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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 38 33 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2 1 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.13% 0.62% 13.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 4.76% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 10
Average salary £35,000 - £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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
55 21 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 31.07% 13.04% 43.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 37
Average salary £26,000 £32,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.37% -28.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £43,500
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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Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
County Antrim -1 2 £35,000 -
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UK

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) CDMA
2 2 (66.67%) GPRS
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) POP3
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) MAPI
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) SGSN
2 2 (66.67%) IMAP
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) GGSN
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) CDMA
2 2 (66.67%) GPRS
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) POP3
2 2 (66.67%) SMTP
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) SGSN
2 2 (66.67%) IMAP
3 1 (33.33%) GGSN
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Escalation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) MAPI
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CISA
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001