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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 851 856 875
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Permanent jobs citing PPP 41 58 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.049% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 34 38 21
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £38,750 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +14.81%

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
18452 20653 19920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.82% 17.62% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15179 16517 16009
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 July 2015 within the UK.

PPP Salary Histogram in the UK

PPP
Top 24 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 29 July 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
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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 -4 34 £50,000 +11.11% 8
London +13 15 £41,250 -21.42% 4
South East +8 12 £57,000 +34.11% 2
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £70,000 - 1
Kent - 7 £70,000 - 1
Leeds - 5 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 5 £50,000 -
Berkshire -9 3 £45,000 -
Scotland - 3 £50,000 - 1
Reading -6 2 £45,000 +2.85%
Edinburgh - 2 £50,000 - 1
Hampshire +4 1 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Southampton +1 1 £45,000 +16.12%
Birmingham -6 1 £29,000 -
South West -13 1 £22,500 -35.71% 1
West Midlands -15 1 £29,000 -1.69%
Dudley - 1 £29,000 -
Bridgend - 1 £27,500 -
Bristol - 1 £22,500 - 1
South Wales - 1 £27,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £37,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £37,500 -
Wales - 1 £27,500 -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 77 (73.33%) BGP
2 75 (71.43%) Cisco
3 65 (61.90%) MPLS
3 65 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (57.14%) CCNP
5 57 (54.29%) Firewall
6 53 (50.48%) L2TP
7 50 (47.62%) EIGRP
7 50 (47.62%) IPsec
8 47 (44.76%) OSPF
9 42 (40.00%) DNS
10 40 (38.10%) TCP/IP
11 39 (37.14%) WAN
12 37 (35.24%) Load Balancing
13 36 (34.29%) VPN
13 36 (34.29%) Broadband
14 35 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
15 34 (32.38%) VMware
16 30 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (28.57%) Spanning Tree
17 28 (26.67%) VLAN
17 28 (26.67%) ITIL
17 28 (26.67%) LAN
17 28 (26.67%) VoIP
18 26 (24.76%) CCNA
19 24 (22.86%) Wireless
19 24 (22.86%) HSRP
20 23 (21.90%) DSL
20 23 (21.90%) UNIX
21 21 (20.00%) IPv4

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (3.81%) Lync
2 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.95%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.95%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 77 (73.33%) BGP
2 65 (61.90%) MPLS
3 57 (54.29%) Firewall
4 53 (50.48%) L2TP
5 50 (47.62%) EIGRP
5 50 (47.62%) IPsec
6 47 (44.76%) OSPF
7 42 (40.00%) DNS
8 40 (38.10%) TCP/IP
9 39 (37.14%) WAN
10 36 (34.29%) Broadband
10 36 (34.29%) VPN
11 35 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
12 30 (28.57%) Spanning Tree
13 28 (26.67%) VLAN
13 28 (26.67%) LAN
13 28 (26.67%) VoIP
14 24 (22.86%) Wireless
14 24 (22.86%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Big Data
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
General
1 10 (9.52%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.86%) Marketing
3 3 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (55.24%) Network Engineer
2 14 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) Analyst
4 11 (10.48%) Implementation Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Network Analyst
5 9 (8.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Senior Implementation Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) IP Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Head of Architecture
11 3 (2.86%) PPC Manager
11 3 (2.86%) PPC Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) PPC Executive
11 3 (2.86%) PPC Specialist
11 3 (2.86%) Systems Support Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) SOAP
2 4 (3.81%) Web Services
2 4 (3.81%) XML
2 4 (3.81%) XSD
2 4 (3.81%) XSLT
2 4 (3.81%) JMS
2 4 (3.81%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) REST
2 4 (3.81%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.86%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.86%) WCF
3 3 (2.86%) jQuery
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.95%) CSS
4 1 (0.95%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Statistics
4 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (1.90%) PKI
5 2 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.90%) GIS
6 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.90%) UNIX
2 14 (13.33%) Linux
3 6 (5.71%) Windows
4 4 (3.81%) Solaris
5 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.24%) Load Balancing
2 28 (26.67%) ITIL
3 19 (18.10%) Network Design
4 17 (16.19%) Mentoring
5 13 (12.38%) Coaching
5 13 (12.38%) Network Management
5 13 (12.38%) Change Management
6 12 (11.43%) Service Delivery
6 12 (11.43%) Project Management
7 11 (10.48%) SOA
7 11 (10.48%) High Availability
8 10 (9.52%) Business Continuity Planning
8 10 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (9.52%) Business Continuity
9 9 (8.57%) BCP
10 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.67%) Service Management
10 7 (6.67%) Analytics
10 7 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.62%) Python
2 4 (3.81%) Java
2 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.86%) C#
4 2 (1.90%) Perl
4 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (57.14%) CCNP
3 26 (24.76%) CCNA
4 19 (18.10%) CCDP
5 15 (14.29%) CCSP
6 13 (12.38%) CCIP
7 12 (11.43%) CCDA
7 12 (11.43%) JNCIS
8 11 (10.48%) Degree
8 11 (10.48%) CCIE
9 9 (8.57%) CCSA
9 9 (8.57%) CCSE
9 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
10 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.81%) Postgraduate
12 3 (2.86%) MCSE
12 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.86%) CNE
12 3 (2.86%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.43%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.90%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.90%) XenApp
4 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) OpenView
1 8 (7.62%) Cacti
2 5 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (4.76%) Nagios
3 2 (1.90%) SCCM
3 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 75 (71.43%) Cisco
2 34 (32.38%) VMware
3 18 (17.14%) F5
3 18 (17.14%) Juniper
4 16 (15.24%) CheckPoint
5 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.67%) Nortel
6 7 (6.67%) Nokia
6 7 (6.67%) SonicWALL
7 5 (4.76%) 3Com
7 5 (4.76%) Remedy
7 5 (4.76%) BMC
7 5 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.81%) Avaya
8 4 (3.81%) webMethods
8 4 (3.81%) Siemens
8 4 (3.81%) HP
9 3 (2.86%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (2.86%) Google
9 3 (2.86%) Polycom
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