The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 14 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.26% 3.33% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 28.57% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Average salary £42,500 £26,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.46% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
VPN
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Lothian
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
10 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 17.54% 11.67% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 6
Average salary £42,500 £48,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.45% +28.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

VPN
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the West Lothian region.

VPN Salary Trend in West Lothian

VPN
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in West Lothian

VPN
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 30 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
Livingston +5 2 £42,500 +63.46%
VPN
Scotland

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 2 (66.67%) Progress
1 2 (66.67%) ADSL
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) RIP
1 2 (66.67%) SNMP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) ICMP
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) WMI
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) CCENT
1 2 (66.67%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) ADSL
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) ICMP
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) RIP
1 2 (66.67%) SNMP
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCENT
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (66.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Progress
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware