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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 133 128 142
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 23 44 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.74% 1.19% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 10.28% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 15 34 13
Average salary £29,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £24,000 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £34,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
356 428 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.45% 11.57% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 216 325 255
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £51,698
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Edinburgh +10 10 £29,000 -3.33% 3
Glasgow +9 8 £29,000 +2.65% 2
North Lanarkshire - 2 £29,500 -
Dundee +3 1 - -
Fife +1 1 - -
West Lothian -2 1 £26,000 - 1
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UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Firewall
3 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
4 18 (46.15%) Cisco
4 18 (46.15%) VMware
5 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
6 15 (38.46%) DNS
6 15 (38.46%) DHCP
6 15 (38.46%) vSphere
7 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
7 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
8 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (28.21%) WAN
10 10 (25.64%) SAN
10 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (25.64%) LAN
10 10 (25.64%) VLAN
11 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
11 9 (23.08%) VoIP
12 8 (20.51%) ITIL
12 8 (20.51%) Linux
12 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (17.95%) Wireless
13 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
14 6 (15.38%) HP
14 6 (15.38%) Citrix
14 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (12.82%) CCNA

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) IIS
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.56%) nginx
6 1 (2.56%) WorkSite
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.13%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Firewall
2 15 (38.46%) DHCP
2 15 (38.46%) DNS
3 11 (28.21%) WAN
4 10 (25.64%) SAN
4 10 (25.64%) LAN
4 10 (25.64%) VLAN
5 9 (23.08%) VoIP
6 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
6 7 (17.95%) Wireless
7 5 (12.82%) SSL
8 4 (10.26%) Internet
8 4 (10.26%) ADSL
8 4 (10.26%) IPsec
8 4 (10.26%) NAS
9 3 (7.69%) Network Security
9 3 (7.69%) H.323
9 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Advertising
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) IT Support
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 3 (7.69%) ICT Manager
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) COM
1 1 (2.56%) XML
1 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 8 (20.51%) Linux
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.69%) CentOS
7 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) Solaris
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) CRM
3 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.69%) Project Management
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (5.13%) ERP
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.13%) BCP
5 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.56%) Network Management
6 1 (2.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Content Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Design
6 1 (2.56%) IT Governance
6 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.56%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) VBA
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.82%) MCSE
2 5 (12.82%) CCNA
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCITP
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) PMP
5 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MOS
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.56%) MCDST
5 1 (2.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (38.46%) vSphere
3 14 (35.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.13%) NFS
7 1 (2.56%) UAG
7 1 (2.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Nagios
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
1 3 (7.69%) SCOM
2 2 (5.13%) Cacti
2 2 (5.13%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.56%) ZENworks
3 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Cisco
1 18 (46.15%) VMware
2 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) HP
3 6 (15.38%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
5 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) McAfee
6 2 (5.13%) Google
6 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.13%) F5
6 2 (5.13%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.56%) Mitel
7 1 (2.56%) Spiceworks
7 1 (2.56%) Websense
7 1 (2.56%) BT
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 6 days ago
Livingston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + MS Certs (Funded)
Posted: 27 days ago