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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 66 100 109
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +9
Permanent jobs citing BGP 60 33 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.08% 1.49% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.54% 8.44% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 58 29 21
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £29,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
386 391 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.78% 17.68% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 354 309 326
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 3 September 2015.

BGP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 101 (94.39%) Cisco
2 95 (88.79%) OSPF
3 92 (85.98%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (64.49%) Firewall
5 66 (61.68%) CCNP
6 62 (57.94%) CheckPoint
7 58 (54.21%) Cisco IOS
8 46 (42.99%) Juniper
9 45 (42.06%) MPLS
10 43 (40.19%) CCIE
11 38 (35.51%) F5
11 38 (35.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (29.91%) Riverbed
12 32 (29.91%) VPN
13 29 (27.10%) Spanning Tree
14 26 (24.30%) Service Delivery
14 26 (24.30%) EIGRP
14 26 (24.30%) CCNA
15 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
15 24 (22.43%) Finance
16 21 (19.63%) Load Balancing
16 21 (19.63%) LAN
17 20 (18.69%) Data Centre
18 19 (17.76%) Network Security
19 17 (15.89%) Multicast
19 17 (15.89%) WAN
20 14 (13.08%) VoIP
21 12 (11.21%) UNIX
21 12 (11.21%) Solaris
21 12 (11.21%) Linux

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 95 (88.79%) OSPF
2 69 (64.49%) Firewall
3 58 (54.21%) Cisco IOS
4 45 (42.06%) MPLS
5 38 (35.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (29.91%) VPN
7 29 (27.10%) Spanning Tree
8 26 (24.30%) EIGRP
9 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
10 21 (19.63%) LAN
11 19 (17.76%) Network Security
12 17 (15.89%) WAN
12 17 (15.89%) Multicast
13 14 (13.08%) VoIP
14 11 (10.28%) FWSM
14 11 (10.28%) VLAN
14 11 (10.28%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (10.28%) HSRP
15 10 (9.35%) IOS XR
15 10 (9.35%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (22.43%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Marketing
3 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.74%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 53 (49.53%) Network Engineer
2 24 (22.43%) Consultant
3 19 (17.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (15.89%) Senior Consultant
5 16 (14.95%) Network Consultant
6 12 (11.21%) Senior Network Consultant
6 12 (11.21%) Cisco Consultant
7 10 (9.35%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 10 (9.35%) Project Manager
7 10 (9.35%) Analyst
7 10 (9.35%) Network Analyst
8 9 (8.41%) Senior Cisco Consultant
9 8 (7.48%) Network Architect
9 8 (7.48%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (7.48%) Architect
9 8 (7.48%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (7.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (6.54%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (6.54%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 6 (5.61%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) CSS
2 1 (0.93%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.21%) Solaris
1 12 (11.21%) Linux
1 12 (11.21%) UNIX
2 3 (2.80%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.30%) Service Delivery
2 21 (19.63%) Load Balancing
3 12 (11.21%) GAP Analysis
3 12 (11.21%) ITIL
4 9 (8.41%) Project Management
5 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.54%) Workflow
6 7 (6.54%) Data Analysis
6 7 (6.54%) Network Management
6 7 (6.54%) Change Control
7 6 (5.61%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.61%) Network Architecture
7 6 (5.61%) High Availability
8 4 (3.74%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.74%) Change Management
9 3 (2.80%) PRINCE
9 3 (2.80%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (1.87%) E-Commerce
11 1 (0.93%) Validation
11 1 (0.93%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.67%) C
1 5 (4.67%) Perl
1 5 (4.67%) Tcl
2 1 (0.93%) VBScript
2 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 92 (85.98%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (61.68%) CCNP
3 43 (40.19%) CCIE
4 26 (24.30%) CCNA
5 12 (11.21%) CCDP
6 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
7 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
8 8 (7.48%) CCSA
9 7 (6.54%) CCIP
10 5 (4.67%) Degree
11 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (3.74%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.87%) PMP
12 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.87%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.93%) CCSE
13 1 (0.93%) CEH
13 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.87%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.93%) Ionix
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.93%) Nessus
Vendors
1 101 (94.39%) Cisco
2 62 (57.94%) CheckPoint
3 46 (42.99%) Juniper
4 38 (35.51%) F5
5 32 (29.91%) Riverbed
6 12 (11.21%) McAfee
7 7 (6.54%) Nokia
7 7 (6.54%) Verint
8 6 (5.61%) VMware
9 3 (2.80%) Sun
10 1 (0.93%) EMC
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.93%) Tripwire
10 1 (0.93%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.93%) Qualys
10 1 (0.93%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle