The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 27 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.54% 1.01% 3.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.71% 10.00% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 4
Median salary £30,000 £31,000 £23,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +30.52%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14 10 18
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 7.11% 10.10% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 14
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +60.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £31,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £80,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN 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 in Belfast.

Salary trend for VPN in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (33.33%) Fintech
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) CCSA
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) MCDST
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) CCSA
1 2 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) MCDST
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSA
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
2 2 (33.33%) Bloomberg
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) Reuters
3 1 (16.67%) Polycom
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) VMware