The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 92 91 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 1 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.10% 0.78% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 3.86% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 4
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% +9.67%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
OSPF
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
198 233 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 20.10% 20.14% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 184 209 223
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,925 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

OSPF
Salary Trend in Kent

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

OSPF Salary Trend in Kent

OSPF
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Kent 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
(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
Maidstone +5 1 £47,000 +42.42%
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (100.00%) BGP
2 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (77.78%) Juniper
4 6 (66.67%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
6 3 (33.33%) CCIE
7 2 (22.22%) CCIP
7 2 (22.22%) F5
7 2 (22.22%) Change Management
7 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
8 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 1 (11.11%) RSVP
8 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (11.11%) Multicast
8 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
8 1 (11.11%) VLAN
8 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard
8 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
8 1 (11.11%) HP
8 1 (11.11%) DWDM
8 1 (11.11%) Avaya
8 1 (11.11%) Ethernet

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 9 (100.00%) BGP
2 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 1 (11.11%) RSVP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) Multicast
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) DWDM
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) ADSL
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) PBX
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) CCIE
5 2 (22.22%) CCIP
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) CheckPoint
3 7 (77.78%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard
5 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya