The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 101 120 106
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 18 13 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 0.60% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 4.04% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 17
Median salary £49,250 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.50% +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £47,200 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.06%

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
248 322 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.15% 14.84% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 179 274 255
Median salary £45,000 £42,511 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.85% +6.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 46 (100.00%) Cisco
2 40 (86.96%) WAN
2 40 (86.96%) Firewall
3 38 (82.61%) LAN
4 34 (73.91%) ITIL
4 34 (73.91%) CheckPoint
5 29 (63.04%) Fortinet
6 27 (58.70%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (58.70%) HP
7 26 (56.52%) Data Centre
8 25 (54.35%) Degree
8 25 (54.35%) Network Management
9 24 (52.17%) Computer Science
9 24 (52.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 24 (52.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (52.17%) Software Engineering
9 24 (52.17%) Service Delivery
10 21 (45.65%) BGP
11 20 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (43.48%) Mentoring
12 14 (30.43%) VPN
13 13 (28.26%) CCNP
14 10 (21.74%) CCNA
14 10 (21.74%) Network Security
15 8 (17.39%) VLAN
15 8 (17.39%) EIGRP
15 8 (17.39%) Presales
16 7 (15.22%) Wireless
16 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
16 7 (15.22%) Telecoms

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (86.96%) Firewall
1 40 (86.96%) WAN
2 38 (82.61%) LAN
3 21 (45.65%) BGP
4 14 (30.43%) VPN
5 10 (21.74%) Network Security
6 8 (17.39%) EIGRP
6 8 (17.39%) VLAN
7 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
7 7 (15.22%) Wireless
8 6 (13.04%) Multicast
9 5 (10.87%) DHCP
9 5 (10.87%) MPLS
9 5 (10.87%) SSL
9 5 (10.87%) WLAN
10 4 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (8.70%) DNS
10 4 (8.70%) Internet
10 4 (8.70%) NGN
10 4 (8.70%) Spanning Tree
General
1 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Network Engineer
2 23 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Technical Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Check Point Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Presales Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Server Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 26 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 24 (52.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Solaris
3 3 (6.52%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) ITIL
2 25 (54.35%) Network Management
3 24 (52.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 24 (52.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 24 (52.17%) Service Delivery
3 24 (52.17%) Software Engineering
4 20 (43.48%) Mentoring
5 8 (17.39%) Presales
6 5 (10.87%) PRINCE
7 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.52%) Change Control
8 3 (6.52%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (6.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.52%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) Workflow
9 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.35%) Migration
10 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 27 (58.70%) ITIL Certification
2 25 (54.35%) Degree
3 20 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (28.26%) CCNP
5 10 (21.74%) CCNA
6 4 (8.70%) CCDP
7 3 (6.52%) CCIE
7 3 (6.52%) MCSE
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
7 3 (6.52%) PMP
8 2 (4.35%) CCDA
8 2 (4.35%) CCIP
9 1 (2.17%) CCSE
9 1 (2.17%) CISSP
9 1 (2.17%) IISP
9 1 (2.17%) ISSAP
9 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.52%) XenDesktop
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) Cisco
2 34 (73.91%) CheckPoint
3 29 (63.04%) Fortinet
4 27 (58.70%) HP
5 5 (10.87%) Aruba
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.87%) VMware
6 4 (8.70%) Aerohive Networks
6 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) Extreme Networks
6 4 (8.70%) F5
6 4 (8.70%) Huawei
6 4 (8.70%) Meraki
6 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
6 4 (8.70%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.17%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) Juniper
7 1 (2.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) Splunk