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 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 79 77
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 29 22 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.35% 1.79% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.43% 10.38% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 28 18 32
Median salary £31,750 £35,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.28% +14.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £22,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £50,000 £41,650
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 201 212 355
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.26% 17.22% 20.41%
Number of salaries quoted 156 160 233
Median salary £37,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.82% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £17,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Cheshire

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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

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Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 9 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Chester -6 2 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Crewe - 1 £29,000 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 30 (81.08%) LAN
1 30 (81.08%) WAN
2 26 (70.27%) Windows
3 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 18 (48.65%) Citrix
5 17 (45.95%) SAN
6 16 (43.24%) VMware
7 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
7 11 (29.73%) Firewall
8 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
8 10 (27.03%) VoIP
9 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
10 8 (21.62%) WLAN
10 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
10 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
11 7 (18.92%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (18.92%) Office 365
11 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
12 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
12 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (13.51%) Terminal Services
13 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
13 5 (13.51%) ITIL
13 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
14 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 3 (8.11%) iPhone
15 3 (8.11%) Skype
15 3 (8.11%) XenApp

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 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (81.08%) LAN
1 30 (81.08%) WAN
2 17 (45.95%) SAN
3 11 (29.73%) Firewall
4 10 (27.03%) VoIP
5 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
5 8 (21.62%) WLAN
6 7 (18.92%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (8.11%) Skype
8 2 (5.41%) MPLS
8 2 (5.41%) Network Security
9 1 (2.70%) Broadband
9 1 (2.70%) DHCP
9 1 (2.70%) DMZ
9 1 (2.70%) DNS
9 1 (2.70%) Internet
9 1 (2.70%) IPv4
9 1 (2.70%) IPv6
9 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (18.92%) Network Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (10.81%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 4 (10.81%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 2 (5.41%) IT Support
8 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.70%) Applications Support Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Support Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) iPad
2 3 (8.11%) iPhone
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) EPoS
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.70%) Android
6 1 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Unix
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL
1 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
2 3 (8.11%) Change Management
3 2 (5.41%) SIEM
4 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.70%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (2.70%) Data Security
4 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.70%) Information Governance
4 1 (2.70%) Information Security
4 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Project Management
4 1 (2.70%) Server Hardening
4 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CCA
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) MCITP
2 2 (5.41%) MCSE
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CISM
3 1 (2.70%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
2 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.51%) Terminal Services
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.11%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) MobiControl
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (48.65%) Citrix
3 16 (43.24%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) Avaya
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Motorola
6 1 (2.70%) Samsung
6 1 (2.70%) SOTI
6 1 (2.70%) Splunk
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