Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 158 151
Rank change year-on-year -15 -7 +46
Permanent jobs citing VPN 130 129 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.65% 1.73% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.52% 11.30% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 118 118 97
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +19.40%
10th Percentile £25,875 £31,250 £25,450
90th Percentile £68,250 £51,250 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.92% +6.00% +17.19%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1128 1142 1066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.28% 15.34% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 966 998 844
Manchester median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.00%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Manchester

VPN
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for VPN in Manchester

VPN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Manchester over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Manchester

VPN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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
Rochdale +24 21 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Salford +2 6 £36,250 -9.38%
Bury - 6 £24,500 - 1
Bolton +1 3 £42,500 -22.73%
Stockport -8 3 £47,500 -13.64%
Altrincham -9 3 £28,000 +5.66%
Sale - 2 £31,000 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VPN.

1 92 (70.77%) Firewall
2 85 (65.38%) Cisco
3 64 (49.23%) LAN
4 58 (44.62%) WAN
5 55 (42.31%) BGP
6 42 (32.31%) OSPF
6 42 (32.31%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (31.54%) Active Directory
8 40 (30.77%) VoIP
9 39 (30.00%) CCNP
9 39 (30.00%) MPLS
10 37 (28.46%) Juniper
11 36 (27.69%) Network Security
12 35 (26.92%) Windows
13 33 (25.38%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (23.85%) Microsoft
14 31 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
15 30 (23.08%) EIGRP
16 29 (22.31%) Service Management
16 29 (22.31%) IPv6
16 29 (22.31%) Ethernet
17 28 (21.54%) DNS
17 28 (21.54%) IPsec
17 28 (21.54%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (21.54%) VLAN
17 28 (21.54%) Office 365
18 26 (20.00%) Configuration Management
19 25 (19.23%) Cacti
20 24 (18.46%) HSRP
20 24 (18.46%) Data Centre

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 12 (9.23%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.92%) SAS
3 9 (6.92%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.31%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) Camtasia
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Visualfiles
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (21.54%) Office 365
3 12 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (7.69%) IaaS
5 5 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.85%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.54%) PaaS
6 2 (1.54%) SaaS
7 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 92 (70.77%) Firewall
2 64 (49.23%) LAN
3 58 (44.62%) WAN
4 55 (42.31%) BGP
5 42 (32.31%) OSPF
6 40 (30.77%) VoIP
7 39 (30.00%) MPLS
8 36 (27.69%) Network Security
9 33 (25.38%) Wi-Fi
10 30 (23.08%) EIGRP
11 29 (22.31%) Ethernet
11 29 (22.31%) IPv6
12 28 (21.54%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (21.54%) DNS
12 28 (21.54%) IPsec
12 28 (21.54%) VLAN
13 24 (18.46%) HSRP
14 23 (17.69%) VRRP
15 20 (15.38%) Broadband
16 19 (14.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.31%) Power BI
3 2 (1.54%) MySQL
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (3.85%) Hudson
2 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.46%) Finance
3 8 (6.15%) Legal
4 5 (3.85%) Retail
5 4 (3.08%) Law
6 3 (2.31%) German Language
7 2 (1.54%) Marketing
7 2 (1.54%) Retail Finance
8 1 (0.77%) Back Office
8 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.85%) Architect
3 15 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 13 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (9.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (8.46%) IT Engineer
6 11 (8.46%) Network Security Architect
6 11 (8.46%) Security Architect
6 11 (8.46%) Security Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) Analyst
8 9 (6.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Network Specialist
9 8 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Service Analyst
9 8 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (4.62%) PKI
5 4 (3.08%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.54%) BYOD
7 2 (1.54%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.54%) Replication
7 2 (1.54%) Tandem
7 2 (1.54%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.77%) Clustering
8 1 (0.77%) iPad
8 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Windows
2 24 (18.46%) Windows Server
3 17 (13.08%) Linux
4 9 (6.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.62%) Unix
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.54%) AIX
6 2 (1.54%) CentOS
6 2 (1.54%) Debian
7 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.31%) Service Management
2 26 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 21 (16.15%) ITIL
4 16 (12.31%) Load Balancing
5 14 (10.77%) Network Management
6 13 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 13 (10.00%) Information Security
7 12 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.46%) DevOps
8 11 (8.46%) WAN Optimisation
9 10 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (7.69%) TOGAF
9 10 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
10 9 (6.92%) Change Management
10 9 (6.92%) Release Management
11 8 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.15%) Network Design
11 8 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.38%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.85%) Python
2 16 (12.31%) SQL
3 14 (10.77%) PHP
4 13 (10.00%) Perl
5 5 (3.85%) Java
5 5 (3.85%) Ruby
6 4 (3.08%) C
6 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (32.31%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (30.00%) CCNP
3 14 (10.77%) JNCIP
4 12 (9.23%) CCDP
5 9 (6.92%) CCNA
6 7 (5.38%) CCIE
7 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.31%) Degree
9 3 (2.31%) MCITP
9 3 (2.31%) MOS
10 2 (1.54%) MCSE
11 1 (0.77%) CCENT
11 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.77%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.77%) MBCS
11 1 (0.77%) MCP
11 1 (0.77%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 13 (10.00%) SLA
3 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (31.54%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.92%) Firmware
5 5 (3.85%) Docker
6 4 (3.08%) XenApp
7 2 (1.54%) KVM
8 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (19.23%) Cacti
2 20 (15.38%) Puppet
3 18 (13.85%) SCCM
4 15 (11.54%) Nagios
5 13 (10.00%) OpenNMS
5 13 (10.00%) RANCID
6 10 (7.69%) FortiGate
7 7 (5.38%) SCOM
8 5 (3.85%) Ansible
8 5 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (3.85%) Kubernetes
8 5 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (3.85%) Packer
8 5 (3.85%) Terraform
9 4 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (3.08%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (2.31%) TrustSec
11 2 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (65.38%) Cisco
2 37 (28.46%) Juniper
3 31 (23.85%) Microsoft
4 23 (17.69%) Citrix
5 18 (13.85%) VMware
6 16 (12.31%) Ericsson
6 16 (12.31%) Huawei
7 12 (9.23%) F5
7 12 (9.23%) IronPort
7 12 (9.23%) SolarWinds
8 11 (8.46%) Google
9 9 (6.92%) Brocade
9 9 (6.92%) CheckPoint
10 8 (6.15%) Polycom
10 8 (6.15%) Siemens
11 7 (5.38%) BT
11 7 (5.38%) Foundry
11 7 (5.38%) ZyXEL
12 4 (3.08%) Palo Alto
13 3 (2.31%) LexisNexis