Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 114 102
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 +27
Permanent jobs citing VPN 70 26 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.16% 1.17% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.00% 7.58% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 49 23 52
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £29,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.93% -7.94% +14.55%
10th Percentile £21,000 £16,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £41,750 £45,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +16.44% -1.35% +13.85%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 500 343 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.45% 15.39% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 346 244 375
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,325 £21,500
90th Percentile £58,125 £56,750 £69,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 +29 34 £40,500 +3.18% 7
Wilmslow +20 9 £69,000 +117.32% 1
Crewe - 7 £32,500 -
Chester -14 6 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Knutsford - 2 - -
Daresbury - 2 £20,750 -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 46 (65.71%) WAN
2 43 (61.43%) Firewall
3 42 (60.00%) Windows
4 41 (58.57%) LAN
5 36 (51.43%) Cisco
6 33 (47.14%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
7 26 (37.14%) Windows Server
8 25 (35.71%) VMware
9 23 (32.86%) DNS
10 21 (30.00%) Citrix
10 21 (30.00%) BGP
11 20 (28.57%) OSPF
11 20 (28.57%) DHCP
11 20 (28.57%) Wireless
11 20 (28.57%) Load Balancing
12 19 (27.14%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (27.14%) IPsec
12 19 (27.14%) TCP/IP
12 19 (27.14%) EIGRP
12 19 (27.14%) Data Centre
13 18 (25.71%) SSL
13 18 (25.71%) CCNA
14 17 (24.29%) CCNP
14 17 (24.29%) Network Security
15 16 (22.86%) MPLS
15 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (21.43%) NX-OS
17 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (20.00%) SAN

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 6 (8.57%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (65.71%) WAN
2 43 (61.43%) Firewall
3 41 (58.57%) LAN
4 23 (32.86%) DNS
5 21 (30.00%) BGP
6 20 (28.57%) DHCP
6 20 (28.57%) OSPF
6 20 (28.57%) Wireless
7 19 (27.14%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (27.14%) EIGRP
7 19 (27.14%) IPsec
7 19 (27.14%) TCP/IP
8 18 (25.71%) SSL
9 17 (24.29%) Network Security
10 16 (22.86%) MPLS
11 15 (21.43%) NX-OS
12 14 (20.00%) SAN
13 11 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (15.71%) Ethernet
14 9 (12.86%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Administrator
4 7 (10.00%) Cisco Administrator
4 7 (10.00%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 7 (10.00%) Network Administrator
4 7 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Administrator
4 7 (10.00%) Senior Network Administrator
5 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) CSS
2 3 (4.29%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.71%) Life Science
4 3 (4.29%) Replication
5 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.00%) Windows
2 26 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.71%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 11 (15.71%) ITIL
3 10 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (7.14%) Service Management
5 4 (5.71%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.71%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.71%) ITSM
5 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.29%) ERP
7 2 (2.86%) Data Security
7 2 (2.86%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.86%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (2.86%) Information Security
7 2 (2.86%) Line Management
7 2 (2.86%) Network Design
7 2 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.86%) SIEM
7 2 (2.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) SQL
2 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.29%) Python
3 2 (2.86%) C
3 2 (2.86%) C#
3 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (47.14%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (25.71%) CCNA
3 17 (24.29%) CCNP
4 9 (12.86%) Degree
5 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.71%) CCA
6 4 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (5.71%) MCSA
6 4 (5.71%) MCSE
6 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.29%) CCIE
7 3 (4.29%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.86%) CCDP
8 2 (2.86%) CEH
8 2 (2.86%) CISM
8 2 (2.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) PMO
2 8 (11.43%) SLA
3 2 (2.86%) GDPR
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.57%) Hyper-V
3 11 (15.71%) XenApp
4 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.57%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (51.43%) Cisco
2 25 (35.71%) VMware
3 21 (30.00%) Citrix
4 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (18.57%) F5
6 11 (15.71%) Riverbed
7 6 (8.57%) Juniper
8 4 (5.71%) Veeam
9 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.86%) Google
9 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.43%) CyberArk
10 1 (1.43%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.43%) Imperva
10 1 (1.43%) Splunk
10 1 (1.43%) WatchGuard