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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 134 121 135
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Permanent jobs citing PPP 10 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 0.46% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 1.57% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 0
Average salary £51,250 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,891 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +11.11%
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
730 699 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.47% 29.35% 37.33%
Number of salaries quoted 389 465 624
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 6 May 2015.

PPP Salary Histogram in Reading

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (92.86%) CCNP
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (78.57%) Firewall
3 20 (71.43%) MPLS
4 19 (67.86%) BGP
4 19 (67.86%) IPsec
4 19 (67.86%) ATM
4 19 (67.86%) VoIP
4 19 (67.86%) Cisco
5 16 (57.14%) SNMP
6 15 (53.57%) Broadband
6 15 (53.57%) UNIX
6 15 (53.57%) L2TP
6 15 (53.57%) OSPF
6 15 (53.57%) EIGRP
6 15 (53.57%) xDSL
6 15 (53.57%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (46.43%) CCNA
8 12 (42.86%) Ethernet
8 12 (42.86%) VPN
8 12 (42.86%) DNS
8 12 (42.86%) CCSP
8 12 (42.86%) F5
9 11 (39.29%) VLAN
9 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
9 11 (39.29%) ISDN
9 11 (39.29%) WAN
9 11 (39.29%) DSL
9 11 (39.29%) X.21
10 10 (35.71%) Spanning Tree

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 8 (28.57%) MS Office
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 8 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) Firewall
2 20 (71.43%) MPLS
3 19 (67.86%) BGP
3 19 (67.86%) IPsec
3 19 (67.86%) ATM
3 19 (67.86%) VoIP
4 16 (57.14%) SNMP
5 15 (53.57%) OSPF
5 15 (53.57%) EIGRP
5 15 (53.57%) L2TP
5 15 (53.57%) Broadband
5 15 (53.57%) xDSL
6 12 (42.86%) Ethernet
6 12 (42.86%) VPN
6 12 (42.86%) DNS
7 11 (39.29%) ISDN
7 11 (39.29%) WAN
7 11 (39.29%) X.21
7 11 (39.29%) VLAN
7 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Junior Network Support
4 2 (7.14%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Support
4 2 (7.14%) Junior
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.14%) IP Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Junior Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) UNIX
2 8 (28.57%) Solaris
2 8 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) Network Design
3 4 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Network Management
4 3 (10.71%) Test Management
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (92.86%) CCNP
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) CCNA
3 12 (42.86%) CCSP
4 9 (32.14%) CCDP
4 9 (32.14%) JNCIS
5 8 (28.57%) Degree
5 8 (28.57%) Sun Certification
5 8 (28.57%) SCSA
6 6 (21.43%) CCIP
7 5 (17.86%) CCIE
8 3 (10.71%) JNCIA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) F5
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) Sun
3 8 (28.57%) HP
3 8 (28.57%) Veritas
4 7 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (21.43%) Huawei
6 5 (17.86%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.57%) BT