The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 80 74 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Permanent jobs citing BGP 16 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.37% 1.32% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.23% 6.25% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 1
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +56.25%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
BGP
Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
257 192 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 21.97% 21.17% 20.15%
Number of salaries quoted 218 172 170
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,478
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,550 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

BGP
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

BGP Salary Trend in South Wales

BGP
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

BGP Salary Histogram in South Wales

BGP
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Torfaen - 8 £59,000 -
Cardiff -12 4 £38,500 -23.00%
Caerphilly - 3 - -
Bridgend +8 1 £39,000 +34.48%
BGP
Wales

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 19 (82.61%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (73.91%) OSPF
4 16 (69.57%) CCNP
5 15 (65.22%) MPLS
6 14 (60.87%) Firewall
7 13 (56.52%) WAN
8 12 (52.17%) LAN
8 12 (52.17%) F5
9 11 (47.83%) Linux
9 11 (47.83%) IPv6
10 10 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (39.13%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (39.13%) Network Design
12 8 (34.78%) VPLS
12 8 (34.78%) CCIE
12 8 (34.78%) IPv4
12 8 (34.78%) Advertising
12 8 (34.78%) Juniper
12 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
13 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
13 7 (30.43%) VPN
13 7 (30.43%) RIP
13 7 (30.43%) Windows
13 7 (30.43%) Network Architecture
14 6 (26.09%) PaaS
14 6 (26.09%) Big Data
14 6 (26.09%) Mobile Marketing
14 6 (26.09%) Low Latency
14 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) OSPF
2 15 (65.22%) MPLS
3 14 (60.87%) Firewall
4 13 (56.52%) WAN
5 12 (52.17%) LAN
6 11 (47.83%) IPv6
7 10 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (39.13%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (34.78%) VPLS
9 8 (34.78%) IPv4
10 7 (30.43%) RIP
10 7 (30.43%) VPN
11 6 (26.09%) SAN
11 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
12 5 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (17.39%) IPsec
13 4 (17.39%) NAS
14 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Data Mining
1 6 (26.09%) Big Data
General
1 8 (34.78%) Advertising
2 6 (26.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Network Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Escalation Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Architect
3 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (21.74%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Network Design
2 7 (30.43%) Network Architecture
3 6 (26.09%) Mobile Marketing
3 6 (26.09%) Low Latency
3 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
3 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Network Management
5 3 (13.04%) Product Management
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 19 (82.61%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (69.57%) CCNP
3 8 (34.78%) CCIE
4 6 (26.09%) JNCIS
5 5 (21.74%) CCSE
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) CCDA
7 1 (4.35%) CCDP
7 1 (4.35%) CCIP
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Firmware
3 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) F5
3 8 (34.78%) Juniper
3 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (26.09%) IBM
6 5 (21.74%) McAfee
6 5 (21.74%) Websense
6 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
6 5 (21.74%) SonicWALL
6 5 (21.74%) Lumension
6 5 (21.74%) Aruba
7 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
7 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) EMC
7 3 (13.04%) Citrix
8 2 (8.70%) Dell
8 2 (8.70%) Brocade
8 2 (8.70%) Nokia
9 1 (4.35%) NetApp