Period
to

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 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 583 529 344
Rank change year-on-year -54 -185 -8
Permanent jobs citing BGP 712 450 640
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 3.69% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 520 377 535
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £49,188 £42,500 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £80,625 £67,500 £67,750
90th Percentile £106,250 £81,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +6.67%

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 19,842 12,197 10,986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.21% 12.86% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10,892 8,628 8,855
10th Percentile £28,030 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,888
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 July 2022.

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 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -57 387 £67,625 +12.71% 29
South East -21 179 £51,500 -1.44% 18
North of England -103 57 £50,000 - 19
South West -39 40 £57,500 -4.17% 4
Midlands -62 39 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Yorkshire -58 26 £60,000 +20.00% 11
West Midlands -61 24 £60,000 -11.11% 6
North West -94 16 £57,500 -4.17% 8
North East -11 15 £35,000 -12.50%
East Midlands -36 15 £50,000 +17.65%
East of England -107 12 £60,500 +0.83% 2
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 510 (71.63%) Cisco
2 471 (66.15%) OSPF
3 409 (57.44%) Cisco Certification
4 375 (52.67%) MPLS
5 367 (51.54%) Firewall
6 325 (45.65%) WAN
7 280 (39.33%) CCNP
8 245 (34.41%) LAN
9 229 (32.16%) VPN
10 189 (26.54%) DNS
10 189 (26.54%) Palo Alto
11 182 (25.56%) Wireless
12 179 (25.14%) TCP/IP
13 171 (24.02%) CCIE
14 165 (23.17%) Juniper
14 165 (23.17%) Data Centre
15 149 (20.93%) Python
16 144 (20.22%) CCNA
17 141 (19.80%) SD-WAN
18 138 (19.38%) Cisco Nexus
19 136 (19.10%) VMware
19 136 (19.10%) Social Skills
20 133 (18.68%) Network Design
21 132 (18.54%) Network Security
22 129 (18.12%) Azure
23 125 (17.56%) AWS
24 119 (16.71%) Multicast
25 117 (16.43%) F5
26 116 (16.29%) Finance
27 115 (16.15%) ITIL

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 17 (2.39%) Confluence
2 11 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.26%) Apache
4 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Blender
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) SAP GTS
2 5 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.56%) Fidessa
4 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 129 (18.12%) Azure
2 125 (17.56%) AWS
3 38 (5.34%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (1.69%) AWS Direct Connect
4 12 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (1.54%) SaaS
6 10 (1.40%) Azure Sentinel
6 10 (1.40%) GitHub
6 10 (1.40%) IaaS
7 7 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.84%) Apple Pay
8 6 (0.84%) GCP
8 6 (0.84%) PaaS
9 5 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (0.56%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.28%) Route 53
13 1 (0.14%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 471 (66.15%) OSPF
2 375 (52.67%) MPLS
3 367 (51.54%) Firewall
4 325 (45.65%) WAN
5 245 (34.41%) LAN
6 229 (32.16%) VPN
7 189 (26.54%) DNS
8 182 (25.56%) Wireless
9 179 (25.14%) TCP/IP
10 141 (19.80%) SD-WAN
11 138 (19.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 132 (18.54%) Network Security
13 119 (16.71%) Multicast
14 110 (15.45%) DHCP
15 108 (15.17%) Ethernet
16 107 (15.03%) Cisco ASA
17 102 (14.33%) IPsec
18 95 (13.34%) Cisco IOS
19 94 (13.20%) IPv6
20 90 (12.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.69%) MySQL
3 9 (1.26%) NoSQL
4 7 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.70%) MariaDB
5 5 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.56%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 31 (4.35%) JIRA
2 20 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (1.26%) Robot Framework
4 7 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.14%) GitLab
General
1 136 (19.10%) Social Skills
2 116 (16.29%) Finance
3 82 (11.52%) Telecoms
4 69 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (9.55%) Banking
6 45 (6.32%) Organisational Skills
7 40 (5.62%) Presentation Skills
8 17 (2.39%) Advertising
8 17 (2.39%) Public Sector
9 14 (1.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 14 (1.97%) Police
10 11 (1.54%) Documentation Skills
11 10 (1.40%) Aviation
12 9 (1.26%) Games
13 7 (0.98%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.98%) Publishing
14 5 (0.70%) German Language
15 4 (0.56%) Legal
15 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 450 (63.20%) Network Engineer
2 138 (19.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 63 (8.85%) Architect
4 49 (6.88%) Network Architect
5 46 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 45 (6.32%) Cisco Engineer
7 40 (5.62%) Juniper Engineer
8 34 (4.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 30 (4.21%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (4.07%) IP Engineer
10 29 (4.07%) Security Engineer
11 27 (3.79%) Lead Network Engineer
12 26 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
13 24 (3.37%) Principal Engineer
14 20 (2.81%) Implementation Engineer
14 20 (2.81%) IP Architect
15 19 (2.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 19 (2.67%) Network Manager
15 19 (2.67%) Network Specialist
15 19 (2.67%) Principal Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.65%) JSON
2 23 (3.23%) XML
3 21 (2.95%) 802.1X
4 14 (1.97%) .NET
4 14 (1.97%) Spine.js
5 13 (1.83%) REST
6 7 (0.98%) LDAP
7 4 (0.56%) LAMP
7 4 (0.56%) YAML
8 2 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.28%) Flask
9 1 (0.14%) Jinja
Miscellaneous
1 165 (23.17%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.62%) Public Cloud
3 38 (5.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 28 (3.93%) PKI
5 26 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.37%) Private Cloud
7 17 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.39%) User Experience
8 16 (2.25%) Virtual Team
9 15 (2.11%) Cyberattack
10 13 (1.83%) Digital Signage
10 13 (1.83%) IoT
11 11 (1.54%) Clustering
12 10 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.98%) CCTV
14 7 (0.98%) Renewable Energy
15 6 (0.84%) Online Banking
16 4 (0.56%) CMDB
16 4 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 111 (15.59%) Linux
2 52 (7.30%) Windows
3 30 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.53%) Unix
5 16 (2.25%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.40%) CentOS
9 8 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.70%) Solaris
10 5 (0.70%) SUSE
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.42%) CatOS
13 2 (0.28%) Debian
14 1 (0.14%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (18.68%) Network Design
2 115 (16.15%) ITIL
3 83 (11.66%) Agile
4 76 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (10.39%) Project Delivery
6 72 (10.11%) Load Balancing
7 68 (9.55%) Change Management
8 64 (8.99%) Network Virtualisation
9 59 (8.29%) Network Architecture
10 54 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 51 (7.16%) Network Management
12 47 (6.60%) Migration
12 47 (6.60%) Network Monitoring
13 44 (6.18%) Low Latency
14 40 (5.62%) Computer Science
14 40 (5.62%) Mentoring
15 38 (5.34%) DevOps
15 38 (5.34%) Infrastructure as Code
15 38 (5.34%) Service Delivery
16 37 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (20.93%) Python
2 33 (4.63%) PowerShell
3 26 (3.65%) SQL
4 23 (3.23%) Bash
4 23 (3.23%) Perl
5 14 (1.97%) C
6 12 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.98%) PHP
8 5 (0.70%) Java
9 3 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.28%) Go
10 2 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.14%) C#
11 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 409 (57.44%) Cisco Certification
2 280 (39.33%) CCNP
3 171 (24.02%) CCIE
4 144 (20.22%) CCNA
5 96 (13.48%) Degree
6 69 (9.69%) Security Cleared
7 46 (6.46%) SC Cleared
8 45 (6.32%) CCIE Service Provider
9 41 (5.76%) CCDP
10 36 (5.06%) JNCIA
11 34 (4.78%) JNCIP
12 22 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
13 19 (2.67%) DV Cleared
14 16 (2.25%) JNCIE
15 14 (1.97%) Chartered Engineer
15 14 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
16 12 (1.69%) SSCP
17 10 (1.40%) CCIP
17 10 (1.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.92%) SLA
2 13 (1.83%) GDPR
3 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.56%) PMO
4 3 (0.42%) NCSC
4 3 (0.42%) QA
5 2 (0.28%) MiFID
5 2 (0.28%) NIST
5 2 (0.28%) PSD2
5 2 (0.28%) RMADS
5 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 102 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (6.88%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.49%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.67%) VMware NSX
5 18 (2.53%) ProxySG
6 17 (2.39%) iptables
7 13 (1.83%) vSphere
8 12 (1.69%) Snort
9 8 (1.12%) Docker
10 7 (0.98%) Firmware
11 3 (0.42%) KVM
11 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.28%) Squid
13 1 (0.14%) NFS
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.14%) XenApp
13 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 89 (12.50%) Ansible
2 47 (6.60%) Terraform
3 38 (5.34%) Nagios
4 34 (4.78%) FortiGate
5 20 (2.81%) Kubernetes
5 20 (2.81%) vCenter Server
6 15 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
7 14 (1.97%) Icinga
8 13 (1.83%) Grafana
8 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.83%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.40%) Puppet
9 10 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (1.26%) WSUS
11 8 (1.12%) TrustSec
12 7 (0.98%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.84%) Stealthwatch
14 5 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 510 (71.63%) Cisco
2 189 (26.54%) Palo Alto
3 165 (23.17%) Juniper
4 136 (19.10%) VMware
5 117 (16.43%) F5
6 109 (15.31%) Fortinet
7 82 (11.52%) SolarWinds
8 66 (9.27%) CheckPoint
9 62 (8.71%) Meraki
10 55 (7.72%) Zscaler
11 54 (7.58%) Nokia
12 53 (7.44%) Microsoft
13 44 (6.18%) Aruba
14 33 (4.63%) Citrix
15 30 (4.21%) Arista
16 26 (3.65%) Blue Coat
17 24 (3.37%) Infoblox
18 20 (2.81%) Riverbed
19 17 (2.39%) Forcepoint
19 17 (2.39%) SAP