The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 101 93 106
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Permanent jobs citing BGP 17 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 0.74% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 3.93% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 6
Average salary £49,250 £40,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.12% -28.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £37,500 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+7.77% +3.44%
BGP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
269 280 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.45% 18.94% 19.07%
Number of salaries quoted 239 242 241
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

BGP
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP across the Birmingham region.

BGP Salary Trend in Birmingham

BGP
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

BGP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 46 (100.00%) OSPF
2 39 (84.78%) Cisco
3 38 (82.61%) Firewall
4 30 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (58.70%) CheckPoint
6 21 (45.65%) VPN
7 18 (39.13%) MPLS
7 18 (39.13%) CCNP
8 17 (36.96%) Linux
9 15 (32.61%) UNIX
9 15 (32.61%) Solaris
9 15 (32.61%) Network Security
10 14 (30.43%) Perl
11 13 (28.26%) Tcl
12 12 (26.09%) CCNA
13 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
13 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (21.74%) Clustering
14 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
14 10 (21.74%) Juniper
15 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
15 9 (19.57%) VPLS
16 8 (17.39%) Blue Coat
16 8 (17.39%) IPsec
16 8 (17.39%) EIGRP
16 8 (17.39%) WAN
16 8 (17.39%) SLA
17 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
17 7 (15.22%) MS Visio

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 46 (100.00%) OSPF
2 38 (82.61%) Firewall
3 21 (45.65%) VPN
4 18 (39.13%) MPLS
5 15 (32.61%) Network Security
6 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (19.57%) VPLS
8 8 (17.39%) IPsec
8 8 (17.39%) EIGRP
8 8 (17.39%) WAN
9 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.22%) ADSL
10 6 (13.04%) Internet
10 6 (13.04%) LAN
10 6 (13.04%) FWSM
11 5 (10.87%) DNS
11 5 (10.87%) RIP
11 5 (10.87%) DHCP
11 5 (10.87%) HSRP
General
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Firewall Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Network Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) IT Support
6 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Linux
2 15 (32.61%) UNIX
2 15 (32.61%) Solaris
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (6.52%) Low Latency
3 3 (6.52%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
3 3 (6.52%) Line Management
4 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.17%) Use Case
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.17%) Network Management
5 1 (2.17%) Change Control
5 1 (2.17%) Network Design
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Perl
2 13 (28.26%) Tcl
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (39.13%) CCNP
3 12 (26.09%) CCNA
4 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.87%) CCSA
7 3 (6.52%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (4.35%) CCIE
9 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.17%) CCSE
9 1 (2.17%) Degree
9 1 (2.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) Cacti
2 1 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) Cisco
2 27 (58.70%) CheckPoint
3 10 (21.74%) Juniper
4 8 (17.39%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) F5
7 1 (2.17%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.17%) Sun
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat