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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 133 134 142
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 16 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.71% 0.78% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.79% 2.95% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 4
Average salary £50,000 £57,500 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -9.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £45,000 £53,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £62,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
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
573 679 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.51% 26.60% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 380 467 473
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
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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 0 3 £48,750 -15.21%
Hemel Hempstead -22 2 £55,000 -4.34%
Borehamwood - 2 £26,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £42,500 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 30 (90.91%) Cisco
2 27 (81.82%) BGP
3 25 (75.76%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (63.64%) Firewall
5 19 (57.58%) MPLS
5 19 (57.58%) CCNP
6 17 (51.52%) EIGRP
7 14 (42.42%) VPN
7 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
8 13 (39.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (33.33%) CCIE
9 11 (33.33%) WAN
9 11 (33.33%) LAN
9 11 (33.33%) RIP
10 10 (30.30%) DHCP
10 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
10 10 (30.30%) DNS
10 10 (30.30%) VRRP
10 10 (30.30%) F5
10 10 (30.30%) VLAN
11 9 (27.27%) Multicast
11 9 (27.27%) CheckPoint
12 8 (24.24%) Juniper
12 8 (24.24%) SSL
12 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
13 7 (21.21%) Change Management
14 6 (18.18%) CCNA
14 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
14 6 (18.18%) Wireless
14 6 (18.18%) HSRP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (81.82%) BGP
2 21 (63.64%) Firewall
3 19 (57.58%) MPLS
4 17 (51.52%) EIGRP
5 14 (42.42%) VPN
6 13 (39.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (33.33%) WAN
7 11 (33.33%) LAN
7 11 (33.33%) RIP
8 10 (30.30%) DHCP
8 10 (30.30%) TCP/IP
8 10 (30.30%) DNS
8 10 (30.30%) VRRP
8 10 (30.30%) VLAN
9 9 (27.27%) Multicast
10 8 (24.24%) SSL
11 6 (18.18%) Wireless
11 6 (18.18%) HSRP
11 6 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (15.15%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Design Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Technical Design Authority
3 3 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Support
5 1 (3.03%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Fat Client
2 5 (15.15%) Thin Client
2 5 (15.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) FMCG
4 1 (3.03%) IVR
4 1 (3.03%) Blog
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Change Management
2 5 (15.15%) Network Design
3 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Network Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (75.76%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (57.58%) CCNP
3 11 (33.33%) CCIE
4 6 (18.18%) CCNA
5 4 (12.12%) CCIP
5 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (6.06%) Cacti
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) F5
3 9 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 8 (24.24%) Juniper
5 6 (18.18%) SonicWALL
6 5 (15.15%) HP
6 5 (15.15%) Apple
7 4 (12.12%) Crossbeam
8 3 (9.09%) VMware
9 2 (6.06%) NetApp
9 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
9 2 (6.06%) Fujitsu
9 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.03%) WatchGuard
10 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.03%) EMC