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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 804 822 847
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +25
Permanent jobs citing PPP 76 57 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.053% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 48 27 35
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%

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
19643 18515 22476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.18% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15881 14521 18756
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 December 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 24 December 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
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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 +17 72 £50,000 - 1
South East -5 31 £47,500 -5.00%
London -1 26 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire +8 25 £46,750 -6.50%
Reading +2 17 £48,750 -2.50%
City of London +19 13 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -11 8 £29,500 -1.66%
Surrey - 6 £51,250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £60,000 -
North East - 5 £60,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £60,000 -
Camberley - 4 £47,500 -
Redditch - 4 £29,000 -
Worcestershire - 4 £29,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £60,000 -
East of England - 3 £50,000 -
Wales +6 2 £36,750 -
South Wales +2 2 £36,750 -
Slough -7 2 - -
Reigate - 2 £55,000 -
Cardiff - 2 £36,750 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £50,000 -
Studley -1 1 £30,000 -
Warwickshire -7 1 £30,000 -
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 December 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 (77.34%) Cisco
2 80 (62.50%) IPsec
3 75 (58.59%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (55.47%) VPN
5 68 (53.13%) MPLS
6 66 (51.56%) BGP
7 63 (49.22%) CCNP
8 56 (43.75%) OSPF
8 56 (43.75%) L2TP
9 50 (39.06%) Firewall
10 42 (32.81%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (30.47%) DSL
12 38 (29.69%) TCP/IP
13 37 (28.91%) VoIP
14 36 (28.13%) Cisco IOS
15 33 (25.78%) Ethernet
16 32 (25.00%) ATM
17 31 (24.22%) EIGRP
18 29 (22.66%) Linux
19 27 (21.09%) SNMP
19 27 (21.09%) Cisco PIX
20 26 (20.31%) xDSL
21 24 (18.75%) DNS
21 24 (18.75%) CCNA
21 24 (18.75%) Frame Relay
21 24 (18.75%) Telecoms
21 24 (18.75%) VLAN
22 22 (17.19%) SSL
22 22 (17.19%) HSRP
23 21 (16.41%) DHCP

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.91%) Apache
2 2 (1.56%) 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
3 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 80 (62.50%) IPsec
2 71 (55.47%) VPN
3 68 (53.13%) MPLS
4 66 (51.56%) BGP
5 56 (43.75%) OSPF
5 56 (43.75%) L2TP
6 50 (39.06%) Firewall
7 42 (32.81%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (30.47%) DSL
9 38 (29.69%) TCP/IP
10 37 (28.91%) VoIP
11 36 (28.13%) Cisco IOS
12 33 (25.78%) Ethernet
13 32 (25.00%) ATM
14 31 (24.22%) EIGRP
15 27 (21.09%) Cisco PIX
15 27 (21.09%) SNMP
16 26 (20.31%) xDSL
17 24 (18.75%) DNS
17 24 (18.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.91%) Bugzilla
2 5 (3.91%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.38%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.34%) Games
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Advertising
4 2 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (64.84%) Network Engineer
2 12 (9.38%) NOC Engineer
3 11 (8.59%) Security Consultant
3 11 (8.59%) Consultant
4 9 (7.03%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 8 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (4.69%) Network Support
7 5 (3.91%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Developer
7 5 (3.91%) Technical Support
7 5 (3.91%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.13%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.91%) HTML
1 5 (3.91%) CSS
1 5 (3.91%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.91%) PKI
3 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.56%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.66%) Linux
2 19 (14.84%) UNIX
3 12 (9.38%) Solaris
4 11 (8.59%) Windows
5 5 (3.91%) SUSE
5 5 (3.91%) Debian
6 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.56%) CentOS
7 2 (1.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.41%) Load Balancing
2 15 (11.72%) Network Management
3 14 (10.94%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (7.81%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (7.81%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.47%) Change Management
5 7 (5.47%) Workflow
5 7 (5.47%) ITIL
5 7 (5.47%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.47%) Network Design
5 7 (5.47%) Change Control
6 6 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (4.69%) People Management
7 5 (3.91%) Time Management
7 5 (3.91%) Project Management
8 4 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.13%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.13%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.13%) Project Planning
8 4 (3.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.50%) SQL
2 9 (7.03%) Python
2 9 (7.03%) Perl
3 7 (5.47%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.91%) PHP
4 5 (3.91%) C
4 5 (3.91%) C++
4 5 (3.91%) Java
Qualifications
1 75 (58.59%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (49.22%) CCNP
3 24 (18.75%) CCNA
4 18 (14.06%) CCIP
5 17 (13.28%) Degree
6 11 (8.59%) SCSA
6 11 (8.59%) CCIE
6 11 (8.59%) Sun Certification
7 5 (3.91%) CCSP
7 5 (3.91%) CCDP
8 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.34%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.34%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.34%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.56%) MCITP
10 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.56%) CCA
10 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.56%) CCEA
10 2 (1.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.34%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.91%) Samba
4 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) Netcool
1 6 (4.69%) Nagios
1 6 (4.69%) Cacti
2 3 (2.34%) OpenView
3 1 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 99 (77.34%) Cisco
2 20 (15.63%) VMware
3 16 (12.50%) HP
4 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
5 14 (10.94%) CheckPoint
6 12 (9.38%) Sun
7 11 (8.59%) Veritas
7 11 (8.59%) Oracle
7 11 (8.59%) F5
8 8 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.47%) Juniper
10 6 (4.69%) Huawei
11 5 (3.91%) Adobe
12 3 (2.34%) BT
12 3 (2.34%) Aruba
13 2 (1.56%) Isilon
13 2 (1.56%) Foundry
13 2 (1.56%) Google
13 2 (1.56%) Brocade
13 2 (1.56%) Fortinet
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