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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol-4 (BGP4)
Rank 932 933 931
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing BGP-4 3 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.017% 0.021% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £40,750 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary - £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +8.82%

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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 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 10 February 2016. 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 +19 3 £40,750 +8.66%
London +10 3 £40,750 +8.66%

BGP-4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) RIP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 2 (40.00%) Multicast
3 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) TRILL
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) X.21

BGP-4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) RIP
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Multicast
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) 802.11
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Junos
4 1 (20.00%) OpenFlow
4 1 (20.00%) SONET
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Facilities Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Brocade