Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK > England
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 463 350 381
Rank change year-on-year -113 +31 +146
Permanent jobs citing BGP 434 808 1,148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.88% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.25% 5.84% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 354 685 813
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,350 £32,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,500 £79,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 10,201 13,834 21,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.03% 15.12% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7,728 11,124 16,404
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +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 11 May 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 11 May 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 -99 181 £60,000 - 24
South East -55 89 £52,500 +0.48% 12
North of England -10 79 £45,000 - 21
North West +26 37 £52,000 +0.97% 12
Yorkshire -24 33 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Midlands -11 31 £53,750 -2.27% 10
South West -30 31 £49,000 -2.00% 9
East of England +30 28 £62,500 +31.58% 1
West Midlands -4 22 £65,000 +17.21% 5
North East -3 9 £40,000 +14.29% 1
East Midlands -4 9 £39,567 -12.07% 5
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 342 (78.80%) Cisco
2 304 (70.05%) OSPF
3 292 (67.28%) Firewall
4 253 (58.29%) Cisco Certification
5 199 (45.85%) CCNP
6 183 (42.17%) MPLS
7 155 (35.71%) VPN
8 148 (34.10%) WAN
9 134 (30.88%) Juniper
10 127 (29.26%) Palo Alto
11 117 (26.96%) LAN
12 116 (26.73%) TCP/IP
13 113 (26.04%) Network Security
14 109 (25.12%) Data Centre
15 96 (22.12%) Wireless
16 92 (21.20%) CCNA
17 89 (20.51%) EIGRP
17 89 (20.51%) IPsec
18 88 (20.28%) VLAN
19 86 (19.82%) DNS
20 84 (19.35%) Network Design
21 82 (18.89%) Linux
22 81 (18.66%) Finance
23 80 (18.43%) Cisco ASA
24 74 (17.05%) Social Skills
25 73 (16.82%) Multicast
26 72 (16.59%) F5
27 71 (16.36%) Fortinet
27 71 (16.36%) SD-WAN
28 70 (16.13%) Ansible

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 22 (5.07%) nginx
2 20 (4.61%) IIS
3 18 (4.15%) Apache
3 18 (4.15%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.00%) ejabberd
5 11 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (2.30%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.61%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.92%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.92%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.29%) AWS
2 54 (12.44%) Azure
3 27 (6.22%) AWS Direct Connect
4 26 (5.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 21 (4.84%) Microsoft 365
6 16 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.76%) IaaS
8 11 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 8 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.84%) SaaS
11 7 (1.61%) OneDrive
12 6 (1.38%) GCP
13 4 (0.92%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.92%) PaaS
13 4 (0.92%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.92%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.92%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.92%) Route 53
13 4 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 304 (70.05%) OSPF
2 292 (67.28%) Firewall
3 183 (42.17%) MPLS
4 155 (35.71%) VPN
5 148 (34.10%) WAN
6 117 (26.96%) LAN
7 116 (26.73%) TCP/IP
8 113 (26.04%) Network Security
9 96 (22.12%) Wireless
10 89 (20.51%) EIGRP
10 89 (20.51%) IPsec
11 88 (20.28%) VLAN
12 86 (19.82%) DNS
13 80 (18.43%) Cisco ASA
14 73 (16.82%) Multicast
15 71 (16.36%) SD-WAN
16 69 (15.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 53 (12.21%) Internet
18 51 (11.75%) HSRP
19 50 (11.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.23%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 17 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (18.66%) Finance
2 74 (17.05%) Social Skills
3 65 (14.98%) Telecoms
4 45 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (5.30%) Organisational Skills
6 20 (4.61%) Marketing
7 18 (4.15%) Banking
7 18 (4.15%) Public Sector
8 15 (3.46%) Games
9 12 (2.76%) Electronics
10 9 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.61%) Law
11 7 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.15%) Back Office
13 5 (1.15%) Legal
14 4 (0.92%) Automotive
14 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.92%) Publishing
15 3 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 284 (65.44%) Network Engineer
2 96 (22.12%) Senior Network Engineer
3 36 (8.29%) IP Engineer
4 31 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 30 (6.91%) Juniper Engineer
6 28 (6.45%) IP Network Engineer
7 26 (5.99%) Core Network Engineer
8 22 (5.07%) Architect
8 22 (5.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 21 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (3.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 15 (3.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (3.23%) Analyst
13 14 (3.23%) Network Systems Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) AWS Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) Design Engineer
14 13 (3.00%) Network Manager
15 12 (2.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 16 (3.69%) XMPP
3 7 (1.61%) gRPC
3 7 (1.61%) libvirt
3 7 (1.61%) REST
4 5 (1.15%) JSON
5 4 (0.92%) LDAP
6 3 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.69%) YAML
7 2 (0.46%) ISPF
7 2 (0.46%) Jinja
7 2 (0.46%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.46%) Web Services
8 1 (0.23%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 109 (25.12%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.76%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.38%) Fibre Optics
5 6 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 4 (0.92%) Clustering
7 4 (0.92%) IPTV
7 4 (0.92%) NHS
7 4 (0.92%) Podcast
7 4 (0.92%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.92%) Replication
8 3 (0.69%) ASIC
9 2 (0.46%) Blog
9 2 (0.46%) CESG
9 2 (0.46%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.46%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.46%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 82 (18.89%) Linux
2 62 (14.29%) Windows
3 25 (5.76%) Windows Server
4 22 (5.07%) Debian
5 18 (4.15%) Ubuntu
6 16 (3.69%) Unix
7 11 (2.53%) CentOS
8 9 (2.07%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.07%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.15%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.46%) SUSE
12 1 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.23%) Fedora
12 1 (0.23%) Solaris
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.35%) Network Design
2 58 (13.36%) ITIL
3 53 (12.21%) Load Balancing
4 51 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (7.83%) Network Monitoring
6 33 (7.60%) Network Management
7 30 (6.91%) Computer Science
7 30 (6.91%) High Availability
7 30 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 29 (6.68%) Mentoring
9 28 (6.45%) Presales
10 27 (6.22%) Network Virtualisation
11 26 (5.99%) Capacity Planning
11 26 (5.99%) Change Management
12 25 (5.76%) Architectural Design
12 25 (5.76%) DevOps
13 23 (5.30%) Open Source
14 22 (5.07%) Configuration Management
14 22 (5.07%) Problem Management
14 22 (5.07%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.67%) Python
2 29 (6.68%) C
3 23 (5.30%) PHP
4 20 (4.61%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.92%) Perl
6 7 (1.61%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.38%) Java
8 5 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.15%) SQL
9 3 (0.69%) Go
10 1 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 253 (58.29%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (45.85%) CCNP
3 92 (21.20%) CCNA
4 56 (12.90%) CCIE
5 46 (10.60%) Security Cleared
6 42 (9.68%) JNCIP
7 41 (9.45%) Degree
8 37 (8.53%) SC Cleared
9 22 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (4.84%) JNCIA
11 13 (3.00%) CCDP
11 13 (3.00%) JNCIS
12 9 (2.07%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.84%) CISSP
14 7 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 5 (1.15%) HND
16 5 (1.15%) JNCIE
16 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
17 4 (0.92%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.46%) SLA
2 10 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.15%) PMO
4 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.92%) NIST
5 3 (0.69%) GRC
5 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.69%) QA
6 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (6.91%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.99%) iptables
4 25 (5.76%) KVM
5 22 (5.07%) VMware NSX
6 18 (4.15%) QEMU
7 13 (3.00%) Kamailio
7 13 (3.00%) Postfix
8 10 (2.30%) Docker
8 10 (2.30%) Firmware
8 10 (2.30%) Hyper-V
9 8 (1.84%) FreeRADIUS
10 6 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.69%) vSphere
14 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.23%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 70 (16.13%) Ansible
2 31 (7.14%) ZABBIX
3 30 (6.91%) Puppet
4 20 (4.61%) FortiGate
5 18 (4.15%) Galera Cluster
5 18 (4.15%) HAProxy
6 17 (3.92%) Nagios
7 14 (3.23%) Kubernetes
8 12 (2.76%) Nmap
9 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.84%) Grafana
10 8 (1.84%) Icinga
10 8 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.84%) Terraform
11 7 (1.61%) Cacti
11 7 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (1.61%) SCCM
12 6 (1.38%) SmoothWall
13 4 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.92%) Suricata
Vendors
1 342 (78.80%) Cisco
2 134 (30.88%) Juniper
3 127 (29.26%) Palo Alto
4 72 (16.59%) F5
5 71 (16.36%) Fortinet
6 69 (15.90%) CheckPoint
7 68 (15.67%) Microsoft
8 44 (10.14%) Meraki
9 42 (9.68%) VMware
10 39 (8.99%) HP
11 37 (8.53%) SolarWinds
12 26 (5.99%) Mitel
13 20 (4.61%) Aruba
14 19 (4.38%) SonicWALL
15 18 (4.15%) GENBAND
15 18 (4.15%) Percona
15 18 (4.15%) Tufin
16 16 (3.69%) Nokia
17 15 (3.46%) Riverbed
18 14 (3.23%) Splunk