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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
Rank 950 919 941
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +22
Permanent jobs citing PPTP 1 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.021% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.006% 0.12% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 1 21 8
Average salary £33,500 £48,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.92% -3.00%
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -25.00%

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
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) VPN
1 10 (100.00%) IPsec
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) OSPF
5 5 (50.00%) BGP
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (40.00%) Puppet
6 4 (40.00%) CentOS
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) SSL
6 4 (40.00%) DevOps
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) IKE
7 3 (30.00%) MySQL
7 3 (30.00%) Python
7 3 (30.00%) CCNA
7 3 (30.00%) SAN
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (30.00%) MPLS
7 3 (30.00%) L2TP
7 3 (30.00%) PowerShell

PPTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (20.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) IPsec
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) BGP
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (50.00%) OSPF
3 5 (50.00%) VLAN
4 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) IKE
5 3 (30.00%) L2TP
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) HSRP
6 2 (20.00%) RSVP
6 2 (20.00%) SMTP
6 2 (20.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) CouchDB
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Support
4 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) CentOS
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Debian
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Web Operations
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (10.00%) COBIT
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (20.00%) VirtualBox
2 2 (20.00%) Xen
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Nagios
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam