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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 133 136
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Permanent jobs citing VPN 11 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.47% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.20% 6.49% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6 22 15
Median salary £35,500 £41,250 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.93% +42.24%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £23,140 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £59,500 £38,900
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  

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 262 370 355
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.20% 12.49% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 165 213 215
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £59,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Edinburgh +1 5 £36,250 -23.68% 3
Glasgow +8 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Lothian -7 1 £29,000 -31.76% 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £38,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £33,000 - 1
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 33 (55.00%) LAN
2 32 (53.33%) Cisco
2 32 (53.33%) Windows
3 31 (51.67%) Windows Server
4 27 (45.00%) Firewall
5 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (35.00%) MPLS
8 20 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 20 (33.33%) Wireless
8 20 (33.33%) IPsec
9 19 (31.67%) WAN
9 19 (31.67%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (30.00%) CheckPoint
11 17 (28.33%) Data Centre
12 16 (26.67%) F5
12 16 (26.67%) ITIL
13 15 (25.00%) SCCM
14 14 (23.33%) Hyper-V
14 14 (23.33%) VoIP
14 14 (23.33%) Citrix
14 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
15 13 (21.67%) VMware
15 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (20.00%) VLAN
16 12 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (20.00%) DNS

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 20 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Office
2 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.00%) LAN
2 27 (45.00%) Firewall
3 21 (35.00%) MPLS
4 20 (33.33%) IPsec
4 20 (33.33%) Wireless
5 19 (31.67%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (31.67%) WAN
6 14 (23.33%) VoIP
7 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
8 12 (20.00%) DNS
8 12 (20.00%) VLAN
8 12 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (16.67%) Network Security
10 10 (16.67%) OSPF
10 10 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
11 8 (13.33%) BGP
11 8 (13.33%) Internet
11 8 (13.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) German Language
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (48.33%) Analyst
2 15 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) IT Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) IT Support
4 11 (18.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) Network Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Support Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 8 (13.33%) Consultant
7 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) Information Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.00%) Replication
4 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 5 (8.33%) PKI
4 5 (8.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) Windows Server
3 24 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (13.33%) Linux
5 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.67%) CentOS
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Unix
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 8 (13.33%) Change Management
3 8 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (11.67%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (8.33%) Actionable Insight
6 5 (8.33%) Coaching
6 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.33%) Information Security
6 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.33%) Anomaly Detection
9 2 (3.33%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.33%) High Availability
9 2 (3.33%) IT Strategy
9 2 (3.33%) Presales
9 2 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.33%) CCNP
3 5 (8.33%) Degree
4 3 (5.00%) CCNA
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CCENT
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.67%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.33%) vSphere
5 6 (10.00%) XenApp
6 5 (8.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) SCCM
2 11 (18.33%) FortiGate
3 7 (11.67%) Cacti
4 6 (10.00%) SCOM
5 5 (8.33%) SCVMM
6 4 (6.67%) DameWare
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.67%) Ansible
9 1 (1.67%) Iperf
9 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.67%) Puppet
9 1 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (1.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Cisco
2 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 16 (26.67%) F5
5 14 (23.33%) Citrix
6 13 (21.67%) VMware
7 10 (16.67%) Aruba
8 7 (11.67%) SolarWinds
9 6 (10.00%) Juniper
10 5 (8.33%) Dell
10 5 (8.33%) HP
10 5 (8.33%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.33%) iManage
11 2 (3.33%) Interwoven
11 2 (3.33%) MobileIron
11 2 (3.33%) Symantec
12 1 (1.67%) IBM
12 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
12 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.67%) Sophos
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