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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 123 131 150
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +19
Permanent jobs citing VPN 50 24 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.34% 0.77% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.75% 7.29% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 46 20 10
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +14.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £28,367
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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
465 329 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.43% 10.50% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 297 217 274
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(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 +7 18 £29,500 -13.86% 2
Aberdeen +11 12 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Glasgow -15 12 £40,000 +14.28% 1
North Lanarkshire -1 3 £45,000 +50.00%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Stirling - 1 £42,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £21,500 -
Lothian - 1 £21,500 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 53 (58.24%) Firewall
2 52 (57.14%) Windows
3 47 (51.65%) Cisco
4 35 (38.46%) WAN
5 34 (37.36%) TCP/IP
5 34 (37.36%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 28 (30.77%) CCNA
7 25 (27.47%) BGP
7 25 (27.47%) LAN
8 24 (26.37%) Active Directory
9 23 (25.27%) OSPF
10 21 (23.08%) VMware
10 21 (23.08%) ITIL
11 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (20.88%) Wireless
13 18 (19.78%) Linux
14 17 (18.68%) DNS
14 17 (18.68%) Service Delivery
15 16 (17.58%) IPsec
16 15 (16.48%) MPLS
16 15 (16.48%) CCNP
16 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
16 15 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (15.38%) Information Security
17 14 (15.38%) VoIP
17 14 (15.38%) Management Information System
18 13 (14.29%) Juniper
19 12 (13.19%) ADSL
20 11 (12.09%) IIS

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.09%) IIS
3 5 (5.49%) Lync
4 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.20%) WorkSite
6 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.10%) Apache
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.10%) nginx
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.30%) IaaS
2 3 (3.30%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (58.24%) Firewall
2 35 (38.46%) WAN
3 34 (37.36%) TCP/IP
4 25 (27.47%) BGP
4 25 (27.47%) LAN
5 23 (25.27%) OSPF
6 19 (20.88%) Wireless
7 17 (18.68%) DNS
8 16 (17.58%) IPsec
9 15 (16.48%) MPLS
9 15 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (15.38%) VoIP
11 12 (13.19%) ADSL
12 11 (12.09%) VLAN
12 11 (12.09%) Network Security
13 10 (10.99%) Ethernet
13 10 (10.99%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (9.89%) Frame Relay
14 9 (9.89%) DHCP
14 9 (9.89%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) MySQL
General
1 8 (8.79%) Law
1 8 (8.79%) Legal
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Games
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (30.77%) Analyst
2 17 (18.68%) Network Engineer
2 17 (18.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (16.48%) Field Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Support Engineer
5 11 (12.09%) Security Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Technical Support
6 9 (9.89%) Technical Support Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Technical Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (9.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Security Specialist
7 8 (8.79%) Senior Network Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Information Security Specialist
7 8 (8.79%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) Cisco Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) COM
2 2 (2.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.30%) Replication
4 2 (2.20%) PDA
4 2 (2.20%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (57.14%) Windows
2 18 (19.78%) Linux
3 7 (7.69%) UNIX
3 7 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.59%) CentOS
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.49%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) ITIL
2 17 (18.68%) Service Delivery
3 14 (15.38%) Information Security
4 9 (9.89%) Information Security Management
4 9 (9.89%) Security Management
5 8 (8.79%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (8.79%) ISMS
5 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.69%) CRM
6 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.59%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.49%) Project Management
8 5 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.40%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (4.40%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.40%) Time Management
9 4 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.40%) BCP
10 3 (3.30%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (3.30%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.49%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.20%) C
3 2 (2.20%) C++
3 2 (2.20%) Java
3 2 (2.20%) Perl
4 1 (1.10%) PHP
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) Python
4 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (37.36%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (30.77%) CCNA
3 15 (16.48%) CCNP
4 8 (8.79%) CEH
4 8 (8.79%) CISSP
5 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (7.69%) Degree
6 5 (5.49%) MCSE
7 4 (4.40%) JNCIA
7 4 (4.40%) MCSA
8 3 (3.30%) MCITP
9 2 (2.20%) MCP
10 1 (1.10%) CCSA
10 1 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.10%) CCA
10 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.10%) CCDA
10 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.10%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.49%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (26.37%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.99%) vSphere
4 8 (8.79%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.49%) XenApp
7 4 (4.40%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.10%) Openswan
9 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.10%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (1.10%) Postfix
9 1 (1.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (2.20%) WSUS
2 2 (2.20%) Cacti
2 2 (2.20%) SCCM
2 2 (2.20%) Windows Intune
2 2 (2.20%) Nagios
2 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (51.65%) Cisco
2 28 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.08%) VMware
4 13 (14.29%) Juniper
5 10 (10.99%) Citrix
6 8 (8.79%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.59%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.40%) Rackspace
10 2 (2.20%) BMC
10 2 (2.20%) Avaya
11 1 (1.10%) Oracle
11 1 (1.10%) Symantec
11 1 (1.10%) Apple
11 1 (1.10%) HP
11 1 (1.10%) Compaq
11 1 (1.10%) Dell
11 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.10%) Twitter
11 1 (1.10%) Acronis
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