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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 92 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 30 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.65% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.45% 4.53% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 8
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.52%
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
287 265 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.77% 14.77% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 231 238 256
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 27 April 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 43 (95.56%) BGP
2 40 (88.89%) Cisco
3 32 (71.11%) Firewall
4 26 (57.78%) VPN
5 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (51.11%) MPLS
7 22 (48.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (40.00%) CheckPoint
9 15 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 14 (31.11%) LAN
10 14 (31.11%) EIGRP
10 14 (31.11%) HSRP
11 13 (28.89%) WAN
11 13 (28.89%) VLAN
11 13 (28.89%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (26.67%) CCNP
12 12 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
13 11 (24.44%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (22.22%) Network Security
14 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
14 10 (22.22%) CCNA
14 10 (22.22%) FWSM
15 9 (20.00%) DNS
15 9 (20.00%) CSS
15 9 (20.00%) Linux
16 8 (17.78%) UNIX
16 8 (17.78%) Solaris
16 8 (17.78%) PPP
16 8 (17.78%) VoIP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 43 (95.56%) BGP
2 32 (71.11%) Firewall
3 26 (57.78%) VPN
4 23 (51.11%) MPLS
5 22 (48.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 14 (31.11%) EIGRP
7 14 (31.11%) LAN
7 14 (31.11%) HSRP
8 13 (28.89%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (28.89%) WAN
8 13 (28.89%) VLAN
9 12 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
10 11 (24.44%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (22.22%) Network Security
11 10 (22.22%) FWSM
12 9 (20.00%) DNS
13 8 (17.78%) PPP
13 8 (17.78%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Architect
2 7 (15.56%) Network Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Network Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Network Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support
6 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) IT Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) UNIX
2 8 (17.78%) Solaris
3 4 (8.89%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) CentOS
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.33%) Network Architecture
2 6 (13.33%) ITIL
3 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.11%) High Availability
4 3 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (4.44%) Network Design
5 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.22%) B2B
6 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.22%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Change Control
6 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.22%) Network Management
6 1 (2.22%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) Perl
2 4 (8.89%) Tcl
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) PHP
3 1 (2.22%) VBScript
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNP
3 10 (22.22%) CCNA
4 6 (13.33%) Degree
4 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 5 (11.11%) CCDP
6 2 (4.44%) CCIE
7 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) RHCE
7 1 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CCSA
7 1 (2.22%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) CEH
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) vSphere
1 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) Nessus
2 1 (2.22%) Cacti
2 1 (2.22%) Ionix
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Cisco
2 18 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (13.33%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) Sun
5 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 3 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (4.44%) Juniper
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) EMC
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Rapid7
7 1 (2.22%) Qualys
7 1 (2.22%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.22%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.22%) Brocade
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle