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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 90 81 97
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 29 36 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.66% 2.10% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.39% 12.08% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 28
Average salary £28,750 £23,500 £42,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.34% -44.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £18,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,150 £33,650 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
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
279 298 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.02% 17.38% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 198 232 249
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -10 11 £23,000 -2.12% 4
Chester -3 6 £26,250 +28.04% 1
Crewe - 4 £20,000 - 1
Knutsford - 3 £34,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £27,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £25,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £26,000 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 60 (78.95%) Windows
2 50 (65.79%) DNS
3 46 (60.53%) TCP/IP
3 46 (60.53%) DHCP
3 46 (60.53%) Cisco
4 43 (56.58%) Windows 7
5 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (46.05%) Active Directory
7 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
8 28 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (36.84%) MCSE
8 28 (36.84%) MCITP
9 27 (35.53%) MCP
9 27 (35.53%) MS Exchange
9 27 (35.53%) VMware
10 26 (34.21%) ITIL
10 26 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (32.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (30.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (30.26%) Windows XP
12 23 (30.26%) CCNA
13 22 (28.95%) SLA
13 22 (28.95%) MS Excel
13 22 (28.95%) Wireless
14 21 (27.63%) MS Office
15 20 (26.32%) Firewall
15 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
15 20 (26.32%) VLAN
16 19 (25.00%) MCTS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (35.53%) MS Exchange
2 23 (30.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 21 (27.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Office 365
2 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) PaaS
3 2 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (65.79%) DNS
2 46 (60.53%) TCP/IP
2 46 (60.53%) DHCP
3 22 (28.95%) Wireless
4 20 (26.32%) VLAN
4 20 (26.32%) Firewall
5 18 (23.68%) SAN
6 16 (21.05%) SSL
6 16 (21.05%) VoIP
7 14 (18.42%) LAN
8 13 (17.11%) WAN
9 12 (15.79%) ADSL
10 11 (14.47%) VDSL
10 11 (14.47%) NAS
11 10 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (10.53%) iSCSI
12 8 (10.53%) FTP
13 7 (9.21%) Broadband
13 7 (9.21%) SMTP
14 6 (7.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Financial Institution
2 9 (11.84%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Advertising
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) Service Analyst
2 14 (18.42%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (15.79%) IT Manager
4 10 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (11.84%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (11.84%) Network Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Desktop Support
6 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 7 (9.21%) Desktop Team Leader
7 7 (9.21%) Team Leader
7 7 (9.21%) Support Team Leader
7 7 (9.21%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Technical Support
8 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) Web Services
2 8 (10.53%) XML
3 5 (6.58%) LAMP
3 5 (6.58%) Ajax
4 2 (2.63%) JSON
4 2 (2.63%) OAuth
4 2 (2.63%) REST
4 2 (2.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) BYOD
3 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Life Science
4 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (78.95%) Windows
2 43 (56.58%) Windows 7
3 39 (51.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (32.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (30.26%) Windows XP
6 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (17.11%) Windows 2000 Server
8 12 (15.79%) Windows 8
8 12 (15.79%) Linux
9 8 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) ITIL V3
2 13 (17.11%) Mentoring
3 11 (14.47%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (14.47%) Change Management
3 11 (14.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (14.47%) Business Continuity
4 9 (11.84%) Risk Management
4 9 (11.84%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (9.21%) Line Management
6 6 (7.89%) Service Management
6 6 (7.89%) Process Management
7 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.58%) Security Management
7 5 (6.58%) Information Security
7 5 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.58%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
8 4 (5.26%) DevOps
8 4 (5.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) PowerShell
2 13 (17.11%) SQL
3 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (36.84%) MCSE
1 28 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
1 28 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
1 28 (36.84%) MCITP
2 27 (35.53%) MCP
3 23 (30.26%) CCNA
4 19 (25.00%) MCTS
5 17 (22.37%) MCSA
6 11 (14.47%) JNCIA
7 9 (11.84%) CCNP
8 3 (3.95%) Degree
9 1 (1.32%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.32%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.95%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (46.05%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 13 (17.11%) Terminal Server
5 5 (6.58%) XenApp
6 4 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.95%) XenServer
8 2 (2.63%) vSphere
9 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.32%) Xen
9 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (60.53%) Cisco
2 32 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 27 (35.53%) VMware
4 17 (22.37%) Juniper
5 15 (19.74%) Dell
6 14 (18.42%) HP
7 12 (15.79%) IBM
8 8 (10.53%) Citrix
9 5 (6.58%) Avaya
9 5 (6.58%) Symantec
10 4 (5.26%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.95%) Meru Networks
11 3 (3.95%) Toshiba
11 3 (3.95%) BT
12 1 (1.32%) McAfee
12 1 (1.32%) Mitel
12 1 (1.32%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.32%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
Warrington, Cheshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Van
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Sandbach
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 27 days ago