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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 81 115
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +34
Permanent jobs citing VPN 43 44 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.52% 2.45% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.91% 12.29% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 31 36 17
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% +64.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £31,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
361 358 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.14% 19.92% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 228 263 329
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +7 14 £19,000 -51.89% 1
Knutsford -2 9 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Crewe - 8 £24,250 - 3
Wilmslow - 4 £33,250 - 1
Chester +6 2 £23,750 -12.03% 3
Nantwich - 1 £18,000 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 62 (83.78%) Windows
2 45 (60.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (59.46%) DNS
4 42 (56.76%) Windows 7
5 40 (54.05%) TCP/IP
5 40 (54.05%) DHCP
6 31 (41.89%) Cisco
6 31 (41.89%) Microsoft
7 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
7 27 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (36.49%) MCSE
7 27 (36.49%) MS Exchange
8 26 (35.14%) MCP
8 26 (35.14%) VMware
8 26 (35.14%) MCITP
9 25 (33.78%) MS Excel
10 24 (32.43%) ITIL
10 24 (32.43%) MS Office
10 24 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (28.38%) LAN
12 20 (27.03%) WAN
12 20 (27.03%) Windows XP
13 19 (25.68%) Linux
14 18 (24.32%) MCSA
14 18 (24.32%) Juniper
14 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (24.32%) Firewall
14 18 (24.32%) Wireless
14 18 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (36.49%) MS Exchange
2 18 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.76%) IBM Notes
5 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.35%) Lync
7 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (33.78%) MS Excel
2 24 (32.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) PaaS
3 2 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (59.46%) DNS
2 40 (54.05%) DHCP
2 40 (54.05%) TCP/IP
3 21 (28.38%) LAN
4 20 (27.03%) WAN
5 18 (24.32%) Firewall
5 18 (24.32%) Wireless
6 16 (21.62%) VLAN
7 15 (20.27%) SAN
8 13 (17.57%) VoIP
9 9 (12.16%) ADSL
9 9 (12.16%) Broadband
10 8 (10.81%) NAS
10 8 (10.81%) VDSL
11 7 (9.46%) SSL
12 6 (8.11%) SMTP
13 5 (6.76%) DMZ
14 4 (5.41%) MPLS
14 4 (5.41%) BGP
14 4 (5.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Financial Institution
2 6 (8.11%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Analyst
2 15 (20.27%) Service Analyst
2 15 (20.27%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Support Engineer
4 13 (17.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (17.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (14.86%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (12.16%) IT Manager
6 9 (12.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) Technical Support
8 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 4 (5.41%) Technical Support Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
11 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) Consultant
11 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) XML
3 2 (2.70%) SAML
3 2 (2.70%) JSON
3 2 (2.70%) OAuth
3 2 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.70%) BYOD
4 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) CCTV
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.35%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 62 (83.78%) Windows
2 45 (60.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (56.76%) Windows 7
4 20 (27.03%) Windows XP
5 19 (25.68%) Linux
6 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (21.62%) Windows 8
8 14 (18.92%) UNIX
9 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) ITIL
2 12 (16.22%) Project Management
3 11 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (12.16%) ITIL V3
5 8 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.81%) Business Continuity
5 8 (10.81%) Change Management
6 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.11%) CRM
7 6 (8.11%) Information Security
7 6 (8.11%) Security Management
7 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
7 6 (8.11%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
8 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.41%) Service Management
9 4 (5.41%) Network Design
9 4 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) MCSE
1 27 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (35.14%) MCP
2 26 (35.14%) MCITP
3 18 (24.32%) MCSA
4 16 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (21.62%) MCTS
5 13 (17.57%) CCNA
6 8 (10.81%) JNCIA
7 4 (5.41%) CCNP
8 2 (2.70%) Degree
9 1 (1.35%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.35%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (1.35%) CCSE
9 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.97%) SLA
2 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.81%) Terminal Server
5 7 (9.46%) XenApp
6 4 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.41%) vSphere
7 3 (4.05%) XenServer
8 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) WSUS
1 2 (2.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) Cisco
1 31 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (35.14%) VMware
3 18 (24.32%) Juniper
4 16 (21.62%) Dell
5 13 (17.57%) Citrix
6 12 (16.22%) HP
7 9 (12.16%) IBM
7 9 (12.16%) Avaya
8 8 (10.81%) Symantec
9 5 (6.76%) NetApp
9 5 (6.76%) Lotus
10 4 (5.41%) SonicWALL
11 3 (4.05%) Toshiba
11 3 (4.05%) BT
12 2 (2.70%) McAfee
12 2 (2.70%) EMC
12 2 (2.70%) Meru Networks
13 1 (1.35%) NETGEAR
13 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Including Car Allowance+bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + inc 5K Car Allow + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago