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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 136 133 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 19 33 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 1.01% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.99% 8.92% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 22
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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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
381 370 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.39% 11.31% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 247 248 322
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Scotland

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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 24 December 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
Glasgow +9 7 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Stirling - 4 £45,000 -
Edinburgh -12 3 £32,500 - 1
Fife - 3 £47,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £45,000 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (62.90%) Firewall
2 34 (54.84%) Windows
3 29 (46.77%) Microsoft
4 22 (35.48%) DNS
4 22 (35.48%) VMware
5 20 (32.26%) TCP/IP
5 20 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (29.03%) MS Exchange
6 18 (29.03%) Active Directory
7 17 (27.42%) VoIP
7 17 (27.42%) vSphere
8 16 (25.81%) ITIL
8 16 (25.81%) Cisco
8 16 (25.81%) VLAN
9 15 (24.19%) WAN
9 15 (24.19%) Wireless
10 13 (20.97%) IIS
10 13 (20.97%) MS Excel
10 13 (20.97%) DHCP
11 12 (19.35%) LAN
12 11 (17.74%) Linux
12 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
12 11 (17.74%) Information Security
13 10 (16.13%) MCSE
13 10 (16.13%) Citrix
13 10 (16.13%) Information Security Management
13 10 (16.13%) Security Management
14 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
14 9 (14.52%) CISSP

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.97%) IIS
3 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Office 365
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) IaaS
4 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (62.90%) Firewall
2 22 (35.48%) DNS
3 20 (32.26%) TCP/IP
4 17 (27.42%) VoIP
5 16 (25.81%) VLAN
6 15 (24.19%) Wireless
6 15 (24.19%) WAN
7 13 (20.97%) DHCP
8 12 (19.35%) LAN
9 9 (14.52%) SAN
9 9 (14.52%) Network Security
10 8 (12.90%) IPsec
10 8 (12.90%) BGP
11 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (9.68%) MPLS
12 6 (9.68%) OSPF
13 5 (8.06%) Ethernet
13 5 (8.06%) H.323
14 4 (6.45%) ADSL
14 4 (6.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (14.52%) Law
1 9 (14.52%) Legal
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.45%) Advertising
5 2 (3.23%) Games
5 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Security Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Security Specialist
3 9 (14.52%) Information Security Specialist
3 9 (14.52%) Information Specialist
4 8 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (11.29%) Administrator
6 6 (9.68%) Network Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (6.45%) ICT Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) COM
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Replication
2 5 (8.06%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.84%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.23%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Linux
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.06%) CentOS
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.84%) UNIX
8 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) Information Security
3 10 (16.13%) Information Security Management
3 10 (16.13%) Security Management
4 9 (14.52%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (14.52%) ISMS
4 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (12.90%) CRM
6 6 (9.68%) Project Management
6 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.06%) ERP
8 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.45%) Migration
8 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) Time Management
9 3 (4.84%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (4.84%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.13%) MCSE
3 9 (14.52%) CISSP
3 9 (14.52%) CEH
4 8 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (12.90%) Degree
5 7 (11.29%) CCNA
6 4 (6.45%) MCITP
7 3 (4.84%) MCSA
7 3 (4.84%) CCNP
8 2 (3.23%) MCP
8 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.61%) MCDST
9 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.61%) PMP
9 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (29.03%) Active Directory
3 17 (27.42%) vSphere
4 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
5 7 (11.29%) XenApp
6 5 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Nagios
1 3 (4.84%) Windows Intune
2 2 (3.23%) Cacti
2 2 (3.23%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (46.77%) Microsoft
2 22 (35.48%) VMware
3 16 (25.81%) Cisco
4 10 (16.13%) Citrix
5 3 (4.84%) Juniper
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.84%) Rackspace
5 3 (4.84%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) Symantec
6 2 (3.23%) Sophos
7 1 (1.61%) BT
7 1 (1.61%) EMC
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