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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 98 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Permanent jobs citing BGP 4 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.37% 1.19% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 5.24% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 3
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
195 229 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 17.97% 22.63% 20.82%
Number of salaries quoted 182 186 200
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +4 3 £40,000 +40.35%
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Avaya
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Riverbed