Period
to 16 December 2017

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 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 257 239
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18 0
Permanent jobs citing BGP 70 78 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.60% 4.40% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 37 73 69
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £36,950
90th Percentile £55,000 £67,000 £65,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 1523 1773 1619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.24% 15.97% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1387 1417
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 +29 45 £40,000 -11.11%
Warwickshire +2 8 £50,000 -
Worcestershire +2 8 - -
Coventry -2 4 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Solihull -6 2 £22,500 -18.18%
Shropshire -4 1 - - 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for BGP.

1 60 (85.71%) Cisco
2 51 (72.86%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (72.86%) OSPF
3 43 (61.43%) CCNP
4 41 (58.57%) Firewall
5 38 (54.29%) MPLS
6 37 (52.86%) CheckPoint
6 37 (52.86%) Wireless
7 31 (44.29%) VPN
7 31 (44.29%) LAN
8 30 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
9 29 (41.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (41.43%) WAN
10 28 (40.00%) Network Security
11 26 (37.14%) Data Centre
12 25 (35.71%) TCP/IP
13 24 (34.29%) VLAN
14 23 (32.86%) EIGRP
14 23 (32.86%) Presales
14 23 (32.86%) Load Balancing
14 23 (32.86%) F5
15 22 (31.43%) Juniper
15 22 (31.43%) CCNA
15 22 (31.43%) SSL
16 21 (30.00%) ITIL
16 21 (30.00%) Network Design
17 20 (28.57%) IPsec
17 20 (28.57%) Project Management
17 20 (28.57%) SIEM
18 19 (27.14%) DNS

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 6 (8.57%) CMS
2 3 (4.29%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) PaaS
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (72.86%) OSPF
2 41 (58.57%) Firewall
3 38 (54.29%) MPLS
4 37 (52.86%) Wireless
5 31 (44.29%) LAN
5 31 (44.29%) VPN
6 30 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (41.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (41.43%) WAN
8 28 (40.00%) Network Security
9 25 (35.71%) TCP/IP
10 24 (34.29%) VLAN
11 23 (32.86%) EIGRP
12 22 (31.43%) SSL
13 20 (28.57%) IPsec
14 19 (27.14%) DNS
15 18 (25.71%) Ethernet
16 17 (24.29%) SNMP
17 15 (21.43%) Cisco ISE
18 14 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (17.14%) Billing
2 9 (12.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.43%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) Architect
2 9 (12.86%) Network Specialist
2 9 (12.86%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (11.43%) Network Manager
3 8 (11.43%) Security Architect
3 8 (11.43%) Security Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.00%) Network Services Manager
4 7 (10.00%) Service Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Senior Service Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Network Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) VXML
2 1 (1.43%) JSON
2 1 (1.43%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (37.14%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.14%) FlexPod
3 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (12.86%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (8.57%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.29%) PKI
6 2 (2.86%) iPad
6 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Load Balancing
1 23 (32.86%) Presales
2 21 (30.00%) ITIL
2 21 (30.00%) Network Design
3 20 (28.57%) Project Management
3 20 (28.57%) SIEM
4 17 (24.29%) ITIL V3
5 14 (20.00%) Line Management
5 14 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 14 (20.00%) Time Management
6 12 (17.14%) Application Performance Management
6 12 (17.14%) Converged Infrastructure
6 12 (17.14%) Mentoring
6 12 (17.14%) Migration
6 12 (17.14%) Performance Management
6 12 (17.14%) Security Management
7 10 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) C
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (72.86%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (61.43%) CCNP
3 22 (31.43%) CCNA
4 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) CCDP
5 4 (5.71%) CISSP
6 3 (4.29%) CCIE
6 3 (4.29%) CCIP
6 3 (4.29%) CCSE
6 3 (4.29%) Degree
6 3 (4.29%) IISP
6 3 (4.29%) ISSAP
6 3 (4.29%) JNCIP
6 3 (4.29%) MCSE
6 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.86%) PMP
8 1 (1.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.14%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) XenApp
2 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (22.86%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (14.29%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (11.43%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (5.71%) FortiGate
6 3 (4.29%) QRadar
7 2 (2.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 60 (85.71%) Cisco
2 37 (52.86%) CheckPoint
3 23 (32.86%) F5
4 22 (31.43%) Juniper
5 18 (25.71%) Fortinet
5 18 (25.71%) HP
6 16 (22.86%) SolarWinds
7 13 (18.57%) Aruba
7 13 (18.57%) Meraki
8 12 (17.14%) Brocade
8 12 (17.14%) Sourcefire
9 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.29%) Citrix
10 3 (4.29%) Forcepoint
10 3 (4.29%) IBM
10 3 (4.29%) LogRhythm
10 3 (4.29%) NetApp
10 3 (4.29%) Polycom
10 3 (4.29%) Tufin
10 3 (4.29%) VMware