Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 188 107
Rank change year-on-year +74 -81 +49
Permanent jobs citing VPN 219 155 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.53% 1.55% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.48% 9.84% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 178 125 250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £38,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +0.32% -2.81%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,750 £22,450
90th Percentile £67,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 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 1,512 1,576 1,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.45% 15.80% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,119 1,273 1,422
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% -0.65% +1.97%
10th Percentile £23,783 £24,300 £22,525
90th Percentile £66,050 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 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 23 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
Birmingham +23 102 £57,500 +43.75% 8
Coventry +30 38 £34,000 -6.85% 2
Shropshire +19 22 £42,000 -23.64% 4
Solihull +14 19 £45,000 +56.52% 5
Worcestershire +5 11 £40,221 +51.78% 1
Herefordshire - 6 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +20 5 £32,750 -15.48% 3
Staffordshire +15 4 £43,250 +63.21% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £47,500 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £35,000 - 4
Dudley - 1 £24,500 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 - 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 150 (68.49%) Firewall
2 131 (59.82%) Cisco
3 89 (40.64%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (39.73%) WAN
5 83 (37.90%) CCNP
6 81 (36.99%) Windows
7 77 (35.16%) Data Centre
8 73 (33.33%) OSPF
9 68 (31.05%) Microsoft
10 67 (30.59%) LAN
11 65 (29.68%) Juniper
12 60 (27.40%) BGP
13 59 (26.94%) Cisco ASA
14 58 (26.48%) Load Balancing
15 57 (26.03%) F5
16 56 (25.57%) Active Directory
17 55 (25.11%) CheckPoint
18 50 (22.83%) Fortinet
19 49 (22.37%) TCP/IP
20 48 (21.92%) VLAN
21 47 (21.46%) DNS
22 45 (20.55%) Network Security
23 44 (20.09%) MPLS
24 43 (19.63%) DHCP
25 42 (19.18%) Wireless
25 42 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
26 40 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
26 40 (18.26%) Windows Server
27 39 (17.81%) Presales
28 37 (16.89%) Self-Motivation

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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 19 (8.68%) IIS
2 11 (5.02%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.74%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.65%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) Datadog
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Route 53
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (68.49%) Firewall
2 87 (39.73%) WAN
3 73 (33.33%) OSPF
4 67 (30.59%) LAN
5 60 (27.40%) BGP
6 59 (26.94%) Cisco ASA
7 49 (22.37%) TCP/IP
8 48 (21.92%) VLAN
9 47 (21.46%) DNS
10 45 (20.55%) Network Security
11 44 (20.09%) MPLS
12 43 (19.63%) DHCP
13 42 (19.18%) Wireless
14 37 (16.89%) FWSM
15 36 (16.44%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (14.61%) IPsec
17 24 (10.96%) Cisco Firepower
17 24 (10.96%) WLAN
18 22 (10.05%) Internet
19 20 (9.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.37%) Big Data
3 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.46%) HBase
4 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.46%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.46%) Redis
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (13.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 17 (7.76%) Jenkins
3 16 (7.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (7.31%) Hudson
3 16 (7.31%) Vagrant
4 9 (4.11%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.65%) Subversion
5 8 (3.65%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.46%) CircleCI
General
1 10 (4.57%) Finance
1 10 (4.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.83%) Legal
3 4 (1.83%) Retail
4 3 (1.37%) Marketing
5 2 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.46%) Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Law
6 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (25.57%) Network Engineer
2 29 (13.24%) Analyst
3 26 (11.87%) Architect
4 25 (11.42%) Support Engineer
5 21 (9.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 20 (9.13%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (6.39%) Security Architect
7 14 (6.39%) Security Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.94%) Consultant
8 13 (5.94%) Desktop Support
8 13 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.94%) Support Analyst
9 12 (5.48%) IT Support
10 11 (5.02%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (5.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (5.02%) Network Consultant
10 11 (5.02%) Network Specialist
10 11 (5.02%) Team Leader
10 11 (5.02%) Technical Support
11 10 (4.57%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.74%) LDAP
2 4 (1.83%) COM
3 1 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.46%) JSON
3 1 (0.46%) Memcached
3 1 (0.46%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.46%) REST
3 1 (0.46%) Sensu
3 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (35.16%) Data Centre
2 37 (16.89%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (15.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 30 (13.70%) PKI
5 16 (7.31%) Driving Licence
6 14 (6.39%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.37%) Clustering
10 3 (1.37%) Fintech
10 3 (1.37%) iPad
11 2 (0.91%) EMV
11 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.46%) EPoS
12 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 81 (36.99%) Windows
2 40 (18.26%) Windows Server
3 30 (13.70%) Linux
3 30 (13.70%) Windows 7
4 22 (10.05%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.48%) Load Balancing
2 39 (17.81%) Presales
3 35 (15.98%) SIEM
4 31 (14.16%) ITIL
5 30 (13.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 25 (11.42%) Capacity Planning
7 24 (10.96%) High Availability
8 22 (10.05%) Information Security
9 21 (9.59%) Network Management
10 20 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (9.13%) Open Source
10 20 (9.13%) Service Delivery
11 19 (8.68%) Decision-Making
11 19 (8.68%) DevOps
11 19 (8.68%) Mentoring
12 17 (7.76%) Configuration Management
13 16 (7.31%) ITIL V3
13 16 (7.31%) Microservices
13 16 (7.31%) Network Architecture
13 16 (7.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.13%) Go
1 20 (9.13%) Python
1 20 (9.13%) Ruby
2 19 (8.68%) Java
3 12 (5.48%) SQL
4 5 (2.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.46%) R
5 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 89 (40.64%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (37.90%) CCNP
3 19 (8.68%) CCDP
4 18 (8.22%) CCNA
5 11 (5.02%) CCIE
6 10 (4.57%) Degree
6 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.65%) CISSP
7 8 (3.65%) MCSE
8 7 (3.20%) JNCIP
9 6 (2.74%) CCSE
9 6 (2.74%) IISP
9 6 (2.74%) ISSAP
9 6 (2.74%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.74%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.28%) PMI Certification
10 5 (2.28%) PMP
10 5 (2.28%) Security Cleared
11 4 (1.83%) RHCE
11 4 (1.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.96%) SLA
2 19 (8.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.65%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (3.65%) GDPR
4 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.46%) IASME
System Software
1 56 (25.57%) Active Directory
2 28 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 17 (7.76%) Docker
5 10 (4.57%) XenServer
6 6 (2.74%) XenApp
6 6 (2.74%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.83%) vSphere
8 3 (1.37%) Firmware
8 3 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.91%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (9.13%) Nagios
2 18 (8.22%) Ansible
3 17 (7.76%) Terraform
4 16 (7.31%) Consul
4 16 (7.31%) Docker Swarm
4 16 (7.31%) Grafana
4 16 (7.31%) Graphite
4 16 (7.31%) Kubernetes
4 16 (7.31%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (7.31%) Opsview
4 16 (7.31%) Packer
4 16 (7.31%) Puppet
4 16 (7.31%) QRadar
4 16 (7.31%) Salt
4 16 (7.31%) ZABBIX
5 10 (4.57%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.83%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.37%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 131 (59.82%) Cisco
2 68 (31.05%) Microsoft
3 65 (29.68%) Juniper
4 57 (26.03%) F5
5 55 (25.11%) CheckPoint
6 50 (22.83%) Fortinet
7 35 (15.98%) VMware
8 29 (13.24%) Citrix
9 22 (10.05%) HP
10 19 (8.68%) Meraki
11 16 (7.31%) SolarWinds
12 14 (6.39%) Tufin
13 13 (5.94%) Adobe
14 12 (5.48%) Tripwire
15 11 (5.02%) Forcepoint
16 8 (3.65%) Radware
17 7 (3.20%) IBM
18 6 (2.74%) LogRhythm
18 6 (2.74%) Splunk
19 5 (2.28%) Extreme Networks