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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 101 87 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 1.33% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 10.87% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 5
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £21,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £37,137 £36,600
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -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 Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 184 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.74% 12.25% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 115 109 58
Average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) Juniper
6 3 (23.08%) Symantec
6 3 (23.08%) VoIP
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
6 3 (23.08%) VLAN
6 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) vSphere
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) SSL
7 2 (15.38%) CCNP
7 2 (15.38%) CCNA
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) Windows XP

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
5 2 (15.38%) SSL
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) IPsec
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
6 1 (7.69%) L2TP
6 1 (7.69%) PPTP
6 1 (7.69%) SSH
6 1 (7.69%) SNMP
6 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) IT Support
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Technician
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (15.38%) IT Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.69%) CentOS
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
4 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) BCP
1 1 (7.69%) Project Management
1 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (7.69%) Network Design
1 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
1 1 (7.69%) Network Management
1 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
1 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) pfSense
4 1 (7.69%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Symantec
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Polycom
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya