Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 354 379
Rank change year-on-year -21 +25 -11
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1395 1556 1745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.87% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 5.10% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1177 1342 1479
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +8.42%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £34,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 26420 30519 34731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.75% 17.03% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21527 25185 28886
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in England

BGP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP in England.

Salary trend for BGP in England

BGP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -32 642 £60,000 +14.29% 26
South East -54 298 £50,000 +5.26% 7
North of England +65 203 £45,000 +18.42% 16
East of England +42 131 £57,500 +27.78% 2
North West +11 118 £45,000 +19.21% 11
Midlands +23 90 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Yorkshire +74 85 £44,000 +4.76% 5
West Midlands +8 69 £47,500 +5.56% 5
South West +12 47 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +43 18 £58,000 +65.71%
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for BGP.

1 1183 (84.80%) Cisco
2 1117 (80.07%) OSPF
3 928 (66.52%) Firewall
4 914 (65.52%) Cisco Certification
5 762 (54.62%) MPLS
6 751 (53.84%) CCNP
7 668 (47.89%) VPN
8 658 (47.17%) WAN
9 567 (40.65%) Juniper
10 546 (39.14%) LAN
11 497 (35.63%) EIGRP
12 445 (31.90%) IPsec
13 436 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
14 418 (29.96%) Data Centre
15 405 (29.03%) DNS
16 391 (28.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 364 (26.09%) Network Security
18 332 (23.80%) Cisco IOS
19 330 (23.66%) TCP/IP
20 329 (23.58%) F5
21 321 (23.01%) Wireless
22 317 (22.72%) Palo Alto
23 309 (22.15%) VLAN
24 306 (21.94%) CheckPoint
25 299 (21.43%) Finance
26 291 (20.86%) CCNA
27 290 (20.79%) Linux
28 284 (20.36%) CCIE
29 273 (19.57%) Network Design
30 248 (17.78%) Load Balancing

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 88 (6.31%) CMS
2 43 (3.08%) Skype for Business
3 20 (1.43%) Apache
4 14 (1.00%) nginx
5 9 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.65%) SAS
6 8 (0.57%) IIS
7 7 (0.50%) Confluence
7 7 (0.50%) uWSGI
8 6 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.22%) JBoss
11 1 (0.072%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 137 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.37%) Office 365
4 26 (1.86%) SaaS
5 22 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 18 (1.29%) IaaS
7 13 (0.93%) Akamai
7 13 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.79%) PaaS
9 9 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.29%) GitHub
11 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.072%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1117 (80.07%) OSPF
2 928 (66.52%) Firewall
3 762 (54.62%) MPLS
4 668 (47.89%) VPN
5 658 (47.17%) WAN
6 546 (39.14%) LAN
7 497 (35.63%) EIGRP
8 445 (31.90%) IPsec
9 436 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
10 405 (29.03%) DNS
11 391 (28.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 364 (26.09%) Network Security
13 332 (23.80%) Cisco IOS
14 330 (23.66%) TCP/IP
15 321 (23.01%) Wireless
16 309 (22.15%) VLAN
17 241 (17.28%) VoIP
18 231 (16.56%) DHCP
19 211 (15.13%) SSL
20 189 (13.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.29%) MySQL
2 11 (0.79%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (0.50%) MariaDB
5 4 (0.29%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.072%) Big Data
8 1 (0.072%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (2.58%) Git (software)
1 36 (2.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.15%) Subversion
3 10 (0.72%) JIRA
4 5 (0.36%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.29%) Ant
5 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.29%) GitLab
5 4 (0.29%) Maven
5 4 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 299 (21.43%) Finance
2 161 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 127 (9.10%) Banking
4 29 (2.08%) Military
5 27 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 26 (1.86%) Retail
7 20 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.22%) Advertising
8 17 (1.22%) Back Office
8 17 (1.22%) Law
9 15 (1.08%) Legal
9 15 (1.08%) Marketing
10 13 (0.93%) Billing
11 11 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.65%) Games
13 8 (0.57%) French Language
13 8 (0.57%) German Language
13 8 (0.57%) Italian Language
14 7 (0.50%) Electronics
15 1 (0.072%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 853 (61.15%) Network Engineer
2 321 (23.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 222 (15.91%) Cisco Engineer
4 196 (14.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 107 (7.67%) Architect
6 96 (6.88%) Security Engineer
7 92 (6.59%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 90 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 82 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
10 76 (5.45%) Juniper Engineer
11 72 (5.16%) Network Support
12 70 (5.02%) Support Engineer
13 66 (4.73%) Network Support Engineer
14 64 (4.59%) Network Architect
15 60 (4.30%) Administrator
16 58 (4.16%) Consultant
17 51 (3.66%) Operations Engineer
18 50 (3.58%) IP Engineer
18 50 (3.58%) Team Leader
19 46 (3.30%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (6.38%) XMPP
2 55 (3.94%) 802.1X
3 38 (2.72%) HTML
4 34 (2.44%) XML
5 18 (1.29%) POSIX
5 18 (1.29%) Web Services
6 13 (0.93%) CSS
7 12 (0.86%) JSON
8 11 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
8 11 (0.79%) REST
9 8 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (0.50%) Django
10 7 (0.50%) FreeSWITCH
10 7 (0.50%) PHP-FPM
10 7 (0.50%) WSGI
11 6 (0.43%) LAMP
12 5 (0.36%) RFC 2547
12 5 (0.36%) WAP
13 3 (0.22%) Java SE
14 2 (0.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 418 (29.96%) Data Centre
2 102 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 84 (6.02%) Clustering
5 49 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 45 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
7 33 (2.37%) Eurex
7 33 (2.37%) Virtual Team
8 32 (2.29%) PKI
9 30 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 25 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
10 25 (1.79%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.43%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.29%) Fintech
12 18 (1.29%) Replication
13 15 (1.08%) FlexPod
14 14 (1.00%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.86%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.79%) DataPower
16 11 (0.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 290 (20.79%) Linux
2 172 (12.33%) Windows
3 91 (6.52%) Unix
4 58 (4.16%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.37%) CentOS
6 28 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.79%) Debian
8 24 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.72%) Ubuntu
9 22 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (1.36%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.93%) SUSE
13 12 (0.86%) Solaris
14 11 (0.79%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.50%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.43%) AIX
16 6 (0.43%) CoreOS
16 6 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (19.57%) Network Design
2 248 (17.78%) Load Balancing
3 180 (12.90%) ITIL
4 157 (11.25%) Network Monitoring
5 153 (10.97%) Network Management
6 107 (7.67%) Mentoring
7 96 (6.88%) Change Management
8 91 (6.52%) High Availability
9 90 (6.45%) Presales
10 76 (5.45%) Incident Management
10 76 (5.45%) Migration
10 76 (5.45%) Project Management
11 71 (5.09%) Service Management
12 65 (4.66%) Kalman Filter
12 65 (4.66%) Line Management
13 62 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
14 61 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
15 58 (4.16%) E-Commerce
16 57 (4.09%) Service Delivery
17 56 (4.01%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 180 (12.90%) Python
2 95 (6.81%) Perl
3 94 (6.74%) Bash Shell
4 54 (3.87%) Ruby
5 41 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 28 (2.01%) SQL
7 26 (1.86%) Java
8 24 (1.72%) C
9 14 (1.00%) PHP
10 11 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.57%) C++
11 8 (0.57%) Groovy
11 8 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.57%) Tcl
12 7 (0.50%) Go
13 4 (0.29%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.29%) C-shell
13 4 (0.29%) Korn
13 4 (0.29%) Scala
14 1 (0.072%) C#
Qualifications
1 914 (65.52%) Cisco Certification
2 751 (53.84%) CCNP
3 291 (20.86%) CCNA
4 284 (20.36%) CCIE
5 190 (13.62%) Degree
6 125 (8.96%) JNCIP
7 102 (7.31%) Security Cleared
8 95 (6.81%) SC Cleared
9 77 (5.52%) JNCIS
10 73 (5.23%) CCDP
11 66 (4.73%) CCVP
12 55 (3.94%) CCSE
13 51 (3.66%) DV Cleared
14 49 (3.51%) CCSA
15 46 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
16 44 (3.15%) CCIP
17 38 (2.72%) JNCIA
18 32 (2.29%) Check Point Certification
19 30 (2.15%) CCNP Voice
20 28 (2.01%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.45%) SLA
2 42 (3.01%) PCI DSS
3 31 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.01%) PMO
5 25 (1.79%) QA
6 14 (1.00%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.36%) COBIT
9 3 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.22%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.072%) GCP
10 1 (0.072%) GDPR
System Software
1 154 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (6.31%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (2.94%) iptables
5 29 (2.08%) VMware NSX
6 28 (2.01%) NFS
7 25 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 17 (1.22%) Docker
9 16 (1.15%) KVM
9 16 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.15%) vSphere
10 9 (0.65%) Firmware
10 9 (0.65%) Postfix
10 9 (0.65%) XenServer
11 8 (0.57%) XenApp
12 7 (0.50%) BIND 9
12 7 (0.50%) Kamailio
13 6 (0.43%) LXC
14 5 (0.36%) Snort
15 4 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 96 (6.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 96 (6.88%) Nagios
2 68 (4.87%) Cisco UCCX
3 62 (4.44%) FortiGate
4 61 (4.37%) Cisco UCCE
5 58 (4.16%) Cacti
6 50 (3.58%) Cisco Prime
7 48 (3.44%) Puppet
8 43 (3.08%) SolarWinds Orion
9 32 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
10 29 (2.08%) Opsview
11 27 (1.94%) Ansible
12 24 (1.72%) Cisco LMS
13 22 (1.58%) Terraform
14 15 (1.08%) Kubernetes
14 15 (1.08%) SCOM
15 14 (1.00%) OpenNMS
16 13 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
17 11 (0.79%) RANCID
18 10 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1183 (84.80%) Cisco
2 567 (40.65%) Juniper
3 329 (23.58%) F5
4 317 (22.72%) Palo Alto
5 306 (21.94%) CheckPoint
6 217 (15.56%) VMware
7 156 (11.18%) Microsoft
8 143 (10.25%) SolarWinds
9 119 (8.53%) Citrix
10 96 (6.88%) Fortinet
11 95 (6.81%) Riverbed
12 86 (6.16%) Arista
13 76 (5.45%) HP
14 66 (4.73%) Brocade
15 58 (4.16%) Aruba
16 53 (3.80%) Red Hat
17 40 (2.87%) Meraki
18 33 (2.37%) Blue Coat
19 31 (2.22%) Dell
20 27 (1.94%) NICE Systems