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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 89 116 88
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -28
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 34 13 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.69% 0.64% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.97% 4.15% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 29 11 19
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 £29,000 £47,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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
341 313 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.94% 15.29% 21.41%
Number of salaries quoted 283 285 292
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,700 £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 31 July 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 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 44 (97.78%) Cisco
2 38 (84.44%) CCNP
2 38 (84.44%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (82.22%) MPLS
4 35 (77.78%) Firewall
5 31 (68.89%) BGP
6 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
7 22 (48.89%) LAN
7 22 (48.89%) WAN
8 20 (44.44%) Network Management
9 14 (31.11%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (31.11%) VPN
9 14 (31.11%) HP
9 14 (31.11%) CCNA
10 13 (28.89%) VPLS
11 11 (24.44%) IPsec
11 11 (24.44%) CCIP
12 10 (22.22%) CCSA
12 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (22.22%) Network Security
13 9 (20.00%) Network Design
14 8 (17.78%) Internet
14 8 (17.78%) Juniper
14 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
14 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
15 7 (15.56%) CCIE
15 7 (15.56%) Legal
15 7 (15.56%) CCSE
16 6 (13.33%) UNIX

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (82.22%) MPLS
2 35 (77.78%) Firewall
3 31 (68.89%) BGP
4 22 (48.89%) LAN
4 22 (48.89%) WAN
5 14 (31.11%) VPN
6 13 (28.89%) VPLS
7 11 (24.44%) IPsec
8 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (22.22%) Network Security
9 8 (17.78%) Internet
9 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
9 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
11 4 (8.89%) X.21
11 4 (8.89%) DSL
11 4 (8.89%) PPP
11 4 (8.89%) ATM
11 4 (8.89%) ISDN
12 3 (6.67%) Junos
General
1 7 (15.56%) Legal
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Network Security Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Security Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Network Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Security Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (11.11%) Network Design Consultant
6 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (11.11%) Network Consultant
6 5 (11.11%) Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
7 4 (8.89%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) UNIX
2 5 (11.11%) Solaris
2 5 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Network Management
2 14 (31.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (20.00%) Network Design
4 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.89%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) Perl
1 5 (11.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 38 (84.44%) CCNP
1 38 (84.44%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.11%) CCNA
3 11 (24.44%) CCIP
4 10 (22.22%) CCSA
5 7 (15.56%) CCIE
5 7 (15.56%) CCSE
6 4 (8.89%) JNCIA
6 4 (8.89%) JNCIE
7 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Netcool
2 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (97.78%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
3 14 (31.11%) HP
4 8 (17.78%) Juniper
5 4 (8.89%) Redback
6 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 30 Days Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago