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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 169 176 186
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Permanent jobs citing BGP 45 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.70% 3.07% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 39 19 19
Average salary £48,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £30,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,850 £51,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.32%
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
789 750 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.01% 15.31% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 667 644 729
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +19 29 £49,250 +23.12% 5
Warwickshire -5 6 £46,250 +40.15%
Dudley - 5 £29,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £52,500 -
Coventry - 3 £36,750 -
Shropshire -12 1 - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 71 (88.75%) OSPF
2 65 (81.25%) Cisco
3 58 (72.50%) Firewall
4 50 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (48.75%) VPN
5 39 (48.75%) MPLS
6 36 (45.00%) WAN
7 35 (43.75%) CCNP
8 30 (37.50%) LAN
9 27 (33.75%) EIGRP
10 25 (31.25%) Network Security
11 24 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 19 (23.75%) CheckPoint
14 18 (22.50%) CCNA
14 18 (22.50%) VoIP
15 16 (20.00%) DNS
15 16 (20.00%) HSRP
15 16 (20.00%) Network Architecture
15 16 (20.00%) Load Balancing
15 16 (20.00%) VLAN
16 15 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
17 13 (16.25%) UNIX
17 13 (16.25%) Linux
17 13 (16.25%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (15.00%) Juniper
18 12 (15.00%) Network Design
18 12 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
18 12 (15.00%) IPsec

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (88.75%) OSPF
2 58 (72.50%) Firewall
3 39 (48.75%) MPLS
3 39 (48.75%) VPN
4 36 (45.00%) WAN
5 30 (37.50%) LAN
6 27 (33.75%) EIGRP
7 25 (31.25%) Network Security
8 24 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 18 (22.50%) VoIP
11 16 (20.00%) DNS
11 16 (20.00%) VLAN
11 16 (20.00%) HSRP
12 15 (18.75%) Spanning Tree
13 13 (16.25%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (15.00%) IPsec
14 12 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (13.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (48.75%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Network Consultant
3 9 (11.25%) Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Network Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Network Support
7 4 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) IT Support
7 4 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) CSS
2 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.25%) Statistics
3 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Linux
1 13 (16.25%) UNIX
2 8 (10.00%) Solaris
3 4 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.25%) CentOS
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 16 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 12 (15.00%) Network Design
3 11 (13.75%) ITIL
4 9 (11.25%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.25%) Information Security
6 5 (6.25%) Network Management
6 5 (6.25%) High Availability
6 5 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.00%) Line Management
7 4 (5.00%) Information Security Governance
7 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.00%) Project Management
8 3 (3.75%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.50%) Time Management
9 2 (2.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) Perl
2 4 (5.00%) Tcl
3 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.25%) C
3 1 (1.25%) PHP
3 1 (1.25%) VBScript
3 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 50 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (43.75%) CCNP
3 18 (22.50%) CCNA
4 10 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.25%) Degree
6 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.50%) CCDP
8 4 (5.00%) MCSE
8 4 (5.00%) CCIE
8 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.75%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.25%) RHCE
10 1 (1.25%) CCSA
10 1 (1.25%) CEH
10 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 5 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) vSphere
1 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.25%) Netcool
3 1 (1.25%) Nagios
3 1 (1.25%) Nessus
3 1 (1.25%) Cacti
3 1 (1.25%) Ionix
Vendors
1 65 (81.25%) Cisco
2 19 (23.75%) CheckPoint
3 12 (15.00%) Juniper
4 8 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 6 (7.50%) VMware
6 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.00%) Sun
8 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.50%) F5
9 2 (2.50%) Nokia
9 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.25%) Tripwire
10 1 (1.25%) EMC
10 1 (1.25%) Splunk
10 1 (1.25%) Rapid7
10 1 (1.25%) Qualys
10 1 (1.25%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
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