Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 200 197
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -24
Permanent jobs citing VPN 40 20 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.37% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 3.26% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 38
Scotland median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -4.11% +1.39%
10th Percentile £25,525 £28,600 £21,250
90th Percentile £49,625 £70,000 £52,875
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 664 614 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.15% 11.51% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 434 409 397
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Scotland

VPN
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN in Scotland.

Salary trend for VPN in Scotland

VPN
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for VPN in Scotland

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Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +15 19 £28,500 -32.94% 3
Glasgow -3 18 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Stirling - 1 £34,000 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £26,000 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VPN.

1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (57.50%) Windows
3 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (50.00%) Firewall
4 18 (45.00%) Windows Server
5 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (32.50%) Linux
7 11 (27.50%) LAN
7 11 (27.50%) VMware
7 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (27.50%) SCCM
8 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (22.50%) Office 365
9 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
9 9 (22.50%) ITIL
9 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
9 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (20.00%) Cisco
10 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 8 (20.00%) Skype
10 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
11 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
11 7 (17.50%) Ansible
11 7 (17.50%) DevOps
11 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
11 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (15.00%) Service Management
12 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) JBoss
2 6 (15.00%) WildFly
3 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
3 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (22.50%) Office 365
3 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (10.00%) SaaS
5 3 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (5.00%) IaaS
7 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.50%) Route 53
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) LAN
3 8 (20.00%) Skype
4 6 (15.00%) DNS
5 5 (12.50%) IPsec
5 5 (12.50%) WAN
5 5 (12.50%) Wireless
6 4 (10.00%) DHCP
6 4 (10.00%) Intranet
7 3 (7.50%) ADSL
7 3 (7.50%) BGP
7 3 (7.50%) Extranet
7 3 (7.50%) SSL
7 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.50%) VoIP
8 2 (5.00%) Broadband
8 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (5.00%) MPLS
8 2 (5.00%) Network Security
8 2 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (7.50%) French Language
1 3 (7.50%) German Language
1 3 (7.50%) Italian Language
1 3 (7.50%) Spanish Language
2 2 (5.00%) Law
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Support Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (17.50%) IT Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) IT Support
4 6 (15.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) SaaS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) J2EE
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
2 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.50%) Fintech
5 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) iPhone
5 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (32.50%) Linux
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.00%) Unix
9 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.50%) CentOS
10 1 (2.50%) HPUX
10 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.50%) Solaris
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) DevOps
3 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.00%) Service Management
4 4 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.50%) ITSM
5 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.00%) Content Management
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V2
6 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) CCNA
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
3 2 (5.00%) AWS Certification
3 2 (5.00%) MCSA
3 2 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (5.00%) VCAP
3 2 (5.00%) VCDX
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (7.50%) Docker
6 2 (5.00%) vSphere
7 1 (2.50%) iptables
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) Ansible
3 6 (15.00%) DameWare
3 6 (15.00%) Puppet
4 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (7.50%) SCOM
6 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (2.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.50%) Malwarebytes
6 1 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) VMware
3 8 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (7.50%) Adobe
5 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.50%) Cognizant
5 3 (7.50%) Juniper
5 3 (7.50%) Lotus
5 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.00%) Apple
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
6 2 (5.00%) F5
6 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.00%) iManage
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.50%) Polycom