Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 451 379 406
Rank change year-on-year -72 +27 +58
Permanent jobs citing BGP 439 979 1,143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 5.28% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 386 839 1,017
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,200 £32,500
90th Percentile £91,875 £75,650 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,769 18,557 22,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 15.03% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,683 14,879 17,962
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing BGP over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 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
England -55 410 £55,000 - 83
UK excluding London -32 233 £47,500 -5.00% 62
London -17 178 £67,500 +12.50% 30
South East -29 87 £52,000 -5.45% 15
North of England +55 71 £44,250 +4.12% 18
Work from Home -79 59 £50,000 -16.67% 18
East of England +73 39 £47,500 -2.56% 6
Yorkshire +40 30 £45,000 - 7
North West +67 29 £42,500 +3.03% 10
Midlands +23 21 £45,000 -10.00% 4
West Midlands +31 17 £52,500 +5.00% 4
South West +43 13 £41,000 -18.00% 9
North East +4 12 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Scotland +19 5 £56,250 +21.62% 6
East Midlands +37 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Northern Ireland +15 1 £37,500 -6.25% 3

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for BGP.

1 332 (75.63%) OSPF
2 323 (73.58%) Cisco
3 289 (65.83%) Firewall
4 265 (60.36%) Cisco Certification
5 213 (48.52%) MPLS
6 199 (45.33%) CCNP
7 190 (43.28%) WAN
8 148 (33.71%) VPN
9 130 (29.61%) Palo Alto
10 121 (27.56%) LAN
10 121 (27.56%) Wireless
11 116 (26.42%) TCP/IP
11 116 (26.42%) Data Centre
12 111 (25.28%) Juniper
13 110 (25.06%) Network Security
14 108 (24.60%) CCNA
15 97 (22.10%) Python
16 91 (20.73%) VLAN
17 88 (20.05%) Linux
17 88 (20.05%) EIGRP
18 84 (19.13%) F5
19 82 (18.68%) DNS
20 81 (18.45%) IPsec
21 80 (18.22%) Finance
22 79 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
23 74 (16.86%) Multicast
24 73 (16.63%) Cisco Nexus
25 71 (16.17%) AWS
26 69 (15.72%) CheckPoint
27 64 (14.58%) CCIE

BGP
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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.42%) Skype for Business
2 11 (2.51%) OpenStack
3 9 (2.05%) IIS
4 7 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.37%) Apache
5 6 (1.37%) ejabberd
5 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.37%) nginx
5 6 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (4.56%) MS Visio
2 18 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Relativity
2 1 (0.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 71 (16.17%) AWS
2 60 (13.67%) Azure
3 35 (7.97%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (5.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (3.42%) Route 53
6 15 (3.42%) Slack
7 13 (2.96%) GCP
8 9 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.05%) IaaS
9 8 (1.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (1.59%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.59%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.91%) Power Automate
11 4 (0.91%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.91%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.91%) SaaS
12 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.46%) Cloud9 IDE
13 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 332 (75.63%) OSPF
2 289 (65.83%) Firewall
3 213 (48.52%) MPLS
4 190 (43.28%) WAN
5 148 (33.71%) VPN
6 121 (27.56%) LAN
6 121 (27.56%) Wireless
7 116 (26.42%) TCP/IP
8 110 (25.06%) Network Security
9 91 (20.73%) VLAN
10 88 (20.05%) EIGRP
11 82 (18.68%) DNS
12 81 (18.45%) IPsec
13 79 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
14 74 (16.86%) Multicast
15 73 (16.63%) Cisco Nexus
16 53 (12.07%) VoIP
17 51 (11.62%) Internet
17 51 (11.62%) SNMP
18 48 (10.93%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.68%) Big Data
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 15 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
General
1 80 (18.22%) Finance
2 58 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.10%) Banking
3 18 (4.10%) Law
4 11 (2.51%) Electronics
5 10 (2.28%) Marketing
5 10 (2.28%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.28%) Publishing
6 9 (2.05%) Retail
7 6 (1.37%) Games
7 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.14%) Back Office
8 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.14%) Military
9 4 (0.91%) Legal
10 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 277 (63.10%) Network Engineer
2 106 (24.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (7.52%) Architect
4 27 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (5.92%) Cisco Engineer
6 25 (5.69%) IP Engineer
7 24 (5.47%) IP Network Engineer
7 24 (5.47%) Network Architect
8 23 (5.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 20 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (4.33%) Support Engineer
11 18 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
11 18 (4.10%) Security Engineer
12 17 (3.87%) Analyst
13 16 (3.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 14 (3.19%) Consultant
14 14 (3.19%) Juniper Engineer
14 14 (3.19%) Team Leader
15 12 (2.73%) Network Analyst
15 12 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.33%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.59%) JSON
3 6 (1.37%) XMPP
4 5 (1.14%) YAML
5 4 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.68%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.68%) REST
7 2 (0.46%) gRPC
7 2 (0.46%) Jinja
7 2 (0.46%) libvirt
8 1 (0.23%) LDAP
8 1 (0.23%) Spine.js
8 1 (0.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 116 (26.42%) Data Centre
2 43 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (2.05%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.37%) Clustering
6 6 (1.37%) Replication
7 5 (1.14%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.14%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.14%) IPTV
8 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.68%) NHS
8 3 (0.68%) Podcast
9 2 (0.46%) ASIC
9 2 (0.46%) Blog
9 2 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.46%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 88 (20.05%) Linux
2 50 (11.39%) Windows
3 25 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.64%) Unix
5 15 (3.42%) Mac OS X
6 11 (2.51%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.59%) Debian
9 5 (1.14%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.46%) SUSE
11 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.23%) Solaris
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (14.58%) Network Design
2 63 (14.35%) ITIL
3 53 (12.07%) Network Monitoring
3 53 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 38 (8.66%) Load Balancing
6 36 (8.20%) Mentoring
7 33 (7.52%) Low Latency
8 31 (7.06%) Service Delivery
9 29 (6.61%) Network Architecture
10 27 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
11 26 (5.92%) Change Management
12 24 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (5.24%) Problem Management
14 22 (5.01%) B2B
14 22 (5.01%) DevOps
15 20 (4.56%) Project Delivery
16 19 (4.33%) Network Virtualisation
17 17 (3.87%) Customer Requirements
17 17 (3.87%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (22.10%) Python
2 21 (4.78%) Perl
3 15 (3.42%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.19%) C
5 13 (2.96%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.51%) PHP
7 8 (1.82%) Java
8 6 (1.37%) SQL
9 5 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.46%) C++
10 2 (0.46%) Go
10 2 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 265 (60.36%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (45.33%) CCNP
3 108 (24.60%) CCNA
4 64 (14.58%) CCIE
5 45 (10.25%) Security Cleared
6 36 (8.20%) SC Cleared
7 27 (6.15%) Degree
7 27 (6.15%) JNCIP
8 25 (5.69%) JNCIA
9 24 (5.47%) CCDP
10 13 (2.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (2.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 11 (2.51%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.59%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.14%) CCSA
15 5 (1.14%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.14%) CISSP
16 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.33%) SLA
2 11 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.59%) OASIS TOSCA
4 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (1.14%) NIST
5 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.68%) QA
7 1 (0.23%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 41 (9.34%) Active Directory
2 40 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.78%) VMware NSX
4 16 (3.64%) Firmware
4 16 (3.64%) KVM
5 12 (2.73%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.59%) Docker
7 6 (1.37%) iptables
7 6 (1.37%) Kamailio
7 6 (1.37%) Postfix
7 6 (1.37%) QEMU
7 6 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.46%) NLBS
10 2 (0.46%) pfSense
10 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.46%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (13.67%) Ansible
2 27 (6.15%) Puppet
3 26 (5.92%) Nagios
4 19 (4.33%) FortiGate
5 15 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.19%) Terraform
7 11 (2.51%) Cacti
8 10 (2.28%) Grafana
8 10 (2.28%) HAProxy
9 9 (2.05%) SCCM
9 9 (2.05%) ZABBIX
10 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (1.59%) Nmap
12 6 (1.37%) Galera Cluster
12 6 (1.37%) Kubernetes
12 6 (1.37%) SmoothWall
13 5 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
15 2 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 323 (73.58%) Cisco
2 130 (29.61%) Palo Alto
3 111 (25.28%) Juniper
4 84 (19.13%) F5
5 69 (15.72%) CheckPoint
6 60 (13.67%) Microsoft
7 56 (12.76%) VMware
8 52 (11.85%) Meraki
9 49 (11.16%) Fortinet
10 38 (8.66%) SolarWinds
11 27 (6.15%) Riverbed
12 23 (5.24%) HP
13 22 (5.01%) Arista
13 22 (5.01%) Splunk
14 16 (3.64%) Brocade
14 16 (3.64%) Tufin
15 15 (3.42%) Avaya
16 14 (3.19%) Aruba
16 14 (3.19%) Mitel
17 11 (2.51%) Ruckus Wireless