Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 370 386
Rank change year-on-year +17 +16 -12
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1561 1593 1793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.84% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 4.97% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1317 1354 1497
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,375 £31,400 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £75,000
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 27826 32033 36606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.97% 16.89% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22571 26294 30201
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +16 1481 £55,000 +10.00% 35
UK excluding London +15 873 £47,500 +5.56% 24
London +7 675 £60,000 +14.29% 16
South East -12 324 £50,250 +5.79% 6
North of England +53 211 £45,000 +23.29% 8
East of England +41 138 £57,500 +27.78% 2
North West +17 123 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Midlands +22 90 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Yorkshire +53 88 £44,000 +4.76% 3
West Midlands -9 67 £45,000 - 1
South West +38 56 £45,000 +36.36% 2
Scotland -16 49 £57,500 +43.75% 3
East Midlands +50 20 £58,000 +78.46%
Wales +15 16 £39,250 -15.14% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1314 (84.18%) Cisco
2 1231 (78.86%) OSPF
3 1043 (66.82%) Firewall
4 1035 (66.30%) Cisco Certification
5 838 (53.68%) MPLS
6 837 (53.62%) CCNP
7 739 (47.34%) VPN
8 732 (46.89%) WAN
9 625 (40.04%) Juniper
10 614 (39.33%) LAN
11 553 (35.43%) EIGRP
12 496 (31.77%) Cisco ASA
13 456 (29.21%) Data Centre
14 444 (28.44%) IPsec
15 443 (28.38%) DNS
16 427 (27.35%) Cisco Nexus
17 394 (25.24%) F5
18 391 (25.05%) Network Security
19 387 (24.79%) TCP/IP
20 365 (23.38%) CheckPoint
21 354 (22.68%) Wireless
22 349 (22.36%) Cisco IOS
23 348 (22.29%) CCNA
24 340 (21.78%) Palo Alto
25 333 (21.33%) CCIE
26 326 (20.88%) Linux
27 325 (20.82%) VLAN
28 313 (20.05%) Network Design
29 302 (19.35%) Finance
30 279 (17.87%) 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 76 (4.87%) CMS
2 40 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 25 (1.60%) Apache
4 12 (0.77%) nginx
5 8 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (0.51%) IIS
5 8 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 8 (0.51%) SAS
6 4 (0.26%) Confluence
6 4 (0.26%) JBoss
6 4 (0.26%) uWSGI
7 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.064%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.064%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.064%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (2.37%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 159 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.11%) Office 365
4 23 (1.47%) SaaS
5 22 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 17 (1.09%) IaaS
7 13 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.70%) Akamai
9 10 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.64%) PaaS
10 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.19%) GitHub
10 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1231 (78.86%) OSPF
2 1043 (66.82%) Firewall
3 838 (53.68%) MPLS
4 739 (47.34%) VPN
5 732 (46.89%) WAN
6 614 (39.33%) LAN
7 553 (35.43%) EIGRP
8 496 (31.77%) Cisco ASA
9 444 (28.44%) IPsec
10 443 (28.38%) DNS
11 427 (27.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 391 (25.05%) Network Security
13 387 (24.79%) TCP/IP
14 354 (22.68%) Wireless
15 349 (22.36%) Cisco IOS
16 325 (20.82%) VLAN
17 257 (16.46%) DHCP
18 244 (15.63%) VoIP
19 221 (14.16%) SSL
20 200 (12.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.02%) MySQL
2 11 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (0.64%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.26%) MariaDB
4 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.13%) DB2
7 1 (0.064%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 37 (2.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 17 (1.09%) Subversion
4 15 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.58%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.45%) JIRA
7 4 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.19%) Ant
8 3 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.19%) GitLab
8 3 (0.19%) Maven
8 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 302 (19.35%) Finance
2 174 (11.15%) Telecoms
3 124 (7.94%) Banking
4 29 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 27 (1.73%) Retail
6 26 (1.67%) Military
7 20 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.22%) Law
9 18 (1.15%) Back Office
9 18 (1.15%) Legal
10 16 (1.02%) Marketing
11 13 (0.83%) Advertising
12 11 (0.70%) Games
13 10 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.58%) Billing
14 9 (0.58%) German Language
14 9 (0.58%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.51%) French Language
16 5 (0.32%) Electronics
17 1 (0.064%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 987 (63.23%) Network Engineer
2 363 (23.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 250 (16.02%) Cisco Engineer
4 220 (14.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 114 (7.30%) Architect
6 101 (6.47%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 100 (6.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 98 (6.28%) Security Engineer
9 87 (5.57%) Juniper Engineer
10 84 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 80 (5.12%) Network Support
12 78 (5.00%) Network Architect
13 76 (4.87%) Support Engineer
14 72 (4.61%) Network Support Engineer
15 70 (4.48%) IP Engineer
16 65 (4.16%) Consultant
17 62 (3.97%) IP Network Engineer
18 56 (3.59%) Analyst
19 55 (3.52%) Network Design Engineer
19 55 (3.52%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (4.74%) XMPP
2 66 (4.23%) 802.1X
3 37 (2.37%) HTML
4 34 (2.18%) XML
5 23 (1.47%) Web Services
6 17 (1.09%) CSS
7 15 (0.96%) POSIX
8 14 (0.90%) JSON
8 14 (0.90%) REST
9 12 (0.77%) RFC 2547
10 9 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (0.45%) LAMP
12 6 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
13 5 (0.32%) FreeSWITCH
13 5 (0.32%) WAP
14 4 (0.26%) Django
14 4 (0.26%) PHP-FPM
14 4 (0.26%) WSGI
15 3 (0.19%) Java SE
16 2 (0.13%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 456 (29.21%) Data Centre
2 96 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 73 (4.68%) Clustering
5 53 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
7 42 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 38 (2.43%) Virtual Team
9 33 (2.11%) PKI
10 32 (2.05%) Eurex
11 26 (1.67%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.28%) Driving Licence
14 18 (1.15%) Hedge funds
15 17 (1.09%) Fintech
16 15 (0.96%) Replication
17 12 (0.77%) Internet of Things
17 12 (0.77%) Private Cloud
18 11 (0.70%) FlexPod
19 9 (0.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 326 (20.88%) Linux
2 205 (13.13%) Windows
3 112 (7.17%) Unix
4 58 (3.72%) Windows Server
5 40 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (1.99%) CentOS
7 27 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (1.60%) Debian
8 25 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.35%) Mac OS X
9 21 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 17 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.83%) VMS
12 11 (0.70%) Solaris
13 9 (0.58%) CoreOS
13 9 (0.58%) Kali Linux
13 9 (0.58%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.51%) SUSE
15 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (20.05%) Network Design
2 279 (17.87%) Load Balancing
3 197 (12.62%) ITIL
4 170 (10.89%) Network Management
5 166 (10.63%) Network Monitoring
6 102 (6.53%) Mentoring
7 98 (6.28%) Presales
8 93 (5.96%) Change Management
9 86 (5.51%) Migration
10 85 (5.45%) High Availability
11 83 (5.32%) Incident Management
12 76 (4.87%) Kalman Filter
13 74 (4.74%) Service Management
14 69 (4.42%) Project Management
15 67 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
15 67 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
16 59 (3.78%) E-Commerce
17 57 (3.65%) Service Delivery
18 56 (3.59%) Low Latency
19 55 (3.52%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 192 (12.30%) Python
2 98 (6.28%) Bash Shell
3 96 (6.15%) Perl
4 62 (3.97%) Ruby
5 44 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 37 (2.37%) C
7 27 (1.73%) Java
8 26 (1.67%) SQL
9 14 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.64%) Groovy
10 10 (0.64%) PHP
11 9 (0.58%) Go
11 9 (0.58%) Tcl
12 8 (0.51%) C++
12 8 (0.51%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.19%) Scala
14 2 (0.13%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.13%) C-shell
14 2 (0.13%) Korn
15 1 (0.064%) C#
Qualifications
1 1035 (66.30%) Cisco Certification
2 837 (53.62%) CCNP
3 348 (22.29%) CCNA
4 333 (21.33%) CCIE
5 194 (12.43%) Degree
6 126 (8.07%) JNCIP
7 115 (7.37%) Security Cleared
8 108 (6.92%) SC Cleared
9 77 (4.93%) JNCIS
10 73 (4.68%) CCDP
11 63 (4.04%) CCVP
12 60 (3.84%) CCSE
13 56 (3.59%) DV Cleared
14 55 (3.52%) CCSA
15 53 (3.40%) CCIP
16 46 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
17 43 (2.75%) JNCIA
18 37 (2.37%) CCSP
19 36 (2.31%) CCDA
19 36 (2.31%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.02%) SLA
2 44 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 30 (1.92%) PMO
4 29 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.28%) QA
6 11 (0.70%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.45%) COBIT
7 7 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.19%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.13%) GCP
10 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.064%) GDPR
System Software
1 175 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (6.15%) Active Directory
3 45 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (2.63%) iptables
5 29 (1.86%) NFS
5 29 (1.86%) vSphere
6 24 (1.54%) Hyper-V
7 22 (1.41%) VMware NSX
8 20 (1.28%) KVM
9 19 (1.22%) Docker
10 14 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.64%) XenApp
11 10 (0.64%) XenServer
12 9 (0.58%) Firmware
13 8 (0.51%) Ceph
13 8 (0.51%) LXC
13 8 (0.51%) Snort
14 6 (0.38%) Postfix
15 5 (0.32%) BIND 9
15 5 (0.32%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 102 (6.53%) Nagios
2 88 (5.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 64 (4.10%) FortiGate
4 59 (3.78%) Cacti
4 59 (3.78%) Cisco UCCX
5 51 (3.27%) Cisco UCCE
5 51 (3.27%) SolarWinds Orion
6 50 (3.20%) Puppet
7 48 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
8 31 (1.99%) Opsview
9 26 (1.67%) Cisco LMS
9 26 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (1.60%) Ansible
11 22 (1.41%) SCOM
12 20 (1.28%) Terraform
13 19 (1.22%) Oracle ZFS
14 16 (1.02%) Kubernetes
14 16 (1.02%) OpenNMS
15 13 (0.83%) RANCID
16 12 (0.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1314 (84.18%) Cisco
2 625 (40.04%) Juniper
3 394 (25.24%) F5
4 365 (23.38%) CheckPoint
5 340 (21.78%) Palo Alto
6 242 (15.50%) VMware
7 193 (12.36%) Microsoft
8 166 (10.63%) SolarWinds
9 128 (8.20%) Citrix
10 110 (7.05%) Fortinet
11 102 (6.53%) Riverbed
12 85 (5.45%) Arista
13 82 (5.25%) HP
14 65 (4.16%) Brocade
15 52 (3.33%) Red Hat
16 51 (3.27%) Aruba
17 44 (2.82%) Blue Coat
18 40 (2.56%) Meraki
19 30 (1.92%) Avaya
20 29 (1.86%) Dell