Period
to 22 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 327 344 462
Rank change year-on-year +17 +118 -95
Permanent jobs citing BGP 452 1,296 1,090
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.93% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.78% 5.93% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 390 782 964
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £35,450 £32,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -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 7,816 21,847 24,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 15.70% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,178 16,551 19,776
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 +16 432 £55,000 +4.76% 60
London +163 233 £70,000 +16.67% 16
UK excluding London -50 207 £52,500 +10.53% 48
South East +50 71 £52,500 +10.53% 8
North of England -88 53 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Midlands +114 38 £55,000 +4.76% 13
North West +103 35 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Work from Home +44 29 £50,000 -9.09% 10
West Midlands +67 28 £46,500 -11.43% 13
South West +128 21 £61,250 +28.95% 4
East of England +77 20 £47,500 -20.83% 8
Yorkshire -91 18 £55,000 +22.22%
East Midlands +95 10 £55,000 -
Scotland +105 6 £52,500 -19.23% 3
Wales +51 6 £45,000 +7.14%
North East +22 4 £55,000 +28.16% 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 360 (79.65%) Cisco
2 335 (74.12%) OSPF
3 287 (63.50%) Cisco Certification
4 271 (59.96%) Firewall
5 241 (53.32%) WAN
6 234 (51.77%) MPLS
7 210 (46.46%) CCNP
8 179 (39.60%) Data Centre
9 176 (38.94%) LAN
10 144 (31.86%) Wireless
11 142 (31.42%) CCNA
12 135 (29.87%) VPN
13 121 (26.77%) Juniper
14 119 (26.33%) Palo Alto
15 112 (24.78%) Network Security
16 111 (24.56%) CheckPoint
17 108 (23.89%) EIGRP
18 103 (22.79%) Python
19 100 (22.12%) Cisco Nexus
20 97 (21.46%) Cisco ASA
21 92 (20.35%) F5
21 92 (20.35%) TCP/IP
22 89 (19.69%) Linux
23 86 (19.03%) Finance
23 86 (19.03%) Multicast
24 77 (17.04%) Wi-Fi
25 75 (16.59%) IPsec
26 74 (16.37%) DNS
27 73 (16.15%) CCIE
28 70 (15.49%) Fortinet

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 23 (5.09%) Skype for Business
2 12 (2.65%) Confluence
3 11 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 41 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (7.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 58 (12.83%) Azure
2 55 (12.17%) AWS
3 30 (6.64%) Office 365
4 28 (6.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (5.31%) GCP
6 22 (4.87%) Route 53
6 22 (4.87%) Slack
7 6 (1.33%) IaaS
8 3 (0.66%) SaaS
8 3 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.44%) Cloud9 IDE
9 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.22%) Akamai
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 335 (74.12%) OSPF
2 271 (59.96%) Firewall
3 241 (53.32%) WAN
4 234 (51.77%) MPLS
5 176 (38.94%) LAN
6 144 (31.86%) Wireless
7 135 (29.87%) VPN
8 112 (24.78%) Network Security
9 108 (23.89%) EIGRP
10 100 (22.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 97 (21.46%) Cisco ASA
12 92 (20.35%) TCP/IP
13 86 (19.03%) Multicast
14 77 (17.04%) Wi-Fi
15 75 (16.59%) IPsec
16 74 (16.37%) DNS
17 69 (15.27%) VLAN
18 64 (14.16%) VoIP
19 63 (13.94%) SNMP
20 60 (13.27%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.55%) Big Data
2 2 (0.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.22%) InfluxDB
3 1 (0.22%) KDB
3 1 (0.22%) Kdb+
3 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (5.75%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.33%) Selenium
4 4 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.22%) GitLab
6 1 (0.22%) Redmine
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 86 (19.03%) Finance
2 54 (11.95%) Telecoms
3 30 (6.64%) Banking
4 29 (6.42%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.77%) Law
6 7 (1.55%) Spanish Language
7 6 (1.33%) Advertising
8 5 (1.11%) French Language
8 5 (1.11%) German Language
8 5 (1.11%) Italian Language
8 5 (1.11%) Military
9 4 (0.88%) Korean Language
9 4 (0.88%) Public Sector
10 3 (0.66%) Retail
11 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Marketing
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 310 (68.58%) Network Engineer
2 113 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 59 (13.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 58 (12.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 50 (11.06%) IP Engineer
6 40 (8.85%) IP Network Engineer
7 29 (6.42%) Architect
8 28 (6.19%) Network Architect
8 28 (6.19%) NOC Engineer
9 27 (5.97%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 27 (5.97%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 24 (5.31%) Design Engineer
11 21 (4.65%) Consultant
11 21 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (4.65%) Security Engineer
12 20 (4.42%) Network Design Engineer
13 17 (3.76%) Network Manager
13 17 (3.76%) Support Engineer
14 16 (3.54%) Network Support
15 14 (3.10%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.96%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.21%) YAML
3 7 (1.55%) JSON
4 6 (1.33%) REST
5 4 (0.88%) CSS
5 4 (0.88%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.88%) XMPP
6 2 (0.44%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.44%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.22%) HTML
7 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.22%) LDAP
7 1 (0.22%) XML
7 1 (0.22%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 179 (39.60%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.33%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.11%) Clustering
7 5 (1.11%) DataPower
8 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.88%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.66%) BYOD
9 3 (0.66%) CESG
9 3 (0.66%) PKI
10 2 (0.44%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.44%) MPEG
11 1 (0.22%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.22%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 89 (19.69%) Linux
2 33 (7.30%) Windows
3 22 (4.87%) Mac OS X
4 15 (3.32%) Unix
5 9 (1.99%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.33%) VyOS
7 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.44%) CatOS
8 2 (0.44%) CentOS
8 2 (0.44%) Debian
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.22%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (12.61%) ITIL
2 56 (12.39%) Load Balancing
2 56 (12.39%) Network Design
3 53 (11.73%) Project Delivery
4 52 (11.50%) Network Monitoring
5 48 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (8.85%) Low Latency
7 34 (7.52%) DevOps
8 25 (5.53%) Performance Analysis
9 24 (5.31%) B2B
10 23 (5.09%) Security Monitoring
11 22 (4.87%) Identity Management
11 22 (4.87%) Migration
11 22 (4.87%) Network Management
12 21 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (4.42%) Electronic Trading
13 20 (4.42%) Information Security
14 19 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (4.20%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 19 (4.20%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 103 (22.79%) Python
2 11 (2.43%) Perl
3 8 (1.77%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.33%) C
5 5 (1.11%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.11%) SQL
6 3 (0.66%) Java
7 1 (0.22%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.22%) C++
7 1 (0.22%) C-shell
7 1 (0.22%) Go
7 1 (0.22%) Korn
7 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 287 (63.50%) Cisco Certification
2 210 (46.46%) CCNP
3 142 (31.42%) CCNA
4 73 (16.15%) CCIE
5 46 (10.18%) JNCIA
6 38 (8.41%) Security Cleared
7 29 (6.42%) SC Cleared
8 28 (6.19%) JNCIS
9 23 (5.09%) CCDP
10 17 (3.76%) JNCIP
11 13 (2.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 13 (2.88%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.99%) Degree
13 8 (1.77%) CCIP
13 8 (1.77%) JNCIE
14 7 (1.55%) CCDE
14 7 (1.55%) DBS Check
14 7 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.33%) CCDA
16 5 (1.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.54%) SLA
2 7 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.66%) NIST
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (7.30%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.88%) VMware NSX
4 11 (2.43%) Docker
5 8 (1.77%) Firmware
5 8 (1.77%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.88%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.22%) LXC
8 1 (0.22%) pfSense
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.22%) Xen
8 1 (0.22%) zsh
Systems Management
1 51 (11.28%) Ansible
2 29 (6.42%) Nagios
3 25 (5.53%) Puppet
4 23 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (4.42%) Grafana
6 12 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (2.21%) Terraform
8 9 (1.99%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (1.77%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.33%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.66%) SCOM
11 3 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.44%) SCSM
12 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.22%) Icinga
13 1 (0.22%) Iperf
13 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 360 (79.65%) Cisco
2 121 (26.77%) Juniper
3 119 (26.33%) Palo Alto
4 111 (24.56%) CheckPoint
5 92 (20.35%) F5
6 70 (15.49%) Fortinet
7 67 (14.82%) Microsoft
8 57 (12.61%) VMware
9 50 (11.06%) SolarWinds
10 37 (8.19%) Riverbed
11 35 (7.74%) Splunk
12 32 (7.08%) Infoblox
13 29 (6.42%) Meraki
14 28 (6.19%) Avaya
15 23 (5.09%) Aruba
15 23 (5.09%) Brocade
16 16 (3.54%) Huawei
17 15 (3.32%) Arista
17 15 (3.32%) Nokia
18 14 (3.10%) ForeScout