The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 121 130 137
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 50 30 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 0.92% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.88% 8.60% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 44 27 11
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
421 349 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.48% 10.66% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 281 228 272
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +26.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +6 20 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Aberdeen +10 11 £40,000 -5.88%
Glasgow -4 11 £40,000 +72.04% 2
North Lanarkshire - 3 £45,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Stirling - 1 £42,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £21,500 -
Lothian - 1 £21,500 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 60 (65.22%) Windows
2 53 (57.61%) Cisco
3 50 (54.35%) Firewall
4 38 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (39.13%) WAN
6 31 (33.70%) CCNA
7 29 (31.52%) TCP/IP
8 27 (29.35%) Microsoft
8 27 (29.35%) BGP
9 26 (28.26%) Active Directory
9 26 (28.26%) LAN
10 24 (26.09%) OSPF
11 21 (22.83%) Linux
11 21 (22.83%) ITIL
11 21 (22.83%) VMware
12 20 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (20.65%) Service Delivery
14 18 (19.57%) Wireless
15 17 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
16 16 (17.39%) CCNP
16 16 (17.39%) IPsec
17 14 (15.22%) MPLS
18 13 (14.13%) Juniper
18 13 (14.13%) Management Information System
18 13 (14.13%) VoIP
18 13 (14.13%) DNS
18 13 (14.13%) ADSL
19 11 (11.96%) Wi-Fi
19 11 (11.96%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.61%) Lync
2 7 (7.61%) IIS
3 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.35%) WorkSite
4 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.09%) nginx
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) MS Office
1 9 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.09%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.09%) SaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (54.35%) Firewall
2 36 (39.13%) WAN
3 29 (31.52%) TCP/IP
4 27 (29.35%) BGP
5 26 (28.26%) LAN
6 24 (26.09%) OSPF
7 18 (19.57%) Wireless
8 17 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (17.39%) IPsec
10 14 (15.22%) MPLS
11 13 (14.13%) DNS
11 13 (14.13%) VoIP
11 13 (14.13%) ADSL
12 11 (11.96%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (11.96%) VLAN
13 10 (10.87%) DHCP
14 9 (9.78%) Ethernet
14 9 (9.78%) Frame Relay
14 9 (9.78%) VSAT
15 8 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) MS Access
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (6.52%) Legal
1 6 (6.52%) Games
2 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.35%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (1.09%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Analyst
2 18 (19.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (17.39%) Network Engineer
4 15 (16.30%) Field Engineer
5 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (9.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Cisco Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Network Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Network Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Technical Support
8 7 (7.61%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) COM
2 1 (1.09%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (1.09%) HTML
2 1 (1.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.43%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.35%) Replication
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.17%) PDA
4 2 (2.17%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.09%) Social Media
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
5 1 (1.09%) Statistics
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 60 (65.22%) Windows
2 21 (22.83%) Linux
3 11 (11.96%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.87%) Windows XP
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.61%) CentOS
6 7 (7.61%) UNIX
7 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.17%) Debian
9 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.09%) Android
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) ITIL
2 19 (20.65%) Service Delivery
3 10 (10.87%) Information Security
4 9 (9.78%) CRM
5 8 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.52%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.52%) Project Management
7 6 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.43%) Information Security Management
8 5 (5.43%) Security Management
9 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.35%) BCP
9 4 (4.35%) ISMS
9 4 (4.35%) Content Management
9 4 (4.35%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.26%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) C
2 2 (2.17%) C++
2 2 (2.17%) Java
2 2 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (1.09%) PHP
3 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.09%) Python
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (33.70%) CCNA
3 16 (17.39%) CCNP
4 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.52%) Degree
5 4 (4.35%) CEH
5 4 (4.35%) JNCIA
5 4 (4.35%) CISSP
6 2 (2.17%) MCP
6 2 (2.17%) MCSE
6 2 (2.17%) MCSA
6 2 (2.17%) MCITP
7 1 (1.09%) CCDA
7 1 (1.09%) CCA
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.09%) MCDST
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.09%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.09%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.87%) vSphere
4 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.43%) XenApp
7 3 (3.26%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.09%) Squid
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.09%) BlackBerry Internet Service
8 1 (1.09%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.09%) Openswan
8 1 (1.09%) KVM
8 1 (1.09%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.26%) Nagios
2 3 (3.26%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 2 (2.17%) Cacti
3 2 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.09%) Puppet
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.09%) WSUS
4 1 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (57.61%) Cisco
2 27 (29.35%) Microsoft
3 21 (22.83%) VMware
4 13 (14.13%) Juniper
5 10 (10.87%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.78%) Citrix
7 8 (8.70%) SolarWinds
8 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.35%) Rackspace
10 3 (3.26%) BMC
10 3 (3.26%) Symantec
10 3 (3.26%) Remedy
10 3 (3.26%) Dell
11 2 (2.17%) Avaya
11 2 (2.17%) HP
11 2 (2.17%) Mitel
11 2 (2.17%) Twitter
12 1 (1.09%) Google
12 1 (1.09%) Kaspersky
12 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
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