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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 86 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 39 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.18% 0.92% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.75% 6.61% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 34 17 8
Average salary £49,250 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.12% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £36,500 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,200 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
306 257 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.10% 13.92% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 257 235 255
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 May 2015.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 56 (96.55%) BGP
2 52 (89.66%) Cisco
3 39 (67.24%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (65.52%) Firewall
5 29 (50.00%) MPLS
5 29 (50.00%) VPN
6 24 (41.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 22 (37.93%) CCNP
8 20 (34.48%) Data Centre
9 19 (32.76%) CheckPoint
10 18 (31.03%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (29.31%) LAN
11 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
12 16 (27.59%) WAN
12 16 (27.59%) CCNA
13 15 (25.86%) EIGRP
13 15 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (24.14%) Load Balancing
14 14 (24.14%) HSRP
15 13 (22.41%) Spanning Tree
15 13 (22.41%) VLAN
15 13 (22.41%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (20.69%) Linux
16 12 (20.69%) F5
16 12 (20.69%) FWSM
17 11 (18.97%) UNIX
17 11 (18.97%) Solaris
17 11 (18.97%) CSS
17 11 (18.97%) Service Delivery
18 9 (15.52%) CCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 5 (8.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 56 (96.55%) BGP
2 38 (65.52%) Firewall
3 29 (50.00%) VPN
3 29 (50.00%) MPLS
4 24 (41.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (31.03%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (29.31%) LAN
6 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
7 16 (27.59%) WAN
8 15 (25.86%) EIGRP
8 15 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (24.14%) HSRP
10 13 (22.41%) VLAN
10 13 (22.41%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (22.41%) Spanning Tree
11 12 (20.69%) FWSM
12 9 (15.52%) Network Security
12 9 (15.52%) DNS
13 7 (12.07%) Wireless
13 7 (12.07%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Consultant
3 10 (17.24%) Architect
3 10 (17.24%) Network Architect
4 8 (13.79%) Network Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Network Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) IT Support
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Linux
2 11 (18.97%) UNIX
2 11 (18.97%) Solaris
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Load Balancing
2 11 (18.97%) Service Delivery
3 7 (12.07%) ITIL
3 7 (12.07%) Network Architecture
4 6 (10.34%) High Availability
5 4 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.17%) Project Management
7 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.45%) Network Design
7 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.45%) Change Control
8 1 (1.72%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (1.72%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.72%) Low Latency
8 1 (1.72%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 1 (1.72%) B2B
8 1 (1.72%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) Perl
2 5 (8.62%) Tcl
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) C
3 1 (1.72%) PHP
3 1 (1.72%) VBScript
3 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (67.24%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (37.93%) CCNP
3 16 (27.59%) CCNA
4 9 (15.52%) CCIE
5 8 (13.79%) CCDP
6 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.34%) Degree
8 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.45%) CCSA
9 2 (3.45%) CCIP
9 2 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.72%) PMP
10 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.72%) RHCE
10 1 (1.72%) CCSE
10 1 (1.72%) CEH
10 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) vSphere
1 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.72%) Nagios
2 1 (1.72%) Nessus
2 1 (1.72%) Cacti
2 1 (1.72%) Ionix
Vendors
1 52 (89.66%) Cisco
2 19 (32.76%) CheckPoint
3 12 (20.69%) F5
4 9 (15.52%) Juniper
5 8 (13.79%) Riverbed
6 7 (12.07%) VMware
7 4 (6.90%) Sun
8 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.72%) HP
10 1 (1.72%) EMC
10 1 (1.72%) Citrix
10 1 (1.72%) Qualys
10 1 (1.72%) Oracle
10 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.72%) Tripwire
10 1 (1.72%) Brocade
10 1 (1.72%) Rapid7
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £31000 - £40000 per annum + Training + Bonus + Certs
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + Training +Bonus + Certs
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £51000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus +Training + Certs
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + (up to 20%)
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £80k Package + Excellent company benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 14 days ago