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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 86 110 89
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -21
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 54 18 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.26% 0.87% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 5.25% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 49 16 19
Average salary £52,500 £43,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £40,000 £34,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
423 343 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.71% 16.54% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 339 312 271
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,000 £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 20 October 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 72 (93.51%) Cisco
2 68 (88.31%) Firewall
3 67 (87.01%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (80.52%) CCNP
5 60 (77.92%) BGP
6 57 (74.03%) CheckPoint
7 40 (51.95%) MPLS
8 30 (38.96%) Network Security
9 29 (37.66%) Linux
10 28 (36.36%) UNIX
10 28 (36.36%) Solaris
11 27 (35.06%) Perl
11 27 (35.06%) WAN
11 27 (35.06%) Tcl
12 26 (33.77%) LAN
13 24 (31.17%) CCSA
14 23 (29.87%) VPN
14 23 (29.87%) Network Management
15 22 (28.57%) Load Balancing
15 22 (28.57%) CCNA
16 21 (27.27%) VPLS
17 19 (24.68%) Internet
17 19 (24.68%) Clustering
17 19 (24.68%) Juniper
18 18 (23.38%) Blue Coat
19 15 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (19.48%) EIGRP
19 15 (19.48%) Risk Assessment
19 15 (19.48%) MS Visio
20 14 (18.18%) IPsec

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (19.48%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 68 (88.31%) Firewall
2 60 (77.92%) BGP
3 40 (51.95%) MPLS
4 30 (38.96%) Network Security
5 27 (35.06%) WAN
6 26 (33.77%) LAN
7 23 (29.87%) VPN
8 21 (27.27%) VPLS
9 19 (24.68%) Internet
10 15 (19.48%) EIGRP
10 15 (19.48%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (18.18%) IPsec
12 13 (16.88%) Junos
12 13 (16.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
14 9 (11.69%) Extranet
15 5 (6.49%) ADSL
16 3 (3.90%) ATM
16 3 (3.90%) ISDN
16 3 (3.90%) PPP
General
1 10 (12.99%) Legal
2 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Finance
4 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 32 (41.56%) Firewall Engineer
3 13 (16.88%) Network Security Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Network Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Security Analyst
4 12 (15.58%) Security Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 7 (9.09%) Consultant
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Data Centre Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Data Network Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.68%) Clustering
2 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.66%) Linux
2 28 (36.36%) Solaris
2 28 (36.36%) UNIX
3 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Network Management
2 22 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 15 (19.48%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (16.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
5 9 (11.69%) Low Latency
5 9 (11.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 5 (6.49%) Network Design
6 5 (6.49%) Line Management
7 3 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.60%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.60%) SIEM
9 1 (1.30%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.30%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) Perl
1 27 (35.06%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 67 (87.01%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (80.52%) CCNP
3 24 (31.17%) CCSA
4 22 (28.57%) CCNA
5 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 13 (16.88%) SC Cleared
6 13 (16.88%) Check Point Certification
7 11 (14.29%) CCSE
8 7 (9.09%) CCIP
9 5 (6.49%) CCIE
10 2 (2.60%) CCDA
11 1 (1.30%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Netcool
2 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 72 (93.51%) Cisco
2 57 (74.03%) CheckPoint
3 19 (24.68%) Juniper
4 18 (23.38%) Blue Coat
5 13 (16.88%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 to £65000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago