The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 34 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 3.42% 0.69% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.86% 4.00% 7.81%
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 £34,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.84%
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Northern Ireland

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

Communications & Networking Category
County Antrim
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 25 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 19.18% 17.24% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 22
Average salary £25,750 £26,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.83% -37.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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Salary Trend in County Antrim

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

VPN Salary Trend in County Antrim

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Salary Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in County Antrim

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Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -5 5 £25,000 -14.52%
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Northern Ireland

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the County Antrim 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%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC

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Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the County Antrim 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%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
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
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
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%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
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%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) EMC Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) COBIT
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
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