The first table below looks at the demand for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 63 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Permanent jobs citing BGP 12 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.02% 0.31% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.58% 1.30% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 5
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
215 77 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.20% 24.21% 34.58%
Number of salaries quoted 138 47 59
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,800 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
BGP
Hertfordshire

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

BGP
Salary Trend in Watford

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

BGP Salary Trend in Watford

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) OSPF
2 14 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (81.25%) F5
4 11 (68.75%) WAN
4 11 (68.75%) Firewall
5 10 (62.50%) MPLS
5 10 (62.50%) LAN
5 10 (62.50%) Juniper
5 10 (62.50%) CCIE
5 10 (62.50%) CCNP
5 10 (62.50%) EIGRP
5 10 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
6 9 (56.25%) Network Security
7 8 (50.00%) Riverbed
7 8 (50.00%) WAAS
8 7 (43.75%) IPsec
8 7 (43.75%) VPN
9 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
9 6 (37.50%) BIG-IP
9 6 (37.50%) VLAN
9 6 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (31.25%) Crossbeam
10 5 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
11 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (25.00%) Network Design

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) OSPF
2 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) MPLS
3 10 (62.50%) LAN
3 10 (62.50%) EIGRP
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (56.25%) Network Security
5 8 (50.00%) WAAS
6 7 (43.75%) IPsec
6 7 (43.75%) VPN
7 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (37.50%) BIG-IP
7 6 (37.50%) VLAN
7 6 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (25.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Network Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCIE
2 10 (62.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (12.50%) Cacti
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) F5
3 10 (62.50%) Juniper
4 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
5 8 (50.00%) Riverbed
6 5 (31.25%) Crossbeam
7 4 (25.00%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft