Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1088 1109 1230
Rank change year-on-year +21 +121 -49
Permanent jobs citing PPP 69 64 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.036% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53 61 53
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,150 £28,750 £27,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.08% -27.78% -3.74%

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 26,630 29,941 34,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.38% 16.83% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21,552 24,334 28,311
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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 +16 69 £40,000 -4.76% 18
UK excluding London +34 60 £40,000 +23.08% 17
North of England +29 21 £42,000 - 2
South East +5 20 £41,250 +26.92% 2
North West - 16 £43,000 - 2
South West +20 12 £36,500 +26.96% 2
London +9 9 £57,500 +9.52% 1
East of England +22 6 £40,000 - 7
Yorkshire +29 5 £41,000 -2.38%
Midlands +14 2 £29,000 -9.38% 4
West Midlands +7 2 £29,000 -9.38% 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 40 (57.97%) Cisco
2 38 (55.07%) BGP
2 38 (55.07%) MPLS
3 37 (53.62%) OSPF
3 37 (53.62%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (46.38%) VPN
5 30 (43.48%) L2TP
6 26 (37.68%) Juniper
6 26 (37.68%) VLAN
7 25 (36.23%) CCNA
7 25 (36.23%) Firewall
8 23 (33.33%) IPsec
9 19 (27.54%) Ethernet
9 19 (27.54%) CCNP
10 17 (24.64%) HTML
10 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
10 17 (24.64%) CSS
11 16 (23.19%) Python
12 15 (21.74%) Windows
12 15 (21.74%) VRRP
12 15 (21.74%) HSRP
13 14 (20.29%) Network Management
13 14 (20.29%) Unix
13 14 (20.29%) IPv4
14 13 (18.84%) SNMP
14 13 (18.84%) Broadband
14 13 (18.84%) Change Management
15 12 (17.39%) Perl
16 11 (15.94%) SQL
16 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management

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 (1.45%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Magento
2 1 (1.45%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) npm
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (55.07%) BGP
1 38 (55.07%) MPLS
2 37 (53.62%) OSPF
3 32 (46.38%) VPN
4 30 (43.48%) L2TP
5 26 (37.68%) VLAN
6 25 (36.23%) Firewall
7 23 (33.33%) IPsec
8 19 (27.54%) Ethernet
9 15 (21.74%) HSRP
9 15 (21.74%) VRRP
10 14 (20.29%) IPv4
11 13 (18.84%) Broadband
11 13 (18.84%) SNMP
12 10 (14.49%) Network Security
13 9 (13.04%) IPv6
13 9 (13.04%) VoIP
13 9 (13.04%) WAN
13 9 (13.04%) xDSL
14 8 (11.59%) DNS
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.35%) NuGet
2 3 (4.35%) NUnit
2 3 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 9 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.59%) Marketing
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.99%) Senior Network Engineer
3 19 (27.54%) Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Web Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Network Operations Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) NOC Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (8.70%) Tester
8 5 (7.25%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Network Support
9 4 (5.80%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Support
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Support Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) CSS
1 17 (24.64%) HTML
2 11 (15.94%) jQuery
3 8 (11.59%) CSS3
3 8 (11.59%) HTML5
4 5 (7.25%) .NET
4 5 (7.25%) Ajax
4 5 (7.25%) Web Services
4 5 (7.25%) XML
5 4 (5.80%) JSP
5 4 (5.80%) Node.js
5 4 (5.80%) RESTful
5 4 (5.80%) Spring
5 4 (5.80%) Spring Boot
5 4 (5.80%) XHTML
6 3 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.35%) Dapper ORM
6 3 (4.35%) Entity Framework
6 3 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Data Centre
1 8 (11.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.80%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.90%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.45%) BYOD
5 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.45%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Unix
3 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Network Management
2 13 (18.84%) Change Management
3 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.94%) Customer Requirements
3 11 (15.94%) Web Development
4 10 (14.49%) Statistics
5 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.04%) Information Security
5 9 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
5 9 (13.04%) TDD
6 8 (11.59%) Business Development
6 8 (11.59%) E-Commerce
6 8 (11.59%) ITIL
6 8 (11.59%) Strategic Planning
6 8 (11.59%) Web Design
7 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.14%) OO
8 6 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
2 16 (23.19%) Python
3 12 (17.39%) Perl
4 11 (15.94%) SQL
5 8 (11.59%) PHP
6 6 (8.70%) Java
7 5 (7.25%) C#
8 4 (5.80%) Groovy
8 4 (5.80%) Ruby
8 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (53.62%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (36.23%) CCNA
3 19 (27.54%) CCNP
4 9 (13.04%) SANS
5 8 (11.59%) CCIE
5 8 (11.59%) JNCIP
6 6 (8.70%) CREST Certified
6 6 (8.70%) OSCP
7 4 (5.80%) CCSP
7 4 (5.80%) JNCIA
7 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.35%) CISA
8 3 (4.35%) CISM
8 3 (4.35%) CISSP
8 3 (4.35%) Degree
8 3 (4.35%) SSCP
9 2 (2.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.45%) NCDA
10 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 3 (4.35%) GDPR
4 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) vCloud
3 1 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Cacti
1 9 (13.04%) Nagios
2 8 (11.59%) OpenNMS
2 8 (11.59%) Puppet
2 8 (11.59%) RANCID
2 8 (11.59%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) Netcool
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (57.97%) Cisco
2 26 (37.68%) Juniper
3 9 (13.04%) Ericsson
3 9 (13.04%) Huawei
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 6 (8.70%) Palo Alto
5 6 (8.70%) VMware
6 4 (5.80%) F5
7 3 (4.35%) Apple
8 2 (2.90%) Veritas
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) EMC
9 1 (1.45%) HP
9 1 (1.45%) NetApp
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle
9 1 (1.45%) SAP