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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 92 103 86
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 37 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.73% 1.11% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.08% 7.00% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 30 21 21
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
367 343 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.17% 15.92% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 290 316 264
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
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 27 August 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 53 (96.36%) Cisco
2 49 (89.09%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (87.27%) CCNP
4 45 (81.82%) Firewall
5 41 (74.55%) BGP
6 39 (70.91%) CheckPoint
6 39 (70.91%) MPLS
7 24 (43.64%) LAN
7 24 (43.64%) WAN
8 22 (40.00%) Network Management
9 18 (32.73%) Network Security
9 18 (32.73%) VPN
9 18 (32.73%) CCSA
10 16 (29.09%) VPLS
11 15 (27.27%) CCNA
12 14 (25.45%) HP
12 14 (25.45%) Juniper
12 14 (25.45%) Tcl
12 14 (25.45%) UNIX
12 14 (25.45%) Solaris
12 14 (25.45%) Linux
12 14 (25.45%) Perl
12 14 (25.45%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (23.64%) Internet
14 12 (21.82%) IPsec
14 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
15 11 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (20.00%) CCIP
16 10 (18.18%) EIGRP
16 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (16.36%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 45 (81.82%) Firewall
2 41 (74.55%) BGP
3 39 (70.91%) MPLS
4 24 (43.64%) LAN
4 24 (43.64%) WAN
5 18 (32.73%) VPN
5 18 (32.73%) Network Security
6 16 (29.09%) VPLS
7 13 (23.64%) Internet
8 12 (21.82%) IPsec
9 11 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (18.18%) EIGRP
11 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
11 9 (16.36%) Junos
12 6 (10.91%) Extranet
13 3 (5.45%) PPP
13 3 (5.45%) ATM
13 3 (5.45%) ISDN
13 3 (5.45%) X.21
General
1 9 (16.36%) Legal
2 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Firewall Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Security Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Network Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Security Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Network Security Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Network Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Network Design Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) UNIX
1 14 (25.45%) Solaris
1 14 (25.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Network Management
2 14 (25.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
4 9 (16.36%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (16.36%) Network Design
5 6 (10.91%) Low Latency
5 6 (10.91%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.27%) Network Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) Perl
1 14 (25.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 49 (89.09%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (87.27%) CCNP
3 18 (32.73%) CCSA
4 15 (27.27%) CCNA
5 11 (20.00%) CCIP
6 9 (16.36%) CCSE
6 9 (16.36%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (12.73%) CCIE
8 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
9 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
10 4 (7.27%) JNCIA
10 4 (7.27%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.82%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Netcool
2 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 53 (96.36%) Cisco
2 39 (70.91%) CheckPoint
3 14 (25.45%) HP
3 14 (25.45%) Juniper
4 9 (16.36%) Blue Coat
5 4 (7.27%) Redback
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 20 days ago