Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 214 154
Rank change year-on-year +60 -60 +39
Permanent jobs citing VPN 259 210 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.95% 1.41% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.38% 8.85% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 216 176 326
Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - +5.85%
10th Percentile £23,375 £25,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £61,875
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +7.23%

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 2,276 2,373 2,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.11% 15.91% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,711 1,925 2,209
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% -0.09%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,650
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +68 215 £45,000 +13.92% 36
East Midlands +6 44 £40,500 +23.02% 9
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 165 (63.71%) Firewall
2 145 (55.98%) Cisco
3 108 (41.70%) WAN
4 105 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
5 97 (37.45%) CCNP
6 96 (37.07%) Windows
7 90 (34.75%) Data Centre
8 83 (32.05%) LAN
9 79 (30.50%) Microsoft
10 74 (28.57%) Juniper
11 71 (27.41%) Active Directory
12 69 (26.64%) OSPF
13 65 (25.10%) Load Balancing
14 63 (24.32%) CheckPoint
15 60 (23.17%) Cisco ASA
15 60 (23.17%) F5
16 59 (22.78%) Network Security
17 57 (22.01%) Fortinet
18 56 (21.62%) BGP
18 56 (21.62%) DNS
19 51 (19.69%) TCP/IP
19 51 (19.69%) DHCP
20 50 (19.31%) VLAN
20 50 (19.31%) Windows Server
21 48 (18.53%) MPLS
22 47 (18.15%) Presales
22 47 (18.15%) SIEM
23 46 (17.76%) Wireless
24 45 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
25 44 (16.99%) Amazon AWS

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 20 (7.72%) IIS
2 16 (6.18%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.63%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.32%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 29 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.18%) Office 365
4 4 (1.54%) SaaS
5 3 (1.16%) IaaS
5 3 (1.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.39%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.39%) Datadog
6 1 (0.39%) Route 53
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 165 (63.71%) Firewall
2 108 (41.70%) WAN
3 83 (32.05%) LAN
4 69 (26.64%) OSPF
5 60 (23.17%) Cisco ASA
6 59 (22.78%) Network Security
7 56 (21.62%) BGP
7 56 (21.62%) DNS
8 51 (19.69%) DHCP
8 51 (19.69%) TCP/IP
9 50 (19.31%) VLAN
10 48 (18.53%) MPLS
11 46 (17.76%) Wireless
12 41 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus
13 37 (14.29%) FWSM
13 37 (14.29%) IPsec
14 30 (11.58%) WLAN
15 26 (10.04%) Internet
16 24 (9.27%) Cisco Firepower
17 19 (7.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.16%) Big Data
2 3 (1.16%) MySQL
2 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.39%) HBase
4 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.39%) Redis
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (11.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 16 (6.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (6.18%) Hudson
3 16 (6.18%) Vagrant
4 9 (3.47%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.09%) Subversion
5 8 (3.09%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.39%) CircleCI
General
1 15 (5.79%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.47%) Finance
3 6 (2.32%) Marketing
4 5 (1.93%) Legal
4 5 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.54%) Retail
6 3 (1.16%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 64 (24.71%) Network Engineer
2 36 (13.90%) Analyst
3 34 (13.13%) Architect
4 28 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
4 28 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.49%) Security Architect
5 22 (8.49%) Security Solutions Architect
6 21 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 19 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (7.34%) IT Support
7 19 (7.34%) Support Analyst
8 16 (6.18%) Information Architect
8 16 (6.18%) Information Security Architect
9 14 (5.41%) Desktop Support
10 13 (5.02%) Consultant
10 13 (5.02%) Technical Support
11 12 (4.63%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (4.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (4.25%) Technical Analyst
12 11 (4.25%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.47%) LDAP
2 4 (1.54%) COM
3 3 (1.16%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.39%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.39%) JSON
4 1 (0.39%) Memcached
4 1 (0.39%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.39%) REST
4 1 (0.39%) Sensu
4 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (34.75%) Data Centre
2 41 (15.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 39 (15.06%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (12.36%) PKI
5 22 (8.49%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (6.18%) Driving Licence
8 9 (3.47%) Management Information System
9 8 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.93%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.54%) Replication
12 3 (1.16%) Clustering
12 3 (1.16%) Fintech
12 3 (1.16%) iPad
13 2 (0.77%) EMV
13 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.39%) EPoS
14 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 96 (37.07%) Windows
2 50 (19.31%) Windows Server
3 38 (14.67%) Windows 7
4 35 (13.51%) Linux
5 25 (9.65%) Windows 10
6 17 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.54%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.16%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.10%) Load Balancing
2 47 (18.15%) Presales
2 47 (18.15%) SIEM
3 38 (14.67%) ITIL
4 34 (13.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 33 (12.74%) Information Security
6 29 (11.20%) Incident Management
7 27 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
8 26 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (9.27%) High Availability
9 24 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 23 (8.88%) Capacity Planning
10 23 (8.88%) Mentoring
11 22 (8.49%) ITIL V3
11 22 (8.49%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 22 (8.49%) Software Optimisation
12 21 (8.11%) Configuration Management
12 21 (8.11%) Service Delivery
13 20 (7.72%) Network Management
13 20 (7.72%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.72%) Go
1 20 (7.72%) Python
1 20 (7.72%) Ruby
2 19 (7.34%) Java
3 17 (6.56%) SQL
4 10 (3.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.16%) VB
5 3 (1.16%) VBScript
6 1 (0.39%) R
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (37.45%) CCNP
3 26 (10.04%) CCDP
4 24 (9.27%) CCNA
5 18 (6.95%) Degree
6 11 (4.25%) CCIE
7 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.47%) CISSP
9 7 (2.70%) JNCIP
9 7 (2.70%) MCSE
10 6 (2.32%) CCSE
10 6 (2.32%) IISP
10 6 (2.32%) ISSAP
10 6 (2.32%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.32%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.93%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.93%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.93%) PMP
11 5 (1.93%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.42%) SLA
2 24 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (3.47%) GDPR
5 4 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.39%) IASME
7 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (27.41%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.20%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.56%) Docker
5 10 (3.86%) vSphere
5 10 (3.86%) XenServer
6 5 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.54%) Firmware
7 4 (1.54%) XenApp
7 4 (1.54%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.16%) Snort
9 2 (0.77%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.77%) VMware GSX
9 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (8.11%) Nagios
2 18 (6.95%) Ansible
3 17 (6.56%) Terraform
4 16 (6.18%) Consul
4 16 (6.18%) Docker Swarm
4 16 (6.18%) Grafana
4 16 (6.18%) Graphite
4 16 (6.18%) Kubernetes
4 16 (6.18%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (6.18%) Opsview
4 16 (6.18%) Packer
4 16 (6.18%) Puppet
4 16 (6.18%) QRadar
4 16 (6.18%) Salt
4 16 (6.18%) ZABBIX
5 10 (3.86%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.54%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (1.16%) Snorby
8 3 (1.16%) Suricata
Vendors
1 145 (55.98%) Cisco
2 79 (30.50%) Microsoft
3 74 (28.57%) Juniper
4 63 (24.32%) CheckPoint
5 60 (23.17%) F5
6 57 (22.01%) Fortinet
7 44 (16.99%) VMware
8 28 (10.81%) Citrix
9 23 (8.88%) HP
9 23 (8.88%) Meraki
10 22 (8.49%) Tufin
11 21 (8.11%) SolarWinds
12 19 (7.34%) Forcepoint
13 13 (5.02%) Adobe
14 12 (4.63%) Tripwire
15 10 (3.86%) LogRhythm
16 8 (3.09%) Splunk
17 7 (2.70%) IBM
17 7 (2.70%) Radware
18 5 (1.93%) Sophos