Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 361 391 470
Rank change year-on-year +30 +79 -142
Permanent jobs citing BGP 945 1,111 1,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.80% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 5.22% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 778 933 844
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,350 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £76,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,895 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.05% +2.66% +5.00%

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 17,258 21,283 24,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.13% 15.24% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13,770 16,739 20,297
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £74,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +40 433 £60,000 - 61
South East +110 286 £55,000 +15.79% 26
North of England -14 86 £42,500 -15.00% 30
East of England +41 57 £48,750 +14.71% 14
Midlands -37 57 £50,000 - 27
West Midlands -34 42 £50,000 - 24
Yorkshire -18 40 £45,000 -10.00% 15
North West +8 26 £39,000 -32.17% 13
South West -3 23 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North East +34 20 £35,000 -12.50% 2
East Midlands +26 15 £42,500 -13.27% 3
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 767 (81.16%) Cisco
2 734 (77.67%) OSPF
3 644 (68.15%) Cisco Certification
4 610 (64.55%) Firewall
5 518 (54.81%) CCNP
6 446 (47.20%) WAN
7 444 (46.98%) MPLS
8 375 (39.68%) LAN
9 360 (38.10%) VPN
10 356 (37.67%) TCP/IP
11 333 (35.24%) Juniper
12 290 (30.69%) Data Centre
13 280 (29.63%) Palo Alto
14 264 (27.94%) CCNA
15 261 (27.62%) Cisco ASA
16 242 (25.61%) IPsec
17 224 (23.70%) Wireless
18 211 (22.33%) Network Security
19 172 (18.20%) VLAN
20 171 (18.10%) CheckPoint
21 167 (17.67%) Network Design
22 165 (17.46%) DNS
23 161 (17.04%) EIGRP
24 158 (16.72%) Telecoms
25 156 (16.51%) HSRP
26 154 (16.30%) F5
27 151 (15.98%) Load Balancing
28 149 (15.77%) VMware
28 149 (15.77%) Cisco Nexus
29 147 (15.56%) Finance

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 14 (1.48%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.38%) OpenStack
3 10 (1.06%) Confluence
4 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.42%) Apache
5 4 (0.42%) nginx
5 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (2.75%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) assyst
1 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 121 (12.80%) AWS
2 103 (10.90%) Azure
3 18 (1.90%) Office 365
3 18 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 16 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 10 (1.06%) IaaS
6 9 (0.95%) SaaS
7 7 (0.74%) GCP
8 6 (0.63%) Slack
9 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.53%) GitHub
9 5 (0.53%) PaaS
10 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 734 (77.67%) OSPF
2 610 (64.55%) Firewall
3 446 (47.20%) WAN
4 444 (46.98%) MPLS
5 375 (39.68%) LAN
6 360 (38.10%) VPN
7 356 (37.67%) TCP/IP
8 261 (27.62%) Cisco ASA
9 242 (25.61%) IPsec
10 224 (23.70%) Wireless
11 211 (22.33%) Network Security
12 172 (18.20%) VLAN
13 165 (17.46%) DNS
14 161 (17.04%) EIGRP
15 156 (16.51%) HSRP
16 149 (15.77%) Cisco Nexus
17 142 (15.03%) Internet
18 130 (13.76%) Wi-Fi
19 129 (13.65%) Multicast
20 121 (12.80%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.06%) Big Data
1 10 (1.06%) MySQL
2 5 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (0.53%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 23 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.06%) JIRA
4 7 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (0.74%) Subversion
5 6 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.42%) GitLab
7 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 158 (16.72%) Telecoms
2 147 (15.56%) Finance
3 45 (4.76%) Banking
4 17 (1.80%) Retail
5 16 (1.69%) French Language
6 14 (1.48%) Law
7 12 (1.27%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.16%) German Language
8 11 (1.16%) Italian Language
9 10 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.06%) Japanese Language
10 9 (0.95%) Legal
11 8 (0.85%) Advertising
11 8 (0.85%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.63%) Police
13 5 (0.53%) Military
14 4 (0.42%) Marketing
15 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 685 (72.49%) Network Engineer
2 233 (24.66%) Senior Network Engineer
3 75 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
4 70 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 58 (6.14%) IP Engineer
6 57 (6.03%) Security Engineer
7 53 (5.61%) Network Security Engineer
8 51 (5.40%) Architect
9 40 (4.23%) Juniper Engineer
10 37 (3.92%) Consultant
10 37 (3.92%) IP Network Engineer
11 32 (3.39%) Core Network Engineer
12 31 (3.28%) Network Architect
12 31 (3.28%) WAN Engineer
13 30 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 30 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (3.17%) NOC Engineer
14 29 (3.07%) Network Operations Engineer
15 28 (2.96%) Administrator
