The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 124 128 159
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +31
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 24 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.04% 0.15% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.97% 0.68% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 22 3 8
Average salary £45,000 £33,750 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -41.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £33,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £38,750 £60,000
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 444 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.01% 22.48% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 389 305 488
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,510 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSPF across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

OSPF Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Letchworth - 9 £42,500 -
Watford - 9 £50,000 - 3
Stevenage - 4 £45,000 -
Hertford - 2 £18,250 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £40,000 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 45 (97.83%) Cisco
2 42 (91.30%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (91.30%) BGP
3 41 (89.13%) CCNP
4 35 (76.09%) MPLS
5 31 (67.39%) Firewall
6 29 (63.04%) VPN
7 22 (47.83%) Windows
8 21 (45.65%) WAN
8 21 (45.65%) EIGRP
9 17 (36.96%) Juniper
9 17 (36.96%) LAN
10 16 (34.78%) UNIX
10 16 (34.78%) IPsec
10 16 (34.78%) VMware
11 15 (32.61%) Wireless
11 15 (32.61%) SolarWinds
12 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
13 13 (28.26%) VoIP
13 13 (28.26%) VPLS
13 13 (28.26%) Network Security
13 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (26.09%) ITIL
14 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
14 12 (26.09%) SSL
14 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
15 11 (23.91%) CCIE
15 11 (23.91%) PRINCE2
16 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (91.30%) BGP
2 35 (76.09%) MPLS
3 31 (67.39%) Firewall
4 29 (63.04%) VPN
5 21 (45.65%) WAN
5 21 (45.65%) EIGRP
6 17 (36.96%) LAN
7 16 (34.78%) IPsec
8 15 (32.61%) Wireless
9 13 (28.26%) VoIP
9 13 (28.26%) VPLS
9 13 (28.26%) Network Security
10 12 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (26.09%) SSL
11 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
11 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (17.39%) Internet
12 8 (17.39%) RIP
13 7 (15.22%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Network Support
4 4 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) IT Support
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Mathematics
1 5 (10.87%) Physics
1 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.87%) Open Source
2 2 (4.35%) Online Games
3 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) iPad
3 1 (2.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) UNIX
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.39%) Linux
5 3 (6.52%) Solaris
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 11 (23.91%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.39%) Document Management
4 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
4 7 (15.22%) Change Control
5 6 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (13.04%) Network Design
6 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.52%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) Identity Management
8 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.52%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (6.52%) SIEM
8 3 (6.52%) Network Management
9 2 (4.35%) Computer Architecture
9 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (91.30%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (89.13%) CCNP
3 11 (23.91%) CCIE
4 8 (17.39%) VCP5
4 8 (17.39%) VCP4
4 8 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (17.39%) MBCS
4 8 (17.39%) CCNA
4 8 (17.39%) MCP
5 7 (15.22%) Degree
6 5 (10.87%) RHCE
7 3 (6.52%) VCAP
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CCSA
8 1 (2.17%) CWNA
8 1 (2.17%) CCSE
8 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (13.04%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (10.87%) FortiGate
4 3 (6.52%) OpenView
4 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (4.35%) Cacti
Vendors
1 45 (97.83%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) Juniper
3 16 (34.78%) VMware
4 15 (32.61%) SolarWinds
5 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
6 10 (21.74%) Blue Coat
7 9 (19.57%) Aruba
7 9 (19.57%) F5
8 8 (17.39%) HP
9 5 (10.87%) Crossbeam
9 5 (10.87%) Foundry
10 4 (8.70%) Riverbed
10 4 (8.70%) Fortinet
10 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.52%) IBM
11 3 (6.52%) Sun
11 3 (6.52%) Compuware
11 3 (6.52%) ArcSight
12 1 (2.17%) Ruckus Wireless
12 1 (2.17%) AirMagnet
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