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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 100 105 105
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing BGP 23 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 0.66% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.27% 4.03% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 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 £22,450 £37,500 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £51,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
278 273 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.63% 16.39% 19.00%
Number of salaries quoted 234 238 259
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 March 2015.

BGP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 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 39 (100.00%) OSPF
2 34 (87.18%) Cisco
3 30 (76.92%) Firewall
4 21 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (51.28%) VPN
6 19 (48.72%) MPLS
7 18 (46.15%) CheckPoint
8 15 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (28.21%) Network Security
9 11 (28.21%) EIGRP
9 11 (28.21%) WAN
10 10 (25.64%) Linux
10 10 (25.64%) CCNA
11 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
11 9 (23.08%) CCNP
12 8 (20.51%) Solaris
12 8 (20.51%) UNIX
12 8 (20.51%) CSS
12 8 (20.51%) LAN
12 8 (20.51%) IPsec
12 8 (20.51%) FWSM
12 8 (20.51%) Spanning Tree
13 7 (17.95%) HSRP
13 7 (17.95%) VPLS
13 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
13 7 (17.95%) DNS
14 6 (15.38%) SLA
14 6 (15.38%) Perl
14 6 (15.38%) VLAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) OSPF
2 30 (76.92%) Firewall
3 20 (51.28%) VPN
4 19 (48.72%) MPLS
5 15 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (28.21%) Network Security
6 11 (28.21%) EIGRP
6 11 (28.21%) WAN
7 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 8 (20.51%) IPsec
8 8 (20.51%) LAN
8 8 (20.51%) FWSM
8 8 (20.51%) Spanning Tree
9 7 (17.95%) HSRP
9 7 (17.95%) VPLS
9 7 (17.95%) DNS
10 6 (15.38%) VLAN
11 5 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (12.82%) PPP
General
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Network Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) IT Support
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) CSS
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Linux
2 8 (20.51%) UNIX
2 8 (20.51%) Solaris
3 4 (10.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
3 2 (5.13%) High Availability
3 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.56%) Line Management
4 1 (2.56%) Change Control
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Network Management
4 1 (2.56%) Use Case
4 1 (2.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Perl
2 5 (12.82%) Tcl
3 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.64%) CCNA
3 9 (23.08%) CCNP
4 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) CCIE
6 2 (5.13%) CCSA
7 1 (2.56%) CCSE
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) Nagios
2 1 (2.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 34 (87.18%) Cisco
2 18 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 3 (7.69%) Sun
4 3 (7.69%) Juniper
5 2 (5.13%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat