Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 472 359 396
Rank change year-on-year -113 +37 +134
Permanent jobs citing BGP 478 855 1,164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.84% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.22% 5.57% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 386 717 847
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,950 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 11,332 15,355 22,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 15.03% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,555 12,238 17,465
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,086
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,992 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,955 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +3.42% -

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 6 May 2021.

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 6 May 2021. 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 -110 436 £55,000 - 72
UK excluding London -60 258 £50,000 - 55
London -86 187 £60,000 - 20
Work from Home -84 96 £55,000 -15.38% 14
South East -42 86 £53,750 +2.38% 14
North of England -3 78 £45,000 - 18
North West +28 36 £51,000 +0.71% 11
Yorkshire -20 33 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Midlands +5 32 £52,500 -4.55% 9
South West -26 30 £49,500 -1.00% 10
East of England +20 28 £62,500 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -7 23 £62,500 +12.71% 6
Scotland -2 15 £75,000 +87.50% 2
North East +1 9 £40,000 +14.29%
East Midlands +1 9 £39,567 -12.07% 3
Northern Ireland +9 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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.

1 377 (78.87%) Cisco
2 344 (71.97%) OSPF
3 318 (66.53%) Firewall
4 274 (57.32%) Cisco Certification
5 219 (45.82%) CCNP
6 211 (44.14%) MPLS
7 173 (36.19%) WAN
8 171 (35.77%) VPN
9 152 (31.80%) Palo Alto
10 150 (31.38%) Juniper
11 131 (27.41%) TCP/IP
12 130 (27.20%) LAN
13 119 (24.90%) Data Centre
14 113 (23.64%) Network Security
15 110 (23.01%) Wireless
16 105 (21.97%) VLAN
17 98 (20.50%) IPsec
18 96 (20.08%) Network Design
19 92 (19.25%) Social Skills
20 90 (18.83%) CCNA
20 90 (18.83%) Linux
20 90 (18.83%) EIGRP
21 89 (18.62%) SD-WAN
22 88 (18.41%) DNS
23 85 (17.78%) Finance
24 79 (16.53%) Python
24 79 (16.53%) Fortinet
25 77 (16.11%) Cisco ASA
26 76 (15.90%) F5
26 76 (15.90%) Multicast

