The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 22 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.05% 3.55% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 20.00% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 1
Median salary £31,000 £25,000 £29,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.00% -14.52%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.43%
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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
7 25 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 7.37% 17.73% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 18
Median salary £40,000 £26,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.94% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for 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

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 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