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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 41 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.11% 0.76% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.93% 4.55% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 3
Average salary £35,000 £19,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.21% -28.30%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
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
43 44 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 14.88% 16.67% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 22
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -20.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,550 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £100,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) SQL
1 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) MySQL
2 7 (53.85%) SSL
2 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (46.15%) Ajax
3 6 (46.15%) LAMP
3 6 (46.15%) FTP
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) PHP
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) XenApp
6 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (23.08%) Office 365
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 3 (23.08%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) WAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (7.69%) Route 53
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (7.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SSL
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) FTP
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 3 (23.08%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) MPLS
4 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) SMTP
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) ADSL
6 1 (7.69%) Broadband
6 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Manager
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) LAMP
3 6 (46.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
2 1 (7.69%) Security Management
2 1 (7.69%) Information Security
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) XenApp
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco