The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 30 37
Permanent jobs citing VPN 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen - 0.43% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.35% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
VPN
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 23 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 17.01% 10.00% 20.85%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 36
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.10%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

VPN
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Aberdeen region.

VPN Salary Trend in Aberdeen

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP