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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 106 100 97
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing BGP 14 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 0.66% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.04% 3.24% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 16
Average salary £49,250 £43,750 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.57% -2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,350 £37,500 £38,556
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
278 309 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.37% 20.40% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 254 266 282
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,612
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £60,400
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 30 January 2015.

BGP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (100.00%) OSPF
2 49 (89.09%) Firewall
3 48 (87.27%) Cisco
4 43 (78.18%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (70.91%) CheckPoint
6 32 (58.18%) CCNP
7 29 (52.73%) Linux
8 27 (49.09%) UNIX
8 27 (49.09%) Solaris
9 26 (47.27%) Perl
10 25 (45.45%) Tcl
10 25 (45.45%) Network Security
11 21 (38.18%) VPN
12 20 (36.36%) MPLS
13 19 (34.55%) Load Balancing
14 18 (32.73%) Clustering
14 18 (32.73%) Juniper
15 16 (29.09%) Blue Coat
16 15 (27.27%) CCSA
16 15 (27.27%) MS Visio
17 14 (25.45%) Risk Assessment
17 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
18 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
18 13 (23.64%) Internet
19 11 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
19 11 (20.00%) Junos
19 11 (20.00%) VPLS
20 10 (18.18%) CCNA
20 10 (18.18%) IPsec
20 10 (18.18%) EIGRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (27.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 55 (100.00%) OSPF
2 49 (89.09%) Firewall
3 25 (45.45%) Network Security
4 21 (38.18%) VPN
5 20 (36.36%) MPLS
6 13 (23.64%) Internet
7 11 (20.00%) Junos
7 11 (20.00%) VPLS
8 10 (18.18%) IPsec
8 10 (18.18%) EIGRP
8 10 (18.18%) WAN
9 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (14.55%) LAN
10 8 (14.55%) Extranet
10 8 (14.55%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (12.73%) ADSL
12 5 (9.09%) DNS
12 5 (9.09%) RIP
12 5 (9.09%) DHCP
General
1 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (54.55%) Firewall Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Security Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Network Security Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Network Consultant
4 4 (7.27%) Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) IT Support
6 2 (3.64%) Security Consultant
7 1 (1.82%) Field Engineer
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 1 (1.82%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.73%) Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Linux
2 27 (49.09%) UNIX
2 27 (49.09%) Solaris
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Load Balancing
2 14 (25.45%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
3 8 (14.55%) Low Latency
3 8 (14.55%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 5 (9.09%) Line Management
5 4 (7.27%) Network Management
6 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.64%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL
7 1 (1.82%) Change Control
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.82%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.82%) Use Case
7 1 (1.82%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) Perl
2 25 (45.45%) Tcl
3 1 (1.82%) PHP
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (78.18%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (58.18%) CCNP
3 15 (27.27%) CCSA
4 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
5 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
6 11 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
7 10 (18.18%) CCNA
8 4 (7.27%) CCSE
9 2 (3.64%) CCIE
10 1 (1.82%) RHCE
10 1 (1.82%) Degree
10 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.82%) Nagios
2 1 (1.82%) Cacti
Vendors
1 48 (87.27%) Cisco
2 39 (70.91%) CheckPoint
3 18 (32.73%) Juniper
4 16 (29.09%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.64%) VMware
6 2 (3.64%) F5
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.82%) Sun
7 1 (1.82%) Riverbed
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
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