Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 183 173
Rank change year-on-year -11 -10 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 33 44 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 0.80% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.20% 6.48% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 17 33 30
Scotland median annual salary £34,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +30.77% +13.04%
10th Percentile £24,400 £31,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £49,250 £70,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +1.14% +10.00%

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 635 679 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.80% 12.28% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 416 462 394
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,287 £24,650
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 19 October 2018.

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 6 months to 19 October 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
Glasgow +6 23 £40,750 +8.67% 3
Edinburgh +1 8 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Aberdeen -4 1 £26,000 -40.23% 1
Stirling - 1 £34,000 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 14 (42.42%) Firewall
4 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 10 (30.30%) Linux
7 9 (27.27%) Wireless
7 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (24.24%) ServiceNow
8 8 (24.24%) IBM Notes
8 8 (24.24%) ITIL
8 8 (24.24%) Adobe
8 8 (24.24%) Cognizant
8 8 (24.24%) Lotus
9 7 (21.21%) VMware
9 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
9 7 (21.21%) Office 365
10 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
10 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
10 6 (18.18%) DevOps
10 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
10 6 (18.18%) Cisco
10 6 (18.18%) LAN
10 6 (18.18%) SQL
11 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
11 5 (15.15%) WAN

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 8 (24.24%) IBM Notes
2 4 (12.12%) JBoss
2 4 (12.12%) WildFly
3 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.06%) Apache
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.21%) Office 365
3 4 (12.12%) SaaS
4 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (6.06%) IaaS
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) Wireless
3 6 (18.18%) LAN
4 5 (15.15%) WAN
5 4 (12.12%) Intranet
6 3 (9.09%) ADSL
6 3 (9.09%) DHCP
6 3 (9.09%) DNS
6 3 (9.09%) Extranet
6 3 (9.09%) VoIP
6 3 (9.09%) WLAN
7 2 (6.06%) BGP
7 2 (6.06%) Broadband
7 2 (6.06%) IPsec
7 2 (6.06%) MPLS
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security
7 2 (6.06%) SAN
7 2 (6.06%) Skype
7 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (9.09%) French Language
1 3 (9.09%) German Language
1 3 (9.09%) Italian Language
1 3 (9.09%) Spanish Language
2 2 (6.06%) Law
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Service Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) SaaS Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Audio Visual Technician
7 1 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
3 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) SCADA
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.03%) Fintech
4 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (30.30%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) Unix
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 6 (18.18%) DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Content Management
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.06%) Data Acquisition
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (6.06%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (3.03%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.03%) Docker
5 1 (3.03%) iptables
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Ansible
1 5 (15.15%) Puppet
2 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (6.06%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (3.03%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (3.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Adobe
2 8 (24.24%) Cognizant
2 8 (24.24%) Lotus
2 8 (24.24%) ServiceNow
3 7 (21.21%) VMware
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) Juniper
6 2 (6.06%) Apple
6 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.06%) iManage
6 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.03%) Polycom
7 1 (3.03%) Sophos
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Tandberg