Period
to 28 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 119 142
Rank change year-on-year -37 +23 +15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 193 85 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.80% 2.07% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.25% 12.50% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 161 53 196
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,810 £24,750
25th Percentile £26,750 £33,750 £32,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £60,000 " £64,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,457 680 2,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.60% 16.56% 18.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,162 533 1,578
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,750
25th Percentile £32,063 £33,250 £29,124
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
75th Percentile £54,750 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,600 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,870 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.71% +7.09% -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the Midlands

VPN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in the Midlands.

Salary trend for VPN in the Midlands

VPN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for VPN in the Midlands

VPN
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -59 117 £41,250 -8.33% 37
East Midlands -14 72 £36,483 -14.16% 24
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 112 (58.03%) Windows
1 112 (58.03%) Firewall
2 103 (53.37%) Microsoft
3 91 (47.15%) Microsoft 365
4 87 (45.08%) Cisco
5 84 (43.52%) Active Directory
6 73 (37.82%) Windows Server
7 71 (36.79%) Azure
8 62 (32.12%) LAN
9 61 (31.61%) WAN
10 59 (30.57%) Windows 10
11 54 (27.98%) DHCP
12 52 (26.94%) DNS
13 47 (24.35%) VMware
14 45 (23.32%) Social Skills
15 38 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (19.69%) Hyper-V
16 37 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 36 (18.65%) Microsoft Office
18 35 (18.13%) TCP/IP
18 35 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 34 (17.62%) Windows Server 2016
19 34 (17.62%) Windows Server 2019
20 33 (17.10%) MS Exchange
21 32 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
22 30 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
23 29 (15.03%) Windows 7
23 29 (15.03%) SharePoint
23 29 (15.03%) CCNP
23 29 (15.03%) CCNA

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 33 (17.10%) MS Exchange
2 29 (15.03%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.70%) IIS
4 5 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.55%) nginx
6 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (18.65%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 91 (47.15%) Microsoft 365
2 71 (36.79%) Azure
3 23 (11.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (6.22%) AWS
4 12 (6.22%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (6.22%) Power Platform
5 10 (5.18%) OneDrive
6 6 (3.11%) IaaS
7 4 (2.07%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.55%) PaaS
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.04%) Azure App Service
9 2 (1.04%) Azure Storage
9 2 (1.04%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.52%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.52%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.52%) SaaS
10 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 112 (58.03%) Firewall
2 62 (32.12%) LAN
3 61 (31.61%) WAN
4 54 (27.98%) DHCP
5 52 (26.94%) DNS
6 35 (18.13%) TCP/IP
7 27 (13.99%) MPLS
8 25 (12.95%) VLAN
9 22 (11.40%) BGP
10 20 (10.36%) VoIP
11 18 (9.33%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (8.81%) SAN
12 17 (8.81%) Wireless
13 16 (8.29%) Internet
14 15 (7.77%) EIGRP
14 15 (7.77%) IPsec
14 15 (7.77%) SSL
15 14 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (7.25%) OSPF
15 14 (7.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.52%) Power BI
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Burp Suite
1 6 (3.11%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.07%) JIRA
2 4 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.52%) AutoIt
General
1 45 (23.32%) Social Skills
2 19 (9.84%) Law
3 17 (8.81%) Manufacturing
4 15 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.18%) Finance
6 8 (4.15%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (3.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 7 (3.63%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.11%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (3.11%) Retail
9 4 (2.07%) Back Office
9 4 (2.07%) Digital Economy
10 3 (1.55%) Public Sector
11 2 (1.04%) German Language
12 1 (0.52%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.52%) Legal
12 1 (0.52%) Military
12 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (21.76%) Analyst
2 34 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (17.62%) Network Engineer
3 24 (12.44%) Support Analyst
4 16 (8.29%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (6.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (6.22%) IT Support
8 11 (5.70%) IT Engineer
9 10 (5.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.18%) Administrator
9 10 (5.18%) IP Engineer
9 10 (5.18%) IP Network Engineer
9 10 (5.18%) Juniper Engineer
9 10 (5.18%) Technical Support
10 9 (4.66%) IT Analyst
10 9 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.66%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.66%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.55%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) LDAP
3 1 (0.52%) Loki
3 1 (0.52%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.52%) OAuth
3 1 (0.52%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.52%) SAML
3 1 (0.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.77%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.18%) Driving Licence
3 7 (3.63%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (3.63%) iPhone
4 6 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.59%) Digital Signage
5 5 (2.59%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.07%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.07%) PKI
6 4 (2.07%) Replication
6 4 (2.07%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.55%) NHS
7 3 (1.55%) SCADA
8 2 (1.04%) BYOD
8 2 (1.04%) CCTV
8 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.04%) Clustering
8 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 112 (58.03%) Windows
2 73 (37.82%) Windows Server
3 59 (30.57%) Windows 10
4 37 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (17.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 34 (17.62%) Windows Server 2019
6 29 (15.03%) Windows 7
7 26 (13.47%) Linux
8 15 (7.77%) Windows 8
9 14 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (4.66%) Android
11 6 (3.11%) Kali Linux
12 5 (2.59%) CentOS
13 4 (2.07%) VMS
14 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (12.95%) Service Management
4 15 (7.77%) Patch Management
4 15 (7.77%) Problem Management
5 14 (7.25%) Security Patching
6 13 (6.74%) ITIL
6 13 (6.74%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.70%) Service Delivery
8 10 (5.18%) Network Design
9 9 (4.66%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (4.66%) Project Delivery
10 8 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.15%) Asset Management
10 8 (4.15%) Server Building
11 7 (3.63%) DevOps
11 7 (3.63%) Information Security
11 7 (3.63%) ITSM
11 7 (3.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.63%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.92%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.36%) SQL
3 15 (7.77%) Python
4 10 (5.18%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.11%) Lua
5 6 (3.11%) Ruby
6 5 (2.59%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.07%) VBScript
8 2 (1.04%) Perl
9 1 (0.52%) Bicep
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (15.03%) CCNA
2 29 (15.03%) CCNP
3 10 (5.18%) JNCIA
4 9 (4.66%) Degree
5 8 (4.15%) A+ Certification
6 6 (3.11%) MCSA
6 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.11%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.07%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.55%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.55%) CHECK Team Member
8 3 (1.55%) CISSP
8 3 (1.55%) CREST Certified
8 3 (1.55%) GXPN
8 3 (1.55%) OSCP
8 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.55%) SANS
9 2 (1.04%) CISM
9 2 (1.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.29%) SLA
2 9 (4.66%) QA
3 5 (2.59%) GDPR
4 4 (2.07%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.55%) NIST
6 2 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (43.52%) Active Directory
2 38 (19.69%) Hyper-V
3 30 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.22%) BitLocker
5 12 (6.22%) Firmware
6 11 (5.70%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (4.15%) Terminal Server
7 8 (4.15%) VMware Server
8 5 (2.59%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.59%) vSphere
9 4 (2.07%) NFS
9 4 (2.07%) XenApp
9 4 (2.07%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.55%) Docker
11 2 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (14.51%) SCCM
2 24 (12.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (6.22%) WSUS
4 11 (5.70%) Backup Exec
5 8 (4.15%) vCenter Server
6 6 (3.11%) Ansible
6 6 (3.11%) FortiGate
6 6 (3.11%) Nessus
6 6 (3.11%) Nmap
7 4 (2.07%) Cisco CME
8 3 (1.55%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.55%) Nagios
8 3 (1.55%) Terraform
9 2 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (1.04%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.04%) Kustomize
9 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.04%) Puppet
9 2 (1.04%) SCOM
10 1 (0.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 103 (53.37%) Microsoft
2 87 (45.08%) Cisco
3 47 (24.35%) VMware
4 20 (10.36%) Juniper
5 19 (9.84%) Fortinet
5 19 (9.84%) Meraki
6 18 (9.33%) HP
6 18 (9.33%) Sophos
7 16 (8.29%) Palo Alto
8 14 (7.25%) Veeam
9 11 (5.70%) Citrix
10 9 (4.66%) Dell
11 8 (4.15%) Siemens
11 8 (4.15%) SonicWALL
12 7 (3.63%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.11%) arcserve
13 6 (3.11%) AVG
13 6 (3.11%) Trend Micro
14 5 (2.59%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.59%) Ruckus Wireless