The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 176 166 156
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Permanent jobs citing BGP 40 34 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.70% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 4.10% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 36 21 46
Average salary £48,000 £40,000 £44,913
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,874
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
BGP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
866 829 827
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 17.09% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 762 660 724
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BGP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region.

BGP Salary Trend in the West Midlands

BGP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

BGP Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

BGP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 17 £52,500 +31.25%
Solihull - 7 £45,000 -
Worcestershire +10 4 £29,000 -27.50%
Warwickshire -4 4 £38,750 +29.16%
Staffordshire +3 3 £48,000 -6.79%
Shropshire -14 2 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £58,500 -
Coventry - 1 £36,750 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 84 (91.30%) OSPF
2 82 (89.13%) Firewall
3 80 (86.96%) Cisco
4 72 (78.26%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (68.48%) CCNP
6 47 (51.09%) CheckPoint
7 45 (48.91%) Network Security
8 43 (46.74%) VPN
9 38 (41.30%) Load Balancing
10 35 (38.04%) Linux
10 35 (38.04%) MPLS
11 33 (35.87%) WAN
12 32 (34.78%) UNIX
13 31 (33.70%) Solaris
14 30 (32.61%) Perl
15 29 (31.52%) Tcl
16 28 (30.43%) LAN
17 25 (27.17%) EIGRP
17 25 (27.17%) IPsec
18 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
18 22 (23.91%) Juniper
19 21 (22.83%) CCSA
20 20 (21.74%) Internet
20 20 (21.74%) Clustering
21 19 (20.65%) MS Visio
21 19 (20.65%) CCNA
22 18 (19.57%) Blue Coat
23 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
24 16 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
24 16 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (20.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (91.30%) OSPF
2 82 (89.13%) Firewall
3 45 (48.91%) Network Security
4 43 (46.74%) VPN
5 35 (38.04%) MPLS
6 33 (35.87%) WAN
7 28 (30.43%) LAN
8 25 (27.17%) EIGRP
8 25 (27.17%) IPsec
9 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
10 20 (21.74%) Internet
11 16 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (16.30%) VPLS
13 13 (14.13%) Junos
14 11 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (11.96%) DNS
14 11 (11.96%) PPP
14 11 (11.96%) DHCP
15 10 (10.87%) RIP
16 9 (9.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.61%) Legal
4 4 (4.35%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (40.22%) Network Engineer
2 34 (36.96%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) Network Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Security Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) NOC Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Network Security Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Security Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Network Consultant
6 5 (5.43%) Consultant
6 5 (5.43%) Design Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Security Specialist
6 5 (5.43%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (4.35%) Network Specialist
8 3 (3.26%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.74%) Clustering
2 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.09%) Statistics
3 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (38.04%) Linux
2 32 (34.78%) UNIX
3 31 (33.70%) Solaris
4 2 (2.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.30%) Load Balancing
2 16 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
3 12 (13.04%) Network Management
4 10 (10.87%) Network Design
4 10 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (9.78%) Low Latency
5 9 (9.78%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
6 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.52%) Line Management
7 6 (6.52%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.35%) Security Management
8 4 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.17%) ITIL
10 2 (2.17%) Change Control
10 2 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (1.09%) Information Security Governance
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.61%) Perl
2 29 (31.52%) Tcl
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (78.26%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (68.48%) CCNP
3 21 (22.83%) CCSA
4 19 (20.65%) CCNA
5 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
6 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
7 13 (14.13%) Check Point Certification
8 8 (8.70%) CCSE
9 6 (6.52%) CCIP
10 4 (4.35%) CCSP
11 3 (3.26%) Degree
11 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.17%) CCDP
13 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (1.09%) RHCE
13 1 (1.09%) MCSE
13 1 (1.09%) CCIE
13 1 (1.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (2.17%) vCloud
2 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Netcool
2 2 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.09%) Nagios
3 1 (1.09%) Cacti
3 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 80 (86.96%) Cisco
2 47 (51.09%) CheckPoint
3 22 (23.91%) Juniper
4 18 (19.57%) Blue Coat
5 4 (4.35%) Fortinet
5 4 (4.35%) VMware
6 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.17%) F5
7 2 (2.17%) NetApp
7 2 (2.17%) Nokia
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.09%) Sun
8 1 (1.09%) Splunk
8 1 (1.09%) Riverbed