The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 90 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 37 28 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.28% 1.63% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.49% 9.62% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 18
Average salary £33,500 £31,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.34% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,800 £20,300 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £43,400 £31,200
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £33,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -9.58%
VPN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
322 291 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.85% 16.95% 21.99%
Number of salaries quoted 209 207 303
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Cheshire region.

VPN Salary Trend in Cheshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

VPN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +8 11 £34,000 -
Crewe - 8 £20,000 -
Warrington 0 5 £19,000 -39.68%
Wilmslow - 5 £32,500 - 2
Chester +7 4 £23,750 -12.03% 2
Runcorn -3 1 £25,000 -14.52% 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 58 (80.56%) Windows
2 43 (59.72%) DNS
3 41 (56.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (56.94%) Windows 7
4 39 (54.17%) TCP/IP
4 39 (54.17%) DHCP
5 32 (44.44%) Cisco
6 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
7 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 27 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (37.50%) MCSE
8 26 (36.11%) ITIL
8 26 (36.11%) MCP
8 26 (36.11%) VMware
8 26 (36.11%) MCITP
9 25 (34.72%) MS Exchange
10 24 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (29.17%) MS Excel
11 21 (29.17%) VLAN
12 20 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (27.78%) Juniper
13 19 (26.39%) MS Office
14 18 (25.00%) SLA
14 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (25.00%) Firewall
14 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (23.61%) Wireless
15 17 (23.61%) Dell
15 17 (23.61%) SAN
15 17 (23.61%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (34.72%) MS Exchange
2 20 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.17%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 19 (26.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.78%) PaaS
3 2 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (59.72%) DNS
2 39 (54.17%) TCP/IP
2 39 (54.17%) DHCP
3 21 (29.17%) VLAN
4 18 (25.00%) Firewall
5 17 (23.61%) Wireless
5 17 (23.61%) SAN
6 15 (20.83%) LAN
7 14 (19.44%) VoIP
7 14 (19.44%) WAN
8 12 (16.67%) ADSL
9 11 (15.28%) NAS
9 11 (15.28%) VDSL
10 9 (12.50%) Broadband
11 7 (9.72%) SSL
12 6 (8.33%) SMTP
13 5 (6.94%) DMZ
14 4 (5.56%) FTP
15 3 (4.17%) Network Security
15 3 (4.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Financial Institution
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Analyst
2 16 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 16 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Support Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (16.67%) IT Manager
5 11 (15.28%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support Team Leader
10 3 (4.17%) Security Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) Web Services
2 5 (6.94%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) SAML
3 2 (2.78%) LAMP
3 2 (2.78%) REST
3 2 (2.78%) OAuth
3 2 (2.78%) Ajax
3 2 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) BYOD
3 2 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) CCTV
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.39%) Celerra
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (80.56%) Windows
2 41 (56.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 41 (56.94%) Windows 7
3 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (23.61%) Windows XP
5 16 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 15 (20.83%) Linux
7 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (15.28%) UNIX
9 9 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) ITIL
2 11 (15.28%) Mentoring
2 11 (15.28%) Mobile Device Management
2 11 (15.28%) Change Management
3 10 (13.89%) Project Management
4 9 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 8 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 6 (8.33%) Security Management
6 6 (8.33%) Information Security
6 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.56%) CRM
8 4 (5.56%) Service Management
8 4 (5.56%) Information Security Management
8 4 (5.56%) Change Control
8 4 (5.56%) DevOps
8 4 (5.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.89%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 27 (37.50%) MCSE
2 26 (36.11%) MCP
2 26 (36.11%) MCITP
3 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (22.22%) MCSA
4 16 (22.22%) CCNA
5 15 (20.83%) MCTS
6 11 (15.28%) JNCIA
7 3 (4.17%) CCNP
8 2 (2.78%) Degree
9 1 (1.39%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.39%) CCSE
9 1 (1.39%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.00%) SLA
2 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
2 24 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 9 (12.50%) Terminal Server
5 6 (8.33%) XenApp
6 4 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.17%) XenServer
7 3 (4.17%) vSphere
8 1 (1.39%) Xen
8 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.78%) WSUS
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) Cisco
2 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 26 (36.11%) VMware
4 20 (27.78%) Juniper
5 17 (23.61%) Dell
6 14 (19.44%) HP
7 12 (16.67%) Citrix
7 12 (16.67%) IBM
8 9 (12.50%) Avaya
9 5 (6.94%) Symantec
10 3 (4.17%) SonicWALL
10 3 (4.17%) BT
10 3 (4.17%) Toshiba
10 3 (4.17%) NetApp
10 3 (4.17%) Lotus
11 2 (2.78%) McAfee
11 2 (2.78%) Meru Networks
12 1 (1.39%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.39%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.39%) Mitel
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Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
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