 (17.65%) Time Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 10 (14.71%) IIS
2 6 (8.82%) Apache
2 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) nginx
3 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) G Suite
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (52.94%) Firewall
1 36 (52.94%) WAN
2 35 (51.47%) LAN
3 26 (38.24%) DHCP
4 23 (33.82%) MPLS
4 23 (33.82%) TCP/IP
5 21 (30.88%) DNS
6 19 (27.94%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (26.47%) VLAN
8 17 (25.00%) Network Security
9 16 (23.53%) OSPF
9 16 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (22.06%) BGP
10 15 (22.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (20.59%) Wireless
12 12 (17.65%) TACACS
13 10 (14.71%) 802.11
14 9 (13.24%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (13.24%) DMZ
14 9 (13.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.82%) MariaDB
3 6 (8.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (8.82%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (8.82%) Games
2 3 (4.41%) Billing
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Automotive
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Network Support
3 10 (14.71%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) IT Manager
5 7 (10.29%) Network Manager
5 7 (10.29%) Project Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Network Support
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Support Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Applications Support
6 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.88%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) 802.1X
2 6 (8.82%) LAMP
2 6 (8.82%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.41%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.47%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.94%) Windows
2 24 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 21 (30.88%) Windows Server
4 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.65%) Windows 8
6 10 (14.71%) Linux
6 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
6 10 (14.71%) Windows Vista
7 6 (8.82%) Debian
7 6 (8.82%) Ubuntu
8 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.41%) Unix
10 2 (2.94%) AIX
10 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.94%) Solaris
11 1 (1.47%) Android
11 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) ITIL
2 12 (17.65%) Time Management
3 11 (16.18%) Network Design
4 10 (14.71%) Data Analysis
4 10 (14.71%) Presales
4 10 (14.71%) Process Improvement
5 9 (13.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
6 7 (10.29%) Project Management
7 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.82%) DevOps
7 6 (8.82%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.82%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
7 6 (8.82%) Web Development
8 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.35%) Security Management
9 4 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) PowerShell
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) PHP
2 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.88%) VB
4 2 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (48.53%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (36.76%) CCNP
3 17 (25.00%) CCNA
4 13 (19.12%) Degree
5 10 (14.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 10 (14.71%) Master's Degree
6 9 (13.24%) CCDP
7 6 (8.82%) MCP
8 5 (7.35%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (5.88%) MCSE
9 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (2.94%) CCIE
11 2 (2.94%) CCSE
11 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
12 1 (1.47%) CCSA
12 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.47%) CISSP
12 1 (1.47%) ISSAP
12 1 (1.47%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) SLA
2 9 (13.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.41%) QA
4 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (8.82%) Docker
3 6 (8.82%) KVM
3 6 (8.82%) pfSense
3 6 (8.82%) Samba
3 6 (8.82%) VirtualBox
4 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.41%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.47%) vSphere
7 1 (1.47%) XenApp
7 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) SCCM
2 6 (8.82%) Ansible
2 6 (8.82%) Puppet
2 6 (8.82%) Salt
3 5 (7.35%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.88%) AirWatch
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.94%) SCOM
6 2 (2.94%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) Cisco
2 16 (23.53%) HP
3 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
4 11 (16.18%) Palo Alto
4 11 (16.18%) SolarWinds
5 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 8 (11.76%) VMware
6 7 (10.29%) Fortinet
7 6 (8.82%) Fujitsu
8 5 (7.35%) Dell
8 5 (7.35%) F5
8 5 (7.35%) Symantec
9 4 (5.88%) Google
9 4 (5.88%) Juniper
10 3 (4.41%) Aruba
10 3 (4.41%) Brocade
10 3 (4.41%) Meraki
10 3 (4.41%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.94%) Radware
11 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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