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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 147 154 146
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing BGP 13 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 2.70% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 9
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £39,250 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,850 £47,500 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
BGP
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
367 482 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.20% 12.91% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 235 301 223
Average salary £37,000 £38,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.26% -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £49,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

BGP
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

BGP Salary Trend in Scotland

BGP
Salary Histogram in Scotland

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

BGP Salary Histogram in Scotland

BGP
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
West Lothian - 7 £22,500 -
Glasgow - 3 £46,500 - 2
Edinburgh -3 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Aberdeen +5 1 £50,000 +25.00%
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) WAN
3 14 (66.67%) OSPF
4 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (57.14%) Firewall
5 11 (52.38%) MPLS
5 11 (52.38%) RIP
6 10 (47.62%) Juniper
6 10 (47.62%) VLAN
6 10 (47.62%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (42.86%) Degree
7 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
7 9 (42.86%) F5
8 8 (38.10%) Network Management
8 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
9 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
9 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (28.57%) NX-OS
10 6 (28.57%) Junos
10 6 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (28.57%) VPN
10 6 (28.57%) Oracle
10 6 (28.57%) LAN
10 6 (28.57%) IPsec
10 6 (28.57%) NetScreen
10 6 (28.57%) Wireshark
10 6 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (28.57%) BIG-IP
11 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
11 5 (23.81%) Wireless

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) WAN
2 14 (66.67%) OSPF
3 12 (57.14%) Firewall
4 11 (52.38%) MPLS
4 11 (52.38%) RIP
5 10 (47.62%) VLAN
5 10 (47.62%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
7 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (28.57%) Junos
8 6 (28.57%) Wireshark
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (28.57%) NetScreen
8 6 (28.57%) NX-OS
8 6 (28.57%) IPsec
8 6 (28.57%) BIG-IP
8 6 (28.57%) VPN
8 6 (28.57%) LAN
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Network Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Network Technician
3 4 (19.05%) Support Technician
3 4 (19.05%) Network Support
3 4 (19.05%) Network Support Technician
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) SecurID
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Network Management
2 4 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 5 (23.81%) CCNA
4 4 (19.05%) CCENT
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) WMI
1 4 (19.05%) WhatsUp Gold
1 4 (19.05%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.76%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) Juniper
3 9 (42.86%) F5
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (19.05%) Progress
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat