Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 315 433 368
Rank change year-on-year +118 -65 +1
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1,248 1,080 1,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.70% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.27% 4.71% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 771 918 1,270
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £34,000 £34,321 £34,172
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%

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 19,912 22,953 26,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.68% 14.96% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15,409 18,275 21,582
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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
North of England +191 422 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Yorkshire +193 361 £45,000 -10.00% 4
London -26 361 £60,000 +4.35% 61
South East +116 279 £47,500 +5.56% 48
Midlands +9 81 £52,500 -4.55% 18
East of England +65 76 £60,000 -7.69% 14
West Midlands +6 68 £52,500 -8.70% 11
North West +1 52 £47,500 +11.76% 13
South West -25 31 £47,500 +11.76% 7
East Midlands +29 13 £50,000 +17.65% 7
North East - 9 £51,734 - 3
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 1,073 (85.98%) Cisco
2 1,007 (80.69%) OSPF
3 996 (79.81%) Cisco Certification
4 901 (72.20%) CCNP
5 830 (66.51%) Firewall
6 804 (64.42%) MPLS
7 741 (59.38%) WAN
8 658 (52.72%) VPN
9 592 (47.44%) CCNA
10 513 (41.11%) Cisco ASA
11 498 (39.90%) IPsec
12 454 (36.38%) Network Security
13 434 (34.78%) Palo Alto
14 425 (34.05%) DNS
15 416 (33.33%) LAN
16 401 (32.13%) Cisco Nexus
17 399 (31.97%) Network Design
18 378 (30.29%) Fortinet
19 372 (29.81%) Linux
20 333 (26.68%) Network Management
21 329 (26.36%) Juniper
22 318 (25.48%) Python
23 316 (25.32%) Unix
24 311 (24.92%) FortiGate
25 308 (24.68%) RIP
26 303 (24.28%) Data Centre
27 296 (23.72%) Change Control
28 295 (23.64%) TCP/IP
29 286 (22.92%) Service Delivery
30 285 (22.84%) Management Information System

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 27 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 10 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (0.48%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.24%) Apache
4 3 (0.24%) Confluence
4 3 (0.24%) nginx
4 3 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 11 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.080%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.32%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 4 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (9.54%) AWS
2 98 (7.85%) Azure
3 33 (2.64%) Office 365
4 18 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.88%) PaaS
5 11 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (0.80%) IaaS
7 9 (0.72%) SaaS
8 6 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.32%) GCP
10 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.080%) Akamai
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,007 (80.69%) OSPF
2 830 (66.51%) Firewall
3 804 (64.42%) MPLS
4 741 (59.38%) WAN
5 658 (52.72%) VPN
6 513 (41.11%) Cisco ASA
7 498 (39.90%) IPsec
8 454 (36.38%) Network Security
9 425 (34.05%) DNS
10 416 (33.33%) LAN
11 401 (32.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 308 (24.68%) RIP
13 295 (23.64%) TCP/IP
14 273 (21.88%) NetScaler
15 263 (21.07%) SMTP
16 260 (20.83%) Broadband
17 254 (20.35%) Wireless
18 246 (19.71%) ADSL
19 192 (15.38%) Internet
20 191 (15.30%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.68%) MySQL
2 1 (0.080%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.20%) Subversion
4 5 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.32%) JIRA
6 3 (0.24%) GitLab
6 3 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 243 (19.47%) Telecoms
2 122 (9.78%) Finance
3 46 (3.69%) Public Sector
4 34 (2.72%) Banking
5 29 (2.32%) Retail
6 24 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.84%) Aerospace
8 19 (1.52%) French Language
9 15 (1.20%) German Language
9 15 (1.20%) Italian Language
10 11 (0.88%) Marketing
11 9 (0.72%) Local Government
12 8 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.56%) Back Office
14 6 (0.48%) Electronics
14 6 (0.48%) Military
15 5 (0.40%) Advertising
15 5 (0.40%) Law
16 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 862 (69.07%) Network Engineer
2 262 (20.99%) Security Engineer
3 252 (20.19%) Network Security Engineer
4 214 (17.15%) Cisco Engineer
5 204 (16.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 157 (12.58%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 151 (12.10%) Senior Network Engineer
8 62 (4.97%) Architect
8 62 (4.97%) Consultant
9 60 (4.81%) IP Engineer
10 57 (4.57%) Network Support
11 55 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 52 (4.17%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 51 (4.09%) Network Architect
14 50 (4.01%) Network Consultant
15 46 (3.69%) Support Engineer
16 41 (3.29%) Firewall Engineer
16 41 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 40 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
18 38 (3.04%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (6.41%) 802.1X
2 22 (1.76%) LDAP
3 14 (1.12%) LAMP
4 6 (0.48%) Web Services
5 3 (0.24%) JSON
6 2 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.080%) COM
7 1 (0.080%) HTML
7 1 (0.080%) SAML
7 1 (0.080%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 303 (24.28%) Data Centre
2 285 (22.84%) Management Information System
3 77 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 37 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.16%) Replication
7 19 (1.52%) Clustering
8 14 (1.12%) IPTV
8 14 (1.12%) MPEG
8 14 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
9 12 (0.96%) Driving Licence
9 12 (0.96%) PKI
10 11 (0.88%) User Experience
11 10 (0.80%) CCTV
12 8 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
13 7 (0.56%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.48%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 372 (29.81%) Linux
2 316 (25.32%) Unix
3 138 (11.06%) Windows
4 61 (4.89%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.32%) CentOS
6 24 (1.92%) CatOS
6 24 (1.92%) Solaris
7 22 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.44%) Ubuntu
9 13 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.88%) HPUX
10 11 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.56%) Debian
13 5 (0.40%) Android
14 2 (0.16%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.080%) Check Point GAiA
15 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.080%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (31.97%) Network Design
2 333 (26.68%) Network Management
3 296 (23.72%) Change Control
4 286 (22.92%) Service Delivery
5 253 (20.27%) Product Management
6 135 (10.82%) Load Balancing
7 129 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
8 124 (9.94%) ITIL
9 102 (8.17%) Presales
10 88 (7.05%) Network Monitoring
11 75 (6.01%) Project Delivery
12 68 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
13 58 (4.65%) Configuration Management
14 55 (4.41%) Mentoring
15 54 (4.33%) Computer Science
16 53 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
17 52 (4.17%) DevOps
17 52 (4.17%) Incident Management
18 49 (3.93%) Network Architecture
18 49 (3.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 318 (25.48%) Python
2 275 (22.04%) Bash Shell
3 249 (19.95%) Perl
4 39 (3.13%) C
5 36 (2.88%) SQL
6 26 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 21 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 8 (0.64%) PHP
9 2 (0.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.080%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 996 (79.81%) Cisco Certification
2 901 (72.20%) CCNP
3 592 (47.44%) CCNA
4 144 (11.54%) CCIE
5 143 (11.46%) Degree
6 121 (9.70%) CCDP
7 92 (7.37%) JNCIS
8 81 (6.49%) Security Cleared
9 72 (5.77%) JNCIP
10 67 (5.37%) JNCIA
11 56 (4.49%) SC Cleared
12 52 (4.17%) CCSE
12 52 (4.17%) JNCIE
13 47 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
14 39 (3.13%) CCSA
15 24 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (1.84%) DV Cleared
16 23 (1.84%) MCSE
17 20 (1.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 19 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 259 (20.75%) ISO 9001
3 67 (5.37%) SLA
4 23 (1.84%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.40%) QA
7 4 (0.32%) GDPR
7 4 (0.32%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 104 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (4.33%) Active Directory
3 42 (3.37%) vCloud
4 35 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.56%) VMware NSX
6 21 (1.68%) VirtualBox
7 17 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.04%) DRBD
9 10 (0.80%) GlusterFS
10 8 (0.64%) Firmware
10 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.64%) XenApp
11 6 (0.48%) iptables
12 4 (0.32%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.24%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.24%) Postfix
13 3 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 311 (24.92%) FortiGate
2 263 (21.07%) Nagios
3 44 (3.53%) Puppet
4 42 (3.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 37 (2.96%) Ansible
6 33 (2.64%) Cisco Prime
7 21 (1.68%) Terraform
8 19 (1.52%) RANCID
9 16 (1.28%) Cacti
10 15 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
11 14 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (1.12%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (0.80%) Galera Cluster
13 10 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
14 7 (0.56%) Observium
14 7 (0.56%) SCCM
15 5 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
15 5 (0.40%) vCenter Server
16 4 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1,073 (85.98%) Cisco
2 434 (34.78%) Palo Alto
3 378 (30.29%) Fortinet
4 329 (26.36%) Juniper
5 223 (17.87%) CheckPoint
6 132 (10.58%) VMware
7 122 (9.78%) F5
8 97 (7.77%) Citrix
9 94 (7.53%) Meraki
10 91 (7.29%) SolarWinds
11 86 (6.89%) Microsoft
12 66 (5.29%) Huawei
13 53 (4.25%) Aruba
14 48 (3.85%) Brocade
15 46 (3.69%) Dell
16 35 (2.80%) Arista
16 35 (2.80%) NetApp
17 33 (2.64%) Red Hat
18 30 (2.40%) HP
19 27 (2.16%) Extreme Networks