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

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 206 140
Rank change year-on-year +8 -66 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 82 92 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.13% 1.13% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 7.53% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 57 93 109
Manchester median annual salary £38,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +3.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £61,750 £58,500 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +21.21%

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 1,103 1,221 1,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.16% 14.94% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 911 1,044 902
Manchester median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,325 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +1.33%

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 August 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 August 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 +21 17 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Rochdale +5 4 £22,500 -62.50%
Bolton +10 2 £37,500 +15.38%
Sale -2 2 £36,500 +4.29%
Altrincham -4 2 - - 1
Salford -7 2 £43,190 +19.14% 2
Oldham +9 1 - -
Cheadle +4 1 £25,000 -43.82% 2
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 50 (60.98%) Firewall
2 35 (42.68%) Cisco
3 34 (41.46%) Active Directory
4 32 (39.02%) Windows
5 31 (37.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
7 27 (32.93%) WAN
8 25 (30.49%) Office 365
9 21 (25.61%) DNS
9 21 (25.61%) LAN
9 21 (25.61%) Linux
10 20 (24.39%) VMware
11 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (23.17%) VLAN
12 17 (20.73%) Wireless
13 16 (19.51%) MS Exchange
13 16 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (18.29%) Windows Server
14 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
15 14 (17.07%) Hyper-V
15 14 (17.07%) Network Security
16 13 (15.85%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (15.85%) Load Balancing
16 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (15.85%) VoIP
16 13 (15.85%) Juniper
16 13 (15.85%) MPLS
16 13 (15.85%) DevOps
17 12 (14.63%) Ansible
17 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012

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 16 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.44%) Apache
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 31 (37.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (30.49%) Office 365
3 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (9.76%) IaaS
5 4 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.88%) PaaS
6 3 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 50 (60.98%) Firewall
2 27 (32.93%) WAN
3 21 (25.61%) DNS
3 21 (25.61%) LAN
4 19 (23.17%) VLAN
5 17 (20.73%) Wireless
6 14 (17.07%) Network Security
7 13 (15.85%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (15.85%) MPLS
7 13 (15.85%) VoIP
8 12 (14.63%) DHCP
8 12 (14.63%) IPsec
9 11 (13.41%) Skype
10 10 (12.20%) Ethernet
10 10 (12.20%) SAN
10 10 (12.20%) SSL
10 10 (12.20%) TCP/IP
11 9 (10.98%) Internet
11 9 (10.98%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (8.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) MS Access
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (10.98%) Hudson
2 9 (10.98%) Vagrant
3 6 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.88%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.44%) Subversion
6 1 (1.22%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.98%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.76%) Retail
4 7 (8.54%) Games
5 5 (6.10%) Electronics
6 4 (4.88%) Finance
7 3 (3.66%) Legal
7 3 (3.66%) Marketing
8 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (13.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (9.76%) Analyst
2 8 (9.76%) IT Manager
3 7 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (8.54%) Architect
3 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (8.54%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (8.54%) IT Support
3 7 (8.54%) Network Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) Security Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.10%) Administrator
5 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (6.10%) IT Administrator
6 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.88%) Consultant
6 4 (4.88%) IT Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.44%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (2.44%) LDAP
2 2 (2.44%) REST
2 2 (2.44%) SOAP
3 1 (1.22%) JSON
3 1 (1.22%) Kafka
3 1 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (12.20%) Replication
3 6 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.10%) PKI
5 4 (4.88%) 3D Printing
5 4 (4.88%) Clustering
5 4 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.66%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.44%) Cyberattack
7 2 (2.44%) Tandem
7 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.22%) CCTV
8 1 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.22%) Handset
8 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.02%) Windows
2 21 (25.61%) Linux
3 15 (18.29%) Windows Server
4 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.88%) Solaris
6 3 (3.66%) Mac OS
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.44%) Debian
7 2 (2.44%) Kali Linux
7 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.44%) Unix
7 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.22%) DC/OS
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.85%) DevOps
2 13 (15.85%) Load Balancing
3 12 (14.63%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
4 11 (13.41%) Service Delivery
5 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (12.20%) High Availability
5 10 (12.20%) Migration
5 10 (12.20%) Open Source
5 10 (12.20%) SIEM
6 9 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.98%) Information Security
6 9 (10.98%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (9.76%) Network Design
8 7 (8.54%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.32%) Microservices
9 6 (7.32%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) Go
2 10 (12.20%) Java
2 10 (12.20%) Python
2 10 (12.20%) Ruby
3 8 (9.76%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.44%) C++
6 2 (2.44%) Perl
6 2 (2.44%) PHP
7 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.98%) CCNA
3 6 (7.32%) CCNP
4 5 (6.10%) MCSE
4 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.88%) RHCE
5 4 (4.88%) RHCSA
5 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.66%) CISSP
6 3 (3.66%) Degree
7 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.44%) CCDP
7 2 (2.44%) CISA
7 2 (2.44%) CISM
7 2 (2.44%) MCITP
7 2 (2.44%) MCP
7 2 (2.44%) MCSA
8 1 (1.22%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.22%) CRISC
8 1 (1.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.88%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (4.88%) FISMA
3 2 (2.44%) SLA
4 1 (1.22%) GDPR
4 1 (1.22%) GPG13
4 1 (1.22%) ISO 22301
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 34 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.07%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (12.20%) Docker
5 4 (4.88%) vSphere
6 3 (3.66%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.22%) Firmware
8 1 (1.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) Ansible
2 11 (13.41%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (12.20%) Kubernetes
3 10 (12.20%) Nagios
3 10 (12.20%) Puppet
3 10 (12.20%) Terraform
4 9 (10.98%) Backup Exec
4 9 (10.98%) Consul
4 9 (10.98%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (10.98%) Failover Clustering
4 9 (10.98%) Grafana
4 9 (10.98%) Graphite
4 9 (10.98%) Opsview
4 9 (10.98%) Packer
4 9 (10.98%) Salt
4 9 (10.98%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.66%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.66%) Nessus
5 3 (3.66%) SCOM
5 3 (3.66%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (42.68%) Cisco
2 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 20 (24.39%) VMware
4 13 (15.85%) Juniper
5 9 (10.98%) Mitel
5 9 (10.98%) Veeam
6 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
6 8 (9.76%) Nimble Storage
7 5 (6.10%) Sophos
8 4 (4.88%) McAfee
8 4 (4.88%) Meraki
8 4 (4.88%) Palo Alto
8 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.66%) Google
9 3 (3.66%) HP
9 3 (3.66%) Nortel
9 3 (3.66%) Qualys
9 3 (3.66%) Splunk
9 3 (3.66%) Symantec