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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 111 136 151
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 65 60 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.00% 1.49% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.51% 9.30% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 64 56 33
Average salary £40,875 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.78% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £57,850
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
481 645 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.80% 16.05% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 420 532 438
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
Salford - 8 £20,000 -
Rochdale +3 4 £60,000 -14.28%
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 76 (62.30%) Windows
2 64 (52.46%) Firewall
3 56 (45.90%) LAN
3 56 (45.90%) Active Directory
4 52 (42.62%) WAN
5 50 (40.98%) ITIL
6 48 (39.34%) Microsoft
7 42 (34.43%) Windows Server
8 39 (31.97%) Cisco
9 35 (28.69%) MS Office
9 35 (28.69%) Windows 7
10 34 (27.87%) MS Excel
10 34 (27.87%) Internet
11 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
12 32 (26.23%) VMware
13 31 (25.41%) Degree
14 30 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
15 27 (22.13%) Citrix
15 27 (22.13%) MS Exchange
16 26 (21.31%) CCNA
16 26 (21.31%) Juniper
16 26 (21.31%) DHCP
17 24 (19.67%) CCNP
18 23 (18.85%) VLAN
19 22 (18.03%) DNS
19 22 (18.03%) Data Centre
20 21 (17.21%) Microsoft Azure
21 20 (16.39%) Wireless
21 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
22 19 (15.57%) TCP/IP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 27 (22.13%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (11.48%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.74%) IIS
5 7 (5.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.28%) CMS
9 3 (2.46%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.82%) Apache
11 1 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (28.69%) MS Office
2 34 (27.87%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (15.57%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (14.75%) Office 365
4 12 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (5.74%) IaaS
6 6 (4.92%) SaaS
7 3 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.64%) Route 53
9 1 (0.82%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 64 (52.46%) Firewall
2 56 (45.90%) LAN
3 52 (42.62%) WAN
4 34 (27.87%) Internet
5 26 (21.31%) DHCP
6 23 (18.85%) VLAN
7 22 (18.03%) DNS
8 20 (16.39%) Wireless
9 19 (15.57%) IPsec
9 19 (15.57%) TCP/IP
10 17 (13.93%) MPLS
11 13 (10.66%) Broadband
11 13 (10.66%) SSL
12 12 (9.84%) SAN
13 11 (9.02%) BGP
13 11 (9.02%) OSPF
14 10 (8.20%) VoIP
15 9 (7.38%) iSCSI
16 8 (6.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 8 (6.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) MySQL
3 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (13.93%) Finance
1 17 (13.93%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.48%) Legal
3 13 (10.66%) Law
4 6 (4.92%) German Language
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) Analyst
2 22 (18.03%) Network Engineer
3 18 (14.75%) IT Support
3 18 (14.75%) Support Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) 1st Line Support
4 13 (10.66%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) IT Support Technician
5 11 (9.02%) IT Technician
5 11 (9.02%) Support Technician
6 10 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Server Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 9 (7.38%) Network Analyst
7 9 (7.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 8 (6.56%) Consultant
8 8 (6.56%) IT Consultant
8 8 (6.56%) Operations Manager
8 8 (6.56%) Security Consultant
8 8 (6.56%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.10%) Web Services
3 2 (1.64%) LAMP
4 1 (0.82%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.11%) Blackberry
3 15 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (11.48%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.74%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.10%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (3.28%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.46%) CMDB
9 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.64%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.64%) EPoS
9 2 (1.64%) PKI
10 1 (0.82%) Clustering
10 1 (0.82%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.82%) Replication
10 1 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 76 (62.30%) Windows
2 42 (34.43%) Windows Server
3 35 (28.69%) Windows 7
4 17 (13.93%) Linux
5 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.66%) Windows 10
6 13 (10.66%) Windows 8
6 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.92%) Unix
9 4 (3.28%) CentOS
9 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.64%) Android
10 2 (1.64%) Debian
10 2 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.98%) ITIL
2 19 (15.57%) Service Management
3 14 (11.48%) Service Delivery
4 13 (10.66%) High Availability
5 12 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (9.02%) Network Management
7 10 (8.20%) Analytics
7 10 (8.20%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (7.38%) Network Design
8 9 (7.38%) Presales
9 8 (6.56%) Identity Access Management
9 8 (6.56%) Information Management
9 8 (6.56%) Operations Management
9 8 (6.56%) People Management
9 8 (6.56%) Project Management
9 8 (6.56%) Security Operations
9 8 (6.56%) SIEM
9 8 (6.56%) Strategic Planning
9 8 (6.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.20%) C
1 10 (8.20%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.38%) VBScript
3 5 (4.10%) PHP
3 5 (4.10%) SQL
3 5 (4.10%) VB
4 4 (3.28%) C++
5 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.64%) Perl
5 2 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (25.41%) Degree
2 30 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (21.31%) CCNA
4 24 (19.67%) CCNP
5 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (12.30%) MCSE
7 14 (11.48%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (9.84%) MCSA
9 10 (8.20%) MOS
10 5 (4.10%) CCSA
10 5 (4.10%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (4.10%) HND
10 5 (4.10%) MCITP
11 4 (3.28%) CCSP
11 4 (3.28%) JNCIA
11 4 (3.28%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.64%) MCT
12 2 (1.64%) MCTS
13 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) PCI DSS
2 10 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (45.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.30%) Terminal Server
4 14 (11.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.28%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.46%) vSphere
7 2 (1.64%) Docker
7 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.82%) NDS
8 1 (0.82%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (0.82%) pfSense
8 1 (0.82%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.82%) UAG
8 1 (0.82%) vCloud
8 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (3.28%) Cacti
2 4 (3.28%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.28%) SCCM
2 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.46%) Nagios
3 3 (2.46%) Puppet
4 2 (1.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 39 (31.97%) Cisco
3 32 (26.23%) VMware
4 27 (22.13%) Citrix
5 26 (21.31%) Juniper
6 12 (9.84%) CheckPoint
6 12 (9.84%) HP
7 11 (9.02%) F5
7 11 (9.02%) SolarWinds
8 10 (8.20%) AppSense
9 7 (5.74%) SYSPRO
10 6 (4.92%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.10%) Interwoven
12 4 (3.28%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.28%) BT
12 4 (3.28%) Forcepoint
12 4 (3.28%) iManage
12 4 (3.28%) NetApp
12 4 (3.28%) Palo Alto
13 3 (2.46%) Veeam
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