Period
to 24 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 584 326 348
Rank change year-on-year -258 +22 +120
Permanent jobs citing BGP 537 447 1,313
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.91% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 5.82% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 457 341 771
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.84% -2.86%
75th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £92,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 15,853 7,674 22,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 15.64% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,991 6,238 17,010
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,425 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,813 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,284 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.37% +16.19% -5.26%
75th Percentile £68,106 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021. 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 -251 482 £57,500 - 99
UK excluding London -155 295 £52,500 +5.00% 74
London -243 214 £60,000 -14.29% 34
Work from Home -195 128 £65,000 +30.00% 19
South East -110 117 £52,500 +13.51% 18
North of England -116 67 £50,500 -8.18% 17
Midlands -85 57 £50,000 - 14
South West -75 44 £65,000 +91.18% 8
North West -84 37 £50,500 -15.83% 10
West Midlands -89 35 £50,500 +14.77% 5
Yorkshire -88 32 £45,000 - 5
East Midlands -54 23 £47,500 -13.64% 9
East of England -90 19 £50,500 +6.32% 8
North East -21 18 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Wales -35 18 £45,000 - 3
Scotland -85 14 £75,000 +42.86% 6

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 386 (71.88%) Cisco
1 386 (71.88%) OSPF
2 345 (64.25%) Firewall
3 314 (58.47%) Cisco Certification
4 268 (49.91%) MPLS
5 242 (45.07%) CCNP
6 227 (42.27%) WAN
7 221 (41.15%) VPN
8 171 (31.84%) Juniper
9 154 (28.68%) Palo Alto
10 148 (27.56%) LAN
11 145 (27.00%) IPsec
12 139 (25.88%) Data Centre
13 137 (25.51%) CCNA
14 123 (22.91%) Network Design
15 107 (19.93%) Network Security
16 106 (19.74%) TCP/IP
16 106 (19.74%) Social Skills
17 104 (19.37%) Fortinet
18 101 (18.81%) Linux
19 100 (18.62%) Internet
20 98 (18.25%) CCIE
21 97 (18.06%) DNS
22 96 (17.88%) SD-WAN
23 94 (17.50%) EIGRP
24 91 (16.95%) CheckPoint
25 89 (16.57%) SolarWinds
26 88 (16.39%) Azure
27 87 (16.20%) Degree
28 83 (15.46%) VMware

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 15 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.23%) nginx
2 12 (2.23%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.49%) Apache
3 8 (1.49%) IIS
3 8 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.74%) ejabberd
4 4 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (4.47%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 88 (16.39%) Azure
2 80 (14.90%) AWS
3 31 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (3.35%) AWS Direct Connect
4 18 (3.35%) Microsoft 365
5 17 (3.17%) SaaS
6 16 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (2.23%) GCP
8 7 (1.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (1.12%) IaaS
9 6 (1.12%) PaaS
10 5 (0.93%) Cloudflare
11 4 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.74%) Tricentis Tosca
12 2 (0.37%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (0.37%) Datadog
12 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 386 (71.88%) OSPF
2 345 (64.25%) Firewall
3 268 (49.91%) MPLS
4 227 (42.27%) WAN
5 221 (41.15%) VPN
6 148 (27.56%) LAN
7 145 (27.00%) IPsec
8 107 (19.93%) Network Security
9 106 (19.74%) TCP/IP
10 100 (18.62%) Internet
11 97 (18.06%) DNS
12 96 (17.88%) SD-WAN
13 94 (17.50%) EIGRP
14 80 (14.90%) Cisco ASA
14 80 (14.90%) VLAN
15 78 (14.53%) Wireless
16 75 (13.97%) DHCP
17 74 (13.78%) Wi-Fi
18 71 (13.22%) VoIP
19 68 (12.66%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.17%) Big Data
1 17 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.12%) MySQL
2 6 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.93%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.56%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 16 (2.98%) Selenium
2 14 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (19.74%) Social Skills
2 68 (12.66%) Finance
3 63 (11.73%) Telecoms
4 39 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.17%) Law
5 17 (3.17%) Public Sector
6 16 (2.98%) Advertising
7 15 (2.79%) Banking
8 14 (2.61%) Retail
9 13 (2.42%) Electronics
9 13 (2.42%) Marketing
10 12 (2.23%) Manufacturing
11 11 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
12 10 (1.86%) Games
12 10 (1.86%) Publishing
13 9 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (1.49%) Brand Awareness
15 7 (1.30%) French Language
15 7 (1.30%) German Language
15 7 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 263 (48.98%) Network Engineer
2 83 (15.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 58 (10.80%) Cisco Engineer
4 55 (10.24%) Architect
5 46 (8.57%) IP Engineer
5 46 (8.57%) Juniper Engineer
6 44 (8.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 37 (6.89%) Network Architect
8 31 (5.77%) Consultant
9 26 (4.84%) IP Network Engineer
10 22 (4.10%) Network Manager
11 21 (3.91%) NOC Engineer
12 17 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (3.17%) IP Architect
12 17 (3.17%) Principal Engineer
12 17 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.17%) WAN Engineer
13 16 (2.98%) Core Network Engineer
14 14 (2.61%) Developer
15 13 (2.42%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.84%) 802.1X
2 17 (3.17%) Web Services
3 8 (1.49%) JSON
3 8 (1.49%) XML
4 7 (1.30%) XMPP
5 5 (0.93%) LDAP
6 4 (0.74%) ISPF
7 3 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.19%) gRPC
9 1 (0.19%) libvirt
9 1 (0.19%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 139 (25.88%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 21 (3.91%) Private Cloud
4 18 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.05%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.05%) User Experience
7 10 (1.86%) Digital Signage
8 7 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.30%) IPTV
9 6 (1.12%) CESG
9 6 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.12%) DataPower
10 5 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (0.93%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.74%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.74%) Social Media
12 3 (0.56%) Eurex
12 3 (0.56%) IVR
13 2 (0.37%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 101 (18.81%) Linux
2 65 (12.10%) Windows
3 26 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.10%) CentOS
5 17 (3.17%) Debian
6 16 (2.98%) VyOS
7 15 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.79%) Windows 10
8 14 (2.61%) Fedora
9 11 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.86%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (1.30%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.74%) CatOS
13 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.19%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (22.91%) Network Design
2 61 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (10.99%) ITIL
4 54 (10.06%) Network Monitoring
4 54 (10.06%) Presales
5 47 (8.75%) Load Balancing
6 44 (8.19%) Computer Science
7 41 (7.64%) Change Management
7 41 (7.64%) Migration
8 40 (7.45%) High Availability
9 39 (7.26%) Project Delivery
10 37 (6.89%) Service Delivery
11 32 (5.96%) Customer Requirements
12 31 (5.77%) Project Management
13 30 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (5.59%) Mentoring
14 28 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
14 28 (5.21%) Network Management
15 27 (5.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.22%) Python
2 31 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.10%) Perl
4 18 (3.35%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.17%) SQL
6 13 (2.42%) C
7 11 (2.05%) PHP
8 3 (0.56%) Java
8 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 314 (58.47%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (45.07%) CCNP
3 137 (25.51%) CCNA
4 98 (18.25%) CCIE
5 87 (16.20%) Degree
6 58 (10.80%) Security Cleared
7 34 (6.33%) JNCIP
8 33 (6.15%) JNCIA
9 28 (5.21%) SC Cleared
10 21 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
11 18 (3.35%) CCDP
12 15 (2.79%) JNCIS
13 14 (2.61%) JNCIE
14 13 (2.42%) CCIE Service Provider
15 11 (2.05%) CISSP
16 9 (1.68%) DV Cleared
17 7 (1.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 7 (1.30%) CCIP
18 5 (0.93%) CLAS
18 5 (0.93%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.96%) SLA
2 18 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.49%) NIST
4 7 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.74%) OASIS TOSCA
6 4 (0.74%) PMO
7 3 (0.56%) GDPR
7 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 2 (0.37%) QA
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.17%) Docker
4 17 (3.17%) iptables
5 15 (2.79%) VMware NSX
6 13 (2.42%) Firmware
6 13 (2.42%) KVM
7 8 (1.49%) QEMU
8 7 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.30%) vSphere
9 4 (0.74%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (0.74%) Kamailio
9 4 (0.74%) Postfix
10 2 (0.37%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.37%) Squid
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.19%) Snort
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (12.29%) Ansible
2 30 (5.59%) Nagios
3 29 (5.40%) Terraform
4 26 (4.84%) FortiGate
5 25 (4.66%) Puppet
6 23 (4.28%) ZABBIX
7 17 (3.17%) Icinga
8 11 (2.05%) Grafana
9 8 (1.49%) Galera Cluster
9 8 (1.49%) HAProxy
9 8 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.30%) QRadar
10 7 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (1.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.93%) Cisco CME
13 4 (0.74%) Cacti
13 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.74%) Suricata
13 4 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 386 (71.88%) Cisco
2 171 (31.84%) Juniper
3 154 (28.68%) Palo Alto
4 104 (19.37%) Fortinet
5 91 (16.95%) CheckPoint
6 89 (16.57%) SolarWinds
7 83 (15.46%) VMware
8 53 (9.87%) Microsoft
9 49 (9.12%) Meraki
10 46 (8.57%) F5
11 36 (6.70%) Aruba
11 36 (6.70%) Nokia
12 27 (5.03%) Extreme Networks
13 25 (4.66%) HP
14 20 (3.72%) Brocade
14 20 (3.72%) Citrix
15 19 (3.54%) Arista
15 19 (3.54%) Oracle
16 16 (2.98%) Avaya
16 16 (2.98%) Vyatta