Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 152 146
Rank change year-on-year -17 -6 -18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 153 203 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.56% 1.93% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.58% 11.90% 12.09%
Number of salaries quoted 108 165 194
West Midlands median annual salary £49,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.67% -11.76% +30.77%
10th Percentile £24,700 £21,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £56,050 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,446 1,706 1,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.70% 16.25% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,135 1,317 1,354
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £23,325
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the West Midlands

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Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for VPN in the West Midlands

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Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for VPN in the West Midlands

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Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Birmingham +27 84 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Warwickshire +19 21 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Coventry -11 20 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Staffordshire -15 8 £27,500 -9.84% 2
Worcestershire -20 7 £32,500 -31.58%
Wolverhampton -7 5 £30,500 +32.61%
Shropshire +2 2 - - 1
Walsall +2 2 £30,500 +23.23%
Solihull -8 2 £35,000 +27.27% 9
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 89 (58.17%) Firewall
2 75 (49.02%) Cisco
3 66 (43.14%) Active Directory
4 64 (41.83%) Windows
4 64 (41.83%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (37.91%) CCNP
6 53 (34.64%) LAN
6 53 (34.64%) OSPF
7 51 (33.33%) DNS
8 49 (32.03%) WAN
9 46 (30.07%) Juniper
10 45 (29.41%) DHCP
10 45 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
11 39 (25.49%) SNMP
12 38 (24.84%) ITIL
12 38 (24.84%) VLAN
12 38 (24.84%) Data Centre
13 36 (23.53%) Presales
13 36 (23.53%) VMware
13 36 (23.53%) BGP
14 35 (22.88%) Amazon AWS
15 34 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (20.92%) SSL
18 30 (19.61%) TCP/IP
18 30 (19.61%) HP
18 30 (19.61%) MPLS
19 29 (18.95%) Microsoft
20 28 (18.30%) CheckPoint
20 28 (18.30%) Hyper-V

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 16 (10.46%) Skype for Business
2 12 (7.84%) IIS
3 10 (6.54%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.27%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.27%) nginx
5 4 (2.61%) Apache
6 3 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.96%) WordPress
7 2 (1.31%) CMS
7 2 (1.31%) Drupal
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.65%) SAP AFS
1 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 45 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (22.88%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (13.73%) Office 365
4 11 (7.19%) IaaS
5 7 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.58%) PaaS
6 6 (3.92%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.61%) SaaS
8 3 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.31%) Linode
10 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 89 (58.17%) Firewall
2 53 (34.64%) LAN
2 53 (34.64%) OSPF
3 51 (33.33%) DNS
4 49 (32.03%) WAN
5 45 (29.41%) DHCP
6 39 (25.49%) SNMP
7 38 (24.84%) VLAN
8 36 (23.53%) BGP
9 34 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (20.92%) SSL
11 30 (19.61%) MPLS
11 30 (19.61%) TCP/IP
12 27 (17.65%) Network Security
13 25 (16.34%) IPsec
14 23 (15.03%) Wireless
15 20 (13.07%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (12.42%) Ethernet
17 17 (11.11%) Skype
17 17 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.96%) MySQL
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.58%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (3.92%) Hudson
2 6 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.31%) PEAR
General
1 13 (8.50%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.84%) Finance
3 8 (5.23%) Billing
4 4 (2.61%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.61%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.96%) Retail
6 2 (1.31%) Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) German Language
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (15.69%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.38%) Architect
3 12 (7.84%) Analyst
3 12 (7.84%) IT Support
3 12 (7.84%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (7.19%) Consultant
5 9 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 9 (5.88%) Penetration Tester
5 9 (5.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 9 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 9 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.88%) Tester
6 8 (5.23%) Security Architect
6 8 (5.23%) Security Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.58%) Network Architect
7 7 (4.58%) Network Manager
7 7 (4.58%) Senior Manager
7 7 (4.58%) Senior Service Manager
7 7 (4.58%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.42%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.92%) LDAP
3 4 (2.61%) JSON
4 3 (1.96%) .NET
4 3 (1.96%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.31%) LAMP
5 2 (1.31%) Web Services
6 1 (0.65%) CSS
6 1 (0.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.84%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.15%) PKI
3 13 (8.50%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (6.54%) Driving Licence
5 8 (5.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (5.23%) FlexPod
6 7 (4.58%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.92%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.96%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.96%) Clustering
8 3 (1.96%) iPad
8 3 (1.96%) iPhone
8 3 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.31%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.31%) Fintech
9 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.31%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 64 (41.83%) Windows
2 24 (15.69%) Linux
3 18 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 17 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 13 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.27%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.27%) Unix
9 4 (2.61%) Android
9 4 (2.61%) CentOS
10 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.31%) Fedora
11 2 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.84%) ITIL
2 36 (23.53%) Presales
3 27 (17.65%) Project Management
4 26 (16.99%) ITIL V3
5 24 (15.69%) Load Balancing
5 24 (15.69%) Service Delivery
6 22 (14.38%) Network Design
7 21 (13.73%) SIEM
8 16 (10.46%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (9.15%) Line Management
9 14 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (8.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 13 (8.50%) Network Architecture
10 13 (8.50%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (7.19%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.19%) Migration
11 11 (7.19%) Security Architecture
11 11 (7.19%) Service Management
11 11 (7.19%) Time Management
12 10 (6.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.07%) Java
1 20 (13.07%) PowerShell
1 20 (13.07%) Python
2 17 (11.11%) Ruby
3 14 (9.15%) Bash Shell
4 11 (7.19%) C
5 9 (5.88%) C#
5 9 (5.88%) Lua
6 4 (2.61%) PHP
7 3 (1.96%) SQL
7 3 (1.96%) VB
8 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.31%) VBScript
9 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 64 (41.83%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (37.91%) CCNP
3 17 (11.11%) CCNA
4 16 (10.46%) CISSP
5 14 (9.15%) CCDP
6 12 (7.84%) Degree
7 9 (5.88%) CHECK Team Leader
7 9 (5.88%) CHECK Team Member
7 9 (5.88%) JNCIA
7 9 (5.88%) JNCIS
7 9 (5.88%) OSCP
8 8 (5.23%) CCIE
8 8 (5.23%) CCSE
8 8 (5.23%) IISP
8 8 (5.23%) ISSAP
8 8 (5.23%) JNCIP
9 7 (4.58%) CISM
9 7 (4.58%) SSCP
10 6 (3.92%) PMI Certification
10 6 (3.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.23%) QA
3 3 (1.96%) SLA
4 2 (1.31%) COBIT
4 2 (1.31%) GDPR
4 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.31%) PMO
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 33 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (18.30%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.58%) Docker
6 6 (3.92%) vSphere
6 6 (3.92%) XenApp
6 6 (3.92%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.96%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.31%) Gluster
8 2 (1.31%) Postfix
8 2 (1.31%) Squid
8 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.65%) KVM
9 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) QRadar
1 10 (6.54%) SCCM
2 8 (5.23%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (5.23%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (4.58%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (4.58%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (4.58%) Puppet
4 6 (3.92%) Ansible
4 6 (3.92%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.92%) Packer
4 6 (3.92%) Terraform
5 5 (3.27%) Nagios
6 3 (1.96%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.96%) SCOM
7 2 (1.31%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.31%) Simpana
Vendors
1 75 (49.02%) Cisco
2 46 (30.07%) Juniper
3 36 (23.53%) VMware
4 30 (19.61%) HP
5 29 (18.95%) Microsoft
6 28 (18.30%) CheckPoint
7 26 (16.99%) Fortinet
8 21 (13.73%) F5
9 13 (8.50%) Brocade
10 11 (7.19%) Meraki
10 11 (7.19%) SolarWinds
11 10 (6.54%) Aruba
11 10 (6.54%) Citrix
12 9 (5.88%) IBM
12 9 (5.88%) Symantec
13 8 (5.23%) Dell
13 8 (5.23%) Forcepoint
13 8 (5.23%) LogRhythm
13 8 (5.23%) Sourcefire
13 8 (5.23%) Tufin