Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 376 402 511
Rank change year-on-year +26 +109 -181
Permanent jobs citing BGP 915 1,141 969
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.77% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 5.03% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 788 936 789
Median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,125 £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 17,338 22,705 26,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.24% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,612 17,474 21,145
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 £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +31 886 £57,500 +4.55% 85
UK excluding London +7 469 £50,000 - 61
London +83 436 £60,000 - 29
South East +77 232 £53,250 +12.11% 23
North of England -57 88 £42,915 -21.97% 15
East of England +24 51 £46,250 +15.63% 6
Midlands -19 42 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Yorkshire -50 40 £50,000 - 6
South West +63 36 £51,500 +3.00% 6
Work from Home +9 31 £65,000 - 3
North West +20 28 £39,483 -36.83% 7
West Midlands -20 23 £55,000 +10.00% 6
North East +25 20 £35,000 -12.50% 2
East Midlands +47 19 £45,000 -14.29%
Scotland +39 19 £52,500 -16.00% 5
Northern Ireland +20 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 727 (79.45%) Cisco
2 683 (74.64%) OSPF
3 597 (65.25%) Firewall
4 594 (64.92%) Cisco Certification
5 456 (49.84%) CCNP
6 447 (48.85%) WAN
7 424 (46.34%) MPLS
8 366 (40.00%) LAN
9 331 (36.17%) TCP/IP
10 298 (32.57%) VPN
11 297 (32.46%) Juniper
12 276 (30.16%) Palo Alto
13 275 (30.05%) Data Centre
14 253 (27.65%) Cisco ASA
15 250 (27.32%) CCNA
16 226 (24.70%) Network Security
17 202 (22.08%) Wireless
18 201 (21.97%) IPsec
19 169 (18.47%) Network Design
20 161 (17.60%) EIGRP
21 157 (17.16%) CheckPoint
22 148 (16.17%) HSRP
23 147 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
23 147 (16.07%) VLAN
24 146 (15.96%) VMware
25 145 (15.85%) F5
26 141 (15.41%) ITIL
27 135 (14.75%) DNS
28 134 (14.64%) Linux
28 134 (14.64%) Finance

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 21 (2.30%) Confluence
2 16 (1.75%) OpenStack
3 10 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.55%) IIS
5 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.22%) Apache
7 2 (0.22%) nginx
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (3.50%) MS Visio
2 25 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) assyst
1 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 106 (11.58%) AWS
2 97 (10.60%) Azure
3 16 (1.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 14 (1.53%) IaaS
4 14 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (1.42%) GCP
6 9 (0.98%) Office 365
7 8 (0.87%) SaaS
8 7 (0.77%) Slack
9 6 (0.66%) PaaS
10 5 (0.55%) GitHub
11 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.11%) Akamai
13 1 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 683 (74.64%) OSPF
2 597 (65.25%) Firewall
3 447 (48.85%) WAN
4 424 (46.34%) MPLS
5 366 (40.00%) LAN
6 331 (36.17%) TCP/IP
7 298 (32.57%) VPN
8 253 (27.65%) Cisco ASA
9 226 (24.70%) Network Security
10 202 (22.08%) Wireless
11 201 (21.97%) IPsec
12 161 (17.60%) EIGRP
13 148 (16.17%) HSRP
14 147 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
14 147 (16.07%) VLAN
15 135 (14.75%) DNS
16 122 (13.33%) Internet
17 120 (13.11%) Multicast
18 119 (13.01%) Wi-Fi
19 115 (12.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.86%) Big Data
2 10 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.87%) MySQL
4 6 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (4.15%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.87%) JIRA
4 7 (0.77%) Subversion
5 6 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.33%) GitLab
General
1 134 (14.64%) Finance
2 131 (14.32%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.84%) Banking
4 18 (1.97%) Law
5 13 (1.42%) French Language
6 12 (1.31%) Japanese Language
7 11 (1.20%) Legal
7 11 (1.20%) Retail
8 10 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.98%) German Language
9 9 (0.98%) Italian Language
9 9 (0.98%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.77%) Advertising
11 6 (0.66%) Police
12 4 (0.44%) Military
13 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) Korean Language
15 1 (0.11%) Front Office
15 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 670 (73.22%) Network Engineer
2 213 (23.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 69 (7.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 69 (7.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 55 (6.01%) Security Engineer
5 52 (5.68%) IP Engineer
5 52 (5.68%) Network Security Engineer
6 46 (5.03%) Architect
7 38 (4.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (3.83%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 32 (3.50%) Consultant
9 32 (3.50%) IP Network Engineer
10 31 (3.39%) NOC Engineer
10 31 (3.39%) WAN Engineer
11 30 (3.28%) Design Engineer
12 29 (3.17%) Network Design Engineer
13 28 (3.06%) Core Network Engineer
13 28 (3.06%) Network Architect
14 25 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (2.73%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (8.20%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.09%) LDAP
3 9 (0.98%) REST
3 9 (0.98%) XMPP
4 7 (0.77%) Jinja
5 6 (0.66%) LAMP
6 5 (0.55%) JSON
6 5 (0.55%) YAML
7 4 (0.44%) jQuery
7 4 (0.44%) RESTful
8 3 (0.33%) Web Services
9 2 (0.22%) CSS
9 2 (0.22%) gRPC
10 1 (0.11%) HTML
10 1 (0.11%) libvirt
10 1 (0.11%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.11%) SAML
10 1 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 275 (30.05%) Data Centre
2 63 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.73%) DataPower
6 24 (2.62%) Public Cloud
7 17 (1.86%) PKI
8 13 (1.42%) Clustering
9 10 (1.09%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.09%) Private Cloud
10 8 (0.87%) Replication
11 7 (0.77%) Video\Live Streaming
12 6 (0.66%) Fibre Optics
12 6 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.66%) NHS
13 5 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.44%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.44%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 134 (14.64%) Linux
2 104 (11.37%) Windows
3 62 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 45 (4.92%) Unix
5 20 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.98%) CentOS
9 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Android
13 1 (0.11%) Debian
13 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.11%) HPUX
13 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (18.47%) Network Design
2 141 (15.41%) ITIL
3 127 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
4 124 (13.55%) Load Balancing
5 84 (9.18%) DevOps
6 66 (7.21%) Network Monitoring
7 64 (6.99%) Computer Science
8 60 (6.56%) Cybersecurity
9 45 (4.92%) Presales
10 42 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
11 41 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (4.48%) Configuration Management
12 40 (4.37%) Network Management
13 38 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 37 (4.04%) Mentoring
14 37 (4.04%) Migration
15 33 (3.61%) Project Delivery
16 30 (3.28%) Incident Management
17 29 (3.17%) Network Virtualisation
17 29 (3.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 114 (12.46%) Python
2 55 (6.01%) PowerShell
3 38 (4.15%) Bash Shell
4 34 (3.72%) SQL
5 27 (2.95%) Shell Script
6 13 (1.42%) Perl
7 10 (1.09%) JavaScript
8 9 (0.98%) C
8 9 (0.98%) PHP
9 4 (0.44%) C++
10 2 (0.22%) Go
11 1 (0.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 594 (64.92%) Cisco Certification
2 456 (49.84%) CCNP
3 250 (27.32%) CCNA
4 104 (11.37%) Degree
5 95 (10.38%) CCIE
6 75 (8.20%) JNCIA
7 74 (8.09%) Security Cleared
8 69 (7.54%) CCDP
9 67 (7.32%) JNCIP
10 61 (6.67%) JNCIS
11 59 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 42 (4.59%) SC Cleared
13 34 (3.72%) CCSA
14 28 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (2.40%) JNCIE
16 20 (2.19%) CCSE
17 17 (1.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 15 (1.64%) CCDA
18 15 (1.64%) DV Cleared
19 14 (1.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.25%) SLA
2 19 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.98%) ISO 22301
4 9 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.33%) GDPR
5 3 (0.33%) QA
5 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (5.79%) Hyper-V
3 51 (5.57%) Active Directory
4 28 (3.06%) VirtualBox
5 23 (2.51%) VMware NSX
6 17 (1.86%) Docker
6 17 (1.86%) Firmware
7 14 (1.53%) vSphere
8 13 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.20%) ProxySG
10 10 (1.09%) XenApp
10 10 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.44%) KVM
13 3 (0.33%) pfSense
13 3 (0.33%) vCloud
14 2 (0.22%) Corosync
14 2 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
14 2 (0.22%) Postfix
14 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 81 (8.85%) Ansible
2 67 (7.32%) Puppet
3 55 (6.01%) Terraform
4 49 (5.36%) FortiGate
5 31 (3.39%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (1.75%) Kubernetes
6 16 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.31%) Nagios
8 11 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.09%) Observium
10 9 (0.98%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.77%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.66%) Icinga
13 5 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
13 5 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
14 4 (0.44%) Grafana
14 4 (0.44%) Salt
14 4 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 727 (79.45%) Cisco
2 297 (32.46%) Juniper
3 276 (30.16%) Palo Alto
4 157 (17.16%) CheckPoint
5 146 (15.96%) VMware
6 145 (15.85%) F5
7 106 (11.58%) SolarWinds
8 95 (10.38%) Meraki
9 89 (9.73%) Fortinet
10 82 (8.96%) Microsoft
11 65 (7.10%) Aruba
12 52 (5.68%) Citrix
13 48 (5.25%) Huawei
14 47 (5.14%) HP
15 46 (5.03%) Nokia
16 41 (4.48%) Brocade
17 28 (3.06%) Barracuda Networks
17 28 (3.06%) Blue Coat
17 28 (3.06%) LogicMonitor
18 26 (2.84%) Riverbed