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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.41% 3.52% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 20.51% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 6
Average salary - £26,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.11%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
32 39 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 13.06% 17.18% 19.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 32
Average salary £38,500 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £35,000 £100,000
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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Thin Client
2 6 (85.71%) vSphere
2 6 (85.71%) Fat Client
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (71.43%) ADSL
3 5 (71.43%) XenApp
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Degree
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) ADSL
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Help Desk Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Thin Client
1 6 (85.71%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) vSphere
3 5 (71.43%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco