The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 26 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.02% 3.60% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 21.05% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £31,000 £23,750 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.52% -18.80%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
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County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 10.20% 17.12% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 22
Average salary £40,000 £29,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.59% +11.32%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Belfast region.

VPN Salary Trend in Belfast

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Squid
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Tandberg
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Escalation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Tandberg