Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 151 186
Rank change year-on-year +8 +35 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 57 73 82
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.53% 1.52% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.77% 11.48% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 25 49 67
10th Percentile £22,100 £25,950 £22,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £28,946 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £49,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.16% +50.77% -24.42%
75th Percentile £68,750 £56,250 £45,625
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £48,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +23.08% -18.75%

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 414 636 1,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.10% 13.26% 18.98%
Number of salaries quoted 324 498 902
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,675 £24,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £31,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,760 £67,725
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021. 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 +27 4 £24,500 - 1
Cheadle +10 2 - - 2
Sale - 2 - -
Wigan - 1 - -
Bury - 1 £35,000 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 41 (71.93%) Firewall
2 28 (49.12%) Azure
3 27 (47.37%) PowerShell
4 24 (42.11%) Linux
5 23 (40.35%) ITIL
5 23 (40.35%) Ansible
5 23 (40.35%) DevOps
6 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
6 22 (38.60%) VLAN
6 22 (38.60%) VMware
7 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 21 (36.84%) Windows
8 17 (29.82%) DNS
8 17 (29.82%) AWS
8 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (28.07%) WAN
10 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
10 14 (24.56%) JIRA
10 14 (24.56%) GIAC
10 14 (24.56%) Scrum
10 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (24.56%) Subversion
10 14 (24.56%) IPv4
10 14 (24.56%) Python
10 14 (24.56%) Unix
10 14 (24.56%) Oracle
10 14 (24.56%) Web Services
10 14 (24.56%) Service Management
10 14 (24.56%) RHCE
10 14 (24.56%) Cisco

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 14 (24.56%) Confluence
2 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (49.12%) Azure
2 17 (29.82%) AWS
3 10 (17.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (15.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 9 (15.79%) IaaS
4 9 (15.79%) PaaS
5 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.26%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 41 (71.93%) Firewall
2 22 (38.60%) VLAN
3 17 (29.82%) DNS
4 16 (28.07%) WAN
5 14 (24.56%) IPv4
5 14 (24.56%) OSPF
6 13 (22.81%) LAN
7 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.28%) SSL
8 7 (12.28%) WLAN
9 6 (10.53%) DHCP
9 6 (10.53%) FTP
9 6 (10.53%) IPsec
10 4 (7.02%) DMZ
10 4 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (7.02%) Internet
10 4 (7.02%) Network Security
10 4 (7.02%) Wireless
11 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (3.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) MySQL
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Git (software)
1 14 (24.56%) JIRA
1 14 (24.56%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Systems Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (24.56%) Lead Systems Engineer
3 14 (24.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Architect
4 9 (15.79%) Azure Architect
5 8 (14.04%) IT Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Security Manager
6 7 (12.28%) Network Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 3 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Operations Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) IT Operations Manager
8 2 (3.51%) IT Support
8 2 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Public Cloud
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
3 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) Linux
2 21 (36.84%) Windows
3 14 (24.56%) Unix
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.02%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.75%) Android
10 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) DevOps
1 23 (40.35%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Configuration Management
2 14 (24.56%) Cyber Intelligence
2 14 (24.56%) Data Science
2 14 (24.56%) DevSecOps
2 14 (24.56%) Infrastructure as Code
2 14 (24.56%) Machine Learning
2 14 (24.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 14 (24.56%) Scrum
2 14 (24.56%) SDLC
2 14 (24.56%) Service Management
2 14 (24.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
2 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
2 14 (24.56%) Task Automation
3 10 (17.54%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (15.79%) Migration
4 9 (15.79%) Security Architecture
5 8 (14.04%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 14 (24.56%) Bash Shell
2 14 (24.56%) Python
3 2 (3.51%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) GIAC
1 14 (24.56%) RHCE
2 7 (12.28%) MCSE
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (10.53%) MCITP
3 6 (10.53%) MCSA
4 3 (5.26%) CISA
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.26%) CISM
4 3 (5.26%) CISSP
4 3 (5.26%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.51%) CCNP
5 2 (3.51%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.75%) CEH
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) MBCS
6 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) NCSC
3 1 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (24.56%) Docker
3 14 (24.56%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.51%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (3.51%) vSphere
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (40.35%) Ansible
2 14 (24.56%) Puppet
3 9 (15.79%) Kubernetes
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 9 (15.79%) SCCM
3 9 (15.79%) SCOM
4 7 (12.28%) Nessus
5 6 (10.53%) WSUS
6 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
6 2 (3.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
1 22 (38.60%) VMware
2 14 (24.56%) Cisco
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
2 14 (24.56%) Red Hat
3 9 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 7 (12.28%) Palo Alto
5 6 (10.53%) Sophos
5 6 (10.53%) ZyXEL
6 4 (7.02%) F5
6 4 (7.02%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.26%) Forcepoint
7 3 (5.26%) HP
7 3 (5.26%) Meraki
8 2 (3.51%) Aruba
8 2 (3.51%) Juniper
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix
9 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.75%) Splunk
9 1 (1.75%) Veeam