The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 72 91 112
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +21
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 53 40 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.67% 1.82% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.52% 10.31% 6.84%
Number of salaries quoted 51 32 21
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £29,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
OSPF
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
392 388 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.76% 17.69% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 360 307 321
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 95 (100.00%) BGP
2 89 (93.68%) Cisco
3 81 (85.26%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (64.21%) Firewall
5 55 (57.89%) CCNP
6 54 (56.84%) CheckPoint
7 51 (53.68%) Cisco IOS
8 43 (45.26%) CCIE
9 42 (44.21%) Juniper
10 40 (42.11%) MPLS
11 38 (40.00%) F5
11 38 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (33.68%) Riverbed
13 29 (30.53%) Spanning Tree
14 26 (27.37%) CCNA
15 25 (26.32%) VPN
16 24 (25.26%) TCP/IP
17 22 (23.16%) Service Delivery
18 20 (21.05%) Load Balancing
18 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
19 19 (20.00%) Network Security
20 18 (18.95%) EIGRP
21 17 (17.89%) Finance
22 16 (16.84%) LAN
23 13 (13.68%) WAN
24 12 (12.63%) CCDP
24 12 (12.63%) Solaris
24 12 (12.63%) Linux
24 12 (12.63%) ITIL
24 12 (12.63%) UNIX

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 95 (100.00%) BGP
2 61 (64.21%) Firewall
3 51 (53.68%) Cisco IOS
4 40 (42.11%) MPLS
5 38 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 29 (30.53%) Spanning Tree
7 25 (26.32%) VPN
8 24 (25.26%) TCP/IP
9 19 (20.00%) Network Security
10 18 (18.95%) EIGRP
11 16 (16.84%) LAN
12 13 (13.68%) WAN
13 11 (11.58%) VLAN
13 11 (11.58%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (11.58%) HSRP
13 11 (11.58%) FWSM
14 10 (10.53%) IOS XR
14 10 (10.53%) NX-OS
14 10 (10.53%) Multicast
15 9 (9.47%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Marketing
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (44.21%) Network Engineer
2 24 (25.26%) Consultant
3 19 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (17.89%) Senior Consultant
5 16 (16.84%) Network Consultant
6 12 (12.63%) Senior Network Consultant
6 12 (12.63%) Cisco Consultant
7 10 (10.53%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 10 (10.53%) Project Manager
7 10 (10.53%) Analyst
7 10 (10.53%) Network Analyst
8 9 (9.47%) Senior Cisco Consultant
9 8 (8.42%) Network Architect
9 8 (8.42%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (8.42%) Architect
9 8 (8.42%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (8.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (7.37%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (7.37%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 6 (6.32%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.63%) Solaris
1 12 (12.63%) Linux
1 12 (12.63%) UNIX
2 3 (3.16%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Service Delivery
2 20 (21.05%) Load Balancing
3 12 (12.63%) GAP Analysis
3 12 (12.63%) ITIL
4 9 (9.47%) Project Management
5 8 (8.42%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.37%) Workflow
6 7 (7.37%) Change Control
7 6 (6.32%) High Availability
8 5 (5.26%) Network Architecture
9 3 (3.16%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (3.16%) PRINCE
10 2 (2.11%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.05%) Vulnerability Management
11 1 (1.05%) Capacity Management
11 1 (1.05%) Low Latency
11 1 (1.05%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 1 (1.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.26%) Perl
1 5 (5.26%) Tcl
2 1 (1.05%) C
2 1 (1.05%) VBScript
2 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (85.26%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (57.89%) CCNP
3 43 (45.26%) CCIE
4 26 (27.37%) CCNA
5 12 (12.63%) CCDP
6 7 (7.37%) CCIP
7 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.26%) Degree
8 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.11%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (2.11%) PMP
10 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.05%) CCSA
11 1 (1.05%) CCSE
11 1 (1.05%) CEH
11 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
1 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.05%) Ionix
3 1 (1.05%) Nessus
Vendors
1 89 (93.68%) Cisco
2 54 (56.84%) CheckPoint
3 42 (44.21%) Juniper
4 38 (40.00%) F5
5 32 (33.68%) Riverbed
6 12 (12.63%) McAfee
7 6 (6.32%) VMware
8 3 (3.16%) Sun
9 1 (1.05%) EMC
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.05%) Tripwire
9 1 (1.05%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.05%) Qualys
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.05%) Rapid7