The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 94 - 109
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 15 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.06% - 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% - 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 11
Average salary £52,500 - £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
216 207 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 15.28% 21.27% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 176 176 159
Average salary £43,250 £37,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.33% -18.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
OSPF
East of England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 8 £50,000 -
Chelmsford - 2 £55,000 -
Harlow - 1 - -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) BGP
2 29 (93.55%) Firewall
3 27 (87.10%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (80.65%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (70.97%) CCNP
6 17 (54.84%) MPLS
6 17 (54.84%) Load Balancing
7 15 (48.39%) UAG
7 15 (48.39%) VPN
8 13 (41.94%) CheckPoint
9 12 (38.71%) Change Management
9 12 (38.71%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (38.71%) Windows
10 11 (35.48%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (32.26%) Fat Client
11 10 (32.26%) VMware
11 10 (32.26%) Citrix
11 10 (32.26%) Thin Client
11 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (25.81%) NetScreen
12 8 (25.81%) Juniper
12 8 (25.81%) CCIE
12 8 (25.81%) DNS
12 8 (25.81%) Linux
12 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
12 8 (25.81%) DHCP
12 8 (25.81%) BIG-IP
12 8 (25.81%) Blue Coat
12 8 (25.81%) CCSE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (100.00%) BGP
2 29 (93.55%) Firewall
3 25 (80.65%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (54.84%) MPLS
5 15 (48.39%) VPN
6 12 (38.71%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (25.81%) NetScreen
7 8 (25.81%) DNS
7 8 (25.81%) DHCP
7 8 (25.81%) BIG-IP
7 8 (25.81%) Network Security
7 8 (25.81%) DMVPN
7 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (25.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (12.90%) WAN
9 3 (9.68%) Internet
10 2 (6.45%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
10 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (6.45%) H.323
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Network Specialist
2 9 (29.03%) Network Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Network Security Specialist
3 8 (25.81%) Security Specialist
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Expert
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Fat Client
1 10 (32.26%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Load Balancing
2 12 (38.71%) Change Management
3 11 (35.48%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (70.97%) CCNP
3 8 (25.81%) CCIE
3 8 (25.81%) CCSE
4 2 (6.45%) CCVP
5 1 (3.23%) CCDP
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) UAG
2 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (41.94%) CheckPoint
3 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 10 (32.26%) Citrix
4 8 (25.81%) Juniper
4 8 (25.81%) Blue Coat
4 8 (25.81%) F5
4 8 (25.81%) Infoblox
4 8 (25.81%) Imperva
5 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft