Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 131 180
Rank change year-on-year -18 +49 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 187 110 191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.95% 2.04% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.48% 11.53% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 151 69 154
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% -12.94% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -3.23%

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 1,387 954 2,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.47% 17.65% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,132 747 1,673
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,500
25th Percentile £32,188 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £54,000
90th Percentile £72,450 £63,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -50 116 £44,500 +28.40% 33
East Midlands -1 69 £37,500 -6.25% 27
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 111 (59.36%) Firewall
2 105 (56.15%) Microsoft
3 94 (50.27%) Windows
4 76 (40.64%) Active Directory
5 73 (39.04%) Cisco
6 71 (37.97%) Microsoft 365
7 66 (35.29%) DNS
8 57 (30.48%) WAN
8 57 (30.48%) Azure
9 55 (29.41%) LAN
10 52 (27.81%) Windows Server
11 50 (26.74%) DHCP
12 47 (25.13%) Windows 10
13 45 (24.06%) VMware
14 42 (22.46%) PowerShell
14 42 (22.46%) Social Skills
15 40 (21.39%) Linux
16 38 (20.32%) Hyper-V
16 38 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
17 36 (19.25%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
19 32 (17.11%) MS Exchange
19 32 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 31 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
21 29 (15.51%) SQL
21 29 (15.51%) VLAN
22 28 (14.97%) SQL Server
23 27 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
24 25 (13.37%) CCNP
24 25 (13.37%) TCP/IP

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 32 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.70%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.35%) IIS
4 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.21%) nginx
6 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (37.97%) Microsoft 365
2 57 (30.48%) Azure
3 23 (12.30%) AWS
4 14 (7.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (5.35%) IaaS
6 8 (4.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (3.74%) PaaS
8 6 (3.21%) Azure Service Bus
8 6 (3.21%) Power Platform
9 5 (2.67%) PowerApps
10 4 (2.14%) Azure Key Vault
10 4 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.14%) OneDrive
10 4 (2.14%) Serverless
10 4 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (1.60%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (1.60%) GitHub
11 3 (1.60%) Mimecast
12 2 (1.07%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 111 (59.36%) Firewall
2 66 (35.29%) DNS
3 57 (30.48%) WAN
4 55 (29.41%) LAN
5 50 (26.74%) DHCP
6 29 (15.51%) VLAN
7 25 (13.37%) TCP/IP
8 21 (11.23%) Internet
9 20 (10.70%) Wireless
10 19 (10.16%) SSL
10 19 (10.16%) VoIP
11 18 (9.63%) MPLS
12 16 (8.56%) BGP
13 15 (8.02%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (8.02%) WLAN
14 14 (7.49%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (5.88%) Network Security
15 11 (5.88%) SAN
16 10 (5.35%) 802.11
16 10 (5.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.07%) Power BI
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.53%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Burp Suite
1 8 (4.28%) Metasploit
2 7 (3.74%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.67%) JIRA
4 5 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.60%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.60%) GitLab
5 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.07%) AutoIt
General
1 42 (22.46%) Social Skills
2 11 (5.88%) Law
3 10 (5.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 10 (5.35%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.81%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (3.74%) Digital Economy
6 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.21%) Documentation Skills
6 6 (3.21%) Legal
7 5 (2.67%) Finance
8 4 (2.14%) Retail
9 3 (1.60%) Back Office
9 3 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.60%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.07%) Games
11 1 (0.53%) Military
11 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (19.79%) Network Engineer
2 34 (18.18%) Analyst
3 29 (15.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (10.16%) Support Analyst
5 16 (8.56%) IT Support
5 16 (8.56%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.95%) IT Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Administrator
7 11 (5.88%) IT Analyst
7 11 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Desktop Support
8 10 (5.35%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) Senior Support Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.28%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Desktop Specialist
10 8 (4.28%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.42%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.28%) Web Services
3 6 (3.21%) RESTful
4 5 (2.67%) Azure Blueprints
5 4 (2.14%) .NET
5 4 (2.14%) .NET Core
5 4 (2.14%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.14%) SOAP
5 4 (2.14%) XML
6 3 (1.60%) LDAP
6 3 (1.60%) YAML
7 2 (1.07%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.07%) Loki
7 2 (1.07%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.07%) NgRx
7 2 (1.07%) Node.js
7 2 (1.07%) SignalR
7 2 (1.07%) XMPP
8 1 (0.53%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.35%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (3.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.74%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (3.74%) iPhone
2 7 (3.74%) PKI
3 6 (3.21%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.21%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.67%) SCADA
5 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.14%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.14%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.14%) Social Media
6 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.07%) BYOD
7 2 (1.07%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.07%) Clustering
7 2 (1.07%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (50.27%) Windows
2 52 (27.81%) Windows Server
3 47 (25.13%) Windows 10
4 40 (21.39%) Linux
5 38 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (13.37%) Windows Server 2019
7 22 (11.76%) Windows 7
8 21 (11.23%) Windows 8
8 21 (11.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (4.28%) Android
10 8 (4.28%) Kali Linux
11 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.14%) SUSE
13 3 (1.60%) CentOS
14 2 (1.07%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.25%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (11.23%) ITIL
4 17 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 17 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 16 (8.56%) Service Management
6 15 (8.02%) Mentoring
7 14 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (6.95%) DevOps
8 13 (6.95%) Security Architecture
9 12 (6.42%) Asset Management
9 12 (6.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (5.35%) Network Management
11 10 (5.35%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (5.35%) Project Delivery
11 10 (5.35%) Service Delivery
12 9 (4.81%) Computer Science
13 8 (4.28%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.46%) PowerShell
2 29 (15.51%) SQL
3 21 (11.23%) Python
4 15 (8.02%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.28%) Lua
5 8 (4.28%) Ruby
6 7 (3.74%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.21%) VBScript
8 3 (1.60%) PHP
8 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.07%) C#
9 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.07%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.37%) CCNP
3 24 (12.83%) CCNA
4 10 (5.35%) Degree
5 8 (4.28%) AWS Certification
6 7 (3.74%) CISSP
7 6 (3.21%) CISM
8 5 (2.67%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (2.67%) CREST Certified
8 5 (2.67%) GXPN
8 5 (2.67%) ISSAP
8 5 (2.67%) MCSA
8 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.67%) OSCP
8 5 (2.67%) SANS
9 4 (2.14%) CISA
9 4 (2.14%) ISSEP
9 4 (2.14%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.07%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.07%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) GDPR
1 9 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (4.81%) QA
2 7 (3.74%) NIST
2 7 (3.74%) SLA
3 4 (2.14%) COBIT
4 2 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.07%) SOC 2
5 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (40.64%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.32%) Hyper-V
3 27 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (7.49%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.35%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (4.28%) BitLocker
7 8 (4.28%) Terminal Server
7 8 (4.28%) VMware Server
7 8 (4.28%) XenApp
8 7 (3.74%) NFS
8 7 (3.74%) vSphere
8 7 (3.74%) XenDesktop
9 6 (3.21%) Firmware
9 6 (3.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.60%) Docker
11 2 (1.07%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.07%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.95%) SCCM
2 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (5.35%) Ansible
4 8 (4.28%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.28%) Nessus
4 8 (4.28%) Nmap
4 8 (4.28%) vCenter Server
5 7 (3.74%) Terraform
6 6 (3.21%) HAProxy
6 6 (3.21%) Nagios
6 6 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.21%) Puppet
7 5 (2.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (2.14%) Cisco CME
8 4 (2.14%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.60%) Graylog
9 3 (1.60%) logstash
9 3 (1.60%) Opsgenie
9 3 (1.60%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 105 (56.15%) Microsoft
2 73 (39.04%) Cisco
3 45 (24.06%) VMware
4 22 (11.76%) Citrix
5 20 (10.70%) Veeam
6 18 (9.63%) Fortinet
6 18 (9.63%) Juniper
7 11 (5.88%) HP
7 11 (5.88%) Meraki
8 10 (5.35%) Oracle
8 10 (5.35%) Palo Alto
9 8 (4.28%) Siemens
9 8 (4.28%) Sophos
10 7 (3.74%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.74%) F5
11 5 (2.67%) Aruba
11 5 (2.67%) Dell
11 5 (2.67%) HubSpot
11 5 (2.67%) Progress
12 4 (2.14%) Aerohive Networks