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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 117 132 129
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 38 39 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 1.01% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.67% 9.85% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27 34 25
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £34,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.84%
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
393 396 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.89% 10.30% 13.09%
Number of salaries quoted 261 292 217
Average salary £42,500 £36,500 £40,995
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.43% -10.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,650 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 May 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
Glasgow +23 24 £52,500 +128.26% 3
Edinburgh +6 9 £29,000 -3.33% 1
West Lothian - 2 £26,000 -
Aberdeen +21 1 - -
Highlands -1 1 £42,500 +41.66%
Renfrewshire - 1 £18,500 -
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UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 42 (68.85%) Firewall
2 41 (67.21%) Cisco
3 39 (63.93%) Windows
4 35 (57.38%) DHCP
5 34 (55.74%) WAN
6 30 (49.18%) LAN
7 28 (45.90%) Active Directory
8 26 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (40.98%) CheckPoint
10 24 (39.34%) CCNA
10 24 (39.34%) DNS
11 23 (37.70%) VMware
12 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
12 22 (36.07%) MS Exchange
13 20 (32.79%) MS Excel
13 20 (32.79%) Wireless
13 20 (32.79%) vSphere
14 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (29.51%) Network Security
15 18 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (27.87%) SSL
17 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (24.59%) SAN
18 15 (24.59%) F5
19 14 (22.95%) Windows 7
19 14 (22.95%) McAfee
19 14 (22.95%) ITIL
20 13 (21.31%) HP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 22 (36.07%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (13.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.92%) IIS
6 3 (4.92%) Apache
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.64%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.64%) nginx
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (32.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.64%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (68.85%) Firewall
2 35 (57.38%) DHCP
3 34 (55.74%) WAN
4 30 (49.18%) LAN
5 24 (39.34%) DNS
6 20 (32.79%) Wireless
7 18 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (29.51%) Network Security
8 17 (27.87%) SSL
9 15 (24.59%) SAN
10 13 (21.31%) EIGRP
10 13 (21.31%) HSRP
11 12 (19.67%) TACACS
11 12 (19.67%) MPLS
11 12 (19.67%) WLAN
12 11 (18.03%) IPsec
12 11 (18.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (16.39%) VLAN
13 10 (16.39%) IP Telephony
14 9 (14.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Subversion
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (13.11%) Back Office
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.56%) Law
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Finance
5 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Advertising
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) Network Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Security Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Network Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Security Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Network Security Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) IT Support
6 6 (9.84%) Network Support
6 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.56%) Administrator
8 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Operations Team Leader
9 3 (4.92%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.92%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) COM
1 1 (1.64%) XML
1 1 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Replication
2 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Statistics
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (63.93%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (22.95%) Windows 7
6 9 (14.75%) Linux
7 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.56%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.28%) CentOS
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) UNIX
9 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.64%) Solaris
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
3 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.92%) CRM
5 3 (4.92%) BCP
6 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.64%) Network Management
7 1 (1.64%) High Availability
7 1 (1.64%) SIEM
7 1 (1.64%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.64%) Analytics
7 1 (1.64%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) Line Management
7 1 (1.64%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.64%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.64%) Perl
2 1 (1.64%) PHP
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) VBA
2 1 (1.64%) Python
2 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (39.34%) CCNA
3 12 (19.67%) CCNP
4 9 (14.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (8.20%) MCSE
7 3 (4.92%) MCITP
7 3 (4.92%) Degree
8 1 (1.64%) MCDST
8 1 (1.64%) CCA
8 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.64%) MCP
8 1 (1.64%) HND
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (45.90%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.79%) vSphere
3 18 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (19.67%) XenApp
5 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.28%) NFS
7 1 (1.64%) pfSense
7 1 (1.64%) iptables
7 1 (1.64%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (14.75%) SCCM
2 9 (14.75%) SCOM
3 8 (13.11%) SCVMM
4 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.28%) Nagios
6 1 (1.64%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.64%) Cacti
6 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Cisco
2 25 (40.98%) CheckPoint
3 23 (37.70%) VMware
4 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
5 15 (24.59%) F5
6 14 (22.95%) McAfee
7 13 (21.31%) HP
7 13 (21.31%) Citrix
7 13 (21.31%) Fortinet
7 13 (21.31%) Riverbed
7 13 (21.31%) SolarWinds
8 10 (16.39%) Mitel
9 5 (8.20%) Juniper
10 3 (4.92%) Symantec
11 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.28%) Apple
11 2 (3.28%) Google
11 2 (3.28%) EMC
12 1 (1.64%) Spiceworks
12 1 (1.64%) Rackspace
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Entrust People Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Car Allowance
Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago