The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 99 94 109
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.091% 0.77% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 3.43% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 2
Average salary £48,875 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.29% +7.22%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
BGP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
229 233 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 20.89% 22.40% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 199 212 199
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

BGP
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP across the Kent region.

BGP Salary Trend in Kent

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (25.00%) RSVP
4 1 (25.00%) SSH
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (25.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCDA
2 1 (25.00%) CCDP
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCSA
2 1 (25.00%) CCSE
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) VMware