Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 180 137
Rank change year-on-year +22 -43 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 175 139 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.80% 1.40% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.09% 9.22% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 109 124 231
West Midlands median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% -11.11% +40.63%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,163 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,000 £56,250 £62,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +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 1,448 1,507 1,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.90% 15.23% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,015 1,211 1,377
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £24,349
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.65%

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

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 6 months to 20 April 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 +66 106 £39,000 -22.00% 14
Coventry -3 22 £52,125 +30.31%
Staffordshire +6 11 £27,500 +37.50% 4
Warwickshire -2 11 £50,000 +42.86% 2
Wolverhampton -13 10 £30,500 -1.61% 3
Worcestershire +4 4 £27,500 -42.11% 1
Shropshire +3 4 £36,000 +2.86%
Dudley -4 2 £23,000 +31.43%
Walsall - 2 £30,500 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Brierley Hill - 1 - - 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 102 (58.29%) Firewall
2 87 (49.71%) Active Directory
3 86 (49.14%) Cisco
4 78 (44.57%) Windows
5 77 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (40.57%) CCNP
7 67 (38.29%) DNS
8 66 (37.71%) ITIL
8 66 (37.71%) Data Centre
9 65 (37.14%) Presales
10 63 (36.00%) OSPF
11 61 (34.86%) LAN
12 60 (34.29%) DHCP
13 54 (30.86%) WAN
13 54 (30.86%) BGP
14 52 (29.71%) SNMP
15 51 (29.14%) Microsoft Azure
16 48 (27.43%) Cisco ASA
16 48 (27.43%) ITIL V3
17 47 (26.86%) Microsoft
17 47 (26.86%) Juniper
17 47 (26.86%) Fortinet
18 45 (25.71%) VLAN
18 45 (25.71%) CheckPoint
18 45 (25.71%) TCP/IP
19 42 (24.00%) SSL
20 41 (23.43%) Amazon AWS
21 38 (21.71%) FWSM
21 38 (21.71%) MPLS
21 38 (21.71%) Load Balancing

