Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 266 260
Rank change year-on-year +75 -6 -56
Permanent jobs citing BGP 109 69 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.28% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.18% 4.30% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 103 40 73
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -12.62%
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,075 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,025 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,250 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.00% -2.91%

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 1,518 1,603 1,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.87% 15.70% 15.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,305 1,435
West Midlands median annual salary £41,750 £38,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.44% -0.65% +3.33%
10th Percentile £24,675 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,150 £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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +17 58 £57,500 +21.05% 5
Solihull +14 13 £36,500 +62.22%
Shropshire +13 10 £32,500 -53.38% 4
Warwickshire +39 8 £36,000 -24.21% 1
Coventry +17 8 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Worcestershire +2 1 £33,682 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 96 (88.07%) Cisco
1 96 (88.07%) OSPF
2 77 (70.64%) Firewall
3 71 (65.14%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (61.47%) Juniper
5 65 (59.63%) CCNP
6 56 (51.38%) VPN
7 49 (44.95%) WAN
8 48 (44.04%) MPLS
9 43 (39.45%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (37.61%) CheckPoint
11 37 (33.94%) Data Centre
12 31 (28.44%) Fortinet
12 31 (28.44%) F5
13 30 (27.52%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (24.77%) FWSM
14 27 (24.77%) LAN
15 24 (22.02%) IPsec
16 23 (21.10%) PKI
16 23 (21.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 23 (21.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (21.10%) Self-Motivation
17 22 (20.18%) Wireless
18 21 (19.27%) EIGRP
18 21 (19.27%) CCIE
19 20 (18.35%) HP
19 20 (18.35%) Windows
19 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
19 20 (18.35%) VLAN
20 19 (17.43%) RIP

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 (10.09%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.75%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (88.07%) OSPF
2 77 (70.64%) Firewall
3 56 (51.38%) VPN
4 49 (44.95%) WAN
5 48 (44.04%) MPLS
6 43 (39.45%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (27.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (24.77%) FWSM
8 27 (24.77%) LAN
9 24 (22.02%) IPsec
10 22 (20.18%) Wireless
11 21 (19.27%) EIGRP
12 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
12 20 (18.35%) VLAN
13 19 (17.43%) RIP
14 15 (13.76%) Internet
15 14 (12.84%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (11.93%) DSL
17 11 (10.09%) DHCP
17 11 (10.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (21.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (14.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.59%) Finance
3 1 (0.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (59.63%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.68%) NOC Engineer
3 15 (13.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Architect
5 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Network Support
6 9 (8.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Network Systems Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Network Operations Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) NOC Technician
7 8 (7.34%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) IP Architect
9 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Cisco Support
10 4 (3.67%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) LDAP
2 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.92%) JSON
2 1 (0.92%) REST
2 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.94%) Data Centre
2 23 (21.10%) PKI
2 23 (21.10%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (11.01%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.83%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.92%) CMDB
7 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Windows
2 12 (11.01%) Linux
3 11 (10.09%) Unix
4 8 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.34%) Solaris
4 8 (7.34%) Windows 2000 Server
4 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.92%) Debian
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.10%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (15.60%) ITIL
3 16 (14.68%) Network Management
4 13 (11.93%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (11.93%) Mentoring
5 12 (11.01%) Presales
6 11 (10.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 9 (8.26%) Server Virtualisation
8 8 (7.34%) Coaching
8 8 (7.34%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (7.34%) Project Management
8 8 (7.34%) RAD
9 6 (5.50%) Change Management
9 6 (5.50%) Network Optimisation
10 5 (4.59%) ITIL V3
10 5 (4.59%) Line Management
10 5 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.59%) Remediation Plan
11 4 (3.67%) Load Balancing
12 3 (2.75%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.92%) Perl
1 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (65.14%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (59.63%) CCNP
3 21 (19.27%) CCIE
4 11 (10.09%) CCNA
4 11 (10.09%) MCSE
4 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (9.17%) Degree
6 8 (7.34%) CCDP
6 8 (7.34%) HNC
6 8 (7.34%) HND
7 7 (6.42%) JNCIS
8 6 (5.50%) JNCIA
8 6 (5.50%) JNCIE
9 5 (4.59%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.75%) CCSE
11 3 (2.75%) IISP
11 3 (2.75%) ISSAP
11 3 (2.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.93%) XenApp
2 12 (11.01%) XenDesktop
3 10 (9.17%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.59%) Firmware
5 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (2.75%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (2.75%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (2.75%) QRadar
2 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.92%) Ansible
3 1 (0.92%) Cacti
3 1 (0.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 96 (88.07%) Cisco
2 67 (61.47%) Juniper
3 41 (37.61%) CheckPoint
4 31 (28.44%) F5
4 31 (28.44%) Fortinet
5 20 (18.35%) HP
6 19 (17.43%) Nokia
7 13 (11.93%) Citrix
8 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
9 10 (9.17%) NetApp
9 10 (9.17%) VMware
10 9 (8.26%) Polycom
11 8 (7.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 8 (7.34%) Red Hat
11 8 (7.34%) Sun
11 8 (7.34%) Telindus
12 6 (5.50%) Extreme Networks
13 5 (4.59%) Blue Coat
13 5 (4.59%) Palo Alto
13 5 (4.59%) SolarWinds