Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 150 180
Rank change year-on-year -12 +30 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 64 65 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.13% 1.25% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.03% 9.04% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 50 43 48
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +30.84% -33.13%
10th Percentile £29,000 £21,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £51,450 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%

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 709 719 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.51% 13.81% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 470 464 451
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £29,975 £25,075 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,375 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPN in Scotland

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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 22 November 2017. 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 -11 21 £31,500 -13.10% 4
Glasgow -22 18 £37,500 -2.60% 3
Dundee - 4 £43,500 -
Fife +2 3 £33,750 +7.14%
Aberdeen - 3 £43,500 -
Lanarkshire -2 2 £32,750 -27.22%
South Lanarkshire -8 2 £42,500 +30.77%
West Lothian -11 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
VPN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 51 (79.69%) Firewall
2 45 (70.31%) Cisco
3 29 (45.31%) Linux
4 28 (43.75%) LAN
4 28 (43.75%) WAN
5 27 (42.19%) ITIL
6 24 (37.50%) CheckPoint
7 22 (34.38%) Active Directory
7 22 (34.38%) VLAN
7 22 (34.38%) Data Centre
8 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
8 21 (32.81%) DHCP
8 21 (32.81%) DNS
8 21 (32.81%) Windows
9 20 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (31.25%) PowerShell
10 19 (29.69%) Hyper-V
10 19 (29.69%) Wireless
11 18 (28.13%) Windows Server
12 17 (26.56%) MPLS
12 17 (26.56%) VMware
12 17 (26.56%) Network Security
13 16 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (23.44%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (23.44%) Ansible
14 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (23.44%) Puppet
14 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (21.88%) Red Hat

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 12 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 8 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 5 (7.81%) IIS
5 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.13%) JBoss
7 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (17.19%) Office 365
3 6 (9.38%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
5 3 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.13%) SaaS
7 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.56%) IaaS
7 1 (1.56%) PaaS
7 1 (1.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (79.69%) Firewall
2 28 (43.75%) LAN
2 28 (43.75%) WAN
3 22 (34.38%) VLAN
4 21 (32.81%) DHCP
4 21 (32.81%) DNS
5 19 (29.69%) Wireless
6 17 (26.56%) MPLS
6 17 (26.56%) Network Security
7 16 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (20.31%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (20.31%) IP Telephony
9 12 (18.75%) Cisco IPT
10 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.50%) Internet
12 7 (10.94%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (10.94%) OSPF
12 7 (10.94%) SSL
12 7 (10.94%) VoIP
13 6 (9.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (4.69%) Hudson
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Legal
2 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Network Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Architect
3 12 (18.75%) Network Architect
4 9 (14.06%) Analyst
4 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Network Support
9 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Mobility Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.56%) Java EE
1 1 (1.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 12 (18.75%) Blackberry
3 6 (9.38%) iPhone
4 2 (3.13%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.56%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (45.31%) Linux
2 21 (32.81%) Windows
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server
4 12 (18.75%) Ubuntu
4 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.38%) Solaris
6 6 (9.38%) Unix
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Phone
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) CentOS
8 1 (1.56%) Debian
8 1 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) ITIL
2 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.31%) Root Cause Analysis
3 13 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (18.75%) Network Design
4 12 (18.75%) Network Segmentation
4 12 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
4 12 (18.75%) Scrum
4 12 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 12 (18.75%) Translating Business Requirements
4 12 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
5 11 (17.19%) Asset Management
6 10 (15.63%) Load Balancing
7 9 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (9.38%) Change Management
8 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (9.38%) Innovative Thinking
8 6 (9.38%) Patch Management
9 5 (7.81%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 11 (17.19%) SQL
3 4 (6.25%) Java
3 4 (6.25%) Python
4 3 (4.69%) Ruby
4 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (18.75%) CCIE
2 12 (18.75%) CISSP
3 6 (9.38%) CCNP
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.13%) CCDP
5 2 (3.13%) CCNA
5 2 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.13%) JNCIP
5 2 (3.13%) MCP
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) CCENT
6 1 (1.56%) HND
6 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.56%) MCSA
6 1 (1.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.56%) GDPR
3 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.69%) Hyper-V
3 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (9.38%) vSphere
6 3 (4.69%) Docker
7 2 (3.13%) KVM
7 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) Ansible
1 15 (23.44%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (23.44%) Puppet
2 8 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 6 (9.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (9.38%) Malwarebytes
3 6 (9.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (7.81%) SCCM
5 3 (4.69%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (4.69%) Kubernetes
5 3 (4.69%) Packer
5 3 (4.69%) Terraform
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (3.13%) Iperf
6 2 (3.13%) Nagios
6 2 (3.13%) SmokePing
7 1 (1.56%) Cacti
7 1 (1.56%) SCOM
7 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (70.31%) Cisco
2 24 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
4 17 (26.56%) VMware
5 14 (21.88%) Red Hat
6 12 (18.75%) CyberArk
6 12 (18.75%) Dell
6 12 (18.75%) Varonis
7 11 (17.19%) Charles River
8 7 (10.94%) Meraki
9 6 (9.38%) Apple
9 6 (9.38%) Avaya
9 6 (9.38%) Palo Alto
9 6 (9.38%) Sophos
9 6 (9.38%) Symantec
10 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.69%) F5
11 3 (4.69%) IBM
12 2 (3.13%) Citrix
12 2 (3.13%) HP