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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 113 145 136
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 75 42 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.94% 1.03% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.61% 7.33% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 59 36 36
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,250 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -5.33%
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
551 573 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.24% 14.03% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 443 495 471
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Rochdale - 7 £100,000 - 1
Bolton +12 3 £47,500 +5.55%
Sale - 2 £19,250 -
Stockport -1 1 £34,000 +78.94%
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 79 (54.86%) Windows
2 66 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 66 (45.83%) Firewall
3 58 (40.28%) Microsoft
4 57 (39.58%) LAN
5 54 (37.50%) Cisco
6 48 (33.33%) DHCP
7 46 (31.94%) DNS
8 43 (29.86%) Linux
9 42 (29.17%) WAN
9 42 (29.17%) VMware
10 41 (28.47%) MS Exchange
11 37 (25.69%) VoIP
12 36 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 35 (24.31%) Citrix
14 31 (21.53%) MS Excel
15 30 (20.83%) MySQL
16 29 (20.14%) TCP/IP
17 28 (19.44%) PHP
17 28 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (19.44%) Puppet
18 26 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (17.36%) Degree
19 25 (17.36%) Scrum
19 25 (17.36%) C++
20 24 (16.67%) Finance
21 23 (15.97%) Wireless
21 23 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
22 22 (15.28%) Analytics
22 22 (15.28%) DevOps

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 41 (28.47%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.47%) IIS
6 5 (3.47%) IBM Notes
6 5 (3.47%) Apache
7 4 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.78%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (2.08%) nginx
8 3 (2.08%) Lync
8 3 (2.08%) CMS
9 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.69%) WorkSite
Applications
1 31 (21.53%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.72%) MS Office
3 9 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.97%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.42%) Route 53
2 15 (10.42%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (4.17%) SaaS
4 5 (3.47%) Office 365
5 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (45.83%) Firewall
2 57 (39.58%) LAN
3 48 (33.33%) DHCP
4 46 (31.94%) DNS
5 42 (29.17%) WAN
6 37 (25.69%) VoIP
7 29 (20.14%) TCP/IP
8 23 (15.97%) Wireless
9 21 (14.58%) IPsec
9 21 (14.58%) Network Security
9 21 (14.58%) Internet
10 20 (13.89%) MPLS
11 19 (13.19%) SAN
12 17 (11.81%) IPv4
13 16 (11.11%) Ethernet
14 15 (10.42%) PPTP
14 15 (10.42%) OpenVPN
15 13 (9.03%) WLAN
16 12 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (7.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (20.83%) MySQL
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.64%) Selenium
2 10 (6.94%) JIRA
3 3 (2.08%) Subversion
3 3 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Law
2 7 (4.86%) Legal
3 5 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (23.61%) Analyst
2 21 (14.58%) Support Engineer
3 19 (13.19%) IT Support
4 16 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 15 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.94%) Network Analyst
7 10 (6.94%) IT Support Analyst
8 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.56%) Technical Support
9 8 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Consultant
11 6 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.17%) Junior
11 6 (4.17%) Administrator
11 6 (4.17%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
12 5 (3.47%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.28%) LAMP
2 3 (2.08%) XMPP
2 3 (2.08%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (0.69%) RSS
4 1 (0.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.81%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.42%) Cryptography
2 15 (10.42%) PKI
3 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.86%) Clustering
6 5 (3.47%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.47%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.78%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.08%) Replication
9 1 (0.69%) EPoS
9 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.69%) CMDB
9 1 (0.69%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 79 (54.86%) Windows
2 43 (29.86%) Linux
3 20 (13.89%) Android
4 19 (13.19%) Windows 7
5 15 (10.42%) CentOS
6 13 (9.03%) Windows 8
7 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (6.94%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.78%) Debian
11 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.39%) Solaris
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.69%) UNIX
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.36%) Scrum
3 22 (15.28%) Analytics
3 22 (15.28%) DevOps
4 20 (13.89%) Migration
4 20 (13.89%) ITIL
5 17 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (9.72%) TDD
7 14 (9.72%) Data Protection
8 12 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 12 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 11 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (7.64%) Load Balancing
10 10 (6.94%) Manual Testing
10 10 (6.94%) User Stories
11 9 (6.25%) Information Security
11 9 (6.25%) Service Delivery
12 8 (5.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.44%) PHP
2 25 (17.36%) C++
3 15 (10.42%) SQL
3 15 (10.42%) Bash Shell
4 14 (9.72%) Python
5 7 (4.86%) VBScript
6 6 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.08%) VB
7 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.08%) Ruby
8 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (17.36%) Degree
2 22 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (10.42%) CCNA
4 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.86%) MCTS
5 7 (4.86%) MCSA
6 6 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.17%) CCNP
7 5 (3.47%) CCSP
8 4 (2.78%) MCSE
9 3 (2.08%) CISSP
9 3 (2.08%) CCIE
9 3 (2.08%) MCITP
10 2 (1.39%) CISA
10 2 (1.39%) CISM
10 2 (1.39%) MCP
11 1 (0.69%) HND
11 1 (0.69%) MOS
11 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) PCI DSS
2 11 (7.64%) SLA
3 7 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 66 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.58%) Docker
4 17 (11.81%) Hyper-V
5 13 (9.03%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.56%) vSphere
6 8 (5.56%) ISA Server
7 6 (4.17%) Terminal Server
8 4 (2.78%) pfSense
8 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.39%) NFS
9 2 (1.39%) vCloud
10 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (19.44%) Puppet
2 21 (14.58%) Vagrant
3 5 (3.47%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.47%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.78%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.78%) ARCserve
4 4 (2.78%) SCCM
4 4 (2.78%) cPanel
5 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (2.08%) XenMobile
5 3 (2.08%) Cisco LMS
5 3 (2.08%) Opsview
5 3 (2.08%) Nagios
5 3 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 58 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 54 (37.50%) Cisco
3 42 (29.17%) VMware
4 35 (24.31%) Citrix
5 10 (6.94%) CheckPoint
6 9 (6.25%) Juniper
6 9 (6.25%) NetApp
6 9 (6.25%) F5
7 8 (5.56%) Websense
7 8 (5.56%) HP
7 8 (5.56%) Blue Coat
8 5 (3.47%) Lotus
8 5 (3.47%) Interwoven
8 5 (3.47%) IronPort
8 5 (3.47%) Veeam
8 5 (3.47%) McAfee
9 4 (2.78%) WatchGuard
10 3 (2.08%) Symantec
10 3 (2.08%) Dell
10 3 (2.08%) SolarWinds
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