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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 115 138 130
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 47 42 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 1.11% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.58% 9.63% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 32 37 30
Average salary £40,000 £35,947 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.27% -15.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £21,850 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
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
406 436 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.84% 11.53% 12.07%
Number of salaries quoted 269 296 247
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
Glasgow +19 29 £48,750 +32.65% 4
Edinburgh -3 8 £28,000 -6.66% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 4 - -
Aberdeen +17 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
West Lothian - 1 £26,000 -
Fife - 1 £26,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £18,500 -
Highlands - 1 £42,500 -
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UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 47 (68.12%) Cisco
2 44 (63.77%) Windows
3 43 (62.32%) Firewall
4 41 (59.42%) WAN
5 38 (55.07%) DHCP
6 37 (53.62%) LAN
7 36 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (49.28%) CCNA
9 30 (43.48%) Active Directory
9 30 (43.48%) CheckPoint
10 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
10 27 (39.13%) DNS
11 24 (34.78%) MS Exchange
11 24 (34.78%) VMware
12 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (31.88%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (30.43%) vSphere
13 21 (30.43%) MS Excel
13 21 (30.43%) Wireless
14 20 (28.99%) Windows 7
15 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (27.54%) Network Security
16 18 (26.09%) CCNP
17 17 (24.64%) HP
17 17 (24.64%) ITIL
18 16 (23.19%) SSL
18 16 (23.19%) WLAN
18 16 (23.19%) SAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 24 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 14 (20.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (18.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.35%) Apache
5 3 (4.35%) WorkSite
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.90%) IIS
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.45%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS Office
3 6 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.45%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.90%) Google Apps
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (62.32%) Firewall
2 41 (59.42%) WAN
3 38 (55.07%) DHCP
4 37 (53.62%) LAN
5 27 (39.13%) DNS
6 22 (31.88%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (30.43%) Wireless
8 19 (27.54%) Network Security
9 16 (23.19%) SSL
9 16 (23.19%) SAN
9 16 (23.19%) WLAN
10 14 (20.29%) MPLS
10 14 (20.29%) EIGRP
11 13 (18.84%) HSRP
12 12 (17.39%) TACACS
13 11 (15.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (15.94%) IPsec
13 11 (15.94%) Internet
14 10 (14.49%) IP Telephony
15 8 (11.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Subversion
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (17.39%) Back Office
2 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.80%) Law
4 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Finance
5 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.45%) Local Government
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Analyst
2 18 (26.09%) Network Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) IT Support
5 9 (13.04%) Team Leader
6 8 (11.59%) Network Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Security Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Operations Team Leader
6 8 (11.59%) Network Security Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Network Support
8 4 (5.80%) Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) Junior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Junior
8 4 (5.80%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (4.35%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) COM
1 1 (1.45%) XML
1 1 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) HP StoreVirtual
2 3 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) Statistics
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (63.77%) Windows
2 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (28.99%) Windows 7
5 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (17.39%) Linux
7 7 (10.14%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.90%) CentOS
10 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.45%) Solaris
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
2 13 (18.84%) Mentoring
3 11 (15.94%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (5.80%) CRM
4 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.35%) BCP
5 3 (4.35%) Content Management
6 2 (2.90%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.90%) Project Management
6 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (2.90%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.45%) Open Source
7 1 (1.45%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.45%) Line Management
7 1 (1.45%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.45%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.45%) PHP
2 1 (1.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) VBA
2 1 (1.45%) Python
2 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.45%) Ruby
2 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (49.28%) CCNA
3 18 (26.09%) CCNP
4 13 (18.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.35%) MCSE
6 3 (4.35%) Degree
7 2 (2.90%) MCITP
8 1 (1.45%) MOS
8 1 (1.45%) HND
8 1 (1.45%) CCA
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.43%) vSphere
3 19 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (21.74%) XenApp
5 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.90%) NFS
7 1 (1.45%) pfSense
7 1 (1.45%) iptables
7 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) CiscoWorks
1 13 (18.84%) SCCM
1 13 (18.84%) SCOM
2 12 (17.39%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.90%) Nagios
5 1 (1.45%) ZENworks
5 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.45%) Cacti
5 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (68.12%) Cisco
2 30 (43.48%) CheckPoint
3 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 24 (34.78%) VMware
5 17 (24.64%) HP
6 15 (21.74%) Citrix
6 15 (21.74%) F5
7 14 (20.29%) McAfee
8 13 (18.84%) Riverbed
8 13 (18.84%) SolarWinds
8 13 (18.84%) Fortinet
9 10 (14.49%) Mitel
10 6 (8.70%) Juniper
11 4 (5.80%) Symantec
12 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.90%) Apple
12 2 (2.90%) Google
13 1 (1.45%) Polycom
13 1 (1.45%) Spiceworks
13 1 (1.45%) Rackspace
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