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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 85 116
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +31
Permanent jobs citing VPN 46 27 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.53% 1.58% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.59% 10.00% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 38 27 24
Average salary £23,500 £62,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-62.40% +92.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £26,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
295 270 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.23% 15.85% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 233 204 287
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 26 £23,500 -
Chester - 6 £20,500 - 1
Runcorn - 3 - -
Knutsford - 2 £72,500 - 1
Daresbury - 2 £24,250 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £50,000 - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (63.95%) Windows
2 52 (60.47%) Microsoft
3 42 (48.84%) Firewall
4 36 (41.86%) Cisco
5 33 (38.37%) TCP/IP
6 31 (36.05%) LAN
6 31 (36.05%) MS Exchange
7 30 (34.88%) MS Excel
7 30 (34.88%) MS Office
7 30 (34.88%) WAN
7 30 (34.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (32.56%) Windows 7
9 26 (30.23%) Active Directory
10 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (24.42%) MCSE
11 21 (24.42%) Finance
12 20 (23.26%) Linux
12 20 (23.26%) CheckPoint
13 19 (22.09%) MCP
13 19 (22.09%) MCTS
14 18 (20.93%) VMware
14 18 (20.93%) Windows XP
14 18 (20.93%) DNS
15 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (19.77%) Hyper-V
16 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
16 16 (18.60%) SSL
16 16 (18.60%) UNIX
16 16 (18.60%) MCSA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (36.05%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (11.63%) Lync
4 7 (8.14%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.98%) IIS
6 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.49%) Site Server
8 1 (1.16%) Apache
8 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (34.88%) MS Excel
1 30 (34.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Office 365
2 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Route 53
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 42 (48.84%) Firewall
2 33 (38.37%) TCP/IP
3 31 (36.05%) LAN
4 30 (34.88%) WAN
5 18 (20.93%) DNS
6 16 (18.60%) SSL
7 15 (17.44%) Network Security
7 15 (17.44%) Junos
8 14 (16.28%) DHCP
9 10 (11.63%) SAN
9 10 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (10.47%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (9.30%) Ethernet
11 8 (9.30%) VoIP
11 8 (9.30%) VLAN
12 7 (8.14%) Wireless
13 6 (6.98%) IPsec
13 6 (6.98%) MPLS
14 5 (5.81%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (5.81%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Subversion
General
1 21 (24.42%) Finance
2 13 (15.12%) Retail
3 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (5.81%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.65%) Games
7 1 (1.16%) Law
7 1 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (1.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Support Engineer
1 22 (25.58%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.77%) IT Support
3 16 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (17.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (17.44%) Security Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (11.63%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (10.47%) Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 7 (8.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (5.81%) Wireless Engineer
11 5 (5.81%) Support Technician
11 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
12 4 (4.65%) Architect
12 4 (4.65%) IT Support Technician
13 3 (3.49%) Network Support
13 3 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) Web Services
2 3 (3.49%) JSON
2 3 (3.49%) REST
2 3 (3.49%) OAuth
2 3 (3.49%) XML
2 3 (3.49%) SAML
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) SecurID
2 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.98%) Thin Client
2 6 (6.98%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.65%) iPhone
4 3 (3.49%) EPoS
5 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.16%) Open Source
5 1 (1.16%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 55 (63.95%) Windows
2 28 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (32.56%) Windows 7
3 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (23.26%) Linux
5 18 (20.93%) Windows XP
6 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (18.60%) UNIX
8 8 (9.30%) Android
9 6 (6.98%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.44%) Change Management
2 14 (16.28%) ITIL
3 7 (8.14%) Service Management
4 6 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.49%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.49%) SABSA
6 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.49%) Information Security
7 2 (2.33%) SOA
7 2 (2.33%) Security Architecture
7 2 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.16%) Scrum
8 1 (1.16%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (1.16%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.16%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.16%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.49%) Perl
1 3 (3.49%) Python
2 2 (2.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.16%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (34.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (24.42%) MCSE
3 19 (22.09%) MCP
3 19 (22.09%) MCTS
4 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 16 (18.60%) MCSA
5 15 (17.44%) Degree
6 14 (16.28%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (15.12%) MCITP
8 8 (9.30%) CCNA
9 5 (5.81%) CCNP
10 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.16%) CCIE
11 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (19.77%) Hyper-V
3 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.30%) vSphere
5 5 (5.81%) XenApp
6 4 (4.65%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.49%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.81%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (5.81%) OpenView
3 3 (3.49%) SCCM
3 3 (3.49%) SCOM
3 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 36 (41.86%) Cisco
3 20 (23.26%) CheckPoint
4 18 (20.93%) VMware
5 15 (17.44%) Juniper
6 11 (12.79%) Fortinet
6 11 (12.79%) HP
7 9 (10.47%) Fujitsu
8 7 (8.14%) Avaya
9 6 (6.98%) Dell
10 5 (5.81%) F5
10 5 (5.81%) Citrix
11 4 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (4.65%) SAP
12 3 (3.49%) CommVault
12 3 (3.49%) Sony
13 2 (2.33%) Oracle
14 1 (1.16%) Mitel
14 1 (1.16%) ProCurve
14 1 (1.16%) IBM
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £19-26K Car, phone, laptop + benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Includes Car/Allowance+bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Frodsham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 days ago