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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 39 14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 0 1 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 0.60% 12.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.35% 30.09%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 10
Average salary - - £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
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UK

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
71 23 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.63% 13.69% 42.64%
Number of salaries quoted 26 9 34
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £50,000 £45,000
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 29 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) PMP
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) CISA
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM

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Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Information Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) PMP
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CISA
1 1 (100.00%) CISM
1 1 (100.00%) CEH
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS