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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 173 166 165
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Permanent jobs citing BGP 50 43 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.80% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.31% 4.87% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 43 33 36
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £38,400 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £80,000 £65,000
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
941 883 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.79% 16.35% 17.03%
Number of salaries quoted 763 744 663
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +14 41 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Staffordshire -13 3 £62,500 +54.32% 1
Coventry - 3 £55,000 -
Shropshire -3 2 - - 3
Worcestershire - 1 £29,000 - 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 62 (92.54%) Cisco
2 59 (88.06%) OSPF
3 57 (85.07%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (82.09%) Firewall
5 49 (73.13%) CCNP
6 38 (56.72%) CheckPoint
7 35 (52.24%) MPLS
8 33 (49.25%) Network Security
9 30 (44.78%) Load Balancing
10 28 (41.79%) VPN
11 26 (38.81%) Linux
12 24 (35.82%) UNIX
12 24 (35.82%) Solaris
13 23 (34.33%) Perl
13 23 (34.33%) Tcl
13 23 (34.33%) CCSA
14 22 (32.84%) Internet
15 20 (29.85%) IPsec
15 20 (29.85%) Juniper
16 19 (28.36%) LAN
16 19 (28.36%) WAN
16 19 (28.36%) VPLS
17 17 (25.37%) Clustering
18 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
18 16 (23.88%) Blue Coat
19 15 (22.39%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (22.39%) MS Visio
19 15 (22.39%) Risk Assessment
20 14 (20.90%) CCIP
21 13 (19.40%) Check Point Certification

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 15 (22.39%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 59 (88.06%) OSPF
2 55 (82.09%) Firewall
3 35 (52.24%) MPLS
4 33 (49.25%) Network Security
5 28 (41.79%) VPN
6 22 (32.84%) Internet
7 20 (29.85%) IPsec
8 19 (28.36%) VPLS
8 19 (28.36%) LAN
8 19 (28.36%) WAN
9 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
10 15 (22.39%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (19.40%) Junos
11 13 (19.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (19.40%) EIGRP
12 9 (13.43%) Extranet
13 5 (7.46%) X.21
13 5 (7.46%) DSL
13 5 (7.46%) ATM
13 5 (7.46%) ISDN
General
1 10 (14.93%) Legal
2 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Network Engineer
2 25 (37.31%) Firewall Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Security Engineer
4 11 (16.42%) Network Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Security Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Network Security Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Network Consultant
6 6 (8.96%) Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Network Design Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Design Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.48%) Network Specialist
9 3 (4.48%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) CSS
1 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Clustering
2 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.81%) Linux
2 24 (35.82%) UNIX
2 24 (35.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) Load Balancing
2 15 (22.39%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (16.42%) Network Management
4 9 (13.43%) Low Latency
4 9 (13.43%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 9 (13.43%) Network Design
4 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
5 8 (11.94%) Network Architecture
6 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (7.46%) WAN Optimisation
8 4 (5.97%) Line Management
8 4 (5.97%) Security Management
9 2 (2.99%) Project Management
9 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.49%) Change Control
10 1 (1.49%) Change Management
10 1 (1.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) Perl
1 23 (34.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 57 (85.07%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (73.13%) CCNP
3 23 (34.33%) CCSA
4 14 (20.90%) CCIP
5 13 (19.40%) Check Point Certification
6 10 (14.93%) CCSE
6 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
7 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
8 7 (10.45%) CCNA
9 5 (7.46%) CCIE
9 5 (7.46%) CCSP
10 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.99%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.99%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.49%) Degree
11 1 (1.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
2 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Netcool
2 1 (1.49%) OPNET
Vendors
1 62 (92.54%) Cisco
2 38 (56.72%) CheckPoint
3 20 (29.85%) Juniper
4 16 (23.88%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.99%) VMware
5 2 (2.99%) Redback
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.99%) NetApp
6 1 (1.49%) Nokia
6 1 (1.49%) Remedy
6 1 (1.49%) BMC
6 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.49%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.49%) F5
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 5 days ago