The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Aberdeen region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 21 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 11 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.06% 3.75% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.67% 25.00% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 2
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +61.90%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 48 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.07% 15.00% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24 39 42
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £53,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
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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
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) WAN
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
1 11 (78.57%) CCNA
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (78.57%) BGP
2 10 (71.43%) OSPF
3 9 (64.29%) CCNP
3 9 (64.29%) Frame Relay
3 9 (64.29%) IPsec
3 9 (64.29%) VSAT
4 8 (57.14%) MPLS
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) DNS
8 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 2 (14.29%) LAN
8 2 (14.29%) Citrix
8 2 (14.29%) DHCP
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 2 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (7.14%) XenApp
9 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) WAN
1 11 (78.57%) BGP
2 10 (71.43%) OSPF
3 9 (64.29%) Frame Relay
3 9 (64.29%) IPsec
3 9 (64.29%) VSAT
4 8 (57.14%) MPLS
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) DNS
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) DHCP
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (7.14%) SMTP
8 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Cisco Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Network Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Network Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) PDA
1 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CCNA
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Avaya
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Compaq
3 1 (7.14%) Dell