The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 78 64 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Permanent jobs citing BGP 7 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.74% 1.33% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 6.56% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 3
Average salary £44,375 £32,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.53% -25.28%
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+7.77% +3.44%
BGP
Hampshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
215 183 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 22.70% 20.27% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 138 162 175
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

BGP
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

BGP Salary Trend in Southampton

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (94.44%) MPLS
3 14 (77.78%) OSPF
3 14 (77.78%) VPN
4 13 (72.22%) F5
5 10 (55.56%) Juniper
5 10 (55.56%) Firewall
5 10 (55.56%) VoIP
5 10 (55.56%) WAN
6 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
7 8 (44.44%) VLAN
7 8 (44.44%) Ethernet
7 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
8 7 (38.89%) WLAN
8 7 (38.89%) CCIE
8 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (38.89%) IPsec
9 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (33.33%) Network Security
10 5 (27.78%) CCNP
11 4 (22.22%) LAN
11 4 (22.22%) IPX
11 4 (22.22%) ITIL
11 4 (22.22%) LDAP
11 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (22.22%) SSL
11 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
11 4 (22.22%) TACACS
11 4 (22.22%) Network Planning

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) MPLS
2 14 (77.78%) OSPF
2 14 (77.78%) VPN
3 10 (55.56%) VoIP
3 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 10 (55.56%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) VLAN
4 8 (44.44%) Ethernet
4 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) WLAN
5 7 (38.89%) IPsec
6 6 (33.33%) Network Security
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (22.22%) HSRP
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (22.22%) SSH
7 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (22.22%) LDAP
7 4 (22.22%) IPX
7 4 (22.22%) LAN
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Network Designer
1 9 (50.00%) Designer
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Designer
2 5 (27.78%) Network Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Network Planning
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Budget Control
3 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CCIE
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCDP
3 3 (16.67%) CCDE
4 1 (5.56%) CCSE
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) F5
3 10 (55.56%) Juniper
4 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint