The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for BGP-4 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BGP-4 over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol-4 (BGP4)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 941 982
Rank change year-on-year +82 +41  
Permanent jobs citing BGP-4 6 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.009% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% 0.050% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 2
Median salary £50,000 £42,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.95% -25.65%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 - £57,500

BGP-4 is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13687 17840 20246
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.91% 17.19% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11119 14794 16041
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59%  

BGP-4
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BGP-4 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for BGP-4 in the UK

BGP-4
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP-4.

Salary trend for BGP-4 in the UK

BGP-4
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +90 6 £50,000 +16.95%
West Midlands - 6 £50,000 -
Herefordshire - 6 £50,000 -
Hereford - 6 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing BGP-4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BGP-4.

1 23 (100.00%) LAN
1 23 (100.00%) WAN
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (100.00%) CCNP
2 22 (95.65%) OSPF
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 22 (95.65%) Load Balancing
2 22 (95.65%) F5
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco IOS
3 21 (91.30%) Network Security
3 21 (91.30%) PCI DSS
3 21 (91.30%) Firewall
3 21 (91.30%) IPv6
3 21 (91.30%) DNS
3 21 (91.30%) DHCP
3 21 (91.30%) CCNA
3 21 (91.30%) MPLS
3 21 (91.30%) DMVPN
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco Nexus
3 21 (91.30%) HSRP
3 21 (91.30%) 802.1X
3 21 (91.30%) Cyberoam
4 19 (82.61%) SC Cleared
4 19 (82.61%) Security Cleared
5 12 (52.17%) X.25
5 12 (52.17%) PSTN
5 12 (52.17%) ADSL
5 12 (52.17%) ISDN
6 3 (13.04%) Network Management

BGP-4
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) LAN
1 23 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (95.65%) OSPF
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco IOS
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco Nexus
3 21 (91.30%) DHCP
3 21 (91.30%) DMVPN
3 21 (91.30%) DNS
3 21 (91.30%) Firewall
3 21 (91.30%) HSRP
3 21 (91.30%) IPv6
3 21 (91.30%) MPLS
3 21 (91.30%) Network Security
4 12 (52.17%) ADSL
4 12 (52.17%) ISDN
4 12 (52.17%) PSTN
4 12 (52.17%) X.25
5 2 (8.70%) BGP
5 2 (8.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 21 (91.30%) Cisco Engineer
2 21 (91.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 10 (43.48%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (43.48%) Security Engineer
3 10 (43.48%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) IPTV
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.04%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Security
3 2 (8.70%) Cryptography
3 2 (8.70%) Data Security
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.35%) Jython
1 1 (4.35%) Python
1 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) CCNP
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (91.30%) CCNA
3 19 (82.61%) SC Cleared
3 19 (82.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (91.30%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
1 22 (95.65%) F5
2 21 (91.30%) Cyberoam
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper