Period
to 17 May 2021

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 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 856 901 1063
Rank change year-on-year +45 +162 +103
Permanent jobs citing PPP 32 22 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.023% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 23
10th Percentile £39,000 £25,450 £28,650
25th Percentile £41,250 £28,250 £33,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £56,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year -19.64% +15.46% +12.14%
75th Percentile £48,125 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,500 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £48,250
% change year-on-year - -6.74% +20.63%

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 11,523 14,421 22,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 14.98% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,614 11,508 17,338
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PPP in the UK

PPP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PPP.

Salary trend for PPP in the UK

PPP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PPP over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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 May 2021. 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 +59 30 £45,000 -19.64% 9
UK excluding London +41 28 £45,000 - 8
South West - 17 - - 2
North of England -10 7 £45,000 - 4
Yorkshire -15 6 £43,750 -2.78% 2
London +46 4 £40,000 -28.57% 1
East of England +21 2 £58,750 -9.62%
Work from Home -163 2 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -
North West - 1 £47,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 23 (71.88%) Kalman Filter
2 18 (56.25%) Mentoring
2 18 (56.25%) Software Engineering
3 17 (53.13%) Software Testing
3 17 (53.13%) MATLAB
3 17 (53.13%) C++
3 17 (53.13%) Python
3 17 (53.13%) Probabilistic Estimation
3 17 (53.13%) Signal Processing
3 17 (53.13%) Embedded Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) Algorithms
3 17 (53.13%) Smartphone
3 17 (53.13%) Prototyping
3 17 (53.13%) Technical Leadership
3 17 (53.13%) Wearables
4 10 (31.25%) Telecoms
5 8 (25.00%) Product Roadmap
5 8 (25.00%) Architectural Design
6 7 (21.88%) xDSL
6 7 (21.88%) Firewall
6 7 (21.88%) Linux
6 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
6 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (18.75%) DWDM
7 6 (18.75%) MPLS
7 6 (18.75%) OSPF
7 6 (18.75%) SSL
7 6 (18.75%) SLA
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco
7 6 (18.75%) Ethernet

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
1 7 (21.88%) xDSL
2 6 (18.75%) BGP
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) DWDM
2 6 (18.75%) EIGRP
2 6 (18.75%) Ethernet
2 6 (18.75%) Junos
2 6 (18.75%) L2TP
2 6 (18.75%) MPLS
2 6 (18.75%) OSPF
2 6 (18.75%) Quagga
2 6 (18.75%) SSL
2 6 (18.75%) TACACS
2 6 (18.75%) tcpdump
2 6 (18.75%) VLAN
2 6 (18.75%) VPN
2 6 (18.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) GIS
General
1 17 (53.13%) Wearables
2 10 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
1 8 (25.00%) Principal Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Fibre Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) SAP FI Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) SAP IS-Retail Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) SAP SD Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) EDI
2 1 (3.13%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 17 (53.13%) Algorithms
1 17 (53.13%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Ubuntu
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Kalman Filter
2 18 (56.25%) Mentoring
2 18 (56.25%) Software Engineering
3 17 (53.13%) Embedded Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) Probabilistic Estimation
3 17 (53.13%) Prototyping
3 17 (53.13%) Signal Processing
3 17 (53.13%) Software Testing
3 17 (53.13%) Technical Leadership
4 8 (25.00%) Architectural Design
4 8 (25.00%) Product Roadmap
5 6 (18.75%) Proactive Monitoring
5 6 (18.75%) Web Filtering
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) B2B
7 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) Supply Chain Management
8 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) C++
1 17 (53.13%) MATLAB
1 17 (53.13%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNA
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
2 6 (18.75%) JNCIA
2 6 (18.75%) JNCIP
3 2 (6.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Cacti
1 6 (18.75%) Nagios
1 6 (18.75%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco
1 6 (18.75%) D-Link
1 6 (18.75%) Draytek
1 6 (18.75%) Fortinet
2 4 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) Remedy
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) OpenText