Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 161 120
Rank change year-on-year +18 -41 +33
Permanent jobs citing VPN 192 183 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.04% 1.81% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.67% 11.66% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 141 156 254
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £35,625 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.70% -16.18% +30.77%
10th Percentile £19,250 £23,750 £25,900
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,375 £60,875
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.30% +2.35%

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 1,515 1,570 1,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.11% 15.50% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 1,273 1,483
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,050 £24,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £60,400
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

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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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +27 112 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Coventry +2 15 £28,500 -1.72% 2
Shropshire +16 14 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Worcestershire +10 10 £35,502 -25.26% 1
Warwickshire +5 9 £26,000 -25.71% 2
Wolverhampton -5 7 £32,500 +4.84% 1
Staffordshire +1 5 £43,250 +92.22%
Herefordshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Solihull +4 4 £42,500 +104.02% 1
Sutton Coldfield -6 3 £47,500 +120.93%
Dudley - 2 £23,000 -
West Bromwich +13 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 £32,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 114 (59.38%) Firewall
2 111 (57.81%) Cisco
3 95 (49.48%) Data Centre
4 88 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (44.79%) CCNP
6 75 (39.06%) Windows
7 72 (37.50%) OSPF
8 71 (36.98%) WAN
9 69 (35.94%) Active Directory
10 68 (35.42%) LAN
11 62 (32.29%) Microsoft
11 62 (32.29%) Presales
12 60 (31.25%) Fortinet
13 59 (30.73%) Juniper
14 58 (30.21%) CheckPoint
14 58 (30.21%) Load Balancing
15 56 (29.17%) ITIL
16 55 (28.65%) Cisco ASA
17 54 (28.13%) F5
17 54 (28.13%) DNS
18 53 (27.60%) BGP
18 53 (27.60%) VLAN
19 49 (25.52%) DHCP
19 49 (25.52%) FWSM
20 44 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
20 44 (22.92%) Self-Motivation
20 44 (22.92%) MPLS
21 43 (22.40%) TCP/IP
22 40 (20.83%) Network Security
22 40 (20.83%) VMware

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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 21 (10.94%) IIS
2 18 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (19.79%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (10.94%) Office 365
4 4 (2.08%) IaaS
5 3 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.04%) GitHub
6 2 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.04%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.04%) PaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (59.38%) Firewall
2 72 (37.50%) OSPF
3 71 (36.98%) WAN
4 68 (35.42%) LAN
5 55 (28.65%) Cisco ASA
6 54 (28.13%) DNS
7 53 (27.60%) BGP
7 53 (27.60%) VLAN
8 49 (25.52%) DHCP
8 49 (25.52%) FWSM
9 44 (22.92%) MPLS
10 43 (22.40%) TCP/IP
11 40 (20.83%) Network Security
12 36 (18.75%) Cisco Firepower
12 36 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 35 (18.23%) Wireless
14 34 (17.71%) IPsec
15 30 (15.63%) SNMP
15 30 (15.63%) Software-Defined Networking
16 23 (11.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.52%) MySQL
5 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (18.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (5.21%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (4.17%) Hudson
5 7 (3.65%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.56%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.04%) Ant
8 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.52%) Subversion
8 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (3.13%) Legal
1 6 (3.13%) Manufacturing
1 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.60%) Retail
3 4 (2.08%) Finance
4 3 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (16.15%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.58%) Architect
3 26 (13.54%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (13.02%) Support Engineer
5 23 (11.98%) Security Architect
5 23 (11.98%) Security Solutions Architect
6 22 (11.46%) Senior Network Engineer
7 21 (10.94%) Consultant
8 20 (10.42%) Network Specialist
9 19 (9.90%) Network Consultant
10 18 (9.38%) Cisco Consultant
10 18 (9.38%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 16 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (8.33%) IT Support
12 15 (7.81%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 15 (7.81%) Senior Network Specialist
13 13 (6.77%) Analyst
13 13 (6.77%) IT Engineer
14 11 (5.73%) IT Support Engineer
15 9 (4.69%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.33%) LDAP
2 6 (3.13%) COM
3 1 (0.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) SAML
3 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (49.48%) Data Centre
2 44 (22.92%) Self-Motivation
3 34 (17.71%) PKI
4 33 (17.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 23 (11.98%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (11.46%) Driving Licence
7 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (4.17%) Clustering
8 8 (4.17%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.13%) Fintech
10 4 (2.08%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.04%) EMV
12 2 (1.04%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.52%) EPoS
13 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.52%) iPad
13 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Licensing
13 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 75 (39.06%) Windows
2 36 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 31 (16.15%) Windows 7
4 28 (14.58%) Linux
5 23 (11.98%) Windows 10
6 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.60%) CentOS
9 4 (2.08%) Android
9 4 (2.08%) Unix
9 4 (2.08%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.29%) Presales
2 58 (30.21%) Load Balancing
3 56 (29.17%) ITIL
4 37 (19.27%) ITIL V3
5 36 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 34 (17.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 33 (17.19%) SIEM
8 27 (14.06%) Incident Management
9 26 (13.54%) Service Management
10 24 (12.50%) Network Design
11 23 (11.98%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 23 (11.98%) Software Optimisation
11 23 (11.98%) Vulnerability Management
12 21 (10.94%) Network Architecture
13 19 (9.90%) Information Security
13 19 (9.90%) Project Management
14 18 (9.38%) Line Management
14 18 (9.38%) Network Management
15 16 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
16 15 (7.81%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.25%) Python
1 12 (6.25%) Ruby
2 11 (5.73%) Java
3 10 (5.21%) Go
4 5 (2.60%) SQL
5 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 88 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (44.79%) CCNP
3 24 (12.50%) CCDP
4 21 (10.94%) Degree
5 18 (9.38%) CCNA
6 16 (8.33%) CISSP
6 16 (8.33%) JNCIP
7 15 (7.81%) CCSE
7 15 (7.81%) IISP
7 15 (7.81%) ISSAP
7 15 (7.81%) PMI Certification
7 15 (7.81%) PMP
8 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.65%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.65%) Security Cleared
10 5 (2.60%) MCSA
11 4 (2.08%) MCSE
11 4 (2.08%) RHCE
11 4 (2.08%) RHCSA
12 3 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.21%) SLA
3 6 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (3.13%) GDPR
3 6 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (2.08%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 69 (35.94%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.98%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.17%) Docker
4 8 (4.17%) Firmware
4 8 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.08%) vSphere
6 3 (1.56%) Squid
7 2 (1.04%) VMware GSX
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (17.19%) QRadar
2 18 (9.38%) WhatsUp Gold
3 10 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.69%) Ansible
4 9 (4.69%) Puppet
4 9 (4.69%) Terraform
5 8 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (4.17%) Kubernetes
5 8 (4.17%) Packer
6 7 (3.65%) Consul
6 7 (3.65%) Grafana
6 7 (3.65%) Graphite
6 7 (3.65%) Nagios
6 7 (3.65%) Opsview
6 7 (3.65%) Salt
6 7 (3.65%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.56%) NetVault Backup
7 3 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.04%) SELinux
Vendors
1 111 (57.81%) Cisco
2 62 (32.29%) Microsoft
3 60 (31.25%) Fortinet
4 59 (30.73%) Juniper
5 58 (30.21%) CheckPoint
6 54 (28.13%) F5
7 40 (20.83%) VMware
8 23 (11.98%) Forcepoint
8 23 (11.98%) Tufin
9 22 (11.46%) Citrix
9 22 (11.46%) HP
9 22 (11.46%) Meraki
10 20 (10.42%) Tripwire
11 18 (9.38%) SolarWinds
12 17 (8.85%) IBM
13 15 (7.81%) CA
13 15 (7.81%) LogRhythm
13 15 (7.81%) Splunk
14 7 (3.65%) Adobe
15 5 (2.60%) ConnectWise