The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 125 131 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing PPP 7 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.29% 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.74% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 0
Average salary £50,000 £33,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
PPP
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
712 679 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.12% 29.96% 26.31%
Number of salaries quoted 409 500 405
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PPP across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

PPP
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PPP across the Reading region.

PPP Salary Trend in Reading

PPP
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PPP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

PPP Salary Histogram in Reading

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing PPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PPP.

1 26 (100.00%) MPLS
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
2 25 (96.15%) Cisco
3 24 (92.31%) OSPF
3 24 (92.31%) BGP
4 22 (84.62%) IPsec
5 20 (76.92%) VPN
6 18 (69.23%) SNMP
7 14 (53.85%) Ethernet
7 14 (53.85%) xDSL
7 14 (53.85%) F5
8 13 (50.00%) VoIP
8 13 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (46.15%) IPv6
9 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (46.15%) DSL
10 11 (42.31%) WLAN
10 11 (42.31%) POP3
10 11 (42.31%) SMTP
10 11 (42.31%) DHCP
10 11 (42.31%) IKE
10 11 (42.31%) IPX
10 11 (42.31%) IPX/SPX
10 11 (42.31%) RIP
10 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
10 11 (42.31%) DNS
10 11 (42.31%) SSL
10 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
10 11 (42.31%) EIGRP
10 11 (42.31%) IGRP

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing PPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) MPLS
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
2 24 (92.31%) OSPF
2 24 (92.31%) BGP
3 22 (84.62%) IPsec
4 20 (76.92%) VPN
5 18 (69.23%) SNMP
6 14 (53.85%) Ethernet
6 14 (53.85%) xDSL
7 13 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (50.00%) VoIP
8 12 (46.15%) DSL
8 12 (46.15%) IPv6
9 11 (42.31%) TACACS
9 11 (42.31%) EIGRP
9 11 (42.31%) IGRP
9 11 (42.31%) Network Security
9 11 (42.31%) VLAN
9 11 (42.31%) Frame Relay
9 11 (42.31%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Consultant
1 11 (42.31%) Consultant
2 10 (38.46%) NOC Engineer
3 9 (34.62%) Network Security Consultant
3 9 (34.62%) Security Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (26.92%) Change Management
2 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
3 6 (23.08%) Network Management
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Change Control
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Perl
1 4 (15.38%) Python
1 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (30.77%) CCNP
2 8 (30.77%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) CCIP
3 3 (11.54%) CCIE
3 3 (11.54%) CCSP
3 3 (11.54%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) F5
3 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Veritas
5 1 (3.85%) Sun
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper