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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 819 831 828
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Permanent jobs citing PPP 62 61 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.058% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 49 35 26
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £30,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £30,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+53.27% -25.60%

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
19260 17864 21476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.96% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15487 13977 17553
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

PPP Salary Histogram in the UK

PPP
Top 23 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 27 February 2015. 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 +2 61 £50,000 +33.33% 6
South East -11 32 £45,000 +33.33%
London +33 26 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Berkshire +8 26 £46,750 +10.00%
Reading -1 15 £47,500 +11.76%
City of London +6 9 £50,000 -7.40%
Hampshire -10 5 £42,500 +41.66%
North East - 4 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £50,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £50,000 -
Southampton -19 3 £45,000 +50.00%
Basingstoke - 2 £38,500 -
Studley -2 1 £27,500 -8.33%
Warwickshire -13 1 £27,500 -8.33%
West Midlands -25 1 £27,500 -8.33%
East of England - 1 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £37,000 -
Camberley - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £52,500 -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 104 (81.25%) Cisco
2 83 (64.84%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (62.50%) IPsec
4 77 (60.16%) BGP
5 76 (59.38%) CCNP
6 71 (55.47%) MPLS
7 62 (48.44%) VPN
8 54 (42.19%) L2TP
9 52 (40.63%) OSPF
10 50 (39.06%) Firewall
11 41 (32.03%) DSL
11 41 (32.03%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (28.91%) EIGRP
12 37 (28.91%) VoIP
13 36 (28.13%) Cisco IOS
14 35 (27.34%) ATM
15 32 (25.00%) Ethernet
16 31 (24.22%) TCP/IP
17 30 (23.44%) xDSL
18 29 (22.66%) SNMP
19 28 (21.88%) DNS
20 27 (21.09%) Linux
21 26 (20.31%) VLAN
22 25 (19.53%) Load Balancing
22 25 (19.53%) WAN
22 25 (19.53%) CCNA
22 25 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
23 24 (18.75%) IPv4
24 23 (17.97%) Telecoms
25 22 (17.19%) VMware

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (8.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 80 (62.50%) IPsec
2 77 (60.16%) BGP
3 71 (55.47%) MPLS
4 62 (48.44%) VPN
5 54 (42.19%) L2TP
6 52 (40.63%) OSPF
7 50 (39.06%) Firewall
8 41 (32.03%) DSL
8 41 (32.03%) Cisco ASA
9 37 (28.91%) EIGRP
9 37 (28.91%) VoIP
10 36 (28.13%) Cisco IOS
11 35 (27.34%) ATM
12 32 (25.00%) Ethernet
13 31 (24.22%) TCP/IP
14 30 (23.44%) xDSL
15 29 (22.66%) SNMP
16 28 (21.88%) DNS
17 26 (20.31%) VLAN
18 25 (19.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (17.97%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.03%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Advertising
4 2 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (63.28%) Network Engineer
2 14 (10.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (7.81%) NOC Engineer
4 8 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (6.25%) Consultant
5 6 (4.69%) Technical Support
5 6 (4.69%) Support Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Security Consultant
5 6 (4.69%) Network Support
5 6 (4.69%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Technical Support Engineer
6 5 (3.91%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (3.91%) IP Engineer
7 4 (3.13%) Network Specialist
7 4 (3.13%) Network Team Leader
7 4 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (3.13%) Team Leader
7 4 (3.13%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.13%) Network Consultant
8 3 (2.34%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.91%) PKI
3 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.56%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) Statistics
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.09%) Linux
2 20 (15.63%) UNIX
3 13 (10.16%) Solaris
4 8 (6.25%) Windows
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.56%) CentOS
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.53%) Load Balancing
2 16 (12.50%) Network Management
3 14 (10.94%) ITIL
4 12 (9.38%) Change Management
4 12 (9.38%) Network Design
5 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
5 9 (7.03%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (5.47%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (5.47%) Project Management
6 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.91%) Change Control
8 5 (3.91%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.13%) Stress Testing
9 4 (3.13%) Time Management
9 4 (3.13%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.34%) Service Management
10 3 (2.34%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.59%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) Python
2 5 (3.91%) Perl
3 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (64.84%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (59.38%) CCNP
3 25 (19.53%) CCNA
4 19 (14.84%) Degree
5 17 (13.28%) CCIP
6 11 (8.59%) Sun Certification
6 11 (8.59%) SCSA
6 11 (8.59%) CCSP
7 10 (7.81%) CCIE
7 10 (7.81%) CCDP
8 7 (5.47%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.34%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.34%) MCSE
9 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.56%) CCDA
10 2 (1.56%) CCA
10 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.56%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.81%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) Nagios
1 8 (6.25%) Cacti
2 3 (2.34%) Netcool
3 1 (0.78%) OpenView
3 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 104 (81.25%) Cisco
2 22 (17.19%) VMware
3 17 (13.28%) HP
4 16 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 14 (10.94%) Juniper
6 12 (9.38%) F5
7 11 (8.59%) Sun
7 11 (8.59%) Oracle
7 11 (8.59%) Veritas
8 10 (7.81%) CheckPoint
9 9 (7.03%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.69%) Huawei
11 4 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (2.34%) BT
12 3 (2.34%) Brocade
13 2 (1.56%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.56%) Aruba
13 2 (1.56%) Isilon
13 2 (1.56%) Google
13 2 (1.56%) EMC
Wigan
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Imparta Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum plus package and pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Telefonica
Posted: 8 days ago
Merseyside
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £29000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago