Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 202 140
Rank change year-on-year +11 -62 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 95 95 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.33% 1.22% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.51% 8.50% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 67 88 125
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,000 £51,250 £51,250
North West median annual salary £40,440 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +19.82% -10.00% +15.38%

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 904 1,117 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.67% 14.39% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 738 901 842
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £22,275
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £64,875
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 +9 14 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Stockport +7 10 £46,000 +6.98% 1
Altrincham +3 8 £28,000 +5.66%
Salford +1 6 £46,000 +3.95% 1
Sale - 2 £36,500 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 65 (68.42%) Firewall
2 56 (58.95%) Cisco
3 39 (41.05%) Active Directory
4 34 (35.79%) LAN
5 32 (33.68%) VLAN
6 31 (32.63%) Windows
7 30 (31.58%) WAN
7 30 (31.58%) DNS
7 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (31.58%) Hyper-V
8 28 (29.47%) Microsoft
9 27 (28.42%) MPLS
10 25 (26.32%) Telecoms
10 25 (26.32%) Ethernet
10 25 (26.32%) VMware
11 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (24.21%) Windows Server
12 23 (24.21%) CCNP
12 23 (24.21%) Juniper
13 22 (23.16%) SQL
13 22 (23.16%) BGP
13 22 (23.16%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (21.05%) Office 365
15 19 (20.00%) IaaS
16 18 (18.95%) Skype
16 18 (18.95%) MS Exchange
16 18 (18.95%) VoIP
16 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (17.89%) ITIL
17 17 (17.89%) OSPF

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 18 (18.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (21.05%) Office 365
3 19 (20.00%) IaaS
4 17 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (8.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (7.37%) PaaS
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.05%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.05%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 65 (68.42%) Firewall
2 34 (35.79%) LAN
3 32 (33.68%) VLAN
4 30 (31.58%) DNS
4 30 (31.58%) WAN
5 27 (28.42%) MPLS
6 25 (26.32%) Ethernet
7 22 (23.16%) BGP
7 22 (23.16%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (18.95%) Skype
8 18 (18.95%) VoIP
9 17 (17.89%) OSPF
9 17 (17.89%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (16.84%) Network Security
11 14 (14.74%) IPv6
11 14 (14.74%) Wireless
12 13 (13.68%) Broadband
12 13 (13.68%) DHCP
12 13 (13.68%) HSRP
12 13 (13.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.05%) MS Access
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (4.21%) Hudson
3 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.21%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.11%) JIRA
4 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.47%) Retail
3 7 (7.37%) Marketing
4 6 (6.32%) Games
5 4 (4.21%) German Language
6 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.11%) Dutch Language
7 2 (2.11%) Finance
8 1 (1.05%) Billing
8 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (22.11%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.58%) Architect
3 9 (9.47%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (9.47%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) IT Support
5 7 (7.37%) Azure Architect
5 7 (7.37%) IT Manager
5 7 (7.37%) Network Security Specialist
5 7 (7.37%) Network Specialist
5 7 (7.37%) Security Specialist
6 6 (6.32%) Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.32%) IT Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (6.32%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Presales Solution Architect
6 6 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.11%) CSS
2 2 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.11%) HTML
2 2 (2.11%) jQuery
2 2 (2.11%) LDAP
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.05%) JSON
3 1 (1.05%) Kafka
3 1 (1.05%) LAMP
3 1 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (8.42%) Replication
4 7 (7.37%) Clustering
4 7 (7.37%) PKI
5 6 (6.32%) Tandem
5 6 (6.32%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.11%) Cyberattack
7 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.11%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.05%) CCTV
8 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.05%) Frameworx
8 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.05%) TM Forum
8 1 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.63%) Windows
2 23 (24.21%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.42%) Linux
5 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.16%) Mac OS
6 3 (3.16%) Unix
7 2 (2.11%) Kali Linux
7 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.05%) CentOS
8 1 (1.05%) DC/OS
8 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) ITIL
1 17 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
3 13 (13.68%) Service Delivery
4 11 (11.58%) Mentoring
4 11 (11.58%) Network Design
4 11 (11.58%) Network Management
5 9 (9.47%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.42%) Load Balancing
6 8 (8.42%) Presales
6 8 (8.42%) SIEM
7 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.37%) Migration
7 7 (7.37%) Release Management
7 7 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (6.32%) Change Management
8 6 (6.32%) Information Security
8 6 (6.32%) Practice Management
8 6 (6.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.16%) SQL
2 14 (14.74%) Python
3 12 (12.63%) PHP
4 10 (10.53%) Perl
5 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
5 7 (7.37%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.21%) Go
6 4 (4.21%) Java
6 4 (4.21%) Ruby
7 2 (2.11%) C
7 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (24.21%) CCNP
3 11 (11.58%) CCNA
3 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.47%) CCDP
4 9 (9.47%) JNCIP
4 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (8.42%) MCSE
6 7 (7.37%) Degree
7 6 (6.32%) MCSA
8 5 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (5.26%) RHCSA
9 4 (4.21%) MOS
9 4 (4.21%) RHCE
10 3 (3.16%) CCIE
11 2 (2.11%) CISSP
11 2 (2.11%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.11%) MCITP
11 2 (2.11%) MCP
12 1 (1.05%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.63%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.21%) SLA
4 2 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.05%) GDPR
5 1 (1.05%) GPG13
5 1 (1.05%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 39 (41.05%) Active Directory
2 30 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.37%) Firmware
5 5 (5.26%) Docker
6 2 (2.11%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.11%) XenApp
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.05%) vSphere
7 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (15.79%) Nagios
2 14 (14.74%) Puppet
2 14 (14.74%) SCCM
3 11 (11.58%) Cacti
3 11 (11.58%) SCOM
4 10 (10.53%) OpenNMS
4 10 (10.53%) RANCID
5 7 (7.37%) Backup Exec
5 7 (7.37%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (6.32%) Ansible
7 5 (5.26%) Kubernetes
7 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (5.26%) ZABBIX
8 4 (4.21%) Consul
8 4 (4.21%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (4.21%) FortiGate
8 4 (4.21%) Graphite
8 4 (4.21%) Opsview
8 4 (4.21%) Packer
8 4 (4.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 56 (58.95%) Cisco
2 28 (29.47%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.32%) VMware
4 23 (24.21%) Juniper
5 12 (12.63%) Ericsson
5 12 (12.63%) Huawei
6 8 (8.42%) Google
6 8 (8.42%) SolarWinds
6 8 (8.42%) Veeam
7 7 (7.37%) HP
7 7 (7.37%) Mitel
8 6 (6.32%) Citrix
8 6 (6.32%) F5
9 5 (5.26%) Acme Packet
9 5 (5.26%) Sonus
10 4 (4.21%) Brocade
10 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.21%) Foundry
10 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.21%) ZyXEL