Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 338 466 360
Rank change year-on-year +128 -106 +11
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1,303 1,086 1,598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.66% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.93% 4.40% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 766 930 1,347
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 21,988 24,697 27,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.71% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,668 19,628 22,685
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +126 1,284 £52,500 - 171
UK excluding London +201 957 £47,500 +5.56% 110
North of England +223 511 £45,000 -5.26% 28
Yorkshire +197 437 £45,000 -10.00% 5
London -50 331 £60,000 +4.35% 67
South East +116 254 £47,500 -5.00% 51
East of England +74 79 £60,000 -7.69% 6
Midlands +11 78 £52,500 -8.70% 13
West Midlands +11 67 £52,500 -8.70% 8
North West +12 64 £47,500 +7.95% 23
South West -19 33 £47,500 +8.57% 7
East Midlands +19 11 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North East - 10 £42,915 -
Scotland +19 7 £62,500 +42.86% 4
Wales +2 1 £42,000 +4.45% 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,135 (87.11%) Cisco
2 1,073 (82.35%) OSPF
3 1,051 (80.66%) Cisco Certification
4 949 (72.83%) CCNP
5 893 (68.53%) Firewall
6 864 (66.31%) MPLS
7 809 (62.09%) WAN
8 716 (54.95%) VPN
9 654 (50.19%) CCNA
10 586 (44.97%) Cisco ASA
11 546 (41.90%) IPsec
12 528 (40.52%) Network Security
13 498 (38.22%) DNS
14 463 (35.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 461 (35.38%) Network Design
16 457 (35.07%) Linux
17 447 (34.31%) Fortinet
18 445 (34.15%) Palo Alto
19 418 (32.08%) LAN
20 410 (31.47%) Network Management
21 385 (29.55%) FortiGate
22 384 (29.47%) Python
23 378 (29.01%) Unix
24 370 (28.40%) RIP
25 368 (28.24%) Change Control
26 356 (27.32%) Service Delivery
27 348 (26.71%) Management Information System
28 347 (26.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
29 341 (26.17%) NetScaler
30 340 (26.09%) Nagios

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 26 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (0.46%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.31%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.23%) Apache
5 3 (0.23%) IIS
5 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.15%) Confluence
7 1 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.077%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.31%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 4 (0.31%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 99 (7.60%) AWS
2 92 (7.06%) Azure
3 30 (2.30%) Office 365
4 18 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.84%) IaaS
5 11 (0.84%) PaaS
5 11 (0.84%) SaaS
6 5 (0.38%) GCP
6 5 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.077%) Akamai
9 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1,073 (82.35%) OSPF
2 893 (68.53%) Firewall
3 864 (66.31%) MPLS
4 809 (62.09%) WAN
5 716 (54.95%) VPN
6 586 (44.97%) Cisco ASA
7 546 (41.90%) IPsec
8 528 (40.52%) Network Security
9 498 (38.22%) DNS
10 463 (35.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 418 (32.08%) LAN
12 370 (28.40%) RIP
13 341 (26.17%) NetScaler
14 335 (25.71%) SMTP
15 326 (25.02%) Broadband
16 320 (24.56%) ADSL
17 263 (20.18%) TCP/IP
18 252 (19.34%) Wireless
19 198 (15.20%) EIGRP
20 191 (14.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.38%) MySQL
2 1 (0.077%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 22 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.15%) Subversion
4 4 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.23%) JIRA
5 3 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 231 (17.73%) Telecoms
2 116 (8.90%) Finance
3 52 (3.99%) Public Sector
4 38 (2.92%) Retail
5 33 (2.53%) Banking
6 27 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.53%) Aerospace
8 18 (1.38%) French Language
9 15 (1.15%) German Language
9 15 (1.15%) Italian Language
10 14 (1.07%) Marketing
11 10 (0.77%) Local Government
12 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.61%) Back Office
13 8 (0.61%) Electronics
14 6 (0.46%) Law
15 5 (0.38%) Advertising
16 4 (0.31%) Military
16 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 886 (68.00%) Network Engineer
2 295 (22.64%) Security Engineer
3 284 (21.80%) Network Security Engineer
4 230 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
5 221 (16.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 163 (12.51%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 131 (10.05%) Senior Network Engineer
8 61 (4.68%) Consultant
8 61 (4.68%) Network Support
9 59 (4.53%) IP Engineer
10 58 (4.45%) Architect
11 56 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 53 (4.07%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 50 (3.84%) Network Architect
13 50 (3.84%) Network Consultant
14 49 (3.76%) Support Engineer
14 49 (3.76%) Switch Engineer
15 45 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 43 (3.30%) Firewall Engineer
17 40 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (5.99%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.92%) LDAP
3 14 (1.07%) LAMP
4 5 (0.38%) Web Services
5 4 (0.31%) JSON
6 2 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.077%) COM
7 1 (0.077%) HTML
7 1 (0.077%) SAML
7 1 (0.077%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 348 (26.71%) Management Information System
2 289 (22.18%) Data Centre
3 75 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (3.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 39 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (1.77%) Replication
7 17 (1.30%) Clustering
8 16 (1.23%) MPEG
9 15 (1.15%) PKI
10 14 (1.07%) IPTV
10 14 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.07%) Video\Live Streaming
11 11 (0.84%) User Experience
12 10 (0.77%) CCTV
12 10 (0.77%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.54%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.54%) IVR
14 5 (0.38%) Fibre Optics
15 4 (0.31%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 457 (35.07%) Linux
2 378 (29.01%) Unix
3 146 (11.20%) Windows
4 67 (5.14%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.23%) CentOS
6 28 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.84%) Solaris
8 23 (1.77%) CatOS
9 20 (1.53%) Ubuntu
10 19 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.84%) HPUX
11 11 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.77%) Debian
13 8 (0.61%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.61%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.31%) Android
15 3 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
16 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.077%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.077%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (35.38%) Network Design
2 410 (31.47%) Network Management
3 368 (28.24%) Change Control
4 356 (27.32%) Service Delivery
5 321 (24.64%) Product Management
6 135 (10.36%) Load Balancing
7 129 (9.90%) ITIL
8 124 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
9 105 (8.06%) Presales
10 85 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
11 76 (5.83%) Kalman Filter
12 72 (5.53%) Project Delivery
13 61 (4.68%) Network Architecture
14 55 (4.22%) Computer Science
14 55 (4.22%) Configuration Management
15 54 (4.14%) Incident Management
16 52 (3.99%) Mentoring
17 49 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 47 (3.61%) Validation
19 46 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 384 (29.47%) Python
2 338 (25.94%) Bash Shell
3 318 (24.41%) Perl
4 36 (2.76%) SQL
5 33 (2.53%) C
6 29 (2.23%) PowerShell
7 20 (1.53%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.38%) PHP
9 2 (0.15%) Ruby
9 2 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1,051 (80.66%) Cisco Certification
2 949 (72.83%) CCNP
3 654 (50.19%) CCNA
4 137 (10.51%) Degree
5 132 (10.13%) CCIE
6 115 (8.83%) CCDP
7 83 (6.37%) JNCIS
8 82 (6.29%) Security Cleared
9 72 (5.53%) JNCIP
10 61 (4.68%) JNCIA
11 57 (4.37%) SC Cleared
12 54 (4.14%) CCSE
13 47 (3.61%) JNCIE
14 45 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
15 41 (3.15%) CCSA
16 24 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (1.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 22 (1.69%) MCSE
18 21 (1.61%) HND
19 20 (1.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (26.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 330 (25.33%) ISO 9001
3 74 (5.68%) SLA
4 21 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 8 (0.61%) GDPR
5 8 (0.61%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.31%) PMO
7 3 (0.23%) QA
8 1 (0.077%) GPG13
System Software
1 101 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (3.84%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.15%) vCloud
4 35 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.00%) VMware NSX
6 20 (1.53%) VirtualBox
7 14 (1.07%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.77%) DRBD
8 10 (0.77%) GlusterFS
9 9 (0.69%) Firmware
9 9 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.54%) XenApp
12 6 (0.46%) iptables
12 6 (0.46%) vSphere
13 3 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.077%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 385 (29.55%) FortiGate
2 340 (26.09%) Nagios
3 43 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 41 (3.15%) Puppet
5 36 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (2.00%) Ansible
7 21 (1.61%) Cacti
8 20 (1.53%) Terraform
9 19 (1.46%) RANCID
10 16 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
10 16 (1.23%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (0.77%) Galera Cluster
14 9 (0.69%) Observium
14 9 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
15 8 (0.61%) SCCM
16 5 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
16 5 (0.38%) TrustSec
16 5 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,135 (87.11%) Cisco
2 447 (34.31%) Fortinet
3 445 (34.15%) Palo Alto
4 313 (24.02%) Juniper
5 231 (17.73%) CheckPoint
6 134 (10.28%) VMware
7 123 (9.44%) F5
8 100 (7.67%) SolarWinds
9 91 (6.98%) Meraki
10 84 (6.45%) Microsoft
11 83 (6.37%) Citrix
12 60 (4.60%) Huawei
13 50 (3.84%) Aruba
14 48 (3.68%) Brocade
15 46 (3.53%) Dell
16 39 (2.99%) Red Hat
17 35 (2.69%) NetApp
18 34 (2.61%) Arista
19 29 (2.23%) HP
20 28 (2.15%) Extreme Networks