Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 147 143
Rank change year-on-year -47 -4 +37
Permanent jobs citing VPN 30 75 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.57% 1.35% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.43% 10.53% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17 54 38
Scotland median annual salary £36,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.29% +21.43% +19.25%
10th Percentile £23,500 £29,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £70,000 £44,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 552 712 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.48% 12.82% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 359 472 447
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £26,050
90th Percentile £68,000 £64,875 £56,250
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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +4 18 £42,000 +12.00% 2
Edinburgh -20 7 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Aberdeen -2 2 £26,000 -40.23%
Inverclyde - 2 £42,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £24,000 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (43.33%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) Firewall
4 10 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (30.00%) LAN
5 9 (30.00%) Wireless
6 8 (26.67%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) IBM Notes
6 8 (26.67%) Adobe
6 8 (26.67%) Cognizant
6 8 (26.67%) Lotus
6 8 (26.67%) ServiceNow
7 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (23.33%) Office 365
8 6 (20.00%) ITIL
8 6 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (16.67%) VLAN
9 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.67%) WAN
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) MPLS
9 5 (16.67%) BGP
9 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V

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 (26.67%) IBM Notes
2 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (13.33%) JBoss
3 4 (13.33%) WildFly
4 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
2 3 (10.00%) SaaS
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) LAN
2 9 (30.00%) Wireless
3 5 (16.67%) BGP
3 5 (16.67%) MPLS
3 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.67%) VLAN
3 5 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
4 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (13.33%) OSPF
5 3 (10.00%) DHCP
5 3 (10.00%) DNS
5 3 (10.00%) IPsec
5 3 (10.00%) RIP
5 3 (10.00%) WLAN
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.67%) IGMP
6 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) French Language
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Service Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (10.00%) SaaS Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.33%) J2EE
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) SCADA
4 1 (3.33%) CCTV
4 1 (3.33%) Fintech
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Unix
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (13.33%) DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Data Acquisition
5 2 (6.67%) Open Source
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Break/Fix
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (3.33%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security Management
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Security Management
6 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) CCNP
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Ansible
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (10.00%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) Adobe
3 8 (26.67%) Cognizant
3 8 (26.67%) Lotus
3 8 (26.67%) ServiceNow
4 6 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.33%) Huawei
6 1 (3.33%) Nokia
6 1 (3.33%) Nortel
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Sun