The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 70 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 15 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.35% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.85% 1.78% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 4
Average salary £40,500 £45,000 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -26.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £45,000 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £48,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
OSPF
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
219 225 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.69% 20.85% 18.66%
Number of salaries quoted 180 194 174
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSPF across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

OSPF
Salary Trend in Essex

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Essex

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Essex

OSPF
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 11 £41,250 -
Harlow - 2 £40,500 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 19 (90.48%) MPLS
2 18 (85.71%) BGP
2 18 (85.71%) Cisco
3 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (66.67%) Firewall
5 12 (57.14%) WAN
5 12 (57.14%) Multicast
6 11 (52.38%) TCP/IP
6 11 (52.38%) Juniper
7 10 (47.62%) VPN
7 10 (47.62%) CCIE
8 9 (42.86%) Internet
8 9 (42.86%) Load Balancing
9 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (38.10%) System Testing
9 8 (38.10%) Network Architecture
10 7 (33.33%) Junos
10 7 (33.33%) DWDM
10 7 (33.33%) Finance
10 7 (33.33%) SDH
11 6 (28.57%) CCNP
11 6 (28.57%) Windows
11 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
11 6 (28.57%) JNCIE
12 5 (23.81%) Network Security
12 5 (23.81%) Equities
12 5 (23.81%) Linux
12 5 (23.81%) Python
12 5 (23.81%) Perl
13 4 (19.05%) Change Management

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) MPLS
2 18 (85.71%) BGP
3 14 (66.67%) Firewall
4 12 (57.14%) WAN
4 12 (57.14%) Multicast
5 11 (52.38%) TCP/IP
6 10 (47.62%) VPN
7 9 (42.86%) Internet
8 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (33.33%) Junos
9 7 (33.33%) DWDM
9 7 (33.33%) SDH
10 5 (23.81%) Network Security
11 3 (14.29%) SAN
11 3 (14.29%) LAN
11 3 (14.29%) FWSM
11 3 (14.29%) HSRP
11 3 (14.29%) VLAN
12 1 (4.76%) DNS
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Junior
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Junior Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Network Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Equities
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 8 (38.10%) System Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Network Architecture
3 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Network Design
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Network Management
7 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Perl
1 5 (23.81%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCIE
3 6 (28.57%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) JNCIE
4 3 (14.29%) CCDA
4 3 (14.29%) CCSP
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Juniper
3 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 3 (14.29%) F5