Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 366 436 407
Rank change year-on-year +70 -29 -54
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1,099 1,107 1,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.69% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.46% 4.65% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 794 942 1,163
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 20,116 23,796 27,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.25% 14.94% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15,736 18,655 22,386
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 +69 1,069 £55,000 +4.76% 166
UK excluding London +90 653 £50,000 +5.26% 96
London +16 428 £60,000 - 72
South East +150 308 £52,500 +2.44% 41
North of England +59 146 £45,000 -10.67% 25
Yorkshire +76 107 £45,000 -10.00% 11
East of England +43 84 £55,000 +1.43% 11
Midlands -28 76 £50,000 - 14
West Midlands -24 59 £50,000 - 10
North West -8 26 £49,888 -3.36% 12
South West -25 25 £50,000 +17.65% 3
East Midlands +11 17 £42,500 -8.11% 4
Scotland +30 14 £57,500 -8.00% 2
North East - 13 £30,000 - 2
Northern Ireland +5 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 915 (83.26%) Cisco
2 865 (78.71%) OSPF
3 791 (71.97%) Cisco Certification
4 712 (64.79%) Firewall
5 678 (61.69%) CCNP
6 565 (51.41%) MPLS
7 527 (47.95%) WAN
8 450 (40.95%) VPN
9 413 (37.58%) LAN
10 382 (34.76%) CCNA
11 373 (33.94%) TCP/IP
12 360 (32.76%) Juniper
13 327 (29.75%) Cisco ASA
14 323 (29.39%) Palo Alto
15 310 (28.21%) Data Centre
16 309 (28.12%) IPsec
17 285 (25.93%) Network Security
18 248 (22.57%) Wireless
19 243 (22.11%) DNS
20 219 (19.93%) Cisco Nexus
21 217 (19.75%) Network Design
22 213 (19.38%) Linux
23 210 (19.11%) CheckPoint
24 204 (18.56%) Telecoms
25 188 (17.11%) EIGRP
26 183 (16.65%) VLAN
27 181 (16.47%) Fortinet
28 169 (15.38%) HSRP
29 162 (14.74%) Load Balancing
30 159 (14.47%) Windows

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 32 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 10 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.45%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.36%) Apache
5 4 (0.36%) Confluence
5 4 (0.36%) IIS
5 4 (0.36%) nginx
6 1 (0.091%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (2.73%) MS Visio
2 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.091%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.091%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (11.46%) AWS
2 107 (9.74%) Azure
3 36 (3.28%) Office 365
4 16 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 14 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.09%) PaaS
6 12 (1.09%) SaaS
7 10 (0.91%) IaaS
8 7 (0.64%) GCP
9 3 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.091%) G Suite
10 1 (0.091%) GitHub
10 1 (0.091%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 865 (78.71%) OSPF
2 712 (64.79%) Firewall
3 565 (51.41%) MPLS
4 527 (47.95%) WAN
5 450 (40.95%) VPN
6 413 (37.58%) LAN
7 373 (33.94%) TCP/IP
8 327 (29.75%) Cisco ASA
9 309 (28.12%) IPsec
10 285 (25.93%) Network Security
11 248 (22.57%) Wireless
12 243 (22.11%) DNS
13 219 (19.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 188 (17.11%) EIGRP
15 183 (16.65%) VLAN
16 169 (15.38%) HSRP
17 158 (14.38%) Internet
18 137 (12.47%) Multicast
19 123 (11.19%) Ethernet
19 123 (11.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.37%) MySQL
2 5 (0.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (3.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 28 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.73%) Subversion
4 8 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.55%) JIRA
6 4 (0.36%) GitLab
7 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 204 (18.56%) Telecoms
2 143 (13.01%) Finance
3 47 (4.28%) Banking
4 32 (2.91%) Public Sector
5 23 (2.09%) Retail
6 19 (1.73%) French Language
7 18 (1.64%) Aerospace
8 14 (1.27%) German Language
8 14 (1.27%) Italian Language
9 13 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.00%) Law
11 10 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.91%) Marketing
12 9 (0.82%) Advertising
13 8 (0.73%) Local Government
14 7 (0.64%) Military
15 6 (0.55%) Police
16 5 (0.45%) Back Office
16 5 (0.45%) Electronics
16 5 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 748 (68.06%) Network Engineer
2 217 (19.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 114 (10.37%) Security Engineer
4 113 (10.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 104 (9.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 101 (9.19%) Network Security Engineer
7 60 (5.46%) IP Engineer
8 58 (5.28%) Consultant
9 53 (4.82%) Architect
10 45 (4.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 44 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 42 (3.82%) Network Consultant
13 40 (3.64%) Juniper Engineer
13 40 (3.64%) Network Architect
14 34 (3.09%) Administrator
15 33 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 33 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
15 33 (3.00%) IP Network Engineer
16 31 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
17 30 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (6.64%) 802.1X
2 34 (3.09%) LDAP
3 18 (1.64%) LAMP
4 5 (0.45%) JSON
5 3 (0.27%) Jinja
5 3 (0.27%) REST
5 3 (0.27%) Web Services
6 2 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.18%) gRPC
6 2 (0.18%) SAML
6 2 (0.18%) YAML
7 1 (0.091%) COM
7 1 (0.091%) libvirt
7 1 (0.091%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 310 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 107 (9.74%) Management Information System
3 87 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 36 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (2.82%) Replication
7 29 (2.64%) Clustering
8 20 (1.82%) MPEG
8 20 (1.82%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.73%) Video\Live Streaming
10 17 (1.55%) IPTV
11 12 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.09%) PKI
12 11 (1.00%) Fibre Optics
13 10 (0.91%) DataPower
14 9 (0.82%) User Experience
15 8 (0.73%) CCTV
15 8 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
16 7 (0.64%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 213 (19.38%) Linux
2 159 (14.47%) Windows
3 118 (10.74%) Unix
4 77 (7.01%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.73%) CentOS
6 29 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.37%) Ubuntu
8 22 (2.00%) Solaris
9 14 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.91%) CatOS
11 10 (0.91%) HPUX
12 9 (0.82%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.55%) Android
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.18%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.091%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (19.75%) Network Design
2 162 (14.74%) Load Balancing
3 148 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
4 133 (12.10%) ITIL
5 130 (11.83%) Network Management
6 101 (9.19%) Change Control
7 84 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
8 82 (7.46%) Service Delivery
9 69 (6.28%) Configuration Management
10 66 (6.01%) Presales
11 65 (5.91%) Project Delivery
12 61 (5.55%) Mentoring
13 60 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 59 (5.37%) Computer Science
15 55 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
16 54 (4.91%) Product Management
17 53 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
17 53 (4.82%) DevOps
18 46 (4.19%) Incident Management
19 45 (4.09%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 119 (10.83%) Python
2 102 (9.28%) Bash Shell
3 64 (5.82%) Perl
4 45 (4.09%) PowerShell
5 38 (3.46%) SQL
6 29 (2.64%) C
7 25 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.00%) PHP
9 6 (0.55%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.091%) Go
10 1 (0.091%) Java
10 1 (0.091%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 791 (71.97%) Cisco Certification
2 678 (61.69%) CCNP
3 382 (34.76%) CCNA
4 148 (13.47%) Degree
5 132 (12.01%) CCIE
6 110 (10.01%) CCDP
7 100 (9.10%) JNCIS
8 91 (8.28%) JNCIP
9 84 (7.64%) Security Cleared
10 76 (6.92%) JNCIA
11 61 (5.55%) JNCIE
12 55 (5.00%) SC Cleared
13 53 (4.82%) CCSE
14 52 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
15 42 (3.82%) CCSA
16 33 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (2.27%) MCSE
18 20 (1.82%) CCDA
19 18 (1.64%) DV Cleared
19 18 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.64%) SLA
2 70 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (5.10%) ISO 9001
4 19 (1.73%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.73%) QA
6 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.091%) GDPR
System Software
1 127 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 48 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.09%) VMware NSX
5 24 (2.18%) VirtualBox
6 18 (1.64%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.46%) vCloud
8 15 (1.36%) vSphere
9 14 (1.27%) DRBD
10 13 (1.18%) Firmware
11 12 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.91%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.82%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.82%) XenApp
14 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.55%) iptables
16 5 (0.45%) pfSense
17 4 (0.36%) Corosync
17 4 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 107 (9.74%) FortiGate
2 77 (7.01%) Nagios
3 64 (5.82%) Puppet
4 63 (5.73%) Ansible
5 30 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
6 28 (2.55%) Terraform
7 23 (2.09%) ZABBIX
8 19 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
9 17 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
10 16 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (1.09%) Cacti
12 10 (0.91%) Galera Cluster
12 10 (0.91%) WhatsUp Gold
13 9 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
13 9 (0.82%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (0.64%) Kubernetes
15 6 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
15 6 (0.55%) SCCM
16 5 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 915 (83.26%) Cisco
2 360 (32.76%) Juniper
3 323 (29.39%) Palo Alto
4 210 (19.11%) CheckPoint
5 181 (16.47%) Fortinet
6 153 (13.92%) VMware
7 149 (13.56%) F5
8 108 (9.83%) Microsoft
9 102 (9.28%) Meraki
9 102 (9.28%) SolarWinds
10 90 (8.19%) Citrix
11 64 (5.82%) Aruba
12 55 (5.00%) Huawei
13 50 (4.55%) Brocade
14 39 (3.55%) HP
15 34 (3.09%) Arista
16 33 (3.00%) Blue Coat
16 33 (3.00%) Red Hat
17 31 (2.82%) Extreme Networks
18 30 (2.73%) NetApp