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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 83 107 86
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -21
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 45 23 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.93% 1.08% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.87% 6.42% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 38 21 23
Average salary £51,250 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £72,500
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
414 358 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.79% 16.75% 21.28%
Number of salaries quoted 326 329 280
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £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 22 September 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 64 (95.52%) Cisco
2 59 (88.06%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (86.57%) Firewall
4 57 (85.07%) CCNP
5 52 (77.61%) BGP
6 50 (74.63%) CheckPoint
7 39 (58.21%) MPLS
8 28 (41.79%) Network Security
9 24 (35.82%) LAN
9 24 (35.82%) WAN
9 24 (35.82%) UNIX
9 24 (35.82%) Solaris
9 24 (35.82%) Linux
10 23 (34.33%) Perl
10 23 (34.33%) Tcl
10 23 (34.33%) CCSA
11 22 (32.84%) Network Management
12 20 (29.85%) Load Balancing
12 20 (29.85%) Juniper
12 20 (29.85%) VPN
13 18 (26.87%) VPLS
14 17 (25.37%) Internet
14 17 (25.37%) Clustering
15 16 (23.88%) Blue Coat
15 16 (23.88%) CCNA
16 15 (22.39%) MS Visio
16 15 (22.39%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (19.40%) IPsec
17 13 (19.40%) EIGRP
17 13 (19.40%) HP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (22.39%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 58 (86.57%) Firewall
2 52 (77.61%) BGP
3 39 (58.21%) MPLS
4 28 (41.79%) Network Security
5 24 (35.82%) LAN
5 24 (35.82%) WAN
6 20 (29.85%) VPN
7 18 (26.87%) VPLS
8 17 (25.37%) Internet
9 13 (19.40%) IPsec
9 13 (19.40%) EIGRP
9 13 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (19.40%) Junos
10 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (13.43%) Extranet
12 3 (4.48%) X.21
12 3 (4.48%) PPP
12 3 (4.48%) ADSL
12 3 (4.48%) ATM
General
1 10 (14.93%) Legal
2 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Network Engineer
2 26 (38.81%) Firewall Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Network Security Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Network Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Security Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Security Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Network Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Network Design Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Data Network Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.82%) UNIX
1 24 (35.82%) Solaris
1 24 (35.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Network Management
2 20 (29.85%) Load Balancing
3 15 (22.39%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (19.40%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (13.43%) Low Latency
5 9 (13.43%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
6 8 (11.94%) Network Design
7 3 (4.48%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.48%) Line Management
8 2 (2.99%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.99%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) Perl
1 23 (34.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 59 (88.06%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (85.07%) CCNP
3 23 (34.33%) CCSA
4 16 (23.88%) CCNA
5 13 (19.40%) Check Point Certification
6 10 (14.93%) CCSE
6 10 (14.93%) CCIP
6 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
7 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
8 6 (8.96%) CCIE
9 3 (4.48%) JNCIA
9 3 (4.48%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 64 (95.52%) Cisco
2 50 (74.63%) CheckPoint
3 20 (29.85%) Juniper
4 16 (23.88%) Blue Coat
5 13 (19.40%) HP
6 3 (4.48%) Redback
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 11 days ago