The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 107 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.27% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 1.91% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 15
Average salary £30,000 £20,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.34% -36.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £20,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £20,500 £35,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
191 157 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.43% 14.26% 12.16%
Number of salaries quoted 135 90 113
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,309 £43,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
Scotland

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) Firewall
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) Juniper
5 6 (30.00%) IPsec
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 5 (25.00%) MCITP
6 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) VoIP
6 5 (25.00%) MCSE
6 5 (25.00%) MCSA
7 4 (20.00%) Apache
7 4 (20.00%) SMTP
7 4 (20.00%) Internet
7 4 (20.00%) OSPF
7 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) Wireless

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) Lync
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (5.00%) nginx
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) WAN
3 6 (30.00%) IPsec
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (25.00%) VoIP
5 4 (20.00%) SMTP
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
5 4 (20.00%) OSPF
5 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (20.00%) Wireless
6 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.00%) NetScreen
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (15.00%) FWSM
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security
6 3 (15.00%) MPLS
6 3 (15.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (15.00%) Law
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Support
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support
5 1 (5.00%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.00%) Debian
7 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (10.00%) CentOS
7 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (5.00%) UNIX
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (5.00%) Android
8 1 (5.00%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
1 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PHP
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) MCSE
1 5 (25.00%) MCSA
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (25.00%) MCITP
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) MCTS
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) MCP
3 3 (15.00%) HNC
3 3 (15.00%) HND
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) CCDA
5 1 (5.00%) CCDP
5 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCSA
5 1 (5.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.00%) Squid
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Postfix
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) ZENworks
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (5.00%) Cacti
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) SmokePing
3 1 (5.00%) OpenView
3 1 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) LANDesk
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) Websense
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) JBoss
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Spiceworks
6 1 (5.00%) Facebook
6 1 (5.00%) Twitter
6 1 (5.00%) Google
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Advantage XPO
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Accenture
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum (DOE), plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 + Excellent Company Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago