Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 207 149
Rank change year-on-year +36 -58 +45
Permanent jobs citing VPN 239 210 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.70% 1.37% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.56% 8.88% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 191 181 303
Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £36,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.70% -9.88% +15.71%
10th Percentile £20,500 £24,000 £23,200
90th Percentile £68,750 £56,375 £61,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% -3.41% +7.32%

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 2,264 2,364 2,793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.09% 15.46% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,687 1,901 2,237
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,250 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £56,250
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +32 191 £42,500 +15.65% 18
East Midlands +19 48 £40,500 +35.00% 9
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 141 (59.00%) Cisco
2 139 (58.16%) Firewall
3 107 (44.77%) Cisco Certification
4 99 (41.42%) CCNP
4 99 (41.42%) WAN
5 98 (41.00%) Data Centre
6 89 (37.24%) Windows
7 86 (35.98%) LAN
8 80 (33.47%) Active Directory
9 76 (31.80%) Juniper
10 75 (31.38%) Microsoft
11 66 (27.62%) CheckPoint
11 66 (27.62%) OSPF
11 66 (27.62%) Load Balancing
12 64 (26.78%) Fortinet
13 62 (25.94%) Presales
14 61 (25.52%) F5
15 56 (23.43%) Cisco ASA
15 56 (23.43%) DNS
15 56 (23.43%) VLAN
16 54 (22.59%) DHCP
17 53 (22.18%) ITIL
18 51 (21.34%) VMware
19 50 (20.92%) BGP
19 50 (20.92%) Network Security
20 49 (20.50%) Windows Server
21 47 (19.67%) MPLS
22 46 (19.25%) TCP/IP
22 46 (19.25%) Wireless
22 46 (19.25%) Self-Motivation

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 (10.46%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.69%) IIS
3 11 (4.60%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.84%) CMS
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (10.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (15.90%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (10.46%) Office 365
4 5 (2.09%) IaaS
5 4 (1.67%) PaaS
5 4 (1.67%) SaaS
6 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.84%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 139 (58.16%) Firewall
2 99 (41.42%) WAN
3 86 (35.98%) LAN
4 66 (27.62%) OSPF
5 56 (23.43%) Cisco ASA
5 56 (23.43%) DNS
5 56 (23.43%) VLAN
6 54 (22.59%) DHCP
7 50 (20.92%) BGP
7 50 (20.92%) Network Security
8 47 (19.67%) MPLS
9 46 (19.25%) TCP/IP
9 46 (19.25%) Wireless
10 45 (18.83%) FWSM
11 42 (17.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 39 (16.32%) IPsec
13 30 (12.55%) Cisco Firepower
13 30 (12.55%) WLAN
14 29 (12.13%) Internet
15 25 (10.46%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.09%) MySQL
3 3 (1.26%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (14.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (4.60%) Hudson
2 11 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.60%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.26%) Subversion
3 3 (1.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.42%) Ant
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (5.02%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.18%) Marketing
3 6 (2.51%) Finance
3 6 (2.51%) Legal
3 6 (2.51%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.51%) Retail
4 2 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.42%) Banking
5 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.42%) French Language
5 1 (0.42%) German Language
5 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.42%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (18.83%) Network Engineer
2 36 (15.06%) Architect
3 31 (12.97%) Solutions Architect
3 31 (12.97%) Support Engineer
4 27 (11.30%) IT Support
4 27 (11.30%) Security Architect
4 27 (11.30%) Security Solutions Architect
5 26 (10.88%) Analyst
6 22 (9.21%) Senior Network Engineer
7 19 (7.95%) Consultant
8 17 (7.11%) Network Specialist
9 16 (6.69%) Information Architect
9 16 (6.69%) Information Security Architect
9 16 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.69%) Network Consultant
10 15 (6.28%) Cisco Consultant
10 15 (6.28%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 15 (6.28%) IT Engineer
11 14 (5.86%) IT Support Engineer
12 13 (5.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.79%) LDAP
2 6 (2.51%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.51%) COM
3 1 (0.42%) HTML
3 1 (0.42%) Memcached
3 1 (0.42%) SAML
3 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (41.00%) Data Centre
2 46 (19.25%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (17.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 34 (14.23%) PKI
5 29 (12.13%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (8.79%) Driving Licence
7 14 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (4.18%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.67%) Clustering
9 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.26%) Fintech
10 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.26%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.84%) EMV
11 2 (0.84%) EPoS
11 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.42%) Replication
12 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (37.24%) Windows
2 49 (20.50%) Windows Server
3 34 (14.23%) Windows 7
4 29 (12.13%) Linux
5 22 (9.21%) Windows 10
6 19 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.09%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.09%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.09%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.26%) Android
11 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.84%) CentOS
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (27.62%) Load Balancing
2 62 (25.94%) Presales
3 53 (22.18%) ITIL
4 45 (18.83%) SIEM
5 38 (15.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 35 (14.64%) Incident Management
6 35 (14.64%) Service Delivery
7 33 (13.81%) ITIL V3
8 32 (13.39%) Information Security
9 31 (12.97%) Vulnerability Management
10 29 (12.13%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 27 (11.30%) Software Optimisation
12 24 (10.04%) Service Management
13 21 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 20 (8.37%) Network Architecture
14 20 (8.37%) Network Design
14 20 (8.37%) Project Management
15 19 (7.95%) High Availability
16 18 (7.53%) Line Management
17 17 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.86%) Go
1 14 (5.86%) Java
1 14 (5.86%) Python
1 14 (5.86%) Ruby
2 10 (4.18%) SQL
3 4 (1.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.84%) VB
4 2 (0.84%) VBScript
5 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 107 (44.77%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (41.42%) CCNP
3 29 (12.13%) CCDP
3 29 (12.13%) CCNA
3 29 (12.13%) Degree
4 16 (6.69%) CISSP
5 12 (5.02%) JNCIP
5 12 (5.02%) PMI Certification
5 12 (5.02%) PMP
6 11 (4.60%) CCSE
6 11 (4.60%) IISP
6 11 (4.60%) ISSAP
7 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.93%) MCSA
8 7 (2.93%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.93%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.51%) CCIE
10 5 (2.09%) MCSE
11 4 (1.67%) RHCE
11 4 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (8.37%) SLA
3 8 (3.35%) GDPR
4 6 (2.51%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (2.09%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 80 (33.47%) Active Directory
2 43 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.46%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.60%) Docker
5 9 (3.77%) vSphere
6 8 (3.35%) Firmware
7 5 (2.09%) Snort
8 4 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.26%) XenApp
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.84%) VMware GSX
10 2 (0.84%) XenServer
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (10.88%) QRadar
2 15 (6.28%) WhatsUp Gold
3 13 (5.44%) Nagios
4 11 (4.60%) Ansible
4 11 (4.60%) Consul
4 11 (4.60%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (4.60%) Grafana
4 11 (4.60%) Graphite
4 11 (4.60%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.60%) Opsview
4 11 (4.60%) Packer
4 11 (4.60%) Puppet
4 11 (4.60%) Salt
4 11 (4.60%) Terraform
4 11 (4.60%) ZABBIX
5 5 (2.09%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.09%) SCCM
5 5 (2.09%) Snorby
5 5 (2.09%) Suricata
Vendors
1 141 (59.00%) Cisco
2 76 (31.80%) Juniper
3 75 (31.38%) Microsoft
4 66 (27.62%) CheckPoint
5 64 (26.78%) Fortinet
6 61 (25.52%) F5
7 51 (21.34%) VMware
8 27 (11.30%) Forcepoint
8 27 (11.30%) HP
8 27 (11.30%) Tufin
9 26 (10.88%) Meraki
10 24 (10.04%) Citrix
11 21 (8.79%) SolarWinds
12 17 (7.11%) Tripwire
13 13 (5.44%) IBM
13 13 (5.44%) LogRhythm
14 12 (5.02%) CA
15 11 (4.60%) Splunk
16 7 (2.93%) Adobe
17 6 (2.51%) Sophos