The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 97 93 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 13 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.93% 0.61% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.78% 6.31% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 1
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 111 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 10.56% 9.73% 16.45%
Number of salaries quoted 85 80 74
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,200 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

VPN Salary Trend in Glasgow

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 (68.18%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) Wireless
2 12 (54.55%) Information Security
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 10 (45.45%) Information Security Management
4 10 (45.45%) Security Management
4 10 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (40.91%) CEH
5 9 (40.91%) Network Security
5 9 (40.91%) ISMS
5 9 (40.91%) Law
5 9 (40.91%) Legal
5 9 (40.91%) CISSP
6 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco
8 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix
8 4 (18.18%) VMware
8 4 (18.18%) MS Office
9 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) SSL

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.09%) WorkSite
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 12 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 12 (54.55%) Wireless
3 9 (40.91%) Network Security
4 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (13.64%) SSL
5 2 (9.09%) ADSL
5 2 (9.09%) Broadband
5 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (9.09%) 3G
5 2 (9.09%) VLAN
6 1 (4.55%) OSPF
6 1 (4.55%) BGP
6 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (40.91%) Law
1 9 (40.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Analyst
2 12 (54.55%) Security Analyst
3 9 (40.91%) Security Specialist
3 9 (40.91%) Information Security Specialist
3 9 (40.91%) Information Specialist
4 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Information Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) UNIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Information Security
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 10 (45.45%) Information Security Management
3 10 (45.45%) Security Management
4 9 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (40.91%) ISMS
5 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.09%) Content Management
7 1 (4.55%) ERP
7 1 (4.55%) Password Management
7 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security
7 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
1 9 (40.91%) CEH
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) CCA
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.55%) BlackBerry Internet Service
5 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Citrix
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
1 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Avaya
3 1 (4.55%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
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