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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 104 102 93
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 12 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 0.52% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 2.80% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 4
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £50,000 £34,750
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
269 322 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.71% 18.45% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 240 259 228
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,700 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
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 23 April 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (85.00%) BGP
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (75.00%) MPLS
4 14 (70.00%) Firewall
5 13 (65.00%) CheckPoint
5 13 (65.00%) CCNP
6 10 (50.00%) CCNA
6 10 (50.00%) LAN
6 10 (50.00%) WAN
7 6 (30.00%) CCIE
8 5 (25.00%) VPN
8 5 (25.00%) SLA
8 5 (25.00%) CSS
8 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
8 5 (25.00%) VLAN
8 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (25.00%) FWSM
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (25.00%) HSRP
8 5 (25.00%) GLBP
8 5 (25.00%) FortiGate
9 4 (20.00%) Redback
9 4 (20.00%) JNCIA
9 4 (20.00%) JNCIE
9 4 (20.00%) Network Design
9 4 (20.00%) Network Architecture
9 4 (20.00%) CCIP
9 4 (20.00%) Juniper

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 17 (85.00%) BGP
2 15 (75.00%) MPLS
3 14 (70.00%) Firewall
4 10 (50.00%) LAN
4 10 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (25.00%) FWSM
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (25.00%) HSRP
5 5 (25.00%) GLBP
5 5 (25.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) VPLS
6 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
6 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.00%) DSL
7 1 (5.00%) PPP
7 1 (5.00%) ATM
7 1 (5.00%) ISDN
7 1 (5.00%) X.21
7 1 (5.00%) IPsec
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Specialist
5 5 (25.00%) Network Specialist
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Specialist
6 4 (20.00%) Network Architect
6 4 (20.00%) Network Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) Architect
6 4 (20.00%) Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Team Leader
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
2 4 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Network Management
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (65.00%) CCNP
3 10 (50.00%) CCNA
4 6 (30.00%) CCIE
5 4 (20.00%) CCIP
5 4 (20.00%) JNCIA
5 4 (20.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (20.00%) Redback
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) VMware