Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 180 203
Rank change year-on-year +67 +23 +18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 60 95 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.94% 1.46% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.05% 8.28% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 38 90 55
Median annual salary £56,750 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +62.14% -7.89% -10.59%
10th Percentile £36,896 £22,375 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £52,625 £62,000
North West median annual salary £53,125 £36,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +47.57% -8.86% +5.33%

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 427 1,148 1,096
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.81% 17.62% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 352 755 904
Median annual salary £52,500 £43,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.09% +6.17% +1.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £23,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +2.56%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Manchester

VPN
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in Manchester.

Salary trend for VPN in Manchester

VPN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in Manchester over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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
Altrincham +10 4 - -
Stockport +23 2 £19,500 -50.32% 1
Salford +39 1 £37,858 - 1
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for VPN.

1 54 (90.00%) Firewall
2 34 (56.67%) Cisco
3 27 (45.00%) WAN
3 27 (45.00%) MPLS
4 26 (43.33%) LAN
4 26 (43.33%) Azure
5 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
6 23 (38.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (36.67%) Wireless
7 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
8 21 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (33.33%) PCI DSS
10 17 (28.33%) IIS
11 16 (26.67%) PaaS
11 16 (26.67%) IaaS
12 15 (25.00%) IT Strategy
12 15 (25.00%) Data Management
12 15 (25.00%) OSPF
13 14 (23.33%) Palo Alto
13 14 (23.33%) VLAN
14 13 (21.67%) BGP
14 13 (21.67%) CCNA
14 13 (21.67%) Network Security
15 12 (20.00%) Windows
15 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (18.33%) CCNP
16 11 (18.33%) EIGRP
16 11 (18.33%) MCSE
16 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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 17 (28.33%) IIS
2 4 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (43.33%) Azure
2 16 (26.67%) IaaS
2 16 (26.67%) PaaS
3 8 (13.33%) AWS
4 7 (11.67%) Office 365
5 5 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (6.67%) Amazon S3
6 4 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (6.67%) GitHub
6 4 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 54 (90.00%) Firewall
2 27 (45.00%) MPLS
2 27 (45.00%) WAN
3 26 (43.33%) LAN
4 22 (36.67%) Wireless
5 15 (25.00%) OSPF
6 14 (23.33%) VLAN
7 13 (21.67%) BGP
7 13 (21.67%) Network Security
8 11 (18.33%) EIGRP
9 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 7 (11.67%) Cisco Firepower
10 7 (11.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (11.67%) Spanning Tree
10 7 (11.67%) SSL
10 7 (11.67%) VoIP
10 7 (11.67%) VPLS
11 5 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 5 (8.33%) Retail
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Law
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (26.67%) Architect
2 16 (26.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Operational Security Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Operations Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Security Operations Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.33%) Life Science
4 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (6.67%) Social Media
5 2 (3.33%) Cybercrime
5 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.00%) Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.33%) CatOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Data Management
1 15 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (15.00%) High Availability
3 9 (15.00%) Tech Ops
4 8 (13.33%) Change Control
4 8 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (11.67%) ITIL
5 7 (11.67%) Project Management
6 5 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 5 (8.33%) Capacity Management
6 5 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 5 (8.33%) Security Hardening
6 5 (8.33%) Security Operations
7 4 (6.67%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.00%) Python
3 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.67%) CCNA
3 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (18.33%) CCNP
4 11 (18.33%) MCSE
5 8 (13.33%) Degree
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (8.33%) RHCSA
8 4 (6.67%) CEH
8 4 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (6.67%) MBCS
8 4 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.33%) CCDP
9 2 (3.33%) CCIE
9 2 (3.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.67%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.67%) CISSP
10 1 (1.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.33%) SLA
4 4 (6.67%) GDPR
4 4 (6.67%) NCSC
4 4 (6.67%) QA
5 1 (1.67%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.67%) NIST
5 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.67%) Firmware
4 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) FortiGate
2 6 (10.00%) Ansible
3 4 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (56.67%) Cisco
2 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.33%) Palo Alto
4 11 (18.33%) Fortinet
4 11 (18.33%) VMware
5 7 (11.67%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.33%) HP
7 4 (6.67%) Citrix
7 4 (6.67%) Veeam
8 2 (3.33%) F5
8 2 (3.33%) Sophos
9 1 (1.67%) Aruba
9 1 (1.67%) CA
9 1 (1.67%) McAfee
9 1 (1.67%) Meraki
9 1 (1.67%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds