Period
to 21 January 2020

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

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 344 332
Rank change year-on-year +107 -12 -120
Permanent jobs citing BGP 289 186 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.24% 0.70% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.29% 4.37% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 195 130 169
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.38% -1.05%
10th Percentile £36,550 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% +7.50%

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 3,964 4,255 5,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.07% 16.01% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3,057 3,318 4,123
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for BGP in the South East

BGP
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 January 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
Hampshire +75 115 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Thames Valley +37 84 £60,000 -4.00% 15
Surrey +58 51 £54,000 +27.06% 13
Berkshire +29 40 £45,000 -28.00% 11
West Sussex +24 33 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Oxfordshire +45 24 £68,500 +14.17% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 20 £66,000 +1.54% 1
Kent -5 3 £52,500 +43.84% 2
BGP
England

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

1 248 (85.81%) Cisco
2 239 (82.70%) OSPF
3 208 (71.97%) Cisco Certification
4 199 (68.86%) Firewall
5 184 (63.67%) CCNP
6 146 (50.52%) Juniper
7 127 (43.94%) MPLS
8 112 (38.75%) WAN
9 109 (37.72%) LAN
10 104 (35.99%) Data Centre
11 101 (34.95%) TCP/IP
12 93 (32.18%) CCNA
13 92 (31.83%) IPsec
14 76 (26.30%) Linux
15 74 (25.61%) Cisco ASA
16 73 (25.26%) Security Cleared
17 71 (24.57%) VPN
18 70 (24.22%) DNS
19 69 (23.88%) Palo Alto
20 64 (22.15%) JNCIS
21 57 (19.72%) Network Security
21 57 (19.72%) Internet
21 57 (19.72%) Cisco Nexus
22 54 (18.69%) Wireless
23 52 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
24 51 (17.65%) CheckPoint
25 49 (16.96%) SolarWinds
26 48 (16.61%) Load Balancing
26 48 (16.61%) Unix
27 47 (16.26%) HSRP

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 4 (1.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.04%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.76%) Azure
2 24 (8.30%) AWS
3 4 (1.38%) Office 365
4 3 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.04%) Slack
5 1 (0.35%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 239 (82.70%) OSPF
2 199 (68.86%) Firewall
3 127 (43.94%) MPLS
4 112 (38.75%) WAN
5 109 (37.72%) LAN
6 101 (34.95%) TCP/IP
7 92 (31.83%) IPsec
8 74 (25.61%) Cisco ASA
9 71 (24.57%) VPN
10 70 (24.22%) DNS
11 57 (19.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 57 (19.72%) Internet
11 57 (19.72%) Network Security
12 54 (18.69%) Wireless
13 47 (16.26%) HSRP
14 43 (14.88%) RIP
15 42 (14.53%) Ethernet
16 36 (12.46%) Wi-Fi
17 32 (11.07%) SAN
18 31 (10.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (1.04%) Big Data
2 3 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (2.77%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.04%) JIRA
3 3 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 41 (14.19%) Telecoms
2 35 (12.11%) Finance
3 13 (4.50%) Aerospace
4 7 (2.42%) Military
5 5 (1.73%) Banking
6 3 (1.04%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 203 (70.24%) Network Engineer
2 64 (22.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 26 (9.00%) Architect
4 20 (6.92%) Juniper Engineer
5 19 (6.57%) Network Architect
5 19 (6.57%) Security Engineer
6 18 (6.23%) IP Engineer
7 16 (5.54%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (5.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (4.50%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (3.11%) Principal Engineer
9 9 (3.11%) Principal Network Engineer
9 9 (3.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 9 (3.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (2.77%) Cisco Architect
10 8 (2.77%) Consultant
10 8 (2.77%) IP Network Engineer
10 8 (2.77%) Juniper Architect
11 7 (2.42%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.54%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.08%) LDAP
3 3 (1.04%) JSON
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 104 (35.99%) Data Centre
2 52 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (15.22%) Management Information System
4 30 (10.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 14 (4.84%) DataPower
6 12 (4.15%) PKI
6 12 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.46%) Fibre Optics
8 8 (2.77%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (2.08%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.04%) BYOD
10 3 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (26.30%) Linux
2 48 (16.61%) Unix
3 43 (14.88%) Windows
4 16 (5.54%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.61%) Load Balancing
2 45 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (14.88%) Configuration Management
4 42 (14.53%) ITIL
4 42 (14.53%) Network Design
5 28 (9.69%) Network Monitoring
6 27 (9.34%) Change Control
7 26 (9.00%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (9.00%) Mentoring
8 23 (7.96%) Network Architecture
8 23 (7.96%) Network Management
9 22 (7.61%) Kalman Filter
9 22 (7.61%) Network Optimisation
10 18 (6.23%) Web Filtering
11 17 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (5.88%) Proactive Management
12 16 (5.54%) Computer Science
12 16 (5.54%) DevOps
12 16 (5.54%) Incident Management
12 16 (5.54%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.03%) Python
2 16 (5.54%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.77%) C
3 8 (2.77%) Perl
4 4 (1.38%) PHP
5 3 (1.04%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 208 (71.97%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (63.67%) CCNP
3 93 (32.18%) CCNA
4 73 (25.26%) Security Cleared
5 64 (22.15%) JNCIS
6 42 (14.53%) SC Cleared
7 37 (12.80%) JNCIA
8 35 (12.11%) Degree
9 33 (11.42%) JNCIP
10 32 (11.07%) CCDP
11 25 (8.65%) CCIE
12 21 (7.27%) JNCIE
13 18 (6.23%) CCSA
14 16 (5.54%) CCSE
15 12 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (4.15%) DV Cleared
16 9 (3.11%) CCMSE
16 9 (3.11%) Chartered Engineer
16 9 (3.11%) CISSP
16 9 (3.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) SLA
2 7 (2.42%) ISO 22301
2 7 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 7 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 36 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.57%) VMware NSX
3 3 (1.04%) DFS Replication
3 3 (1.04%) Docker
3 3 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.04%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (10.38%) Ansible
2 16 (5.54%) SolarWinds Orion
3 15 (5.19%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (4.50%) FortiGate
5 9 (3.11%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.42%) Puppet
7 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.04%) SCCM
7 3 (1.04%) Terraform
8 1 (0.35%) Netcool
8 1 (0.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 248 (85.81%) Cisco
2 146 (50.52%) Juniper
3 69 (23.88%) Palo Alto
4 51 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 49 (16.96%) SolarWinds
6 43 (14.88%) VMware
7 42 (14.53%) Brocade
8 39 (13.49%) F5
9 37 (12.80%) Citrix
10 28 (9.69%) Aruba
11 26 (9.00%) Meraki
12 25 (8.65%) Fortinet
13 15 (5.19%) Forcepoint
14 14 (4.84%) IBM
14 14 (4.84%) NetApp
15 12 (4.15%) Barracuda Networks
15 12 (4.15%) Foundry
15 12 (4.15%) Symantec
16 11 (3.81%) Huawei
16 11 (3.81%) Red Hat