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 22 (4.60%) nginx
2 20 (4.18%) IIS
3 18 (3.77%) Apache
3 18 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.56%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.72%) ejabberd
6 11 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.46%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.05%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 69 (14.44%) AWS
2 64 (13.39%) Azure
3 29 (6.07%) AWS Direct Connect
4 24 (5.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 22 (4.60%) Microsoft 365
6 15 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 10 (2.09%) IaaS
9 8 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.46%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.46%) Tricentis Tosca
11 6 (1.26%) GCP
11 6 (1.26%) SaaS
12 5 (1.05%) Route 53
12 5 (1.05%) Slack
13 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.84%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.84%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.84%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 344 (71.97%) OSPF
2 318 (66.53%) Firewall
3 211 (44.14%) MPLS
4 173 (36.19%) WAN
5 171 (35.77%) VPN
6 131 (27.41%) TCP/IP
7 130 (27.20%) LAN
8 113 (23.64%) Network Security
9 110 (23.01%) Wireless
10 105 (21.97%) VLAN
11 98 (20.50%) IPsec
12 90 (18.83%) EIGRP
13 89 (18.62%) SD-WAN
14 88 (18.41%) DNS
15 77 (16.11%) Cisco ASA
16 76 (15.90%) Multicast
17 74 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
18 69 (14.44%) Internet
19 52 (10.88%) SNMP
20 51 (10.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.21%) Big Data
5 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 17 (3.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (19.25%) Social Skills
2 85 (17.78%) Finance
3 63 (13.18%) Telecoms
4 54 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (5.86%) Organisational Skills
6 19 (3.97%) Banking
7 18 (3.77%) Marketing
7 18 (3.77%) Public Sector
8 17 (3.56%) Electronics
9 15 (3.14%) Games
10 14 (2.93%) Law
11 11 (2.30%) Publishing
12 9 (1.88%) Retail
13 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
14 7 (1.46%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
15 6 (1.26%) Legal
16 5 (1.05%) Back Office
17 4 (0.84%) Automotive
17 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 308 (64.44%) Network Engineer
2 99 (20.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 35 (7.32%) IP Engineer
4 30 (6.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 30 (6.28%) Juniper Engineer
5 29 (6.07%) Architect
6 28 (5.86%) IP Network Engineer
7 26 (5.44%) Core Network Engineer
8 25 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 19 (3.97%) IP Architect
11 18 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.35%) Analyst
12 16 (3.35%) Design Engineer
13 15 (3.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 15 (3.14%) Network Design Engineer
13 15 (3.14%) Network Manager
13 15 (3.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 14 (2.93%) Network Architect
14 14 (2.93%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.49%) 802.1X
2 16 (3.35%) XMPP
3 7 (1.46%) gRPC
3 7 (1.46%) libvirt
3 7 (1.46%) REST
4 5 (1.05%) JSON
4 5 (1.05%) YAML
5 3 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.63%) LDAP
6 2 (0.42%) ISPF
6 2 (0.42%) Jinja
6 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.42%) Web Services
7 1 (0.21%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 119 (24.90%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (2.72%) IPTV
3 13 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.51%) Public Cloud
4 12 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.67%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.84%) Clustering
8 4 (0.84%) NHS
8 4 (0.84%) Podcast
8 4 (0.84%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.84%) Replication
9 3 (0.63%) ASIC
10 2 (0.42%) Blog
10 2 (0.42%) CESG
10 2 (0.42%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.42%) e-Health
10 2 (0.42%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 90 (18.83%) Linux
2 67 (14.02%) Windows
3 28 (5.86%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.60%) Debian
5 18 (3.77%) Ubuntu
6 17 (3.56%) Unix
7 11 (2.30%) CentOS
8 10 (2.09%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.26%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.42%) SUSE
13 1 (0.21%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.21%) Fedora
13 1 (0.21%) Solaris
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (20.08%) Network Design
2 63 (13.18%) ITIL
3 54 (11.30%) Load Balancing
4 53 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (7.95%) Mentoring
6 37 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 36 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
7 36 (7.53%) Presales
8 34 (7.11%) Capacity Planning
9 33 (6.90%) Service Delivery
10 32 (6.69%) Network Management
11 30 (6.28%) Computer Science
11 30 (6.28%) High Availability
12 29 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (6.07%) Customer Requirements
12 29 (6.07%) Network Architecture
13 28 (5.86%) Network Virtualisation
14 26 (5.44%) Change Management
15 25 (5.23%) Architectural Design
15 25 (5.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 79 (16.53%) Python
2 29 (6.07%) C
3 26 (5.44%) Perl
4 23 (4.81%) Bash Shell
4 23 (4.81%) PHP
5 12 (2.51%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.26%) Java
7 5 (1.05%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.05%) SQL
8 3 (0.63%) Go
9 1 (0.21%) C++
9 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 274 (57.32%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (45.82%) CCNP
3 90 (18.83%) CCNA
4 62 (12.97%) CCIE
5 56 (11.72%) Security Cleared
6 47 (9.83%) SC Cleared
7 43 (9.00%) JNCIP
8 42 (8.79%) Degree
9 28 (5.86%) CCDP
10 22 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (4.60%) JNCIA
11 14 (2.93%) JNCIS
12 9 (1.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 9 (1.88%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.46%) CISSP
15 5 (1.05%) HND
15 5 (1.05%) JNCIE
15 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.56%) SLA
3 13 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (1.46%) OASIS TOSCA
5 5 (1.05%) PMO
6 4 (0.84%) NIST
7 3 (0.63%) GRC
7 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.63%) QA
8 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (6.69%) KVM
3 31 (6.49%) Active Directory
4 26 (5.44%) iptables
5 21 (4.39%) VMware NSX
6 18 (3.77%) QEMU
7 14 (2.93%) Hyper-V
8 13 (2.72%) Kamailio
8 13 (2.72%) Postfix
9 10 (2.09%) Docker
9 10 (2.09%) Firmware
10 8 (1.67%) FreeRADIUS
11 6 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.63%) vSphere
15 2 (0.42%) NLBS
15 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 74 (15.48%) Ansible
2 32 (6.69%) FortiGate
2 32 (6.69%) Puppet
3 31 (6.49%) ZABBIX
4 22 (4.60%) HAProxy
5 18 (3.77%) Galera Cluster
5 18 (3.77%) Nagios
6 15 (3.14%) Terraform
7 14 (2.93%) Kubernetes
8 12 (2.51%) Nmap
9 11 (2.30%) Cacti
10 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.67%) Grafana
12 8 (1.67%) Icinga
13 7 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (1.46%) SCCM
14 6 (1.26%) SmoothWall
14 6 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
15 4 (0.84%) Suricata
Vendors
1 377 (78.87%) Cisco
2 152 (31.80%) Palo Alto
3 150 (31.38%) Juniper
4 79 (16.53%) Fortinet
5 76 (15.90%) F5
6 71 (14.85%) Microsoft
7 70 (14.64%) CheckPoint
8 51 (10.67%) VMware
9 43 (9.00%) Meraki
10 39 (8.16%) HP
11 37 (7.74%) SolarWinds
12 26 (5.44%) Mitel
13 20 (4.18%) Aruba
14 19 (3.97%) SonicWALL
15 18 (3.77%) Arista
15 18 (3.77%) GENBAND
15 18 (3.77%) Percona
15 18 (3.77%) Tufin
16 16 (3.35%) Riverbed
17 15 (3.14%) Nokia