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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 118 107 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 11 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.55% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 4.96% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 8
Average salary £50,000 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% +7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
302 282 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.01% 15.83% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 265 257 263
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,850 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) BGP
2 17 (85.00%) MPLS
3 15 (75.00%) VPN
4 13 (65.00%) Ethernet
4 13 (65.00%) Network Design
5 12 (60.00%) Firewall
5 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
5 12 (60.00%) Cisco
6 11 (55.00%) Juniper
7 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (50.00%) CCNP
8 9 (45.00%) ATM
9 8 (40.00%) Frame Relay
9 8 (40.00%) RSVP
9 8 (40.00%) SS7
9 8 (40.00%) VRRP
9 8 (40.00%) Redback
9 8 (40.00%) Packet Switching
9 8 (40.00%) SDH
9 8 (40.00%) Ericsson
9 8 (40.00%) 3G
9 8 (40.00%) SONET
9 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (40.00%) GGSN
9 8 (40.00%) SGSN
9 8 (40.00%) Network Architecture
9 8 (40.00%) 4G
9 8 (40.00%) HSRP
9 8 (40.00%) VoLTE
9 8 (40.00%) VoWiFi

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) BGP
2 17 (85.00%) MPLS
3 15 (75.00%) VPN
4 13 (65.00%) Ethernet
5 12 (60.00%) Firewall
6 9 (45.00%) ATM
7 8 (40.00%) 3G
7 8 (40.00%) Frame Relay
7 8 (40.00%) GGSN
7 8 (40.00%) HSRP
7 8 (40.00%) Packet Switching
7 8 (40.00%) RSVP
7 8 (40.00%) SDH
7 8 (40.00%) SGSN
7 8 (40.00%) SONET
7 8 (40.00%) SS7
7 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (40.00%) VoLTE
7 8 (40.00%) VoWiFi
7 8 (40.00%) VRRP
General
1 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Design Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Ericsson Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Network Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Network Design
2 8 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Presales
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) CCNP
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCIE
3 5 (25.00%) CCDP
3 5 (25.00%) CCIP
3 5 (25.00%) JNCIA
3 5 (25.00%) JNCIP
4 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 4 (20.00%) CCSP
5 2 (10.00%) JNCIE
6 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 8 (40.00%) Ericsson
3 8 (40.00%) Redback
4 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (20.00%) BT
6 3 (15.00%) F5
7 2 (10.00%) Avaya
7 2 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) McAfee
7 2 (10.00%) Mitel
8 1 (5.00%) Remedy
8 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds