Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1096 1193 1206
Rank change year-on-year +97 +13 -1
Permanent jobs citing PPP 91 66 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.033% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 74 47 86
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £80,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% +25.00%

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28066 33246 37817
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.87% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22721 27553 30780
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
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 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for PPP in the UK

PPP
Top 11 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 21 August 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 +100 87 £50,000 - 4
UK excluding London +91 59 £50,000 +13.64% 1
South East +85 32 £50,000 +53.85%
London +61 28 £52,500 +5.00% 3
East of England +13 18 £47,500 -11.63%
North of England -13 8 £51,250 +60.16% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
North West -26 3 £60,000 +87.50%
South West +9 2 £50,000 +100.00%
East Midlands +28 1 £75,000 -
Midlands +28 1 £75,000 +70.45%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 55 (60.44%) OSPF
1 55 (60.44%) BGP
2 52 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (56.04%) MPLS
4 50 (54.95%) Cisco
5 49 (53.85%) CCNP
6 43 (47.25%) Firewall
7 35 (38.46%) VPN
8 31 (34.07%) IPsec
8 31 (34.07%) EIGRP
9 30 (32.97%) CCIE
10 29 (31.87%) WAN
11 27 (29.67%) VLAN
11 27 (29.67%) Data Centre
12 26 (28.57%) L2TP
12 26 (28.57%) Juniper
13 24 (26.37%) F5
13 24 (26.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (25.27%) Load Balancing
15 22 (24.18%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (24.18%) CCNA
15 22 (24.18%) Broadband
16 20 (21.98%) Ethernet
17 19 (20.88%) Python
17 19 (20.88%) Frame Relay
17 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (20.88%) VMware
18 18 (19.78%) CheckPoint
18 18 (19.78%) Perl
19 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP

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 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.69%) SaaS
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.40%) IaaS
5 3 (3.30%) Akamai
5 3 (3.30%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.20%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.20%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.10%) Office 365
7 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (60.44%) BGP
1 55 (60.44%) OSPF
2 51 (56.04%) MPLS
3 43 (47.25%) Firewall
4 35 (38.46%) VPN
5 31 (34.07%) EIGRP
5 31 (34.07%) IPsec
6 29 (31.87%) WAN
7 27 (29.67%) VLAN
8 26 (28.57%) L2TP
9 24 (26.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (24.18%) Broadband
10 22 (24.18%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (21.98%) Ethernet
12 19 (20.88%) Frame Relay
13 17 (18.68%) IPv4
13 17 (18.68%) SSL
13 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
14 16 (17.58%) xDSL
15 15 (16.48%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.20%) Selenium
2 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.10%) NUnit
3 1 (1.10%) Subversion
3 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.10%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.99%) Marketing
4 8 (8.79%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (51.65%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Developer
3 14 (15.38%) Network Support
3 14 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Senior Network Support
3 14 (15.38%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Senior Support Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Web Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) IP Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Business Manager
9 4 (4.40%) IT Manager
10 3 (3.30%) Architect
10 3 (3.30%) Junior
10 3 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) CSS
2 15 (16.48%) HTML
3 12 (13.19%) jQuery
4 9 (9.89%) CSS3
4 9 (9.89%) HTML5
4 9 (9.89%) Web Services
5 4 (4.40%) .NET
6 3 (3.30%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.30%) React
7 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.20%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.10%) Ajax
8 1 (1.10%) J2EE
8 1 (1.10%) JSON
8 1 (1.10%) JSP
8 1 (1.10%) LINQ
8 1 (1.10%) XML
8 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.99%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.20%) Blog
6 2 (2.20%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.10%) BYOD
7 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.10%) Handset
7 1 (1.10%) NHS
7 1 (1.10%) PKI
7 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Streaming Media
7 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) Linux
2 12 (13.19%) Unix
3 8 (8.79%) Windows
4 7 (7.69%) VMS
5 6 (6.59%) CentOS
5 6 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Load Balancing
2 14 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (9.89%) Network Management
3 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (9.89%) Strategic Planning
3 9 (9.89%) Web Development
4 8 (8.79%) Business Development
4 8 (8.79%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
4 8 (8.79%) Statistics
4 8 (8.79%) Web Design
5 7 (7.69%) Biometrics
5 7 (7.69%) DevOps
5 7 (7.69%) ITIL
5 7 (7.69%) Presales
6 6 (6.59%) Change Management
6 6 (6.59%) IT Strategy
6 6 (6.59%) Network Design
7 5 (5.49%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 5 (5.49%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) Python
2 18 (19.78%) Perl
3 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.19%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.59%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.40%) C#
6 4 (4.40%) Java
7 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) SQL
8 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (53.85%) CCNP
3 30 (32.97%) CCIE
4 22 (24.18%) CCNA
5 16 (17.58%) JNCIA
6 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 12 (13.19%) CCSP
8 7 (7.69%) CCMSE
8 7 (7.69%) CCSA
8 7 (7.69%) CCSE
8 7 (7.69%) JNCIE
9 6 (6.59%) Degree
10 4 (4.40%) JNCIS
11 3 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.10%) CCDA
12 1 (1.10%) CCIP
12 1 (1.10%) MCP
12 1 (1.10%) MCSE
12 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) PMO
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.59%) Docker
3 3 (3.30%) vCloud
3 3 (3.30%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Ansible
1 6 (6.59%) Grafana
1 6 (6.59%) Munin
1 6 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (6.59%) Puppet
1 6 (6.59%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.20%) Nagios
2 2 (2.20%) Salt
2 2 (2.20%) SCOM
3 1 (1.10%) Cacti
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.10%) OpenView
Vendors
1 50 (54.95%) Cisco
2 26 (28.57%) Juniper
3 24 (26.37%) F5
4 19 (20.88%) VMware
5 18 (19.78%) CheckPoint
6 15 (16.48%) Palo Alto
7 9 (9.89%) SolarWinds
8 8 (8.79%) Fortinet
9 7 (7.69%) CA
9 7 (7.69%) HP
9 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.49%) Google
11 4 (4.40%) BT
11 4 (4.40%) Ericsson
11 4 (4.40%) Huawei
11 4 (4.40%) Redback
12 2 (2.20%) AppDynamics
12 2 (2.20%) Citrix
12 2 (2.20%) Infoblox
12 2 (2.20%) Optimizely