Period
to 19 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 6 months to 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 182 271
Rank change year-on-year -32 +89 -7
Permanent jobs citing BGP 19 70 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 1.13% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 8.83% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18 68 63
10th Percentile £48,875 £46,250 £46,500
25th Percentile £50,938 £62,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £81,250 £72,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.68% +21.25% +4.35%
75th Percentile £98,750 £83,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £85,000 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.45% +20.83% +4.35%

BGP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 482 793 1,317
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.22% 12.78% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 425 704 1,194
10th Percentile £40,625 £35,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,375 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BGP in the City of London.

Salary trend for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing BGP in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 June 2021.

Salary histogram for BGP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 June 2021, IT jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
1 15 (78.95%) OSPF
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) CCNP
5 8 (42.11%) Python
5 8 (42.11%) MPLS
5 8 (42.11%) Finance
6 7 (36.84%) Linux
6 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 7 (36.84%) VLAN
6 7 (36.84%) Multicast
6 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
6 7 (36.84%) Palo Alto
7 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
7 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
7 6 (31.58%) WAN
7 6 (31.58%) LAN
8 5 (26.32%) VRRP
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (26.32%) Azure
8 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
8 5 (26.32%) Network Security
8 5 (26.32%) Arista
8 5 (26.32%) Social Skills
8 5 (26.32%) 802.1X
8 5 (26.32%) Spanning Tree
8 5 (26.32%) Ansible
8 5 (26.32%) HSRP

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) ejabberd
3 1 (5.26%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Azure
2 3 (15.79%) AWS
3 2 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) OSPF
2 10 (52.63%) Firewall
3 8 (42.11%) MPLS
4 7 (36.84%) Multicast
4 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (36.84%) VLAN
5 6 (31.58%) LAN
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (26.32%) HSRP
6 5 (26.32%) Network Security
6 5 (26.32%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (26.32%) VPN
6 5 (26.32%) VRRP
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (21.05%) IPsec
7 4 (21.05%) VXLAN
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) Internet
8 3 (15.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.26%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Social Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
4 2 (10.53%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) Electronics
5 1 (5.26%) Games
5 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Network Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Head of IT
4 2 (10.53%) Head of IT Security
4 2 (10.53%) Head of Networks
4 2 (10.53%) Head of Security
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Core Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) 802.1X
2 2 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) Regular Expression
2 2 (10.53%) YAML
3 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.26%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Low Latency
2 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (15.79%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
3 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) Algorithmic Trading
4 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.53%) E-Discovery
4 2 (10.53%) ISMS
4 2 (10.53%) Logistics
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) CCNP
3 4 (21.05%) CCIE
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) CISM
5 2 (10.53%) CISSP
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) CCSA
6 1 (5.26%) CCSE
6 1 (5.26%) CCVP
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.26%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) iptables
2 1 (5.26%) Kamailio
2 1 (5.26%) KVM
2 1 (5.26%) Postfix
2 1 (5.26%) QEMU
2 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Cacti
3 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.26%) Galera Cluster
3 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Palo Alto
3 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
4 5 (26.32%) Arista
4 5 (26.32%) Fortinet
5 4 (21.05%) F5
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) Juniper
7 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
7 2 (10.53%) Splunk
8 1 (5.26%) GENBAND
8 1 (5.26%) HP
8 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.26%) Mitel
8 1 (5.26%) Nokia
8 1 (5.26%) Nortel
8 1 (5.26%) SAP
8 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
8 1 (5.26%) VMware