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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 110 131
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 40 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.11% 0.76% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.61% 4.73% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37 8 10
Average salary £27,500 £26,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% -10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,200 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £67,500 £33,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -4.72%
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
377 275 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.87% 16.08% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 322 247 293
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +33.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £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 22 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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 +28 23 £27,500 -59.25% 3
Daresbury - 6 £18,500 -
Chester +10 2 - - 1
Runcorn -5 1 £17,500 -20.45%
Crewe - 1 £45,000 -
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £42,500 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 60 (77.92%) Windows
2 45 (58.44%) Microsoft
3 40 (51.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (49.35%) TCP/IP
5 35 (45.45%) LAN
6 33 (42.86%) MS Office
6 33 (42.86%) MS Excel
6 33 (42.86%) WAN
7 30 (38.96%) MS Exchange
8 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
10 24 (31.17%) Windows 7
11 23 (29.87%) DNS
11 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (29.87%) DHCP
11 23 (29.87%) Linux
12 22 (28.57%) MCSE
13 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (27.27%) VMware
13 21 (27.27%) Hyper-V
14 20 (25.97%) MCTS
14 20 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2007
14 20 (25.97%) Windows XP
15 19 (24.68%) MCITP
16 18 (23.38%) MCSA
16 18 (23.38%) MCP
17 17 (22.08%) UNIX
17 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (19.48%) Cisco
19 14 (18.18%) Firewall

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 30 (38.96%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
5 9 (11.69%) Lync
6 6 (7.79%) IIS
7 5 (6.49%) IBM Notes
7 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.60%) Apache
9 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (42.86%) MS Office
1 33 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (49.35%) TCP/IP
2 35 (45.45%) LAN
3 33 (42.86%) WAN
4 23 (29.87%) DHCP
4 23 (29.87%) DNS
5 14 (18.18%) Firewall
6 11 (14.29%) Wireless
7 10 (12.99%) SAN
8 8 (10.39%) Internet
9 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (7.79%) MPLS
10 6 (7.79%) SSL
11 5 (6.49%) Broadband
11 5 (6.49%) iSCSI
12 4 (5.19%) WLAN
12 4 (5.19%) VLAN
13 3 (3.90%) ADSL
14 2 (2.60%) VoIP
14 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
14 2 (2.60%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
General
1 3 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
1 3 (3.90%) Retail
2 2 (2.60%) Games
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Law
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Analyst
1 16 (20.78%) IT Support
2 12 (15.58%) 1st Line Support
2 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Support Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Consultant
6 6 (7.79%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Architect
6 6 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.79%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) IT Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Web Services
1 5 (6.49%) XML
1 5 (6.49%) SAML
1 5 (6.49%) JSON
1 5 (6.49%) OAuth
1 5 (6.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) EPoS
2 3 (3.90%) iPhone
3 2 (2.60%) Celerra
3 2 (2.60%) Biometrics
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.30%) CCTV
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Life Science
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) Open Source
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (77.92%) Windows
2 40 (51.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (31.17%) Windows 7
5 23 (29.87%) Linux
6 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (25.97%) Windows XP
8 17 (22.08%) UNIX
9 11 (14.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.90%) Android
11 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) ITIL
1 9 (11.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (10.39%) Project Management
3 6 (7.79%) CRM
4 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.49%) Information Security
4 5 (6.49%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.49%) TOGAF
4 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (6.49%) SABSA
4 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.19%) Network Design
6 3 (3.90%) SOA
6 3 (3.90%) Security Architecture
7 2 (2.60%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.60%) Network Management
7 2 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.60%) Security Management
8 1 (1.30%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
1 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.19%) VB
3 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (28.57%) MCSE
3 20 (25.97%) MCTS
4 19 (24.68%) MCITP
5 18 (23.38%) MCSA
5 18 (23.38%) MCP
6 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (5.19%) Degree
9 3 (3.90%) CCNA
10 2 (2.60%) CCNP
10 2 (2.60%) Avaya Certification
11 1 (1.30%) CCVP
11 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.30%) RHCSA
11 1 (1.30%) CISSP
11 1 (1.30%) RHCE
11 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (32.47%) Active Directory
2 21 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.79%) vSphere
6 5 (6.49%) Terminal Services
7 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.19%) XenApp
8 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.30%) UAG
8 1 (1.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.27%) VMware
3 15 (19.48%) Cisco
4 11 (14.29%) HP
5 10 (12.99%) Citrix
6 9 (11.69%) Dell
7 8 (10.39%) Symantec
8 7 (9.09%) Avaya
8 7 (9.09%) Juniper
9 6 (7.79%) EMC
10 5 (6.49%) NetApp
10 5 (6.49%) Lotus
11 4 (5.19%) NETGEAR
12 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (3.90%) SonicWALL
12 3 (3.90%) SAP
13 2 (2.60%) Draytek
13 2 (2.60%) McAfee
14 1 (1.30%) Sophos
14 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
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