Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 178 150
Rank change year-on-year +17 -28 +30
Permanent jobs citing VPN 131 124 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.78% 1.63% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.66% 10.64% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 109 114 104
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.67% -10.71% +22.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,250 £19,450
90th Percentile £73,750 £51,250 £58,750
North West median annual salary £40,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +15.71% - +7.69%

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 959 1,165 1,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.05% 15.30% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 808 962 809
Manchester median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Rochdale +28 23 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Altrincham -2 8 £28,000 +7.69%
Salford -6 4 £65,000 +62.50%
Bolton +12 3 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Stockport -8 1 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Sale - 1 £27,000 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 91 (69.47%) Firewall
2 78 (59.54%) Cisco
3 58 (44.27%) LAN
4 51 (38.93%) WAN
5 48 (36.64%) Active Directory
6 47 (35.88%) BGP
7 46 (35.11%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (29.77%) MPLS
9 38 (29.01%) CCNP
10 36 (27.48%) Windows
11 34 (25.95%) Microsoft
11 34 (25.95%) DNS
11 34 (25.95%) OSPF
11 34 (25.95%) Juniper
11 34 (25.95%) VLAN
12 33 (25.19%) Wi-Fi
12 33 (25.19%) VoIP
12 33 (25.19%) Microsoft Azure
13 31 (23.66%) Network Security
13 31 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (22.90%) Ethernet
15 29 (22.14%) ITIL
15 29 (22.14%) Office 365
15 29 (22.14%) Windows Server
16 27 (20.61%) Data Centre
16 27 (20.61%) Telecoms
16 27 (20.61%) Hyper-V
16 27 (20.61%) VMware
17 23 (17.56%) IPv6
18 22 (16.79%) EIGRP

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 18 (13.74%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.92%) Skype for Business
3 12 (9.16%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.58%) SAS
5 3 (2.29%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.76%) Apache
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.29%) Camtasia
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Visualfiles
2 3 (2.29%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.29%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (22.14%) Office 365
3 19 (14.50%) IaaS
4 16 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (6.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (5.34%) PaaS
7 6 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (3.82%) Amazon S3
8 5 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.53%) SaaS
10 1 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.76%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.76%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 91 (69.47%) Firewall
2 58 (44.27%) LAN
3 51 (38.93%) WAN
4 47 (35.88%) BGP
5 39 (29.77%) MPLS
6 34 (25.95%) DNS
6 34 (25.95%) OSPF
6 34 (25.95%) VLAN
7 33 (25.19%) VoIP
7 33 (25.19%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (23.66%) Network Security
9 30 (22.90%) Ethernet
10 23 (17.56%) IPv6
11 22 (16.79%) EIGRP
11 22 (16.79%) HSRP
12 21 (16.03%) VRRP
13 20 (15.27%) IPsec
14 18 (13.74%) Broadband
14 18 (13.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) Power BI
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (10.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.34%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (3.82%) Hudson
3 5 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.53%) JIRA
General
1 27 (20.61%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.16%) Finance
3 8 (6.11%) Legal
4 7 (5.34%) Marketing
5 6 (4.58%) Retail
6 5 (3.82%) German Language
7 4 (3.05%) Games
7 4 (3.05%) Law
8 2 (1.53%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.53%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.76%) Billing
9 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (24.43%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.50%) Architect
3 13 (9.92%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (9.16%) Network Specialist
4 12 (9.16%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.87%) Analyst
6 9 (6.87%) IT Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Network Security Specialist
6 9 (6.87%) Security Specialist
7 8 (6.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Network Architect
7 8 (6.11%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Service Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.29%) Web Services
3 2 (1.53%) CSS
3 2 (1.53%) HTML
3 2 (1.53%) jQuery
4 1 (0.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.61%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.40%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (7.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (6.87%) PKI
5 7 (5.34%) Tandem
6 4 (3.05%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.29%) Clustering
7 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.53%) BYOD
8 2 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.53%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Frameworx
9 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.76%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.48%) Windows
2 29 (22.14%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.16%) Linux
4 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.82%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.05%) Unix
7 3 (2.29%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.53%) AIX
9 1 (0.76%) CentOS
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.14%) ITIL
2 21 (16.03%) Configuration Management
3 20 (15.27%) Service Management
4 15 (11.45%) Network Management
5 12 (9.16%) DevOps
5 12 (9.16%) Presales
5 12 (9.16%) Release Management
6 11 (8.40%) Change Management
6 11 (8.40%) Load Balancing
6 11 (8.40%) Mentoring
7 10 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.63%) Incident Management
7 10 (7.63%) Information Security
7 10 (7.63%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (6.87%) Proactive Monitoring
9 8 (6.11%) Network Design
10 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (5.34%) Practice Management
10 7 (5.34%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.34%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.27%) SQL
2 19 (14.50%) Python
3 16 (12.21%) PHP
4 14 (10.69%) Perl
5 8 (6.11%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.82%) Java
6 5 (3.82%) Ruby
7 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.76%) C
8 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 46 (35.11%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (29.01%) CCNP
3 15 (11.45%) CCDP
4 14 (10.69%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.92%) JNCIP
6 11 (8.40%) CCNA
7 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.58%) Degree
8 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.82%) MCSE
9 5 (3.82%) MOS
10 4 (3.05%) CCIE
10 4 (3.05%) MCSA
11 3 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.53%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.53%) MCITP
12 2 (1.53%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.76%) CCDA
13 1 (0.76%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.98%) PCI DSS
2 11 (8.40%) SLA
3 3 (2.29%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (36.64%) Active Directory
2 27 (20.61%) Hyper-V
3 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (9.16%) Firmware
5 5 (3.82%) Docker
6 4 (3.05%) XenApp
7 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (16.03%) Cacti
1 21 (16.03%) Puppet
1 21 (16.03%) SCCM
2 15 (11.45%) Nagios
3 14 (10.69%) OpenNMS
3 14 (10.69%) RANCID
4 10 (7.63%) SCOM
5 5 (3.82%) Ansible
5 5 (3.82%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (3.82%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.82%) Packer
5 5 (3.82%) Terraform
6 4 (3.05%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.29%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 78 (59.54%) Cisco
2 34 (25.95%) Juniper
2 34 (25.95%) Microsoft
3 27 (20.61%) VMware
4 18 (13.74%) Citrix
5 17 (12.98%) Ericsson
5 17 (12.98%) Huawei
6 14 (10.69%) F5
6 14 (10.69%) Google
7 13 (9.92%) SolarWinds
8 11 (8.40%) IronPort
9 8 (6.11%) Brocade
10 7 (5.34%) Polycom
10 7 (5.34%) Siemens
11 6 (4.58%) Foundry
11 6 (4.58%) ZyXEL
12 5 (3.82%) CheckPoint
12 5 (3.82%) HP
12 5 (3.82%) Sonus
13 4 (3.05%) BT