Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 125 149 210
Rank change year-on-year +24 +61 -47
Permanent jobs citing VPN 51 84 75
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.62% 1.49% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.35% 11.76% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 39 83 52
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +23.19% -23.33%
10th Percentile £22,700 £26,240 £22,525
90th Percentile £71,000 £57,686 £53,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +21.62% +13.85% -23.53%

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 382 714 1,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.10% 12.68% 18.64%
Number of salaries quoted 320 591 1,122
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +16.88%
10th Percentile £25,450 £24,250 £24,025
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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
Stockport - 3 £23,000 -
Salford +20 2 £37,858 +5.90%
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 39 (76.47%) Firewall
2 28 (54.90%) WAN
3 26 (50.98%) Windows
4 22 (43.14%) LAN
4 22 (43.14%) DNS
5 21 (41.18%) Cisco
6 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
7 17 (33.33%) ITIL
7 17 (33.33%) VMware
8 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
9 15 (29.41%) VLAN
9 15 (29.41%) Azure
9 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (29.41%) Windows 10
10 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
10 14 (27.45%) Linux
11 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
11 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (23.53%) SSL
12 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
13 11 (21.57%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (21.57%) Security Architecture
13 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
14 10 (19.61%) MCSE
14 10 (19.61%) Fortinet
15 9 (17.65%) MCITP
15 9 (17.65%) IPsec

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 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Confluence
3 3 (5.88%) IIS
3 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) Azure
2 7 (13.73%) AWS
2 7 (13.73%) Office 365
3 3 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.88%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.96%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 39 (76.47%) Firewall
2 28 (54.90%) WAN
3 22 (43.14%) DNS
3 22 (43.14%) LAN
4 15 (29.41%) VLAN
5 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
6 12 (23.53%) SSL
7 9 (17.65%) DHCP
7 9 (17.65%) IPsec
8 8 (15.69%) WLAN
9 7 (13.73%) FTP
9 7 (13.73%) Network Security
9 7 (13.73%) OSPF
10 6 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (11.76%) DMZ
11 5 (9.80%) IPv4
11 5 (9.80%) Wireless
12 4 (7.84%) Internet
12 4 (7.84%) MPLS
12 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) MySQL
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
1 5 (9.80%) Subversion
2 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (13.73%) Electronics
2 2 (3.92%) Law
2 2 (3.92%) Legal
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) IT Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Security Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Senior Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 3 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.98%) Windows
2 15 (29.41%) Windows 10
2 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (27.45%) Linux
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
5 5 (9.80%) Unix
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.84%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (21.57%) Security Architecture
3 9 (17.65%) DevOps
4 8 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (15.69%) Service Management
5 7 (13.73%) Analytical Thinking
5 7 (13.73%) Computer Science
5 7 (13.73%) CRM
5 7 (13.73%) Information Security
5 7 (13.73%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (13.73%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (13.73%) Project Management
5 7 (13.73%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (13.73%) Storage Management
5 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (9.80%) DevSecOps
6 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (9.80%) Machine Learning
6 5 (9.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.76%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Bash Shell
3 5 (9.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (19.61%) MCSE
4 9 (17.65%) MCITP
4 9 (17.65%) MCSA
5 7 (13.73%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (9.80%) CCNP
6 5 (9.80%) DBS Check
6 5 (9.80%) GIAC
6 5 (9.80%) RHCE
7 4 (7.84%) CCNA
7 4 (7.84%) JNCIP
8 3 (5.88%) CISA
8 3 (5.88%) CISM
8 3 (5.88%) CISSP
9 2 (3.92%) HP AIS
9 2 (3.92%) HP ASE
9 2 (3.92%) HP MASE
9 2 (3.92%) JNCIS
9 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.80%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.88%) SLA
4 1 (1.96%) GDPR
4 1 (1.96%) NCSC
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.76%) Docker
4 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (3.92%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.92%) XenApp
7 1 (1.96%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Nessus
1 7 (13.73%) WSUS
2 6 (11.76%) FortiGate
3 5 (9.80%) Ansible
3 5 (9.80%) Puppet
4 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.88%) SCCM
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Cisco
2 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
3 17 (33.33%) VMware
4 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
5 10 (19.61%) Fortinet
6 8 (15.69%) Sophos
7 7 (13.73%) HP
7 7 (13.73%) Palo Alto
7 7 (13.73%) ZyXEL
8 6 (11.76%) F5
8 6 (11.76%) Juniper
9 5 (9.80%) Citrix
9 5 (9.80%) Oracle
9 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
10 4 (7.84%) Aruba
11 3 (5.88%) Forcepoint
12 2 (3.92%) Brocade
12 2 (3.92%) Meraki
12 2 (3.92%) NetApp
13 1 (1.96%) Veeam