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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 87 74 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 5 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.40% 1.35% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 6.85% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 4
Average salary £65,000 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.49% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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
203 219 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 16.20% 19.69% 20.81%
Number of salaries quoted 147 180 194
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 September 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
Basildon -14 3 £65,000 +57.57%
Brentwood - 2 - -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) BGP
3 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 5 (71.43%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) SAN
5 3 (42.86%) Siemens
5 3 (42.86%) SLA
5 3 (42.86%) Juniper
5 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) WLAN
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
5 3 (42.86%) Change Management
5 3 (42.86%) FWSM
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) Change Control
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 3 (42.86%) FWSM
4 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) WLAN
5 2 (28.57%) H.323
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 4 (57.14%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) CCSP
4 1 (14.29%) CCDA
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 3 (42.86%) Siemens
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
4 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL