Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 166 179
Rank change year-on-year -36 +13 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 217 333 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.40% 1.85% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.15% 11.70% 10.83%
Number of salaries quoted 177 317 267
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +21.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,600 £22,375
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 2371 2846 2733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.30% 15.80% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1924 2172 2344
Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £39,500 £38,089
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.90% +3.71% +1.57%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -50 162 £40,000 - 12
East Midlands +20 39 £31,923 -27.03% 9
VPN
England

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 Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 132 (60.83%) Firewall
2 106 (48.85%) Windows
3 102 (47.00%) Cisco
4 91 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (36.87%) WAN
6 74 (34.10%) CCNP
7 70 (32.26%) Active Directory
7 70 (32.26%) LAN
8 64 (29.49%) DNS
9 62 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 62 (28.57%) VMware
9 62 (28.57%) VLAN
10 61 (28.11%) DHCP
11 58 (26.73%) OSPF
11 58 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 57 (26.27%) Wireless
13 55 (25.35%) HP
14 52 (23.96%) Juniper
15 48 (22.12%) Windows Server
16 47 (21.66%) Linux
16 47 (21.66%) ITIL
17 45 (20.74%) TCP/IP
18 44 (20.28%) Amazon AWS
19 43 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
20 42 (19.35%) CCNA
20 42 (19.35%) BGP
20 42 (19.35%) Network Design
21 41 (18.89%) Data Centre
22 40 (18.43%) Hyper-V

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 18 (8.29%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.83%) IIS
3 16 (7.37%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.53%) nginx
5 11 (5.07%) Apache
5 11 (5.07%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.76%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.38%) WordPress
10 2 (0.92%) CMS
10 2 (0.92%) Drupal
11 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (11.98%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.46%) SAP AFS
1 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (26.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (20.28%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (11.06%) Office 365
4 15 (6.91%) IaaS
5 11 (5.07%) PaaS
5 11 (5.07%) SaaS
6 7 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.23%) Amazon S3
6 7 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.30%) G Suite
8 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.92%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 132 (60.83%) Firewall
2 80 (36.87%) WAN
3 70 (32.26%) LAN
4 64 (29.49%) DNS
5 62 (28.57%) VLAN
6 61 (28.11%) DHCP
7 58 (26.73%) OSPF
8 57 (26.27%) Wireless
9 45 (20.74%) TCP/IP
10 42 (19.35%) BGP
10 42 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (17.51%) MPLS
12 32 (14.75%) Network Security
13 31 (14.29%) IPsec
14 28 (12.90%) SSL
15 27 (12.44%) SNMP
16 26 (11.98%) SAN
17 20 (9.22%) Cisco Nexus
18 18 (8.29%) Cisco ISE
19 17 (7.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.07%) MySQL
3 9 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.76%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.46%) Redis
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (3.23%) Hudson
3 6 (2.76%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.92%) PEAR
6 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (5.99%) Billing
1 13 (5.99%) Retail
2 12 (5.53%) Back Office
3 9 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.76%) Finance
4 6 (2.76%) Games
5 5 (2.30%) French Language
5 5 (2.30%) German Language
6 4 (1.84%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.38%) Banking
7 3 (1.38%) Marketing
8 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.92%) Legal
9 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (24.42%) Network Engineer
2 21 (9.68%) Architect
3 20 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (8.76%) Administrator
5 16 (7.37%) IT Support
5 16 (7.37%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (5.99%) Analyst
7 13 (5.99%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (5.07%) Consultant
9 10 (4.61%) IT Engineer
9 10 (4.61%) Network Architect
10 9 (4.15%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) IT Administrator
11 8 (3.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.23%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.90%) 802.1X
2 9 (4.15%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (3.69%) LAMP
