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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 174 153 189
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +36
Permanent jobs citing BGP 40 36 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.86% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.11% 4.97% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 38 22 12
Average salary £50,000 £38,750 £47,413
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -18.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,450 £52,400 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+7.77% +3.44%
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
783 724 815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.36% 17.29% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 687 565 699
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -12 18 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Warwickshire -8 6 £38,750 +29.16%
Staffordshire 0 4 £52,500 +1.94% 2
West Bromwich - 4 £58,500 -
Coventry - 3 £36,750 - 1
Shropshire -27 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £35,250 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 81 (87.10%) OSPF
2 78 (83.87%) Firewall
3 77 (82.80%) Cisco
4 66 (70.97%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (53.76%) CCNP
6 44 (47.31%) VPN
7 42 (45.16%) MPLS
8 36 (38.71%) WAN
9 35 (37.63%) Network Security
10 34 (36.56%) CheckPoint
11 27 (29.03%) LAN
12 26 (27.96%) Load Balancing
13 24 (25.81%) EIGRP
13 24 (25.81%) CCNA
14 23 (24.73%) Linux
15 22 (23.66%) UNIX
16 21 (22.58%) Juniper
16 21 (22.58%) IPsec
17 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
18 17 (18.28%) Solaris
19 16 (17.20%) Perl
20 15 (16.13%) Tcl
20 15 (16.13%) Finance
20 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
20 15 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
21 14 (15.05%) Network Architecture
21 14 (15.05%) RIP
22 13 (13.98%) DHCP
22 13 (13.98%) DNS
22 13 (13.98%) SC Cleared

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (4.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (87.10%) OSPF
2 78 (83.87%) Firewall
3 44 (47.31%) VPN
4 42 (45.16%) MPLS
5 36 (38.71%) WAN
6 35 (37.63%) Network Security
7 27 (29.03%) LAN
8 24 (25.81%) EIGRP
9 21 (22.58%) IPsec
10 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
11 15 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (15.05%) RIP
13 13 (13.98%) DHCP
13 13 (13.98%) DNS
14 11 (11.83%) VoIP
15 10 (10.75%) FTP
15 10 (10.75%) Internet
15 10 (10.75%) VPLS
15 10 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (9.68%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (16.13%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.30%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (43.01%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.51%) Firewall Engineer
3 14 (15.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Network Consultant
5 9 (9.68%) Consultant
6 6 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Security Specialist
6 6 (6.45%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.38%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Network Security Specialist
7 5 (5.38%) Design Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Network Support
8 4 (4.30%) IT Support
9 3 (3.23%) Service Desk Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) CSS
2 4 (4.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Clustering
2 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.08%) Statistics
3 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.73%) Linux
2 22 (23.66%) UNIX
3 17 (18.28%) Solaris
4 2 (2.15%) Windows
5 1 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.96%) Load Balancing
2 14 (15.05%) Network Architecture
3 9 (9.68%) Network Design
4 8 (8.60%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (7.53%) Line Management
5 7 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (7.53%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (7.53%) Network Management
5 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.53%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (6.45%) ITIL
7 5 (5.38%) Information Security
8 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.30%) Project Management
8 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.30%) Security Management
8 4 (4.30%) Information Security Governance
8 4 (4.30%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (3.23%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) Perl
2 15 (16.13%) Tcl
3 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (70.97%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (53.76%) CCNP
3 24 (25.81%) CCNA
4 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.98%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.53%) CCSA
7 5 (5.38%) Degree
8 4 (4.30%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.30%) CCIP
8 4 (4.30%) MCSE
8 4 (4.30%) CCIE
8 4 (4.30%) CCSP
9 3 (3.23%) JNCIP
10 2 (2.15%) CCSE
10 2 (2.15%) VCP4
10 2 (2.15%) CCDP
11 1 (1.08%) RHCE
11 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) SLA
2 5 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.23%) Netcool
3 2 (2.15%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.08%) Nagios
4 1 (1.08%) Cacti
Vendors
1 77 (82.80%) Cisco
2 34 (36.56%) CheckPoint
3 21 (22.58%) Juniper
4 9 (9.68%) Blue Coat
5 8 (8.60%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.23%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.15%) F5
8 2 (2.15%) Nokia
8 2 (2.15%) VMware
9 1 (1.08%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.08%) Sun
9 1 (1.08%) Splunk
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + 46 days Hols + Great Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension / Healthcare / bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago