Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1114 1177 1240
Rank change year-on-year +63 +63 -46
Permanent jobs citing PPP 70 70 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.037% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 55 57 59
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £36,500 £28,750 £28,450
90th Percentile £60,000 £74,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +35.38% -27.78% +28.57%

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 27826 32033 36606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22571 26294 30201
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for PPP in the UK

PPP
Top 9 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 22 October 2017. 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 +51 70 £50,000 +15.61% 1
UK excluding London +42 47 £44,000 +35.38% 1
London +17 23 £55,000 -
South East +44 22 £50,000 +53.85%
East of England +12 15 £40,000 -30.43%
North of England +24 10 £45,000 +40.63%
Yorkshire - 7 £43,000 -
South West +10 3 £45,000 +56.52% 1
North West -3 3 £60,000 +87.50%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT jobs citing PPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PPP.

1 36 (51.43%) Cisco
2 34 (48.57%) BGP
3 33 (47.14%) OSPF
3 33 (47.14%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (45.71%) CCNP
4 32 (45.71%) Firewall
5 29 (41.43%) MPLS
6 26 (37.14%) VPN
7 22 (31.43%) CCIE
8 21 (30.00%) CSS
9 20 (28.57%) HTML
9 20 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 20 (28.57%) EIGRP
9 20 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (25.71%) L2TP
10 18 (25.71%) Data Centre
11 17 (24.29%) CCNA
11 17 (24.29%) WAN
12 16 (22.86%) VLAN
12 16 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (21.43%) HSRP
13 15 (21.43%) Palo Alto
13 15 (21.43%) Load Balancing
13 15 (21.43%) jQuery
13 15 (21.43%) F5
13 15 (21.43%) Juniper
13 15 (21.43%) CheckPoint
13 15 (21.43%) Frame Relay
13 15 (21.43%) IPsec
14 14 (20.00%) Finance

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 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Magento
2 1 (1.43%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) npm
2 3 (4.29%) SaaS
3 2 (2.86%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.86%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (1.43%) Akamai
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Office 365
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (48.57%) BGP
2 33 (47.14%) OSPF
3 32 (45.71%) Firewall
4 29 (41.43%) MPLS
5 26 (37.14%) VPN
6 20 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (28.57%) EIGRP
7 18 (25.71%) L2TP
8 17 (24.29%) WAN
9 16 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (22.86%) VLAN
10 15 (21.43%) Frame Relay
10 15 (21.43%) HSRP
10 15 (21.43%) IPsec
11 13 (18.57%) Broadband
11 13 (18.57%) Ethernet
11 13 (18.57%) IPv4
12 12 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
13 11 (15.71%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) MySQL
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.71%) NUnit
1 4 (5.71%) Subversion
2 3 (4.29%) NuGet
3 2 (2.86%) Selenium
3 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.43%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Marketing
3 8 (11.43%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Advertising
6 1 (1.43%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Games
6 1 (1.43%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Network Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Network Support
4 11 (15.71%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Senior Network Support
4 11 (15.71%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Support Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Web Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Support Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Business Manager
7 4 (5.71%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.29%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Relationships Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) CSS
2 20 (28.57%) HTML
3 15 (21.43%) jQuery
4 9 (12.86%) CSS3
4 9 (12.86%) HTML5
5 8 (11.43%) Web Services
6 7 (10.00%) .NET
7 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (5.71%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.71%) Ajax
9 4 (5.71%) Dapper ORM
9 4 (5.71%) Entity Framework
9 4 (5.71%) JSON
9 4 (5.71%) LINQ
9 4 (5.71%) REST
9 4 (5.71%) XML
9 4 (5.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.14%) Public Cloud
5 4 (5.71%) User Experience
6 3 (4.29%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.86%) Blog
7 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.86%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.43%) BYOD
8 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.43%) Handset
8 1 (1.43%) Streaming Media
8 1 (1.43%) Symmetrix
8 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Unix
2 9 (12.86%) Windows
3 5 (7.14%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) VMS
4 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 12 (17.14%) Web Development
3 11 (15.71%) Customer Requirements
4 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.86%) TDD
6 8 (11.43%) Business Development
6 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
6 8 (11.43%) Statistics
6 8 (11.43%) Strategic Planning
6 8 (11.43%) Web Design
7 7 (10.00%) MVC
8 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.57%) Front End Development
8 6 (8.57%) IT Strategy
8 6 (8.57%) Network Management
8 6 (8.57%) OO
9 5 (7.14%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 5 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 11 (15.71%) Python
3 9 (12.86%) Perl
3 9 (12.86%) Shell Script
4 7 (10.00%) C#
5 6 (8.57%) Java
6 4 (5.71%) SQL
6 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.86%) Groovy
7 2 (2.86%) PHP
7 2 (2.86%) Ruby
8 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (47.14%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (45.71%) CCNP
3 22 (31.43%) CCIE
4 17 (24.29%) CCNA
5 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 9 (12.86%) CCSP
6 9 (12.86%) Degree
6 9 (12.86%) JNCIA
7 5 (7.14%) CCMSE
7 5 (7.14%) CCSA
7 5 (7.14%) CCSE
7 5 (7.14%) JNCIE
8 3 (4.29%) CISA
8 3 (4.29%) CISM
8 3 (4.29%) CISSP
8 3 (4.29%) SANS
8 3 (4.29%) SSCP
9 2 (2.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) PMO
2 3 (4.29%) GDPR
3 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.86%) vCloud
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Cacti
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.43%) Nagios
2 1 (1.43%) OpenView
2 1 (1.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (51.43%) Cisco
2 15 (21.43%) CheckPoint
2 15 (21.43%) F5
2 15 (21.43%) Juniper
2 15 (21.43%) Palo Alto
3 13 (18.57%) VMware
4 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.57%) HP
6 5 (7.14%) CA
6 5 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.29%) Apple
8 3 (4.29%) Google
9 2 (2.86%) Optimizely
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle
9 2 (2.86%) Veritas
10 1 (1.43%) Citrix
10 1 (1.43%) EMC
10 1 (1.43%) IBM
10 1 (1.43%) SAP