The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 83 90 113
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +23
Permanent jobs citing BGP 58 52 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.44% 2.26% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.70% 7.30% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 45 41 19
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +4.65%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
753 712 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.69% 31.00% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 403 539 429
Average salary £47,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
BGP
Berkshire

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 30 July 2014.

BGP Salary Histogram in Reading

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 146 (97.33%) Cisco
2 145 (96.67%) OSPF
3 133 (88.67%) Firewall
4 110 (73.33%) MPLS
5 90 (60.00%) Network Management
6 88 (58.67%) SNMP
7 80 (53.33%) DNS
8 74 (49.33%) Juniper
9 73 (48.67%) Internet
9 73 (48.67%) VoIP
10 68 (45.33%) Telecoms
11 60 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 52 (34.67%) F5
13 51 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
14 48 (32.00%) Broadband
14 48 (32.00%) Smartphone
15 45 (30.00%) Retail
15 45 (30.00%) Billing
16 44 (29.33%) Load Balancing
17 43 (28.67%) TCP/IP
18 42 (28.00%) CheckPoint
19 41 (27.33%) WAN
20 37 (24.67%) Capacity Management
21 36 (24.00%) CCNP
22 33 (22.00%) EIGRP
23 32 (21.33%) SMTP
24 31 (20.67%) IGRP
25 30 (20.00%) LAN
25 30 (20.00%) SSL
26 29 (19.33%) VPN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 20 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.67%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (96.67%) OSPF
2 133 (88.67%) Firewall
3 110 (73.33%) MPLS
4 88 (58.67%) SNMP
5 80 (53.33%) DNS
6 73 (48.67%) Internet
6 73 (48.67%) VoIP
7 60 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 48 (32.00%) Broadband
9 43 (28.67%) TCP/IP
10 41 (27.33%) WAN
11 33 (22.00%) EIGRP
12 32 (21.33%) SMTP
13 31 (20.67%) IGRP
14 30 (20.00%) LAN
14 30 (20.00%) SSL
15 29 (19.33%) VPN
16 28 (18.67%) TACACS
17 27 (18.00%) IPsec
18 24 (16.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.33%) MySQL
2 8 (5.33%) SQL Server
General
1 68 (45.33%) Telecoms
2 45 (30.00%) Retail
2 45 (30.00%) Billing
3 21 (14.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 46 (30.67%) Design Engineer
1 46 (30.67%) Senior Design Engineer
2 44 (29.33%) IP Engineer
2 44 (29.33%) Senior IP Engineer
3 39 (26.00%) Network Engineer
4 34 (22.67%) Security Engineer
5 25 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
6 19 (12.67%) Technical Design Authority
7 15 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 12 (8.00%) NOC Engineer
9 11 (7.33%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (7.33%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (7.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (6.00%) Network Consultant
10 9 (6.00%) Consultant
10 9 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) Security Consultant
11 7 (4.67%) Network Security Consultant
12 6 (4.00%) Team Leader
13 3 (2.00%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.33%) SOAP
2 4 (2.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 48 (32.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (1.33%) SecurID
2 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.00%) UNIX
2 13 (8.67%) Linux
3 11 (7.33%) CentOS
4 2 (1.33%) Windows
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (60.00%) Network Management
2 44 (29.33%) Load Balancing
3 37 (24.67%) Capacity Management
4 23 (15.33%) Network Design
5 18 (12.00%) Validation
6 10 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (6.67%) Demand Forecasting
7 9 (6.00%) Change Management
7 9 (6.00%) ITIL
8 8 (5.33%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.00%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.67%) Release Management
11 3 (2.00%) Performance Management
11 3 (2.00%) Change Control
12 2 (1.33%) eTOM
12 2 (1.33%) Network Planning
12 2 (1.33%) Data Security
12 2 (1.33%) Project Management
12 2 (1.33%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (1.33%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.00%) Perl
2 11 (7.33%) Bash Shell
3 8 (5.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.00%) Python
5 3 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (24.00%) CCNP
3 13 (8.67%) CCIE
3 13 (8.67%) CCNA
4 8 (5.33%) RHCE
5 6 (4.00%) CCSP
6 5 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.33%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.67%) CCIP
7 4 (2.67%) Degree
8 3 (2.00%) CCDP
9 2 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.33%) CISSP
9 2 (1.33%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.67%) CCSA
10 1 (0.67%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.67%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.67%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 20 (13.33%) HP NNM
1 20 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.33%) Puppet
3 3 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.33%) Nagios
4 2 (1.33%) SmokePing
4 2 (1.33%) Cacti
5 1 (0.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 146 (97.33%) Cisco
2 74 (49.33%) Juniper
3 52 (34.67%) F5
4 42 (28.00%) CheckPoint
5 28 (18.67%) Huawei
6 20 (13.33%) HP
7 11 (7.33%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.67%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.33%) NetScout
10 2 (1.33%) Nortel
10 2 (1.33%) AlgoSec
10 2 (1.33%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.33%) Tufin
11 1 (0.67%) Foundry
11 1 (0.67%) Citrix
11 1 (0.67%) Blue Coat