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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 91 89 104
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 37 28 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.90% 1.76% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.59% 10.49% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 34 21 30
Average salary £24,250 £67,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-64.07% +107.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,100 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,750 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
294 267 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.07% 16.82% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 232 205 289
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -6 16 £23,500 -11.32% 2
Runcorn +3 3 - -
Knutsford -5 2 £72,500 +113.23%
Northwich - 2 £32,500 - 2
Daresbury - 2 £24,250 -
Chester -11 1 £21,500 -18.86%
Alderley Edge - 1 £50,000 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 53 (73.61%) Windows
1 53 (73.61%) Microsoft
2 36 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 36 (50.00%) MS Office
3 35 (48.61%) MS Excel
3 35 (48.61%) MS Exchange
4 34 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 30 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (37.50%) Firewall
8 25 (34.72%) MCTS
9 24 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (30.56%) Linux
10 22 (30.56%) MCP
11 21 (29.17%) MCSE
11 21 (29.17%) MCSA
11 21 (29.17%) Windows XP
12 20 (27.78%) LAN
12 20 (27.78%) UNIX
12 20 (27.78%) DNS
12 20 (27.78%) WAN
12 20 (27.78%) VMware
12 20 (27.78%) Hyper-V
13 18 (25.00%) Cisco
14 16 (22.22%) DHCP
14 16 (22.22%) MCITP
14 16 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (48.61%) MS Exchange
2 16 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 7 (9.72%) Lync
5 7 (9.72%) IIS
6 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.17%) Site Server
8 1 (1.39%) Apache
8 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (50.00%) MS Office
2 35 (48.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.39%) Route 53
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 27 (37.50%) Firewall
3 20 (27.78%) DNS
3 20 (27.78%) LAN
3 20 (27.78%) WAN
4 16 (22.22%) DHCP
5 9 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (11.11%) SSL
6 8 (11.11%) SAN
6 8 (11.11%) Internet
7 7 (9.72%) ADSL
8 6 (8.33%) Network Security
8 6 (8.33%) Junos
9 5 (6.94%) Wireless
10 3 (4.17%) Broadband
11 2 (2.78%) MPLS
11 2 (2.78%) NAS
12 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (1.39%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 13 (18.06%) Finance
2 10 (13.89%) Retail
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.78%) Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Support Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) IT Support
3 15 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (15.28%) IT Support Engineer
6 10 (13.89%) Analyst
7 9 (12.50%) Network Engineer
8 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 7 (9.72%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 6 (8.33%) Security Engineer
10 6 (8.33%) Architect
10 6 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
11 5 (6.94%) Support Technician
11 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (6.94%) Consultant
11 5 (6.94%) Security Architect
11 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
12 4 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Web Services
2 5 (6.94%) XML
2 5 (6.94%) SAML
2 5 (6.94%) JSON
2 5 (6.94%) OAuth
2 5 (6.94%) REST
3 1 (1.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.33%) SecurID
1 6 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.56%) iPhone
3 3 (4.17%) EPoS
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.78%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 34 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 30 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (30.56%) Linux
5 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (29.17%) Windows XP
7 20 (27.78%) UNIX
8 7 (9.72%) Android
9 6 (8.33%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Service Management
3 6 (8.33%) Change Management
4 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.94%) TOGAF
4 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (6.94%) SABSA
5 4 (5.56%) Information Security
6 3 (4.17%) Security Architecture
6 3 (4.17%) SOA
7 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.78%) Software Licensing
8 1 (1.39%) DevOps
8 1 (1.39%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.39%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.39%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.39%) Validation
8 1 (1.39%) Scrum
8 1 (1.39%) SIEM
8 1 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) VB
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.39%) C#
2 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (34.72%) MCTS
3 22 (30.56%) MCP
4 21 (29.17%) MCSE
4 21 (29.17%) MCSA
5 16 (22.22%) MCITP
6 9 (12.50%) Degree
7 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (6.94%) CCNA
9 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.39%) CISSP
10 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.39%) CCVP
10 1 (1.39%) CCIE
10 1 (1.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.11%) vSphere
5 6 (8.33%) Terminal Services
6 5 (6.94%) XenApp
7 3 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (4.17%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (73.61%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.78%) VMware
3 18 (25.00%) Cisco
4 11 (15.28%) HP
5 8 (11.11%) Juniper
6 7 (9.72%) CheckPoint
7 6 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 6 (8.33%) Fujitsu
8 4 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (5.56%) SAP
8 4 (5.56%) Citrix
8 4 (5.56%) Avaya
9 3 (4.17%) Dell
10 2 (2.78%) Oracle
10 2 (2.78%) Symantec
10 2 (2.78%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.78%) Draytek
11 1 (1.39%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.39%) NETGEAR
11 1 (1.39%) NetApp
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £32000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago