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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 135 129 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 19 29 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.88% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.46% 7.63% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 20
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
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
348 380 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.20% 11.53% 16.15%
Number of salaries quoted 214 265 308
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +11 9 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Edinburgh -4 6 £29,500 +2.60% 3
Dundee +9 1 - -
Fife - 1 £24,000 - 1
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 32 (59.26%) Windows
1 32 (59.26%) Firewall
2 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (40.74%) DNS
3 22 (40.74%) VMware
4 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
5 18 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (29.63%) vSphere
6 16 (29.63%) VoIP
6 16 (29.63%) MS Exchange
7 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 15 (27.78%) Cisco
8 14 (25.93%) DHCP
8 14 (25.93%) ITIL
9 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
9 13 (24.07%) VLAN
10 12 (22.22%) WAN
10 12 (22.22%) Linux
10 12 (22.22%) IIS
11 11 (20.37%) LAN
11 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (20.37%) Wireless
12 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
12 10 (18.52%) MCSE
12 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (16.67%) Hyper-V
13 9 (16.67%) SAN
14 8 (14.81%) Telecoms

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.22%) IIS
3 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.85%) nginx
6 1 (1.85%) Apache
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Office 365
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.41%) IaaS
4 3 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.70%) Google Apps
6 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (59.26%) Firewall
2 22 (40.74%) DNS
3 16 (29.63%) VoIP
4 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
5 14 (25.93%) DHCP
6 13 (24.07%) VLAN
7 12 (22.22%) WAN
8 11 (20.37%) LAN
8 11 (20.37%) Wireless
9 9 (16.67%) SAN
10 7 (12.96%) Network Security
11 5 (9.26%) SSL
11 5 (9.26%) Ethernet
11 5 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (7.41%) BGP
12 4 (7.41%) IPsec
12 4 (7.41%) H.323
12 4 (7.41%) ADSL
12 4 (7.41%) Internet
12 4 (7.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Subversion
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Law
2 5 (9.26%) Legal
3 4 (7.41%) Advertising
4 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Administrator
5 5 (9.26%) Security Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Security Specialist
5 5 (9.26%) Information Security Specialist
5 5 (9.26%) Information Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (7.41%) ICT Manager
6 4 (7.41%) IT Support
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) COM
2 1 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.56%) Data Extraction
3 3 (5.56%) Replication
3 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Linux
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.41%) Ubuntu
7 4 (7.41%) CentOS
8 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (11.11%) CRM
4 5 (9.26%) ERP
4 5 (9.26%) Project Management
4 5 (9.26%) Information Security Management
4 5 (9.26%) Security Management
4 5 (9.26%) Information Security
4 5 (9.26%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (9.26%) ISMS
5 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.41%) Migration
5 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.52%) MCSE
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
4 6 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (9.26%) CEH
5 5 (9.26%) CCNA
5 5 (9.26%) CISSP
6 4 (7.41%) MCITP
7 3 (5.56%) MCSA
8 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.70%) MCP
9 1 (1.85%) MCDST
9 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.85%) PMP
9 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (29.63%) vSphere
4 9 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.26%) XenApp
6 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.70%) NFS
8 1 (1.85%) UAG
8 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.85%) Samba
8 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Nagios
1 3 (5.56%) Windows Intune
2 2 (3.70%) Cacti
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.85%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.85%) WSUS
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.74%) VMware
3 15 (27.78%) Cisco
4 8 (14.81%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) Juniper
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.70%) Symantec
6 2 (3.70%) Sophos
6 2 (3.70%) Google
6 2 (3.70%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.85%) Mitel
7 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.85%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) F5
7 1 (1.85%) Spiceworks
7 1 (1.85%) Websense
7 1 (1.85%) BT
Fife
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
The People Network
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + plus superb benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Microsoft Certs
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Microsoft Certifications
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 + Excellent Company Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + plus superb benefits
Posted: 10 days ago