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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 88 80 111
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +31
Permanent jobs citing VPN 38 32 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.96% 2.01% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.58% 12.03% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 35 27 32
Average salary £23,500 £62,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-62.40% +92.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,900 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £73,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
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
302 266 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.58% 16.72% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 234 201 290
Average salary £35,000 £44,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,400 £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 2 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 2 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 -10 18 £23,500 -6.00% 1
Runcorn -1 3 - -
Chester -8 2 £19,000 -28.30% 1
Knutsford -8 2 £72,500 +113.23%
Daresbury - 2 £24,250 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £50,000 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 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 52 (74.29%) Windows
1 52 (74.29%) Microsoft
2 33 (47.14%) TCP/IP
2 33 (47.14%) MS Office
2 33 (47.14%) MS Excel
3 32 (45.71%) MS Exchange
3 32 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (44.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (35.71%) Active Directory
8 24 (34.29%) Firewall
9 22 (31.43%) MCTS
9 22 (31.43%) MCSE
9 22 (31.43%) MCP
10 21 (30.00%) LAN
10 21 (30.00%) WAN
11 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (27.14%) MCSA
12 19 (27.14%) Windows XP
12 19 (27.14%) Linux
12 19 (27.14%) Hyper-V
13 18 (25.71%) UNIX
13 18 (25.71%) DNS
13 18 (25.71%) Cisco
14 17 (24.29%) VMware
15 15 (21.43%) MCITP
16 14 (20.00%) DHCP
17 13 (18.57%) ITIL
17 13 (18.57%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 32 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (11.43%) Lync
5 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (8.57%) IIS
7 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (4.29%) Site Server
9 1 (1.43%) Apache
9 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (47.14%) MS Office
1 33 (47.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) PaaS
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Route 53
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.14%) TCP/IP
2 24 (34.29%) Firewall
3 21 (30.00%) LAN
3 21 (30.00%) WAN
4 18 (25.71%) DNS
5 14 (20.00%) DHCP
6 9 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (11.43%) Internet
8 7 (10.00%) SSL
8 7 (10.00%) SAN
9 6 (8.57%) Network Security
9 6 (8.57%) Junos
10 5 (7.14%) ADSL
11 3 (4.29%) Broadband
11 3 (4.29%) PBX
11 3 (4.29%) VoIP
12 2 (2.86%) Wireless
12 2 (2.86%) NAS
13 1 (1.43%) MPLS
13 1 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Retail
3 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.86%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Games
6 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Support Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) IT Support
3 15 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (15.71%) IT Support Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) Analyst
7 9 (12.86%) Network Engineer
8 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 7 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 6 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (8.57%) Architect
10 6 (8.57%) Security Engineer
11 5 (7.14%) Support Analyst
11 5 (7.14%) Support Technician
11 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (7.14%) Security Architect
12 4 (5.71%) IT Support Technician
12 4 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
13 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) Web Services
2 5 (7.14%) XML
2 5 (7.14%) SAML
2 5 (7.14%) JSON
2 5 (7.14%) OAuth
2 5 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Thin Client
1 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.57%) SecurID
1 6 (8.57%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.71%) iPhone
3 3 (4.29%) EPoS
4 2 (2.86%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.86%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 52 (74.29%) Windows
2 32 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (27.14%) Linux
6 19 (27.14%) Windows XP
7 18 (25.71%) UNIX
8 7 (10.00%) Android
9 6 (8.57%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Service Management
3 6 (8.57%) Change Management
4 5 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (7.14%) SABSA
5 4 (5.71%) Information Security
5 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.29%) SOA
6 3 (4.29%) Security Architecture
7 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.43%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.43%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.43%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.43%) Validation
8 1 (1.43%) Scrum
8 1 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.43%) SIEM
8 1 (1.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) C#
2 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (44.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (31.43%) MCP
2 22 (31.43%) MCSE
2 22 (31.43%) MCTS
3 19 (27.14%) MCSA
4 15 (21.43%) MCITP
5 11 (15.71%) Degree
6 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (10.00%) CCNA
8 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.43%) CISSP
10 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.43%) CCVP
10 1 (1.43%) CCIE
10 1 (1.43%) CCNP
System Software
1 25 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.14%) Hyper-V
3 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.43%) vSphere
5 5 (7.14%) XenApp
6 4 (5.71%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (4.29%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (1.43%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 52 (74.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.71%) Cisco
3 17 (24.29%) VMware
4 8 (11.43%) HP
5 7 (10.00%) Juniper
5 7 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.57%) Fortinet
6 6 (8.57%) Fujitsu
7 4 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (5.71%) Citrix
7 4 (5.71%) Avaya
7 4 (5.71%) SAP
8 3 (4.29%) Dell
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle
10 1 (1.43%) NetApp
10 1 (1.43%) ProCurve
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + 6k car allowance + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + package and training available
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