Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 413 443 333
Rank change year-on-year +30 -110 +51
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1,109 1,191 1,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.69% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.85% 4.52% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 955 986 1,400
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -10.00%

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 22,865 26,321 29,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.17% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17,889 21,350 23,716
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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 +38 1,075 £52,500 -2.33% 153
UK excluding London +16 608 £49,500 +10.00% 99
London +40 480 £60,000 -4.00% 63
South East +6 187 £50,000 +6.38% 33
North of England +18 144 £50,750 +12.78% 21
Midlands +73 122 £50,000 +5.26% 9
West Midlands +81 107 £50,000 +8.11% 8
East of England +9 92 £50,000 -20.00% 13
Yorkshire +33 77 £50,000 +13.64% 10
North West -7 66 £57,500 +27.78% 9
South West +40 57 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Scotland -12 21 £62,500 +42.05% 6
East Midlands +16 15 £46,500 -2.11% 1
Wales -3 2 £55,242 +32.71% 3
North East +11 1 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Northern Ireland -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 971 (87.56%) Cisco
2 839 (75.65%) OSPF
3 744 (67.09%) Cisco Certification
4 694 (62.58%) Firewall
5 578 (52.12%) CCNP
6 571 (51.49%) MPLS
7 563 (50.77%) WAN
8 431 (38.86%) Juniper
9 415 (37.42%) LAN
10 399 (35.98%) VPN
11 352 (31.74%) CheckPoint
12 335 (30.21%) Data Centre
13 323 (29.13%) CCNA
14 318 (28.67%) Cisco ASA
15 315 (28.40%) EIGRP
16 314 (28.31%) Cisco Nexus
17 303 (27.32%) Wireless
18 292 (26.33%) CCIE
19 284 (25.61%) TCP/IP
20 266 (23.99%) Network Security
21 256 (23.08%) IPsec
22 255 (22.99%) VoIP
23 251 (22.63%) Palo Alto
24 241 (21.73%) Cisco IOS
25 224 (20.20%) F5
26 198 (17.85%) VLAN
27 191 (17.22%) Finance
28 182 (16.41%) VMware
29 177 (15.96%) DNS
30 159 (14.34%) Windows

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 39 (3.52%) Skype for Business
2 28 (2.52%) CMS
3 22 (1.98%) IIS
4 13 (1.17%) Apache
5 10 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.63%) nginx
8 6 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (2.34%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.25%) Office 365
4 11 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.99%) IaaS
5 10 (0.90%) PaaS
6 8 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.63%) OpenDNS
8 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.27%) Route 53
10 3 (0.27%) SaaS
10 3 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.18%) Akamai
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.18%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.090%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.090%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 839 (75.65%) OSPF
2 694 (62.58%) Firewall
3 571 (51.49%) MPLS
4 563 (50.77%) WAN
5 415 (37.42%) LAN
6 399 (35.98%) VPN
7 318 (28.67%) Cisco ASA
8 315 (28.40%) EIGRP
9 314 (28.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 303 (27.32%) Wireless
11 284 (25.61%) TCP/IP
12 266 (23.99%) Network Security
13 256 (23.08%) IPsec
14 255 (22.99%) VoIP
15 241 (21.73%) Cisco IOS
16 198 (17.85%) VLAN
17 177 (15.96%) DNS
18 139 (12.53%) Ethernet
19 125 (11.27%) HSRP
20 116 (10.46%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.45%) MySQL
4 3 (0.27%) Big Data
5 2 (0.18%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.090%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.090%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.090%) Redis
6 1 (0.090%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.090%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.090%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.090%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.090%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 44 (3.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.18%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.18%) NUnit
5 1 (0.090%) Hudson
5 1 (0.090%) Jenkins
General
1 191 (17.22%) Finance
2 155 (13.98%) Telecoms
3 123 (11.09%) Banking
4 67 (6.04%) Retail
5 39 (3.52%) Advertising
6 31 (2.80%) French Language
7 25 (2.25%) German Language
7 25 (2.25%) Italian Language
8 24 (2.16%) Front Office
9 15 (1.35%) Law
10 13 (1.17%) Legal
10 13 (1.17%) Spanish Language
11 9 (0.81%) Marketing
11 9 (0.81%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.54%) Back Office
15 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 661 (59.60%) Network Engineer
2 139 (12.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 121 (10.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 117 (10.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 89 (8.03%) Architect
6 72 (6.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 72 (6.49%) Security Engineer
7 57 (5.14%) NOC Engineer
8 53 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 53 (4.78%) IP Engineer
9 52 (4.69%) Support Engineer
10 51 (4.60%) IP Network Engineer
11 50 (4.51%) Network Architect
12 48 (4.33%) Consultant
13 44 (3.97%) Analyst
14 39 (3.52%) Network Support
15 38 (3.43%) Juniper Engineer
16 36 (3.25%) Cisco Voice Engineer
16 36 (3.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 36 (3.25%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.69%) XMPP
2 50 (4.51%) 802.1X
3 21 (1.89%) SailPoint
4 12 (1.08%) Web Services
5 6 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (0.54%) JSON
6 4 (0.36%) HTML
6 4 (0.36%) LAMP
6 4 (0.36%) LDAP
6 4 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (0.36%) XML
7 3 (0.27%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.27%) RFC 2544
7 3 (0.27%) WCF
7 3 (0.27%) YAML
8 2 (0.18%) .NET
8 2 (0.18%) MEAN Stack
8 2 (0.18%) REST
9 1 (0.090%) OAuth
9 1 (0.090%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 335 (30.21%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (7.39%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (2.61%) Security Operations Centre
4 29 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (2.16%) PKI
5 24 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 23 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 17 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.35%) Clustering
11 13 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.99%) User Experience
12 11 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.90%) NHS
14 9 (0.81%) CMDB
15 8 (0.72%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.54%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 159 (14.34%) Windows
2 151 (13.62%) Linux
3 67 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 48 (4.33%) Unix
5 29 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.89%) CentOS
8 12 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.72%) Debian
11 6 (0.54%) Solaris
11 6 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.36%) Fedora
13 2 (0.18%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.090%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.090%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
2 119 (10.73%) Load Balancing
3 117 (10.55%) Network Design
4 116 (10.46%) Network Monitoring
5 112 (10.10%) Network Management
6 100 (9.02%) ITIL
7 86 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 82 (7.39%) Mentoring
9 68 (6.13%) Project Management
10 61 (5.50%) Root Cause Analysis
11 60 (5.41%) Change Control
11 60 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
11 60 (5.41%) Line Management
12 59 (5.32%) Change Management
13 56 (5.05%) Presales
14 55 (4.96%) Service Management
15 52 (4.69%) Network Architecture
16 47 (4.24%) High Availability
17 42 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
17 42 (3.79%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 147 (13.26%) Python
2 71 (6.40%) Perl
3 54 (4.87%) SQL
4 45 (4.06%) Bash Shell
5 33 (2.98%) PowerShell
6 26 (2.34%) Ruby
7 18 (1.62%) Java
8 17 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.17%) C++
10 11 (0.99%) PHP
11 10 (0.90%) Tcl
12 9 (0.81%) Korn
13 8 (0.72%) C
14 5 (0.45%) C-shell
15 4 (0.36%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.36%) R
16 3 (0.27%) Go
17 2 (0.18%) C#
17 2 (0.18%) JavaScript
18 1 (0.090%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 744 (67.09%) Cisco Certification
2 578 (52.12%) CCNP
3 323 (29.13%) CCNA
4 292 (26.33%) CCIE
5 93 (8.39%) Degree
6 64 (5.77%) JNCIE
7 63 (5.68%) Security Cleared
8 57 (5.14%) CCVP
9 56 (5.05%) JNCIS
10 54 (4.87%) SC Cleared
11 48 (4.33%) JNCIA
12 35 (3.16%) CISSP
13 33 (2.98%) CCDP
13 33 (2.98%) JNCIP
14 27 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
15 26 (2.34%) CEH
15 26 (2.34%) DV Cleared
16 25 (2.25%) CCIP
16 25 (2.25%) GIAC
17 24 (2.16%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.49%) SLA
2 17 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.90%) GDPR
6 8 (0.72%) QA
7 6 (0.54%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.18%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.090%) COBIT
System Software
1 125 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (6.22%) Active Directory
3 54 (4.87%) Hyper-V
4 48 (4.33%) VMware NSX
5 19 (1.71%) XenApp
5 19 (1.71%) XenDesktop
6 15 (1.35%) VirtualBox
7 9 (0.81%) Firmware
7 9 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.72%) Docker
9 6 (0.54%) NFS
9 6 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.54%) vSphere
10 5 (0.45%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.18%) iptables
11 2 (0.18%) pfSense
11 2 (0.18%) Snort
11 2 (0.18%) XenServer
12 1 (0.090%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.090%) KVM
Systems Management
1 93 (8.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 86 (7.75%) Nagios
3 48 (4.33%) Ansible
4 47 (4.24%) Cisco Prime
5 37 (3.34%) Nessus
6 36 (3.25%) FortiGate
7 32 (2.89%) Cisco UCCX
8 31 (2.80%) Puppet
9 28 (2.52%) Cisco UCCE
9 28 (2.52%) Terraform
10 27 (2.43%) Cisco LMS
10 27 (2.43%) Opsview
11 21 (1.89%) AirWatch
11 21 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
11 21 (1.89%) SCCM
12 18 (1.62%) Cacti
13 14 (1.26%) Kubernetes
14 12 (1.08%) Netcool
15 10 (0.90%) ArcSight ESM
15 10 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 971 (87.56%) Cisco
2 431 (38.86%) Juniper
3 352 (31.74%) CheckPoint
4 251 (22.63%) Palo Alto
5 224 (20.20%) F5
6 182 (16.41%) VMware
7 159 (14.34%) SolarWinds
8 155 (13.98%) Microsoft
9 111 (10.01%) Fortinet
10 84 (7.57%) Meraki
11 66 (5.95%) Riverbed
12 62 (5.59%) Nokia
13 61 (5.50%) HP
14 56 (5.05%) Citrix
15 48 (4.33%) Blue Coat
15 48 (4.33%) Symantec
16 47 (4.24%) Splunk
17 41 (3.70%) Arista
17 41 (3.70%) BT
18 39 (3.52%) Speakerbus