Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 352 382
Rank change year-on-year -23 +30 -3
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1494 1661 1824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.87% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 5.14% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1412 1543
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,066 £32,500 £33,300
90th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +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 28278 32297 36572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 16.98% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 22900 26451 30237
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BGP over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 15 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 17 November 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
England -12 1413 £55,000 +10.00% 57
UK excluding London 0 832 £47,500 +5.56% 31
London -36 650 £60,000 +14.29% 26
South East -47 304 £50,000 +5.26% 7
North of England +52 204 £45,000 +18.42% 16
East of England +36 132 £57,500 +27.78% 2
North West +24 119 £45,000 +19.21% 11
Midlands +44 91 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Yorkshire +65 85 £44,000 +4.76% 5
West Midlands +8 70 £47,500 +5.56% 5
South West +32 48 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Scotland -12 48 £57,500 +35.29%
Wales +22 19 £39,250 -41.85%
East Midlands +37 18 £58,000 +65.71%
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for BGP.

1 1272 (85.14%) Cisco
2 1185 (79.32%) OSPF
3 1007 (67.40%) Firewall
4 986 (66.00%) Cisco Certification
5 809 (54.15%) CCNP
6 808 (54.08%) MPLS
7 707 (47.32%) WAN
8 705 (47.19%) VPN
9 592 (39.63%) Juniper
9 592 (39.63%) LAN
10 526 (35.21%) EIGRP
11 485 (32.46%) Cisco ASA
12 454 (30.39%) IPsec
13 437 (29.25%) Data Centre
14 418 (27.98%) DNS
15 416 (27.84%) Cisco Nexus
16 394 (26.37%) Network Security
17 361 (24.16%) F5
18 354 (23.69%) TCP/IP
19 345 (23.09%) Cisco IOS
20 342 (22.89%) CheckPoint
21 341 (22.82%) Wireless
22 325 (21.75%) VLAN
23 322 (21.55%) Palo Alto
24 313 (20.95%) Finance
25 312 (20.88%) CCNA
26 309 (20.68%) CCIE
27 306 (20.48%) Linux
28 295 (19.75%) Network Design
29 270 (18.07%) Load Balancing

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 89 (5.96%) CMS
2 44 (2.95%) Skype for Business
3 20 (1.34%) Apache
4 14 (0.94%) nginx
5 9 (0.60%) IIS
5 9 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.60%) SAS
6 7 (0.47%) Confluence
6 7 (0.47%) uWSGI
7 6 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.20%) JBoss
10 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.067%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 14 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 146 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (2.28%) Office 365
4 27 (1.81%) SaaS
5 22 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 18 (1.20%) IaaS
7 13 (0.87%) Akamai
7 13 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.74%) PaaS
9 10 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.27%) GitHub
11 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1185 (79.32%) OSPF
2 1007 (67.40%) Firewall
3 808 (54.08%) MPLS
4 707 (47.32%) WAN
5 705 (47.19%) VPN
6 592 (39.63%) LAN
7 526 (35.21%) EIGRP
8 485 (32.46%) Cisco ASA
9 454 (30.39%) IPsec
10 418 (27.98%) DNS
11 416 (27.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 394 (26.37%) Network Security
13 354 (23.69%) TCP/IP
14 345 (23.09%) Cisco IOS
15 341 (22.82%) Wireless
16 325 (21.75%) VLAN
17 249 (16.67%) VoIP
18 242 (16.20%) DHCP
19 214 (14.32%) SSL
20 200 (13.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.20%) MySQL
2 12 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (0.47%) MariaDB
5 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.27%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.13%) DB2
9 1 (0.067%) Big Data
9 1 (0.067%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (2.41%) Git (software)
1 36 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (1.07%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.07%) Subversion
3 10 (0.67%) JIRA
4 5 (0.33%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.27%) Ant
5 4 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.27%) GitLab
5 4 (0.27%) Maven
5 4 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 313 (20.95%) Finance
2 180 (12.05%) Telecoms
3 129 (8.63%) Banking
4 29 (1.94%) Military
5 28 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 27 (1.81%) Retail
7 21 (1.41%) Marketing
8 20 (1.34%) Back Office
8 20 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.14%) Advertising
9 17 (1.14%) Law
10 16 (1.07%) Legal
11 13 (0.87%) Billing
12 11 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.60%) Games
14 8 (0.54%) French Language
14 8 (0.54%) German Language
14 8 (0.54%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.47%) Electronics
16 1 (0.067%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 926 (61.98%) Network Engineer
2 349 (23.36%) Senior Network Engineer
3 228 (15.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 201 (13.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 111 (7.43%) Architect
6 99 (6.63%) Security Engineer
7 95 (6.36%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 93 (6.22%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 85 (5.69%) Network Security Engineer
10 80 (5.35%) Juniper Engineer
11 76 (5.09%) Network Support
12 73 (4.89%) Support Engineer
13 69 (4.62%) Network Support Engineer
14 67 (4.48%) Network Architect
15 61 (4.08%) Consultant
16 60 (4.02%) Administrator
17 54 (3.61%) IP Engineer
18 53 (3.55%) Lead Network Engineer
19 52 (3.48%) Operations Engineer
20 50 (3.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (5.96%) XMPP
2 58 (3.88%) 802.1X
3 38 (2.54%) HTML
4 34 (2.28%) XML
5 18 (1.20%) POSIX
5 18 (1.20%) Web Services
6 14 (0.94%) CSS
7 12 (0.80%) JSON
8 11 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
8 11 (0.74%) REST
9 8 (0.54%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (0.47%) Django
10 7 (0.47%) FreeSWITCH
10 7 (0.47%) PHP-FPM
10 7 (0.47%) RFC 2547
10 7 (0.47%) WSGI
11 6 (0.40%) LAMP
12 5 (0.33%) WAP
13 3 (0.20%) Java SE
14 2 (0.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 437 (29.25%) Data Centre
2 105 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 84 (5.62%) Clustering
5 50 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 48 (3.21%) Video Conferencing
7 37 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 35 (2.34%) Virtual Team
9 33 (2.21%) Eurex
9 33 (2.21%) PKI
10 26 (1.74%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (1.41%) Driving Licence
13 18 (1.20%) Fintech
13 18 (1.20%) Replication
14 15 (1.00%) FlexPod
15 14 (0.94%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.80%) Hedge funds
17 11 (0.74%) DataPower
17 11 (0.74%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 306 (20.48%) Linux
2 187 (12.52%) Windows
3 98 (6.56%) Unix
4 63 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.34%) CentOS
6 29 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (1.74%) Debian
9 24 (1.61%) Ubuntu
10 23 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (1.41%) Mac OS X
11 21 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (0.87%) SUSE
13 12 (0.80%) Solaris
13 12 (0.80%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.47%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.47%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.40%) AIX
15 6 (0.40%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (19.75%) Network Design
2 270 (18.07%) Load Balancing
3 192 (12.85%) ITIL
4 166 (11.11%) Network Management
5 161 (10.78%) Network Monitoring
6 108 (7.23%) Mentoring
7 100 (6.69%) Change Management
8 95 (6.36%) Presales
9 93 (6.22%) High Availability
10 89 (5.96%) Migration
11 78 (5.22%) Project Management
12 76 (5.09%) Incident Management
13 73 (4.89%) Service Management
14 68 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
15 65 (4.35%) Line Management
16 63 (4.22%) Root Cause Analysis
17 61 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
18 58 (3.88%) E-Commerce
18 58 (3.88%) Service Delivery
19 57 (3.82%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 182 (12.18%) Python
2 97 (6.49%) Perl
3 95 (6.36%) Bash Shell
4 55 (3.68%) Ruby
5 41 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 36 (2.41%) C
7 29 (1.94%) SQL
8 27 (1.81%) Java
9 15 (1.00%) PHP
10 11 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.60%) C++
11 9 (0.60%) Tcl
12 8 (0.54%) Groovy
12 8 (0.54%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.47%) Go
14 4 (0.27%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.27%) C-shell
14 4 (0.27%) Korn
14 4 (0.27%) Scala
15 1 (0.067%) C#
Qualifications
1 986 (66.00%) Cisco Certification
2 809 (54.15%) CCNP
3 312 (20.88%) CCNA
4 309 (20.68%) CCIE
5 195 (13.05%) Degree
6 132 (8.84%) JNCIP
7 108 (7.23%) Security Cleared
8 101 (6.76%) SC Cleared
9 78 (5.22%) JNCIS
10 75 (5.02%) CCDP
11 71 (4.75%) CCVP
12 55 (3.68%) CCSE
13 53 (3.55%) DV Cleared
14 49 (3.28%) CCIP
14 49 (3.28%) CCSA
15 46 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
16 40 (2.68%) JNCIA
17 33 (2.21%) CCSP
18 32 (2.14%) Check Point Certification
19 30 (2.01%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.56%) SLA
2 42 (2.81%) PCI DSS
3 31 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.94%) PMO
5 25 (1.67%) QA
6 14 (0.94%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.33%) COBIT
9 3 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.067%) GCP
10 1 (0.067%) GDPR
System Software
1 164 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (6.49%) Active Directory
3 45 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
4 42 (2.81%) iptables
5 29 (1.94%) NFS
5 29 (1.94%) VMware NSX
6 25 (1.67%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.34%) vSphere
8 17 (1.14%) Docker
8 17 (1.14%) KVM
8 17 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.74%) Firmware
10 10 (0.67%) XenServer
11 9 (0.60%) Postfix
11 9 (0.60%) XenApp
12 7 (0.47%) BIND 9
12 7 (0.47%) Kamailio
13 6 (0.40%) LXC
14 5 (0.33%) Snort
15 4 (0.27%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 102 (6.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 97 (6.49%) Nagios
3 68 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
4 63 (4.22%) FortiGate
5 61 (4.08%) Cisco UCCE
6 58 (3.88%) Cacti
7 51 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
8 48 (3.21%) Puppet
9 43 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
10 32 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (1.94%) Opsview
12 27 (1.81%) Ansible
13 24 (1.61%) Cisco LMS
14 22 (1.47%) Terraform
15 15 (1.00%) Kubernetes
15 15 (1.00%) SCOM
16 14 (0.94%) OpenNMS
16 14 (0.94%) Oracle ZFS
17 11 (0.74%) RANCID
18 10 (0.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1272 (85.14%) Cisco
2 592 (39.63%) Juniper
3 361 (24.16%) F5
4 342 (22.89%) CheckPoint
5 322 (21.55%) Palo Alto
6 234 (15.66%) VMware
7 165 (11.04%) Microsoft
8 155 (10.37%) SolarWinds
9 121 (8.10%) Citrix
10 115 (7.70%) Fortinet
11 97 (6.49%) Riverbed
12 86 (5.76%) Arista
13 78 (5.22%) HP
14 66 (4.42%) Brocade
15 58 (3.88%) Aruba
16 57 (3.82%) Red Hat
17 42 (2.81%) Blue Coat
18 41 (2.74%) Meraki
19 37 (2.48%) Dell
20 30 (2.01%) Avaya