Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 347 344 502
Rank change year-on-year -3 +158 -142
Permanent jobs citing BGP 660 1,373 1,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.93% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 5.94% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 563 890 856
Median annual salary £56,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,875
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -9.09%

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 11,873 23,098 27,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.02% 15.68% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,268 17,483 21,476
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,056
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.12% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing BGP.

Salary trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing BGP over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 -3 640 £57,500 +9.52% 47
London +126 330 £65,000 +8.33% 17
UK excluding London -50 328 £50,000 +5.26% 32
South East +58 133 £50,000 +5.26% 13
North of England -128 82 £50,000 +5.26% 6
North West +70 40 £60,000 +26.32% 5
Midlands +70 39 £57,500 +2.22% 5
Yorkshire -117 32 £50,000 +5.26%
South West +96 31 £51,500 +5.64% 3
West Midlands +56 25 £55,909 -4.84% 5
East of England +69 24 £46,250 -20.94% 3
East Midlands +70 14 £57,500 +15.00%
Work from Home +32 14 £60,000 -15.79% 2
Scotland +85 13 £44,250 -26.25% 1
North East +31 10 £36,250 -29.93% 1
Wales +21 6 £45,000 -10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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.

1 528 (80.00%) Cisco
2 473 (71.67%) OSPF
3 419 (63.48%) Cisco Certification
4 412 (62.42%) Firewall
5 367 (55.61%) WAN
6 331 (50.15%) MPLS
7 313 (47.42%) CCNP
8 278 (42.12%) LAN
9 232 (35.15%) Data Centre
10 207 (31.36%) VPN
11 193 (29.24%) Juniper
11 193 (29.24%) Palo Alto
12 185 (28.03%) TCP/IP
13 180 (27.27%) Wireless
13 180 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
14 176 (26.67%) CCNA
15 155 (23.48%) CheckPoint
16 154 (23.33%) Network Security
17 146 (22.12%) EIGRP
18 120 (18.18%) IPsec
18 120 (18.18%) Network Design
18 120 (18.18%) F5
18 120 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
19 116 (17.58%) Finance
20 106 (16.06%) Python
21 101 (15.30%) HSRP
22 98 (14.85%) Multicast
23 96 (14.55%) ITIL
23 96 (14.55%) Wi-Fi
24 92 (13.94%) VLAN

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 23 (3.48%) Confluence
2 10 (1.52%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (4.39%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) assyst
1 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (10.76%) Azure
2 61 (9.24%) AWS
3 15 (2.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 15 (2.27%) GCP
4 11 (1.67%) IaaS
5 8 (1.21%) Slack
6 7 (1.06%) Office 365
6 7 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.61%) SaaS
9 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.45%) GitHub
9 3 (0.45%) Route 53
10 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.15%) Akamai
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 473 (71.67%) OSPF
2 412 (62.42%) Firewall
3 367 (55.61%) WAN
4 331 (50.15%) MPLS
5 278 (42.12%) LAN
6 207 (31.36%) VPN
7 185 (28.03%) TCP/IP
8 180 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 180 (27.27%) Wireless
9 154 (23.33%) Network Security
10 146 (22.12%) EIGRP
11 120 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 120 (18.18%) IPsec
12 101 (15.30%) HSRP
13 98 (14.85%) Multicast
14 96 (14.55%) Wi-Fi
15 92 (13.94%) VLAN
16 86 (13.03%) DNS
17 79 (11.97%) VPLS
18 78 (11.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.58%) Big Data
2 6 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (0.61%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.15%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.15%) KDB
4 1 (0.15%) Kdb+
4 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.91%) Selenium
5 5 (0.76%) JIRA
6 1 (0.15%) GitLab
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.15%) Redmine
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 116 (17.58%) Finance
2 75 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 29 (4.39%) Banking
4 22 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 15 (2.27%) Law
6 9 (1.36%) Japanese Language
6 9 (1.36%) Retail
7 7 (1.06%) Advertising
8 6 (0.91%) French Language
8 6 (0.91%) German Language
8 6 (0.91%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.76%) Legal
9 5 (0.76%) Military
9 5 (0.76%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.61%) Korean Language
10 4 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 468 (70.91%) Network Engineer
2 146 (22.12%) Senior Network Engineer
3 68 (10.30%) Cisco Engineer
4 67 (10.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 45 (6.82%) IP Engineer
6 37 (5.61%) Architect
7 36 (5.45%) NOC Engineer
8 34 (5.15%) Network Security Engineer
8 34 (5.15%) Security Engineer
9 32 (4.85%) Network Design Engineer
10 30 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 30 (4.55%) Design Engineer
11 28 (4.24%) IP Network Engineer
12 27 (4.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 25 (3.79%) Consultant
14 24 (3.64%) Network Architect
14 24 (3.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 24 (3.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 22 (3.33%) Support Engineer
16 21 (3.18%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.55%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.52%) XMPP
3 9 (1.36%) REST
4 6 (0.91%) YAML
5 4 (0.61%) CSS
5 4 (0.61%) jQuery
5 4 (0.61%) JSON
5 4 (0.61%) RESTful
6 3 (0.45%) Jinja
7 2 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.15%) HTML
8 1 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.15%) LDAP
8 1 (0.15%) XML
8 1 (0.15%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 232 (35.15%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (2.73%) DataPower
5 13 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.82%) PKI
7 9 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.21%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.06%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.06%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.76%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.61%) BYOD
12 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.30%) CESG
13 2 (0.30%) Clustering
13 2 (0.30%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.30%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.52%) Linux
2 50 (7.58%) Windows
3 24 (3.64%) Unix
3 24 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.91%) VyOS
6 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.30%) CatOS
7 2 (0.30%) CentOS
7 2 (0.30%) Debian
8 1 (0.15%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (18.18%) Network Design
2 96 (14.55%) ITIL
3 82 (12.42%) Load Balancing
4 77 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (9.24%) DevOps
6 51 (7.73%) Network Monitoring
7 45 (6.82%) Project Delivery
8 44 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
9 43 (6.52%) Migration
10 35 (5.30%) Computer Science
11 29 (4.39%) Network Management
12 28 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
12 28 (4.24%) Low Latency
13 27 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (4.09%) WAN Optimisation
14 26 (3.94%) Presales
15 25 (3.79%) High Availability
16 23 (3.48%) Information Security
16 23 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 23 (3.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 106 (16.06%) Python
2 28 (4.24%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.18%) SQL
4 15 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.36%) Perl
7 7 (1.06%) C
8 5 (0.76%) C++
8 5 (0.76%) PHP
9 4 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.15%) C-shell
10 1 (0.15%) Go
10 1 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 419 (63.48%) Cisco Certification
2 313 (47.42%) CCNP
3 176 (26.67%) CCNA
4 77 (11.67%) CCIE
5 62 (9.39%) JNCIA
6 52 (7.88%) Degree
7 48 (7.27%) CCDP
8 42 (6.36%) JNCIS
9 40 (6.06%) Security Cleared
10 30 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (4.09%) JNCIP
12 22 (3.33%) SC Cleared
13 19 (2.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 19 (2.88%) CCSA
14 15 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (1.52%) CCIP
16 9 (1.36%) CCDA
16 9 (1.36%) DV Cleared
17 7 (1.06%) CCDE
17 7 (1.06%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.24%) SLA
2 9 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.61%) ISO 22301
4 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.42%) VirtualBox
4 15 (2.27%) Docker
5 13 (1.97%) Active Directory
6 12 (1.82%) VMware NSX
7 10 (1.52%) Firmware
8 9 (1.36%) XenApp
8 9 (1.36%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.45%) vCloud
11 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.15%) BIND 9
12 1 (0.15%) KVM
12 1 (0.15%) LXC
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.15%) vSphere
12 1 (0.15%) zsh
Systems Management
1 50 (7.58%) Ansible
2 42 (6.36%) Terraform
3 33 (5.00%) Puppet
4 31 (4.70%) FortiGate
5 23 (3.48%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (1.97%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (1.52%) Observium
10 8 (1.21%) Grafana
11 7 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.91%) Nagios
12 6 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.76%) Icinga
14 4 (0.61%) Amdocs OSS
15 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
15 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
16 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
16 1 (0.15%) SCOM
16 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 528 (80.00%) Cisco
2 193 (29.24%) Juniper
2 193 (29.24%) Palo Alto
3 155 (23.48%) CheckPoint
4 120 (18.18%) F5
5 91 (13.79%) VMware
6 83 (12.58%) SolarWinds
7 72 (10.91%) Fortinet
8 65 (9.85%) Meraki
9 58 (8.79%) Microsoft
10 52 (7.88%) Aruba
11 42 (6.36%) Nokia
12 40 (6.06%) Citrix
12 40 (6.06%) Huawei
12 40 (6.06%) Infoblox
13 39 (5.91%) Brocade
14 29 (4.39%) HP
15 27 (4.09%) Riverbed
16 19 (2.88%) ForeScout
17 18 (2.73%) Arista