Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 195 166
Rank change year-on-year +50 -29 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 62 33 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.36% 0.62% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.52% 5.83% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 54
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £37,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.38% -12.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £30,775 £23,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £64,405 £48,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 538 566 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.76% 10.67% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 280 370 477
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,225 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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
Glasgow +36 33 £51,775 +27.06% 8
Edinburgh +27 22 £45,000 +38.46% 3
West Lothian - 4 £38,500 - 1
Aberdeen -8 2 £50,000 +92.31% 1
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 41 (66.13%) Firewall
2 29 (46.77%) Cisco
3 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
4 25 (40.32%) Windows
5 24 (38.71%) Network Security
6 23 (37.10%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (30.65%) Data Loss Prevention
8 17 (27.42%) ServiceNow
8 17 (27.42%) Palo Alto
9 15 (24.19%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (24.19%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (24.19%) SIEM
10 14 (22.58%) CyberArk
11 13 (20.97%) Analytics
11 13 (20.97%) Office 365
11 13 (20.97%) Threat Management
11 13 (20.97%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (20.97%) Splunk
11 13 (20.97%) Security Architecture
11 13 (20.97%) PCI DSS
11 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
11 13 (20.97%) Symantec
11 13 (20.97%) Data Security
11 13 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (20.97%) Security Operations
12 12 (19.35%) Law
13 10 (16.13%) SLA
13 10 (16.13%) LAN
13 10 (16.13%) VoIP

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 4 (6.45%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Office 365
2 9 (14.52%) Azure
3 7 (11.29%) AWS
4 4 (6.45%) IaaS
4 4 (6.45%) PaaS
5 3 (4.84%) SaaS
6 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.23%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 41 (66.13%) Firewall
2 24 (38.71%) Network Security
3 15 (24.19%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (16.13%) DHCP
4 10 (16.13%) LAN
4 10 (16.13%) VoIP
5 8 (12.90%) DNS
5 8 (12.90%) Internet
5 8 (12.90%) Wireless
6 7 (11.29%) WAN
7 6 (9.68%) VPLS
8 5 (8.06%) MPLS
8 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.45%) BGP
9 4 (6.45%) IPsec
9 4 (6.45%) OSPF
9 4 (6.45%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (6.45%) SSL
9 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.84%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Apache Hive
1 2 (3.23%) Big Data
1 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.23%) HBase
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.23%) Sqoop
2 1 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (19.35%) Law
2 2 (3.23%) Legal
2 2 (3.23%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Local Government
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Firewall Engineer
1 13 (20.97%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Network Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) Technology Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) IT Support
7 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) LDAP
2 3 (4.84%) LAMP
3 2 (3.23%) JSON
3 2 (3.23%) OAuth
3 2 (3.23%) REST
3 2 (3.23%) SAML
3 2 (3.23%) SOAP
3 2 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) EMC VNX
3 4 (6.45%) PMI
4 3 (4.84%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.61%) Life Science
6 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Windows 10
3 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.45%) Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.61%) Debian
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (30.65%) Data Loss Prevention
3 15 (24.19%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (24.19%) SIEM
4 13 (20.97%) Analytics
4 13 (20.97%) Data Security
4 13 (20.97%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (20.97%) Security Architecture
4 13 (20.97%) Security Operations
4 13 (20.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (20.97%) Threat Management
5 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
6 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
7 7 (11.29%) Information Security
7 7 (11.29%) Project Delivery
8 6 (9.68%) Contract Management
8 6 (9.68%) DevOps
8 6 (9.68%) Product Roadmap
8 6 (9.68%) Strategic Thinking
9 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.45%) Python
2 4 (6.45%) Ruby
3 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.84%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
5 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) CCNP
1 8 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.45%) CEH
2 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.23%) CCIE
4 2 (3.23%) CCNA
4 2 (3.23%) CCSA
4 2 (3.23%) CCSE
4 2 (3.23%) CCSM
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) CISSP
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.61%) GCIA
5 1 (1.61%) HNC
5 1 (1.61%) HND
5 1 (1.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.97%) PCI DSS
2 10 (16.13%) SLA
3 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) pfSense
3 4 (6.45%) VMware NSX
3 4 (6.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.23%) HDFS
4 2 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) Docker
5 1 (1.61%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.61%) Postfix
5 1 (1.61%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (1.61%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) FortiGate
1 4 (6.45%) Nagios
1 4 (6.45%) ZABBIX
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) SCSM
3 2 (3.23%) Ambari
3 2 (3.23%) Ansible
3 2 (3.23%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.23%) Oozie
3 2 (3.23%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.23%) Terraform
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) QRadar
4 1 (1.61%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.61%) SCOM
4 1 (1.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (46.77%) Cisco
2 17 (27.42%) Palo Alto
2 17 (27.42%) ServiceNow
3 14 (22.58%) CyberArk
4 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
4 13 (20.97%) Splunk
4 13 (20.97%) Symantec
5 7 (11.29%) VMware
6 5 (8.06%) EMC
6 5 (8.06%) F5
7 4 (6.45%) Adobe
7 4 (6.45%) Apple
7 4 (6.45%) Avaya
7 4 (6.45%) Cognizant
7 4 (6.45%) Dell
7 4 (6.45%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.45%) Lotus
7 4 (6.45%) Remedy
7 4 (6.45%) Spiceworks
7 4 (6.45%) Veeam