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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 117 125 143
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 50 27 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.34% 0.87% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.44% 8.16% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 46 21 12
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £29,019
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £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
479 331 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.82% 10.70% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 307 222 283
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 1 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 1 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 +9 19 £29,000 -15.32% 4
Glasgow -4 13 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Aberdeen +12 11 £40,000 -11.11%
North Lanarkshire +2 3 £45,000 +50.00%
Stirling - 1 £42,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £21,500 -
Lothian - 1 £21,500 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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 48 (58.54%) Firewall
2 41 (50.00%) Windows
3 38 (46.34%) Cisco
4 28 (34.15%) Microsoft
5 25 (30.49%) WAN
6 24 (29.27%) TCP/IP
6 24 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
7 23 (28.05%) ITIL
8 21 (25.61%) VMware
9 20 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (23.17%) Linux
11 18 (21.95%) CCNA
12 17 (20.73%) DNS
13 16 (19.51%) Wireless
13 16 (19.51%) IPsec
13 16 (19.51%) LAN
14 15 (18.29%) VoIP
14 15 (18.29%) MS Exchange
14 15 (18.29%) CCNP
14 15 (18.29%) Management Information System
14 15 (18.29%) Information Security
14 15 (18.29%) MPLS
14 15 (18.29%) OSPF
14 15 (18.29%) BGP
15 14 (17.07%) Juniper
16 12 (14.63%) IIS
16 12 (14.63%) Network Security
17 11 (13.41%) VLAN
18 10 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 15 (18.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.63%) IIS
3 5 (6.10%) Lync
4 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.44%) WorkSite
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.22%) nginx
7 1 (1.22%) Apache
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.32%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.66%) Office 365
2 3 (3.66%) IaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (58.54%) Firewall
2 25 (30.49%) WAN
3 24 (29.27%) TCP/IP
4 17 (20.73%) DNS
5 16 (19.51%) LAN
5 16 (19.51%) Wireless
5 16 (19.51%) IPsec
6 15 (18.29%) MPLS
6 15 (18.29%) OSPF
6 15 (18.29%) BGP
6 15 (18.29%) VoIP
7 12 (14.63%) Network Security
8 11 (13.41%) VLAN
9 10 (12.20%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (10.98%) Frame Relay
10 9 (10.98%) ADSL
10 9 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (10.98%) VSAT
11 8 (9.76%) DHCP
12 7 (8.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
General
1 9 (10.98%) Law
1 9 (10.98%) Legal
2 6 (7.32%) Games
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Analyst
2 17 (20.73%) Network Engineer
3 13 (15.85%) Support Engineer
4 12 (14.63%) Security Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) Technical Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) Technical Support Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) Technical Support
7 9 (10.98%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (10.98%) Security Specialist
7 9 (10.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Information Security Specialist
7 9 (10.98%) Information Specialist
8 8 (9.76%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Cisco Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 8 (9.76%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Senior Cisco Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) COM
2 2 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.66%) Replication
4 2 (2.44%) PDA
4 2 (2.44%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) Linux
3 7 (8.54%) Windows XP
3 7 (8.54%) UNIX
4 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.32%) CentOS
5 5 (6.10%) Ubuntu
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.44%) Debian
7 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) ITIL
2 15 (18.29%) Information Security
3 10 (12.20%) Information Security Management
3 10 (12.20%) Security Management
4 9 (10.98%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (10.98%) ISMS
5 8 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.54%) CRM
6 7 (8.54%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.10%) Project Management
8 5 (6.10%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.88%) Time Management
9 4 (4.88%) BCP
9 4 (4.88%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.88%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.66%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.10%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) Perl
3 2 (2.44%) C
3 2 (2.44%) C++
3 2 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.22%) PHP
4 1 (1.22%) Python
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (21.95%) CCNA
3 15 (18.29%) CCNP
4 9 (10.98%) CEH
4 9 (10.98%) CISSP
5 7 (8.54%) Degree
5 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.10%) MCSE
7 4 (4.88%) MCSA
7 4 (4.88%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.66%) MCITP
9 2 (2.44%) MCP
10 1 (1.22%) CCDA
10 1 (1.22%) CCA
10 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.22%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.22%) CCSA
10 1 (1.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.20%) vSphere
4 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.10%) XenApp
7 4 (4.88%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.22%) Squid
9 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.22%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (1.22%) Openswan
9 1 (1.22%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (2.44%) Nagios
2 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.44%) WSUS
2 2 (2.44%) SCCM
2 2 (2.44%) Cacti
2 2 (2.44%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (46.34%) Cisco
2 28 (34.15%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.61%) VMware
4 14 (17.07%) Juniper
5 10 (12.20%) Citrix
6 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.54%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.88%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.44%) Avaya
10 2 (2.44%) BMC
11 1 (1.22%) HP
11 1 (1.22%) Compaq
11 1 (1.22%) Dell
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle
11 1 (1.22%) Symantec
11 1 (1.22%) Acronis
11 1 (1.22%) Twitter
11 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
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