Period
to 22 January 2022

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

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 512 402 388
Rank change year-on-year -110 -14 +32
Permanent jobs citing BGP 578 386 927
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.67% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 4.72% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 466 284 749
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,325 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,321 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.69% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £51,321 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -6.69% - +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 14,925 8,174 17,623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.39% 14.29% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9,717 6,548 14,238
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,960 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,719
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -145 267 £60,000 -11.11% 36
South East -54 126 £55,000 - 11
North of England -121 71 £46,250 +7.56% 6
Midlands -56 64 £47,500 +11.76% 8
South West -10 50 £50,500 +18.82% 4
East Midlands -29 33 £47,500 -2.56% 3
North West -71 32 £47,500 +1.60% 4
West Midlands -59 31 £51,500 +21.18% 5
Yorkshire -73 31 £53,750 +19.44% 1
North East -17 24 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East of England -106 22 £50,500 +6.32% 4
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 405 (70.07%) Cisco
2 387 (66.96%) OSPF
3 339 (58.65%) Firewall
4 297 (51.38%) Cisco Certification
5 249 (43.08%) MPLS
6 244 (42.21%) WAN
7 216 (37.37%) CCNP
8 205 (35.47%) LAN
9 202 (34.95%) VPN
10 187 (32.35%) DNS
11 162 (28.03%) Palo Alto
12 149 (25.78%) Social Skills
13 148 (25.61%) Network Design
14 141 (24.39%) TCP/IP
15 140 (24.22%) CCNA
16 139 (24.05%) Juniper
17 138 (23.88%) Network Security
18 137 (23.70%) Data Centre
19 132 (22.84%) Linux
19 132 (22.84%) IPsec
20 125 (21.63%) AWS
21 124 (21.45%) Problem-Solving
22 101 (17.47%) DHCP
23 99 (17.13%) Azure
24 97 (16.78%) Fortinet
25 96 (16.61%) SolarWinds
26 93 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
27 92 (15.92%) Python
28 90 (15.57%) VMware
29 88 (15.22%) Degree

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 15 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (0.87%) Confluence
3 2 (0.35%) IIS
3 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.17%) nginx
4 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) Blender
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 125 (21.63%) AWS
2 99 (17.13%) Azure
3 34 (5.88%) SaaS
4 25 (4.33%) AWS Direct Connect
5 22 (3.81%) Microsoft 365
6 18 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 17 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.73%) GCP
11 7 (1.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.87%) IaaS
12 5 (0.87%) PaaS
13 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.17%) Amazon ECS
14 1 (0.17%) Amazon EKS
14 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.17%) Datadog
14 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 387 (66.96%) OSPF
2 339 (58.65%) Firewall
3 249 (43.08%) MPLS
4 244 (42.21%) WAN
5 205 (35.47%) LAN
6 202 (34.95%) VPN
7 187 (32.35%) DNS
8 141 (24.39%) TCP/IP
9 138 (23.88%) Network Security
10 132 (22.84%) IPsec
11 101 (17.47%) DHCP
12 93 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
13 83 (14.36%) Wireless
14 82 (14.19%) Wi-Fi
15 74 (12.80%) Ethernet
16 72 (12.46%) Internet
16 72 (12.46%) SD-WAN
17 71 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
18 70 (12.11%) VPLS
19 69 (11.94%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (2.77%) MariaDB
3 15 (2.60%) MySQL
4 10 (1.73%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.38%) InfluxDB
6 6 (1.04%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.17%) Big Data
8 1 (0.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 31 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.90%) JIRA
3 7 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
General
1 149 (25.78%) Social Skills
2 63 (10.90%) Finance
3 62 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (9.86%) Telecoms
5 29 (5.02%) Organisational Skills
6 18 (3.11%) Banking
7 16 (2.77%) French Language
7 16 (2.77%) German Language
7 16 (2.77%) Italian Language
7 16 (2.77%) Portuguese Language
7 16 (2.77%) Spanish Language
8 14 (2.42%) Public Sector
9 13 (2.25%) Documentation Skills
10 11 (1.90%) Advertising
11 10 (1.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 8 (1.38%) Legal
12 8 (1.38%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.04%) Law
13 6 (1.04%) Publishing
14 5 (0.87%) Police
Job Titles
1 353 (61.07%) Network Engineer
2 111 (19.20%) Senior Network Engineer
3 71 (12.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 57 (9.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 53 (9.17%) Juniper Engineer
6 43 (7.44%) Security Engineer
7 37 (6.40%) Network Security Engineer
8 34 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (5.02%) IP Engineer
9 29 (5.02%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (4.67%) Network Specialist
11 23 (3.98%) Firewall Engineer
11 23 (3.98%) IT Engineer
11 23 (3.98%) Principal Engineer
11 23 (3.98%) Support Engineer
12 22 (3.81%) Analyst
12 22 (3.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 22 (3.81%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
13 20 (3.46%) Architect
13 20 (3.46%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.81%) JSON
1 22 (3.81%) XML
2 19 (3.29%) 802.1X
3 12 (2.08%) .NET
4 6 (1.04%) Spine.js
5 4 (0.69%) LDAP
6 2 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.17%) Middleware
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 137 (23.70%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 31 (5.36%) PKI
4 30 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 29 (5.02%) Public Cloud
5 29 (5.02%) User Experience
6 26 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (3.98%) Private Cloud
8 22 (3.81%) Digital Signage
9 11 (1.90%) DataPower
10 7 (1.21%) Eurex
11 5 (0.87%) Cyberattack
11 5 (0.87%) IVR
12 3 (0.52%) Clustering
12 3 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.35%) CESG
13 2 (0.35%) Fibre Optics
13 2 (0.35%) RSA SecurID
13 2 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 132 (22.84%) Linux
2 72 (12.46%) Windows
3 43 (7.44%) Windows Server
4 40 (6.92%) Windows 10
4 40 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (6.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (5.02%) Mac OS X
7 26 (4.50%) CentOS
8 22 (3.81%) Unix
9 11 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.90%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (1.38%) CatOS
12 6 (1.04%) Solaris
13 3 (0.52%) Debian
13 3 (0.52%) Fedora
13 3 (0.52%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (25.61%) Network Design
2 124 (21.45%) Problem-Solving
3 71 (12.28%) Network Monitoring
4 66 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (10.90%) ITIL
6 57 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 52 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
8 45 (7.79%) Migration
9 44 (7.61%) Computer Science
9 44 (7.61%) Load Balancing
9 44 (7.61%) Project Delivery
10 39 (6.75%) Network Management
11 38 (6.57%) Infrastructure as Code
12 36 (6.23%) Service Management
13 35 (6.06%) Presales
14 34 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
15 33 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
15 33 (5.71%) Project Management
16 32 (5.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (15.92%) Python
2 39 (6.75%) PowerShell
3 33 (5.71%) Bash
4 32 (5.54%) SQL
5 13 (2.25%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.90%) Perl
7 9 (1.56%) C
8 2 (0.35%) Java
8 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.35%) PHP
8 2 (0.35%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 297 (51.38%) Cisco Certification
2 216 (37.37%) CCNP
3 140 (24.22%) CCNA
4 88 (15.22%) Degree
5 71 (12.28%) CCIE
6 52 (9.00%) Security Cleared
7 41 (7.09%) SC Cleared
8 39 (6.75%) JNCIA
9 29 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (3.81%) DV Cleared
11 17 (2.94%) JNCIP
12 15 (2.60%) Network+ Certification
13 13 (2.25%) CCIE Service Provider
14 12 (2.08%) CCDP
14 12 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
14 12 (2.08%) SSCP
15 9 (1.56%) CCIE Data Center
16 7 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (1.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 5 (0.87%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.92%) SLA
2 6 (1.04%) NCSC
3 5 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) GDPR
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.52%) PMO
6 2 (0.35%) QA
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.17%) NIST
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (9.86%) Active Directory
3 46 (7.96%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.11%) iptables
5 16 (2.77%) Firmware
6 13 (2.25%) Snort
6 13 (2.25%) vSphere
7 10 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.21%) Docker
8 7 (1.21%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.17%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 62 (10.73%) Terraform
2 47 (8.13%) Ansible
3 35 (6.06%) Nagios
4 31 (5.36%) Icinga
5 20 (3.46%) Cisco Prime
6 19 (3.29%) Grafana
7 15 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
8 14 (2.42%) Puppet
8 14 (2.42%) ZABBIX
9 11 (1.90%) FortiGate
10 10 (1.73%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.38%) Cacti
11 8 (1.38%) Stealthwatch
12 7 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.69%) Cisco CME
13 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.52%) Kubernetes
14 3 (0.52%) Nessus
14 3 (0.52%) QRadar
14 3 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 405 (70.07%) Cisco
2 162 (28.03%) Palo Alto
3 139 (24.05%) Juniper
4 97 (16.78%) Fortinet
5 96 (16.61%) SolarWinds
6 90 (15.57%) VMware
7 69 (11.94%) CheckPoint
8 62 (10.73%) F5
9 55 (9.52%) Meraki
10 44 (7.61%) Aruba
10 44 (7.61%) Microsoft
11 35 (6.06%) ServiceNow
12 31 (5.36%) Nokia
13 28 (4.84%) LogicMonitor
13 28 (4.84%) Okta
14 27 (4.67%) Zscaler
15 25 (4.33%) Extreme Networks
16 21 (3.63%) Red Hat
17 17 (2.94%) Arista
18 16 (2.77%) Forcepoint