The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 17 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 10 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 8.06% - 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.67% - 16.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 4
Average salary £45,000 - £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
OSPF
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Basildon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 19.35% 19.05% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 19
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

OSPF
Salary Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Basildon region.

OSPF Salary Trend in Basildon

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Basildon region citing OSPF 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 OSPF.

1 12 (100.00%) WAN
1 12 (100.00%) Juniper
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
1 12 (100.00%) Multicast
2 10 (83.33%) MPLS
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (75.00%) Firewall
4 8 (66.67%) Internet
5 7 (58.33%) System Testing
5 7 (58.33%) Network Architecture
5 7 (58.33%) Junos
6 6 (50.00%) JNCIE
6 6 (50.00%) DWDM
6 6 (50.00%) Finance
6 6 (50.00%) SDH
7 5 (41.67%) CCIE
7 5 (41.67%) Perl
7 5 (41.67%) Linux
7 5 (41.67%) Python
7 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
7 5 (41.67%) Equities
7 5 (41.67%) Network Security
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (33.33%) F5
8 4 (33.33%) FWSM
8 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 4 (33.33%) VLAN
8 4 (33.33%) Network Design

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Basildon region citing OSPF 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 OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
1 12 (100.00%) Multicast
2 10 (83.33%) MPLS
3 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (66.67%) Internet
5 7 (58.33%) Junos
6 6 (50.00%) DWDM
6 6 (50.00%) SDH
7 5 (41.67%) Network Security
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (33.33%) FWSM
8 4 (33.33%) VLAN
8 4 (33.33%) SAN
8 4 (33.33%) LAN
8 4 (33.33%) VPN
9 1 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Junior
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Equities
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) System Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Network Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Network Design
3 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) JNCIE
3 5 (41.67%) CCIE
4 4 (33.33%) CCSP
4 4 (33.33%) CCNP
4 4 (33.33%) CCDA
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Juniper
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) F5