Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 6 months to 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 242 244
Rank change year-on-year +71 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing BGP 114 69 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.20% 4.73% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 95 27 65
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,100 £32,000
90th Percentile £65,750 £54,100 £63,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

BGP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,584 1,459 1,654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.12% 14.75% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,133 1,101 1,292
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,250 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for BGP 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for BGP in the West Midlands

BGP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Salary histogram for BGP in the West Midlands

BGP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 49 £57,500 +53.33% 3
Shropshire - 19 £32,500 - 1
Solihull +28 18 £55,000 +144.44% 4
Coventry +33 13 £52,500 +0.96% 2
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire +18 3 £52,500 +5.00%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for BGP.

1 109 (95.61%) Cisco
2 98 (85.96%) OSPF
3 78 (68.42%) Firewall
4 71 (62.28%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (55.26%) CCNP
6 60 (52.63%) VPN
7 55 (48.25%) Juniper
8 48 (42.11%) WAN
8 48 (42.11%) MPLS
9 38 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (29.82%) LAN
11 33 (28.95%) Data Centre
12 32 (28.07%) CheckPoint
13 30 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
14 29 (25.44%) Telecoms
15 28 (24.56%) F5
16 26 (22.81%) Wireless
16 26 (22.81%) EIGRP
17 23 (20.18%) Nokia
17 23 (20.18%) Fortinet
18 22 (19.30%) VLAN
18 22 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (18.42%) Presales
20 20 (17.54%) CCIE
20 20 (17.54%) ITIL
21 19 (16.67%) RIP
21 19 (16.67%) IPsec
21 19 (16.67%) Mentoring
22 18 (15.79%) FWSM
22 18 (15.79%) Network Optimisation

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (9.65%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.63%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 98 (85.96%) OSPF
2 78 (68.42%) Firewall
3 60 (52.63%) VPN
4 48 (42.11%) MPLS
4 48 (42.11%) WAN
5 38 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (29.82%) LAN
7 30 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
8 26 (22.81%) EIGRP
8 26 (22.81%) Wireless
9 22 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (19.30%) VLAN
10 19 (16.67%) IPsec
10 19 (16.67%) RIP
11 18 (15.79%) FWSM
12 17 (14.91%) WLAN
13 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
14 14 (12.28%) DNS
14 14 (12.28%) Ethernet
14 14 (12.28%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (14.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (25.44%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.14%) Finance
3 3 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 19 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) Architect
3 11 (9.65%) Network Operations Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (8.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Network Systems Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Network Architect
7 7 (6.14%) Core Network Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Network Operations Team Leader
8 5 (4.39%) Network Team Leader
8 5 (4.39%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.39%) Technical Specialist
9 4 (3.51%) IP Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.63%) Cisco Security Architect
10 3 (2.63%) Network Design Architect
10 3 (2.63%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.51%) LDAP
3 1 (0.88%) JSON
3 1 (0.88%) REST
3 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.04%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (12.28%) PKI
4 13 (11.40%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.63%) CMDB
6 3 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.04%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Linux
2 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.75%) CatOS
3 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.75%) Solaris
3 2 (1.75%) Unix
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.42%) Presales
2 20 (17.54%) ITIL
3 19 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 18 (15.79%) Network Optimisation
5 17 (14.91%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (10.53%) Coaching
7 12 (10.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 12 (10.53%) Network Management
7 12 (10.53%) Project Management
8 9 (7.89%) Server Virtualisation
9 8 (7.02%) Change Management
9 8 (7.02%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.14%) Change Control
10 7 (6.14%) Due Diligence
10 7 (6.14%) ITIL V3
10 7 (6.14%) Line Management
11 6 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.63%) Perl
1 3 (2.63%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (62.28%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (55.26%) CCNP
3 20 (17.54%) CCIE
4 16 (14.04%) CCNA
5 14 (12.28%) CCDP
6 11 (9.65%) MCSE
6 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (8.77%) JNCIA
7 10 (8.77%) JNCIS
8 9 (7.89%) JNCIP
9 6 (5.26%) Degree
10 4 (3.51%) CCIE Service Provider
10 4 (3.51%) CCIP
10 4 (3.51%) PMI Certification
10 4 (3.51%) PMP
10 4 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.63%) CCSP
11 3 (2.63%) CISSP
11 3 (2.63%) JNCIE
11 3 (2.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) GDPR
3 3 (2.63%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.28%) XenApp
2 14 (12.28%) XenDesktop
3 13 (11.40%) Firmware
4 12 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
6 4 (3.51%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.51%) Cacti
2 4 (3.51%) QRadar
3 3 (2.63%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.63%) Observium
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 109 (95.61%) Cisco
2 55 (48.25%) Juniper
3 32 (28.07%) CheckPoint
4 28 (24.56%) F5
5 23 (20.18%) Fortinet
5 23 (20.18%) Nokia
6 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 16 (14.04%) HP
7 16 (14.04%) VMware
8 14 (12.28%) Citrix
9 12 (10.53%) NetApp
10 10 (8.77%) SolarWinds
11 9 (7.89%) Polycom
12 7 (6.14%) Palo Alto
13 6 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
14 5 (4.39%) Blue Coat
15 4 (3.51%) CA
15 4 (3.51%) Huawei
15 4 (3.51%) Infoblox
15 4 (3.51%) Splunk