The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 113 133 143
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 51 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.40% 0.87% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.70% 8.28% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 47 25 11
Average salary £39,250 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £29,019
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
436 338 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.97% 10.49% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 287 216 269
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +26.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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 +2 21 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Aberdeen +10 11 £40,000 -5.88%
Glasgow -6 11 £40,000 +73.91% 3
North Lanarkshire 0 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 31 July 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 57 (62.64%) Windows
2 51 (56.04%) Cisco
3 50 (54.95%) Firewall
4 37 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (37.36%) WAN
6 31 (34.07%) CCNA
7 29 (31.87%) TCP/IP
8 28 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 26 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 26 (28.57%) BGP
10 24 (26.37%) LAN
11 23 (25.27%) OSPF
12 21 (23.08%) Linux
12 21 (23.08%) ITIL
13 19 (20.88%) Service Delivery
13 19 (20.88%) VMware
14 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (19.78%) Wireless
15 16 (17.58%) IPsec
15 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
16 15 (16.48%) CCNP
16 15 (16.48%) MPLS
16 15 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (15.38%) Management Information System
17 14 (15.38%) ADSL
17 14 (15.38%) VoIP
18 13 (14.29%) DNS
18 13 (14.29%) Juniper
19 11 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
19 11 (12.09%) Information Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.89%) IIS
3 7 (7.69%) Lync
4 4 (4.40%) WorkSite
4 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.10%) Apache
7 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.10%) nginx
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.79%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.10%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Office 365
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (54.95%) Firewall
2 34 (37.36%) WAN
3 29 (31.87%) TCP/IP
4 26 (28.57%) BGP
5 24 (26.37%) LAN
6 23 (25.27%) OSPF
7 18 (19.78%) Wireless
8 16 (17.58%) IPsec
9 15 (16.48%) MPLS
9 15 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (15.38%) ADSL
10 14 (15.38%) VoIP
11 13 (14.29%) DNS
12 11 (12.09%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (12.09%) VLAN
13 10 (10.99%) Ethernet
14 9 (9.89%) Frame Relay
14 9 (9.89%) VSAT
15 8 (8.79%) Network Security
15 8 (8.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) MySQL
General
1 7 (7.69%) Legal
2 6 (6.59%) Games
3 5 (5.49%) Finance
3 5 (5.49%) Law
4 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) 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 9 (9.89%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Technical Support
5 9 (9.89%) Technical Support Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Network Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Security Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Cisco Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) COM
2 1 (1.10%) HTML
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.40%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.30%) Replication
4 2 (2.20%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (2.20%) PDA
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (62.64%) Windows
2 21 (23.08%) Linux
3 10 (10.99%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.89%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.69%) UNIX
6 7 (7.69%) CentOS
7 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.30%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.20%) Debian
10 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.10%) Android
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) ITIL
2 19 (20.88%) Service Delivery
3 11 (12.09%) Information Security
4 9 (9.89%) CRM
5 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.59%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.59%) Information Security Management
7 6 (6.59%) Security Management
7 6 (6.59%) Project Management
8 5 (5.49%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (5.49%) ISMS
8 5 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.40%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (4.40%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.40%) Content Management
9 4 (4.40%) BCP
10 3 (3.30%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.30%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.49%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.20%) Perl
2 2 (2.20%) C
2 2 (2.20%) C++
2 2 (2.20%) Java
3 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.10%) PHP
3 1 (1.10%) Python
3 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (34.07%) CCNA
3 15 (16.48%) CCNP
4 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.49%) CISSP
5 5 (5.49%) Degree
5 5 (5.49%) CEH
6 4 (4.40%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.20%) MCITP
7 2 (2.20%) MCSE
7 2 (2.20%) MCSA
7 2 (2.20%) MCP
8 1 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.10%) CCA
8 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.10%) CCDA
8 1 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.10%) CCSA
8 1 (1.10%) MCDST
8 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.49%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.89%) vSphere
4 6 (6.59%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.49%) XenApp
5 5 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.10%) Squid
7 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.10%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 1 (1.10%) Postfix
7 1 (1.10%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.10%) Openswan
7 1 (1.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.30%) Nagios
2 3 (3.30%) SCCM
3 2 (2.20%) Cacti
3 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.10%) WSUS
4 1 (1.10%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.10%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (56.04%) Cisco
2 28 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.88%) VMware
4 13 (14.29%) Juniper
5 9 (9.89%) Citrix
5 9 (9.89%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.40%) Rackspace
8 3 (3.30%) Dell
9 2 (2.20%) Twitter
9 2 (2.20%) Mitel
9 2 (2.20%) Symantec
9 2 (2.20%) Avaya
9 2 (2.20%) BMC
10 1 (1.10%) Lotus
10 1 (1.10%) Apple
10 1 (1.10%) HP
10 1 (1.10%) Compaq
10 1 (1.10%) Oracle
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