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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 123 124 136
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 39 52 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 1.41% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.43% 11.58% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 26 47 26
Average salary £37,250 £39,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.09% -7.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,947 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.26% -1.47%
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
374 449 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.81% 12.21% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 254 292 224
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +20 20 £35,000 -12.50%
Stirling +1 6 £55,000 +29.41%
Edinburgh -15 4 £30,750 +2.50% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 4 - -
Aberdeen +7 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Falkirk - 1 £27,500 -
Fife - 1 £26,000 -
Highlands - 1 £42,500 -
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UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (69.01%) Cisco
2 46 (64.79%) Firewall
3 42 (59.15%) Windows
4 40 (56.34%) WAN
5 37 (52.11%) DHCP
5 37 (52.11%) LAN
5 37 (52.11%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (47.89%) CCNA
7 33 (46.48%) CheckPoint
8 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
9 29 (40.85%) Active Directory
10 27 (38.03%) DNS
11 25 (35.21%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (33.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
13 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
14 21 (29.58%) VMware
15 20 (28.17%) SSL
15 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
15 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (26.76%) vSphere
16 19 (26.76%) CCNP
16 19 (26.76%) Wireless
17 18 (25.35%) Network Security
17 18 (25.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (23.94%) HP
19 16 (22.54%) SAN
19 16 (22.54%) ITIL
20 15 (21.13%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (30.99%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (16.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.63%) WorkSite
5 2 (2.82%) Apache
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.68%) MS Office
3 7 (9.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.41%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (64.79%) Firewall
2 40 (56.34%) WAN
3 37 (52.11%) DHCP
3 37 (52.11%) LAN
4 27 (38.03%) DNS
5 25 (35.21%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (28.17%) SSL
7 19 (26.76%) Wireless
8 18 (25.35%) Network Security
9 16 (22.54%) SAN
10 15 (21.13%) WLAN
11 13 (18.31%) TCP/IP
12 12 (16.90%) MPLS
12 12 (16.90%) EIGRP
13 11 (15.49%) HSRP
14 10 (14.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (14.08%) IP Telephony
14 10 (14.08%) Internet
14 10 (14.08%) TACACS
15 9 (12.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
General
1 12 (16.90%) Back Office
2 7 (9.86%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Multimedia
4 4 (5.63%) Law
4 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Network Engineer
2 19 (26.76%) Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Team Leader
3 9 (12.68%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Network Security Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Operations Team Leader
4 8 (11.27%) Network Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Security Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) IT Support
6 6 (8.45%) Network Support
7 5 (7.04%) Design Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Junior
8 4 (5.63%) Junior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) XML
1 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) HP StoreVirtual
2 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) Statistics
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (59.15%) Windows
2 24 (33.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
3 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.27%) Linux
4 8 (11.27%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.41%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.41%) CentOS
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) ITIL
2 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2
2 13 (18.31%) Mentoring
3 10 (14.08%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (8.45%) Change Management
4 6 (8.45%) Network Design
5 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.63%) Content Management
5 4 (5.63%) CRM
6 2 (2.82%) BCP
6 2 (2.82%) Project Management
6 2 (2.82%) Service Management
6 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.82%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.82%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.41%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.41%) Network Management
7 1 (1.41%) High Availability
7 1 (1.41%) SIEM
7 1 (1.41%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.41%) VBA
1 1 (1.41%) Python
1 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (52.11%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (47.89%) CCNA
3 19 (26.76%) CCNP
4 13 (18.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.63%) Degree
7 3 (4.23%) MCSE
8 2 (2.82%) HND
8 2 (2.82%) MCITP
9 1 (1.41%) MOS
9 1 (1.41%) CCA
9 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (40.85%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.76%) vSphere
3 18 (25.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (21.13%) XenApp
5 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.23%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.41%) pfSense
7 1 (1.41%) iptables
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) SCCM
2 13 (18.31%) SCOM
3 12 (16.90%) SCVMM
4 11 (15.49%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (5.63%) WSUS
6 3 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.41%) Nagios
7 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 49 (69.01%) Cisco
2 33 (46.48%) CheckPoint
3 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.58%) VMware
5 17 (23.94%) HP
6 15 (21.13%) Citrix
7 13 (18.31%) F5
8 12 (16.90%) SolarWinds
8 12 (16.90%) Fortinet
8 12 (16.90%) McAfee
9 11 (15.49%) Riverbed
10 9 (12.68%) Mitel
11 6 (8.45%) Blue Coat
11 6 (8.45%) Symantec
12 5 (7.04%) Juniper
13 2 (2.82%) Sun
14 1 (1.41%) Polycom
14 1 (1.41%) CommVault
14 1 (1.41%) Apple
14 1 (1.41%) Avaya
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