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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 160 162 160
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing BGP 62 42 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.79% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 4.98% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 52 26 39
Average salary £52,500 £45,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +21.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £78,750 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
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
964 844 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.77% 15.87% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 807 687 651
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,457 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,300
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 October 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 October 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 +15 47 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Worcestershire -5 4 £29,000 -31.76% 1
Staffordshire -7 4 £62,500 +54.32% 1
Shropshire -6 3 - -
Solihull - 2 - -
Warwickshire +3 1 £30,000 -45.45% 3
Coventry - 1 £55,000 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 77 (92.77%) Cisco
2 74 (89.16%) OSPF
3 72 (86.75%) Firewall
4 69 (83.13%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (71.08%) CCNP
6 46 (55.42%) CheckPoint
7 41 (49.40%) MPLS
8 37 (44.58%) VPN
8 37 (44.58%) Load Balancing
8 37 (44.58%) Network Security
9 32 (38.55%) Linux
10 30 (36.14%) UNIX
11 29 (34.94%) Solaris
12 28 (33.73%) Perl
12 28 (33.73%) Tcl
13 26 (31.33%) IPsec
13 26 (31.33%) WAN
14 25 (30.12%) LAN
15 24 (28.92%) Internet
15 24 (28.92%) CCSA
16 21 (25.30%) VPLS
16 21 (25.30%) TCP/IP
17 20 (24.10%) Juniper
18 19 (22.89%) Clustering
19 18 (21.69%) Blue Coat
20 17 (20.48%) Cisco ASA
20 17 (20.48%) EIGRP
21 16 (19.28%) MS Visio
22 15 (18.07%) Risk Assessment
23 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (19.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 74 (89.16%) OSPF
2 72 (86.75%) Firewall
3 41 (49.40%) MPLS
4 37 (44.58%) Network Security
4 37 (44.58%) VPN
5 26 (31.33%) WAN
5 26 (31.33%) IPsec
6 25 (30.12%) LAN
7 24 (28.92%) Internet
8 21 (25.30%) TCP/IP
8 21 (25.30%) VPLS
9 17 (20.48%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (20.48%) EIGRP
10 14 (16.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (15.66%) Junos
12 9 (10.84%) X.21
12 9 (10.84%) Extranet
12 9 (10.84%) DSL
12 9 (10.84%) ATM
12 9 (10.84%) ISDN
General
1 11 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.05%) Legal
3 8 (9.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (39.76%) Network Engineer
2 32 (38.55%) Firewall Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Security Engineer
4 11 (13.25%) Security Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Network Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Network Security Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Network Design Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Network Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Network Specialist
7 4 (4.82%) Security Specialist
7 4 (4.82%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Network Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Clustering
2 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Statistics
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.55%) Linux
2 30 (36.14%) UNIX
3 29 (34.94%) Solaris
4 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) Load Balancing
2 15 (18.07%) Risk Assessment
3 12 (14.46%) Network Management
4 9 (10.84%) Low Latency
4 9 (10.84%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 9 (10.84%) E-Commerce
4 9 (10.84%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (9.64%) Network Design
6 6 (7.23%) WAN Optimisation
6 6 (7.23%) Network Architecture
7 5 (6.02%) Security Management
7 5 (6.02%) Line Management
8 3 (3.61%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.41%) Project Management
10 1 (1.20%) Change Management
10 1 (1.20%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.20%) Time Management
10 1 (1.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) Perl
1 28 (33.73%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 69 (83.13%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (71.08%) CCNP
3 24 (28.92%) CCSA
4 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
5 13 (15.66%) CCIP
5 13 (15.66%) Check Point Certification
6 12 (14.46%) CCNA
7 11 (13.25%) CCSE
8 6 (7.23%) CCSP
9 3 (3.61%) CCIE
10 2 (2.41%) CCDP
10 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 4 (4.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) vCloud
2 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Netcool
2 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.20%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 77 (92.77%) Cisco
2 46 (55.42%) CheckPoint
3 20 (24.10%) Juniper
4 18 (21.69%) Blue Coat
5 3 (3.61%) VMware
6 2 (2.41%) NetApp
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.20%) Nokia
7 1 (1.20%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.20%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Etech Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum To £48K + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Studley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 10 days ago
Redditch
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago