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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 93 96 106
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 25 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.39% 0.71% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.74% 4.35% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 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 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
286 276 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.92% 16.40% 19.14%
Number of salaries quoted 242 241 262
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 April 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 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 41 (89.13%) Cisco
2 39 (84.78%) BGP
3 35 (76.09%) Firewall
4 28 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (47.83%) CheckPoint
5 22 (47.83%) MPLS
6 20 (43.48%) VPN
7 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (34.78%) CCNP
8 16 (34.78%) CCNA
9 15 (32.61%) WAN
10 11 (23.91%) LAN
10 11 (23.91%) EIGRP
10 11 (23.91%) Network Security
10 11 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (21.74%) Linux
12 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
13 8 (17.39%) CSS
13 8 (17.39%) UNIX
13 8 (17.39%) Solaris
13 8 (17.39%) IPsec
13 8 (17.39%) Load Balancing
13 8 (17.39%) FWSM
13 8 (17.39%) Spanning Tree
14 7 (15.22%) DNS
14 7 (15.22%) VPLS
14 7 (15.22%) HSRP
15 6 (13.04%) Perl
15 6 (13.04%) SLA
15 6 (13.04%) IPv6

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 39 (84.78%) BGP
2 35 (76.09%) Firewall
3 22 (47.83%) MPLS
4 20 (43.48%) VPN
5 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (32.61%) WAN
7 11 (23.91%) LAN
7 11 (23.91%) EIGRP
7 11 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (23.91%) Network Security
8 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
9 8 (17.39%) IPsec
9 8 (17.39%) FWSM
9 8 (17.39%) Spanning Tree
10 7 (15.22%) HSRP
10 7 (15.22%) VPLS
10 7 (15.22%) DNS
11 6 (13.04%) IPv6
11 6 (13.04%) VLAN
12 5 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
General
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Network Consultant
2 9 (19.57%) Consultant
3 8 (17.39%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) IT Support
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Clustering
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) UNIX
2 8 (17.39%) Solaris
3 4 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.87%) Network Management
3 3 (6.52%) ITIL
3 3 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.35%) Network Design
4 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.35%) High Availability
4 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.17%) Use Case
5 1 (2.17%) Change Control
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.17%) B2B
5 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
5 1 (2.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Perl
2 5 (10.87%) Tcl
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (34.78%) CCNP
2 16 (34.78%) CCNA
3 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) CCIE
6 2 (4.35%) Degree
6 2 (4.35%) CCDA
6 2 (4.35%) CCSA
7 1 (2.17%) CCSE
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.17%) RHCE
7 1 (2.17%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) Nagios
2 1 (2.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 41 (89.13%) Cisco
2 22 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 4 (8.70%) VMware
3 4 (8.70%) HP
3 4 (8.70%) Fortinet
4 3 (6.52%) Juniper
4 3 (6.52%) F5
4 3 (6.52%) Sun
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.17%) Brocade
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) Riverbed
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