Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 106 165 203
Rank change year-on-year +59 +38 -10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 48 100 88
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.80% 1.53% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 10.24% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 42 99 57
Median annual salary £52,500 £37,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.89% -5.13% -12.36%
10th Percentile £31,675 £23,250 £24,600
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,750 £62,500
North West median annual salary £46,865 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +30.18% -4.00% -11.76%

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 348 977 1,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.08% 14.98% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 303 761 1,071
Median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.36% +1.14% +14.29%
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £46,865 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.27% - +8.28%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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
Salford - 2 £37,858 -
Stockport +38 1 £19,500 -50.32% 2
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 37 (77.08%) Firewall
2 30 (62.50%) WAN
3 25 (52.08%) LAN
3 25 (52.08%) Cisco
4 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 20 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
6 17 (35.42%) MPLS
7 16 (33.33%) Azure
8 15 (31.25%) Windows
9 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
10 13 (27.08%) Wireless
11 12 (25.00%) DNS
11 12 (25.00%) CCNA
12 11 (22.92%) CCNP
12 11 (22.92%) SSL
12 11 (22.92%) VMware
12 11 (22.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (22.92%) VLAN
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
13 10 (20.83%) FortiGate
13 10 (20.83%) PCI DSS
13 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (20.83%) IIS
13 10 (20.83%) EIGRP
14 9 (18.75%) OSPF
14 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (18.75%) Fortinet
15 8 (16.67%) IaaS

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 10 (20.83%) IIS
2 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Azure
2 8 (16.67%) IaaS
2 8 (16.67%) PaaS
3 3 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) AWS
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (2.08%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (77.08%) Firewall
2 30 (62.50%) WAN
3 25 (52.08%) LAN
4 17 (35.42%) MPLS
5 13 (27.08%) Wireless
6 12 (25.00%) DNS
7 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (22.92%) SSL
7 11 (22.92%) VLAN
8 10 (20.83%) EIGRP
9 9 (18.75%) OSPF
10 7 (14.58%) DHCP
11 6 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
11 6 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.50%) VPLS
12 5 (10.42%) BGP
12 5 (10.42%) DMZ
13 4 (8.33%) IPsec
13 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (6.25%) Law
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Architect
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (14.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) IT Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Security Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows 10
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.33%) Linux
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.08%) CatOS
8 1 (2.08%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Data Management
1 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (14.58%) IT Strategy
2 6 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (12.50%) High Availability
2 6 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) DevOps
3 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (8.33%) Project Management
3 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
4 3 (6.25%) Information Security
4 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.25%) Runbook
4 3 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) CRM
5 2 (4.17%) Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Network Management
5 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.00%) CCNA
3 11 (22.92%) CCNP
4 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.58%) MCSE
6 5 (10.42%) MCSA
7 4 (8.33%) MCITP
8 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.17%) DBS Check
9 2 (4.17%) Degree
9 2 (4.17%) HP AIS
9 2 (4.17%) HP ASE
9 2 (4.17%) HP MASE
9 2 (4.17%) JNCIP
9 2 (4.17%) JNCIS
9 2 (4.17%) NCIE
9 2 (4.17%) RHCSA
9 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.08%) CCIE Service Provider
10 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (20.83%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.25%) SLA
4 1 (2.08%) GDPR
4 1 (2.08%) NCSC
System Software
1 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (4.17%) XenApp
6 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.08%) Docker
6 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.25%) SCCM
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.17%) Nessus
3 2 (4.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco
2 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) VMware
4 9 (18.75%) Fortinet
5 8 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 6 (12.50%) Citrix
7 5 (10.42%) HP
8 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (8.33%) Juniper
8 4 (8.33%) Sophos
9 3 (6.25%) Aruba
9 3 (6.25%) F5
10 2 (4.17%) Brocade
10 2 (4.17%) NetApp
10 2 (4.17%) ZyXEL
11 1 (2.08%) Forcepoint
11 1 (2.08%) McAfee
11 1 (2.08%) Meraki
11 1 (2.08%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds