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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 85 100 129
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +29
Permanent jobs citing VPN 31 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.72% 1.06% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.25% 6.25% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 8
Average salary £27,500 £36,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.13% +20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,750 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £58,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.77%
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
335 272 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.60% 17.01% 16.43%
Number of salaries quoted 281 248 292
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +26.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Warrington +31 26 £23,500 -65.18%
Daresbury - 1 £18,500 -
Chester - 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £45,000 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 53 (76.81%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 32 (46.38%) TCP/IP
5 31 (44.93%) MS Excel
6 29 (42.03%) DNS
6 29 (42.03%) MS Office
6 29 (42.03%) DHCP
7 27 (39.13%) LAN
8 25 (36.23%) MS Exchange
8 25 (36.23%) WAN
8 25 (36.23%) Windows 7
9 23 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (33.33%) MCSE
10 22 (31.88%) Linux
10 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
11 21 (30.43%) MCITP
12 20 (28.99%) VMware
12 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (27.54%) MCSA
13 19 (27.54%) MCP
14 18 (26.09%) UNIX
15 17 (24.64%) Windows XP
15 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (24.64%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (23.19%) MCTS
17 15 (21.74%) Firewall
17 15 (21.74%) Cisco
17 15 (21.74%) Hyper-V

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (36.23%) MS Exchange
2 17 (24.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.70%) IIS
5 5 (7.25%) IBM Notes
5 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.80%) Lync
6 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.90%) Apache
8 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (44.93%) MS Excel
2 29 (42.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (46.38%) TCP/IP
2 29 (42.03%) DNS
2 29 (42.03%) DHCP
3 27 (39.13%) LAN
4 25 (36.23%) WAN
5 15 (21.74%) Firewall
6 11 (15.94%) Wireless
7 8 (11.59%) Internet
8 7 (10.14%) SAN
8 7 (10.14%) VLAN
9 6 (8.70%) MPLS
9 6 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (8.70%) SSL
10 5 (7.25%) VoIP
10 5 (7.25%) DMZ
10 5 (7.25%) iSCSI
11 4 (5.80%) WLAN
12 2 (2.90%) ADSL
12 2 (2.90%) Broadband
12 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (14.49%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Service Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) IT Support
4 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
6 7 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.70%) Consultant
7 6 (8.70%) Architect
7 6 (8.70%) Security Architect
7 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Service Desk Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Network Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Web Services
1 5 (7.25%) XML
1 5 (7.25%) SAML
1 5 (7.25%) JSON
1 5 (7.25%) OAuth
1 5 (7.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Celerra
2 2 (2.90%) Biometrics
2 2 (2.90%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.45%) CCTV
3 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Life Science
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (76.81%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (36.23%) Windows 7
4 22 (31.88%) Linux
5 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (26.09%) UNIX
7 17 (24.64%) Windows XP
8 9 (13.04%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.04%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Project Management
3 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 6 (8.70%) CRM
5 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.25%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.25%) TOGAF
5 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (7.25%) SABSA
6 4 (5.80%) Network Design
6 4 (5.80%) Information Security
7 3 (4.35%) Security Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) SOA
7 3 (4.35%) Security Management
8 2 (2.90%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.90%) Network Management
8 2 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.45%) Line Management
9 1 (1.45%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) SQL
1 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.80%) VB
3 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) MCSE
1 23 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (30.43%) MCITP
3 19 (27.54%) MCSA
3 19 (27.54%) MCP
4 16 (23.19%) MCTS
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.35%) CCNA
8 2 (2.90%) CCNP
8 2 (2.90%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (1.45%) CCVP
9 1 (1.45%) RHCE
9 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.45%) Degree
9 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.25%) vSphere
6 4 (5.80%) XenApp
6 4 (5.80%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.45%) Samba
8 1 (1.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.99%) VMware
3 15 (21.74%) Cisco
4 14 (20.29%) Citrix
5 10 (14.49%) Juniper
6 8 (11.59%) Symantec
6 8 (11.59%) HP
7 7 (10.14%) Avaya
8 6 (8.70%) Dell
8 6 (8.70%) EMC
9 5 (7.25%) NetApp
9 5 (7.25%) Lotus
10 4 (5.80%) NETGEAR
11 3 (4.35%) SonicWALL
11 3 (4.35%) McAfee
12 2 (2.90%) Draytek
13 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.45%) Oracle
13 1 (1.45%) Sophos
13 1 (1.45%) CommVault
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