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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 100 82 79
Rank change year-on-year -18 -3  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 19 55 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.05% 2.34% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.34% 15.11% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 14 34 31
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.66%  

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 259 364 268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.36% 15.46% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 201 290 227
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (79.17%) WAN
2 35 (72.92%) Firewall
3 34 (70.83%) Cisco
4 33 (68.75%) LAN
5 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (45.83%) CCNP
7 20 (41.67%) Wireless
8 18 (37.50%) Windows
9 17 (35.42%) CheckPoint
10 16 (33.33%) MPLS
10 16 (33.33%) CCNA
11 14 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (27.08%) Network Security
13 12 (25.00%) OSPF
13 12 (25.00%) BGP
13 12 (25.00%) ITIL
14 11 (22.92%) SSL
14 11 (22.92%) Internet
14 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
15 10 (20.83%) Palo Alto
15 10 (20.83%) IPsec
15 10 (20.83%) VLAN
15 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
16 9 (18.75%) TACACS
16 9 (18.75%) VMware
16 9 (18.75%) SolarWinds
17 8 (16.67%) WAAS
17 8 (16.67%) EIGRP
17 8 (16.67%) SLA

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Top Related 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 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (79.17%) WAN
2 35 (72.92%) Firewall
3 33 (68.75%) LAN
4 20 (41.67%) Wireless
5 16 (33.33%) MPLS
6 14 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (27.08%) Network Security
8 12 (25.00%) BGP
8 12 (25.00%) OSPF
9 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (22.92%) Internet
9 11 (22.92%) SSL
10 10 (20.83%) IPsec
10 10 (20.83%) VLAN
11 9 (18.75%) TACACS
12 8 (16.67%) EIGRP
12 8 (16.67%) WAAS
12 8 (16.67%) WLAN
13 7 (14.58%) DNS
13 7 (14.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Network Support
4 9 (18.75%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Security Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Project Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Support
7 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Architect
8 5 (10.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Capacity Manager
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) Security Support Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) EPoS
3 1 (2.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Unix
5 4 (8.33%) AIX
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.33%) Solaris
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.08%) Android
8 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Presales
3 5 (10.42%) B2B
3 5 (10.42%) Network Design
4 4 (8.33%) Project Management
4 4 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 3 (6.25%) Change Control
5 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.25%) Fault Management
5 3 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.17%) Server Building
7 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.08%) SIEM
7 1 (2.08%) Time Management
7 1 (2.08%) Use Case
7 1 (2.08%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Perl
1 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) C
3 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (45.83%) CCNP
3 16 (33.33%) CCNA
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) CCDP
5 3 (6.25%) MCSE
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.17%) CCSE
7 1 (2.08%) CCDA
7 1 (2.08%) CCIE
7 1 (2.08%) CCSA
7 1 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.08%) CISSP
7 1 (2.08%) IISP
7 1 (2.08%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
1 4 (8.33%) SCOM
1 4 (8.33%) SCOrch
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.08%) QRadar
Vendors
1 34 (70.83%) Cisco
2 17 (35.42%) CheckPoint
3 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.83%) Palo Alto
4 9 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 9 (18.75%) VMware
5 7 (14.58%) HP
6 5 (10.42%) Aruba
6 5 (10.42%) Fortinet
7 4 (8.33%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (8.33%) Citrix
7 4 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
7 4 (8.33%) Huawei
7 4 (8.33%) Meraki
7 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.33%) Sourcefire
8 3 (6.25%) Juniper
9 2 (4.17%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.08%) Polycom
10 1 (2.08%) Tufin
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