The table below looks at the statistics for PPTP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PPTP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
Rank 866 898 862
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -36
Permanent jobs citing PPTP 27 9 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.043% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 26 6 11
Average salary £39,750 £43,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.14% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £20,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +68.75%

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
18260 20805 18853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 18.13% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15141 16472 15224
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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% -

PPTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PPTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PPTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PPTP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PPTP within the UK.

PPTP Salary Trend in the UK

PPTP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PPTP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

PPTP Salary Histogram in the UK

PPTP
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PPTP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 +22 26 £40,000 -20.00% 5
London +21 11 £55,000 +10.00% 3
North West +11 10 £37,500 +25.00%
Manchester +9 10 £37,500 +25.00%
Berkshire - 4 £57,500 -
Maidenhead - 4 £57,500 -
South East - 4 £57,500 -
Wales -2 1 £27,500 -26.66% 1
South Wales -9 1 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £18,000 - 1
Skipton - 1 £18,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £18,000 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £27,500 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £39,500 -

PPTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing PPTP 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 PPTP.

1 54 (100.00%) VPN
1 54 (100.00%) IPsec
2 49 (90.74%) Linux
3 36 (66.67%) MySQL
4 34 (62.96%) OpenVPN
5 30 (55.56%) Bash Shell
5 30 (55.56%) PHP
5 30 (55.56%) CentOS
6 28 (51.85%) VMware
6 28 (51.85%) Python
6 28 (51.85%) L2TP
6 28 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (48.15%) Route 53
8 25 (46.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (40.74%) Xen
9 22 (40.74%) DNS
9 22 (40.74%) Puppet
10 21 (38.89%) Perl
11 20 (37.04%) Windows
12 19 (35.19%) Cisco
13 18 (33.33%) DevOps
14 17 (31.48%) Data Centre
14 17 (31.48%) TCP/IP
14 17 (31.48%) Red Hat
15 16 (29.63%) Firewall
15 16 (29.63%) Migration
15 16 (29.63%) Shell Script
16 15 (27.78%) Apache
16 15 (27.78%) C++
16 15 (27.78%) Scrum

PPTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing PPTP 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 PPTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (27.78%) Apache
2 14 (25.93%) nginx
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (48.15%) Route 53
3 15 (27.78%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (24.07%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 54 (100.00%) VPN
1 54 (100.00%) IPsec
2 34 (62.96%) OpenVPN
3 28 (51.85%) L2TP
4 22 (40.74%) DNS
5 17 (31.48%) TCP/IP
6 16 (29.63%) Firewall
7 14 (25.93%) OSPF
7 14 (25.93%) BGP
8 13 (24.07%) VLAN
9 12 (22.22%) Internet
10 10 (18.52%) SSL
10 10 (18.52%) LDAP
10 10 (18.52%) SMTP
10 10 (18.52%) HTTP
10 10 (18.52%) IKE
10 10 (18.52%) HSRP
11 9 (16.67%) VRRP
12 6 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (11.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (66.67%) MySQL
2 15 (27.78%) MariaDB
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Selenium
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 17 (31.48%) Administrator
3 12 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Network Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) IT Support
8 2 (3.70%) Senior IT Support
8 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Escalation Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) DevOps Administrator
9 1 (1.85%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) IT Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) LAMP
2 11 (20.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Data Centre
2 15 (27.78%) Cryptography
2 15 (27.78%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 49 (90.74%) Linux
2 30 (55.56%) CentOS
3 20 (37.04%) Windows
4 15 (27.78%) Ubuntu
5 13 (24.07%) Debian
6 10 (18.52%) UNIX
6 10 (18.52%) Amazon Linux
7 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) DevOps
2 16 (29.63%) Migration
3 15 (27.78%) Scrum
3 15 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (27.78%) Analytics
4 14 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (25.93%) TDD
4 14 (25.93%) Data Protection
5 4 (7.41%) Validation
5 4 (7.41%) Time Management
5 4 (7.41%) Data Management
6 3 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.85%) ITIL
8 1 (1.85%) BCP
8 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.85%) Project Management
8 1 (1.85%) Data Security
8 1 (1.85%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) PHP
1 30 (55.56%) Bash Shell
2 28 (51.85%) Python
3 21 (38.89%) Perl
4 16 (29.63%) Shell Script
5 15 (27.78%) C++
6 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
7 9 (16.67%) Ruby
8 3 (5.56%) SQL
9 2 (3.70%) Java
10 1 (1.85%) C
10 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) JNCIP
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (46.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (40.74%) Xen
3 14 (25.93%) KVM
3 14 (25.93%) Docker
4 9 (16.67%) VirtualBox
5 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.85%) Postfix
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) Firmware
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.85%) pfSense
6 1 (1.85%) iptables
Systems Management
1 22 (40.74%) Puppet
2 14 (25.93%) Vagrant
3 10 (18.52%) Nagios
4 9 (16.67%) ZABBIX
5 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (12.96%) Ansible
6 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (51.85%) VMware
2 19 (35.19%) Cisco
3 17 (31.48%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.26%) HP
5 4 (7.41%) Sage
5 4 (7.41%) Juniper
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle
6 3 (5.56%) Sophos
6 3 (5.56%) Draytek
7 2 (3.70%) Rackspace
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.85%) Citrix
8 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.85%) Symantec
8 1 (1.85%) Nokia
South West London
Commensus
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockton-on-Tees
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
South West London
Commensus
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 18 days ago