Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 188 262
Rank change year-on-year -76 +74 -14
Permanent jobs citing BGP 63 29 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.59% 0.61% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 3.59% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 63 17 62
10th Percentile £35,750 £39,814 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £40,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £64,600 £58,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £56,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.44% +2.27% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,461 807 2,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.66% 16.90% 18.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,181 649 1,600
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,250 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the Midlands

BGP
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for BGP in the Midlands

BGP
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing BGP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for BGP in the Midlands

BGP
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 December 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
West Midlands -75 35 £50,500 +12.22% 4
East Midlands -47 29 £47,500 -13.64% 7
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for BGP.

1 50 (79.37%) Cisco
2 49 (77.78%) OSPF
3 42 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (61.90%) Firewall
5 38 (60.32%) CCNP
6 33 (52.38%) MPLS
7 32 (50.79%) EIGRP
8 30 (47.62%) VPN
9 27 (42.86%) Palo Alto
10 26 (41.27%) CCNA
11 25 (39.68%) Juniper
12 23 (36.51%) WAN
13 19 (30.16%) Wireless
13 19 (30.16%) IPsec
14 18 (28.57%) Network Design
15 17 (26.98%) Fortinet
15 17 (26.98%) Data Centre
16 16 (25.40%) Azure
17 15 (23.81%) Internet
18 14 (22.22%) LAN
19 13 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
19 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
20 12 (19.05%) Firmware
20 12 (19.05%) CheckPoint
20 12 (19.05%) Meraki
21 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
21 11 (17.46%) AWS
21 11 (17.46%) VoIP
21 11 (17.46%) JNCIA
22 10 (15.87%) RIP

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.40%) Azure
2 11 (17.46%) AWS
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.59%) Azure Key Vault
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
4 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (77.78%) OSPF
2 39 (61.90%) Firewall
3 33 (52.38%) MPLS
4 32 (50.79%) EIGRP
5 30 (47.62%) VPN
6 23 (36.51%) WAN
7 19 (30.16%) IPsec
7 19 (30.16%) Wireless
8 15 (23.81%) Internet
9 14 (22.22%) LAN
10 13 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
11 11 (17.46%) VoIP
12 10 (15.87%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (15.87%) RIP
12 10 (15.87%) SD-WAN
13 9 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (14.29%) VLAN
14 8 (12.70%) SSL
15 7 (11.11%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) Data Lake
2 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.11%) Social Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.94%) Public Sector
3 5 (7.94%) Retail
4 4 (6.35%) Legal
4 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.76%) Law
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Advertising
7 1 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Finance
7 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (53.97%) Network Engineer
2 23 (36.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (34.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (22.22%) Juniper Engineer
5 13 (20.63%) IP Engineer
5 13 (20.63%) IP Network Engineer
6 9 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (12.70%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Architect
8 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (7.94%) IP Architect
8 5 (7.94%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (7.94%) IT Manager
8 5 (7.94%) Network Specialist
8 5 (7.94%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Network Specialist
9 3 (4.76%) Core Network Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.98%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 3 (4.76%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) CentOS
3 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Network Design
2 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
3 10 (15.87%) DevOps
4 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (12.70%) Network Management
5 7 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.11%) Project Delivery
6 6 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.94%) ITIL
7 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.35%) Presales
9 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (4.76%) Task Automation
10 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure as Code
10 2 (3.17%) Proactive Monitoring
10 2 (3.17%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) Python
2 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) Perl
3 2 (3.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (60.32%) CCNP
3 26 (41.27%) CCNA
4 11 (17.46%) JNCIA
5 4 (6.35%) Degree
6 3 (4.76%) CCIE
6 3 (4.76%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.17%) CCDP
7 2 (3.17%) CCSA
7 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.59%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.59%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.59%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.59%) MCITP
8 1 (1.59%) MCSA
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) NIST
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) Firmware
2 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.35%) Ansible
2 4 (6.35%) Stealthwatch
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco CME
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Nessus
5 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (79.37%) Cisco
2 27 (42.86%) Palo Alto
3 25 (39.68%) Juniper
4 17 (26.98%) Fortinet
5 12 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 12 (19.05%) Meraki
6 7 (11.11%) VMware
7 3 (4.76%) Ciena
7 3 (4.76%) Citrix
8 2 (3.17%) Aruba
8 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.59%) Dell
9 1 (1.59%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.59%) F5
9 1 (1.59%) GENBAND
9 1 (1.59%) NetApp
9 1 (1.59%) Nokia
9 1 (1.59%) Nortel
9 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow