The first table below looks at the demand for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 97 111 93
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 25 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.28% 0.59% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.01% 3.86% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 21 11 16
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
312 311 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.00% 15.37% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 260 281 300
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
OSPF
West Midlands

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

OSPF
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Birmingham

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 37 (100.00%) Cisco
2 33 (89.19%) MPLS
3 31 (83.78%) CCNP
3 31 (83.78%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (75.68%) Firewall
5 24 (64.86%) BGP
5 24 (64.86%) CheckPoint
6 21 (56.76%) LAN
6 21 (56.76%) WAN
7 20 (54.05%) Network Management
8 13 (35.14%) CCNA
8 13 (35.14%) HP
8 13 (35.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (29.73%) VPLS
10 10 (27.03%) IPsec
10 10 (27.03%) CCIP
10 10 (27.03%) VPN
11 8 (21.62%) Network Design
11 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (21.62%) EIGRP
12 7 (18.92%) Legal
12 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
12 7 (18.92%) CCIE
12 7 (18.92%) Network Security
12 7 (18.92%) CCSA
12 7 (18.92%) CCSE
13 4 (10.81%) Redback
13 4 (10.81%) JNCIA
13 4 (10.81%) JNCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 33 (89.19%) MPLS
2 28 (75.68%) Firewall
3 24 (64.86%) BGP
4 21 (56.76%) LAN
4 21 (56.76%) WAN
5 11 (29.73%) VPLS
5 11 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (27.03%) IPsec
6 10 (27.03%) VPN
7 8 (21.62%) EIGRP
7 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (18.92%) Network Security
8 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.81%) FWSM
9 4 (10.81%) Internet
10 3 (8.11%) DSL
10 3 (8.11%) PPP
10 3 (8.11%) ATM
10 3 (8.11%) ISDN
10 3 (8.11%) X.21
General
1 7 (18.92%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (78.38%) Network Engineer
2 13 (35.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Security Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Network Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Security Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Network Security Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Network Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Network Design Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Network Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Network Management
2 13 (35.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (21.62%) Network Design
4 4 (10.81%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 31 (83.78%) CCNP
1 31 (83.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (35.14%) CCNA
3 10 (27.03%) CCIP
4 7 (18.92%) CCSA
4 7 (18.92%) CCSE
4 7 (18.92%) CCIE
5 4 (10.81%) JNCIA
5 4 (10.81%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.70%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) FortiGate
2 3 (8.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (64.86%) CheckPoint
3 13 (35.14%) HP
4 4 (10.81%) Juniper
4 4 (10.81%) Redback
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 30 Days Holiday
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago