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

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 380 356 446
Rank change year-on-year -24 +90 -58
Permanent jobs citing BGP 403 1,196 1,119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.88% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.97% 5.74% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 357 848 1,003
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,175 £32,500
90th Percentile £94,250 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 8,106 20,822 24,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.40% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6,529 16,199 19,064
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,550 £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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -20 387 £55,000 - 80
London +85 201 £70,000 +16.67% 22
UK excluding London -55 190 £52,500 +5.00% 67
South East +7 62 £55,000 +10.00% 15
North of England -17 56 £55,000 +22.22% 20
Work from Home -29 39 £47,500 -9.52% 8
East of England +94 34 £47,500 -19.83% 2
North West +125 31 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Midlands +72 28 £55,000 +7.32% 13
Yorkshire -56 25 £55,000 +22.22% 7
West Midlands +54 20 £47,500 -9.52% 10
South West +93 11 £72,500 +52.63% 8
East Midlands +72 8 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Scotland +68 5 £44,750 -31.15% 7
North East +10 4 £55,000 +28.16% 2
Wales - 2 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 306 (75.93%) Cisco
2 303 (75.19%) OSPF
3 264 (65.51%) Cisco Certification
4 247 (61.29%) Firewall
5 229 (56.82%) WAN
6 217 (53.85%) MPLS
7 194 (48.14%) CCNP
8 156 (38.71%) LAN
9 138 (34.24%) Wireless
10 136 (33.75%) VPN
11 130 (32.26%) Data Centre
12 123 (30.52%) CCNA
13 118 (29.28%) Palo Alto
14 104 (25.81%) Juniper
15 99 (24.57%) Python
16 98 (24.32%) Network Security
17 94 (23.33%) Linux
18 86 (21.34%) Cisco ASA
18 86 (21.34%) Multicast
19 84 (20.84%) Cisco Nexus
19 84 (20.84%) EIGRP
20 80 (19.85%) CheckPoint
21 79 (19.60%) DNS
22 78 (19.35%) CCIE
23 74 (18.36%) Microsoft
24 72 (17.87%) Wi-Fi
24 72 (17.87%) Finance
25 71 (17.62%) F5
26 70 (17.37%) IPsec
27 66 (16.38%) VoIP

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 28 (6.95%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (8.19%) MS Visio
2 32 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 64 (15.88%) Azure
2 63 (15.63%) AWS
3 37 (9.18%) Office 365
4 32 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (6.95%) Route 53
5 28 (6.95%) Slack
6 24 (5.96%) GCP
7 4 (0.99%) IaaS
7 4 (0.99%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.50%) Cloud9 IDE
9 2 (0.50%) SaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 303 (75.19%) OSPF
2 247 (61.29%) Firewall
3 229 (56.82%) WAN
4 217 (53.85%) MPLS
5 156 (38.71%) LAN
6 138 (34.24%) Wireless
7 136 (33.75%) VPN
8 98 (24.32%) Network Security
9 86 (21.34%) Cisco ASA
9 86 (21.34%) Multicast
10 84 (20.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 84 (20.84%) EIGRP
11 79 (19.60%) DNS
12 72 (17.87%) Wi-Fi
13 70 (17.37%) IPsec
14 66 (16.38%) VoIP
15 65 (16.13%) TCP/IP
16 62 (15.38%) DHCP
17 59 (14.64%) VLAN
18 55 (13.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.99%) Big Data
2 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (3.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.50%) Selenium
3 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.25%) GitLab
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 72 (17.87%) Finance
2 51 (12.66%) Telecoms
3 30 (7.44%) Banking
4 21 (5.21%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.73%) Law
6 7 (1.74%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.74%) Spanish Language
7 6 (1.49%) Military
8 5 (1.24%) French Language
8 5 (1.24%) German Language
8 5 (1.24%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.74%) Retail
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 269 (66.75%) Network Engineer
2 114 (28.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 46 (11.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 44 (10.92%) IP Engineer
5 43 (10.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 40 (9.93%) Architect
7 39 (9.68%) IP Network Engineer
8 37 (9.18%) Network Architect
9 21 (5.21%) Network Security Engineer
9 21 (5.21%) Security Engineer
9 21 (5.21%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 21 (5.21%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 18 (4.47%) Consultant
11 17 (4.22%) NOC Engineer
12 15 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 15 (3.72%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.47%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 14 (3.47%) Senior Security Engineer
14 13 (3.23%) Network Manager
14 13 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.96%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.74%) YAML
3 6 (1.49%) JSON
4 4 (0.99%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.50%) LDAP
5 2 (0.50%) Spine.js
5 2 (0.50%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.25%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (32.26%) Data Centre
2 35 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (1.74%) Clustering
6 5 (1.24%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.99%) CESG
8 3 (0.74%) BYOD
8 3 (0.74%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.74%) Replication
9 2 (0.50%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.25%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.25%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.25%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 94 (23.33%) Linux
2 28 (6.95%) Mac OS X
3 27 (6.70%) Windows
4 8 (1.99%) Unix
5 7 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) VyOS
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Debian
8 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.64%) Network Monitoring
2 55 (13.65%) ITIL
3 47 (11.66%) Low Latency
3 47 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (10.17%) Network Design
5 38 (9.43%) Load Balancing
6 34 (8.44%) Project Delivery
7 30 (7.44%) Performance Analysis
8 29 (7.20%) Security Monitoring
9 28 (6.95%) B2B
9 28 (6.95%) Identity Management
9 28 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 25 (6.20%) DevOps
11 22 (5.46%) Electronic Trading
11 22 (5.46%) Network Architecture
12 21 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
12 21 (5.21%) Network Management
12 21 (5.21%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 20 (4.96%) High-Frequency Trading
13 20 (4.96%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 99 (24.57%) Python
2 12 (2.98%) Perl
3 10 (2.48%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.49%) C
4 6 (1.49%) Java
5 3 (0.74%) SQL
6 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.25%) C++
6 1 (0.25%) PHP
6 1 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 264 (65.51%) Cisco Certification
2 194 (48.14%) CCNP
3 123 (30.52%) CCNA
4 78 (19.35%) CCIE
5 37 (9.18%) Security Cleared
6 35 (8.68%) JNCIA
7 29 (7.20%) SC Cleared
8 24 (5.96%) JNCIS
9 19 (4.71%) JNCIP
10 18 (4.47%) CCDP
11 14 (3.47%) DV Cleared
11 14 (3.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 11 (2.73%) Degree
14 7 (1.74%) CCIP
14 7 (1.74%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.49%) CCDA
15 6 (1.49%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.24%) CCDE
16 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.97%) SLA
2 6 (1.49%) NIST
3 5 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 41 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.97%) VMware NSX
4 11 (2.73%) Firmware
5 9 (2.23%) Docker
6 5 (1.24%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.50%) pfSense
8 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (14.89%) Ansible
2 32 (7.94%) Nagios
2 32 (7.94%) Puppet
3 28 (6.95%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (5.21%) Grafana
5 10 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (2.23%) Terraform
7 8 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.74%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.74%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.99%) Cacti
10 4 (0.99%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.99%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.74%) SCCM
12 2 (0.50%) SCOM
12 2 (0.50%) SCSM
13 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 306 (75.93%) Cisco
2 118 (29.28%) Palo Alto
3 104 (25.81%) Juniper
4 80 (19.85%) CheckPoint
5 74 (18.36%) Microsoft
6 71 (17.62%) F5
7 59 (14.64%) Fortinet
8 44 (10.92%) VMware
9 43 (10.67%) Riverbed
10 37 (9.18%) SolarWinds
11 34 (8.44%) Splunk
12 30 (7.44%) Avaya
12 30 (7.44%) Meraki
13 26 (6.45%) Infoblox
14 24 (5.96%) Brocade
15 16 (3.97%) Aruba
16 13 (3.23%) Arista
17 10 (2.48%) ForeScout
18 8 (1.99%) Ruckus Wireless
19 6 (1.49%) Zscaler