Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 211 165
Rank change year-on-year +53 -46 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 83 78 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.48% 1.15% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.77% 6.18% 13.37%
Number of salaries quoted 79 54 119
Manchester median annual salary £41,500 £33,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.81% -26.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,140 £22,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,250 £70,750
North West median annual salary £37,000 £32,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.85% -23.53% +16.44%

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 705 1,263 1,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.61% 18.63% 13.50%
Number of salaries quoted 578 1,105 861
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +16.88% -3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +3.90%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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
Bolton -12 4 £35,000 - 1
Salford -4 2 £35,750 -
Cheadle -3 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £41,500 -
Altrincham - 1 £42,501 - 1
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 51 (61.45%) Cisco
2 42 (50.60%) Firewall
3 39 (46.99%) Active Directory
4 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
5 32 (38.55%) Windows
5 32 (38.55%) LAN
6 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
7 29 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (32.53%) DNS
8 27 (32.53%) Windows 10
9 26 (31.33%) Azure
10 25 (30.12%) ITIL
11 24 (28.92%) Wireless
12 23 (27.71%) SolarWinds
13 22 (26.51%) Network Security
13 22 (26.51%) WAN
14 21 (25.30%) CCNP
14 21 (25.30%) CCNA
14 21 (25.30%) Degree
15 20 (24.10%) Office 365
15 20 (24.10%) VMware
16 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
16 17 (20.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 16 (19.28%) Public Sector
17 16 (19.28%) Windows Server
17 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
18 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
19 14 (16.87%) AWS

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 13 (15.66%) IIS
2 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Elite 3E
1 3 (3.61%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 26 (31.33%) Azure
2 20 (24.10%) Office 365
3 14 (16.87%) AWS
4 4 (4.82%) IaaS
4 4 (4.82%) PaaS
5 3 (3.61%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.41%) GitHub
6 2 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.20%) SaaS
7 1 (1.20%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 42 (50.60%) Firewall
2 32 (38.55%) LAN
3 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
4 27 (32.53%) DNS
5 24 (28.92%) Wireless
6 22 (26.51%) Network Security
6 22 (26.51%) WAN
7 11 (13.25%) BGP
7 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (13.25%) DHCP
7 11 (13.25%) WLAN
8 10 (12.05%) DMZ
8 10 (12.05%) Unified Communications
9 9 (10.84%) MPLS
10 8 (9.64%) VLAN
11 7 (8.43%) IPsec
11 7 (8.43%) SNMP
12 5 (6.02%) EIGRP
13 4 (4.82%) DSL
13 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.61%) MSI
3 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (19.28%) Public Sector
2 10 (12.05%) Fire and Rescue
2 10 (12.05%) Police
3 3 (3.61%) Legal
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Finance
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (15.66%) Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Support Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Help Desk Support
6 8 (9.64%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Support Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.23%) Network Team Leader
7 6 (7.23%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.82%) Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) IT Support
8 4 (4.82%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.20%) COM
2 1 (1.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.46%) Data Protection Act
2 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
3 10 (12.05%) Blackberry
3 10 (12.05%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (9.64%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.61%) User Experience
5 3 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.20%) CMDB
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.20%) NHS
7 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.55%) Windows
2 27 (32.53%) Windows 10
3 16 (19.28%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.66%) Linux
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.41%) Android
8 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.20%) CentOS
8 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
5 13 (15.66%) Data Protection
6 12 (14.46%) Service Management
7 11 (13.25%) DevOps
7 11 (13.25%) Migration
7 11 (13.25%) PRINCE2
8 10 (12.05%) Data Security
8 10 (12.05%) Identity Management
9 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
10 8 (9.64%) ITIL V3
10 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.64%) Problem Management
11 6 (7.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (7.23%) Network Management
11 6 (7.23%) Supplier Management
12 5 (6.02%) Business Continuity
12 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) Python
2 12 (14.46%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.41%) SQL
4 1 (1.20%) C#
4 1 (1.20%) C++
4 1 (1.20%) Java
4 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) Perl
4 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (25.30%) CCNA
2 21 (25.30%) CCNP
2 21 (25.30%) Degree
3 8 (9.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.82%) MCSE
4 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.61%) MCSA
5 3 (3.61%) MCTS
5 3 (3.61%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (2.41%) CCDP
6 2 (2.41%) LPIC
7 1 (1.20%) CCIE
7 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.20%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.41%) SLA
4 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.20%) GDPR
4 1 (1.20%) NIST
System Software
1 39 (46.99%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.66%) Docker
4 10 (12.05%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (3.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.20%) Firmware
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) Ansible
1 13 (15.66%) SCCM
2 11 (13.25%) Kubernetes
2 11 (13.25%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 10 (12.05%) Puppet
3 10 (12.05%) SCOM
4 3 (3.61%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.41%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (61.45%) Cisco
2 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
3 23 (27.71%) SolarWinds
4 20 (24.10%) VMware
5 12 (14.46%) Palo Alto
6 11 (13.25%) iManage
6 11 (13.25%) NetApp
7 10 (12.05%) ServiceNow
8 6 (7.23%) Citrix
9 5 (6.02%) CheckPoint
9 5 (6.02%) Juniper
10 4 (4.82%) F5
10 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.82%) Meraki
10 4 (4.82%) Veeam
11 3 (3.61%) Apple
11 3 (3.61%) Intapp
11 3 (3.61%) LexisNexis
11 3 (3.61%) Nokia
11 3 (3.61%) Polycom