The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 93 87 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Permanent jobs citing OSPF 8 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.71% 0.57% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 2.44% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 3
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
227 246 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 20.20% 23.32% 20.12%
Number of salaries quoted 195 215 154
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
OSPF
South East

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 25 July 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
Maidstone - 7 £37,500 -
OSPF
South East

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) WAN
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) BGP
1 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (89.47%) CheckPoint
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) F5
3 15 (78.95%) ITIL
3 15 (78.95%) LAN
4 14 (73.68%) CCNP
4 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (68.42%) MS Excel
6 12 (63.16%) MPLS
7 11 (57.89%) CCNA
8 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
8 10 (52.63%) Citrix
8 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
8 10 (52.63%) MCSE
8 10 (52.63%) VMware
8 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (52.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (52.63%) Problem Management
8 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (52.63%) XenApp
8 10 (52.63%) XenDesktop
8 10 (52.63%) SolarWinds
8 10 (52.63%) SolarWinds Orion

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
1 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2007
1 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (52.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) WAN
1 19 (100.00%) BGP
1 19 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (78.95%) LAN
3 12 (63.16%) MPLS
4 9 (47.37%) BIG-IP
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (36.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (31.58%) Network Security
6 6 (31.58%) VPN
7 4 (21.05%) Junos
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (15.79%) RIP
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 1 (5.26%) ATM
10 1 (5.26%) SNMP
10 1 (5.26%) VoIP
10 1 (5.26%) WLAN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (52.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Support Engineer
3 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Network Support
4 7 (36.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Senior Network Support
4 7 (36.84%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 7 (36.84%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) Security Designer
5 4 (21.05%) Designer
5 4 (21.05%) Systems Designer
6 3 (15.79%) Escalation Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Problem Management
3 9 (47.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (47.37%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Network Design
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CCNP
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (57.89%) CCNA
3 10 (52.63%) MCSE
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (42.11%) MCSA
5 7 (36.84%) JNCIS
5 7 (36.84%) CCSE
6 1 (5.26%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
1 10 (52.63%) XenApp
1 10 (52.63%) XenDesktop
1 10 (52.63%) vSphere
2 4 (21.05%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (47.37%) Foglight
3 7 (36.84%) Backup Exec
3 7 (36.84%) SCCM
3 7 (36.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) CheckPoint
2 17 (89.47%) F5
3 10 (52.63%) SolarWinds
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
4 8 (42.11%) Juniper
5 7 (36.84%) Veeam
5 7 (36.84%) Blue Coat
6 3 (15.79%) SonicWALL
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) McAfee
6 3 (15.79%) Websense
6 3 (15.79%) Aruba
6 3 (15.79%) Lumension
7 2 (10.53%) Mercator
8 1 (5.26%) Avaya
8 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.26%) Sourcefire
8 1 (5.26%) Brocade