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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 19 30 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 12 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.55% 3.57% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.36% 21.28% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 2
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +71.42%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
33 47 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 12.50% 16.79% 18.81%
Number of salaries quoted 22 39 42
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.00%
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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (73.33%) WAN
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
1 11 (73.33%) CCNA
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (73.33%) BGP
2 10 (66.67%) OSPF
3 9 (60.00%) Frame Relay
3 9 (60.00%) IPsec
3 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (60.00%) VSAT
4 8 (53.33%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) Citrix
8 3 (20.00%) DHCP
8 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
9 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (13.33%) LAN
9 2 (13.33%) MCSE
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (13.33%) MS Office
9 2 (13.33%) ITIL
9 2 (13.33%) MCP
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (13.33%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
1 11 (73.33%) BGP
2 10 (66.67%) OSPF
3 9 (60.00%) Frame Relay
3 9 (60.00%) IPsec
3 9 (60.00%) VSAT
4 8 (53.33%) MPLS
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
9 1 (6.67%) Intranet
9 1 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (66.67%) Analyst
3 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 8 (53.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 8 (53.33%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 8 (53.33%) Senior Cisco Analyst
4 8 (53.33%) Senior Network Analyst
4 8 (53.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (53.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (53.33%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (53.33%) Network Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support
5 2 (13.33%) Field Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) CCNA
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) MCP
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Compaq
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow