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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 127 126 146
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 44 31 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.21% 1.00% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.19% 9.28% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 41 20 11
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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
479 334 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.20% 10.80% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 300 226 269
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,650 £22,743
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,000 £56,750
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +5 20 £26,500 -13.11% 2
Glasgow +1 14 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Aberdeen +6 5 £40,000 - 2
North Lanarkshire +4 3 £45,000 +50.62% 2
Stirling - 2 £36,000 -
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UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 49 (59.04%) Firewall
2 39 (46.99%) Windows
3 33 (39.76%) Cisco
4 30 (36.14%) Microsoft
5 23 (27.71%) VMware
5 23 (27.71%) ITIL
5 23 (27.71%) WAN
6 21 (25.30%) Active Directory
6 21 (25.30%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (25.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
7 20 (24.10%) Linux
8 18 (21.69%) DNS
9 17 (20.48%) IPsec
10 16 (19.28%) VoIP
10 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
11 15 (18.07%) CCNP
11 15 (18.07%) CCNA
11 15 (18.07%) MPLS
11 15 (18.07%) Management Information System
11 15 (18.07%) Information Security
12 14 (16.87%) Wireless
12 14 (16.87%) Juniper
12 14 (16.87%) LAN
13 12 (14.46%) IIS
13 12 (14.46%) VLAN
13 12 (14.46%) Network Security
14 11 (13.25%) vSphere
14 11 (13.25%) BGP
14 11 (13.25%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.46%) IIS
3 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.02%) Lync
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.41%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.20%) nginx
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.41%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (6.02%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) IaaS
3 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (59.04%) Firewall
2 23 (27.71%) WAN
3 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
4 18 (21.69%) DNS
5 17 (20.48%) IPsec
6 16 (19.28%) VoIP
7 15 (18.07%) MPLS
8 14 (16.87%) LAN
8 14 (16.87%) Wireless
9 12 (14.46%) Network Security
9 12 (14.46%) VLAN
10 11 (13.25%) OSPF
10 11 (13.25%) BGP
11 9 (10.84%) Frame Relay
11 9 (10.84%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (9.64%) DHCP
12 8 (9.64%) VSAT
13 7 (8.43%) ADSL
13 7 (8.43%) Internet
13 7 (8.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
General
1 9 (10.84%) Law
1 9 (10.84%) Legal
2 6 (7.23%) Games
2 6 (7.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Analyst
2 15 (18.07%) Network Engineer
3 14 (16.87%) Support Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Security Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Technical Support Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Technical Support
5 10 (12.05%) Technical Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Security Specialist
6 9 (10.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Information Security Specialist
6 9 (10.84%) Information Specialist
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Network Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Support Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (9.64%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Cisco Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) COM
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.02%) Replication
3 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.61%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.41%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.99%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) Linux
3 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.43%) CentOS
4 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.43%) UNIX
5 6 (7.23%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.23%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.41%) Debian
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Information Security
3 10 (12.05%) Information Security Management
3 10 (12.05%) Security Management
4 9 (10.84%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (10.84%) ISMS
5 8 (9.64%) CRM
6 7 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.43%) Problem Management
6 7 (8.43%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.02%) Project Management
7 5 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (4.82%) Time Management
8 4 (4.82%) BCP
8 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.61%) ERP
9 3 (3.61%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.02%) SQL
3 2 (2.41%) Python
3 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.41%) C
3 2 (2.41%) C++
3 2 (2.41%) Java
3 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (18.07%) CCNP
2 15 (18.07%) CCNA
3 9 (10.84%) CISSP
3 9 (10.84%) CEH
3 9 (10.84%) Degree
4 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.43%) MCSE
6 4 (4.82%) MCSA
6 4 (4.82%) JNCIA
6 4 (4.82%) MCITP
7 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.41%) MCP
8 1 (1.20%) CCDA
8 1 (1.20%) CCA
8 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.20%) CCSA
8 1 (1.20%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (25.30%) Active Directory
1 21 (25.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.25%) vSphere
3 9 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.23%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (7.23%) XenApp
5 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.20%) Squid
7 1 (1.20%) Openswan
7 1 (1.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.61%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.41%) Nagios
3 2 (2.41%) WSUS
3 2 (2.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) Cacti
4 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (39.76%) Cisco
2 30 (36.14%) Microsoft
3 23 (27.71%) VMware
4 14 (16.87%) Juniper
5 9 (10.84%) Citrix
6 8 (9.64%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.43%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.82%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.41%) BMC
10 2 (2.41%) HP
11 1 (1.20%) Compaq
11 1 (1.20%) Dell
11 1 (1.20%) Avaya
11 1 (1.20%) Oracle
11 1 (1.20%) Symantec
11 1 (1.20%) Sophos
11 1 (1.20%) Acronis
11 1 (1.20%) Twitter
11 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Hudson - London
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
North Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Home working and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + Training / Career progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance, 10% Annual Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Kilmarnock
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Renfrew
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 + Excellent Company Benefits Package
Posted: 25 days ago