The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 133 124 131
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 28 35 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 1.05% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 9.54% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 20
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,100 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
VPN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
445 367 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.61% 11.01% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 296 245 317
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,223 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VPN
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

VPN Salary Trend in Scotland

VPN
Salary Histogram in Scotland

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

VPN Salary Histogram in Scotland

VPN
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -17 10 £32,500 +8.33%
Glasgow +5 8 £41,250 +39.83% 2
Stirling - 5 £45,000 -
North Lanarkshire -2 2 £42,500 +42.85% 1
Fife - 2 £48,750 -
Aberdeen +8 1 £45,000 +28.57%
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 45 (58.44%) Firewall
2 44 (57.14%) Windows
3 32 (41.56%) Microsoft
4 25 (32.47%) VMware
5 24 (31.17%) DNS
6 23 (29.87%) MS Exchange
6 23 (29.87%) Cisco
6 23 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 21 (27.27%) TCP/IP
9 20 (25.97%) VoIP
9 20 (25.97%) WAN
9 20 (25.97%) vSphere
10 19 (24.68%) VLAN
11 17 (22.08%) ITIL
12 16 (20.78%) Wireless
12 16 (20.78%) IPsec
13 15 (19.48%) DHCP
14 14 (18.18%) MS Excel
14 14 (18.18%) Linux
14 14 (18.18%) IIS
14 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
15 13 (16.88%) BGP
15 13 (16.88%) Information Security
16 12 (15.58%) CCNA
16 12 (15.58%) Citrix
16 12 (15.58%) LAN
17 11 (14.29%) CRM
17 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 23 (29.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.18%) IIS
3 8 (10.39%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Office 365
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.19%) IaaS
4 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (58.44%) Firewall
2 24 (31.17%) DNS
3 21 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 20 (25.97%) VoIP
4 20 (25.97%) WAN
5 19 (24.68%) VLAN
6 16 (20.78%) Wireless
6 16 (20.78%) IPsec
7 15 (19.48%) DHCP
8 13 (16.88%) BGP
9 12 (15.58%) LAN
10 11 (14.29%) OSPF
11 10 (12.99%) MPLS
11 10 (12.99%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (11.69%) Network Security
13 8 (10.39%) Frame Relay
13 8 (10.39%) SAN
14 7 (9.09%) VSAT
14 7 (9.09%) H.323
15 6 (7.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Law
2 9 (11.69%) Legal
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Advertising
4 3 (3.90%) Games
5 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Analyst
2 12 (15.58%) Security Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Security Specialist
4 9 (11.69%) Information Security Specialist
4 9 (11.69%) Information Specialist
5 8 (10.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Consultant
5 8 (10.39%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (10.39%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Network Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Administrator
6 7 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Network Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) COM
2 2 (2.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.39%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (7.79%) Replication
4 3 (3.90%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.90%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.60%) Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) PDA
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.14%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Linux
3 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.09%) CentOS
6 5 (6.49%) UNIX
7 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 13 (16.88%) Information Security
3 11 (14.29%) CRM
4 10 (12.99%) Information Security Management
4 10 (12.99%) Security Management
4 10 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (11.69%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (11.69%) ISMS
6 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (10.39%) Project Management
6 8 (10.39%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.49%) BCP
8 5 (6.49%) Business Continuity
8 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.49%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (5.19%) ERP
9 4 (5.19%) Time Management
10 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.19%) SQL
3 2 (2.60%) Python
3 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (15.58%) CCNA
3 11 (14.29%) Degree
3 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (11.69%) MCSE
4 9 (11.69%) CCNP
4 9 (11.69%) CISSP
4 9 (11.69%) CEH
5 4 (5.19%) MCITP
6 3 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.90%) MCSA
7 2 (2.60%) MCP
8 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.30%) PMP
8 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.30%) CCA
8 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 20 (25.97%) vSphere
4 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
4 9 (11.69%) XenApp
5 7 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Nagios
2 3 (3.90%) Cacti
2 3 (3.90%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.60%) WSUS
3 2 (2.60%) SCCM
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (41.56%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.47%) VMware
3 23 (29.87%) Cisco
4 12 (15.58%) Citrix
5 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.49%) Rackspace
6 4 (5.19%) HP
7 3 (3.90%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) Symantec
8 2 (2.60%) Sophos
9 1 (1.30%) BT
9 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.30%) Acronis
9 1 (1.30%) Twitter
9 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.30%) Compaq
9 1 (1.30%) Dell
9 1 (1.30%) EMC
Motherwell
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + Microsoft Certs
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Scotland
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago