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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 139 129 127
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Permanent jobs citing PPP 6 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.41% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 1.31% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 0
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £50,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.20%
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
801 761 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.97% 31.23% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 439 532 407
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £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 21 October 2014.

PPP Salary Histogram in Reading

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (100.00%) MPLS
1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco
3 18 (90.00%) OSPF
3 18 (90.00%) BGP
4 16 (80.00%) IPsec
4 16 (80.00%) VPN
5 13 (65.00%) SNMP
6 11 (55.00%) Ethernet
6 11 (55.00%) xDSL
7 10 (50.00%) VoIP
8 9 (45.00%) IPv6
8 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (45.00%) DSL
8 9 (45.00%) F5
8 9 (45.00%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (40.00%) Network Security
9 8 (40.00%) NetScaler
9 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (40.00%) HSRP
9 8 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (40.00%) EIGRP
9 8 (40.00%) IGRP
9 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
9 8 (40.00%) DHCP
9 8 (40.00%) H.323
9 8 (40.00%) TACACS
9 8 (40.00%) Frame Relay
9 8 (40.00%) VLAN
9 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (100.00%) MPLS
1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 18 (90.00%) OSPF
2 18 (90.00%) BGP
3 16 (80.00%) IPsec
3 16 (80.00%) VPN
4 13 (65.00%) SNMP
5 11 (55.00%) Ethernet
5 11 (55.00%) xDSL
6 10 (50.00%) VoIP
7 9 (45.00%) IPv6
7 9 (45.00%) DSL
7 9 (45.00%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (40.00%) Network Security
8 8 (40.00%) NetScaler
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (40.00%) HSRP
8 8 (40.00%) EIGRP
8 8 (40.00%) IGRP
8 8 (40.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Consultant
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
2 7 (35.00%) NOC Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Security Consultant
2 7 (35.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (20.00%) Change Control
4 4 (20.00%) Network Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.00%) Python
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNA
3 5 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) JNCIA
4 2 (10.00%) CCIP
4 2 (10.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) F5
3 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Sun