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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 123 133 154
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +21
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 19 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.90% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 1.82% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 6
Average salary £44,000 £57,500 £66,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.47% -13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £53,500 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £60,500 £70,000
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
511 549 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.31% 24.21% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 375 396 510
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,860 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
Watford +8 12 £47,500 -15.55%
Borehamwood - 4 £24,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (83.33%) BGP
3 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (70.83%) Firewall
5 16 (66.67%) MPLS
6 14 (58.33%) EIGRP
7 13 (54.17%) VPN
8 12 (50.00%) CCIE
8 12 (50.00%) CCNP
9 10 (41.67%) Multicast
10 9 (37.50%) VLAN
10 9 (37.50%) DNS
10 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
10 9 (37.50%) LAN
10 9 (37.50%) DHCP
10 9 (37.50%) Juniper
11 8 (33.33%) WAN
11 8 (33.33%) F5
12 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (29.17%) Network Security
12 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (29.17%) RIP
12 7 (29.17%) VRRP
13 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
13 6 (25.00%) SSL
13 6 (25.00%) CCNA
13 6 (25.00%) Windows
13 6 (25.00%) HSRP
13 6 (25.00%) Wireless
13 6 (25.00%) IPsec

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) BGP
2 17 (70.83%) Firewall
3 16 (66.67%) MPLS
4 14 (58.33%) EIGRP
5 13 (54.17%) VPN
6 10 (41.67%) Multicast
7 9 (37.50%) VLAN
7 9 (37.50%) DNS
7 9 (37.50%) DHCP
7 9 (37.50%) LAN
7 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 8 (33.33%) WAN
9 7 (29.17%) RIP
9 7 (29.17%) VRRP
9 7 (29.17%) Network Security
9 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (25.00%) HSRP
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Games
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IP Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior IP Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.33%) FMCG
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Blog
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
2 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) Time Management
3 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCIE
2 12 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cacti
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) Juniper
3 8 (33.33%) F5
4 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (20.83%) Crossbeam
6 4 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 4 (16.67%) Apple
6 4 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (8.33%) NetApp
9 1 (4.17%) CA
9 1 (4.17%) EMC
9 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.17%) Fujitsu