Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 134 177
Rank change year-on-year -33 +43 -55
Permanent jobs citing VPN 127 195 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.62% 2.08% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.99% 13.39% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 117 127 127
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +22.86% -20.45%
10th Percentile £23,340 £22,500 £19,998
90th Percentile £72,000 £66,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -

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 1,589 1,456 1,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.30% 15.55% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,157 1,000 1,155
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 -31 51 £51,250 -2.38% 4
Solihull - 25 £65,000 -
Coventry +23 18 £52,500 +22.09%
Dudley +6 11 £40,000 +73.91%
Staffordshire +8 9 £35,000 +27.27%
Warwickshire -6 8 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Shropshire -16 2 £43,750 +21.53%
Worcestershire -25 1 £27,500 - 1
Halesowen - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 85 (66.93%) Firewall
2 84 (66.14%) Cisco
3 60 (47.24%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (45.67%) Windows
5 55 (43.31%) WAN
6 47 (37.01%) Active Directory
7 44 (34.65%) MPLS
8 41 (32.28%) CCNP
9 38 (29.92%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (29.13%) DHCP
11 34 (26.77%) DNS
12 33 (25.98%) Citrix
13 31 (24.41%) Microsoft
13 31 (24.41%) BGP
14 30 (23.62%) LAN
15 29 (22.83%) OSPF
15 29 (22.83%) Office 365
16 28 (22.05%) VLAN
17 26 (20.47%) Windows Server
17 26 (20.47%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (19.69%) Presales
19 23 (18.11%) Juniper
20 21 (16.54%) Wireless
20 21 (16.54%) Service Delivery
21 20 (15.75%) Network Security
21 20 (15.75%) Windows 7
22 19 (14.96%) JNCIA
22 19 (14.96%) Finance
23 18 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
24 17 (13.39%) Cisco Nexus

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 16 (12.60%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.66%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.57%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.83%) Office 365
2 18 (14.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.72%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.79%) GitHub
6 1 (0.79%) NuGet
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (66.93%) Firewall
2 55 (43.31%) WAN
3 44 (34.65%) MPLS
4 38 (29.92%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (29.13%) DHCP
6 34 (26.77%) DNS
7 31 (24.41%) BGP
8 30 (23.62%) LAN
9 29 (22.83%) OSPF
10 28 (22.05%) VLAN
11 21 (16.54%) Wireless
12 20 (15.75%) Network Security
13 17 (13.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (12.60%) VPLS
15 12 (9.45%) TCP/IP
16 11 (8.66%) IPsec
17 10 (7.87%) VoIP
18 9 (7.09%) Cisco ISE
19 8 (6.30%) Software-Defined Networking
19 8 (6.30%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) MS Access
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.79%) AppVeyor
2 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Retail
4 5 (3.94%) Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (19.69%) Analyst
2 22 (17.32%) Network Engineer
3 17 (13.39%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.02%) Architect
5 12 (9.45%) IT Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Network Architect
7 9 (7.09%) Service Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Cisco Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Cisco Security Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Field Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) IT Support
9 7 (5.51%) Security Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.72%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) LDAP
2 6 (4.72%) WAP
3 2 (1.57%) .NET
3 2 (1.57%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.66%) PKI
3 8 (6.30%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.30%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.72%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.94%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.94%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.57%) CMDB
8 2 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.79%) CCTV
9 1 (0.79%) Handset
9 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.79%) iPhone
9 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (45.67%) Windows
2 26 (20.47%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.75%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.81%) Windows 10
5 14 (11.02%) Linux
6 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.30%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.72%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.94%) CentOS
9 5 (3.94%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.79%) Solaris
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.47%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (19.69%) Presales
3 21 (16.54%) Service Delivery
4 16 (12.60%) Network Architecture
5 15 (11.81%) Migration
6 14 (11.02%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (11.02%) ITIL
6 14 (11.02%) Network Management
7 13 (10.24%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 13 (10.24%) SIEM
8 11 (8.66%) Due Diligence
9 10 (7.87%) Project Management
10 9 (7.09%) Capacity Management
10 9 (7.09%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (7.09%) High Availability
10 9 (7.09%) Information Security
10 9 (7.09%) Performance Management
11 8 (6.30%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.02%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.51%) VBA
3 4 (3.15%) Java
3 4 (3.15%) SQL
4 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (47.24%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (32.28%) CCNP
3 19 (14.96%) JNCIA
4 15 (11.81%) CCNA
4 15 (11.81%) JNCIP
5 13 (10.24%) CCIE
6 11 (8.66%) CCDP
7 10 (7.87%) JNCIS
8 9 (7.09%) CCSP
8 9 (7.09%) Degree
8 9 (7.09%) JNCIE
9 6 (4.72%) DBS Check
9 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
10 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.94%) PMI Certification
10 5 (3.94%) PMP
11 4 (3.15%) CEH
11 4 (3.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) SLA
2 7 (5.51%) GDPR
3 4 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.57%) QA
5 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.79%) PMO
5 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (37.01%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.87%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.30%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.72%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.15%) XenApp
7 3 (2.36%) NFS
7 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.36%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.79%) Docker
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (7.87%) FortiGate
2 8 (6.30%) Stealthwatch
3 7 (5.51%) Cacti
3 7 (5.51%) Observium
4 4 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.36%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 3 (2.36%) WSUS
6 2 (1.57%) SCCM
7 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.79%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.79%) QRadar
7 1 (0.79%) SCOM
7 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 84 (66.14%) Cisco
2 33 (25.98%) Citrix
3 31 (24.41%) Microsoft
4 23 (18.11%) Juniper
5 15 (11.81%) VMware
6 13 (10.24%) CheckPoint
7 12 (9.45%) HP
7 12 (9.45%) SolarWinds
8 10 (7.87%) Meraki
9 9 (7.09%) F5
9 9 (7.09%) Fortinet
10 8 (6.30%) BT
10 8 (6.30%) Virgin Media
11 7 (5.51%) Adobe
12 6 (4.72%) CA
12 6 (4.72%) IBM
13 5 (3.94%) ProCurve
14 4 (3.15%) Aruba
15 3 (2.36%) Huawei
15 3 (2.36%) Palo Alto