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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 127 129 132
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing PPP 17 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.76% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 2.43% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 1
Average salary £48,750 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%
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
890 783 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.85% 31.47% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 450 536 505
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £72,500
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 24 December 2014.

PPP Salary Histogram in Reading

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 19 (82.61%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (73.91%) VoIP
3 17 (73.91%) VPN
3 17 (73.91%) xDSL
4 16 (69.57%) CCNP
5 15 (65.22%) Ethernet
5 15 (65.22%) CCNA
6 14 (60.87%) MPLS
7 13 (56.52%) UNIX
7 13 (56.52%) ATM
7 13 (56.52%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (52.17%) Cisco
8 12 (52.17%) BGP
8 12 (52.17%) IPsec
9 11 (47.83%) SQL
9 11 (47.83%) Oracle
9 11 (47.83%) MS Office
9 11 (47.83%) Solaris
9 11 (47.83%) Linux
9 11 (47.83%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
9 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
9 11 (47.83%) Sun
9 11 (47.83%) HP
9 11 (47.83%) Sun Certification
9 11 (47.83%) Veritas
9 11 (47.83%) OSPF
9 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
9 11 (47.83%) SCSA

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Office
1 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
1 11 (47.83%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 17 (73.91%) VoIP
2 17 (73.91%) VPN
2 17 (73.91%) xDSL
3 15 (65.22%) Ethernet
4 14 (60.87%) MPLS
5 13 (56.52%) ATM
6 12 (52.17%) BGP
6 12 (52.17%) IPsec
7 11 (47.83%) OSPF
8 10 (43.48%) SNMP
9 8 (34.78%) EIGRP
10 7 (30.43%) DSLAM
10 7 (30.43%) Broadband
11 6 (26.09%) WAN
11 6 (26.09%) DNS
11 6 (26.09%) SSL
11 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
11 6 (26.09%) L2TP
11 6 (26.09%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Support
2 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Support
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Network Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Junior
4 3 (13.04%) Junior Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Junior Network Support
4 3 (13.04%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Junior Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) UNIX
2 11 (47.83%) Solaris
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
1 4 (17.39%) Network Management
1 4 (17.39%) Change Control
1 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.35%) Stress Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (82.61%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (69.57%) CCNP
3 15 (65.22%) CCNA
4 11 (47.83%) Degree
4 11 (47.83%) Sun Certification
4 11 (47.83%) SCSA
5 4 (17.39%) CCSP
6 2 (8.70%) CCIE
6 2 (8.70%) CCIP
6 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
6 2 (8.70%) JNCIS
6 2 (8.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) Sun
2 11 (47.83%) HP
2 11 (47.83%) Veritas
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) F5
4 6 (26.09%) Huawei
5 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper