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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 131 127 129
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 23 36 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 1.05% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.22% 8.74% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 14
Average salary £29,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £22,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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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
370 412 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.81% 12.04% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 222 301 287
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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

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

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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 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 0 9 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Glasgow +11 8 £33,750 -3.57% 4
Fife +5 2 £24,000 -26.15%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £29,500 -
Dundee +3 1 - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 35 (71.43%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Firewall
3 22 (44.90%) VMware
3 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
4 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
5 19 (38.78%) DNS
5 19 (38.78%) MS Exchange
6 18 (36.73%) Cisco
6 18 (36.73%) vSphere
7 17 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (34.69%) DHCP
8 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 14 (28.57%) VLAN
9 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (24.49%) VoIP
9 12 (24.49%) Linux
10 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
11 10 (20.41%) WAN
11 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (18.37%) SAN
12 9 (18.37%) Citrix
12 9 (18.37%) LAN
13 8 (16.33%) MCSE
13 8 (16.33%) ITIL
13 8 (16.33%) IIS
13 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
13 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
14 7 (14.29%) XenApp
14 7 (14.29%) PowerShell

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (38.78%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.33%) IIS
3 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Apache
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.04%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) MFGPRO
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
2 3 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) Google Apps
4 1 (2.04%) IaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (53.06%) Firewall
2 19 (38.78%) DNS
3 17 (34.69%) DHCP
4 14 (28.57%) VLAN
5 12 (24.49%) VoIP
6 11 (22.45%) TCP/IP
7 10 (20.41%) WAN
8 9 (18.37%) SAN
8 9 (18.37%) LAN
9 7 (14.29%) SSL
10 6 (12.24%) Wireless
10 6 (12.24%) IPsec
11 4 (8.16%) SSH
11 4 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (8.16%) BGP
11 4 (8.16%) Internet
11 4 (8.16%) ADSL
11 4 (8.16%) Ethernet
11 4 (8.16%) H.323
11 4 (8.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Subversion
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Advertising
4 2 (4.08%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Support Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) IT Support
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) ICT Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Support
6 2 (4.08%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.08%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) COM
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Replication
2 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.16%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.08%) Data Extraction
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 35 (71.43%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.20%) CentOS
7 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) CRM
2 6 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (10.20%) ERP
4 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.16%) Project Management
4 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (4.08%) BCP
6 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.12%) Python
3 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.08%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) VBA
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (16.33%) MCSE
3 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (10.20%) Degree
4 5 (10.20%) CCNA
5 4 (8.16%) MCITP
6 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.04%) MCDST
7 1 (2.04%) MCP
7 1 (2.04%) MCSA
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.04%) PMP
7 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.04%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 18 (36.73%) vSphere
3 17 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (14.29%) XenApp
6 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.08%) NFS
8 1 (2.04%) UAG
8 1 (2.04%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Nagios
2 2 (4.08%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
2 2 (4.08%) Cacti
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Intune
3 1 (2.04%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
1 22 (44.90%) VMware
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco
3 9 (18.37%) Citrix
4 6 (12.24%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) Juniper
6 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.08%) Symantec
7 2 (4.08%) McAfee
7 2 (4.08%) Sophos
7 2 (4.08%) Google
7 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.08%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.08%) F5
7 2 (4.08%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.04%) Mitel
8 1 (2.04%) Spiceworks
8 1 (2.04%) Websense
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car + Package
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + Package
Posted: 26 days ago