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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 74 78 113
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +35
Permanent jobs citing VPN 43 44 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.48% 2.60% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.29% 14.81% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 30 38 13
Average salary £23,500 £42,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.04% +86.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,350 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
350 297 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.20% 17.52% 21.59%
Number of salaries quoted 242 230 303
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +19 20 £19,000 -52.50%
Crewe - 8 £24,250 - 1
Knutsford -5 7 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Chester +11 1 £25,000 -41.17% 1
Nantwich - 1 £18,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £32,500 - 2
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 69 (83.13%) Windows
2 51 (61.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (51.81%) TCP/IP
3 43 (51.81%) DNS
4 42 (50.60%) DHCP
5 41 (49.40%) Windows 7
6 37 (44.58%) Microsoft
7 35 (42.17%) Active Directory
8 32 (38.55%) Cisco
9 31 (37.35%) MS Excel
9 31 (37.35%) MS Office
10 30 (36.14%) LAN
10 30 (36.14%) VMware
11 29 (34.94%) MCSE
11 29 (34.94%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (33.73%) MS Exchange
12 28 (33.73%) WAN
13 27 (32.53%) MCITP
14 26 (31.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (31.33%) MCP
15 23 (27.71%) ITIL
16 21 (25.30%) Windows XP
16 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 20 (24.10%) MCSA
17 20 (24.10%) Linux
17 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2010
18 19 (22.89%) Wireless
19 17 (20.48%) Juniper
19 17 (20.48%) SAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (33.73%) MS Exchange
2 19 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.02%) IBM Notes
6 4 (4.82%) IIS
7 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.61%) Lync
8 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.20%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (37.35%) MS Office
1 31 (37.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) IaaS
2 2 (2.41%) PaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (51.81%) TCP/IP
1 43 (51.81%) DNS
2 42 (50.60%) DHCP
3 30 (36.14%) LAN
4 28 (33.73%) WAN
5 19 (22.89%) Wireless
6 17 (20.48%) SAN
7 15 (18.07%) Firewall
7 15 (18.07%) VLAN
8 10 (12.05%) VoIP
9 8 (9.64%) SSL
10 6 (7.23%) ADSL
10 6 (7.23%) Broadband
10 6 (7.23%) VDSL
10 6 (7.23%) iSCSI
10 6 (7.23%) NAS
11 5 (6.02%) DMZ
12 4 (4.82%) Internet
12 4 (4.82%) MPLS
12 4 (4.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Financial Institution
2 6 (7.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Analyst
2 18 (21.69%) Service Analyst
2 18 (21.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) 1st Line Support
4 14 (16.87%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (15.66%) Support Engineer
6 11 (13.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (12.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Support Analyst
8 7 (8.43%) IT Manager
9 6 (7.23%) Technical Support
9 6 (7.23%) IT Support
10 5 (6.02%) Service Desk Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Consultant
11 4 (4.82%) Network Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support
11 4 (4.82%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Technical Support
12 3 (3.61%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) XML
3 2 (2.41%) SAML
3 2 (2.41%) JSON
3 2 (2.41%) OAuth
3 2 (2.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.41%) Celerra
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.20%) CCTV
3 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.20%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 69 (83.13%) Windows
2 51 (61.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (49.40%) Windows 7
4 21 (25.30%) Windows XP
4 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (24.10%) Linux
5 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (18.07%) UNIX
6 15 (18.07%) Windows 8
7 8 (9.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (14.46%) Project Management
4 9 (10.84%) ITIL V3
5 8 (9.64%) Business Continuity
6 7 (8.43%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.23%) Change Management
7 6 (7.23%) CRM
7 6 (7.23%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.23%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (7.23%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.02%) Asset Management
8 5 (6.02%) Network Design
8 5 (6.02%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.82%) Security Management
9 4 (4.82%) Line Management
9 4 (4.82%) Network Architecture
10 3 (3.61%) Migration
10 3 (3.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.43%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) VB
4 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (34.94%) MCSE
1 29 (34.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (32.53%) MCITP
3 26 (31.33%) MCP
4 20 (24.10%) MCSA
5 17 (20.48%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (20.48%) MCTS
6 13 (15.66%) CCNA
7 6 (7.23%) JNCIA
8 4 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.82%) CCNP
9 2 (2.41%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (1.20%) CCSE
10 1 (1.20%) RHCE
10 1 (1.20%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.20%) Degree
10 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (42.17%) Active Directory
2 26 (31.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (19.28%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.64%) Terminal Server
5 7 (8.43%) XenApp
6 6 (7.23%) vSphere
6 6 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.02%) XenDesktop
8 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
9 3 (3.61%) XenServer
10 1 (1.20%) Samba
10 1 (1.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.41%) WSUS
3 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (44.58%) Microsoft
2 32 (38.55%) Cisco
3 30 (36.14%) VMware
4 17 (20.48%) Juniper
5 16 (19.28%) Citrix
6 15 (18.07%) Dell
7 13 (15.66%) HP
8 10 (12.05%) Avaya
9 8 (9.64%) IBM
9 8 (9.64%) Symantec
10 5 (6.02%) NetApp
10 5 (6.02%) Lotus
10 5 (6.02%) EMC
11 4 (4.82%) SonicWALL
12 3 (3.61%) NETGEAR
12 3 (3.61%) Toshiba
12 3 (3.61%) BT
12 3 (3.61%) McAfee
13 2 (2.41%) Meru Networks
14 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 24 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 24 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago