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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 142 127 145
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 21 31 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 0.99% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.07% 7.73% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 34
Average salary £42,500 £31,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.85% +5.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,385 £21,275 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
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
346 401 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.04% 12.76% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 188 256 340
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,309 £27,500 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -18 9 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Edinburgh +9 7 £47,500 +111.11% 1
West Lothian +3 3 £42,500 +63.46%
Lanarkshire - 1 £32,309 -
Inverclyde - 1 £21,000 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 26 (55.32%) Windows
1 26 (55.32%) Firewall
2 24 (51.06%) Cisco
3 20 (42.55%) Windows Server
4 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.04%) WAN
6 15 (31.91%) LAN
7 14 (29.79%) VMware
8 13 (27.66%) OSPF
8 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (23.40%) SSL
10 11 (23.40%) MPLS
10 11 (23.40%) IPsec
10 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (21.28%) Wireless
11 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
11 10 (21.28%) BGP
11 10 (21.28%) DNS
12 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
12 9 (19.15%) VoIP
12 9 (19.15%) DHCP
12 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
13 8 (17.02%) MS Office
13 8 (17.02%) ITIL
13 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
13 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (14.89%) Network Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
1 7 (14.89%) Skype for Business
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.51%) IIS
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.02%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Office 365
1 5 (10.64%) SaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) Firewall
2 16 (34.04%) WAN
3 15 (31.91%) LAN
4 13 (27.66%) OSPF
5 11 (23.40%) IPsec
5 11 (23.40%) MPLS
5 11 (23.40%) SSL
6 10 (21.28%) BGP
6 10 (21.28%) DNS
6 10 (21.28%) Wireless
7 9 (19.15%) DHCP
7 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
7 9 (19.15%) VoIP
8 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (14.89%) Network Security
9 7 (14.89%) SAN
10 6 (12.77%) VLAN
11 5 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (8.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Robot Framework
1 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
4 2 (4.26%) Law
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Network Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Security Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) IT Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Network Support
5 5 (10.64%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Security Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows Server
3 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.51%) Linux
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.38%) Unix
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.26%) CentOS
7 2 (4.26%) Debian
7 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Change Management
2 7 (14.89%) Network Management
3 5 (10.64%) Information Security
3 5 (10.64%) Network Design
4 4 (8.51%) CRM
5 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) Line Management
5 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.38%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.38%) Process Management
5 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) SIEM
5 3 (6.38%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (6.38%) Workflow
6 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.26%) Time Management
6 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.89%) CCNP
2 7 (14.89%) Degree
3 6 (12.77%) CCNA
4 4 (8.51%) HND
5 2 (4.26%) CCENT
5 2 (4.26%) CCIE
5 2 (4.26%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) MCTS
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.64%) XenApp
5 3 (6.38%) vSphere
6 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.26%) Nessus
2 2 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (4.26%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (4.26%) WMI
3 1 (2.13%) RSA Archer
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Cisco
2 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.79%) VMware
4 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.77%) Citrix
6 5 (10.64%) Juniper
6 5 (10.64%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.38%) F5
7 3 (6.38%) HP
8 2 (4.26%) CommVault
8 2 (4.26%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.26%) NetApp
8 2 (4.26%) Progress
8 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.26%) Symantec
9 1 (2.13%) iManage
9 1 (2.13%) IronPort
9 1 (2.13%) Wyse
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Red61 Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Percepta
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago