Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 168 165
Rank change year-on-year -39 -3 -10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 76 133 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.07% 1.71% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.79% 12.01% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 53 120 117
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.48% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £22,900 £26,125 £30,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,750 £51,250
North West median annual salary £34,000 £42,750 £39,500
% change year-on-year -20.47% +8.23% +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 1,312 1,107 1,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.45% 14.23% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,124 957 979
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Stockport +20 7 £32,500 -31.58%
Bolton +14 4 £37,500 -11.76%
Rochdale +1 3 £22,500 -50.00% 2
Cheadle - 2 £34,000 - 1
Salford -13 1 - - 1
Oldham - 1 - -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 47 (61.84%) Firewall
2 36 (47.37%) Windows
3 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
4 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 22 (28.95%) DNS
5 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (26.32%) CheckPoint
6 20 (26.32%) WAN
7 19 (25.00%) Linux
8 18 (23.68%) Network Security
8 18 (23.68%) DevOps
9 17 (22.37%) LAN
10 16 (21.05%) Wireless
10 16 (21.05%) Cisco
10 16 (21.05%) Office 365
10 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (19.74%) Load Balancing
12 14 (18.42%) SIEM
12 14 (18.42%) Ansible
12 14 (18.42%) DHCP
12 14 (18.42%) Decision-Making
13 13 (17.11%) Kubernetes
13 13 (17.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 13 (17.11%) Terraform
13 13 (17.11%) Python
13 13 (17.11%) Java
13 13 (17.11%) Nagios
13 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (17.11%) VMware
13 13 (17.11%) Docker

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 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
3 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (21.05%) Office 365
3 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.63%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.32%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (61.84%) Firewall
2 22 (28.95%) DNS
3 20 (26.32%) WAN
4 18 (23.68%) Network Security
5 17 (22.37%) LAN
6 16 (21.05%) Wireless
7 14 (18.42%) DHCP
8 10 (13.16%) DMZ
8 10 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (13.16%) MPLS
8 10 (13.16%) Wireless Security
9 9 (11.84%) DKIM
9 9 (11.84%) DMARC
10 8 (10.53%) IPsec
10 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 7 (9.21%) Internet
11 7 (9.21%) VLAN
11 7 (9.21%) VoIP
12 6 (7.89%) IPv4
12 6 (7.89%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
1 13 (17.11%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (15.79%) Hudson
2 12 (15.79%) Vagrant
3 10 (13.16%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (13.16%) Subversion
3 10 (13.16%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.58%) Finance
4 4 (5.26%) Electronics
4 4 (5.26%) Games
5 3 (3.95%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Security Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) AWS DevOps
3 9 (11.84%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Network Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.95%) Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Field Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Network Field Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (3.95%) REST
1 3 (3.95%) SOAP
2 2 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.89%) PKI
4 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.95%) 3D Printing
5 3 (3.95%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) iPad
6 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.89%) Solaris
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.95%) Debian
8 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) DevOps
2 15 (19.74%) Load Balancing
3 14 (18.42%) Decision-Making
3 14 (18.42%) SIEM
4 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.11%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (17.11%) Microservices
4 13 (17.11%) Open Source
5 12 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.79%) High Availability
5 12 (15.79%) IT Strategy
5 12 (15.79%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 10 (13.16%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (13.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (11.84%) Information Security
8 6 (7.89%) Computer Security
8 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (7.89%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) Go
1 13 (17.11%) Java
1 13 (17.11%) Python
1 13 (17.11%) Ruby
2 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.95%) C++
3 3 (3.95%) Perl
3 3 (3.95%) PHP
4 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.21%) CCNA
3 4 (5.26%) CISSP
4 3 (3.95%) CISM
4 3 (3.95%) GCIA
5 2 (2.63%) CISA
5 2 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.63%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) SANS
5 2 (2.63%) SSCP
6 1 (1.32%) CCNP
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.32%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
6 1 (1.32%) MCSE
6 1 (1.32%) MCTS
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.32%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) SLA
2 6 (7.89%) FISMA
3 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.11%) Docker
3 6 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.26%) vSphere
6 2 (2.63%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) Ansible
2 13 (17.11%) Kubernetes
2 13 (17.11%) Nagios
2 13 (17.11%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (17.11%) Puppet
2 13 (17.11%) Terraform
3 12 (15.79%) Consul
3 12 (15.79%) Docker Swarm
3 12 (15.79%) Grafana
3 12 (15.79%) Graphite
3 12 (15.79%) Opsview
3 12 (15.79%) Packer
3 12 (15.79%) Salt
3 12 (15.79%) ZABBIX
4 4 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.95%) SCCM
5 3 (3.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.63%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.32%) CheckPoint
3 16 (21.05%) Cisco
4 13 (17.11%) VMware
5 10 (13.16%) Splunk
6 7 (9.21%) Juniper
7 6 (7.89%) Sophos
8 5 (6.58%) Veeam
9 4 (5.26%) F5
9 4 (5.26%) McAfee
9 4 (5.26%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (5.26%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.26%) Symantec
10 3 (3.95%) Apple
10 3 (3.95%) Darktrace
10 3 (3.95%) Nortel
10 3 (3.95%) Trend Micro
11 2 (2.63%) Citrix
11 2 (2.63%) EMC
11 2 (2.63%) Ericsson