Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 433 325 377
Rank change year-on-year -108 +52 -17
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1,191 1,685 1,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.97% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 5.77% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 986 1,400 1,529
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +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 26,291 29,195 34,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 16.73% 16.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21,323 23,711 28,598
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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 -100 1,127 £53,750 +7.50% 172
UK excluding London -66 691 £45,000 - 102
London -124 487 £62,500 +13.64% 72
South East -125 230 £47,000 -1.05% 29
North of England +19 171 £45,000 +18.42% 31
East of England +27 117 £62,500 +38.89% 11
North West -8 105 £45,000 +15.38% 21
Midlands +17 90 £47,500 +5.56% 17
Yorkshire +58 65 £44,000 +17.33% 10
West Midlands +6 65 £46,250 +2.78% 13
South West +15 49 £42,500 -10.53% 12
Scotland -41 36 £44,000 -4.86% 2
East Midlands +21 22 £47,500 +14.46% 3
Wales +12 16 £41,625 -38.33%
North East -17 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BGP.

1 1,042 (87.49%) Cisco
2 960 (80.60%) OSPF
3 792 (66.50%) Cisco Certification
4 747 (62.72%) Firewall
5 720 (60.45%) MPLS
6 668 (56.09%) CCNP
7 576 (48.36%) WAN
8 554 (46.52%) VPN
9 471 (39.55%) LAN
10 468 (39.29%) Juniper
11 443 (37.20%) EIGRP
12 365 (30.65%) Data Centre
13 364 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
14 350 (29.39%) IPsec
15 332 (27.88%) DNS
16 315 (26.45%) Cisco Nexus
17 309 (25.94%) Network Security
18 299 (25.10%) Cisco IOS
19 288 (24.18%) TCP/IP
20 280 (23.51%) Wireless
21 276 (23.17%) VLAN
22 275 (23.09%) CCNA
23 254 (21.33%) F5
24 248 (20.82%) Finance
25 244 (20.49%) CheckPoint
26 243 (20.40%) Palo Alto
27 242 (20.32%) Linux
28 238 (19.98%) VoIP
29 226 (18.98%) CCIE
30 208 (17.46%) DHCP

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 71 (5.96%) CMS
2 42 (3.53%) Skype for Business
3 16 (1.34%) nginx
4 12 (1.01%) IIS
5 10 (0.84%) Apache
5 10 (0.84%) Confluence
5 10 (0.84%) uWSGI
6 9 (0.76%) SAS
7 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.084%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.084%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (1.51%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 90 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.27%) Office 365
4 17 (1.43%) SaaS
5 16 (1.34%) Akamai
6 12 (1.01%) IaaS
7 7 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.50%) PaaS
9 4 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.34%) GitHub
10 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.084%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 960 (80.60%) OSPF
2 747 (62.72%) Firewall
3 720 (60.45%) MPLS
4 576 (48.36%) WAN
5 554 (46.52%) VPN
6 471 (39.55%) LAN
7 443 (37.20%) EIGRP
8 364 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
9 350 (29.39%) IPsec
10 332 (27.88%) DNS
11 315 (26.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 309 (25.94%) Network Security
13 299 (25.10%) Cisco IOS
14 288 (24.18%) TCP/IP
15 280 (23.51%) Wireless
16 276 (23.17%) VLAN
17 238 (19.98%) VoIP
18 208 (17.46%) DHCP
19 207 (17.38%) Ethernet
20 169 (14.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.68%) MySQL
2 10 (0.84%) MariaDB
3 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
3 4 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.34%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.084%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.084%) Big Data
4 1 (0.084%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.084%) Redis
4 1 (0.084%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.084%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.084%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 41 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 34 (2.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 15 (1.26%) Subversion
4 14 (1.18%) JIRA
5 11 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.84%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.34%) Ant
7 4 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.34%) GitLab
7 4 (0.34%) Maven
7 4 (0.34%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.084%) Metasploit
General
1 248 (20.82%) Finance
2 198 (16.62%) Telecoms
3 107 (8.98%) Banking
4 23 (1.93%) Financial Institution
5 22 (1.85%) Advertising
6 18 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.34%) Marketing
8 15 (1.26%) Military
9 14 (1.18%) Retail
10 13 (1.09%) Back Office
10 13 (1.09%) Law
11 11 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.84%) Games
13 9 (0.76%) Billing
14 5 (0.42%) Electronics
14 5 (0.42%) French Language
14 5 (0.42%) German Language
14 5 (0.42%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.17%) Legal
16 1 (0.084%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 744 (62.47%) Network Engineer
2 276 (23.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 197 (16.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 177 (14.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 91 (7.64%) Security Engineer
6 83 (6.97%) Architect
7 74 (6.21%) Network Security Engineer
8 71 (5.96%) Network Support
9 68 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 67 (5.63%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 64 (5.37%) Network Support Engineer
11 64 (5.37%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 51 (4.28%) Lead Network Engineer
13 47 (3.95%) Juniper Engineer
14 43 (3.61%) Team Leader
15 40 (3.36%) Senior Security Engineer
16 39 (3.27%) Network Architect
17 36 (3.02%) Network Team Leader
18 35 (2.94%) IP Engineer
19 34 (2.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (6.88%) XMPP
2 51 (4.28%) 802.1X
3 48 (4.03%) HTML
4 42 (3.53%) XML
5 31 (2.60%) LDAP
6 17 (1.43%) RFC 2547
7 13 (1.09%) Web Services
8 11 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
9 10 (0.84%) Django
9 10 (0.84%) FreeSWITCH
9 10 (0.84%) PHP-FPM
9 10 (0.84%) WSGI
10 9 (0.76%) POSIX
10 9 (0.76%) REST
11 8 (0.67%) CSS
12 7 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (0.42%) JSON
14 3 (0.25%) LAMP
14 3 (0.25%) SAML
15 2 (0.17%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 365 (30.65%) Data Centre
2 112 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (6.72%) Clustering
3 80 (6.72%) Computer Science
4 35 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 26 (2.18%) PKI
7 25 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (1.93%) Public Cloud
8 23 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (1.76%) Eurex
10 18 (1.51%) Fintech
11 16 (1.34%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.26%) Replication
13 13 (1.09%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.92%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.84%) Wiki
16 9 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
16 9 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 242 (20.32%) Linux
2 118 (9.91%) Windows
3 71 (5.96%) Unix
4 38 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.93%) CentOS
6 20 (1.68%) Debian
7 19 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.01%) Solaris
10 12 (1.01%) SUSE
11 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.34%) AIX
13 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.25%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.084%) CatOS
16 1 (0.084%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (16.96%) Load Balancing
2 200 (16.79%) Network Design
3 174 (14.61%) ITIL
4 141 (11.84%) Network Management
4 141 (11.84%) Network Monitoring
5 86 (7.22%) Mentoring
6 85 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 77 (6.47%) Change Management
8 75 (6.30%) High Availability
9 71 (5.96%) Project Management
10 68 (5.71%) E-Commerce
10 68 (5.71%) Service Management
11 63 (5.29%) Line Management
11 63 (5.29%) Presales
12 56 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
13 55 (4.62%) Migration
14 54 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (4.11%) Low Latency
16 47 (3.95%) DevOps
16 47 (3.95%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 177 (14.86%) Python
2 89 (7.47%) Perl
3 81 (6.80%) Bash Shell
4 41 (3.44%) SQL
5 38 (3.19%) PHP
6 34 (2.85%) PowerShell
7 22 (1.85%) Ruby
8 18 (1.51%) C
9 15 (1.26%) Java
10 9 (0.76%) Tcl
11 8 (0.67%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.59%) C++
13 6 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.34%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.34%) C-shell
14 4 (0.34%) Korn
14 4 (0.34%) Scala
15 2 (0.17%) Groovy
16 1 (0.084%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.084%) Go
Qualifications
1 792 (66.50%) Cisco Certification
2 668 (56.09%) CCNP
3 275 (23.09%) CCNA
4 226 (18.98%) CCIE
5 150 (12.59%) Degree
6 126 (10.58%) JNCIP
7 70 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 68 (5.71%) CCDP
9 67 (5.63%) CCVP
9 67 (5.63%) SC Cleared
10 55 (4.62%) JNCIS
11 48 (4.03%) CCIP
12 40 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 40 (3.36%) DV Cleared
13 38 (3.19%) CISSP
14 33 (2.77%) CCSE
14 33 (2.77%) JNCIA
15 31 (2.60%) CCSP
16 26 (2.18%) CCSA
17 25 (2.10%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.55%) SLA
2 39 (3.27%) PCI DSS
3 28 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.76%) HIPAA
5 17 (1.43%) PMO
5 17 (1.43%) QA
6 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.084%) GCP
7 1 (0.084%) GDPR
7 1 (0.084%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.084%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 126 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.02%) VMware NSX
4 28 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (2.10%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.93%) iptables
7 18 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.18%) NFS
9 13 (1.09%) KVM
10 12 (1.01%) Postfix
11 11 (0.92%) Docker
12 10 (0.84%) BIND 9
12 10 (0.84%) Kamailio
12 10 (0.84%) vSphere
13 6 (0.50%) Firmware
14 5 (0.42%) XenApp
14 5 (0.42%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.25%) FreeRADIUS
16 2 (0.17%) LXC
16 2 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 112 (9.40%) Nagios
2 103 (8.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 75 (6.30%) Cisco UCCX
4 70 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
5 64 (5.37%) Cacti
6 53 (4.45%) Puppet
7 39 (3.27%) Cisco Prime
7 39 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (2.94%) FortiGate
9 33 (2.77%) Ansible
10 26 (2.18%) Opsview
10 26 (2.18%) Terraform
11 24 (2.02%) Cisco LMS
12 20 (1.68%) OpenNMS
12 20 (1.68%) SCCM
12 20 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
13 17 (1.43%) RANCID
14 16 (1.34%) ZABBIX
15 13 (1.09%) QRadar
15 13 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,042 (87.49%) Cisco
2 468 (39.29%) Juniper
3 254 (21.33%) F5
4 244 (20.49%) CheckPoint
5 243 (20.40%) Palo Alto
6 198 (16.62%) VMware
7 114 (9.57%) Fortinet
8 111 (9.32%) SolarWinds
9 105 (8.82%) Microsoft
10 97 (8.14%) Citrix
11 88 (7.39%) Arista
12 85 (7.14%) Riverbed
13 54 (4.53%) HP
14 53 (4.45%) Aruba
15 49 (4.11%) Meraki
16 48 (4.03%) Brocade
17 35 (2.94%) Red Hat
18 34 (2.85%) Dell
19 32 (2.69%) Blue Coat
20 26 (2.18%) Huawei