Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 112 173
Rank change year-on-year -57 +61 +38
Permanent jobs citing VPN 74 49 98
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.32% 1.87% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.85% 14.12% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 53 39 97
10th Percentile £27,500 £36,100 £23,250
25th Percentile £28,000 £41,250 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £52,500 £37,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.10% +41.89% -7.50%
75th Percentile £50,000 £65,000 £49,500
90th Percentile £57,000 £70,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £46,865 £36,000
% change year-on-year -14.65% +30.18% -4.64%

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 682 347 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.13% 13.21% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 479 304 763
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £38,849 £36,896 £31,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £44,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.98% +1.71%
75th Percentile £61,543 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,082
North West median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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
Salford +1 5 £40,000 +5.66% 1
Bolton - 5 £27,500 -
Altrincham - 3 £32,500 - 2
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 56 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 44 (59.46%) Windows
3 41 (55.41%) Firewall
4 38 (51.35%) Azure
5 31 (41.89%) Active Directory
6 29 (39.19%) Cisco
7 27 (36.49%) Windows Server
8 25 (33.78%) Linux
9 23 (31.08%) VMware
9 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (31.08%) Microsoft 365
10 22 (29.73%) AWS
11 19 (25.68%) PowerShell
11 19 (25.68%) Public Cloud
11 19 (25.68%) VLAN
11 19 (25.68%) DNS
12 18 (24.32%) WAN
13 16 (21.62%) Python
13 16 (21.62%) Windows 10
14 15 (20.27%) Puppet
14 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
15 14 (18.92%) LAN
15 14 (18.92%) OSPF
15 14 (18.92%) Configuration Management
16 13 (17.57%) CCNA
16 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (17.57%) VMware ESXi
16 13 (17.57%) Ansible
16 13 (17.57%) Infrastructure as Code
16 13 (17.57%) Project Delivery

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 9 (12.16%) Confluence
1 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.70%) IIS
3 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 38 (51.35%) Azure
2 23 (31.08%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (29.73%) AWS
4 9 (12.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (9.46%) GCP
5 7 (9.46%) OneDrive
6 5 (6.76%) GitHub
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.70%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.70%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) IaaS
8 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (55.41%) Firewall
2 19 (25.68%) DNS
2 19 (25.68%) VLAN
3 18 (24.32%) WAN
4 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
5 14 (18.92%) LAN
5 14 (18.92%) OSPF
6 12 (16.22%) DHCP
7 11 (14.86%) Unified Communications
7 11 (14.86%) VoIP
8 10 (13.51%) BGP
9 9 (12.16%) Ethernet
9 9 (12.16%) IPv4
10 8 (10.81%) Network Security
11 7 (9.46%) MPLS
12 6 (8.11%) HSRP
12 6 (8.11%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (8.11%) VRRP
12 6 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (8.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Big Data
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) JIRA
2 10 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.16%) Subversion
4 3 (4.05%) Bitbucket
4 3 (4.05%) CF BOSH
4 3 (4.05%) GitLab
5 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
1 8 (10.81%) Law
1 8 (10.81%) Legal
2 7 (9.46%) Social Skills
3 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Automotive
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Network Engineer
1 14 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Service Desk Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Cloud Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) Consultant
4 6 (8.11%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Firewall Support
5 5 (6.76%) Lead Cloud Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) WAN Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.41%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) IT Support
6 4 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) Web Services
2 5 (6.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Public Cloud
2 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
3 9 (12.16%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.41%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.41%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.05%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.70%) Life Science
7 2 (2.70%) PKI
7 2 (2.70%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (2.70%) Replication
8 1 (1.35%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (59.46%) Windows
2 27 (36.49%) Windows Server
3 25 (33.78%) Linux
4 16 (21.62%) Windows 10
5 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (6.76%) CentOS
7 5 (6.76%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.41%) Unix
8 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.35%) Android
10 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Configuration Management
2 13 (17.57%) Infrastructure as Code
2 13 (17.57%) Project Delivery
3 11 (14.86%) ITIL
4 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.51%) Service Management
5 9 (12.16%) Cyber Intelligence
5 9 (12.16%) Data Science
5 9 (12.16%) DevSecOps
5 9 (12.16%) Machine Learning
5 9 (12.16%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 9 (12.16%) Scrum
5 9 (12.16%) SDLC
5 9 (12.16%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 9 (12.16%) Software Testing
5 9 (12.16%) Task Automation
6 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (9.46%) DevOps
8 6 (8.11%) Presales
8 6 (8.11%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) PowerShell
2 16 (21.62%) Python
3 11 (14.86%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.81%) Java
5 5 (6.76%) Perl
6 3 (4.05%) R
7 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) CCNA
1 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) GIAC
3 4 (5.41%) RHCE
4 3 (4.05%) MCSE
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (41.89%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.57%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (13.51%) Docker
5 9 (12.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.76%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) Puppet
2 13 (17.57%) Ansible
3 10 (13.51%) SCCM
4 8 (10.81%) Terraform
5 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (6.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (5.41%) FortiGate
7 4 (5.41%) SCOM
8 3 (4.05%) Kubernetes
8 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (2.70%) Grafana
9 2 (2.70%) Prometheus
9 2 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 29 (39.19%) Cisco
3 23 (31.08%) VMware
4 9 (12.16%) Juniper
5 7 (9.46%) Citrix
5 7 (9.46%) Fortinet
6 6 (8.11%) Google
7 5 (6.76%) Oracle
7 5 (6.76%) Palo Alto
7 5 (6.76%) Sophos
8 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.41%) Veeam
8 4 (5.41%) WatchGuard
9 3 (4.05%) HP
9 3 (4.05%) SaltStack
10 2 (2.70%) Dell
10 2 (2.70%) Ruckus Wireless