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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 831 857 844
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -13
Permanent jobs citing PPP 62 20 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.019% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 44 16 33
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £43,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +14.66%

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
20585 18684 21553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.92% 17.59% 18.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16343 15095 17630
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 28 August 2014 within the UK.

PPP Salary Histogram in the UK

PPP
Top 27 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 28 August 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 +18 61 £45,000 - 7
London +17 25 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East -17 24 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Berkshire +13 18 £45,000 +23.71%
City of London +8 13 - - 3
Reading +8 12 £45,000 +46.93%
South West -17 5 £35,000 -30.00%
West Midlands - 5 £29,000 -
Cirencester - 5 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Hampshire -16 3 £38,750 +40.90%
Southampton - 3 £38,750 -
Birmingham - 3 £29,000 -
Slough +8 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Kent -2 2 £40,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £40,000 -
Redditch - 2 £29,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £29,500 -
Surrey -5 1 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East Midlands -13 1 £33,500 -33.00%
East of England -14 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £55,000 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £33,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £33,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 110 (83.33%) Cisco
2 87 (65.91%) MPLS
3 86 (65.15%) IPsec
4 83 (62.88%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (61.36%) BGP
6 76 (57.58%) VPN
7 75 (56.82%) OSPF
8 72 (54.55%) CCNP
9 71 (53.79%) L2TP
10 58 (43.94%) Firewall
11 47 (35.61%) TCP/IP
12 45 (34.09%) Ethernet
12 45 (34.09%) DSL
13 40 (30.30%) SNMP
14 39 (29.55%) Cisco IOS
15 36 (27.27%) VoIP
16 34 (25.76%) WAN
17 31 (23.48%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (23.48%) VLAN
18 28 (21.21%) CCNA
19 27 (20.45%) Linux
20 26 (19.70%) Cisco PIX
21 25 (18.94%) CCIP
22 24 (18.18%) DNS
22 24 (18.18%) DHCP
22 24 (18.18%) EIGRP
22 24 (18.18%) Load Balancing
23 23 (17.42%) SSL
24 22 (16.67%) ATM
24 22 (16.67%) Frame Relay

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.79%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 87 (65.91%) MPLS
2 86 (65.15%) IPsec
3 81 (61.36%) BGP
4 76 (57.58%) VPN
5 75 (56.82%) OSPF
6 71 (53.79%) L2TP
7 58 (43.94%) Firewall
8 47 (35.61%) TCP/IP
9 45 (34.09%) Ethernet
9 45 (34.09%) DSL
10 40 (30.30%) SNMP
11 39 (29.55%) Cisco IOS
12 36 (27.27%) VoIP
13 34 (25.76%) WAN
14 31 (23.48%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (23.48%) VLAN
15 26 (19.70%) Cisco PIX
16 24 (18.18%) DNS
16 24 (18.18%) DHCP
16 24 (18.18%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Bugzilla
1 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (10.61%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.30%) Games
4 4 (3.03%) Advertising
5 2 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (59.09%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.64%) NOC Engineer
3 15 (11.36%) Network Consultant
3 15 (11.36%) Consultant
4 13 (9.85%) Security Consultant
4 13 (9.85%) Network Security Consultant
5 8 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (5.30%) Network Support
6 7 (5.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.55%) Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Network Operations Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) MI Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.27%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.82%) HTML
2 5 (3.79%) CSS
2 5 (3.79%) Ajax
3 1 (0.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Statistics
2 4 (3.03%) PKI
3 3 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.45%) Linux
2 17 (12.88%) UNIX
3 15 (11.36%) Windows
4 8 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.79%) SUSE
5 5 (3.79%) Debian
6 3 (2.27%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.27%) Solaris
7 2 (1.52%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.76%) HPUX
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 17 (12.88%) Network Management
2 17 (12.88%) Kalman Filter
2 17 (12.88%) Project Management
3 13 (9.85%) ITIL
4 12 (9.09%) Change Management
5 11 (8.33%) Change Control
6 8 (6.06%) Data Analysis
6 8 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (5.30%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.79%) Workflow
8 5 (3.79%) Time Management
8 5 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.03%) Multivariate Testing
9 4 (3.03%) Analytics
9 4 (3.03%) ITIL V3
9 4 (3.03%) Pay per click
9 4 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.03%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.33%) Shell Script
1 11 (8.33%) Python
1 11 (8.33%) Perl
2 9 (6.82%) SQL
3 5 (3.79%) Java
3 5 (3.79%) C
3 5 (3.79%) C++
3 5 (3.79%) PHP
4 4 (3.03%) VB
4 4 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (62.88%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (54.55%) CCNP
3 28 (21.21%) CCNA
4 25 (18.94%) CCIP
5 12 (9.09%) Degree
6 9 (6.82%) CCIE
7 6 (4.55%) CCSP
8 5 (3.79%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.27%) CISSP
9 3 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.27%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.27%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.76%) SCSA
11 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.30%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.79%) Samba
4 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) Netcool
2 7 (5.30%) Nagios
2 7 (5.30%) Cacti
3 4 (3.03%) OpenView
4 1 (0.76%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 110 (83.33%) Cisco
2 20 (15.15%) F5
3 17 (12.88%) CheckPoint
4 16 (12.12%) VMware
5 13 (9.85%) Juniper
6 8 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.79%) HP
7 5 (3.79%) Adobe
8 4 (3.03%) Google
8 4 (3.03%) Cognos
9 3 (2.27%) Veritas
9 3 (2.27%) Sun
9 3 (2.27%) Oracle
9 3 (2.27%) Foundry
10 2 (1.52%) Avaya
11 1 (0.76%) Dell
11 1 (0.76%) Compuware
11 1 (0.76%) IBM
11 1 (0.76%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.76%) ArcSight
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + £8k on call
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reigate
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
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