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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 97 93 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 19 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.05% 0.74% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.64% 3.72% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 7
Average salary £48,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
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
286 296 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.81% 19.85% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 256 253 257
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 March 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 50 (87.72%) Cisco
2 48 (84.21%) BGP
3 47 (82.46%) Firewall
4 40 (70.18%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (63.16%) CheckPoint
6 28 (49.12%) CCNP
7 22 (38.60%) MPLS
8 20 (35.09%) VPN
9 19 (33.33%) Network Security
9 19 (33.33%) Linux
10 18 (31.58%) CCNA
11 17 (29.82%) UNIX
11 17 (29.82%) Solaris
12 16 (28.07%) Perl
13 15 (26.32%) Tcl
14 13 (22.81%) WAN
14 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
14 13 (22.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (19.30%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
15 11 (19.30%) Clustering
15 11 (19.30%) EIGRP
15 11 (19.30%) Juniper
16 10 (17.54%) LAN
16 10 (17.54%) VPLS
16 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
17 9 (15.79%) Blue Coat
17 9 (15.79%) IPsec
18 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
18 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 48 (84.21%) BGP
2 47 (82.46%) Firewall
3 22 (38.60%) MPLS
4 20 (35.09%) VPN
5 19 (33.33%) Network Security
6 13 (22.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (22.81%) WAN
7 11 (19.30%) EIGRP
7 11 (19.30%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (17.54%) VPLS
8 10 (17.54%) LAN
9 9 (15.79%) IPsec
10 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.28%) ADSL
12 6 (10.53%) IPv6
12 6 (10.53%) Internet
13 5 (8.77%) DHCP
13 5 (8.77%) DNS
13 5 (8.77%) RIP
13 5 (8.77%) HSRP
General
1 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Firewall Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) Network Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Network Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Network Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
5 4 (7.02%) IT Support
5 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) CSS
2 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Linux
2 17 (29.82%) UNIX
2 17 (29.82%) Solaris
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.28%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (10.53%) Network Management
4 3 (5.26%) Low Latency
4 3 (5.26%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.26%) Line Management
5 2 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.51%) Network Design
5 2 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.51%) SIEM
5 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.75%) Use Case
6 1 (1.75%) Change Control
6 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL
6 1 (1.75%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Perl
2 15 (26.32%) Tcl
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (70.18%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (49.12%) CCNP
3 18 (31.58%) CCNA
4 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
5 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.28%) CCSA
7 4 (7.02%) CCIE
7 4 (7.02%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.51%) CCDA
8 2 (3.51%) CCSE
8 2 (3.51%) Degree
9 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.75%) VCP4
9 1 (1.75%) CCDP
9 1 (1.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.75%) Nagios
2 1 (1.75%) Cacti
Vendors
1 50 (87.72%) Cisco
2 36 (63.16%) CheckPoint
3 11 (19.30%) Juniper
4 9 (15.79%) Blue Coat
5 4 (7.02%) Fortinet
5 4 (7.02%) HP
6 3 (5.26%) F5
7 2 (3.51%) VMware
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) Sun
8 1 (1.75%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.75%) Brocade
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 21 days ago