VPN
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 26 (14.86%) IIS
2 14 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (29.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (23.43%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (16.57%) Office 365
4 15 (8.57%) IaaS
5 9 (5.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (5.14%) PaaS
6 8 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (4.00%) Amazon S3
7 7 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (2.86%) SaaS
10 2 (1.14%) GitHub
10 2 (1.14%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 102 (58.29%) Firewall
2 67 (38.29%) DNS
3 63 (36.00%) OSPF
4 61 (34.86%) LAN
5 60 (34.29%) DHCP
6 54 (30.86%) BGP
6 54 (30.86%) WAN
7 52 (29.71%) SNMP
8 48 (27.43%) Cisco ASA
9 45 (25.71%) TCP/IP
9 45 (25.71%) VLAN
10 42 (24.00%) SSL
11 38 (21.71%) FWSM
11 38 (21.71%) MPLS
12 34 (19.43%) Ethernet
13 31 (17.71%) Network Security
13 31 (17.71%) Wireless
14 29 (16.57%) IPsec
15 28 (16.00%) Cisco Firepower
16 25 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (10.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.14%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (4.00%) Hudson
6 2 (1.14%) Ant
7 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.57%) Subversion
7 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (7.43%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.57%) Finance
3 5 (2.86%) Billing
3 5 (2.86%) Retail
4 3 (1.71%) Legal
4 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (15.43%) Architect
2 22 (12.57%) Solutions Architect
3 20 (11.43%) Security Architect
3 20 (11.43%) Security Solutions Architect
4 19 (10.86%) IT Support
5 18 (10.29%) Consultant
6 16 (9.14%) Network Engineer
6 16 (9.14%) Network Specialist
6 16 (9.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 16 (9.14%) Senior Network Specialist
7 14 (8.00%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.29%) Analyst
9 10 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.71%) IT Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) Cisco Consultant
10 9 (5.14%) IT Manager
10 9 (5.14%) Security Manager
11 8 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Network Consultant
11 8 (4.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.71%) LDAP
2 12 (6.86%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.29%) JSON
4 2 (1.14%) COM
4 2 (1.14%) HTML
4 2 (1.14%) Web Services
5 1 (0.57%) .NET
5 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
5 1 (0.57%) SAML
5 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (37.71%) Data Centre
2 25 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
3 22 (12.57%) PKI
3 22 (12.57%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (11.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (9.71%) Driving Licence
6 10 (5.71%) Clustering
7 9 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
9 7 (4.00%) Algorithms
9 7 (4.00%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.86%) Fintech
10 5 (2.86%) FlexPod
10 5 (2.86%) Private Cloud
11 4 (2.29%) Smartphone
12 2 (1.14%) Tandem
13 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.57%) iPad
13 1 (0.57%) iPhone
13 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 78 (44.57%) Windows
2 29 (16.57%) Windows 10
3 28 (16.00%) Windows Server
4 27 (15.43%) Linux
5 23 (13.14%) Windows 7
6 19 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.00%) CentOS
9 5 (2.86%) Android
9 5 (2.86%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.86%) Unix
9 5 (2.86%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (37.71%) ITIL
2 65 (37.14%) Presales
3 48 (27.43%) ITIL V3
4 38 (21.71%) Load Balancing
5 32 (18.29%) Service Delivery
6 31 (17.71%) Project Management
7 30 (17.14%) SIEM
8 29 (16.57%) Network Design
9 26 (14.86%) Vulnerability Management
10 25 (14.29%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 23 (13.14%) Incident Management
11 23 (13.14%) Network Monitoring
12 22 (12.57%) Line Management
13 21 (12.00%) E-Commerce
13 21 (12.00%) Service Management
14 20 (11.43%) Software Optimisation
15 19 (10.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (10.29%) PRINCE2
17 17 (9.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (9.14%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.57%) Python
1 15 (8.57%) Ruby
2 14 (8.00%) Java
2 14 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.57%) C
3 8 (4.57%) C#
4 7 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.00%) Lua
5 6 (3.43%) SQL
6 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (40.57%) CCNP
3 29 (16.57%) CISSP
4 23 (13.14%) CCNA
5 22 (12.57%) CCDP
5 22 (12.57%) Degree
6 20 (11.43%) CCSE
6 20 (11.43%) IISP
6 20 (11.43%) ISSAP
6 20 (11.43%) JNCIP
7 16 (9.14%) PMI Certification
7 16 (9.14%) PMP
8 7 (4.00%) CHECK Team Leader
8 7 (4.00%) CHECK Team Member
8 7 (4.00%) CISM
8 7 (4.00%) OSCP
8 7 (4.00%) SSCP
9 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.29%) CCIE
10 4 (2.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.86%) QA
3 4 (2.29%) GDPR
4 3 (1.71%) SLA
5 2 (1.14%) COBIT
5 2 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.14%) PMO
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 87 (49.71%) Active Directory
2 32 (18.29%) Hyper-V
2 32 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.00%) Docker
5 5 (2.86%) Squid
5 5 (2.86%) vSphere
6 4 (2.29%) Firmware
7 3 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.14%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (16.00%) QRadar
2 9 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.57%) Ansible
3 8 (4.57%) Puppet
3 8 (4.57%) Terraform
3 8 (4.57%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (4.00%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.00%) Packer
4 7 (4.00%) SCCM
5 6 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.14%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.14%) Netcool
8 2 (1.14%) SCOM
8 2 (1.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 86 (49.14%) Cisco
2 47 (26.86%) Fortinet
2 47 (26.86%) Juniper
2 47 (26.86%) Microsoft
3 45 (25.71%) CheckPoint
4 34 (19.43%) F5
4 34 (19.43%) VMware
5 22 (12.57%) IBM
6 20 (11.43%) Forcepoint
6 20 (11.43%) LogRhythm
6 20 (11.43%) Splunk
6 20 (11.43%) Tufin
7 19 (10.86%) HP
8 16 (9.14%) CA
8 16 (9.14%) Meraki
9 13 (7.43%) Citrix
9 13 (7.43%) SolarWinds
10 10 (5.71%) Google
10 10 (5.71%) Symantec
11 9 (5.14%) Aruba