Period
to 1 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 425 368 395
Rank change year-on-year -57 +27 +79
Permanent jobs citing BGP 412 942 1,123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.83% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.60% 5.53% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 368 824 984
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.98% +0.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,500 £36,250 £32,325
90th Percentile £93,750 £76,025 £76,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,951 17,046 21,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.36% 15.11% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6,998 13,800 16,967
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in England

BGP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BGP in England.

Salary trend for BGP in England

BGP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing BGP in England over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Salary histogram for BGP in England

BGP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the England region over the 6 months to 1 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 178 £67,500 +12.50% 30
South East -39 84 £52,000 -5.45% 15
North of England +59 73 £42,500 0.00% 15
East of England +61 41 £47,500 - 6
Yorkshire +32 33 £43,750 -7.89% 5
North West +65 29 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Midlands +22 22 £52,500 +5.00% 4
West Midlands +13 18 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West +32 13 £41,000 -18.00% 8
North East +6 11 £40,000 +14.29% 1
East Midlands +19 4 £40,000 -11.11%
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 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 England region with a requirement for BGP.

1 309 (75.00%) OSPF
2 300 (72.82%) Cisco
3 270 (65.53%) Firewall
4 247 (59.95%) Cisco Certification
5 196 (47.57%) MPLS
6 184 (44.66%) CCNP
7 174 (42.23%) WAN
8 136 (33.01%) VPN
9 115 (27.91%) LAN
10 113 (27.43%) TCP/IP
10 113 (27.43%) Wireless
10 113 (27.43%) Palo Alto
11 107 (25.97%) Data Centre
12 106 (25.73%) Juniper
13 105 (25.49%) CCNA
14 104 (25.24%) Network Security
15 87 (21.12%) EIGRP
16 84 (20.39%) Linux
16 84 (20.39%) Python
17 80 (19.42%) Finance
17 80 (19.42%) F5
18 78 (18.93%) Cisco ASA
18 78 (18.93%) VLAN
19 77 (18.69%) DNS
20 76 (18.45%) IPsec
21 69 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
21 69 (16.75%) Multicast
22 67 (16.26%) CheckPoint
23 65 (15.78%) AWS
24 60 (14.56%) CCIE

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (2.91%) Skype for Business
2 10 (2.43%) IIS
3 7 (1.70%) Apache
3 7 (1.70%) ejabberd
3 7 (1.70%) nginx
3 7 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.70%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.97%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (4.37%) MS Visio
2 16 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Relativity
2 1 (0.24%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 65 (15.78%) AWS
2 52 (12.62%) Azure
3 31 (7.52%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (4.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (2.91%) Route 53
5 12 (2.91%) Slack
6 10 (2.43%) GCP
7 9 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.18%) IaaS
8 8 (1.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (1.70%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.70%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.97%) Power Automate
10 4 (0.97%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.97%) PowerApps
10 4 (0.97%) SaaS
11 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.49%) Cloud9 IDE
11 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 309 (75.00%) OSPF
2 270 (65.53%) Firewall
3 196 (47.57%) MPLS
4 174 (42.23%) WAN
5 136 (33.01%) VPN
6 115 (27.91%) LAN
7 113 (27.43%) TCP/IP
7 113 (27.43%) Wireless
8 104 (25.24%) Network Security
9 87 (21.12%) EIGRP
10 78 (18.93%) Cisco ASA
10 78 (18.93%) VLAN
11 77 (18.69%) DNS
12 76 (18.45%) IPsec
13 69 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 69 (16.75%) Multicast
14 47 (11.41%) VoIP
15 46 (11.17%) SNMP
16 45 (10.92%) DHCP
17 43 (10.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.73%) Big Data
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 17 (4.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 80 (19.42%) Finance
2 54 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.37%) Banking
4 12 (2.91%) Law
5 11 (2.67%) Marketing
6 10 (2.43%) Public Sector
7 7 (1.70%) Games
8 5 (1.21%) Back Office
8 5 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.97%) Electronics
9 4 (0.97%) Military
9 4 (0.97%) Publishing
10 3 (0.73%) Legal
11 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Retail
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 262 (63.59%) Network Engineer
2 105 (25.49%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (8.01%) Architect
4 28 (6.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (6.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 25 (6.07%) IP Engineer
6 24 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (5.83%) IP Network Engineer
7 23 (5.58%) Network Architect
8 21 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 19 (4.61%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.37%) Network Security Engineer
10 18 (4.37%) Security Engineer
11 16 (3.88%) Analyst
12 15 (3.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 14 (3.40%) Consultant
13 14 (3.40%) Juniper Engineer
14 13 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (3.16%) Team Leader
15 12 (2.91%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.85%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.70%) JSON
2 7 (1.70%) XMPP
3 5 (1.21%) YAML
4 4 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.73%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.73%) REST
6 2 (0.49%) gRPC
6 2 (0.49%) Jinja
6 2 (0.49%) libvirt
7 1 (0.24%) Express
7 1 (0.24%) LDAP
7 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 107 (25.97%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 8 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.46%) Clustering
6 6 (1.46%) Replication
7 5 (1.21%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.21%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.97%) Podcast
9 3 (0.73%) NHS
10 2 (0.49%) ASIC
10 2 (0.49%) Blog
10 2 (0.49%) CESG
10 2 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.49%) e-Health
10 2 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (20.39%) Linux
2 49 (11.89%) Windows
3 24 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.88%) Unix
5 12 (2.91%) Mac OS X
6 11 (2.67%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.18%) Debian
8 8 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.97%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.49%) SUSE
12 1 (0.24%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (14.08%) Network Design
2 56 (13.59%) ITIL
3 51 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (11.41%) Network Monitoring
5 39 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 39 (9.47%) Load Balancing
6 34 (8.25%) Low Latency
7 28 (6.80%) Mentoring
7 28 (6.80%) Network Architecture
8 27 (6.55%) Change Management
9 23 (5.58%) DevOps
10 22 (5.34%) Problem Management
11 20 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (4.85%) Presales
12 19 (4.61%) B2B
12 19 (4.61%) Service Delivery
13 18 (4.37%) Network Management
13 18 (4.37%) Network Virtualisation
14 16 (3.88%) Infrastructure Management
14 16 (3.88%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.39%) Python
2 15 (3.64%) C
2 15 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.40%) Perl
4 13 (3.16%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.91%) PHP
6 8 (1.94%) Java
7 6 (1.46%) SQL
8 5 (1.21%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.49%) C++
9 2 (0.49%) Go
9 2 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 247 (59.95%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (44.66%) CCNP
3 105 (25.49%) CCNA
4 60 (14.56%) CCIE
5 39 (9.47%) Security Cleared
6 30 (7.28%) SC Cleared
7 27 (6.55%) Degree
7 27 (6.55%) JNCIP
8 24 (5.83%) JNCIA
9 13 (3.16%) CCDP
9 13 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (2.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (2.67%) JNCIS
12 9 (2.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 7 (1.70%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.21%) CCSA
15 5 (1.21%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.21%) CISSP
15 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.85%) SLA
2 6 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.21%) NIST
4 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.73%) PMO
4 3 (0.73%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) GDPR
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.24%) NCSC
System Software
1 37 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.61%) VMware NSX
4 15 (3.64%) Firmware
5 12 (2.91%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.43%) Docker
6 10 (2.43%) KVM
7 7 (1.70%) iptables
7 7 (1.70%) Kamailio
7 7 (1.70%) Postfix
7 7 (1.70%) QEMU
8 6 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.73%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.49%) pfSense
11 2 (0.49%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.24%) NLBS
12 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (13.83%) Ansible
2 25 (6.07%) Puppet
3 24 (5.83%) Nagios
4 13 (3.16%) Terraform
5 12 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.67%) Cacti
6 11 (2.67%) HAProxy
6 11 (2.67%) ZABBIX
7 10 (2.43%) FortiGate
8 9 (2.18%) Grafana
8 9 (2.18%) Kubernetes
8 9 (2.18%) SCCM
9 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.70%) Galera Cluster
10 7 (1.70%) Nmap
11 6 (1.46%) SmoothWall
12 5 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
14 2 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 300 (72.82%) Cisco
2 113 (27.43%) Palo Alto
3 106 (25.73%) Juniper
4 80 (19.42%) F5
5 67 (16.26%) CheckPoint
6 57 (13.83%) Microsoft
7 51 (12.38%) Meraki
8 47 (11.41%) Fortinet
9 46 (11.17%) VMware
10 36 (8.74%) SolarWinds
11 25 (6.07%) HP
11 25 (6.07%) Riverbed
12 22 (5.34%) Splunk
13 16 (3.88%) Brocade
13 16 (3.88%) Tufin
14 15 (3.64%) Arista
14 15 (3.64%) Mitel
15 14 (3.40%) Aruba
16 12 (2.91%) Avaya
16 12 (2.91%) Ruckus Wireless