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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 125 126 146
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 16 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.69% 0.35% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 1.42% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 13
Average salary £43,750 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £42,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
487 492 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.96% 24.31% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 384 327 489
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,000
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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Watford - 7 £57,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £47,500 -
Letchworth - 4 £37,750 - 2
Stevenage - 1 £37,500 -
Hertford - 1 £17,500 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 33 (91.67%) Cisco
2 31 (86.11%) BGP
3 30 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (80.56%) CCNP
5 25 (69.44%) MPLS
6 21 (58.33%) Firewall
6 21 (58.33%) VPN
7 20 (55.56%) EIGRP
8 19 (52.78%) WAN
9 18 (50.00%) IPsec
10 17 (47.22%) LAN
10 17 (47.22%) Juniper
11 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
12 12 (33.33%) SSL
13 11 (30.56%) CCIE
13 11 (30.56%) Windows
13 11 (30.56%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (30.56%) Network Security
14 10 (27.78%) F5
15 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
15 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
16 8 (22.22%) Linux
16 8 (22.22%) HP
16 8 (22.22%) Aruba
17 7 (19.44%) Wireless
17 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
17 7 (19.44%) VLAN
17 7 (19.44%) UNIX
17 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) BGP
2 25 (69.44%) MPLS
3 21 (58.33%) VPN
3 21 (58.33%) Firewall
4 20 (55.56%) EIGRP
5 19 (52.78%) WAN
6 18 (50.00%) IPsec
7 17 (47.22%) LAN
8 12 (33.33%) SSL
9 11 (30.56%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (30.56%) Network Security
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 7 (19.44%) DHCP
11 7 (19.44%) VLAN
11 7 (19.44%) Wireless
12 6 (16.67%) BIG-IP
12 6 (16.67%) VRRP
12 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Designer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Designer
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Network Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 4 (11.11%) Physics
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.11%) Open Source
2 3 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (5.56%) Online Games
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Linux
3 7 (19.44%) UNIX
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.33%) Solaris
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
1 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.67%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (11.11%) Change Control
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Network Design
4 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 3 (8.33%) Network Management
4 3 (8.33%) SIEM
4 3 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Document Management
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Change Management
6 1 (2.78%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (80.56%) CCNP
3 11 (30.56%) CCIE
4 5 (13.89%) CCNA
4 5 (13.89%) RHCE
4 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.56%) MBCS
5 2 (5.56%) VCP4
5 2 (5.56%) VCP5
5 2 (5.56%) MCP
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CWNA
6 1 (2.78%) CCSA
6 1 (2.78%) CCSE
6 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (13.89%) FortiGate
3 3 (8.33%) OpenView
3 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 33 (91.67%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) Juniper
3 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
4 10 (27.78%) F5
5 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 8 (22.22%) HP
6 8 (22.22%) Aruba
7 6 (16.67%) VMware
8 5 (13.89%) Riverbed
8 5 (13.89%) Crossbeam
9 4 (11.11%) Foundry
9 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
10 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.33%) Sun
10 3 (8.33%) Compuware
10 3 (8.33%) ArcSight
11 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.78%) IBM
12 1 (2.78%) Ruckus Wireless
12 1 (2.78%) AirMagnet
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