Period
to 21 July 2017

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 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 43 39
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.18% 1.48% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.59% 12.50% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 6
Belfast median annual salary £28,250 £38,000 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.66% +47.57% -11.97%
10th Percentile £21,750 £31,350 £20,375
90th Percentile £32,500 £42,025 £63,750
County Antrim median annual salary £28,250 £38,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -25.66% +26.67% +2.56%

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 29 32 38
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 7.90% 11.81% 18.72%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 22
Belfast median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +1.27%
10th Percentile £21,250 £28,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £77,250
County Antrim median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +11.11% +6.33%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Belfast

VPN
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 21 July 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 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) Fintech
4 3 (37.50%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (37.50%) MCDST
4 3 (37.50%) MCITP
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) MCSA
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL

VPN
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 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Junior
3 2 (25.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (50.00%) Fintech
3 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCDST
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
2 3 (37.50%) MCSA
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCSA
3 2 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (37.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Apple
3 3 (37.50%) Bloomberg
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 3 (37.50%) Reuters
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper