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 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 102 85 87
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 10 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.66% 0.94% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 9.72% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 4
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £28,372
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £21,500 £21,323
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £36,955 £59,750
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 Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
232 144 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.25% 9.63% 14.36%
Number of salaries quoted 143 103 79
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 15 (53.57%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) DNS
3 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (39.29%) VoIP
3 11 (39.29%) Linux
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco
5 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
6 8 (28.57%) IPsec
7 7 (25.00%) VLAN
7 7 (25.00%) CentOS
7 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (25.00%) WAN
7 7 (25.00%) LAN
7 7 (25.00%) IIS
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
9 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
9 5 (17.86%) VMware
9 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (17.86%) NAS
9 5 (17.86%) Office 365
9 5 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (17.86%) Rackspace
9 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
9 5 (17.86%) CRM
9 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 7 (25.00%) IIS
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Office 365
3 4 (14.29%) IaaS
4 3 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) DNS
3 11 (39.29%) VoIP
4 8 (28.57%) IPsec
5 7 (25.00%) VLAN
5 7 (25.00%) WAN
5 7 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (17.86%) NAS
7 4 (14.29%) DHCP
7 4 (14.29%) Ethernet
8 3 (10.71%) ADSL
8 3 (10.71%) SSL
8 3 (10.71%) MPLS
8 3 (10.71%) SSH
8 3 (10.71%) LLU
8 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (10.71%) Wireless
9 2 (7.14%) OSPF
9 2 (7.14%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (25.00%) Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Graduate
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) COM
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Extraction
1 3 (10.71%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) CentOS
4 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) UNIX
7 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) CRM
1 5 (17.86%) BCP
1 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
1 5 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
2 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
3 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Time Management
3 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Information Assurance
4 1 (3.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) MCSE
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) MCSA
3 2 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nagios
1 3 (10.71%) Cacti
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Intune
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) Rackspace
3 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.57%) Acronis
5 1 (3.57%) Twitter