16 27 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (7.62%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.85%) LDAP
3 7 (0.74%) Jinja
4 6 (0.63%) LAMP
5 4 (0.42%) jQuery
5 4 (0.42%) JSON
5 4 (0.42%) RESTful
6 3 (0.32%) REST
6 3 (0.32%) Web Services
7 2 (0.21%) gRPC
7 2 (0.21%) XMPP
7 2 (0.21%) YAML
8 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.11%) libvirt
8 1 (0.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 290 (30.69%) Data Centre
2 74 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 38 (4.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 32 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.75%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.12%) DataPower
8 17 (1.80%) PKI
9 15 (1.59%) Replication
10 13 (1.38%) Clustering
11 11 (1.16%) Fibre Optics
12 9 (0.95%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.63%) NHS
14 6 (0.63%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
15 5 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
16 4 (0.42%) Cybercrime
17 3 (0.32%) BYOD
17 3 (0.32%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 144 (15.24%) Linux
2 117 (12.38%) Windows
3 61 (6.46%) Unix
4 60 (6.35%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.27%) CentOS
6 12 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.53%) CatOS
11 4 (0.42%) Android
11 4 (0.42%) Solaris
12 3 (0.32%) HPUX
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.11%) Debian
14 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (17.67%) Network Design
2 151 (15.98%) Load Balancing
3 147 (15.56%) ITIL
4 122 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (8.04%) DevOps
5 76 (8.04%) Network Monitoring
6 71 (7.51%) Computer Science
7 59 (6.24%) Cybersecurity
8 58 (6.14%) Configuration Management
9 57 (6.03%) Network Management
10 52 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (5.50%) Mentoring
11 48 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
12 44 (4.66%) Project Delivery
13 43 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 41 (4.34%) Presales
15 38 (4.02%) Incident Management
16 32 (3.39%) Change Control
16 32 (3.39%) Migration
17 30 (3.17%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 85 (8.99%) Python
2 47 (4.97%) PowerShell
3 42 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 35 (3.70%) SQL
5 27 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 19 (2.01%) C
7 17 (1.80%) Perl
8 11 (1.16%) PHP
9 10 (1.06%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.42%) C++
11 1 (0.11%) Go
11 1 (0.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 644 (68.15%) Cisco Certification
2 518 (54.81%) CCNP
3 264 (27.94%) CCNA
4 137 (14.50%) Degree
5 123 (13.02%) CCIE
6 91 (9.63%) Security Cleared
7 80 (8.47%) CCDP
8 78 (8.25%) JNCIP
9 76 (8.04%) JNCIS
10 66 (6.98%) JNCIA
11 62 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 52 (5.50%) SC Cleared
13 41 (4.34%) JNCIE
14 37 (3.92%) CCSA
14 37 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (2.96%) CCSE
16 23 (2.43%) MCSE
17 18 (1.90%) CCDA
18 17 (1.80%) DV Cleared
19 13 (1.38%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.55%) SLA
2 16 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.95%) ISO 22301
4 9 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (0.74%) QA
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) GDPR
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 125 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (6.77%) Active Directory
3 52 (5.50%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.86%) VirtualBox
5 22 (2.33%) VMware NSX
6 18 (1.90%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.69%) Firmware
8 13 (1.38%) Docker
8 13 (1.38%) XenApp
9 12 (1.27%) ProxySG
9 12 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.95%) vSphere
11 6 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.42%) Corosync
13 4 (0.42%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (0.42%) KVM
13 4 (0.42%) Postfix
13 4 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 75 (7.94%) Ansible
2 67 (7.09%) Puppet
3 45 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 45 (4.76%) Terraform
4 31 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
5 22 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 17 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
7 13 (1.38%) Kubernetes
8 9 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
8 9 (0.95%) Nagios
9 8 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.63%) Icinga
11 6 (0.63%) Observium
11 6 (0.63%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.53%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
13 4 (0.42%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 767 (81.16%) Cisco
2 333 (35.24%) Juniper
3 280 (29.63%) Palo Alto
4 171 (18.10%) CheckPoint
5 154 (16.30%) F5
6 149 (15.77%) VMware
7 107 (11.32%) SolarWinds
8 103 (10.90%) Meraki
9 98 (10.37%) Microsoft
10 81 (8.57%) Fortinet
11 80 (8.47%) Citrix
12 64 (6.77%) Aruba
13 50 (5.29%) Huawei
14 46 (4.87%) Brocade
14 46 (4.87%) HP
15 34 (3.60%) Forcepoint
16 33 (3.49%) Nokia
17 32 (3.39%) Barracuda Networks
17 32 (3.39%) Blue Coat
18 31 (3.28%) Arista