Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 204 209
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 -40
Permanent jobs citing VPN 187 217 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.55% 1.42% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 10.25% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 171 152 231
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,550 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.26% +10.59% -

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 2,245 2,118 2,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.55% 13.90% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,562 1,607 1,894
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,275 £23,200 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,500 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 +12 142 £48,750 +13.37% 36
East Midlands +44 51 £42,500 - 14
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 132 (70.59%) Firewall
2 98 (52.41%) Cisco
3 87 (46.52%) Windows
4 76 (40.64%) WAN
5 64 (34.22%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (33.69%) Microsoft
7 55 (29.41%) LAN
8 52 (27.81%) OSPF
8 52 (27.81%) BGP
9 50 (26.74%) Active Directory
10 48 (25.67%) CCNP
11 46 (24.60%) VLAN
12 45 (24.06%) VMware
13 44 (23.53%) Office 365
14 43 (22.99%) DNS
14 43 (22.99%) DHCP
15 41 (21.93%) Citrix
15 41 (21.93%) Cisco ASA
16 40 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 40 (21.39%) ITIL
16 40 (21.39%) MPLS
17 39 (20.86%) Windows 7
18 37 (19.79%) Windows Server
19 34 (18.18%) Wireless
20 33 (17.65%) Juniper
20 33 (17.65%) Presales
20 33 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
20 33 (17.65%) Hyper-V
21 32 (17.11%) Windows 10
22 31 (16.58%) Microsoft Office

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 25 (13.37%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.42%) IIS
2 12 (6.42%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.53%) Office 365
2 33 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (15.51%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.60%) GitHub
4 3 (1.60%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.07%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.07%) SaaS
6 1 (0.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) NuGet
6 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (70.59%) Firewall
2 76 (40.64%) WAN
3 55 (29.41%) LAN
4 52 (27.81%) BGP
4 52 (27.81%) OSPF
5 46 (24.60%) VLAN
6 43 (22.99%) DHCP
6 43 (22.99%) DNS
7 41 (21.93%) Cisco ASA
8 40 (21.39%) MPLS
9 34 (18.18%) Wireless
10 28 (14.97%) TCP/IP
11 27 (14.44%) Network Security
12 22 (11.76%) IPsec
13 21 (11.23%) VoIP
14 20 (10.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (8.56%) FWSM
16 14 (7.49%) RIP
17 12 (6.42%) EIGRP
17 12 (6.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) MS Access
3 2 (1.07%) Big Data
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.60%) Hudson
4 3 (1.60%) Subversion
4 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.60%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.07%) GitLab
6 1 (0.53%) AppVeyor
6 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (6.95%) Finance
1 13 (6.95%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.42%) Retail
3 4 (2.14%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.60%) Back Office
5 2 (1.07%) Automotive
5 2 (1.07%) Banking
5 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (21.39%) Network Engineer
2 26 (13.90%) Analyst
3 22 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.09%) Architect
4 17 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 16 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.49%) Consultant
6 14 (7.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (7.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 14 (7.49%) Security Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.35%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.81%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.28%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.28%) IT Support
9 8 (4.28%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.28%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.74%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.81%) LDAP
2 4 (2.14%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.60%) WAP
3 3 (1.60%) Web Services
4 2 (1.07%) .NET
5 1 (0.53%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.97%) Data Centre
2 23 (12.30%) PKI
3 20 (10.70%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.21%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.14%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.60%) Clustering
9 3 (1.60%) CMDB
9 3 (1.60%) iPad
9 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.07%) BYOD
10 2 (1.07%) CCTV
10 2 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.07%) Replication
10 2 (1.07%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 87 (46.52%) Windows
2 39 (20.86%) Windows 7
3 37 (19.79%) Windows Server
4 32 (17.11%) Windows 10
5 30 (16.04%) Linux
6 15 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (6.95%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.74%) AIX
10 5 (2.67%) CentOS
10 5 (2.67%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.14%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.39%) ITIL
2 33 (17.65%) Presales
3 20 (10.70%) Project Management
4 19 (10.16%) Capacity Planning
5 18 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (9.63%) Mentoring
5 18 (9.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 18 (9.63%) SIEM
6 17 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (9.09%) Information Security
7 16 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (7.49%) Network Management
9 12 (6.42%) Due Diligence
9 12 (6.42%) IT Strategy
9 12 (6.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (5.88%) High Availability
10 11 (5.88%) ITIL V3
10 11 (5.88%) Network Architecture
11 10 (5.35%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (5.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.83%) SQL
2 20 (10.70%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.81%) Java
3 9 (4.81%) VBScript
4 5 (2.67%) Python
5 4 (2.14%) VBA
6 3 (1.60%) Go
6 3 (1.60%) Ruby
7 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.07%) VB
7 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.53%) C#
8 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (34.22%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (25.67%) CCNP
3 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (10.16%) CCIE
5 16 (8.56%) MCSE
6 12 (6.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (5.88%) Degree
7 11 (5.88%) JNCIA
8 10 (5.35%) CCDP
8 10 (5.35%) JNCIP
9 9 (4.81%) CCNA
10 8 (4.28%) CISSP
10 8 (4.28%) JNCIS
10 8 (4.28%) MCSA
11 6 (3.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (3.21%) CEH
11 6 (3.21%) CEPT
11 6 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (3.21%) GPEN
11 6 (3.21%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.56%) SLA
2 7 (3.74%) GDPR
3 6 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.60%) QA
5 2 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (26.74%) Active Directory
2 40 (21.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.42%) XenServer
5 11 (5.88%) XenApp
5 11 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.21%) Docker
7 6 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.14%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.14%) VMware NSX
8 4 (2.14%) vSphere
9 3 (1.60%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.07%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.74%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.21%) Terraform
3 5 (2.67%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.67%) Puppet
4 4 (2.14%) Cacti
4 4 (2.14%) Observium
4 4 (2.14%) SCCM
5 3 (1.60%) Ansible
5 3 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.60%) Consul
5 3 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.60%) Grafana
5 3 (1.60%) Nagios
5 3 (1.60%) Packer
5 3 (1.60%) QRadar
5 3 (1.60%) Salt
5 3 (1.60%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (1.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 98 (52.41%) Cisco
2 63 (33.69%) Microsoft
3 45 (24.06%) VMware
4 41 (21.93%) Citrix
5 33 (17.65%) Juniper
6 25 (13.37%) Fortinet
7 23 (12.30%) CheckPoint
8 22 (11.76%) HP
9 21 (11.23%) F5
10 16 (8.56%) Adobe
11 13 (6.95%) IBM
11 13 (6.95%) Meraki
12 11 (5.88%) NetApp
13 6 (3.21%) Aruba
13 6 (3.21%) Dell
13 6 (3.21%) Polycom
13 6 (3.21%) ProCurve
13 6 (3.21%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.67%) NETGEAR
14 5 (2.67%) Veeam