Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 371 504 335
Rank change year-on-year +133 -169 +53
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1,211 961 1,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.56% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.35% 3.69% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 824 765 1,365
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,315 £35,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +3.26%

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 22,616 26,060 27,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.11% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,143 20,683 22,042
UK median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +139 1,188 £52,500 - 33
UK excluding London +173 818 £47,500 +5.56% 29
North of England +237 416 £47,750 +13.02% 16
London +39 380 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Yorkshire +203 335 £49,000 +5.95% 6
South East +48 214 £47,500 +5.56% 6
Midlands +11 80 £50,000 +5.26% 4
North West +36 76 £47,500 +18.75% 9
West Midlands +3 70 £50,000 -9.09% 4
East of England +47 57 £41,500 -36.15% 2
South West +12 41 £50,000 +17.65% 1
East Midlands +29 10 £50,000 +20.48%
Scotland +10 10 £57,500 +43.75%
North East +24 5 £42,915 +14.44% 1
Wales +9 3 £50,000 +24.35%

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 1,090 (90.01%) Cisco
2 1,007 (83.15%) OSPF
3 907 (74.90%) Cisco Certification
4 889 (73.41%) Firewall
5 753 (62.18%) CCNP
6 748 (61.77%) MPLS
7 739 (61.02%) WAN
8 652 (53.84%) VPN
9 545 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
10 530 (43.77%) CCNA
11 487 (40.21%) IPsec
12 459 (37.90%) Network Security
13 442 (36.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 405 (33.44%) DNS
15 385 (31.79%) LAN
16 376 (31.05%) Juniper
17 369 (30.47%) Network Design
18 364 (30.06%) Palo Alto
19 343 (28.32%) Linux
20 329 (27.17%) CheckPoint
21 306 (25.27%) Network Management
22 303 (25.02%) Fortinet
23 297 (24.53%) Data Centre
24 293 (24.19%) EIGRP
25 290 (23.95%) Python
26 283 (23.37%) TCP/IP
27 273 (22.54%) Change Control
28 267 (22.05%) NetScaler
29 265 (21.88%) Wireless
30 259 (21.39%) 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 18 (1.49%) IIS
2 14 (1.16%) Apache
2 14 (1.16%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.16%) Tomcat
2 14 (1.16%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (0.66%) CMS
4 8 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.083%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 107 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 19 (1.57%) Office 365
5 13 (1.07%) IaaS
5 13 (1.07%) PaaS
5 13 (1.07%) SaaS
6 11 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.083%) Akamai
9 1 (0.083%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.083%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,007 (83.15%) OSPF
2 889 (73.41%) Firewall
3 748 (61.77%) MPLS
4 739 (61.02%) WAN
5 652 (53.84%) VPN
6 545 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
7 487 (40.21%) IPsec
8 459 (37.90%) Network Security
9 442 (36.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 405 (33.44%) DNS
11 385 (31.79%) LAN
12 293 (24.19%) EIGRP
13 283 (23.37%) TCP/IP
14 267 (22.05%) NetScaler
15 265 (21.88%) Wireless
16 247 (20.40%) SMTP
17 244 (20.15%) RIP
17 244 (20.15%) VoIP
18 242 (19.98%) Broadband
19 241 (19.90%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.083%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.083%) Jenkins
General
1 155 (12.80%) Finance
2 138 (11.40%) Telecoms
3 63 (5.20%) Retail
4 60 (4.95%) Banking
5 23 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.73%) Advertising
7 18 (1.49%) French Language
8 16 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.07%) German Language
9 13 (1.07%) Italian Language
10 12 (0.99%) Front Office
10 12 (0.99%) Marketing
11 9 (0.74%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.66%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.50%) Electronics
14 5 (0.41%) Law
15 4 (0.33%) Back Office
15 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.25%) Local Government
17 1 (0.083%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 809 (66.80%) Network Engineer
2 205 (16.93%) Security Engineer
3 203 (16.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 162 (13.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 154 (12.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 148 (12.22%) Senior Network Engineer
7 73 (6.03%) Architect
8 66 (5.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 57 (4.71%) IP Engineer
10 54 (4.46%) Network Support
11 52 (4.29%) Support Engineer
12 51 (4.21%) Network Architect
13 50 (4.13%) IP Network Engineer
14 45 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 44 (3.63%) Switch Engineer
16 41 (3.39%) Analyst
16 41 (3.39%) Developer
16 41 (3.39%) Product Developer
17 39 (3.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
