Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1117 1159 1250
Rank change year-on-year +42 +91 -60
Permanent jobs citing PPP 60 63 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.033% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 48 56 59
UK median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £35,525 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,875 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +23.08% -27.78% +14.65%

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 28053 32236 36504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.68% 16.98% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 22722 26396 30185
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,225 £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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +24 60 £41,000 -2.38% 5
UK excluding London +66 45 £40,000 +23.08% 4
South East +27 19 £40,000 +23.08%
London -6 15 £55,000 - 1
East of England +14 10 £40,000 -30.43%
North of England +13 8 £43,000 +34.38% 2
South West -4 8 £36,500 +26.96% 2
Yorkshire - 7 £43,000 -
Midlands +25 2 £29,000 -9.38%
West Midlands +17 2 £29,000 -9.38%
North West -20 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 30 (50.00%) Cisco
2 28 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (46.67%) BGP
3 27 (45.00%) OSPF
4 26 (43.33%) MPLS
5 23 (38.33%) VPN
6 22 (36.67%) HTML
6 22 (36.67%) JavaScript
6 22 (36.67%) CSS
7 21 (35.00%) Firewall
8 20 (33.33%) CCNA
9 19 (31.67%) CCNP
10 17 (28.33%) L2TP
10 17 (28.33%) IPsec
11 15 (25.00%) Juniper
11 15 (25.00%) VLAN
11 15 (25.00%) jQuery
12 13 (21.67%) CCIE
12 13 (21.67%) Unix
13 12 (20.00%) Web Development
13 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (20.00%) Data Centre
14 11 (18.33%) Customer Requirements
14 11 (18.33%) TDD
14 11 (18.33%) Windows
15 10 (16.67%) EIGRP
15 10 (16.67%) Python
15 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 10 (16.67%) WAN

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 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.67%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) npm
3 2 (3.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.33%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (1.67%) Akamai
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.67%) IaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Office 365
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (46.67%) BGP
2 27 (45.00%) OSPF
3 26 (43.33%) MPLS
4 23 (38.33%) VPN
5 21 (35.00%) Firewall
6 17 (28.33%) IPsec
6 17 (28.33%) L2TP
7 15 (25.00%) VLAN
8 12 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (16.67%) EIGRP
9 10 (16.67%) Ethernet
9 10 (16.67%) WAN
10 9 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (15.00%) Frame Relay
10 9 (15.00%) HSRP
11 8 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (13.33%) xDSL
12 7 (11.67%) IPv4
12 7 (11.67%) SSL
12 7 (11.67%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.67%) NUnit
1 4 (6.67%) Subversion
2 3 (5.00%) NuGet
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.67%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (16.67%) Marketing
2 9 (15.00%) Finance
3 8 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 21 (35.00%) Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Web Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Network Support
4 6 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Network Support
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) CSS
1 22 (36.67%) HTML
2 15 (25.00%) jQuery
3 9 (15.00%) CSS3
3 9 (15.00%) HTML5
4 7 (11.67%) .NET
5 6 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (10.00%) Web Services
6 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (8.33%) JSP
6 5 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (8.33%) RESTful
7 4 (6.67%) Dapper ORM
7 4 (6.67%) Entity Framework
7 4 (6.67%) Node.js
7 4 (6.67%) REST
7 4 (6.67%) Spring Boot
7 4 (6.67%) XML
7 4 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.67%) User Experience
4 3 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.33%) Blog
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.33%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.67%) BYOD
6 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.67%) Media Streaming
6 1 (1.67%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Unix
2 11 (18.33%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.33%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) VMS
5 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (20.00%) Web Development
2 11 (18.33%) Customer Requirements
2 11 (18.33%) TDD
3 10 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 10 (16.67%) Statistics
4 8 (13.33%) Business Development
4 8 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 8 (13.33%) OO
4 8 (13.33%) Strategic Planning
4 8 (13.33%) Web Design
5 7 (11.67%) MVC
6 6 (10.00%) Front End Development
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (8.33%) Network Management
7 5 (8.33%) Scrum
7 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.67%) Python
3 7 (11.67%) C#
4 6 (10.00%) Java
4 6 (10.00%) Perl
4 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.67%) Groovy
5 4 (6.67%) Ruby
5 4 (6.67%) SQL
5 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.67%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (33.33%) CCNA
3 19 (31.67%) CCNP
4 13 (21.67%) CCIE
5 6 (10.00%) CCSP
5 6 (10.00%) Degree
5 6 (10.00%) JNCIA
5 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) CISA
6 3 (5.00%) CISM
6 3 (5.00%) CISSP
6 3 (5.00%) SANS
6 3 (5.00%) SSCP
7 2 (3.33%) CCMSE
7 2 (3.33%) CCSA
7 2 (3.33%) CCSE
7 2 (3.33%) JNCIE
7 2 (3.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) GDPR
2 3 (5.00%) PMO
3 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) vCloud
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Netcool
2 1 (1.67%) Cacti
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (25.00%) Juniper
3 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (15.00%) Palo Alto
4 9 (15.00%) VMware
5 8 (13.33%) F5
6 3 (5.00%) Apple
6 3 (5.00%) Google
7 2 (3.33%) CA
7 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) Optimizely
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.33%) Veritas
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix
8 1 (1.67%) EMC
8 1 (1.67%) NetApp
8 1 (1.67%) SAP