Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 260 240
Rank change year-on-year +50 -20 -37
Permanent jobs citing BGP 90 72 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 4.59% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 79 50 81
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,400 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,606 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -

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 1,479 1,570 1,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.95% 15.78% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,078 1,262 1,403
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,502 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +11 60 £57,500 +27.78% 5
Solihull +9 9 £27,000 +20.00% 5
Warwickshire - 7 £36,000 - 1
Shropshire +16 3 £30,000 -56.97% 2
Coventry - 3 £55,000 - 2
Worcestershire +3 2 £33,682 +12.27% 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 80 (88.89%) OSPF
2 78 (86.67%) Cisco
3 71 (78.89%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (76.67%) Juniper
5 65 (72.22%) CCNP
6 60 (66.67%) Firewall
7 56 (62.22%) VPN
8 49 (54.44%) CheckPoint
8 49 (54.44%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (52.22%) Data Centre
10 43 (47.78%) Fortinet
10 43 (47.78%) MPLS
11 42 (46.67%) FWSM
12 40 (44.44%) WAN
13 36 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (36.67%) F5
15 32 (35.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (35.56%) Self-Motivation
15 32 (35.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 32 (35.56%) PKI
15 32 (35.56%) IPsec
16 23 (25.56%) ITIL
17 22 (24.44%) Presales
18 21 (23.33%) TCP/IP
18 21 (23.33%) LAN
19 20 (22.22%) DNS
19 20 (22.22%) DHCP
20 18 (20.00%) VLAN
20 18 (20.00%) SNMP
20 18 (20.00%) ITIL V3

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 9 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (88.89%) OSPF
2 60 (66.67%) Firewall
3 56 (62.22%) VPN
4 49 (54.44%) Cisco ASA
5 43 (47.78%) MPLS
6 42 (46.67%) FWSM
7 40 (44.44%) WAN
8 36 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (35.56%) IPsec
10 21 (23.33%) LAN
10 21 (23.33%) TCP/IP
11 20 (22.22%) DHCP
11 20 (22.22%) DNS
12 18 (20.00%) SNMP
12 18 (20.00%) VLAN
13 15 (16.67%) Network Security
14 14 (15.56%) Internet
15 13 (14.44%) Ethernet
16 12 (13.33%) DSL
16 12 (13.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (35.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Architect
4 11 (12.22%) Network Specialist
4 11 (12.22%) Support Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (10.00%) Network Support
6 9 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Security Architect
6 9 (10.00%) Security Solutions Architect
6 9 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 9 (10.00%) Senior Network Specialist
7 7 (7.78%) NOC Technician
8 6 (6.67%) IP Architect
9 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (1.11%) JSON
2 1 (1.11%) REST
2 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (52.22%) Data Centre
2 32 (35.56%) PKI
2 32 (35.56%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.22%) FlexPod
6 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Linux
1 10 (11.11%) Unix
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (7.78%) Solaris
2 7 (7.78%) Windows 2000 Server
2 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 23 (25.56%) ITIL
3 22 (24.44%) Presales
4 18 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 12 (13.33%) Project Management
6 11 (12.22%) Line Management
6 11 (12.22%) Service Management
7 10 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 9 (10.00%) Due Diligence
8 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 9 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 9 (10.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 9 (10.00%) Network Design
8 9 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 9 (10.00%) SIEM
8 9 (10.00%) Software Optimisation
8 9 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (78.89%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (72.22%) CCNP
3 16 (17.78%) Degree
4 13 (14.44%) CCDP
4 13 (14.44%) CCIE
5 10 (11.11%) CISSP
5 10 (11.11%) JNCIP
6 9 (10.00%) CCNA
6 9 (10.00%) CCSE
6 9 (10.00%) IISP
6 9 (10.00%) ISSAP
6 9 (10.00%) PMI Certification
6 9 (10.00%) PMP
7 7 (7.78%) HNC
7 7 (7.78%) HND
8 6 (6.67%) JNCIE
9 4 (4.44%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.44%) JNCIS
10 3 (3.33%) MCSE
10 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) XenApp
3 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) QRadar
2 3 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 78 (86.67%) Cisco
2 69 (76.67%) Juniper
3 49 (54.44%) CheckPoint
4 43 (47.78%) Fortinet
5 33 (36.67%) F5
6 10 (11.11%) HP
6 10 (11.11%) Nokia
7 9 (10.00%) CA
7 9 (10.00%) IBM
7 9 (10.00%) LogRhythm
7 9 (10.00%) Splunk
7 9 (10.00%) Tufin
8 7 (7.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 7 (7.78%) Forcepoint
8 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.78%) Sun
8 7 (7.78%) Telindus
9 4 (4.44%) Citrix
10 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.33%) NetApp