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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 98 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 7 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.54% 1.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.51% 7.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 0
Average salary £37,750 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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
279 205 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.58% 15.67% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 201 164 171
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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
Brentwood - 4 £62,500 -
Chelmsford +9 1 £37,000 -32.72%
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (95.00%) BGP
3 18 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (85.00%) Firewall
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (55.00%) CCNA
7 10 (50.00%) CCNP
7 10 (50.00%) Juniper
7 10 (50.00%) SAN
7 10 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
7 10 (50.00%) FWSM
7 10 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (45.00%) SLA
8 9 (45.00%) H.323
8 9 (45.00%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (45.00%) SolarWinds
9 8 (40.00%) Change Control
10 6 (30.00%) MPLS
10 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 4 (20.00%) VoIP
11 4 (20.00%) Mitel
11 4 (20.00%) Lync
12 3 (15.00%) Windows
12 3 (15.00%) VPN
12 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (15.00%) Banking
12 3 (15.00%) Retail
12 3 (15.00%) R
12 3 (15.00%) F5

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 17 (85.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 10 (50.00%) FWSM
4 10 (50.00%) SAN
5 9 (45.00%) H.323
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (30.00%) MPLS
7 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (15.00%) VPN
8 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.00%) Broadband
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (5.00%) NAS
10 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (5.00%) LAN
10 1 (5.00%) DNS
10 1 (5.00%) SSL
10 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Network Specialist
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Design Authority
5 3 (15.00%) Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Network Support
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Support
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (40.00%) Change Control
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) R
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (55.00%) CCNA
3 10 (50.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) UAG
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Juniper
3 9 (45.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (20.00%) Mitel
5 3 (15.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
7 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.00%) Apple
7 1 (5.00%) HP