18 36 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (5.78%) 802.1X
2 26 (2.15%) XMPP
3 23 (1.90%) SailPoint
4 12 (0.99%) JSON
5 10 (0.83%) LDAP
6 8 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.50%) WCF
8 4 (0.33%) Web Services
9 3 (0.25%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.25%) YAML
10 1 (0.083%) Ajax
10 1 (0.083%) Express
10 1 (0.083%) HTML
10 1 (0.083%) LAMP
10 1 (0.083%) RFC 2547
10 1 (0.083%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 297 (24.53%) Data Centre
2 242 (19.98%) Management Information System
3 80 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (3.06%) Public Cloud
5 37 (3.06%) Security Operations Centre
6 21 (1.73%) PKI
7 16 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (0.74%) Clustering
10 9 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.66%) CMDB
11 8 (0.66%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.58%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.58%) User Experience
13 6 (0.50%) CLARiiON
13 6 (0.50%) IVR
13 6 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 343 (28.32%) Linux
2 257 (21.22%) Unix
3 132 (10.90%) Windows
4 71 (5.86%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.24%) CatOS
8 13 (1.07%) Debian
9 12 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.83%) CentOS
11 9 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.25%) Check Point GAiA
14 3 (0.25%) Solaris
15 2 (0.17%) HPUX
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.083%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (30.47%) Network Design
2 306 (25.27%) Network Management
3 273 (22.54%) Change Control
4 257 (21.22%) Service Delivery
5 215 (17.75%) Product Management
6 127 (10.49%) Load Balancing
7 126 (10.40%) ITIL
8 124 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
9 118 (9.74%) Network Monitoring
10 81 (6.69%) Kalman Filter
11 79 (6.52%) Network Architecture
12 75 (6.19%) Project Management
13 71 (5.86%) Change Management
13 71 (5.86%) Presales
14 62 (5.12%) Mentoring
15 57 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 55 (4.54%) Computer Science
17 44 (3.63%) Line Management
17 44 (3.63%) SIEM
17 44 (3.63%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 290 (23.95%) Python
2 253 (20.89%) Perl
3 232 (19.16%) Bash Shell
4 32 (2.64%) SQL
5 25 (2.06%) PowerShell
6 22 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 10 (0.83%) C
8 5 (0.41%) C++
9 4 (0.33%) Java
9 4 (0.33%) Ruby
10 3 (0.25%) R
11 2 (0.17%) Go
12 1 (0.083%) PHP
12 1 (0.083%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 907 (74.90%) Cisco Certification
2 753 (62.18%) CCNP
3 530 (43.77%) CCNA
4 259 (21.39%) CCIE
5 105 (8.67%) Degree
6 79 (6.52%) Security Cleared
7 67 (5.53%) SC Cleared
8 62 (5.12%) JNCIS
9 55 (4.54%) CCDP
10 53 (4.38%) CISSP
11 48 (3.96%) JNCIA
12 45 (3.72%) JNCIE
13 41 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 35 (2.89%) JNCIP
15 30 (2.48%) GIAC
15 30 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (2.39%) CEH
17 26 (2.15%) CCSA
17 26 (2.15%) DV Cleared
18 24 (1.98%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (20.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 224 (18.50%) ISO 9001
3 36 (2.97%) SLA
4 23 (1.90%) GDPR
5 18 (1.49%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.66%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.50%) QA
9 5 (0.41%) PMO
10 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.17%) GPG13
12 1 (0.083%) COBIT
System Software
1 90 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 37 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.82%) VirtualBox
5 21 (1.73%) VMware NSX
6 15 (1.24%) Firmware
7 9 (0.74%) vCloud
8 8 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.50%) Docker
10 5 (0.41%) vSphere
11 4 (0.33%) XenApp
11 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.25%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.083%) iptables
Systems Management
1 258 (21.30%) FortiGate
2 251 (20.73%) Nagios
3 59 (4.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 44 (3.63%) Cisco Prime
5 34 (2.81%) Nessus
6 33 (2.73%) Puppet
7 32 (2.64%) AirWatch
8 28 (2.31%) Ansible
9 27 (2.23%) SCCM
10 25 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
10 25 (2.06%) Terraform
11 17 (1.40%) Cacti
12 15 (1.24%) Observium
13 12 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
14 11 (0.91%) RANCID
15 8 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
16 7 (0.58%) ZABBIX
17 6 (0.50%) Kubernetes
18 5 (0.41%) Backup Exec
19 4 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,090 (90.01%) Cisco
2 376 (31.05%) Juniper
3 364 (30.06%) Palo Alto
4 329 (27.17%) CheckPoint
5 303 (25.02%) Fortinet
6 158 (13.05%) F5
7 144 (11.89%) SolarWinds
8 133 (10.98%) VMware
9 114 (9.41%) Meraki
10 101 (8.34%) Microsoft
11 63 (5.20%) Citrix
12 48 (3.96%) NetApp
13 43 (3.55%) Riverbed
14 42 (3.47%) McAfee
15 40 (3.30%) Brocade
16 39 (3.22%) Huawei
17 38 (3.14%) Splunk
18 37 (3.06%) Dell
19 36 (2.97%) BT
20 34 (2.81%) Symantec