Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 379 367
Rank change year-on-year +37 -12 +64
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1588 1606 1929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.82% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.66% 4.84% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1347 1381 1573
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,250 £68,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +17.65%

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 28069 33173 37436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22712 27475 30501
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
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 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 14 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 August 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 +31 1514 £55,000 +10.00% 68
UK excluding London +9 892 £47,500 +5.56% 37
London +26 673 £58,000 +5.45% 34
South East +40 393 £50,000 - 16
North of England +21 202 £45,000 +18.42% 12
East of England +7 125 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North West +3 110 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Yorkshire +34 92 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Midlands -4 83 £48,750 -2.50% 2
West Midlands -13 67 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West +19 48 £45,000 +18.42%
Scotland -13 36 £58,000 +45.00% 3
East Midlands +20 16 £66,250 +103.85% 1
Wales +7 16 £40,000 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1303 (82.05%) Cisco
2 1277 (80.42%) OSPF
3 1057 (66.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1025 (64.55%) Firewall
5 845 (53.21%) MPLS
6 840 (52.90%) CCNP
7 724 (45.59%) VPN
8 721 (45.40%) WAN
9 661 (41.62%) Juniper
10 605 (38.10%) LAN
11 501 (31.55%) EIGRP
12 475 (29.91%) Cisco ASA
13 463 (29.16%) Data Centre
14 433 (27.27%) DNS
15 430 (27.08%) F5
16 424 (26.70%) IPsec
17 399 (25.13%) TCP/IP
18 397 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
19 387 (24.37%) CCNA
20 378 (23.80%) CheckPoint
21 371 (23.36%) Linux
22 369 (23.24%) Network Security
23 356 (22.42%) VLAN
24 343 (21.60%) Wireless
25 335 (21.10%) Palo Alto
26 314 (19.77%) CCIE
27 298 (18.77%) Network Design
28 290 (18.26%) Load Balancing
28 290 (18.26%) Cisco IOS
29 252 (15.87%) DHCP

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 43 (2.71%) CMS
2 30 (1.89%) Apache
3 23 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 15 (0.94%) IIS
5 9 (0.57%) OpenStack
6 8 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.44%) nginx
8 5 (0.31%) SAS
9 4 (0.25%) JBoss
10 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.13%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.063%) SharePoint
Applications
1 59 (3.72%) MS Visio
2 27 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 145 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.08%) Office 365
4 24 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.82%) SaaS
6 10 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (0.63%) IaaS
7 9 (0.57%) Akamai
7 9 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.50%) PaaS
9 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1277 (80.42%) OSPF
2 1025 (64.55%) Firewall
3 845 (53.21%) MPLS
4 724 (45.59%) VPN
5 721 (45.40%) WAN
6 605 (38.10%) LAN
7 501 (31.55%) EIGRP
8 475 (29.91%) Cisco ASA
9 433 (27.27%) DNS
10 424 (26.70%) IPsec
11 399 (25.13%) TCP/IP
12 397 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 369 (23.24%) Network Security
14 356 (22.42%) VLAN
15 343 (21.60%) Wireless
16 290 (18.26%) Cisco IOS
17 252 (15.87%) DHCP
18 229 (14.42%) VoIP
19 207 (13.04%) Ethernet
20 206 (12.97%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (0.69%) MySQL
2 10 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.13%) DB2
5 1 (0.063%) Big Data
5 1 (0.063%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 29 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 13 (0.82%) Metasploit
4 11 (0.69%) Subversion
5 9 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 246 (15.49%) Finance
2 189 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 87 (5.48%) Banking
4 29 (1.83%) Retail
5 28 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.32%) Military
7 19 (1.20%) Marketing
8 17 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.07%) Legal
9 16 (1.01%) Law
10 12 (0.76%) Back Office
11 11 (0.69%) Electronics
12 10 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.50%) Billing
14 7 (0.44%) Advertising
15 5 (0.31%) French Language
15 5 (0.31%) German Language
15 5 (0.31%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.19%) Games
17 1 (0.063%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1015 (63.92%) Network Engineer
2 367 (23.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 256 (16.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 230 (14.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 111 (6.99%) Juniper Engineer
6 107 (6.74%) Architect
7 106 (6.68%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 105 (6.61%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 92 (5.79%) Support Engineer
10 91 (5.73%) Network Support
11 87 (5.48%) Security Engineer
12 80 (5.04%) Network Architect
13 79 (4.97%) Network Security Engineer
14 78 (4.91%) Consultant
15 73 (4.60%) Network Support Engineer
16 70 (4.41%) IP Engineer
17 67 (4.22%) Analyst
18 64 (4.03%) Operations Engineer
19 63 (3.97%) IP Network Engineer
20 61 (3.84%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.66%) 802.1X
2 39 (2.46%) XMPP
3 36 (2.27%) CSS
4 28 (1.76%) HTML
5 24 (1.51%) XML
6 23 (1.45%) REST
7 18 (1.13%) Web Services
8 16 (1.01%) JSON
9 11 (0.69%) POSIX
9 11 (0.69%) RFC 2547
10 7 (0.44%) WAP
11 5 (0.31%) LAMP
12 4 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.19%) Java SE
14 2 (0.13%) LAPP Stack
14 2 (0.13%) LEMP Stack
14 2 (0.13%) Regular Expression
15 1 (0.063%) COM
15 1 (0.063%) FreeSWITCH
15 1 (0.063%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 463 (29.16%) Data Centre
2 95 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.16%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 40 (2.52%) Clustering
7 35 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
7 35 (2.20%) Virtual Team
8 32 (2.02%) PKI
9 24 (1.51%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 20 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 18 (1.13%) Eurex
14 14 (0.88%) Internet of Things
15 13 (0.82%) Fintech
16 11 (0.69%) Machine to Machine
17 10 (0.63%) FlexPod
17 10 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
18 8 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 371 (23.36%) Linux
2 218 (13.73%) Windows
3 140 (8.82%) Unix
4 53 (3.34%) Windows Server
5 38 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (1.95%) CentOS
7 29 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (1.76%) Debian
9 24 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (1.51%) Ubuntu
9 24 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.26%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.13%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.07%) VMS
13 13 (0.82%) Kali Linux
14 9 (0.57%) CoreOS
14 9 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.50%) Solaris
16 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (18.77%) Network Design
2 290 (18.26%) Load Balancing
3 188 (11.84%) ITIL
4 168 (10.58%) Network Management
5 165 (10.39%) Network Monitoring
6 128 (8.06%) Presales
7 113 (7.12%) Mentoring
8 104 (6.55%) Change Management
9 92 (5.79%) High Availability
10 77 (4.85%) Migration
11 73 (4.60%) Customer Requirements
12 67 (4.22%) Kalman Filter
13 63 (3.97%) Network Architecture
14 61 (3.84%) Project Management
15 59 (3.72%) Incident Management
16 57 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
17 53 (3.34%) Service Delivery
18 50 (3.15%) Service Management
19 49 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
20 47 (2.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 171 (10.77%) Python
2 94 (5.92%) Perl
3 80 (5.04%) Bash Shell
4 64 (4.03%) Ruby
5 39 (2.46%) PowerShell
6 32 (2.02%) C
7 26 (1.64%) Java
8 20 (1.26%) SQL
9 16 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.57%) Go
10 9 (0.57%) Groovy
11 7 (0.44%) Tcl
12 6 (0.38%) PHP
13 5 (0.31%) C++
14 3 (0.19%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.063%) C#
Qualifications
1 1057 (66.56%) Cisco Certification
2 840 (52.90%) CCNP
3 387 (24.37%) CCNA
4 314 (19.77%) CCIE
5 159 (10.01%) Degree
6 115 (7.24%) JNCIP
7 111 (6.99%) Security Cleared
8 104 (6.55%) SC Cleared
9 75 (4.72%) CCDP
10 66 (4.16%) JNCIA
10 66 (4.16%) JNCIS
11 64 (4.03%) CCSE
12 56 (3.53%) CCDA
13 54 (3.40%) CCSA
14 51 (3.21%) DV Cleared
15 46 (2.90%) CCSP
16 45 (2.83%) CCVP
17 41 (2.58%) CCIP
18 40 (2.52%) Check Point Certification
19 38 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.29%) SLA
2 40 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.39%) PMO
4 19 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.13%) QA
6 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.44%) COBIT
7 7 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.13%) GCP
9 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.13%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.063%) GDPR
System Software
1 179 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 39 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (2.02%) iptables
5 28 (1.76%) KVM
6 26 (1.64%) NFS
6 26 (1.64%) vSphere
7 20 (1.26%) VMware NSX
8 15 (0.94%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.88%) Docker
10 13 (0.82%) Snort
11 11 (0.69%) XenApp
12 10 (0.63%) Ceph
12 10 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.63%) XenServer
13 9 (0.57%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.50%) LXC
15 7 (0.44%) Firmware
16 5 (0.31%) Xen
17 4 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (4.97%) FortiGate
2 78 (4.91%) Nagios
3 58 (3.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 58 (3.65%) Puppet
4 49 (3.09%) SolarWinds Orion
5 42 (2.64%) Cacti
6 38 (2.39%) Cisco Prime
7 33 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
8 25 (1.57%) Cisco UCCE
9 24 (1.51%) SCOM
10 21 (1.32%) Oracle ZFS
11 20 (1.26%) Ansible
11 20 (1.26%) Opsview
12 18 (1.13%) SCCM
13 17 (1.07%) Cisco LMS
14 16 (1.01%) Nessus
14 16 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (0.82%) Nmap
15 13 (0.82%) OpenNMS
15 13 (0.82%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1303 (82.05%) Cisco
2 661 (41.62%) Juniper
3 430 (27.08%) F5
4 378 (23.80%) CheckPoint
5 335 (21.10%) Palo Alto
6 249 (15.68%) VMware
7 207 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 160 (10.08%) SolarWinds
9 123 (7.75%) Citrix
10 103 (6.49%) Fortinet
11 92 (5.79%) HP
12 88 (5.54%) Riverbed
13 70 (4.41%) Brocade
14 61 (3.84%) Arista
15 58 (3.65%) Blue Coat
15 58 (3.65%) Red Hat
16 50 (3.15%) Meraki
17 45 (2.83%) Aruba
18 34 (2.14%) Huawei
19 32 (2.02%) Avaya