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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 108 112 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 22 6 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 0.33% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.79% 1.73% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 23
Average salary £51,250 £40,000 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.12% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £37,500 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
324 347 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.04% 19.01% 22.56%
Number of salaries quoted 291 304 304
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £25,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 24 December 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Birmingham

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 63 (92.65%) Cisco
1 63 (92.65%) Firewall
2 59 (86.76%) BGP
3 55 (80.88%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (75.00%) CheckPoint
5 49 (72.06%) CCNP
6 33 (48.53%) Linux
7 31 (45.59%) UNIX
7 31 (45.59%) Solaris
8 30 (44.12%) Perl
8 30 (44.12%) Network Security
9 29 (42.65%) Tcl
10 28 (41.18%) MPLS
11 23 (33.82%) VPN
11 23 (33.82%) Load Balancing
12 21 (30.88%) CCSA
13 20 (29.41%) Clustering
14 19 (27.94%) Juniper
15 18 (26.47%) Blue Coat
16 17 (25.00%) MS Visio
16 17 (25.00%) WAN
16 17 (25.00%) Security Cleared
17 16 (23.53%) Internet
17 16 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
18 15 (22.06%) LAN
18 15 (22.06%) VPLS
18 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
19 14 (20.59%) CCNA
19 14 (20.59%) EIGRP
19 14 (20.59%) IPsec

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 63 (92.65%) Firewall
2 59 (86.76%) BGP
3 30 (44.12%) Network Security
4 28 (41.18%) MPLS
5 23 (33.82%) VPN
6 17 (25.00%) WAN
7 16 (23.53%) Internet
8 15 (22.06%) LAN
8 15 (22.06%) VPLS
9 14 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (20.59%) EIGRP
9 14 (20.59%) IPsec
10 13 (19.12%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (19.12%) Junos
11 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
12 9 (13.24%) Extranet
13 5 (7.35%) PPP
13 5 (7.35%) ADSL
14 4 (5.88%) IPv6
14 4 (5.88%) VLAN
General
1 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Firewall Engineer
2 20 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Network Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Security Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Network Security Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Security Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Network Consultant
6 6 (8.82%) Consultant
7 5 (7.35%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco Network Architect
9 2 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Network Design Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) Clustering
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (48.53%) Linux
2 31 (45.59%) UNIX
2 31 (45.59%) Solaris
3 2 (2.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Load Balancing
2 16 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
3 12 (17.65%) Network Management
4 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
4 9 (13.24%) Low Latency
4 9 (13.24%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 5 (7.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.35%) Line Management
6 3 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.41%) Network Design
7 2 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.94%) SIEM
7 2 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.47%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.47%) Change Control
8 1 (1.47%) Use Case
8 1 (1.47%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.47%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) Perl
2 29 (42.65%) Tcl
3 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (80.88%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (72.06%) CCNP
3 21 (30.88%) CCSA
4 17 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
6 14 (20.59%) CCNA
7 13 (19.12%) Check Point Certification
8 8 (11.76%) CCSE
9 2 (2.94%) CCIE
9 2 (2.94%) CCDA
9 2 (2.94%) CCIP
10 1 (1.47%) RHCE
10 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Netcool
2 1 (1.47%) Nagios
2 1 (1.47%) Cacti
2 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 63 (92.65%) Cisco
2 51 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (27.94%) Juniper
4 18 (26.47%) Blue Coat
5 5 (7.35%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) F5
6 2 (2.94%) VMware
7 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.47%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.47%) Sun
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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