4 6 (2.76%) JSON
4 6 (2.76%) WAP
5 3 (1.38%) .NET
6 1 (0.46%) COM
6 1 (0.46%) CSS
6 1 (0.46%) HTML
6 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.89%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.45%) PKI
4 13 (5.99%) FlexPod
5 10 (4.61%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.76%) iPad
7 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.38%) iPhone
7 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.38%) Replication
7 3 (1.38%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.92%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.92%) Tandem
8 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.46%) CCTV
9 1 (0.46%) Fintech
9 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 106 (48.85%) Windows
2 48 (22.12%) Windows Server
3 47 (21.66%) Linux
4 31 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 24 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (9.68%) Windows 10
7 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.45%) Windows 8
9 11 (5.07%) Windows Vista
10 9 (4.15%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.76%) Android
11 6 (2.76%) Debian
11 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.30%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.84%) Unix
14 3 (1.38%) CentOS
14 3 (1.38%) Fedora
14 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.66%) ITIL
2 42 (19.35%) Network Design
3 30 (13.82%) Network Architecture
4 29 (13.36%) Project Management
5 28 (12.90%) Load Balancing
6 26 (11.98%) Presales
7 24 (11.06%) Service Delivery
8 23 (10.60%) Time Management
9 21 (9.68%) DevOps
10 19 (8.76%) ITIL V3
11 18 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (7.83%) Configuration Management
13 16 (7.37%) Mentoring
14 15 (6.91%) Migration
14 15 (6.91%) Network Management
14 15 (6.91%) Security Management
15 14 (6.45%) Line Management
16 13 (5.99%) Application Performance Management
16 13 (5.99%) Converged Infrastructure
16 13 (5.99%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.52%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.22%) Python
3 17 (7.83%) Java
4 16 (7.37%) Ruby
5 14 (6.45%) SQL
6 12 (5.53%) PHP
7 11 (5.07%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.69%) C
8 8 (3.69%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.69%) VB
9 5 (2.30%) C#
9 5 (2.30%) Lua
10 2 (0.92%) Perl
10 2 (0.92%) VBScript
11 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 91 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (34.10%) CCNP
3 42 (19.35%) CCNA
4 26 (11.98%) Degree
5 16 (7.37%) CCIE
6 15 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (6.45%) CCDP
8 13 (5.99%) MCSE
9 12 (5.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (5.53%) JNCIS
9 12 (5.53%) MCP
10 11 (5.07%) CASP
10 11 (5.07%) Master's Degree
11 9 (4.15%) CCDA
11 9 (4.15%) JNCIA
12 5 (2.30%) CHECK Team Leader
12 5 (2.30%) CHECK Team Member
12 5 (2.30%) OSCP
13 4 (1.84%) CCSP
13 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.68%) SLA
2 13 (5.99%) QA
3 12 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.92%) PMO
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
6 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 43 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (18.43%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.91%) Docker
5 8 (3.69%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (3.69%) XenApp
5 8 (3.69%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.23%) KVM
6 7 (3.23%) VirtualBox
7 6 (2.76%) pfSense
7 6 (2.76%) Samba
8 4 (1.84%) vSphere
9 3 (1.38%) Postfix
9 3 (1.38%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.38%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.92%) Gluster
10 2 (0.92%) Snort
10 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (8.29%) SCCM
2 16 (7.37%) Puppet
3 15 (6.91%) Ansible
4 14 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (5.07%) NetBackup
5 11 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (3.23%) FortiGate
6 7 (3.23%) Kubernetes
6 7 (3.23%) Packer
6 7 (3.23%) Terraform
7 6 (2.76%) Nagios
7 6 (2.76%) Salt
8 5 (2.30%) AirWatch
8 5 (2.30%) SCOM
9 4 (1.84%) QRadar
9 4 (1.84%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (1.38%) HAProxy
10 3 (1.38%) Simpana
10 3 (1.38%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 102 (47.00%) Cisco
2 62 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 62 (28.57%) VMware
3 55 (25.35%) HP
4 52 (23.96%) Juniper
5 24 (11.06%) CheckPoint
5 24 (11.06%) F5
6 23 (10.60%) SolarWinds
7 22 (10.14%) Fortinet
8 18 (8.29%) Brocade
9 17 (7.83%) Meraki
10 16 (7.37%) Citrix
11 14 (6.45%) Dell
12 13 (5.99%) Aruba
12 13 (5.99%) Sourcefire
13 11 (5.07%) Oracle
13 11 (5.07%) Riverbed
13 11 (5.07%) Symantec
14 9 (4.15%) Palo Alto
14 9 (4.15%) Veeam