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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 142 118 122
Rank change year-on-year -24 +4  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 73 136 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.55% 2.21% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.15% 14.51% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 63 101 84
Median salary £35,000 £44,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.45% +41.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,163 £26,250 £18,875
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 719 937 792
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.23% 15.23% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 590 749 676
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the West Midlands

VPN
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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in the West Midlands

VPN
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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -18 20 £50,000 - 3
Warwickshire +31 12 £35,625 -32.14%
Worcestershire -21 12 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Shropshire - 10 £35,000 -
Staffordshire +10 8 £20,000 -23.80% 1
Coventry +10 5 £35,000 -40.67% 2
Solihull -18 5 £35,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £21,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £31,000 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 101 (65.58%) Firewall
2 100 (64.94%) Cisco
3 85 (55.19%) WAN
3 85 (55.19%) Windows
4 72 (46.75%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (44.16%) LAN
6 57 (37.01%) CCNP
7 49 (31.82%) DNS
8 45 (29.22%) VMware
9 44 (28.57%) DHCP
10 40 (25.97%) Microsoft
11 39 (25.32%) Active Directory
12 37 (24.03%) Wireless
12 37 (24.03%) Windows Server
13 36 (23.38%) CCNA
14 35 (22.73%) Network Security
15 34 (22.08%) SLA
16 33 (21.43%) Linux
16 33 (21.43%) MPLS
17 32 (20.78%) Windows 7
18 29 (18.83%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (18.18%) VLAN
20 27 (17.53%) HP
21 25 (16.23%) ITIL
21 25 (16.23%) OSPF
21 25 (16.23%) BGP
21 25 (16.23%) CheckPoint
21 25 (16.23%) Data Centre
22 24 (15.58%) Palo Alto
23 23 (14.94%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related 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 6 (3.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.60%) IIS
2 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (12.34%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.69%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.55%) G Suite
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.25%) Office 365
4 4 (2.60%) SaaS
5 3 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.30%) IaaS
6 2 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (65.58%) Firewall
2 85 (55.19%) WAN
3 68 (44.16%) LAN
4 49 (31.82%) DNS
5 44 (28.57%) DHCP
6 37 (24.03%) Wireless
7 35 (22.73%) Network Security
8 33 (21.43%) MPLS
9 29 (18.83%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (18.18%) VLAN
11 25 (16.23%) BGP
11 25 (16.23%) OSPF
12 23 (14.94%) VoIP
13 19 (12.34%) Cisco IOS
14 18 (11.69%) SNMP
15 16 (10.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (10.39%) Internet
15 16 (10.39%) TCP/IP
16 14 (9.09%) IP Telephony
16 14 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.30%) GIS
2 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (6.49%) Finance
1 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.19%) Retail
3 4 (2.60%) Back Office
4 2 (1.30%) Automotive
4 2 (1.30%) Banking
4 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (43.51%) Network Engineer
2 28 (18.18%) Analyst
3 25 (16.23%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) Security Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) Service Analyst
6 11 (7.14%) Administrator
6 11 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Network Support
7 9 (5.84%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Architect
9 7 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Graduate
10 6 (3.90%) PC Support
10 6 (3.90%) Project Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Senior Network Support
10 6 (3.90%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.90%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.95%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.95%) iPad
5 3 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.30%) AS400
6 2 (1.30%) Clustering
6 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Blog
7 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.65%) EPoS
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 85 (55.19%) Windows
2 37 (24.03%) Windows Server
3 33 (21.43%) Linux
4 32 (20.78%) Windows 7
5 18 (11.69%) Unix
5 18 (11.69%) Windows 8
6 15 (9.74%) Windows 10
7 12 (7.79%) Windows Vista
8 9 (5.84%) VyOS
9 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.60%) AIX
10 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.60%) Solaris
10 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.30%) Android
11 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.23%) ITIL
2 19 (12.34%) Information Security
2 19 (12.34%) Load Balancing
3 18 (11.69%) Problem Management
3 18 (11.69%) Project Management
4 16 (10.39%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (9.74%) Service Delivery
6 12 (7.79%) Data Analysis
6 12 (7.79%) Mentoring
7 11 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (6.49%) Network Architecture
9 8 (5.19%) High Availability
9 8 (5.19%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (5.19%) Presales
10 7 (4.55%) Change Control
10 7 (4.55%) Data Privacy
10 7 (4.55%) Network Design
10 7 (4.55%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.55%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.84%) SQL
3 8 (5.19%) VB
4 4 (2.60%) Perl
5 2 (1.30%) C
5 2 (1.30%) Java
5 2 (1.30%) PHP
6 1 (0.65%) C#
6 1 (0.65%) Python
6 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (46.75%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (37.01%) CCNP
3 36 (23.38%) CCNA
4 17 (11.04%) Degree
5 16 (10.39%) CCIE
5 16 (10.39%) MCSE
5 16 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (7.14%) CISSP
6 11 (7.14%) MCP
7 9 (5.84%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.90%) GCIA
9 6 (3.90%) GCIH
9 6 (3.90%) SANS
10 3 (1.95%) CCDP
11 2 (1.30%) CCDA
11 2 (1.30%) CCSE
11 2 (1.30%) CISM
11 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (22.08%) SLA
2 11 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (25.32%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.60%) Firmware
5 3 (1.95%) pfSense
5 3 (1.95%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.95%) XenApp
5 3 (1.95%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.30%) vSphere
6 2 (1.30%) XenServer
7 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.79%) SCCM
2 11 (7.14%) Nagios
3 6 (3.90%) AirWatch
3 6 (3.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (3.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (3.25%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.60%) SCOM
5 4 (2.60%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.30%) WSUS
7 1 (0.65%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.65%) QRadar
Vendors
1 100 (64.94%) Cisco
2 45 (29.22%) VMware
3 40 (25.97%) Microsoft
4 27 (17.53%) HP
5 25 (16.23%) CheckPoint
6 24 (15.58%) Palo Alto
7 20 (12.99%) Citrix
8 19 (12.34%) SolarWinds
9 16 (10.39%) F5
10 15 (9.74%) ProCurve
11 11 (7.14%) Aruba
11 11 (7.14%) Brocade
11 11 (7.14%) SonicWALL
12 10 (6.49%) Dell
13 8 (5.19%) Juniper
14 7 (4.55%) Fortinet
14 7 (4.55%) Google
14 7 (4.55%) Ubiquiti
15 6 (3.90%) Huawei
15 6 (3.90%) Meraki
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£50,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago