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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 31 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 3.55% 0.79% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 4.55% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £25,000 £29,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.52% -16.42%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £33,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -9.58%
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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
25 22 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 17.73% 17.46% 25.78%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 24
Average salary £25,750 £26,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.83% -34.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
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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Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Belfast

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) OWASP
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (20.00%) SIEM
5 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (20.00%) SABSA
5 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (20.00%) XenServer
5 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Information Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) OWASP
1 1 (20.00%) SIEM
1 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (20.00%) SABSA
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) EMC Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) EMC