Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 120 142
Rank change year-on-year -60 +22 -6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 159 279 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.58% 2.42% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.06% 15.17% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 123 228 194
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £22,488
90th Percentile £68,750 £55,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,233
% change year-on-year - +6.55% +5.58%

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 1581 1839 1744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.69% 15.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1425 1544
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,500 £58,750 £62,500
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -23 88 £40,000 - 6
Shropshire +4 17 £55,000 +29.41%
Warwickshire +12 15 £45,000 +125.00%
Coventry -11 13 £36,500 -17.05% 5
Worcestershire -23 12 £26,500 -44.21%
Staffordshire -14 4 £27,000 -22.86%
Solihull -5 2 £35,000 +27.27%
Walsall +5 1 £18,000 -27.27%
West Bromwich - 1 £22,500 -
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England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 87 (54.72%) Firewall
2 74 (46.54%) Cisco
3 73 (45.91%) Windows
4 68 (42.77%) WAN
5 65 (40.88%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (33.96%) LAN
7 52 (32.70%) CCNP
8 51 (32.08%) DNS
8 51 (32.08%) DHCP
9 49 (30.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 48 (30.19%) OSPF
11 47 (29.56%) Active Directory
11 47 (29.56%) HP
12 43 (27.04%) ITIL
13 42 (26.42%) VLAN
14 41 (25.79%) Microsoft
14 41 (25.79%) Data Centre
15 39 (24.53%) TCP/IP
15 39 (24.53%) Network Design
16 37 (23.27%) VMware
16 37 (23.27%) Amazon AWS
17 31 (19.50%) Network Security
17 31 (19.50%) MPLS
17 31 (19.50%) Juniper
18 30 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (18.87%) Windows Server
19 29 (18.24%) BGP
19 29 (18.24%) Project Management
19 29 (18.24%) Linux

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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 13 (8.18%) nginx
2 12 (7.55%) Apache
2 12 (7.55%) IIS
2 12 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.29%) Skype for Business
4 9 (5.66%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.14%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.89%) WordPress
7 2 (1.26%) CMS
7 2 (1.26%) Drupal
8 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.63%) SAP AFS
1 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 49 (30.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (23.27%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (11.95%) Office 365
4 10 (6.29%) IaaS
4 10 (6.29%) PaaS
5 6 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.77%) SaaS
6 5 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.14%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.14%) G Suite
7 2 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.26%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 87 (54.72%) Firewall
2 68 (42.77%) WAN
3 54 (33.96%) LAN
4 51 (32.08%) DHCP
4 51 (32.08%) DNS
5 48 (30.19%) OSPF
6 42 (26.42%) VLAN
7 39 (24.53%) TCP/IP
8 31 (19.50%) MPLS
8 31 (19.50%) Network Security
9 30 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (18.24%) BGP
10 29 (18.24%) Wireless
11 28 (17.61%) IPsec
12 26 (16.35%) SSL
13 25 (15.72%) SNMP
14 21 (13.21%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (9.43%) 802.11
15 15 (9.43%) Ethernet
16 14 (8.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.66%) MySQL
2 9 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.77%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.77%) Vagrant
2 5 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (3.14%) Hudson
2 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.26%) PEAR
4 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (8.18%) Billing
2 12 (7.55%) Retail
3 6 (3.77%) Finance
3 6 (3.77%) Games
3 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.14%) French Language
4 5 (3.14%) German Language
5 4 (2.52%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.89%) Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.26%) Legal
7 2 (1.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.72%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.21%) Architect
3 13 (8.18%) Cloud Architect
4 11 (6.92%) Administrator
5 10 (6.29%) Analyst
5 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.29%) Network Architect
5 10 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (6.29%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.40%) Consultant
7 7 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (4.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.77%) IT Support
8 6 (3.77%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (3.77%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.14%) Network Consultant
9 5 (3.14%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.09%) 802.1X
2 9 (5.66%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (5.03%) LAMP
4 6 (3.77%) JSON
4 6 (3.77%) WAP
5 3 (1.89%) .NET
6 1 (0.63%) COM
6 1 (0.63%) CSS
6 1 (0.63%) HTML
6 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.18%) FlexPod
3 13 (8.18%) PKI
4 6 (3.77%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.52%) iPad
6 3 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.89%) iPhone
6 3 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.89%) Replication
6 3 (1.89%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.26%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.26%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.26%) Tandem
7 2 (1.26%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.63%) Fintech
8 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 73 (45.91%) Windows
2 30 (18.87%) Windows Server
3 29 (18.24%) Linux
4 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
5 18 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.69%) Windows 10
7 15 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.92%) Windows 8
8 11 (6.92%) Windows Vista
9 7 (4.40%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.77%) Debian
11 5 (3.14%) Android
12 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.52%) CentOS
12 4 (2.52%) Fedora
12 4 (2.52%) Unix
13 3 (1.89%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.04%) ITIL
2 39 (24.53%) Network Design
3 29 (18.24%) Project Management
4 28 (17.61%) Load Balancing
5 27 (16.98%) Network Architecture
6 26 (16.35%) Presales
7 24 (15.09%) Service Delivery
7 24 (15.09%) Time Management
8 19 (11.95%) ITIL V3
9 18 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.06%) Mentoring
11 15 (9.43%) Configuration Management
11 15 (9.43%) DevOps
11 15 (9.43%) Security Management
12 14 (8.81%) Line Management
12 14 (8.81%) Migration
13 13 (8.18%) Application Performance Management
13 13 (8.18%) Converged Infrastructure
13 13 (8.18%) Performance Management
13 13 (8.18%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.47%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.81%) Java
2 14 (8.81%) Python
3 11 (6.92%) Ruby
4 10 (6.29%) PHP
5 9 (5.66%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.66%) SQL
6 8 (5.03%) Shell Script
6 8 (5.03%) VB
7 6 (3.77%) C
8 4 (2.52%) C#
8 4 (2.52%) Lua
9 2 (1.26%) VBScript
10 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 65 (40.88%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (32.70%) CCNP
3 26 (16.35%) Degree
4 22 (13.84%) CCNA
5 15 (9.43%) CCDP
6 12 (7.55%) CCIE
6 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (6.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (6.92%) Master's Degree
8 10 (6.29%) MCP
8 10 (6.29%) MCSE
9 9 (5.66%) CCDA
9 9 (5.66%) JNCIA
9 9 (5.66%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.52%) CHECK Team Leader
10 4 (2.52%) CHECK Team Member
10 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (2.52%) OSCP
11 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.95%) SLA
2 13 (8.18%) QA
3 7 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (29.56%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.95%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.55%) Docker
5 8 (5.03%) XenApp
5 8 (5.03%) XenDesktop
6 7 (4.40%) KVM
6 7 (4.40%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (4.40%) VirtualBox
7 6 (3.77%) pfSense
7 6 (3.77%) Samba
8 4 (2.52%) Postfix
9 3 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.89%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.89%) vSphere
10 2 (1.26%) Gluster
11 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) SCCM
2 13 (8.18%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (7.55%) Puppet
4 11 (6.92%) Ansible
4 11 (6.92%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.40%) Nagios
5 7 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.77%) Salt
7 5 (3.14%) AirWatch
7 5 (3.14%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (3.14%) FortiGate
7 5 (3.14%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.14%) Packer
7 5 (3.14%) SCOM
7 5 (3.14%) Terraform
8 4 (2.52%) QRadar
8 4 (2.52%) Simpana
8 4 (2.52%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (1.89%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 74 (46.54%) Cisco
2 47 (29.56%) HP
3 41 (25.79%) Microsoft
4 37 (23.27%) VMware
5 31 (19.50%) Juniper
6 25 (15.72%) F5
7 23 (14.47%) CheckPoint
8 22 (13.84%) Fortinet
9 20 (12.58%) SolarWinds
10 18 (11.32%) Brocade
11 17 (10.69%) Meraki
12 15 (9.43%) Citrix
13 13 (8.18%) Aruba
13 13 (8.18%) Sourcefire
14 11 (6.92%) Dell
14 11 (6.92%) Oracle
15 8 (5.03%) Symantec
16 7 (4.40%) CommVault
16 7 (4.40%) Google
16 7 (4.40%) Veeam