The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 830 852 836
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Permanent jobs citing PPP 66 42 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.038% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 37 25 32
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £39,000 £37,125
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20182 19109 22687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.25% 19.87%
Number of salaries quoted 16137 15264 18679
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PPP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PPP within the UK.

PPP Salary Trend in the UK

PPP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PPP over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 within the UK.

PPP Salary Histogram in the UK

PPP
Top 29 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 61 £50,000 - 1
London +17 26 £50,000 -
South East +8 22 £52,500 +5.00%
Berkshire +22 14 £52,500 +5.00%
City of London +32 12 - -
Reading -3 9 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands +1 7 £29,000 -42.00%
Surrey - 6 £55,000 -
Worcestershire +9 3 £29,000 -42.00%
Birmingham -17 3 £60,000 +20.00%
Camberley - 3 £47,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £60,000 -
Redditch - 3 £29,000 -
Reigate - 3 £55,000 -
North East - 3 £60,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £60,000 -
Wales +9 2 £36,750 -
South Wales +8 2 £36,750 -
East of England -24 2 £56,750 +13.50%
Slough - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £38,000 -
Cardiff - 2 £36,750 -
Hampshire - 2 £38,000 -
Studley 0 1 £30,000 -
Warwickshire -1 1 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £63,500 -
Midlands - 1 £62,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £63,500 -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 99 (76.74%) Cisco
2 84 (65.12%) IPsec
3 79 (61.24%) VPN
4 74 (57.36%) MPLS
5 70 (54.26%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (53.49%) BGP
7 64 (49.61%) OSPF
8 57 (44.19%) Firewall
9 55 (42.64%) CCNP
10 54 (41.86%) L2TP
11 42 (32.56%) TCP/IP
12 40 (31.01%) DSL
13 39 (30.23%) Cisco IOS
14 38 (29.46%) Cisco ASA
14 38 (29.46%) VoIP
15 35 (27.13%) EIGRP
16 34 (26.36%) Ethernet
17 31 (24.03%) ATM
17 31 (24.03%) Frame Relay
18 29 (22.48%) SNMP
18 29 (22.48%) SSL
19 28 (21.71%) Cisco PIX
19 28 (21.71%) HSRP
19 28 (21.71%) VLAN
20 27 (20.93%) DNS
20 27 (20.93%) DHCP
21 25 (19.38%) Load Balancing
22 24 (18.60%) xDSL
23 23 (17.83%) CCNA
23 23 (17.83%) Linux

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.88%) Apache
2 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 84 (65.12%) IPsec
2 79 (61.24%) VPN
3 74 (57.36%) MPLS
4 69 (53.49%) BGP
5 64 (49.61%) OSPF
6 57 (44.19%) Firewall
7 54 (41.86%) L2TP
8 42 (32.56%) TCP/IP
9 40 (31.01%) DSL
10 39 (30.23%) Cisco IOS
11 38 (29.46%) VoIP
11 38 (29.46%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (27.13%) EIGRP
13 34 (26.36%) Ethernet
14 31 (24.03%) ATM
14 31 (24.03%) Frame Relay
15 29 (22.48%) SNMP
15 29 (22.48%) SSL
16 28 (21.71%) Cisco PIX
16 28 (21.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.88%) Bugzilla
2 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (17.05%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.08%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Games
4 4 (3.10%) Advertising
5 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.33%) Retail
6 2 (1.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 79 (61.24%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Consultant
3 15 (11.63%) Security Consultant
4 14 (10.85%) NOC Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Network Consultant
6 12 (9.30%) Network Security Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) Network Support
8 7 (5.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.65%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.88%) Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Team Leader
11 4 (3.10%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) HTML
2 5 (3.88%) CSS
2 5 (3.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.65%) PKI
3 4 (3.10%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.55%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.83%) Linux
2 17 (13.18%) UNIX
3 10 (7.75%) Windows
4 8 (6.20%) Solaris
5 5 (3.88%) SUSE
5 5 (3.88%) Debian
5 5 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.33%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.55%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) Load Balancing
2 20 (15.50%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (11.63%) Network Management
4 12 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (7.75%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.98%) Change Control
7 8 (6.20%) ITIL
7 8 (6.20%) Project Management
7 8 (6.20%) People Management
8 7 (5.43%) Workflow
8 7 (5.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.65%) Network Design
9 6 (4.65%) Change Management
9 6 (4.65%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.88%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.88%) ITIL V3
10 5 (3.88%) Time Management
11 4 (3.10%) Budget Control
11 4 (3.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.08%) SQL
2 8 (6.20%) Python
2 8 (6.20%) Perl
3 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.88%) PHP
4 5 (3.88%) C
4 5 (3.88%) C++
4 5 (3.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 70 (54.26%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (42.64%) CCNP
3 23 (17.83%) CCNA
4 21 (16.28%) CCIP
5 15 (11.63%) Degree
6 12 (9.30%) CCIE
7 6 (4.65%) Sun Certification
7 6 (4.65%) SCSA
8 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.10%) JNCIP
8 4 (3.10%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.33%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.33%) CISSP
10 2 (1.55%) MCSE
10 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.55%) CCSP
10 2 (1.55%) CCDP
10 2 (1.55%) CCA
10 2 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.10%) SLA
1 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) Samba
2 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) Netcool
2 5 (3.88%) Nagios
2 5 (3.88%) Cacti
3 4 (3.10%) OpenView
4 1 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 99 (76.74%) Cisco
2 19 (14.73%) VMware
3 17 (13.18%) CheckPoint
4 15 (11.63%) F5
5 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.98%) HP
6 8 (6.20%) Oracle
6 8 (6.20%) Sun
6 8 (6.20%) Veritas
7 7 (5.43%) Juniper
8 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.88%) Adobe
9 4 (3.10%) Google
10 3 (2.33%) BT
10 3 (2.33%) Foundry
11 2 (1.55%) Citrix
12 1 (0.78%) EMC
12 1 (0.78%) Compuware
12 1 (0.78%) Huawei
12 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds