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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 615 455 274
Rank change year-on-year -160 -181 +38
Permanent jobs citing BGP 266 165 33
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.34% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 4.08% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 206 149 22
10th Percentile £46,250 £37,500 £50,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -7.69%
75th Percentile £87,188 £72,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,125 £77,500 -
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% +6.67%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,475 4,047 1,187
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.95% 10.77% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5,455 3,073 963
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,148
25th Percentile £41,519 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £74,250 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

BGP
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing BGP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

BGP trend for jobs with a WFH option

BGP
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing BGP.

BGP salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

BGP
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing BGP over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

BGP salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, BGP job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for BGP.

1 183 (68.80%) Cisco
2 173 (65.04%) Cisco Certification
3 158 (59.40%) OSPF
4 147 (55.26%) Firewall
5 138 (51.88%) MPLS
6 116 (43.61%) VPN
7 89 (33.46%) CCNP
8 81 (30.45%) WAN
9 75 (28.20%) Python
9 75 (28.20%) Juniper
10 73 (27.44%) CCIE
11 63 (23.68%) TCP/IP
11 63 (23.68%) Palo Alto
12 58 (21.80%) Data Centre
12 58 (21.80%) Network Design
13 57 (21.43%) Agile
14 56 (21.05%) Finance
14 56 (21.05%) DNS
15 55 (20.68%) LAN
16 54 (20.30%) Azure
16 54 (20.30%) AWS
17 53 (19.92%) VMware
18 51 (19.17%) Cisco IOS
19 48 (18.05%) CCNA
20 46 (17.29%) Network Security
21 45 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
21 45 (16.92%) IPv6
21 45 (16.92%) Cisco Nexus
22 44 (16.54%) Cisco ISE
22 44 (16.54%) Social Skills

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 14 (5.26%) Confluence
2 3 (1.13%) Apache
2 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 54 (20.30%) AWS
1 54 (20.30%) Azure
2 8 (3.01%) AWS Direct Connect
3 7 (2.63%) GCP
4 6 (2.26%) Apple Pay
4 6 (2.26%) IaaS
5 4 (1.50%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.13%) PaaS
7 2 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.75%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (0.75%) Route 53
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.38%) Azure AKS
8 1 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.38%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 158 (59.40%) OSPF
2 147 (55.26%) Firewall
3 138 (51.88%) MPLS
4 116 (43.61%) VPN
5 81 (30.45%) WAN
6 63 (23.68%) TCP/IP
7 56 (21.05%) DNS
8 55 (20.68%) LAN
9 51 (19.17%) Cisco IOS
10 46 (17.29%) Network Security
11 45 (16.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 45 (16.92%) IPv6
12 44 (16.54%) Cisco ISE
13 42 (15.79%) Multicast
14 40 (15.04%) Wireless
15 36 (13.53%) EIGRP
16 33 (12.41%) SD-WAN
17 30 (11.28%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (10.90%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (9.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.50%) MySQL
3 3 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (7.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 19 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.64%) JIRA
4 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (21.05%) Finance
2 44 (16.54%) Social Skills
3 28 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (7.89%) Banking
5 17 (6.39%) Presentation Skills
5 17 (6.39%) Public Sector
5 17 (6.39%) Telecoms
6 14 (5.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 14 (5.26%) Police
7 6 (2.26%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.88%) Legal
9 4 (1.50%) Advertising
9 4 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.13%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 201 (75.56%) Network Engineer
2 58 (21.80%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (7.89%) Principal Engineer
4 19 (7.14%) Architect
4 19 (7.14%) Principal Network Engineer
5 17 (6.39%) Design Engineer
5 17 (6.39%) Implementation Engineer
6 16 (6.02%) IP Engineer
6 16 (6.02%) Network Architect
6 16 (6.02%) Network Design Engineer
6 16 (6.02%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 16 (6.02%) Senior Design Engineer
6 16 (6.02%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 15 (5.64%) Juniper Engineer
7 15 (5.64%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (5.64%) Security Engineer
8 12 (4.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (4.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (4.51%) Network Manager
9 11 (4.14%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.02%) JSON
1 16 (6.02%) XML
2 14 (5.26%) .NET
2 14 (5.26%) Spine.js
3 2 (0.75%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.75%) Flask
4 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.38%) Jinja
4 1 (0.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (21.80%) Data Centre
2 32 (12.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (5.64%) Cyberattack
4 12 (4.51%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.26%) Online Banking
6 6 (2.26%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.88%) PKI
8 4 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.13%) CCTV
9 3 (1.13%) IoT
9 3 (1.13%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.75%) Clustering
10 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.38%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.38%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.41%) Linux
2 9 (3.38%) Windows
3 4 (1.50%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.13%) CentOS
4 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.13%) SUSE
5 2 (0.75%) CatOS
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.38%) Unix
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.80%) Network Design
2 57 (21.43%) Agile
3 38 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 34 (12.78%) Network Virtualisation
5 33 (12.41%) Migration
6 32 (12.03%) Project Delivery
7 30 (11.28%) DevOps
7 30 (11.28%) Load Balancing
8 29 (10.90%) ITIL
9 26 (9.77%) Network Monitoring
10 24 (9.02%) Network Management
11 21 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (7.14%) Configuration Management
12 19 (7.14%) Fintech
12 19 (7.14%) Low Latency
13 18 (6.77%) Business Case
13 18 (6.77%) Presales
14 17 (6.39%) Computer Science
14 17 (6.39%) Service Management
15 16 (6.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 75 (28.20%) Python
2 12 (4.51%) Shell Script
3 11 (4.14%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.63%) Bash
5 5 (1.88%) Java
5 5 (1.88%) Perl
5 5 (1.88%) SQL
6 2 (0.75%) C
6 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.75%) PHP
6 2 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.38%) C#
7 1 (0.38%) C++
7 1 (0.38%) Go
7 1 (0.38%) Rust
7 1 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 173 (65.04%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (33.46%) CCNP
3 73 (27.44%) CCIE
4 48 (18.05%) CCNA
5 36 (13.53%) Security Cleared
6 33 (12.41%) Degree
7 21 (7.89%) SC Cleared
8 19 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
9 16 (6.02%) JNCIP
10 14 (5.26%) Chartered Engineer
10 14 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (4.89%) JNCIA
12 12 (4.51%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (4.51%) SSCP
13 8 (3.01%) CCDP
14 6 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.88%) CCDE
15 5 (1.88%) JNCIE
16 4 (1.50%) CCIE Service Provider
17 2 (0.75%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.64%) SLA
2 11 (4.14%) GDPR
3 3 (1.13%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.26%) iptables
2 14 (5.26%) VMware NSX
3 12 (4.51%) Snort
4 11 (4.14%) ProxySG
5 9 (3.38%) vSphere
6 5 (1.88%) Docker
7 3 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.13%) KVM
7 3 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.38%) XenApp
8 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (14.29%) Ansible
2 27 (10.15%) Nagios
3 16 (6.02%) vCenter Server
4 12 (4.51%) Terraform
5 10 (3.76%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.63%) FortiGate
6 7 (2.63%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.26%) Puppet
8 5 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.13%) Icinga
9 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.75%) Grafana
10 2 (0.75%) Opsgenie
10 2 (0.75%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.38%) Cisco CME
11 1 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.38%) Observium
11 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 183 (68.80%) Cisco
2 75 (28.20%) Juniper
3 63 (23.68%) Palo Alto
4 53 (19.92%) VMware
5 43 (16.17%) Fortinet
6 36 (13.53%) F5
7 35 (13.16%) SolarWinds
8 26 (9.77%) CheckPoint
9 19 (7.14%) Arista
10 17 (6.39%) Citrix
11 16 (6.02%) Aruba
11 16 (6.02%) Meraki
11 16 (6.02%) Nokia
12 14 (5.26%) Atlassian
13 13 (4.89%) Blue Coat
14 12 (4.51%) Microsoft
15 7 (2.63%) Ciena
15 7 (2.63%) Ekahau
16 6 (2.26%) Apple
16 6 (2.26%) Dell