Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 100 113
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 92 127 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.37% 2.69% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.44% 16.14% 10.49%
Number of salaries quoted 62 87 70
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,800
90th Percentile £64,625 £55,000 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 596 787 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.34% 16.67% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 463 526 675
Birmingham median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -

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

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 50 (54.35%) Windows
2 44 (47.83%) Cisco
3 42 (45.65%) Firewall
4 41 (44.57%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (41.30%) DHCP
6 36 (39.13%) DNS
7 34 (36.96%) CCNP
8 32 (34.78%) VLAN
9 31 (33.70%) HP
10 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
10 30 (32.61%) ITIL
11 29 (31.52%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (30.43%) TCP/IP
13 27 (29.35%) SNMP
13 27 (29.35%) LAN
14 26 (28.26%) OSPF
14 26 (28.26%) 802.1X
14 26 (28.26%) Presales
15 25 (27.17%) MPLS
15 25 (27.17%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (26.09%) IPsec
17 23 (25.00%) WAN
17 23 (25.00%) Windows 7
17 23 (25.00%) Data Centre
18 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
18 22 (23.91%) Linux
19 21 (22.83%) F5
20 20 (21.74%) Load Balancing
20 20 (21.74%) BGP
21 19 (20.65%) SLA

VPN
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 8 (8.70%) IIS
2 7 (7.61%) nginx
2 7 (7.61%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.52%) Apache
3 6 (6.52%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.09%) SAP AFS
1 1 (1.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (31.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (11.96%) Office 365
4 5 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (5.43%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (5.43%) G Suite
5 2 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.17%) IaaS
5 2 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (45.65%) Firewall
2 38 (41.30%) DHCP
3 36 (39.13%) DNS
4 32 (34.78%) VLAN
5 28 (30.43%) TCP/IP
6 27 (29.35%) LAN
6 27 (29.35%) SNMP
7 26 (28.26%) OSPF
8 25 (27.17%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (27.17%) MPLS
9 24 (26.09%) IPsec
10 23 (25.00%) WAN
11 20 (21.74%) BGP
12 18 (19.57%) Wireless
13 17 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (18.48%) Network Security
14 16 (17.39%) 802.11
14 16 (17.39%) SSL
15 15 (16.30%) Ethernet
16 13 (14.13%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.61%) MySQL
4 6 (6.52%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.52%) Vagrant
2 5 (5.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (5.43%) Hudson
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (14.13%) Billing
2 6 (6.52%) Games
2 6 (6.52%) Retail
3 5 (5.43%) Finance
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (11.96%) Network Engineer
2 10 (10.87%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (8.70%) Administrator
3 8 (8.70%) Consultant
3 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (7.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 7 (7.61%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.43%) Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.43%) Network Consultant
5 5 (5.43%) PC Support
5 5 (5.43%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (5.43%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 5 (5.43%) Senior Tester
5 5 (5.43%) Tester
6 4 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.26%) 802.1X
2 7 (7.61%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (6.52%) LAMP
4 3 (3.26%) .NET
5 1 (1.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.13%) FlexPod
3 9 (9.78%) PKI
4 6 (6.52%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.17%) iPad
6 2 (2.17%) iPhone
6 2 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (2.17%) Tandem
6 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.35%) Windows
2 23 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (23.91%) Linux
4 17 (18.48%) Windows Server
5 13 (14.13%) Windows 10
6 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (11.96%) Windows 8
7 11 (11.96%) Windows Vista
8 7 (7.61%) Ubuntu
9 6 (6.52%) Debian
10 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (3.26%) Android
11 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.26%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.26%) Unix
12 2 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) ITIL
2 26 (28.26%) Presales
3 20 (21.74%) Load Balancing
4 19 (20.65%) Network Design
5 18 (19.57%) Time Management
6 16 (17.39%) Service Delivery
7 15 (16.30%) Security Management
8 14 (15.22%) ITIL V3
8 14 (15.22%) Line Management
8 14 (15.22%) Migration
8 14 (15.22%) Project Management
9 13 (14.13%) Application Performance Management
9 13 (14.13%) Configuration Management
9 13 (14.13%) Converged Infrastructure
9 13 (14.13%) Mentoring
9 13 (14.13%) Performance Management
9 13 (14.13%) SIEM
10 12 (13.04%) DevOps
11 11 (11.96%) Data Analysis
12 10 (10.87%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.13%) Java
2 13 (14.13%) Python
3 10 (10.87%) Ruby
4 8 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.70%) VB
5 7 (7.61%) C
5 7 (7.61%) PHP
6 6 (6.52%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.52%) SQL
7 5 (5.43%) C#
7 5 (5.43%) Lua
8 2 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (44.57%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (36.96%) CCNP
3 14 (15.22%) Degree
4 13 (14.13%) CCNA
5 11 (11.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (11.96%) Master's Degree
6 8 (8.70%) CCIE
7 6 (6.52%) MCP
8 5 (5.43%) CCDP
8 5 (5.43%) CHECK Team Leader
8 5 (5.43%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (5.43%) MCSE
8 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (5.43%) OSCP
9 2 (2.17%) Postgraduate
9 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.65%) SLA
2 13 (14.13%) QA
3 6 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.09%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.04%) Docker
4 7 (7.61%) KVM
4 7 (7.61%) VirtualBox
5 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.52%) pfSense
5 6 (6.52%) Samba
5 6 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.26%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.26%) vSphere
6 3 (3.26%) XenApp
6 3 (3.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) SCCM
2 13 (14.13%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (13.04%) Puppet
4 11 (11.96%) Ansible
5 7 (7.61%) NetBackup
6 6 (6.52%) Salt
7 5 (5.43%) AirWatch
7 5 (5.43%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (5.43%) Kubernetes
7 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (5.43%) Packer
7 5 (5.43%) Terraform
8 4 (4.35%) QRadar
8 4 (4.35%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (3.26%) SCOM
10 2 (2.17%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (2.17%) Netcool
11 1 (1.09%) HAProxy
11 1 (1.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (47.83%) Cisco
2 31 (33.70%) HP
3 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
4 21 (22.83%) F5
5 18 (19.57%) Brocade
5 18 (19.57%) SolarWinds
6 17 (18.48%) CheckPoint
6 17 (18.48%) Fortinet
6 17 (18.48%) Meraki
6 17 (18.48%) VMware
7 16 (17.39%) Juniper
8 13 (14.13%) Aruba
8 13 (14.13%) Sourcefire
9 12 (13.04%) Dell
10 7 (7.61%) Google
11 6 (6.52%) Fujitsu
11 6 (6.52%) Symantec
12 5 (5.43%) Veeam
13 4 (4.35%) Apple
13 4 (4.35%) Tripwire