The table below looks at the statistics for BGP-4 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP-4 over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol-4 (BGP4)
Rank 876 888 861
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Permanent jobs citing BGP-4 2 5 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.011% 0.028% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 16
Average salary £36,250 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.70% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £42,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -8.10%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP-4
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP-4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP-4
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK.

BGP-4 Salary Trend in the UK

BGP-4
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
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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
England -7 2 £36,250 -14.70%
London -3 1 £37,500 -
Reading - 1 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £35,000 -
South East - 1 £35,000 -

BGP-4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP-4 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-4.

1 10 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) RIP
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) EIGRP
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) Multicast
4 7 (70.00%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (70.00%) CCNP
5 6 (60.00%) Juniper
5 6 (60.00%) Change Control
5 6 (60.00%) Release Management
5 6 (60.00%) SaaS
5 6 (60.00%) Network Management
5 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (60.00%) JNCIP
5 6 (60.00%) IPTV
5 6 (60.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (50.00%) F5
7 3 (30.00%) Firewall
7 3 (30.00%) MPLS
8 2 (20.00%) OSPF
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (20.00%) VoIP
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (20.00%) HP
8 2 (20.00%) Degree

BGP-4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP-4 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-4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (90.00%) RIP
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) EIGRP
3 8 (80.00%) Multicast
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) IPsec
6 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (10.00%) Junos
6 1 (10.00%) WLAN
6 1 (10.00%) SDH
6 1 (10.00%) SMTP
6 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) IPTV
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (60.00%) Change Control
2 6 (60.00%) Release Management
2 6 (60.00%) Network Management
2 6 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Facility Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) JNCIP
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft