The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 72 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 2 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.28% 2.51% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 13.64% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 10
Median salary £67,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+42.10% -13.63%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +4.39%
OSPF
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
121 154 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.04% 18.42% 22.46%
Number of salaries quoted 100 144 138
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

OSPF
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Cardiff region.

OSPF Salary Trend in Cardiff

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) CCNP
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) F5
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) HSRP
5 3 (37.50%) VRRP
5 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (37.50%) VLAN
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) RIP
6 2 (25.00%) SNMP
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) Dell
6 2 (25.00%) WLAN
6 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 2 (25.00%) Avaya
6 2 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) HSRP
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) VLAN
5 3 (37.50%) VRRP
6 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 2 (25.00%) RIP
6 2 (25.00%) SNMP
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
1 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 1 (12.50%) Network Design
1 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CCNP
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) ZTE