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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol-4 (BGP4)
Rank 888 885 872
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Permanent jobs citing BGP-4 4 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.020% 0.058% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 12
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+27.77% +5.88%

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
19539 18871 21833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.16% 16.86% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15564 14946 17583
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 March 2015 within the UK.

BGP-4 Salary Histogram 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 27 March 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 +4 4 £57,500 +27.77%
Portsmouth - 3 £57,500 -
Hampshire - 3 £57,500 -
South East - 3 £57,500 -
London +37 1 £37,500 -

BGP-4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
3 6 (75.00%) MPLS
4 5 (62.50%) OSPF
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
5 4 (50.00%) CCNP
5 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 4 (50.00%) RIP
5 4 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (37.50%) Multicast
6 3 (37.50%) ADSL2+
6 3 (37.50%) SLA
6 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 3 (37.50%) SS7
6 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (25.00%) Degree
7 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (25.00%) B2B
7 2 (25.00%) CCDP
7 2 (25.00%) HP
7 2 (25.00%) VoIP
7 2 (25.00%) CCIE
7 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (12.50%) Network Management
8 1 (12.50%) Junos

BGP-4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 6 (75.00%) MPLS
4 5 (62.50%) OSPF
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
5 4 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (50.00%) RIP
6 3 (37.50%) Multicast
6 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 3 (37.50%) SS7
6 3 (37.50%) ADSL2+
7 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (25.00%) VoIP
8 1 (12.50%) WLAN
8 1 (12.50%) SDH
8 1 (12.50%) SMTP
8 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 1 (12.50%) HTTP
8 1 (12.50%) SNMP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Designer
2 3 (37.50%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (37.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) B2B
3 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Facility Management
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) CCDP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Brocade
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft