Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 146 177
Rank change year-on-year +12 +31 +25
Permanent jobs citing VPN 92 237 225
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.93% 2.12% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.60% 11.17% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 77 239 214
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £26,571 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,750 £64,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 793 2,122 2,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.68% 18.94% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 633 1,549 1,629
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 1 December 2020.

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 1 December 2020. 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 +26 75 £50,000 +17.65% 31
East Midlands +24 16 £40,000 -17.95% 13
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 57 (61.96%) Firewall
2 52 (56.52%) Windows
3 39 (42.39%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (41.30%) Microsoft
5 37 (40.22%) Cisco
5 37 (40.22%) WAN
5 37 (40.22%) Office 365
6 32 (34.78%) LAN
7 30 (32.61%) VLAN
7 30 (32.61%) Windows Server
8 28 (30.43%) Network Security
8 28 (30.43%) Active Directory
9 24 (26.09%) DNS
10 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
11 21 (22.83%) VMware
11 21 (22.83%) Azure
12 20 (21.74%) Internet
13 19 (20.65%) Hyper-V
14 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
14 18 (19.57%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 17 (18.48%) Citrix
15 17 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
16 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (17.39%) Palo Alto
17 15 (16.30%) Windows 10
17 15 (16.30%) ITIL
18 14 (15.22%) DHCP

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 13 (14.13%) IIS
2 11 (11.96%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.35%) Confluence
4 4 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (40.22%) Office 365
2 21 (22.83%) Azure
3 13 (14.13%) AWS
4 6 (6.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (4.35%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (4.35%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.35%) IaaS
5 4 (4.35%) Serverless
6 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.26%) Mimecast
6 3 (3.26%) PaaS
7 2 (2.17%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (2.17%) GitHub
8 1 (1.09%) Cloudflare
8 1 (1.09%) GCP
8 1 (1.09%) SaaS
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (61.96%) Firewall
2 37 (40.22%) WAN
3 32 (34.78%) LAN
4 30 (32.61%) VLAN
5 28 (30.43%) Network Security
6 24 (26.09%) DNS
7 20 (21.74%) Internet
8 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
8 18 (19.57%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (15.22%) DHCP
10 13 (14.13%) VoIP
11 12 (13.04%) Wireless
12 11 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (11.96%) SAN
13 10 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (9.78%) MPLS
15 8 (8.70%) iSCSI
15 8 (8.70%) OSPF
16 7 (7.61%) BGP
17 6 (6.52%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (1.09%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Bitbucket
2 4 (4.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.17%) GitLab
3 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.09%) AutoIt
General
1 9 (9.78%) Legal
2 6 (6.52%) Public Sector
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Finance
5 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.17%) French Language
5 2 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.09%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Police
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (28.26%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.30%) IT Engineer
3 12 (13.04%) Analyst
4 9 (9.78%) Security Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) IT Technician
8 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) IT Security Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) IT Support
9 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (4.35%) Kafka
2 2 (2.17%) YAML
3 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.09%) Ajax
3 1 (1.09%) CSS
3 1 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (1.09%) LDAP
3 1 (1.09%) Loki
3 1 (1.09%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.61%) Replication
4 6 (6.52%) Clustering
4 6 (6.52%) Public Cloud
5 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.35%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.26%) PKI
8 2 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (2.17%) Internet of Things
8 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.09%) EPoS
9 1 (1.09%) FMCG
9 1 (1.09%) Handset
9 1 (1.09%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (56.52%) Windows
2 30 (32.61%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.30%) Windows 10
4 13 (14.13%) Linux
5 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.09%) Unix
8 1 (1.09%) VMS
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.39%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.30%) ITIL
5 13 (14.13%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 12 (13.04%) Process Improvement
7 11 (11.96%) Project Management
8 10 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (10.87%) Document Management
8 10 (10.87%) Server Management
9 9 (9.78%) DevOps
10 8 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (8.70%) Project Delivery
10 8 (8.70%) Ticket Management
11 6 (6.52%) Business Continuity
11 6 (6.52%) Change Management
11 6 (6.52%) Load Balancing
12 5 (5.43%) Security Management
12 5 (5.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.04%) SQL
3 7 (7.61%) Python
4 4 (4.35%) PHP
4 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.09%) Perl
6 1 (1.09%) VBA
6 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (15.22%) CCNA
3 11 (11.96%) CCNP
4 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.52%) AWS Certification
6 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.26%) Degree
7 3 (3.26%) MCSE
8 2 (2.17%) CCDA
8 2 (2.17%) CISSP
8 2 (2.17%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.17%) MCSA
9 1 (1.09%) CCDP
9 1 (1.09%) CCENT
9 1 (1.09%) CISM
9 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) GDPR
2 9 (9.78%) SLA
3 8 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (6.52%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.26%) BS25999
5 3 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 28 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.65%) Hyper-V
3 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.70%) XenApp
5 6 (6.52%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (5.43%) NFS
6 5 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (5.43%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.35%) BitLocker
7 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.26%) Docker
8 3 (3.26%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.26%) vSphere
9 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) FortiGate
1 7 (7.61%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.52%) Terraform
3 5 (5.43%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (5.43%) SCCM
4 4 (4.35%) Ansible
4 4 (4.35%) Nagios
5 3 (3.26%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco CME
6 2 (2.17%) Graylog
6 2 (2.17%) logstash
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.17%) OPNET
6 2 (2.17%) Opsgenie
6 2 (2.17%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 37 (40.22%) Cisco
3 21 (22.83%) VMware
4 17 (18.48%) Citrix
5 16 (17.39%) Palo Alto
6 12 (13.04%) Juniper
7 9 (9.78%) Meraki
8 8 (8.70%) Avaya
8 8 (8.70%) SolarWinds
9 7 (7.61%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.61%) Sophos
9 7 (7.61%) Veeam
10 5 (5.43%) Aruba
10 5 (5.43%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (5.43%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.35%) Apple
11 4 (4.35%) Atlassian
11 4 (4.35%) HP
12 3 (3.26%) Dell
12 3 (3.26%) NetApp