The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 31 39 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.90% 2.60% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 27.27% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Average salary - £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
VPN
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
37 22 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.59% 9.52% 17.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 32
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £35,000 £64,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (60.00%) ADSL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) ADSL
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Technician
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco