Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 172 135
Rank change year-on-year +53 -37 +18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 186 151 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.29% 1.50% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.30% 9.90% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 166 111 192
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £23,695 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £64,125 £70,000 £55,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,525 1,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.61% 15.19% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 1,241 1,370
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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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 December 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 18 December 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 -6 67 £57,500 +25.00% 8
Coventry +47 53 £37,000 -31.16% 3
Solihull +20 19 £47,500 +35.71%
Shropshire +20 17 £42,000 -23.64% 1
Staffordshire +25 7 £41,500 +50.91% 5
Warwickshire +21 4 £25,000 -50.00%
Worcestershire -6 4 £65,000 +145.28% 1
Dudley - 4 £28,750 -
Wolverhampton +17 3 £35,000 -
Brierley Hill - 3 £28,500 -
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £47,500 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 129 (69.35%) Firewall
2 108 (58.06%) Cisco
3 79 (42.47%) Windows
4 75 (40.32%) WAN
5 67 (36.02%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (32.26%) OSPF
6 60 (32.26%) Microsoft
7 56 (30.11%) CCNP
8 55 (29.57%) LAN
8 55 (29.57%) BGP
9 46 (24.73%) VLAN
10 42 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
10 42 (22.58%) TCP/IP
11 41 (22.04%) Juniper
12 39 (20.97%) MPLS
12 39 (20.97%) Data Centre
13 37 (19.89%) Windows Server
13 37 (19.89%) Active Directory
14 36 (19.35%) DNS
14 36 (19.35%) Wireless
14 36 (19.35%) F5
15 34 (18.28%) DHCP
16 33 (17.74%) Citrix
17 31 (16.67%) CheckPoint
18 30 (16.13%) Network Security
19 29 (15.59%) Load Balancing
19 29 (15.59%) Fortinet
19 29 (15.59%) Hyper-V
20 28 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
20 28 (15.05%) Windows 7

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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 (10.22%) IIS
2 12 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.30%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.54%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.53%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) Datadog
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Route 53
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (69.35%) Firewall
2 75 (40.32%) WAN
3 60 (32.26%) OSPF
4 55 (29.57%) BGP
4 55 (29.57%) LAN
5 46 (24.73%) VLAN
6 42 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
6 42 (22.58%) TCP/IP
7 39 (20.97%) MPLS
8 36 (19.35%) DNS
8 36 (19.35%) Wireless
9 34 (18.28%) DHCP
10 30 (16.13%) Network Security
11 24 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (10.75%) FWSM
13 19 (10.22%) IPsec
13 19 (10.22%) RIP
14 16 (8.60%) VoIP
15 15 (8.06%) FTP
15 15 (8.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) Big Data
3 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.54%) HBase
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.54%) Redis
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (8.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (5.91%) Hudson
3 11 (5.91%) Vagrant
4 9 (4.84%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (4.30%) Subversion
5 8 (4.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.54%) CircleCI
General
1 12 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.38%) Finance
3 5 (2.69%) Retail
4 3 (1.61%) Back Office
4 3 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Law
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (27.96%) Network Engineer
2 29 (15.59%) Analyst
3 23 (12.37%) Support Engineer
4 18 (9.68%) Architect
5 15 (8.06%) Desktop Support
6 14 (7.53%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.99%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (6.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (6.45%) Network Architect
9 11 (5.91%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (5.91%) Technical Analyst
9 11 (5.91%) Technical Support
9 11 (5.91%) Technical Support Analyst
10 10 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.84%) Network Systems Engineer
12 8 (4.30%) IT Support
12 8 (4.30%) Network Team Leader
12 8 (4.30%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.76%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.54%) COM
1 1 (0.54%) EDI
1 1 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.54%) JSON
1 1 (0.54%) LDAP
1 1 (0.54%) Memcached
1 1 (0.54%) MSMQ
1 1 (0.54%) REST
1 1 (0.54%) Sensu
1 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.97%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 22 (11.83%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (11.29%) PKI
4 15 (8.06%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.76%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.15%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.61%) Clustering
8 3 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.61%) iPad
9 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) CCTV
10 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.54%) CMDB
10 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 79 (42.47%) Windows
2 37 (19.89%) Windows Server
3 28 (15.05%) Linux
3 28 (15.05%) Windows 7
4 25 (13.44%) Windows 10
5 10 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.15%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.54%) CentOS
10 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.54%) Unix
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.59%) Load Balancing
2 26 (13.98%) Capacity Planning
3 24 (12.90%) SIEM
4 23 (12.37%) ITIL
5 20 (10.75%) Mentoring
6 18 (9.68%) High Availability
6 18 (9.68%) Presales
7 17 (9.14%) Information Security
8 16 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (8.60%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 15 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (8.06%) Decision-Making
9 15 (8.06%) DevOps
9 15 (8.06%) Microservices
9 15 (8.06%) Network Management
9 15 (8.06%) Open Source
9 15 (8.06%) Project Management
10 13 (6.99%) IT Strategy
10 13 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (6.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.22%) Java
2 16 (8.60%) SQL
3 15 (8.06%) Go
3 15 (8.06%) Python
3 15 (8.06%) Ruby
4 5 (2.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.54%) R
5 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (36.02%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (30.11%) CCNP
3 18 (9.68%) CCIE
4 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.45%) CCNA
5 12 (6.45%) MCSE
6 10 (5.38%) CISSP
7 8 (4.30%) CCDP
7 8 (4.30%) Degree
8 7 (3.76%) JNCIS
9 6 (3.23%) CEH
9 6 (3.23%) JNCIA
9 6 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (2.69%) CEPT
10 5 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (2.69%) GPEN
10 5 (2.69%) OSCP
11 4 (2.15%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.83%) SLA
2 7 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (3.76%) GDPR
2 7 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) IASME
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 37 (19.89%) Active Directory
2 29 (15.59%) Hyper-V
3 26 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.45%) Docker
4 12 (6.45%) XenApp
4 12 (6.45%) XenDesktop
5 11 (5.91%) XenServer
6 4 (2.15%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.61%) vSphere
8 2 (1.08%) Firmware
8 2 (1.08%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (8.06%) Nagios
2 13 (6.99%) Ansible
3 12 (6.45%) Terraform
4 11 (5.91%) Consul
4 11 (5.91%) Docker Swarm
4 11 (5.91%) Grafana
4 11 (5.91%) Graphite
4 11 (5.91%) Kubernetes
4 11 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.91%) Opsview
4 11 (5.91%) Packer
4 11 (5.91%) Puppet
4 11 (5.91%) Salt
4 11 (5.91%) ZABBIX
5 5 (2.69%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.15%) QRadar
6 4 (2.15%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (1.61%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 108 (58.06%) Cisco
2 60 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 41 (22.04%) Juniper
4 36 (19.35%) F5
5 33 (17.74%) Citrix
6 31 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 29 (15.59%) Fortinet
8 27 (14.52%) VMware
9 24 (12.90%) HP
10 15 (8.06%) Adobe
10 15 (8.06%) Meraki
11 10 (5.38%) NetApp
12 9 (4.84%) Polycom
13 8 (4.30%) Radware
14 7 (3.76%) SolarWinds
15 6 (3.23%) Draytek
15 6 (3.23%) Huawei
16 5 (2.69%) Blue Coat
16 5 (2.69%) Nokia
16 5 (2.69%) SonicWALL