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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 111 115 84
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -31
Permanent jobs citing BGP 31 9 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.38% 0.44% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.85% 2.52% 8.49%
Number of salaries quoted 29 9 31
Average salary £52,500 £72,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.58% +52.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £40,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +8.43%
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
395 357 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.61% 17.49% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 335 323 307
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 28 November 2014.

BGP Salary Histogram in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 62 (100.00%) OSPF
2 58 (93.55%) Firewall
3 57 (91.94%) Cisco
4 50 (80.65%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (75.81%) CheckPoint
6 45 (72.58%) CCNP
7 31 (50.00%) Linux
8 30 (48.39%) UNIX
8 30 (48.39%) Solaris
8 30 (48.39%) Network Security
9 29 (46.77%) Perl
9 29 (46.77%) Tcl
10 27 (43.55%) MPLS
11 24 (38.71%) CCSA
11 24 (38.71%) VPN
12 23 (37.10%) Load Balancing
13 19 (30.65%) VPLS
13 19 (30.65%) Clustering
13 19 (30.65%) Juniper
14 18 (29.03%) Blue Coat
15 17 (27.42%) Internet
15 17 (27.42%) IPsec
16 16 (25.81%) MS Visio
17 15 (24.19%) Risk Assessment
17 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
17 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
18 14 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (22.58%) EIGRP
18 14 (22.58%) WAN
18 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 16 (25.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 62 (100.00%) OSPF
2 58 (93.55%) Firewall
3 30 (48.39%) Network Security
4 27 (43.55%) MPLS
5 24 (38.71%) VPN
6 19 (30.65%) VPLS
7 17 (27.42%) Internet
7 17 (27.42%) IPsec
8 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
8 14 (22.58%) EIGRP
8 14 (22.58%) WAN
8 14 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (20.97%) Junos
9 13 (20.97%) LAN
10 9 (14.52%) Extranet
11 6 (9.68%) PPP
12 5 (8.06%) ADSL
13 4 (6.45%) ATM
13 4 (6.45%) ISDN
General
1 10 (16.13%) Legal
2 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.68%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Firewall Engineer
2 17 (27.42%) Network Engineer
3 12 (19.35%) Analyst
3 12 (19.35%) Network Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Security Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Network Security Analyst
5 10 (16.13%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (16.13%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Network Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Network Design Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) Network Security Consultant
10 1 (1.61%) Firewall Specialist
10 1 (1.61%) Cisco Support
10 1 (1.61%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.00%) Linux
2 30 (48.39%) Solaris
2 30 (48.39%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Load Balancing
2 15 (24.19%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (17.74%) Network Management
4 9 (14.52%) Low Latency
4 9 (14.52%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.06%) Line Management
6 4 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.45%) Network Design
7 2 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.61%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) Perl
1 29 (46.77%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 50 (80.65%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (72.58%) CCNP
3 24 (38.71%) CCSA
4 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
4 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
5 13 (20.97%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (17.74%) CCSE
7 7 (11.29%) CCNA
8 3 (4.84%) CCIP
9 1 (1.61%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Netcool
2 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 57 (91.94%) Cisco
2 47 (75.81%) CheckPoint
3 19 (30.65%) Juniper
4 18 (29.03%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.61%) F5
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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