Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 378 407 474
Rank change year-on-year +29 +67 -145
Permanent jobs citing BGP 968 1,142 1,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.76% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 5.04% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 785 966 910
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18,330 22,644 26,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.05% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 14,453 17,718 21,654
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,000 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +28 934 £55,000 +4.76% 156
UK excluding London +23 525 £50,000 - 102
London +40 428 £60,000 - 55
South East +101 283 £55,000 +15.79% 29
North of England -4 85 £42,500 -15.00% 31
East of England +41 56 £50,000 +17.65% 12
Midlands -43 56 £50,000 - 25
West Midlands -43 41 £50,000 - 22
Yorkshire -2 40 £45,000 -10.00% 16
North West +7 25 £40,000 -30.43% 13
South West +5 23 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Scotland +31 21 £42,500 -32.00%
North East +33 20 £35,000 -12.50% 2
East Midlands +28 15 £42,500 -12.37% 3
Northern Ireland +15 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 777 (80.27%) Cisco
2 755 (78.00%) OSPF
3 658 (67.98%) Cisco Certification
4 630 (65.08%) Firewall
5 526 (54.34%) CCNP
6 453 (46.80%) WAN
7 449 (46.38%) MPLS
8 381 (39.36%) LAN
9 364 (37.60%) TCP/IP
10 363 (37.50%) VPN
11 333 (34.40%) Juniper
12 298 (30.79%) Data Centre
13 282 (29.13%) Palo Alto
14 272 (28.10%) CCNA
15 267 (27.58%) Cisco ASA
16 240 (24.79%) IPsec
17 219 (22.62%) Wireless
18 213 (22.00%) Network Security
19 176 (18.18%) CheckPoint
20 175 (18.08%) DNS
21 173 (17.87%) VLAN
22 171 (17.67%) Network Design
22 171 (17.67%) EIGRP
23 164 (16.94%) Telecoms
24 157 (16.22%) VMware
24 157 (16.22%) F5
25 154 (15.91%) HSRP
26 150 (15.50%) Cisco Nexus
26 150 (15.50%) Load Balancing
27 149 (15.39%) Linux

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 14 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.34%) OpenStack
3 10 (1.03%) Confluence
4 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.41%) Apache
5 4 (0.41%) IIS
5 4 (0.41%) nginx
6 3 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (2.69%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) assyst
1 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 126 (13.02%) AWS
2 109 (11.26%) Azure
3 19 (1.96%) Office 365
4 18 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 16 (1.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 14 (1.45%) IaaS
7 9 (0.93%) PaaS
7 9 (0.93%) SaaS
8 7 (0.72%) GCP
9 6 (0.62%) Slack
10 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.52%) GitHub
11 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.10%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 755 (78.00%) OSPF
2 630 (65.08%) Firewall
3 453 (46.80%) WAN
4 449 (46.38%) MPLS
5 381 (39.36%) LAN
6 364 (37.60%) TCP/IP
7 363 (37.50%) VPN
8 267 (27.58%) Cisco ASA
9 240 (24.79%) IPsec
10 219 (22.62%) Wireless
11 213 (22.00%) Network Security
12 175 (18.08%) DNS
13 173 (17.87%) VLAN
14 171 (17.67%) EIGRP
15 154 (15.91%) HSRP
16 150 (15.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 140 (14.46%) Internet
18 135 (13.95%) Multicast
19 127 (13.12%) Wi-Fi
20 118 (12.19%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.03%) Big Data
1 10 (1.03%) MySQL
2 9 (0.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (4.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 23 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.03%) JIRA
4 7 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (0.72%) Subversion
5 6 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.41%) GitLab
7 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 164 (16.94%) Telecoms
2 148 (15.29%) Finance
3 46 (4.75%) Banking
4 17 (1.76%) Retail
5 16 (1.65%) French Language
6 15 (1.55%) Law
7 12 (1.24%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.14%) German Language
8 11 (1.14%) Italian Language
9 10 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.03%) Japanese Language
9 10 (1.03%) Legal
10 8 (0.83%) Advertising
10 8 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.62%) Police
12 5 (0.52%) Military
13 4 (0.41%) Marketing
14 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.31%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 703 (72.62%) Network Engineer
2 234 (24.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 77 (7.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 72 (7.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 57 (5.89%) Security Engineer
6 56 (5.79%) IP Engineer
7 53 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
8 51 (5.27%) Architect
9 39 (4.03%) Juniper Engineer
10 37 (3.82%) Consultant
10 37 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (3.62%) IP Network Engineer
12 31 (3.20%) Network Architect
12 31 (3.20%) Network Operations Engineer
13 30 (3.10%) Core Network Engineer
13 30 (3.10%) WAN Engineer
14 29 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 29 (3.00%) NOC Engineer
15 28 (2.89%) Administrator
15 28 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (7.54%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.34%) LDAP
3 7 (0.72%) Jinja
4 6 (0.62%) LAMP
5 4 (0.41%) jQuery
5 4 (0.41%) JSON
5 4 (0.41%) RESTful
6 3 (0.31%) REST
6 3 (0.31%) Web Services
7 2 (0.21%) gRPC
7 2 (0.21%) XMPP
7 2 (0.21%) YAML
8 1 (0.10%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.10%) libvirt
8 1 (0.10%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 298 (30.79%) Data Centre
2 73 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 39 (4.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 30 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.69%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.07%) DataPower
8 17 (1.76%) Clustering
8 17 (1.76%) PKI
9 15 (1.55%) Replication
10 11 (1.14%) Fibre Optics
11 9 (0.93%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (0.62%) MPEG
13 6 (0.62%) NHS
13 6 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
14 5 (0.52%) EMC VNX
14 5 (0.52%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.41%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 149 (15.39%) Linux
2 126 (13.02%) Windows
3 69 (7.13%) Windows Server
4 61 (6.30%) Unix
5 21 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.24%) CentOS
7 12 (1.24%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.52%) CatOS
11 4 (0.41%) Android
11 4 (0.41%) Solaris
12 3 (0.31%) HPUX
12 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.10%) Debian
14 1 (0.10%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (17.67%) Network Design
2 150 (15.50%) Load Balancing
3 147 (15.19%) ITIL
4 130 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
5 77 (7.95%) DevOps
6 74 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
7 71 (7.33%) Computer Science
8 61 (6.30%) Network Management
9 59 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
10 58 (5.99%) Configuration Management
11 53 (5.48%) Mentoring
12 52 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 48 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
15 44 (4.55%) Project Delivery
16 41 (4.24%) Presales
17 37 (3.82%) Incident Management
18 32 (3.31%) Migration
19 31 (3.20%) Change Control
20 30 (3.10%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 94 (9.71%) Python
2 58 (5.99%) PowerShell
3 42 (4.34%) Bash Shell
4 35 (3.62%) SQL
5 27 (2.79%) Shell Script
6 19 (1.96%) C
7 18 (1.86%) Perl
8 11 (1.14%) PHP
9 10 (1.03%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.41%) C++
11 1 (0.10%) Go
11 1 (0.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 658 (67.98%) Cisco Certification
2 526 (54.34%) CCNP
3 272 (28.10%) CCNA
4 137 (14.15%) Degree
5 123 (12.71%) CCIE
6 92 (9.50%) Security Cleared
7 81 (8.37%) CCDP
8 77 (7.95%) JNCIP
9 76 (7.85%) JNCIS
10 71 (7.33%) JNCIA
11 61 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
12 53 (5.48%) SC Cleared
13 42 (4.34%) JNCIE
14 37 (3.82%) CCSA
14 37 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (2.89%) CCSE
16 22 (2.27%) MCSE
17 18 (1.86%) CCDA
18 17 (1.76%) DV Cleared
19 13 (1.34%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.96%) SLA
2 21 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.93%) ISO 22301
4 9 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 8 (0.83%) QA
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) GDPR
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 131 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 52 (5.37%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.89%) VMware NSX
5 27 (2.79%) VirtualBox
6 18 (1.86%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.65%) vSphere
8 15 (1.55%) Firmware
9 13 (1.34%) Docker
9 13 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.34%) XenApp
10 12 (1.24%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.52%) pfSense
12 5 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.41%) Corosync
13 4 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (0.41%) KVM
13 4 (0.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 82 (8.47%) Ansible
2 67 (6.92%) Puppet
3 52 (5.37%) FortiGate
4 45 (4.65%) Terraform
5 30 (3.10%) Cisco Prime
6 23 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
7 17 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 14 (1.45%) Nagios
9 13 (1.34%) Kubernetes
10 11 (1.14%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.62%) Icinga
14 6 (0.62%) Observium
14 6 (0.62%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
16 4 (0.41%) Pacemaker
16 4 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 777 (80.27%) Cisco
2 333 (34.40%) Juniper
3 282 (29.13%) Palo Alto
4 176 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 157 (16.22%) F5
5 157 (16.22%) VMware
6 109 (11.26%) SolarWinds
7 104 (10.74%) Meraki
8 103 (10.64%) Microsoft
9 87 (8.99%) Fortinet
10 78 (8.06%) Citrix
11 63 (6.51%) Aruba
12 49 (5.06%) Huawei
13 46 (4.75%) Brocade
13 46 (4.75%) HP
14 33 (3.41%) Barracuda Networks
14 33 (3.41%) Blue Coat
14 33 (3.41%) Forcepoint
14 33 (3.41%) Nokia
15 31 (3.20%) Arista