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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 117 70 97
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +27
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 30 64 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.27% 3.20% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.59% 15.80% 9.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23 63 29
Median salary £47,500 £51,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.76% +8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £36,900 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £80,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
395 405 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.72% 20.27% 17.13%
Number of salaries quoted 282 375 290
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 24 August 2016.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 40 (80.00%) Cisco
2 38 (76.00%) BGP
3 35 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (70.00%) Firewall
4 27 (54.00%) WAN
5 26 (52.00%) CCNP
5 26 (52.00%) MPLS
6 25 (50.00%) VPN
7 22 (44.00%) EIGRP
7 22 (44.00%) Wireless
8 21 (42.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (38.00%) Juniper
10 18 (36.00%) ITIL
11 16 (32.00%) LAN
12 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
12 14 (28.00%) CCNA
12 14 (28.00%) SolarWinds
12 14 (28.00%) Palo Alto
13 13 (26.00%) VPLS
13 13 (26.00%) Network Security
13 13 (26.00%) CCIE
13 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
14 12 (24.00%) Cisco Wireless
15 11 (22.00%) Riverbed
15 11 (22.00%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (20.00%) CISSP
16 10 (20.00%) Intel Security
16 10 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
16 10 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
16 10 (20.00%) Data Centre

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (76.00%) BGP
2 35 (70.00%) Firewall
3 27 (54.00%) WAN
4 26 (52.00%) MPLS
5 25 (50.00%) VPN
6 22 (44.00%) EIGRP
6 22 (44.00%) Wireless
7 21 (42.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (32.00%) LAN
9 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
10 13 (26.00%) Network Security
10 13 (26.00%) VPLS
11 12 (24.00%) Cisco Wireless
12 11 (22.00%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
14 9 (18.00%) HSRP
14 9 (18.00%) IP Telephony
14 9 (18.00%) SSL
14 9 (18.00%) VoIP
15 8 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
General
1 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Analyst
1 22 (44.00%) Network Analyst
2 21 (42.00%) Network Support
3 18 (36.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 18 (36.00%) Support Analyst
4 14 (28.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 14 (28.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 13 (26.00%) Cisco Support
6 7 (14.00%) Design Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Ericsson Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Firewall Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Firewall Support
8 4 (8.00%) Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Network Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Presales Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) WAP
1 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Handset
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
1 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) ITIL
2 10 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (18.00%) GAP Analysis
3 9 (18.00%) Security Operations
4 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (14.00%) Network Architecture
4 7 (14.00%) Network Design
4 7 (14.00%) Supplier Management
5 6 (12.00%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Presales
7 4 (8.00%) Service Management
8 2 (4.00%) Business Development
8 2 (4.00%) Operations Management
8 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (52.00%) CCNP
3 14 (28.00%) CCNA
4 13 (26.00%) CCIE
5 10 (20.00%) CISSP
6 5 (10.00%) CCDA
6 5 (10.00%) Degree
7 4 (8.00%) CCDP
7 4 (8.00%) CCIP
8 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.00%) Cacti
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (80.00%) Cisco
2 19 (38.00%) Juniper
3 14 (28.00%) Palo Alto
3 14 (28.00%) SolarWinds
4 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (22.00%) Riverbed
6 10 (20.00%) Intel Security
7 9 (18.00%) F5
8 7 (14.00%) Ericsson
8 7 (14.00%) Redback
8 7 (14.00%) VMware
9 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.00%) Mitel
10 1 (2.00%) Sophos
10 1 (2.00%) Symantec
10 1 (2.00%) Veeam