Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 185 257
Rank change year-on-year -9 +72 +13
Permanent jobs citing BGP 30 105 83
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 1.18% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 9.62% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 31 109 80
Median annual salary £90,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £80,000 £73,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +23.08% +8.33% +9.09%

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 432 1,091 1,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.26% 12.28% 12.64%
Number of salaries quoted 382 971 1,170
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £40,025 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%

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 7 March 2021.

Salary histogram for BGP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 March 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 25 (83.33%) OSPF
2 18 (60.00%) Cisco
3 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (53.33%) WAN
3 16 (53.33%) Palo Alto
4 15 (50.00%) Firewall
4 15 (50.00%) Finance
5 14 (46.67%) Python
6 13 (43.33%) Azure
6 13 (43.33%) AWS
6 13 (43.33%) Multicast
7 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 12 (40.00%) Linux
7 12 (40.00%) CCNP
7 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 11 (36.67%) MPLS
9 10 (33.33%) Wireless
9 10 (33.33%) Network Security
9 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (33.33%) Ansible
10 9 (30.00%) SolarWinds
10 9 (30.00%) CCIE
10 9 (30.00%) LAN
11 8 (26.67%) Low Latency
11 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (23.33%) Arista
12 7 (23.33%) Terraform
12 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
12 7 (23.33%) VLAN

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 4 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) AWS
1 13 (43.33%) Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (6.67%) SaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (3.33%) IaaS
4 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) OSPF
2 16 (53.33%) WAN
3 15 (50.00%) Firewall
4 13 (43.33%) Multicast
5 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (36.67%) MPLS
7 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (33.33%) Network Security
7 10 (33.33%) Wireless
8 9 (30.00%) LAN
9 7 (23.33%) VLAN
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (20.00%) VPN
10 6 (20.00%) VXLAN
10 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (13.33%) HSRP
11 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.33%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Network Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Head of IT
5 2 (6.67%) Head of IT Security
5 2 (6.67%) Head of Networks
5 2 (6.67%) Head of Security
5 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Engineering Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Core Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) JSON
2 4 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (13.33%) Regular Expression
2 4 (13.33%) YAML
3 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
4 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 8 (26.67%) Low Latency
2 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (16.67%) Change Management
3 5 (16.67%) DevOps
3 5 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 5 (16.67%) Network Design
3 5 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.33%) DNA
4 4 (13.33%) Microservices
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 4 (13.33%) People Management
4 4 (13.33%) Product Roadmap
4 4 (13.33%) Resource Management
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Python
2 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (40.00%) CCNP
3 9 (30.00%) CCIE
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (6.67%) CISM
5 2 (6.67%) CISSP
6 1 (3.33%) CCMSE
6 1 (3.33%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.67%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Ansible
2 7 (23.33%) Terraform
3 3 (10.00%) Cacti
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
4 2 (6.67%) HAProxy
4 2 (6.67%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM
4 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.33%) Nagios
5 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco
2 16 (53.33%) Palo Alto
3 9 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 7 (23.33%) Arista
4 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (23.33%) Fortinet
5 6 (20.00%) F5
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.33%) Riverbed
7 4 (13.33%) Splunk
8 3 (10.00%) Juniper
8 3 (10.00%) Meraki
9 2 (6.67%) ExtraHop
9 2 (6.67%) Radianz
9 2 (6.67%) VMware
10 1 (3.33%) Aruba
10 1 (3.33%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (3.33%) iManage
10 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
10 1 (3.33%) Nokia