Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 103 111
Rank change year-on-year +32 +8 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 103 40 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.91% 1.80% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.54% 10.26% 12.04%
Number of salaries quoted 94 27 54
Cheshire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £21,000 £18,400 £18,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £43,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £39,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% +22.31% -

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 457 390 631
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.33% 17.59% 18.36%
Number of salaries quoted 353 298 427
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,500 £18,175 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Cheshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for VPN in Cheshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Cheshire over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Cheshire

VPN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +46 60 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Daresbury - 4 £18,000 -
Chester +2 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Northwich +3 2 £24,000 +23.08%
Runcorn -5 2 - -
Sandbach - 2 £28,750 -
Wilmslow -16 1 - -
Knutsford -38 1 £60,000 +87.50%
Crewe - 1 £29,000 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 86 (83.50%) WAN
2 81 (78.64%) LAN
3 66 (64.08%) Windows
4 56 (54.37%) Microsoft
5 40 (38.83%) Firewall
6 39 (37.86%) Cisco
7 36 (34.95%) SAN
8 35 (33.98%) VMware
9 33 (32.04%) Citrix
10 32 (31.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (30.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (30.10%) Active Directory
12 28 (27.18%) MPLS
12 28 (27.18%) DNS
13 27 (26.21%) ITIL
14 26 (25.24%) Windows Server
15 25 (24.27%) Data Centre
16 24 (23.30%) DHCP
16 24 (23.30%) Wireless
17 23 (22.33%) Cisco Certification
18 22 (21.36%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (20.39%) Hyper-V
19 21 (20.39%) F5
19 21 (20.39%) Load Balancing
19 21 (20.39%) OSPF
19 21 (20.39%) BGP
19 21 (20.39%) EIGRP
19 21 (20.39%) VoIP
19 21 (20.39%) TCP/IP
20 20 (19.42%) Ethernet

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.97%) Apache
5 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) Office 365
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (83.50%) WAN
2 81 (78.64%) LAN
3 40 (38.83%) Firewall
4 36 (34.95%) SAN
5 28 (27.18%) DNS
5 28 (27.18%) MPLS
6 24 (23.30%) DHCP
6 24 (23.30%) Wireless
7 22 (21.36%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (20.39%) BGP
8 21 (20.39%) EIGRP
8 21 (20.39%) OSPF
8 21 (20.39%) TCP/IP
8 21 (20.39%) VoIP
9 20 (19.42%) Ethernet
10 19 (18.45%) IPsec
10 19 (18.45%) SSL
11 18 (17.48%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (17.48%) Cisco PIX
12 17 (16.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) MySQL
2 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
General
1 11 (10.68%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.91%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.50%) Analyst
3 14 (13.59%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (7.77%) Field Engineer
5 8 (7.77%) Technical Support
6 7 (6.80%) Network Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.85%) Field Support Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) CSS
2 2 (1.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.97%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.88%) Life Science
3 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.91%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.94%) EPoS
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (64.08%) Windows
2 32 (31.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (30.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (25.24%) Windows Server
5 18 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (8.74%) Windows 8
6 9 (8.74%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.85%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.94%) Linux
9 2 (1.94%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.97%) CentOS
10 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.21%) ITIL
2 21 (20.39%) Load Balancing
3 18 (17.48%) Service Management
4 16 (15.53%) Service Delivery
5 14 (13.59%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (12.62%) ITIL V3
6 13 (12.62%) ITSM
7 9 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (7.77%) Asset Management
9 7 (6.80%) Information Security
9 7 (6.80%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.80%) Project Management
10 6 (5.83%) Network Management
11 4 (3.88%) Change Management
11 4 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (2.91%) Break/Fix
12 3 (2.91%) Customer Requirements
12 3 (2.91%) Line Management
13 2 (1.94%) Cybersecurity
13 2 (1.94%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.88%) Python
3 2 (1.94%) SQL
4 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (22.33%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (18.45%) CCNP
3 17 (16.50%) Degree
4 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (9.71%) MCSE
6 9 (8.74%) CCA
6 9 (8.74%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (8.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (4.85%) CCNA
8 5 (4.85%) MCITP
9 3 (2.91%) CCIE
10 2 (1.94%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.97%) CISM
11 1 (0.97%) CISSP
11 1 (0.97%) MCP
11 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) PMO
2 3 (2.91%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (30.10%) Active Directory
2 21 (20.39%) Hyper-V
3 12 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.71%) Terminal Services
5 8 (7.77%) XenApp
6 3 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) SCCM
2 3 (2.91%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.97%) Ansible
4 1 (0.97%) Nagios
4 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.97%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (54.37%) Microsoft
2 39 (37.86%) Cisco
3 35 (33.98%) VMware
4 33 (32.04%) Citrix
5 21 (20.39%) F5
6 18 (17.48%) Riverbed
7 6 (5.83%) Veeam
8 5 (4.85%) HP
9 3 (2.91%) 3Com
9 3 (2.91%) Juniper
10 2 (1.94%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.94%) Dell
10 2 (1.94%) Samsung
10 2 (1.94%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.94%) Sophos
10 2 (1.94%) Symantec
11 1 (0.97%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.97%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.97%) WatchGuard
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