Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 501 328 376
Rank change year-on-year -173 +48 -24
Permanent jobs citing BGP 944 1,627 1,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.96% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 5.92% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 739 1,371 1,533
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -1.04%

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 26,417 27,484 34,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 16.15% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 21,020 22,394 28,642
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018. 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 -167 906 £52,500 +5.00% 111
UK excluding London -135 538 £45,000 -5.26% 63
London -179 387 £57,500 +4.55% 53
South East -174 183 £45,000 -10.00% 20
East of England -7 105 £65,000 +30.00% 11
North of England -73 101 £43,000 +4.88% 18
Midlands +10 87 £45,000 - 6
West Midlands +10 71 £49,500 +3.13% 4
North West -33 69 £43,000 +4.88% 10
South West +28 64 £42,500 -8.11% 3
Yorkshire -42 31 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Scotland -33 18 £40,000 -15.79% 2
East Midlands +3 16 £41,500 - 2
Wales -10 7 £40,210 -5.39% 2
North East - 1 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 836 (88.56%) Cisco
2 761 (80.61%) OSPF
3 615 (65.15%) Cisco Certification
4 535 (56.67%) Firewall
5 528 (55.93%) CCNP
6 521 (55.19%) MPLS
7 449 (47.56%) WAN
8 408 (43.22%) VPN
9 394 (41.74%) Juniper
10 376 (39.83%) LAN
11 344 (36.44%) Cisco ASA
12 322 (34.11%) Data Centre
13 311 (32.94%) DNS
14 281 (29.77%) EIGRP
15 272 (28.81%) Network Security
16 256 (27.12%) Cisco Nexus
17 253 (26.80%) TCP/IP
18 239 (25.32%) CheckPoint
19 236 (25.00%) IPsec
20 225 (23.83%) Cisco IOS
20 225 (23.83%) VLAN
21 222 (23.52%) F5
22 218 (23.09%) Wireless
23 206 (21.82%) Ethernet
24 205 (21.72%) DHCP
25 204 (21.61%) VMware
26 203 (21.50%) CCNA
27 185 (19.60%) Palo Alto
28 176 (18.64%) Python
29 166 (17.58%) SNMP

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 (2.44%) IIS
2 17 (1.80%) CMS
3 13 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.17%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.17%) nginx
5 8 (0.85%) Confluence
5 8 (0.85%) uWSGI
6 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.21%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.97%) SaaS
4 26 (2.75%) Akamai
5 20 (2.12%) Office 365
6 17 (1.80%) IaaS
6 17 (1.80%) PaaS
7 15 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (1.38%) Serverless
10 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.21%) Route 53
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) GitHub
12 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 761 (80.61%) OSPF
2 535 (56.67%) Firewall
3 521 (55.19%) MPLS
4 449 (47.56%) WAN
5 408 (43.22%) VPN
6 376 (39.83%) LAN
7 344 (36.44%) Cisco ASA
8 311 (32.94%) DNS
9 281 (29.77%) EIGRP
10 272 (28.81%) Network Security
11 256 (27.12%) Cisco Nexus
12 253 (26.80%) TCP/IP
13 236 (25.00%) IPsec
14 225 (23.83%) Cisco IOS
14 225 (23.83%) VLAN
15 218 (23.09%) Wireless
16 206 (21.82%) Ethernet
17 205 (21.72%) DHCP
18 166 (17.58%) SNMP
19 139 (14.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.69%) MySQL
2 8 (0.85%) MariaDB
3 7 (0.74%) Big Data
4 5 (0.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.42%) BigQuery
6 3 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.21%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.11%) Redis
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 54 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 46 (4.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 13 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (1.17%) Subversion
5 9 (0.95%) JIRA
6 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) Ant
7 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.11%) GitLab
7 1 (0.11%) Maven
7 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
General
1 148 (15.68%) Telecoms
2 126 (13.35%) Finance
3 49 (5.19%) Banking
4 20 (2.12%) Financial Institution
4 20 (2.12%) Retail
5 17 (1.80%) Advertising
6 16 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.06%) Marketing
8 9 (0.95%) Billing
9 8 (0.85%) Games
10 7 (0.74%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.64%) Law
12 5 (0.53%) Back Office
13 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.32%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.32%) Military
15 2 (0.21%) Legal
16 1 (0.11%) Electronics
16 1 (0.11%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 567 (60.06%) Network Engineer
2 194 (20.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 126 (13.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 113 (11.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 84 (8.90%) Security Engineer
6 62 (6.57%) Network Security Engineer
7 61 (6.46%) Architect
8 58 (6.14%) Network Support
9 55 (5.83%) Support Engineer
10 51 (5.40%) Network Specialist
11 48 (5.08%) Network Support Engineer
12 46 (4.87%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 46 (4.87%) Senior Network Specialist
13 42 (4.45%) Senior Security Engineer
14 35 (3.71%) NOC Engineer
14 35 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
15 34 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 33 (3.50%) Consultant
17 32 (3.39%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
18 31 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (8.26%) 802.1X
2 58 (6.14%) HTML
3 47 (4.98%) XML
4 29 (3.07%) LDAP
5 26 (2.75%) XMPP
6 16 (1.69%) RFC 2547
7 9 (0.95%) JSON
7 9 (0.95%) LEMP Stack
8 8 (0.85%) Django
8 8 (0.85%) FreeSWITCH
8 8 (0.85%) PHP-FPM
8 8 (0.85%) WSGI
9 5 (0.53%) Apache Flex
9 5 (0.53%) Web Services
10 4 (0.42%) D3.js
10 4 (0.42%) ggplot
10 4 (0.42%) Matplotlib
10 4 (0.42%) SAML
11 3 (0.32%) RFC 2544
12 2 (0.21%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 322 (34.11%) Data Centre
2 127 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 39 (4.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 30 (3.18%) Clustering
7 28 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
7 28 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (2.86%) Management Information System
9 26 (2.75%) Public Cloud
10 25 (2.65%) Fintech
11 24 (2.54%) PKI
12 14 (1.48%) Replication
13 13 (1.38%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.38%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.06%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.85%) Wiki
17 7 (0.74%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 165 (17.48%) Linux
2 78 (8.26%) Windows
3 56 (5.93%) Unix
4 18 (1.91%) CentOS
5 17 (1.80%) Debian
6 16 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.48%) Ubuntu
8 13 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.74%) SUSE
10 6 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.32%) Solaris
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.21%) AIX
14 1 (0.11%) CatOS
14 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
2 148 (15.68%) ITIL
2 148 (15.68%) Network Monitoring
3 135 (14.30%) Network Design
4 126 (13.35%) Load Balancing
5 109 (11.55%) Network Management
6 88 (9.32%) E-Commerce
7 70 (7.42%) Presales
8 69 (7.31%) Project Management
9 68 (7.20%) Incident Management
10 62 (6.57%) High Availability
11 61 (6.46%) SIEM
12 59 (6.25%) Change Management
12 59 (6.25%) Mentoring
13 55 (5.83%) Configuration Management
13 55 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
14 53 (5.61%) DevOps
15 52 (5.51%) ITIL V3
16 51 (5.40%) Capacity Management
17 50 (5.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (18.64%) Python
2 64 (6.78%) Perl
3 50 (5.30%) Bash Shell
4 46 (4.87%) PowerShell
5 40 (4.24%) PHP
6 35 (3.71%) SQL
7 12 (1.27%) C
8 8 (0.85%) Ruby
9 6 (0.64%) Java
10 3 (0.32%) C++
11 2 (0.21%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.21%) C-shell
11 2 (0.21%) Korn
11 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.21%) Tcl
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.11%) Lisp
12 1 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 615 (65.15%) Cisco Certification
2 528 (55.93%) CCNP
3 203 (21.50%) CCNA
4 146 (15.47%) CCIE
5 105 (11.12%) Degree
6 91 (9.64%) JNCIP
7 59 (6.25%) CISSP
8 58 (6.14%) CCDP
9 50 (5.30%) Security Cleared
10 48 (5.08%) SC Cleared
11 47 (4.98%) CCSE
12 42 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
13 35 (3.71%) JNCIA
14 33 (3.50%) DV Cleared
14 33 (3.50%) JNCIS
15 27 (2.86%) CCSA
16 25 (2.65%) CCIP
17 22 (2.33%) JNCIE
18 21 (2.22%) IISP
18 21 (2.22%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.25%) SLA
2 33 (3.50%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.27%) HIPAA
4 12 (1.27%) QA
5 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.42%) GDPR
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.21%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) GPG13
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 112 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 42 (4.45%) VMware NSX
4 24 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.59%) XenServer
7 14 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.95%) iptables
9 8 (0.85%) BIND 9
9 8 (0.85%) Kamailio
9 8 (0.85%) KVM
9 8 (0.85%) Postfix
10 7 (0.74%) NFS
10 7 (0.74%) vSphere
11 6 (0.64%) Docker
11 6 (0.64%) XenApp
11 6 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.42%) Firmware
13 2 (0.21%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 87 (9.22%) Nagios
2 57 (6.04%) Puppet
3 54 (5.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 46 (4.87%) Cacti
5 39 (4.13%) Cisco UCCX
6 34 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
6 34 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (3.07%) Ansible
8 28 (2.97%) Cisco LMS
8 28 (2.97%) Opsview
9 27 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
10 24 (2.54%) SCCM
11 22 (2.33%) FortiGate
11 22 (2.33%) QRadar
12 19 (2.01%) Terraform
13 17 (1.80%) vCenter Server
14 14 (1.48%) OpenNMS
14 14 (1.48%) RANCID
15 13 (1.38%) TrustSec
15 13 (1.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 836 (88.56%) Cisco
2 394 (41.74%) Juniper
3 239 (25.32%) CheckPoint
4 222 (23.52%) F5
5 204 (21.61%) VMware
6 185 (19.60%) Palo Alto
7 137 (14.51%) Fortinet
8 104 (11.02%) Citrix
9 101 (10.70%) SolarWinds
10 77 (8.16%) Arista
11 65 (6.89%) Microsoft
12 64 (6.78%) Riverbed
13 59 (6.25%) Aruba
14 52 (5.51%) Blue Coat
15 51 (5.40%) HP
16 45 (4.77%) Meraki
17 40 (4.24%) Tufin
18 31 (3.28%) Splunk
19 29 (3.07%) Dell
20 28 (2.97%) Infoblox