Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PPP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PPP over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1158 1109 1215
Rank change year-on-year -49 +106 +6
Permanent jobs citing PPP 39 82 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.046% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.29% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26 68 46
UK median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -6.98% +19.44%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £69,375 £62,375 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76% +16.67%

PPP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,394 28,185 34,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 15.86% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20,881 22,902 28,509
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PPP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PPP in the UK

PPP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PPP in the UK

PPP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PPP over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for PPP in the UK

PPP
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 39 £51,250 +2.50% 7
UK excluding London -8 20 £40,000 -20.00% 12
London +14 19 £57,500 +9.52% 1
South East -17 9 £40,000 -25.58% 1
South West +9 6 £50,000 -
North West +20 5 £38,500 -35.83% 4
North of England -2 5 £38,500 -33.04% 4

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT jobs citing PPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for PPP.

1 13 (33.33%) OSPF
1 13 (33.33%) BGP
2 12 (30.77%) Firewall
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Cisco
3 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (25.64%) CCNP
4 10 (25.64%) SNMP
4 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
4 10 (25.64%) IPsec
4 10 (25.64%) MPLS
5 8 (20.51%) L2TP
5 8 (20.51%) Scrum
5 8 (20.51%) VLAN
5 8 (20.51%) VoIP
5 8 (20.51%) WAN
5 8 (20.51%) HSRP
5 8 (20.51%) DevOps
6 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
6 7 (17.95%) Java
6 7 (17.95%) VPN
6 7 (17.95%) DNS
6 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
6 7 (17.95%) EIGRP
7 6 (15.38%) Finance
7 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (15.38%) MVC
7 6 (15.38%) CCSA
7 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.38%) HP

PPP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) JBoss
1 2 (5.13%) Jetty
1 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) CloudStack
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) BGP
1 13 (33.33%) OSPF
2 12 (30.77%) Firewall
3 10 (25.64%) IPsec
3 10 (25.64%) MPLS
3 10 (25.64%) SNMP
3 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
4 8 (20.51%) HSRP
4 8 (20.51%) L2TP
4 8 (20.51%) VLAN
4 8 (20.51%) VoIP
4 8 (20.51%) WAN
5 7 (17.95%) DNS
5 7 (17.95%) EIGRP
5 7 (17.95%) VPN
6 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (15.38%) xDSL
7 5 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (12.82%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.13%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.69%) Geb
3 3 (7.69%) Gradle
3 3 (7.69%) JUnit
3 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.56%) GitLab
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.26%) Retail
4 3 (7.69%) Law
5 2 (5.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Head of Product Management
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Data Centre Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Procurement Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Scrum Master
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Procurement Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (5.13%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) RESTful
1 5 (12.82%) Spring
1 5 (12.82%) Spring Boot
2 4 (10.26%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) 802.1X
3 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 3 (7.69%) JSON
3 3 (7.69%) Spring MVC
3 3 (7.69%) Spring WebFlux
3 3 (7.69%) Vert.x
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) Flask
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) NHS
3 3 (7.69%) Fintech
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) DevOps
2 8 (20.51%) Scrum
3 6 (15.38%) MVC
4 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 4 (10.26%) Coaching
5 4 (10.26%) Information Management
5 4 (10.26%) IT Strategy
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL
5 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.26%) Product Management
5 4 (10.26%) Service Design
5 4 (10.26%) TDD
5 4 (10.26%) The Twelve-Factor App
5 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.69%) ITSM
6 3 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (7.69%) Tech Ops
6 3 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) Java
1 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
2 6 (15.38%) C
2 6 (15.38%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) C++
4 3 (7.69%) Groovy
4 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) Go
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.64%) CCNP
3 6 (15.38%) CCSA
3 6 (15.38%) Degree
4 5 (12.82%) CCIE
4 5 (12.82%) CCNA
5 4 (10.26%) CCMSE
5 4 (10.26%) CCSE
5 4 (10.26%) JNCIE
6 2 (5.13%) CCSP
6 2 (5.13%) HP APS
6 2 (5.13%) MCSA
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.13%) Nagios
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.56%) logstash
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Rancher
3 1 (2.56%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 6 (15.38%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) F5
3 5 (12.82%) Juniper
3 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) CA
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) Splunk
6 2 (5.13%) AppDynamics
6 2 (5.13%) Capita
6 2 (5.13%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.13%) Nokia
6 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.56%) Adobe
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.56%) Huawei
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp