Period
to 4 August 2021

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 4 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 148 101 179
Rank change year-on-year -47 +78 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 51 35 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 1.16% 1.58% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.53% 11.99% 8.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35 25 20
10th Percentile £30,500 £23,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £34,000 £26,750 £23,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50% +23.08%
75th Percentile £68,750 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,400 £62,750
UK median annual salary £47,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.50% +11.11% -

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 535 292 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.18% 13.18% 10.35%
Number of salaries quoted 317 151 335
10th Percentile £28,650 £26,892 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -2.15%

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 4 August 2021.

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 4 August 2021. 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
Edinburgh -35 19 £36,750 -8.13% 2
Glasgow -29 13 £34,000 -9.33% 7
Highlands - 11 £75,000 - 1
West Lothian -9 5 £47,500 +17.28% 2
Stirling - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £32,500 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 2021, 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 27 (52.94%) Windows
1 27 (52.94%) Firewall
2 26 (50.98%) WAN
3 23 (45.10%) Azure
4 21 (41.18%) LAN
5 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 20 (39.22%) Microsoft 365
6 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 17 (33.33%) Cisco
7 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
8 15 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (27.45%) Presales
10 12 (23.53%) Windows 10
11 11 (21.57%) Palo Alto
11 11 (21.57%) Wireless
11 11 (21.57%) Fortinet
11 11 (21.57%) OSPF
11 11 (21.57%) BGP
11 11 (21.57%) DHCP
11 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
12 10 (19.61%) DNS
12 10 (19.61%) Juniper
12 10 (19.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (19.61%) IPsec
13 9 (17.65%) Degree
13 9 (17.65%) Broadband
13 9 (17.65%) SharePoint
14 8 (15.69%) Python
14 8 (15.69%) SSL

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 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (45.10%) Azure
2 20 (39.22%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (15.69%) AWS
4 7 (13.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (13.73%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.96%) Google Workspace
5 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (52.94%) Firewall
2 26 (50.98%) WAN
3 21 (41.18%) LAN
4 15 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (21.57%) BGP
5 11 (21.57%) DHCP
5 11 (21.57%) OSPF
5 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
5 11 (21.57%) Wireless
6 10 (19.61%) DNS
6 10 (19.61%) IPsec
7 9 (17.65%) Broadband
8 8 (15.69%) Ethernet
8 8 (15.69%) Internet
8 8 (15.69%) MPLS
8 8 (15.69%) SD-WAN
8 8 (15.69%) SSL
9 7 (13.73%) Network Security
10 6 (11.76%) 4G
10 6 (11.76%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Ant
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 8 (15.69%) Social Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Electronics
3 5 (9.80%) Marketing
4 3 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.92%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Architect
2 8 (15.69%) IP Architect
2 8 (15.69%) IT Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Network Architect
2 8 (15.69%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Administrator
3 6 (11.76%) IT Support
3 6 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.80%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Lead Software Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) IT Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) React
2 3 (5.88%) SAML
3 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) LAMP
4 1 (1.96%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.92%) Renewable Energy
3 2 (3.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) e-Health
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) Robotics
4 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
3 12 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 7 (13.73%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.96%) CentOS
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.96%) Unix
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Presales
2 8 (15.69%) Customer Engagement
2 8 (15.69%) ITIL
3 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
4 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.76%) Data Science
4 6 (11.76%) People Management
4 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (11.76%) Software Architecture
4 6 (11.76%) Strategic Planning
5 5 (9.80%) High Availability
5 5 (9.80%) Information Security
5 5 (9.80%) ITSM
5 5 (9.80%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 5 (9.80%) Network Management
5 5 (9.80%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (9.80%) Resource Management
5 5 (9.80%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) Python
2 6 (11.76%) C
2 6 (11.76%) Java
3 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.92%) Perl
4 2 (3.92%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) Korn
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) ACSP
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.96%) HND
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.80%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (9.80%) GDPR
3 3 (5.88%) QA
3 3 (5.88%) SLA
4 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (15.69%) SCCM
3 7 (13.73%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.92%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.92%) WSUS
5 1 (1.96%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 17 (33.33%) Cisco
3 11 (21.57%) Fortinet
3 11 (21.57%) Palo Alto
4 10 (19.61%) Juniper
5 8 (15.69%) Citrix
5 8 (15.69%) VMware
6 5 (9.80%) arcserve
6 5 (9.80%) Veeam
7 4 (7.84%) F5
8 3 (5.88%) Apple
8 3 (5.88%) HP
8 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.96%) Dell
10 1 (1.96%) EMC
10 1 (1.96%) Intel
10 1 (1.96%) Oracle