Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 274 438
Rank change year-on-year -208 +164 -8
Permanent jobs citing BGP 197 310 348
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.44% 1.10% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 8.02% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 178 254 299
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,800 £32,400
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,313 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £63,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,375 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,045 3,867 7,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.18% 13.72% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3,321 3,137 5,827
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £46,750 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in London

BGP
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BGP in London.

Salary trend for BGP in London

BGP
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing BGP in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for BGP in London

BGP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the London region over the 6 months to 1 August 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
Central London -61 24 £75,000 -9.09% 11
West London -26 3 £44,000 -32.31% 4
East London - 1 £52,000 - 3
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 144 (73.10%) Cisco
2 137 (69.54%) OSPF
3 119 (60.41%) Firewall
4 117 (59.39%) Cisco Certification
5 97 (49.24%) CCNP
6 91 (46.19%) MPLS
7 82 (41.62%) Palo Alto
8 71 (36.04%) VPN
9 68 (34.52%) Juniper
9 68 (34.52%) Multicast
10 67 (34.01%) Data Centre
11 65 (32.99%) WAN
12 60 (30.46%) LAN
12 60 (30.46%) TCP/IP
13 44 (22.34%) Finance
14 41 (20.81%) Internet
14 41 (20.81%) Network Design
15 40 (20.30%) Linux
16 39 (19.80%) Fortinet
17 37 (18.78%) Network Security
18 35 (17.77%) Degree
19 34 (17.26%) Python
19 34 (17.26%) Wireless
19 34 (17.26%) IPsec
20 33 (16.75%) Ansible
21 32 (16.24%) Microsoft
21 32 (16.24%) SNMP
21 32 (16.24%) Telecoms
21 32 (16.24%) Cisco ASA
22 30 (15.23%) Azure

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 17 (8.63%) IIS
2 16 (8.12%) Apache
2 16 (8.12%) nginx
2 16 (8.12%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.08%) ejabberd
4 9 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (4.57%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.51%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.23%) Azure
2 24 (12.18%) AWS
3 11 (5.58%) AWS Direct Connect
4 10 (5.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (4.06%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (3.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.54%) IaaS
9 4 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.03%) GCP
9 4 (2.03%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.03%) Power Automate
9 4 (2.03%) Power Platform
9 4 (2.03%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.51%) Datadog
10 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.51%) Route 53
10 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (69.54%) OSPF
2 119 (60.41%) Firewall
3 91 (46.19%) MPLS
4 71 (36.04%) VPN
5 68 (34.52%) Multicast
6 65 (32.99%) WAN
7 60 (30.46%) LAN
7 60 (30.46%) TCP/IP
8 41 (20.81%) Internet
9 37 (18.78%) Network Security
10 34 (17.26%) IPsec
10 34 (17.26%) Wireless
11 32 (16.24%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (16.24%) SNMP
12 29 (14.72%) Broadband
12 29 (14.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (14.72%) VLAN
13 27 (13.71%) EIGRP
14 23 (11.68%) IPv6
14 23 (11.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.51%) GIS
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (22.34%) Finance
2 32 (16.24%) Telecoms
3 25 (12.69%) Social Skills
4 23 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.61%) Organisational Skills
6 13 (6.60%) Games
7 11 (5.58%) Marketing
8 9 (4.57%) Manufacturing
8 9 (4.57%) Public Sector
9 8 (4.06%) Electronics
10 7 (3.55%) Banking
10 7 (3.55%) Brand Awareness
11 3 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 2 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 120 (60.91%) Network Engineer
2 34 (17.26%) Senior Network Engineer
3 23 (11.68%) IP Engineer
4 17 (8.63%) Juniper Engineer
5 16 (8.12%) Network Manager
6 15 (7.61%) Core Network Engineer
6 15 (7.61%) IP Network Engineer
7 13 (6.60%) NOC Engineer
8 12 (6.09%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (5.58%) Architect
9 11 (5.58%) Network Systems Engineer
10 10 (5.08%) Principal Engineer
11 9 (4.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (4.57%) WAN Engineer
12 8 (4.06%) Operations Engineer
12 8 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.55%) LAN Engineer
13 7 (3.55%) LAN/WAN Engineer
13 7 (3.55%) Principal Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.68%) 802.1X
2 11 (5.58%) XMPP
3 6 (3.05%) gRPC
3 6 (3.05%) JSON
3 6 (3.05%) libvirt
3 6 (3.05%) REST
4 4 (2.03%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (2.03%) LDAP
4 4 (2.03%) XML
5 3 (1.52%) YAML
6 2 (1.02%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.51%) Express
7 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 67 (34.01%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.06%) IPTV
3 4 (2.03%) Digital Signage
3 4 (2.03%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.52%) Eurex
4 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.52%) Social Media
5 2 (1.02%) ASIC
5 2 (1.02%) User Experience
5 2 (1.02%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.51%) e-Health
6 1 (0.51%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.51%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.30%) Linux
2 26 (13.20%) Windows
3 16 (8.12%) Debian
4 11 (5.58%) CentOS
5 7 (3.55%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.52%) Unix
6 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.51%) SUSE
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.81%) Network Design
2 27 (13.71%) Load Balancing
3 24 (12.18%) Architectural Design
3 24 (12.18%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (11.17%) High Availability
5 21 (10.66%) Open Source
5 21 (10.66%) Project Delivery
6 19 (9.64%) Cost Reduction
7 18 (9.14%) Network Management
8 17 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (8.12%) Migration
10 15 (7.61%) ITIL
10 15 (7.61%) Low Latency
11 14 (7.11%) Computer Science
12 13 (6.60%) Change Management
13 12 (6.09%) Configuration Management
13 12 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (6.09%) Customer Requirements
13 12 (6.09%) Network Virtualisation
14 11 (5.58%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.26%) Python
2 22 (11.17%) C
3 19 (9.64%) Bash Shell
4 18 (9.14%) Perl
5 12 (6.09%) PHP
6 11 (5.58%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.03%) Java
8 3 (1.52%) SQL
9 2 (1.02%) Go
10 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 117 (59.39%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (49.24%) CCNP
3 35 (17.77%) Degree
4 27 (13.71%) CCIE
4 27 (13.71%) CCNA
5 14 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (6.60%) JNCIA
6 13 (6.60%) JNCIP
7 4 (2.03%) CCDE
8 3 (1.52%) CCDP
8 3 (1.52%) CCIE Service Provider
8 3 (1.52%) CISSP
9 2 (1.02%) CCIP
9 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) CCSA
10 1 (0.51%) CCSE
10 1 (0.51%) CCVP
10 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.09%) SLA
2 7 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.02%) NIST
5 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 22 (11.17%) iptables
1 22 (11.17%) KVM
2 16 (8.12%) QEMU
3 12 (6.09%) Active Directory
4 10 (5.08%) Kamailio
4 10 (5.08%) Postfix
5 6 (3.05%) Docker
5 6 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.03%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.51%) Firmware
8 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (16.75%) Ansible
2 24 (12.18%) Puppet
3 22 (11.17%) ZABBIX
4 16 (8.12%) Galera Cluster
4 16 (8.12%) HAProxy
5 14 (7.11%) Nagios
6 10 (5.08%) FortiGate
6 10 (5.08%) Kubernetes
7 9 (4.57%) Icinga
8 6 (3.05%) Grafana
8 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (2.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.51%) NetMRI
11 1 (0.51%) Observium
11 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.51%) Salt
11 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 144 (73.10%) Cisco
2 82 (41.62%) Palo Alto
3 68 (34.52%) Juniper
4 39 (19.80%) Fortinet
5 32 (16.24%) Microsoft
6 27 (13.71%) SolarWinds
7 26 (13.20%) CheckPoint
8 25 (12.69%) HP
9 20 (10.15%) Mitel
10 18 (9.14%) Nokia
11 17 (8.63%) Arista
11 17 (8.63%) SonicWALL
12 16 (8.12%) GENBAND
12 16 (8.12%) Percona
13 13 (6.60%) F5
14 10 (5.08%) Aruba
14 10 (5.08%) Nortel
15 8 (4.06%) Meraki
15 8 (4.06%) Ruckus Wireless
15 8 (4.06%) SAP