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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 77 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 25 32 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.95% 1.74% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.37% 9.50% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 27 24
Average salary £22,000 £27,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -27.15%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
187 337 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.56% 18.29% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 140 274 252
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,350 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 -9 13 £22,000 -6.38%
Knutsford - 8 £31,500 - 1
Chester - 2 £37,500 - 1
Congleton - 1 £17,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £22,500 -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 50 (83.33%) Windows
2 49 (81.67%) Active Directory
3 46 (76.67%) Microsoft
3 46 (76.67%) Windows Server
4 37 (61.67%) DNS
4 37 (61.67%) VMware
5 36 (60.00%) TCP/IP
6 35 (58.33%) DHCP
6 35 (58.33%) MS Excel
7 33 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (55.00%) Hyper-V
8 32 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (53.33%) MS Exchange
9 31 (51.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (51.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 30 (50.00%) Firewall
10 30 (50.00%) Cisco
10 30 (50.00%) MCSE
10 30 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 30 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 28 (46.67%) MCP
11 28 (46.67%) MS Office
11 28 (46.67%) Windows XP
12 25 (41.67%) Windows 7
12 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (40.00%) MCITP
14 23 (38.33%) CCNA
14 23 (38.33%) MCSA
15 22 (36.67%) MCTS
16 14 (23.33%) WAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 30 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 30 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (13.33%) IIS
4 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 28 (46.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.67%) IaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (61.67%) DNS
2 36 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 35 (58.33%) DHCP
4 30 (50.00%) Firewall
5 14 (23.33%) WAN
6 13 (21.67%) VoIP
7 9 (15.00%) LAN
7 9 (15.00%) MPLS
8 8 (13.33%) NAS
9 7 (11.67%) VLAN
10 5 (8.33%) Broadband
10 5 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (8.33%) DMZ
10 5 (8.33%) IPsec
10 5 (8.33%) SSL
11 4 (6.67%) Ethernet
11 4 (6.67%) IP Telephony
11 4 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) GitLab
General
1 6 (10.00%) Advertising
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (43.33%) IT Engineer
2 26 (43.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (40.00%) Support Engineer
4 22 (36.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 22 (36.67%) IT Support
4 22 (36.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (15.00%) Technical Support
7 8 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 8 (13.33%) Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) Support Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) Network Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Support Manager
9 5 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) Senior IT Engineer
11 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Web Services
2 3 (5.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 6 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.33%) iPad
3 2 (3.33%) iPhone
3 2 (3.33%) Life Science
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (83.33%) Windows
2 46 (76.67%) Windows Server
3 33 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (46.67%) Windows XP
6 25 (41.67%) Windows 7
7 11 (18.33%) Linux
8 9 (15.00%) Android
8 9 (15.00%) Apple iOS
8 9 (15.00%) Windows 8
9 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (10.00%) Windows Vista
11 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Business Continuity
2 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
2 7 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (11.67%) Software Licensing
2 7 (11.67%) Time Management
3 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.67%) Project Management
5 4 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.67%) Security Patching
5 4 (6.67%) Service Continuity Management
5 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) Change Management
7 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Java
2 2 (3.33%) PHP
2 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (51.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (50.00%) MCSE
3 28 (46.67%) MCP
4 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (40.00%) MCITP
6 23 (38.33%) CCNA
6 23 (38.33%) MCSA
7 22 (36.67%) MCTS
8 4 (6.67%) CCA
8 4 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (5.00%) CCNP
10 2 (3.33%) Degree
10 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (81.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (55.00%) Hyper-V
3 31 (51.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.33%) XenApp
5 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 46 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (61.67%) VMware
3 30 (50.00%) Cisco
4 13 (21.67%) Citrix
5 6 (10.00%) Apple
6 3 (5.00%) IBM
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