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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 101 108 104
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing BGP 28 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.55% 0.50% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 3.37% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 22 9 9
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £38,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,600 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.29%
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
287 267 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.90% 14.78% 18.56%
Number of salaries quoted 233 238 261
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 2015.

BGP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 44 (100.00%) OSPF
2 39 (88.64%) Cisco
3 31 (70.45%) Firewall
4 26 (59.09%) VPN
5 23 (52.27%) MPLS
5 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (40.91%) CheckPoint
8 15 (34.09%) TCP/IP
9 14 (31.82%) LAN
9 14 (31.82%) EIGRP
9 14 (31.82%) HSRP
10 13 (29.55%) VLAN
10 13 (29.55%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (27.27%) WAN
11 12 (27.27%) Spanning Tree
12 11 (25.00%) CCNP
13 10 (22.73%) Linux
13 10 (22.73%) Network Security
13 10 (22.73%) FWSM
14 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
14 9 (20.45%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (20.45%) UNIX
14 9 (20.45%) CSS
14 9 (20.45%) Solaris
14 9 (20.45%) DNS
14 9 (20.45%) CCNA
15 8 (18.18%) PPP
16 7 (15.91%) VoIP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 44 (100.00%) OSPF
2 31 (70.45%) Firewall
3 26 (59.09%) VPN
4 23 (52.27%) MPLS
5 22 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (34.09%) TCP/IP
7 14 (31.82%) EIGRP
7 14 (31.82%) LAN
7 14 (31.82%) HSRP
8 13 (29.55%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (29.55%) VLAN
9 12 (27.27%) WAN
9 12 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (27.27%) Spanning Tree
10 10 (22.73%) Network Security
10 10 (22.73%) FWSM
11 9 (20.45%) DNS
11 9 (20.45%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (18.18%) PPP
13 7 (15.91%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Network Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Network Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Network Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) IT Support
6 2 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) IT Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
2 9 (20.45%) UNIX
2 9 (20.45%) Solaris
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) CentOS
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.64%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Network Architecture
3 5 (11.36%) High Availability
3 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.27%) Use Case
6 1 (2.27%) Network Design
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.27%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Perl
2 5 (11.36%) Tcl
3 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) VBScript
3 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (25.00%) CCNP
3 9 (20.45%) CCNA
4 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 5 (11.36%) Degree
7 4 (9.09%) CCDP
8 2 (4.55%) CCIE
9 1 (2.27%) RHCE
9 1 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.27%) CCSA
9 1 (2.27%) CCSE
9 1 (2.27%) CEH
9 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) vSphere
1 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.27%) Nagios
2 1 (2.27%) Nessus
2 1 (2.27%) Cacti
2 1 (2.27%) Ionix
Vendors
1 39 (88.64%) Cisco
2 18 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 6 (13.64%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) Sun
5 2 (4.55%) Juniper
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (2.27%) Rapid7
6 1 (2.27%) Qualys
6 1 (2.27%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft