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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 141 141
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 27 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 0.71% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.42% 5.85% 7.71%
Number of salaries quoted 21 18 24
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £25,050 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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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
364 376 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.27% 12.10% 11.64%
Number of salaries quoted 223 231 282
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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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

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 -12 18 £40,000 +14.28%
Edinburgh +5 8 £45,000 +52.54% 1
West Lothian - 1 £22,500 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) Cisco
3 22 (41.51%) Windows
4 21 (39.62%) Firewall
5 18 (33.96%) VoIP
5 18 (33.96%) DNS
6 16 (30.19%) LAN
7 15 (28.30%) WAN
7 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
7 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (28.30%) Windows Server
8 14 (26.42%) Linux
9 13 (24.53%) ITIL
9 13 (24.53%) IIS
9 13 (24.53%) Wireless
10 12 (22.64%) Juniper
10 12 (22.64%) Degree
11 10 (18.87%) OSPF
11 10 (18.87%) BGP
11 10 (18.87%) DHCP
11 10 (18.87%) Ethernet
11 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
11 10 (18.87%) ADSL
11 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
11 10 (18.87%) VMware
12 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
12 9 (16.98%) COM
12 9 (16.98%) CCNA
12 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
13 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (24.53%) IIS
2 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
4 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Office
3 4 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.77%) MS Project
4 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) SaaS
2 5 (9.43%) Office 365
3 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.77%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (39.62%) Firewall
2 18 (33.96%) DNS
2 18 (33.96%) VoIP
3 16 (30.19%) LAN
4 15 (28.30%) WAN
5 13 (24.53%) Wireless
6 10 (18.87%) ADSL
6 10 (18.87%) BGP
6 10 (18.87%) DHCP
6 10 (18.87%) Ethernet
6 10 (18.87%) OSPF
7 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
8 7 (13.21%) LLU
8 7 (13.21%) MPLS
8 7 (13.21%) SSL
9 6 (11.32%) ICMP
9 6 (11.32%) VLAN
10 5 (9.43%) IPsec
10 5 (9.43%) Network Security
10 5 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.89%) Robot Framework
1 1 (1.89%) Selenium
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.43%) Back Office
4 4 (7.55%) Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Billing
5 2 (3.77%) Law
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Support Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Network Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Network Support
3 8 (15.09%) Technical Support
3 8 (15.09%) Technical Support Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Security Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Senior IT Support
6 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Support Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) COM
2 3 (5.66%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) SecurID
4 1 (1.89%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 15 (28.30%) Windows Server
3 14 (26.42%) Linux
4 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.66%) Unix
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.77%) CentOS
7 2 (3.77%) Debian
7 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Change Management
3 5 (9.43%) Information Security
3 5 (9.43%) Network Design
3 5 (9.43%) Network Management
4 4 (7.55%) Workflow
5 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) CRM
5 3 (5.66%) High Availability
5 3 (5.66%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.66%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.66%) SIEM
5 3 (5.66%) Time Management
6 2 (3.77%) Communications Security
6 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.77%) Internal Audit
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Software License Management
6 2 (3.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.66%) Python
2 1 (1.89%) Perl
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.64%) Degree
3 9 (16.98%) CCNA
4 8 (15.09%) CCNP
5 4 (7.55%) HND
6 2 (3.77%) CCENT
6 2 (3.77%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) MCSE
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.89%) EMCIE
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.89%) MCP
7 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.32%) XenApp
4 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.66%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.89%) RACF
6 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.77%) Nessus
2 2 (3.77%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (3.77%) WMI
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) Cisco
3 12 (22.64%) Juniper
4 10 (18.87%) VMware
5 7 (13.21%) Citrix
6 4 (7.55%) HP
7 2 (3.77%) Avaya
7 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.77%) Google
7 2 (3.77%) Progress
8 1 (1.89%) EMC
8 1 (1.89%) iManage
8 1 (1.89%) IronPort
8 1 (1.89%) Mitel
8 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.89%) Panasonic
8 1 (1.89%) Polycom
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec
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