The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 86 123 152
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +29
Permanent jobs citing VPN 49 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.16% 0.90% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.42% 7.60% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 33 19 12
Median salary £36,500 £32,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
365 342 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 16.09% 11.84% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 242 221 225
Median salary £39,057 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

VPN Salary Histogram in Scotland

VPN
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 24 £30,000 +4.34%
Glasgow +24 19 £38,000 -5.00% 4
Renfrewshire - 4 £35,000 -
Angus - 1 £22,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £42,500 - 1
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VPN.

1 41 (58.57%) LAN
2 38 (54.29%) Cisco
2 38 (54.29%) Firewall
3 34 (48.57%) Active Directory
4 33 (47.14%) Windows
5 28 (40.00%) MPLS
6 27 (38.57%) WAN
6 27 (38.57%) Wireless
6 27 (38.57%) Windows Server
7 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
8 22 (31.43%) VoIP
8 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 20 (28.57%) IPsec
10 18 (25.71%) CheckPoint
10 18 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (24.29%) Data Centre
11 17 (24.29%) ITIL
12 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (22.86%) F5
13 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (21.43%) VMware
13 15 (21.43%) TCP/IP
13 15 (21.43%) DNS
14 14 (20.00%) Citrix
15 13 (18.57%) SCCM
16 12 (17.14%) FortiGate
16 12 (17.14%) CCNP
17 11 (15.71%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) MS Office
2 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (58.57%) LAN
2 38 (54.29%) Firewall
3 28 (40.00%) MPLS
4 27 (38.57%) WAN
4 27 (38.57%) Wireless
5 22 (31.43%) VoIP
6 20 (28.57%) IPsec
7 18 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (21.43%) DNS
8 15 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 11 (15.71%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (14.29%) Network Security
10 10 (14.29%) OSPF
10 10 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (12.86%) Internet
11 9 (12.86%) Wireshark
12 8 (11.43%) BGP
12 8 (11.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Marketing
2 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Network Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Senior Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Support Engineer
3 14 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (17.14%) IT Support
4 12 (17.14%) Support Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) IT Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) IT Support Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Network Engineer
5 11 (15.71%) Senior Network Analyst
6 9 (12.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (12.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Consultant
8 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) 802.1X
2 5 (7.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) PKI
4 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.71%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.71%) Replication
4 4 (5.71%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.43%) Blog
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.14%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Windows Server
3 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.29%) Linux
6 8 (11.43%) Windows XP
7 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 9 (12.86%) Change Management
4 8 (11.43%) Anomaly Detection
4 8 (11.43%) Network Design
4 8 (11.43%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.14%) Actionable Insight
7 5 (7.14%) Coaching
7 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.14%) Information Security
7 5 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (5.71%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
10 2 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (2.86%) Service Management
10 2 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) SQL
2 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby
4 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.14%) CCNP
3 5 (7.14%) CCNA
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.43%) CCENT
5 1 (1.43%) HND
5 1 (1.43%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.43%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.57%) vSphere
4 6 (8.57%) XenApp
5 4 (5.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (18.57%) SCCM
2 12 (17.14%) FortiGate
3 7 (10.00%) Cacti
4 5 (7.14%) SCOM
4 5 (7.14%) SCVMM
5 4 (5.71%) DameWare
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.86%) Iperf
7 2 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.43%) Ansible
8 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.43%) Puppet
8 1 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (1.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (54.29%) Cisco
2 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (25.71%) CheckPoint
4 16 (22.86%) F5
5 15 (21.43%) VMware
6 14 (20.00%) Citrix
7 10 (14.29%) Aruba
8 7 (10.00%) Juniper
8 7 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.57%) Dell
10 5 (7.14%) HP
10 5 (7.14%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.86%) iManage
11 2 (2.86%) Interwoven
11 2 (2.86%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.86%) Symantec
12 1 (1.43%) Progress
12 1 (1.43%) Veeam
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