Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 209 175
Rank change year-on-year +43 -34 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 231 218 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.83% 1.42% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.32% 9.49% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 202 173 298
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 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 2,239 2,296 2,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.76% 14.95% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,637 1,866 2,124
Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,650 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the Midlands

VPN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for VPN in the Midlands

VPN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 +46 189 £45,000 +3.75% 23
East Midlands +24 46 £42,500 +21.43% 10
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 155 (67.10%) Firewall
2 122 (52.81%) Cisco
3 103 (44.59%) Windows
4 100 (43.29%) WAN
5 79 (34.20%) Microsoft
6 74 (32.03%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (30.74%) LAN
8 62 (26.84%) CCNP
9 59 (25.54%) OSPF
10 58 (25.11%) Active Directory
11 55 (23.81%) BGP
12 52 (22.51%) Windows Server
13 50 (21.65%) TCP/IP
13 50 (21.65%) VLAN
14 46 (19.91%) DNS
15 45 (19.48%) MPLS
16 44 (19.05%) Wireless
16 44 (19.05%) Data Centre
17 43 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
17 43 (18.61%) VMware
17 43 (18.61%) Juniper
17 43 (18.61%) DHCP
18 40 (17.32%) Network Security
18 40 (17.32%) F5
19 39 (16.88%) Windows 7
20 38 (16.45%) Hyper-V
21 36 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
21 36 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
21 36 (15.58%) Citrix
21 36 (15.58%) ITIL

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 19 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.79%) IIS
3 14 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 13 (5.63%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.46%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (10.82%) Office 365
4 4 (1.73%) SaaS
5 3 (1.30%) IaaS
5 3 (1.30%) PaaS
6 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.43%) Datadog
7 1 (0.43%) Route 53
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 155 (67.10%) Firewall
2 100 (43.29%) WAN
3 71 (30.74%) LAN
4 59 (25.54%) OSPF
5 55 (23.81%) BGP
6 50 (21.65%) TCP/IP
6 50 (21.65%) VLAN
7 46 (19.91%) DNS
8 45 (19.48%) MPLS
9 44 (19.05%) Wireless
10 43 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (18.61%) DHCP
11 40 (17.32%) Network Security
12 28 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (9.52%) IPsec
14 21 (9.09%) Internet
15 20 (8.66%) FWSM
16 19 (8.23%) RIP
17 18 (7.79%) VoIP
18 16 (6.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.30%) Big Data
2 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.43%) HBase
4 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.43%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.43%) Redis
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (5.19%) Hudson
3 12 (5.19%) Vagrant
4 9 (3.90%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.46%) Subversion
5 8 (3.46%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.43%) CircleCI
General
1 18 (7.79%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.33%) Finance
3 7 (3.03%) Retail
4 4 (1.73%) Back Office
4 4 (1.73%) Legal
5 2 (0.87%) Automotive
5 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.72%) Analyst
3 25 (10.82%) Support Engineer
4 20 (8.66%) Architect
4 20 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (7.79%) Support Analyst
6 15 (6.49%) Desktop Support
7 14 (6.06%) Security Engineer
8 13 (5.63%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (5.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.19%) IT Support
9 12 (5.19%) Network Architect
9 12 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.19%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
10 11 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
11 10 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (4.33%) Network Security Engineer
12 9 (3.90%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.87%) LDAP
2 1 (0.43%) COM
2 1 (0.43%) EDI
2 1 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.43%) JSON
2 1 (0.43%) Memcached
2 1 (0.43%) MSMQ
2 1 (0.43%) REST
2 1 (0.43%) Sensu
2 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.82%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (9.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 23 (9.96%) PKI
4 17 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.36%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.73%) Clustering
7 4 (1.73%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.73%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.73%) Replication
8 3 (1.30%) iPad
9 2 (0.87%) BYOD
9 2 (0.87%) Fintech
9 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.43%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 103 (44.59%) Windows
2 52 (22.51%) Windows Server
3 39 (16.88%) Windows 7
4 33 (14.29%) Linux
5 30 (12.99%) Windows 10
6 18 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.60%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.73%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.73%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.87%) AIX
11 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.43%) CentOS
12 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.43%) Unix
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.58%) ITIL
2 31 (13.42%) Load Balancing
3 29 (12.55%) SIEM
4 27 (11.69%) Capacity Planning
4 27 (11.69%) Mentoring
5 25 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 22 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (9.09%) Presales
8 19 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (8.23%) High Availability
8 19 (8.23%) Information Security
9 17 (7.36%) Configuration Management
9 17 (7.36%) DevOps
9 17 (7.36%) Project Management
10 16 (6.93%) Decision-Making
10 16 (6.93%) IT Strategy
10 16 (6.93%) Microservices
10 16 (6.93%) Open Source
11 15 (6.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 15 (6.49%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.66%) SQL
2 19 (8.23%) Java
3 16 (6.93%) Go
3 16 (6.93%) Python
3 16 (6.93%) Ruby
4 13 (5.63%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.16%) VBScript
6 3 (1.30%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) R
7 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (32.03%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (26.84%) CCNP
3 18 (7.79%) CCNA
3 18 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.36%) CCIE
5 15 (6.49%) MCSE
6 13 (5.63%) Degree
7 10 (4.33%) CISSP
8 9 (3.90%) CCDP
9 8 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (3.03%) JNCIA
10 7 (3.03%) JNCIS
11 5 (2.16%) CEH
11 5 (2.16%) MCSA
11 5 (2.16%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (1.73%) GPEN
12 4 (1.73%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.73%) OSCP
12 4 (1.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.26%) SLA
2 10 (4.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.46%) GDPR
5 6 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.43%) IASME
8 1 (0.43%) PMO
8 1 (0.43%) QA
8 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (25.11%) Active Directory
2 38 (16.45%) Hyper-V
3 36 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.63%) Docker
4 13 (5.63%) XenServer
5 12 (5.19%) XenApp
5 12 (5.19%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.90%) vSphere
7 7 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.73%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.30%) Firmware
10 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.87%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (7.36%) Nagios
2 14 (6.06%) Ansible
3 13 (5.63%) Terraform
4 12 (5.19%) Consul
4 12 (5.19%) Docker Swarm
4 12 (5.19%) Grafana
4 12 (5.19%) Graphite
4 12 (5.19%) Kubernetes
4 12 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (5.19%) Opsview
4 12 (5.19%) Packer
4 12 (5.19%) Puppet
4 12 (5.19%) Salt
4 12 (5.19%) ZABBIX
5 4 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.73%) QRadar
5 4 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.73%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (1.30%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 122 (52.81%) Cisco
2 79 (34.20%) Microsoft
3 43 (18.61%) Juniper
3 43 (18.61%) VMware
4 40 (17.32%) F5
5 36 (15.58%) Citrix
6 32 (13.85%) CheckPoint
7 30 (12.99%) Fortinet
8 26 (11.26%) HP
9 20 (8.66%) Meraki
10 14 (6.06%) Adobe
11 12 (5.19%) NetApp
12 11 (4.76%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.90%) Polycom
14 8 (3.46%) Radware
15 7 (3.03%) IBM
15 7 (3.03%) LogRhythm
15 7 (3.03%) SonicWALL
16 6 (2.60%) Draytek
16 6 (2.60%) Splunk