The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 79 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 43 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.41% 1.04% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.61% 4.47% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 35 17 9
Average salary £35,000 £22,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £31,600 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,159 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.40% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
316 425 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.74% 23.17% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 229 323 192
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
VPN
North West

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warrington -6 16 £39,500 +92.68%
Chester +12 6 £27,000 +3.84%
Runcorn - 5 £33,000 -
Knutsford - 3 £50,000 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (66.67%) Cisco
2 39 (65.00%) Firewall
3 33 (55.00%) WAN
4 32 (53.33%) LAN
5 28 (46.67%) Windows
6 24 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
8 19 (31.67%) Finance
9 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 18 (30.00%) CheckPoint
10 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (21.67%) CCNA
12 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
12 13 (21.67%) MS Office
13 12 (20.00%) MCSE
13 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
13 12 (20.00%) HP
13 12 (20.00%) IPsec
13 12 (20.00%) Wireless
13 12 (20.00%) Change Management
14 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
14 11 (18.33%) SSL
14 11 (18.33%) Ethernet
14 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
14 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
14 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (18.33%) VLAN
15 10 (16.67%) Network Security
15 10 (16.67%) Junos

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (8.33%) Lync
3 5 (8.33%) IIS
4 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.00%) Site Server
6 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) MS Office
2 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.67%) Route 53
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 39 (65.00%) Firewall
2 33 (55.00%) WAN
3 32 (53.33%) LAN
4 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
6 12 (20.00%) IPsec
6 12 (20.00%) Wireless
7 11 (18.33%) SSL
7 11 (18.33%) Ethernet
7 11 (18.33%) VLAN
8 10 (16.67%) Network Security
8 10 (16.67%) Junos
9 9 (15.00%) MPLS
10 8 (13.33%) VoIP
10 8 (13.33%) 802.11
10 8 (13.33%) DWDM
10 8 (13.33%) SAN
10 8 (13.33%) DNS
10 8 (13.33%) OSPF
10 8 (13.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 19 (31.67%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.33%) Financial Institution
4 7 (11.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (8.33%) Retail
5 5 (8.33%) Legal
6 3 (5.00%) Banking
6 3 (5.00%) Games
7 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (13.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Network Support
4 7 (11.67%) Support Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) IT Support
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Web Services
1 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) SecurID
2 7 (11.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
2 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
4 7 (11.67%) Android
5 5 (8.33%) Linux
6 4 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.33%) UNIX
8 2 (3.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Change Management
2 9 (15.00%) ITIL
3 7 (11.67%) Asset Management
4 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.67%) Network Management
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.67%) Scrum
7 1 (1.67%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.67%) Data Security
7 1 (1.67%) Project Management
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.00%) Python
1 3 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) C#
2 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (21.67%) CCNA
4 12 (20.00%) MCSE
5 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (13.33%) CCNP
6 8 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (6.67%) MCP
7 4 (6.67%) MCITP
7 4 (6.67%) MCTS
8 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.00%) CCIE
9 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (5.00%) VMware Server
4 3 (5.00%) vSphere
5 2 (3.33%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.33%) XenApp
6 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
1 8 (13.33%) OpenView
1 8 (13.33%) SCCM
2 6 (10.00%) SCOM
3 3 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.33%) MOM
4 2 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.33%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.67%) Puppet
5 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) Cisco
2 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (20.00%) HP
5 10 (16.67%) Juniper
5 10 (16.67%) VMware
6 8 (13.33%) Fortinet
6 8 (13.33%) F5
7 6 (10.00%) Citrix
8 4 (6.67%) Dell
8 4 (6.67%) Fujitsu
9 3 (5.00%) Sony
9 3 (5.00%) CommVault
9 3 (5.00%) Avaya
10 2 (3.33%) Symantec
10 2 (3.33%) Apple
10 2 (3.33%) Altiris
11 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.67%) Mitel
11 1 (1.67%) AppSense
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday