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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 102 125
Rank change year-on-year -32 +23  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 100 157 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.93% 2.58% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.56% 17.64% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 81 124 87
Median salary £39,000 £38,875 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.32% +15.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,650 £21,525
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,750 £59,650
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  

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 796 890 885
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 14.61% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 623 707 790
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -14 45 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Warwickshire +28 16 £35,000 -3.44% 2
Shropshire +13 16 £55,000 +29.41%
Worcestershire -10 9 £47,500 - 1
Coventry -4 6 £29,000 -50.63% 3
Staffordshire +10 2 £25,750 -33.97%
Solihull -22 2 £22,000 -37.14% 1
Wolverhampton +5 1 £31,000 -13.88%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 112 (65.50%) Firewall
2 105 (61.40%) Cisco
3 98 (57.31%) WAN
4 94 (54.97%) Windows
5 75 (43.86%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (39.77%) LAN
7 58 (33.92%) CCNP
7 58 (33.92%) Windows Server
8 56 (32.75%) VMware
9 51 (29.82%) Microsoft
10 50 (29.24%) DHCP
11 48 (28.07%) DNS
12 46 (26.90%) Active Directory
13 42 (24.56%) CCNA
13 42 (24.56%) Data Centre
14 41 (23.98%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (22.22%) Linux
15 38 (22.22%) VLAN
16 37 (21.64%) Cisco IOS
17 36 (21.05%) Windows 7
18 35 (20.47%) Wireless
19 34 (19.88%) ITIL
19 34 (19.88%) TCP/IP
19 34 (19.88%) MPLS
19 34 (19.88%) Palo Alto
20 32 (18.71%) Network Security
21 31 (18.13%) OSPF
22 30 (17.54%) BGP
22 30 (17.54%) Hyper-V
23 29 (16.96%) Project Management

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 (9.36%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.19%) IIS
3 12 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.09%) Apache
4 7 (4.09%) nginx
5 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.17%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (9.94%) Office 365
4 8 (4.68%) IaaS
4 8 (4.68%) PaaS
4 8 (4.68%) SaaS
5 6 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 112 (65.50%) Firewall
2 98 (57.31%) WAN
3 68 (39.77%) LAN
4 50 (29.24%) DHCP
5 48 (28.07%) DNS
6 41 (23.98%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (22.22%) VLAN
8 37 (21.64%) Cisco IOS
9 35 (20.47%) Wireless
10 34 (19.88%) MPLS
10 34 (19.88%) TCP/IP
11 32 (18.71%) Network Security
12 31 (18.13%) OSPF
13 30 (17.54%) BGP
14 19 (11.11%) SAN
14 19 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (9.94%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (8.19%) SNMP
16 14 (8.19%) SSL
16 14 (8.19%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.92%) MariaDB
3 5 (2.92%) MySQL
4 2 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 5 (2.92%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.58%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (4.68%) Back Office
2 7 (4.09%) Retail
3 6 (3.51%) Finance
3 6 (3.51%) Games
4 3 (1.75%) Billing
5 2 (1.17%) Banking
5 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (39.18%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.70%) Administrator
2 20 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 16 (9.36%) Analyst
4 16 (9.36%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.77%) Architect
6 12 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (7.02%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (5.85%) IT Manager
7 10 (5.85%) Network Administrator
7 10 (5.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.85%) Network Support
7 10 (5.85%) Network Support Engineer
7 10 (5.85%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.09%) Network Manager
8 7 (4.09%) Project Engineer
8 7 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.68%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.51%) JSON
2 6 (3.51%) WAP
3 5 (2.92%) LAMP
3 5 (2.92%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.58%) .NET
4 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.56%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.68%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.68%) iPad
5 6 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.92%) PKI
7 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.75%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.17%) Replication
8 2 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.58%) AS400
9 1 (0.58%) Clustering
9 1 (0.58%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.58%) Fintech
9 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (54.97%) Windows
2 58 (33.92%) Windows Server
3 38 (22.22%) Linux
4 36 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 21 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.77%) Unix
7 14 (8.19%) Windows 10
8 13 (7.60%) Windows 8
8 13 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.26%) VyOS
10 8 (4.68%) Windows Vista
11 7 (4.09%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.92%) Debian
13 4 (2.34%) Fedora
14 3 (1.75%) Android
14 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.17%) AIX
15 2 (1.17%) CentOS
15 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.88%) ITIL
2 29 (16.96%) Project Management
3 27 (15.79%) Network Design
4 21 (12.28%) Load Balancing
5 17 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (9.94%) Problem Management
6 14 (8.19%) Security Management
7 13 (7.60%) Change Control
7 13 (7.60%) High Availability
7 13 (7.60%) Information Security
7 13 (7.60%) Service Delivery
8 12 (7.02%) Mentoring
8 12 (7.02%) Network Architecture
8 12 (7.02%) Network Management
8 12 (7.02%) Time Management
9 11 (6.43%) ITIL V3
10 10 (5.85%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (5.26%) Network Security Management
11 9 (5.26%) Presales
11 9 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.77%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.19%) SQL
3 5 (2.92%) PHP
3 5 (2.92%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.34%) VB
5 2 (1.17%) Perl
6 1 (0.58%) C#
6 1 (0.58%) Python
6 1 (0.58%) VBA
6 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (43.86%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (33.92%) CCNP
3 42 (24.56%) CCNA
4 25 (14.62%) Degree
5 16 (9.36%) CCIE
6 15 (8.77%) CCDP
7 12 (7.02%) MCSE
7 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (6.43%) MCP
9 8 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (4.68%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (4.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (4.68%) Master's Degree
10 6 (3.51%) CCDA
10 6 (3.51%) CISSP
11 3 (1.75%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.17%) CCSE
12 2 (1.17%) MCSA
13 1 (0.58%) GCIA
13 1 (0.58%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.37%) SLA
2 19 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.54%) Hyper-V
3 24 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.68%) Firmware
4 8 (4.68%) pfSense
4 8 (4.68%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.92%) Docker
6 5 (2.92%) KVM
6 5 (2.92%) Samba
6 5 (2.92%) VirtualBox
7 4 (2.34%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.34%) vSphere
8 3 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.75%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.75%) XenApp
9 2 (1.17%) Postfix
9 2 (1.17%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.17%) XenServer
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) SCCM
2 12 (7.02%) Nagios
3 8 (4.68%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.92%) Ansible
4 5 (2.92%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.92%) Puppet
4 5 (2.92%) Salt
5 4 (2.34%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.75%) SCOM
7 2 (1.17%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.17%) NetVault Backup
7 2 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.17%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.17%) Simpana
7 2 (1.17%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.58%) QRadar
Vendors
1 105 (61.40%) Cisco
2 56 (32.75%) VMware
3 51 (29.82%) Microsoft
4 34 (19.88%) Palo Alto
5 28 (16.37%) CheckPoint
6 26 (15.20%) HP
7 22 (12.87%) SolarWinds
8 19 (11.11%) ProCurve
9 17 (9.94%) Citrix
9 17 (9.94%) Juniper
10 16 (9.36%) F5
11 13 (7.60%) Brocade
12 12 (7.02%) Fortinet
12 12 (7.02%) McAfee
12 12 (7.02%) Oracle
13 10 (5.85%) Aruba
14 9 (5.26%) Symantec
15 8 (4.68%) Riverbed
15 8 (4.68%) SonicWALL
16 7 (4.09%) Ubiquiti
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
SCC
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Direct Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Mobile Fun
Posted: 23 days ago