The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 33 31
Permanent jobs citing VPN 0 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 3.43% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 14.63% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £14,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 41 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.52% 23.43% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5 25 15
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -39.39%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

VPN Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) CDMA
2 4 (80.00%) GPRS
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) Solaris
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) POP3
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) MAPI
2 4 (80.00%) SGSN
2 4 (80.00%) IMAP
2 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) GGSN
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (40.00%) Perl
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) Data Security
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) CDMA
2 4 (80.00%) GPRS
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) POP3
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) SGSN
2 4 (80.00%) IMAP
3 2 (40.00%) GGSN
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Escalation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) MAPI
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Solaris
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper