Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 254 308
Rank change year-on-year +3 +54 +48
Permanent jobs citing BGP 123 99 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 0.81% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 5.12% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 114 95 50
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -33.33% +61.54%
10th Percentile £36,475 £21,500 £36,875
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +8.42%

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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1957 1935 1899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.36% 15.88% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1566 1604 1498
North West median annual salary £39,750 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.25% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the North West

BGP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP in the North West.

Salary trend for BGP in the North West

BGP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for BGP in the North West

BGP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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
Manchester -16 62 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Cheshire -9 40 £45,000 -10.00%
Lancashire +14 15 £42,500 +21.43%
Merseyside +8 2 £42,500 +41.67% 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for BGP.

1 120 (97.56%) Cisco
2 109 (88.62%) Firewall
3 99 (80.49%) OSPF
4 94 (76.42%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (76.42%) MPLS
5 88 (71.54%) VPN
6 82 (66.67%) CCNP
7 73 (59.35%) WAN
8 72 (58.54%) LAN
9 71 (57.72%) Juniper
10 68 (55.28%) Ethernet
11 66 (53.66%) EIGRP
12 63 (51.22%) Load Balancing
13 58 (47.15%) Network Security
14 56 (45.53%) IPsec
15 54 (43.90%) Wireless
16 49 (39.84%) Cisco ASA
16 49 (39.84%) F5
17 48 (39.02%) Cisco IOS
17 48 (39.02%) DNS
18 44 (35.77%) SSL
19 40 (32.52%) TACACS
19 40 (32.52%) Data Centre
20 35 (28.46%) Kalman Filter
20 35 (28.46%) SNMP
20 35 (28.46%) VoIP
21 33 (26.83%) DHCP
22 32 (26.02%) JNCIP
23 30 (24.39%) CCNA
23 30 (24.39%) Network Management

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (6.50%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.50%) Office 365
3 4 (3.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (88.62%) Firewall
2 99 (80.49%) OSPF
3 94 (76.42%) MPLS
4 88 (71.54%) VPN
5 73 (59.35%) WAN
6 72 (58.54%) LAN
7 68 (55.28%) Ethernet
8 66 (53.66%) EIGRP
9 58 (47.15%) Network Security
10 56 (45.53%) IPsec
11 54 (43.90%) Wireless
12 49 (39.84%) Cisco ASA
13 48 (39.02%) Cisco IOS
13 48 (39.02%) DNS
14 44 (35.77%) SSL
15 40 (32.52%) TACACS
16 35 (28.46%) SNMP
16 35 (28.46%) VoIP
17 33 (26.83%) DHCP
18 29 (23.58%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (17.07%) Finance
2 17 (13.82%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.69%) Financial Institution
3 7 (5.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (68.29%) Network Engineer
2 28 (22.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (20.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 23 (18.70%) Operations Engineer
5 20 (16.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Architect
6 10 (8.13%) IP Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Juniper Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Network Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Network Security Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Security Architect
7 8 (6.50%) Implementation Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Lead Network Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Network Operations Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) NOC Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Designer
10 4 (3.25%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Service Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) 802.1X
2 8 (6.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (32.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (5.69%) Life Science
3 7 (5.69%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.25%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.82%) Windows
2 16 (13.01%) Linux
2 16 (13.01%) Unix
2 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (51.22%) Load Balancing
2 35 (28.46%) Kalman Filter
3 30 (24.39%) Network Management
4 28 (22.76%) ITIL
5 25 (20.33%) Service Management
6 23 (18.70%) Mentoring
6 23 (18.70%) Network Design
7 15 (12.20%) ITIL V3
7 15 (12.20%) ITSM
8 14 (11.38%) Risk Assessment
9 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
10 11 (8.94%) Asset Management
11 10 (8.13%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (8.13%) Information Security
11 10 (8.13%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (8.13%) WAN Optimisation
12 9 (7.32%) Incident Management
12 9 (7.32%) TOGAF
12 9 (7.32%) Zachman Framework
13 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.57%) Python
2 8 (6.50%) C
3 5 (4.07%) Perl
4 4 (3.25%) PHP
4 4 (3.25%) SQL
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) Go
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (76.42%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (66.67%) CCNP
3 32 (26.02%) JNCIP
4 30 (24.39%) CCNA
5 28 (22.76%) Degree
6 12 (9.76%) CCIE
7 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.44%) CCDP
9 2 (1.63%) CCENT
9 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) CCSP
10 1 (0.81%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.63%) PMO
2 12 (9.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (21.14%) Cacti
2 14 (11.38%) FortiGate
3 12 (9.76%) Nagios
3 12 (9.76%) OpenNMS
3 12 (9.76%) Puppet
3 12 (9.76%) RANCID
3 12 (9.76%) SCCM
4 10 (8.13%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (3.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 120 (97.56%) Cisco
2 71 (57.72%) Juniper
3 49 (39.84%) F5
4 28 (22.76%) Riverbed
5 19 (15.45%) Ericsson
6 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 14 (11.38%) SolarWinds
8 12 (9.76%) Huawei
9 11 (8.94%) Brocade
9 11 (8.94%) Foundry
10 9 (7.32%) BT
10 9 (7.32%) Redback
11 8 (6.50%) Google
11 8 (6.50%) IronPort
12 7 (5.69%) Polycom
12 7 (5.69%) Siemens
13 6 (4.88%) VMware
14 5 (4.07%) Blue Coat
14 5 (4.07%) CheckPoint
14 5 (4.07%) Palo Alto