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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 891 914
Rank change year-on-year +68 +23  
Permanent jobs citing PPP 49 33 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.034% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 39 20 46
Median salary £50,000 £53,750 £38,782
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% +38.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,950 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £50,000 £38,782
% change year-on-year +15.00% +28.92%  

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 14205 16463 19293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.96% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11559 13682 15731
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PPP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PPP in the UK

PPP
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +67 48 £50,000 -6.97% 5
London +31 20 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South East +59 14 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Berkshire +37 12 £57,500 +9.52% 1
East of England +11 11 £50,000 -
Reading +26 9 £57,500 +9.52%
Hertfordshire -3 8 - -
Westminster - 8 £35,000 -
City of London - 5 £35,000 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Rickmansworth +6 2 - -
North West -37 2 £58,750 +83.59% 1
Suffolk - 2 £47,250 -
Nelson - 2 £58,750 -
Slough - 2 £37,000 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £58,750 -
Ipswich - 2 £47,250 -
Surrey +27 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Somerset - 1 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £43,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
South West - 1 £50,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £43,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £43,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £75,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Cambridge - 1 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £50,000 -
Loughborough - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 57 (68.67%) OSPF
1 57 (68.67%) BGP
2 53 (63.86%) MPLS
3 52 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (61.45%) Cisco
5 48 (57.83%) CCNP
6 42 (50.60%) Firewall
7 34 (40.96%) VPN
8 30 (36.14%) IPsec
8 30 (36.14%) VLAN
9 29 (34.94%) CCIE
10 27 (32.53%) WAN
10 27 (32.53%) EIGRP
11 26 (31.33%) Data Centre
12 24 (28.92%) CCNA
13 23 (27.71%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (26.51%) Frame Relay
14 22 (26.51%) L2TP
14 22 (26.51%) Juniper
15 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
15 21 (25.30%) Finance
15 21 (25.30%) F5
15 21 (25.30%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (24.10%) Load Balancing
17 19 (22.89%) Ethernet
18 18 (21.69%) Broadband
19 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
19 17 (20.48%) HSRP
19 17 (20.48%) Palo Alto
20 15 (18.07%) Python

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 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.43%) SaaS
3 4 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (4.82%) IaaS
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.61%) Akamai
4 3 (3.61%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.20%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 57 (68.67%) BGP
1 57 (68.67%) OSPF
2 53 (63.86%) MPLS
3 42 (50.60%) Firewall
4 34 (40.96%) VPN
5 30 (36.14%) IPsec
5 30 (36.14%) VLAN
6 27 (32.53%) EIGRP
6 27 (32.53%) WAN
7 23 (27.71%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (26.51%) Frame Relay
8 22 (26.51%) L2TP
9 21 (25.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (22.89%) Ethernet
11 18 (21.69%) Broadband
12 17 (20.48%) HSRP
12 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
13 14 (16.87%) Network Security
13 14 (16.87%) VRRP
13 14 (16.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.20%) QlikView
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.20%) NUnit
3 1 (1.20%) Subversion
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.20%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 14 (16.87%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (57.83%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.66%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Network Support
3 10 (12.05%) Network Support Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Senior Network Support
3 10 (12.05%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Security Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Senior Support Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) IP Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Business Manager
7 4 (4.82%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Junior
8 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) Web Services
2 4 (4.82%) CSS
3 3 (3.61%) HTML
3 3 (3.61%) jQuery
4 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.41%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (2.41%) React
5 1 (1.20%) .NET
5 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.20%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.20%) Autofac
5 1 (1.20%) CSS3
5 1 (1.20%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (1.20%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.20%) HTML5
5 1 (1.20%) REST
5 1 (1.20%) RESTful
5 1 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.20%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Blog
4 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.20%) Handset
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Linux
2 8 (9.64%) Unix
3 7 (8.43%) VMS
3 7 (8.43%) Windows
4 6 (7.23%) CentOS
4 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) Load Balancing
2 11 (13.25%) ITIL
3 10 (12.05%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (10.84%) Network Management
4 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.64%) Presales
6 7 (8.43%) Biometrics
6 7 (8.43%) Change Management
6 7 (8.43%) DevOps
6 7 (8.43%) Network Design
7 6 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (7.23%) Low Latency
8 5 (6.02%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 5 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.02%) IT Strategy
8 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.82%) Data Architecture
9 4 (4.82%) Network Optimisation
10 3 (3.61%) High Availability
10 3 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) Python
2 14 (16.87%) Perl
3 8 (9.64%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.23%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.82%) Java
6 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.41%) SQL
8 1 (1.20%) C#
8 1 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (57.83%) CCNP
3 29 (34.94%) CCIE
4 24 (28.92%) CCNA
5 12 (14.46%) JNCIA
6 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
6 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
7 8 (9.64%) CCSP
8 7 (8.43%) CCMSE
8 7 (8.43%) CCSA
8 7 (8.43%) CCSE
8 7 (8.43%) JNCIE
9 6 (7.23%) Degree
10 4 (4.82%) JNCIS
11 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.20%) CCDA
12 1 (1.20%) CCIP
12 1 (1.20%) MCP
12 1 (1.20%) MCSE
12 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) PMO
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.23%) Docker
3 3 (3.61%) vCloud
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Ansible
1 6 (7.23%) Grafana
1 6 (7.23%) Munin
1 6 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (7.23%) Puppet
1 6 (7.23%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.41%) Nagios
2 2 (2.41%) Salt
2 2 (2.41%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) Cacti
3 1 (1.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 51 (61.45%) Cisco
2 22 (26.51%) Juniper
3 21 (25.30%) CheckPoint
3 21 (25.30%) F5
4 17 (20.48%) Palo Alto
5 15 (18.07%) VMware
6 8 (9.64%) Fortinet
6 8 (9.64%) SolarWinds
7 7 (8.43%) CA
7 7 (8.43%) HP
7 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.82%) BT
8 4 (4.82%) Ericsson
8 4 (4.82%) Google
8 4 (4.82%) Huawei
8 4 (4.82%) Redback
9 3 (3.61%) Citrix
10 2 (2.41%) AppDynamics
10 2 (2.41%) Brocade
10 2 (2.41%) Infoblox
Greater Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-60,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
AXA
Salary: £35k-£40kpa, plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Bonus, Healthcare, Holidays
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough England
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £37,000 + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago