Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 38 30
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8 +23
Permanent jobs citing VPN 13 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.87% 1.18% 3.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.81% 10.53% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 5
Northern Ireland median annual salary £27,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.95% +8.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £23,650 £33,275 £29,500
90th Percentile £27,850 £42,025 £37,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 57 38 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.58% 11.24% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 48 30 13
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,375 £20,850
90th Percentile £50,750 £50,000 £42,850
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Northern Ireland

VPN
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

VPN
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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -18 6 £26,750 -29.61%
County Tyrone - 1 £27,500 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (84.62%) Linux
1 11 (84.62%) Python
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
3 6 (46.15%) SSH
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (46.15%) Groovy
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon S3
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
3 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
3 6 (46.15%) User Stories
3 6 (46.15%) Robot Framework
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (46.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (46.15%) Acceptance Criteria
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) C++
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) Unix
4 5 (38.46%) CCNP

VPN
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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) SSH
2 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) IP Telephony
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) NAS
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
1 6 (46.15%) Robot Framework
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation Specialist
1 6 (46.15%) Test Scripter
1 6 (46.15%) Test Specialist
2 5 (38.46%) Junior
2 5 (38.46%) Junior Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 5 (38.46%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Acceptance Criteria
1 6 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
1 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
1 6 (46.15%) TDD
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
1 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
1 6 (46.15%) User Stories
2 5 (38.46%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) C++
2 6 (46.15%) Groovy
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 5 (38.46%) CCNA
2 5 (38.46%) CCNP
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) SonicWALL
2 5 (38.46%) Symantec
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper