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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 73 90 77
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 14 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.28% 0.18% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.57% 0.85% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 8
Average salary £40,500 - £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 - £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 - £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
213 234 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.43% 21.21% 19.13%
Number of salaries quoted 159 199 165
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,347 £32,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 10 £45,000 -
Harlow - 2 £40,500 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (90.00%) MPLS
2 17 (85.00%) BGP
2 17 (85.00%) Cisco
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (70.00%) WAN
4 14 (70.00%) Multicast
5 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (65.00%) Juniper
5 13 (65.00%) Firewall
6 9 (45.00%) Internet
6 9 (45.00%) VPN
7 8 (40.00%) CCNP
7 8 (40.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) Network Architecture
7 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 8 (40.00%) System Testing
8 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (35.00%) Junos
8 7 (35.00%) DWDM
8 7 (35.00%) CCIE
8 7 (35.00%) SDH
9 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (30.00%) JNCIE
10 5 (25.00%) Equities
10 5 (25.00%) VLAN
10 5 (25.00%) Network Security
10 5 (25.00%) F5
10 5 (25.00%) FWSM
10 5 (25.00%) Linux
10 5 (25.00%) Python

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (90.00%) MPLS
2 17 (85.00%) BGP
3 14 (70.00%) WAN
3 14 (70.00%) Multicast
4 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
4 13 (65.00%) Firewall
5 9 (45.00%) VPN
5 9 (45.00%) Internet
6 7 (35.00%) DWDM
6 7 (35.00%) SDH
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (35.00%) Junos
7 5 (25.00%) FWSM
7 5 (25.00%) VLAN
7 5 (25.00%) Network Security
7 5 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (20.00%) SAN
9 3 (15.00%) HSRP
10 1 (5.00%) DNS
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Network Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Equities
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (40.00%) System Testing
1 8 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (40.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) CCIE
4 6 (30.00%) JNCIE
5 5 (25.00%) CCSP
5 5 (25.00%) CCDA
6 1 (5.00%) CCDP
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds