Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 350 385
Rank change year-on-year -138 +35 -28
Permanent jobs citing BGP 1,040 1,619 1,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.91% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.91% 5.74% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 839 1,383 1,440
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.48% +4.50% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -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 26,595 28,196 34,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.11% 15.88% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21,045 22,923 28,602
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -113 1,006 £52,500 - 120
London -67 509 £56,500 -1.74% 47
UK excluding London -151 505 £45,000 -9.09% 76
South East -164 170 £45,000 -10.00% 24
North of England -60 107 £45,000 +2.27% 26
Midlands +21 90 £47,500 +2.70% 3
East of England -27 83 £65,000 +13.04% 14
West Midlands +23 73 £57,500 +27.78% 3
North West -18 69 £40,000 -5.88% 19
South West +10 61 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Yorkshire -41 38 £50,000 +13.64% 6
East Midlands +9 17 £41,500 -44.67%
Wales -13 7 £40,210 +0.52%
Scotland -53 5 £38,750 -29.55% 3

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 907 (87.21%) Cisco
2 818 (78.65%) OSPF
3 684 (65.77%) Cisco Certification
4 613 (58.94%) Firewall
5 603 (57.98%) CCNP
6 546 (52.50%) MPLS
7 509 (48.94%) WAN
8 433 (41.63%) Juniper
9 415 (39.90%) VPN
10 406 (39.04%) LAN
11 403 (38.75%) Cisco ASA
12 329 (31.63%) Data Centre
13 308 (29.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 307 (29.52%) EIGRP
15 283 (27.21%) CheckPoint
16 271 (26.06%) DNS
17 261 (25.10%) Network Security
18 256 (24.62%) F5
19 253 (24.33%) Wireless
20 231 (22.21%) CCNA
21 230 (22.12%) TCP/IP
22 221 (21.25%) Cisco IOS
23 216 (20.77%) IPsec
24 199 (19.13%) CCIE
25 194 (18.65%) VMware
26 180 (17.31%) Ethernet
27 179 (17.21%) Python
28 177 (17.02%) DHCP
29 173 (16.63%) Linux
30 167 (16.06%) Network Monitoring

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 16 (1.54%) IIS
2 11 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.87%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.38%) nginx
5 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.19%) Apache
7 2 (0.19%) Confluence
7 2 (0.19%) uWSGI
8 1 (0.096%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 123 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.88%) SaaS
4 21 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (2.02%) Office 365
5 19 (1.83%) IaaS
6 16 (1.54%) PaaS
7 15 (1.44%) Akamai
7 15 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (1.35%) Serverless
9 7 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.29%) Route 53
13 1 (0.096%) G Suite
13 1 (0.096%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 818 (78.65%) OSPF
2 613 (58.94%) Firewall
3 546 (52.50%) MPLS
4 509 (48.94%) WAN
5 415 (39.90%) VPN
6 406 (39.04%) LAN
7 403 (38.75%) Cisco ASA
8 308 (29.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 307 (29.52%) EIGRP
10 271 (26.06%) DNS
11 261 (25.10%) Network Security
12 253 (24.33%) Wireless
13 230 (22.12%) TCP/IP
14 221 (21.25%) Cisco IOS
15 216 (20.77%) IPsec
16 180 (17.31%) Ethernet
17 177 (17.02%) DHCP
18 154 (14.81%) VLAN
19 131 (12.60%) SNMP
20 125 (12.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.83%) Big Data
2 18 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.15%) MySQL
4 4 (0.38%) BigQuery
5 3 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.19%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.096%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (7.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 26 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.38%) Subversion
5 3 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.096%) Metasploit
General
1 120 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 112 (10.77%) Finance
3 53 (5.10%) Banking
4 47 (4.52%) Retail
5 31 (2.98%) Financial Institution
5 31 (2.98%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.02%) Multimedia
7 20 (1.92%) German Language
7 20 (1.92%) Italian Language
8 18 (1.73%) French Language
9 15 (1.44%) Advertising
10 12 (1.15%) Law
11 8 (0.77%) Games
11 8 (0.77%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.58%) Marketing
13 5 (0.48%) Billing
14 4 (0.38%) Legal
14 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 662 (63.65%) Network Engineer
2 228 (21.92%) Senior Network Engineer
3 135 (12.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 121 (11.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 72 (6.92%) Security Engineer
6 65 (6.25%) Network Specialist
7 57 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
8 52 (5.00%) Architect
8 52 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 52 (5.00%) Senior Network Specialist
9 51 (4.90%) Juniper Engineer
10 50 (4.81%) Network Support
11 49 (4.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 46 (4.42%) Analyst
13 45 (4.33%) Support Engineer
14 42 (4.04%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 40 (3.85%) Network Security Specialist
15 40 (3.85%) Security Specialist
16 39 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 38 (3.65%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (7.88%) 802.1X
2 40 (3.85%) LDAP
3 32 (3.08%) HTML
4 25 (2.40%) XML
5 13 (1.25%) JSON
6 10 (0.96%) XMPP
7 7 (0.67%) Web Services
8 5 (0.48%) Apache Flex
8 5 (0.48%) RFC 2544
9 4 (0.38%) D3.js
9 4 (0.38%) ggplot
9 4 (0.38%) Matplotlib
9 4 (0.38%) RFC 2547
10 3 (0.29%) .NET
10 3 (0.29%) SAML
11 2 (0.19%) Django
11 2 (0.19%) FreeSWITCH
11 2 (0.19%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.19%) PHP-FPM
11 2 (0.19%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 329 (31.63%) Data Centre
2 134 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (7.98%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (5.87%) Computer Science
5 37 (3.56%) Fintech
5 37 (3.56%) PKI
6 35 (3.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 34 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
8 27 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (2.12%) Public Cloud
10 21 (2.02%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.83%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.35%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.96%) DataPower
13 10 (0.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 8 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.77%) Equities
14 8 (0.77%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 173 (16.63%) Linux
2 77 (7.40%) Windows
3 45 (4.33%) Unix
4 33 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.02%) CentOS
5 21 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.06%) FreeBSD
8 10 (0.96%) Debian
8 10 (0.96%) FreeNAS
9 8 (0.77%) Fedora
9 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.58%) SUSE
11 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.19%) Solaris
13 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.096%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (16.06%) Network Monitoring
2 148 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
3 121 (11.63%) Network Design
4 120 (11.54%) ITIL
5 109 (10.48%) Load Balancing
6 106 (10.19%) Network Management
7 76 (7.31%) E-Commerce
7 76 (7.31%) High Availability
8 64 (6.15%) Project Management
9 61 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 61 (5.87%) DevOps
10 60 (5.77%) Incident Management
11 54 (5.19%) Low Latency
11 54 (5.19%) Network Architecture
11 54 (5.19%) Presales
12 52 (5.00%) Service Management
13 49 (4.71%) Capacity Management
14 47 (4.52%) Mentoring
14 47 (4.52%) Root Cause Analysis
15 46 (4.42%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 179 (17.21%) Python
2 77 (7.40%) Perl
3 45 (4.33%) PowerShell
4 43 (4.13%) Bash Shell
5 31 (2.98%) Ruby
6 19 (1.83%) SQL
7 14 (1.35%) PHP
7 14 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.96%) Java
9 9 (0.87%) Bourne shell
9 9 (0.87%) Korn
10 7 (0.67%) C
11 3 (0.29%) C++
12 2 (0.19%) AWK
12 2 (0.19%) Lisp
12 2 (0.19%) sed
13 1 (0.096%) Go
13 1 (0.096%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.096%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 684 (65.77%) Cisco Certification
2 603 (57.98%) CCNP
3 231 (22.21%) CCNA
4 199 (19.13%) CCIE
5 128 (12.31%) Degree
6 73 (7.02%) JNCIP
7 54 (5.19%) Security Cleared
8 50 (4.81%) CCSE
9 49 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 48 (4.62%) CCSP
10 48 (4.62%) SC Cleared
11 47 (4.52%) CISSP
12 39 (3.75%) JNCIE
13 35 (3.37%) CCVP
14 33 (3.17%) CCDP
15 32 (3.08%) DV Cleared
16 28 (2.69%) JNCIS
17 27 (2.60%) CCSA
17 27 (2.60%) JNCIA
18 23 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.79%) SLA
2 26 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.58%) GDPR
5 5 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.38%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.19%) GCP
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.096%) COBIT
8 1 (0.096%) GPG13
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.096%) QA
System Software
1 121 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 48 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.27%) VMware NSX
5 25 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.73%) NFS
6 18 (1.73%) XenServer
7 14 (1.35%) iptables
8 10 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.96%) vSphere
8 10 (0.96%) XenApp
9 9 (0.87%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.67%) Docker
10 7 (0.67%) Firmware
11 5 (0.48%) pfSense
11 5 (0.48%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.38%) KVM
12 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.19%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 63 (6.06%) Nagios
2 43 (4.13%) Puppet
3 40 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
4 34 (3.27%) FortiGate
5 32 (3.08%) Cisco LMS
5 32 (3.08%) Opsview
6 29 (2.79%) Cacti
7 28 (2.69%) SolarWinds Orion
8 25 (2.40%) Ansible
9 23 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
10 20 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (1.63%) Terraform
12 15 (1.44%) QRadar
13 14 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
14 12 (1.15%) TrustSec
14 12 (1.15%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.96%) SCCM
16 8 (0.77%) vRealize
17 6 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
17 6 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 907 (87.21%) Cisco
2 433 (41.63%) Juniper
3 283 (27.21%) CheckPoint
4 256 (24.62%) F5
5 194 (18.65%) VMware
6 161 (15.48%) Palo Alto
7 154 (14.81%) SolarWinds
8 125 (12.02%) Fortinet
9 122 (11.73%) Citrix
10 104 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 78 (7.50%) Arista
12 56 (5.38%) Meraki
13 54 (5.19%) HP
14 47 (4.52%) Riverbed
15 42 (4.04%) Blue Coat
16 38 (3.65%) Red Hat
17 35 (3.37%) Aruba
17 35 (3.37%) Infoblox
18 30 (2.88%) Tufin
19 27 (2.60%) Zscaler