The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 62 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 8 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.23% 1.35% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 5.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 0
Average salary £55,000 £56,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
140 141 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.54% 23.82% 24.23%
Number of salaries quoted 131 120 73
Average salary £36,000 £39,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.86% +25.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Cardiff

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 11 (91.67%) WAN
3 10 (83.33%) MPLS
4 9 (75.00%) Firewall
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (75.00%) CCNP
5 8 (66.67%) VPN
6 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
6 7 (58.33%) F5
7 6 (50.00%) CCIE
7 6 (50.00%) CCNA
8 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (33.33%) IPv4
9 4 (33.33%) IPv6
9 4 (33.33%) Internet
9 4 (33.33%) VMware
9 4 (33.33%) Network Design
10 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
10 3 (25.00%) NetApp
10 3 (25.00%) CCIP
10 3 (25.00%) Advertising
11 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (16.67%) DNS
11 2 (16.67%) DHCP
11 2 (16.67%) ITIL
11 2 (16.67%) Linux

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 11 (91.67%) WAN
3 10 (83.33%) MPLS
4 9 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (75.00%) Firewall
5 8 (66.67%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (33.33%) IPv4
7 4 (33.33%) IPv6
7 4 (33.33%) Internet
8 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
8 2 (16.67%) DNS
8 2 (16.67%) DHCP
8 2 (16.67%) IPsec
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (8.33%) VLAN
9 1 (8.33%) FTP
9 1 (8.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Operations Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) AWK
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (75.00%) CCNP
3 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 6 (50.00%) CCIE
4 3 (25.00%) CCIP
5 1 (8.33%) CCDP
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (58.33%) F5
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Nokia
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper