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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 35 50 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.06% 1.34% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.33% 10.25% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 26 46 21
Average salary £33,750 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
375 488 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.34% 13.07% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 239 307 224
Average salary £37,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +10 14 £25,000 -37.50% 5
Stirling +15 9 £55,000 +29.41%
West Lothian - 4 £22,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 4 - -
Aberdeen +1 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Edinburgh -19 1 £32,500 +12.06% 3
Falkirk - 1 £27,500 -
Fife - 1 £26,000 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 54 (72.97%) Cisco
2 52 (70.27%) Firewall
3 47 (63.51%) WAN
4 44 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (58.11%) LAN
6 40 (54.05%) CCNA
7 37 (50.00%) DHCP
8 36 (48.65%) Windows
8 36 (48.65%) CheckPoint
9 32 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
10 30 (40.54%) Microsoft
11 27 (36.49%) DNS
12 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
13 23 (31.08%) SSL
14 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (27.03%) CCNP
15 20 (27.03%) MS Exchange
15 20 (27.03%) Wireless
16 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
16 19 (25.68%) Network Security
17 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (24.32%) VMware
17 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
18 17 (22.97%) WLAN
19 16 (21.62%) MPLS
19 16 (21.62%) vSphere
19 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
20 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (20.27%) HP
20 15 (20.27%) SAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (16.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.41%) WorkSite
5 2 (2.70%) IIS
5 2 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.81%) MS Office
3 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.35%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (70.27%) Firewall
2 47 (63.51%) WAN
3 43 (58.11%) LAN
4 37 (50.00%) DHCP
5 32 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (36.49%) DNS
7 23 (31.08%) SSL
8 20 (27.03%) Wireless
9 19 (25.68%) Network Security
10 17 (22.97%) WLAN
11 16 (21.62%) MPLS
12 15 (20.27%) SAN
13 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
14 12 (16.22%) EIGRP
14 12 (16.22%) IPsec
15 11 (14.86%) HSRP
15 11 (14.86%) Internet
16 10 (13.51%) ICMP
16 10 (13.51%) TACACS
16 10 (13.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
General
1 13 (17.57%) Back Office
2 10 (13.51%) Finance
3 8 (10.81%) Multimedia
4 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.41%) Law
4 4 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Network Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Network Support
4 9 (12.16%) Security Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Network Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Design Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Security Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Team Leader
5 8 (10.81%) Network Design Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Network Security Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Operations Team Leader
6 6 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Support Technician
7 5 (6.76%) IT Support
8 4 (5.41%) Network Support Technician
8 4 (5.41%) Junior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Administrator
8 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) HP StoreVirtual
2 9 (12.16%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.41%) SecurID
4 1 (1.35%) Statistics
4 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.65%) Windows
2 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
4 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (12.16%) Linux
7 8 (10.81%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.35%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) ITIL
2 14 (18.92%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (17.57%) Change Management
4 12 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 12 (16.22%) Mentoring
5 9 (12.16%) Network Design
6 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.41%) CRM
7 4 (5.41%) Content Management
8 2 (2.70%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.70%) BCP
8 2 (2.70%) Project Management
8 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.70%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.35%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.35%) Network Management
9 1 (1.35%) High Availability
9 1 (1.35%) SIEM
9 1 (1.35%) Business Continuity Planning
9 1 (1.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (54.05%) CCNA
3 20 (27.03%) CCNP
4 13 (17.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.41%) Degree
6 4 (5.41%) CCENT
7 3 (4.05%) MCSE
8 2 (2.70%) HND
9 1 (1.35%) CCA
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.62%) vSphere
3 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (17.57%) XenApp
5 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.35%) pfSense
7 1 (1.35%) iptables
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) SCCM
2 12 (16.22%) SCOM
2 12 (16.22%) SCVMM
3 11 (14.86%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.41%) WMI
4 4 (5.41%) WSUS
4 4 (5.41%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (5.41%) FortiGate
5 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (72.97%) Cisco
2 36 (48.65%) CheckPoint
3 30 (40.54%) Microsoft
4 18 (24.32%) VMware
5 15 (20.27%) HP
6 13 (17.57%) Citrix
6 13 (17.57%) F5
7 12 (16.22%) SolarWinds
7 12 (16.22%) McAfee
7 12 (16.22%) Fortinet
8 11 (14.86%) Riverbed
9 9 (12.16%) Mitel
9 9 (12.16%) Blue Coat
10 7 (9.46%) Symantec
11 4 (5.41%) Juniper
11 4 (5.41%) Progress
12 2 (2.70%) Sun
12 2 (2.70%) Avaya
12 2 (2.70%) EMC
12 2 (2.70%) Polycom
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