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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 87 109 84
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs citing BGP 46 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.95% 0.86% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 5.08% 7.00%
Number of salaries quoted 41 16 23
Average salary £52,500 £46,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £40,000 £32,398
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £48,750 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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
418 354 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.73% 16.99% 20.89%
Number of salaries quoted 336 323 277
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £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 22 October 2014.

BGP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 60 (100.00%) OSPF
2 55 (91.67%) Cisco
3 53 (88.33%) Firewall
4 52 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (78.33%) CCNP
6 42 (70.00%) CheckPoint
7 29 (48.33%) Linux
8 28 (46.67%) UNIX
8 28 (46.67%) Solaris
8 28 (46.67%) Network Security
9 27 (45.00%) Perl
9 27 (45.00%) Tcl
9 27 (45.00%) MPLS
10 24 (40.00%) CCSA
11 23 (38.33%) VPN
12 22 (36.67%) Load Balancing
13 21 (35.00%) VPLS
14 19 (31.67%) Internet
14 19 (31.67%) Juniper
14 19 (31.67%) Clustering
15 18 (30.00%) Blue Coat
16 15 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (25.00%) MS Visio
17 14 (23.33%) WAN
17 14 (23.33%) IPsec
18 13 (21.67%) EIGRP
18 13 (21.67%) LAN
18 13 (21.67%) Check Point Certification
18 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
18 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 15 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 60 (100.00%) OSPF
2 53 (88.33%) Firewall
3 28 (46.67%) Network Security
4 27 (45.00%) MPLS
5 23 (38.33%) VPN
6 21 (35.00%) VPLS
7 19 (31.67%) Internet
8 14 (23.33%) WAN
8 14 (23.33%) IPsec
9 13 (21.67%) EIGRP
9 13 (21.67%) LAN
9 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (21.67%) Junos
10 12 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 11 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (15.00%) Extranet
13 5 (8.33%) ADSL
14 3 (5.00%) X.21
14 3 (5.00%) ATM
14 3 (5.00%) ISDN
General
1 10 (16.67%) Legal
2 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 18 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Network Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Security Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Network Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Network Design Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco Support
7 1 (1.67%) Firewall Specialist
7 1 (1.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (48.33%) Linux
2 28 (46.67%) UNIX
2 28 (46.67%) Solaris
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Load Balancing
2 15 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (18.33%) Network Management
4 9 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 9 (15.00%) Low Latency
4 9 (15.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 5 (8.33%) Network Design
5 5 (8.33%) Line Management
6 3 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.67%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) Perl
1 27 (45.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (78.33%) CCNP
3 24 (40.00%) CCSA
4 13 (21.67%) Check Point Certification
4 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
4 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
5 11 (18.33%) CCSE
6 7 (11.67%) CCIP
6 7 (11.67%) CCNA
7 3 (5.00%) CCIE
8 1 (1.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Netcool
2 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 55 (91.67%) Cisco
2 42 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (31.67%) Juniper
4 18 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
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