Period
to 21 September 2021

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

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 333 219 286
Rank change year-on-year -114 +67 +105
Permanent jobs citing BGP 116 70 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.85% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 4.33% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 89 49 163
10th Percentile £40,650 £31,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £56,250 £58,125
90th Percentile £75,000 £59,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.17% +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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,459 1,618 4,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.10% 19.62% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,690 1,340 3,298
10th Percentile £25,750 £30,225 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £33,406
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the South East

BGP
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for BGP in the South East

BGP
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing BGP in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for BGP in the South East

BGP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Thames Valley -43 61 £66,000 +20.00% 7
Berkshire -44 35 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Hampshire -130 34 £45,000 +9.76% 3
Surrey -62 20 £48,750 -7.14% 2
Oxfordshire - 18 £65,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire -50 8 £35,000 -33.33%
Kent -40 1 £34,500 +1.47% 3
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region with a requirement for BGP.

1 69 (59.48%) Cisco
1 69 (59.48%) OSPF
2 59 (50.86%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (50.00%) Firewall
4 45 (38.79%) VPN
5 42 (36.21%) CCNP
6 41 (35.34%) MPLS
6 41 (35.34%) IPsec
7 40 (34.48%) Linux
7 40 (34.48%) WAN
8 37 (31.90%) CCNA
9 36 (31.03%) Data Centre
10 34 (29.31%) Network Security
11 33 (28.45%) Juniper
11 33 (28.45%) Social Skills
12 32 (27.59%) Security Cleared
13 26 (22.41%) Change Management
13 26 (22.41%) Internet
13 26 (22.41%) Ansible
14 25 (21.55%) AWS
14 25 (21.55%) Degree
14 25 (21.55%) Palo Alto
15 24 (20.69%) TCP/IP
16 21 (18.10%) Cloud Computing
17 20 (17.24%) DNS
17 20 (17.24%) CCIE
18 19 (16.38%) LAN
18 19 (16.38%) Load Balancing
18 19 (16.38%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (15.52%) Azure

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (4.31%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.55%) AWS
2 21 (18.10%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (15.52%) Azure
4 7 (6.03%) SaaS
5 5 (4.31%) AWS Direct Connect
5 5 (4.31%) Cloudflare
5 5 (4.31%) IaaS
5 5 (4.31%) PaaS
6 4 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.86%) GCP
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (59.48%) OSPF
2 58 (50.00%) Firewall
3 45 (38.79%) VPN
4 41 (35.34%) IPsec
4 41 (35.34%) MPLS
5 40 (34.48%) WAN
6 34 (29.31%) Network Security
7 26 (22.41%) Internet
8 24 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 20 (17.24%) DNS
10 19 (16.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (16.38%) LAN
11 16 (13.79%) VLAN
12 14 (12.07%) SD-WAN
13 11 (9.48%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (8.62%) DHCP
14 10 (8.62%) EIGRP
14 10 (8.62%) HSRP
14 10 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) Big Data
General
1 33 (28.45%) Social Skills
2 15 (12.93%) Telecoms
3 13 (11.21%) Law
4 9 (7.76%) Finance
5 6 (5.17%) Publishing
6 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.31%) Military
7 4 (3.45%) Retail
8 3 (2.59%) Banking
8 3 (2.59%) Legal
8 3 (2.59%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (53.45%) Network Engineer
2 28 (24.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Architect
4 14 (12.07%) Network Architect
5 13 (11.21%) Developer
6 11 (9.48%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (9.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.90%) Juniper Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) IP Architect
9 7 (6.03%) IP Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) NOC Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) Project Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) Senior NOC Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Core Network Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) IP Network Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Juniper Architect
10 6 (5.17%) Security Architect
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) Web Services
2 5 (4.31%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (7.76%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.17%) CESG
4 6 (5.17%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.31%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (4.31%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.72%) DataPower
7 2 (1.72%) Life Science
7 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (34.48%) Linux
2 14 (12.07%) Fedora
2 14 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (9.48%) Windows
4 5 (4.31%) Debian
5 4 (3.45%) CentOS
6 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) Change Management
2 19 (16.38%) Load Balancing
3 18 (15.52%) Computer Science
4 17 (14.66%) Network Design
5 15 (12.93%) Incident Management
6 14 (12.07%) Build Automation
6 14 (12.07%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (12.07%) Demand Forecasting
6 14 (12.07%) Full Stack Development
6 14 (12.07%) Performance Analysis
6 14 (12.07%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 14 (12.07%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure as Code
7 11 (9.48%) ITIL
8 10 (8.62%) DDoS Mitigation
8 10 (8.62%) DevOps
8 10 (8.62%) Presales
8 10 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (7.76%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (7.76%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.76%) Python
2 3 (2.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (50.86%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (36.21%) CCNP
3 37 (31.90%) CCNA
4 32 (27.59%) Security Cleared
5 25 (21.55%) Degree
6 20 (17.24%) CCIE
7 12 (10.34%) JNCIP
8 11 (9.48%) JNCIE
9 8 (6.90%) JNCIA
10 7 (6.03%) JNCIS
11 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
12 5 (4.31%) CISSP
12 5 (4.31%) CLAS
12 5 (4.31%) CREST Certified
13 4 (3.45%) CCDA
14 3 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
15 2 (1.72%) CCDP
15 2 (1.72%) CCIE Service Provider
16 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.72%) GDPR
3 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 2 (1.72%) NIST
3 2 (1.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.86%) COBIT
4 1 (0.86%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (12.07%) Docker
1 14 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.76%) VMware NSX
3 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.45%) iptables
5 2 (1.72%) Firmware
5 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.86%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (22.41%) Ansible
2 15 (12.93%) Terraform
3 8 (6.90%) FortiGate
4 7 (6.03%) QRadar
5 6 (5.17%) Grafana
5 6 (5.17%) Icinga
6 4 (3.45%) Puppet
6 4 (3.45%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.72%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.72%) SCCM
7 2 (1.72%) SCSM
8 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (59.48%) Cisco
2 33 (28.45%) Juniper
3 25 (21.55%) Palo Alto
4 17 (14.66%) CheckPoint
4 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
4 17 (14.66%) VMware
5 15 (12.93%) Oracle
6 10 (8.62%) Meraki
7 9 (7.76%) Zscaler
8 8 (6.90%) Fortinet
8 8 (6.90%) SolarWinds
9 7 (6.03%) Nokia
10 6 (5.17%) Citrix
10 6 (5.17%) LogRhythm
10 6 (5.17%) New Relic
10 6 (5.17%) Sophos
10 6 (5.17%) Splunk
11 5 (4.31%) AlienVault
11 5 (4.31%) Darktrace
11 5 (4.31%) Proofpoint