The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 97 92 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Permanent jobs citing BGP 44 41 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.91% 1.86% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.47% 6.28% 6.99%
Number of salaries quoted 36 29 48
Average salary £43,750 £47,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.91% -10.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £44,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £60,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+7.77% +3.44%
BGP
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
680 653 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.55% 29.70% 37.84%
Number of salaries quoted 380 467 578
Average salary £46,500 £47,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.06% +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

BGP
Salary Trend in Reading

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

BGP Salary Trend in Reading

BGP
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

BGP Salary Histogram in Reading

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 92 (91.09%) Cisco
2 88 (87.13%) OSPF
3 64 (63.37%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (62.38%) MPLS
5 62 (61.39%) CCNP
6 60 (59.41%) Firewall
7 57 (56.44%) TCP/IP
8 54 (53.47%) Juniper
9 46 (45.54%) EIGRP
10 38 (37.62%) Network Security
11 37 (36.63%) F5
11 37 (36.63%) DNS
12 33 (32.67%) VPN
13 31 (30.69%) SSL
14 30 (29.70%) IPv6
14 30 (29.70%) VoIP
15 27 (26.73%) VLAN
16 26 (25.74%) SNMP
17 25 (24.75%) WAN
18 23 (22.77%) IPsec
18 23 (22.77%) Problem Management
19 22 (21.78%) Network Management
20 21 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (19.80%) IPv4
22 19 (18.81%) BIG-IP
23 18 (17.82%) Project Management
23 18 (17.82%) Cisco Nexus
24 17 (16.83%) Ethernet
25 14 (13.86%) PPP
25 14 (13.86%) CCNA

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 7 (6.93%) Lync
2 2 (1.98%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.93%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 88 (87.13%) OSPF
2 63 (62.38%) MPLS
3 60 (59.41%) Firewall
4 57 (56.44%) TCP/IP
5 46 (45.54%) EIGRP
6 38 (37.62%) Network Security
7 37 (36.63%) DNS
8 33 (32.67%) VPN
9 31 (30.69%) SSL
10 30 (29.70%) IPv6
10 30 (29.70%) VoIP
11 27 (26.73%) VLAN
12 26 (25.74%) SNMP
13 25 (24.75%) WAN
14 23 (22.77%) IPsec
15 20 (19.80%) IPv4
16 19 (18.81%) BIG-IP
17 18 (17.82%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (16.83%) Ethernet
19 14 (13.86%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Subversion
General
1 14 (13.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.98%) Marketing
3 1 (0.99%) Finance
3 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (57.43%) Network Engineer
2 26 (25.74%) Network Security Engineer
2 26 (25.74%) Security Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Technical Design Authority
4 9 (8.91%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Voice Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Network Architect
6 6 (5.94%) Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Consultant
7 5 (4.95%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.95%) Network Team Leader
7 5 (4.95%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Network Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Support
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) Web Services
2 2 (1.98%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (0.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.98%) FMCG
4 1 (0.99%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) Linux
2 5 (4.95%) UNIX
3 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.98%) Debian
3 2 (1.98%) OpenBSD
3 2 (1.98%) CentOS
4 1 (0.99%) Windows
4 1 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.77%) Problem Management
2 22 (21.78%) Network Management
3 18 (17.82%) Project Management
4 14 (13.86%) Mentoring
5 11 (10.89%) Migration
6 9 (8.91%) Load Balancing
6 9 (8.91%) ITIL
7 8 (7.92%) Line Management
8 7 (6.93%) Change Management
9 4 (3.96%) Stress Testing
9 4 (3.96%) SIEM
10 3 (2.97%) Network Architecture
11 2 (1.98%) Network Design
11 2 (1.98%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (1.98%) Product Management
11 2 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (0.99%) Change Control
12 1 (0.99%) Kalman Filter
12 1 (0.99%) Technical Architecture
12 1 (0.99%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.94%) Perl
1 6 (5.94%) Python
2 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.98%) PHP
3 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (63.37%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (61.39%) CCNP
3 14 (13.86%) CCNA
4 13 (12.87%) CCIE
5 10 (9.90%) CCSP
6 9 (8.91%) CCIP
7 7 (6.93%) CCDP
8 5 (4.95%) JNCIS
9 4 (3.96%) JNCIA
9 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.97%) VCP4
11 2 (1.98%) CCSE
11 2 (1.98%) CCSA
11 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.98%) Degree
12 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.99%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) ProxySG
1 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.99%) Kamailio
2 1 (0.99%) OpenSIPS
2 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.99%) OPNET
Vendors
1 92 (91.09%) Cisco
2 54 (53.47%) Juniper
3 37 (36.63%) F5
4 10 (9.90%) Huawei
5 8 (7.92%) NetScout
6 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.94%) VMware
7 6 (5.94%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.96%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.96%) BMC
8 4 (3.96%) HP
8 4 (3.96%) SevOne
9 3 (2.97%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.98%) Nokia
10 2 (1.98%) Dell
10 2 (1.98%) Nortel
10 2 (1.98%) Foundry
10 2 (1.98%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.99%) Aruba
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