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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 824 857 873
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +16
Permanent jobs citing PPP 66 76 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.063% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.37% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 56 65 23
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £53,400 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%

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
20150 20460 22469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.04% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15949 16206 18144
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 April 2015 within the UK.

PPP Salary Histogram in the UK

PPP
Top 30 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 April 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 +16 62 £41,000 +9.33% 3
South East +10 33 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Berkshire -8 18 £50,000 +53.84%
London +31 15 £41,000 -3.52%
Reading -5 11 £50,000 +53.84%
Kent +21 9 £38,782 -8.74%
Tunbridge Wells +1 9 £38,782 -3.04%
West Midlands -27 6 £29,000 -12.12% 1
Dudley - 6 £29,000 -
Birmingham -9 5 £29,000 -33.71%
West Yorkshire +16 4 £51,250 +28.12%
Leeds +10 4 £51,250 +28.12%
Bridgend +5 4 £30,000 - 2
Yorkshire +4 4 £51,250 +28.12%
Wales 0 4 £30,000 - 2
South Wales -4 4 £30,000 - 2
Hampshire -13 3 £38,500 +18.46%
Prudhoe - 3 £50,000 -
Gatwick - 3 £27,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £50,000 -
North East - 3 £50,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £27,000 -
North West - 2 £41,000 - 1
Surrey - 2 £27,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £38,500 -
Camberley - 2 £27,000 -
Rochdale - 2 £41,000 - 1
Manchester - 2 £41,000 - 1
Southampton -19 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Bracknell - 1 £37,000 -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 110 (79.14%) Cisco
2 96 (69.06%) BGP
3 89 (64.03%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (62.59%) CCNP
5 81 (58.27%) MPLS
6 79 (56.83%) IPsec
7 68 (48.92%) Firewall
8 64 (46.04%) OSPF
9 62 (44.60%) L2TP
10 59 (42.45%) VPN
11 58 (41.73%) EIGRP
12 47 (33.81%) VoIP
13 46 (33.09%) DNS
14 44 (31.65%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (30.22%) Cisco IOS
15 42 (30.22%) TCP/IP
16 41 (29.50%) DSL
17 40 (28.78%) Broadband
17 40 (28.78%) Load Balancing
18 39 (28.06%) VMware
18 39 (28.06%) WAN
19 37 (26.62%) ATM
20 36 (25.90%) VLAN
21 34 (24.46%) SNMP
22 32 (23.02%) Ethernet
22 32 (23.02%) Analytical Skills
23 31 (22.30%) xDSL
23 31 (22.30%) Linux
24 30 (21.58%) Spanning Tree
25 29 (20.86%) ISDN

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.88%) Lync
2 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (7.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 96 (69.06%) BGP
2 81 (58.27%) MPLS
3 79 (56.83%) IPsec
4 68 (48.92%) Firewall
5 64 (46.04%) OSPF
6 62 (44.60%) L2TP
7 59 (42.45%) VPN
8 58 (41.73%) EIGRP
9 47 (33.81%) VoIP
10 46 (33.09%) DNS
11 44 (31.65%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (30.22%) Cisco IOS
12 42 (30.22%) TCP/IP
13 41 (29.50%) DSL
14 40 (28.78%) Broadband
15 39 (28.06%) WAN
16 37 (26.62%) ATM
17 36 (25.90%) VLAN
18 34 (24.46%) SNMP
19 32 (23.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) Big Data
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.44%) MySQL
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (13.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.47%) Finance
3 2 (1.44%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (57.55%) Network Engineer
2 14 (10.07%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (9.35%) Analyst
4 9 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (5.76%) Network Analyst
5 8 (5.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (5.04%) IP Engineer
7 6 (4.32%) Network Team Leader
7 6 (4.32%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (4.32%) NOC Engineer
7 6 (4.32%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.60%) Network Support
8 5 (3.60%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (3.60%) Consultant
8 5 (3.60%) Technical Support
8 5 (3.60%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.60%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) Developer
9 4 (2.88%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) SOAP
2 4 (2.88%) Web Services
2 4 (2.88%) XML
2 4 (2.88%) XSD
2 4 (2.88%) XSLT
2 4 (2.88%) JMS
2 4 (2.88%) REST
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.88%) PKI
3 4 (2.88%) Statistics
4 3 (2.16%) Clustering
5 2 (1.44%) GIS
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Social Media
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.30%) Linux
2 28 (20.14%) UNIX
3 14 (10.07%) Solaris
4 7 (5.04%) Windows
5 2 (1.44%) CentOS
5 2 (1.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.78%) Load Balancing
2 25 (17.99%) ITIL
3 22 (15.83%) Network Management
4 21 (15.11%) Network Design
5 17 (12.23%) Change Management
6 15 (10.79%) Service Delivery
7 11 (7.91%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.91%) Project Management
7 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
8 10 (7.19%) High Availability
9 9 (6.47%) Test Management
10 8 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.76%) Change Control
10 8 (5.76%) Coaching
10 8 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (5.04%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (5.04%) SOA
12 6 (4.32%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (3.60%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.19%) SQL
2 5 (3.60%) Python
2 5 (3.60%) Perl
3 4 (2.88%) Java
4 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 89 (64.03%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (62.59%) CCNP
3 27 (19.42%) CCNA
4 21 (15.11%) CCDP
4 21 (15.11%) CCSP
5 17 (12.23%) JNCIS
5 17 (12.23%) Degree
6 16 (11.51%) CCIP
7 12 (8.63%) CCIE
8 10 (7.19%) Sun Certification
8 10 (7.19%) SCSA
9 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
10 6 (4.32%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.60%) CCDA
12 4 (2.88%) CCSE
12 4 (2.88%) CCSA
13 3 (2.16%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (12.95%) VMware ESX
3 6 (4.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.44%) XenApp
4 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (8.63%) Cacti
2 10 (7.19%) Nagios
3 7 (5.04%) OpenView
4 4 (2.88%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (2.88%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 110 (79.14%) Cisco
2 39 (28.06%) VMware
3 22 (15.83%) F5
4 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
5 18 (12.95%) HP
5 18 (12.95%) Juniper
6 14 (10.07%) CheckPoint
7 11 (7.91%) Red Hat
8 10 (7.19%) Veritas
8 10 (7.19%) Oracle
8 10 (7.19%) Sun
9 6 (4.32%) Huawei
10 4 (2.88%) 3Com
10 4 (2.88%) SonicWALL
10 4 (2.88%) webMethods
10 4 (2.88%) Remedy
10 4 (2.88%) Nortel
10 4 (2.88%) Avaya
10 4 (2.88%) Nokia
10 4 (2.88%) Siemens
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £29000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Samsung
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 23 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22,000 - £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits and shift allowance
Posted: 24 days ago