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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 145 120
Rank change year-on-year +1 -25  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 25 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.87% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 8.09% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 31
Median salary £35,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.66% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £24,750 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 299 309 392
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.03% 10.76% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 204 179 260
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing VPN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Scotland

VPN
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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -2 4 £35,000 -30.00% 1
South Lanarkshire -2 1 £33,000 +1.53%
Fife - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VPN.

1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Windows Server
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (55.00%) Hyper-V
4 11 (55.00%) Firewall
5 9 (45.00%) VMware
5 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco
6 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (40.00%) DNS
7 7 (35.00%) LAN
8 6 (30.00%) SQL
8 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (30.00%) SAN
8 6 (30.00%) SCCM
8 6 (30.00%) VLAN
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (25.00%) Linux
9 5 (25.00%) DHCP
9 5 (25.00%) WAN
10 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
10 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (15.00%) Skype
11 3 (15.00%) Windows 7

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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (10.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (35.00%) LAN
4 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 6 (30.00%) VLAN
5 5 (25.00%) DHCP
5 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (15.00%) Skype
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (10.00%) SSL
8 2 (10.00%) VoIP
8 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
9 1 (5.00%) POP3
9 1 (5.00%) PPTP
9 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SAML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Actionable Insight
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (55.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
5 1 (5.00%) KVM
5 1 (5.00%) LXC
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) DameWare
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (10.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Sophos
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