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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 93 89 110
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 33 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 1.64% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.04% 10.00% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 29
Average salary £23,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.88% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £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
299 260 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.27% 16.37% 16.26%
Number of salaries quoted 236 198 290
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -2 15 £23,500 -11.32% 2
Runcorn +3 3 - -
Knutsford -9 2 £72,500 +113.23%
Northwich - 2 £32,500 - 1
Daresbury - 2 £20,250 -
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 1 October 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 51 (75.00%) Windows
2 50 (73.53%) Microsoft
3 36 (52.94%) TCP/IP
4 35 (51.47%) MS Excel
4 35 (51.47%) MS Office
5 33 (48.53%) MS Exchange
5 33 (48.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (44.12%) Windows 7
8 27 (39.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (36.76%) MCTS
10 23 (33.82%) Firewall
10 23 (33.82%) Linux
11 22 (32.35%) MCSA
11 22 (32.35%) MCP
11 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
12 21 (30.88%) UNIX
12 21 (30.88%) Hyper-V
13 20 (29.41%) MCSE
13 20 (29.41%) Windows XP
13 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (27.94%) DNS
15 17 (25.00%) DHCP
15 17 (25.00%) VMware
15 17 (25.00%) MCITP
15 17 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (23.53%) WAN
16 16 (23.53%) LAN
17 15 (22.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (19.12%) Cisco

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 33 (48.53%) MS Exchange
2 17 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (13.24%) SharePoint
5 7 (10.29%) Lync
6 5 (7.35%) IIS
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) Site Server
8 1 (1.47%) Apache
8 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (51.47%) MS Excel
1 35 (51.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 23 (33.82%) Firewall
3 19 (27.94%) DNS
4 17 (25.00%) DHCP
5 16 (23.53%) WAN
5 16 (23.53%) LAN
6 8 (11.76%) Internet
6 8 (11.76%) SSL
7 7 (10.29%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (10.29%) ADSL
7 7 (10.29%) SAN
8 6 (8.82%) Junos
8 6 (8.82%) Network Security
9 4 (5.88%) Wireless
10 3 (4.41%) Broadband
11 2 (2.94%) NAS
11 2 (2.94%) MPLS
12 1 (1.47%) WLAN
12 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.47%) MySQL
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Retail
3 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.94%) Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 18 (26.47%) IT Support
3 15 (22.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (19.12%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (16.18%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (13.24%) Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) Network Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Security Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Security Architect
10 5 (7.35%) Support Technician
10 5 (7.35%) Architect
11 4 (5.88%) Consultant
11 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
11 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
12 3 (4.41%) Help Desk Technician
12 3 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) JSON
1 5 (7.35%) SAML
1 5 (7.35%) Web Services
1 5 (7.35%) XML
1 5 (7.35%) REST
1 5 (7.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Fat Client
1 6 (8.82%) Thin Client
1 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.82%) SecurID
2 4 (5.88%) iPhone
3 3 (4.41%) EPoS
3 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Biometrics
4 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.47%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 51 (75.00%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (44.12%) Windows 7
5 23 (33.82%) Linux
6 21 (30.88%) UNIX
7 20 (29.41%) Windows XP
7 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (10.29%) Android
9 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Service Management
3 6 (8.82%) Change Management
4 5 (7.35%) TOGAF
4 5 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.35%) SABSA
5 4 (5.88%) Information Security
6 3 (4.41%) SOA
6 3 (4.41%) Security Architecture
7 2 (2.94%) Software Licensing
7 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (1.47%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.47%) Release Management
8 1 (1.47%) Validation
8 1 (1.47%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.47%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.47%) SIEM
8 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) VB
2 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (36.76%) MCTS
3 22 (32.35%) MCSA
3 22 (32.35%) MCP
4 20 (29.41%) MCSE
5 17 (25.00%) MCITP
6 8 (11.76%) Degree
7 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.94%) CCNA
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.47%) CCVP
10 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.47%) CISSP
10 1 (1.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.88%) Hyper-V
3 15 (22.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.29%) vSphere
5 6 (8.82%) Terminal Services
6 5 (7.35%) XenApp
7 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.00%) VMware
3 13 (19.12%) Cisco
4 8 (11.76%) HP
4 8 (11.76%) Juniper
5 7 (10.29%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.82%) Fortinet
6 6 (8.82%) Fujitsu
7 4 (5.88%) SAP
7 4 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (5.88%) Avaya
8 3 (4.41%) Dell
9 2 (2.94%) Citrix
9 2 (2.94%) Symantec
9 2 (2.94%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.94%) Draytek
10 1 (1.47%) NetApp
10 1 (1.47%) EMC
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle
10 1 (1.47%) ProCurve
Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + car, phone & laptop
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago