The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 92 106 88
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 10 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.73% 0.48% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 4.32% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 2
Average salary £25,250 £30,000 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.83% +46.34%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
195 185 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.16% 11.15% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 119 134 93
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,650 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,928
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VPN
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

VPN Salary Trend in Edinburgh

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 5 (38.46%) DHCP
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
5 4 (30.77%) VoIP
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) Juniper
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (15.38%) IPsec
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (15.38%) Apple
7 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 2 (15.38%) VLAN
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) CentOS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (7.69%) InDesign
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 2 (15.38%) IPsec
5 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 1 (7.69%) LLU
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 1 (7.69%) NAS
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.69%) WiMAX
6 1 (7.69%) SSH
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) ADSL
6 1 (7.69%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) IT Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) CentOS
3 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
2 1 (7.69%) BCP
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) Network Design
2 1 (7.69%) IT Governance
2 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
2 1 (7.69%) Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) ZENworks
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Websense
5 1 (7.69%) Adobe
5 1 (7.69%) Sun
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) Google
5 1 (7.69%) Spiceworks
5 1 (7.69%) Rackspace