The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 142 136 131
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 45 48 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.10% 1.20% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.75% 8.28% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 38 42 48
Average salary £31,514 £31,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.74% -2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £20,100 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,950 £45,450
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
VPN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
581 580 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.15% 14.47% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 504 513 431
Average salary £34,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VPN
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

VPN Salary Trend in Manchester

VPN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Manchester

VPN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -2 3 - -
Bolton -1 1 £45,000 +80.00%
Salford - 1 £26,500 - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 41 (51.25%) Windows
2 30 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 29 (36.25%) Active Directory
4 28 (35.00%) WAN
5 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 25 (31.25%) Linux
6 24 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 24 (30.00%) LAN
7 23 (28.75%) Firewall
8 22 (27.50%) MPLS
8 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (26.25%) DNS
10 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (25.00%) Load Balancing
11 19 (23.75%) Cisco
11 19 (23.75%) Blackberry
12 18 (22.50%) VMware
13 17 (21.25%) Citrix
13 17 (21.25%) DHCP
13 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (20.00%) Lync
14 16 (20.00%) Unified Communications
14 16 (20.00%) Office 365
15 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (15.00%) SAN
16 12 (15.00%) ITIL
16 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (13.75%) XenApp

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (20.00%) Lync
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.00%) Apache
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.75%) IIS
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.50%) Confluence
7 1 (1.25%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Office 365
2 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.50%) Route 53
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 28 (35.00%) WAN
3 24 (30.00%) LAN
4 23 (28.75%) Firewall
5 22 (27.50%) MPLS
6 21 (26.25%) DNS
7 17 (21.25%) DHCP
8 16 (20.00%) Unified Communications
9 12 (15.00%) SAN
10 7 (8.75%) OSPF
11 6 (7.50%) Ethernet
11 6 (7.50%) VoIP
11 6 (7.50%) SMTP
12 5 (6.25%) Network Security
12 5 (6.25%) Internet
12 5 (6.25%) Broadband
13 4 (5.00%) IPsec
13 4 (5.00%) Wireless
13 4 (5.00%) VLAN
13 4 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) MySQL
1 6 (7.50%) NoSQL
1 6 (7.50%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) JIRA
1 2 (2.50%) PHPUnit
General
1 7 (8.75%) Retail
2 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.50%) Law
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Administrator
3 8 (10.00%) Consultant
3 8 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Team Leader
4 7 (8.75%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (8.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Network Support
5 6 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (7.50%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Network Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Support
6 5 (6.25%) IT Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Support Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Web Services
2 2 (2.50%) CSS
2 2 (2.50%) LAMP
3 1 (1.25%) OAuth
3 1 (1.25%) HTML5
3 1 (1.25%) REST
3 1 (1.25%) JSON
3 1 (1.25%) SAML
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) COM
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.00%) PKI
3 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) iPhone
5 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) SCADA
6 1 (1.25%) CMDB
6 1 (1.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) Windows
2 25 (31.25%) Linux
3 22 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
7 9 (11.25%) UNIX
8 8 (10.00%) Solaris
9 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.00%) Android
11 3 (3.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (2.50%) CentOS
13 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
13 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (15.00%) ITIL
3 11 (13.75%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.50%) Project Management
5 6 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (7.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.75%) Information Assurance
7 3 (3.75%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (3.75%) Change Control
7 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.75%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.75%) Quality Management
7 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) PHP
1 8 (10.00%) SQL
1 8 (10.00%) C
1 8 (10.00%) C++
2 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (13.75%) Degree
3 11 (13.75%) MCSE
3 11 (13.75%) CCNA
4 8 (10.00%) MCITP
5 7 (8.75%) CCNP
6 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.00%) VCAP
7 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 3 (3.75%) MCTS
7 3 (3.75%) MCP
8 2 (2.50%) MCSA
8 2 (2.50%) CCIE
9 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) QA
2 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (36.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.75%) XenApp
4 8 (10.00%) MetaFrame
4 8 (10.00%) UAG
4 8 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (5.00%) vSphere
5 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Nagios
1 6 (7.50%) Cacti
2 2 (2.50%) DameWare
2 2 (2.50%) WSUS
2 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (1.25%) SCCM
3 1 (1.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.25%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.25%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.75%) Cisco
3 18 (22.50%) VMware
4 17 (21.25%) Citrix
5 10 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 8 (10.00%) EMC
6 8 (10.00%) AppSense
7 7 (8.75%) Juniper
8 6 (7.50%) Oracle
9 5 (6.25%) CheckPoint
10 4 (5.00%) LANDesk
11 3 (3.75%) BT
11 3 (3.75%) HP
12 2 (2.50%) Siemens
12 2 (2.50%) Perforce
12 2 (2.50%) Mitel
12 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
12 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.50%) Polycom
12 2 (2.50%) Veeam
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