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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 136 147 114
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -33
Permanent jobs citing VPN 42 18 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 0.58% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.40% 3.88% 9.27%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 38
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,100 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
447 464 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.04% 14.89% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 338 243 350
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Scotland

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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 13 £30,000 -4.00% 2
Edinburgh -15 8 £30,000 +46.34% 4
Highlands - 5 £30,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 5 £30,000 -
Aberdeen -4 3 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Scottish Borders - 3 £30,000 -
Fife - 2 £32,500 -
Dundee - 2 £24,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £32,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 56 (76.71%) Windows
2 53 (72.60%) Cisco
3 43 (58.90%) Firewall
4 30 (41.10%) WAN
4 30 (41.10%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (38.36%) LAN
6 27 (36.99%) TCP/IP
7 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
8 22 (30.14%) CCNA
8 22 (30.14%) OSPF
9 21 (28.77%) DNS
9 21 (28.77%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (27.40%) VMware
11 19 (26.03%) ITIL
11 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (24.66%) BGP
13 17 (23.29%) Wireless
13 17 (23.29%) MS Exchange
13 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
14 16 (21.92%) Windows XP
14 16 (21.92%) Linux
14 16 (21.92%) Service Delivery
14 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (21.92%) Windows 7
15 15 (20.55%) Juniper
15 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
16 14 (19.18%) MS Office
16 14 (19.18%) VoIP
16 14 (19.18%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (23.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (9.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (8.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (8.22%) Lync
6 5 (6.85%) Apache
7 4 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (2.74%) IIS
9 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.74%) WorkSite
9 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (1.37%) nginx
10 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (19.18%) MS Office
2 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (58.90%) Firewall
2 30 (41.10%) WAN
3 28 (38.36%) LAN
4 27 (36.99%) TCP/IP
5 22 (30.14%) OSPF
6 21 (28.77%) DNS
6 21 (28.77%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (24.66%) BGP
8 17 (23.29%) Wireless
9 14 (19.18%) VoIP
9 14 (19.18%) DHCP
10 12 (16.44%) Network Security
11 11 (15.07%) SMTP
12 10 (13.70%) ADSL
13 7 (9.59%) SNMP
13 7 (9.59%) Ethernet
14 6 (8.22%) PBX
14 6 (8.22%) SSL
14 6 (8.22%) Internet
14 6 (8.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) MS Access
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.11%) MySQL
General
1 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Law
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Field Engineer
3 14 (19.18%) Network Engineer
3 14 (19.18%) Support Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Support
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Support Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.48%) IT Support
9 3 (4.11%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) COM
2 1 (1.37%) XML
2 1 (1.37%) HTML
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (9.59%) Replication
2 7 (9.59%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.22%) iPad
4 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Statistics
5 1 (1.37%) Social Media
5 1 (1.37%) PDA
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 56 (76.71%) Windows
2 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (21.92%) Windows XP
4 16 (21.92%) Linux
4 16 (21.92%) Windows 7
5 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.11%) CentOS
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.11%) Debian
7 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.37%) Android
8 1 (1.37%) Fedora
8 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) ITIL
2 16 (21.92%) Service Delivery
3 6 (8.22%) Project Management
3 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.85%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (6.85%) ERP
5 4 (5.48%) CRM
5 4 (5.48%) Network Management
6 3 (4.11%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.74%) Change Management
7 2 (2.74%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.74%) Content Management
7 2 (2.74%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (2.74%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.37%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.37%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.37%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) PHP
1 2 (2.74%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (41.10%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (30.14%) CCNA
3 11 (15.07%) CCNP
4 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.22%) MCSA
5 6 (8.22%) Degree
6 5 (6.85%) MCITP
6 5 (6.85%) MCSE
7 4 (5.48%) MCP
8 3 (4.11%) MCTS
8 3 (4.11%) HNC
8 3 (4.11%) HND
8 3 (4.11%) CCIE
8 3 (4.11%) CCDA
9 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.37%) CCSA
10 1 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.37%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (32.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.96%) vSphere
5 6 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.85%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.37%) KVM
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.37%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 1 (1.37%) Postfix
7 1 (1.37%) XenApp
7 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.37%) Openswan
7 1 (1.37%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Backup Exec
2 7 (9.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.11%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (2.74%) Nagios
5 2 (2.74%) SCCM
6 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.37%) SmokePing
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.37%) Cacti
6 1 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.37%) Puppet
6 1 (1.37%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.37%) OpenView
Vendors
1 53 (72.60%) Cisco
2 20 (27.40%) VMware
3 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
4 15 (20.55%) Juniper
5 10 (13.70%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.96%) Symantec
7 7 (9.59%) HP
7 7 (9.59%) Citrix
8 6 (8.22%) IBM
8 6 (8.22%) McAfee
8 6 (8.22%) Kaspersky
9 5 (6.85%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.48%) BMC
10 4 (5.48%) Spiceworks
11 3 (4.11%) F5
11 3 (4.11%) Nimsoft
11 3 (4.11%) LANDesk
11 3 (4.11%) Brocade
11 3 (4.11%) Nokia
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Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Accenture
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum (DOE), plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 + Excellent Company Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago