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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 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 185 150 137
Rank change year-on-year -35 -13 +34
Permanent jobs citing VPN 66 53 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.16% 1.35% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.27% 12.68% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 59 18 41
10th Percentile £25,400 £33,375 £26,000
25th Percentile £27,000 £38,563 £28,946
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,363 £49,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -36.64% -5.71% +66.67%
75th Percentile £52,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £69,125 £65,000
North West median annual salary £31,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -37.00% +17.65% +27.82%

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 712 418 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.52% 10.66% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 441 319 459
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,939 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,000 £40,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £58,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%

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

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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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Stockport 0 4 £27,500 -
Altrincham - 4 £42,500 -
Bury +4 3 £27,000 -22.86%
Wigan 0 2 £37,500 -
Salford - 2 £22,000 - 3
Bolton - 1 £28,000 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 49 (74.24%) Microsoft
2 46 (69.70%) Windows
3 36 (54.55%) Microsoft 365
4 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
5 30 (45.45%) Azure
6 29 (43.94%) Firewall
7 27 (40.91%) Windows Server
8 25 (37.88%) DNS
9 24 (36.36%) Social Skills
10 23 (34.85%) DHCP
11 20 (30.30%) VMware
12 19 (28.79%) TCP/IP
13 18 (27.27%) Cisco
13 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (25.76%) Service Management
15 14 (21.21%) Agile
15 14 (21.21%) WAN
15 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (21.21%) PowerShell
16 13 (19.70%) Hyper-V
16 13 (19.70%) Legal
17 12 (18.18%) LAN
17 12 (18.18%) SharePoint
17 12 (18.18%) VLAN
17 12 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
18 11 (16.67%) Mimecast
18 11 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
18 11 (16.67%) MPLS
19 10 (15.15%) Windows 10
20 9 (13.64%) Wi-Fi

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.06%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) nginx
5 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (54.55%) Microsoft 365
2 30 (45.45%) Azure
3 11 (16.67%) Mimecast
4 7 (10.61%) AWS
5 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (4.55%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (4.55%) IaaS
5 3 (4.55%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.55%) PaaS
6 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.03%) GCP
6 2 (3.03%) GitHub
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.52%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.52%) Google Workspace
7 1 (1.52%) Route 53
7 1 (1.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.94%) Firewall
2 25 (37.88%) DNS
3 23 (34.85%) DHCP
4 19 (28.79%) TCP/IP
5 14 (21.21%) WAN
6 12 (18.18%) LAN
6 12 (18.18%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (18.18%) VLAN
7 11 (16.67%) MPLS
8 9 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (12.12%) SSL
10 7 (10.61%) Wireless
11 5 (7.58%) VoIP
12 4 (6.06%) Network Security
13 3 (4.55%) Broadband
14 2 (3.03%) BGP
14 2 (3.03%) SD-WAN
14 2 (3.03%) Unified Communications
14 2 (3.03%) VPLS
15 1 (1.52%) Ethernet VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
1 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 24 (36.36%) Social Skills
2 13 (19.70%) Legal
3 9 (13.64%) Law
4 5 (7.58%) Finance
5 2 (3.03%) Automotive
5 2 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Games
6 1 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) IT Support
2 13 (19.70%) Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 10 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Service Desk Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) IT Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) IT Manager
7 6 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
8 5 (7.58%) Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Junior
8 5 (7.58%) Junior Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Junior Software Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (6.06%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) LDAP
1 6 (9.09%) Web Services
2 5 (7.58%) Ajax
2 5 (7.58%) AngularJS
2 5 (7.58%) HTML
2 5 (7.58%) SOAP
2 5 (7.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (7.58%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.52%) Jinja
3 1 (1.52%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
1 5 (7.58%) Blog
2 4 (6.06%) Driving Licence
2 4 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.55%) Life Science
3 3 (4.55%) NHS
4 2 (3.03%) BYOD
4 2 (3.03%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.52%) Educational Technology
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) IoT
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (69.70%) Windows
2 27 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.15%) Windows 10
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.61%) Linux
6 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.03%) Android
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.52%) CentOS
8 1 (1.52%) VMS
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Service Management
2 14 (21.21%) Agile
3 11 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (10.61%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.09%) IT Strategy
5 6 (9.09%) Project Delivery
5 6 (9.09%) Project Management
6 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (7.58%) ITIL
6 5 (7.58%) ITSM
6 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.58%) Operations Management
6 5 (7.58%) Scrum
6 5 (7.58%) SDLC
6 5 (7.58%) Workflow
7 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.06%) DevOps
7 4 (6.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.09%) Java
2 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.06%) Python
3 4 (6.06%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) Bash
5 1 (1.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) MCSE
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.55%) DBS Check
2 3 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) MCSA
2 3 (4.55%) MCTS
2 3 (4.55%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (3.03%) CCA
3 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
4 1 (1.52%) MCP
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (19.70%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.03%) Firmware
7 1 (1.52%) Docker
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.52%) vSphere
7 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) WSUS
2 6 (9.09%) SCCM
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.58%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (4.55%) Terraform
5 2 (3.03%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.03%) Puppet
6 1 (1.52%) Ansible
6 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (74.24%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.30%) VMware
3 18 (27.27%) Cisco
4 6 (9.09%) Citrix
4 6 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
5 5 (7.58%) HP
5 5 (7.58%) ServiceNow
5 5 (7.58%) Veeam
6 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.55%) Sun
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) Google
7 2 (3.03%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.03%) Juniper
7 2 (3.03%) Meraki
7 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.03%) Sophos
8 1 (1.52%) Arista
8 1 (1.52%) MikroTik
8 1 (1.52%) Samsung