The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 16 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 Chester region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 39 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.17% 1.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 5.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £27,000 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.90% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 94 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 7.58% 21.96% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 14 36 22
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
Cheshire

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

VPN
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Chester region.

VPN Salary Trend in Chester

VPN
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Chester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Chester

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Site Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (50.00%) Site Server
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (16.67%) Route 53
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel