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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol-4 (BGP4)
Rank 876 885 854
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Permanent jobs citing BGP-4 5 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.026% 0.039% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 12
Average salary £47,500 - £48,750
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 - £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 - £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 - £42,500

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
19260 17864 21476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.96% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15487 13977 17553
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP-4 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

BGP-4 Salary Histogram in the UK

BGP-4
Top 7 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 27 February 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
England -8 5 £47,500 -
South East - 4 £57,500 -
Portsmouth - 3 £57,500 -
Hampshire - 3 £57,500 -
London +13 1 £37,500 -
Reading - 1 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £35,000 -

BGP-4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) WAN
2 12 (92.31%) LAN
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (69.23%) CCNP
4 9 (69.23%) RIP
5 8 (61.54%) Load Balancing
5 8 (61.54%) EIGRP
5 8 (61.54%) Multicast
6 7 (53.85%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (46.15%) Network Management
7 6 (46.15%) Change Control
7 6 (46.15%) MPLS
7 6 (46.15%) Juniper
7 6 (46.15%) Release Management
7 6 (46.15%) SaaS
7 6 (46.15%) IPTV
7 6 (46.15%) JNCIP
7 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
8 5 (38.46%) Firewall
8 5 (38.46%) OSPF
8 5 (38.46%) F5
9 4 (30.77%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (30.77%) ITIL
10 3 (23.08%) SLA
10 3 (23.08%) SS7
10 3 (23.08%) ADSL2+
11 2 (15.38%) CCIE
11 2 (15.38%) Computer Science

BGP-4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (92.31%) LAN
2 12 (92.31%) WAN
3 9 (69.23%) RIP
4 8 (61.54%) EIGRP
4 8 (61.54%) Multicast
5 6 (46.15%) MPLS
6 5 (38.46%) OSPF
6 5 (38.46%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (23.08%) SS7
8 3 (23.08%) ADSL2+
9 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (15.38%) VoIP
10 1 (7.69%) WLAN
10 1 (7.69%) SDH
10 1 (7.69%) SMTP
10 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
10 1 (7.69%) HTTP
10 1 (7.69%) BGP
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Designer
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (23.08%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) IPTV
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Load Balancing
2 7 (53.85%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (46.15%) Release Management
3 6 (46.15%) Network Management
3 6 (46.15%) Change Control
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) B2B
6 1 (7.69%) Network Design
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Facility Management
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) CCNP
3 6 (46.15%) JNCIP
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 2 (15.38%) CCDP
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Juniper
3 5 (38.46%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Brocade
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft