Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 166 196
Rank change year-on-year +71 +30 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 36 50 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.74% 0.95% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.28% 9.12% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 32 24 27
Median annual salary £37,500 £33,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.78% +2.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £26,050
90th Percentile £61,525 £61,000 £49,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +8.24%

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 271 548 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.07% 10.46% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 150 326 433
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,450 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Scotland

VPN
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPN in Scotland.

Salary trend for VPN in Scotland

VPN
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPN in Scotland over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +55 23 £40,000 - 3
Edinburgh +54 6 £45,000 +25.87%
West Lothian +24 2 £55,000 +144.44%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £27,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 26 (72.22%) Firewall
2 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 14 (38.89%) Cisco
4 14 (38.89%) Windows
5 13 (36.11%) Office 365
6 12 (33.33%) Linux
7 10 (27.78%) VMware
7 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (22.22%) AWS
10 7 (19.44%) Network Security
10 7 (19.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (19.44%) McAfee
10 7 (19.44%) Wireless
10 7 (19.44%) Replication
11 6 (16.67%) Information Security
11 6 (16.67%) SSH
11 6 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
11 6 (16.67%) SSL
11 6 (16.67%) Task Automation
11 6 (16.67%) ServiceNow
11 6 (16.67%) vSphere
11 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (13.89%) Azure
12 5 (13.89%) Veeam

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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.33%) Gluu
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Office 365
2 8 (22.22%) AWS
3 5 (13.89%) Azure
4 4 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Fargate
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (8.33%) GitHub
5 3 (8.33%) Serverless
6 2 (5.56%) IaaS
6 2 (5.56%) Mimecast
6 2 (5.56%) PaaS
7 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (72.22%) Firewall
2 15 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (19.44%) Network Security
3 7 (19.44%) Wireless
4 6 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (16.67%) SSH
4 6 (16.67%) SSL
5 5 (13.89%) Internet
6 4 (11.11%) LAN
6 4 (11.11%) tcpdump
6 4 (11.11%) VLAN
6 4 (11.11%) WAN
7 3 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (8.33%) OpenVPN
7 3 (8.33%) VoIP
8 2 (5.56%) BGP
8 2 (5.56%) DNS
8 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.56%) MPLS
8 2 (5.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
1 3 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) IT Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) IT Support
2 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (8.33%) Nightwatchjs
2 3 (8.33%) Node.js
2 3 (8.33%) OpenID
3 1 (2.78%) OAuth
3 1 (2.78%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Replication
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.56%) FMCG
5 1 (2.78%) Handset
5 1 (2.78%) iPad
5 1 (2.78%) iPhone
5 1 (2.78%) PKI
5 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Debian
5 3 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (5.56%) Android
6 2 (5.56%) CentOS
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Unix
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (16.67%) Information Security
2 6 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 5 (13.89%) Patch Management
3 5 (13.89%) SIEM
4 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps
4 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) Boundary Protection
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) MapReduce
5 3 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Go
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) AWK
2 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.33%) PHP
2 3 (8.33%) sed
3 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) CISSP
2 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) GCIH
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) HNC
4 1 (2.78%) HND
4 1 (2.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 4 (11.11%) NIST
3 3 (8.33%) NCSC
4 2 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.78%) GDPR
5 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.67%) vSphere
3 5 (13.89%) Docker
4 3 (8.33%) iptables
5 2 (5.56%) Firmware
6 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
2 4 (11.11%) Ansible
2 4 (11.11%) FortiGate
3 3 (8.33%) Kibana
3 3 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (8.33%) logstash
3 3 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (8.33%) Munin
3 3 (8.33%) Nagios
3 3 (8.33%) Nessus
3 3 (8.33%) OSSEC
3 3 (8.33%) Packer
3 3 (8.33%) Terraform
4 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (5.56%) SCSM
5 1 (2.78%) CASB
5 1 (2.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.78%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (19.44%) McAfee
5 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 6 (16.67%) ServiceNow
6 5 (13.89%) Adobe
6 5 (13.89%) Palo Alto
6 5 (13.89%) Veeam
7 4 (11.11%) Cognizant
7 4 (11.11%) Lotus
7 4 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 4 (11.11%) Sophos
7 4 (11.11%) Splunk
7 4 (11.11%) Symantec
8 3 (8.33%) Lets Encrypt
8 3 (8.33%) Rapid7
9 2 (5.56%) Aruba
9 2 (5.56%) F5
9 2 (5.56%) Proofpoint