VPN Jobs in the West Midlands

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > West Midlands

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 124 147 154
Rank change year-on-year +23 +7 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 95 142 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.74% 1.96% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.29% 14.26% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 73 121 109
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £23,660
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.44% - -10.00%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £77,500 £67,750
England median annual salary £46,625 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.84% - -5.00%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 923 996 1,045
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.94% 13.76% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 804 589 730
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,613
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -10.05%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £55,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% +0.98% +2.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

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 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Birmingham +10 36 £97,500 +77.27% 6
Staffordshire +7 22 £37,500 +17.19% 5
Worcestershire -13 11 £50,000 +25.79% 2
Warwickshire +63 5 £57,500 +121.15% 2
Shropshire -5 5 £46,500 +78.85%
Walsall - 4 £42,500 -
Solihull +3 3 £27,000 -51.79% 5
Wednesbury - 3 £30,000 -
Dudley - 3 £24,500 - 1
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England

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (42.11%) Azure
2 37 (38.95%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (12.63%) Entra ID
4 11 (11.58%) Azure DevOps
5 10 (10.53%) IaaS
5 10 (10.53%) PaaS
6 8 (8.42%) AWS
7 3 (3.16%) Azure Sentinel
7 3 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.16%) GCP
7 3 (3.16%) Google Workspace
7 3 (3.16%) OneDrive
7 3 (3.16%) Power Platform
7 3 (3.16%) PowerApps
8 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.11%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.11%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (55.79%) Firewall
1 53 (55.79%) LAN
2 52 (54.74%) WAN
3 33 (34.74%) Wireless
4 23 (24.21%) DNS
5 19 (20.00%) DHCP
5 19 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 19 (20.00%) VLAN
6 16 (16.84%) Network Security
7 13 (13.68%) NGFW
8 12 (12.63%) OSPF
8 12 (12.63%) SAN
9 11 (11.58%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (10.53%) MPLS
10 10 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (9.47%) IPsec
12 8 (8.42%) WLAN
13 7 (7.37%) BGP
13 7 (7.37%) Ethernet
13 7 (7.37%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) JIRA
General
1 18 (18.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
1 18 (18.95%) Social Skills
2 11 (11.58%) Finance
3 9 (9.47%) Retail
4 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.21%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Law
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.05%) Back Office
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.84%) Analyst
3 13 (13.68%) Architect
4 10 (10.53%) Citrix Architect
4 10 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
4 10 (10.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (10.53%) DevOps Architect
5 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Security Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) IT Support
6 7 (7.37%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Security Operations Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Senior
6 7 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) ARM Templates
1 10 (10.53%) JSON
1 10 (10.53%) YAML
2 2 (2.11%) LAMP
2 2 (2.11%) V-Ray
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Private Cloud
2 10 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.37%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (4.21%) Clustering
4 4 (4.21%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.21%) PKI
5 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.11%) Team-Oriented Environment
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (44.21%) Windows
2 29 (30.53%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
4 9 (9.47%) Linux
5 8 (8.42%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.95%) Data Security
2 17 (17.89%) Migration
2 17 (17.89%) Network Design
2 17 (17.89%) Process Improvement
2 17 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (15.79%) Thought Leadership
4 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (11.58%) Agile
5 11 (11.58%) CI/CD
5 11 (11.58%) DevOps
5 11 (11.58%) Infrastructure as Code
5 11 (11.58%) Network Virtualisation
6 10 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (10.53%) ITIL
6 10 (10.53%) SDLC
7 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (8.42%) Information Security
9 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (7.37%) Risk Management
9 7 (7.37%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Degree
2 10 (10.53%) CCNP
2 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.37%) CCNA
5 6 (6.32%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.16%) A+ Certification
8 3 (3.16%) MCSA
9 2 (2.11%) Azure Certification
9 2 (2.11%) CCIE
9 2 (2.11%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.11%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.05%) CWNA
10 1 (1.05%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) GDPR
1 7 (7.37%) NIST
2 3 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
2 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.89%) Hyper-V
4 13 (13.68%) vSphere
5 12 (12.63%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (6.32%) XenApp
7 6 (6.32%) XenDesktop
8 4 (4.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (3.16%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.11%) Docker
10 2 (2.11%) Firmware
10 2 (2.11%) pfSense
10 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Terraform
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (5.26%) FortiGate
4 4 (4.21%) Autotask
4 4 (4.21%) EdgeSight
4 4 (4.21%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (4.21%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (4.21%) SCCM
5 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.11%) Cacti
5 2 (2.11%) Icinga
5 2 (2.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.74%) Cisco
3 31 (32.63%) VMware
4 22 (23.16%) Juniper
5 18 (18.95%) Citrix
6 16 (16.84%) SolarWinds
7 14 (14.74%) CheckPoint
7 14 (14.74%) HP
8 13 (13.68%) Meraki
9 11 (11.58%) Fortinet
10 8 (8.42%) Aruba
10 8 (8.42%) Veeam
11 7 (7.37%) Draytek
12 6 (6.32%) SonicWALL
12 6 (6.32%) Sophos
13 5 (5.26%) Zscaler
14 4 (4.21%) Apple
14 4 (4.21%) Datto
14 4 (4.21%) Ivanti
14 4 (4.21%) Palo Alto