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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 89 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 31 46 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.81% 2.53% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.95% 15.49% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 22 38 27
Average salary £33,500 £23,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.55% -62.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,200 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £54,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -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
283 297 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.51% 16.34% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 206 234 204
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -6 14 £33,000 +40.42% 3
Chester -6 5 £30,000 +46.34%
Knutsford -1 4 £39,500 -45.51% 1
Crewe - 3 - -
Runcorn -10 1 £25,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £26,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £27,500 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 57 (78.08%) Windows
2 46 (63.01%) Cisco
3 45 (61.64%) TCP/IP
4 44 (60.27%) DNS
5 40 (54.79%) DHCP
6 38 (52.05%) Windows 7
7 35 (47.95%) Active Directory
8 33 (45.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
10 29 (39.73%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (38.36%) MS Exchange
12 27 (36.99%) VMware
12 27 (36.99%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (35.62%) MCSE
13 26 (35.62%) ITIL
13 26 (35.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 25 (34.25%) MCP
14 25 (34.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (32.88%) MCITP
16 23 (31.51%) CCNA
17 22 (30.14%) Firewall
17 22 (30.14%) Wireless
17 22 (30.14%) Exchange Server 2010
17 22 (30.14%) Hyper-V
18 21 (28.77%) SLA
18 21 (28.77%) Windows XP
19 19 (26.03%) MCTS
19 19 (26.03%) VLAN
19 19 (26.03%) Exchange Server 2013
20 18 (24.66%) Analytical Skills

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 28 (38.36%) MS Exchange
2 22 (30.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (26.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (24.66%) MS Office
1 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Office 365
2 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.74%) PaaS
3 2 (2.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (61.64%) TCP/IP
2 44 (60.27%) DNS
3 40 (54.79%) DHCP
4 22 (30.14%) Firewall
4 22 (30.14%) Wireless
5 19 (26.03%) VLAN
6 18 (24.66%) SSL
7 17 (23.29%) SAN
8 16 (21.92%) VoIP
9 14 (19.18%) WAN
10 13 (17.81%) LAN
11 12 (16.44%) ADSL
12 11 (15.07%) VDSL
12 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (15.07%) NAS
13 10 (13.70%) iSCSI
14 9 (12.33%) FTP
15 8 (10.96%) Ethernet
15 8 (10.96%) Broadband
15 8 (10.96%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) MySQL
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Financial Institution
2 9 (12.33%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Analyst
2 13 (17.81%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) IT Manager
4 11 (15.07%) Network Engineer
5 10 (13.70%) Service Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (10.96%) Desktop Support
7 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 7 (9.59%) Support Team Leader
8 7 (9.59%) Team Leader
8 7 (9.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (9.59%) Support Analyst
8 7 (9.59%) Desktop Team Leader
8 7 (9.59%) IT Support
9 6 (8.22%) Technical Support
9 6 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (8.22%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (8.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.81%) Web Services
2 9 (12.33%) XML
3 7 (9.59%) 802.1X
4 6 (8.22%) LAMP
4 6 (8.22%) Ajax
5 2 (2.74%) JSON
5 2 (2.74%) OAuth
5 2 (2.74%) REST
5 2 (2.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.11%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.11%) Life Science
3 3 (4.11%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) BYOD
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 57 (78.08%) Windows
2 38 (52.05%) Windows 7
3 33 (45.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (36.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (28.77%) Windows XP
6 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (17.81%) Windows 2000 Server
7 11 (15.07%) Windows 8
8 8 (10.96%) Linux
9 4 (5.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) ITIL
2 16 (21.92%) Mentoring
3 13 (17.81%) Change Management
4 12 (16.44%) ITIL V3
5 11 (15.07%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (15.07%) Business Continuity
6 9 (12.33%) Risk Management
6 9 (12.33%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (9.59%) Service Management
7 7 (9.59%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (9.59%) Line Management
8 6 (8.22%) Process Management
8 6 (8.22%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (6.85%) Information Security
10 4 (5.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.48%) Information Security Management
10 4 (5.48%) Security Management
10 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) PowerShell
2 13 (17.81%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (39.73%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (35.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (35.62%) MCSE
3 25 (34.25%) MCP
4 24 (32.88%) MCITP
5 23 (31.51%) CCNA
6 19 (26.03%) MCTS
7 13 (17.81%) MCSA
8 11 (15.07%) JNCIA
9 10 (13.70%) CCNP
10 4 (5.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.77%) SLA
2 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (47.95%) Active Directory
2 25 (34.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (30.14%) Hyper-V
4 13 (17.81%) Terminal Server
5 4 (5.48%) XenApp
6 3 (4.11%) vSphere
7 2 (2.74%) XenServer
7 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.37%) Xen
8 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 46 (63.01%) Cisco
2 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
3 27 (36.99%) VMware
4 15 (20.55%) Dell
5 14 (19.18%) HP
5 14 (19.18%) Juniper
6 12 (16.44%) IBM
7 5 (6.85%) Symantec
7 5 (6.85%) Citrix
8 4 (5.48%) SonicWALL
9 3 (4.11%) Meru Networks
10 2 (2.74%) Avaya
10 2 (2.74%) Toshiba
10 2 (2.74%) BT
11 1 (1.37%) Mitel
11 1 (1.37%) WatchGuard
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + including car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 35% shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago