Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 196 159
Rank change year-on-year -10 -37 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 87 101 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.20% 1.30% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.81% 8.91% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 55 100 108
Manchester median annual salary £38,000 £44,750 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.08% +1.70% +17.33%
10th Percentile £24,400 £24,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £52,375
North West median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +4.94% +10.20%

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 1,278 1,134 1,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.55% 14.56% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,063 979 982
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £38,500 £42,046
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.69% -8.43% +13.64%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +29 16 £43,250 -8.95%
Rochdale +5 4 £22,500 -60.87% 1
Bolton +13 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Cheadle +3 2 £36,000 -19.10% 1
Sale -9 2 £36,500 +17.74% 1
Oldham +2 1 - - 1
Salford -13 1 - - 1
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 53 (60.92%) Firewall
2 33 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 33 (37.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (36.78%) Windows
4 31 (35.63%) Cisco
5 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 26 (29.89%) WAN
7 23 (26.44%) Office 365
8 22 (25.29%) DNS
8 22 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (24.14%) DevOps
10 20 (22.99%) Load Balancing
10 20 (22.99%) LAN
10 20 (22.99%) Linux
10 20 (22.99%) Wireless
11 19 (21.84%) Nagios
11 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (21.84%) Network Security
11 19 (21.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 19 (21.84%) SIEM
11 19 (21.84%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (20.69%) Ansible
12 18 (20.69%) Docker
12 18 (20.69%) Jenkins
12 18 (20.69%) Go
12 18 (20.69%) Kubernetes
12 18 (20.69%) Terraform
12 18 (20.69%) Open Source
12 18 (20.69%) Puppet
12 18 (20.69%) Ruby

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 11 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) SAS
5 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (37.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (26.44%) Office 365
3 22 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.15%) IaaS
5 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (60.92%) Firewall
2 26 (29.89%) WAN
3 22 (25.29%) DNS
4 20 (22.99%) LAN
4 20 (22.99%) Wireless
5 19 (21.84%) Network Security
6 17 (19.54%) MPLS
7 14 (16.09%) DHCP
7 14 (16.09%) VoIP
8 13 (14.94%) IPsec
8 13 (14.94%) VLAN
9 12 (13.79%) Ethernet
10 10 (11.49%) Internet
10 10 (11.49%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (11.49%) SAN
11 9 (10.34%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (9.20%) SSL
13 7 (8.05%) iSCSI
13 7 (8.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 17 (19.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 17 (19.54%) Hudson
2 17 (19.54%) Vagrant
3 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
4 10 (11.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (11.49%) Subversion
4 10 (11.49%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.49%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.05%) Finance
4 6 (6.90%) Retail
5 5 (5.75%) Electronics
5 5 (5.75%) Games
6 3 (3.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Security Engineer
2 11 (12.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) AWS DevOps
4 9 (10.34%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.05%) Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) IT Support
6 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.75%) Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (5.75%) IT Administrator
8 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.60%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (3.45%) REST
2 3 (3.45%) SOAP
3 2 (2.30%) LDAP
4 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.15%) Kafka
4 1 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.90%) PKI
3 6 (6.90%) Replication
4 4 (4.60%) 3D Printing
4 4 (4.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.15%) Handset
7 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Windows
2 20 (22.99%) Linux
3 13 (14.94%) Windows Server
4 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.90%) Solaris
6 3 (3.45%) Debian
6 3 (3.45%) Mac OS
6 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.15%) DC/OS
8 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.14%) DevOps
2 20 (22.99%) Load Balancing
3 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.84%) SIEM
4 18 (20.69%) Open Source
5 17 (19.54%) Configuration Management
5 17 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (19.54%) High Availability
6 15 (17.24%) Decision-Making
7 14 (16.09%) Microservices
8 13 (14.94%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (14.94%) IT Strategy
8 13 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (12.64%) Information Security
10 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (9.20%) Migration
11 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (6.90%) People Management
12 6 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) Go
1 18 (20.69%) Java
1 18 (20.69%) Python
1 18 (20.69%) Ruby
2 7 (8.05%) SQL
3 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.45%) C++
5 3 (3.45%) Perl
5 3 (3.45%) PHP
5 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.20%) CCNA
3 5 (5.75%) CCNP
3 5 (5.75%) CISSP
4 4 (4.60%) RHCE
4 4 (4.60%) RHCSA
5 3 (3.45%) CISM
5 3 (3.45%) Degree
5 3 (3.45%) GCIA
5 3 (3.45%) MCSE
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.30%) CISA
6 2 (2.30%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (2.30%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.30%) MCITP
6 2 (2.30%) MCP
6 2 (2.30%) SANS
6 2 (2.30%) SSCP
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) FISMA
1 6 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.69%) Docker
3 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.60%) vSphere
6 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.30%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (21.84%) Nagios
1 19 (21.84%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (20.69%) Ansible
2 18 (20.69%) Kubernetes
2 18 (20.69%) Puppet
2 18 (20.69%) Terraform
3 17 (19.54%) Consul
3 17 (19.54%) Docker Swarm
3 17 (19.54%) Grafana
3 17 (19.54%) Graphite
3 17 (19.54%) Opsview
3 17 (19.54%) Packer
3 17 (19.54%) Salt
3 17 (19.54%) ZABBIX
4 6 (6.90%) Backup Exec
4 6 (6.90%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (4.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 31 (35.63%) Cisco
2 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (18.39%) CheckPoint
4 15 (17.24%) VMware
5 13 (14.94%) Juniper
6 8 (9.20%) Nimble Storage
7 7 (8.05%) Veeam
8 6 (6.90%) Mitel
8 6 (6.90%) Sophos
8 6 (6.90%) Splunk
9 4 (4.60%) F5
9 4 (4.60%) McAfee
9 4 (4.60%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.60%) Symantec
10 3 (3.45%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.45%) Huawei
10 3 (3.45%) Meraki
10 3 (3.45%) Nortel
10 3 (3.45%) Trend Micro