Period
to

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 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 592 488 362
Rank change year-on-year -104 -126 +32
Permanent jobs citing BGP 803 479 792
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.74% 4.12% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 575 387 675
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,350
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +2.90%
75th Percentile £82,500 £68,750 £65,625
90th Percentile £102,500 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 21,454 11,637 14,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 12.89% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,754 8,684 11,282
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -77 718 £60,000 +9.09% 68
UK excluding London -70 371 £52,500 +5.00% 35
London -93 369 £67,987 +13.31% 36
Work from Home -156 262 £70,000 +16.67% 22
South East -16 172 £55,000 - 13
South West -2 56 £55,000 +11.11% 4
North of England -122 55 £39,500 -20.20% 9
Midlands -50 50 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Scotland -23 39 £83,000 +10.67% 2
West Midlands -51 26 £56,250 -16.67% 2
North East -5 24 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East Midlands -20 24 £45,500 +15.00% 1
Yorkshire -57 17 £77,500 +63.16% 2
East of England -94 17 £60,000 -4.00% 3
North West -106 14 £60,000 +9.09% 6
Northern Ireland -14 4 £40,000 +6.67% 1

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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.

1 586 (72.98%) Cisco
2 528 (65.75%) OSPF
3 473 (58.90%) Cisco Certification
4 445 (55.42%) Firewall
5 407 (50.68%) MPLS
6 335 (41.72%) WAN
7 307 (38.23%) CCNP
8 298 (37.11%) LAN
9 250 (31.13%) VPN
10 247 (30.76%) Palo Alto
11 231 (28.77%) DNS
12 205 (25.53%) Wireless
13 202 (25.16%) Juniper
14 185 (23.04%) Data Centre
15 183 (22.79%) TCP/IP
15 183 (22.79%) Network Design
16 176 (21.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 170 (21.17%) CCIE
18 169 (21.05%) CCNA
19 161 (20.05%) AWS
20 158 (19.68%) Network Security
20 158 (19.68%) Python
21 157 (19.55%) Linux
22 152 (18.93%) Azure
23 148 (18.43%) Social Skills
24 144 (17.93%) Fortinet
25 141 (17.56%) Agile
26 132 (16.44%) Multicast
27 131 (16.31%) ITIL
28 130 (16.19%) 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 18 (2.24%) Confluence
2 14 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.87%) Apache
5 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.12%) nginx
7 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Blender
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.25%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.87%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 161 (20.05%) AWS
2 152 (18.93%) Azure
3 42 (5.23%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (2.37%) SaaS
5 18 (2.24%) AWS Direct Connect
6 14 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.62%) IaaS
7 13 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.25%) Azure Sentinel
9 9 (1.12%) GCP
9 9 (1.12%) GitHub
9 9 (1.12%) PaaS
10 6 (0.75%) Apple Pay
10 6 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.50%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.25%) Route 53
14 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 528 (65.75%) OSPF
2 445 (55.42%) Firewall
3 407 (50.68%) MPLS
4 335 (41.72%) WAN
5 298 (37.11%) LAN
6 250 (31.13%) VPN
7 231 (28.77%) DNS
8 205 (25.53%) Wireless
9 183 (22.79%) TCP/IP
10 176 (21.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 158 (19.68%) Network Security
12 132 (16.44%) Multicast
13 130 (16.19%) DHCP
14 129 (16.06%) IPsec
15 125 (15.57%) Ethernet
16 121 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
17 116 (14.45%) Cisco IOS
18 111 (13.82%) Cisco ISE
19 109 (13.57%) SD-WAN
20 102 (12.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.62%) MySQL
2 17 (2.12%) MariaDB
3 16 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (1.87%) SQL Server
5 13 (1.62%) InfluxDB
6 9 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 55 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.23%) JIRA
3 19 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (1.12%) Robot Framework
6 7 (0.87%) Jenkins
General
1 148 (18.43%) Social Skills
2 120 (14.94%) Finance
3 86 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (10.46%) Organisational Skills
4 84 (10.46%) Telecoms
5 64 (7.97%) Banking
6 28 (3.49%) Public Sector
7 24 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
8 20 (2.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 19 (2.37%) Advertising
9 19 (2.37%) Police
10 9 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
10 9 (1.12%) Law
11 8 (1.00%) Aviation
11 8 (1.00%) Games
12 7 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.50%) Publishing
13 4 (0.50%) Retail
14 3 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 508 (63.26%) Network Engineer
2 164 (20.42%) Senior Network Engineer
3 75 (9.34%) Architect
4 60 (7.47%) Cisco Engineer
4 60 (7.47%) Juniper Engineer
5 59 (7.35%) Network Architect
6 57 (7.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 50 (6.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 47 (5.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 41 (5.11%) Security Engineer
10 38 (4.73%) Network Security Engineer
11 31 (3.86%) Design Engineer
11 31 (3.86%) IP Engineer
12 28 (3.49%) Lead Network Engineer
12 28 (3.49%) Network Design Engineer
13 26 (3.24%) Principal Engineer
14 25 (3.11%) Network Manager
15 24 (2.99%) Senior Design Engineer
15 24 (2.99%) Senior Network Design Engineer
16 20 (2.49%) Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.85%) JSON
2 44 (5.48%) XML
3 23 (2.86%) 802.1X
4 18 (2.24%) .NET
5 16 (1.99%) Spine.js
6 13 (1.62%) REST
7 9 (1.12%) LDAP
8 4 (0.50%) COM
8 4 (0.50%) LAMP
8 4 (0.50%) YAML
9 2 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.12%) Flask
10 1 (0.12%) Jinja
10 1 (0.12%) Middleware
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 185 (23.04%) Data Centre
2 65 (8.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 47 (5.85%) Public Cloud
4 45 (5.60%) PKI
5 32 (3.99%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 21 (2.62%) User Experience
8 17 (2.12%) Cyberattack
9 16 (1.99%) Digital Signage
10 15 (1.87%) Virtual Team
11 12 (1.49%) IoT
11 12 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.25%) Eurex
13 9 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.87%) CCTV
15 7 (0.87%) Renewable Energy
16 6 (0.75%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.75%) Online Banking
17 5 (0.62%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 157 (19.55%) Linux
2 74 (9.22%) Windows
3 41 (5.11%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.48%) Unix
5 30 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (3.61%) Windows Server 2016
7 27 (3.36%) Windows 10
8 24 (2.99%) CentOS
9 19 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (2.12%) Ubuntu
10 17 (2.12%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (1.49%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.37%) Solaris
13 4 (0.50%) Fedora
14 3 (0.37%) SUSE
15 2 (0.25%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.12%) Check Point GAiA
16 1 (0.12%) Debian
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (22.79%) Network Design
2 141 (17.56%) Agile
3 131 (16.31%) ITIL
4 105 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
5 93 (11.58%) Load Balancing
6 74 (9.22%) Network Architecture
7 68 (8.47%) Change Management
8 67 (8.34%) Project Delivery
9 64 (7.97%) Network Management
10 60 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 59 (7.35%) Service Delivery
12 55 (6.85%) Computer Science
12 55 (6.85%) DevOps
13 54 (6.72%) Network Virtualisation
14 53 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
14 53 (6.60%) Network Monitoring
15 49 (6.10%) Infrastructure as Code
15 49 (6.10%) Migration
16 47 (5.85%) Presales
17 45 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (19.68%) Python
2 34 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 27 (3.36%) SQL
4 26 (3.24%) Bash
5 20 (2.49%) Perl
6 16 (1.99%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.75%) C
7 6 (0.75%) Java
7 6 (0.75%) PHP
8 3 (0.37%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.25%) Go
9 2 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.12%) C#
10 1 (0.12%) C++
10 1 (0.12%) Rust
10 1 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 473 (58.90%) Cisco Certification
2 307 (38.23%) CCNP
3 170 (21.17%) CCIE
4 169 (21.05%) CCNA
5 107 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 93 (11.58%) Degree
7 79 (9.84%) SC Cleared
8 58 (7.22%) CCDP
9 47 (5.85%) JNCIA
10 46 (5.73%) CCIE Service Provider
11 35 (4.36%) JNCIP
12 34 (4.23%) DV Cleared
13 24 (2.99%) Network+ Certification
14 16 (1.99%) Chartered Engineer
14 16 (1.99%) CompTIA Security+
14 16 (1.99%) SSCP
14 16 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (1.62%) JNCIE
17 10 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.48%) SLA
2 12 (1.49%) GDPR
3 6 (0.75%) NCSC
4 5 (0.62%) PMO
5 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.37%) QA
6 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) NIST
7 1 (0.12%) PSD2
7 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 105 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (6.85%) Active Directory
3 36 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.99%) iptables
5 18 (2.24%) VMware NSX
6 16 (1.99%) ProxySG
6 16 (1.99%) Snort
7 15 (1.87%) Firmware
8 14 (1.74%) vSphere
9 12 (1.49%) Docker
10 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.37%) KVM
11 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) PowerDNS
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.12%) XenApp
12 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 89 (11.08%) Ansible
2 62 (7.72%) Terraform
3 32 (3.99%) Nagios
4 29 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
5 26 (3.24%) Icinga
6 24 (2.99%) FortiGate
7 23 (2.86%) Grafana
8 22 (2.74%) vCenter Server
9 20 (2.49%) SolarWinds Orion
10 16 (1.99%) Kubernetes
11 15 (1.87%) ZABBIX
12 13 (1.62%) Puppet
13 8 (1.00%) TrustSec
14 7 (0.87%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
15 6 (0.75%) Stealthwatch
16 4 (0.50%) Cacti
16 4 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
16 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
16 4 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 586 (72.98%) Cisco
2 247 (30.76%) Palo Alto
3 202 (25.16%) Juniper
4 144 (17.93%) Fortinet
5 127 (15.82%) VMware
6 126 (15.69%) F5
7 96 (11.96%) SolarWinds
8 67 (8.34%) CheckPoint
9 65 (8.09%) Meraki
9 65 (8.09%) Microsoft
10 57 (7.10%) Nokia
11 56 (6.97%) Aruba
12 49 (6.10%) Zscaler
13 30 (3.74%) Arista
14 26 (3.24%) Citrix
14 26 (3.24%) Red Hat
14 26 (3.24%) Riverbed
15 25 (3.11%) Forcepoint
16 23 (2.86%) Blue Coat
16 23 (2.86%) Ciena