Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 365 370
Rank change year-on-year -74 +5 +24
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1,118 1,573 1,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.90% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.56% 5.68% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1,327 1,367
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £34,459 £33,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -10.00%

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 24,523 27,696 32,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 15.93% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 19,417 22,536 26,363
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 14 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 15 October 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 -80 1,076 £52,500 -4.55% 149
London -20 545 £57,500 -4.17% 57
UK excluding London -114 543 £45,000 -5.26% 97
South East -133 156 £47,500 -9.52% 19
North of England -41 134 £47,500 +5.56% 23
Midlands +41 116 £55,000 +15.79% 32
West Midlands +54 97 £57,500 +27.78% 27
North West -34 84 £42,500 -5.56% 18
East of England -42 78 £65,000 +13.04% 11
South West +13 65 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Yorkshire -4 50 £50,000 +13.64% 2
East Midlands -4 19 £42,500 -26.72% 5
Scotland -40 11 £62,500 +8.70% 4
Wales -3 6 £45,105 +17.54%

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 973 (87.03%) Cisco
2 848 (75.85%) OSPF
3 760 (67.98%) Cisco Certification
4 683 (61.09%) Firewall
5 634 (56.71%) CCNP
6 579 (51.79%) MPLS
7 548 (49.02%) WAN
8 457 (40.88%) Juniper
9 435 (38.91%) LAN
10 406 (36.31%) VPN
11 359 (32.11%) Cisco ASA
12 350 (31.31%) Data Centre
13 318 (28.44%) EIGRP
14 310 (27.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 297 (26.57%) CheckPoint
16 292 (26.12%) CCNA
17 284 (25.40%) Wireless
18 256 (22.90%) F5
19 251 (22.45%) TCP/IP
20 247 (22.09%) CCIE
21 235 (21.02%) Network Security
22 230 (20.57%) Cisco IOS
23 205 (18.34%) IPsec
24 203 (18.16%) DNS
25 194 (17.35%) Linux
26 193 (17.26%) Python
27 184 (16.46%) Palo Alto
28 178 (15.92%) VMware
29 172 (15.38%) SolarWinds
30 162 (14.49%) 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 24 (2.15%) Skype for Business
2 17 (1.52%) IIS
3 11 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 10 (0.89%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.72%) CMS
6 8 (0.72%) nginx
7 7 (0.63%) Apache
8 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.089%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (2.06%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 99 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.88%) Office 365
4 14 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.16%) SaaS
6 12 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.07%) IaaS
7 9 (0.81%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.72%) PaaS
9 7 (0.63%) OpenDNS
10 6 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.36%) Route 53
13 3 (0.27%) Akamai
13 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.27%) Serverless
14 2 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 848 (75.85%) OSPF
2 683 (61.09%) Firewall
3 579 (51.79%) MPLS
4 548 (49.02%) WAN
5 435 (38.91%) LAN
6 406 (36.31%) VPN
7 359 (32.11%) Cisco ASA
8 318 (28.44%) EIGRP
9 310 (27.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 284 (25.40%) Wireless
11 251 (22.45%) TCP/IP
12 235 (21.02%) Network Security
13 230 (20.57%) Cisco IOS
14 205 (18.34%) IPsec
15 203 (18.16%) DNS
16 160 (14.31%) VLAN
17 157 (14.04%) Ethernet
18 154 (13.77%) VoIP
19 136 (12.16%) DHCP
20 119 (10.64%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.34%) Big Data
3 10 (0.89%) MySQL
4 5 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.18%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.089%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.089%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.089%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.089%) Redis
7 1 (0.089%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 86 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.27%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.18%) NUnit
5 1 (0.089%) Hudson
5 1 (0.089%) JIRA
General
1 162 (14.49%) Finance
2 148 (13.24%) Telecoms
3 83 (7.42%) Banking
4 70 (6.26%) Retail
5 33 (2.95%) French Language
6 31 (2.77%) German Language
6 31 (2.77%) Italian Language
7 28 (2.50%) Financial Institution
8 26 (2.33%) Advertising
9 22 (1.97%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.97%) Law
10 16 (1.43%) Legal
10 16 (1.43%) Multimedia
11 15 (1.34%) Spanish Language
12 9 (0.81%) Front Office
13 8 (0.72%) Marketing
14 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.18%) Electronics
16 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 694 (62.08%) Network Engineer
2 189 (16.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 139 (12.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 124 (11.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 62 (5.55%) Architect
6 57 (5.10%) Juniper Engineer
6 57 (5.10%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 51 (4.56%) Security Engineer
8 49 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 46 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
9 46 (4.11%) Network Specialist
9 46 (4.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 45 (4.03%) NOC Engineer
11 44 (3.94%) Consultant
12 43 (3.85%) Analyst
12 43 (3.85%) Support Engineer
13 40 (3.58%) Network Support
14 33 (2.95%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
16 31 (2.77%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.83%) 802.1X
2 29 (2.59%) LDAP
3 26 (2.33%) XMPP
4 17 (1.52%) Web Services
5 13 (1.16%) HTML
6 10 (0.89%) XML
7 8 (0.72%) JSON
8 6 (0.54%) RFC 2544
9 5 (0.45%) .NET
9 5 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.36%) CSS
10 4 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.27%) LAMP
12 2 (0.18%) MEAN Stack
12 2 (0.18%) REST
13 1 (0.089%) FIX Protocol
13 1 (0.089%) RESTful
13 1 (0.089%) RFC 2547
13 1 (0.089%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 350 (31.31%) Data Centre
2 110 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (7.42%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.22%) PKI
6 32 (2.86%) Fintech
7 30 (2.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 25 (2.24%) Private Cloud
9 22 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
11 20 (1.79%) Hedge funds
12 19 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.16%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 10 (0.89%) User Experience
16 9 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
16 9 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
17 8 (0.72%) DataPower
18 7 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 194 (17.35%) Linux
2 121 (10.82%) Windows
3 61 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 52 (4.65%) Unix
5 33 (2.95%) CentOS
6 30 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.16%) Fedora
8 13 (1.16%) FreeBSD
8 13 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.89%) FreeNAS
10 10 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.72%) Solaris
11 8 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (0.63%) SUSE
13 6 (0.54%) Debian
14 3 (0.27%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.089%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
2 119 (10.64%) Network Design
3 116 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
4 111 (9.93%) Load Balancing
5 110 (9.84%) Network Management
6 103 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 100 (8.94%) ITIL
8 67 (5.99%) Service Management
9 62 (5.55%) High Availability
9 62 (5.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 60 (5.37%) Network Architecture
11 59 (5.28%) DevOps
12 58 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
12 58 (5.19%) Incident Management
12 58 (5.19%) Mentoring
13 56 (5.01%) Project Management
14 53 (4.74%) Kalman Filter
15 51 (4.56%) Capacity Management
16 50 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
16 50 (4.47%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 193 (17.26%) Python
2 93 (8.32%) Perl
3 56 (5.01%) Bash Shell
4 50 (4.47%) Ruby
5 32 (2.86%) SQL
6 31 (2.77%) PowerShell
7 21 (1.88%) Java
8 20 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 19 (1.70%) Korn
10 15 (1.34%) PHP
11 14 (1.25%) Bourne shell
12 12 (1.07%) C++
13 7 (0.63%) C
14 5 (0.45%) C-shell
15 4 (0.36%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.27%) AWK
16 3 (0.27%) Go
16 3 (0.27%) sed
17 2 (0.18%) Lisp
17 2 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 760 (67.98%) Cisco Certification
2 634 (56.71%) CCNP
3 292 (26.12%) CCNA
4 247 (22.09%) CCIE
5 126 (11.27%) Degree
6 60 (5.37%) JNCIP
7 57 (5.10%) Security Cleared
8 56 (5.01%) JNCIE
9 52 (4.65%) CCVP
10 49 (4.38%) SC Cleared
11 40 (3.58%) JNCIA
12 39 (3.49%) CCSP
13 35 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
13 35 (3.13%) JNCIS
14 29 (2.59%) DV Cleared
15 28 (2.50%) CCSE
16 27 (2.42%) CCDP
17 25 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (2.15%) MCSE
19 23 (2.06%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (9.57%) SLA
2 26 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.54%) GDPR
4 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.45%) PMO
6 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.18%) QA
8 2 (0.18%) SAS 70
System Software
1 122 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (6.89%) Active Directory
3 58 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.86%) VMware NSX
5 22 (1.97%) NFS
6 17 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.34%) vSphere
8 11 (0.98%) Firmware
8 11 (0.98%) iptables
9 10 (0.89%) XenApp
10 9 (0.81%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.72%) Docker
11 8 (0.72%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.54%) pfSense
13 6 (0.54%) XenServer
14 5 (0.45%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.45%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.36%) KVM
16 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 94 (8.41%) Nagios
2 57 (5.10%) FortiGate
3 48 (4.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 45 (4.03%) Cisco Prime
5 42 (3.76%) Ansible
6 41 (3.67%) Cisco LMS
6 41 (3.67%) Opsview
7 38 (3.40%) Puppet
8 29 (2.59%) SolarWinds Orion
9 25 (2.24%) Cacti
10 21 (1.88%) Terraform
11 18 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (1.16%) Kubernetes
13 11 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
13 11 (0.98%) QRadar
14 8 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (0.63%) Nessus
15 7 (0.63%) RANCID
16 6 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
17 5 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 973 (87.03%) Cisco
2 457 (40.88%) Juniper
3 297 (26.57%) CheckPoint
4 256 (22.90%) F5
5 184 (16.46%) Palo Alto
6 178 (15.92%) VMware
7 172 (15.38%) SolarWinds
8 141 (12.61%) Microsoft
9 126 (11.27%) Fortinet
10 86 (7.69%) Citrix
11 82 (7.33%) Meraki
12 69 (6.17%) Arista
13 60 (5.37%) HP
14 51 (4.56%) Red Hat
15 42 (3.76%) Riverbed
16 40 (3.58%) Nokia
17 28 (2.50%) Avaya
18 26 (2.33%) Zscaler
19 24 (2.15%) Blue Coat
19 24 (2.15%) Splunk