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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 33 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.47% 0.69% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 5.56% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
38 36 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 18.01% 12.50% 18.38%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 47
Average salary £37,000 £36,500 £28,088
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.36% +29.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £31,500 £22,716
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £49,400
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 28 November 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 9 (75.00%) WAN
1 9 (75.00%) CCNA
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) BGP
2 8 (66.67%) OSPF
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) CCNP
2 8 (66.67%) Frame Relay
2 8 (66.67%) IPsec
3 7 (58.33%) VSAT
3 7 (58.33%) MPLS
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) MCSE
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) MCP
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (8.33%) vSphere
7 1 (8.33%) Office 365

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Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) OSPF
2 8 (66.67%) BGP
2 8 (66.67%) Frame Relay
2 8 (66.67%) IPsec
3 7 (58.33%) VSAT
3 7 (58.33%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) SAN
6 1 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) Senior Network Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) Senior Cisco Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) Network Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PDA
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) CCNA
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) MCSE
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) MCP
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Compaq
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow