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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 70 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 3 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.43% 2.33% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 11.69% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 6
Median salary £30,500 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.78% -2.56%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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
134 154 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.01% 19.95% 19.39%
Number of salaries quoted 122 130 110
Median salary £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 June 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 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) CCNP
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (70.00%) CCNA
5 6 (60.00%) F5
5 6 (60.00%) MPLS
6 5 (50.00%) Internet
6 5 (50.00%) IPsec
6 5 (50.00%) VPN
6 5 (50.00%) Juniper
6 5 (50.00%) LAN
6 5 (50.00%) WAN
6 5 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (40.00%) FTP
7 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (30.00%) VLAN
8 3 (30.00%) VRRP
8 3 (30.00%) IPv4
8 3 (30.00%) IPv6
8 3 (30.00%) HSRP
9 2 (20.00%) DevOps
9 2 (20.00%) AWS Certification

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 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (60.00%) MPLS
5 5 (50.00%) Internet
5 5 (50.00%) IPsec
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
6 4 (40.00%) FTP
7 3 (30.00%) HSRP
7 3 (30.00%) IPv4
7 3 (30.00%) IPv6
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) VRRP
8 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (20.00%) RIP
8 2 (20.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CCNP
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) AWS Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCDA
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (10.00%) ZTE