The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 28 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 4 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.11% 1.94% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 15.00% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 5
Median salary £27,000 £38,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.94% +26.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £32,400 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £38,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 20 20 32
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 10.53% 12.90% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 15
Median salary £32,500 £38,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.47% +26.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £80,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for VPN 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -3 3 £26,500 -30.26%
County Tyrone - 1 £27,500 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for VPN.

1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (61.54%) CCNA
3 8 (61.54%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) LAN
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
4 7 (53.85%) MCITP
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) CCNP
5 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
5 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
6 5 (38.46%) HP
6 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
7 4 (30.77%) Project Management
7 4 (30.77%) Migration
7 4 (30.77%) Back Office
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (30.77%) DNS
7 4 (30.77%) GCP
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Project

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
2 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 7 (53.85%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) DHCP
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) Network Security
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
7 1 (7.69%) NAS
7 1 (7.69%) SAN
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Back Office
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Cloud Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Junior
4 2 (15.38%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (30.77%) Fintech
3 4 (30.77%) Public Cloud
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
2 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) System Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) CCNA
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCITP
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) MCSE
4 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (23.08%) MCDST
5 3 (23.08%) MCP
5 3 (23.08%) MCSA
6 2 (15.38%) CCSA
6 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (15.38%) CISSP
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) GCP
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (23.08%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) Google
6 3 (23.08%) Apple
6 3 (23.08%) Bloomberg
6 3 (23.08%) Remedy
6 3 (23.08%) Reuters
7 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
7 2 (15.38%) SonicWALL
7 2 (15.38%) Symantec
8 1 (7.69%) Dell
8 1 (7.69%) Juniper