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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 125 135 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing PPP 15 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.61% 0.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 0.57% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 0
Average salary £45,000 £30,625 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.93% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £43,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +14.66%
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
761 700 572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.91% 30.02% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 423 520 422
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
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 20 August 2014.

PPP Salary Histogram in Reading

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 29 (100.00%) MPLS
1 29 (100.00%) Firewall
2 28 (96.55%) Cisco
3 26 (89.66%) OSPF
3 26 (89.66%) BGP
4 24 (82.76%) IPsec
5 22 (75.86%) VPN
6 19 (65.52%) SNMP
7 17 (58.62%) Ethernet
7 17 (58.62%) xDSL
8 16 (55.17%) F5
9 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (48.28%) DSL
10 14 (48.28%) VoIP
10 14 (48.28%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (41.38%) WAN
11 12 (41.38%) IPv6
11 12 (41.38%) L2TP
12 11 (37.93%) Frame Relay
12 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
12 11 (37.93%) TACACS
12 11 (37.93%) H.323
12 11 (37.93%) EIGRP
12 11 (37.93%) IGRP
12 11 (37.93%) CCNP
12 11 (37.93%) IKE
12 11 (37.93%) IPX
12 11 (37.93%) IPX/SPX
12 11 (37.93%) RIP
12 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 29 (100.00%) MPLS
1 29 (100.00%) Firewall
2 26 (89.66%) OSPF
2 26 (89.66%) BGP
3 24 (82.76%) IPsec
4 22 (75.86%) VPN
5 19 (65.52%) SNMP
6 17 (58.62%) Ethernet
6 17 (58.62%) xDSL
7 14 (48.28%) VoIP
7 14 (48.28%) DSL
7 14 (48.28%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (41.38%) L2TP
8 12 (41.38%) IPv6
8 12 (41.38%) WAN
9 11 (37.93%) POP3
9 11 (37.93%) SMTP
9 11 (37.93%) DHCP
9 11 (37.93%) WLAN
9 11 (37.93%) IKE
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) NOC Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Network Consultant
2 11 (37.93%) Consultant
3 9 (31.03%) Security Consultant
3 9 (31.03%) Network Security Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support
7 1 (3.45%) Network Specialist
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (31.03%) Change Management
3 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 7 (24.14%) Network Management
5 4 (13.79%) Change Control
5 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Time Management
7 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Perl
1 6 (20.69%) Python
1 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (37.93%) CCNP
3 10 (34.48%) CCNA
4 4 (13.79%) CCIP
4 4 (13.79%) CCIE
4 4 (13.79%) CCSP
4 4 (13.79%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Sun Certification
6 1 (3.45%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001
1 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 16 (55.17%) F5
3 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) Sun
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Juniper
5 2 (6.90%) Veritas
6 1 (3.45%) Huawei