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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 176 170 169
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing BGP 35 43 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.77% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.91% 4.81% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 30 39 31
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £42,000 £37,500
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
895 894 894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.51% 16.02% 18.38%
Number of salaries quoted 723 764 721
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +7 28 £47,500 -
Coventry 0 3 £55,000 -8.33%
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £29,500 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 52 (94.55%) Cisco
2 49 (89.09%) OSPF
3 45 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (74.55%) Firewall
5 38 (69.09%) CCNP
6 36 (65.45%) MPLS
7 26 (47.27%) CheckPoint
8 21 (38.18%) Network Security
9 20 (36.36%) VPN
10 19 (34.55%) IPsec
11 17 (30.91%) LAN
11 17 (30.91%) WAN
11 17 (30.91%) Load Balancing
12 16 (29.09%) VPLS
12 16 (29.09%) CCSA
13 15 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (25.45%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (25.45%) UNIX
14 14 (25.45%) CCIP
14 14 (25.45%) EIGRP
15 13 (23.64%) Juniper
15 13 (23.64%) Linux
16 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
16 12 (21.82%) Internet
17 11 (20.00%) Tcl
17 11 (20.00%) Solaris
17 11 (20.00%) Perl
17 11 (20.00%) Network Management
17 11 (20.00%) Network Design
18 9 (16.36%) Legal

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 49 (89.09%) OSPF
2 41 (74.55%) Firewall
3 36 (65.45%) MPLS
4 21 (38.18%) Network Security
5 20 (36.36%) VPN
6 19 (34.55%) IPsec
7 17 (30.91%) LAN
7 17 (30.91%) WAN
8 16 (29.09%) VPLS
9 15 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (25.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (25.45%) EIGRP
11 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
11 12 (21.82%) Internet
12 8 (14.55%) DSL
12 8 (14.55%) PPP
12 8 (14.55%) ATM
12 8 (14.55%) ISDN
12 8 (14.55%) X.21
13 7 (12.73%) Junos
General
1 9 (16.36%) Legal
2 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Network Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Security Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Network Security Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) NOC Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Network Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Design Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Network Design Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) UNIX
2 13 (23.64%) Linux
3 11 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Load Balancing
2 11 (20.00%) Network Design
2 11 (20.00%) Network Management
3 7 (12.73%) Network Architecture
3 7 (12.73%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (10.91%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.27%) Low Latency
5 4 (7.27%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.64%) Project Management
6 2 (3.64%) ITIL
6 2 (3.64%) Time Management
6 2 (3.64%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (1.82%) Service Management
7 1 (1.82%) Change Management
7 1 (1.82%) Security Management
7 1 (1.82%) Change Control
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Perl
1 11 (20.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 45 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (69.09%) CCNP
3 16 (29.09%) CCSA
4 14 (25.45%) CCIP
5 9 (16.36%) CCSE
6 7 (12.73%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (12.73%) CCIE
7 6 (10.91%) CCNA
8 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
9 4 (7.27%) JNCIA
9 4 (7.27%) JNCIE
10 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.64%) CCSP
11 1 (1.82%) CCDP
11 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) vCloud
2 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) Netcool
2 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.82%) OPNET
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 52 (94.55%) Cisco
2 26 (47.27%) CheckPoint
3 13 (23.64%) Juniper
4 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
5 4 (7.27%) Redback
6 2 (3.64%) VMware
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) Nokia
7 1 (1.82%) Remedy
7 1 (1.82%) BMC
7 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.82%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.82%) F5